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RealNetworks licenses Lithtech

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, along comes another press release from Monolith. This time they've signed to develop content using the LithTech engine for RealNetworks, best known for their RealPlayer streaming audio and video doohickey.

Apparently's games division has come up with a "new distribution paradigm", though there are few details in the press release apart from the fact that it involves downloading the game over the internet.