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[Joystiq] DOTA Name Lawsuit forces Blizzard to Rename its game to 'Blizzard All-Stars'

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What's in a name? Quite a lot, as it turns out. A name alone was enough to send Blizzard and Valve to man the lawyer cannons over two upcoming games, DOTA 2 from Valve and Blizzard DOTA from Blizzard. The companies have reached an agreement, however, which includes Blizzard renaming its game to Blizzard All-Stars while retaining use of the "dota" name for noncommercial use in the fan community. Valve retains the commercial use of the name.

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Edited by Bobotheklown - 5/14/12 at 3:32pm
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Of course, I can't believe this was even an argument.
The man who made it went to work for Valve. His work goes with him
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Of course, I can't believe this was even an argument.
The man who made it went to work for Valve. His work goes with him

Meh guinshoo made it~ but i agree with the rename tongue.gif
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Of course, I can't believe this was even an argument.
The man who made it went to work for Valve. His work goes with him

Yep. Blizzard got what they deserved in this case.
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As long as there's no hard feelings between them.

Can't have two of the best PC devs hating each other tongue.gif
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blizzard doesnt care about valve lol!this was aimed squarelly at their ex-employe period!
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Neither of them should own the name rights to DotA considering that the actual ownership and creation of DotA is a gray area at best.
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Of course, I can't believe this was even an argument.
The man who made it went to work for Valve. His work goes with him

As much as I agree, depending on the terms between said employee and Blizzard then anything that he made under their employ would be property of Blizzard unless it was deemed fruitless.

That's just the way I see it.
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I just got word that apparently the acronym everyone is using for 'Blizzard All-Stars' is 'BALLS'

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