Video Games

Mattel’s Hot Wheels races onto Roblox with the launch of Hot Wheels Open World

Mattel’s popular Hot Wheels brand is racing onto Roblox thanks to the launch of Hot Wheels Open World, a racing experience that allows players to race, collect, and earn over 80 different cars at launch. The game is the result of a partnership between Mattel and Roblox and has been …

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It’s Bond, James Bond – and he’s returning to the video game space with working title Project 007

It’s Bond, James Bond, and it’s coming to a console and computer screen near you. IO Interactive, in collaboration with MGM, EON Productions and Delphi have released the first details of the first James Bond origin story video game, under the working title Project 007. Over the last two decades, …

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LEGO reveals new LEGO Super Mario building sets and collectable character packs

The LEGO Group has expanded its 2020 LEGO Super Mario line with the launch of a new line of sets and characters, including the Master Your Adventure Set, the Chain Chomp Jungle Encounter Expansion Set, The Pirhana Plant Puzzling Challenge Expansion Set, and more. Leading the newest line up, the …

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Playing video games is ‘good for mental wellbeing’, says new study by Oxford University

Not just one of the fastest growing means of entertainment, video gaming could be beneficial for your mental health, too. This is the conclusion of a new study from Oxford University in which academics worked with gameplay data for the first time. The study focused on two games: Nintendo’s Animal …

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WWE teams with games developer nWay to launch WWE Undefeated on mobile

Mobile, consoles, and PC games developer nWay – a subsidiary of Animoca Brands – has partnered with WWE to launch the latest mobile game for the franchise, titles WWE Undefeated. The new launch features real-time head-to-head competition and features WWE Superstars and Legends. Developed by nWay, the developer and publisher of …

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Peaky Blinders and Doctor Who game developer Maze Theory expands into US with new leadership team

The London-based digital entertainment studio, Maze Theory, has expanded its leadership team as it breaks into the US and continues to grow operations on a global scale. The firm, the name behind the development of the Peaky Blinders and Doctor Who VR titles, has grown by 30 per cent since …

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Netflix and Ubisoft partner for live-action Assassin’s Creed series – and a promise of more to come

Ubisoft has partnered with the streaming giant Netflix to develop a new ‘genre-bending’ live action adaptation of its hit video gaming franchise, Assassin’s Creed. It will form part of a multi-project deal with the games publisher that includes other live action, animated, and anime series to follow. The series will …

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Reality Gaming Group partners with Herotainment to bring Smighties to blockchain collectables and gaming space

Reality Gaming Group has partnered with the New York entertainment company Herotainment to create a digital, blockchain-fueled collectables range based on Smighties. The digital experience, called Smighties Universe, will enable fans to collect and trade digital versions of their favourite characters for the first time, as they build their own …

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Blue Planet Software renames as Tetris and secures raft of 18 global partners for the video game brand

Blue Planet Software Inc., known by video game and merchandise licensees worldwide as the sole agent for the Tetris brand, has changed its company name to that of the iconic brand that it represents: Tetris. The move has been made in order to strengthen its global positioning and recognition just …

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Earthworm Jim lands on retro gaming platform Antstream Arcade in Interplay Entertainment partnership

Earthworm Jim! From the soil he did crawl and onto the retro games platform Antstream Arcade he now falls, thanks to a new licensing deal with Interplay Entertainment. This is the latest development for Antstream, the games streaming platform that specialises in retro and throw back video game titles. It …

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