401061_4It seems the legal battle for Mobigame remains ongoing. Their popular EDGE game was once again pulled from the App Store last week after another complaint filed by Tim Langdell.

David Papazian of Mobigame told us that the release of EDGY was an effort to keep the game on sale in the U.S. and U.K. Papazian writes, "To release the game on the U.S and U.K Store we had no other choice than changing the name. But we did not recognize any right to Tim Langdell on the trademark EDGE and we will continue to fight for the right to use this name. The game is still named EDGE in all other countries."

He also notes that if you already own EDGE there is no need to download EDGY except to support the company. The one difference is that EDGY does contain a "turbo" mode (where the cube runs 10x faster) if you beat the 46 levels. Papazian concludes, "We hope that the fans of EDGE will understand".

App Store Link: EDGY, $4.99

  • Dugnsand

    Langdell needs the app community to "turbo" him off the edge. What claim can he possibly have now? I hope he's banned from releasing anything with the word Edge in it. Mobigames is lauded by this gamer for putting up the good fight against this slimy character.

    • MartiNZ

      Perhaps he has 'turbo' patented as well?

  • Dugnsand

    Langdell needs the app community to "turbo" him off the edge. What claim can he possibly have now? I hope he's banned from releasing anything with the word Edge in it. Mobigames is lauded by this gamer for putting up the good fight against this slimy character.

    • MartiNZ

      Perhaps he has 'turbo' patented as well?

  • http://musicgamespickles.blogspot.com/ Robert M.

    What a joke! How can you trademark the word Edge? Someone needs to slap that guy.

  • http://musicgamespickles.blogspot.com/ Robert M.

    What a joke! How can you trademark the word Edge? Someone needs to slap that guy.

  • MrMuesli

    I would have gone with EGDE rather than EDGY, like FCUK the brand clothing name...

  • MrMuesli

    I would have gone with EGDE rather than EDGY, like FCUK the brand clothing name...

  • Denominate

    Tim Langdell is an unbelievably large asshole.

    • tsharpfilm

      Or maybe he has an unbelievably large asshole, and that's why he's so bitter.

  • Denominate

    Tim Langdell is an unbelievably large asshole.

    • tsharpfilm

      Or maybe he has an unbelievably large asshole, and that's why he's so bitter.

  • Kinl

    I wonder if he has a trademark on his own name?

    Tim Langdell in "Ass Attorney"

    REJECTED!!!!

  • Kinl

    I wonder if he has a trademark on his own name?

    Tim Langdell in "Ass Attorney"

    REJECTED!!!!

  • RamuChano

    Someone needs to push Landgell over the edge, of a cliff. The guy is one of the biggest jerks around.

  • RamuChano

    Someone needs to push Landgell over the edge, of a cliff. The guy is one of the biggest jerks around.

  • MidianGTX

    Relax guys, according to Langdell's last press release we've all forgiven him for acting like a total dick and suddenly we feel his actions were justified all along.

  • MidianGTX

    Relax guys, according to Langdell's last press release we've all forgiven him for acting like a total dick and suddenly we feel his actions were justified all along.

  • Adams Immersive

    Glad I got it while I could :) It’s fun, once I realize, that you swipe-and-hold to control, rather than simply swiping as I first expected.

  • Adams Immersive

    Glad I got it while I could :) It’s fun, once I realize, that you swipe-and-hold to control, rather than simply swiping as I first expected.

  • kita

    Mobigames only has 2 games on the app store and I'm starting to become a huge fan already. Their games are simple, fun, and most importantly "feels" like they are made for the iphone with the special polish and controls many games seem to lack!

  • kita

    Mobigames only has 2 games on the app store and I'm starting to become a huge fan already. Their games are simple, fun, and most importantly "feels" like they are made for the iphone with the special polish and controls many games seem to lack!

  • br1an

    I would think that, if anyone, U2's: Dave Evans has earned the rights to the word: "edge".

    Oh, and I realize this is stating the obvious, but Tim Langdell is a pathetic, talentless, ambulance-chasing, bully.

