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Konami sues Rock Band creators

Konami is seeking compensation over alleged patent infringement in the Rock Band video game, according to Bloomberg. The Japanese publisher, which makes similar music-based titles involving guitars, microphones and dance mats, insists Rock Band infringes on its patents relating to musical instruments and a ‘musical-rhythm matching game’. Konami is reportedly …

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INTERVIEW: Publishing next for MTV?

Entertainment media behemoth MTV is keeping a close eye on the current culture of consolidation at the top level in games – and refused to rule out a move to swoop for a publisher. In an exclusive interview with MCV, conglomerate MTV Newtorks also discusses the ‘definite possibility’ of a …

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PC gaming in disarray

PC gaming is in a state of ‘disarray’ according to Epic’s Cliff Bleszinski, with the studio set to concentrate on producing console titles. Speaking to MTV, Bleszinski said: I think people would rather make a game that sells 4.5 million copies than a million and Gears is at 4.5 million …

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MTV teams up with movie producer for games push

MTV Games, owner of Guitar Hero developer Harmonix, has signed a deal with film and television producer Jerry Bruckheimer to set up a development studio tasked with creating new IP. The deal represents the first step into gaming from Bruckheimer, who has worked on Bad Boys, Con Air, Armageddon and …

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MTV promises something different for next game

MTV’s first foray into the games market, Guitar Hero challenger Rock Band, has gone down a storm in the US – and whilst it won’t arrive in Europe until early next year, the company has already began hyping its next project in the games sector. Speaking to Reuters about Rock …

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MTV to splash £250m on games

MTV Networks plans to spend more than $500 million (250m) on game development, Reuters reports. The media giant has previously had success with game-related sites such as Xfire and GameTrailers.com, as well as in the casual games sector. Apparently 47 per cent of MTV’s audience are video game players. MTV …

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