Pinky and Clyde
Sounds like you may be making your own Pac-Man stages soon, as Bandai Namco has trademarked a title named Pac-Man Maker in Europe. There's no other information – though it seems quite self-explanatory from where we're sitting – but we'd expect some kind of announcement in the relatively near future. To be clear, there's no...
Cold War never changes
Could long overdue PlayStation 3 exclusive Agent make a re-appearance at E3 2016 next week? We seem to write the same article annually, but eagle eyed NeoGAF users have noticed that there's been some movement on the Rockstar North developed espionage adventure's trademark page. Essentially, the company has applied for an...
Platform holder trademarks new title
One thing that Sony's been doing lately is resurrecting old Psygnosis brands. Shadow of the Beast is set to release next month, of course, but it's also published the likes of Lemmings Touch on the PlayStation Vita. And one forgotten franchise that it appears poised to revisit is The Sentinel, a first-person...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
A woman scorned
Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics will be making an announcement at E3 2014 this week, and it could pertain to a new adventure starring Lara Croft. Industry sleuth Superannuation spotted that publisher Square Enix has registered domains for
Grand Theft Auto developer goes undercover
While ex-PlayStation executive Jack Tretton may be feeling the pangs of E3 withdrawal syndrome right now, he’ll secretly be happy to not have to answer any questions about oft-delayed PlayStation 3 exclusive Agent. Announced during a press conference eons ago, the Rockstar North developed Cold War...
Don't get too cluckin' excited, though
Sony’s already trademarked a number of unannounced titles – but with E3 fast approaching like a runaway freight train, the firm’s showing no signs of slowing down. Hot on the heels of Bloodborne and Entwined, the intrepid folks over at
Take a shot
Sony is really starting to ramp up its name registration activities ahead of E3 next month. Not content with submitting the relevant documentation for unannounced releases such as Kill Strain, Entwined, Bloodborne, and more, the eagle-eyed sleuths over at
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...
Platform holder trademarks unannounced games
While this editor’s sleepy head is trying not to think about the doom that this year’s E3 will set upon his body clock in just over seven weeks, it’s around this time of the year when we start to hear rumours about what’s to come during the big show. And speculation suggests that Sony may be on...
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...
Capcom’s curious free-to-play online adventure Deep Down may have been announced alongside the PlayStation 4 in New York City, but the Japanese publisher has only committed to a launch in its home nation thus far. Fortunately, a couple of European and North American trademarks have indicated that th
Too cool for school
It looks like mega developer Rockstar has been doing its homework. The company recently hinted that it may be considering a return to school, and now the firm has filed a trademark for a title called ‘Bully Bullworth Academy: Canis Canem Edit’. We’ll eat soggy canteen dinners for a year if this turns out to be a...
Through the mirror of the mind
Square Enix can’t seem to keep anything Tomb Raider related under wraps at the moment. Not content with accidentally unearthing confirmation of a PlayStation 4 version of this year’s excellent series reboot, the publisher has now
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
Company renews trademark registrations for sneaky title
Remember when L.A. Noire virtually fell off the face of the Earth for several years, before making a prompt comeback and releasing not long after? Well, it looks like Rockstar Games could be applying the same covert treatment to Agent, the former PlayStation 3 exclusive that’s been shrouded...
Microsoft's not the only platform holder looking at the bigger picture
Sony’s kept its messaging regarding the PlayStation 4 fairly restricted to games since the console’s initial unveiling. It’s been the right strategy – unlike Microsoft, the company seems to understand that it needs to capture the enthusiasm of its hardcore fanbase...
Platform holder files trademark for mysterious title
It looks like Sony is working on a brand new game called Destiny of Spirits. The platform holder recently filed a trademark for the secretive release, which was picked up by the eagle-eyed folks over at GameSpot. The registration covers “video game software”, and was submitted by the...
Back from the dead
Ubisoft has submitted a new trademark for its forgotten PlayStation 3 first-person shooter Killing Day. Those of you with sharp memories will recall the title originally being announced during Sony’s legendary 2005 E3 press conference, only to get totally upstaged by a certain Killzone 2 target render. Despite
Probably not a big deal
Sony has abandoned the trademark for oft-delayed Team ICO sequel The Last Guardian. The hotly anticipated PS3 exclusive was first teased way back in 2008, but details have been conspicuously slender ever since. Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida reassured that the game was still in development earlier in the year...
Skyrim connection confirmed
It’s too hot for classic inglenook fireplaces here in the UK this week, but that’s not stopped the people of Skyrim from collecting around the hearth. Bethesda, the publisher of the critically acclaimed RPG, has filed a trademark for “Hearth Fire”, the latest in string of registrations relating to the popular...
Ordinarily we’d skip on this story like a plate of smelly socks, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Japanese publisher Capcom has filed a US trademark for the title Remember Me. Presumably it has nothing to do with the 2010 romantic comedy of the same name. The filing for the “computer game” was made on 22nd May,...
Tenchu for teens
It seems Square Enix is planning a new title in the Mini Ninjas series, as it has filed a trademark for a game called Mini Ninjas: Hiro’s Adventure. Adding fuel to the fire, the publisher has also registered the domain “minininjashirosadventure.com”. The original Mini Ninjas – developed by Hitman studio IO Interactive –...
Time for a rebrand
It looks like Sony is ready to throw away the codename NGP and replace it with Vita, as the company has registered trademarks on the name and logo. Spotted on the Trademarks and Designs Registrations Office of the European Union, Sony has filed three trademarks: PSVita, PlayStation Vita and a stylised PSVita logo. We'll find out...
Halo developers Bungie are no longer owned by Microsoft
They are part of a publishing deal with Activision, and their next title is almost certainly set to come to the PlayStation 3. Today, the Internet's gone into a rumour frenzy after a bunch of trademarks from the esteemed developer have floated to the surface. The name, trademarked last year, could mean anything, but are likely to do with..
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