NetDragon has launched the massively multiplayer online game Heroes of Might and Magic Online in China, developed from a Might and Magic license acquired from Ubisoft.
Developer Lockpick Entertainment has hired Carl-Johan Stroem as a Producer for the company. Stroem is a long-time pencil & paper designer and will now be working with Lockpick to develop Role-Playing Games.
Ozura Mobile has released its game Counter Smash for mobile phones.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced today $2 million worth of grants to various institutions to "help strengthen the evidence base that supports the development and use of digital interactive games to improve players' health behaviors and outcomes. Funded studies explore topics ranging from how motion-based games may help stroke patients progress faster in physical therapy to how people in substance abuse treatment can practice skills and behaviors in the virtual world of a game to prevent real-world relapses."
Gamecock Media Group has shipped Firefly Studios Stronghold Crusader Extreme for the PC to store in North America.
Sega Europe's Sports Interactive brand is working with IGA Worldwide on in-game advertising for the upcoming Football Manager Live and other Football Manager games.
Publisher Playlogic has formed a joint venture with Virgin Play called PlayV to market and distribute games in the UK.
Nyko has shipped its Charge Base 360 to stores. The Charge Base 360 is a drop-in-and-charge solution for two Xbox 360 wireless controllers.
Sony Online Entertainment has launched Update #5 for its massively multiplayer online game Vanguard: Saga of Heroes.
Dreamcatcher Games has shipped Dracula: Origin to stores in North America.
Two New Games are available as downloads from Xbox Live Arcade.
Lighthouse Interactive has shipped the Sword of the Stars: Collector's Edition developed by Kerberos.
Publisher Playlogic held its annual shareholder meeting at which not only were the board of directors approved, the company confirmed that it plans to focus more on console games and expects to earn a net profit at least equal to its recent slightly-better-than-break-even results.
Capcom has shipped the Platinum Hits version of Lost Planet: Extreme Condition - Colonies Edition for the Xbox 360 and PC to stores in North America.
Activision and id Software have shipped the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars to stores in North America.
Strategy First (part of Silverstar Holdings) has signed on to publish Burut Creative Team's Ubersoldier 2: The End of Hitler this summer.
Aksys Games has shipped Super Dodgeball Brawlers for the DS to stores in North America
Tri Synergy has shipped the boxed version of Snood Deluxe to stores in North America.
Music Video Games, a developer formed earlier this year, has exited stealth mode and revealed itself unto the world today.
Nintendo isn't at all slowed by the Memorial Day Holiday here in the United States, and is still releasing four downloadable games for the Wii.
Gamecock Media Group confirmed that Stronghold Crusader Extreme from Firefly Studios is gold, in duplication and should reach stores for the PC shortly.
Publisher and Developer Data Design Interactive (DDI) has opened an office in the United States.
Sony has released The Con as a download for the PSP for $20
Activision confirmed that it is hard at work on Guitar Hero World Tour for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and PlayStation 2.
CDV Software Entertainment has shipped Theater of War for the PC to stores in North America.
Ubisoft announced certain of its financial results for its fiscal year ended March 31, 2008.
Bethesda Softworks has entered into a partnership with developer Splash Damage on an undisclosed upcoming game.
Playlogic has moved its headquarters in Amsterdam from its former location in Concertgebouwplein to Amsterdam's World Trade Center. FI suspects Playlogic made the move because no one outside of Northern Europe could pronounce the company's address.
Conspiracy Entertainment Europe has secured the rights to publish C.O.R.E. in Europe, developed by NoWay Studio in Poland.
Square Enix plans to launch its game Infinite Undiscovery for the Xbox 360 on September 2 of this year.
Harmonix (part of MTV), in conjunction with Electronic Arts, has shipped Rock Band to stores in the United Kingdom, France and Germany.
G4Box has signed a deal with Neowiz to publish its online first-person shooter Cross Fire developed by Smilegate.
Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode One is now available as a download for the PC, Mac, Xbox 360 and Linux.
Koei confirmed that it will bring Warriors Orochi 2 to North America this September.
Lighthouse Interactive confirmed that Belief & Betrayal for the PC is gold, in duplication and should reach stores in North America on June 10.
NCsoft has launched the Issue 12: Midnight Hour content expansion for its massively multiplayer online game City of Heroes and Villains.
Square Enix plans to bring several classic Dragon Quest games to North America by re-releasing the games for the DS.
Sony plans to release a new PSP bundle for fans of the Madden NFL football games.
Funcom has released its massively multiplayer online game Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures.
Sony has launched SingStar for the PlayStation 3 in North America.
Developer Last Day of Work has released Virtual Villagers 3: The Secret City as a download for the PC and Mac.
Nokia has worked out a deal with Konami to have Konami's mobile games added to Nokia's N-Game mobile games platform. The first such game to be released under the agreement will be Metal Gear Solid Mobile.
