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Headline News Image Metrics Provides Facial Animation for NBA 2K10

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 11:21am

Image Metrics, the leading provider of facial animation technology and services for the entertainment industry, has utilized its proprietary rig transfer technology on nearly one thousand faces for 2K Sports' highly anticipated NBA 2K10.

Headline News Legends Of Animation Come To Ottawa Festival

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 11:09am

The OIAF, which runs from October 14-18, welcomes several animation legends including Pixar’s Ronnie del Carmen (UP), Henry Selick (CORALINE), David Silverman (THE SIMPSONS), along with retrospective screenings of award-winning animators Don Hertzfeldt, Stan VanDerBeek, Suzan Pitt, Jim Blashfield, and Studio Film Bilder.

Headline News New Game Co. Primus Launches in Dallas

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 11:03am

Primus Productions, a new publisher of applications for all mobile devices, officially launched today. Primus, headquartered in Dallas, will be debuting its first three titles for the iPhone and other mobile devices within the next few weeks.

Headline News G5 Ent. Brings Yumsters! 2 to iPhone

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 10:46am

G5 Entertainment, known for its best-selling iPhone games like STAND O'FOOD and SUPERMARKET MANIA, announced today that YUMSTERS! 2, the colorful, musical puzzler from award-winning studio KranX Productions that has charmed millions of players on PC, is now available for iPhone and iPod Touch.

Headline News Blaze Offers Wireless Guitar for Nintendo Wii & PS3

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 10:33am

Leading video game accessory manufacturers Blaze has announced they have limited stock of their Wireless Guitar controller for both the Nintendo Wii and the Playstation 3.

Headline News DC Super Hero Fans Compete Online for Prizes

Fans can immerse themselves inside the world of DC Super Heroes and villains in the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie by participating in the Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Virtual Collector Card Sweepstakes.

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.

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