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Headline News Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron Storms PSP, Nintendo DS This Fall

Press Release from LucasArts

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- May 26, 2009 -- STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT: ELITE SQUADRON presents an expanded new take on the classic STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT gameplay, resulting in new levels of interaction and excitement in handheld gaming. The massive, galactic campaign will ship this Fall for the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system and Nintendo DS.

Headline News WB to Offer Watchmen Film, Video Game Combos

Press Release from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

BURBANK, Calif. -- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced that the WATCHMEN: THE END IS NIGH videogame, based on the WATCHMEN film, will be offered in a retail Blu-Ray Hi-Def game and film hybrid, as well as additional retail and downloadable formats in North America. WATCHMEN: THE END IS NIGH Part 2, the second of two long-form, episodic action games will be released in conjunction with the Blu-ray Hi-Def and DVD of the WATCHMEN: DIRECTOR'S CUT in July 2009.

Headline News Up Game Ships Today

Press Release from THQ Inc.

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. -- THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that the UP video game, based on the highly anticipated Disney-Pixar film, has shipped to retail outlets throughout North America for Wii, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, PSP (PlayStation Portable) system, and Games for Windows and Mac.

Headline News Rockstar Games Co-Founders Start New Gaming Venture

Press Release from 4mm Games, LLC

4mm Games, LLC ("4mm") today officially announced its formation. The company was founded by Rockstar Games co-founders Jamie King and Gary Foreman and former Image Metrics exec Nicholas Perrett, joined by Paul Coyne, a respected twenty year veteran of the technology and entertainment industries.

Headline News Studio Ghibli Working on Videogame

1Up.com is reporting that animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli is working on a Nintendo DS game. Titled NINOKUNI, the fantasy adventure RPG title, produced with Level-5, follows a little kid named Oliver who is promised the return of his deceased mother by a sprite.

Ghibli president Toshio Suzuki told FAMITSU magazine that collaboration came about when musician Naoya Fujimaki introduced the two companies to each other, following the completion of PONYO, their latest theater, which arrives in the U.S. in August.

Headline News WB Moves to Acquire Troubled Midway Games

Midway Games Inc. today announced that it has entered into a "stalking horse" asset purchase agreement with Warner Bros. Ent. Inc., and filed a sale and bid procedures motion with the bankruptcy court to conduct the sale of the company’s assets pursuant to Section 363 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The bid procedures will provide for notice to be given to third parties of the pending sale to Warner Bros. Ent. and offer the opportunity for interested parties to bid on the company's assets.

Headline News Pinky and Perky to Star in CD Rom Game

Press Release from PPC Enterprises

PPC Enterprises has revealed that phenomenally successful porcine pair Pinky and Perky are due to appear in their very own CD Rom game from Avanquest -- one of the biggest publishers of computer games in the UK.

Headline News Details Released On New Aliens vs. Predator Game

Press Release from SEGA of America, Inc. and SEGA Europe Ltd.

SAN FRANCISCO AND LONDON (May 20, 2009) -- SEGA of America, Inc. and SEGA Europe Ltd. today reveal more details surrounding the much-anticipated next-gen FPS game, ALIENS VS. PREDATOR (working title). It will be the first title launched in SEGA's forthcoming series of ALIENS games licensed from Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising (Fox Licensing).

Headline News Disney Theme Parks Merchandise Offered Online

Press Release from Disney Consumer Products

GLENDALE, Calif. -- Ever admired a pair of customized Mickey Mouse ears or a Disney Princess castle toy while on a Disney vacation, and later regretted not buying it once you returned home? Or wished you could travel to Disneyland wearing a Disneyland t-shirt en route? Now, for the first time ever, you can purchase select merchandise from Disney's domestic theme parks and resorts outside of the parks and online only at DisneyStore.com and/or DisneyParks.com/store.

Headline News WB Revives Terminator Salvation in Machinima Series

Press Release from Warner Bros. Digital Distribution

Burbank, Calif., May 19, 2009 -- Halcyon Games, a division of The Halcyon Company along with Warner Premiere and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution today announced the first full length Machinima series titled TERMINATOR SALVATION: THE MACHINIMA SERIES.

