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Take-Two aiming for one new IP every year

Take-Two Interactive's Corporate Communications VP Alan Lewis recently told Gamasutra that the company is working to "introduce at least one new IP" every year. The theory being that the new intellectual property may not be the biggest hit out of the ranch gate (hey, Red Dead Revolver), but will...

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ESA applauds formation of Dept. of Justice Task Force on Intellectual Property

With last week's announcement by the US Department of Justice of the formation of the Department of Justice Task Force on Intellectual Property, the ESA this weekend released a statement celebrating the DoJ's decision. "We applaud the Justice Department for its commitment to protecting intellectual...

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Everyone agrees: new IP needed for industry 'to survive'

What do Sony's Michael Denny, Square Enix's Yoichi Wada, and Codemasters' Rod Cousens have in common? Okay, they're all middle-aged men that happen to work in the video games industry -- but they also share a common belief in pursuing original IP. "For me the answer is clear, simply, we must...

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EA trademarks 'The Ripper,' could be Visceral's next game

It's a well-known fact that for the past year or so, Electronic Arts has developed an insatiable addiction for new intellectual property. Rather than kick the habit, the company's making moves to further feed its franchise fixation -- EA recently filed two trademarks reserving the title "The...

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Midway Newcastle reveals new IP: Necessary Force

It seems a certain beleaguered studio listened to our humble suggestion! Midway Newcastle, one of the splinter studios that wasn't rescued in the Warner Bros. buyout of Midway, just revealed its formerly unannounced open-world action game in an attempt to drum up buyers before the developer is...

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Blizzard confirms new MMO is completely original IP

A year and a half ago, we learned that Blizzard was hiring for an infinitely titillating "Next-Gen MMO," one which we assumed would be based on brand new intellectual property (as repeatedly hinted at by Blizzard COO Paul Sams). We haven't heard much about the project since then. However, the...

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Blizzard hiring for unannounced fifth project, might use new IP

Blizzard has a quite a bit on its lavish, diamond-encrusted plate -- between Diablo III, Starcraft II, yet another expansion to World of Warcraft and a mysterious "next-gen MMO," you'd think it would be hesitant about taking on new projects. However, the company recently published a "Help Wanted"...

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Microsoft still focusing on 'exciting' new IP despite economy

Microsoft VP Chris Lewis states that despite the current economic situation, Microsoft -- which has already resorted in layoffs -- is still investing in new intellectual property. Speaking with GI.biz, he expresses that all the "big, mature companies" will continue development in "exciting IP for...

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Top 5: Licensed Games That Don't Stink

Apparently, happy is the new angry (Uggh, I apologize; I hate the "X is the new Y" phrase as much as anyone). While the Angry Video Game Nerd series continues to grow in popularity, a legion of imitators -- err, "inspirées" -- have arisen from the depths of YouTube. While most appear...

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Screen Digest: Wii tops other consoles in original IP

This isn't something we hear often: according to a Screen Digest report, the Wii has more exclusive original IP than the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. The report says the Wii has more than twice the number of games based on original IP than the PS3 and one third more than the Xbox 360. "Wii's...

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