Entries in 'licence' (64)

Nintendo trusts Tomy with Mario Kart toys

Nintendo trusts Tomy with Mario Kart toys

It’s going to be a Mario Kart Christmas if Nintendo gets their way, as the firm has teamed up with Tomy for a range of new toys.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 21st 2011 at 12:42PM in News
Fox giving Gearbox room to breathe

Fox giving Gearbox room to breathe

Its long development cycle may give the impression of fraught relationships behind the scenes, but developer Gearbox has got nothing but praise for 20th Century Fox.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 22nd 2011 at 12:17PM in News
Take-Two extends NBA deal

Take-Two extends NBA deal

The NBA has extended its longstanding deal with publisher Take-Two that will see label 2K Games continue to make its popular NBA 2K series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2011 at 4:38PM in News
The road from Psychonauts to Sesame Street

The road from Psychonauts to Sesame Street

Earlier this month the industry reacted with collected surprise at the news that the next game from Tim Schafer's development studio Double Fine will be a licensed Sesame Street title ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2011 at 3:30PM in News

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THQ to limit kids’ licensed games

THQ to limit kids’ licensed games

It’s one of the most successful publisher’s in the sector, but THQ has indicated that it’s to focus less on licensed kids titles in the future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2010 at 12:02PM in News
SpongeBob extends THQ deal

SpongeBob extends THQ deal

Following the news earlier of its agreement to extend its deal for the UFC video games licence, THQ has also confirmed as extension to its partnership with Nickelodeon to ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 19th 2010 at 5:57PM in News
THQ extends UFC deal

THQ extends UFC deal

With two successful console games under its belt, publisher THQ has announced that its deal with Zuffa for the rights to video games based on the Ultimate Fighting Championship IP ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 19th 2010 at 2:26PM in News
Licence ambush scares off new IP

Licence ambush scares off new IP

UK studio Bizarre Creations has warned that new IPs might suffer in the run-up to Christmas.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 24th 2010 at 11:18AM in News

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Pre-owned games suffer legal threat

Pre-owned games suffer legal threat

A fresh question mark hangs over the viability of the pre-owned software market this morning after a ruling in the US Court of Appeal upheld a developer’s right to prevent ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 14th 2010 at 12:26PM in News
PlayStation logo going global

PlayStation logo going global

In a fresh move to cash in on what has become a globally popular brand, Sony has announced that it is to expand its licensing program to allow the use ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 27th 2010 at 4:28PM in News
Codies: Don’t underestimate cricket

Codies: Don’t underestimate cricket

It may lack the high-profile appeal of football or motor racing, but Codemasters CEO Rod Cousens has told MCV that those who questioned his company’s commitment to digital cricket fail ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2010 at 5:50PM in News
Music deal targets gaming

Music deal targets gaming

Britain’s largest independent music publisher Chrysalis is to focus on the games industry following the completion of an £11m acquisition of First State Media Group.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2010 at 5:39PM in News

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Tiger captures Ryder Cup licence

Tiger captures Ryder Cup licence

Publisher EA has swooped to secure the Ryder Cup licence for use in the upcoming Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11, it has been confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2010 at 11:04AM in News
Mr Men heading to gaming

Mr Men heading to gaming

AT New Media will introduce Mr. Men and Little Miss to the interactive gaming industry, securing third-party multi-platform licensing deals worldwide.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 8th 2010 at 11:13AM in News
Disney pledges IP restraint

Disney pledges IP restraint

Media giant and powerhouse IP stable Disney has insisted that it won’t release video games based on its popular movie licenses as a matter of routine – instead, it will ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2010 at 5:09PM in News
Activision linked to GoGo’s Crazy Bones IP

Activision linked to GoGo’s Crazy Bones IP

Reports are claiming that Activision has signed a deal that will see popular kids brand GoGo’s Crazy Bones coming to consoles in an effort to create a Pokemon-rivalling games franchise.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2010 at 5:48PM in News

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Pinpoint signs new WWE deal

Pinpoint signs new WWE deal

A new range of WWE-licensed accessories will soon hit shelves, thanks to a new deal between the wrestling federation and Pinpoint Consumer Electonics.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2010 at 3:01PM in News
Merlin game rights up for grabs

Merlin game rights up for grabs

The Doctor isn't the only one being lined up for the video games treatment – another BBC Saturday night TV show could become a game this year as well.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 1st 2010 at 3:59PM in News
Now ITV seeks console licensing deals

Now ITV seeks console licensing deals

It’s not just the BBC that wants to boost its games activity – ITV also wants to see more of its key properties on consoles after having already licensed hit ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2010 at 1:29PM in News
Ubisoft to cut licensing spend

Ubisoft to cut licensing spend

Despite Avatar’s record-breaking performance at the box office, Ubisoft’s game of the film has failed to impress either critic or consumers – and now the French publisher is saying ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 18th 2010 at 4:58PM in News
EA to grab NBA Jam licence?

EA to grab NBA Jam licence?

American sports broadcaster ESPN is reporting that EA is preparing to announce its capture of cherished retro games franchise NBA Jam.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2010 at 5:41PM in News
Licensing deals drive new IP Jig-A-Pix

Licensing deals drive new IP Jig-A-Pix

Zushi Games plans to drive sales for its new DSi puzzle brand Jig-A-Pix with a range of high profile licensing deals.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2009 at 1:52PM in News
Live fees preventing 360 iPlayer

Live fees preventing 360 iPlayer

With dedicated BBC iPlayer apps already available on both the PS3 and Wii, it has been claimed that Microsoft has held talks with the BBC to bring an Xbox 360 ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 30th 2009 at 10:04AM in News
More Nickelodeon for A4T

More Nickelodeon for A4T

Following its success with the Dora and Diego property, A4T has extended its Nickelodeon licence to include new teenage girls brand iCarly.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 29th 2009 at 3:35PM in News
Roland Rat sniffs out games deal

Roland Rat sniffs out games deal

Publishers are being urged to take a chance on a Roland Rat game, after a US IP agency snapped up the rights to the classic 1980s television character.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2009 at 5:45PM in News