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Originally Posted by frickfrock99;15354755 
Notch nobly offered to settle the dispute with a game of Quake 3. He picked something lighthearted in order to show Bethesda the error of their ways and actions.

Unfortunately, they didn't listen. So, Notch had to beat them savagely in court.
All in all, considering all the public embarrassment, people cancelling their pre-orders for Skyrim, and the irreversible damage to their reputation, it was an absolutely disaster for Bethesda.

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Originally Posted by guyladouche;15355518 
Apparently if you're bad enough at German you actually understand Swedish?

Well, Nordic languages are very similar and I know Danish is reminiscent of German, so I guess I do perhaps see where he's going... Still though...
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Originally Posted by just_nuke_em;15355127 
I don't see why everyone is defending Notch. Maybe I got it wrong, but he was the one actually trying to patent the 'Scrolls' name. Maybe Kotaku is wrong though, but it seems like Notch is the one doing the wrong here.



http://kotaku.com/5846111/mojang-v-bethesda-or-i-hate-it-when-mommy-and-daddy-fight
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Originally Posted by banthracis;15355191 
That. If Notch wins this trademark dispute he could use it to block the sales of Skyrim and any other Elder Scrolls game from sale. Think about the current situation Samsung is in with Apple using silly patents to block sales of their hardware.

I see nothing wrong with Bethesda trying to prevent the same thing from happening to them. Notch may not use the trademark to stop sales of the Elder Scrolls Series, but it does not mean that down the road someone else won't buy the trademark from Notch, or buyout his company and do so.

If you look at this post, you will see that you are misinformed. Kotaku got the entire thing wrong. That whole article is sensationalist garbage. Yes, Notch has been vocal about the ordeal, and Zenimax has barely said anything. In my opinion, a company that is transparent, even if they seem arrogant is better than nothing.
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While I love Minecraft and already purchased 2 copies of the game (one for me and the girl) I could care less if Bethesda is slitting the throats of children and drinking their blood, nothing is gonna stop me from buying Skyrim.
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While I love Minecraft and already purchased 2 copies of the game (one for me and the girl) I could care less if Bethesda is slitting the throats of children and drinking their blood, nothing is gonna stop me from buying Skyrim.

Ironically that's what they're doing, and they're happy to see your undying support smile.gif

But in all seriousness, the reach of his trademark is a bit crazy. Hopefully he doesn't get all crazy about it. "Diablo III: Find loot, use scrolls parchments of identify, and profit!"
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While I don't think Bethesda did anything wrong in suing him I'm glad they last the first round. They were only trying to look out for the best interest of the elder scrolls series. I agree that there probably wont be a mix up but if I thought as a company there might be the tiniest bit of a mix up that could hurt the image of my game (someone looking up elder scrolls and seeing the indie game may pass not realizing) while a stretch is a worthy cause.

Luckily I think logic played the better hand here.
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Hmm...I didn't know the full dtory behind this. Though being an Indie developer that "extension" on the tradmark might have been purely defensive to prevent some larger company, like Bethesda for instance, from doing the same thing. No way they will be able to put forth the legal effort to make use of it and if they failed once the court costs would probably put them out of business.

Plus, a person that proposes such a down to earth idea like a gaming competition to settle the dispute doesn't run around sueing people for no reason. I say let him have it. If Majong abuses it the world can react to it then and they'd be gone over night
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Hopefully, if Notch wins any money from this or future court battles, they will use the money to update the graphics of Minecraft so it isnt just a bunch of silly squares.









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Originally Posted by Joephis19;15356404 
Hopefully, if Notch wins any money from this or future court battles, they will use the money to update the graphics of Minecraft so it isnt just a bunch of silly squares.

Minecraft has graphics? confused.gif
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