Category Archives: News and Industry Happenings

Police Investigate Flight Sim Players

If you are shopping at Staples, you better not ask about which flight simulation games are the best on the market. That is what Julie Olearcek, of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts found out the hard way. Olearcek is a member of the Air Force Reserves and was looking for a flight simulation game to give to her son so he could learn to fly like his mom. She roamed the isles at Staples for a while but could not find anything suitable, since most of the games apparently revolved around some type of fighting, and she was just looking for a … Continue reading Police Investigate Flight Sim Players

Rugby League Conquers Australia Market

Amongst strong competition, New Zealand developed videogame "Rugby League" has been the top selling game title in Australasia for the past 4 weeks since its release on December 12, 2003. "We are very pleased with the success of the game", said Mario Wynands, Managing Director of Sidhe Interactive, the game development studio behind the title. "Very strong competing products were introduced onto the market during the Christmas season, but we took the number 1 slot and keep it through one of the busiest videogame sales periods of the year." Before launch "Rugby League" broke the EB Games worldwide single store … Continue reading Rugby League Conquers Australia Market

Interplay Courting Metal Bands

Interplay Entertainment Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: IPLY) announced today that the company has inked deals to include numerous metal bands for the upcoming Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel videogame, including the tremendously popular Slipknot. The much anticipated, gritty and darkly humorous third person action-adventure game is due in stores on January 13 for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Slipknot, a Roadrunner Records artist, is a nine-member sonic wrecking crew from Des Moines, IA which has made uncompromising, unadulterated music that has moved the body and twisted the mind for the past five years. … Continue reading Interplay Courting Metal Bands

Midway Expands Marketing And Sales Force

Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer, announced today new appointments to its North American marketing and sales teams. Leading these new appointments is Steve Allison, who was named chief marketing officer, a new position at the Company. Mr. Allison will report directly to Midway’s president and CEO, David F. Zucker. Midway also announced the marketing appointments of Mona Hamilton, vice president of marketing; Greg Mucha, director of channel marketing; and Reilly Brennan, director of media relations. Additionally, further bolstering the leadership of its North American sales team, Midway named Brad Wildes director of … Continue reading Midway Expands Marketing And Sales Force

Dolby Showing Off Sound At CES Computer Show

Dolby Laboratories continues to demonstrate its commitment to provide innovative, high-quality audio solutions in key growth areas of the audio market at the 2004 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held January 8-12 in Las Vegas. This year, Dolby identifies four exciting industry market trends that will underscore the growth and adoption for Dolby’s premier technologies. “Leveraging our expertise and heritage in providing superior surround sound for the motion picture industry, Dolby is committed to providing highly compelling industry-leading audio technologies targeted at the home theater, gaming, personal computing, automotive, and broadcast markets,” said Ron Vitale, Director of Marketing, Consumer Division, … Continue reading Dolby Showing Off Sound At CES Computer Show

Nyko Gets Girl Gamer Award At CES

Nyko Technologies, a leading manufacturer of innovative peripherals, continues to garner accolades for its flagship product, the Wireless Net Extender, a wireless ethernet adaptor for game consoles. Nyko’s product has been deemed an Innovations 2004 Design and Engineering Showcase winner at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and honoree for the "Technology is a Girl’s Best Friend" contest held by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). The Innovations program at CES, the world’s largest annual trade show for consumer technology, praised Nyko’s Wireless Net Extender as an inventive electronic gaming product in its design and engineering. The awards are judged by … Continue reading Nyko Gets Girl Gamer Award At CES

Gaming Con To Feature Celebrities

A gaming convention in Washington State is featuring some noted actors and actresses, many of whom have recently done voice acting in computer games. Dirk Benedict, who starred in both The A-Team and Battlestar Galactia is scheduled to attend. Benedict recently added voice talent to the PS2 version of the game, which was released in conjunction with the Sci-Fi channels retelling of that story. Other actors in attendance include Lou Ferrigno, Russell Johnson, Gil Gerard, Gary Graham and Erin Gray among others. Game Industry News’ own Gareth Von Kallenbach is scheduled to cover the event. A Website about the event … Continue reading Gaming Con To Feature Celebrities

Rainbow Six Moving To PS2

Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest videogame publishers, today announced that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 3 will be released for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system this spring. Developed by Ubisoft’s Shanghai studio, the game offers the most thrilling and realistic single- and multiplayer counter-terrorist experience available anywhere. Completely redesigned for next-gen console players, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 3 for the PlayStation 2 gives players the opportunity to command an elite, four-man international anti-terrorist squad and features the trademark realism of the Clancy games, immediate, immersive close-quarters action, state-of-the-art in-game cinematics, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell-quality graphics and a nail-biting plot … Continue reading Rainbow Six Moving To PS2

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

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