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The Fullbright Company, development studio of Gone Home fame, is nixing the "company" part of its name and is now simply called "Fullbright." The developer released a new logo to mark the occasion – we feel a strange thirst for root beer for some reason. Fullbright also announced that it's h...

August 4th 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Mode 7's upcoming turn-based strategy game is now Frozen Cortex and no longer Frozen Endzone, after the developer admitted a rebrand was necessary. In a frank blog post, the Frozen Synapse creator revealed its reasons for the change, one being "the original name was a bit rubbish and we got bored...

July 25th 2014 at 7:30am 0 Comments
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2014 is the year of corporate name reversals, it seems. After Namco Bandai became Bandai Namco, Tecmo Koei and MarvelousAQL have decided to get in on the act. Or, as we should say now, Koei Tecmo and Marvelous Inc. It might seem odd, but there is some sense to the moves. When Tecmo and Koei merged...

July 3rd 2014 at 6:00am 0 Comments
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Naming things you love is hard. We face a fresh dose of indecisiveness at the sight of every in-game character naming screen, and there are plenty of deleted, re-entered and deleted-again ideas that eventually get scrapped in favor of the default suggestion. Brink developer Splash Damage must be d...

May 25th 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Q-Games' PixelJunk Inc has long been in development, and will see an alpha version launch on Steam's Early Access service on March 13. The game, which was originally codenamed "PixelJunk 1-6" in November 2012, will also undergo a name change and be known as Nom Nom Galaxy from here on out. Q-Game...

March 7th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Namco Bandai officially announced plans to change its name to Bandai Namco. The change, which spans the company's many regional subsidiaries, will go into effect on April 1. Yes, that's April Fool's Day. No, we're pretty sure Namco Ban – sorry, Bandai Namco is serious here. The publisher was...

February 5th 2014 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Blizzard changed the name of its multiplayer online battle arena game, Blizzard All-Stars, to Heroes of the Storm. The publisher crafted a comical trailer to announce the (latest) name change. This is the second change in the game's title, as it was originally known as Blizzard DOTA prior to Bliz...

October 17th 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Several people have tweeted WoW Insider this morning to alert us to the fact that there is a fairly hefty discount on character services this week, and Blizzard has since confirmed it with a blog. A short look through the EU battle.net shop shows that server transfers, faction transfers, race chan...

June 4th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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The Name Change service is old news but I continue to be thankful for it every time I log into my hunter. He has a noble name that sounds very elf-like without being something silly like Lolegolas or McBlasty. But that wasn't always the case. I didn't think I'd enjoy playing a hunter and I had no e...

June 2nd 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Signal Studios' free-to-play asynchronous multiplayer XBLA strategy game Ascend: New Gods has had its name changed to Ascend: Hand of Kul. "A year has passed since our big unveil at E3 2012, and the New Gods are no longer 'new,'" as Signal Studios representative explains in a lighthearted update on...

May 11th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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The customization options continue to grow in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Producer Cory Butler told The Old Republic Roleplay that besides the appearance designer and Cathar coming in Update 2.1, players will also be able to change their characters' names. Finally, Darth LordSnuffleFluff can chan...

May 1st 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Nintendo subsidiary Brownie Brown is changing its name to 1-Up Studio, the company recently announced on its soon-to-be defunct site.The developer is known for its hand in crafting games such as Mother 3 and Super Mario 3D Land, as well as its help with Level-5's Professor Layton and the Last Spect...

February 2nd 2013 at 7:30pm 0 Comments