Posts Tagged "Licensing"

Developers vs. Publishers: Who Wins?

Developers vs. Publishers: Who Wins?

In the latest episode of Game Theory with Scott Steinberg, entitled “Video Game Developers vs. Publishers: Who Wins?” we take a closer look at the state of the modern games industry. Exploring the shifting balance of power following in the wake of new business models, gaming devices and online technologies, the new documentary film also examines whether there’s a place for independent developers in today’s increasingly cutthroat business world. In...

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Working with Outside IP, Part 2

Working with Outside IP, Part 2

In October 2010, Georgia-based Hi-Rez Studios purchased the Tribes franchise from InstantAction. This article is the second in a multipart series analyzing why the company made its decision and how it plans to incorporate this externally created game. Part I examined some of the reasons behind the acquisition. Part III, after The new Tribes game is released, will address how reality met intentions. Buying something as involved as a video game IP that has gone...

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Mobile Gaming’s Future: Not Mobile Games

Mobile Gaming’s Future: Not Mobile Games

I’ve seen the future of mobile gaming and I’m sorry to say that it has nothing to do with mobile games. Oh sure, while mobile video games will always have a place in the mobile gaming world, they will not be the primary revenue driver. Not by a long shot. In fact, in the not-too-distant future the primary revenue drivers in mobile gaming will actually be console, online, and PC games. Not console, online and PC games repurposed and redeveloped for mobile...

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Interplay’s Eric Caen on the Fallout IP Battle

Interplay’s Eric Caen on the Fallout IP Battle

You would think that no one would have much use for a rubble-strewn chunk of irradiated land, but right now, a heated IP battle between Interplay and Bethesda Softworks is taking place over one such stretch of seemingly unattractive real estate. The Fallout post-apocalyptic sci-fi role-playing series (most recently revisited in Fallout: New Vegas) has been around since 1997, and has garnered a rich culture and storyline in that time, even if the source material...

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Technology Expert Witness Scott Steinberg

Technology Expert Witness Scott Steinberg

One of today’s top technology expert witnesses, high-tech experts and consultants, over a billion people have tapped high-tech analyst Scott Steinberg for insight into today’s hottest consumer electronics products, computers, software apps, IT and online services. A veteran expert witness, software publisher and the head of technology consulting firm TechSavvy Global, he’s a frequent on-air analyst for ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and CNN. A consultant to the...

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