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Brosta TV & Rhythm & Hues Form Creative I.P. Partnership

Brosta TV LLC and Rhythm & Hues Studios have entered into a co-producing relationship with the goal of creating original intellectual properties for the global market.

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Apple Launches iPad

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 12:52pm

Apple today introduced iPad, a revolutionary device for browsing the web, reading and sending email, enjoying photos, watching videos, listening to music, playing games, reading e-books and much more. iPad's responsive high-resolution Multi-Touch display lets users physically interact with applications and content.

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David Crane to be Honored with First Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Pioneer Award

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 7:25am

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has announced its first Pioneer Award recipient, David Crane, one of the most successful designers of entertainment software.

Games Headline News

Visiware Launches Game Services on Telus Satellite TV in Canada

By Matt Kapko | Monday, January 25, 2010 at 7:53am

Visiware, leading worldwide publisher of games for pay television, is glad to announce the availability of its interactive TV game services on TELUS Satellite TV, one of Canada’s leading telecommunication companies, in the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta.

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Activision Blizzard Bobby Kotick to Keynote 2010 D.I.C.E. Summit Sessions

By Matt Kapko | Monday, January 25, 2010 at 7:25am

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.

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Cerny To Be Inducted Into Academy Of Interactive Arts & Sciences' Hall Of Fame

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.

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Independent Games Festival Announces 2010 Finalists

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 9:50am

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.

Working Headline News

Reports of Overworked Animation Crew at Rockstar San Diego

By Matt Kapko | Monday, January 18, 2010 at 10:24am

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."

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Telltale Offers Episode of Strong Bad for Free

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 2:20pm

Telltale is giving away the fifth chapter of STRONG BAD'S COOL GAME FOR ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE titled 8-BIT IS ENOUGH, JOYSTIQ.COM reports.


Notes from under the Otaku

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!


Microsoft Announces "Game Room"

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.

Creative ANIMATIONWorld

Hot Spots Showcase 7: The Best in Animated & VFX Commercials

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.

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Xbox Thief Busted After Playing Online

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 9:02am

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.