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Headline News Majesco Releases Our House: Party! for Wii

Design your dream home on your Wii or Nintendo DS! Majesco Entertainment Company (Nasdaq: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced that OUR HOUSE: PARTY! for Wii and OUR HOUSE for Nintendo DS are now available at retailers nationwide.

Headline News Kirby Rights Claims Puts Wrinkle in Disney/Marvel Deal

THE NEW YORK TIMES reports that Walt Disney's pending acquisition of Marvel Ent. has hit a legal issue regarding the rights of some of its major characters.

Headline News Ubisoft Ships Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Video Game

Ubisoft today announced the official launch for the video game based on Columbia Pictures' and Sony Pictures Animation's 3D CG film, CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS.

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.

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