Category Archives: News and Industry Happenings

Thrustmaster Launches USB/Ethernet PC-Console Adapter

Thrustmaster is bringing a clever device to the market that allows gamers to share their PC Internet connection with their video game console. With the USB to Ethernet adapter, you have the freedom to play your video game console online while another user surfs the Internet the same time. The USB to Ethernet adapter is compatible with Playstation 2, PS Two, Xbox, Gamecube and PC, thus enabling users to share a single PC Internet connection with any one of the 3 major game consoles, with another PC desktop or a laptop. The adapter is designed so that it is not … Continue reading Thrustmaster Launches USB/Ethernet PC-Console Adapter

Q Entertainment Changes Name

Q Entertainment, the makers of Putt Nutz, has officially changed its name to Black Mountain Games. The company owned by Suzanne and David Brooks changed its name due to another company making games under the same name in another country. While Black Mountain Games still owns the rights to its original name in the United States the owners have decided to create a new brand with a stronger presence and style. The development direction of the studio remains the same, creating family friendly interactive entertainment software for the mass-market. "The name change is as a result of an infringement on … Continue reading Q Entertainment Changes Name

Epic Buys Reality Engine

Epic Games, one of the world's leading developers of cutting-edge computer and video games and the pioneer of the award-winning Unreal Engine, today announced that it has completed the purchase of the Reality Engine from Artificial Studios and hired its founder, and lead engine programmer, Tim Johnson. Tim will join the Unreal Engine 3 development team effective immediately and be part of Epic's presence at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California next week. Epic has purchased the Reality Engine outright, including intellectual property rights, trademarks, and copyrights. Epic does not intend to continue sales, development, or support of … Continue reading Epic Buys Reality Engine

Bethesda Making Pirates of The Caribbean Sequel

Bethesda Softworks today announced plans to release a sequel to its exciting Pirates of the Caribbean video game based on Walt Disney Pictures' blockbuster film, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow will feature a blend of fast-paced action and adventure that captures the entertaining characters, settings, and spirit of the first movie. Slated for release in 2006, the video game sequel is being developed in association with 7 Studios for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC, … Continue reading Bethesda Making Pirates of The Caribbean Sequel

Thousands Set For CPL Tourney

Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL)'s Dallas based annual game tournament and LAN party will award $200,000 in cash prizes to top skilled gamers. The tournament will also be the last official opportunity in America to advance in the $1,000,000 CPL World Tour. In addition to the official videogame competitions, the event will feature endless unofficial tournaments and grudge matches for a wide spectrum of games. The event will take place Wednesday, July 6 through Sunday, July 10, 2005 at the new Gaylord Texan Resort, in Grapevine, Texas. Thanks to its primary sponsor Intel and co-sponsor NVIDIA, the Dallas CPL competition boasts … Continue reading Thousands Set For CPL Tourney

Activision Gets Krome's Tasmanian Tiger

Activision Value Publishing, a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), and Krome Studios, Australia's largest game company and a leading worldwide independent developer, announce a co-publishing agreement for the third installment in the best-selling TY the Tasmanian Tiger series. TY the Tasmanian Tiger 3 follows the heels of its award-winning predecessors which have sold upward of two million units to date. Currently in development at Krome Studios, the game will be available for the Sony PlayStation 2, Microsoft Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and GameBoy Advance in fall 2005. "We are very excited about the new found partnership with Krome … Continue reading Activision Gets Krome's Tasmanian Tiger

Eidos Making Parkour Game

Eidos announces Free Running, the world’s first ever video game based on the urban phenomenon of parkour. Developed by Core Design, Free Running will be released worldwide on PSP handheld in Fall 2005. Parkour, the art of movement, is less a sport and more a way of life. Its participants, known as Free Runners or Traceurs, view the environment and its obstacles, urban or natural, as a series of challenges to be overcome. To the Traceurs, parkour has a philosophical appeal: they feel transformed by the experience, free from the grind of city life. Since its inception in Paris during … Continue reading Eidos Making Parkour Game

Knights Of Honor Ships

Paradox Interactive informed the North American gaming community today that Knights of Honor has shipped to stores. The title has been rated Everyone +10 and has a SRP of $39.99. "Black Sea Studios had a strong vision for this game and our commitment to successfully publish it in North America is equally strong", says Fredrik Lindgren, Director of Sales and Marketing for Paradox Interactive. "The great thing about Knights of Honor is its wide appeal, both casual gamers who enjoy the occasional challenge, and hard core strategy fans who are constantly seeking new ways to test their minds will find … Continue reading Knights Of Honor Ships

Cyberlore Names New President

Veteran video game developer Cyberlore Studios, Inc. announced today that Seth Spaulding has been named President of the company effective immediately. Mr. Spaulding, former Vice President and a ten-year veteran of the company, recently led Cyberlore's development efforts on Playboy: The Mansion. Spaulding succeeds Joe Minton who will remain at Cyberlore in the role of Vice President of Business Development. "Cyberlore is anticipating the future needs of the company as we begin the transition to the next generation gaming consoles and the larger projects they represent, " noted Spaulding. " This change will allow me to focus on the company's … Continue reading Cyberlore Names New President

Codemasters Gets New COO, CEO

Codemasters, the leading developer and publisher of critically acclaimed video games, has expanded its management team with the appointment of two world-class executives to lead the company's growth strategy. Following the acquisition of 40% by Benchmark Capital Europe, the top tier venture capital firm, Codemasters has secured Rod Cousens as Chief Executive Officer and Tony Williams as Chief Operating Officer. David Darling, Codemasters' Chairman, will now lead the company's creative activities as Chief Creative Officer and will concentrate on accelerating Codemasters' game development operations. This will include developing proprietary game content as well as targeting further distribution formats, such as … Continue reading Codemasters Gets New COO, CEO

Page 863 of 928
1 861 862 863 864 865 928