This is why we can’t have nice things.
Just yesterday (01/29/2016), Ubisoft filed a lawsuit against Ghost Games stating that consumers would confuse the studio’s logo with their Ghost Recon logo. When in reality the only thing confusing customers is how they could make such a wild claim.
I was admittedly so baffled myself that I spent hour studying the logo above, trying to piece together what in the hell they were going on about. Now, looking at it you could say that it was maybe a balloon, a light bulb, or even a nasty little
sper…um…tadpole with an attitude. But however you look at it, it doesn’t look like this…
That looks like something you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley. That looks like something belonging on a pirate flag. That looks like something you wouldn’t want to piss off. It does not look even remotely similar to the Casper-like image above on any day of the week, in any lighting, with any level of magnification.
Perhaps I shouldn’t be so harsh. Maybe one of Ubisoft’s lawyers suffers from macular degeneration and can’t see clearly, or it was a just a quiet day at their legal division and they needed something to do. But more than likely they’re just taking a financial swipe at their competitor.
Gamers would be so much better off if these jackasses would focus on making better games and avoid unnecessary legal battles. Ubisoft’s CEO, Yves Guillemot, has gone on record stating how expensive it is to make games, and yet they’ll dump valuable resources into something like this? Sounds like they didn’t think this one through.