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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

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Lionsgate Open to Games 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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Mr. T & Will Wright Battle Nazis

ZootFly has secured the rights to develop a videogame based on the Mr. T graphic novel from Mohawk Media. The series of games will feature action-adventure, brawler combat, platforming, and environmental puzzles. The first game will see Mr. T take on Nazis and their gigantic machines in the varied universe of South American rain forests, lost ancient cities, industrial complexes and contemporary military installations. In the game, Mr.

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Gameloft Finds Sherlock Holmes Mobile Rights

Gameloft announced a worldwide licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution to develop, publish and distribute the mobile game for the Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' film SHERLOCK HOLMES, directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Robert Downey, Jr. The game is scheduled for release prior to the U.S. theatrical release on Christmas Day 2009.

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Konami Abandons Controversial Iraq War Game

Various game sites are reporting via Japanese newspaper Asahi that Konami has decided not to publish Atomic Games' controversial Iraq War game SIX DAYS IN FALLUJAH. Public pressure from the U.S. moved the Japanese to abandon the title. The third person shooter would have released in 2010 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

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Obama Toon Coming

On April 30 at an event in New York, CFC Consulting is launching BARACK OBAMA SUPERSTAR: THE UNTOLD STORY, an animated series dedicated to the first 100 days of Barack Obama's presidency. The parody will skewer Obama's popularity around the world and set its sights on international leaders such as Vladimir Putin, Hugo Chavez, and Nikolas Sarkozy as well.

Time Headline News

ROKKAN and Time Warner Global Media Group Reveal What's Possible

Press Release from ROKKAN

A new website for Time Warner Global Media Group was designed with an ambitious goal: to demonstrate what the company calls "The Art of the Possible." With that in mind, full-service digital agency ROKKAN, in partnership with Time Warner, created a one-of-kind, 3-D site that's rich with video and interactivity.

Series Headline News

Amy Winfrey Premieres New Web Series Squid and Frog

Press Release from Amy Winfrey

LOS ANGELES, April 22th- Independent animator Amy Winfrey debuts a new series SQUID AND FROG. The web series, available at is an innovative blend of flash animation and puppets.

The two main characters, Squid and Frog, sing songs about lessons they have learned the hard way such as "Don't Use Butter Sticks as Skates" and "You Can't Learn Surgery From Television." Squid and Frog also recite "Haikus of Regret."

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Emily User-Generated Animation Site Open To Everyone

Press Release from NetToons, Inc.

San Francisco, CA -- Cosmic Debris and NetToons, Inc. have announced the official launch of the user generated animation site This site lets the millions of Emily fans worldwide create and share their own Emily animations (Tooncasts) using the NetToons web-based editor and viewer.

Studio Headline News

Studio Nouveau Creates Cinematics for Capcom's Resident Evil 5

Press Release from Studio Nouveau

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 -- Culver City, CA -- Studio Nouveau, a cinematic and 3D animation production studio, is pleased to announce their recent completion of the game cinematics for the highly-acclaimed video game RESIDENT EVIL 5 for Capcom, a leading game industry publisher.

Online Headline News

EA Sports Announces 500 Millionth Online Game Played This Week

Press Release from EA SPORTS

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- EA SPORTS, a label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced that 500 million online games have been played since launching its '09 product line last June. On average, more than 2.2 million EA SPORTS games are played online each day, which reflects an increase of more than 175 percent over last year.

Agents Headline News

EA Goes Undercover In MySims Agents For The Wii And Nintendo DS

REDWOOD CITY, Calif -- April 22, 2009 -- Love mysteries, twisting plots and sinister villains? Love puzzles, adventure and high tech gadgets? Now players can enjoy the thrill of solving the mystery, while re-joining their MYSIMS friends. EA Play Label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced MYSIMS AGENTS, an original IP, mystery-solving adventure game for the Wii and Nintendo DS where players are the heroic agents who must stop a sinister plot that threatens the fate of an entire city.

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Sony Int'l Unveils Feature Film Twitter Game for Terminator Salvation

Press Release from Sony Pictures Releasing International

CULVER CITY, Calif., April 20 -- In anticipation of the worldwide release of the motion picture TERMINATOR SALVATION, Twitter users will have the chance to join the human resistance against the machines in Sony Pictures Releasing International's first-ever game created for the social networking platform, it was announced today by Sal Ladestro, executive vice president of marketing, Sony Pictures Releasing International. Users can follow tweets from the resistance at

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Target Announces Reservation Program for Popular Video Games

Press Release from Target Corporation

MINNEAPOLIS -- Target announced today a new reservation program that offers guests a chance to reserve the biggest and most popular video game titles. Beginning April 19, Target guests can purchase a collectible reservation card, only in stores, for $1. When they bring the reservation card back within seven days of release to purchase their game, they will receive a $5 Target GiftCard to put toward a future purchase.

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F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin "Toy Soldiers" Map Pack Now Available

Press Release from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

F.E.A.R. 2: PROJECT ORIGIN players can venture into Alma's universe from a new perspective in the "Toy Soldiers" multiplayer map pack, now available for FREE DOWNLOAD on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation Network for the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC via portals like Direct2Drive, Fileplanet and Steam. A new premium theme and picture pack for Xbox 360, as well as a new theme for PlayStation 3 are also available.

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Ubisoft Announces Assassin's Creed 2

Press Release from Ubisoft

SAN FRANCISCO -- April 16, 2009 -- Today Ubisoft announced that Ubisoft Montreal is developing ASSASSIN'S CREED II on all current-generation platforms for a scheduled Holiday 2009 release. The initial installment of ASSASSIN'S CREED was released in November 2007 to popular and critical success, selling 8 million copies worldwide and garnering awards such as Best Action Game 2007 from 1UP and Outstanding Achievement in Animation from the AIAS.

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New Details on Beatles Rock Band Game

Press Release from MTV Networks

NEW YORK, April 16 -- Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, MTV Games, a part of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE:VIA)(NYSE:VIA.B), along with distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS), today revealed the first details surrounding THE BEATLES: ROCK BAND ( Limited Edition Premium Bundle which will include:

-- THE BEATLES: ROCK BAND software-- Hofner Bass controller: Large scale replica of the Bass famously used by Sir Paul McCartney

Mobile Headline News

EA Mobile Announces Five New Titles for Feature Phones

LOS ANGELES -- EA Mobile, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS), today announced the availability of five new games for mobile phones, including AMERICAN IDOL, DOWNTOWN TEXAS HOLD'EM, MYSTERY MANIA, CRANIUM, and HELL'S KITCHEN. From singing to poker, potions, puzzles, and cooking, this month's lineup includes a range of gameplay experiences that will appeal to all kinds of mobile gamers.

Entertainment Headline News

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.