martes, mayo 30, 2006

Infospace to bring 8 new Gaming Titles to European Mobiles in 6 months
InfoSpace, Inc. (NASDAQ: INSP) a leader in mobile media announced its line up of eight innovative mobile game titles due for European release within the next six months. The titles, all developed in-house at InfoSpace, include licenses from MTV and Le Mans and a range of puzzle, sports and pub games that are set to dazzle gamers across Europe.
Sony Ericsson wins JCP Member of the Year award
Sony Ericsson has been voted as the winner of the Member of the Year category of the Java Community Process (JCP) Program's Annual Awards. The announcement was made by the JCP Program Management Office at an awards ceremony held last night during the JavaOne Conference.
GlobalFun announces "Robin Hood: Defender of Sherwood"
GlobalFun AB, a global wireless entertainment developer and publisher is pleased to announce the mobile game “Robin Hood: Defender of Sherwood”.
2 new games from Xing Mobile
Xing Mobile are proud to announce the release of Mini Golf Master 2006 in the sports range of mobile games the company produces and Jewel Digger in the classic arcade range. Both games run on over 100 of the most popular handsets and are available from Xing Mobile's distribution partners and selected aggregators worldwide.
Living Mobile releases "Tamagotchi Soccer"
Living Mobile releases Tamagotchi Soccer
Sony Ericsson reveals two new Walkman® phones: W850 and W710
Announced on May 18, 2006, both the new Sony Ericsson W850 and W710 expand the Walkman® range of mobile phones in new directions, have 2 Megapixel cameras and support Sony Ericsson's Java Platform 7 (JP-7), extending JP-6 with the addition of Advanced Multimedia Supplements (JSR 234) for enhanced camera and image handling.
Z710 EDGE clamshell phone with 2 Megapixel camera
The Sony Ericsson Z710 is a quad-band EDGE, clamshell phone, with Bluetooth™ 2.0 connectivity, external memory expandable up to 1GB with a Memory Stick Micro™ and a 2 Megapixel camera. The Z710 also supports push e-mail, Internet browsing, RSS feeds, a media player and Mobile Java™ 3D gaming.
New games in the Mobile Java 3D Game Gallery
New games in the Sony Ericsson Mobile Java 3D Game Gallery
Two New Handsets from BenQ Mobile
BenQ Mobile's has added two more handsets to its economy class. Both the design-oriented BenQ-Siemens A38 and the business-oriented BenQ-Siemens A58 with integrated Bluetooth technology offer top-class quality and optimal reliability at affordable prices. BenQ Mobile says that it has thought of everything to make life on the move more pleasant: an organizer, a large address book as well as various mobile games which are just some of the versatile features of the new A Class mobiles.

domingo, mayo 28, 2006

Mobile Music, TV and Games to Drive Mobile Entertainment Boom
Europe UK : Mobile games, music and TV & video will be worth a total of US$25.9 billion by 2011, according to forecasts from Informa Telecoms & Media released at the Mobile Entertainment Market (MEM) 2006 conference & exhibition at the Business Design centre, London.
Superscape 3D Mobile Games on Movistar Panama
HOOK, England, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Superscape Group plc (LSE: SPS) announces that two of its 3D mobile game titles are now available on the Movistar Panama network.

viernes, mayo 26, 2006

Galaga For Mobiles
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Galaga, Namco Networks, a leading publisher and developer of wireless games and content, and Sprint, the industry leader in innovative wireless entertainment services, announced the launch of an anniversary edition of the mobile game. This special version, offered exclusively to Sprint subscribers with capable wireless phones, includes the option to start the game with Dual Fighters. This is the first game utilizing Sprint’s Game Lobby to feature micro-payment technology from Motricity’s Fuel Mobile marketplace management platform.
Capcom Mobile makes acquisition
The mobile games division of Capcom USA, Capcom Mobile, said today it has acquired wireless game developer Cosmic Infinity. The Canadian company owns the rights to make mobile games based on the television game show Who Wants to Be a Millionare? in North America.
E3 2006: The Final Word on Mobile
May 24, 2006 - The grand dame of video game expositions, E3, is finally over -- but the fallout from its surprises and revelations continues to affect the industry on a daily basis. With over a week between the closing bell and now, all of the editors at IGN have enjoyed time to recover and reflect on the show. Clearly, the big stories were the unveiling of the Nintendo Wii and the big reveal on Sony's PlayStation 3 strategy. But mobile was far from lost in the sea of ink both of those video game titans were bathing in.
Study: GSM set to grow 52% in LatAm in 2006
The GSM mobile market in Latin America grew by 21% in 2005 compared to 2004, and is set to expand 52% this year, according to international consultancy RNCOS.

