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Virtual Legality Episode 95

Telltale Games Revived! What Does that Mean…Legally?

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Only months after announcing its liquidation, Telltale Games is back, but this time as a new entity in the hands of a little-known company called LCG Entertainment.

What does a "revival" really mean from a legal standpoint?

How are brands transferred, and what should we take from LCG's proposed business model?

How does this story mirror those seen elsewhere in the news?

And why should Telltale fans temper expectations (but still be hopeful), at least for now?

Never underestimate a Telltale heart..in Virtual Legality.

#TellTale #Bankruptcy #VirtualLegality


Discussed in this episode:

"Telltale Games is being revived"
Polygon - August 28, 2019 - Colin Campbell
https://www.polygon.com/2019/8/28/20835854/telltale-games-return-walking-dead-lcg-entertainment

"Certain Telltale Games Have Been Removed From Steam As The Developer Prepares to Shut Down Completely"
IGN - November 15, 2018 - Adam Bankhurst
https://www.ign.com/articles/2018/11/15/certain-telltale-games-have-been-removed-from-steam-as-it-prepares-to-shut-down-completely

"Telltale Games is closing, liquidation underway and some games being removed from Steam"
GameDailyBiz - November 14, 2018 - Mike Futter
https://gamedaily.biz/article/385/telltale-games-is-closing-liquidation-underway-and-games-being-removed-from-steam

"Nordic Games brings back the THQ name, rebrands as THQ Nordic"
VentureBeat - August 12, 2016 - Dean Takahashi
https://venturebeat.com/2016/08/12/nordic-games-brings-back-the-thq-name-rebrands-as-thq-nordic/

"Toys R Us is back from the dead, but its new stores are unrecognizable"
Washington Post - July 18, 2019 - Abha Bhattarai
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/07/18/toys-r-us-is-back-dead-its-new-stores-are-unrecognizable/

ALSO OF NOTE:

"Telltale Games rises from the dead with a renewed dedication to creativity and sustainable business"
GameDailyBiz - August 28, 2019 - Amanda Farough
https://gamedaily.biz/article/1175/telltale-games-rises-from-the-dead-with-a-renewed-dedication-to-creativity-and-sustainable-business


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"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

Rick has practiced for more than a decade at some of the country's largest law firms, representing IT, software, video game, and other technology companies, as well as the individuals and institutions which fund them.

DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.

Any and all feedback is appreciated. Let us know what you think!


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