Category Archives: News and Industry Happenings

JoWood Games Featured

At the Electronic Entertainment Exposition taking place here next week, Encore, a leading interactive videogame and PC CD-ROM publisher, will showcase Marvel Comics’ "Daredevil"(TM), "Grooverider: Slot Car Thunder"(TM), and games created by JoWooD, including "AquaNox 2: Revelation," "Cold Zero," and "Chaser." These exciting new games will be at Encore’s booth, #1624, in the South Hall. Said Michael Bell, Encore’s CEO: "Encore’s game lineup is bigger and better than ever. With premium titles such as `Daredevil’ and value titles such as `Grooverider’, coupled with a gaming pipeline of close to a dozen titles from JoWooD, Conspiracy Entertainment, and Prolific Publishing, Encore’s … Continue reading JoWood Games Featured

Warner Bros Showing Looney Tunes Game

Rabbit Season! Duck Season! The classic exchange of wits in the epic rivalry between Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck transcends time. Now, Electronic Arts and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment are bringing the antagonistic relationship from the big screen to video game consoles with the co-published title Looney Tunes: Back in Action. The lively, single-player platform game is based on the upcoming Warner Bros. action movie of the same title. The game offers dynamic gameplay and vibrant, rich Looney Tunes visuals that will attract and entertain fans of all ages. Longtime rivals Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are united under a … Continue reading Warner Bros Showing Looney Tunes Game

Hong Kong Gets First E3 Pavillion

Innovative digital entertainment works from Hong Kong will be showcased at the first Hong Kong Pavilion in the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2003 (E³) – the world’s largest event of its kind – to be held in Los Angeles, USA, from May 14 to 16, 2003. The Hong Kong Pavilion will present the latest technologies, products and services from 70 local digital entertainment companies of Hong Kong. Located at the Kentia Hall (Booth no. 6451) of the Los Angeles Convention Center, the Hong Kong Pavilion is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association (HKDEA) and Hong Kong Productivity Council … Continue reading Hong Kong Gets First E3 Pavillion

Logitech Shows New PS2 Controllers

"PlayStation gamers are used to having an expansive choice when it comes to the excellent games available for the system. We wanted to make sure they also have a broad range of excellent choices when it comes to purchasing a controller," said Fred Swan, Director of Marketing for Logitech’s Audio and Interactive Entertainment Business Unit. "Our goal is to provide a range of innovative, high-quality controllers that satisfy the varying tastes and priorities of gamers. We therefore provide everything from a reliable 2.4GHz radio frequency in our cordless product to added features such as leather grips in our new corded … Continue reading Logitech Shows New PS2 Controllers

Intel Shows Pentium 4 Enhanced Games At E3

Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO), a leading global Internet company, and Intel Corporation today announced that Yahoo! Games will showcase online PC games that take advantage of the power of the Intel Pentium 4 processor. Intel will also be the sponsor of Yahoo! Games on Demand, an online gaming destination that offers streamed rental of PC games from various publishers including Activision, Atari Inc., and Vivendi Universal Games. Games that are designed for maximum performance on a Pentium 4 processor typically feature advanced audio and visual effects, smoother animation, and life-like 3D graphics to deliver a more compelling gaming experience. Yahoo! Games … Continue reading Intel Shows Pentium 4 Enhanced Games At E3

Atari To Bring Sinbad Movie To Game

The swashbuckling action of one of this summer’s highly-anticipated movies will be coming to life in an interactive PC action adventure game, Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) announced today. The Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (TM)game will be based on the upcoming DreamWorks animated film of the same name and will combine the epic adventure of the movie with the latest innovation in PC technology from Intel to deliver a state-of-the-art game experience. The Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas game will follow the storyline from the film and feature non-stop action, engaging gameplay and state-of-the-art visual effects. As Sinbad, … Continue reading Atari To Bring Sinbad Movie To Game

Nyko Shows New Wireless Air Flo Controller

Nyko blew away gamers last year with the introduction of the Air Flo controller, the world’s first air-cooled controller. And now, at this year’s E3, the Air Flo goes wireless! Nyko Technologies, a manufacturer of innovative gaming peripherals, introduces the Wireless Air Flo controller for Sony Playstation 2, a cable-free controller which utilizes Nyko’s patented dual-speed Air Flo technology to provide gamers with a consistent flow of fresh air through the controller handgrips. Gamers can now not only stop problematic sweaty hands, but have freer movement during competitive video games such as SOCOM, Tekken 4 and Gran Turismo. Utilizing the … Continue reading Nyko Shows New Wireless Air Flo Controller

Gotham Games Announces Starsky & Hutch Title

Gotham Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced today that it will release the thrilling driving shooter Starsky & Hutch(TM), under license with Sony Pictures Consumer Products, for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox(R) video game system from Microsoft, and PC in North America this fall. Co-published by Take-Two’s Gotham Games label, through a distribution agreement with Empire Interactive, players will relive the non-stop action of the renowned TV series, which in its four-year run established itself as a pop culture phenomenon. Donning the bell-bottoms of detectives Dave Starsky and Ken Hutchison, gamers control … Continue reading Gotham Games Announces Starsky & Hutch Title

Vice City Ships For PC

Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing division of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) has started shipping Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for the PC. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is set to be in stores May 13th in North America and May 16th in Europe. "We are truly humbled by the success of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on the PlayStation 2 as it has pushed us to work harder to ensure that the gameplay, production values and audio experience that have become synonymous with the Grand Theft Auto franchise are maximized for the PC audience," said Sam Houser, President … Continue reading Vice City Ships For PC

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