Electronic games

  1. Animal Collective Howl For The Masses

    August 30, 2012 12:55 PM EDT Esoteric band Animal Collective releases 'Centipede Hz,' its most accessible album yet. A decade removed from the looped yelps and muddy chants that composed the brunt of its early work, Animal Collective's latest album, "Centi ...

  2. Skrillex Contributing Music for Disney's 'Wreck-It Ralph'

    July 13, 2012 5:53 PM EDT Skrillex is on a roll: the superstar DJ will contribute music to Disney Animation's forthcoming film, Wreck-It Ralph. His new gig, announced at Comic-Con on Thursday, comes on the heels of the news that he'll also compose new material fo ...

  3. Music-Game Sales Drag Down Videogame Sector, But Dance Games Provide Hope

    January 14, 2011 12:00 AM EST How's this for embarrassing: music-based videogames sold so poorly this year that they singlehandedly dragged down the entire videogame sector. According to data compiled by the NPD Group , music-game sales fell to $70 million this past Decem ...

  4. Jackson Fans Will Moonwalk In Motion-Sensing Game

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Gamers will have the opportunity to moonwalk alongside the King of Pop. Video game developer Ubisoft announced it would release a new dancing-and-singing game featuring Michael Jackson this holiday season. The as-yet-unnamed game will be among the ...

  5. Universal's Deutschrock Partners With Arvato

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Arvato Digital Services, which is owned by the German media group Bertelsmann, is to partner with Universal Music's Berlin-based merchandising company Deutschrock. Deutschrock was founded in the early '90s by the German band "Die Är ...

  6. Analyst: Music Genre Dragging Down Videogame Sales

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST When December video games sales results are released - expected after the market closes on Jan. 14 - Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter forecasts a 12% drop in sales over the previous year. Driving the majority of that fall-a full two-thir ...

  7. Composer Hans Zimmer Game For 'Call of Duty'

    August 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer is writing music for his first videogame project, "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2," one of the year's most anticipated releases. The sequel to the first-person action best-seller "Call of Duty ...

  8. Prince Lines Up First Book, New CD

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Prince will release his first book, "21 Nights," in October. The lush coffee table book of photographs depicts Prince during his 21 night-stand at London's O2 Arena in 2007. Included with the book is a new CD of his music. The photo ...

  9. Voices Featured On Atari Soundtrack

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The world-renowned, 50-year-old female choir, Mystery of Bulgarian Voices is featured in the "Alone in the Dark" Atari videogame soundtrack CD, the first ever for leading film soundtrack label Milan Records. Due in stores and available d ...

  10. 'Grand Theft Auto' Links With Amazon

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amazon is lending its digital music service as a special feature for the much-anticipated upcoming videogame "Grand Theft Auto IV," allowing gamers to download music discovered via the game's soundtrack. The game features a soundtra ...

  11. EA FIFA Soundtrack Adds Latin Flair

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ivy Queen, Aterciopelados, CeU, Mexican Institute of Sound, Pacha Massive and Spanish rock group Dover are some of the Latin acts on Electronic Arts' FIFA 08 videogame soundtrack, the tracklist of which was unveiled today. EA says the next ed ...

  12. Grand Theft Auto IV Videogame Delayed

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Take-Two Interactive Software has delayed the released of the much anticipated "Grand Theft Auto IV" videogame until sometime next year. GTA IV was considered one of the most anticipated games coming out in the fourth quarter and is know ...

  13. Ozzy, Timbaland, Daddy Yankee Power Madden 2008

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The increasingly important role music plays in videogames was evident as at last night’s Los Angeles premiere of Electronic Arts' Madden NFL 2008, one of this year’s most anticipated videogame releases. The Microsoft co-hosted event at L.A.’s ...

  14. Sony BMG, Konami Sign Distribution Pact

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG has agreed to distribute music from games developed by Konami to various digital outlets, including iTunes, Rhapsody and mobile operators. The deal is limited to original music created specifically for Konami games, and marks the first ti ...

  15. AIM Nabs GNAB License Pact

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Assn. of Independent Music (AIM) today (Sept. 21) informed delegates at the Popkomm trade fair in Berlin that it has struck a groundbreaking collective licensing deal with Bertelsmann's serv Britain's Assn. of Independent ...

