Sega recently filed a series of trademarks that's had doe-eyed arcade nostalgists foaming at the mouth -- the once prolific arcade publisher recently trademarked three related items
in the U.S. and Europe: "Ringedge", "Ringwide" and a logo which contains -- you guessed it -- rings. Whatever these items may be, their trademarks designate them for use with arcade game boards, video game software, stand alone video game machines, and arcade game machines with built-in screens.
Normally, we'd make some snotty remark about the decline of arcades in those two territories, but we just can't seem to bring ourselves to do it. This is Sega
we're talking about -- the folks who blessed your local quarter-devouring establishment with House of the Dead
and The Ocean Hunter
. If anyone can restore the Western arcade industry to its former glory, it's those guys.