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Edge under Attack again!

10-24-2009, 03:36 PM
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Edge under Attack again!

http://www.cultofmac.com/iphone-game...langdell/19640

Under threat yet again: Edge by Mobigame.

We’ve reported before about the legal spat between Mobigame, makers of fine indie game Edge, and Tim Langdell, who appears to make his money by suing anyone daring to use the name Edge in a videogame, and makes rather spurious claims regarding how he ‘spawned’ almost any major property with the word ‘Edge’ in its title, including Edge magazine by Future Publishing, Marvel comic Edge, and, er, 1997 Anthony Hopkins movie turkey The Edge. (He’s also laughably stated in the past how he has come to an ‘understanding’ with a guitarist of a very popular rock band.) TIGSource has a great overview of the madness.

Edge returned to the App Store recently, and Langdell will next year be battling EA, a company that’s had enough. Rather than just dealing with issues relating to EA game Mirror’s Edge—Langdell started advertising a game called Mirrors (a game by) Edge, which still doesn’t exist, and yet was in no way an effort to promote mark confusion—EA’s aiming to have Langdell stripped of all his Edge-related marks.

EA’s documentation cites numerous examples of Langdell filing out-of-date and falsified specimens, and the fact Edge Games isn’t a viable commercial concern. (ChaosEdge offers running commentary regarding Langdell’s so-called commercial concerns—a Mythora ‘reissue’ they bought from Edge Games was a home-made burned disc; and despite Langdell claiming its game Racers had sold out, the second purchase ChaosEdge made days later had an order number only one higher than their pre-Racers order.) Last month, company spokesman Jeff Brown said: “While this seems like a small issue for EA, we think that filing the complaint is the right thing to do for the developer community.”

Sadly, Langdell still won’t back down. We today heard Mobigame’s Edge is again under threat, with Apple giving the company five days to respond to yet another threat from Langdell. If you’ve an iPhone or iPod touch, get in there fast, because chances are that Edge is about to vanish yet again, and it may take an EA battering in court next year for Langdell to finally stop harassing indie developers.

Edge is available on the App Store for $4.99. It’s really good, so go and buy it before it’s too late.

I really cannot believe this is happening to "Edge" once again... What a nightmare for the developer & everyone else related to the creation of this amazing game, I only hope this comes to a favourable conclusion for Mobigame.
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Last edited by Pal Van Marrsterhausen; 10-24-2009 at 03:44 PM.
10-24-2009, 03:42 PM
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OMG this guy is such a lametard. Cant he just give the guys at mobigame a break?

10-24-2009, 03:44 PM
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Somebody Assassinate this guy, please with a cherry on top. If you called him a d-bag that would be an understatement.

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and lastly we have the abu sayaf and MILF, two terrorist factions in the Philippines, and ivé yet to see any fruits of labor from the government concerning these terrorist threats.
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There's a MILF terrorist faction? Awesome! Sign me up.
10-24-2009, 03:53 PM
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I'd suggest they just change the name of their app to something else, but it seems like they're making a good deal of money from the publicity this Tim Langdell douchebag is bringing

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10-24-2009, 03:54 PM
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what a ****ing asshole
10-24-2009, 04:03 PM
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Ahh. I've been blaiming MumboJumbo all day for being a douchebag. Completely forgot Langdall is still alive(why? Sombody just shoot him. It'll be worth it). Hope someone finds a legal flaw somehow, anyhow, and this guy is forced to spend atleast a couple of years in the prison
10-24-2009, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by ImNoSuperMan View Post
Ahh. I've been blaiming MumboJumbo all day for being a douchebag. Completely forgot Langdall is still alive(why? Sombody just shoot him. It'll be worth it). Hope someone finds a legal flaw somehow, anyhow, and this guy is forced to spend atleast a couple of years in the prison
If it is so worth it, you do it .

hello!
10-24-2009, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr Crazy View Post
If it is so worth it, you do it .
I dont have the skillz. Can anyone tell me how to tell Dexter about Langdell
10-24-2009, 04:18 PM
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Location: Australia
Posts: 704
/==~~~>•

(sad attempt to make a guy with a gun using only characters on ipod keyboard)
10-24-2009, 04:22 PM
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Location: California
Posts: 1,506
this Tim Langdell guy seems like the kind of guy who is bald, fat as hell, and walks around in a suit in the city of new york always talking on his cell phone....