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Effects Headline News

Inception Leads VES Nominations

The Visual Effects Society (VES) today announced the nominees for the 9th Annual VES Awards ceremony recognizing outstanding visual effects artistry in 24 categories of film, animation, television, commercials and video games.

Creative Headline News

Naughty Dog Artists Use Wacom Cintiq to Explore Deep into "Uncharted" Territory

The first thing you notice when you walk into Naughty Dog's Santa Monica, Calif., headquarters is a wall-to-wall glass case filled with colorful trophies and awards for "Uncharted" and "Uncharted 2," Naughty Dog's incredibly popular games for Sony PlayStation 2 and 3.

Creative Headline News

Naughty Dog Artists Use Wacom Cintiq to Explore Deep into "Uncharted" Territory

The first thing you notice when you walk into Naughty Dog's Santa Monica, Calif., headquarters is a wall-to-wall glass case filled with colorful trophies and awards for "Uncharted" and "Uncharted 2," Naughty Dog's incredibly popular games for Sony PlayStation 2 and 3.

Entertainment Headline News

Tata Elxsi & A2 Sign Animation, Gaming Deal

A Squared Entertainment (A2), an international children’s entertainment company, and Tata Elxsi, part of the 70 Billion USD Tata Group, India’s largest and most respected business conglomerate, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create a joint venture today at Tata Elxsi’s headquarters in Bangalore, India.

Blogs

Racing to the Finish Line: Chris Southall Talks 'Total War' and 'Sonic'

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 3, 2011 at 1:20pm

SEGA’s video-game production output for 2010 was winning, to say the least. It included the latest titles in some long-running popular franchises, such as Napoleon: Total War, Sonic Free Riders and Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing. I talked to Chris Southall, technical director at SEGA, about how Formula 1 and other racing games started his engine and got him interested in game development. He also tells us how the latest technology helps speed the workflow and bring games to life faster and better than it did when he entered the business in 1995.

Blogs

From Solo to Multiplayer Game - 'Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood'

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 3, 2011 at 12:03pm

Having sold more than 9 million­­ copies of medieval hit-man simulator Assassin’s Creed II, publisher UbiSoft opted to take a bold step with its sequel, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. Unsatisfied with simply letting players stalk targets through ancient Rome’s streets and make acrobatic getaways, Ubisoft decided to add eight-man online head-to-head support to a leading franchise known primarily for its story-driven solo campaigns. It was a potentially fatal gamble, but Arnaud Mametz, lead designer at UbiSoft Annecy, reveals how the series successfully made the jump without committing career suicide.

Headline News

Bombing the iPad: Graffiti Spray Can's Big Screen Debut

Graffiti Spray Can 2 was released for the iPad this weekend with new tools and features requested by users and developed by graffiti artists at Elite Gudz.

Million Headline News

Zinkia Unveils Coloring with Pocoyo and Friends App for IPad

Just in time for the holidays, entertainment brand specialist Zinkia Entertainment is releasing its second Pocoyo application, specifically designed for the iPad, “Coloring with Pocoyo and Friends.”

Headline News

EA Announces Limited Edition for The Sims Medieval

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced a special Limited Edition version of The Sims™ Medieval is available for pre-order today at www.TheSimsMedieval.com.

Headline News

Activision Targets EA in Lawsuit Against Former Execs

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 11:34am

In court papers filed this past Tuesday, Activision is seeking to include EA as a defendant in its case against Jason West and Vincent Zampella over accusations surrounding their departure in March to setup an independent game company.

Blogs

'TRON: Evolution' - Game Developers Go Hollywood

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 1:40pm

Walt Disney Pictures is bringing TRON: Legacy to the big screen, using the latest computer graphics technology to introduce a new wave of video game battles on the Grid. And Disney Interactive Studios has enlisted Propaganda Games to develop the TRON: Evolution game, which tells the story of what’s been going on within the TRON mythology over the past three decades.

Game Headline News

Flash Innovator Skinner Taps HTML5 to Launch Next-Generation Game

The next generation of online tower defense games has arrived courtesy of a concept-to-completion effort by legendary Flash innovator Grant Skinner and his company, gskinner.com.

Kids Headline News

CN, Kids Foot Locker Align for "Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards"

Cartoon Network and Kids Foot Locker are coming together for the first-ever Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards to provide one lucky viewer the opportunity to attend the awards show in early 2011.

Wars Headline News

Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Launches For The Mac

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) and LucasArts, a division of Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd., in collaboration with TransGaming, Inc. (TSX-V: TNG), today announced that Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, a free-to-play family-friendly online virtual world, is now available for Macintosh Platform users at www.CloneWarsAdventures.com.

Game Headline News

Axis Delivers Perfect Content For Enslaved: Odyssey To The West

Axis delivers Perfect content for ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West Axis have worked closely with client Ninja Theory to create over 12 minutes of stylish and charming animation for the premium downloadable content (DLC) addition to the critically acclaimed game ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West published by NAMCO BANDAI Games.

Headline News

Square Enix Releases New Red Band Trailer for Lord of Aracana

Square Enix is pleased to unleash the latest red band trailer, suitable for those ready to withstand the vicious gameplay of its upcoming action RPG Lord of Arcana.

Design Headline News

ChampionNAD Contest, Call for votes!

It is with much pleasure that the National Animation and Design Centre (NAD Centre) is announcing its very first viral contest entitled “ChampionNAD”.

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