Electronic Arts has been quietly buying up “Battledrome” domains, according to recent name acquisitions made through the brand protection agency Corporation Service Company (CSC).
In early January, the domain Battledrome.com (WHOIS) switched owners from a resident of Australia to CSC. Though it’s “officially” unknown who is really behind the dotcom, because CSC is currently the listed registrant, you can bet it was Electronic Arts using CSC as an intermediary in order to keep the price lower.
But there’s no doubt Electronic Arts is working on a project called “Battledrome”. With the dotcom acquired, on January 16, EA went ahead and registered a slew of related domains through CSC, like Battledrome.net (WHOIS), Battledrome.org (WHOIS), Battledrome.us (WHOIS), Battledrome.co.uk (WHOIS), Battledrome.eu (WHOIS), and Battledrome.info (WHOIS).
So, what is Battledrome?
In the mid-nineties, Battledrome was a videogame published as part of the Metaltech series, where players commanded giant HERCs in head-to-head combat over a network.
The game wasn’t developed or published by EA, but the game sure seems like a good candidate for online battle.
At the time of this story, Electronic Arts has made no official announcement and none of the domain names resolve to a web page.
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