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Festival Headline News

Bob The Builder Gets Into Gaming With New Wii Licensing Deal

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.

Sega Headline News

SEGA Announces Promotions

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.

Headline News

New Viral Site Launched for Shane Acker's 9

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)

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Game Headline News

Ghostbusters: The Video Game Busts into North American Retailers

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.

Game Headline News

GameX Industry Summit Call For Proposals

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!

Headline News

Seventeen Magazine and Habbo Form Partnership

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.

Million Headline News

Sims 3 Sells 1.4 Million Units

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.

Company Headline News

GreyKid Pictures Turns Into A Freakish Kid As New Blogsite Goes Live

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."

Blogs

E3 - ‘Cause We Got ‘Em On The Spot, Welcome Back!

What better way to kick off the new Press Start blog than with the grand daddy of all game conferences, E3. Although, if you attended any of the past two E3’s then you probably wouldn’t have used the phrase “grand daddy”; the last two E3s were more like the “annoying cousin with bad social skills” of all game conferences.

Game Headline News

Activision Unveils Battle for the AllSpark on Its Transformers Site

Press Release from Activision, Inc

Activision, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) is recruiting gamers to join the battle for world domination in the Battle for the AllSpark V2 web game, available to play now at www.TransformersGame.com, the official web site of the Transformers(TM): Revenge of the Fallen video game, developed under license from Hasbro, Inc. Fans that answer the call can join the AUTOBOTS(R) or DECEPTICONS(R) and compete in real time challenges online against other players worldwide for control of the AllSpark and the fate of the world.

Headline News

Pirate Hacks FUNimation, Steals Pirate-Themed Show

FUNimation servers have been hacked. Under a deal with Toei Animation, Fuji Television, and Shueisha, FUNimation Ent. began an online simulcast of the series ONE PIECE on May 30 at 9:00 pm CDT, just one hour after its premiere on Japan's Fuji Television. However, the company has now been forced to remove the series from the Net due to piracy. Within the last 24 hours, the company's servers were hacked and an unknown individual posted the most recent episode online. FUNimation said in a release "as a direct result of this illegal act, all U.S.

Games Headline News

Rockstar Games Announces Agent for PS3

Press Release from Rockstar Games

NEW YORK -- Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce AGENT. Developed by the people behind GRAND THEFT AUTO, Rockstar North, AGENT will be available exclusively for the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system.

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