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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.

Headline News Andy Heyward's A Squared Inks AOL Deal

A Squared Entertainment LLC, a new children's media company formed by veterans Andy Heyward (Co-President) and Amy Moynihan (Co-President), has teamed up with AOL to unveil a new slate of purpose-driven entertainment brands for children. The programs will feature some of the most iconic personalities of all time -- Warren Buffett, Gisele Bundchen, Martha Stewart and the late Carl Sagan -- and will entertain and teach kids about finance, the environment, creativity, and science.

Headline News Sam Raimi to Direct World of Warcraft Movie

Press Release from Blizzard Entertainment and Legendary Pictures

LOS ANGELES -- Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Legendary Pictures announced today that Sam Raimi has signed on to direct the eagerly-anticipated major motion picture based on Blizzard Entertainment's award-winning Warcraft universe. Raimi has, in the course of his career, clearly demonstrated a genius for developing and adapting existing fictional universes for mainstream audiences while staying true to the spirit of the original content.

Headline News Disney Interactive Studios Deploys G-Force on Mission to Retail Shelves

Press Release from Disney Interactive Studios

BURBANK, Calif. -- A unique group of pint-sized heroes is ready to save the world. G-FORCE, the video game inspired by the highly anticipated feature film "G-Force" from Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films, is available now at all major retailers.

G-FORCE is available on Wii, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, PSP (PlayStation Portable) system, Nintendo DS and Windows-based PC.

Headline News Target Entertainment signs first PlayStation Licenses

Press Release from Target Entertainment Group

London: Target Entertainment Group has signed its first licensing deals for PlayStation software IPs (Intellectual Properties), covering a range of titles.

A plush and accessory deal for LITTLEBIGPLANET has already been secured with Impact International for the UK, Eire and the Middle East. The deal will see the toy company produce a range of plush items, bean toys, mugs, bobbleheads and bags, all featuring LITTLEBIGPLANET's iconic character Sackboy.

Headline News Stan Lee's POW!, Disney Release New Motion Comic Series

Press Release from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

BURBANK, Calif., July 21 -- Legendary comic book creator Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment, together with Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, today announced the release of an all new original digital motion comic series, Time Jumper, available exclusively on the iTunes store (www.iTunes.com), beginning July 24, 2009.

Headline News EA and DC Comics Enter Nine Circles of Hell with Dante's Inferno Comic

Press Release from Electronic Arts

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Visceral Games, a studio of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced a collaboration with DC Comics/WildStorm to develop a comic book mini-series based on DANTE'S INFERNO, EA's video game adaptation of part one of THE DIVINE COMEDY.

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