24 April 2014

Heroes of Might & Magic MMO Announced

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 14 DEC 2007 by Scott Parrino

Ubisoft has announced that it is working on roes of Might and MagicŪ Kingdoms, an MMO that is being developed for a Spring 2008 launch.

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JetBlue To Test In-Flight IM & Email

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 9 DEC 2007 by Scott Parrino

JetBlue is rolling out a test program for IM and Email access on some planes.

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Sierra Working On Secret MMO?

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 6 DEC 2007 by Scott Parrino

Sierra and BigWorld Technology have announced a partnership that almost certainly means a new MMO is in the works.

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Wizards To Build New PC Game

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 6 DEC 2007 by Scott Parrino

Wizards of the Coast is partnering with Stainless Games to produce a new, yet unannounced, PC game.

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UK Software Pirate Jailed For 8 Months

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 6 DEC 2007 by Scott Parrino

A UK software pirate has been sentenced to eight months in jail.

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Get Ninja Reflexes On The Wii & DS

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 5 DEC 2007 by Scott Parrino

EA and Nunchuck Games have announced that they will co-publish a Wii & Nintendo DS party game called Ninja Reflex. Gamers will have the opportunity to play different games to test their reflexes.

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$1 Championship Gaming Series on DirecTV

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 5 DEC 2007 by Scott Parrino

The biggest professional gaming tournament, the Championship Gaming Series, is offering a $1 million dollar top prize and will be broadcast on DirecTV.

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Microsoft To Drop Vista "Kill Switch"

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 4 DEC 2007 by Scott Parrino

A report on the BBC's website indicates that the controversial anti-piracy measure in Windows Vista, the "Kill Switch" will be dropped after a number of legitimate customers complained their OS's had been disabled.

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Dell To Offer World of Warcraft Laptops

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 4 DEC 2007 by Scott Parrino

Next week Dell will be offering gamers the chance to buy World of Warcraft themed laptops.

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Cyber Monday Sales Up 21%

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 29 NOV 2007 by Scott Parrino

Yahoo is reporting that sales on Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving when all the web-heads start their shopping online) went up a greater than expected 21%.

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Tivo To Go To PCs

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 29 NOV 2007 by Scott Parrino

Gizmodo reports today that Tivo is partnering with Nero to bring its DVR service to PCs.

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Big Fish Swallows Thinglefin

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 29 NOV 2007 by Scott Parrino

Big Fish Games has acquired MMO developer Thinglefin.

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SplutterFish's Brazil CG Rendering v2 Available

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 29 NOV 2007 by Scott Parrino

SplutterFish has announced the 2.0 release of its CG rendering software, Brazil r/s.

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Sony Gaming Heads To India

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 29 NOV 2007 by Scott Parrino

Reuters is reporting that Sony is considering opening a gaming studio in India for the Indian market.

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Inside the PC v Console Wars

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 29 NOV 2007 by Scott Parrino

Dean Takahashi has a blog on the San Jose Mercury News that takes an in-depth look at claims that the PC will kill off the console.

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Hollywood Writers' Strike Benefits Gamers?

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 27 NOV 2007 by Scott Parrino

Variety has posted an interesting article examining the options available to striking Hollywood writers. Interestingly, working for videogame developers is looking like a decent option.

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ChatBlade MMO Middleware Released

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 27 NOV 2007 by Scott Parrino

ChatBlade middleware has been released for MMO developers to quickly integrate chat features into their game.

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THQ's CFO Resigns

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 27 NOV 2007 by Scott Parrino

THQ has announced that its CFO has resigned and an interrim replacement has been announced.

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Activision Expects Huge Q3 Net Revenue

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 27 NOV 2007 by Scott Parrino

Activision has announced that it expects its third quarter net revenue to be even higher than originally forcast.

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PS3 Warhawk Expansion Confirmed

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 26 NOV 2007 by Scott Parrino

Threespeech.com has confirmed that the best game on the PS3 will soon have an expansion.

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