October 6, 2000 |
As a decorated Navy pilot who went from Vietnam War hero to Washington lawmaker, Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham is always in demand to speak for Republican candidates on the hustings. But this year, the five-term San Diego congressman is also a top gun where it really counts: raising money to preserve the wobbly GOP House majority. Cunningham, who faces only token opposition in his own district, has channeled $60,000 to other GOP candidates and raised $200,000 for the National Republican Congressional Committee.
October 6, 2000 |
Bowing to congressional pressure to stop marketing violent entertainment to children, the Steven Spielberg-conceived company GameWorks announced Thursday a policy restricting youngsters from playing certain games at its arcades. This is the first voluntary action within the arcade industry that mandates an age restriction.
September 14, 2000 |
Your adversary may be a doe-eyed, button-nosed Japanese anime character with moves slicker than John Travolta--and his hair gel--during his feverish disco days. As cherubic as your rival appears, it will taunt you, challenge you, boo you and cheer you on. We're talking, of course, about Dance Dance Revolution, the popular dance simulation video game. GameWorks introduced the game last year in all 13 of its stores, including at the Irvine Spectrum, the Block of Orange and Ontario Mills Mall.
November 29, 1999 |
The Irvine Spectrum Center just got a bit louder. GameWorks LLC opened its revamped multimedia arcade Friday, hoping that shoppers will want to eat and drink while they shoot and kill. For the past nine months, the company has been revamping its Sega City arcade, which opened in the Spectrum in 1996. Nearly double in size, the new GameWorks site is 28,000 square feet of video-game craziness. Players slide into mini go-carts and zoom around an enormous racetrack that loops throughout the center.
October 7, 1999 |
Ron Bension, former head of Universal Studios' theme park unit, was named president and chief executive of Sega GameWorks, a video game entertainment center venture between Universal, DreamWorks SKG and game company Sega Enterprises. Bension replaces Michael Montgomery, who left the 4-year-old company to join Digital Coast Partners, a Santa Monica merchant bank for technology companies founded by his brother Jamie.
September 13, 1999 |
Digital Coast Partners, a Santa Monica merchant bank that opened its doors last week, said Friday that Michael Montgomery has joined the firm as a co-managing partner. Montgomery was president and chief executive of Sega GameWorks, a joint venture of DreamWorks SKG, Universal Studios and Sega Enterprises that owns high-tech video arcades. He also spent nine years financing deals at Walt Disney Co. Digital Coast Partners was founded by Montgomery's brother, Jamie Montgomery.