Category Archives: News and Industry Happenings

NextArcade Service Gearing Up

TLC Industries, Inc. ( a recognized arcade industry leader with nearly 20 years of experience is searching for developers to help them bring the excitement of the arcades to home users. NextArcade, ( scheduled to open this fall offers more than just game downloads. In addition to great games, members may also participate in cash tournaments, community forums and all annual Game Club members also receive a FREE arcade style control panel, 30% discount on game purchases and other benefits. "NextArcade is more than just another download service," says Ed Bender, President of TLC Industries. "When we created it we … Continue reading NextArcade Service Gearing Up

Eidos Signs LEGO Star Wars

Eidos, one of the world’s leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, announces it has secured the distribution rights to LEGO Star Wars with Giant Interactive Entertainment Ltd for all countries except Japan. The game will be released in April 2005 for the PlayStation computer entertainment system, Xbox video game system from Microsoft, PC and Game Boy Advance. LEGO Star Wars combines two childhood favourites, LEGO and Star Wars, to create an innovative and exciting action-adventure title designed for young gamers. The game is based on The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and the eagerly awaited Star Wars: Episode … Continue reading Eidos Signs LEGO Star Wars

City Of Villains Adds New Developers

NCsoft Corporation, the world's leading developer and publisher of online computer games and Cryptic Studios announced the addition of two new members to the City of Villains development team, a sequel to the critically acclaimed and best selling online game, City of Heroes. Dave "Zeb" Cook has been named senior designer and Shane Hensley will serve as senior writer on the City of Villains team. Cook has 25 years of experience designing games, including 15 years working with TSR Inc., a leading innovator of role-playing games. He has numerous novels and role-playing games to his credit, and is best known … Continue reading City Of Villains Adds New Developers

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

World Cyber Games Announce Game Site

The World Cyber Games (, 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

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 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)

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

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