Neoseeker : News : Valve and Blizzard reach usage agreement over DOTA trademark
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Miller May 11, 12
Blizzard and Valve like gentlemen.. Bethesda could learn from these two.
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RabidChinaGirl May 11, 12
Miller I like to think they settled the matter in an old timey boxing match, resulting in a draw. Hence, the outcome.
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Miller May 11, 12
Gabe Newell vs Mike Morhaime. Large and slow vs Small and fast.. They need to make a game of this!
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ShadowJ May 11, 12
Wow for once the "who has more money under the belt" didn't win...I'm surprised Blizzard actually settled for noncommerical usage but I do wonder if that's because this was settled without Activision being present...Blizzard All-stars? Seriously could you not pick a cheesier name?

My recent pondering however does bounce around the idea of Gabe threatening the whole of Blizzard with "If you don't allow us to use this commercially, I will slap you all between two buns and eat you"
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Fortitudo May 12, 12
Great ShadowJ, You have just delayed HL3 another year.
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ShadowJ May 12, 12
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Great ShadowJ, You have just delayed HL3 another year.
I giggled, we all know that Gabe is using the plans for HL3 as toilet paper
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Fortitudo May 12, 12
He reads your comment. Eats a load of burgers. Then takes a massive dump into the toilet. Then uses the HL3 plans as toilet paper.
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Redemption May 12, 12
I'm not sure how renaming Blizzard's DOTA to All-Stars is a win?
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annihilate May 12, 12
This agreement could be anything ... it might be all nicest way to the community swept under the carpet to made less negativity for these great companies ... it might just be valve paying royalties or licensed sum of cash for the commercial use of the DOTA name , since blizzard won't stop bothering them they figured.

It is not just these words, this is a written agreement authenitcated by lawyers - the details will probably never be released.
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Abyss Raider May 12, 12
This is how game companies should act, take a message from their book, people, anger and greed don't get you anywhere. (I'm looking at a few companies here who could benefit from this.
Leave it to Blizzard and Valve to be show us the better side of game companies.
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BlackLabel May 12, 12
Would have preferred if they had settled it over a nice game of Quake, but this'll do.
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RabidChinaGirl May 12, 12
BlackLabel For all you know, they very well could have.
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Rabla May 13, 12
All legal disputes between game developers should be settled over multiplayer games.
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Abyss Raider May 13, 12
Agreed, I think this should pass as an official law.
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