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Will Wright's Spore => Spore: General => Topic started by: Legodragonxp on April 21, 2005, 02:23:23 pm

Title: Spore: by Spellbound? The name maybe taken
Post by: Legodragonxp on April 21, 2005, 02:23:23 pm
For gits and shiggles I did my daily search for 'spore' stuff. I wonder if they will be able to use the name 'Spore' since it was a Comadore64 title from Spellbound Software?
Title: Re: Spore: by Spellbound? The name maybe taken
Post by: Varsity on April 21, 2005, 03:10:45 pm
Well, since it is a big company, they've probably already figured it out.  Will Wright isn't a newcomer to video games, so he should already have it down.

If not they have lawyers and stuff!
Title: Re: Spore: by Spellbound? The name maybe taken
Post by: syphonbyte on April 21, 2005, 04:22:59 pm
Somehow I have a feeling that they wouldn't mind anyhow.
Title: Re: Spore: by Spellbound? The name maybe taken
Post by: Gaming Steve on April 21, 2005, 07:27:32 pm
If they are out of business then it doesn't matter. After all, who is going to sue EA if the company doesn't exist?
Title: Re: Spore: by Spellbound? The name maybe taken
Post by: Legodragonxp on April 21, 2005, 08:25:42 pm
If they are out of business then it doesn't matter. After all, who is going to sue EA if the company doesn't exist?

If there is a buck to be made... summon the lawyers...
Title: Re: Spore: by Spellbound? The name maybe taken
Post by: syphonbyte on April 22, 2005, 09:57:47 am
Suing EA seems comparable to trying to dig a well in New York City to me...
Title: Re: Spore: by Spellbound? The name maybe taken
Post by: Wulf on April 22, 2005, 11:03:40 am
Suing EA seems comparable to trying to dig a well in New York City to me...
Our 'wel'l project has just broken through the last heavy stone barrier and is going full steam ahead. We will have the construct fully operational by the end of the week, thank-you-very-much.
Title: Re: Spore: by Spellbound? The name maybe taken
Post by: Nic on April 22, 2005, 02:39:31 pm
Keep me updated on how that is coming  :D
Title: Re: Spore: by Spellbound? The name maybe taken
Post by: syphonbyte on April 22, 2005, 05:33:05 pm
I can't imagine the amount of red tape you had to go through to get a permit to actually drill a well there.

You'd think you wouldn't have to drill far, since the Hudson is right there. In fact, you could probably just get water from the Hudson and it would be a lot easier. Of course, that was sort of my point.

New, updated analogy: Suing EA seems comparable to trying to vacuum up the dust in the Sahara.
Title: Re: Spore: by Spellbound? The name maybe taken
Post by: Legodragonxp on April 22, 2005, 06:07:46 pm
Seeing as a federal lawsuit cost about $15,000 just to file counter paperwork, if someone had rights to the name, it might be worth the effort to make a few bucks and start the process and settle out of court.

Just a thought. You don't need all the dust, just enough to fill the vacuum
-Lego
Title: Re: Spore: by Spellbound? The name maybe taken
Post by: syphonbyte on April 22, 2005, 06:49:17 pm
Okay, fine. Here's the best analogy: Suing EA is comparable to trying to run through a brick wall and have all of the molecules in your body pass by the molecules in the brick wall.
Title: Re: Spore: by Spellbound? The name maybe taken
Post by: Zealousy on April 22, 2005, 10:46:17 pm
... Why not run through it using a bulldozer?

Sorry, couldn't resist. ;D
Title: Re: Spore: by Spellbound? The name maybe taken
Post by: Cobra on April 22, 2005, 10:56:05 pm
Because then your molecules don't pass through the wall which is the goal here.

Might have been better to just use the blood from a stone analogy.
Title: Re: Spore: by Spellbound? The name maybe taken
Post by: Wulf on April 23, 2005, 03:43:05 am
The well project is just the start of a much bigger project. First we use the well to make a series of underground pipes to stretch to the Sahara. Then we use our giant vacuums to suck up all of the dust and fill the rest of the area with water. Then we construct a giant fusion reactor to harness the water to project a single human body through a sold brick wall. This will give us all the readouts we need to finally bleed the rocks for their nutrient rich blood.
Title: Re: Spore: by Spellbound? The name maybe taken
Post by: syphonbyte on April 23, 2005, 08:35:49 am
And then you have spend a couple quadrillion dollars to get something you could have got by shooting a person. Guns solve all problems.

Viva la firearms!
Title: Re: Spore: by Spellbound? The name maybe taken
Post by: Scipion on April 25, 2005, 06:14:06 pm
It probably wouldn't cost htem much to just buy out the title and not worry about it :P
Title: Re: Spore: by Spellbound? The name maybe taken
Post by: Tr0n on April 28, 2005, 11:17:15 am
Yeah... I'm sure the name "Spore" belongs to EA now.  Just wave a few bucks in the faces of the defunct software company's head and you've got yourself a deal.  Makes me wish I had registered www.spore.com a few years ago.  Hindsight is 20/20 tho.