Sony Trademarks 'PlayView' Device, Possibly Hinting at PSP2?

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202w ago - Today CVG has uncovered a PlayView device trademark registered by Sony Computer Entertainment through the US Patents and Trademarks Office, which may hint at the PSP2 which reportedly features a touch screen and is rumored to be announced at E3 2010.

Citing excerpts from the PlayView trademark:

• 'Portable electronic device for receiving and reading text and images and sound through wireless Internet access and for displaying electronically published materials, namely, books, journals, newspapers, magazines, multimedia presentations.'

• 'Computer game software recorded on optical discs';

• 'Computer software for transmitting, sharing, receiving, downloading, displaying and transferring content, text, visual works, audio works, audiovisual works, literary works, data, files, documents and electronic works via video game machines and Hand-held games with liquid crystal displays';

• 'Video game machines with television for personal use'.

• 'Retail store services...
 

Sony Trademarks PlayStation Move in Europe, Possible Arc Name?

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215w ago - Update: Sony has finally confirmed at the GDC conference that their PS3 Motion Controller wand-shaped device is called PlayStation Move (official specs below, courtesy of PlayStationLifestyle) and is slated for a Fall 2010 release.

Jack Tretton, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, has stated that at Sony alone there are twenty games in development for the PlayStation Move platform.

Plans for a $100 PlayStation Eye and Move bundle package were announced, however, no word on the cost of the peripheral by itself.

Today JoyStiq (linked above) reports that Sony has trademarked 'PlayStation Move' in Europe, which some are speculating may be another name for the PS3 Motion Controller recently dubbed Arc.

To quote: "Yesterday, Sony filed a European trademark, for use with a control device, for 'PlayStation Move.'

It sounds fitting for a motion controller! (It's application number 008936544 in the European trademark database,...
 

EA Files Trademarks for The Ripper, First Details Available

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237w ago - According to the an article on the LATimes, Electronic Arts has filed two trademark registrations for an upcoming video game dubbed The Ripper.

The title is likely to be a Visceral Games' Project, and will be based on the 19th century British serial killer Jack the Ripper.

To quote from Destructoid on some of the game's preliminary details:

"When you think of Jack the Ripper, you think of a psychopathic serial killer right? Well, what if everything we knew about Jack was wrong? What if Jack the Ripper was actually a good person, killing to save other people's lives?

That's the Jack our sources tell us you're going to experience in The Ripper. He's a supernatural slayer protecting people from demons, vampires and other evil monsters. And seeing as how this is Visceral Studios, don't expect your typical, played-out demons.

Instead, imagine a cross between the monsters from Dead Space and Dante's Inferno. Jack will have an assortment of over-the-top weapons to take on these demons, and we're told gameplay involves a special ability...
 

SCEA Registers Trademarks for 'Starhawk' and 'Dominion'

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262w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment America recently staked claim to two intriguing video game names at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

To quote: The first title, Dominion, is definitely a code name for the reboot of the Crash Bandicoot franchise we've been waiting on for so long.

Or, possibly, a new God of War. Or, perhaps, a mash-up of the two franchises. Fine, we have absolutely no idea what Dominion is - but if it turns out to be God of Bandicoot, remember that we totally called it.

The second trademarked title, Starhawk, might actually lend some credence to rumors of an upcoming space-themed follow-up to Warhawk which we heard last month.

See, they replaced "War" with "Star," which is a celestial body that can be found in space.
 







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