Nexon has released a content update for its massively multiplayer online game Mabinogi called "Generation 2: Paladin."
It's yet another Monday, so Nintendo has launched more downloadable games to the Wii Shop Channel. While Nintendo is still making a distinction between classic games re-released as part of the "Wii Virtual Console" program and new games released under the "WiiWare" rubric, they're all just downloadable games as far as Frictionless Insight is concerned.
Today, Nintendo has launched the Wii Balance Board together with Wii Fit for the combined price of $90 (although many retailers do not yet have the product in stock).
SpinTop Games, part of PopCap Games, has launched Mystery P.I.: The Vegas Heist as a download for the PC.
nPower has launched version 5.0 of its middleware Power Translators, Power Solids and Power NURBS Pro for Autodesk 3ds Max and Design.
Casual publisher iWin has launched Mah Jong Quest III: Balance of Life as a download for the PC. The game has players seeking the meaning of happiness by solving a series of Mah Jong puzzles that take the player from birth through old age.
FireSky, part of Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment, has hired Shane Lacy Hensley to head up FireSky's Superstition Studios.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. has named Shuhei Yoshida as president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios.
Agetec is planning to release Fading Shadows for the PSP early this summer.
2K Sports, Take-Two Interactive's sports label, has declared that Rick Nash will be the cover athlete for NHL 2K9.
Konami plans to release Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked! for the Wii late this year.
Disney Interactive Studios has launched its game The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PC, DS and PlayStation 2.
Ignition Entertainment has joined forces with Playlogic Entertainment to publish Red Bull BC One for the DS in North America. The game will allow players to participate in a virtual version of the breakdancing competition held every year in Biel Switzerland.
Sony confirmed that its game Secret Agent Clank for the PSP is gold, in duplication and should reach stores on June 17.
Majesco's game Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy for the Wii is gold, in duplication and should ship to stores on June 10.
Konami plans to expand its portfolio of "Revolution" games by adding Rock Revolution to the mix.
I-play, part of casual publisher Oberon Media, has launched its game Women's Murder Club as a download for the PC.
Tycoon Games, sister company of Winter Wolves, has released Supernova 2: Spacewar as a download for the PC and Mac.
Konami plans to release Castlevania: Order of the Ecclesia for the DS late this year.
Konami plans to release three new Dance Dance Revolution games this fall to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the franchise.
NCsoft today announced its financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2008.
Capcom's game Lost Planet: Extreme Condition - Colonies Edition is now gold for the Xbox 360 and PC.
Colourblind Entertainment, a production company in the United Arab Emirates claims to have been working on a game called Sharq Warriors for the last two years and reports that it has formed a partnership with Danny Glover's Louverture Films.
PlayFirst has launched its game Wedding Dash 2: Rings Around the World as a download for the Pc and Mac.
Activision plans to release Cabela's Legendary Adventures late this year.
Electronic Arts plans to release MySims Kingdom late this year for the Wii and DS.
Developer 3 Lives Left confirmed that it has received a grant from New Danish Screen to prototype a massively multiplayer online game.
Sierra Online's game Assault Heroes 2 is now available through Xbox Live Arcade.
Atlus USA plans to release Zoids Assault for the Xbox 360 as soon as August 26.
Sony Online Entertainment has launched update #45 for EverQuest II (called "A Prophet Returns").
Agetec confirmed that it is working on Touch Darts for the DS and plans to release the game next month.
Gravity Interactive is launching the open beta test for its massively multiplayer online game Requiem: Bloodymare.
Atlus has shipped its game Drone Tactics for the DS to stores in North America.
THQ confirmed that it will bring the Viva Pinata franchise to the DS with Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise.
Publisher Gamecock Media Group and developer Replay Studios confirmed that their game Velvet Assassin (formerly known as Sabotage) will be released for the Xbox 360 and PC when released late this year.
The launch for FunCom and Eidos' massively multiplayer online game Age of Conan is coming up shortly (May 20 in North America and May 23 in Europe), and both companies are eager to draw attention to the game. To that end, the two companies gloated that more than one million players signed up for the beta test of Age of Conan.
Hudson Entertainment's game Deca Sports is now in stores for the Wii.
Namco Bandai Games has shipped We Ski for the Wii to stores in North America.
Oasys Mobile has released Sid Meier's Civilization IV: War of Two Cities for mobile phones worldwide. The game is a casual adaptation of the classic turn-based strategy game simplified for mobile phones.
Agetec plans to release Falling Stars for the PlayStation 2 this summer.
Blizzard has set a date for the third BlizzCon convention: October 10 and 11 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.
Majesco confirmed that it plans to release Cake Mania: In the Mix! for the Wii late this year.
Namco Networks has released SubMerged for mobile phones.
Electronic Arts plans to release Skate It sometime this year for the Wii and DS.
Sony is thrilled to announce that it has shipped more than 50 million Gran Turismo games since the first title was launched in 1997 through April 30, 2008. Mostly, the announcement is just a reminder that Gran Turismo 5: Prologue is available for the PlayStation 3.
