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News Futuremark responds to PWNAGE controversy

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 6 Mar 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S Well-Known Member

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  2. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    We are not greedy *******s, oh well, maybe a little.:D
     
  3. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    So basically they make a game called Pwnage, and don't want other people then trademarking 'Pwnage' themselves at a later date, and suing Futuremark. There's logic in that, but it leaves Futuremark open to all kinds of possible evils. we'll just have to see if they're the bad guys or not.
     
  4. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    anyone else miss the mad onion days as opposed to this futuremark crap?
     
  5. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    I see the logic, they are just covering their asses for a future release. Very bad public communicarions to not explain it in the first place.
     
  6. rjkoneill

    rjkoneill New Member

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    if they made a game called pwnage - i would not buy it
    because it sounds stupid

    the fact that people say pwnage/n00b and all that rubbish is just outrageously daft
     
  7. Cabe

    Cabe New Member

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    from my rough understanding of trademark law you cant trademark a word in common use only a logo based apon it.

    e.g Coke isnt a trademark phrase, but the Coke Ribbon font/logo is.
     
  8. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    Future who?
     
  9. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Well they were originally called Futuremark, then they changed their name to madonion, and then they changed it back to Futuremark. They've always been the same company.
     
  10. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    so actually we should call them HistoryMark?
     
  11. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Quite frankly I'd only be happy if "pwnage" was a trademark and could no longer be said w/o a fee of some sort. I'd so want to knock everyone who uses that.
     
  12. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    i bet it will be a FPS...
     
  13. Aankhen

    Aankhen New Member

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    N00b! :p

    Seriously, I hate the word "noob" (and all derivations thereof), but I don't see how anyone could not like the word "pwnage". :D
     
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