Friday, February 8, 2013
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who this year, Cubicle 7 will be releasing - from April - a series of sourcebooks for their popular Doctor Who: Adventures In Time & Space RPG, each one chronicling one incarnation of the famous Time Lord.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that everyone's favorite generic franchise guy will be applying his powers of predictability to a new half-hour cartoon series based on the social media game your girlfriend likes to annoy you by playing.
"FARMVILLE is one of the most exciting brands out there today and its cross-platform opportunities are endless. I am thrilled to be expanding the brand with existing fans and also engaging a whole new audience," Ratner said in a statement...
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
(Inane News) GAMES WORKSHOP claims to own the phrase 'space marine'. Where's Robert Heinlein when we need him?
For years, there have been stories about Games Workshop being trademark bullies and sending threats to people who use the term "space marine" in connection with games. But now that they've started publishing ebooks, Games Workshop has begun to assert a trademark on the generic, widely used, very old term "space marine" in connection with science fiction literature.
MCA Hogarth, an author who has published several novels in ebook form, has had her book "Spots the Space Marine" taken down on Amazon in response to a legal threat from Games Workshop. She could conceivably fight the trademark claim, but that would cost (a lot) of money, which she doesn't have...
.. Games Workshop's strategy is to make "space marine" less generic by launching high profile, bullying attacks on everyone who uses it, so that there will come a day when people hearing the phrase immediately conclude that it must be related to Games Workshop, because everyone know what colossal dicks they are whenever anyone else uses the phrase...