what is the relevance of the picture of a gaming PC in the link to this story? i was expecting some interesting PC hardware news or something, and i get this yarn.
GAME goes on-demand; Red Bull planning adver-games; In2Games bringing motion-sensing peripheral to PS3, Xbox 360; Cartoon Network bringing episodic content to PS3, Wii.
UK retailer offering online rentals
Whereas GameFly is broadening its game-distribution network, UK game retailer GAME will be cutting out the middleman entirely. The company is now offering on-demand PC-game rentals, through the use of France-based Metaboli online distribution service. The service comes in two tiers, with the ultimate collection currently offering a 149-game selection that includes new games for £12.95 (approximately $25.50) a month and the essential collection offering 116 games at £6.95 (approximately $13.70) a month. Both tiers offer unlimited access to their respective catalogs. The service is currently only available to UK residents.
FreeStyleGames gives wings to energy-drink-maker
With Sneak King and other Burger King classics achieving combined sales of more than 2 million within four weeks on the market, the adver-gaming space is garnering more attention. FreeStyleGames today announced it would be partnering with Red Bull to develop games featuring the energy drink. According to FreeStyleGames commercial director Chris Lee, "It's important to stress that we're working hand in hand to codevelop and design compelling, triple A titles that will be a true reflection of the Red Bull Energy Drink brand, as well as great, original gaming experiences in their own right."
Motion-sensing peripheral maker secures $14.6M
Last year, In2Games and publisher Mad Catz released Real World Golf in North America on the Xbox, PlayStation 2, and PC. While the game received middling reviews, it packed in a motion-sensing peripheral to more accurately simulate the game. In2Games is now planning to bring that tech to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and today the company announced it has secured £7.4 million (approximately $14.6 million) to see that happen. Dubbed Gametrack Fusion, the company is positioning the wireless motion-sensing technology as Sony and Microsoft's solution to Nintendo's Wii Remote. The product is slated for a fall 2007 release.
Cartoon Network promoting content on PS3, Wii
With Microsoft's Live Anywhere initiative blurring the lines between PC and console content, at least one company is following its lead. Cartoon Network New Media announced today it would be bringing Web-based game content to the PS3 and Wii. Titled Mega Series, the application was designed by AFI Digital Content Lab and provides a Web-based platform for Cartoon Network to promote shows using the Flash capabilities of each platforms respective Internet browsers. The application is designed to provide an interactive gaming element to video on-demand shows, and it will focus on episodic content.
Well actually RaiKageRyu Ronald McDonald has already shown up in video games. Ever heard of M.C. Kids?
Uh oh Nintendo didn't think it needed it's adveritisment team anymore. They better get them back with MS and Sony getting Motion Sensitive.
I am happy with my xbox 360 controller and the ps3 controller. But...the game where i can see me using a wii-mote type of controller is: Star Wars- Force Unleased.
The motion sensing device SUCKs for general games. I wouldn't invest $1 VC in the company. However, it does look like a great device to lose weight. Maybe they got $$$s from 24 Hours fitness.
"The application is designed to provide an interactive gaming element to video on-demand shows, and it will focus on episodic content." So are they giving us episodes of TV shows or games?
I was actually expecting McDonald's to make the next brand of cheap, so-so video games to sell to the masses.
I love Red Bull, the best energy drink I've ever had, and I will definately spend money on games, no matter how bad, to support my Bull
Triple A titles that will be a true reflection of the Red Bull Energy Drink...LMAO. I dont care how much money the Burger King games made they deserve one lower case a from a development stand point. The idea was ingenious
Maybe I misread your post, but you do realize the game "Cool Spot" exists, right? (SNES, Genesis, Gameboy, Game Gear)
Red Bull? Pfft. Although if you can make a game starring the 7-Up dots it might not be THAT rediculas.
Ermmm...In2Games has been doing that for way longer than the Wii. Get your facts straight. Darkwind was conceptually great, but was lousy in practise. You had two gloves which were attached to a hub on the floor by wires, which measure where your hands are in 3d space.
Interesting, I like the idea of a games company using the browsers of both the Wii and PS3 as a gaming platform for flash based games.
I can only imagine how horrible those Red Bull games will be. The BK games were great because they only cost 5 bucks. But does anybody really think these will be AAA titles?
Yeah I think I'd rather watch south park, Sealab 2021, Reno 911, Andy Milonakis, and all those other great comedy central and adult swim shows.
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