jueves, mayo 25, 2006

Capcom Acquires Cosmic Infinity To Expand Mobile Division
Capcom has entered into an agreement to acquire mobile game publisher and developer Cosmic Infinity Inc., a move which further strengthens Capcom's relationship with mobile carriers. Cosmic Infinity holds several mainstream entertainment licenses, including North American mobile rights for the popular Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, as well as ESPN Poker Club, Shade, and Rocket Bowl.
Going Mobile: 'Question The Answers: The Dance of the Dueling Analysts'
If you’re one of the mobile games industry’s many curious onlookers, your head must be spinning these days. M:Metrics and Telephia, two respected mobile content analysis firms, recently issued high-profile reports on the overall health of the business, and the conclusions they draw from their respective sets of data are diametrically opposed. One set of number-crunchers seems to think that the proverbial glass has gone bone-dry, while the other guys make it sound like we’re looking at a vast underground aquifer that’s started to issue geysers of money (PDF link).
"Balloon Headed Boy" Released
25th May 2006, London, UK. Morpheme, winner of multiple awards and one of the UK’s most innovative and longest established developers of mobile games, today announced its move into the Downloadable Casual Games business with the release of Balloon Headed Boy PC on
Commodore Gaming Partners with Gamefederation to Offer Connected Mobile Games in Retail
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands --(Business Wire)-- May 24, 2006 -- Commodore Gaming B.V. and the connected gaming technology provider, Gamefederation, have announced a partnership to develop and distribute connected mobile games through a revolutionary digital retail download system which was demonstrated at the recent E3 Games Convention.
'Mobile games should address vulnerability' says Hawkins
Earlier this week, EA founder and 3DO visionary Trip Hawkins featured heavily in a lengthy New York Times article about mobile entertainment. At every stage of his dramatic rollercoaster career, Trip could always be relied upon for a soundbite, and he's good value here, discussing his latest company, mobile game developer, Digital Chocolate.
New 3G Sony Ericsson Phone for Vodafone
Europe UK : Sony Ericsson announced the V630i a mobile phone designed for use exclusively with Vodafone. The V630i uses its 3G capabilities to deliver mobile phone, music and multimedia applications at high speed and superb quality.
Samsung Z320i 3G Phone Review
Mobile internet phenomenon i-mode has gone ballistic in Japan but here in the UK, it’s only just getting underway. Is the flagship Samsung Z320i going to kick-start the UK revolution? We take a look.
2GB Memory Cards for Mobile Phones
Toshiba has announced an expanded line-up of large capacity miniSD memory cards with the introduction of a 2GB capacity card which can be used in mobile phones. The new Toshiba-branded miniSD card will be available from mid-June 2006. At just 20.0mm x 21.5mm x 1.4mm, the miniSD card is much smaller than a standard SD memory card. Its primary application is mobile devices with miniSD slots, although it can also be used in standard SD card memory slots through the use of a suitable adapter.

martes, mayo 23, 2006

The Muppet Show for your mobile phone
Living Mobile released Muppets Dance Show including Kermit, Miss Piggy and all the rest of the stuffed animal crew.
VisualMedia releases "Mighty Wizard"
Russian game studio VisualMedia announced the release of arcade puzzle game Mighty Wizard . This game sucessfully continues traditions of "sokoban" type games.
JavArt releases "Office Survivors - The Revenge of the Boss"
JavArt is proud to present its latest release Office Survivors - The Revenge of the Boss.
DESTINY makes smart-phones buzz with 3D action
Mobile game developers Black Bull Studios announces the release of its first Symbian game called DESTINY. News of the game has been circulating since the company revealed its presence in the mobile gaming market last February, 2006.
EA unveils Line-Up of Wireless Titles
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced its mobile roster on this year's E3. EA's dynamic lineup of wireless titles were shown at EA's booth 1000 in the South hall. The company debuted Orcs & Elves™, id Software's new intellectual property, created exclusively for mobile phones by Fountainhead Entertainment .
UFT revisits MEM
Concurrently with celebrating its first anniversary, UFT plans to once again take part in Mobile Entertainment Market - an international forum to take place in London on May 24-25, 2006.
Red Herring magazine’s Internet news briefs for the week of May 22, 2006.
Alexey Pazhitnov, the Russian programmer who invented Tetris when Mikhail Gorbachev was still in the Kremlin, has probably long since stopped being surprised at the enduring popularity of his simple and addictive video game. But news that Tetris is the most popular game on American mobile phones some two decades after it first emerged from a government lab in the crumbling Soviet Union is stark evidence that innovation in mobile gaming in the United States has been surprisingly disappointing (see Tetris Still Tops Phone Games).
Guppy Games Launches Stick Fighter Fury on Hutch
BELLEVUE, Wash., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Guppy Games, international mobile games developer and publisher, announced today the launch of Stick Fighter Fury on India's leading cellular service provider, Hutch.
Stick Fighter Fury is a thrilling mission-based kung fu adventure in which you take your revenge on the evil Shadow Clan, who have kidnapped your bride and taken her to their hidden temple. The game recently received an Editor's Choice award and 2005 Best Wireless Fighting Game Runner Up Award from
Sports-Stuff Signs World-Class Poker Pros Huck Seed and Paul Darden
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 22, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Inc. (Pink Sheets:SSUF) (Frankfurt:S5F), a publisher and distributor of SMS alerts, mobile web sites, ringtones and mobile video games for the sports and entertainment industry, announced today that it has acquired the exclusive wireless rights for poker pros, Huck Seed and Paul "The Truth" Darden.
Cellular South Launches Superscape Mobile Games
Superscape Group plc (LSE: SPS) announces that seven of its titles are now available to consumers on the Cellular South network. Cellular South is one of the USA's largest privately held wireless companies.
Electronic Arts Staying Mobile
Sales and earnings at the video-game software giant have slipped amid a rough transition to new game technology. Meanwhile, the company has delayed a number of key titles and drawn mediocre reviews on others.
KDDI, Sony To Sell Walkman-Brand Mobile Phone
TOKYO -(Dow Jones)- KDDI Corp. said Monday it will start selling mobile telephone handsets with built-in "Walkman" music players made by Sony Corp. in late June.
Motorola Q Handset Launch Confirmed
The USA based, Verizon Wireless has finally confirmed that the highly anticipated Motorola Q will be available starting on May 31. The Moto Q -- which runs Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 software -- delivers a mobile experience in an all-in-one handheld device that combines the reliability of a great phone, personal productivity capabilities, powerful enterprise connectivity and entertainment in a thin and stylish form factor. The Moto Q also utilizes Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess network to send and receive data.

