Category Archives: News and Industry Happenings

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

Planetwide Games Releases Risk Your Life MMORPG

Planetwide Games Inc. announced the release of "Risk Your Life", the massively multi-player online game at http://www.ryl.net and http://www.planetwidegames.com. Risk Your Life is one of the few MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) that bring you an online Virtual reality atmosphere that is both completely interactive and immersive. RYL is a well-balanced MMORPG developed under a 3D environment that allows players to create their own character, define its role, do battle with it in a virtual world. No longer do players have to face monotonous individual games but they can now interact with hundreds or thousands of other players from … Continue reading Planetwide Games Releases Risk Your Life MMORPG

Mybrainplay.com releases value-priced games

Mybrainplay.com is proud to announce the launch of their first round of quality, value-priced games for Windows PCs, available immediately from their website, www.mybrainplay.com. Have you ever wondered why on-line games cost almost the same as retail games? If there are no duplication, packaging or shipping costs then why are publishers still charging nearly $20 dollars per game? Why are none of these savings being passed on to the consumer? "The truth is that on-line customers routinely pay a huge markup on the games they buy," says Kyle Nau, founder of Mybrainplay.com. "Publishers jack their price up so high for … Continue reading Mybrainplay.com releases value-priced games

Patrick Stewart Returns to Games

Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) under license from Hasbro, Inc., today announced that the highly anticipated Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone, an action game set in the popular Dungeons & Dragons world created by Wizards of the Coast, is now available at retail outlets nationwide. Demon Stone for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system is retailing for an estimated price of $49.95 and is rated "T" for Teen. Demon Stone is expected to become available for the Xbox videogame system from Microsoft and the personal computer in November. Designed by Stormfront Studios, developers of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, … Continue reading Patrick Stewart Returns to Games

BreakAway Expands to Austin

BreakAway, Ltd., the Hunt Valley, MD-based computer game company, announced today that it has opened a new development studio in Austin, Texas. BreakAway’s decision was spurred by the tremendous growth the company has experienced in both its government and entertainment divisions over the past year. BreakAway has seen revenues jump 50 percent since the start of 2004, while the company has added more than 20 new employees during the past six months. "Austin is nationally known as a creative community and hotbed for gaming talent," notes BreakAway founder and CEO Doug Whatley. "Given the current demand for our services and … Continue reading BreakAway Expands to Austin

Fable Ships for Xbox

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Fable, the highly anticipated Xbox® roleplaying adventure game, has has been spotted on store shelves in North America for an estimated retail price of $49.95 (U.S.). Fable will be available in Europe in October. Developed by Peter Molyneux’s studio Big Blue Box in conjunction with Lionhead Studios, Fable allows players to develop a unique character by making choices that determine their character’s skills, reputation and appearance. In Fable, the players' every action determines their character’s skills, appearances and moralities. Character’s life stories are created from childhood through adulthood and on to old age. They … Continue reading Fable Ships for Xbox

Time Crisis: Crisis Zone Goes Gold

Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today the fourth installment in its popular light gun shooter franchise, Time Crisis: Crisis Zone, has gone gold. Shipping exclusively for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, Time Crisis: Crisis Zone is scheduled for an October release. "Time Crisis: Crisis Zone takes first-person action shooting to the next level by offering unlockable double-gun gameplay, highly interactive environments and a new arsenal of weapons," said Rod Nakamoto, executive vice president of research and development. "Time Crisis: Crisis Zone is sure to satisfy even the itchiest of trigger fingers when it arrives … Continue reading Time Crisis: Crisis Zone Goes Gold

Call of Duty:United Offensive Ships

Fresh soldiers arrive at the front line today as Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) has announced that Call of Duty: United Offensive has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. The highly anticipated expansion pack to Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty(tm) – which has received more than 80 Game of the Year and 50 Editor’s Choice Awards worldwide – brings the cinematic intensity of the brand to unprecedented heights with more action than ever before. Developed by Gray Matter Interactive Studios, Call of Duty: United Offensive is rated "T" (Teen – Blood, Mild Language, Violence) by the ESRB and carries a suggested retail … Continue reading Call of Duty:United Offensive Ships

Vivendi and HD Ink Jupiter Deal

Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) today announced a global distribution agreement with HD Interactive to distribute the action-packed, PC-based, 3D tactical strategy space game, Nexus – The Jupiter Incident. Under terms of the agreement, VU Games will distribute the title across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific with the exception of France, Spain, Italy, Benelux and Russia. HD Interactive will be responsible for publishing the game. "Our agreement with HD Interactive is a testament to VU Games’ strong global distribution network and sales capabilities," said Bruce Hack, CEO of VU Games. "We look forward to partnering with HD Interactive with the … Continue reading Vivendi and HD Ink Jupiter Deal

PistolMouse FPS Ships

MonsterGecko, LLC, designer and manufacturer of high-quality performance gaming accessories for PC and console game systems, today announced it is now shipping its PistolMouseâ„¢ FPS, a high-performance mouse for first-person shooter (FPS) games. The PistolMouse FPS provides gamers with faster reaction speed and precision optical tracking. It has realistic pistol styling, dual aluminum triggers, an over-sized selectable scroll wheel, ergonomic hand position, and a high-resolution 800 dpi optical sensor. "With the highly-anticipated releases of next-generation first-person shooter games, we are seeing strong interest in new controller designs like the PistolMouse FPS," said Ain McKendrick, co-founder and CEO of MonsterGecko. "Our … Continue reading PistolMouse FPS Ships

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