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2-24-2012 @ 12:18PM
"To much the same, DoTA being the the first widely popular game of its type will, its name will always have a direct connection to genre."You mean like we call all games where you run around in a first person perspective and shoot at things "Dooms"? Saying that DotA is the name of a genre and can't be copyrighted on those grounds is silly. Blizzard doesn't lose their trademark on Diablo just because the gaming industry insists on calling every new game that has some similarities to it a Diablo-clone.There is a case here, but it has nothing to do with the stuff people go on about in these posts all day. The only relevant question is whether Valve having hired IceFrog gives them justification to hold the DotA trademark.And seriously, stop painting Valve as this evil, money-grubbing villain in this thing. Valve got themselves "the DotA guy", went ahead with Dota 2 and Blizzard didn't say shit. But now that Blizzard wants to get into the genre too and wants to call their game DotA too it's suddenly all like "the name belongs to the community!!!!!"You can't have two new DotAs out there, that just confuses retarded people. And Blizzard knew it. So them naming their game Blizzard DOTA was basically them saying "fuck you" to Valve.
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