Category: Games

Headline News Aardman Using Nintendo's Flipnote to Make 12 Shorts

Starting on Sept. 16, the site Flipnote Hatena (http://flipnote.hatena.com/) will feature shorts made by Aardman Animations using Flipnote Studio, the free animation tool available for DSi.

Headline News Disney Acquires Wideload Games

Disney Interactive Studios announced today it has agreed to acquire Wideload Games Inc., a Chicago-based producer and developer of original interactive entertainment.

Headline News DJ Hero to Drop At Halloween

Joystiq.com reports that Activision has officially announced that DJ HERO will hit stores on Oct. 27 in the U.S. and "late October" elsewhere. Activision still hasn't confirmed whether the price rumors of $120 for the standard version and $200 for the Renegade Edition are true.

Headline News Screenwriters Shift to Video Games

As game players grow more sophisticated, plotlines are becoming increasingly vital for success. Key game developers are recruiting Hollywood screenwriters and established authors to perform such duties.

Variety reports Chris Morgan (WANTED, THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: Tokyo Drift) is the latest scribe to make the shift, signing with Red Eagle Games, as the story director for a series of upcoming games based on Robert Jordan's THE WHEEL OF TIME books.

Headline News Warner’s One Eskimo blends Music and Animation into Graphic Tale

Press Release by Warner Premiere

Burbank, CA (August 10, 2009) -- GRAPHIC STORY FEATURING THE MUSIC OF EMERGING BAND "ONE ESKIMO."

Videos Feature Animation from Award-Winning Passion Films Best Known for Animating the Gorillaz Music Videos 10 Episode Video Series Debuts August 31 via iTunes and other Digital Channels Cutting Edge Viral Campaign FindLittleFeather.com Launches Giving Fans a Chance to Help the Character from the Visual Album in his Search For His True Love One eskimO Band Currently on Tour with Tori Amos in the U.S. Through August.

Headline News Activision Blizzard’s Surprising Second Quarter

Press Release by Activision

Santa Monica, California (Aug 05, 2009) -- Activision Blizzard, Inc. today announced better-than-expected financial results for the second quarter 2009.

For the quarter ended June 30, 2009, Activision Blizzard’s GAAP net revenues were $1,038 million, and its non-GAAP net revenues were $801 million. The company’s prior GAAP net revenue outlook for the quarter was $1 billion. On a non-GAAP basis, the company’s net revenue outlook was $775 million.

Headline News SIGGRAPH Announces FJORG! and GameJam! Winners

Press release from ACM SIGGRAPH (New Orleans, LA) - Winners of FJORG!, the third annual "iron-animator" style competition and GameJam!, the first videogame competition were announced during SIGGRAPH 2009, the 36th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques taking place this week in New Orleans.

Headline News HD Porn Coming to PS3

Kotaku reports that DDM.tv in Japan will begin streaming HD-quality adult flicks to PlayStation 3 consoles. Consumers in Japan will need a broadband connection and an HDMI cable to download the Blu-ray quality content. Users can log onto the DMM.tv website and search through the available titles, which will be available on the PS3 as an on-demand service.

Headline News EA Unveils The Sims 3 World Adventures

The Sims are off on an adventure to famous destinations around the world! The EA Play Label of Electronic Arts Inc. today announced that The Sims 3 World Adventures is in development and will ship to retailers worldwide the week of November 16, 2009.

Headline News Dark Void Pushed to 2010

Joystiq.com reports that Capcom has pushed the DARK VOID release to 2010. The move is to avoid a full fall season of game releases. Airtight Games developed the jet pack flying game. DARK VOID was set to hit stores in September, which is the same month that HALO 3 ODST is set to drop. However, the first quarter of 2010 is looking even more packed than the fall with such titles as SPLINTER CELL: CONVICTION, BIOSHOCK 2 and RED STEEL 2 already set for release.

Headline News Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures Finale Takes Game to the Green

The final episode of WALLACE & GROMIT'S GRAND ADVENTURES releases today, completing a four-month escapade that has taken the famous inventor and his faithful pooch through a madcap series of wild and engaging new stories. Available today for PC at www.telltalegames.com, THE BOGEY MAN puts Wallace's mechanical and social skills -- not to mention his golf swing -- to the test. Filled with unrequited romance, hidden mysteries, perplexing contraptions, and a heavy dose of comic relief, THE BOGEY MAN brings the series to an exciting climax in grand WALLACE & GROMIT style.

Headline News Sony Gets an Infamous Video Game

Sony Pictures has picked up a pitch from screenwriter Sheldon Turner to adapt Sucker Punch videogame inFAMOUS into a feature film, per THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

The deal, in the seven figures, is still being process with Sony's sister company Sony Computer Ent., which publishes the game. Avi Arad and Ari Arad will produce. Sony execs Matt Tolmach and Jonathan Kadin are overseeing for the studio.

Headline News Halo Universe Unveils Halo Legends Anime Project

Press Release from Microsoft Corp.

A renowned set of storytellers from some of the world's leading anime studios in Japan are about to take one of the most iconic franchises in science fiction and video games to a new level. Microsoft Corp., in collaboration with some of the most acclaimed anime creators, today unveiled a new project called "Halo Legends," which will bring the "Halo" franchise and its sweeping sci-fi saga to an entirely new medium, in the form of several original anime short films.

Headline News Dexter Gets Animated Online Prequel

Showtime is creating 12 animated webisodes that will serve as a DEXTER prequel to the series, reports THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER's James Hibberd.

Titled "Earl Cuts," the webisodes will explore how Dexter honed his killing craft and will be online this fall. Michael C. Hall will do the voice work.

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