Posts Tagged ‘Tim Langdell’

Edgy: Langdell’s Nemesis Edge Edges To PC

By Alec Meer on July 29th, 2011.

What a lot of edges!

If there’s been one downside to John’s splendid coverage of the seemingly never-ending Tim Langdell saga, it’s that it’s only very tenuously related to PC games (the indie uprising and his ultimately doomed attempt to take on EA’s Mirror’s Edge were our prior justifications). Now, total relevancy has been achieved. Mobigame, the indie dev whose iPhone game Edge was what originally brought Langdell’s trademark trolling regarding the common English word ‘edge’ to public light, are now making the move onto PC. Specifically, with Edge itself.

The well-received puzzle game is due to arrive on Steam (plus the Mac App Store) on August 11 – safely under its original, snappy, one-word name, rather than the various variations Langdell had attempted to force on it.
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Edge Of Our Seats: The Return Of Dr Langdell

By John Walker on July 26th, 2011.

The circus is back in town.

A good morning is a morning that begins with an email from Tim Langdell. The lone gunman behind EDGE Games, and all the various EDGE-based products and games he has or has not released, has got in touch with RPS to put the record straight, to claim that everything he did was Future Publishing’s fault, and to call the judge who recently ruled against him “gullible”.

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Tim Langdell Loses In Future “Edge” Trial

By John Walker on June 16th, 2011.

It didn't fall far short of this.

Not a lot has been heard from trademark champion Tim Langdell in a while. The lawyer-happy supreme owner of the word “edge” was the palm-faced talk of the town in 2009 and 2010 (never better covered than by the excellent Chaos Edge), but his antics have been a little more quiet of late. This is likely to do with his not doing particularly well in his increasingly ludicrous attempts to claim ownership of a noun. And in the latest ruling, from Future Publishing’s case against Edge Interactive Media Inc., Edge Games Inc, and Dr Timothy Langdell, it’s observed that the nontrepreneur’s evidence was “absurd”, and he had even gone so far as to invent people to sign his witness statements. And so much more besides. Read on for an extensive breakdown of the judge’s conclusions. It’s a remarkable tale.

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Edge Of Our Seats: Langdell Going Down?

By Alec Meer on October 7th, 2010.

Oh Tim Langdell the nasty trademark troll,
On wrecking businesses you were on a roll.
Now your case against EA’s been thrown out,
And you must be wearing a great big pout.

Everybody! It’s the ‘Tim Langdell finally got his litigous little bottom kicked’ song! Sing it together!

In fact, having his ridiculous attempt to block EA’s further use of the word ‘edge’ in game names denied is the least of the Edge Games bully’s problems… Those ‘edge’ trademarks he’s abused for so long? Looks like he’s going to lose ‘em.
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Blunt Edge: Tim Langdell Is Suing EA

By Alec Meer on June 18th, 2010.

I’ve written about this already, so I’ll just leave it as a link for you fine people and let nature take its course. But yes, the saga continues: the notorious Tim ‘Edge Games’ Langdell is trying to arrange an injunction against and damages from EA’s Mirror’s Edge.

That he’s after the biggest of all targets this time – well, it’s either proof of just how far he’s willing to take his feeling that he can lay total claim to a commonly-used English word, or it’s a last gasp in the hope of a Go Away fee. Let’s just hope it doesn’t cost us Mirror’s Edge 2.

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Going Over The Edge: Indie Mass Protest

By John Walker on November 12th, 2009.

What an edgy move.

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. You may have noticed a pattern. This is a solidarity movement amongst the indie development community to stand up to the legal actions of Tim Langdell, who has recently launched another attempt to remove a game from Apple’s iTunes store due to including the word “Edge” in its title.

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Edge Curiosity Increasiment: Mythora, Investigated.

By Kieron Gillen on September 10th, 2009.

Hmm.

Many people have mailed us this, and I’d already picked it up as it was bouncing around Twitter. The whole Tim Langell Edge Games Situation is heading in fascinating directions. Chaos Edge do proper, determined digging which it’s almost a shame to attempt to paraphrase. In short, they argue that a game available on their shop is a retro-fit, made to appear older than it is, and with some dubious claims surrounding its creation. It’s getting to almost Limbo of the Lost-esque proportions here. Crikey. Go and read it all.

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The Sunday Papers

By Kieron Gillen on August 9th, 2009.

Sundays are for sitting, drumming fingers, waiting for your new comic to be announced at WizardWorld Chicago and compiling a list of the (especially fruitful) interesting (main) videogame writing across the week and try and not link to -er – some poetry? That doesn’t sound very me. I blame womankind.

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