lunes, mayo 22, 2006

New Games Play to Widening Demographic
Video games are a stereotypically male market, but the gaming audience has been quietly expanding to include additional consumers, particularly women. (Pictured, a screen from the casual wireless game "Word Heaven.")
GN Wireless Podcast
May 19, 2006 - Welcome to the very first IGN Wireless podcast, broadcast straight outta Portland, Oregon. Site editor-in-chief Levi Buchanan kicks things off by evaluating mobile gaming at this year's massive E3, including observations on Microsoft's Live Anywhere plans and the return of Nokia's N-Gage. (He even sneaks in a defense of the original N-Gage...) Following that, Levi lets you know whether or not you should be downloading the new mobile games based off The Da Vinci Code.
DoCoMo Mandating GSM in all Japanese Handsets
Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper has reported that DoCoMo plans to be Japan's first cell phone operator to have all of its handset models compatible with GSM networks, to enable easier roaming for travellers. The report, citing unnamed sources said that suppliers will have two years before all handsets sold by the operator would mandate GSM capabilities.
China Mobile Adds 4.33 Million Users in April Vs 4.30 Million in March
HONG KONG -(Dow Jones)- China Mobile (Hong Kong), the largest mobile carrier in China in terms of subscribers, said Friday it added 4.33 million customers in April, up from 4.30 million new subscribers in March.
Global Mobile Subscriptions to Exceed 2.6bn by Year End 2006
Pyramid Research estimates there will be 2.6 billion mobile subscribers worldwide by year-end 2006, up from 2.3 billion in 2005. Between 2006 and 2010, it expects total mobile subscribers to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.7%, topping 3.5 billion by year-end 2010. The number of mobile subscribers will top the 3 billion mark during late 2007/ early 2008.

viernes, mayo 19, 2006

Official FIFA World Cup Mobile Application Preview Posted
For the first time in the history of the World Cup football fans will be able to follow the World Cup on their phones through a rich graphical experience. After a free mobile download from the official FIFA World Cup site, users will be able to follow every match with real time play-by-play information, live commentary, up to the second scores, and football news. Something free? I can’t believe it but its true.
Sony Ericsson Wins JCP Member of the Year Award
May 18, 2006, JavaOne 2006, San Francisco - Sony Ericsson has been voted as the winner of the Member of the Year category of the Java Community Process (JCP) Program's Annual Awards. The announcement was made by the JCP Program Management Office at an awards ceremony held last night during the JavaOne Conference.
Sony Ericsson’s First GSM / 3G Slider Mobile Phone
Europe UK : The evolution of Sony Ericsson’s successful Walkman® phone range takes another step forward today with the announcement of the UMTS enabled W850. Sony Ericsson’s first GSM/UMTS ‘slider’, the W850 has been uniquely combined with a full horizontal mode camera experience and the latest Walkman® player 2.0 for easy music download.
Fuel Cells for Mobile Phones
Samsung is investing in Fuel Cells for its mobile phones, after the company signed an exclusive agreement with Fuel Cell developer, MTI Micro. Mobion, MTI Micro�s patented direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) technology, has been chosen to power a series of prototypes designed for Samsung's mobile phone and mobile phone accessories.
Report: LatAm mobile users up 33%, but no VAS growth
The number of mobile users in Latin America grew 33% in 2005 compared to 2004, but users have yet to increase adoption of value added services, which represent the largest revenues for operators, according to a new study by Fitch Ratings.
Telmex to launch fixed wireless services in 4Q06
The Peruvian unit of Mexican telephony giant Telmex plans to launch fixed wireless services in Lima and Callao in the fourth quarter of 2006.
Claro ends "1 real" handset promotion
Brazilian mobile operator Claro ended its 1 real (US$0.45) promotion for handsets on May 16, Claro said in a press release. Claro launched the promotion, valid only for the Nokia 6101, Motorola V191 and LG C1100 models, in a bid to rapidly increase the client base.
Telcel launches TV over mobile
Mexico's largest mobile operator Telcel has launched TV over mobile services for postpaid clients with select handsets, the company said in a statement.
Four New Handsets from Sony Ericsson
Sony Ericsson has announced four new handsets. The evolution of Sony Ericsson's successful Walkman phone range takes another step forward today with the announcement of the UMTS enabled W850.

