Submitted by blue7xx7 1779d ago | news

Bungie files a new Marathon trademark

Bungie has filed a new trademark registration for Marathon. (Culture, Marathon, Xbox 360)

Credit url: tarr.uspto.gov
Megaton  +   1779d ago
Played Marathon on my Mac waaaaay back in the day. Would really rather they do a new IP.
Darkstorn  +   1779d ago
They're an extremely talented developer, they could do amazing things with a reboot (and this had better be on PC...)
meetajhu  +   1779d ago
Ahh those old days. ka ka ku ku lol. I love see new marathon. It was the first game with dual weild weapon and reload stuff!
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ryuzu  +   1779d ago
Could it be that Bungie return to their "spiritual" roots and produce an Apple game?

Apple are getting some gaming momentum suddenly with the Steam + all Valve games getting ported.

Is this a glimpse of the rumored Apple console?

Well - interesting trademark at this stage anywho.

bruddahmanmatt  +   1778d ago
HA! I knew it. All this talk about Bungie potentially doing a multiplat or PS3 game and the first thing I thought of was them reviving the Marathon franchise. In all honesty, I not too sure how many folks who play FPSs these days are aware of Marathon, or that Bungie even made games before Halo. If anything, I think a reboot of the franchise is the way to go. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if this "new Marathon" ends up being Marathon in name only with completely original concepts, story and gameplay.
Cajun Chicken  +   1779d ago
A reboot could be really healthy!
holyorangecows2  +   1779d ago
Weren't they suppose to make a new IP well never played marathon so dont know how good it can be.
holyorangecows2  +   1779d ago
Wow thanks for the download Cajun I guess I will find out how good it is.
Cajun Chicken  +   1778d ago
Classic FPS source port for PC blog now in pending. More tips and how to get games like this working.
bioshock1221  +   1779d ago
Well bungies makes great games so I'm confident in them making another great game question is whether it will be multiplatform.
-MD-  +   1779d ago
I highly doubt it'll be multiplatform. Bungie's entire fanbase is on the 360.
kingdavid  +   1779d ago
Thats like saying valve's only fanbase is on pc...

If they release games on ps3, they will sell. MS doesnt own bungie anymore.
-MD-  +   1779d ago
Valve's true fans are on pc, people that bought Left 4 Dead on 360 probably don't even know what Half-Life is or even what Valve or Steam is.

I don't see Bungie going multiplatform at all this generation. The chance is next to nothing. Bungie and Microsoft still have a tight relationship.
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kingdavid  +   1779d ago
orange box sold over a million on 360.

Counter Strike was consistently in the top 3 most played every week on original xbox.
-MD-  +   1779d ago
That has literally nothing at all to do with this entire conversation.
Lou Ferrigno  +   1779d ago
haha look at this desperate fool muderdolls lol..

Bungie game multiplatform CONFIRMED!
right murder?

dont forget halo 1 and 2 were mutiplatform games so they got a pc fanbase as well but you wouldnt know anything about that as youve got a microshaft leash tied around your neck.

dont deny the possibilties man,your just gunna cry even harder once you find out they make a ps3 game :)
-MD-  +   1779d ago
Thanks for confirming that you're game starved and you're desperate to play Halo.

Edit: Nice single bubble too, hard to believe an xbox fan has 5 and a PS3 fanboy only has one. Your own camp hates you lol.
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JasonPC360PS3Wii  +   1779d ago
kingdavid Microsoft still owns enough of Bungie to make sure which platforms they work on.
-MD-  +   1779d ago

"On October 1, 2007, a mere six days after the release of Halo 3, Microsoft and Bungie announced that Bungie was splitting off from its parent and becoming a privately-held Limited Liability Company named Bungie LLC.[20] As outlined in a deal between the two, Microsoft would retain a minority stake and continue to partner with Bungie on publishing and marketing both Halo and future projects, with the Halo intellectual property belonging to Microsoft."
ryuzu  +   1779d ago
Bungie first got involved with MS because they thought they were in big financial trouble after they released a game in the far east with some very nasty bugs (HDD destroying).

They took MS's money at the time to ensure they survived and in order to grow and solidify which they've done.

However, Bungie's founders started life working on Apple platforms because that's what they preferred and Marathon was a big deal at the time for Mac gaming.

I find it difficult to believe this is going anywhere than an Apple platform. May be even iPhone which would be a good first step given that platform's retro gaming line up.

But this claim that MS as a minority stake holder can direct Bungie is wrong.

plb  +   1779d ago
^^up there MS are big shareholders for Bungie so I doubt it would go to PS3
AIDS_In_My_Soup  +   1779d ago
Lou Ferrigno  +   1779d ago
haha dumb comment but i LAWLS so hard cuz your name "AIDS in my soup" AHAHAHAHAAA! funny stuff man. got anymore jokes?
xaviertooth  +   1779d ago
halo running game confirmed. it will be in 3 dvd discs with the 4th one making-of special. don't hold your breath, it will be on PC as well and it will be gimped due to 360 limitaions.
The Simple Truth  +   1779d ago
oh dear...
another lame bungie shooter headed for xbox. What.A.Surprise.
Theoneneo81  +   1779d ago
you obviously havent played Marathon it was 100x better than Halo
Xi  +   1779d ago
They could be filing for a trademark or something
This doesn't neccessarily mean that they are creating a new marathon game. I could just be bungie filing for trademark to the game.

More interesting is bungie aerospace.
Another One  +   1779d ago
You saw about Aerospace on Bnet. That dude has some time on his hands. haha.

I wouldn't read too much into the trademark. It could be as simple as for things in there Bungie store. There new game after Reach has already been confirmed as brand new.
Disccordia  +   1779d ago
"I highly doubt it'll be multiplatform. Bungie's entire fanbase is on the 360."

People don't tend to buy games based on who made them, at least not the average gamer. You're right though, it seems Microsoft have a first refusal on any Bungie titles and if they're smart, they'll surely use that.
BlackIceJoe  +   1779d ago
I think it would be great to see a new Marathon. The old ones were great and I wonder what could be done with the series now. I could see a new Marathon being really great.
palaeomerus  +   1779d ago
I think a remake of the Marathon trilogy would be a pretty great idea especially if they used Cel shading engine to give it the same visual feeling of the older 2.5D engine sprite games. Borderlands looked pretty good that way.

If they used a cheap or free middleware engine and didn't worry about animation quality, cutscenes, or AI too much and just made it as a classic twitchy retro corridor shooter with some 'exploration areas' full of terminals I think it could work really well, require a smaller team and budget and possibly make a lot of money for them, especially if there was an iphone, iPad version along with a steam, XBLA, and PSN(PS3 and PSP downloadable) version. The main part of the game would already be designed.
RockmanII7  +   1779d ago
Hmmm wasn't expecting this. Hopefully they do what they did with ODST/Reach where Marathon will only have a small fraction of the Bungie team working on it for a year while a new IP has the majority of workers for a 3-4 year span.
ONYX737  +   1778d ago
I wouldn't mind if they brought out ABUSE for psp or as a download for ps3 or 360

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