  16. Fox DVD, Download Dates In Sync

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Expected to kick off in October. Expected to kick off in October. News ...

  17. AOL To Launch New Video Portal

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New initiative to kick off Aug. 4. New initiative to kick off Aug. 4. News ...

  18. MTV's 'Urge' Set For Launch

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To kick off with 2 million tracks. To kick off with 2 million tracks. News ...

  19. IDJ Partners With Hoop It Up Basketball Tour

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Trek to make 51 stops nationwide. Austin, Texas-based Team Championships International has tapped Island Def Jam Music Group to be the official music partner of its 18th annual Hoop It Up 3on3 Natonal Basketball Tour. Running March through August, ...

  20. IDJ Partners With Hoop It Up Basketball Tour

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Trek to make 51 stops nationwide. Austin, Texas-based Team Championships International has tapped Island Def Jam Music Group to be the official music partner of its 18th annual Hoop It Up 3on3 Natonal Basketball Tour. Running March through August, ...

  21. EMI Music Enters Deal With P2P

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Licenses tracks for Europe's GNAB service. EMI Music has agreed to license 300,000 tracks to European mobile entertainment provider Arvato Mobile, a unit of German media conglomerate Bertelsmann. Arvato operates a subscription-based peer-to-p ...

  22. Disney Raising Games Profile With Living Buy

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Walt Disney Internet Group said Nov. 7 it has acquired Munich-based mobile games developer and publisher Living Mobile, creator of such games as "Hudson Soft's Bomberman," "Lode Runner" and "Resid LONDON (The Holl ...

  23. Bandname.com Acquires The Band Register

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cross-check service has 2.5m active users. Bandname.com, the New York-based virtual band-name registration company, has acquired its U.K. counterpart The Band Register, which is headquartered in London. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The pu ...

  24. Bandname.com Acquires The Band Register

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cross-check service has 2.5m active users. Bandname.com, the New York-based virtual band-name registration company, has acquired its U.K. counterpart The Band Register, which is headquartered in London. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The pu ...

  25. Tanner Exits Spanish Broadcast Systems

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Will now devote himself full time to consulting. After a five-year stint at Spanish Broadcasting Systems, the country's second largest Spanish language radio network, Bill Tanner has left his post as VP of programming. In a statement, Tanner ...

  26. Namco, Sony Settle Pac-Man Music Suit

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Namco America and Sony BMG Music Entertainment said Aug. 22 they settled a lawsuit in which Namco charged that a Sony BMG artist used sounds from its popular Pac-Man arcade game in violation of intell SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -- Namco America and S ...

  27. EA, Def Jam Extend Game Partnership

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Multiyear exclusive agreement in place. Electronic Arts continues to solidify its position as a leader in the convergence of music and video games. Following the successful release of "Def Jam: Vendetta" and "Def Jam: Fight for New ...

  28. 'Grand Theft Auto' Defense Fails In Murder Trial

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A 20-year-old whose lawyers claimed the videogame "Grand Theft Auto" and childhood abuse caused him to kill three small-town police officers was convicted Aug. 9 of capital murder. FAYETTE, Ala. (AP) -- A 20-year-old whose lawyers claime ...

  29. Making The Brand

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With the Aug. 9 release of "Madden NFL 06," EA is upping the ante to deliver new and breaking music through various NFL projects. Read Michael Paoletta's column. With the Aug. 9 release of "Madden NFL 06," EA is upping the ...

  30. Take-2 Stock Punished As 'GTA' Gets Adult Rating

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Take-Two Interactive Software shares fell another 4.9% July 21, a day after the company said its hit game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" has received an "adults only" rating, prompting the videogame (The Hollywood Reporter and ...

  31. Senators Fight Sex Appearing In 'GTA' Game

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A pair of senators are incensed over pornographic content "hidden" in the popular videogame "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" and are demanding action from either the government or the game's maker. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hol ...

  32. IAAM Conference And Trade Show Kicked Off

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Held in D.C., continues through July 19. The 80th annual International Association of Assembly Managers conference and trade show kicked off Sat. (July 16) at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. with a lively discussion about cont ...

