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Altec Ships New Gaming Headset

Altec Lansing Technologies, Inc., the leader in the design and manufacture of Powered Audio products, today unleashed its AHS602 Headset, the most satisfying, pulse-pounding personal audio experience yet for computer game users. The AHS602 plunges the wearer into the middle of the action using two high-performance, 40mm neodymium drivers combined with SRS Headphone technology-a patented 3-D breakthrough from SRS Labs that repositions sound from inside the listener's head to outside the listener's ears, creating a natural, yet awesomely intense audio effect. Altec Lansing's AHS602 is a premium headset for serious gamers. Featuring a noise-rejecting wraparound microphone for hands-free operation, the … Continue reading Altec Ships New Gaming Headset

Merscom, CITY Ink Multi Title Deal

Merscom LLC today announced an agreement with CITY Interactive to publish three of the developer’s PC games in North America: Space Interceptor: Project Freedom, a space arcade combat game, Terrorist Takedown, a military arcade shooter, and WWII Fighter Pilot, a flight arcade combat game. All games are value-priced at $19.99 USD and scheduled for Q4 2004 release. "We’re pleased to form this multi-title relationship with a developer like CITY Interactive," said Lloyd Melnick, Director of Merscom. "All three of these games represent what we believe both Merscom and CITY do best — bring to market quality games with across the … Continue reading Merscom, CITY Ink Multi Title Deal

Gizmondo Gets New Developer

Gizmondo Europe Ltd, subsidiary of Jacksonville, Florida-based, Tiger Telematics Inc (TGTL: former symbol TIGR), announced today the acquisition of a European leading games developer, Indie Studios. The acquisition further enables Indie Studios to extend its next level gaming under the Gizmondo brand, while providing Gizmondo with secured immediate and future game content and a captive long term creative resource. The deal will be paid for with 1 million shares common stock of the Tiger Telematics, Inc, and a contingent shares to be issued in the event that certain games are completed by Indie in an agreed time frame. The guaranteed … Continue reading Gizmondo Gets New Developer

JAMDAT Gets Award

Global wireless entertainment publisher JAMDAT Mobile Inc. announced today that "Bejeweled Multiplayer" was chosen as "Best Mobile Phone Game" at "G-Phoria – The Award Show 4 Gamers" – on July 31, 2004 in Los Angeles. Premiering on G4techTV on Friday, August 6 at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT, "G-Phoria" is a celebration of video game culture that honors special achievement in interactive entertainment. Winning games were determined by nearly 500,000 gamers who voted online. "Bejeweled Multiplayer" is a fast-paced wireless game that allows gamers to engage in exciting head-to-head matches with other players using wireless phones across town or across … Continue reading JAMDAT Gets Award

Konami to Release Silent Hill 4 Soundtrack

Konami Digital Entertainment – America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced that it will release a special soundtrack for its highly anticipated video game Silent Hill 4: The Room(tm). The soundtrack will contain 20 vocal and instrumental tracks from the critically acclaimed survival-horror game, including 13 songs available only in the United States. Additionally, the soundtrack will contain a number of special remixes that have been mixed and re-arranged by the series’ renowned producer and talented music composer Akira Yamaoka. A must-have for any fan of the series, Silent Hill 4: The Room’s soundtrack is available as … Continue reading Konami to Release Silent Hill 4 Soundtrack

Pure Pinball Launches for Xbox

Iridon Interactive and XS Games LLC are pleased to announce that Pure Pinball for the Xbox videogame system from Microsoft has shipped to stores in North America. Pure Pinball, the only pinball game on the market for Xbox, will be on store shelves as of August 9th. "Pure Pinball is the only game of its kind for the current generation of console systems," says Iridon CEO Bjorn Larsson. "In terms of quality, this is the closest you can get to pinball without owning an actual pinball machine." "We look forward to seeing how gamers react once they get their hands … Continue reading Pure Pinball Launches for Xbox

Paradox making Diplomacy, Squad Leader Games

Recognizing the strong worldwide awareness of the Diplomacy and Squad Leader brands, Paradox Entertainment AB today announced that it has licensed the worldwide rights from Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) and Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) to develop and publish new PC games based on the successful Avalon Hill board and video games. The Avalon Hill line of games is managed by Hasbro's subsidiary, Wizards of the Coast. Hailed as two of the best known strategy game brands in the world, Diplomacy and Squad Leader have attracted millions of players in their previous editions. Internal teams at Paradox, known for specializing in the … Continue reading Paradox making Diplomacy, Squad Leader Games

Shellshock Gets Release Date

ShellShock: Nam ’67 to hit retail on Friday 3rd September in Europe and 14th September in North America. Eidos, one of the world’s leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, announces that the highly anticipated ShellShock: Nam ’67T will be released in Europe on 3rd September and North America on 14th September. ShellShock: Nam ’67 is an action game based on the Vietnam War. Developed by Guerrilla, it will be available on PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC. ShellShock: Nam ’67 depicts the reality of the Vietnam War for the first time in a video game. You take on the role … Continue reading Shellshock Gets Release Date

Intellivision Lives Heads to GameCube

Time to dig out those parachute pants, 12-sided dice and Flock of Seagulls albums because the 80s invasion has finally hit the Nintendo GameCube with the release of Intellivision Lives! This addicting slice of video game nostalgia comes loaded with more than 60 of Intellivision's classic games all on one disc, including Astrosmash, Night Stalker, Shark! Shark! and Baseball. Intellivision Productions, Inc., the company that popularized home video games in the 1980s, in association with Crave Entertainment and Realtime Associates, takes you back in time to when Members Only jackets were the rage, Duran Duran rode the radio waves and … Continue reading Intellivision Lives Heads to GameCube

Everquest II Promotion Hits Movies

To promote the launch of its highly-anticipated, groundbreaking online fantasy game, EverQuest II, Sony Online Entertainment today announced the Discover the Riches of EverQuest II Sweepstakes. From now until September 30, 2004, moviegoers across the Regal Entertainment Group’s exhibitor chain have a chance to win one of thousands of prizes, and a chance to enter a sweepstakes to win two Jeep Wranglers. Game pieces are now available on large popcorn tubs and drinks, as well as in theatre lobbies at Edwards Theatres, United Artists Theatres, and Regal Cinemas. Consumers can then register at to see if they’ve won, and … Continue reading Everquest II Promotion Hits Movies

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