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2-24-2012 @ 5:07PM
I've see some heavy white-knighting of Valve, but your "they're only claiming the name to keep the name free for all the little children" theory just makes my brain hurt.Assuming they somehow 'tricked' Blizzard into filing a motion now, to avoid one later.. well, there are much easier ways to avoid that. Hell, call it "Dragons of the Arcane" or something and say "We can't keep it if people informally shorten it. Besides, our game came out before Blizzard DoTA.". But given that Valve's idea of Writing Around Trademarks is "We changed the blonde mage's name from Jaina to Jana", and the "We hired one of the second-wave coders, so we totally own the name of a Warcraft 3 map!" rationale of being too lazy to think up a better name than "DOTA 2: Not An Acronym", maybe I'm expecting too much effort.
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