All publications for 19.01.2022
What developers should know about trade marks to protect their games
Do you need to trademark your game’s name? Is it safe to release without a trade mark? What to do if a fellow dev accuses you of infringing their rights? We caught up with Tim Repa-Davies, games lawyer at media and technology law firm Sheridans, to discuss how game developers can navigate the often intimidating realm of trade marks.
WN Conference coming to Berlin after 2-year hiatus with talks from SEGA, Ubisoft, and Newzoo
WN Berlin’22, the first in the series of events by WN Conference planned for 2022, will take place on February 7-8. It will feature both online and offline parts, with the program having been already announced.
Mark Darrah on “BioWare magic” being terrible for development: “That’s where crunch comes from”
BioWare former executive producer Mark Darrah has shared his thoughts on the so-called “BioWare magic.” The expression, which was used at the company, means getting stuck during the development process for an indefinite time and then finishing the project shortly before launch as if by magic.
‘Koticku’ was April Fool’s joke, but Bobby Kotick reportedly really considered buying Kotaku and PC Gamer
A new report on Bobby Kotick’s plan to acquire gaming outlets Kotaku and PC Gamer appeared in the wake of Microsoft’s deal. He allegedly wanted to move the players’ perspective away from Activision Blizzard’s workplace issues.