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Posted by EXTomar

For the record I am all for a proper sequel to Heavenly Sword where I am really all aboard if it is. And then a third game where Noriko and Kai are wielding both weapons. :)

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Heavenly Sword....Hellbade? Hmmm. I could have sworn that Sony owned the IP to that world but maybe NT bought it back?

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Call me out on this but I don't think Nintendo understands what "new strategy" means. The only "new strategy" I see here is the announcement that they are doing licensing deals for characters.

I see part of the problem is that no one outside "Nintendo Faithful" knows about the things Nintendo is doing. Mario Kart 8 maybe a lot of fun but no one knows about it where I fully expect in June one of my friends will go "Man, do you remember those Mario Kart games we played in college....does Nintendo make those any more?"

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@teapoted said:

@extomar said:

A slight point of history: There was a whole fracas about the trademark on the term "DOTA" and "Defense of the Ancients" where Riot Games, the makers and maintainers, tried to lock up the TM on this stuff (URLs, sites etc). Blizzard stepped in and due the Warcraft 3 TOS, "DOTA" and "Defense of the Ancients" are actually Blizzard's to control. So Riot lost control and a bunch of things to Blizzard and Blizzard went on to make a deal with Valve on using the name for Dota 2.

So yeah, so while Riot may have an archenemy with Valve, Riot definitely has a bone to pick with Blizzard.

Either I'm misunderstanding you or you are highly misinformed.

The creator and maintainer of Dota both work at Valve and have for several years. The one who made the original map and the name, Eul. And the person who has maintained it for the past 7 years, icefrog.

And Valve owns the rights to all the trademarks, not just "Dota 2". http://www.valvesoftware.com/trademarkguidelines.html

Hmm, I'm not misinformed. The issue is that Riot was moving on securing the rights to trademarks and starting to use them as justification for some of their actions against sites and groups. Meanwhile icefrog was talking to Valve and it appeared they were going to pull the trigger rebuilding Dota on Source. Was Riot making these moves because of Valve or to silence critics? It is hard to tell but either way Blizzard had to act or either would run away with the biggest innovation in the genre since Warcraft.

It is questionable whether or not Blizzard would have won against Valve since it was settled and agreements were made. Blizzard definitely had the name and TOS on their side while Valve had the creator on their side. What shook out is this is that Valve can use "Dota 2" and Dota heroes and Blizzard can make their own game but they also have legitimate IP claims.

So Valve wins since they can claim "the sequel to Dota" and more importantly the heroes designs and parameters. Blizzard didn't win but they also didn't lose because they are now free and clear to create their own MOBA that can behave a lot like Dota without flak from Valve along with the promise of honoring their IP claims that are lingering from legacy. On the other hand, Riot gets nothing and in fact loses out to any remaining claims.

So yeah, Riot may have a real rivalry with Valve, Riot also has a big bone to pick Blizzard. They basically took one of the biggest trademarks in the industry away from them and gave it to their biggest rival.

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A slight point of history: There was a whole fracas about the trademark on the term "DOTA" and "Defense of the Ancients" where Riot Games, the makers and maintainers, tried to lock up the TM on this stuff (URLs, sites etc). Blizzard stepped in and due the Warcraft 3 TOS, "DOTA" and "Defense of the Ancients" are actually Blizzard's to control. So Riot lost control and a bunch of things to Blizzard and Blizzard went on to make a deal with Valve on using the name for Dota 2.

So yeah, so while Riot may have an archenemy with Valve, Riot definitely has a bone to pick with Blizzard.

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Fun discussion!

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The stock fan/cooler should have been enough unless you are doing big overclock. If you heard something go "pop" that would actually be a short.

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I love buying games digital but both of you missed the obvious drawback: Downloading gigabytes of software takes several hours or even days depending on your connection. Which gets back to the original topic: If you hate waiting then you maybe disappointed in the all digital future.

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A cavalcade of guests!

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Yeah, this is going very poorly when you insult anyone who doesn't automatically agree. Here is a hint: To have a discussion you need to construct your post in to foster it. You failed at doing that basic skill of journalism and may want to improve that instead of grabbing the thesaurus for more flowery language.

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