jueves, mayo 18, 2006

World Cup Football Fun For Your Phone
London, UK, May 18th. Your mobile phone is your new best friend for world cup 2006.
8 Bit Games today launched a brand new site for mobile phone owners, which puts the whole world cup in the palm of your hand.
QUALCOMM Takes BREW 2006 to the Next Level With Addition of Telecom Italia and Sprint
SAN DIEGO, May 18 -- QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced that executives from leading operators, Telecom Italia and Sprint are set to speak at the BREW 2006 Conference, which already features a roster of more than 90 sponsors and exhibitors from all realms of the wireless industry and all corners of the globe. This year's conference takes place May 31-June 2 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. Following a year of notable milestones, deployments and success for the BREW(R) solution and the worldwide BREW community, the conference promises to deliver a distinct perspective on the progress of data services, as well as potential new trends within the industry.
Win Win Gaming Subsidiary Pixiem Enters Exclusive Licensing Agreement with Yamaha Motor Corporation; Pixiem to Produce Wireless Games and WAP Portal for Yamaha Vehicles
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)-- May 17, 2006 -- Win Win Gaming, Inc. (OTCBB:WNWN) wholly owned subsidiary Pixiem, Inc. entered into an exclusive licensing agreement to develop wireless games and a Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) portal for Yamaha Motor Corporation.
Hands on with InfoSpace's mobile games
InfoSpace was madly busy at E3 last week, announcing eight new games that you may have already read about on Pocket Gamer. Time pressures stopped me from playing all of them, but I managed to get my hands on four for starters.
Sony Ericsson K800i 3G Phone Review
Sony Ericsson must surely be hoping its new Cyber-shot camera phone range follows in the footsteps of its mega-successful Walkman music phones series. But has the K800i got the pixel-power to clean up?
SmartTrust looks south for LatAm growth
US mobile services company SmartTrust expects sales in Latin America to grow 20% this year, mostly boosted by sales in the recently created Spanish South America region, SmartTrust regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Alexander Dannias, told BNamericas.

miércoles, mayo 17, 2006

Funmobile releases "Extreme Powerboat"
Funmobile, a leading mobile entertainment developer and messaging service provider, introduces a furious racing featured with famed waterways in the world, Extreme Powerboat as a tribute to the coming summer.
LivingMobile releases "Sudden Strike"
Sudden Strike Mobile Edition – the exciting strategy game is now available for cell phones. Prove your skills on land, at sea and in the air.
Xing Mobile releases "Slam Dunk Basketball 2006"
Xing Mobile releases "Slam Dunk Basketball 2006"
The WilliamsF1 Team goes mobile with Sports Telecom
The WilliamsF1 Team and Finnish mobile service and brand licensing company, Sports Telecom, have signed a licensing agreement for mobile phone games. The WilliamsF1 Team branded mobile phone games will be launched later this year.
Impossible s.r.o. to release new Oskar 3
Impossible has completely redesigned the game system and so Oskar 3 comes dressed in a full featured isometrical 3D engine that let´s you interact with most of the objects.
Multiplayer gaming community launches at Sonera SurfPort
Amsterdam based Ex Machina, together with TeliaSonera Finland is launching an exclusively mobile multiplayer and community gaming portal.
MobilityZone Ltd introduces "Michael Owen’s World Cup!"
MobilityZone Ltd, a mobile phone content provider & developer, announced the release of the official branded game for mobile handsets based on the amazing English striker – Michael Owen!.
FISHLABS pitches “Blades & Magic” World’s first 3D Fantasy MMORPG For Mobile Devices At E3
FISHLABS, a leading developer of premium 3D mobile games, pitches “Blades & Magic”, the world’s first 3D fantasy MMORPG for mobile devices, with a first playable to leading publishers at E3 in Los Angeles, Ca. USA. Blades and Magic™ is the world’s first 3D MMORPG for mobile devices. In a huge authentic fantasy world players have to choose their favourite character and fight against various NPCs like orgs, demons etc. or other players from all over the world. While they travel across the land and battle their way up as reckless warriors or mighty magicians, they earn experience and money to improve their skills and weapons.
Xing Mobile releases "Super Nanat Xplozion"
New from Xing Mobile: Super Nanat Xplozion
Motorola Calls for easier Java in Handsets
Motorola has announced a new initiative aimed at encouraging greater unification of Java technology for the mobile industry. The company says that it will open source its Java test framework and sample test cases and will develop the reference implementation and compliance tests for Motorola-lead JSRs such as the Mobile Information Device Profiles (MIDP) 3.0 specification.
The N-Gage at E3 2006 - Machiavellia Would Be Proud
I spoke recently about Nokia and the slow emergence of the next generation of mobile gaming. At that point, the Nseries devices had one or two custom N-Gage games in the ROM. Nokia have put on a strong showing at this week’s E3 gadget-porn exhibition conference. Still proudly showing off the N-Gage brand, Nokia have brought a number of impressive titles to Lon Angeles.
Superscape 2D and 3D Mobile Games Launch on nTELOS
SAN CLEMENTE, California, May 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Superscape Group plc (LSE:SPS - News) announces that twenty-three of its 2D and 3D mobiles games are now available on the nTELOS network.
World's First Mobile Provider to Broadcast Real-time TV Over 3G Network
ASIA Hong Kong : PCCW mobile announced it has become the world's first mobile provider to broadcast real-time TV over its 3G network, using Cell Multimedia Broadcast technology.

