Final E3 Attendance Number: 70,000

More than 70,000 industry professionals from 79 countries gathered at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) for the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3Expo), the world’s premier interactive entertainment trade show. According to the show’s owner, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), approximately 400 exhibitors occupied 547,000 net square feet of exhibit space and displayed more than 5,000 computer and video game products — 1,000 of which made their debut. Exhibitors reported 80 percent of the 5,000 products will be found on store shelves by the 2005 holiday season. "E3Expo has consistently been the exclusive venue to launch the products and showcase the … Continue reading Final E3 Attendance Number: 70,000

AGEIA Builds Momentum at E3

At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), AGEIA Technologies, Inc., the pioneer in hardware-accelerated physics for games, today announced a flurry of design wins and new partnerships with game developers, add-in board vendors, publishers, console manufacturers and middleware vendors from around the world and throughout the gaming universe. Said Manju Hegde founder and CEO of AGEIA, "We couldn't have asked for a more enthusiastic response to AGEIA's PhysX hardware and software from some of the top companies in the game industry. As we build these new partnerships, we're also strengthening our own team at AGEIA with key talent acquisitions that bring … Continue reading AGEIA Builds Momentum at E3

QMotions, LAMAR to Distribute QMotions-Fun Fitness

QMotions Inc., the leader in active game technologies, announced today it has signed an OEM agreement with Colorado-based LAMAR Health, Fitness & Sports, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of fitness equipment. LAMAR will bundle the new QMotions-Fun Fitness full motion game controllers with their Universal Fitness and LAMAR Fitness brands of equipment. "We are pleased to partner with QMotions on this exciting initiative to inject fun into staying fit," said LAMAR Health, Fitness & Sports CEO Kevin Lamar. "Adding QMotions- Fun Fitness to our product offerings will not only continue to differentiate LAMAR from other manufacturers in the fitness … Continue reading QMotions, LAMAR to Distribute QMotions-Fun Fitness

Ninja Gaiden Goes Mobile

Global wireless game publisher and technology leader, Tecmo® Mobile, announced at the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo that Ninja Gaiden Episode 1: Destiny for mobile phones will be making its highly anticipated launch on top carriers by the end of this year. Ninja Gaiden fans will now be able to take the action wherever they go, taking on the role of Ryu Hayabusa as they hack and slash mobile-style using their deadly Dragon Blade katana, ninja skills, and Ninpo ninja magic to defeat gangs of street thugs, evil ninjas, and big bad barbarian bosses. Bringing the original series to old school … Continue reading Ninja Gaiden Goes Mobile

Mojo Master Premieres At E3 2005

Mojo Master, the first online game from AXE Unlimited and WildTangent, is a virtual seduction playground in a rich 3-D game world. It lets guys use the ultimate Playbook of moves to approach women in ways they might never dream of in real life. Mojo Master offers an over-the-top, humorous look at how guys and girls play the game of seduction. As the game progresses, girls get a lot tougher to attract and guys have to work all their mojo magic if they plan to win over all 100 girls, including übergirl Tiffany Fallon — 2005 Playboy Playmate of the … Continue reading Mojo Master Premieres At E3 2005

WD Now Shipping Serial ATA II Hard Drives

Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today announced it is now shipping in volume hard drives offering Serial ATA (SATA) interface with 300 MB/s burst data transfer rate. The new WD Caviar® SE16 hard drives feature 16 MB cache – 2 to 8 times the cache size of standard desktop-class hard drives – which, combined with its 300 MB/s transfer rate, deliver a one-two performance punch for customers. The new desktop-class hard drives are available now from WD-authorized distributors and in OEM PCs. State-of-the-art SATA with 300 MB/s performance that is up to 3 times faster than EIDE make WD Caviar … Continue reading WD Now Shipping Serial ATA II Hard Drives

Disc-Go-Tech Introduces DISC-GO-100

Disc-Go-Tech, the leading provider of disc repair solutions, is introducing the new Disc-Go-100, the industry's first fully-automated desktop disc repair machine, at the 2005 E3 Show. Featuring a 100 disc stacking spindle, the Disc-Go-100 has a robotic arm that moves discs through each step of repair process (which includes a rinse and dry cycle). With repair times of up to 25 discs per hour and a recovery rate of 96 percent, the Disc-Go-100 repairs light, medium and heavy scratch damage on all disc formats. Other features of the new machine include tray loading capability, a self-cleaning feature for easy maintenance, … Continue reading Disc-Go-Tech Introduces DISC-GO-100

Logitech Unveils Affordable New PlayStation Controllers

At the E3 Electronic Entertainment Exposition, Logitech (SWX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) unveiled two compact and extremely affordable game controllers for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system that deliver the great performance gamers have come to expect from Logitech. The Logitech Action controller and the Logitech Precision controller both are 10 percent more compact than the previous model of Logitech gaming controllers for the PlayStation 2. With the smaller size and rubber grips, the controllers rest comfortably and securely in the players' hands. These two new controllers also feature Logitech's critically acclaimed floating D-pad design, which makes Logitech's D-pad more accurate and … Continue reading Logitech Unveils Affordable New PlayStation Controllers

First GT LEGENDS Trailer published

The first live action shots of GTLEGENDS in action presents an exciting look at the world of classic touring car racing Darmstadt (Germany), 18th of May 2005: GT LEGENDS, worthy successor to the multiple award-winning racing game simulation "GTR – FIA GT Racing Game" is due to be published by the end of the year. GT LEGENDS takes the player away into an era when racing was still a genuine art and motor sports was considered an incalculable risk to life. Back then, some of the most exciting touring cars of all time were fighting for points and championship position. … Continue reading First GT LEGENDS Trailer published

Sega Puts Sonic Into Panasonic Mobile Phones

Panasonic, the leading brand by which Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. is known, announced that it has secured the rights to feature SEGA's blockbuster game, Sonic The Hedgehog, on its new series of mobile phones. As previewed on SEGA's booth at the E3 premier game show in the US, this is the very first time the game has been installed on a mobile phone and will be available in handsets launched by Panasonic from Q3 this year. Sonic The Hedgehog will be pre-installed on six new Panasonic phones including the company's flagship phone of the year, the VS3, which is … Continue reading Sega Puts Sonic Into Panasonic Mobile Phones

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