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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 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.

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 Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes Comes to the Rescue this September

Press Release from LucasArts

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- May 11, 2009 -- Fans of the popular STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS TV series can continue the battle for galactic peace this September in an all-new videogame from LucasArts and Krome Studios. Based on the Cartoon Network series and collaborating directly with Lucasfilm Animation, STAR WARS THE CLONE WARS: REPUBLIC HEROES allows players to take up arms on behalf of the noble Galactic Republic, while pursuing the mysterious bounty hunter Cad Bane and combating the all-new Skakoan super villain Kul Teska.

Blogs fmx 09: One Awesome Conference

Renata and Thomas Haegele topped the event from last year and again the numbers of attendees increased. Again more and internationally renowned speakers came to Stuttgart, again for four days the sunny town became animator’s land And that in those dark and gloomy times of worldwide economic crisis. And I did not discover one unhappy face during all those days.

Blogs fmx 09: One Awesome Conference

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 8, 2009 at 12:26pm

Renata and Thomas Haegele topped the event from last year and again the numbers of attendees increased. Again more and internationally renowned speakers came to Stuttgart, again for four days the sunny town became animator’s land And that in those dark and gloomy times of worldwide economic crisis. And I did not discover one unhappy face during all those days.

Headline News Astro Boy Game Rockets This Fall

D3Publisher announced that it will bring Imagi Studios’ new CG-animated movie, ASTRO BOY, to Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, and the PSP. Based on the upcoming feature film which itself is inspired by one of the most beloved characters of all time, ASTRO BOY: THE VIDEO GAME will allow players to become Astro Boy, a young boy robot with incredible powers. ASTRO BOY: THE VIDEO GAME is slated to ship worldwide this fall to coincide with the North American and international release of the movie in October 2009 from Summit Ent.

Headline News DinerTown Tycoon Pits Flo Against Evil Burger Corp.

PlayFirst, Inc. announced the official release dates for DINERTOWN TYCOON, the new strategy game that immerses the popular DINERTOON characters within the challenging and tycoon genre. The title will be widely available on Thursday, May 7.

Headline News DJ Hero Coming This Fall

Activision is releasing three new titles this fall -- DJ HERO, GUITAR HERO 5 and BAND HERO.

DJ HERO expands GUITAR HERO's signature social gaming with the addition of diverse music genres including hip-hop, R&B, Motown, electronica and dance. Introducing an all-new turntable controller, DJ HERO allows players to create original mixes of popular songs and music from the world's top artists and DJs.

Headline News Ghostbusters Game Coming in June

Press Release from Atari Inc.

NEW YORK, May 6 -- Atari, one of the world's most recognized video game publishers, today confirmed the worldwide launch plans for the highly anticipated GHOSTBUSTERS: THE VIDEO GAME.

The title will launch on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC, PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, Wii and Nintendo DS in North America on June 16th 2009 and will be published by Atari Inc.

Headline News Wallace & Gromit's Last Resort Released

Telltale and Aardman have released of THE LAST RESORT, the latest of four monthly WALLACE & GROMIT games that open up the world of West Wallaby Street like never before. THE LAST RESORT is available for PC from www.telltalegames.com as part of the WALLACE & GROMIT'S GRAND ADVENTURes series. The games will also be coming soon to Xbox LIVE Arcade.

Headline News Dark Horse Goes Mobile

Press Release from Dark Horse Comics

MAY 4, MILWAUKIE, OR -- Dark Horse Comics, the third-largest American comics publisher, makes the leap into the digital world of mobile content today with the launch of a new app for the iPhone. With the release of the upcoming TERMINATOR SALVATION film in mind, Dark Horse has chosen a classic THE TERMINATOR story from its vast publishing archives to launch this program.

Headline News Ultradome to Answer Who Would Win in a Fight

For fanboys who have always wondered who would win in a fight: Galdalf vs. Darth Vader or Neo vs. Harry Potter, HEROES actor Milo Ventimiglia is prepared to answer.

He will star and co-produce ULTRADOME, a scripted web show where fans can settle hypothetical disputes in a vfx showdown, reports THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER's The Live Feed.

Headline News Brandissimo! Announces Cinco de Mayhem Celebration at Urbaniacs.com

Press Release from Brandissimo!

ENCINO, Calif. -- (May 4, 2009) -- Celebrating the fourth anniversary of the launch of Urbaniacs -- a comic book world come to virtual life -- Brandissimo! announces the third annual Cinco de Mayhem celebration at Urbaniacs.com.

Headline News Date Change: Vector City Racers Contest Begins May 18, 2009

Press Release from Vector Entertainment

Vector Entertainment has extended the start date of its Fastest Road to Fun Contest. Beginning May 18, 2009, Vector Entertainment invites all racing and gaming fans to design and submit a vehicle using the CarStructor easy-to-use online design tool. The grand prize winner’s submission will become one of the official starter vehicles for Vector City Racers and the winner will receive tickets and roundtrip air travel to their choice of one of four national racing spectator events.

Headline News FUNimation to Stream Requiem for the Phantom

FUNimation Ent. is partnering with Japanese production company Media Factory for the U.S. digital distribution of the 26-episodes of REQUIEM FOR THE PHANTOM, which debuted on Japan's TV Tokyo network April 2nd and airs Thursdays at 2:15 am.

FUNimation has begun streaming the first four episodes. A new episode will debut each week as it airs in Japan. Each episode will be high-quality, free, with the original Japanese dialogue accompanied by professionally created English subtitles and will stream via www.funimation.com/video.

Headline News Lionsgate Open to Games

MCVUK.com is reporting that Lionsgate is moving into games, producing casual and mobile titles from its TV and film properties. The studio is seeking developer partners to turn films like CRANK, RAMBO and SAW into playable entertainment. These new initiatives would be separate from console licensing, which Lionsgate’s president of digital media Curt Marvis thinks the company's titles are less viable.

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