Category Archives: News and Industry Happenings

Korean Companies Head to Austin Conference

The Game Initiative, a leading producer of conferences and events for professionals in the computer and video game industry, announced that the Countries of Korea and the United Kingdom will each have a major presence at this year’s Austin Game Conference (AGC) on September 9-10, 2004 in Austin, Texas. More than 10 Korean game companies will participate in a special Korean Pavilion at AGC established by iPark Silicon Valley, a Korean government subsidized agency. UK Trade and Investment representing the United Kingdom has joined as a sponsor as well. Australian companies are also exhibiting at this year’s AGC. "The Austin … Continue reading Korean Companies Head to Austin Conference

Railroad Tycoon 3 Expands (for free)

Gathering, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced today it has released Railroad Tycoon 3: Coast To Coast. This brand new expansion pack to Railroad Tycoon 3 is being made available for free to all Railroad Tycoon 3 consumers as a thank you for the public support of the Railroad Tycoon franchise over the years. Railroad Tycoon 3: Coast To Coast is available for download at www.gathering.com. Railroad Tycoon 3: Coast To Coast Features Include: Thirteen new maps, covering all corners of the earth, including the Grand-Daddy of Railroad Tycoon 3 scenarios – ‘Coast To Coast. … Continue reading Railroad Tycoon 3 Expands (for free)

World Cyber Games Announce Game Site

The World Cyber Games (www.worldcybergames.com), in conjunction with Samsung Electronics, announced today that GameWorks in Long Beach, California will be the site of the US national finals from September 17-19, 2004. Over one million gamers world-wide are vying for spots on their national teams in order to participate in the world’s largest game festival. Winners at the national finals become the 25 members of "Team USA" which will advance to the international WCG 2004 Grand Final in San Francisco. There they will face off against 700 champion gamers from 64 countries from October 6-10 at the Bill Graham Civic center … Continue reading World Cyber Games Announce Game Site

Vivendi Sells Home Productivity Lineup

Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) today announced the divestiture of home productivity software franchises, Hallmark Card Studio and Print Artist, to Nova Development Corporation effective immediately. Under terms of the agreement, Nova Development acquires technology and content use rights to both franchises, as well as an extended license with Hallmark for the Card Studio product line. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The divestiture of home productivity software is part of VU Games’ strategy of refocusing its business exclusively on games. Based in Southern California, Nova Development Corporation is the number one publisher of home graphics software in … Continue reading Vivendi Sells Home Productivity Lineup

Nyko Ships Controller-Mounted Speaker

Nyko Technologies, a leading manufacturer of innovative peripherals for video and computer games, has produced an ideal headset alternative for use with Xbox Live voice enabled games – the Nyko SpeakerCom. The controller-mounted SpeakerCom allows players to speak and listen without the ear discomfort and wire distraction that might be caused by a headset. "The popularity of Xbox Live has created a dedicated online gaming community by adding voice communication into gameplay," said Susan Corben, director of marketing, Nyko Technologies. "Both our company gamers and Nyko product fans have told us that for some players the headset can be distracting. … Continue reading Nyko Ships Controller-Mounted Speaker

SNK NEOGEO Hires Most Management

SNK NEOGEO USA CONSUMER CORPORATION announced today that it has retained MOST MANAGEMENT LLC as its North American licensing agent for its video game character library. SNK has been creating video games since 1981 with evergreen franchises that include THE KING OF FIGHTERS, FATAL FURY, SAMURAI SHODOWN, and METAL SLUG. With the appointment of a licensing agent, SNK will be actively extending these popular franchises by licensing their characters and game titles to various consumer products companies. MOST MANAGEMENT plans to support SNK's worldwide fan base by entering into strategic licensing relationships with several toy, apparel and comic book companies. … Continue reading SNK NEOGEO Hires Most Management

Camelot Fans Gathering

Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of the critically-acclaimed massively-multiplayer online role-playing game "Dark Age of Camelot," today announced that they are hosting a "Dark Age of Camelot" Roundtable fan gathering in Las Vegas this September. As "Dark Age of Camelot" approaches the third anniversary of its launch, players from around the world are invited to gather on September 24th and 25th to meet one another and the game’s developers. The Roundtable will feature "Dark Age of Camelot"-themed activities including LAN play, and costume contests. NVIDIA and Prima Games are amongst the official Roundtable sponsors, and along with Mythic will provide … Continue reading Camelot Fans Gathering

SRS Goes Gold

The streets may never be the same again"Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that Street Racing Syndicate (SRS), one of the most realistic, high-speed multiplayer street racing games to date, has been approved for manufacturing. One step closer to being on the store shelves, SRS will be available for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox videogame system from Microsoft and the Nintendo GameCube. "Gamers are about to get an insider's look at the underground world of street racing," said Rod Nakamoto, Executive Vice President of Research and Development for Namco Hometek Inc. "We've … Continue reading SRS Goes Gold

Skotos Adds New E-Rated MMOG

Gamers looking for variety in online prose role-playing, graphical role-playing, and strategy gaming, all for one single, affordable, monthly subscription have already discovered Skotos. The one-stop game channel destination for those where socializing, imaginative story-telling by the players themselves, and the use of a little brain-power are highest on the list of wants in the games they play. It is these elements that are at the core of Z-Opolis, the latest addition to the Skotos portfolio of games. With its family-friendly, ESRB E-Rated game play that replaces weapons, combat, and conflict with cool clothes, positive social interaction, and cooperation, Z-Opolis … Continue reading Skotos Adds New E-Rated MMOG

Namco Hometek Ships Ghosthunter

Sometimes the undead just won't rest in peace. Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that Ghosthunter, the dark and atmospheric third-person action-adventure game available exclusively for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, has begun shipping to retail stores nationwide. A routine disturbance call. A startling discovery. A catastrophe of supernatural proportions. During a late night patrol, rookie Detroit cop Lazarus Smith and his partner Anna Steele stumble across the ghost research laboratory of Professor Peter Richmond. Lazarus unintentionally releases a legion of ghosts and spirits that begin to wreak havoc around the world while a … Continue reading Namco Hometek Ships Ghosthunter

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