Category Archives: Game Industry

Acclaim goes under, files for Chapter 7

Acclaim Entertainment filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in a filing with the US Bankruptcy Court in Central Islip, New York. 600 employees have lost their jobs and the fates of several in development games, including Juiced, The Red Star and … Continue reading

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Acclaim on the Ropes?

The prospect of consolidation of the video game software sector took another step forward Friday, as Acclaim Entertainment warned that it may soon wind up in bankruptcy after shares hit a 52-week low of 25 cents a few days ago. … Continue reading

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Yet more ex-MS employees form game company

In what was probably one of the most successful spamming campaigns yet (judging by the sheer number of “announcements” that hit the web) two ex-Microsoft employees – Herb Marselas & Chas (Charles) Boyd formed Redmond game studio Emogence LLC. If … Continue reading

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Half-Life 2 out this summer

In an interview with CNNMoney, Valve’s marketing director Doug Lombardi stated that the company “is currently targeting this summer for the completion of Half-Life 2″. They aren’t going to reveal any more information till E3 in Los Angeles (May12-14). The … Continue reading

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ATI overtakes NVIDIA – barely

Data released on Monday by Mercury Research shows that ATI edged out NVIDIA in sales for Q4 2003. The numbers were Intel 31.7%, ATI 24.9%, and NVIDIA 24.7%. ATI increased at Intel & NVIDIA expense. Most of the change was … Continue reading

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Half-Life 2 happenings…

As you already know, someone hacked into the Valve offices and stole the HL2 code, prompting a 8-9 month delay in the publishing of HL2. According to some recent articles on Slashdot and HalflifeRadio, the FBI launched a raid on … Continue reading

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CEG goes bellyup – Seamus goes to Hollywood

In a somewhat quiet announcement (which is my excuse for not noticing it allure) Capital Entertainment Group closed its doors in October seemingly due to lack of interest from VC’s to further fund the company (to the tune of $US20-30 … Continue reading

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Creative continues marching though consumer space

Coming up from off-screen, Creative Labs has acquired Sensura for $US6.4M, acquiring all of Sensura’s 3D sound IP and existing deals. Some of Sensaura’s consumers include Analog Devices, Audiotrak, Cirrus, Crystal Logic, C-Media, ESS, Guillemot-Hercules, VideoLogic, M-Audio, NVIDIA, Realtek, Terratec, … Continue reading

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