Battlefront.com has released the Patton Drives East expansion for its Strategic Command 2 series that is now available as a download for the PC. The expansion includes a variety of new scenarios for the WWII-themed strategy game.
Playlogic Entertainment announced certain financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended March 31, 2008.
Hardware manufacturer nVidia reported its financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended April 27, 2008.
Game hardware manufacturer SplitFish has completed its acquisition of Glow Gaming, a company that makes glowing video game peripherals. The first hardware SplitFish plans to release using Glow Gaming's technology will be a "Gotta Glow" Wii controller that should come out in the third quarter of this year.
RealNetworks plans to spin off its casual games business, creating a new company and distributing shares of the new company to shareholders. RealNetworks may then sell up to 20% of its stake in an initial public offering.
2K Sports, part of Take-Two Interactive, will once again partner with Konami to bring the MLB Power Pros franchise to North America.
AQ Interactive confirmed that it plans to release Vampire Rain: Altered Species for the PlayStation 3.
Spacetime Studios has acquired the rights to Blackstar from NCsoft.
Conspiracy Entertainment has entered into a publishing agreement with Epicenter Studios to bring Real Heroes: Firefighters for the Wii to stores in North America.
Sierra, part of Vivendi Games, confirmed that it plans to release a video game for the Wii, PlayStation 2 and DS based on the upcoming film The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.
Today, Representative Jim Matheson (D-UT) introduced a bill (HR5990) to the 2nd session of the 110th Congress of the United States on behalf of himself and Representative Lee Terry (R-NE) called the "Video Games Ratings Enforcement Act."
In a posting on id Software's official site, the company announced that it has started production on Doom 4.
Ankama plans to revamp its massively multiplayer online game Dofus and re-launch it late this year as Dofus 2.0.
Microsoft has launched Wits & Wagers as the latest downloadable game for the Xbox 360's Xbox Live Arcade.
Legacy Interactive has released The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes as a download for the PC.
Autodesk, the company that provides design middleware, has completed the acquisition of Kynogon, a company that creates artificial intelligence middleware. The acquisition will improve Autodesk's overall contributions to video game middleware.
Finet, a Chinese internet company, has unveiled the strategic direction for its recently established China Game unit that develops and runs online games in China.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has shipped its game Speed Racer to stores for the Wii and DS to stores in North America.
Empire Interactive has hired two new staff for its Austin-based publishing efforts.
Majesco confirmed that it plans to release Zoo Hospital for the Wii in August.
Koch Media's Deep Silver label confirmed that it will publish S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky for the PC in North America.
Electronic Arts has shipped Boom Blox for the Wii to stores in North America.
SouthPeak Games confirmed that it will distribute B-Boy this summer for publisher Evolved Games and developer FreeStyleGames.
OGPlanet has opened a new server for its massively multiplayer online game Cabal Online called the "War Channel" that allows for open Player-vs.-Player combat. the War Channel does not require players to declare duels to combat one another.
Crave Entertainment, a game publisher that is part of the Handleman Company and related to SVG Distribution, has promoted David Burchi to the role of Senior Vice President of Content and Strategic Development. Burchi has been promoted from Vice President of Strategic Development and will assume control of Crave's proprietary content business (games).
Nintendo has shipped Crosswords DS to stores in North America.
Harmonix, part of MTV Games, and Electronic Arts confirmed that they will release Rock Band Track Pack Volume 1 for the Wii and PlayStation 2 on July 15.
It's Monday, so Nintendo has released another two games as downloads for the Wii Virtual Arcade.
THQ has been producing licensed games based on Nickelodeon properties for years, and THQ wanted to gloat today that all its game based on Nickelodeon properties have now exceeded sales of $1 billion, with more than 50 million copies sold.
Chinese developer and online game operator Giant Interactive wanted to share that its game Giant Online reached 344,005 concurrent users on May 3. That's a decent number of simultaneous users – not an all-time record – but a strong showing nonetheless.
Sega's game Iron Man has arrived in North American stores for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PC, PlayStation 2 and DS.
Activision confirmed that it plans to release Rapala Fishing Frenzy this summer for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii.
Philips continues to work to get games to support its amBX protocols that allow peripherals to add sensations to PC gaming such as air flow, rumble and surround lighting. Today, Philips confirmed that Gamecock's upcoming games Legendary and Velvet Assassin will support the amBX protocol.
Capcom Entertainment has promoted Mark Beaumont to the Chief Operating Officer of Capcom Entertainment (in North America) and Capcom Entertainment Europe.
Electronic Arts announced that when the next Tiger Woods golf game (Tiger Woods PGA Tour '09) is released this summer the game will feature Tiger Woods' coach Hank Haney.
Gameloft confirmed that it has secured the right to publish a mobile game based on the upcoming film from Universal Pictures, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.