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THQ bags Russian shooter

Publishing rights to Russian studio 4A Games’ long-in-the-works Metro 2033 have been bought by THQ. The publisher will release the game on 360 and PC next year. Metro 2033 is based on a best-selling Russian novel by Dmitry Glukhovsky and is built with 4A’s cutting edge proprietary engine. For the …

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Roland Rat sniffs out games deal

Publishers are being urged to take a chance on a Roland Rat game, after a US IP agency snapped up the rights to the classic 1980s television character. The Sharpe Company announced it had acquired the licence for the fluffy presenter last month, with a review to relaunching him as …

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£311m rights issue confirmed by DSGi

DSGi has confirmed to the Financial Times that a 311m rights issue is imminent, with the retailer saying the funds raised from it will go towards its store refit programme and alleviating cash flow problems being caused by credit insurers. It said that the move had been forced by its …

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DSGi attempting second rights issue

DSGi is reportedly looking to raise several hundred million pounds through a rights issue, which would be the second attempt this year. CEO John Browett is expected to give a statement on the firm’s operations after the firm’s financial year end, which will go some way to decided the success …

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Lord of the Rings now with Warner

Emerging games publisher Warner has seen its gaming line-up receive a sizable boost in the arm with the expiration of EA’s licensing deal for the Lord of the Ring s franchise – with the rights now back with Warner-owned New Line Cinema. Variety reports that EA’s deal with New Line …

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US: Special 301 review highlights Euro piracy problem

A new report entitled Special 301 Review, filed by the International Intellectual Property Alliance in conjunction with games publisher association the ESA, has highlighted the countries in which piracy remains a huge problem – and several European countries have made the list. Alongside ongoing piracy hotspots such as China and …

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DSGi aims for rights issue boost

DSGi is preparing for a rights issue, a process in which share holders are encouraged to buy new shares, which could raise it hundreds of millions of pounds. Apparently, the final decision whether to go ahead will not be made until it has concluded discussions regarding the sale of some …

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Sega confirms Winter Olympics deal

Japanese publisher Sega has confirmed that it is to remain the International Olympic Committee’s exclusive video game publishing partner for the upcoming Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics – though it has stopped short of announcing its believed-to-be-in-development Mario and Sonic at the Winter Olympics. A press release from the firm stated …

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LazyTown running after video game deal

The rights owner of globally popular kid’s TV show LazyTown is actively seeking development and publishing partners to bring the franchise to the world of gaming. A statement reads: Today’s computer games enable children and their parents to be a lot more active than ever before and they can now …

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EA’s DRM battle heads to court

Electronic Arts is to face legal action over its controversial use of SecuROM digital rights management software in many of its recent PC titles. SecuROM became a heated talking point following its use on EA’s recent PC hit Spore, mostly owing to the fact that it limited users to installing …

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