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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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No domestic Brazilian league teams for FIFA 15

The Campeonato Brasileiro will not feature in EA’s upcoming FIFA 15. The publisher has announced the failure to reach an agreement for the licence for the Brazilian domestic league, although the national team will still feature. Due to some changes in the ways players are licensed in Brazil domestic leagues, …

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EA pondered THQ acquisition, is now being sued over UFC deal

Ill-fated publisher THQ was once the target for a possible acquisition at the hands of EA, court documents have revealed. As spotted by Videogamer, the papers(as found by Polygon) relating to THQ’s now attempted suing of EA over its UFC rights purchase say that THQ first started exploring the possibility …

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Outcast dev acquires IP from Atari

Appeal S.A, has purchased the rights to Outcast from Atari Europe. The 1999 PC game was published by Atari, but was originally developed by Appeal.The terms of the deal have not been made public. Studio founders Yann Robert, Frank Sauer, and Yves Grolet are planning a revival of the sci-fi …

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GSC refutes BitComposer’s STALKER rights claims

BitCompser has not acquired the video game rights to the STALKER series, the game’s developer GSC has insisted. MCV reported earlier this week that the German firm, which published the third STALKER game, had moved to capture the rights. When the claim was contested, BitComposer insisted that it had captured …

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Diablo III faces two consumer rights battles

Blizzard is facing pressure from both sides of the globe as consumer rights groups get up in arms about Diablo III. PCGamesN reports that German body the Federation of Consumer Organisations is threatening to take legal action if Blizzard doesn’t move to highlight the game’s requirement for a persistent internet …

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CBS grabs Deus Ex film rights

A movie version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution is on the way after CBS successfully won the film rights from Square Enix. Variety reports that CBS will work directly with Human Revolution developer Eidos Montreal on the project. Adrian Askarieh will produce. His previous credits and current projects include fellow …

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EA sells Need for Speed film rights to Dreamworks

Dreamworks has acquired the rights to a Need for Speed film from publisher EA. And it seems as if all the pieces are already in place. Brothers George and John Gatins have developed an original story and screenplay which is based on the entirety of the IP rather than a …

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Nintendo acquires Fatal Frame publishing rights – Report

A report has claimed Nintendo has now acquired co-ownership status of Tecmo Koei’s horror IP Fatal Frame. Rely On Horror reports that Nintendo has recently changed its copyright status to confirm the move and at the same time has fully acquired Fatal Frame’s spin-off IP Spirit Photography. It now has …

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Mass suicide threat at Chinese Xbox 360 plant

The issue of Chinese human rights has been thrust into the limelight again this morning with news that Chinese workers on an Xbox 360 manufacturing line have threatened their employer with mass suicide. Kotaku reports that workers at the infamous Foxconn plant were denied a raise and told that they …

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