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Zoo Tycoon 2 Arrives For Thanksgiving

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Zoo Tycoon 2 is now available in North American retail stores for $39.99 (U.S.). Zoo Tycoon 2 is certain to captivate players of all ages with its fantastic 3-D zookeeper experience chock-full of interactive animals and beautiful graphics. Additionally, players will find they can continuously expand their zoos with free monthly content downloads from www.zootycoon.com. For a limited time this holiday season, Zoo Tycoon 2 will include a bonus interactive DVD that features segments from the National Geographic television series "Totally Wild" and a limited edition pen with hand-painted animals. "Zoo Tycoon 2 is … Continue reading Zoo Tycoon 2 Arrives For Thanksgiving

Incredibles Movie Password Unlocks Game

Have you seen "The Incredibles" yet? If not, it’s time you head to the theaters to catch this blockbuster movie. The hit animated Disney presentation of a Pixar film was the number one movie at the box office for the second weekend in a row last weekend and continues to soar. Millions of movie-goers packed the theaters on its opening weekend (Nov. 5) to see America’s newest family of superheroes save the day! The film has already grossed more than $140 million in its opening week. If you are one of the millions across the country who just can’t get … Continue reading Incredibles Movie Password Unlocks Game

Law And Order Announces Super Sleuths Contest

Legacy Interactive, a leading games publisher bringing television's greatest dramas to life on the PC, announced today the launch of their search for the top "Law & Order" super sleuths contest. In celebration of their new title Law & Order: Justice Is Served, Legacy Interactive is giving "Law & Order" fans the opportunity to answer questions based on the new game and the popular TV drama for a chance to win up to $1000 in cash and collectible "Law & Order" items. "There are thousands of die-hard ‘Law & Order' fans out there who have investigated their way to the … Continue reading Law And Order Announces Super Sleuths Contest

Buck Rogers Hits DVD

The sci-fi adventure BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY is coming to DVD! On behalf of Universal Pictures, Special Ops Media is offering review copies of the DVDs, DVDs for giveaway, production stills and DVD specs in support of the releases on November 16th. Blast off with every groundbreaking episode of the action-packed Buck Rogers in the 25th Century! Join legendary intergalactic crime fighters William "Buck" Rogers (Gil Gerard) and Colonel Wilma Deering (Erin Gray) as they lead the crew of the starship Searcher against a galaxy of evil from the past, present and faraway future. This must-own five-disc collection … Continue reading Buck Rogers Hits DVD

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Ships

Konami Digital Entertainment – America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today shipped Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system to retail stores nationwide. The newest installment in the tactical espionage series that defined the stealth genre takes gamers on an all-new action-packed adventure through the jungles of the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War era. Players will assume the role of Snake, a US-sent agent, embarking on a dangerous solo mission to uncover and destroy a newly created weapon of mass destruction. Renowned developer, Hideo Kojima, has created yet … Continue reading Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Ships

IGDA Decries Industry Working Environment

Despite the continued success of the games industry, the immaturity of current business and production practices is severely crippling the industry . The recent frenzy of discussion over impassioned testimony about the horrible working conditions within much of the industry attests to the reality of this often unspoken disease. As the professional association that unites the game development community and serves as its voice, the International Game Developers Association is deeply disturbed by this vicious cycle and is working to better the situation. Improving the quality of life of game developers is an IGDA priority. In tackling quality of life … Continue reading IGDA Decries Industry Working Environment

NAMCO Hires Grantley Day

Global video games publisher, Namco Hometek Inc. announced today the hiring of Grantley Day as Director of PC Development, reinforcing the company's commitment to its expansion into the PC games market. Day brings to Namco more than eleven years of experience in developing entertainment software for the PC, including most notably his online game development work for The Sims franchise at Electronic Arts. "As Namco expands its games business onto the PC platform, it is critical for us to find the best talent in the industry," said Nobuhiro Kasahara, president and chief executive officer of Namco Hometek Inc. "Grantley Day … Continue reading NAMCO Hires Grantley Day

GiN Reviewer Pens Book on Games

Gareth Von Kallenbach, a longtime Game Industry News Freelancer, has written a new book reviewing games and movies. In addition to all of the reviews, the books contain interviews with interesting people such as Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), Natalie Portman (Padme), Charlie Hunnam (Cold Mountain), Nia vardols and John Corbet (My Big fat Greek Wedding), Manu I. (Star Trek Voyager), Kevin Smith (Jersey Girl), Chase Masterson (Lyta From Star Trek Deep Space 9), Kerry Conran (Sky Captain) and Stuart Gordon. The book can be downloaded for $3 or a printed copy can be had for $17. Copies … Continue reading GiN Reviewer Pens Book on Games

Phantom Partners with Limelight Networks

Infinium Labs (OTC BB: IFLB) and Limelight Networks, a leading Digital Delivery Network provider, have formed a strategic alliance to deliver content for Infinium’s flagship Phantom Game Service rapidly and seamlessly, via broadband. To expand the service’s content delivery infrastructure, Limelight will provide high-performance, high-integrity back-end technology and local high-speed distribution points for Phantom, the first end-to-end, subscription-based on-demand game service. Infinium Labs will utilize Limelight Networks’ ContentEdge delivery platform and will leverage the company’s globally distributed data and network operation centers, which feature multiple modes of redundancy, real-time traffic monitoring and advanced control systems. "We’re confident that Limelight’s track … Continue reading Phantom Partners with Limelight Networks

Call of Duty: Finest Hour Ships

Soldiers"it's time to heed the call and experience cinematic intensity and the chaos of battle as never before with the release of Activision, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Call of Duty: Finest Hour, a gritty new World War II action game for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube. Activision is supporting the launch with a multi-million dollar marketing campaign that includes television, print, theatrical and online advertising. Developed in conjunction with Spark, Call of Duty: Finest Hour is currently available in retail stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $49.99 and carries … Continue reading Call of Duty: Finest Hour Ships

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