Ringo Starr TMs 'Ringo' video game

Beatles drummer files mark for computer game software, as well as toys; intention is unknown.

The last time the world of video games bumped into Richard Starkey, AKA Ringo Starr, was at the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles where the former Beatle took to the stage to promote the then-forthcoming Beatles: Rock Band. Now, the rock icon appears to be again traveling to the game world with a solo project.

Drummer Ringo in The Beatles: Rock Band.

On January 23, 2011, Starr filed a trademark for "Ringo" under the goods and services description of "computer game software" and "downloadable computer games via the Internet and wireless devices." The mark was also filed under a description for "toys, namely toy vehicles, plush toys…etc."

It is unknown what Starr seeks to do with his video game-related "Ringo" trademark, and GameSpot's calls to Starr's Los Angeles attorney were not responded to as of press time.

For more on Starr's latest appearance in a game, check out GameSpot's review of The Beatles: Rock Band.

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36 comments
JSusie
JSusie

I always thought Ringo looked like an alien.

megakick
megakick

aww what would the game be like a guitar hero clone?

Dan21278
Dan21278

Ringo Starr toys? A game I understand but toys?

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@LpcWarrior Well now I never said they were "best", that's a whole different thing altogether. I stated John and Paul were considered the voice... specifically by way of penning the majority of the Beatles well-known hits. Which could only considered "best" by that definition. Ringo... was given a bone now and then. I think they let him sing just to shut him up, ironically.

Aravesque
Aravesque

This is Horrible, I doubt this will make enough money to cover the cost if making this horrid thing.

Ardiendo_1
Ardiendo_1

John Lennon was once asked 'Is Ringo Starr the best drummer in the world?' His response was: 'He's not even the best drummer in The Beatles!' Just sayin'...

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

@onthe_dl He is THE voice of Thomas the Tank Engine

LpcWarrior
LpcWarrior

@PixelAddict Yes they are considered the "stars" of the band, but to say John and Paul are any better then the rest of the band ESPECIALLY George Harrison is harsh.

LpcWarrior
LpcWarrior

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onthe_dl
onthe_dl

ringo had a very successful solo career after the band split up. He has proven that he is more than just a Beatle... they all did.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@LpcWarrior That was a bit harsh, no? You will admit that John and Paul are generally accepted as the voice of the band, and wrote a majority.... right?

LpcWarrior
LpcWarrior

@eagles_band Wrong. George Harrison many songs for the Beatles. "While my guitar gently weeps" is one of the beatles best songs just to name 1.

Land-0-Funk
Land-0-Funk

Awwww..Beatles fans can't take a joke...I'm so sowwy.

eagles_band
eagles_band

Ringo is terrible, he contributed nothing to the band. John and Paul wrote all the hits, and Ringo sat in the back and banged drums when they told him to.

-KU-
-KU-

For all of you insulting ringo as a lucky or bad drummer. Note that he was already famous before the beattes took him over best in 62'. Even if he didnt make it with the beatles he would have still been the in a famous band. Ringo has drumming skills that most drummers admit they can't replicate and he was the publicity/ social image of the band. The beatles would not be the same without him. Don't beleive look at how "happy" they were in the Pete Best days.

el_wraith
el_wraith

duh...the new movie Ringo with johnny depp is comming out soon. His people probably told him to TM so the movie studio would have to pay him to use the name for toys and game tie ins

BornGamer
BornGamer

Considering the huge contributions to music made by the other three Beatles, it's pretty strange that Ringo has the biggest ego.

LpcWarrior
LpcWarrior

@Land-0-Funk I know you were trying to joke, but that is in extreamly poor taste...damn.

jimbo102671
jimbo102671

GS article above: "It is unknown what Starr seeks to do with his video game-related "Ringo" trademark..." Does the word "money" mean anything?

Goyoshi12
Goyoshi12

I guess this is his way of saying goodbye to the past and wants us to say hello to the game future. I really think this also could be a cry for help, I mean he is a good drummer! He needs more gigs. :P

Land-0-Funk
Land-0-Funk

Can we trade Paul & Ringo for George & John. They would never have signed off on all this crap..still bought B:RB though :P

oneligas
oneligas

no no no it's a Beatles RTS

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

The real surprise? It will be a FPS!!!

Orangetastical
Orangetastical

...and this is why Paul McCartney is the only Beatle still considered alive.

mrjscott80
mrjscott80

Barilli71, please be fair. He's not a lucky drummer, he's the LUCKIEST f'n drummer so far, and is in the running for luckiest guy ever.

otanikun
otanikun

One last hurrah eh Ringo?

barilli71
barilli71

Ringo isn't even a GOOD drummer - he's a LUCKY drummer !!!

Mik9445
Mik9445

Oh dear, Ringo needs a few quid i see.

ascoteton77
ascoteton77

I have a feeling any games from Ringo would be younger kid oriented type games...

KingBobCat
KingBobCat

Yeah, I have no idea why they stopped ... Would love to see more Beatles in the Pro Guitar and Pro Keyboard mode in Rock Band 3 though....

Brettsky128
Brettsky128

WIshed they had more DLC for Beatles Rockband...

rattleheadxyz
rattleheadxyz

@Admiral_T: Hahaha, first laugh of my day, thanks!

Freakazoidian
Freakazoidian

I'll buy it if it involves polishing his nose.