THQ to giveaway Metro 2033 for free, according to its newest domain names

In October, THQ allowed customers to purchase the first-person shooter Metro 2033 for half-off for an entire week. Now, it looks like THQ may sweeten the deal on Metro 2033 by giving it away for free, as the release date for Metro: Last Light draws closer and closer. This week THQ appears to have … [Read more...]

Citrix to unveil a new Cloud.com, company launches teaser web page

Citrix has put a teaser web page online at Cloud.com that says, "A new Cloud is on the horizon".  The website invites visitors to sign up for email updates to get a jump on access. Except for the one-page teaser, not much is known about the upcoming update. Cloud.com, which was originally … [Read more...]

EA put up $80K to buy Battlefield domain, owns all the way up to Battlefield9.com

Earlier this month Marchex announced it would be splitting into two companies, with Marchex becoming a pure play mobile advertising company and Archeo focusing on a premium domain and advertising marketplace. With the news came the announcement of the company's top 500 domain sales (PDF), one of … [Read more...]

League of Legends Fantasy League? Tencent owned ZAM registers domains

The idea of launching a fantasy league for online battle arena game "League of Legends" has been the subject of many forum messages on LeagueofLegends.com, so the idea is nothing new. But now it looks like a fantasy league is being developed by ZAM Network, a Tencent owned company that operates a … [Read more...]

ZeniMax to launch new online store for games like Doom? (Domains registered)

ZeniMax Media registered several domains this week around the name "store" through the brand protection agency Corporation Service Company. According to WHOIS records, Bethesda Softworks' parent company ZeniMax picked up names like Bethsoftstore.com, Doomstore.net, ElderScrollsstore.com and … [Read more...]

Sequel to be called Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare according to domains

It looks like the folks at PopCap Games have settled on a title to Plants vs. Zombies 2, due out in the Spring of 2013. The company has registered a slew of domain names like GardenWarfare.net, PlantsvsZombiesGardenWarfare.com, and PvZGardenWarfare.com. In August, PopCap Games officially … [Read more...]

Blizzard Entertainment registers WarcraftBattles.com domain name

While it may be nothing more than a defensive registration to protect its Warcraft brand, Blizzard Entertainment this week registered the domain WarcraftBattles.com. The name had at one time been registered to a Massachusetts man back in 2007, but it expired in 2009 and became available again, … [Read more...]

Activision Publishing reapplies for ‘Sing Hero’ trademark with the USPTO

Hinting that a possible karaoke title is on the horizon, Activision Publishing has reapplied for its trademark on 'Sing Hero', a trademark it first filed back in 2009. Unlike the old trademark, the new trademark (Serial Number: 85740335) covers computer game software for use on, "mobile and … [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...]

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...]