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Super Podcast Action Committee – Episode 166

Super Podcast Action CommitteeOn this week’s show (episode 166) hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight are joined by Danny Ledonne – the creator of Super Columbine Massacre RPG!, about his ten year-old game, the documentary he made about it called “Playing Columbine” and why he currently finds himself banned from the Adams State University (ASU) campus (1:35 is the starting point). They also discuss the latest GamePolitics poll (“Is $5.9 billion to acquire King – developer of Candy Crush – a good move for Activision?” – 59:05). At the end of the show (1:19:53) Andrew and Zachary talk about Nintendo Direct, Super Smash Bros. characters and Xenoblade Chronicles X censorship. 

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New Wave Of Trademark Trolling Is Upon Us As “Candy” Gets Trademarked

Candy Crush SagaThere doesn’t seem to be an end to the art of trademark trolling. One would have thought it would have ended with Tim Langdell being sent packing after trying to enforce his trademark on the single word “Edge”. Not long ago we had Bethesda claiming that its trademark on “The Elder Scrolls” blocked any and all use of the single word “scrolls” in game titles. It used that claim to force Mojang to change the name of its fantasy card game “Scrolls”. We also have Zynga and its claim to any game title ending in “ville”.

Unfortunately, this type of behavior is not going to stop any time soon.

A new trademark bully in the making has entered the ring. King, the creator of the hit match three game Candy Crush Saga has been granted a trademark on the word “candy” in relation to games. Not “Candy Crush” or “Candy Crush Saga”, just “Candy”. King has taken no time in enforcing this new trademark.

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