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December 2007

EA Mobile Announces SimCity Societies for Mobile Phones

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The return of one of PC gamings most popular series SimCity is coming to mobile. Electronic Arts announces that SimCity Societies is available for mobile phones beginning this month in Europe, and soon to follow in North America.

October 2007

Capcom Confirms February Release Date for Devil May Cry 4

Capcom Entertainment confirms that Devil May Cry 4, the latest installment in the multi-million selling franchise, will hit retail outlets this coming February for both the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.Devil May Cry 4 immerses gamers in a gothic supernatural world, where a new protagonist clashes with series mainstay Dante. As new leading man Nero players will be able to unleash incredibly powerful and stylish attacks and non-stop combos using a combination of the Devil Bringer arm and the Exceed system, both of which are new gameplay mechanics for the series. Fans of Dante wont be disappointed as he too will be playable during the course of the game.

Donkey Kong: Jungle Climber for Nintendo DS Launches in Europe

Following on from the success of Game Boy Advance title, DK King of Swing, Donkey Kong: Jungle Climber introduces players to an addictive game play mechanic combined with accessible and entertaining game play. Donkey Kong: Jungle Climber is now available across Europe for the Nintendo DS system.

Nintendo Unveils Wii and DS Lineup for the Holidays and Beyond

Wii and Nintendo DS continue to appeal to every kind of consumer. As Nintendos list of upcoming games demonstrates, Nintendo has a game or experience for everyone, no matter their taste, age or video game playing acumen.

The Chronicles of Spellborn European Release Set for Q1 2008

The Chronicles of Spellborn’s European publisher, Frogster Germany, has set a launch date of Q1 2008 for that territory. This extra time will be used by Spellborn International for additional QA testing and incorporating more content.

King of Clubs Shipping

Oxygen Games announces that King of Clubs is now shipping for Playstation 2 and PC and will be in the shops from October 26th. King of Clubs is an innovative, yet humorous tongue-in-cheek game, which combines traditional kitsch seaside crazy golf (except that its set in the Nevada desert!) with the challenge of finding new ways of completing each hole with as few shots as possible? perhaps even scoring a hole in none!

Durell Games Releases Harrier Attack II for Windows PCs

Durell Games has released Harrier Attack II for Windows, a unique arcade, action, and strategy game that puts you in control of a Harrier vertical takeoff jet. Your mission is to command the skies and rid your three colony islands of aggressive enemy invaders.Unlike simple action games that become less challenging as you learn their weapons and defensive systems, Harrier Attack II rewards your efforts. As your flying and fighting skills grow, the program feeds you more difficult, complex missions. You’ll train your brain to master the planes command system, and become one with your machine.

Halo 3 Recores More Than $300 Million in First-Week Sales

Microsoft says that Halo 3 has officially become a global phenomenon, garnering more than $300 million in sales in the first week alone. The critically acclaimed Xbox 360 exclusive, which was released in Europe on Wednesday 26th September, is the fastest-selling video game ever and already one of the most successful entertainment properties in history.Initial reports from retailers worldwide show console sales have more than doubled compared with the weekly average before the launch of Halo 3. With games like Halo 3, BioShock, Mass Effect and Project Gotham Racing 4, Xbox 360 has the greatest line-up in the history of video games and the only console where consumers can play all of the year amp;

X-OOM Media Centre for Wii Revealed

X-OOM Media Centre for Wii will turn your Nintendo Wii into your own multimedia centre allowing you to watch movies, listen to music and view digital photos by streaming files directly from your PC onto the Wii using Wi-Fi.X-OOM Software will be releasing X-OOM Media Centre for Wii in November 2007.

9th Company: Roots of Terror Announced

ND Games, a production and development division of Noviy Disk, announces 9th Company: Roots of Terror - a new action-oriented RTS developed by Lesta Studios, creators of Pacific Storm, using their brand new proprietary engine. The game is based on actual events that took place during the Soviet military campaign in Afghanistan. 9th Company follows the story of a ragged band of young recruits undergoing brutal training in Uzbekistan’s Fergana Valley and culminates with a bloody stand against the Mujahideen warriors on a nameless mountain top in Afghanistan. It’s the Battle of Thermopylae all over again: one Russian fighter against 10 Afghanis!

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue for PlayStation 3 - Fact Sheet

With more than 47 million units shipped worldwide, the Gran Turismo franchise has raced far beyond a driving simulator experience; it is a global lifestyle. Setting the bar to unprecedented heights of realism, quality of design and physics technology with every product release, developer Polyphony Digital continues to obscure the line between simulation and reality with the newest iteration of its blockbuster franchise, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, exclusively for Sony’s PlayStation 3.

Digital Leisure to Release Space Ace in HD

For the first time ever you can experience the stunning classical animation of Space Ace in true High Definition. This release of Don Bluth’s animated arcade game features video transferred directly from the original film source, delivering the sharpest images and most vibrant colors ever - even better than the original laser disc release.

September 2007

Microsoft Announces Halo 3 Midnight

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Starting tonight Halo 3, the final chapter of Microsoft s epic video game trilogy, finally goes on sale around the world. By the end of the week, fans in 37 countries will be playing the game Wired magazine recently called a cultural touchstone, a Star Wars for the thumb stick generation. In the United States, more than 10,000 retailers across the country are opening their doors at midnight tonight solely to sell copies of the game and accompanying Xbox 360 consoles and accessories. With nary a pirate, a spider or a wand in sight, day-one sales of the video game are expected to shatter entertainment sales records and top the biggest entertainment launches of all time.

