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Award-Winning Coca-Cola Commercial To Screen In UK

The multi award-winning Coca-Cola "Videogame" commercial directed by Nexus Productions' Smith & Foulkes is making its UK TV debut Monday.

"Videogame" puts a striking new slant on the violent world of computer games.

The fully computer-animated commercial, which will run for six weeks, was created in HD for Wieden & Kennedy (Portland) and first played during the 2006 Super Bowl.

It has since run in a number of other global markets, although never before in the U.K.

World Headline News

World Heritage Tour Supported By Realviz

REALVIZ, a leader in image processing software development, is delighted to lend their support for the re-launch of, a stunning 360-degree virtual tour of World Heritage sites from across the globe. is an independent non-profit organization documenting the UNESCO World Heritage List with a series of remarkable panographies.

The site is the work of Belgian photographer, Tito Dupret.

Super Headline News

Wii Classic Game of the Week: Super Turrican

March is roaring in like a lion on the Virtual Console with this week's classic game release, SUPER TURRICAN.

Nintendo adds new games to the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. (PT) every Monday.

Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points to download the games.

Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets.

This week's new game is SUPER TURRICAN: (Super NES, 1 player, Rated E 10+ for Everyone 10 and Older â Fantasy Violence, 800 Wii Points).

Mobile Headline News

Fishlabs Abolish Download Fees For Mobile Games

Fishlabs, a developer of premium 3D mobile games, is now delivering its mobile games to end users from now on via email; eliminating the high data transfer costs often charged for downloads by mobile operators.

Fishlabs is the first vendor worldwide to offer hassle and cost free delivery of mobile games to its customers.

Before, depending on the type of mobile data-plan, charges for downloading a mobile game via mobile network can exceed the price of the game itself.

Headline News

Lego Indy Game Trailer Posted

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY has posted a new video clip from the upcoming INDIANA JONES: THE VIDEOGAME (working title).

Developed by the same team at Traveller's Tales that created the LEGO STAR WARS series, LEGO INDIANA JONES presents a tongue-in-cheek take on the first three cinematic adventures of pop culture's most iconic archaeologist, including INDIANA JONES AND THE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM and INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE.

Series Headline News

Blue Dragon Animated Series Coming To Cartoon Network

The highly anticipated BLUE DRAGON animated series will debut on Cartoon Network this spring, VIZ Media announced Friday.

The BLUE DRAGON series is based on the exclusive Xbox 360 videogame BLUE DRAGON, developed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of FINAL FANTASY, and features character designs by Akira Toriyama, the creator of the best-selling DRAGON BALL series of manga.

The animated series debuted in Japan on TV Tokyo on April 7, 2007 and is produced by Studio Pierrot, which is well known for its work on NARUTO and BLEACH, also licensed by VIZ Media.

Games Headline News

EA Experimenting With Blueprint

As a way to experiment beyond traditional video games, Electronic Arts has started a new developmental division called Blueprint, VARIETY reports.

EA is not officially talking about the project, but Blueprint will apparently focus on developing (at at low cost) original intellectual property it can spread across multiple types of media.

Neil Young, former head of EA's Los Angeles studio, is head of Blueprint.

Creature Headline News

Spore Countdown Begins

In less than a year, on Feb. 28, 2009, Will Wright's new world SPORE, will debut.

SPORE is an epic journey that takes you from the origin and evolution of life through the development of civilization and technology and eventually all the way into the deepest reaches of outer space.

Begin your odyssey at the dawn of life as a simple microbe just trying to survive, then use the fun, intuitive editors to evolve the creature from its microscopic origins into an intelligent, tool-using race.

Game Headline News

Eat Competitively Without Indigestion - Virtually

Video game publisher Mastiff announced today that their upcoming title, MAJOR LEAGUE EATING: THE GAME, will makes its debut as an exclusive on WiiWare, Nintendo's new downloadable game service for the Wii console, which launches May 12 in North America.

The game will make extensive use of the Wii Remote to simulate the fast and furious action of a professional eating competition.

Headline News

Pinnacle Systems Debuts New Website

Pinnacle Systems, Inc., the consumer division of Avid Technology, announced Wednesday the complete redesign of its US website,, with a new layout, easy navigation and an exciting new section called Pinnacle Life.

Pinnacle Life is a rich source of information for users who wish to take full advantage of the "digital life" without getting lost in technical jargon and complexity.

Disney Headline News

Disney's With The Band

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 12:00am

Joining up with the music-gaming genre this week is Disney Interactive Studios, who announced Tuesday they will launch ULTIMATE BAND, VARIETY reports.

Unlike GUITAR HERO and ROCK BAND, the new Disney title will work on existing controllers for Nintendo Wii and DS, using the motion-sensing capabilities of the Wii controller and the touch screen on the DS.

ULTIMATE BAND will be released exclusively on the two Nintendo consoles.

The DS version will use the same technology as the HANNAH MONTANA music game, also on DS.

Television Headline News

Stage 9 And Squeegees Debut Today

The Disney-ABC Television Group announced Thursday the highly-anticipated launch of Stage 9 Digital Media.

Focused on creating original, quality short-form programming, the studio's experimental new media content premieres with the comedy series SQUEEGEES in a co-exclusive premiere on and YouTube on Feb. 28.

Stage 9 will "bridge the gap between user-generated content and traditional production," said Anne Sweeney, co-chair, Disney Media Networks, and president, Disney-ABC Television Group.

Headline News

Unleash Jutsu With Naruto

NARUTO: NINJA DESTINY for the Nintendo DS handheld system has shipped to retailers nationwide, announced TOMY corporation and D3Publisher of America on Thursday.

