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Langdell kicked out of IGDA

Plus Edge Games boss' Associate Professor page on university website disappears

The International Game Developers Association has removed disgraced Edge Games boss Tim Langdell from its membership roster.

In a brief note, IGDA chair Brian Robbins explained that "any member may be removed from membership if the member has demonstrated a lack of integrity or unethical behaviour, as determined by the Board of Directors."

Langdell's long run of litigation against any game firm that attempted to use the word 'edge' in its products' titles looked to have come to an end last week, with a US court ordering that he be stripped of his trademarks.

While Langdell's acceptance of this judgement required that he not formally admit to any wrongdoing, the judge had earlier accused him of deceiving the US patent office with doctored magazine and game art.

The Edge Games boss, who has yet to comment on the recent rulings, was a former member of the IDGA board, but elected to step down last year ahead following news that his position was to be reviewed in the light of his various legal threats to small developers.

Additionally, Langdell may have left or been removed from his teaching post at the National University in San Diego.

His page on the university's website, which listed him as Associate Professor for the School of Media and Communication, has been pulled at some point between now and September 25, according to Google's cache.

This may, however, be entirely unrelated to Langdell's legal woes. has approached the National University for comment.

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