Frantic for an Adult Swim fix on Friday when the popular late night cartoon block for adults does not air? Well now you can access them on AdultSwim.com, the online adjunct to Cartoon Networks late night sister network of animation for adults. Adult Swims Friday Night Fix launches Sept. 16, 2005, offering select Adult Swim content via the Internet. Visitors to AdultSwim.com will be able to watch full-length episodes of selected Adult Swim original comedies, like AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE, ROBOT CHICKEN and SEALAB 2021 online, each week.
As the cornerstone of his speech at the Tokyo Game Show's annual event, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata elaborated on the theme of the company's aim and proven ability to broaden the population of videogame players. Two shining examples highlighted in his keynote include the smash-hit sales of the highly innovative NINTENDOGS game for the portable Nintendo DS and the new controller that will be central to the company's upcoming console system, code-named Revolution.
Activision has a host of sporting games with WORLD SERIES OF POKER, CABELA'S OUTDOOR ADVENTURES and THE HUSTLE: DETROIT STREETS.
WORLD SERIES OF POKER is the official videogame of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournament. Set around the main table at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas, the game authentically captures all of the high-stakes action from the likeness and play styles of renowned pros like Chris "Jesus" Ferguson and 14 other top poker players to the accurate recreation of the WSOP poker room, down to the carpet and the wallpaper.
Verizon Wireless and Gameloft have launched the first realtime multiplayer mobile game on Verizon Wireless V CAST consumer multimedia service. Available exclusively to Verizon Wireless V CAST customers, ASPHALT URBAN GT: MULTIPLAYER allows players to simultaneously compete in Gamelofts latest 3D driving game.
blinkx announced a partnership with AtomFilms, which will make more than 1,000 of AtomFilms' short film and animation titles searchable via the blinkx.tv video search service.
Nickelodeons popular Danny Phantom character is available for the first time as a videogame, DANNY PHANTOM: THE ULTIMATE ENEMY, which THQ Inc. has released to retail outlets throughout North America. This fast-paced, action game based on a special episode of the popular Nickelodeon television series, DANNY PHANTOM.
The videogame recreates all of Danny's TV powers, allowing players to walk through walls, shoot ghostly beams and howl a ghostly wail as he travels through time to save the world.
Midway Games Inc. a leading interactive entertainment publisher and developer, has secured the U.S. and Canadian publishing rights for EARTH 2160, the highly-anticipated sequel in the top-selling and critically-acclaimed EARTH series of realtime strategy (RTS) titles. The game will publish in the U.S. and Canada in November 2005 for the PC.
Heavenspot, a Hollywood-based full service international design agency, recently completed the interactive website launch for TENACIOUS D IN THE PICK OF DESTINY, a feature film that will be released by New Line Cinema in early 2006 starring Jack Black and Kyle Gass.
The interactive site package includes Flash animation, an original interactive interface, a progressive design aesthetic and high quality Flash video.
In response to the recent news and concerns surrounding the catastrophic impact of Hurricane Katrina, Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind SESAME STREET, has updated its website to offer parents and caregivers tools that will help children cope during the aftermath of this stressful weather event. In addition, the nonprofit organization will re-air SESAME STREET's hurricane series, starting Sept. 12, and related public service announcements, starting Sept. 2.
Electronic Arts Inc., the world leading interactive entertainment company, and the GRAMMY Foundation have joined forces to give high school students an insiders view into careers in Interactive music composition & sound via GRAMMY Pro Session: Video Game Music And Sound Design. The GRAMMY Foundations unique Pro Session series gives students an insiders view into careers in the music industry.
Capcom announced the release of DARKWATCH for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Developed by High Moon Studios Inc., DARKWATCH is an immersive FPS (first person shooter) that blends the lawless action of the Wild West with the thrilling horror of vampire movies. The game is now available at retailers across North America and carries an M rating for mature audiences by the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board).
Demonstrating the massive appeal of the PlayStation 2 and its software library, Sony Computer Ent. America announced seven additions to its PlayStation 2 "Greatest Hits" software portfolio ATV OFFROAD FURY 3, HOT SHOTS GOLF: FORE!, JAK 3, KILLZONE, RACHET & CLANK: UP YOUR ARSENAL, SLY 2: BAND OF THIEVES and SYPHON FILTER: THE OMEGA STRAIN. These seven titles have accounted for sales in excess of 4.5 million units and join an expansive library of 123 "Greatest Hits" titles.
