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Animin and InComm reach distribution deal

Animin has signed a distribution deal with leading gift-card distributors InComm Europe. The firm will distribute Animin gamecards across selected retailers over the coming year. The gamecards are integral to Animin’s gameplay, triggering the 3D animated Animin characters and minigames that come to life on a desktop. "Animin is an …

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Assassin’s Creed movie pushed back to 2016

Fox has delayed the movie adaptation of the Assassin’s Creed series. The big screen adaptation of the hit Ubisoft video game franchise was scheduled to hit cinemas on August 7th 2015, but Fox insiders have toldThe Hollywood Reporterthat the film will now arrive in 2016. The film, set to star …

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Hexagonal Minecraft Blockopedia book heading to retail

Egmont Publishing is releasing a new Minecraft book called Blockopedia. This hexagonal book is a ‘comprehensive reference tool for beginners and more experienced players alike’, written by former Edge editor Alex Wiltshire and is accurate up to the latest 1.8 game update. Working closely with Mojang, we wanted to make …

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Physical and digital blend in new XCOM board game

Fantasy Flight Games has teamed up with Firaxis Game to launch a board game based on hit video game franchise XCOM. XCOM: The Board Game, which is due out in Q4 2014, sees players take on a series of alien attacks and the game blends physical and digital play with …

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Study points to huge consumer interest in toys-to-life

Entertainment, media and technology market research firm Interpret has revealed that over 72 million children are interested in owning toys-to-life products. Based off its syndicated GameByte study, Interpret has found that what it calls ‘smart toys’ – as in, ones that integrate physical toys and video games – have a …

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Sonic is racing on to movie screens

Sony Pictures Entertainment has teamed up with Sega-owned film production company Marza Animation Planet to develop a Sonic the Hedgehog movie. The film, based on the hit video game property, is set to be a mix of CG-animation and live action and will be written by Evan Susser and Van …

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Portal: Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game is a thing

At New York Toy Fair, Cryptozoic Entertainment revealed the first look at its upcoming board game based on the Portal video game series. Tentatively titled Portal: Uncooperative Cake Aquisition Game, the board game has been designed by the creators of Portal and Portal 2. Set to arrive at retail Q3 …

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Directors named for Angry Birds movie

Rovio has revealed that the upcoming 3D Angry Birdsmovie will be directed by animation veterans Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis. Reilly and Kaytis will be making their directorial debuts on the film, but both have plenty of experience in animated movies. Kaytis worked at Disney for 19 years, serving as …

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Ubisoft and HMV veterans join Multiplay

Esports specialists Multiplay has hired two new members to its sales team. Former GAME and HMV category manager Andy Pinder has joined as sales manager and will handle tournament and event sponsorship. Pinder will also oversee online advertising and sales for the Insomnia Gaming Festival. Meanwhile, Josh Winward has joined …

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Dragon Ball Z gets first Vita title in Battle of Z

Namco Bandai is bringing the Dragon Ball Z series to the Vita with upcoming team melee title Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z. The game will be available on the PS3, 360 and Vita, making it the first game in the series to grace the handheld. Battle of Z is …

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