Notch Comes Up With New Plan To Settle Trademark Dispute: Quake 3 Battle
from the ah,-if-only-all-legal-disputes-were-handled-this-way dept
We noted recently the ridiculous trademark lawsuit filed by game company Bethesda against Markus Persson’s company Mojang. Of course, Persson is better known as Notch, and Mojang is better known for creating Minecraft. Mojang is working on a new game called Scrolls and Bethesda is suing because it holds the trademark on Elder Scrolls, for its series of games. As we noted in the original post, the really amazing thing about Notch was how reasonable he had been throughout the whole thing, even talking up how much he liked Bethesda, and hoping this was just some lawyers over reacting.
Well, now he’s decided to offer an “alternative settlement” technique. Rather than, say, trying arbitration or mediation, Notch is offering to settle this over a Quake 3 match. Seriously:
Remember that scene in Game of Thrones where Tyrion chose a trial by battle in the Eyrie? Well, let?s do that instead!
I challenge Bethesda to a game of Quake 3. Three of our best warriors against three of your best warriors. We select one level, you select the other, we randomize the order. 20 minute matches, highest total frag count per team across both levels wins.
If we win, you drop the lawsuit.
If you win, we will change the name of Scrolls to something you?re fine with.
Now wouldn’t that be fun?