Archives for September 2012

Ubisoft Entertainment takes over web address used in Ghost Recon Beta scam

Ubisoft Entertainment has taken ownership of the domain name GhostReconBeta.com. The domain, which had been registered in April 2012 by a Netherlands resident, had been used in a beta scam for the video game Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.  Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, the latest installment in the … [Read more...]

Lucasfilm gets DarthVader.com domain, decades after first Star Wars movie

Darth Vader was introduced in 1977 when the first of the Star Wars films was released.  Now, more than 35 years later, Lucasfilm has secured the rights to the DarthVader.com domain name. As of this week, according to Whois records, the domain name is registered to "Lucasfilm Ltd". For more … [Read more...]

Activision files ‘Laser Blast’ trademark, Atari 2600 game first published in 1981

Activision has submitted a new trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office that hints that an Atari 2600 classic video game is getting remade. On September 13, 2012, the video game company filed a trademark (Serial Number:  85728268) for "Laser Blast". The goods … [Read more...]

New RIM domains hint at BlackBerry 10 apps like Flick, Newsstand, Peek & more

Earlier this month, a photo of the upcoming BlackBerry 10 L-Series smartphone was leaked online that hinted at some new apps. Now, RIM has registered several domains that likely reveal more about the lineup of apps including Flick, Flow, Hub, Keyboard, Newsstand, Peek, PlayOn, Remember, Story … [Read more...]

Microsoft acquires Halo 7, Halo 8 & Halo 9 domains via brand protection company

Microsoft hints at future of Halo franchise with Halo 7-9 domain names Halo5.com, Halo9.com domains acquired by Microsoft in Feb/March 2012 Halo4.com acquired in 2011 for undisclosed amount after E3 unveiling Halo.com does not belong to Microsoft, belongs to product … [Read more...]

300 prequel renamed – “300: Rise of An Empire” domains registered [UPDATED]

UPDATE – SEP. 13, 2012:  Box Office Mojo has also backed up speculation that the 300 prequel will now be called "300: Rise of An Empire".  Several hours after this story was originally published, Box Office Mojo posted the movie title change to its website from "Untitled '300' Sequel" to "300: Rise … [Read more...]

Riot Games (League of Legends maker) builds mobile team, gets RiotGames.mobi

Riot Games may dominate the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) market in the PC universe with League of Legends, but today, it has yet to enter the mobile MOBA market. A market that is very small but has big possibilities. Though League of Legends may not be ready for gaming on the go, … [Read more...]

Amazon acquired KindleFireHD.com domain right before announcement

Unknown if Amazon shelled out big bucks or threatened legal action Domain first registered on Sept 28, '11, same day Kindle Fire announced Amazon revealed as owner even though name anonymously registered Has better domain record than Apple, which still doesn't own … [Read more...]