Category Archives: News and Industry Happenings

Mythic Entertainment Sues Microsoft

Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of the award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game "Dark Age of Camelot(r)," and many other popular online games, announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft Corporation for trademark infringement and unfair competition. "We have worked hard for eight years to earn our reputation for producing high quality online games, including games that compete successfully with those offered by the biggest corporations in the world, such as Microsoft," Mark Jacobs, president and CEO of Mythic Entertainment, said. "The Mythic name and registered trademark are the symbols of that reputation and quality, and they represent … Continue reading Mythic Entertainment Sues Microsoft

Blade And Sword Ships

Whiptail Interactive, a global publisher of PC games, today announced that it has shipped the action-packed kung fu RPG Blade & Sword to retail stores nationwide. Blade & Sword has an MSRP of $29.99 and has been rated M for Mature. "Blade & Sword is an action-packed RPG that features amazing real-life kung fu combat," said Fred Heslop, President of Whiptail Interactive. "We are very excited about shipping this game and are confident that it will appeal to all PC gamers – especially fans of hack and slash action games like Diablo and Diablo 2." Developed by China’s Pixel Studio, … Continue reading Blade And Sword Ships

Garage Games To Make Splash At MacWorld

GarageGames announced today that it will unveil the preview, core release of Dark Horizons: Lore and the Mac Alpha release of GravRally at MacWorld January 6-9 in San Francisco. The two titles that beat out the competition in the Indie Games Con ’03 Players Choice Awards will premiere at MacWorld as part of a first look of the exciting GarageGames line-up for 2004. Departing from the typical family based, non-violent lineup of GarageGames, these truly unique titles will appeal to both action gamers and race fans alike. "The incredible response that Mac gamers have given our current lineup of games … Continue reading Garage Games To Make Splash At MacWorld

E3 Nets 62,000 Attendees

More than 62,000 industry professionals from more than 80 countries gathered at the Los Angeles Convention Center for the ninth annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3Expo), the world’s premier interactive entertainment trade show. According to the show’s owner, the Interactive Digital Software Association (IDSA), approximately 400 exhibitors showcased thousands of software titles, including more than 1,350 never-before-seen computer and video game related products, occupying 520,000 net square feet of exhibit space. Exhibitors reported 83 percent of these products will be found on store shelves this holiday season. "The 62,000 industry insiders who attended this year’s E3Expo were treated to a preview … Continue reading E3 Nets 62,000 Attendees

Gary Coleman Pitches Postal 2 At E3

Explosive videogame developer Running With Scissors, creators of the top-selling PC game POSTAL 2, laid more than waste to the 2003 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles this week with a combo of balls and beauty as they whipped through the expo halls avoiding staff security. "Uh, it ain’t what it looks like," said a dapperly dressed Gary Coleman as the girls known as the POSTAL BABES unzipped their pants to show off their POSTAL 2 thongs. Thousands of fans snapped their best shots of Gary and the girls as the Running With Scissors entourage made its way around the … Continue reading Gary Coleman Pitches Postal 2 At E3

America Online And Sony Preview Broadband Entertainment Experience For Sony Playstation 2

America Online, the world’s leading interface services company, announced that it is participating in a demonstration of a comprehensive broadband service for the PlayStation 2 system that shows AOL’s ability to bring its complete entertainment offering into the living room. The demonstration features a range of exclusive and original programming including games, music, movies, television, and radio, as well as “AIM Talk”, an application that allows PS2 owners with a headset to communicate using AOL Instant Messenger on either the PS2 or on a PC. Building upon an existing relationship between AOL and Sony, the demonstration will show the capabilities … Continue reading America Online And Sony Preview Broadband Entertainment Experience For Sony Playstation 2

Electronic Arts Extends James Bond Rights

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced an extension of the relationship with MGM Interactive and Danjaq LLC to extend the exclusive worldwide rights to develop, publish and distribute the ongoing series of interactive games based on the world-renowned James Bond franchise. The agreement, for one of the most popular video game licenses in history, will be continued until 2010. The agreement allows EA to create games based on the world of James Bond, including the entire library of Ian Fleming books, the existing 20 feature films produced by MGM and Danjaq and all new James Bond films released during the term … Continue reading Electronic Arts Extends James Bond Rights

Healing, Holistic Game Shown At E3

The Journey to Wild Divine, a groundbreaking, new genre of computer gaming that allows people to explore and grow their own human potential, debuts May 14, 2003 at the e3expo in Los Angeles, CA. "We're at the front of a wave of independent games, that appeal to the growing and diversified base of game players that include men, women and children who are looking for healthy, positive alternatives that go beyond the usual violent, action-oriented game," said Kurt Smith, founder and CEO of The Wild Divine Project, producers of The Journey to Wild Divine. The Journey integrates the power of … Continue reading Healing, Holistic Game Shown At E3

NCsoft Giving Away $10,000 Trips At E3

NCsoft Corporation, the world’s top developer and publisher of online computer games, announced today the company’s special events planned for the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo, the largest video and computer game trade show in the world taking place May 14-16 in the Los Angeles Convention Center. Ever wanted to float along the Nile, run with the bulls or visit the North Pole? Well, now NCsoft is turning people’s dreams turn into a reality through a special Ego-Trip give-away each day of the show. NCsoft’s games allow players to travel to other universes and be whatever and whoever they want to … Continue reading NCsoft Giving Away $10,000 Trips At E3

Adventure Company To Publish Broken Sword

The Adventure Company today announced that it will publish Broken Sword:The Sleeping Dragon in North America on PC-CD. Terms of this exclusive deal with Revolution Software were not discussed. The Broken Sword series has drawn critical acclaim from hard-core and adventure gamers alike, and the third in the series is set to further broaden this appeal. Broken Sword:The Sleeping Dragon brings a unique and fresh approach to adventure games, with a revolutionary interface, strong story-line and stunning graphical presentation. "The success of the first two titles in the series speaks for itself, and we're confident that the latest incarnation will … Continue reading Adventure Company To Publish Broken Sword

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