martes, mayo 16, 2006

Mobile games publishers pressured to merge
HELSINKI (Reuters) - An increasing number of cell phone models and rising costs are pushing publishers of mobile games to merge, a senior official at closely held games company Digital Chocolate said.
Casual games get serious
You'd have theaters packed with young men, but people who'd rather steer away from action flicks, including many women, would find something else to occupy their time. That's basically the problem the video game industry has had--until recently.
Five Final Fantasy games lead Square Enix's invasion of mobile phones
When the publisher of some of the world's most loved and respected games start to go crazy for a gaming device, you know the format is about to explode. It's what happened to the PlayStation all those years ago, and it's what didn't even slightly happen for the dear departed Gizmondo.
Nokia cellphones play more and better games
The camera market was the first to feel the pressure from increasingly sophisticated Nokia camera phones, now manufacturers of portable gaming devices are starting to feel the pressure as Nokia launches a new gaming software platform for its multimedia cellphones and tie up with a leading games developer.
Nokia has launched the gaming platform with six new games and has announced that games developer, Taito, will begin publishing connected mobile gaming content for Nokia's SNAP (Scaleable Network Application Package) mobile platform for the connected Java mobile gaming community.
Hands on with Abandon Mobile
It wasn't all about the big mobile games publishers at E3. The smaller US-based Abandon Mobile was showing two intriguing games that have already been released over there, and they'll hopefully get an outing on this side of the pond too.

lunes, mayo 15, 2006

3G Americas Updates Java(TM) Technical Recommendations for Handsets
US :3G Americas announced an update of the 3G Americas Java Technical Recommendations for handsets to further interoperability and drive content development. The overall goal of the recommendations by 3G Americas is to establish a Java technology-based platform that focuses on the specific needs of operators, device OEMs, and Java application developers through improved capabilities of Java technology that can be implemented into future devices. The update corresponds to the previously released 2005 recommendations from 3G Americas and provides for consistency with the recently updated requirements of the subset of JSR 248 (MSA Sub-set 1.0).
Celebrating today’s first-time launch on wireless phones of Super PAC-MANTM, the super sequel to PAC-MAN®, Namco Networks, a leading publisher and developer of wireless games and content, and Sprint (NYSE: S), the industry leader in innovative wireless entertainment services, announced plans to give away a 2006 Volkswagen Beetle customized with a Super PAC-MAN theme.
Tetris still tops mobile games
A study released May 8 found that Electronic Arts' "Tetris" was the most downloaded game to cell phones, followed by EA's "Bejeweled," according to the Seattle research firm M:Metrics.
TEM: LatAm operations now represent 50% of total revenues
Spain's Telefónica Móviles saw its Latin American revenues grow 35% in the first quarter compared to 1Q05, reaching 2.17bn euros (US$2.78bn), TEM said in a statement.

viernes, mayo 12, 2006

Sennari’s Award Winning PrizePlay Proves to be Mobile Game of Choice With Over 200,000 Games Played
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON - - An acre of the Moon, gift certificates to Virgin® Megastores and a tours of football grounds, are just a few prizes that Vodafone and T-Mobile users in the UK are winning just by playing Sennari’s new PrizePlay mobile games. First released in the UK, the mobile game collection has reached a download milestone; surpassing 200,000 games played with over 20,000,000 Bling points, awarded to date.
EA looks to spend its way through time of transition
In a games industry becoming fragmented by different console generations and the growth of mobile, handheld and online gaming, Electronic Arts is the only company with the arsenal to take on all the risks and opportunities of the new landscape.
Japan hooked on mobile games
Japanese mobile phone firms are using games to cling on to fickle customers as competition intensifies, market watchers have reported.
Namco Networks and Sprint Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Galaga with Dual Fighter Mode; New Game to Debut Using Motricity's Micro-Payment Technology
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 10, 2006--In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Galaga, Namco Networks, a leading publisher and developer of wireless games and content, and Sprint (NYSE:S), the industry leader in innovative wireless entertainment services, announced the launch of an anniversary edition of the mobile game. This special version, offered exclusively to Sprint subscribers with capable wireless phones, includes the option to start the game with Dual Fighters. This is the first game utilizing Sprint's Game Lobby to feature micro-payment technology from Motricity's Fuel Mobile marketplace management platform.
Tecmo® Mobile Announces Retro and 3D Titles
LOS ANGELES, Calif. May 10, 2006 — Global wireless game publisher Tecmo® Mobile announced at the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo that a strong blend of retro and 3D titles will be attacking their way onto mobile devices throughout the year. Tecmo® has a deep passion for bringing top quality titles to all major console systems and this attitude is translated seamlessly in Tecmo® Mobile's enthusiasm for bringing first-class games into the mobile space. Tecmo Bowl and Ninja Gaiden are currently featured across all major US carriers covering all major devices and Tecmo's mobile division is hard at work to bring other Tecmo classics to all 2D and 3D devices throughout 2006.
N-Gage | E3 2006
It has been a crazy day here in the N-Gage Arena! We have had contests, prize give aways and massive amounts of people flowing through the N-Gage booth. Word on the streets is that Nokia is killing it here at E3! We even ended day 2 with an all out dance party. Stick around party people because the fun never stops here in the N-Gage Arena!

