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Valve to license 3D-printed merchandise from Shapeways

Independent designers will now be able to create and sell Valve-related merchandise via 3D printing firm Shapeways’ marketplace thanks to a new partnership between the two companies. Announced on Shapeways’ website, this licensing deal will allow fans to create 3D prints of their designs based on any IP from Valve, …

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BLE: Games merchandise will boom

Gaming merchandise is nothing new. As our regular Margin Makers section in the magazine shows, there’s already something to complement almost every game under the sun, so much so that merchandise has now become a key element of modern games retail, be that online, on the high street, or increasingly …

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Slightly Mad Studios: Project CARS 2 ‘wouldn’t ship without elite brands like Ferrari and Porsche’

When Project CARS 2 launches tomorrow, it will be the culmination of several years’ hard work for developer Slightly Mad Studios, not just in terms of getting the game to market, but also in its quest to secure over 180 car licences from almost 40 different manufacturers, giving the series …

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Bits + Pixels acquires worldwide licensing rights to Ultra Ultra’s Echo

Licensing agency Bits + Pixels have picked up the worldwide licensing rights to Danish indie studio Ultra Ultra’s upcoming game Echo. The third-person sci-fi adventure is due for release in Q3 this year on PS4 and Steam after being Greenlit on the latter in 2016. The game takes place in …

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Atari extends RollerCoaster Tycoon license

The RollerCoaster Tycoon series will remain an Atari property until 2022. The announcement says that the agreement provides for investment and expansion of the series” and that Atari will continue to provide ongoing support across its RCT titles and the extension will benefit players with additional investment and product development …

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How professional sporting teams are turning to esports and what it means for the digital world

Widely regarded as a phenomenon only present within the gaming community, it has long been questioned whether esports can be classified as a ‘real sport’ by critics, a debate that’s been reignited by esports inclusion as a medalled sport in the 2022 Asian Games. To those outside the gaming arena, …

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MCV’s guide to the top merchandise firms and products

From indie outlets to worldwide distributors, we talk to the top merchandise firms in the industry. Fangamer Location: Tucson, Arizona (USA) Headcount: 24  Key brands:  Double Fine, Yacht Club ames, Undertale  Key contact: Customer relations and designer Laura Verdin, laura@fangamer.com Fangamer is a small community-focused US-based merchandise company, specialising in indie merch. Undertale, Yooka-Laylee, …

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