After Four Years, an Industry Scourge Loses His Edge

One of the unhappiest stories I've ever followed has come to a proper conclusion. When Tim Langdell got a great video game removed from the iTunes store because its title was Edge, I went ballistic. In hindsight, that was rash. But piece by piece, over the past four years his bogus, parasitic operation has been… » 4/20/13 12:00pm 4/20/13 12:00pm

The Total Defeat of the Man Who Said He Owned the Word 'Edge'

We've given Tim Langdell a wide berth (like, for nearly two years) rather than assault you with incremental developments in the legal proceedings involving his ridiculous, all-encompassing trademark claims to the word "Edge." But we'll check in now, as a court ruling in the U.K. affirms what many have long suspected:… » 6/17/11 6:40pm 6/17/11 6:40pm

2009 In Review: The Controversies

Looking back on 2009's many kerfuffles and foofaraws, it may not have been the most contentious year the gaming industry has ever seen. But it certainly was among the most entertaining. » 12/21/09 6:00pm 12/21/09 6:00pm

Mobigame's "Edge" is Back on iTunes

Edge, the iPhone game that kicked off the latest and nastiest battle over over trademark rights to the word in video games, is back up on the iTunes App Store as "Edge by Mobigame." » 10/07/09 10:40pm 10/07/09 10:40pm

Electronic Arts Sues to Cancel Langdell's Trademarks

Electronic Arts is asking the United States to cancel five trademarks held by Tim Langdell's Edge Games, saying the marks have been effectively abandoned. In comments to Kotaku, EA portrayed its actions as done on behalf of the development community. » 9/29/09 4:57pm 9/29/09 4:57pm

Tim Langdell Resigns from IGDA Board [Updated]

Tim Langdell, the CEO of EDGE Games, which has been at the heart of many controversies regarding trademark rights to the word "Edge" in video gaming, has stepped down from the board of directors of the International Game Developers Association. » 8/31/09 3:40pm 8/31/09 3:40pm

Tim Langdell Defends Self in Open Letter to Mobigame

Tim Langdell's released a lengthy statement - including e-mails between himself and Mobigame - presenting his version of events in his efforts to protect the trademark "Edge," and defending himself against the portrayal of his actions by the gaming press. » 8/11/09 1:00pm 8/11/09 1:00pm

Anti-Langdell Email Raises Ire of IGDA [Update]

IGDA members yesterday received an email, purportedly from an IGDA address, asking them to vote on removing Tim Langdell from the association's board. Today, the organization denied any official connection and said it was investigating. » 8/05/09 10:00pm 8/05/09 10:00pm

Effort Begun to Remove Trademark Troll from IGDA Board

Tim Langdell's not really a developer - "litigator" might be a better job description - but the Lord of Edge is really on the IGDA board. Now someone's started a petition to remove him. » 7/17/09 9:00pm 7/17/09 9:00pm

Trademark Troll Is At It Again [Update]

"Edge of Twilight" was announced more than two years ago. Just last month, Tim Langdell, notorious for claiming all uses of the word "edge,"in video games, filed a trademark application for exactly that name. » 7/11/09 2:00pm 7/11/09 2:00pm

Trademark Troll Gets Mobigames' EDGE Taken Down

This story really sets my teeth on edge. Whoops. Sorry, I forgot to ask Mr. Game Developin' Industry Founder Dude Tim Langdell (left) for permission to use that word. » 5/30/09 12:00pm 5/30/09 12:00pm