Games are Art in the Digital Age and Licenses Should Reflect That

Hardcore Gamer: Wallace and Gromit doesn’t have a heck of a lot in common with Deadpool save a sense of humor, but both have fallen prey to a worrying new trend in the games business. In recent months certain licensed games, in particular those based on Marvel Comics properties, have been pulled from digital storefronts with little warning. Just a few days ago, Telltale’s point and click adventure based on Wallace and Gromit suffered the same fate. What happened to these games? The terms of their licenses ran out, and their respective developers lost the rights to distribute them. At the moment nobody seems to be too bothered by this. I mean, they’re just licensed games.

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