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EDGE is BACK! (The Good Edge)

Time for a post of joy and only joy from Chaos Edge today. Mobigame’s award winning title, the little game that brought this whole case of wild shenanigans to light, is back on the iTunes store for all to purchase.

I’m sure everyone is aware of the story now, but here’s a quick look back to the very start of this wild (and not yet finished) journey.

Back in May, an innocent post was made on the game news site Finger Gaming letting people know that EDGE had been pulled from the iTunes app store without reason.

Mobigame’s International Mobile Gaming Award-winning Edge is no longer available for purchase from the iTunes App Store in the U.S. and the UK. The reasons behind the removal are unknown at this time, though Mobigame promises that any future updates will be made available at its Twitter.

This news came as a bit of a surprise to me last night when I was recommending iPhone games to a friend, only to find out that Edge wasn’t showing up in an App Store search. Further searching revealed that web links to both the Lite and full versions turned up an error message explaining that “The item you’ve requested is not currently available in the US store.”

It’s certainly unusual for such a high-profile (and excellent!) title to suddenly go missing from the App Store for no readily apparent reason and with no explanation. Reports indicate that the title is still available for download in France, though other regions are out of luck for the time being. Here’s hoping that whatever resulted in Edge’s regional removal is resolved soon.

Little did the author know about the actual events behind the removal of the game.

Eventually Mobigame let people know the reason behind the titles disappearance from the iTunes store, and the events of the past few months began on their twisting and turning path of confusion, revelation, shock, awe, LOLs and cringes.

Today though is all about EDGE, the good EDGE, the award winning EDGE, the EDGE you can actually buy, play, enjoy and have full confidence that it was made by Mobigame, released by Mobigame and made with the sole intention of entertaining.

We’d like to finish this post with a short congratulations to Mobigame for holding strong for the past few months. It would have been easy to have just backed down and accepted what Tim Langdell demanded as so many others have, but the stand you made started the ripple that turned into a tsunami of support and agreement.

We hope that any other developers out there will take inspiration from Mobigame’s action and know that there’s support waiting for them in the form of fellow developers and gamers the world over.

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  1. October 7, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Motherfucking high fives!

    Is this the epilogue bit at the end of Hollywood films where everyone is sitting around at a BBQ, hugging and laughing, the brutal torment they endured a distant memory?

  2. plvhx
    October 7, 2009 at 10:19 am

    congrats to Mobigame! ‘the good’ edge still sounds, looks, and plays as wonderfully as ever. =)

  3. SirNiko
    October 7, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Act now, and play a game so good that for a period of time it was made illegal.

  4. Atomicow
    October 7, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    While it’s great to see Edge back up for sale, I can’t help but sense that Mobigame gave in at least a little.

    The game is no longer listed as “Edge”, but instead is listed as “Edge by Mobigame”. The Lite version is titled “Edge by Mobigame lite”.

    So either they decided to distance themselves from Edge Games by listing their own name right in the title, or they were forced to in order to be able to use that name.

    • roskelld
      October 7, 2009 at 5:21 pm

      Mobigame aren’t giving up the fight, but yes the game was released under the “Edge by Mobigame” banner, which I think was due to Apple not wanting to take any chances on it being called Edge after the previous episodes with Langdell. They seem to accept the new title, although the game is still called “Edge”, it’s link is now “Edge by Mobigame”, people can still search for it using just “Edge” which is the important part.

    • Dude,YourLyingLangDELL
      October 8, 2009 at 1:19 am

      They could be doing so to prevent Langdell from taking any credit for the game.

  5. ChrisW77
    October 7, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    These guys deserve every iphone-owner’s support now that it’s back on the app store, especially since they may have lost a fair bit of money since it was pulled.
    Although, I’m guessing that they have also gained a fair bit of free advertising.

    Good luck, chaps. 🙂

  6. October 8, 2009 at 10:46 am

    As the game’s latest update says with not a small hint of irony: “Bug fixed.”

    Long live Mobigame, and long live (the real) EDGE!

    And, finally, In response to Strawp’s comment, here’s a little video:

  7. rumpledimp
    October 8, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    We hope that any other developers out there will take inspiration from Mobigame’s action and know that there’s support waiting for them in the form of fellow developers and gamers the world over.

    Hear hear!

  8. Mr Flibble
    October 9, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    The name change enables them to get the game into the store and doesn’t give Langdell any real hope of getting it yanked again – there’s no other reason for it. However, this shouldn’t be seen as the end of the story, nor some kind of victory march. That will only come if EA squishes Langdell’s marks next year (assuming Langdell even shows up in court – not something he appears to do terribly often), at which point I’ll bet the next Edge for Mobigame update will lose the ‘for Mobigame’ bit.

  9. ChrisW77
    October 9, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    More great news, his lawyers have fled, so hopefully no more Langdell.

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/mobigame-langdells-lawyers-have-fled

    You may need to go into hiding now Tim, lol.

