Stargate novels expand into ebooks

Fandemonium publishing is releasing Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis Novels into e-book format. The publisher cites the changing nature of publishing and the current economic climate as the reason for the change. Fandemonium will also be offering Stargate SG-1: Transitions and Stargate Atlantis: Allegiance as print-on-demand titles for those who prefer their books battery free. More titles will be available as Fandemoniums print-on-demand facilities get online.

Source: GateWorld

Blizzard and Valve to Clash over DOTA 2 Trademark

Blizzard is taking Valve Software to court over one of the strangest copyright cases in the Video Games Industry. Defense of the Ancients 2 is a free-to-play sequel to the original Defense of the Ancients mod for Warcraft III. Valve is trying to secure a copyright for the name “Defense of the Ancients 2”. This is not unlike the situation with Valve’s Team Fortress 2, which was originally a mod for iD software’s Quake series. While Blizzard didn’t create DoTA, they claim that the name is associated with Warcraft, making that registration invalid. The fact that these two software giants are fighting over a game that no one can even pay for adds to the confusion. Whatever the outcome, it looks like some new precedents are going to be set here.


New Halo Toys at NY Toy Fest 2012

With a new Halo Game on the way this fall, McFarlane Toys is presenting details on their new product lines at the New York Toy Fair. Along with the prototypes of Master Chief and ODST Figures, McFarlane Toys is also releasinga 1/100 scale Micro Ops line. The smaller scale line will include figures, vehicles, and even locations from the Halo Universe.  If 343 studios isn’t planning on releasing some miniature rules for these things, you can bet there’s going to be an homebrew set  online pretty quick. You can get out the rest of the pics at the Halo Waypoint Site.

Source: Halo Waypoint