- What "Scrolls" thing? Educate yourself, friend.
- If your clicky-thingy isn't working, the gist is that ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda Softworks, the publishers of The Elder Scrolls games, decided that they own the word "Scroll". This is pertinent because Mojang AB, the company headed by Notch, creator of Minecraft, is making a game called Scrolls. There would obviously be so much confusion between a first person action oriented immersive role playing simulation and a card game that Mojang has no choice but to change their name.
- I agree with ZeniMax.
- Trademark/patent/copyright law is so messed up right now as to be a joke, so I'm not supporting ZeniMax based on those grounds. Here is the real reason:
- Scrolls is a damn stupid, boring name. Elder Scrolls is doubly so. Triply if you include The.
- There you have it. Notch, ZeniMax is doing you a favor. Get a better name and leave the lame for the companies who deserve it.
- Aside: This would have been a News Filter post if I hadn't written it five days after the fact. I'm not feeling all that well (ah, babies and their new germs) but I'll try to keep up with the posting here. Have a great day, friends.
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