Follow us on:

Posts tagged royalties

Activision Blizzard CEO questions rhythm game royalties yet again

Last week, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick criticized complaints made by Warner Music exec Edgar Bronfman, who claimed the royalty rates for songs used in rhythm games such as Guitar Hero are "paltry." Kotick responded hastily, saying Bronfman's comment was "one-sided". Apparently unsatisfied...

Continue Reading

Activision CEO: Music labels should pay us

Activision Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick is a pretty opinionated dude. With the music and rhythm games skyrocketing to popularity, Kotick sees the games as a means to bring new consumers to the bands, not vice versa. "When you look at the impact [Guitar Hero] can have on an Aerosmith, Van Halen or...

Continue Reading

Niko's voice earned about $100,000 from GTA IV

The New York Times has an interesting piece this morning about how actor Michael Hollick earned about $100,000 for playing GTA IV protagonist Niko Bellic. Had the actor done the role for almost any other medium than video games, he would have received very generous residuals and royalties off the...

Continue Reading

GameSetWatch breaks down XBLA royalties cut

With the news that the 70 percent royalties cut for independent developers of Xbox Live Arcade titles had been cut in half, the indie gaming community was irrevocably up in arms, with some XBLA devs even threatening to switch platforms. However, the reasoning behind the cut is not as cut-and-dry as...

Continue Reading


Featured Stories

Image

10 Years, 10 Great Games: Ludwig's picks

Posted on Jul 11th 2014 1:30PM

Image

10 Years, 10 Great Games: Xav's picks

Posted on Jul 11th 2014 11:15AM

Image

Overland: A lonely game filled with monsters

Posted on Jul 10th 2014 8:30PM

Engadget

Engadget

TUAW

TUAW

Massively

Massively

WoW

WoW