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Sega’s Creative Assembly lands Warhammer licence

Total War developer Creative Assembly has been handed the Warhammer licence by owner Sega. A new multi-title licensing agreement with IP owner Games Workshop has led to the formation of a new development team within the studio, with the first game scheduled to launch from beyond 2013”. Other video game …

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Minecraft strikes book and magazine publishing deal

Indie PC hit Minecraft is hitting the High Street – but you’ll have to head to the book aisle to find it. UK outfit Egmont Publishing has acquired the book and magazine publishing rights from Mojang, TechCrunch reports. The deal covers all territories except the US. It has not yet …

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505 signs two-game Starbreeze Studios deal

Chronicles of Riddick and Syndicate developer Starbreeze Studios has signed a two-game publishing deal with 505 Games. Previously announced titles Payday 2 and P13 (working title) will both release in 2013 under the agreement. The former title is a sequel to Sony Online Entertainment’s Payday: The Heist. The latter is …

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Koch awarded THQ Spain/Italy distribution deal

THQ has struck a deal with Koch Media that will see the company assume responsibility for distribution in Spain and Italy. CVG adds that the publisher has also closed its Spanish and Italian publishing division as part of its previously announced restructuring plans. "In line with our European growth strategy, …

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Iwata won’t bid for Wii U exclusivity deals

Nintendo president Saturo Iwata is open to partnering with developers on exclusive Wii U titles – but not if he has to pay up for the privilege. While rivals Sony and Microsoft both have a history of paying for exclusivity deals for key IP, that has never been a road …

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E3 2012: Gaikai denies Sony takeover deal

Gaikai boss David Perry has denied that his company is in talks with Sony over either a streaming games deal or a takeover. MCV reported last week that Sony was close to agreeing a buyout of a streaming games firm. Gaikai then appeared to become the front-runner after issuing a …

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E3 2012: Gaikai strikes Samsung Smart TV deal

Gaikai is to provide cloud gaming services to owners of Samsung’s internet connected Smart TVs. Samsung is currently the world’s largest manufacturer of digital TVs, giving Gaikai instant access to millions of consumers around the world. Owners of suitable devices will see the functionality arrive in the next few weeks. …

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E3 2012: Sainsbury’s reveals E3 game promotion

Sainsbury’s has kicked off a special E3-themed pricing promotion. Using the voucher code SEE3TWE, gamers can pre-order some of the expected big hitters from this week’s E3 show at prices far below what you’d expect to pay on the High Street. Offers include the console versions of Halo 4, Far …

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Gem Logistics extends Ubisoft distribution partnership

Gem Logistics has secured a three-year contact with Ubisoft as its primary distribution partner. The company has been working with Ubisoft for seven years already, and has supplied games such as Just Dance, Assassin’s Creed and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier to retail. A statement read: The key factors in securing …

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Bungie’s $60,000,000 Activision marathon

Sixty million dollars. That’s how much Bungie could receive in bonuses if it hits all of the milestones set in its publishing deal with Activision. As revealed by court papers and reported by Develop, Bungie has been set a string of targets for the partnership that could pay out big …

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