Featuring stunning, cinematic techniques and the original orange-clad ninja, the fighting game promises vibrant 3D battles that are true to VIZ Media's hit animated TV series NARUTO.

Players can take their ninja battles on the road with NARUTO: NINJA DESTINY, the first 3D head-to-head NARUTO fighter for the Nintendo DS.

Headline News

Sims Freetime Expansion Pack Available

THE SIMS 2 FREETIME, the newest expansion pack from THE SIMS, is available on store shelves across North America and Europe, Electronic Arts announced Thursday.

A wide range of all-new activities, hobbies and cool careers are now available to your Sims with this expansion pack.

New life pursuits based on your Sims personal interests mean that even more creativity and unique stories are now at your fingertips.

Software Headline News

Deal for StateShift Announced

Conspiracy Entertainment Holdings, a developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment software in North America and Western Europe, announced Tuesday that it has a publishing deal with Engine Software, a game developer based in the Netherlands, regarding the release of its STATESHIFT video game title in the American territories, including North and South America, and Mexico.

Headline News

EA Makes Offer to Take-Two

Electronic Arts announced Sunday that it has made an all-cash, $2 billion bid to acquire Take-Two Interactive Software.

New-York based Take-Two, best known for its GRAND THEFT AUTO franchise, rejected EA's proposal, made on Feb. 19.

EA's proposal of $26 per share represents a premium of 64 percent over Take-Two's closing stock price on Feb. 15th, the last trading day before EA sent its revised proposal to Take-Two, and a 63 percent premium over Take-Two's 30-day trailing average price over the thirty trading days ending on that date.

Game Headline News

Gaming World And Real World Collide With Glupod

Glupod, a new online game debuting in May, gives gamers a variety of real-world causes to choose from and enables them to convert their in-game winnings into actual help for that cause.

The game is the idea of a group of developers called Something, Inc.

Glupod players will be able to provide food for a starving child in Africa, protection for a whale species going extinct or offset carbon emissions and help fight global warming - all by playing Glupod, the first video game to deliver direct emotional fulfillment to the player.

World Headline News

Kirby, Psychosis Added To Wii Shop Channel

This week's additions to the Wii Shop Channel take players on a psychedelic trip down memory lane with KIRBY 64: THE CRYSTAL SHARDS and PSYCHOSIS.

Kirby is back and armed with a bunch of new talents, including the option to combine abilities.

Nintendo adds new games to the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time every Monday.

Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points to download the games.

Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets.

Headline News

Sharp Teeth Shorts Visualize Book

Two new animated Web shorts give dark realization to author Toby Barlow's horror epic poem/novel SHARP TEETH, creator Radium announced Friday.

The work by designer/directors Brady Baltezore and Limbert Fabian of Radium, San Francisco/Dallas/Los Angeles can be seen at the book's website,

Barlow is Executive Creative Director at ad agency JWT, NY.

Headline News

GDC Announcements From EA

Electronic Arts announced several items of note today.

THE SIMS CARNIVAL, a new online community and gaming experience from THE SIMS Studio, is open for a special closed beta.

An innovative online destination, empowers members to play, create and share casual games within an online community.

To potentially be selected for participation in a closed beta for, create a new account at

Home Headline News

Avatar Reality Collaborates With e frontier

Avatar Reality, a development entity dedicated to the advancement of online community building, today announced collaboration with e frontier to utilize their Shade 10 and Shade Home Design software to bring a variety of architecture home designs into BLUE MARS, a new massively multiplayer virtual world (MMVW) launching at the end of 2008.

Set in Terraformed Mars, BLUE MARS players will live out their celestial fantasies through personalized avatars.

Speed Headline News

Speed Racer Comic Book Creator

Planetwide Media and Speed Racer Enterprises today announced the debut of SPEED RACER COMIC BOOK CREATOR 2 interactive entertainment software.

Classic characters such as Speed Racer, Racer X, Pops, Trixie, Chim Chim, Spritle, Sparky and the Mach 5 are featured.

SPEED RACER COMIC BOOK CREATOR 2 lets the fan create their very own personalized Speed Racer Digital Comic Book with officially licensed Speed Racer art, backgrounds, icons, screen shots, video clips and audio.

Online Headline News

New Disney Online Team

Disney Online, part of the Walt Disney Internet Group, announced Tuesday the creation of a new team that will focus on building, operating and publishing an expansive line-up of games, virtual worlds and online social communities: Disney Online Studios.

Steve Parkis, a Disney Online veteran, has been promoted to senior vice president and will lead the newly-formed group.

He will report to Paul Yanover, executive vice president and managing director for Disney Online.

Game Headline News

Fluid Ent. Plants Stake in Children’s MMO Market

Today, veteran interactive games company Fluid Entertainment announced the upcoming launch of its childrens MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online Game).

With software development experience spanning key childrens entertainment properties, including HARRY POTTER, POKEMON, DISNEY, and THE POWERPUFF GIRLS, Fluid brings a decade of development expertise to the burgeoning childrens online game field.

Wars Headline News

Fourteen New Titles For LeapFrog

Learning products developer LeapFrog Enterprises announced Sunday they will add 14 new licensed, Web-connected software titles to their handheld gaming systems this year.

New titles feature popular characters and stories from Cartoon Network, Lucasfilm, Nickelodeon and Warner Bros. for the new Leapster2 Learning Game System and the Didj Custom Gaming System.

All new games will connect to the proprietary LeapFrog Learning Path to extend the learning online.