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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.

Headline News Comic Writer Tapped to Rework Just Cause Adaptation

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 12:56pm

Producers Adrian Askarieh and Eric Eisner have hired Bryan Edward Hill, who created the Image comic 7 DAYS FROM HELL, to rewrite their adaptation of Square Enix's videogame JUST CAUSE: SCORPION RISING, reports Heat Vision.

Headline News Digital Domain Creates Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Teaser

Activision Publishing, Inc and High Moon Studios tapped Digital Domain and Mothership Director Neil Huxley to create the unexpected teaser for "TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON" that premiered December 10th during the 2011 Video Game Awards show on Spike TV.

Headline News A Squared & Tata Elxsi Form Joint Venture

Further signaling India's growing presence in Hollywood, the visual effects and engineering division of Indian conglomerate Tata is buying a majority share in a Los Angeles-based kids' animation firm.

Headline News 39th Annie Award Nominations Announced

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 39th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation.

Headline News Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town Is Now Available For Wii & DS

Classic Media, a global media company with a portfolio of some of the world’s leading family entertainment brands, and Red Wagon Games, publisher of family friendly interactive entertainment, today announced that the classic holiday television special, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town is now available for the whole family to enjoy on the Wii system and the Nintendo DS hand-held system.

Headline News Moonscoop Develops Social Online Game For Code Lyoko

Moonscoop, the worldwide brand management and entertainment company representing properties from some of the leading animation producers across the globe, is pleased to announce development a new social online Code Lyoko game in partnership with 3D DUO, a leading French creator and producer of video games.

Headline News Mission: Impossible The Game Gets Social Experience

Paramount Pictures and Funtactix, a worldwide developer and publisher of online worlds and social games, today announced the launch of Mission: Impossible The Game the official social game based on the Mission: Impossible movie franchise from Paramount Pictures.

Blogs Todd Howard Talks Skyrim

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 21, 2011 at 5:38pm

Bethesda Softworks showcased the much-anticipated Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim at Gamescom 2011 this summer in Cologne, Germany, allowing fans to check out the successor to the award-winning blockbuster hit Oblivion. Bethesda Game Studios has been hard at work on this new role-playing game (RPG), developing a brand-new game engine -- the Creation Engine -- for the open-world experience.

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