Intellectual property (IP) is a legal concept which refers to creations of the mind for which exclusive rights are recognized. Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs. Common types of intellectual property rights include copyright, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights and in some jurisdictions trade secrets.
Basically each property that has a Unique Copyright is an I.P.
Because they keep saying IP all they mean is the new game will have it's own Copyright and Trademark. It does not mean it is a new franchise. Now I would love to see a new franchise from Blizzard since for the last 14 years they have only made games for 3 franchises.
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Silicon & Synapse games
Battle Chess (Windows and Commodore 64 ports)
Battle Chess II: Chinese Chess (Amiga port)
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I (Amiga port)
Castles (Amiga port)
MicroLeague Baseball (Amiga port)
Lexi-Cross (Macintosh port)
Dvorak on Typing (Macintosh port)
The Lost Vikings
Rock n' Roll Racing
Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye
The Lost Vikings was the only Game that Silicon & Synapse developed on it's own all the other games where ports and Licensed properties. (I.E. paid to make a game for someone else.)
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LOL - - - make the game "perfect" - - - WoW is still problematic
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Honestly, I would still rather the ads just be for some kind of "free to play" account. Let me pay my monthly fee and get a clean experience. If I have to pay $15-20/mo AND get inundated with real-world ads I'm gonna be a little pissed. 99.9% of ads don't work on getting me to buy anything, and usually will make me want to NOT buy it, actually.
A few articles about the likelyhood of Blizzard including in-game advertising.
Personally I don't think blizzard would throw in advertisements all willy nilly like apps such as pandora.
Probably someone already thought of it but maybe a real world theme. Add's signs will be on the roads something like that.
job listing these articles are referencing has potential.
This I'll buy as in game "ads". The one posted earlier wasn't even close.Work with major consumer brands to facilitate product placement and licensing within the world of Blizzard Entertainment's next-gen MMO that enhances the gameplay experience.
This is...fairly old (circa Sept '12) but I haven't seen much press on it.
One of Blizzard's senior artists posted some images on his personal blog which are fairly detached from the Wow/SC universe. His art has become very cyberpunk in style...could this be the art style of Blizzard's next mmo?
His personal blog
I suppose it is possible, sure. I don't think it particularly likely though. I would imagine that posting something like unreleased concept art would get him in quite a bit of trouble with Blizzard. Plus, even with the various releases Blizzard has put out, I do not recall any concept art ever being leaked early. So in my opinion the chances of this being a legitimate hint about Titan are close to zero.
All this complaining is simply further proof that Blizzard could send each and every player a real-life wish-granting flying unicorn carrying a solid gold plate of chocolate chip cookies wrapped in hundred dollar bills, and someone would whine that Blizzard sucks for not letting them choose oatmeal raisin.
This is Nick Carpenter (whose Cairne digi sculpt is amazing btw) but I'd say no, any similarity here with Titan would be superficial, you may be able to pick up on his style in the same way you can pick up on Warcraft's style in Samwise's non Warcraft art, but they would be very very very careful about leaking a single thing Titan in any way even on their private blogs. It's very nice though and shows how great Titan's art team lead is at,... arts.
If you like my draw-rings. http://yig.deviantart.com/
If you can't find them for some reason beyond that page. http://yig.deviantart.com/gallery/
WOW screenshot and concept art gallery http://smg.photobucket.com/user/evilknick/library/WoW