Next-generation Xbox may be called Xbox Gold, according to recent domain activity [UPDATED]

Destiny Concept Art

As we get closer to Microsoft revealing its next-generation Xbox console, there will be a lot more talk about the name. Over the years, people have been suggesting possible names like the Xbox 720, Xbox Infinity, Xbox 8, Xbox Next, and the list goes on and on. Given all the information already … [Read more...]

ZeniMax files trademarks for The Brigmore Witches, Void Walker’s Arsenal

Brigmore witches

Earlier this week, ZeniMax Media filed two new trademark applications for "The Brigmore Witches" and "Void Walker's Arsenal" with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The goods and services for both filings (Serial Numbers: 85849049 and 85849052) cover the same information:  computer … [Read more...]

Is Warner registering Arkham domains for the next Batman movie or video game?

Dark Night

Last year, Cosmic Book News reported that we could expect a new Batman film in 2016 based on the popular Batman: Arkham Asylum video game. While there hasn't been much talk about the Batman reboot since the rumors began, it appears this week that Warner Bros. is trying to secretly buy up domain … [Read more...]

Blizzard Entertainment takes ownership of mysterious Heroes of Warcraft domain

Heroes of Warcraft

Blizzard Entertainment has taken ownership of the domain HeroesofWarcraft.com. Back in November 2012, the gaming company filed a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) against the owner, setting off speculation about the company's future plans and rumblings that Warcraft IV might be … [Read more...]

Riot Games continues scooping up domains, this time “eSports” names

League of Legends eSports

Riot Games looks to be expanding its online presence.  This week already the game studio registered the name ChampionshipSeriesLeague.com, but that's not all.    Riot has bought up even more domains, this time names centered around "league" and "esports", like LeagueeSports.com (WHOIS) and … [Read more...]

Is Riot Games working on a top secret game project called “Project 425″?

Riot Games

Sometime in the mid-2000s, the domain name Project425.com was privately registered through the registrar Melbourne IT.  The organization behind the registration was unknown until November 2008, when the Whois record showed Riot Games President Marc Merrill as the name's owner. Merrill continued … [Read more...]

Facebook to launch Publishing Garage to help brands create better connections

Facebook

It may not be official just yet, but all signs point to Facebook launching Facebook Publishing Garage, "a program geared at building world-class social publishing systems that enable brands to create the most meaningful connections with their connections and their friends through News Feed … [Read more...]

Square Enix registers ‘All The Bravest’ domain, files game-related trademark

all-the-bravest

It would appear that Square Enix is working on something game-related called "All The Bravest". This past week, the company not only registered the domain names AllTheBravest.com (WHOIS) and AllTheBravest.net (WHOIS), it also filed a European Community Trademark for the name. Both domain names … [Read more...]

Blizzard Entertainment registers the domain name ProjectBlackstone.com [UPDATED]

Project Blackstone

Blizzard Entertainment has had quite a bit of activity lately on the domain front.  Earlier this month the company filed a complaint against the owner of HeroesofWarcraft.com.  Then this week, Blizzard registered the name ProjectBlackstone.com (WHOIS). ProjectBlackstone.com was at one time … [Read more...]

Warcraft IV? Blizzard Entertainment files complaint over HeroesofWarcraft.com

Heroes of Warcraft

Over the past year, Blizzard Entertainment has made a number of domain acquisitions including StarCraft.com, nearly 15 years after the game's first release.  The company also registered the name WarcraftBattles.com just last month for unknown reasons. Now, Blizzard Entertainment is attempting to … [Read more...]