Spore’s Will Wright to Deliver SIGGRAPH Keynote

Will Wright, the renowned designer of such games as SimCity and Spore, will give a keynote address at the 2009 SIGGRAPH conference. Wright’s SimCity franchise, which includes ... Continue Reading →

Ex-Food Exec to Run Activision Blizzard’s Europe Arm

Thibaud De Saint-Quentin will take over as senior VP and managing director of Activision Blizzard’s European publishing effort, effective March 9, reports the U.K. website MCV. De ... Continue Reading →

Bakugan Fever Coming to Video Games

The popular animated TV series Bakugan is coming to videogame consoles, thanks to a deal struck between game maker Activision and Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Enterprises. The ... Continue Reading →

Nintendo DSi Coming to U.S. April 5

Nintendo will release the newest version of its popular DS portable gaming system, the Nintendo DSi, in the United States on April 5. The device, released in Japan in December, features ... Continue Reading →

Littleloud Delivers Watchmen Flash Game

Littleloud Studios has delivered a classic-style web-based Flash game based on the upcoming movie Watchmen. The studio built the game from scratch in six weeks, and it is made to resemble ... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →