Category: Games

Blogs Become a SIGGRAPH 2012 Student Volunteer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 1:34pm

Are you science? Are you art? Do you daydream of computations or calculate in creativity? Are you a student? If so, you will find yourself right at home at SIGGRAPH 2012. Science and art will come together in one outstanding international conference to explore computer graphics and interactive techniques from both points of view, and YOU can be a part of it!

Blogs The New Mobile Landscape

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 11:44am

The word “convergence” won’t mean quite the same thing to the next generation as it does to us. That’s because kids today will come of age in a time when phones were used to play video games, computers could double as a private movie house, and televisions were flipped on to browse the Web. Unlike us, they’ll be living in a world where “ubiquity” is the word -- surrounded by devices.

Blogs FMX 2012 Transmedia, Cloud Computing and Further Highlights

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 9:47am

The new subtitle "Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia" sums up the essence of the 17th edition of Europe’s largest conference on the creation, production and distribution of Digital Entertainment. In 2012, FMX focuses on new Animated Features, Visual Effects and Games as well as specific topics such as Virtual Production, Previs, Digital Worldbuilding, Lighting und Rendering, Cloud Computing, Industrial CG and Transmedia.

Blogs Nolan North – The Leading Man of Voice Over

The gaming industry is creating its own stars as they come even closer to motion pictures. Most notably known for his portrayal of Drake in the Uncharted franchise, North is the closest the gaming industry can come to a leading man. His resume is extensive having appeared in Batman: Arkham City as The Penguin, Assassin’s Creed as Desmond Miles, Prince Of Persia (as The Prince), & And Then There Were None as Patrick Narracott.

Headline News TAAFI Call for Submissions

The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) has opened up its submission process for animated films for their inaugural event to take place June 22 – 24th, 2012.

Headline News Grant Bowler Signs on for Syfy’s Defiance

Syfy has inked actor Grant Bowler to star in Defiance, a groundbreaking science fiction series that will unite television and massive multiplayer online (MMO) gaming for the very first time.

Headline News Adventure Time Virtual Gear Available Now on ourWorld.com

ourWorld.com, an online virtual world designed for kids and teens that blends casual games, social networking and self expression, will give fans of Cartoon Network’s smash-hit comedy series,

Headline News Zombie Wars for iPad Transforms Readers and Their Friends Into 3D Characters in a Free Digital Comic Book

Image Metrics Inc. announced the availability of Zombie Wars, an iPad® exclusive free digital comic app that lets users insert their images into a tale of a zombie outbreak and become the main characters.

Blogs Why Consoles as We Know Them Will Die Out

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 6, 2012 at 2:42pm

Imagine that you needed a special TV to watch HBO’s Game of Thrones, then another television to watch Showtime’s The Tudors, then, to watch the Super Bowl, you needed yet another TV. This is exactly what we’re dealing with in the games industry with consoles. It’s pretty ridiculous when you stop and think about it

Blogs Inside the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 4:31pm

Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center was founded in 1999 by drama and arts management professor Don Marinelli and the late Randy Pausch, professor of computer science, human-computer interaction and design.

Blogs The Devil in the Details: Technical Artist Julian Love on Diablo III Part 1

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 4:23pm

Lead technical artist Julian Love is a nine-year Blizzard veteran. He’s been working on Diablo III almost as long as fans have been waiting for the game. We spoke to Love about the long-gestating project, Blizzard’s approach to making games and the role of the technical artist in development.

Headline News Square Enix Announces Kingdom Hearts for 3DS

Square Enix, Inc. and Square Enix Ltd., the publishers of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, Europe and across PAL territories, today announced fans of the popular KINGDOM HEARTS series will be able to experience a new 3-D adventure next year with the North American and European release of KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance], specifically for the Nintendo 3DS system.

Headline News Angry Birds Flock To Nick With Holiday Short On Dec. 17

An all-new exclusive Angry Birds holiday short film, “Angry Birds – Wreck the Halls” comes to Nickelodeon, Saturday, December 17 during the 11 a.m. airing of Kung Fu Panda: Legend of Awesomeness in Nick’s Saturday morning animation block.

Headline News Alphanim Launches Four Santa’s Apprentice Apps

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 10:23am

After a first venture into the app world earlier this year with a French/English reading app for iOS based on its animated feature Eleanor’s Secret – aka Kerity, which received critical acclaims in France and the US and was picked by Fox News’ Tapped-In as part of a top 3 selection of apps for kids, Paris-based Alphanim recently launched four bilingual holiday apps based on its Santa’s Apprentice franchise.

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