Sega trademarks arcade hardware 'Ringedge' and 'Ringwide'

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.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.