Activision Founders Celebrate 20 Years In Development

David Crane and Alan Miller, two of the co-founders of the first independent video game publisher, Activision, are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the founding of the company at E3. Since Activision’s founding in 1979, the independent game publishing industry has flourished to become a multi-billion dollar worldwide business, encompassing hundreds of independent publishers and game development companies. Crane and Miller carry on that tradition of independent game development at Skyworks, where Crane serves as Chief Technical Officer, and Miller as Vice President of Business Development. Skyworks is exhibiting its games in booth #6601 in the Kentia Hall at E3. … Continue reading Activision Founders Celebrate 20 Years In Development

Warhammer Goes Online

Warhammer Online, the upcoming massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) set against the backdrop of Games Workshop's grim and gritty Warhammer fantasy world is being showcased at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Set in a virtual re-creation of the Reikland, players take on the role of mercenaries and outlaws living on the margins of society, who through luck, skill and a trusty blade can rise to become powerful heroes – famous or feared throughout the Empire for their bloody deeds. Events: E3 2004

EA Joins Xbox Live

EA and Microsoft have struck an agreement that will allow players of EA SPORTS and EA GAMES titles to compete and play online through Xbox Live. Players will have access to voice communication, tournaments, ladders and all the fun of online play. The first game to include Xbox Live capability will be NCAA Football 2005, scheduled for release in July. Madden NFL 2005, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2005, NASCAR 2005: Chase For The Cup, NBA LIVE 2005, NHL 2005, and NCAA March Madness 2005 will follow. EA GAMES titles on Xbox Live include GoldenEye: Rogue Agent, Need for Speed Underground … Continue reading EA Joins Xbox Live

Halo 2 Release Date Announced

Microsoft Game Studios and Bungie Studios today announced that Halo 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the hugely successful and critically acclaimed Halo: Combat Evolved, will land on store shelves on November 9, 2004. In what promises to be one of the biggest launches in videogame history, Halo 2 will be the focus of an extensive marketing campaign that includes cinema, print, outdoor, online and television advertising. Gamers should mark Halo 2’s official launch date of November 9 on the calendar. To mark this occasion, Microsoft Game Studios will soon announce pre-order availability of a limited edition copy of Halo … Continue reading Halo 2 Release Date Announced

Micro Machines Goes Mobile

Global wireless entertainment publisher iFone Ltd and top development house Daydream Software AB today announce a mobile game version based on MICRO MACHINES, the iconic brand of highly stylized mini vehicles. Mobile phone gamers will now be able to recreate the performance and excitement of MICRO MACHINES vehicles on their mobile phones. Under license from Atari, Inc., and Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS), the MICRO MACHINES mobile game allows gamers to burn tires in single player races. The games are developed in J2ME and offer players all the fun, excitement and challenging gameplay associated with the previous video game titles based on … Continue reading Micro Machines Goes Mobile

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