Tag Archives: video games

Borderlands Review

I know that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel to create a good game. That is why we tend to see games copying each other’s ideas resulting in a flop or a success. But when a game combines different game genress together, it is risky business, but sometimes the risk is worth it; such

DeathSpank Review

Deathspank has been available few days now on Xbox Live and PSN and thus Endless Bag of Games has many hours already spent on the game. This satirical action RPG from the creator of Monkey Island and gives you quite a unique gaming experience with few laughs. Here is why: Hero is always willing to do

Trion Adding Insult to Injury?

Trion is now just trying to mess with Palladium’s collective head. I just read over at mmorpg.com about the new character class for Rift: Planes of Telera, the upcoming MMO game that has resulted in legal battles with Palladium Books. What’s this new class? The Rift Walker. Of course, to fans of Palladium’s Rifts RPG, this invokes the imagery of the iconic Ley …

Palladium Fires Back At Trion Over Rifts Trademark

News, news, and more news out of the battle over the rights to the name “Rifts” in the video game world. Trask at livingdice.com continues to rule over this story, posting legal goodness and keeping everyone up to date, so I’ll refer you to him for the broad stroke. He presents it far better than I would, and I’d hate to step on his …

Trion Renews Legal Assault Over Rifts

The hits keep on coming, don’t they? I spent much of the weekend wondering how Palladium would respond to the news that the Michigan courts dismissed its lawsuit against Trion Worlds over the name of their new MMO, Rift: Planes of Telera. Palladium, as I’m sure you’re aware, publishes the traditional tabletop RPG, Rifts. Now, all of my speculation is for nothing, as Trion…

Palladium’s Lawsuit Dismissed By Judge

Palladium Books was dealt an incredible blow today as a Michigan judge dismissed the lawsuit against Trion Worlds. Palladium argued that Trion’s new MMO, “Rift: Planes of Telera,” infringed on its trademark on Rifts for use in video games. Here is the final portion of the decision : For the reasons stated above, the Court grants Trion’s motion to dismiss under Fed. R.

Part 2 of NERD FIGHT! The Rifts Trademark Battle

Welcome back, one and all. Just a brief recap, for anyone with a short memory or who happened to miss Part 1 of this discussion . In the ongoing legal battle between Palladium Book (publisher of the Rifts RPG) and Trion Worlds (publisher of the upcoming Rift: Planes of Telera MMORPG), there have been some haymakers thrown. Some have hit for crushing …

Is Palladium’s Rifts Trademark Legit?

This is just a quick hit as I write tomorrow’s blog post. This bit of information doesn’t really fit in with the rest of the article, but I felt like this was an important distinction. When I read Palladium’s Rifts trademark as it applies to movies, which you can read here , I started to wonder if it really was intended to cover a video game, or simply…

NERD FIGHT! The Highlights Of Palladium Vs Trion

In some ways, when you step back and look at the Palladium Books and Trion Worlds battle over the right to name a game “Rift,” it’s a little silly. It’s a game, after all. Does it really matter? In a world where children are starving and wars are raging and BP is trying to give Mother Earth a Jheri…

Bad News For Palladium?

Cue the dramatic music. Trion Worlds has come out swinging against Palladium’s legal actions against their new MMO, Rift: Planes of Telera . A day ahead of their meeting before a judge, Trion has finally responded to Palladium’s allegations. Thanks to

Quick Hit: Geek Itinerary

Lots to do this weekend, my friends. Lost to do. I have before me a rare weekend that presents to me no extraneous “to do” list. I don’t have to go anywhere. I don’t have to do yard work. I’m not being called into the office. To my knowledge, the wife does not have any surprises to drop on me at the last minute. This means that I can get…

Judge Rules On Rifts Restraining Order

There has been a development in the legal battle between Palladium Books and Trion Worlds over the software developer’s new MMO, Rift. If this is the first you’re hearing about this, be sure to check out the original post for the story on the origin of the lawsuit, and my thoughts as a Rifts author. Apparently, Palladium also asked for a restraining …

Red Dead Redemption Review

Six years ago I finished Red Dead Revolver and thought that we should get more games like that. We’ve seen a few now, but now we can enjoy from the sequel Red Dead Redemption. While in this sequel, almost everything is different from the first title, it is still one hell of a game. Maybe

New Super Mario Is The Devil

I’ve often been the victim of that bag of chips from which I can’t seem to stop snacking. I’ve stuck with that television show long after it jumped the shark and yet I couldn’t look away. I’ve even been lured into the web of that girl who I know isn’t really interested, but flirts just enough to give me that sliver of …

Unforgivable Geek Behaviors

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Modnation Racers Review

Mario Kart has held the throne for Kart racing games for a long while now and many attempts has been made to usurp Mario Kart from its throne. Few months ago, Endless Bag of Games gave a review to a decent attempt: Sonic & SEGA All-Stars racing, but the game shared some minor mishaps since

Palladium Sues MMO Developer: A Rifts Author’s Thoughts

I first read yesterday morning about Palladium’s lawsuit against Trion Worlds over their new name for an MMO in development: Rift: Planes of Telara . Palladium Books, as I’m sure you know, has been long-publishing the very popular and often maligned tabletop RPG, Rifts. That’s basically all there is to the story, that the new MMO shares a name with Palladium’s flagship title. There are other blogs…

How "Red Dead Redemption" Could Kill Tabletop Gaming

No D20s required Let’s be honest. I’m not about to run out and play Red Dead Redemption, even though it looks amazing. I literally just completed Marvel Ultimate Alliance, which most of you probably had long since sold back to GameStop by Christmas of 2006. I’m behind, I know. The next games on my list are Force Unleashed, BioShock, and Fallout 3. I consider myself to simply be “fashionably …

Feeding Frenzy 2 Review: Shipwreck Showdown

Once again, PopCap Games deliver some pleasure eating two dimensional fish. It is still addictive and frustrating as ever. This child-friendly game will deliver a good option to find your place in the marina-foodchain. So chomp your way through an underwater mystery, play solo or online to dodge some predators or just try to stay

God of War 3 Review

It is time gouge out some eyes and diesebowel some mythic beasts when Kratos returns in the final instalment in the God of War (GOW) series. So now Kratos has returned and he is more brutal than ever before and buckets of blood are spilling once again. In fact, the brutal and gory graphics are