Archives for April 2012

ZeniMax acquired ‘Weapons of Revenge’, other Dishonored-related domain names

ZeniMax's Bethesda Softworks unveiled earlier this week, in what may possibly become one of many marketing web sites for its upcoming Dishonored game developed by Arkane Studios. Digital design firm ROKKAN was the initial registrant of the domain … [Read more...]

Google finally launches Cube, play your way through a cubic Google Maps world

Back in January, Google released a teaser video for a Google maps-based game that was set to be released in February.  But February, came and went and the game wasn't released.  Now, Google has finally quietly launched the game online at Travel through New York, Tokyo and … [Read more...]

Ubisoft Entertainment registers “Rayman Legends” domain names [UPDATED]

Last year, it was rumored that Nintendo would show off a new line of games at E3 for the Wii U (then referred to as "Project Cafe"). One of those games in the list by Ubisoft was a game called "Rayman Legends". Now, that game looks to be more official according to two new domain names registered … [Read more...]

Underworld 5 to be called Underworld: Battle? Sony Pictures registers domain

Though no official word is yet available on Underworld 5, it's pretty certain the next film is in the works given the success of Underworld: Awakening which has been the highest-grossing film in the series so far. While it's purely speculation, it appears the next film could be called Underworld: … [Read more...]

Activision files trademark for The Blast Furnace game, privately acquires domain

Activision Publishing, Inc. filed a trademark application on April 18, 2012, for “The Blast Furnace” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The goods and services in the trademark filing (Serial Number: 85601232) cover "computer game software" and "Entertainment services, namely, … [Read more...]

Activision files trademark for Skylanders Sidekick: First look at new characters

Activision's legal department has filed a trademark application for "Skylanders Sidekick". On April 18, 2012, Activision submitted the filing (Serial Number: 85601600) with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The "Goods and Services" in the application cover, "Games and toys, namely, … [Read more...]

Crowdstar files trademark applications for Aquarium Party, Fish Party video games

According to recent trademark filings with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, social gaming company Crowdstar has plans to release one, possibly two, new games around the initial success of its Happy Aquarium game that it launched way back in September 2009. On April 17, 2012, Crowdstar … [Read more...]

Years after release, Crytek acquires domain: price unknown

Crytek first released the first-person shooter video game Crysis back in November 2007 and recently revealed details about Crysis 3, which is set to be released in the spring of 2013. Now, more than four years later after releasing the first game in the trilogy, Crytek has acquired the domain … [Read more...]

Google takes control of the domain [UPDATED]

Back in early March, Google filed a complaint (Case No. 1432449) over the domain name with the National Arbitration Forum. The complaint came shortly after the launch of its new entertainment hub Google Play. Despite a ruling not yet being published, part of the Whois … [Read more...]

A look at Mike Mann’s 13,000+ domain names that he hand registered this week

Mike Mann, the founder of several online companies like and, drew a lot of attention this week after telling fans on his Facebook page that he bought thousands of domain names that weren't registered and were available to anyone that wanted them. The story, first reported by … [Read more...]