  • br1an

    I would think that, if anyone, U2's: Dave Evans has earned the rights to the word: "edge".

    Oh, and I realize this is stating the obvious, but Tim Langdell is a pathetic, talentless, ambulance-chasing, bully.

  • MetaGonzo

    It's astonishing how one individual can achieve the cockitude that Langdell has managed. Someone needs to tag him with a GPS sniper dart (like naturalists do with endangered species like the polar bear) so that when he wanders past and our recievers start beeping we can KICK THE CRAP OUT OF HIM.

  • MetaGonzo

    It's astonishing how one individual can achieve the cockitude that Langdell has managed. Someone needs to tag him with a GPS sniper dart (like naturalists do with endangered species like the polar bear) so that when he wanders past and our recievers start beeping we can KICK THE CRAP OUT OF HIM.

  • mrkgoo

    Except of course on the NZ Appstore, neither EDGE nor EDGY are available. During the initial removal, EDGE remained, as it was a UK/US trademark issue. This second time EDGE disappeared, but EDGY has not appeared.

  • mrkgoo

    Except of course on the NZ Appstore, neither EDGE nor EDGY are available. During the initial removal, EDGE remained, as it was a UK/US trademark issue. This second time EDGE disappeared, but EDGY has not appeared.

  • ChezDoodles

    you might already have considered this, but what about using a "3" instead of "E"?

    Like in "EDG3"...?
    With your stylized blocky style it might look good...

  • ChezDoodles

    you might already have considered this, but what about using a "3" instead of "E"?

    Like in "EDG3"...?
    With your stylized blocky style it might look good...

  • http://Www.moistproduction.com Moist

    This game is awesome no matter what name it has. They should just rename it and let the douche have "Edge". That way I will know what game to keep an eye out for and not buy.

  • http://Www.moistproduction.com Moist

    This game is awesome no matter what name it has. They should just rename it and let the douche have "Edge". That way I will know what game to keep an eye out for and not buy.

  • Scott

    Why does Apple keep removing Edge just because some guy named "Tim Langdell" complains and tells them too? Shouldn't Apple wait to have a court order or something more concrete? Right now it seems like Tim Langdell says to Apple "jump", and Apple says "how high"

    The whole on again, off again mentality appears to be just a way for Tim Langdell to "get back" or have a "tamper-tantrum" at Mobigames for publishing a game with the word "edge" in it, which he doesn't own to begin with.

    In the mean time Mobigames is paying for it with no game sales. Apple shouldn't be so quick to pull apps. Now if Tim Langdell has a court order to show Apple, that's a little different. (even though, you and I know this whole thing is junk.) I'm just trying to give Mobigames a fighting chance.

    With Apple's current mentality, and if I was a jerk, and was trying to screw over my competition... I would just complain to Apple about some made up legal jargon just to get them to pull the app.

    My point is, Apple shouldn't be so quick to pull the plug. They need to show some balls, and not do anything until Tim Langdell has some hard evidence in court, and it's ordered by a judge. Until then, keep selling the app.

  • Scott

    Why does Apple keep removing Edge just because some guy named "Tim Langdell" complains and tells them too? Shouldn't Apple wait to have a court order or something more concrete? Right now it seems like Tim Langdell says to Apple "jump", and Apple says "how high"

    The whole on again, off again mentality appears to be just a way for Tim Langdell to "get back" or have a "tamper-tantrum" at Mobigames for publishing a game with the word "edge" in it, which he doesn't own to begin with.

    In the mean time Mobigames is paying for it with no game sales. Apple shouldn't be so quick to pull apps. Now if Tim Langdell has a court order to show Apple, that's a little different. (even though, you and I know this whole thing is junk.) I'm just trying to give Mobigames a fighting chance.

    With Apple's current mentality, and if I was a jerk, and was trying to screw over my competition... I would just complain to Apple about some made up legal jargon just to get them to pull the app.

    My point is, Apple shouldn't be so quick to pull the plug. They need to show some balls, and not do anything until Tim Langdell has some hard evidence in court, and it's ordered by a judge. Until then, keep selling the app.

