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Mad Catz to publish 360 games

Peripherals manufacturer Mad Catz has signed a publishing agreement with Microsoft to produce games for Xbox 360. The news comes following the firm’s opening of in-house developer ThunderHawk Studios which is working on a flight simulator game. Other details on its first Xbox 360 games have not yet been revealed. …

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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. The deal will also see 2K "explore new NBA licensed gaming opportunities, including online and social media platforms". The last game in the series, NBA 2K11, …

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Random House partners with THQ

THQ has announced an agreement with book publisher Random House. A joint team is to be established between the two that will develop new IP for publication "across multiple mediums". These new brands will firstly appear as games and books. The pair recently collaborated on a prequel novel to shooter …

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EA renegotiates NFL deal

Publisher EA has successfully renegotiated the terms of its deal with the NFL that affords it the lucrative rights used to make its American football series true-to-life. Sports Business Daily reports that the new contract "significantly reduces the video game maker’s contractual obligations" for the season ahead but at the …

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NESTA fronts new publishing coalition

A consortium of eight UK studios will band together under with a mission to build their own publishing business, in a new scheme backed by key trade associations and the government. This collaboration of digital, social and independent UK developers already has the support of creative industry investment group NESTA, …

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Insomniac: EA ‘helps us reach more gamers

Insomniac Games has today announced a new deal with EA Partners and says that the agreement is all part of a new bid to reach a wider audience. The deal will see the studio responsible for Ratchet & Clank and Resistance: Fall of Man develop its first multiplatform project. Until …

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DRM could become legally enforceable

The European Commission has revealed details of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), which is designed to help combat piracy. The act has been shrouded in secrecy for years, but finally the European Commission has revealed a draft following threats of court action from the European Parliament. ACTA features several measures …

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Has EA given up on Rock Band?

Conspicuous by its absence in EA’s forward planning for the financial year ahead was any mention of the once golden franchise that is Rock Band, leading to speculation that the publisher could be looking to drop its distribution agreement for the game. Furthermore, with the end of its current deal …

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Peripherals giants end agreement

Accessories specialist Bigben Interactive and its UK distributor Venom will end their distribution agreement next month. Venom will now focus on expanding its own-brand and licensed game and mobile phone accessories, whilst Bigben will release its range of products directly. The distribution agreement will come to an end on Wednesday, …

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UFC boots fighter over THQ deal

American kickboxing specialist Jon Fitch has reportedly been kicked off the Ultimate Fighting Championship after refusing to sign over his likeness to THQ for life, Gamespot reports. THQ currently owns the UFC video game rights, and part of its deal requires fighters to sign over the rights to their digital …

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