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...]

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...]

Domain reveals Activision’s secret Bond game called “007: Legends” [UPDATED]

With the James Bond film franchise celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, there is a lot of buzz about the next Bond film Skyfall.  What has remained a mystery, however, is whether Activision will release a new Bond game in 2012.  But given all the hoopla, it makes perfect sense that a new Bond … [Read more...]

Is Activision launching a blog? Game publisher registers

Could Activision be launching its own blog sometime in the near future?  It very well could be according to a recent domain registration by Mary Tuck, Activision's legal counsel.  On March 19, the company registered the domain name (Whois) through the internet brand protection … [Read more...] Whois record changes hint Activision may be involved

Since early August when a Treyarch employee was caught playing a game titled "Iron Wolf" on the Xbox 360, rumors of the next Call of Duty series being called "Iron Wolf" or "Project Iron Wolf" have been swirling on the internet. A fake website located at, likely setup by a … [Read more...]

Activision has purchased the domain, quietly

Activision has acquired the domain name using MarkMonitor, a brand protection company.  The domain was purchased earlier this month from BuyDomains, an online marketplace that owns hundreds of thousands of domains.   On July 6 the registrant information switched from … [Read more...]