Monday, March 27, 2006

Video Game News, March 27, 2006

More Flops than Hits-Games Based on Movies
by Julie Tamaki, LA Times, 3/26/06
Movie producers and game designers have tried for decades to cash in on each other's appeal with movies based on games and with games based on movies.

Stay Alive
In theatres March 24
A group of teens find themselves in possession of a video game they soon realize that once they die in the game, they die for real.

Video Game Soundtracks to Vary
by Robert Levine, New York Times, 3/27/06
"Soundtracks to popular video games usually draw from three kinds of music: aggressive-sounding rock, aggressive-sounding rap and aggressive-sounding electronic music. . ."

Video Games Enter Download Age: Online availability can provide an alternative to buying boxed CD-ROMs
by May Wong. AP 3/25/06
"SAN JOSE - Walk into any store that sells or rents video games, and chances are you'll find only a few shelves, if any, for personal computer games amid the aisles dominated by console software."

Nintendo President Challenges Developers to Create Bold New Games

by Team, Digital Edge 3/27/06
"Interactive entertainment firm Nintendo president Satoru Iwata spoke to more than 3,500 video game developers gathered at the annual Game Developers Conference in San Jose, California a few days ago."

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