Square Enix Inc. announced that FINAL FANTASY XI: THE VANA'DIEL COLLECTION is now on sale. The special gold foil All-In-One packaging includes the RISE OF THE ZILART and CHAINS OF PROMATHIA expansion packs as well as TETRA MASTER, the wildly popular and addictive mini-game, on one DVD. FINAL FANTASY XI: THE VANA'DIEL COLLECTION will provide the easiest installation ever of the first cross-platform, cross-continent massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG).
Turner Broadcasting System will charge a $14.95 per month subscription rate for the fall debut of its GameTap broadband entertainment network and give subscribers a two-week trial period for unlimited access.
The first network of its kind, GameTap allows subscribers to access a huge vault of games, ranging from the early arcades to console and PC titles, using a broadband-connected PC, as well as original Turner programming.
Urbaniacs, the create-your-own superhero online community, has launched its newest game, FLIP IT. The classic memory game challenges players to match cards containing the faces, body parts and equipment of the Urbaniac heroes. Each round adds more cards with bigger chances to win more Urbos, which be used to purchase cool stuff for ones superhero.
Groove Games announced it has inked an agreement with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group to publish an interactive game based on Universal Pictures and Atmosphere Entertainment MM's' GEORGE A. ROMERO'S LAND OF THE DEAD, which hit theatres on June 24, 2005.
Konami Digital Ent. Inc. announced a multi-year agreement with Marvel Enterprises Inc. and Upper Deck Ent. that gives Konami exclusive worldwide interactive rights to develop games for current and next-generation videogame systems based on Upper Decks best-selling Marvel Trading Card Game. This is the latest addition to Konamis collection of interactive trading card based properties, which also includes the tremendously successful YU-GI-OH! series.
This week Nickelodeon Online is launching a new version of Nick Jr. Video as well as NickMail Maker.
Heavenspot, a full service international design agency located in Hollywood, recently completed an online game design for Watson DG on HUSTLE AND FLOW, a newly released feature film from Paramount Studios.
Catering to the features core youth market and hip-hop audience, the game package includes fresh sound effects, innovative flash interfaces, a progressive design theory and the ability to email your customized ride to a friend.
Softwrap, a leader in digital rights management (DRM), announced that it has partnered with Italy's largest online games distribution website www.videogame.it to battle against piracy. The site is a subsidiary of Leader SPA group, one of the most important videogames distributors in Italy. Softwrap is licensing its technology to Videogame.it in order to fulfill all its security requirements for titles sold electronically through its website.
Electronic Arts has shipped MADDEN NFL 06, the newest iteration of the EA SPORTS best-selling football franchise. Reflecting the focus on the passing game in the NFL, MADDEN NFL 06 has changed passing for the first time in ten years with the all-new QB Vision Control and QB Precision Placement and introduces the all new NFL Superstar mode, where you can live the life of an NFL Superstar.
Zygote Media Group, a provider of 3D content for the biomedical, animation and other markets, announced the launch of the 3D Female Anatomy Collection, available at its new online store (www.3dscience.com). The 3D Female Anatomy Collection features 3D content, including scientific models, images and animation, that helps viewers better understand female anatomy.
TiVo, the leading brand of digital video recorder (DVR), announced that five advertisers have agreed to use its new direct-response advertising solution, which lets companies insert a call to action or branded tag into their commercial spots. By clicking on the tag, more than one million TiVo Series 2 subscribers can respond directly to ads while theyre in progress.
Activision Inc. has extended its license with Marvel Enterprises to expand their long-term, broad-based strategic alliance through an additional license agreement for a non-persistent role-playing game (RPG).
According to leading marketing information provider, Sonys GRAN TURISMO 4 for the PlayStation 2 ranked top in sales for the first half of 2005. The NPD Group also reported retail sales of U.S. console and portable videogames hardware, software and accessories saw an increase of 21% during the first half of 2005 (January June), compared to the same time period last year. The videogames industry saw sales figures rise to more than $4.1 billion in the first half of the year compared to $3.4 billion in the first half of 2004.