Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 10:24
The LEGO Group has embraced video games in recent years, using new technology to allow kids of all ages to build virtually, just as they’ve done with the plastic brick toys for decades. In addition to bestselling games like LEGO Harry Potter, LEGO Batman and LEGO Star Wars, the company has launched its first massively multiplayer online (MMO) game with LEGO Universe. The game’s developer, NetDevil, talks about the new game in this exclusive video interview.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 10:12
With his come-from-behind 24-23 win over the Houston Texans, many believe the Tim Tebow era has begun for the Denver Broncos. During a tumultuous season that has seen the firing of the head coach and multiple quarterbacks leading the team, Tebow has emerged as the new leader of the team. The former University of Florida star is also the cover athlete for EA Sports NCAA Football 11 video game. The quarterback talks about Madden and NCAA Football video games and the NFL in this exclusive video interview.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 09:44
Nintendo of America will unleash more Pokémon games in 2011. The franchise remains a perennial bestseller after all of these years. The new Pokémon™ Black Version and Pokémon White Version video games will launch in North America on March 6, 2011. The games, playable exclusively on the Nintendo DS family of systems, are a completely new adventure that Pokémon fans old and new can embark on. Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version introduce more than 150 new Pokémon and a new region to explore.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 10:31
The Game::Business::Law Summit has added several new panels that will be featured at the third annual international conference on the business and law of video games, taking place Jan. 26 through 27, 2011, at Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texas. The summit will explore key issues that face the video game industry today, including social gaming, digital distribution and the evolving video game landscape.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 10:45
The video game landscape has been forever changed by Facebook and Zynga’s rise to power through social network games like CityVille and FarmVille. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is bringing the story of how Facebook came to be home for the New Year. The critically acclaimed film, The Social Network, will be released on 2-disc Blu-ray and 2-disc DVD on January 11.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 08:58
Developer TT Games continues to push the envelope when it comes to cooperative gameplay designed for kids of all ages. The latest addition to the LEGO Star Wars franchise that launched the videogame craze that has seen LEGO Indiana Jones, LEGO Batman and LEGO Harry Potter features a brand new game engine. With improved visuals and a focus on the popular Clone Wars time period, which is basis for the hit animated series on Cartoon Network, the Force is strong with what will be one of the big games of 2011 – LEGO Star Wars III.
Monday, December 27, 2010 - 22:40
With new super cruise ships like Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas, the heat is on to offer the latest technology and video game innovations for parents and kids vacationing on the ocean. Celebrity Cruises is the latest line to bring technology to the forefront of its new Celebrity Eclipse ship. The ship is the first to feature the Celebrity iLounge, which makes Celebrity Cruises the industry's first Authorized Apple Reseller with a full complement of iPad, Mac and other Apple accessories available for purchase on the open sea.
Monday, December 27, 2010 - 13:50
With the Fox hit TV show “Glee” dominating the ratings in its sophomore season, fans can now rock in the New Year with an exclusive new Wii game from Konami Digital Entertainment. Konami has partnered with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products to create Karaoke Revolution Glee for Nintendo’s mainstream game console. The new game features the chart-topping music and captivating performances from Season One of the hit TV show.
Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 16:01
Walt Disney Studios’ TRON: Legacy has passed $111 million at the global box office in its first 10 days. The movie came in third in the U.S. this weekend with $20.1 million, raising its total to $88.3 million. That bodes well for Disney Interactive Studios’ TRON: Evolution video games, which are aimed at the mainstream audience. Michael Sheen and Beau Garrett talk about working on the 3D film in this exclusive video interview.
Friday, December 24, 2010 - 14:36
In an authoritative nod to video games’ popularity, profits and influence over traditional media, state and provincial governments across the U.S. and Canada are competing head-to-head with generous incentive programs aimed at landing tomorrow’s hot game start-ups or attracting existing game and entertainment software development jobs, according to analysis in white papers published by Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman’s Social Media, Entertainment & Technology team.
Friday, December 24, 2010 - 07:51
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - When it comes to the convergence of video games and Hollywood, Tron was the first example of Hollywood getting it right. And in many ways, Hollywood hasn't learned from this perfect marriage of game and film. At least, most of Hollywood.
Thursday, December 23, 2010 - 15:05
Electronic Arts is backing the emerging Google Android gaming space, which has exploded over the course of this year to take a larger chunk of the global mobile smartphone market. With CES 2011, new tablet and smartphone devices are expected to debut offering even more gaming opportunities across the rich gaming platform. EA Mobile offers a full selection of games for select Android-based mobile phones, including The Sims 3, Need for Speed Shift, FIFA 10 by EA SPORTS, Tetris, MONOPOLY and THE GAME OF LIFE. Check out Need for Speed Shift on Verizon Wireless' DROID X in this exclusive video interview.
Thursday, December 23, 2010 - 07:07
Mass Effect 3,one of the big games of 2011 was unveiled by BioWare and Electronic Arts. It’s humanity’s last stand and only Shepard can save us. The studio revealed “Earth”, the game’s premier trailer, for the third adventure in the bestselling science fiction role-playing game (RPG) franchise. Mass Effect 3 is set to launch globally for Christmas 2011 on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. This marks the first time the Mass Effect franchise will launch on all three major platforms simultaneously. BioWare talks about the new game in this exclusive video interview.
