Category Archives: Gaming News

Atari Gets Desperaux Game

AWN reports that Atari has acquired the rights to Universal’s film “The Tale of Desperaux” to make a videogame. Brash Ent. had been set to release the game about the heroic, giant-eared mouse, but they went out of business last … Continue reading

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Redstone Dumps Midway Games

The recession is now official, and according to Variety, some big players are making changes to their portfolio.  Sumner Redstone, the Viacom mogul who held 87% of the company Midway Games, has finally bailed and sold his stake.  The stake … Continue reading

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Beatles Video Game in the Works

According to the Hollywood Reporter, MTV Games and Harmonix are collaborating on a video game with Beatles music at its core.  Harmonix is the developer behind the popular “Rock Band” series, but Beatles music will not be included in the … Continue reading

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Wii Music Review

Variety’s Ben Fritz wrote a review of the new Wii videogame title Wii Music.  In the game, players are able to learn and perform musical instruments through their onscreen Miis.  Fritz says, unlike “Rockband” or “Guitar Hero”, however, it’s impossible … Continue reading

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LucasArts Unleashes Force

Variety reports that LucasArts’ new addition to the Star Wars videogame franchise, “Star Wars: The Force Unleashed” is selling like hotcakes.  In its first five days, it sold an astounding 1.5 million units worldwide. Strong debut makes it the fastest-selling … Continue reading

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Videogames: Trion Wins, Midway Loses

Variety is reporting that Trion World Network, an online videogame company, raised $70 million in their third round of funding.  Sources of funding include Time Warner and NBCU, Act II Capital, and DCM, and Trinity Ventures.  On the other end … Continue reading

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EA Ends Bid on Take-Two

Variety reports that Electronic Arts has ended its bid on Take-Two Interactive, the publisher of the wildly popular “Grand Theft Auto” video game series.  EA has pursued Take-Two intermittently over the past year and a half, but their offer of … Continue reading

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“Madden NFL ’09″ Released; EA shares jump

The Hollywood Reporter says Electronic Arts’ company shares went up 2.2% on the release day of “Madden NFL ’09″. That’s because it’s one of the biggest, best selling games in videogame history with over 70 million units sold and counting. … Continue reading

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No Prince of Persia Next Year

According to Empire Online, Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer have decided to push back the release date of their upcoming video game -to-film adaptation, “Prince of Persia”. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, the Mike Newell directed film was originally intended to premiere next … Continue reading

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‘Ghostbusters’, ‘Bourne’, and ‘Brutal Legend’ Find Themselves Without a Publisher

The recent merger of Activision with Vivendi Games has announced that some of the titles previously in development will no longer be published by the new company. While they have retained certain games such as “Ice Age” and Crash Bandicoot … Continue reading

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