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IEMA Criticizes Governor Schwarzenegger

The following is a statement from Hal Halpin, President, Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association. The IEMA (Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association), the non-profit trade association which represents the nation’s leading retailers of computer and video games, was disappointed with Governor Schwarzenegger’s decision to sign in to law California Assembly Bill 1793. Thousands of retailers in California are now faced with the inevitability of being of being hit with frivolous lawsuits through the state’s 17200 Unfair Business Practices statute. This law will have a devastating impact on California businesses, particularly small businesses whose livelihood depends on the sale of video games. Inaccuracies and … Continue reading IEMA Criticizes Governor Schwarzenegger

Nyko Ships Air Flo EX PC

Nyko Technologies, manufacturer of innovative peripherals for video and computer games, has shipped its upgraded Air Flo controller for the personal computer. The Air Flo EX for PC boasts Nyko's patented Air Flo technology and includes new software that enables unique button programming as well as keyboard and mouse emulation, which allows the new controller to be fully compatible with all game titles, including those that are not game pad compatible. Just like the original, the new and improved PC Air Flo EX ends problematic sweaty hands while playing video games by giving consumers a consistent flow of fresh air … Continue reading Nyko Ships Air Flo EX PC

Fable Breaking Sales Records

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Fable, the ground-breaking Xbox® roleplaying adventure game, has had an amazing start at retailers across North America in its first week of release, breaking records and selling through more than 375,000 units (grossing roughly $18.7 million U.S.). Fable sets the stage for a spectacular holiday season for Microsoft Game Studios by paving the way for titles such as Halo 2, Blinx 2 and MechAssault 2. Sales records are being broken at retailers throughout North America: the game was EB Games’ biggest first-week sales for any Xbox title ever; it broke Game Rush’s first-day sales … Continue reading Fable Breaking Sales Records

Port Royale 2 Ships

Ascaron Entertainment announces that Port Royale 2 for the PC is now available at North American Retail outlets. The English, Spanish, French and Dutch rulers weren't the only ones to use the Spanish Main to increase their wealth. 2000 of it's inhabitants; nearly half of Port Royale's population, took part in the officially sanctioned practice of privateering, or worse piracy in an effort to increase their personal wealth or to create an independent republic where they could rule or use as a base to plunder other nations. Port Royale 2 is the sequel to the successful trade simulation game Port … Continue reading Port Royale 2 Ships

Bad Boys Game Comes to GameCube

Crave Entertainment and Empire Interactive, leading publishers of console videogames, today announced the release of Bad Boys: Miami Takedown for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and the Nintendo GameCube. This officially licensed game, based on the smash hit Bad Boys movies and developed by Blitz, features first and third person action on the streets and waterways of Miami and has an MSRP of $19.99. In Bad Boys: Miami Takedown, a new drug has emerged in Miami, and its use is spreading fast. As key members of the Tactical Narcotics Team (TNT), players take … Continue reading Bad Boys Game Comes to GameCube

Second Sight Ships

John Vattic's quest to solve the military conspiracy behind his imprisonment has begun. Codemasters announced today the anticipated stealth action title Second Sight has shipped to retail outlets nationwide for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox videogame system from Microsoft and the Nintendo GameCube. John Vattic awakens to find himself held captive in a medical facility and the subject of bizarre experimentation. He doesn’t know his name, he can’t remember his past, all he knows is that his only hope for survival is to escape and unravel the mystery that has led to his imprisonment. Second Sight introduces a … Continue reading Second Sight Ships

EA Ships Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced that Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2005 is available in stores today on four platforms. With exclusive partnerships with the PGA TOUR and the world’s most famous golfer, Tiger Woods, EA SPORTS'â„¢ industry leading golf title provides players new game features that extend the appeal to both golf and videogame fans. In Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2005, players will compete against the legends of golf and use Tiger Proofing to alter the courses in the game en route to becoming a legend of their own. In an all-new Legends career mode, players will create an ultra-detailed … Continue reading EA Ships Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005

The Sims 2 Ships

The wait for millions of Sims fans is over. Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced that The Sims 2, has shipped to retailers under the EA GAMES brand and is now available on store shelves. The award-winning The Sims 2, developed by EA's Maxis studio, is the sequel to the #1 PC game of all time. The Sims game and its expansion packs have sold over 36 million units worldwide. "We are excited to have reached this milestone and thrilled to turn over this revolutionary game to our community and fans and let them take playing PC games to a whole … Continue reading The Sims 2 Ships

Razbor picks Tri Synergy for distribution

Developer and publisher, Razbor Studios, today announced the North American distribution of Legacy: Dark Shadows (PC) by Tri Synergy, Inc. "Tri Synergy has continuously demonstrated a true understanding of this industries soul and roots by providing the smaller and sometimes unknown design houses alternative solutions to the traditional publishing model," said Zvonko Grseta, Director Public Relations of Razbor Studios. "We are looking forward to building a strong partnership with Tri Synergy." "We are thrilled to be working with Razbor Studios on this amazing title," commented Tamra Nestler, CEO of Tri Synergy, Inc. "They have combined an amazing story and superior … Continue reading Razbor picks Tri Synergy for distribution

XMen Legends Ships

The mutant battle rages on to North American retail shelves with the release of Activision, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) X-Men Legends. An epic action-RPG featuring a compelling storyline written by former X-Men(tm) comic book writers, the game allows players to pick and customize a team of legendary X-Men from the Marvel Universe to combat evil and protect the fate of mankind from certain doom. The title is currently available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube for a suggested retail price of $49.99 and carries a "T" ("Teen" – Blood, Violence) rating by … Continue reading XMen Legends Ships

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