September 11, 2002 |
Microsoft Corp. is in talks to acquire Rare Ltd., a game development studio that is 49% owned by Nintendo Co., according to sources close to the negotiations. A sale would be a coup for Microsoft, which launched its Xbox game console last year and is aggressively seeking premium titles for the box. Rare, based in Britain, has developed a reputation as a top-tier developer for Nintendo.
January 10, 1996
* Jane Gilbertson has been named director of marketing for Virgin Interactive Entertainment, an Irvine publisher and developer of entertainment software. Prior to joining the company, Gilbertson was director of marketing at Time Warner Interactive Entertainment and before that, the Macintosh division marketing manager for Interplay Productions. Also, Nancy Feiner has been named marketing manager. She was previously marketing manager at Capcom Co. Ltd.
March 30, 2001 |
Attempting to succeed where others have failed, Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates today paid homage to Japanese video game fans as the software giant launches an aggressive campaign to push its Xbox game console in the land that gave the world Mario and Sonic. Microsoft plans to spend $500 million whipping up worldwide demand for its black-and-green game machine.
March 28, 2009 |
Since landing his first job in the video game industry in 1992 as a salesman at Capcom Co., Justin Berenbaum never wanted for work -- until this month. The 39-year-old from Woodland Hills was laid off from his job as vice president of business development at EmSense Corp., a San Francisco game design consulting firm. A few days later, he was roaming the halls of the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, browsing the career pavilion and hitting up former colleagues for leads.
November 19, 2001 |
Nintendo Co. on Sunday officially entered the three-way fight for dominance in the $7-billion U.S. video game market, releasing its GameCube console to consumers who started lining up Saturday night to buy the $200 device. For Nintendo, which endured a lukewarm launch in Japan two months ago, Sunday's U.S. debut was critical to generating momentum against Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox. The Japanese launch of GameCube on Sept.
December 24, 1994 |
Movies inspired by video games are a tacit admission that the filmmakers couldn't come up with any idea better than replicating two-dimensional characters that exist only as fuzzy images battering one another senseless in mall arcades. Talk of whether the movie "Street Fighter" is "faithful" to its video-game inspiration is pointless--video games cost a quarter and last a few minutes; seeing the film costs much more and goes on interminably. Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as Col.