How I Became Gaming's Most Popular and Anonymous Photographer

I'm a very accomplished photographer. My photos have been in magazines, newspapers, textbooks, blogs, online videos, television and any other medium that you can think of. My work has been seen by millions and will be one of the most important resources for the history of video games. The only catch is that I'm… » 11/01/13 7:50pm 11/01/13 7:50pm

EA Lawsuit Doesn't Mean Madden's Exclusive is a License to be Killed

Of all ironies, it's Electronic Arts now asking a judge to rule that some video game depictions of real-life names and symbols and products don't need a license. » 1/21/12 5:00pm 1/21/12 5:00pm

Mega Bloks Feels The Need For Speed

After successfully moving into the video game space with a line of Mega Blok Halo construction sets, Mega Brands sets its sights on a racier video game license: EA's Need for Speed. How's that going to work? » 11/30/10 5:20pm 11/30/10 5:20pm

THQ Explores Mind-Body Medicine And Spirituality With Deepak Chopra

Renowned champion of new age spirituality and alternative medicine Dr. Deepak Chopra will soon be reaching a whole new audience, as THQ signs a multi-year licensing agreement to create games based on his teachings. » 10/12/10 2:30pm 10/12/10 2:30pm

You'll Never Want to Turn Off this Street Fighter HDTV

Now, I love Street Fighter, and I love big ass TVs, but when my friend calls and is all "LOL, turn on Judge Mathis!" I don't want to wait eight seconds while the screen shows me a picture of Ryu. » 5/25/10 10:30pm 5/25/10 10:30pm

Hey Kids, Now You Can Ride Sonic (the Rollercoaster)

You'll have to visit the Alton Towers Resort in the U.K., but Sega Europe has inked an "exclusive video game rights" deal with the amusement park, which includes a "ride and stay experience." Can we please have more double entendres? » 1/24/10 3:00pm 1/24/10 3:00pm

4Kids Grabs Mini Ninjas

It looks like we'll be seeing a lot more of Eidos' Mini Ninjas in the future, as film and television production company 4Kids Entertainment becomes the property's global licensing agent. » 9/28/09 1:20pm 9/28/09 1:20pm

Blizzard Taps Razer For Official StarCraft II Gear

Blizzard has teamed up with PC peripheral manufacturer Razer to create a line of tournament-grade accessories for next year's hottest real-time strategy title. » 8/11/09 3:20pm 8/11/09 3:20pm

Today's Punishment: The Nintendo Cereal System

Even though it's only 30 seconds, and you'll probably make it all the way through, today's punishment is having that obnoxious goddamn "NIN-TEN-DO!!!!" stuck in your head for the rest of the day. » 8/08/09 6:00pm 8/08/09 6:00pm

THQ And Jakks Square Off Over WWE License Renewal

It's a no holds barred legal struggle between partners Jakks Pacific and THQ over when and if they should renew their licensing agreement with the WWE, set to expire at the end of this year. » 7/01/09 10:20am 7/01/09 10:20am

EA Gets Ludlum, Starbreeze Does Bourne

Ludlum Entertainment has struck a deal with Electronic Arts, granting them exclusive worldwide rights to the works of author Robert London, with a new Jason Bourne game currently in development at Starbreeze Studios. » 2/02/09 10:20am 2/02/09 10:20am

Big Game Plans For Robert Jordan's Wheel Of Time

Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time Series is one of those fantasy series that I always wanted to read but never gotten around to. Now might be a good time though, as film studio Red Eagle Entertainment readies not only big-screen adaptations of the novels, but video games as well. They've just launched Red Eagle Games, a… » 11/12/08 12:20pm 11/12/08 12:20pm

Jeffrey Steefel on LOTRO Expansion, MMO Culture

Rock, Paper, Shotgun has a nice interview up with Turbine producer Jeffrey Steefel, mostly centered on the Lord of the Rings Online » 9/27/08 3:30pm 9/27/08 3:30pm forthcoming Mines of Moria expansion — also discussed are things like how Steefel perceives 's performance, expansion features, and issues of designing for a license. While is wide…

Atari Games Too Bad to be True

Watercooler Games saw this earlier in the week and gave a detailed deconstruction » 8/16/08 9:00pm 8/16/08 9:00pm of how a concept would be graphically impossible on the Atari 2600. I took one look and knew it was satire because one of the writers for this site, Jason Torchinsky, is a comedian and a name I remember as the editorial cartoonist of …