jueves, mayo 11, 2006

Scene It?(R) the DVD Game(TM) Goes Mobile
SAN JOSE, Calif.-- May 10, 2006-- Namco Networks, a leading publisher and developer of wireless games and content, today announced plans to bring top-selling Scene It? Movie Edition and Scene It? TV Edition DVD games to mobile phones through a partnership with Screenlife, LLC, the pioneer of the booming DVD game industry.
Get Your Game on in the Game Lobby from Sprint; Gamers have gone wild for the Game Lobby from Sprint with 1.3 million members since its launch in 2004
Sprint (NYSE:S), the industry leader in innovativewireless entertainment services, and AirG, the global leader inpowering social networking on mobile phones, have opened the GameLobby Lounge (GLL) as an enhancement to the Game Lobby from Sprint,which is powered by Motricity. The GLL, powered by AirG, is theworld's first social network that exclusively targets mobile gamersand provides a revolutionary new way for users to communicate in realtime and share game tips and reviews.
EA Mobile Led Mobile Games Downloads in the US for First Quarter of 2006, Says MMetrics
M:Metrics released rankings of mobile game titles and publishers for the first quarter of 2006. In the U.S., the measurement firm found that EA Mobile was the clear leader, with a 28.8 percent market share of downloads. EA Mobile is followed by Glu Mobile (including iFone branded titles), with 9.9 percent share of downloads, and Gameloft, with 9.1 percent. M:Metrics also ranked mobile game titles by download frequency and mobile games consumption highlights for Germany, the U.K. and the U.S.
More mobile games on the way
After the super duper success of the Sholay mobile game, Bollywood is about to go haywire with a whole host of new cell-phone thrillers.
THQ Wireless E3 featured games include Star Wars, The Sopranos Poker and NFL Football 2007
THQ Wireless E3 featured games include Star Wars, The Sopranos Poker and NFL Football 2007
E3: Location-Based Mobile Games On The Up?
If you’re not in the Met’s elite SO19 firearms unit, chances are you don’t get to run around London shooting random strangers. But in the US, subscribers to MVNO Amp’d Mobile will soon be popping virtual caps in each others’ asses with a new location-based game called PhoneTag.
Nokia announces Gameloft collaboration and showcases new games
Nokia has unveiled its mobile gaming strategy at the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), showcasing its first range of next generation games and announcing a collaboration with Gameloft to develop games available to Nokia device owners.
Sporty New Handset from Nokia
Nokia has shown off a new "sports" phone, the Nokia 5500 Sport. The triband Nokia 5500 Sport (GSM 900/1800/1900) is scheduled to sprint into stores during the summer (3rd quarter) of 2006 and is expected to retail for around 300 EUR before taxes and subsidies.
Mobile Game Purchases Jump Over 50%
With the first day of E3 under way, Telephia reports that mobile game sales continue to show strong performance during the first quarter of 2006, with wireless consumers buying more than 8.2 million games on their phones in March, up 53% from since January 2006. The number of unique mobile game buyers also jumped significantly, surging 44% from nearly 3.5 million in January to five million in March, despite other recent reports that show idle growth.
Top 10 Handset Sales in April
The Swedish manufacturer of carrying cases for portable electronics, Krusell, has released their "Top 10" list for April 2006. The list is based upon the number of pieces of model specific mobile phone cases that have been ordered from Krusell during April 2006. Krusell's list is unique due to the fact that it reflects the sales of mobile phones on six continents and in more than 50 countries around the globe.

miércoles, mayo 10, 2006

Greystripe Launches AdWRAP - The First Mobile In-Game Advertising Network
LOS ANGELES ­ May 10th, 2006 - On the heels of the 2006 E3, Greystripe Inc. is proud to launch AdWRAP, the first mobile in-game advertising network in North America, and has signed deals with major advertisers looking to target this emerging market -- Zagat Survey, Modtones, and GPShopper.
THQ Wireless Announces E3 Line-Up
AGOURA HILLS, Calif., May 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- THQ Wireless
Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI), today announced that several
of its key franchises will be on display at this year's Electronic
Entertainment Expo (E3). Featured games include Star Wars(R) Imperial Ace,
The Sopranos(R) Poker, games based on major sports leagues including NFL
Football 2007, as well as new games based on THQ console property Saints
Row(TM) and a sequel to the top selling Destroy All Humans!(TM). These
titles and others will be available for demo in THQ booth #1324 in the
South Hall of the LA Convention Center May 10-12.
E3 06: Square Enix announces trio of Final Fantasy XIII games
LOS ANGELES--Today, Square Enix kicked off E3 week in style with a preshow press conference at the Los Angeles Palladium. The venerable concert venue has hosted decades of blockbuster shows, so it was a fitting location for Square Enix to fire its own triple bombshell.
Nokia Unveils First Range of Next Generation Mobile Games
LOS ANGELES, California, May 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nokia (NYSE: NOK - News) showcases its first range of next generation mobile games at the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Visitors to the Nokia N-Gage booth are the first to experience demos of the new games coming to a range of Nokia Nseries multimedia computers and other Nokia S60 devices, including: Creatures of the Deep, ONE, Pocket Aces, Pro Series Golf, Space Impact and System Rush: Evolution.
Microsoft bringing Xbox Live to mobile games
Just when you thought mobile gaming was the one place you could get away from the world's most powerful computer company, Bill Gates turns up at the E3 games conference in Los Angeles to explain that Microsoft is bringing its Xbox Live functionality to mobile phones.

