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News: Sony Attempts and Fails to Trademark Let's Play

Sony Attempts and Fails to Trademark Let's Play

What's up, it's your boy...

YouTubers need no longer fidget frantically, as Sony's request to trademark the term 'Let's Play' has been denied by the United States Patent and Trademark Office – but not because it's a popular phrase among gamers. Instead, it was denied use because of a similar trademark held since 2013 by Let'z Play of America, a...

News: Could VRPG Be PlayStation VR's Biggest Game Yet?

Could VRPG Be PlayStation VR's Biggest Game Yet?

Sword Art Online time at last

If there's one major criticism that could be pointed at PlayStation VR, it's that we haven't actually seen any proper games yet. There have been promising tech demos galore, no doubt – but if people are going to spend exorbitant amounts of cash on it, then they're going to want to see some fuller experiences. One...

News: Sony Trademarks New Title Named Days Gone

Sony Trademarks New Title Named Days Gone

But what could it be?

Could Days Gone be Sony Bend's rumoured open world horror game at last? It's not impossible. The platform holder has filed a trademark for a new title using the abovementioned name, and it's definitely got a survival vibe to it, hasn't it? Of course, it could theoretically be anything – from a Santa Monica incubated...

News: Four More PS2 Games for PS4 May Have Leaked

Four More PS2 Games for PS4 May Have Leaked

Rogue Galaxy! The Mark of Kri! War of the Monsters!

Sony may wish that it hadn't bothered bringing PlayStation 2 games to the PlayStation 4 after last night's backlash. A leaked video description spotted overnight suggested that the new-gen system's emulator would not support discs or PlayStation 3 purchases, which is expected but unfortunate...

News: Hardware Rivals Trademark Registered by Sony in Japan

Hardware Rivals Trademark Registered by Sony in Japan

Could it be London Studio's next title?

Hardware: Rivals – a new game name supposedly registered by Sony in Japan – sounds like it should be PlayStation's take on that wacky Dreamcast role-playing release that depicted the demise of SEGA, but there's greater evidence to suggest that it's the next title from London Studio. We're going to assume...

News: Gnome Way! Sony Trademarks Gnomageddon

Gnome Way! Sony Trademarks Gnomageddon

That's unusual, isn't it?

Sony's filed a trademark for a title named Gnomageddon, which can't possibly end up being bad. Right? Gematsu spotted the registration which was filed by SCEA on 15th July. The listing stresses that the product pertains to "computer game software", so expect this to eventually appear as a PlayStation 4 or Vita game...

News: People Are Going Ape Over This PS Vita Trademark

People Are Going Ape Over This PS Vita Trademark

But it's probably nothing

Hype's a funny thing: it often leads people to jump to outrageous (and incorrect) conclusions. Take this PlayStation Vita hardware trademark, which some people seem to think is a new handheld revision. It was filed by Sony Computer Entertainment on 1st April, and spotted on a Twitter account which automatically posts fresh...

News: Would You Resist a New Resistance Game on PS4?

Would You Resist a New Resistance Game on PS4?

Hale to the king

Ever since PlayStation 3 launch title Resistance: Fall of Man, Insomniac Games' gritty first-person shooter series has been a bit of a money pit for publisher Sony. Fortunately, a quick look at the Japanese giant's financials reveals that it loves losing money, so could a comeback for the alternate history franchise be on the...

News: Could Bloodborne Be One of Sony's Big PS4 Reveals at E3?

Could Bloodborne Be One of Sony's Big PS4 Reveals at E3?

Tainted blood

It’s right around this time of the year when we start to hear whispers about E3 reveals, and Sony has certainly been busy registering trademarks ahead of the big show. Hot on the heels of last week’s Kill Strain and Entwined leaks, the platform holder has now submitted the relevant documentation for a title named Bloodborne? The...

News: These LittleBigPlanet Trademarks Have Our Imaginations Running Wild

These LittleBigPlanet Trademarks Have Our Imaginations Running Wild

Popit into overdrive

Sony has recently registered two separate trademarks in the UK under the name LBP. The first is described as an "electronic games service provided by means of the Internet", which suggests that it likely has something to do with LittleBigPlanet HUB. The second, however, is listed as "computer game software", but curiously also...

News: Bully Trademark Renews Hope for Sordid PS4 Sequel

Bully Trademark Renews Hope for Sordid PS4 Sequel

Avoiding the sophomore slump

Few games surpass Grand Theft Auto’s quick-witted brilliance, but Bully is one of them. Rockstar Vancouver’s brilliant high school-‘em-up was a tapestry of cliques, clichés, and chemistry classes. And the cult classic could be about to make a comeback, if a trademark filed by laidback parent company Take-Two