One of the most confounding things about the NBA 2K series over the last two years is why two special modes—"The Jordan Challenge" from NBA 2K11 and "NBA's Greatest" from NBA 2K12—have neither carried forward nor, at least, been re-released as DLC. But a curious domain name registered to 2K Sports may change that.
This is weird. valiant-ent.tv was a bogus VHS snuff-porn site Rockstar established way back in 2003 to promote the infamous Manhunt series until it let the registration lapse. Last month someone took over the domain and they're using it to flack a petition for a sequel. Now Manhunt's publisher is trying to regain…
Having just had his NeoGAF account approved, Microsoft's Larry Hryb told users on the site earlier this week that he doesn't care for the now-standard nickname for the company's new console, the Xbone.
Normally when video game companies go into Internet name court to take over domains using their trademarks, they walk out a winner. So you'd think that Nintendo would be easily successful in the effort to get control of WiiU.com from a cybersquatter. You'd be wrong.
Though it may seem ridiculous that Microsoft would name its new console without already owning the domain name for it, there are a couple of mitigating factors here. One is that the guy who owns XboxOne.com registered the name almost two years ago. That's some good guessing!
I suppose this was inevitable. When you have eSports, with all the markers of professional sports-superstars, commentators, million-dollar prizes-at some point you'll wind up with fantasy eSports. Domain watchdog Fusible spotted three registrations on Thursday and, combined with their owner, it suggests someone's…
Sony Pictures has registered 18 different domain names for a film with "Console Wars" as its title, reports Fusible.
Apparently when GoDaddy was hawking .co domain registrations with Danica Patrick and bodypaint, some Colombian outfit snapped up LeagueOfLegends.co and redirected gamers who forgot to type that last "M" to a porn site. Considering the overall popularity of LeagueOfLegends.com, this was a shrewd bit of cybersquatting.
Another registration points to Heroes of Might & Magic as a potential free-to-play online game. Ubisoft has said it plans to reveal new free-to-play titles in August. It filed for mightandmagicheroesonline.com on Friday. Domain watchdawg Fusible has all the details.
Microsoft has secured the web domain for "xbox8.us" and "xbox8.org," according to a new report.
Fresh off a rumor saying Paramount is considering a Splinter Cell film comes word that several domains have been registered for a movie version of Watch Dogs, the surprise sensation of E3 after a strongly positive debut.
Before E3, Microsoft registered every possible permutation of "XboxSmartGlass" and "MicrosoftSmartGlass," tipping off Monday's reveal of the technology that will connect the Xbox 360 to Android and iOS devices. Well, they got every possible combination except one: "XboxSmartGlass.com."
If you've got any Dragonborn T-shirts, bumper stickers or other crap up on Cafe Press or Etsy, now might be the time to hold a clearance sale. ZeniMax Media just submitted a trademark application for that term, joining the recent filing it made for "Fus Ro Dah," presumably for the same purposes.
It's not exactly news that there's a new Star Wars game coming. (Guess what: There is!) But the name for which Lucasfilm has filed for a trademark actually is kinda interesting, in a speculation-y way.
Thursday, the day before The Avengers was released in U.S. cinemas, an Ubisoft contractor registered the domain "avengersbattleforearth.com," reports the domain registry watchdog Fusible.
"Fus Roh Dah", the iconic shout from Skyrim that sends things flying across rooms like nobody's business, has become the most popular non-meme saying to come out of the game. So, naturally, its creators are looking to lock down their ownership of the slogan.
The domain registry watchdog Fusible reports that Microsoft's brand protection partner snapped up the full monty of HaloInfinity-dot-whatever domain names—except for a big one—which likely tips off some kind of activity or release involving that title.
Weekends were made for trademark applications, and Electronic Arts went to the trouble of filing to protect "Full Contact Bingo," reports trademark/domain hawk Fusible.
Whether motivated by trolling or delusional wish fulfillment, some guy tossed up a page pretending to be a registration site for a Halo 4 multiplayer beta last week. 343 Industries, the game's developer, quickly branded that as a fake, and the site was taken offline. That's not good enough for Microsoft.