Headline News Half-Blood Prince Game Confirmed for June 30 Release

Press Release from Electronic Arts Inc

Electronic Arts Inc (NASDAQ:ERTS) and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today confirmed that the HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE video game will be in stores across the world from June 30, 2009, just ahead of the Warner Bros. Pictures' film based on J.K. Rowling's sixth book in the Harry Potter series.

Headline News New Terminator iPhone Game Announced

Press Release from Dark Horse Comics

MILWAUKIE, OR -- In celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of THE TERMINATOR, Big Head Games and Dark Horse Comics are proud to release this heart-pounding, shoot-everything homage to the movie that started it all. THE TERMINATOR for iPhone and iPod Touch is an explosive, top-down, all-action shooter game with an episodic Story Mode and endless Quick Play Mode.

Features:

-- Bigger and badder weapons, from Gatling guns to bazookas.

Headline News Rolling Stone Getting Into Games

Trying to ride the popularity of games like GUITAR HERO and ROCK BAND, Rolling Stone magazine is teaming with 505 Games for a musical videogame titled DRUM KING, reports VARIETY. The Clash, The Police, Violent Femmes, Queen, Fall Out Boy, Good Charlotte, Blur, Blink 182 and the Gorillaz will all be featured on the soundtrack. The Wii title will hit stores May 26.

Headline News Transformers 2 Stars to Voice Game

Activision Publishing, Inc. has assembled an all-star cast for the upcoming TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN videogame, including the film's leads Shia LeBeouf and Megan Fox, who will reprise their starring roles in the game, and fan favorites Peter Cullen and Frank Welker, the voices of Optimus Prime and Megatron from the original animated series. In the new game, developed under license from Hasbro, players will join the battle to defend Earth from a Decepticon attack that threatens mankind.

Headline News Activision to Produce iCarly Videogame

Press Release from Activision Publishing, Inc.

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 13 -- Activision Publishing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI), and Nickelodeon today announced a global partnership where the two companies will create an all-new videogame based on the number-one live-action kids' television show ICARLY. Releasing internationally this Fall, the videogame will bring the interactive elements from the series to Wii and Nintendo DS for the first time.

Headline News Ubisoft Announces Might & Magic Clash of Heroes

Press Release from Ubisoft

SAN FRANCISCO -- May 13, 2009 -- Today Ubisoft announced that it will launch a new title in the MIGHT & MAGIC universe. MIGHT & MAGIC CLASH OF HEROES, a puzzle RPG that was developed by Capybara Games, creators of award-winning handheld and mobile games, will be available on Nintendo DSTM and it will be released in August 2009.

Headline News Spore Franchise Evolves to Nintendo Platforms

Press Release from Electronic Arts Inc.

Emeryville, CA -- May 12, 2009 -- The SPORE franchise continues to evolve as Maxis, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) studio, today revealed details about SPORE HERO and SPORE HERO ARENA -- two games built from the ground up exclusively for the Wii and Nintendo DS platforms. Building on the franchise's core tenets of creativity, exploration and adventure, SPORE HERO and SPORE HERO ARENA will immerse Nintendo fans into all-new experiences when the games launch this fall.

Headline News FUNimation Channel Continues Expansion

Press Release from FUNimation Channel

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 11 -- The FUNimation(R) Channel continues to make great strides in distribution across the nation for both the FUNimation Channel, the top 24/7 anime network and FUNimation Anime, a programming product for both free and pay-per-view video on demand.

Headline News Jerry Bruckheimer Games Gets Leads

Jerry Bruckheimer and MTV Games announced two executive appointments that officially mark the producer’s entrance into the videogame industry. Industry veterans, Jim Veevaert and Jay Cohen, will lead Jerry Bruckheimer Games, Inc. as President of Production and President of Development respectively.

Veevaert and Cohen will build a creative IP development studio focused on the development and production of interactive content and original intellectual property that convey and reflect the sensibility of Jerry Bruckheimer's other creative ventures.

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