martes, mayo 09, 2006

I-play opens Gates for FMX-II’s Race onto Mobile
I-play, the mobile entertainment company, announced the launch of Freestyle Moto-X II , the Motocross title described as ‘answering the prayers’ of mobile games enthusiasts by industry’s critics. FMX-II is launching across I-play’s global distribution network of over 100 carrier partners, to a potential subscriber base of one billion mobile gamers.
Verizon Wireless selects New Wider than Game Titles for Get It Now
WiderThan (NASDAQ: WTHN), a leading global provider of integrated mobile entertainment solutions for wireless carriers, and Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless service provider in the United States, announced that Verizon Wireless will expand its Get It Now® games with WiderThan’s Crazyball and CubeTrix mobile games.
Inlogic introduces "Footballz"
Inlogic software, independent mobile games developer, has introduced a new game called "FootBallz". FootBallz is an unconventional logic and action variation to the most popular teamsport.
M:Metrics: What Ails the Mobile Games Industry?
With E3 on the horizon, mobile gaming finds itself in the spotlight, with even Paris Hilton getting into the game. But despite Hilton’s proclamation that, “mobile gaming is hot right now,” the audience for downloaded mobile games is stagnating. M:Metrics, the mobile market authority, has found that pricing, choice and lack of interest were the top reasons cited by players of downloaded games in the U.S., U.K. and Germany as the reasons they did not buy another game in the month of March.
Living Mobile releases RPG-Games in series
The spell has finally been vanquished! Living Mobile, a leading developer of mobile games, is warring against the ebb of role playing games. The release of Beyblade GRevolution, the first of the announced games makes one thing clear for every fan: It was worth waiting!
Mobilezone and Amiga introduce Amiga Content across Brazilian Digital Devices
Mobilezone and Amiga bring AmigaAnwhere™ applications to Mobilezone’s customers worldwide. Now, visitors to can purchase their favorite Amiga content for their Microsoft Windows PCs, Smartphones, and PDAs. Amiga’s innovative technology allows mobile users to take advantage of emerging technologies such as media storage cards and U3 mobile storage devices.
Tendbeyond releases "Xray" for Symbian S60
Following on the success of our forward absorbing action game: Xsnake, Tendbeyond launched another challenging action game Xray.
Xing Mobile releases "Bubu Kong"
Following the PC version published by Xing Interactive the mobile games division of the company has released Bubu Kong for mobile phones. Inspired by the popular 1980s arcade classic Bubu Kong presents mobile gamers with frantic platform action. Super Nanat has to rescue his girlfriend Alyssa from the clutches of their once-cute-pet-gone-berserk Bubu Kong. Unravel the plot!
Alten8 Phone releases Office Zombies, Opals Quest and Eternitys Child
Alten8 is pleased to announce that Opals Quest, Eternitys Child , and the replacement for Office Massacre , the reworked Office Zombies , are now all live on various networks across the globe. These games are also on sale also through the ClickGamer.Com portal , and will be on numerous other portals and carriers.
Tetris Still Tops Phone Games
Signaling that the much-hyped U.S. mobile game industry is lacking a dose of innovation, a study released Monday found that Tetris, a game that became popular almost two decades ago, is the most downloaded game on cell phones, among a list of traditional games like Solitaire, Poker, and Pac-Man.
Helio Nabs Digital Chocolate Games
New youth-focused mobile service Helio will be carrying 25 mobile games from award winning developer Digital Chocolate.
Bollywood films fuels mobile gaming industry
NEW DELHI: Hollywood blockbusters like 'Star wars' , 'King Kong' , 'The Incredibles' have all been made into computer games. Not to be outdone, the desi film industry is now designing mobile games based on popular Bollywood films.

lunes, mayo 08, 2006

Nokia N80 : Best Mobile Imaging Device 2006
Europe : Nokia revealed that the Nokia N80 multimedia computer has been voted the Best Mobile Imaging Device in Europe 2006 by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), the largest photo and imaging press association in Europe.
3G Operator 3 Announces FIFA World Cup Programming
Europe UK : 3, the mobile media company, announces its programming package for the 2006 FIFA World Cup™, including made-for-mobile TV shows and fast-turnaround match highlights.
One out of Four European Mobile Users Replace Their Phone Every Year
US : Twenty-seven percent of European mobile users replace their cell phones every year, according to Telephia, the leading provider of performance measurement information to the mobile industry. This rate increases by more than twofold after 24 months, with roughly 60 percent of Europeans buying new phones by the two year mark. Telephia's Q1 2006 European Subscriber and Device Report (ESDR) shows that new phone purchases take place most often during the end of contracts, with heavy purchase rates occurring during the 12, 24 and 36 month periods.
Hard Drives in Mobile Phones Could Spell the End for Portable MP3 Players
US : Mobile phones offering generous data storage, enabled by small hard drives with ever-greater capacities, may soon allow the cellular handset to rival or surpass the portable MP3 player as the mass market mobile music device of choice.