  • http://appstoreblog.com.br Nick Ellis

    It's a shame I can't download Edgy even though I paid US$ 5.99 for Edge a long time ago. I don't have the program installed anymore, and I need to download it again, but I can only that if I pay again.

    • abugida

      No EDGE or EDGY in Germany either, and I know I've been checking 2 or 3 times recently, after MobiGames' new title game out.

      @Nick Ellis:

      Your purchase is not gone. If you've ever synced your iPhone/iPod to your computer, your old copy of EDGE should still be in your iTunes collection. Just look it up.

  • http://appstoreblog.com.br Nick Ellis

    It's a shame I can't download Edgy even though I paid US$ 5.99 for Edge a long time ago. I don't have the program installed anymore, and I need to download it again, but I can only that if I pay again.

    • abugida

      No EDGE or EDGY in Germany either, and I know I've been checking 2 or 3 times recently, after MobiGames' new title game out.

      @Nick Ellis:

      Your purchase is not gone. If you've ever synced your iPhone/iPod to your computer, your old copy of EDGE should still be in your iTunes collection. Just look it up.

  • Chad

    Apple needs to stop screwing him over. Until Tim Langdell WINS the trademark fight Apple should not be pissing in David's cereal. Bad press for Apple. Shame on you Apple.

  • Chad

    Apple needs to stop screwing him over. Until Tim Langdell WINS the trademark fight Apple should not be pissing in David's cereal. Bad press for Apple. Shame on you Apple.

  • krayzkrok

    Neither EDGE nor EDGY available on Australian AppStore either. EDGE was available last week because I downloaded the lite version, but when I went back a few days later to buy it... gone. Hopefully it's just a matter of time.

  • krayzkrok

    Neither EDGE nor EDGY available on Australian AppStore either. EDGE was available last week because I downloaded the lite version, but when I went back a few days later to buy it... gone. Hopefully it's just a matter of time.

  • Adam

    Langdell, go get a Job, and make money like an honest human being.

  • Adam

    Langdell, go get a Job, and make money like an honest human being.

  • Dave

    A-hole or not. What an unbelievable waste of time and money fighting this. I have no idea what their legal fees are, but they would be better served putting them into developing new levels or a new game. Langdell obviously has an axe to grind.

    This fight has now devolved into a "who's d#$K is bigger" match on both sides. Get over it and move on.

  • Dave

    A-hole or not. What an unbelievable waste of time and money fighting this. I have no idea what their legal fees are, but they would be better served putting them into developing new levels or a new game. Langdell obviously has an axe to grind.

    This fight has now devolved into a "who's d#$K is bigger" match on both sides. Get over it and move on.

  • mansep

    Neither Edge nor Edgy are available in the UK app store. Last night Edge Lite was briefly available but has now been removed. What a mess

  • mansep

    Neither Edge nor Edgy are available in the UK app store. Last night Edge Lite was briefly available but has now been removed. What a mess

  • http://www.duke-design.com macduke

    What the hell! Now we can't even download EDGY. Is that trademarked too?

    This is getting to be ridiculous.

    Screw off Tim Langdell! Nobody likes you or your crappy game company.

  • http://www.duke-design.com macduke

    What the hell! Now we can't even download EDGY. Is that trademarked too?

    This is getting to be ridiculous.

    Screw off Tim Langdell! Nobody likes you or your crappy game company.

  • Siimon

    Jesus Christ... I didn|t even find out about this game recently, and was really bummed out when I read it was removed cause of the name. While at work browsing the Norwegian app store 2 days ago Edge was there, but since I was on 3G I couldn't buy it. When on app store at home on wireless and neither Edge or Edgy gives me any results in app store.. WTF -__-

  • Siimon

    Jesus Christ... I didn|t even find out about this game recently, and was really bummed out when I read it was removed cause of the name. While at work browsing the Norwegian app store 2 days ago Edge was there, but since I was on 3G I couldn't buy it. When on app store at home on wireless and neither Edge or Edgy gives me any results in app store.. WTF -__-

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    He also notes that if you already own EDGE there is no need to download EDGY except to support the company.

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