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Headline News Toon Radio Goes Open Source

Toon Radio has plans to turn over a portion of its broadcast schedule over to its listeners.

Toon Radio is setting aside Friday evenings for its listeners to use as they please. This new block will be called Open Source, in reference to the software community of the same name. Open Source will allow listeners and bloggers alike to have their own audio clips and podcast recordings play on Toon Radio's audio stream.

Headline News Watchmen Arcade Game Launches

Littleloud's latest Flash game delivery for the upcoming WATCHMEN movie has just gone live at

It’s a web-based 1980s-style arcade game to promote the movie release. The cabinet is stationed inside the Gunga Diner, in 1986, where you can play as the Minutemen and enter your high score onto a global leader board.

The game was made over a six-week period from scratch and all of the assets from the 3D build of the diner through to the character sprites were created in-house.

Headline News Ubisoft and Midway Partner to Publish Wheelman

Midway Games has entered into a strategic relationship with Ubisoft to publish WHEELMAN, the open-world driving game starring action-film star Vin Diesel as an expert driver for hire.

Ubisoft will handle sales, marketing, and distribution of the title in North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Austria, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Midway will continue to direct the development of the title and retains all future rights to the franchise and will sell the title in all other European territories.

Headline News Founders of Ensemble Studios Form Robot Entertainment

Robot Ent. has formed a new game development studio in Plano, Texas. Founded by many of the original founders of Ensemble Studios, Robot has a staff of 45 comprised entirely of former Ensemble employees. Robot's team developed the hit franchise AGE OF EMPIRES, selling over 20 million units worldwide, and the soon-to-be released HALO WARS for Xbox 360. Tony Goodman, the founder of Ensemble, is the CEO of Robot.

Headline News G.I. Joe Set to Invade Videogames this Summer

Electronic Arts is developing Hasbro's G.I. JOE brand to all major console and handheld gaming platforms in summer 2009 to coincide with the theatrical release of the G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA live-action movie from Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment, in association with Hasbro, which opens in theaters August 7, 2009. EA will unveil a "first look" of the G.I. JOE video game at Hasbro's Showroom at Toy Fair on February 15-17, 2009 in New York City.

Headline News Help Solve the Mystery of the Dollhouse with Interactive Online Drama

Game enthusiasts and Joss Whedon fans alike need not wait for the series premiere of the highly anticipated new drama DOLLHOUSE Friday, Feb. 13 (9:01-10 p.m. ET/PT) on FOX to begin to unravel the show's mythology. "Dollplay," an innovative and unique online participation drama invites Whedonites, crime buffs and FOX fans to solve an intriguing mystery now unfolding at and

Headline News SEGA Announces New Aliens vs. Predator Game

SEGA of America, SEGA Europe and Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising have revealed new details of their increasing portfolio of upcoming games based on Twentieth Century Fox's ALIENS universe.

SEGA will publish an all-new ALIENS VS. PREDATOR (working title) game in early 2010. The game is currently in development with independent developer Rebellion, creators of the original 1999 ALIENS VERSUS PREDATOR; a legendary title that went on to define an entire generation of multiplayer gaming.

Headline News Conservation International Partners with Kango on Tales 4 Tomorrow

Conservation International entered into a three-year partnership with Kango on the TALES 4 TOMORROW (T4T) brand, which combines animal conservation with games for kids in an online virtual world.

The T4T toy line will be exclusively distributed by Fiesta to specialty and gift channels, and will include eco-friendly plush toys, trading cards and the interactive website While online, kids will be able to help choose CI projects to save endangered species.

Headline News Reel FX Unleashes Webosaurs

Reel FX Ent.'s first virtual world, WEBOSAURS, will launch in spring 2009. The brave new world boasts customizable 3D dinosaur avatars, a game-filled prehistoric environment, and educational "Webosodes" from international wildlife expert Nigel Marven.

Headline News Amberwood's RollBots Hits the Web

Amberwood Ent. and Xenophile Media have launched the ROLLBOTS ONLINE GAMING EXPERIENCE accessible through

This fully immersive experience will allow kids to create their very own RollBot avatar to explore Flip City and the world of ROLLBOTS, which is featured in the YTV original series.

ROLLBOTS ONLINE is available at and the series premiered Saturday, February 7 at 7:30am on YTV's CRUNCH.

Headline News Nickelodeon Launches its First-Ever iPhone Applications

Nickelodeon is launching its first-ever series of iPhone and iTouch applications in the Apple iTunes App Store, featuring content based on iconic television series SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, DORA THE EXPLORER and ICARLY. Nick will also launch extensions of its online gaming sites -- and -- on the iPhone, including streaming mobile video applications and games.

Headline News Viral Site Goes Live for Surrogates Feature

In conjunction with this weekend's SURROGATES presentation at NY Comic-Con, Touchstone has launched the viral site about the company in the film that makes surrogates.

Headline News Voice Cast for Wanted Videogame Announced

Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group and Warner Bros. Interactive Ent. have revealed that hip-hop artist and actor Common, actor Thomas Kretschmann, actress Paz Vega and Oscar-nominated film star Terence Stamp will lend their vocal talents to the highly anticipated videogame WANTED: WEAPONS OF FATE, based on Universal Pictures' blockbuster action-thriller WANTED.

Headline News Activision Gears up for Battle With Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

The fate of the earth and the survival of the human race hang in the balance in the TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN videogame from Activision Publishing. Based on Hasbro's TRANSFORMERS property and the upcoming film from DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures in association with Hasbro, the game propels players straight into an adrenaline-pumping battle for supremacy across the globe where every second and every choice makes the difference between mankind's salvation and annihilation.

Headline News Cookie Jar's Magi-Nation Online Game to Join Acclaim Games

Cookie Jar Ent. has selected online game distributor Acclaim Games as the exclusive global distributor for the online fantasy adventure game MAGI-NATION: BATTLE FOR THE MOONLANDS. Acclaim is set to start managing MAGI-NATION: BATTLE FOR THE MOONLANDS before the end of March. Current MAGI-NATION players' accounts will migrate to Acclaim during this period, with all in-game items and points acquired going with them.

Headline News Esurance Launches Star Trek-themed Micro-Site

Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal auto insurance company, announced the recent launch of its newest micro-site related to Esurance's partnership with Paramount Pictures' May 8 theatrical release of the new film STAR TREK from director J.J. Abrams. Visitors to can view exclusive content about the upcoming STAR TREK movie, gain access to unique "out of this world" downloads, enter one of the galaxy's most unique contests for a chance to win a trip to the movie's premiere, and more.

Headline News Marv Wolfman to Join DC Universe Online Team

Award-winning writer Marv Wolfman has joined the creative team at WildStorm Productions that is working with Sony Online Ent. to bring the DC Universe to life on PlayStation 3 and PC with DC UNIVERSE ONLINE (DCUO)

Headline News Moviegoers Follow the Angels & Demons Path of Illumination in Online Contest

On May 15, 2009, famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon will follow the Path of Illumination in order to thwart the Illuminati's plot to commit unspeakable acts of violence in their quest to destroy the Vatican in Columbia Pictures' ANGELS & DEMONS.

Online moviegoers from seven countries will have the chance to follow their own path with the Angels & Demons Path of Illumination Contest on

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 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.