Category Archives: News and Industry Happenings

Matrix Games at Origins

Matrix Games will be present in force at Origins Games Convention 2004 this year in Columbus, Ohio from June 24th through June 27th. Located in the wargaming section in Booth 1106, the company will be showing a line-up of new game releases, demos, previews and special guests for wargamers to enjoy. On hand from 2 by 3 Games will be Keith Brors to discuss War in the Pacific and World At War. From Australia, we will be joined by two of our most respected developers, Dave O'Connor and Paul Scobell of Panther Games to present Conquest of the Aegean and … Continue reading Matrix Games at Origins

Tech Camps Get Game Pads

The Get Up & Move! campaign continues to build awareness of the exercise benefits of playing dance video games by donating RedOctane Ignition Dance Pads to all 35 iD Tech Camp locations. iD Tech Camps host weekly Dance Dance Revolution events for their technology summer campers to experience this innovative game that stimulates the mind as well as providing exercise on the dance pad controller. "RedOctane launched the Get Up & Move! campaign to show kids that a pastime they already love can be the key to becoming more active," said Dean Ku, Vice President of Marketing for RedOctane. "We’re … Continue reading Tech Camps Get Game Pads

US Marines Invade Kuma War

KumaWar, the revolutionary new online game service that allows players to experience re-creations of real war events weeks after they occur has released Fallujah Vigilant Resolve – its latest mission, based on U.S. Marine combat in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, Iraq. Taking place in April, Fallujah Vigilant Resolve re-creates key events in the month-long campaign to flush out insurgents responsible for the murder of four American civilian contractors. The online downloadable game occurs as the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force makes its way into the heart of the city, attempting to throw a noose around heavily armed insurgents — including … Continue reading US Marines Invade Kuma War

HP Releases Media Center Gaming PC

HP today introduced the HP Personal Media Drive and the HP Media Center m1000 series Photosmart PC, continuing HP’s long legacy of innovation and delivering the next evolution in digital entertainment technology. The HP Personal Media Drive, a stand-alone storage accessory, can slide seamlessly into an integrated bay slot in the front of the new HP Media Center PC chassis or be used as an independent storage drive with any notebook or PC with a USB port. When being used in the HP Media Center PC environment, the HP Personal Media Drive gives consumers up to 160 gigabytes of additional … Continue reading HP Releases Media Center Gaming PC

Maxgames Tourney to play on IMAX

The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California will host its third annual Maxgames videogame tournament on Friday, July 23. Finalists on several of the games will duke it out for the championship on the museum’s Giant Dome Screen and its 13,000 watt, 44 speaker sound system. The rest of the year the theater is reserved for showing IMAX films. The tournament will also feature two of the creators of the well-known "Red vs. Blue" machinima series, who will talk about the series during the day and then show episodes on the Giant Dome Screen during the evening. Bungie, … Continue reading Maxgames Tourney to play on IMAX

Schoback Named Top Female Game Exec

Leading film and entertainment trade magazine The Hollywood Reporter has named Kathy Schoback, vice president of content strategy for Infinium Labs (OTC: BB: IFLB), as one of the top-12 female gaming industry executives. Based on a survey of long-time high-profile game industry experts, the honor places Schoback in the ranks of peers from leading industry developers, publishers and manufacturers including Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Sony Online, Activision, THQ and LucasArts. "Infinium is committed to ongoing support of women in gaming, and we’re proud and 100 percent behind Kathy and the outstanding work she is doing in this area," Kevin Bachus, president, … Continue reading Schoback Named Top Female Game Exec

Break Into The Industry Conference Hits DC

The Game Initiative today announced the speakers for its Maryland/DC/Virginia How To Break Into Video Game Industry: Conference and Resume Workshop" which takes place in Chevy Chase, Maryland on Saturday, June 26, 2004, 8:30am – 3:00pm at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center. The event – – is designed for students and professionals looking to get into the computer and video game business. No experience is required to attend. Speakers include veterans and industry insiders from diverse backgrounds, including – Bob Bates, co-founder of Legend Entertainment, Game Producer and IGDA Board Member Michael Cosner, Senior Artist: Cinematic Design, Red … Continue reading Break Into The Industry Conference Hits DC

IndyCar Series 2005 Ships

Codemasters, a global interactive entertainment software publisher, announced today that IndyCar Series 2005 has shipped to North American retail outlets for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. The game will be available at a suggested retail price of $19.99, offering incredible value to Xbox and Xbox Live gamers. IndyCar Series 2005 offers 220+mph online gameplay via Xbox Live, where drivers can compete head-to-head with up to 12 players simultaneously. The game contains 15 IndyCar Series tracks and is the only title to feature The Greatest Spectacle in Racing: the Indy 500. Players can race individual tracks or re-create a … Continue reading IndyCar Series 2005 Ships

MTV Music Generator 3 Ships

Codemasters, a leading global publisher of interactive entertainment, and MTV: Music Television announced today that the highly anticipated MTV Music Generator 3: This Is The Remix video game has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. The latest installment in the series offers the ability to create, remix and display personalized music creations and is now available for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox videogame system from Microsoft. "We're excited to bring the third installment in our Music Generator series to consumers this summer," said Tony Calandra, Director, Interactive Products, MTV. "The MTV Music Generator 3 is a great … Continue reading MTV Music Generator 3 Ships

Vivendi Lays Off 350 Workers, Cuts Costs

Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) today announced another step in its turnaround plan to improve operating effectiveness, reduce costs and position for growth. The changes include a significant staff reduction in its North American based operations resulting in the elimination of 350 staff positions. The Company’s Blizzard Entertainment studio was not part of the staff reduction. "Restructuring the organization and reducing our cost base are necessary to improve our operating effectiveness and profitability," said VU Games CEO Bruce Hack. "This constitutes another important step in our turnaround plan aimed to better position the Company for growth." With a global and … Continue reading Vivendi Lays Off 350 Workers, Cuts Costs

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