News: March 2006 Archives

Midway Games has shipped NBA Ballers: Phenom for the Xbox, and plans to ship the game for the PlayStation 2 on April 5 and the PSP on May 2. This basketball game mixes basketball play with the lifestyle of a professional athlete.

Cenega Cancels The Roots

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Cenega Publishing, a subsidiary of Russian publisher 1C Company, announced that it has cancelled its PC game called The Roots.
2K Sports, the sports publishing label of Take-Two Interactive, has shipped its game Top Spin 2 for the Xbox 360, DS and GBA. This latest tennis game should ship to Europe on April 7.
Nyko has shipped two new accessories for the Xbox 360.
THQ has shipped its game Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers for the PC, Xbox and PlayStation 2. This game is the latest in the Full Spectrum Warrior franchise of squad-based action.

Adscape Media Hires Two VPs

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Adscape Media, a company that provides in-game advertising services, has brought on two new executives. Frank Babbit, a former ad salesman for TV Guide, has joined the company as Vice President of Sales. Eva Woo, formerly the Director of Technology for LeapFrog Enterprises, has joined as Adscape's Vice President of Marketing.
Konami has shipped its game beatmania for the PlayStation 2 to stores in North America. The game contains the games released in other territories as beatmania and beatmania IIDX uses a turntable controller to let players show of their DJ skills in this musical rhythm game.
Konami has shipped its game Rumble Roses XX for the Xbox 360 to stores in North America. The game is a sequel to the original Rumble Roses and features scantily clad women in crazy costumes wrestling one another.
Blizzard, part of Vivendi's games unit, confirmed that it has stopped development on the console title StarCraft: Ghost. Blizzard is now working on developing titles for the next generation of consoles, that may include a StarCraft-themed game.
Majesco has shipped its game Super Black Bass Fishing for the DS to stores in North America. The game has players fishing in lakes from around the world.
Konami has shipped its game Suikoden V to stores in North America. Suikoden V is the latest game in the Suikoden series, now a decade old, and offers more than sixty playable characters.
Konami has shipped its game Metal Gear Acid 2 to stores in North America.
Konami has shipped Tao's Adventure: Curse of the Demon Seal for the Nintendo DS.
Konami has shipped its game Karaoke Revolution Country for the PlayStation 2. The game allows players to sing along to 35 country songs.
Namco has shipped its game Me and My Katamari for the PSP.
Nyko has shipped the Charger Grip for the PSP to stores in North America.
Sony Online Entertainment announced that it is planning to bring its Untold Legends franchise to the PlayStation 3 as one of the new console's launch titles.

Sony Drops PSP Price

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Sony revealed today that it will begin selling a PSP "Value Pack" on March 22 that will be available for $199. This Value Pack will lower the cost it takes to get you a PSP, but will also come with fewer accessories than current bundles.
At a meeting in Tokyo, Sony Computer Entertainment officially announced that the PlayStation 3 will miss its previously planned launch date of "Spring" and won't hit stores until November. The official word is that the delay is associated with problems finalizing the specifications for the unit's Blu-ray drive.
Konami has shipped its game Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence for the PlayStation 2 to stores in North America.
Konami has shipped its game Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Masters – World Championship Tournament 2006 for the Game Boy Advance to stores in North America.

The Godfather is Golden

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Electronic Arts announced that The Godfather: The Game is now gold for several systems.
BioWare-Pandemic, the newly merged developer, announced that it has opened a new studio in Austin that has already begun work on a new massively multiplayer online game.
I-play has named David Gosen as its Chief Executive Officer. Gosen has served for the last eighteen months as I-play's acting CEO, and came from Nintendo where he was the COO of Europe.
Polish developer Techland confirmed that it is currently working on a sequel to the first-person shooter Chrome. The developer expects to migrate some of the team currently working on Call of Juarez, a western-themed FPS, when Juarez is closer to completion.
In 2004, Immersion Corporation (a company that makes force-feedback technology for applications ranging from gaming to medicine) was awarded $90.7 million in a patent infringement suit against Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Computer Entertainment of America. Sony appealed the judgment. Today, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California denied Sony's motion for relief from final judgment. Immersion expects this latest round of legal sparring to be completed by May.
German publisher dtp announced it will develop a casual game for the PC and mobile phones called Flitzer.
Game Trust, a company that provides infrastructure for casual games delivered online, created the new position of Director of Games.
Atari has shipped its game Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai for the PSP to stores in North America.
D3Publisher has shipped two games to stores based on the Naruto anime series. For the GameCube, D3Publisher has shipped Naruto: Clash of Ninja and for the Game Boy Advance, D3Publisher has released Naruto: Ninja Council. Naruto: Clash of Ninja is a fighting game while Naruto: Ninja Council is a side-scrolling action game.
Namco Bandai announced that its game Me and My Katamari for the PSP is gold, in duplication and should reach stores soon.

THQ Acquires Juice Games

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THQ has acquired European developer Juice Games Ltd., the developer of the Juiced racing game. Juice Games is currently working on Juiced: Eliminator for the PSP.
Bethesda Softworks announced that the free-form role-playing game for the Xbox 360 and PC will be released in North America and Europe on March 20. The game will be released in both a conventional and collector's edition.

Scratches Ships for PC

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Publisher Got Game Entertainment has shipped its game Scratches for the PC to stores in North America. Scratches is an adventure game in which players take on the role of a horror writer trapped in a dark, Victorian mansion.

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