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Headline News EA Delays The Sims 3

Electronic Arts announced that THE SIMS 3, the flagship game from the best-selling PC franchise, THE SIMS will launch across the PC, Mac, iPhone, iPod Touch and mobile devices summer 2009. THE SIMS 3 PC will ship to store shelves worldwide starting June 2, 2009.

For more information about THE SIMS 3, go to www.TheSims3.com. THE SIMS 3, developed by The Sims Studio, is also in development for Mac, iPhone, iPod Touch and mobile devices.

Headline News Telltale to Expand to Xbox Live Arcade with Wallace & Gromit

Telltale, Inc.'s episodic series, WALLACE & GROMIT'S GRAND ADVENTURES, will lead the company's expansion to Xbox LIVE Arcade this spring. WALLACE & GROMIT'S GRAND ADVENTURES will also be available for PC.

Headline News EA Gets Videogame License for Bourne

Ludlum Ent. has granted Electronic Arts the exclusive worldwide license to create videogames based on the works of Robert Ludlum, including the blockbuster BOURNE IDENTITY series. The first game to be released as part of the multi-year agreement is based on Jason Bourne and is currently in development with Starbreeze Studios in Uppsala, Sweden.

Headline News Ubisoft Announces New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Videogame

Ubisoft will launch an all-new, original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) videogame -- the first that is not tied to a TMNT movie, television show or comic book -- which will be a four-player action fighting title.

Headline News EA and Spielberg Do Second Boom Blox

Electronic Arts has announced BOOM BLOX BASH PARTY for Wii, the sequel to the critically-acclaimed BOOM BLOX game for Wii. EA's collaboration with director and producer Steven Spielberg continues with BOOM BLOX BASH PARTY, and the destructive fun reaches new heights with richer multiplayer action and more than 400 new levels that will have players of all ages gaming together and solving action-packed puzzles under water, in zero gravity, and beyond.

Headline News Priceline.com Negotiates with Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade

Priceline.com is partnering with SETH MACFARLANE'S CAVALCADE OF CARTOON COMEDY to exclusively debut the newest collection of CAVALCADE digital shorts featuring new animated characters from FAMILY GUY creator Seth MacFarlane. In the campaign, William Shatner's famous alter ego, "The Priceline Negotiator," is featured in animated intros of the new shorts, which can be seen on www.youtube.com/sethcomedy as well as through targeted sites on the web via Tremor Media's video network.

Headline News First iPhone/iTouch Motion Comic Debuts

SPARKS, the first motion comic created specifically for the iPhone and iTouch is now out from Catastrophic Comics. The SPARKS Application, which includes original artwork in addition to the original motion comic, can be downloaded for 99 cents at the iTunes Store (keywords: "Sparks Part 1" or "Catastrophic Comics").

A superhero noir-thriller that was published as a comic book series in 2008, SPARKS bridges the gap between the printed page and full-fledged animation.

Headline News NBC.com Brings New Heroes Character to Habbo

NBC.com and Habbo, the largest online virtual world for teens, announced today the launch of a new, virtual HEROES character, which was created by Habbo and will live on Habbo.com and HEROES Evolutions, the on-air show's interactive Web site at www.nbc.com/Heroes/evolutions/.

While following directions from a mysterious virtual messenger, the new character will take the audience on an adventure as she discovers the history of HEROES through a journey that travels back and forth between Habbo.com and the HEROES Evolutions site.

Headline News EA Unveils Spore Line-up for 2009

The SPORE franchise is evolving! With more than 65 million pieces of user-created content shared online, fans from around the globe have gravitated to the game's powerful creativity-centered experience and massively single-player content sharing site. This year, the award-winning SPORE franchise continues to evolve as Maxis, an Electronic Arts studio announces four new titles, each designed to deliver a unique experience to a specific audience; SPORE GALACTIC ADVENTURES, SPORE CREATURE KEEPER, SPORE HERO and SPORE HERO ARENA.

Headline News City Interactive USA Signs Pub Deal with Nintendo

City Interactive has signed an agreement with Nintendo of America to develop and publish titles for the Nintendo DS and Wii.

City Interactive is an international video game publisher and developer. With a broad range of high-quality products for PC, handhelds and next-gen consoles, City Interactive aims to offer affordable games for casual and special interest gamers. With a presence in more than 40 markets on four continents, City Interactive has four in-house development studios located across Poland and Peru.

Headline News EA Sports Predicts Super Bowl XLIII Champion Using Madden NFL 09

Black and gold will reign supreme in Tampa Bay, according to the official EA SPORTS simulation of Super Bowl XLIII by MADDEN NFL 09.