Thursday, December 23, 2010 - 06:36
Electronic Arts and BioWare are offering fantasy fans an exclusive Dragon Age II BioWare Signature Edition of the much-anticipated sequel for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, which ships March 8. This limited edition of the highly anticipated action role-playing game (RPG) will be available at no extra cost for gamers who pre-order Dragon Age II before January 11, 2011. The BioWare founders talk about one of the big games of 2011 in this exclusive video interview.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 10:56
Now James Cameron’s AVATAR and Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops have something in common in the entertainment landscape besides 3D. Activision has ruled the game sales charts for two years running with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and now Call of Duty: Black Ops. Treyarch’s new shooter has now surpassed $1 billion in worldwide sales. Treyarch’s Mark Lamia talks about Black Ops in this exclusive video interview.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 09:20
Electronic Arts will release a special Limited Edition version of The Sims Medieval in March 2011. This version of the PC and Mac game will feature exclusive content that will grant players access to three all-new, themed throne rooms with Barbarian, Dark Magic and Princess themes. Limited Edition owners will also get two exclusive outfit sets, the Monarch set featuring a royally decked out king and queen and the Executioner set, complete with a leather apron and an intimidating black hood. Electronic Arts talks about this new game in this exclusive video interview.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 09:40
WWE Diva Melina has a new opponent to wrestle in THQ’s WWE Smackdown vs. RAW 2011. THQ is offering WWE Diva Layla amongst a package of new talent, which also includes WWE Legends British Bulldog and Lex Luger; WWE Superstars Wade Barrett, David Otunga and Justin Gabriel; alternate ring gear for WWE Superstar Shawn Michaels and WWE Alumni Shad, as well as a playable WWE NXT arena. The content package is now available through the game’s Fan Axxess program, which enables WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 owners to obtain downloadable content throughout the life of the videogame for a one-time suggested purchase cost of 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE or $9.99 on PlayStation Network. Melina talks about the new game in this exclusive video interview.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 08:51
Just in time for Christmas, Activision is offering gamers more music to interact with. The game publisher has new downloadable content from two of the biggest bands in the world for its two core music games. KISS has new tracks for Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and Linkin Park has new tunes for DJ Hero 2. Kiss front man Gene Simmons talks about video games in this exclusive video interview.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 08:39
The biggest video game of 2010 will be expanding in 2011. Activision and Treyarch want gamers to prepare for Call of Duty’s new online assault. The Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike game add-on will first launch worldwide on Xbox LIVE February 1. The first downloadable content expansion for the bestselling game will later be released for PlayStation 3. Treyarch’s Mark Lamia talks about Black Ops in this exclusive video interview.
Monday, December 20, 2010 - 15:35
With Walt Disney Studio’s TRON: Legacy dominating at the box office, Disney Interactive Studios is expanding the video game world of TRON: Evolution with new online content in the form of multiplayer maps. The Grid is evolving for gamers in the coming weeks. Check out this exclusive video interview with TRON: Legacy stars Michael Sheen and Beau Garrett below.
Monday, December 20, 2010 - 07:55
Although Walt Disney Studio’s TRON: Legacy didn’t have the opening weekend of James Cameron’s AVATAR, the 3D spectacle – which cost half as much as last December’s blockbuster – did achieve the high score at the box office. TRON: Legacy powered up with $43.6 million in its first three days in the U.S. Many don’t remember that the original film, which also starred Bruce Boxleitner and Jeff Bridges, was a box office failure the summer of 1982. Boxleitner, who reprises his role as TRON in this sequel, talks about video games in this exclusive video interview.
Sunday, December 19, 2010 - 09:09
(Reuters) - Back in 1982, first-time director Steven Lisberger brought mainstream audiences into the world of videogames with the sci-fi thriller TRON, using early computer-generated imagery that paved the way for today's 3D movie blockbusters. Now the long-awaited sequel TRON:Legacy from Walt Disney Pictures is poised to push 3D technology and digital performance capture a step further. Director Joe Kosinski and producer Sean Bailey talk about the new film and game in this exclusive video interview.
Sunday, December 19, 2010 - 08:38
Generations of fans who waited over 28 years to see Walt Disney Studio’s TRON return to the big screen were eager to catch the film early. TRON: Legacy took in $3.5 million in its midnight screenings around the U.S., which was on par with James Cameron’s AVATAR. The movie’s total Friday box office haul was $18 million. The original movie’s entire theatrical run during the summer of 1982, which included movies like Steven Spielberg’s E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial, was $33 million. This bodes well for Disney Interactive Studio's TRON: Evolution games. The creator of the TRON universe, Steven Lisberger, talks about the new film in this exclusive video interview.
Saturday, December 18, 2010 - 13:37
Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges is everywhere this Christmas. He’s on the big screen in Disney’s TRON: Legacy, reprising his role as video game designer Kevin Flynn. He’s hosting “Saturday Night Live” and poking fun at TRON. And he’s starring alongside Matt Damon and Josh Brolin in the Cohen brothers’ re-make of the Western, True Grit. The actor took some time out of his busy schedule to talk about TRON in this exclusive video interview.
Friday, December 17, 2010 - 10:32
The digital world of TRON is re-born in both the TRON: Evolution video game and Walt Disney Pictures’ TRON: Legacy. While the big screen 3D spectacle is playing in theaters, TRON: Evolution takes place between the original TRON film from 1982 and the new sequel. Wilde, best known for her role on the hit TV show, “House,” talks about her role in both TRON projects in this exclusive video interview.