  33. Hidden Sex Content Revealed In 'Grand Theft Auto'

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Graphic sexual content that appears in a popular videogame is giving family advocates a new reason to be offended. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Graphic sexual content that appears in a popular videogame is giving family advocates a new reason to be offen ...

  34. Senator Targets 'Cop Killer' Videogame

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A new videogame that lets players join crime gangs and kill police officers has become the target of a proposed boycott by a U.S. senator. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -- A new videogame that lets players join crime gangs and kill police officers has b ...

  35. U.S. Marshals Nab Camcorder Pirate

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Johnny Ray Gasca, the first person charged by the federal government with illegally camcording a film, was arrested April 5 near Orlando, Fla., by U.S. Marshals after more than a year of eluding autho LOS ANGELES -- Johnny Ray Gasca, the first per ...

  36. Wal-Mart To Bow Monthly Artist Promotion

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Campaign to kick off with 3 Doors Down. Campaign to kick off with 3 Doors Down. News ...

  37. Video-Game Market Tops $8B In 2004

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rentals, sales combine for record mark. Total sales and rentals from video, portable and computer games and rentals topped $8 billion for the first time in 2004, including a record 248 million unit sales alone. Software was the driving force for t ...

  38. Cracker Barrel To Sponsor Krauss Tour

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Outing to kick off Jan. 12. Outing to kick off Jan. 12. News ...

  39. CCE Buys Sensible Events

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) is bolstering its European operations through the acquisition of Andrew Zweck's event management firm Sensible Events for an undisclosed sum. Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) is bolstering its European opera ...

  40. Rockstar, Interscope Team-Up On 'GTA' Soundtrack

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rockstar Games and Interscope Records have entered into a joint venture for the soundtrack to the highly anticipated video game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas." The four previous titles in the series Rockstar Games and Interscope Records ...

  41. R. Kelly, Jay-Z Teaming For Tour

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Of Both Worlds to kick off Sept. 30. Best Of Both Worlds to kick off Sept. 30. News ...

  42. Latin Notas

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rudy Pérez pens the theme song for Telemundo's live broadcast of the Olympic Games. Read Leila Cobo's column. Rudy Pérez pens the theme song for Telemundo's live broadcast of the Olympic Games. Read Leila Cobo's column ...

  43. Latin Notas

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rudy Pérez pens the theme song for Telemundo's live broadcast of the Olympic Games. Read Leila Cobo's column. Rudy Pérez pens the theme song for Telemundo's live broadcast of the Olympic Games. Read Leila Cobo's column ...

  44. EA To Release Latest Madden Soundtrack

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Redwood City, Calif.-based interactive software company Electronic Arts (EA) has unveiled its most recent work-of-art: the in-game song list (soundtrack) for its Madden NFL 2005 title. The 21-track so Redwood City, Calif.-based interactive softwar ...

  45. EA To Release Latest Madden Soundtrack

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Redwood City, Calif.-based interactive software company Electronic Arts (EA) has unveiled its most recent work-of-art: the in-game song list (soundtrack) for its Madden NFL 2005 title. The 21-track so Redwood City, Calif.-based interactive softwar ...

  46. Atari, Epic Team For "DRIV3R" Soundtrack

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Iggy Pop, Phantom Planet, more on June 21 release. Santa Monica, Calif.-based Atari has teamed with Epic Records to create the soundtrack for "DRIV3R," the third installment in the "Driver" videogame franchise. The stand-alone ...

  47. 'Christ' Music Set For Tour

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Orchestral event to kick off this fall. Orchestral event to kick off this fall. News ...

  48. Beats & Rhymes

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sound samples from the "Pac-Man" videogame energizes Lil' Flip's hit single "Game Over." Read Rashaun Hall's column. Sound samples from the "Pac-Man" videogame energizes Lil' Flip's hit single ...

  49. Sony Plans Video Version Of Vaio Device

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Portable player due in stores later this year. Portable player due in stores later this year. News ...

  50. Simon & Garfunkel Confirm Summer Dates

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New outing to kick off June 10. New outing to kick off June 10. News ...