Category: Games

Headline News NBCU, Comcast Join Forces

Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK) and General Electric (NYSE: GE) announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement to form a joint venture that will be 51% owned by Comcast, 49% owned by GE and managed by Comcast.

Headline News THQ, DreamWorks Animation Ink Game Deal

THQ Inc. and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. today announced that they have entered into multi-year, multi-property licensing agreements granting THQ the exclusive worldwide rights to develop and publish video games based on DreamWorks Animation's upcoming animated feature films, Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom and Puss In Boots, as well as the CG animated television show, "The Penguins of Madagascar."

Headline News Image Metrics Provides Facial Animation for Assasin's Creed II

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 23, 2009 at 12:24pm

Image Metrics, the leading provider of facial animation technology and services for the entertainment industry, has provided facial animation for many cut scenes in the highly anticipated action adventure video game Assassin's Creed II. Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Assassin's Creed II is Ubisoft's sequel to the 2007 debut title that became the fastest-selling new IP in video game history.

Headline News Blockbuster Expands Online Game Rental Pilot to Seattle

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 3:01pm

Blockbuster Inc. ( BBI, BBI.B), a global leader in entertainment, today announced that consumers in the Seattle area can now rent the latest new video games such as "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2", "Assassin's Creed 2" and "New Super Mario Bros. Wii" online at blockbuster.com and have them delivered directly to their mailbox, expanding on a pilot test launched in Cleveland earlier this year.

Headline News AFTRA Ratifies Game Deal

Two weeks after SAG rejected a similar offer, AFTRA members have ratified a new deal with video game producers, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

Headline News Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures Goes Free For Two Weeks

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 8:59am

Funcom has decided to repeat the successful re-evaluation campaign that went live earlier this year for the best-selling massively multiplayer online role-playing game ‘Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures’.

Blogs Bandai Namco: Dragon Ball Revenge of King Piccolo and Tekken 6

The holiday season means one thing: family. Fortunately Namco Bandai has provided a great coping mechanism. No, not eggnog. With the release of Dragon Ball Revenge of Piccolo and Tekken 6, we've got fighting, fighting, and more fighting!

Headline News Target Entertainment Group Links Up With m4e AG

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 7:01am

Target Entertainment Group has appointed m4e AG as the licensing sub-agent for PlayStation software IPs (intellectual properties) in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In addition, m4e subsidiary Telescreen will act as the sub-agent in Benelux.

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