Tag Archives: license

Gearbox offloading Heat IP

Gearbox Software has revealed that it may sell to other studios the right to develop a game based on the 1995 Michael Mann film Heat. The ten year-old Texan developer, currently at the closing stages of the Borderlands project, said it didn’t have the time resources to work on a …

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EA lashes out at licensed games

Publisher EA has once again poured scorn over the licensed games market – a sector it was once famed for bossing. Following reportedly disappointing sales of recent console release The Godfather II, the president of the EA Games label Frank Gibeau told the LA Times that: We’re not going to …

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Sony appoints new IP licensor for PlayStation IP

MotorStorm alloy wheels, Killzone Zippo lighters, SingStar nail varnish and LittleBigPlanet breeze blocks – all and more could be on the way with SCEE confirming the appointment of Target Entertainment as its consumer product licensing agent for PlayStation software IP. Target will look to take many of Sony Europe’s biggest …

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Konami grabs Gormiti games licence

Japanese games publisher Konami has won the exclusive international video games rights to Italian trading card franchise Gormiti, with the first titles based on the series heading for Wii and DS. The Gormiti licence is one that is ideally suited to video games,” Konami president Kunio Neo stated. For more …

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Lord of the Rings now with Warner

Emerging games publisher Warner has seen its gaming line-up receive a sizable boost in the arm with the expiration of EA’s licensing deal for the Lord of the Ring s franchise – with the rights now back with Warner-owned New Line Cinema. Variety reports that EA’s deal with New Line …

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LazyTown running after video game deal

The rights owner of globally popular kid’s TV show LazyTown is actively seeking development and publishing partners to bring the franchise to the world of gaming. A statement reads: Today’s computer games enable children and their parents to be a lot more active than ever before and they can now …

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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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Nickelodeon seeks new publishing partners

Kids’ IP specialist Nickelodeon has told MCV that it is keen to license out its key franchises to new publishing partners, in order to take its games business to the next level. The firm currently deals with THQ, Capcom and 2K, which develop and distribute games based on its pre-school …

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Riccitiello: Crappy licensed games take the industry backwards

It seems that barely a day passes without EA CEO John Riccitiello hitting the headlines – and this time the outspoken boss has lashed out at below-par license-based games. Though Riccitiello admits that EA has churned out some poor licensed titles in its time, he also states that things are …

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