Video Games

Mattel’s Hot Wheels Infinite Loop mobile game will draw older fans back to the brand

Mattel’s digital arm is looking to tap into the collectors market with the launch of its first over 16s mobile title, Hot Wheels Infinite Loop, a game that – hopes the firm – will draw nostalgic fans back to the physical toy range. Mattel Creative has spent the past 18 …

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Jumanji lands its own video game in latest incarnation for the popular license

Outright Games, the team of publishers behind video games based on Hotel Transylvania, PAW Patrol and Adventure Time, has revealed a first look at the upcoming Jumanji title. Yes, a video game based on a film in which players are sucked into a video game which in itself is a …

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Activision, Bioworld and Sybo first partners detailed for BLE’s The Arcade

Brand Licensing Europe has released details of the first partnerships and the official title of its Gaming Activation at this year’s show. Having tapped the expertise of the creative agency PowerStation Studios, the gaming and esports activation – titled The Arcade – will feature a host of the biggest names …

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Konami to launch board game versions of its hit video game IPs Contra and Bomberman

Konami Cross Media has signed new licensing agreements with Blacklist Games (in tandem with Kess Co.) and IDW Games to launch new tabletop gaming titles based on its video game IPs Contra and Bomberman. Launching to fans in the US next spring, Blacklist Games is developing a cooperative board game …

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Geek culture subscription box Loot Crate files for bankruptcy

The geek culture subscription box service, Loot Crate, which established an ecosystem in which pop culture fans were sent a surprise selection of merchandise each month, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. According to a report from the LA Times, the service had hit a rough patch over the last …

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Bandai Namco to open mobile game development division in Barcelona

Bandai Namco is opening a new division that will focus on making mobile games for markets outside of Asia. The new company will open with offices in Barcelona, Spain and is expected to be hiring in the coming months ahead of its launch in 2020. It will build out upon …

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Cyberpunk franchise returns to the tabletop with card game and board game in development

Crowds were wowed at this year’s E3 consumer show when Keanu Reeves took to the stage to announce the upcoming video game – and his own appearance within it – , Cyberpunk 2077. Now, the title has gone and picked up fresh points with the gaming fanbase, with news that …

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Doctor Who and Peaky Blinders VR games in safe hands as Maze Theory bolsters its development team

The London immersive digital entertainment studio Maze Theory, the team behind the feature length VR games, Doctor Who: The Edge of Time and Peaky Blinders: The Kings Ransom, is expanding its outfit with a host of new hires from across the gaming sphere. The outfit has welcomed executive from some …

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Wicked Cool Toys readies LAMO universe of esports collectables and games

Wicked Cool Toys was looking to set a new precedent in video gaming culture’s vastly expanding world of esports when it previewed the LAMO universe at this year’s New York Toy Fair as one of the first toy company to spot the opportunity in the growing entertainment sector. The LAMO …

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Sportswear brand Kappa enters Esports arena with Vexed Gaming clothing deal

Vexed Gaming has signed a strategic partnership with Kappa Sportswear to provide tournament and casual wear to one of the UK’s leading Esports organisations. The term ‘kappa’ may be known in the gaming world as a slang term to define a sarcastic statement, but Kappa is one of the most …

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