Category Archives: News and Industry Happenings

Tiger Woods 06 Goes Gold

Electronic Arts is pleased to announce that Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06 has gone gold. The newest iteration of the best-selling golf franchise-releasing on the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, Xbox video game system, Nintendo GameCube, and PC-will hit stores on September 22 under the EA SPORTS brand. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06 will be released for the PlayStation portable on September 26. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06 offers all new gameplay challenges with the introduction of the dual analog swing. Both analog sticks are used to give players more control than ever. Players will need to think more strategically … Continue reading Tiger Woods 06 Goes Gold

GDC Europe Declares Success

The 5th annual Game Developers Conference Europe (GDCE) drew hundreds of European game developers to discuss the future course of the industry. The three-day event in London witnessed more than 700 participants, double the number of last year’s attendance. GDC Europe is committed to delivering an equally compelling event to the European game development community in 2006. The conference followed this year’s GDC theme, Future Vision, focusing on development for the next generation of games and exploring resources, tools and technologies to equip developers. The various workshops, panels and keynotes featuring internationally recognized industry leaders were organized to establish an … Continue reading GDC Europe Declares Success

NHL 06 Ships

NHL 06 has shipped from Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), the world's leading interactive software company. Hockey fans can start the season early and test their skills in the #1 worldwide selling hockey franchise to date. EA SPORTS NHL 06 lets you take complete control of every scoring opportunity and become an offensive superstar. It features an all-new Skill Stick and the return of classic deke controls, letting you express your playing style by pulling off the highlight reel moves of an NHL All-Star. With an all-new intuitive control scheme that provides smoother gameplay, NHL 06 delivers a complete game experience … Continue reading NHL 06 Ships

Diplomacy Launch Set For October

Developer and publisher Paradox Interactive announced today that their next strategy release, DIPLOMACY for the PC platform, will be shipping to stores in the US and Scandinavia on October 4, 2005. UK, France, Germany and the Benelux countries are to follow on October 28. DIPLOMACY has been rated E for Everyone and has a suggested retail price of $39.99. DIPLOMACY is under license from the Hasbro Properties Group, the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS). "When we set out to make DIPLOMACY, our ambition was to create a PC game that kept the look and spirit of … Continue reading Diplomacy Launch Set For October

Ubisoft Shows Might and Magic Demo

Today, Ubisoft rolls out the first episode of the Heroes of Might and Magic V Games Convention demo. Revealing more info about the combat, players will have another view of the classical battle system transposed to 3D including spells, luck and morale modifiers giving in-depth details on how the game can be played. In this video, the Haven hero must fight his way through the desolated Inferno land to reach his stronghold. In the meantime, he will learn new skills and gather precious resources such as sulfur heaps and chests full of gold. The video is available for download at … Continue reading Ubisoft Shows Might and Magic Demo

NASCAR 06 Team Control Ships

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that the latest version of its EA SPORTS branded NASCAR videogame, NASCAR 06: Total Team Control, has shipped and is available at retail stores. With new squad-based racing controls, players can communicate with teammates through the crew chief and spotter, working together to bring home top 5 finishes for the whole team. NASCAR 06: Total Team Control challenges gamers to build a multi-year dynasty with the first-ever Squad-Based Racing experience. Players are able to radio to teammates for assistance, while managing on-track partnerships, or take the wheel of a teammate's car in the middle … Continue reading NASCAR 06 Team Control Ships

SOE Suspends Billing Louisiana Players, Adds Donation Command

Sony online announced today that it is suspending billing for 13,000 players in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina. It is also making it so no player-owned structures will deteriorate while their owners are unable to longon to games hosted by SOE. In addition, EverQuest II players can type "/donate" to open up a page that will let them give money to the Red Cross. The exact announcement follows: "Hurricane Katrina has left an incredible wake of destruction across the Mid-Atlantic States. Sony Online Entertainment would like to ask you to take a moment to make a donation to the American … Continue reading SOE Suspends Billing Louisiana Players, Adds Donation Command

NIBIRU: Age Of Secrets Ships

The Adventure Company, a leading publisher of critically acclaimed adventure games, today announced NIBIRU: Age of Secrets for Windows has shipped to retailers across Canada and the U.S. From the creators of Black Mirror, comes a riveting new graphic adventure. The game begins with the discovery of a mysterious World War II tunnel unearthed while building a new highway in Bohemia. What begins as a short expedition to Prague turns into a dangerous and thrilling mystery involving murder, the deep dark secrets of the Nazis, and the demise of the Mayan civilization. Playing as Martin Holan, you'll find yourself reeling … Continue reading NIBIRU: Age Of Secrets Ships

ZOOTech Powers MTV Winners

ZOOtech, the interactive DVD technology pioneer, congratulates bEQUAL and Comchoice for winning the Best Game Play category for Madagascar Animal Trivia DVD Game at the Eighth Annual DVD Awards. Using DVD-EXTRA STUDIO to produce leading edge and award-winning games and interactive content, each partner represents the new standard for DVD authoring, menu design and interactive game play. The awards ceremony, held last night at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, starred the perennially popular Master of Ceremonies and "The Most Watched Film Critic in America" Leonard Maltin of TV’s Entertainment Tonight and, for the first time, the opportunity for DVD producers not … Continue reading ZOOTech Powers MTV Winners

WoW Players Reach Million In North America

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that World of Warcraft, its subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), has reached more than one million paying customers in North America. This brings the total population for Blizzard's critically acclaimed game, the largest MMORPG in the world, to more than four million paying customers. "It's very rewarding to see so many new and returning players logging in to play World of Warcraft daily," said Mike Morhaime, president and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "With the continued support of our retail partners, World of Warcraft has reached more than one million paying customers in North … Continue reading WoW Players Reach Million In North America

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