Archive | Interactive gaming

Fun and Games

A wide range of video game properties have found their way into the world of physical board, miniatures, and card games in the past six months. Some examples: Konami Cross Media NY just announced that its recently relaunched Bomberman and Contra titles would be turned into board and card games, respectively. IDW holds the rights […]

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Advances in E-Sports Licensing

A number of trends in recent months have been moving the e-sports industry, including the licensing component, forward: Big sports licensees are doing deals. It was not that long ago that the first mainstream sports licensees joined e-sports specialists in doing deals with teams, leagues, and players. Since then, the floodgates seem to be opening. […]

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Power Players Enter E-Sports

Licensing tied to e-sports leagues, governing bodies, teams, and athletes has been slowly growing for the past three or so years. Most of the action to date has occurred through specialist licensees and distributors such as We Are Nations, Meta Threads, EsportsOnly.com, Manatee.gg, and Esportsclothing.com. There have also been occasional capsule collections, as well as […]

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Getting Off To A Slow Start

New ventures involving the growing e-sports industry are announced on a daily basis. E-sports stadiums are being built, such as the world’s largest to date in Arlington, Texas, opening this month. Musicians and other celebrities such as Drake, Imagine Dragons, and Michael Jordan are investing in teams and leagues. Sports leagues, governing bodies, teams, colleges, […]

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Unplug and Play

A couple of decades ago, makers of physical board, card, and tabletop games were rushing to sign deals that would bring their game play into the digital world. Those sorts of agreements are still happening, of course; Hasbro and its licensee Marmalade Game Studio introduced a new mobile game based on Clue (known as Cluedo […]

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Eye on Early Electronic Entertainment

As the first video games to achieve mainstream popularity back in the late 1970s and early 1980s approach their 40th anniversaries, many are the focus of licensing initiatives that highlight their retro appeal. These vintage-styled items are likely to resonate both with the games’ original fans and with young video gamers attracted to their old-school […]

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