No One Lives Forever games trademarks filed

Night Dive Studios, a publisher of classic PC games, has filed trademarks for games in the No One Lives Forever series.

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The classic No One Lives Forever has gone through some odd hand-changing over the years, to the point that as of this time last year we weren't sure who even held the rights to publish them. The mystery got a new wrinkle, as PC publisher Night Dive Studios has filed trademarks and may plan to republish them.

Siliconera reports that the company filed trademarks for No One Lives Forever, The Operative, Contract J.A.C.K., and A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way. All of those are connected to the NOLF franchise, and the fact that Night Life registered them would seem to indicate that it now holds the rights. The publisher makes its bones by reissuing classic PC games like System Shock 2, so it would only make sense that it will bring back this series as well.

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    May 1, 2014 4:15 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, No One Lives Forever games trademarks filed.

    Night Dive Studios, a publisher of classic PC games, has filed trademarks for games in the No One Lives Forever series.

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      May 1, 2014 4:19 PM

      *GaSp* :O

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      May 1, 2014 4:26 PM

      Finally!

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      May 1, 2014 4:27 PM

      Suhweeeeeet!

      Actually my wife's goto icon for social media is Cate Archer. It is also one of the very, very few shooters she has ever played.

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      May 1, 2014 4:30 PM

      Dare I dream?

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        May 1, 2014 4:31 PM

        You have my permission to dream.

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      May 1, 2014 4:34 PM

      Oh god, for a second there I felt the tiniest glimmer of hope that we might actually get a new NOLF game. But it looks like all this means is a probable digital re-release of the existing games on GOG and/or Steam.

      That's fine, I'll take that. It's about time.

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        May 1, 2014 6:27 PM

        yup. i'll take that. i never got to finish NOLF2.

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      May 1, 2014 5:18 PM

      Cool. I just found a copy of NOLF for the PS2 at a thrift shop for a dollar.

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        May 1, 2014 6:02 PM

        man I really wanted to like the ps2 version, but the controller and if I remember correctly you were stuck with some crappy weapon load-outs unlike the pc version.

        still for a buck is worth giving a try.

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      May 1, 2014 6:17 PM

      http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0364964/?ref_=tt_cl_t1 <----- no.other.alternative

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        May 1, 2014 6:25 PM

        Yeah, Harris' fake accent was notably better than Taylor's fake accent.

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          May 1, 2014 6:26 PM

          I saw no value in changing it and it really upset me. I honestly couldn't play more than a few hours of 2 because of it.
          Even if it's fake Harris's is fucking DREAMY. She's so Cate Archer and damnit if I didn't play that game for many many hours.

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            May 1, 2014 11:03 PM

            2 is sooooo much better than 1

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              May 1, 2014 11:22 PM

              It's unplayable because no Cate Archer!

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                May 2, 2014 6:13 AM

                Not following your logic. Contract J.A.C.K was the only game where you played as anyone other than Cate. She was the protagonist in both NOLF and NOLF 2.

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                  May 2, 2014 6:33 AM

                  I'm being an obtuse prick.
                  The only TRUE Cate Archer is in NOLF1 - NOLF2 is not Cate Archer.
                  It's a dead giveaway when you realise her voice SUCKS in the sequel >:(

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              May 2, 2014 7:23 AM

              2 had forced, retarded humour. I didn't even smile once. Also the gameplay was not as refined as the first one's. Level design was also dumbed down.

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                May 2, 2014 7:24 AM

                Seriously, how many fucking cabbage jokes can you put in your game?

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                May 2, 2014 7:26 AM

                Thanks, I didn't want to actually go into specifics because I'm such a cunt about her voice - but yes the game was also inferior - I only played about 3 or 4 hours, not 5 minutes.
                The first NOLF (besides a few dated stealth sections) is a fucking masterpiece, it's James Bond entirely in a game - but with a cool female protagonist instead. Goddamn that game!

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                  May 2, 2014 8:14 AM

                  -the stealth sections of 1 sucked ballz
                  -the rpg elements of 2 made the game much more flexible
                  -1 was too long - yes, it was. at least 2-4 hours too long.
                  -the story of 1 went off the rails at the end with betrayals that meant nothing.
                  -YOU FIGHT A BOSS IN A TORNADO in 2

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                    May 2, 2014 8:25 AM

                    The stealth stuff was definitely flawed in the first game.

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                    May 2, 2014 8:29 AM

                    It was from an era when long games were cool and considering they were "doing the bond franchise" - like 17 movies back then and they really covered a lot of aspects from them.
                    Stealth blows so much :(

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                      May 2, 2014 8:31 AM

                      note that i'm not saying 1 was bad - it's one of the greatest games ever and i love it. i just think 2 is better in almost every way.

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                May 2, 2014 8:12 AM

                I will concede that humor in 2 was often forced, but you must admit that the Mime King reveal was hilarious.

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                  May 2, 2014 9:17 AM

                  You got to fight mimes while riding a giant Scotsman riding a unicycle. What more could you possibly want from a game?

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        May 2, 2014 10:52 AM

        ...really? I just watched a level each for NOLF vs. NOLF 2, and I think Taylor's is better.

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          May 2, 2014 4:12 PM

          Try playing the original for it's full twenty hours, then have them switch. It would be like changing max Payne voice, it's integral to the role after a while

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      May 1, 2014 6:22 PM

      Most excellent. I look forward to Cate Archer finally coming to digital distribution.

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      May 1, 2014 6:36 PM

      I can get behind that.

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      May 1, 2014 6:39 PM

      Fantastic news! They did a great job with System Shock 2.

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      May 1, 2014 6:46 PM

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      May 1, 2014 7:56 PM

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      May 1, 2014 10:40 PM

      this is turning out to be a pretty great birthday

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      May 1, 2014 10:59 PM

      Wanna make HD remakes? Start right here!

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        May 2, 2014 1:41 PM

        I would love a fresh coat of paint, especially for the first one. They may only be two years apart but the graphics are SO much better in NOLF 2.

        Not getting my hopes up though. I'm expecting we'll get a straight re-release with the only modification being to make them run nice on modern operating systems.

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      May 1, 2014 11:10 PM

      I'd totally pick these up if they re-release them on GOG or something. But if they are planning a new game, seeing how old games are being reimagined or rebooted, I am rather cautious.

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      May 2, 2014 12:20 AM

      Are they called Night Dive or Night Life now?

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      May 2, 2014 6:17 AM

      Oh shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      May 2, 2014 6:42 AM

      That's great news. It would be instabuy for me. Loved that series.

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      May 2, 2014 6:50 AM

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      May 2, 2014 7:15 AM

      I am not e!

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      May 2, 2014 7:37 AM

      YEEES!

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      May 2, 2014 7:56 AM

      love these games! beat the first one i think, don't think i beat the second though

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      May 2, 2014 8:56 AM

      The first was the best - massive game, hilarious, fun, yes. Can't wait!

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      May 2, 2014 9:28 AM

      I still have 1&2 on CD.

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