THQ Inc. today announced a reorganization of the company's management team and business units in support of THQ's focused product strategy. In order to more directly align the organization with its previously announced strategy, THQ has formed three new business units: 1) Core Games; 2) Kids, Family and Casual Games; and 3) Online, and has promoted key executives to manage each of these units. Each unit manager will report directly to THQ President/CEO Brian Farrell.
Press Release from Flixster
SAN FRANCISCO (June 22, 2009) -- Users of Flixster, the world's biggest online movie community, are showing enormous enthusiasm for Wednesday's opening of TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, leading to double-digit growth for Flixster's popular iPhone "Movies" app since the start of the summer movie season.
Press Release from Anime Network
HOUSTON, TX -- June 22, 2009 -- Today Anime Network, America's #1 Anime Channel, formally launched its new online player at www.theanimenetwork.com. Anime Network's new online service includes over 40 hours of free content as well as a premium package that gives users unlimited access to more than 300 hours of anime, live action films, and J-rock videos.
Press Release from Square Enix, Inc.
LOS ANGELES, Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix(R) interactive entertainment products in North America, announced that it has strengthened its executive team with the addition of Ami Blaire as vice president of marketing.
Press Release form HIT Entertainment
19 June 2009, London -- HIT Entertainment, one of the world's leading independent children's entertainment producers and rights owners has licensed the iconic preschool property Bob the Builder to Mastertronic to create the first Nintendo Wii Bob the Builder game. BOB THE BUILDER: FESTIVAL OF FUN targets young Bob fans and is designed to encourage interactive play between parent and child. Launched earlier this month, BOB THE BUILDER: FESTIVAL OF FUN on Wii is now selling out across retailers in the UK.
Press Release from SEGA
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON - (June 18, 2009) - SEGA of America, Inc., and SEGA Europe Ltd., today announced a series of management promotions that will further unite SEGA's global markets to drive growth.
Effective today, the longstanding leader of SEGA's videogame business, Mr. Naoya Tsurumi, will assume worldwide responsibility for SEGA's Consumer Business, incorporating SEGA of Japan, SEGA of America and SEGA of Europe.
Check out 9experiment.com for a new viral site from Focus Features.
Explore and discover the Scientist's inner most thoughts, ideas and inventions through his personal journal, videos, clippings, sketches, and more. Spend some time exploring his archives, and actively participate in the development of the story leading up to the opening scene of the film.
Release Date: September 9th 2009 (limited)
Press Release from Atari
NEW YORK, June 16 -- Atari, one of the world's most recognized video game publishers, today announced that the highly anticipated, summer blockbuster title, GHOSTBUSTERS(R): THE VIDEO GAME is now available at retailers across North America.
One of the biggest surprises at E3 was the announcement of Left 4 Dead 2. It was also one of the very few big name games there that was actually playable on the show floor.
The people who put together the Video Games Live concerts are putting together an official Video Games Live MP3 player. The MP3 player will feature 2 GIGs of internal memory, a built in mic to record audio, a built in speaker in case you lose your headphones and what looks like a color LCD display.
Taking a page out of Fable’s book, 40th Day will have players make moral decisions which affect the outcome of the game. All of the stuff that made the first game great are back like modifying your guns, awesome masks, and pimping your gear but now 40th Day will also build on your in-game abilities.
Alright Let’s get this party started. I got to sit down and take some time with the new Tekken at E3. Right off the bat, Tekken 6 is gorgeous.
Press Release from SEVENTEEN and Habbo
LOS ANGELES -- June 10, 2009 -- SEVENTEEN Magazine and Habbo (www.habbo.com) have teamed up this summer to bring Seventeen.com's content exclusively into the world's largest virtual world for teenagers. Over the next several months, Habbo.com is featuring articles from the SEVENTEEN Web site, as well as hosting special in-game events, fun quizzes and polls, advice from the SEVENTEEN editors, surprise celebrity chats and more.
Electronic Arts has had its best PC launch ever with THE SIMS 3, reports VARIETY. The game, which debuted on June 2, has sold 1.4 million units, which at a pop of $50 a unit means EA is smiling. In addition to the PC version, a $10 rendition also topped the sales characters at Apple's App Store. In the first week of release, gamers have downloaded 7 million custom characters, houses, stories and other in-game products. In its history, the franchise has sold over 100 million units.
Game industry professionals are invited to submit session proposals for GameX Industry Summit, October 24-25, 2009 in Philadelphia. GameX Industry Summit presents the 'Right Brain' Creativity Track and the 'Left Brain' Leadership Track.
GameX Industry Summit is presented by the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) chapters in New York, New Jersey, Boston, Baltimore and Philadelphia. Submit your session ideas to GameX Industry Summit today!
Press Release from Freakish Kid
June 9 2009 Budapest, Hungary / London , UK -- Animation company GreyKid Pictures has rebranded as Freakish Kid and is announcing its new blogsite, www.freakishkid.com. The blog was designed and created in-house. Director/Producer Stu Gamble says, "We're very excited about the new direction the company is taking. We want the new site to raise our profile worldwide and create fresh opportunities. It looks great and provides access to all Freakish Kid projects, past and present."