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Yu Suzuki could acquire Shenmue license from Sega

Yu Suzuki has hinted at a possible move to acquire the rights to the Shenmue franchise from Sega. And of course, the only reason he would make such a move would be to finally get to work on the long demanded Shenmue III. "Shenmue’slicense is an IP that belongs to …

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Good Old Games wages war on DRM

Far from protecting the games industry, DRM is actually damaging it according to the MD of download site Good Old Games Guillaume Rambourg. GoG.com offers a number of titles, all of which are completely free of any digital rights management restrictions. To beat piracy, our offer to gamers had to …

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Sony signs rights to Steve Jobs: The Film

Sony Pictures has reportedly paid $1 million for the rights to produce Steve Jobs’ biopic, after the Apple founder died earlier this month. Former Time Magazine managing editor Walter Isaacson wrote the original biography, which was sourced from interviews with Jobs, his family, and others that knew him. Tributes have …

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EA blocks Porsche inclusion in Forza 4

Iconic German car brand Porsche will not feature in Microsoft’s Forza 4 following EA’s unwillingness to strike a deal with Microsoft. EA has for some years owned a sub-licensing deal with Porsche regarding video game rights to the manufacturer. EA and Microsoft successfully negotiated a deal that saw Porsche included …

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Devil May Cry film rights acquired

Capcom’s Devil May Cry could be the next video games IP to get the Hollywood treatment. Variety reports that Screen Gems, the Sony-owned producer of the Resident Evil movie franchise, has acquired the film rights to the series. The deal was brokered by Digital Development Management on behalf of Capcom. …

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EA renegotiates NFL deal

Publisher EA has successfully renegotiated the terms of its deal with the NFL that affords it the lucrative rights used to make its American football series true-to-life. Sports Business Daily reports that the new contract "significantly reduces the video game maker’s contractual obligations" for the season ahead but at the …

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Doctor Who heading to iPhone

UK developer Tag Games has landed a coup, signing a deal with BBC Worldwide to launch an official Doctor Who game for iPhone and iPad. The game, which is expected to launch before Christmas, will allow fans to play as the Doctor and as his current assistant Amy Pond. "Doctor …

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EA assumes greater Old Republic control

Publisher EA has announced that it has updated the terms of its global publishing agreement with LucasArts that will see it assume extra responsibilities toward the title. The company will now handle additional publishing, marketing and distribution responsibilities that LucasArts was previously handling. It claims the move has been made …

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Kalypso swoops for TGC assets

PC and console publisher Kalypso has acquired parts of The Games Company, which was recently placed into insolvency. As part of the deal 17 former employees of TGC’s Silver Style Entertainment development department have seen their jobs secured, and will be merged with new studio Noumena Studios, which is owned …

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Music deal targets gaming

Britain’s largest independent music publisher Chrysalis is to focus on the games industry following the completion of an 11m acquisition of First State Media Group. The deal sees it win the rights to some 45,000 songs from a diverse range of artists, and Chrysalis says it hopes to make its …

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