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Codemasters has F1 licence for another year

Racing studio Codemasters has the rights to the F1 licence for just one more year. That’s according to Videogamer, who reports that game designer Steven Embling said that the publisher only as the licence for another year. That means we will probably see an F1 2016 next year. But the …

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EA signs multi-title Minions deal

The Minions upcoming arrival at the cinema will now be accompanied by a multi-game deal. EA has teamed up with Illumination Entertainment and Universal Partnerships to release a string of mobile games based both on the Minions and other Illumination characters. The first title will be Minions Paradise, which is …

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‘Huge’ licensing deal puts Crytek ‘back on track’

Crytek has signed a major licensing deal with a mystery firm as part of its strategy to put the company on a more stabe footing following its troubles last year. Speaking toDevelopat GDC, Crytek co-founder Faruk Yerli and head of PR Jens Schaefer said rather than securing funding from an …

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A4T lands Batman licensing deal

Accessories firm A4T has partnered up with Warner Bros to produce peripherals and merchandise based on the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight. So far the company has a headset in the works, along with storage and charging accessories. Arkham Knight launches on June 2nd for PS4, Xbox One and PC. It …

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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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BBC back on the hunt for new game development partners

BBC Worldwide’s Game team will be visiting London Mobile Games Week later this month, seeking any development and partnership opportunities that will benefit their biggest IP And that’s not just limited to big hitters like Doctor Who, Top Gear and Sherlock. According to a BBC statement, the broadcaster is keen …

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Ubisoft wants Mega Bloks to sell Assassin’s Creed brand to kids

A string of 18-rated games front the Assassin’s Creed brand, but Ubisoft wants to explore ways to sell the franchise to children. That’s according to the publisher’s international brand manager Yannick Spagna, who Games Industry reports told the GameON Finance conference in Toronto that licensing deals can achieve things traditional …

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DC Thomson planning The Beano iOS games

Having already announced plans to publish a new video games mag, DC Thomson also wants a piece of the games market. In August the company unveiled monthly games mag 110% Gaming, but now it wants an even more direct involvement in the games sector. It has detailed plans to bring …

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Mojang says licensing remains a small part of its Minecraft business

The business of Minecraft will remain very much in improving and developing the game, creator Mojang has claimed. Minecraft merchandising and licensing is becoming an increasingly common sight on the High Street, and the presumption is that Microsoft’s $2.5bn acquisition of Mojang was very much made with one eye on …

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Sony embarks on Lemmings licensing drive

Iconic 1990s video game franchise Lemmings is making a return with a swathe of new licensed merchandise. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has embarked on a licensing programme for the popular game, with the appointment of four new licensees. Paladone will deliver a range of branded mugs and fridge magnets, Bioworld …

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