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In the better-late-than-never category, Hollywood studios seem to be finally waking up and smelling the profits when it comes to video games. For over five years now, revenues from games have surpassed worldwide annual box office receipts by a considerable margin. So for stockholders, it must have come as a [...]
Adding to the growing list of entertainment producers climbing on the mobile phone bandwagon, Universal Studios has inked a deal with wireless content company Mforma Group. Under the terms of the pact, Universal Studios Consumer Products Group is licensing the rights to Dracula, Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Mummy, [...]
Massively multiplayer online gaming just got huger. Sony Online Entertainment has announced that Champions of Norrath will support USB headset voice-chat functionality during online play when it ships next month. “Voice chat is the final piece of the puzzle with Champions,” says Michael Lustenberger, SOE’s director of marketing. “It’s the [...]
Infinium Labs Inc. has announced the launch of phantom.net, a new web site for its next-generation Phantom Gaming Service. The feature-rich site offers consumers a preview of what lies in store when the Phantom is unleashed in 2004. The new web site provides visitors with the opportunity to learn more [...]
Nominations are open for the 4th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards, to be presented on March 24 at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Jose, Calif. All those directly involved in the development and design of video games are eligible to nominate peers at www.igda.org/awards through Jan. 23, 2004. [...]
Activision Inc. will work directly with DreamWorks to develop and publish video games based on the upcoming sequel to the Oscar-winning 2001 animated smash hit Shrek. Under the terms of the agreement, Activision will have the rights to create console, hand-held and PC games for Shrek 2. Following Take-Two Interactive [...]
Konami Digital Ent. Inc. has signed a licensing agreement with 4Kids Ent. Inc. to develop video games based on the anime series Shaman King. The show airs on 4Kids’ Saturday morning FOX BOX toon block on Fox. Under the agreement, Konami intends to publish games for both PlayStation 2 and [...]
The Game Initiative has announced a new conference designed for students and professionals seeking careers in the computer and video game industry. The "How To Break Into Video Game Industry: Conference, Resume Workshop and Job Fair" will take place Jan. 31, 2004 in San Francisco. Sponsored by Alias, the event [...]
The Independent Games Festival has named the finalists for its sixth annual competition. Selected by a panel of game industry professionals, game development teams will compete for more than $40,000 in cash prizes and exhibit their titles at the Game Developers Conference in San Jose Calif., scheduled for March 24-26, [...]
Fans of Games Workshop’s tabletop game Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War will be happy to learn that THQ Inc. and Relic Ent. are developing a PC title based on the popular tactical combat game. Scheduled for release in fall of 2004, the dark, futuristic fantasy is the first real-time strategy [...]