Atari Sells Driver Series to Ubisoft

Atari has recently decided to see its rights to the Driver game to Ubisoft for $24 million. Ubisoft Games not only received the brand name, but also all of the personnel who created the game. “We are focusing the energy of the company on a select number of franchises in order to optimize their impact among consumers and increase shareholder value. In the driving category, we consider Test Drive our key franchise which will require more resources and attention... 

Senator Continues to Fight Against Sale of Violent Video Games to Minors

The state senator from Louisiana looks like she will do everything that is possible to keep violent and M rated games out of the hands of youngsters. Despite some opposition to the plan by those in the gaming industry, State Senator Mike Michot says that they will not stop until children are not able to purchase violent games to minors. Now if this is overturned, I think you’ll see the legislature address it again in the next session,” Michot told... 

New Lord of the Rings Game in Stores July 7th

The new Lord of the Rings game will release tomorrow July 7th, 2007 in gaming stores across the United States. The game, Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth, has been much anticipated by many fans of the trilogy movies and games. “We are thrilled to bring the first Real-time Strategy game to the Xbox 360 and offer you the opportunity to command massive armies from The Lord of the Rings universe for the first time on console,” said Louis... 

Ridge Racers 2 to Release this September

Ridge Racers, one of the original, and most popular games for the Playstation Portable is back with the sequel, Ridge Racers 2, expected to launch in Japan this September and then in other parts of the world. The game is loaded with over 40 tracks and 62 cars to choose from providing dozens of hours of racing. In addition to the traditional world tour career mode, and time attract mode, the sequel to the original Ridge Racers game will feature three new game... 

NASCAR 07 Cover Boy Announced

Elliot Sadler, one of NASCAR’s premier drivers, has been announced as the cover boy for the latest NASCAR game created by EA Sports. “I’m thrilled that EA has chosen me as their cover athlete for the game this year,” said Sadler, “I’ve been a big fan of this game for a while now and play it as often as I can whether I’m on the road or at home.” The game is not due out for a couple months and it says on Electronic... 

FIFA Online Breaks Records in Korea

In Korea, the PC Game FIFA Online has broken records for online gaming. The game was released May 25th, just before the start of this year’s World Cup and now, at any one moment in time, tens of thousands of avid gamers are playing FIFA Online. The most players who were online playing at any one point was over 100,000, while around 200,000-300,000 people login every day to play against competitors. “We worked hard to get the game up and running... 

Final Fantasy XII to Hit Shelves October 31st, 2006

The release date for Final Fantasy XII has been officially announced. The game will be released this Halloween. This is for the Playstation2 version of the game and it is set to retail at $49.99 with a special collectors edition released at $59.99. A specia DVD can also be bought for just $10 more. This series is one of the most popular ever created and many even consider at as in the same category as the Mario and Smash Brothers game for the Nintendo series... 

Major League Gaming

A new sport is picking up steam, yes there is now professional gaming, and the money is pretty good too. Major League Gaming, MLG, just made a major announcement by paying $1.25 million to five young Halo 2 superstars to support this new league over the next three years. The league has already got a number of large sponsors including Game Stop, Boost Mobile, Scion, Red Bull and others. Matthew Bromberg, the COO and founder of Major League Gaming, said that... 

Prey Demo Relese Delayed

XBOX 360 gamers have been frequently checking the marketplace section for a new demo of the game Prey by 3D Realms. The demo has been launched for the PC, but is nowhere to be found on the XBOX 360. Well, 3D Realms president George Brosssard announced that the demo has been taking longer than expected to get it on the marketplace and its release has been slightly delayed but it will be available very soon. “We do not want 360 owners waiting up for the... 

Need for Speed Carbon Announced

The Need for Speed series has grown to become the most popular and successful car racing video game series in the world. It was officially announced today that a new installment of the game, Need For Speed Carbon is being developed and will be released later this year. There had been rumors about this game’s existence, but nothing had been officially said until today. This game is a newer street racing game where users can customize their rides with...