According to the videogame, the Pittsburgh Steelers will win an unprecedented sixth Super Bowl title in a tightly contested game against the Arizona Cardinals, by a final score of 28-24. Holding off a fourth quarter comeback by the Cardinals, the Steelers bring the Vince Lombardi trophy back to the Steel City for the second time in the past four years and for a sixth time in franchise history, setting an NFL record.

Headline News LittleBigPlanet Leads with 10 Interactive Achievement Award Nominations

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for the 12th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards. The nominations for the peer-based awards have been dominated by blockbuster game, LITTLEBIGPLANET (Sony Computer Ent. America) with 10 nominations from industry leaders and members of the interactive entertainment software business.

Headline News Animated Hosts Guide Manga.com

Bang Zoom! Ent. was tapped recently to develop and produce a fun, new Web-based show, MANGA MINUTES for Manga.com.

Manga.Com is the official site of Manga Ent., publisher of anime titles such as ASTRO BOY, GHOST IN THE SHELL, NINJA SCROLL, BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE, and more. Bang Zoom! will produce 24 episodes of the show in total, which recently was ranked as high as #5 on the iTunes "Arts & Entertainment" chart.

Fifteen episodes are now available on Manga.com at www.manga.com/channels/manga-minutes.

Headline News National Film Board Launches Online Screening Room

A vital part of the national fabric since 1939, the National Film Board of Canada is marking its 70th anniversary in 2009 with a gift to Canadians and Web users of all ages: a new online Screening Room providing free home viewing of over 700 productions, films, trailers and clips from the NFB's collection.

Headline News Coraline Game Features Voice Cast From Film, Out Soon

The CORALINE videogame from D3Publisher, based on LAIKA's new movie -- the first-ever stop-motion animated feature to be made in 3-D -- will feature the voice talents of Dakota Fanning, Keith David, and Robert Bailey Jr. All three actors will reprise their onscreen voiced roles of Coraline Jones (Fanning), Cat (David) and Wybie Lovat (Bailey Jr.).

Headline News 3Dconnexion Announces New 3DxLabs Web Site

3Dconnexion, a Logitech company, has launched 3DxLabs, a new online resource designed to bridge the gap between traditional product development and community-driven innovation.

Whether you're an early adopter, 3D enthusiast or design engineer, visitors to www.3dconnexion.com/labs have the opportunity to experience and evaluate new and emerging innovations, technologies and potential products in the developmental stage. In addition, 3DxLabs visitors are invited to share feedback with 3Dconnexion engineers and developers, helping to influence future product priorities.

Headline News Gameloft Spends Night At the Museum

Mobile game developer and publisher Gameloft, will create the official NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN game, to be released in time for the film's theatrical release on May 22, 2009.

Headline News SpongeBob, South Park Heading to PlayStation Network

Viacom's MTV Networks will bring its hit entertainment, kids' and comedy programming to PlayStation Network's video service for PlayStation 3 and PSP systems in the United States. The partnership encompasses MTVN brands attracting a diverse collection of audiences, including MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Spike, Logo, CMT, The N, TV Land and Atom.

Headline News Renegade Animation, Fitzroy Media Plan Animated Heathcliff Interstitials

Street-smart feline Heathcliff is about to make a comeback as media property development company Fitzroy Media (FRM) has tapped Renegade Animation to produce a series of new projects featuring the mischievous cat.

This month, Renegade will begin production of 50 two-minute animated interstitials. Animation director Darrell Van Citters, who leads Renegade's creative team, will develop an updated look for the new animation. Targeting an adult and tween audience, the new Heathcliff will focus on comedy set against a hip, club-music sound.

Headline News MySpace Premieres Watchmen Featurette

Director Zack Snyder introduces the story, characters and stars of WATCHMEN, starring Jackie Earle Haley, Billy Crudup, Malin Akerman, Carla Gugino, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Goode and more.

MySpace.com, a subsidiary of News Corps (sister company to 20th Century Fox) premiered the featurette on December 24. Fox is currently suing WATCHMEN's studio, Warner Bros. to delay the March 6, 2009 release date because of copyright infringement.

Headline News Crunchyroll Scores a Touchdown with Eyeshield 21

Break tackles and convert on fourth down as American football comes to Japan in EYESHIELD 21, the hit football manga and anime series. The first eight episodes will be available for ad-supported free streaming to all users on January 2, 2009, while Crunchyroll Anime Members can enjoy a higher quality ad-free experience. More information and/or to become a Crunchyroll Anime Member can be found at www.crunchyroll.com/preorder.

Headline News Disney.com Premieres Cars Toons, Looks at Jonas Brothers, Hannah Montana Films

Disney.com is celebrating the holiday season with several exclusive online video premieres and performances.

Previews of three Walt Disney Pictures' films, including the trailer for G-FORCE and "first looks" at JONAS BROTHERS: THE 3D CONCERT EXPERIENCE and HANNAH MONTANA THE MOVIE, are set to debut on Disney.com.

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