Video game developers

  1. VU Games Acquires Canadian Developer Radical

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Videogame maker VU Games has acquired independent console developer Radical Entertainment for an undisclosed sum, parent company Vivendi Universal said March 23. PARIS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Videogame maker VU Games has acquired independent c ...

  2. NBA Tosses Ball Around Via 5 Vid Game Deals

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The National Basketball Assn. signed long-term videogame licensing deals with five publishers on March 22, bucking the trend of sports leagues making exclusive arrangements with a single company. (Reuters) -- The National Basketball Assn. signed l ...

  3. Activision, Viacom Settle 'Trek' Suit

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Activision and Viacom Consumer Products have settled a lawsuit over the "Star Trek" franchise. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Activision and Viacom Consumer Products have settled a lawsuit over the "Star Trek" franchise. Videogame ...

  4. Spark Partners With Atari

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based game developer Spark Unlimited has partnered with Atari to create a new franchise -- designed from its inception for television and movie screens as well as for multiple game platfor (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Los Angeles-based ...

  5. Wilson Back At Blockbuster

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Blockbuster executive Dean Wilson is rejoining the company to help expand its video distribution channels. Former Blockbuster executive Dean Wilson is rejoining the company to help expand its video distribution channels. Wilson has been nam ...

  6. Bronfman Urges Lawyers To Be Creative

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Warner Music Group chairman/CEO, presented the keynote speech at the Grammy Foundation's seventh annual Entertainment Law Initiative luncheon and scholarship presentation Feb. 11 Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Warner Music Group ch ...

  7. Take-Two President Adds CEO Title

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Videogame publisher Take-Two Interactive Software said Feb. 1 that president Paul Eibeler has added the CEO title, replacing Richard Roedel, who will remain chairman. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Videogame publisher Take-Two Interactive Software sa ...

  8. Dealmaking

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Stories: CCE, PBS team for live shows; Ubisoft, Sony animation developing games; Warner unit links with Destroy; SAG/AFTRA OK contracts This Week's Stories: CCE, PBS Team For Live Shows By Carla Hay NEW YORK -- Clear Channel ...

  9. Warner Unit Links With Destroy

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Deal covers lifestyle, sports videos. Warner Strategic Marketing has signed an exclusive multi-year distribution and marketing agreement with Destroy Entertainment, a new producer of lifestyle and action-sports videos. The deal launches March 22 w ...

  10. ESPN, Electronic Arts Sign 15-year Game Deal

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Electronic Arts and ESPN have sealed a 15-year agreement for the development and integrated marketing of EA Sports games featuring ESPN content beginning in 2006. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Electronic Arts and ESPN have sealed a 15-year agreement ...

  11. EA Buys Stake In UbiSoft

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Electronic Arts has purchased a 19.9% stake in the French company UbiSoft Entertainment, maker of popular videogames developed in conjunction with novelist Tom Clancy. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Electronic Arts has purchased a 19.9% stake in the ...

  12. Hollywood OKs $850M Movie Gallery Buyout

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Video rental giant Hollywood Entertainment Corp. has agreed to a buyout offer of about $850 million from smaller rival Movie Gallery Inc. in a deal that would create a stronger challenger to the indus Video rental giant Hollywood Entertainment Cor ...

  13. Atari Nabs Caparro As Prez/CEO

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Video game company Atari Inc. has appointed music-industry veteran Jim Caparro as president/CEO, choosing an executive with a proven track record of leading companies to fiscal prosperity. Video game company Atari Inc. has appointed music-industry ...

  14. EA, Cherry Lane Form Pubbery

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Electronic Arts, the world's largest videogame maker, is teaming with Cherry Lane Music Publishing to form a new music publishing company, Next Level Music. Electronic Arts, the world's largest videogame maker, is teaming with Cherry Lan ...

  15. EA, Cherry Lane Form Pubbery

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Electronic Arts, the world's largest videogame maker, is teaming with Cherry Lane Music Publishing to form a new music publishing company, Next Level Music. Electronic Arts, the world's largest videogame maker, is teaming with Cherry Lan ...

  16. Apple, Real, XM Among Digital Winners

    November 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Apple, RealNetworks, XM Satellite Radio, NCSoft and Nintendo were among the big winners at the inaugural Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards, presented last night (Nov. 5) at UCLA. Apple, RealNetworks, XM Satellite Radio, NCSoft and Nintendo we ...

  17. World Wrestling Sues Toy & Game Makers

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. on Oct. 19 filed suit against toy maker Jakks Pacific Inc. and videogame maker THQ Inc., alleging a bribery scheme involving a lucrative license deal for toys and ga NEW YORK (Reuters) - World Wrestling Entertain ...

  18. Doctorow Joins Ventura As COO

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film industry veteran Eric Doctorow has been named COO of independent home-video company Ventura Entertainment Enterprises. Film industry veteran Eric Doctorow has been named COO of independent home-video company Ventura Entertainment Enterprises. ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Big Fourth Quarter Looms For Video-Game Sector

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Best year ever," suggests analyst. Those seeking a bit of consistency among Wall Street analysts need look no further than video games. The consensus for the rest of the year: The sector will rock. "I've got a big wish list fo ...

