23 April 2014

PC Gaming Alliance Announced

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 20 FEB 2008 by Scott Parrino

Global leaders of the PC gaming industry announced today the formation of the PC Gaming Alliance, a non-profit organization that unites hardware and software creators, game developers and publishers, and others committed to the PC gaming market with the common purpose of advancing the PC as a worldwide gaming platform.

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CCP Licenses Morpheme For EVE Online

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 20 FEB 2008 by Scott Parrino

CCP has announced that it is licensing NaturalMotion's Morpheme motion synthesis software for its EVE Online MMO.

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PlaySpan & IBM Join To Offer In-Game Trading

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 19 FEB 2008 by Scott Parrino

IBM BladeCenter Helps Players Buy Goods in Games and Virtual Worlds.

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NaturalMotion Ships Morpheme 1.3 For Devs

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 19 FEB 2008 by Scott Parrino

New Version of Powerful Animation Engine Offers Unreal Engine 3 Integration, Inverse Kinematics, and More.

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Several MMOs For Children Announced

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 19 FEB 2008 by Scott Parrino

Fluid Entertainment has announced it will soon launch several MMOs targeted specifically for children.

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CD Projekt Buys Majority Stake in Metropolis Software

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 18 FEB 2008 by Scott Parrino

CD Projekt and Metropolis Software announced that they have signed an investment agreement, under which CD Projekt will become the majority owner of Metropolis Software.

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Scaleform Lobby Tool for Devs Announced

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 14 FEB 2008 by Scott Parrino

Scaleform Corp. and Gamespy Tech. have announced the creation of Scaleform Lobby, a tool to assist developer in creating in-game multiplayer interfaces.

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Ubisoft Wins $13 Mil Licensing Dispute

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 13 FEB 2008 by Scott Parrino

Greenberg Glusker today announced that its client, Ubisoft Entertainment, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, has obtained a $13.2 million judgment in a copyright and trademark infringement dispute against MGA Entertainment, the owner of Bratz™ dolls.

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Twofish Offers Devs Plug n Play Gaming Economics

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 13 FEB 2008 by Scott Parrino

Plug-and-Play Economic Engine Empowers Game Publishers to Dynamically Adjust Transaction, Account and Inventory Policies to Maximize Profit and Game Play Appeal.

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TYRANT Studios Formed

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 12 FEB 2008 by Scott Parrino

Some of the gaming industry's top talent has formed a new business: TYRANT Studios.

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Tolkien Estate Sues For LOTR Movie Share

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 12 FEB 2008 by Scott Parrino

The Tolien estate has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles seeking a $150 million owed as its share from the Lord of the Rings Movies.

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Gamestop Plans To Buy Back Its Bonds

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 8 FEB 2008 by Scott Parrino

GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), the world’s largest video game and entertainment software retailer, today announced that its Board of Directors authorized the buyback of up to $130 million of the Company’s Senior Notes.

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Activision's Q3 Up 80%

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 8 FEB 2008 by Scott Parrino

Activision has announced that its third quarter revenue was up 80% to a record $1.48 billion.

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THQ Q3 Finanacial Results

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 6 FEB 2008 by Scott Parrino

THQ has released the financial figures for its third quarter.

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Games Reward Men's Brains More

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 5 FEB 2008 by Scott Parrino

A new study on games triggering the reward area of the brain indicates that they trigger a greater response in men than women.

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EA Announces Q3 Financials

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 1 FEB 2008 by Scott Parrino

EA has announced its third quarter financial results. Net revenue was up 17%.

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HP & Sony Cut On-Demand DVD Deal

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 24 JAN 2008 by Scott Parrino

HP (NYSE:HPQ) and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) today announced that SPHE will license select catalog titles from its vast home video library for production and distribution via HP’s DVD manufactured-on-demand service.

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Console Mfrs Seeking Revenue Via Online Sales

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 24 JAN 2008 by Scott Parrino

The three main console vendors have turned to online gaming either to generate additional revenue streams or to promote brand loyalty, the high-tech market research firm, In-Stat, says.

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THQ Updated Financial Outlook

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 24 JAN 2008 by Scott Parrino

THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced updated guidance for its fiscal third quarter ended December 31, 2007, and its fiscal fourth quarter and year ending March 31, 2008.

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THQ Creates New Product Development Team

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 24 JAN 2008 by Scott Parrino

THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced the appointment of two executives to newly created product development positions to help drive new intellectual property creation and product quality initiatives inside the company’s studios.

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