August 2007

Namco Bandai Games Announces Warhammer: Battle March

Namco Bandai Games America officially announces Warhammer: Battle March for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Warhammer: Mark of Chaos - Battle March for the PC. Debuting the series tactical real-time action on the Xbox 360 and delivering all-new content to 2006 s Warhammer: Mark of Chaos for the PC, Battle March brings the brutality, strategy and drama of warfare to life with six unique playable armies, fully customizable units and intense online clashes.

July 2007

Aurora Networks Expands SMART Media Converter Solution

Aurora Networks debuts its enhanced CWDM Ethernet transport solution featuring SMART Media Converter technology. Developed to support the growing demand for business services, Aurora transparent LAN solution enables cable operators to deliver Ethernet services at speeds up to 1,000 Mbps over a shared optical access network. The new FastE and GigE service module, model MC2701B and MC2710B, fits into the current 2RU SMART Media Converter chassis as well as a new patent pending space efficient CPE enclosure chassis, model CH1202B.

RoamAD Wi-Fi Hotzone Launched in Newcastle, Australia

NSW Treasurer, the Hon Michael Costa has launched the “Hamilton Wi-Fi Project” which provides free wireless Internet over 8 city blocks in the Newcastle suburb of Hamilton.

Acrosser Launches AR-B1572, the AMD GX 466 Half Size ISA CPU Card

Acrosser fanless half size ISA CPU card embedded with AMD GX466 333Mhz processor. 128MB DDR SDRAM and a battery backed 512KB SRAM are built in the CPU card. One SODIMM socket is available for future expansion.

Strategic Test Debuts Industry’s Digital I/O Boards for PCI Express

Strategic Test has announced the industry fastest Digital Input/Output boards for PCI Express. With up to 32 channels, recording or replay rates to 125 MHz and the possibility to synchronize up to 127 boards, including Digitizers and Arbitrary Waveform Generators, large mixed-mode Automated Test Systems for electronic sub-assemblies and digital semiconductor components can be created.

Keyspan Ships Presentation Remote Pro for PowerPoint and Keynote

Keyspan has announced its new Presentation Remote Pro is now shipping. The Presentation Remote Pro is a wireless remote control that works with Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Keynote presentation software. No software is required. Just plug the receiver into the USB port on a PC or a Mac and the remote begins to work within seconds. Plus, all of the Presentation Remote Pro functions are available at a touch of a button at all times. Many other remotes force users to switch between function modes in order to use a mouse or media buttons.

LiveTime Service Manager and Help Desk for the iPhone

LiveTime Software has announced LiveTime Service Manager and Help Desk is now available for the iPhone. As a rich Web 2.0, AJAX-based application, LiveTime provides best practices for organizations wishing to improve the quality and efficiency of customer service and support. LiveTime for the iPhone has been qualified for both version 4.0 and 5.0. Field technicians and customers can now manage support and change requests on the road using the iPhone.

Foundation 9 Entertainment Finalizes Comic-Con Lineup

Foundation 9 Entertainment has announced that it has finalized its game demo lineup for Comic-Con International: San Diego. The company will display demos of five new titles, the majority of which will be playable, to attendees.

D2C Games Jumps Off the Page with D2 Comics

D2C Games has announced the creation of a new studio, D2 (squared) Comics. The studio will adapt existing printed comics, transforming them into a new form of digital video comics for the mass market.The products will offer original musical scores, action directed by the comics creators, and behind-the-scenes video and commentary that expands the digital reading experience. The comics will be available for download for Sony PSP, PC, and mobile platforms in fall 2007.

Sandlot Games Set to Launch Cake Mania 2

Sandlot Games has announced the long awaited launch of Cake Mania 2, the sequel to Cake Mania, Yahoo?s 2006 Casual Game of the Year and the best selling game of 2006.With more than 40 million downloads, Cake Mania followed the adventures of Jill Evans ? a young entrepreneur ? as she worked to raise enough money to reopen her grandparents? bakery. In Cake Mania 2, Jill has tasted success and saved the family bakery but has grown restless. Now it is up to gamers to decide what new adventures Jill should pursue. Each exciting choice leads to new baking challenges, as well as new dilemmas, ultimately resulting in Jill reaching one of six fun-filled endings.

Requital’s Official Web Site Opens

Excalibur Publishing opens the official web site for Requital - a 3D combat RPG adventure set in an ancient brutal world ruled by superstition, sword and sorcery, developed by Primal Software. This site will be the first stop for gamers wanting to find out more information about this game and in the next few weeks more materials will be made available such as; videos, screensavers and renders of the characters in the game.

Vicious Engine Powers New Job Training Software for IBM

Vicious Engine has been selected by Center Line, a full service digital, creative, design and production agency, for the development of a revolutionary new game used not merely for entertainment, but for business research and job training at IBM. Created with Vicious Engine, INNOV8: A BPM (business process management) Simulator is used by IBM in certification and education programs worldwide. A top creative agency with in-house production capabilities for film/video, animation, and web, Center Line developed this new entry in serious gaming using the same tools and technology actively being utilized by the interactive entertainment industry.

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