Blizzard Entertainment Acquires Metal Arms Trademark

The United States Patent and Trademark Office lists Blizzard Entertainment as the last listed owner of the Metal Arms trademark. Metal Arms, was formerly registered by Sierra Entertainment and it was originally developed by Swingin’ Ape Studios — which took the reins of StarCraft: Ghost (after Nihilistic departed development).

Blizzard Entertainment acquired Swingin’ Ape Studios in May 16, 2006.

Metal Arms was a top-notch FPS game. Blizzard Entertainment is currently developing a few unannounced games — the Next-Gen MMO Titan, the unannounced game, and a third one. These are now dubbed Unannounced Games (in plural) at the Blizzard Careers page.

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It is all speculation at this point. The only fact is that Metal Arms appears on the Blizzard Entertainment trademark list. Of course, it might have simply been … a glitch in the system. got it?

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ASUS ROG Summer 2013 from Helsinki, Finland

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The ASUS ROG Summer 2013 tournament was held in Helsinki, Finland last weekend and we could see Taeja, MC and HyuN in the tournament roster. We could also find San, DieStar and Socke in the among the qualified players. If you don’t want to get spoiled you should stop here and watch the VOD’s before reading trough the whole post.

Qualified players:

  Azubu San
  ALTERNATE Socke
  Complexity viPro
  Millenium DieStar
  RoX.KIS Pro7ect
  RoX.KIS LiveZerg
  Revolver
  Millenium Goswser

Invited players:

  SK MC
  Axiom Alicia
  mYinsanity Stardust
  NaVi BabyKnight
  Newrosoft Welmu
  ENCE elfi
  Fnatic Harstem
  prOperty.RunA
  RoX.KiS TitaN
  Bischu
  Liquid Taeja
  Empire Happy
  mousesports LucifroN
  Millenium Dayshi
  prOperty SjoW
  CPHW Bunny
  Fnatic Naama
  Alliance SortOf
  Dignitas TargA
  MVP DRG
  Quantic HyuN
  Liquid TLO
  mousesports VortiX
  exile5 PiG

There wasn’t any big upsets in the first group stage round, and all the Korean players except MC qualified for the second group stage round. Six of the top eight players ended up being Koreans. Only Goswser and Happy managed to get out of the second group stage. Notable is that the qualifying player San managed to beat HyuN with 3-0 in the semifinals. But in the end he had to step back when TaeJa won the final with 3-1.

Round of 8
Happy < Alicia 1-3
TaeJa > Goswser 3-1
StarDust < HyuN 2-3
DongRaeGu  > San 0-3

Semifinals
Alicia  < TaeJa 2-3
HyuN < San 0-3

Finals
TaeJa > San 3-1

Download the replays here

To learn more about the ASUS ROS Summer 2013 final results visit the official website: http://www.asusrogtournament.com
Image source: https://www.facebook.com/rognordic

StarCraft II WCS America Season 1 Premier League Tonight – April 29

Blizzard eSports Network Coordinator Jacqueline Geller tweeted the StarCraft World Championship Series America Season 1 Premier League starts tonight at 5:00PM PDT (8:00PM New York EDT / -5GMT).

All broadcasts begin at 8pm ET at http://www.majorleaguegaming.com and http://www.twitch.tv/wcs_america

The entire programming schedule spanning most of the month of May and June here.

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Watch live video from wcs_america on www.twitch.tv

Clutch to Comment LanFest StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Finals

starcraft-ii-commentator-clutch-joshua-grayJoshua Gray (Clutch) is about to commentate the LanFest.

Intel: “The first LANFest SoCal for 2013 is here! LANFest SoCal returns to Cal Poly Pomona from April 26th to 28th for an action packed weekend of tournaments, contests, raffles, and more. We have a great BYOC section, a console area, a movie area, and a nice stage located inside Cal Poly Pomona’s Bronco Student Center. All attendees are entered in a drawing to win our best prizes provided by our many sponsors.”

Map Pool: KeSPA Neo Planet S, GSL Whirlwind SE, MLG Akilon Wastes, MLG Cloud Kingdom, MLG Daybreak, MLG Newkirk City, MLG Star Station (Cross Spawns Only), Tournament will be run as a Double Elimination, Bo3 til Semi Finals Bo5. No Extended Series.

Details about LanFest can be found at the Intel website.

Watch live video from lanfest on www.twitch.tv

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Sponsoring Fnatic and SK Gaming: Raidcall leads the way

cArn from Fnatic

As the world’s leading free voice chat software, Raidcall is to become an official sponsor of superstar gaming teams SK Gaming and Fnatic in 2011. Raidcall will be used exclusively by both of these famous teams throughout their training and competition periods.

SK Gaming and Fnatic are both highly-rated professional gaming teams. Their Counter-Strike teams have won many international gaming competitions and are regarded as some of the finest professional gamers in the world.

We here at Raidcall are excited to be given the opportunity to work with these two gaming giants and to help them improve their performance by using Raidcall product.”

Voice Communication in SK-Gaming

Raidcall is designed for the professional gaming teams, especially for games that require a high level of teamwork and cooperation. To use Raidcall all you have to do is download the free client installer and install it on your computer. Our tech teams will set up a server for your team and then you’re good to go! It’s as easy as that, no fee no hassle. Raidcall has an intuitive user interface and, thanks to its Client-Server operating model, has low latency and excellent voice quality! Raidcall is set to become an indispensible tool for professional gaming teams across the world.

In recent years voice chat software has become a vital part of a gamer’s toolkit as it allows squad mates to coordinate their actions with much greater effectiveness. Regardless of the genre of the game, you can always count on Raidcall to reach your teammates promptly. Raidcall never lags, retains great voice quality, and can be trusted for any game that requires precise coordination and teamwork.

Raidcall is looking forward to working with SK Gaming and Fnatic in 2011 and is positive that all parties will benefit greatly from the experience.

Click to Download Raidcall.

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