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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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Ubisoft taps in WWE Superstars for Brawlhalla Epic Crossover event

WWE Superstars Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, John Cena, Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch, and Xavier Woods will join Ubisoft’s hit title Brawlhalla as Epic Crossovers in a special SummerSlam in-game event launching this week. Brawlhalla is a free-to-play platform fighting game that brings players to the fight for glory in …

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Just Funky’s Borderlands 3 merch will ‘change the way consumers interact with pop culture products’

The lifestyle company, Just Funky, has only just gone and signed a deal with Gearbox Software to create a suite of merchandise around the launch of Borderlands 3. The rang will coincide with the new title’s release this September 13 as it hits PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Consumers …

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Konami’s Yu-Gi-Oh! powers into collectables and gifting with Fanattik

Konami Cross Media has tapped the pop culture specialists Fanattik to develop a unique line of Yu-Gi-Oh! gifts and collectables for the European market. For almost 20 years, the popular Anime brand has been entertaining and engaging young audiences globally, outside of Asia, through its TV series with over 850 …

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