  21. Court Bars Sale Of Game-Copy Program

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge has barred the manufacture and distribution of a program designed to make copies of video-game discs, a games industry trade group said. A federal judge has barred the manufacture and distribution of a program designed to make copi ...

  22. Court Bars Sale Of Game-Copy Program

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge has barred the manufacture and distribution of a program designed to make copies of video-game discs, a games industry trade group said. A federal judge has barred the manufacture and distribution of a program designed to make copi ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Major Layoffs Planned At VU Games

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT N.A. staff to be reduced by 350. Vivendi Universal Games, publisher of such titles as "Crash Bandicoot" and "Warcraft," plans to cut 350 of its 900 North America-based employees. The move marks another another step in VU Games& ...

  26. Major Layoffs Planned At VU Games

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT N.A. staff to be reduced by 350. Vivendi Universal Games, publisher of such titles as "Crash Bandicoot" and "Warcraft," plans to cut 350 of its 900 North America-based employees. The move marks another another step in VU Games& ...

  27. Rhino Powers Its Way Into Games Market

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EA partnership covers sports games. EA partnership covers sports games. News ...

  28. Rhino Powers Its Way Into Games Market

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rhino Records and Electronic Arts have entered into a partnership that will bring the leading catalog-music label together with the world's No. 1 interactive software company on an initiative called E Rhino Records and Electronic Arts have en ...

  29. Nintendo's Profits Cut In Half

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Japan's Nintendo Co. says its group net profit for the fiscal year ended March 31 dropped sharply due to hefty foreign exchange-related losses caused by the yen's rise against the U.S. dollar. Japan's Nintendo Co. says its group net ...

  30. Sony, Nintendo Unveil New Portable Hardware

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony and Nintendo each debuted new handheld video-game systems during respective Electronic Entertainment Exposition (E3) press conferences today (May 11) in Los Angeles. Sony and Nintendo each debuted new handheld video-game systems during respec ...

  31. Microsoft Showcases Ambitious Xbox Plans

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Online interactive games agreement announced. Online interactive games agreement announced. News ...

  32. Atari Creating Ecko Video Game

    May 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Atari will launch a video game based on urban culture and graffiti art under a partnership with urban-fashion designer Marc Ecko. Atari will launch a video game based on urban culture and graffiti art under a partnership with urban-fashion designe ...

  33. Atari Creating Ecko Video Game

    May 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Atari will launch a video game based on urban culture and graffiti art under a partnership with urban-fashion designer Marc Ecko. Atari will launch a video game based on urban culture and graffiti art under a partnership with urban-fashion designe ...

  34. German Group In Film-Budget Inflation Suit

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT German rights group Intertainment will delay publishing its 2003 yearend financial figures until after a ruling is handed down on its $100 million lawsuit against Elie Samaha's Franchise Pictures. COLOGNE (Hollywood Reporter)--German rights g ...

  35. EMI Music Pub Sues Video-Game Titan

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has filed a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against video-game giant Electronic Arts for copyright infringement. According to the complaint, EA used 20 EMI-owned songs in its video g EMI Music Publishing has filed a multi-million ...

  36. EMI Music Pub Sues Video-Game Titan

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has filed a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against video-game giant Electronic Arts for copyright infringement. According to the complaint, EA used 20 EMI-owned songs in its video g EMI Music Publishing has filed a multi-million ...

  37. New Study Reveals Gaming Habits Of Young Males

    April 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nielsen Entertainment and videogame maker Activision Inc. have released a study on game use and the effectiveness of advertising. Nielsen, meanwhile, is developing a system that aims to track gaming h Nielsen Entertainment and videogame maker Acti ...

  38. Electronic Arts President Steps Down

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT John Riccitiello, president/COO of video-game maker Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) since 1997, has resigned today (April 7), effective immediately. He will remain at Redwood City, Calif.-based EA for a tra John Riccitiello, president/COO of video-game ...

  39. Interplay Sues BattleBorne Over 'Airborne' deal

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Video game publisher Interplay Entertainment Corp. has sued privately held game developer BattleBorne Entertainment Inc. over a deal that Interplay said was improperly terminated. Video game publisher Interplay Entertainment Corp. has sued private ...

  40. Sony Music Distribution Lowers DVD Prices

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST In an effort to further establish the growing market for music video, Sony Music Distribution is reducing the price to retail on more than 40 DVD titles. In an effort to further establish the growing market for music video, Sony Music Distribution ...

  41. Sony Music Distribution Lowers DVD Prices

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST In an effort to further establish the growing market for music video, Sony Music Distribution is reducing the price to retail on more than 40 DVD titles. In an effort to further establish the growing market for music video, Sony Music Distribution ...

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