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.
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 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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Press Release from Disney Interactive Studios
LOS ANGELES -- Disney Interactive Studios will unveil an expansive portfolio of video games for kids, families and gamers on most major game platforms and devices during the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the industry trade show, June 2-4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Press Release from THQ Inc.
E3 Expo 2009AGOURA HILLS, Calif. -- THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced its Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2009 line-up featuring games for both core and casual gamers across all across all major platforms to be displayed in booth #5300, in the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center June 2-4.
Press Release from Nintendo
LOS ANGELES -- For decades, Nintendo has endeavored to provide the most creative and immersive experiences in the world of video games and to lead the industry in new directions. At its media briefing in advance of the E3 Expo, the video game industry's premier trade show, Nintendo announced products for social entertainment that stretch far beyond the current notion of what a video game can be, all while continuing to provide avid gaming fans with the challenges and thrills they desire.
Press Release from IDW Publishing
NEW YORK, NY -- June 03, 2009 -- IDW Publishing, the fourth largest comic book publisher in the U.S., has selected iPublishCentral, a self-service e-content platform from Impelsys, to help broaden its e-publishing strategy. Using iPublishCentral, IDW plans to digitize 25 issues from its classic TRANSFORMERS series, and use the iPublishCentral tool suite to market and sell the content online.
Press Release from Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
LOS ANGELES, June 2 -- Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) today revealed an unrivaled line up of software for PLAYSTATION3 (PS3), PSP (PlayStationPortable), and PlayStationNetwork during a press event to kick off the annual E3 Media & Business Summit 2009.
Press Release from Autodesk, Inc.
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., June 3, 2009 -- Autodesk, Inc., has launched a new version of the AREA -- the company's online digital entertainment and visualization community. This version provides a more customizable user experience and makes it faster and easier to find and share content. The AREA is also now compatible with all standard browsers running on the Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems.
Press Release from Microsoft Corp.
LOS ANGELES, June 1 -- The future of home entertainment has a new name: Xbox 360. Today, Microsoft Corp. opened the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) with a historic Xbox 360 briefing that rocked, tweeted, revved and awakened the world to a new era of fun and entertainment. In addition to premiering 10 exclusive new games, revolutionizing the way we watch TV, and making it easier than ever to connect to friends, Xbox also welcomed visionary filmmaker Steven Spielberg to introduce "Project Natal" and controller-free gaming.