The Atari unit of French game publisher Infogrames announced to the surprise of many that it is selling the property rights to, as well as the studio behind, one of its most lucrative game franchises, Driver , to competitor Ubisoft, for $26 million in cash.
Sony has started bundling feature films with some of their premium Memory Stick Duos. Entertainment Packs of the one and two GB versions of the Memory Stick Duos will include a DVD with four films: XXX State of the Union, Hitch, The Grudge and S.W.A.T. The films can be unlocked and played on - and only on - a PSP.
Mark Rein, vice president of Unreal studio Epic, told a packed audience of game developers that Intel's integrated graphics is bad for the gaming industry.
EverQuest, the popular online fantasy role-playing game, is getting a new expansion pack. Sony Online Entertainment has announced "The Serpent's Spine" expansion for EverQuest which includes the first new race in three years. EverQuest fans will be able to play the Drakkin which are a curious blend of human and dragon. A new starting city, Crescent Ranch, will be included along with new higher level content.
Prey, the first person shooter that allows players to walk on walls and fight in spirit mode, is now available in stores for both the Xbox 360 and the PC. As we reported a few weeks ago Prey is based on a modified Doom 3 engine and one of the year's most widely anticipated games.
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Could World of Warcraft or Starcraft: Ghost be coming to a game console near you? Blizzard, the makers of WoW and Starcraft, is looking for an experienced console programmer. The job ad, titled Next-Gen Senior Engine Programmer, is currently on Blizzard's website.
The Xbox 360 gets its first Lord of the Rings videogame with the release of Electronic Arts' "The Battle for Middle-earth II". The company said that it has begun shipping the game to stores nationwide today and expects the game to become available for purchase on 7 July.
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