The Facebook games giant Zynga seems to have its eyes on a suite of sports titles now, registering several web sites that point to both a football game in the works and an umbrella brand called "Zynga Sports," reports domain registry watchdog Fusible.
Though some theories hold that the next Mercenaries game is the mystery reveal EA and BioWare have planned for the Video Game Awards, the smart money is still on a Command & Conquer game. And if that's the case, it'll probably be called Command & Conquer: Alliances if 15 domain registries by Electronic Arts are any…
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The ever vigilant Fusible has found what may be the name for the next entry in the Rainbow Six series. Rainbow6Patriots.com and RainbowsixPatriots.com were both registered by Ubisoft two days ago.
Variety reported on Wednesday that Sony Pictures and Ubisoft were in talks to make an Assassin's Creed movie. Turns out Sony's already registered 16 domains for such a picture, making this seem like a done deal.
At last, the long, sordid saga of ModernWarfare3.com has come to an end, one month before the game's release, with lessons learned for all sides.
Two months ago, after discovering that the owner of "ModernWarfare3.com" was first using the site to spew some fanboy hate about the game, and then redirect visitors to Battlefield 3's official site, Activision moved to seize the domain. Yesterday, it won.
Hope you like Call of Duty! Because Activision, the game's publisher, is reportedly going on a domain registering spree.
Our good friends at Fusible note, somewhat wryly, that while Nintendo's gotten around to filing trademark applications on the Wii U it's lacking ownership of the wiiu.com domain. The console by that name is due for sale sometime in 2012.
Website ModernWarfare3.com used to redirect to Battlefield 3's website. Pretty funny! Modern Warfare 3 publisher Activision was not amused.
It appears that Activision is fed up with the owner of ModernWarfare3.com. The publisher filed a complaint with a dispute board seeking to sieze control of the domain, after noticing this week that it was redirecting visitors to Battlefield 3's official site.
Go ahead. If you haven't already done so today, go to ModernWarfare3.com. You'll see that you're directed to the official Battlefield 3 web site. That's some good trolling, no? But who's sticking it to Activision by redirecting visitors from what appears to be an official looking Call of Duty site to one of its chief…
Some URL sleuthing by the domain-watching site Fusible revealed that the domain familyville.com has changed hands and hosts in a manner similar to URLs for Zynga properties like Cityville.
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Microsoft last week announced Halo 4, not that it owed the halo4.com domain or anything. They cleared up that little detail after the fact, acquiring the name today, reports Fusible. The domain's original owner isn't saying anything about what convinced him to let go of it.