Category Archives: News and Industry Happenings

Microsoft And Mythic Settle Law Suit

Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of the award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game "Dark Age of Camelot," and many other popular online games, announced today that Mythic and Microsoft Corp., one of the industry leaders in computer software and technology, have reached a mutually acceptable settlement of the trademark infringement and unfair competition suit that Mythic filed against Microsoft last year in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, in Alexandria. As part of the settlement Microsoft has agreed not to use the term "Mythica" or a number of derivations of that term in connection with future … Continue reading Microsoft And Mythic Settle Law Suit

Fatal1ty Game System Created

Auravision Inc., a pioneer computer peripheral developer, today announces the first products from the Fatal1ty line of professional gaming products, including the Fatal1ty/PWX system and a motherboard and graphics card created by ABIT Computer Corporation, a world leading manufacturer of award-winning motherboards, video cards, and server products. Auravision's gaming division signed an exclusive licensing agreement with leading gamer and three-time World Champion Gamer from the Cyberathlete Professional League, Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel. Together, they will launch a new line of products for professional gamers under the Fatal1ty brand. "The Fatal1ty Team has helped me with my dream of making my ultimate … Continue reading Fatal1ty Game System Created

Humagade Gets Six Title Deal

Humagade, a leading videogame developer based in Canada specializing in the creation of videogames on wireless platforms, today announces a six-title deal with Airborne Entertainment, a Montreal-based creator, aggregator and distributor of mobile games and other entertainment for mobile devices. This specific deal extends Humagade's and Airborne Entertainment's relationship which has previously seen Humagade develop several titles for the publisher, including Snowboard Park Tycoon, Skateboard Park Tycoon and Tough Trucks 4×4 Racing. "What an incredible experience it has been working with the Humagade team!" enthused Airborne President Andy Nulman. "Not only do they do great work, but they are a … Continue reading Humagade Gets Six Title Deal

Atari's Shadow Ops Goes Gold

Atari and Zombie, Inc. are pleased to announce that development is complete on Shadow Ops: Red Mercury, the highly anticipated cinematic action game for the XboxT video game system from Microsoft. The game features AAA Hollywood production values in sound effects, music, script writing and cinematics to create the ultimate interactive summer blockbuster. Shadow Ops: Red Mercury is expected to be available at retail stores in North America on June 15 and in Europe on June 18. "Shadow Ops: Red Mercury is the most intense first-person action game ever made," said Jean Philippe Agati, executive producer at Atari. "With nail-biting … Continue reading Atari's Shadow Ops Goes Gold

Eidos Gets 25 to Life

Eidos (NASDAQ:EIDSY), one of the world’s leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, in coordination with Highway 1 Productions, Inc. (Hwy 1), takes an unrelenting look at urban street crime in its upcoming video game 25 To Life. An urban, third person action game, 25 To Life is currently in development by Avalanche Software and will be available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox video game system from Microsoft in the Spring of 2005 worldwide. "25 To Life integrates the essence of cops and robbers with the attitude and lifestyle of street culture," says Kevin Gill, global … Continue reading Eidos Gets 25 to Life

Crave To Make Safari Game

Crave Entertainment, a leading publisher of console videogames, today announced the upcoming release of Savage Safari Hunt, a hunting game that places gamers in the unexplored jungles of Africa where ‘dinosaur-like' monsters lie waiting. Developed by Coresoft and scheduled for release in Q4 of 2004, Savage Safari Hunt will be available for next generation console systems. Deep within the jungles of Africa, legend blends with reality as players travel far beyond civilization to hunt "crypto-zoological" beasts. Due to local wars and border disputes, much of the area in Savage Safari Hunt remained unexplored for years, but now gamers will find … Continue reading Crave To Make Safari Game

Metal Gear To Get Comic Book

Konami Corporation (President and CEO: Kagemasa Kozuki, headquartered in Tokyo) and IDW Publishing (President: Ted Adams, headquartered in California) will be publishing a comic book adaptation of Konami's popular action video game series, "Metal Gear Solid." The first volume of the comic will be released in September 2004 in the U.S. The "Metal Gear Solid" series, developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Japan, Inc. (President: Motoyuki Yoshioka), is an innovative, tactical espionage action game that emphasizes covert actions rather than directly confronting enemies. With an in-depth scenario, new and original game design combined with a story full of plot twists and … Continue reading Metal Gear To Get Comic Book

June Is Ratings Awareness Month

In a joint initiative to redouble efforts to educate employees as well as America’s parents about entertainment ratings and labeling systems, five trade associations representing companies that provide movies, music, and video games to the public announced today that they are declaring June 2004 to be "Entertainment Ratings & Labeling Awareness Month." The announcement was made today by the presidents and executive directors of the trade organizations: Digital Media Association (DiMA), Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association (IEMA), National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM), National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), and Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA). "For movies, music and video games, … Continue reading June Is Ratings Awareness Month

Deamon Stone Coming To XBox

Atari and Stormfront Studios, under license from Hasbro, Inc., have announced plans to develop Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone, an action adventure game set in the popular Dungeons & Dragons world created by Wizards of the Coast. Designed by Stormfront Studios, creators of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and originally in development for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, Demon Stone will now be available for the Xbox videogame system from Microsoft this fall. Featuring a storyline developed by New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore, Demon Stone will also feature the extraordinary talents of actors Patrick Stewart … Continue reading Deamon Stone Coming To XBox

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