doctorow at February 27th, 2014 23:00 — #1
isra at February 27th, 2014 23:24 — #2
Thanks for the heads-up. I have no tolerance for this type of corporate malfeasance. I've deleted the game from my devices.
tobinl at February 27th, 2014 23:30 — #3
Man companies are going to make trivial and stupid abuse after abuse of trademark and copyright till the courts just start throwing everything out.
eksrae at February 28th, 2014 00:09 — #4
It's like when Donald Trump tried to trademark "You're Fired", even though it's been uttered in every TV sitcom, radio show, and at me more than once .
steampunkbanana at February 28th, 2014 00:23 — #5
This just in: King convinced to claim all letter D's.
Judge replies "Deez nuts!"
felipe_budinich at February 28th, 2014 00:34 — #6
nixiebunny at February 28th, 2014 01:17 — #7
Look out, makers of Orange Crush! You're next.
glitch at February 28th, 2014 01:18 — #8
anuran at February 28th, 2014 01:53 — #10
They claim rights over the word "saga"?
Njal, Egil, King Harald, the Finnwife, Hrafenkel and all the Volsungs are going to want a word.
And while they don't own Candy I'm sure they'll be able to nail down "Candya$$"
daemonworks at February 28th, 2014 02:36 — #11
Of course, they waited until the guy who made the game they ripped off folded and got out of the business before backing off on Candy...
boundegar at February 28th, 2014 07:15 — #12
I've heard a disturbing rumor they were actually behind the insolvency of the Icelandic banks.
grymrpr at February 28th, 2014 09:13 — #13
They might have a problem with Nintendo.
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Just a few with lots more.... And I wont even waste time hunting down all the 8bit Nintendo/Sega games that used Saga in it's title.
tornpapernapkin at February 28th, 2014 09:38 — #14
I'm so glad I never liked Candy Crush... seriously.
howaboutthis at February 28th, 2014 09:46 — #15
Wow. With one game you've got Nintendo, Lego, and Disney (Star Wars). Between those three, there are enough lawyers to crush King into a fine powder.
listener43 at February 28th, 2014 10:42 — #16
Beat me to it. I wouldn't want the Volsungs pissed at me.
daneel at February 28th, 2014 10:50 — #17
Bad move. The over-50s can afford good lawyers.
hvaillancourt at February 28th, 2014 11:41 — #18
Maybe Square Enix, who owns the Saga video game franchise, should send them a threatening legal letter.
cardboardbox at February 28th, 2014 18:58 — #19
I simply cannot understand this obsession that companies have with trying to trademark parts of their titles. King has a right to trademark "Candy Crush Saga™", "Farm Heroes Saga™", and so on and so forth; I've no beef there. But this insistence that only they can use the word "Saga", or "Candy", or "Crush" (I wouldn't be in the least surprised) in the games arena... that's just idiocy in my eyes!
Is there a SagaJam coming up? Anyone know?
memophage at February 28th, 2014 20:41 — #20
I actually liked the game, but because of this corporate idiocy I deleted this game from all my devices a couple weeks ago, and removed app permissions from my FB account.
fuzzyfungus at February 28th, 2014 23:58 — #21
Do these guys know that the cultures that traditionally took 'sagas' seriously had a battleaxe/lawyer ratio that approached infinity until sometime surprisingly recently?
They, um, might want to consider that.
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