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Porsche confirmed for Gran Turismo Sport

Upcoming PS4 racer Gran Turismo Sport will boast a roster of Porsche cars thanks to a change in the manufacturer’s licensing situation. Sony has now officially confirmed the inclusion via Twitter. Sony has also offered US gamers the chance to sign up for the game’s upcoming closed beta. Applications can …

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The licensing game: Bits and Pixels

Last year, Konami alumni Sandra Arcan and Su-Yina Farmer decided to set up their own video game licensing company, Bits and Pixels.  At Konami, the duo – Arcan (pictured, right) in her role as senior manager of licensing and merchandise and Farmer (pictured, far right) as European comms manager – worked on …

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Rocket League is getting the toys treatment

Cars-meet-football title Rocket League will be getting a line of car toys this spring, after developer Psyonix partnered with creator of licensed collectibles Zag Toys. The line will include 12 pull-back racer cars (see below), which will each come inside a miniature Rocket Ball. Some of these mini-cars will also …

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Bigben has acquired the Test Drive brand

The Test Drive racing series has a new home. Bigben Interactive has announced that it has acquired the IP from Atari, with the intention being to develop new games in the Test Drive Unlimited series. Atari has retained the rights to sell existing games in the franchise. Bigben currently has …

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Porsche’s exclusivity deal with EA may have ended

The long-running agreement between EA and sports car manufacturer Porsche looks like it may have concluded. For several years Porsche has been largely missing from the rosters of the market’s largest racing games – that’s why you tend to often see cars from German company RUF, which bases its models …

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Nintendo and Universal Studios announce three theme parks

Universal Studios in Hollywood (LA), Orlando (Florida) and Osaka (Japan) will soon play host to dedicated Nintendo areas – which will surely be called Super Mario World, right? The parks will be joint creations from both Nintendo and Universal with the aim is making visitors feel as if they are …

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Uncharted film delayed once again

The film adaptation of Sony’s Uncharted series has hit development trouble once more. Forbes reports that production of the movie has now been ongoing for eight years, with plans first unveiled back in early 2008, shortly after the release of the first game. In 2014, a summer 2016 release date …

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Nintendo and Mattel partner for Mario Hot Wheels

Six of Nintendo’s most recognisable characters have been adapted for a range of toy cars courtesy of Hot Wheels. Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Bowser and Yoshi have all received to vehicular treatment have all been confirmed for the US. There’s no word yet on a UK release, unfortunately. Nor is …

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LucasFilm orders Galaxy in Turmoil dev to strip Star Wars from its Battlefront game

An unofficial sequel to Star Wars Battlefront 2 will not be allowed to use the Star Wars name or take place in its universe. Developer Frontwire announced plans to release the game for free on Steam last month. However, it will be of little surprise to hear that LucasFilm has …

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