Category: Games

Blogs Back to the Front: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 9:39am

Call of Duty is much more than a video game; it’s a cultural phenomenon. Nowhere was that more evident than at Raleigh Studios in Playa Vista, Calif., where Activision threw a shindig unlike anything ever done in the game industry. For three days in early September, Call of Duty invaded the 12-acre compound Howard Hughes created, the Spruce Goose. Unlike the world’s largest plane, which failed miserably in flight, Call of Duty has soared to new heights with each successive game.

Blogs Looking Inside the NYU Game Center

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 9:32am

As more and more schools around the globe offer game-design degrees, wannabe game makers have a variety of programs to choose from. Many schools offer vocational programs, but nowadays the academic and creative aspects of game design are also coming into play. Here, we take a look at the Game Center at New York University, one of the newest game design programs that take the latter approach.

Headline News PandaPanther Soars with Activision's Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Promotion

PandaPanther husband and wife duo Jonathan Garin and Naomi Nishimura, in conjunction with 72andSunny, directed a 2:00 minute promo spot for Activision's new entertainment property "Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure," which was released on Oct. 16th in North America.

Headline News Image Metrics to Lead Faceware Workshop and Presentation at BAF Game 2011

Image Metrics, a leading provider of facial animation technology for the entertainment industry, will lead a workshop and presentation on its award-winning facial animation technology Faceware 3.0 at BAF Game 2011.

Headline News Disney's Swampy Gets Web Series

After taking the app world by storm in the popular game WHERE'S MY WATER?, Disney latest animated creation Swampy is head to his own Web series, writes The Hollywood Reporter.

Headline News Batman: Arkham City Week One Sales Top 4.6 Million Units Worldwide

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced that Batman: Arkham City, the critically acclaimed videogame developed by Rocksteady Studios, has shipped more than 4.6 million units worldwide since its October 18 North American launch on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system.

Headline News Eidos-Montreal Revives "Deus Ex" Franchise With Autodesk Game Technology

Eidos-Montreal, a Square Enix company, used some of the latest game development technology from Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), to develop the critically acclaimed "Deus Ex: Human Revolution" video game.

Headline News Warner Bros. To Distribute The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings for Xbox 360

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and CD Projekt RED, developers of the blockbuster Witcher franchise of video games, announced a distribution agreement for the upcoming Xbox 360 release of “The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings” in North America.

Headline News Image Metrics, Funrika Team Up For Interactive Social Gaming

Leading animation technology company Image Metrics Inc. (OTCBB: IMGX) and multimedia entertainment developer Funrika today announced the integration of Image Metrics' PortableYou 3D personal avatar creation platform in Funrika's first gaming platform, iStar.

Blogs Thought Leaders: Kyle Orland

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 4:22am

Innovation takes many forms within the gaming space, often beginning with insight and inspiration from a single person, be they a game developer, an engineer, a sociologist or anything else within the industry. That’s why we’re tracking down these thought leaders to give you a sneak peek of the digital arts future through their eyes. In this installment, we sit down with Kyle Orland, a games journalist who writes for Gamasutra. Orland gives his thoughts on the impact journalism will have on the future of gaming and the relationship between the two.

Headline News Rainmaker Teams With Jane Startz On Two Animated Fantasy-Adventure Films

Rainmaker Entertainment, the multifaceted animation studio and one of Canada’s largest producers of CG animation, is joining forces with Jane Startz, the distinguished producer of family entertainment, on the development and production of two family-oriented feature films.

Headline News Warner Bros. Interactive Launches Batman: Arkham City

The wait is finally over for fans to don the Batsuit again! Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced that Batman: Arkham City, the critically acclaimed and highly anticipated videogame developed by Rocksteady Studios, is now available at retailers in North America for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system.

Headline News HIT Ent. Ramps Up New Apps, Websites For Top Pre-School Brands

HIT Entertainment, one of the world's leading independent children's entertainment producers and rights-owners, is set to ramp up its digital portfolio with a host of brand-new apps which will launch Autumn/Winter 2011 across some of its most popular pre-school brands.

Headline News Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact Now Available For PSP

Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja Impact for the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system is now available in stores across North America.

Headline News Digital Harmony Announces Its 'Harmony Tech' Development Solution

Digital Harmony Games, a new interactive entertainment developer of social, casual games and developer of B2B real-time cross-platform connective technology, today announced it has launched the registration for the beta for its cross-platform technology development engine, Harmony Tech.

Headline News CN, Bandai, D3Publisher to Launch the Ben 10: Become a Plumber Sweepstakes

Cartoon Network's Ben 10 needs your help! Through a first-of-its-kind program for the brand announced today, Cartoon Network Enterprises, the licensing and merchandising arm of the network, has partnered with Bandai America Incorporated and D3Publisher to create a promotion so big, it needs to enlist the help of all Ben 10 fans: the Ben 10: Become a Plumber, Save the Universe sweepstakes.

Headline News Lady Gaga Gets Injunction Against Lady Goo Goo Cartoon

The High Court in London issued an injunction against Moshi Monsters' cartoon character Lady Goo Goo, a parody of Lady Gaga, writes the Hollywood Reporter.

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