E3 2007 To Be Drastically Scaled Down

With Internet rumours flying about the death of the E3 Expo trade show, the Entertainment Software Ratings board today confirmed that the show would be severely scaled down from its present form, but insisted that the show will live on. "The world of interactive entertainment has changed since E3Expo was created 12 years ago. At that time we were focused on establishing the industry and securing orders for the holiday season," said Douglas Lowenstein, President of the ESA, the trade association representing U.S. computer and video game publishers and the owner of E3Expo. "Over the years, it has become clear … Continue reading E3 2007 To Be Drastically Scaled Down

AP-AOL Games Poll Reveals Surprising Profile of Gamers

Who needs the bright lights and attractions of the big city? According to the AP-AOL Games poll conducted in April, city dwellers who play video or computer games are more likely to play on the Internet than people who live in the suburbs. The pol found 52 percent of gamers in cities play games online, compared to 41 percent of gamers who live in the suburbs and 43 percent of gamers in rural areas. It’s no surprise that more men than women (45% vs. 35%) play computer or video games. However, a social aspect of their play is emerging. According … Continue reading AP-AOL Games Poll Reveals Surprising Profile of Gamers

BradyGames Unveils Strategy Guide Line-Up, Launches Strategy Video at E3 2006

BradyGames, the go-to source of video game strategy, hints, and secret codes for the top video games in the industry, is unveiling new strategy videos and its 2006 strategy guide line-up at the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo in the BradyGames booth located in West Hall, #2608. BradyGames’ booth will be equipped with four media stations for hands-on strategy video experiences for Konami’s "Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence," Capcom’s "Resident Evil 4," Sony’s "Shadow of the Colossus" and Activision’s "Call of Duty 2." The strategy videos will enhance and complement BradyGames’ print and electronic guides and willconvey strategy in a new … Continue reading BradyGames Unveils Strategy Guide Line-Up, Launches Strategy Video at E3 2006

EVE Online Reveals The Path To Kali

The upcoming expansion to EVE Online-codenamed Kali-will introduce an innovative Advanced Reactive Content System (ARCS), in which the political landscape and physical borders of nation-states within the game can be altered dynamically through the collective outcome of player actions, thus directly controlling the game universe destiny and resulting storyline. CCP will also release a newer version of the current award-winning graphics engine for EVE Online, which will take advantage of the latest DirectX 9 features to produce superior imagery and detail than the existing client. This Herculean effort requires that the game's three hundred plus starships-each of which is composed … Continue reading EVE Online Reveals The Path To Kali

ANACONDA Releases Undercover: Operation Wintersun Shown For First Time

ANACONDA is reporting directly from the show floor of the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2006, the world’s biggest computer and video game trade expo: For the first time, ANACONDA has given the public a look at the upcoming WW2 adventure game Undercover: Operation Wintersun. The reaction to this first version shown by ANACONDA, demonstrating the sophisticated puzzle design and oppressive atmosphere, was very enthusiastic. Undercover: Operation Wintersun takes the player to the time of the Second World War. The story revolves around the Nazis’ research into a secret and powerful weapons technology. Subtly, the player is drawn into this terrifying what-if … Continue reading ANACONDA Releases Undercover: Operation Wintersun Shown For First Time

Viva Media And 10tacle Studios Announce North American Distribution Deal For GTR2

Viva Media and 10tacle Studios are proud to announce an official publishing partnership for GTR2 in the North American Territories. Extending the ground-breaking physics engine found in GTR, GTR2 takes the thrill of driving to new heights. GTR2, the official simulation of the FIA GT championship, features more than 140 high detailed cars and 34 different track layouts in a hyper realistic racing world with breathtaking real-world-like effects. CEO Carlo Voelker commented, "With a revolutionary Driving School mode, GTR2 can teach anybody how to become a real race driver, making this the most incredible racing sim ever brought to market." … Continue reading Viva Media And 10tacle Studios Announce North American Distribution Deal For GTR2

Eve Online Screams with Vivox Real-Time Voice Technology

CCP Games And Vivox announced that subscribers of the massively multiplayer online game EVE Online will soon have real-time in-game voice communication as a result of a technology integration agreement between the two companies. Vivox will provide CCP with game-embedded voice communication services customized for and integrated into the EVE game client. EVE players will be able to speak with each other in game, create audio conference channels for their gang, corporation or alliance, and start, leave or rejoin voice conversations during game play without impacting game client performance. On-screen indicators will show the gamer which channels are monitoring audio … Continue reading Eve Online Screams with Vivox Real-Time Voice Technology

The Game Factory Debuts New Children's Gaming Titles At E3

Building off its success as an international publisher of video and computer games based on leading international children's characters, The Game Factory, today announced its third and fourth quarter product line at the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Exposition. Feature film and small screen stars like Garfield, The PowerPuff Girls, Johnny Bravo and Strawberry Shortcake come to life for young gamers just in time for the holiday season. Titles for the Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PSP and PC-CD Rom platforms can be purchased via toy, electronic, video game, software and mass market retailers throughout North America and Europe. The … Continue reading The Game Factory Debuts New Children's Gaming Titles At E3

Age Of Conan A Showcase Game For Windows Vista

Under the terms of the agreement, Funcom will work to optimize the forthcoming Online Action RPG ‘Age of Conan – Hyborian Adventures’ for the Windows Vista operating system. Microsoft will showcase ‘Age of Conan’ as a title that takes full advantage of new gaming functionality in Windows Vista. As gaming on the PC takes a great leap forward in accessibility and quality, Funcom is preparing ‘Age of Conan’ to be a showcase title in a modern generation of Windows games. With stunning graphics and amazing new technology ‘Age of Conan’ is set to bring Massively Multiplayer Online gaming into a … Continue reading Age Of Conan A Showcase Game For Windows Vista

D3Publisher Of America Announces Solid E3 2006 Line-Up

D3Publisher of America, Inc. will showcase titles for gamers of all ages at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo. The company's line-up includes titles based on popular entertainment brands such as VIZ Media's hit anime series Shonen Jump's Naruto, Cartoon Network Enterprises' Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, and Flushed Away from DreamWorks Animation and Aardman, as well as innovative offerings for the PSP (PlayStationPortable) system that include Dead Head Fred and WTF: Work Time Fun. Events: E3 2006

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