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…
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:…
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.