Midway Files Chapter 11

Financial changes continue in the gaming industry, as Midway Games files for Chapter 11. Midway Games, makers of the Mortal Combat franchise, made the filing because it doubted its ... Continue Reading →

Duty, Wii Fit Win Gaming Awards

Activision’s Call of Duty: World at War and Nintendo’s Wii Fit each won three awards at the 2009 Video Game Home Entertainment Awards. Grand Theft Auto IV won two honors, ... Continue Reading →

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Set for Late 2009

Activision president Mike Griffith announced the company will release Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in the fourth quarter of 2009. According to a report on MCV, the company expects ... Continue Reading →

Sega Reports Losses, Layoffs

Gamemaker Sega became the latest tech company to be hit the struggling economy, announcing Tuesday a 15 percent year-on-year loss for 2008, forcing it to close 110 amusement facilities ... Continue Reading →

Duty 4 Leads GAME Award Nominations

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare leads the pack of nominees for the GAME British Academy Video Games Awards. The game, developed by Activision, earned nominations in seven of the awards’ ... Continue Reading →

Playtime in a Parallel World

Papaya Studio’s Jonathan Han discusses developing a spooky little game based on LAIKA’s 3-D stop-motion fantasy. Those who want to relive and expand their enjoyment of Henry ... Continue Reading →

THQ Hires Pucino as CFO

Video game company THQ Inc. has named Paul J. Pucino to the post of executive vice president and chief financial officers. He is replacing Colin Slade, who is on an indefinite medical ... Continue Reading →

GDC Awards Names Pioneer, Ambassador Honorees

The 2009 Game Developers Choice Awards have announced the winners of its Pioneer and Ambassador honors, which will be presented in a ceremony at the Independent Games Festival on March ... Continue Reading →

Spielberg, EA Spin Boom Blox Sequel

Director Steven Spielberg and Electronic Arts are working on a new videogame called Boom Blox Bash Party, a sequel to their first videogame collaboration. The game, being developed ... Continue Reading →

Videogame Sales Outgross DVD for First Time in 2008

Worldwide retail sales of videogames for the first time outsold DVD and Blu-ray discs combined in 2008, according to a report from Media Control GfK International reported on gamesindustry.biz. While ... Continue Reading →