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Warner gives videogame publisher rights to Batman

    December 18, 2006
Source: www.variety.com

Warner Bros. has become the first film studio to invest in an outside vidgame publisher, buying a 10% stake in British company Eidos for $86.8 million.First rumored two months ago (Daily Variety, Oct. 25), deal with the publisher of the popular "Tomb Raider" franchise deepens the studio's reach in the vidgame space. Its Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment unit already co-publishes a small number of games based on studio properties.As part of the agreement, WB is giving Eidos the right to make games based on several of its comicbook and TV properties, including Batman, the Looney Tunes characters, "The OC," "Legion of Super-Heroes" and the Hanna-Barbera catalog.More....

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