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“We are sitting on a lot of cash. Our goal is to continue to put that cash to good use.” – How Zynga came roaring back with licensed titles and Farmville 3

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From a one-time valuation of over $10bn, Zynga had a long way to fall. But with ex-EA leadership and a successful M&A strategy it has come roaring back.

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Indie toys-to-life game Fabulous Beasts changes name to avoid Harry Potter confusion

Kickstarted title Fabulous Beasts has had a change of name following trademark issues with Warner Bros. The latter claimed that the toys-to-life game’s title was too similar to that of the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off movie, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’. Developer Sensible Object thus decided to rename …

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Adventure Time, Sonic, The Goonies and Harry Potter tipped for LEGO Dimensions

Nine new brands will be added to the LEGO Dimensions roster at E3, one report has claimed. Press Start reckons it has the jump on the announcement, claiming that the additions will be headlined by cult games IP Sonic the Hedgehog and current Cartoon Network hit Adventure Time. Also on …

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Comedian Miles Jupp to host MCV Awards 2016

BBC funnyman Miles Jupp will host the upcoming MCV Awards. The host of the hugely popular Radio 4 show The News Quiz, plus regular panelist on Have I Got News For You, Just A Minute and 8 Out of Ten Acts, Jupp is also an actor, script writer and author. …

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Nintendo pitched for exclusive Harry Potter video game rights

In 1998 work on three titles was suddenly halted as Nintendo entered a furious race to secure the exclusive game rights to Harry Potter. That’s according to Unseen64 which says that workers at Nintendo of America’s internal team Nintendo Software Technology were in 1998 suddenly told to down tools on …

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Video game planned for Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts

Warner Bros has announced a new Harry Potter film and video game series. It’s called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and is based on a Hogwarts textbook of the same name. The screenplay for the film is to be written by JK Rowling herself. Said movie will be …

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Book of Potions and Walking With Dinosaurs heading to Wonderbook

Sony’s brave experiment that is Wonderbook is to receive two new games in the coming year, including a new Harry Potter entry. E3 saw the announcement of both Wonderbook: Book of Potions and Wonderbook: Walking With Dinosaurs. The former is a fully Pottermore licensed product developed in conjunction with Harry …

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J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore heading to PlayStation Home

The world of Harry Potter is coming to Sony’s virtual domain PlayStation Home next month. Sony has announced a new Potter-themed area will be added to the online community based around JK Rowling’s Pottermore site, according to the PlayStation blog. Pottermore is a website that allows The Boy Who Lived’s …

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SONY: JK Rowling on-board for new PS3 service ‘Wonderbook’

Sony has confirmed the existence of a PlayStation eBook system – but it is far more advanced than originally thought. Wonderbook uses PlayStation Eye to let fans "explore and interact with books like never before," says PlayStation CEO Andrew House. As part of the concept, PlayStation has teamed-up with Harry …

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