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Nintendo and Universal Studios announce three theme parks

Universal Studios in Hollywood (LA), Orlando (Florida) and Osaka (Japan) will soon play host to dedicated Nintendo areas – which will surely be called Super Mario World, right? The parks will be joint creations from both Nintendo and Universal with the aim is making visitors feel as if they are …

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Uncharted film delayed once again

The film adaptation of Sony’s Uncharted series has hit development trouble once more. Forbes reports that production of the movie has now been ongoing for eight years, with plans first unveiled back in early 2008, shortly after the release of the first game. In 2014, a summer 2016 release date …

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Nintendo and Mattel partner for Mario Hot Wheels

Six of Nintendo’s most recognisable characters have been adapted for a range of toy cars courtesy of Hot Wheels. Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Bowser and Yoshi have all received to vehicular treatment have all been confirmed for the US. There’s no word yet on a UK release, unfortunately. Nor is …

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LucasFilm orders Galaxy in Turmoil dev to strip Star Wars from its Battlefront game

An unofficial sequel to Star Wars Battlefront 2 will not be allowed to use the Star Wars name or take place in its universe. Developer Frontwire announced plans to release the game for free on Steam last month. However, it will be of little surprise to hear that LucasFilm has …

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Working in harmony with licensed soundtracks in games

A well-placed song can lend a game a vital emotional edge and strengthen the player’s engagement with a virtual world. But how do you go about selecting the right tune to define your title – and ink that all-important licensing deal? We ask music maestros at Remedy, Dontnod and Volition

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Mattel grabs Halo master licensing agreement

Microsoft has agreed a deal to hand an extensive set of toy licensing rights to Mattel. The pair already partner for products such as Halo Mega Bloks, but this new agreement will lead to a far wider range of merchandise, with a unified creative and design vision across the catalogue. …

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