'Avatar Motocross Madness' trademark filed

Microsoft has filed a trademark application for "Avatar Motocross Madness," but no formal announcement has been made.

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In case you haven't noticed, everything old is new again. The Motocross Madness franchise, last seen in 2000 with Motocross Madness 2, may be making a comeback. This time, though, it sounds like your Xbox Avatar will be the one popping wheelies.

Fusible reports that Microsoft filed a trademark application for "Avatar Motocross Madness" with the US Patent and Trademark Office (85590644) on April 5. The trademark covers game software and an associated Web site. It lacks further details, but the title alone seems to spell out the concept pretty explicitly.

As always, it's important to keep in mind that trademarks don't necessarily mean a product will come to market. It does, however, mean Microsoft is considering it, so don't be surprised if bike-riding caricatures show up at E3 this year.

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    April 10, 2012 4:00 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, 'Avatar Motocross Madness' trademark filed.

    Microsoft has filed a trademark application for "Avatar Motocross Madness," but no formal announcement has been made.

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      April 10, 2012 4:19 PM

      I wonder if any ex Rainbow Studios guys are involved? Didn't THQ shut them down last year?

      They've been making those same types of games for years over there (mx vs atv) but they haven't really caught on as much as the original two Motocross Madness PC games. At least from my perspective. I could be totally wrong!

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        April 10, 2012 6:17 PM

        MX vs ATV was a hit series when it was on PS2. As the years went on, they started selling less and less. Now they don't make them at all because of poor sales.

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      April 10, 2012 5:43 PM

      I loved Motocross Madness 2. That was one of my first tastes of an open world game. I remember playing it at LAN parties buzzing around looking for cool jumps on the wide open terrain.

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        April 10, 2012 6:12 PM

        I liked driving to the boundaries, then getting punted back into the middle of the map by some invisible godlike force.

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          April 10, 2012 6:24 PM

          yeah the flick of god. It was the best part

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            April 11, 2012 3:11 AM

            Love it, we used to sneak up to it together to see who could get the furthest, half the fun was getting flicked off, the other half was watching someone fail to get up the steep wall

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        April 10, 2012 8:35 PM

        Yea our group of friends lanned it up with mm1 and 2 great games.

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        April 11, 2012 2:23 AM

        MM2 was so much fun, so simple yet.. wheeeeeeeeeeee!!

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        April 11, 2012 4:27 AM

        I spent fucking hours on MM2 finding the most awesome jumps and ways to get off the edge of the map

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      April 10, 2012 8:23 PM

      Motocross and Midtown Madness were awesome games. I wish they'd make these for PC.

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      April 11, 2012 4:02 AM

      Just make us Doritos Crash Course 2, damn it.