A lot of indie games have just changed their names. Remember Fez? It’s now Fedge. Tyler Glaiel’s Closure is now named Closure: on the EDGE of reality™. The forthcoming iPhone game Critter Crunch is henceforth referred to as Critter Credge. And the enormously enjoyed Canabalt is now called Canabedge. Although Atomic Edge Games aren’t too pleased about it all. Other new games have been announced including Ted Marten’s Edgeward McEdgington, Secret Exit promises to bring us LEDGE, Steph Thirion’s Eliss declares a sequel, Edgeliss, Tyler Glaiel is back with a new game, Edgeform: On The Edge Of Insanity, and there’s rumours of a new game from Dejobaan, EeeeeEEeeeEEEeeEEEEeEEEEEdge! A Feckless Disregard For Poopieheads…
I cannot remember if we had a thread here or if I read a previous article at RPS or maybe an Indie-centric website, but all I have read leads me to believe he easily beats the distraught game pirate for Douchiest Douchebag.
I think it was some website and they were so sick of his shit they had pages and pages of exhaustive detail relating his shenannigins over the years.
Shouldn’t there be a separation here between Edge the gaming company and Edge the game, in the same way that Monster Cables and Monster Energy Drink are unrelated? It seems like the most rational way to apply the trademarks of common English words.
IANAL, but I thought that was generally the case. I suspect that Langdell gets mileage out of threatening small companies that lack the resources to mount a legal defense.
Edge’s list of “756 games” is pretty funny. Not only do they count releases of the same game on different platform as separate games, they count releases in different languages as separate games. So Bobby Bearing counts as five games because they released five localized versions for the ZX Spectrum–English, French, German, Italian and… what the hell is Es? Spanish? Esperanto? And then it counts as another five games because there were five localized versions for the C64, and so on. I’m not making this shit up.
The inkjet-printed game doesn’t hold a candle to thebox art for Mirrors and Fire Birds, both stolen from user galleries on DeviantArt. The Fire Birds one he ripped off from a fifteen year old girl. For someone so up in arms to protect his intellectual property rights, he sure doesn’t give a shit about the intellectual property of others.