Archives for June 2012

Nearly 15 years after first release, Blizzard has acquired StarCraft.com [UPDATED]

For years, the website StarCraft.com has flip-flopped between being home to a Starcraft Marine boat site and an online RV Buyer's Guide.  It has never hosted information for Blizzard's real-time strategy game StarCraft. The official StarCraft website can be found on Blizzard.com, but that could … [Read more...]

Electronic Arts registers ‘The Cap Lab’

I have no idea what Electronic Arts is dreaming up, but this week the video-gaming company registered the domain name: TheCapLab.com. On June 18, 2012, EA purchased the domain (Whois) through the internet brand protection company CSC Global. No other traces of names being registered in other … [Read more...]

Ubisoft may be planning ‘Watch Dogs’ video game movie according to domains

Could there already be a "Watch Dogs" movie in the works? If domain name registrations are any indication of things to come, it looks like Ubisoft may be in talks for a film of its brand new IP called Watch Dogs. On June 14, 2012, Ubisoft Entertainment registered a handful of domains like … [Read more...]

As talk of Final Fantasy VII remake heats up, Square gets FinalFantasyviiPC.com

There's been a lot of talk recently about remaking Final Fantasy VII, which was first released back in 1997.  Though the game set several sales records and received widespread acclaim, character designer Tetsuya Nomura recently said new titles take precedence over remakes. That still hasn't stopped … [Read more...]

Riot wins battle over League of Legends scam site, domain ordered transferred

Riot Games has won a case (Case Number: D2012-0744) against a scam website claiming to offer online support for the real-time strategy game League of Legends (LoL).  For those not aware, Riot Games provides official player support at the web address support.leagueoflegends.com, not … [Read more...]

Facebook Inc. gets control of the massive typo domain name wwwFacebook.com

A common typo of a web address, often happens when a person leaves out the period "." after the "www" when typing the domain into a browser.  In fact, hundreds of disputes have been filed over these types of domains over the years, with nearly every case decided in favor of the complainant.  Now, … [Read more...]

Microsoft files complaint against owner of XboxSmartGlass.com, wants domain [UPDATED]

Xbox SmartGlass was officially unveiled earlier this week at the E3 convention in Los Angeles.  Days before the big event, rumors had swirled that Microsoft would reveal SmartGlass, prompting the company to register a slew of domains with "SmartGlass" in the name like XboxSmartGlass.net. One name … [Read more...]

It looks like Paramount’s “Jackass 4: Bad Grandpa” is coming to movie theaters

It's been rumored for some time that the next installment of the popular Jackass movie franchise was on its way.  Well, according to some new domain registrations by Paramount Pictures it looks like the next Jackass film will be titled Jackass 4: Bad Grandpa.  On June 5, 2012, Paramount registered a … [Read more...]

Ubisoft registers 30 domains like Watch Dogs 5, Assassin’s Creed: Utopia, more

On the same day Ubisoft kicked off its E3 press conference to present many of its newest titles, the company registered over two dozen new domains for names and titles like Assassin's Creed III: Rise, Assassin's Creed: Utopia, Just Dance Disney Party, Petz Beach, Petz Countryside, Rabbids Land, … [Read more...]

Microsoft registers “Xbox Smart Glass” domains amid E3 rumors [UPDATED]

UPDATE 2: Microsoft has unveiled Xbox SmartGlass.  Engadget writes, "SmartGlass brings Airplay-style wireless technology to Xbox and Windows 8 by letting you send video from your tablet or phone to your TV.  It then turns that second screen into an information window giving you data of the content … [Read more...]