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The never ending Edgeventures of Tim Langdell


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Selling games, notepads(!) and high-spec computers and make out they produced a movie and edge magazine is made "under license" from them.

That's unbelievable.

Also claims they're bringing Bobby Bearing to the iphone.

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edge magazine is made "under license" from them.

I had an inkling that it might be him. And he goes and rips off their logos, and does a Cafepress store selling "EDGE" products. Amazing. That an absolute prat.

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So let me get this straight. He calls his company EDGE, then sues anyone who dares to use the word EDGE in any way; forcing several games to either change their name, pay him and give him a credit, or remove their game from sale altogether.

But his company logo rips off the logo of EDGE magazine, and he's developing a game called "MIRRORS a game from EDGE".

I rather hope he develops a medical condition that causes constant irritating pain in his anus.

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It also puts Stuart Campbell's case in a whole new perspective for me. They'll spend £100,000 in legal fees to fight off a small residual, but when somebody wants to accuse them of trademark infringement, they fold faster than Superman on laundry day?

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According to a now-deleted article elsewhere, he's had this "Edge" copyright thing for ages, including initially licensing it out to the Future mag of the same name. One such example in the article is the PSone game Soul Edge, which was only renamed because of this loony.

Is that wise? He seems pretty litigious.

um :lol:

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um, I'm pretty sure Edge Magazine carries a disclaimer about using the name under licence. :lol:

Yeah, Edge's name is licenced from him. I don't think Future ever granted him a licence to use the Edge magazine imagery though.

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There's some sort of irony loop occurring here - including, but not limited to, the "Joseph Mengele on the board of the Red Cross" comment on the TIGA article - given that the Red Cross turned-a-blind-eye to the Nazi Concentration Camps - indeed once famously describing them as "firm but fair"...

I find it really hard to believe someone can copyright a common English word to the extent that they can force large and even multinational companies to change the names/buy liences for of games/magazines etc. etc. tho

There's more going on here than meets the eye I think - someone who almost certainly writes his own Wikipedia page and then denies it is not a legal powerhouse...

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I think he's not so much a legal powerhouse as somebody who pitches his trademark licencing fees at slightly less than the legal fees involved in taking him to court over it. There's plenty of trademark trolls out there who get away with stuff like this for years before they're caught out. That guy who decided he'd trademarked "Stealth" for example.

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You've gotta give his website a thorough once-over before the scale of his acitvity can truly be "appreciated". Check out the magazines/comics section, where he displays "EDGE" licensees like Buck trophies. One poor bastard's even paid him for use of the term "cutting edge", if you can believe that.

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I'm going to trademark "Tim Langdell", a bloke who's nice but dim, loves singing on New Year's and has a fetish for mass produced computers. He's going to be obsessed with teetering off ledges while lobbing shit at people.

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There's more going on here than meets the eye I think - someone who almost certainly writes his own Wikipedia page and then denies it is not a legal powerhouse...

His Wiki page was wrote by a woman that's writing a book about him and the information comes from her research, she's not connected with Tim nor has she met him in real life.

Oh, and she's his wife.

Yea, not sure how all that works out, but I think there might be a few lies being chucked about somewhere.

The guy's a grade A tosser.

He's an IGDA board member, the very body that's supposed to be standing up for us, the little ones in the industry.

He gives talks at GDC:

  • Who Controls a Game's IP and Who Reaps the Financial Benefit?
  • How to Design Your Game So That its IP is More Valuable to Hollywood
  • How to Sell Your IP to Hollywood (Without Selling Your Soul)

Well from that point of view he certainly knows what he's talking about.

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I'm going to trademark "Tim Langdell", a bloke who's nice but dim, loves singing on New Year's and has a fetish for mass produced computers. He's going to be obsessed with teetering off ledges while lobbing shit at people.

Careful now.

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Spotted on FreeDNS that gamersedge.net is a public "open" domain

I'm going to create some subdomains, perhaps edge.gamersedge.net see what I can do with them.

Actually sod it, the poor guy obviously has bigger problems. I mean his face is melting for starters

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The Corporate section of his website boggles the mind:

Over the years Edge has published almost 200 games on virtually every gaming platform, winning accolades of excellence for every game. Edge has also long been established in the games hardware sector, with its industry leading Edge/Gamer's Edge games PCs, Edge3D card, Edge controllers, and more. The Edge brand has of course become internationally known for the award winning Edge magazine, too.

Currently Edge is focused on next-generation games for the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii as well as for various mobile platforms and PC/internet, and of course its ever expanding range of Edge/Gamer's Edge game PCs.

:unsure:

He should be thrown out of the IGDA but not before they've given him a damned good thrashing.

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Dude's obivously just some failed developer getting his revenge on the industry that spurned him. Let him waste his life guarding his little trademark. I'm sure most of the more talented and successful people he sues will have forgotten him soon enough.

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