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Warner publishing Arkham Asylum 2

Such was both the critical and commercial success of this year’s Batman: Arkham Asylum that the announcement of a sequel at last night’s VGA awards arguably overshadowed the reveal of even Bungie’s Halo Reach. However, it will be Warner and not now Eidos owners Square Enix Europe that will publish …

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Batman bundle boosts Warner

Warner Bros is delighted that LEGO Batman is enjoying a new lease of life, racking up sales that put it head to head with the likes of Forza 3, GTA and Mario & Sonic. Despite being released back in September 2008, the game has seen renewed success thanks to its …

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Tesco unveils digital movie drive

It already boasts a popular and competitive MP3 marketplace and now leading national supermarket Tesco has taken a huge stride into the digital video space with the announcement of its new Virtual DVD offering. Using Microsoft’s Silverlight – an ambitious rival to Adobe’s Flash technology – the products will offer …

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New marketing boss for Warner

Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment has hired a former Disney and Vue Entertainment hotshot as its new UK marketing manager. Tanya O’Connor joins with over a decade of UK and international entertainment marketing experience. She jumps ship from a senior marketing role at cinema chain Vue Entertainment to join Warner, where …

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Big names invest in OnLive

Pioneering streaming games service OnLive has won the affections of a number of high-profile backers as the service gears up for what it is now calling a ‘winter’ launch. Amongst the names pumping cash into the fledgling service are the likes of North American telecoms provider AT&T and multimedia giant …

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Warner signs up to Brand Licensing Europe

Lego and Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment are sponsoring the first ever Interactive Game Zone at next week’s Brand Licensing Europe. The two firms will be using the sponsorship to push Lego Rock Band, which is due for release in late November on Microsoft’s Xbox 360, Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s …

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Warner in for THQ?

Speculation is mounting that THQ is to be the subject of an acquisition bid in the next few months – with insiders suggesting that Warner is readying an offer. Shares in THQ soared 13 per cent on Tuesday amid rumours that the publisher – which holds the lucrative WWE game …

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