    • Dude,YourLyingLangDELL
      October 11, 2009 at 1:00 am

      ChrisW77, your a star. Always makes my day to see leeches like Langdell get their just desserts! lol

      The Rats are leaving the sinking ship! 😀

  10. Day
    October 10, 2009 at 11:40 am

    I will like to congratulate Mobigames with this victory, Tim Langdell is a slimy bastard, and it’s warming to see some justice.

  11. Johann Ly
    October 11, 2009 at 5:24 am

    I’m still preparing to be amazed by the action-packed odyssey of a space marine and crying indian in a world of mirrors where up is down, north is south, and nothing is as it seems…

  12. Bloby
    October 13, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Will Mobigames still be updating (new content) this wonderful game?
    UP YOURS YOU TRADEMARK TROLL SON OF A BITCH SLIMY BASTARD Tim Langdell!

  13. October 20, 2009 at 7:12 am

    ….and I just beat it and am going back for seconds and thirds.

    This is pure awesomeness. Thanks so much for your efforts!

    *bows*

  14. Cataclysmic
    October 20, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Awesome news, well done 🙂

  15. The EDGY(intended Irony)
    October 23, 2009 at 2:12 am

    Anyone notice that the site changed it’s “Mirrors a gameby EDGE” sign to just “Mirrors” now?

    • The EDGY(intended Irony)
      October 23, 2009 at 2:17 am

      EDIT: it seems that the in-store box art also changed. it looks like a more symmetrical version of the Crying Indian face.

  16. Mr Flibble
    October 24, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Looks like I was right on the 9th when I said “however, this shouldn’t be seen as the end of the story, nor some kind of victory march.” According to an RLLMUK thread, Langdell’s after Edge again: http://www.rllmukforum.com/index.php?showtopic=207944&view=findpost&p=6519313

  17. LazyWaffle
    October 26, 2009 at 11:57 am
  18. melissac
    October 28, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Langdell’s response to EA’s trademark cancellation:

    http://ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/ttabvue-92051465-CAN-5.pdf

    He didn’t use a lawyer – he filed pro se. According to wikipedia:

    “Generally, an owner can represent a solely owned business or partnership, but only a licensed attorney can represent a corporation.”

    I wonder if this is his subtle way of admitting that Edge Inc is a solely owned business?

    • The EDGY(intended Irony)
      October 30, 2009 at 2:23 pm

      lol yeah. But I’m guessing it’s more likely that Langdell is totally broke at this point and cant afford a lawyer anymore, or no lawyer (like developers) would work for him either.

  19. Johann Ly
    October 30, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Now that “RACERS” has been out for three weeks, let’s check the critical reception:

    IGN PC reviews of “RACERS”: 0
    GameSpot PC reviews of “RACERS”: 0
    GameRankings entries for “RACERS”: 0
    GameFAQS entries for “RACERS”: 0
    MobyGames entries for “RACERS”: 0

    • blobby
      November 2, 2009 at 10:39 pm

      According to timmys website – it came out on 9/9/9.. so a bit more than 3 weeks..

      • Johann Ly
        November 5, 2009 at 11:47 pm

        Whoops, the math coprocessor in my brain is busted… “RACERS” has been out for almost two months! Two months of non-stop space racing thrills!

  20. Nino
    November 4, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Langdell is trying to hire some people so he can make it look like his company is still active and is heavily posting job ads. Spread the word !

    http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=9081.new#new

  21. Nino
    November 4, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Langdell is trying to hire some people so he can make it look like his company is still active and is heavily posting job ads. Spread the word !

    http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=9081.0

  22. vonMarion
    November 6, 2009 at 2:41 am

    “Game company seeks completed iPhone games and iPhone programmers (Pasadena)”

    Oh my god, he’s not even going to bother MAKING the games but looking to just BUY other peoples’ work instead! This stuff never ceases to amaze me.

    (p.s. he probably won’t even pay them in the end anyway)

  23. Bennett
    November 6, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Now it seems he’s after Killer Edge Racing. Probably he’s arguing that it conflicts with his nonexistent ‘Racers’ game, even though Killer Edge Racing has been around for five years.

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/langdell-finds-new-trademark-target

  24. ChrisW77
    November 6, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Just like Swine Flu, Langdell is back and just won’t go away.

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/langdell-finds-new-trademark-target

    Seriously, this arsewipe should now be in jail, this is nothing more than extortion.
    He must just sit there all day & night googling “Edge”, until he finds a victim he can target.
    I would love to be the head of a huge company like EA, and actually bring out a cheap/free game called “Edging Towards the Edge of Planet Edge” – A game by L. Ang Dell.

    • The EDGY(intended Irony)
      November 7, 2009 at 9:06 pm

      Dont insult the Swine Flu XD

  25. Caiman
    November 28, 2009 at 11:09 am

    I went to the AppStore to buy Edge by Mobigame, and it’s been pulled again.

    Langdeeellllllllllllllll…!!!!!

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