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Microsoft trademarks Avatar Motocross Madness

Xbox 360 getting Motocross Madness sequel with XBL Avatars?

Microsoft has filed a trademark for "Avatar Motocross Madness". Is there anything about the phase "Avatar Motocross Madness" that isn't self-explanatory, providing you're an Xbox Live user whose passion for the medium dates back to the late Nineties? No, I didn't think so.

Taken out on 5th April, the filing covers "game software" and "providing a website featuring information in the field of games and home entertainment; entertainment services, namely, providing online video games".

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Here's some backstory for the young 'uns. The original Motocross Madness titles were released on PC in 1998 and 2000. They're open world affairs in which you careen around ski resorts and deserts aboard bikes and hogs, pulling tricks and the like.

By the sounds of it, the unannounced new Motocross will let you bring your Xbox Live Avatar along for the ride. Cheers, Fusible.

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