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Comic 95: Finishing Move

So recently, Bandai Namco has been trying to trademark the term "Finishing Move" (or actually, the Japanese term "必殺技/Hissatsuwaza", which covers a lot more than just fighting games - very commonly used in anime, for example) Now, it hasn't actually been approved yet, but if it went though, they might be the only one who can use the a generic term like this... which is pretty ridiculous.

Also, a good excuse to introduce Bandai, and their merge with Namco, Bandai Namco. Why they don't stay in this form all the time? Well... Fantheory time? xD
(So this took way too long while still being kinda rushed towards the end, and I still have some touchups and adding shading to go... but I just wanted this up already. School has been taking away a lot of my time, so just be prepared for possible schedule slips the next month)

Comments:

MadJak91
by MadJak91 at 16th Apr 2016, 12:45 PM

Is this the new trend?
Let's see: let's play, finishing move... Hm. Maybe I am missing something but still.

They will have to call it something else. MK always used "fatality" and it stuck pretty well :D

by Zanreo at 16th Apr 2016, 9:25 PM

Trademarking common terms and words? Apparently, yes...

Zanreo
Shannon
by Shannon at 16th Apr 2016, 2:37 PM

I hope that doesn't go through... that's almost as ridiculous as King trying to trademark the word "candy" because of Candy Crush!
...No, seriously. That's real.

by Zanreo at 16th Apr 2016, 9:25 PM

Yep, I know, I remember that... and me, too. Hopefully this won't pass...

Zanreo
ProfEtheric
by ProfEtheric at 16th Apr 2016, 5:53 PM

Why do these game companies pull this crap? The potential gain is NEVER worth the negative press these RIDICULOUS moves bring them...

by Zanreo at 16th Apr 2016, 9:39 PM

Indeed... This might only backfire on them in the end

Zanreo
melaredblu
by melaredblu at 16th Apr 2016, 7:11 PM

Oh brother...

by Zanreo at 16th Apr 2016, 9:41 PM

Yeah, this isn't good...

Zanreo
Aryasdragon
by Aryasdragon at 28th Apr 2016, 10:28 PM

Just wait in 10 years or so the term 'gaming' will be copyrighted....
GIMME MONEY SO I CAN AND LET ANYONE USE IT QUICK
Jokes aside. I'm new here nice comic!

by Zanreo at 28th Apr 2016, 10:41 PM

Not before I copyright the word "play"!
And thanks :D welcome to Comicfury btw!

Zanreo
Cubase
by Cubase at 4th May 2016, 3:24 AM

For someone who doesn't want to talk about a certain Blue Bomber, Capcom's gloves look awfully like a Mega Buster.

by Zanreo at 5th May 2016, 2:07 AM

True, that was the point of the design

Zanreo
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