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Blizzard, NetEase Partner in Mainland China on World of Warcraft

Press Release from Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

SHANGHAI, April 16 -- Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTES) today announced that Blizzard Entertainment's WORLD OF WARCRAFT will be licensed to an affiliated company of, Inc. in mainland China for a term of 3 years following the expiration of the current license agreement.

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Sega's Virtua Tennis 2009 Ready for Wii Motion Plus

Press Release from SEGA of America, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO (April 14, 2009) -- SEGA of America, Inc. today announced that VIRTUA TENNIS 2009 will support the new Wii MotionPlus feature. This means that for the first time Nintendo Wii system owners will be able to experience the thrill of real tennis by holding the Wii Remote like a tennis racket. The Wii MotionPlus feature will let players hit left and right by swinging the Wii Remote in that direction. Performing lobs and slice shots is as simple as mimicking the real-life technique.

Silver Headline News

Professor Heinz Wolff's Gravity Drops into Retail

Press Release from Deep Silver, Inc.

Hermosa Beach, Calif. - April 15 - Deep Silver, Inc, a publisher of interactive entertainment, today announced that PROFESSOR HEINZ WOLFF'S GRAVITY for Wii and Nintendo DS systems is now available in retail stores throughout North America.

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Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion to Stream on Crunchyroll

San Francisco, CA (April 15, 2009) Crunchyroll announced today that it is partnering with Bandai Channel to bring blockbuster hits CODE GEASS Lelouch of the Rebellion from legendary anime studio Sunrise to Crunchyroll starting today. More information can be found at

Games Headline News

Create Toys and Treats in New PC Game Everything Nice

Press Release from Namco Networks

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Turn a run-down toy factory into a top-notch assembly line in EVERYTHING NICE, a casual PC game from Namco Networks, a leading publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for mass-market casual gamers, and game developer Mean Hamster Software, Inc.

Friends Headline News

New Thomas & Friends Website Launched in China

Press Release from HIT Entertainment

14 April 2009, London & Beijing -- HIT Entertainment, one of the world's leading independent children's entertainment producers and rights owners has announced the launch of an all new THOMAS & FRIENDS website in China. launched this month in Chinese.

The THOMAS & FRIENDS global website attracts more than 30 million visitors each month and is one of the most popular websites for preschool properties in the world.

iTunes Headline News

TELETOON and TELETOON Detour Now on iTunes

Press Release from TELETOON

Toronto -- TELETOON today announces the availability of its tween-targeted and adult-orientated programming as TELETOON and TELETOON Detour launch on the iTunes Store in Canada (

Games Headline News

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Coming to Videogames

Press Release from Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. and Feld Entertainment

E3 Expo 2009NEW YORK -- From a dizzying height high above thousands of cheering circus fans in New York City's famous Madison Square Garden, 2K Play, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) and Feld Entertainment, Inc. revealed that RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY will be taking the excitement of "The Greatest Show on Earth" to the next level by partnering to develop circus-themed video games.

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New Spells, Training Point Buyback Among New Features in Wizard101 Online Game

Press Release from KingsIsle Entertainment

Plano, Texas - April 13, 2009 - Online entertainment company KingsIsle Entertainment, Inc. today announced a Wizard101 ( game update with features that include powerful new spells, a Training Points Buyback system, and a Quest Helper.

WIZARD101 is a mainstream massively multiplayer online (MMO) game that has attracted well over one million players. The new features now live in the 3D virtual world include:

New High Level Spells

Online Headline News

EYA Interactive's Epic MMORPG Titan Online Enters Grand Open Beta

Press Release from EYA Interactive

April 13, 2009 -- EYA Interactive Co. Ltd. (EYA Interactive), one of the world's premier multimedia entertainment service providers, announced today that TITAN ONLINE, its free-to-play, massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG), will enter into the Grand open beta on April 28. Players can get a taste for this martial arts fantasy by logging in at

Entertainment Headline News

Konami Announces Zombie Apocalypse for Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network

Press Release from Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.

LOS ANGELES - April 13, 2009 - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, an upcoming downloadable game for Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation Network. As heavily equipped gunslingers, ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE sets players on a mission to destroy as many zombies as possible in order save the last remaining human survivors.

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Webcarzz Announces Name Change to Vector City Racers

Press Release from Vector Entertainment

Webcarzz, Inc. today announced a planned corporate name change to Vector Entertainment and product name change to VECTOR CITY RACERS. The new product name, VECTOR CITY RACERS, is intended to better represent the Company's casual MMO/virtual world. Vector Entertainment and MCS Games are developing an upcoming virtual world targeted to boys and their affinity for racing. In celebration of the new name, Vector Entertainment also announced the Fastest Road to Fun Contest.

Chicago Headline News

EA Sports NHL 09 Predicts Boston Bruins Will Win The Stanley Cup

Press Release from EA SPORTS

April 13, 2009 -- The Boston Bruins will win the Stanley Cup for the first time in 37 years, defeating original six rival Chicago Blackhawks in a six game series, according to the official EA SPORTS simulation of the 2009 NHL playoffs on the award-winning NHL 09 videogame.

Media Headline News

Real Media Completes VFX for Fire and Ice

Real Media recently completed post-production on an extended video promotion for author Julie Garwood's new novel FIRE AND ICE. Garwood has more than 35 million books in print and has been on the NEW YORK TIMES Best Sellers List more than thirty-five times. One of her previous novels, FOR THE ROSES, was turned into a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie of the week starring Jennifer Garner.

Anime Headline News

FUNimation Content Now Available on VEOH

Internet TV service Veoh Networks and FUNimation Ent. have entered into a distribution agreement through which Veoh will offer dozens of popular anime titles. Veoh will support its robust anime line-up with the launch of a dedicated FUNimation channel which will house in one easy-to-navigate place the extensive programming. The FUNimation channel will launch this week with nearly 200 hours of content and is being spotlighted on Veoh’s home page.

Series Headline News

Toei & FUNimation Announce Digital Partnership

FUNimation Ent. and Japanese producer Toei Animation Co. have entered into a digital content partnership in which the U.S. anime leader will distribute seven series from Toei's catalog starting Friday, April 3.

English-subtitled episodes from AIR MASTER, CAPTAIN HARLOCK, DIGIMON ADVENTURE 02, FIST OF THE NORTH STAR, GALAXY EXPRESS, PRETTY CURE and SLAM DUNK will be offered in the U.S. by streaming via FUNimation's online video portal,