The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) today announced the finalists for the 13th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards.
The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) announced Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, Inc. will open the 2010 D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit Sessions on Thursday February 19, 2010 at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. Mr. Kotick will talk about how creative talent drives the video game industry.
The folks over at IGN.com have rallied companies throughout the industry to donate tons of fantastic gaming related items - all to be auctioned off in order to benefit Haiti.
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has announced that Mark Cerny will be the 13th inductee into the Academy's Hall of Fame, which is bestowed upon individuals who've contributed a significant advancement within the industry while demonstrating proven success and leadership.
Another victorious Ratchet game for the PS3 shines in our review of Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time.
The Independent Games Festival, the popular industry event highlighting and awarding the talents of independent game developers, has announced the winners of the 2010 IGF Student Showcase, which recognizes outstanding indie game development taking place on school and university campuses around the world.
Bayonetta is pure, unadulterated, fun. It’s a game that represents the complete package – game-play, art, sound, and character.
CARTOON BREW is reporting that a group of spouses married to animators working at Rockstar San Diego are going public with claims of poor working conditions, which include "mandatory to work close to twelve hours a day including Saturdays."
Activision's CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2 has surpassed $1 billion in sales in two months, GAMESPOT reports.
Telltale is giving away the fifth chapter of STRONG BAD'S COOL GAME FOR ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE titled 8-BIT IS ENOUGH, JOYSTIQ.COM reports.
Netflix announced a deal to make its online video streaming service available to Wii owners this spring, VARIETY reports.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has entered into a multi-year exclusive agreement with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street.
Change always accompanies the new year. And The Anime Beat is no different. That's right folks, I'm continuously expanding this little dog and pony show!
Joe Strike takes a look at the tax implications for freelancing on both employers and contractors and how companies like MBO Partners can help.
In Spring 2010 Microsoft Game Studios plans to release "Game Room" functionality for Xbox LIVE and Games for Windows LIVE users. I've been reading through the details and I can't say I'm overly excited. Perhaps it's my age or it could be the fact that I don't see the value in the virtual "game cabinets," but I'm curious to see how this new venture will turn out.
For the seventh year, AWN's Rick DeMott puts together a collection of the best commercials and music videos from the past year submitted by readers.
This is your last chance to see the Halo Legends anime preview on Halo Waypoint and Xbox LIVE. On Saturday January 2nd the final preview episode will run for 24-hours. Remember, DVD, Blu-Ray, and digital formats will be released on February 16th 2010.
Sony is making plans to unify the international distribution of its game and core electronics products next year, VARIETY reports, citing the NIKKEI newspaper.
Here's one straight out of the stupid-people-doing-stupid-things category. Jeremiah Gilliam, 22, allegedly broke into more than 200 cars and homes in Westchester County, N.Y., stealing dozens of video games, laptops and GPS devices, but wasn't busted until he started playing online with an Xbox system under one of his victim's accounts, according to the NEW YORK POST.
Leonard Nimoy, the original actor who played Spock in STAR TREK, has joined the cast of STAR TREK ONLINE, a multiplayer online role-playing game, COMINGSOON.NET reports.
For those already tapped into the streaming vein of PlayStation Network, anime is definitely on its Christmas list. Here’s the latest post from my friends at PSN. And, evidently, this is only a small part of the 12-day promotion.