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Report: Microsoft pays up to $150M for augmented reality hardware IP

The rumors swirling around Microsoft's me-too attitude regarding virtual reality may be more than idle gossip, according to TechCrunch. Citing unnamed sources, the site reports that Microsoft has purchased augmented reality-related intellectual property of wearable tech company Osterhout Design...

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Worms dev Team17 reveals new IP 'Flockers'

Worms developer Team17 revealed at the PlayStation Open Day in Royal Leamington Spa in Warwickshire, Englandthat that a new intellectual property named Flockers is in the works. The developer is expected to officially reveal the game next week, according to Develop. "This is the most important...

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Gearbox suing 3D Realms, Interceptor for 'unauthorized' Duke Nukem use

Gearbox Software filed a lawsuit against 3D Realms (3DR) and Interceptor Entertainment, accusing the studios of unauthorized use of the Duke Nukem property and alleging violation of trademarks held by Gearbox. The lawsuit points to 3D Realms' recent reveal of Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction, which...

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Big Huge Games' assets fetch $320k in 38 Studios auction

The Big Huge Games side of this week's 38 Studios intellectual property auction has been sold for $320,000.00. The two lots sold off were for the trademark of Big Huge Games as well as the Rise of Legends and Rise of Nations properties. It is not currently known who the properties now belong to,...

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38 Studios lawyer to request delay for IP auction

Richard Land, the court-appointed lawyer for 38 Studios, said he plans to ask a Rhode Island Superior Court judge to delay the now-defunct studio's intellectual property auction. The auction was originally slated to take place on November 14 and include the Project Copernicus MMO that was in...

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EA working on new IPs to avoid 'life support' scenario

EA is working on an indeterminate number of new intellectual properties, EA Games executive VP Patrick Söderlund told MVCUK. "We have six to eight completely new IPs in the works," Söderlund said. "The day we stop making new IP is when we go onto life support." EA's definition of a...

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More Atari IP auction winners announced, Stardock plans Star Control reboot

A few more pieces from Atari's intellectual property catalog, which has been on clearance sale for a little while now, have new owners. Of note is the Total Annihilation and Master of Orion franchises being picked up by World of Tanks developer Wargaming World Limited, while the Star Control series...

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Double Fine wants to win back Stacking, Costume Quest rights

Double Fine wants to tie up all of the loose ends within its catalog and is seeking the distribution rights to its games formerly published by THQ, Stacking and Costume Quest. Nordic Games picked up the distribution rights to these games during THQ's bankruptcy auction in April, though Double Fine...

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Breaking free with your own IP: Insomniac's CEO on what's next (besides Ratchet & Clank)

There's a big craze these days with independent developers, though the idea isn't all that crazy. Developers, as it turns out, like to own the stuff they create – Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac Games is no different. And here's something you might not know about Insomniac: the studio...

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Sony missed Limbo exclusivity by asking for IP rights

Sony Computer Entertainment Executive Producer Pete Smith said the company had issues signing Limbo "because of the IP," during a recent talk at the Develop Conference. Talks with Limbo developer Playdead Studios broke down as Sony wanted to retain intellectual property rights. "There are obvious...

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