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OnLive On Demand Video Game Platform Slated for Winter 2009

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280w ago - Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, look out... a start-up called [Register or Login to view links] announced a brand-new game distribution system Monday night that, if it works as planned, could change the games game forever.

OnLive, which was started by WebTV founder Steve Perlman and former Eidos CEO Mike McGarvey, is aiming to launch a system--seven years in the works--that will digitally distribute first-run, AAA games from publishers like Electronic Arts, Take-Two, Ubisoft, Atari, and others, all at the same time as those titles are released into retail channels.

The system is designed to allow players to stream on-demand games at the highest quality onto any Intel-based Mac or PC running XP or Vista, regardless of how powerful the computer.

Press Release: OnLive Revolutionizes Video Games: State-of-the-Art Games Play Over the Internet without High-End Hardware

OnLive™ Game Service Delivers the Hottest Titles from Top-Tier Publishers
Game Developers Conference

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OnLive, Inc., the pioneer of the on demand era of video games, will emerge tonight from seven years of stealth development within the Rearden incubator to unveil The OnLive Game Service and OnLive MicroConsole™ at the 2009 Game Developers Conference....
 

Rockstar Announces Max Payne 3 to Arrive in Winter 2009

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280w ago - Rockstar Games announced today that Max Payne 3 is currently in development. It's scheduled to be released around this coming winter and will be released for the PC, the PlayStation 3, and the Xbox 360. Max Payne 3 will be developed by Rockstar Vancouver.

Press Release: New York, NY - March 23, 2009 - Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce that Max Payne 3 is currently in development and scheduled for a winter 2009 release on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system and PC.

Developed by Rockstar Vancouver, Max Payne 3 tells the story of a retired police detective embroiled in a world of corruption, turmoil and intense violence.

The award-winning Max Payne franchise put players in the role of Max Payne, a hard-boiled New York City detective with a penchant for violence, out to avenge the death of his family. The latest installment delivers more of the classic elements and hyper-intense action that fans have come to love, while moving the story of Max in a new direction.

"We're starting a new chapter of Max's life with this game," said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. "This is Max as we've never seen him before, a few years older,...
 

Close Out the Winter with PlayStation Network's Spring Fever

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285w ago - We have spring-like weather here already today, and in tune with that comes PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen with the following PSN Update via PS Blog:

Even though the Punxsutawney Groundhog [Register or Login to view links] six more weeks of winter, PlayStation Network has already caught Spring Fever.

To help spread our excitement, we're launching "PSN Spring Fever" on PlayStation Store to celebrate the exceptional PlayStation Network games and exclusive content on tap to launch in the next few months. And unlike the "official" Groundhog prediction, Spring for us starts tomorrow with the launch of Flower from [Register or Login to view links].

In addition to current PSN exclusive hits like PixelJunk Eden, PAIN and flOw, you can look forward to several other highly anticipated games such as Flower, Noby Noby Boy, Burn Zombie Burn and The Punisher: No Mercy to name a few.

And with these exclusive blockbusters launching on a weekly basis, we'll offer the best downloadable games lineup around. A few of the titles include:

•Flower
• Noby Noby Boy
• No Gravity
• Wheel of Fortune
• Burn Zombie Burn
 

SEGA Scores Official 2010 Winter Olympics Video Game

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286w ago - After anextremely successful series of video games From The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, this exclusive license will allow SEGA to once more publish the only official interactive entertainment software titles of the world's most famous sporting event.

Press Release: THE Official VIDEO GAME OF THE VANCOUVER 2010 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES - SEGA ANNOUNCES PUBLISHING AGREEMENT

TOKYO (February 5, 2009) - SEGA Corporation today announced a worldwide agreement with International Sports Multimedia (ISM), exclusive licensee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), to once again become the sole approved video game publisher of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada.

Through this agreement, SEGA secures the sole rights to publish console, PC/Macintosh, handheld, arcade, and mobile games worldwide. Under this exclusive license, SEGA will publish a wide variety of games with Winter Sports and events including skiing, skating, and snowboard bearing the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games emblem.

"Working with SEGA has resulted in Olympic Entertainment Software achieving unparalleled success and we are delighted to support SEGA once again for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games", says Raymond Goldsmith, Chairman & CEO of ISM.

"SEGA is extremely excited...
 

Calling LittleBigPlanet Creators: Winter X Games 13 is Coming!

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289w ago - SCEA Marketing Manager Mark Valledor is calling upon LBP creators who live in or around Aspen, Colorado for the LittleBigPlanet Winter X Games 13. To quote:

We are looking for up to 3 talented LittleBigPlanet creators to join us next week for the X-GAMES (1/22-1/25) in Aspen, Colorado to create one of a kind levels side by side with real Winter X Games athletes (Not a bad way to kick off 2009!).

So if you can build some great LBP levels and have a way to meet us in Colorado, this might be up your alley. All you will need to do is meet us in Aspen next Tuesday and dedicate a few hours of your time and LBP creative juices and you will be rewarded.

Selected creators will score the following:

- Upgraded experience at Winter X Games
- A chance to meet and work with a Winter X Games athlete to help them design a LBP level for posting
- Signed Merchandise
- PS prize pack which includes PS backpack, hoodie and more!

Ok, the requirements (see below for official contest rules):

1) You need to be 18 Years or older
2) You will need your own transportation and accommodations
3) You need to be a skilled LittleBigPlanet creator to help make levels with Winter X Games athletes
4) You will need to meet us in Aspen the morning...
 
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