domingo, mayo 07, 2006

The 3Cs of mobile games – “Casual”, “Consumers” and “Community”
(PRLEAP.COM) Casual games built on a positive consumer experience and community. These are the 3 cornerstones of mobile games growth according to findings of Wireless World Forum’s mobile games Executive Research Panel– a group of over 20 senior mobile games executives who have contributed to the “Developing and Marketing Casual Mobile Games” report published today.
Is your mom the future of mobile games?
(PRLEAP.COM) Although 177 million consumers will download titles in 2006, the growth of the $1.6 billion mobile games industry is beginning to slow. At the heart of the slowdown is a need to evolve the sector from focusing on young male core-gamers to older female casual consumers.
Consumers Bemoan Mobile Games Selection and Pricing
With E3 on the horizon, mobile gaming finds itself in the spotlight, with even Paris Hilton getting into the game. But despite Hilton's proclamation that, "mobile gaming is hot right now," the audience for downloaded mobile games is stagnating. M:Metrics has found that pricing, choice and lack of interest were the top reasons cited by players of downloaded games in the US, UK and Germany as the reasons they did not buy another game in the month of March.

sábado, mayo 06, 2006

Q&A: id's John Carmack on Mobile Development
Earlier today, Electronic Arts announced Orcs and Elves, the second cell phone game to be developed simultaneously by Fountainhead Entertainment and id Software co-owner and technical director John Carmack. The game is a follow-up to last year's Doom RPG, using what is essentially the same pseudo-3D environment, coupled with turn-based play.
Superscape's Donald Wisniewski on 3D Mobile Gaming
3D gaming on mobile phones is quickly becoming more commonplace. In this Mobile Focus column Superscape Senior Vice President of Publishing Donald Wisniewski talks about the challenges and opportunities in producing 3D mobile titles.
M:Metrics: What Ails the Mobile Games Industry?
SEATTLE, WA and LONDON -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/02/2006 -- With E3 on the horizon, mobile gaming finds itself in the spotlight, with even Paris Hilton getting into the game. But despite Hilton's proclamation that, "Mobile gaming is hot right now," the audience for downloaded mobile games is stagnating.
Impossible s.r.o. to release GOLD versions of YERS and Lords of Chaos
Impossible s.r.o. to release GOLD versions of it´s real-time strategy games YERS and Lords of the Chaos.
Breakpoint presents "Kakuro"
Tetsuo's back... with a calculator! After the success of his last experiment with Sudoku, he's continuing his research into logical thinking. For his next experiment he's using Kakuro, the Sudoku for people who can count. And so, once again, your brain is put to the test. Can it meet the challenge?
iTAGG launches content delivery platform and signs 8bit Games Ltd.
iTAGG has launched a content delivery platform and signed award winning mobile games company 8Bit Games as its first customer.
New from Xing Mobile: Dig Dog Out
In the range of arcade games Xing Mobile is launching throughout 2006 a new game called "Dig Dog Out". You have to help Rex the Dog to dig up bones and other doggy treats around the garden. Watch out though for the bad dogs, bombs and other harmful things that make life as a dog... well... a dog's life...
Handjoy 's "JumpMania" is ready for release
Jump Mania is brand new arcade game with puzzle elements from Handjoy. Your goal is very simple - get with your ball from start to the end and collect all available tokens. But it may be very difficult sometimes! In 50+ amazing levels there is a lot of traps such as mines, gilotines, disappearing islands, lethal spikes, teleports etc. and you have to go through them. Game also features 3 different environments (sunny islands, icy islands, lava islands), fully animated backgrounds, a lot of special effects (whirling dust, explosions) and excellent sounds fx and music. Will you be the one who beat all odd worlds of JumpMania ?
Magic Mobile, new Mobile Phone Game Company launched
iEntertainment Network, (, a publisher of online titles and the award-winning developer of the World Famous WarBirds TotalSims series, announced that a new division iMagic Mobile has been launched to bring massively multiplayer, networked gaming to the Mobile Phone Gaming market.
i-Free launches new products in India
i-Free, Russia's leader in mobile value added services* with ambitious international business development plans, has introduced its new mobile phone videos and animation clips to India's mobile content market. i-Free's entire portfolio of trendy mobile content products is now available in India.
NBC’s "The Office" gets Fun with a New Mobile Phone Game
Indiagames will launch this initiative with The Office Games mobile game that will bring petty behavior and zero productivity to the mobile handset. Developed solely in-house, the game will feature groundbreaking cubical game-play that will allow players to participate in a variety of different mini-games including Wastekeball, Paper-Football (Hateball), Table-Top Golf, Office Paper War and more – everything Michael Scott would not approve of!

viernes, mayo 05, 2006

I-play Opens Gates for FMX-II’s Race Onto Mobile
London, UK & San Mateo, CA – May 4, 2006: I-play, the mobile entertainment company, today announced the launch of FMX-II, the Motocross title described as ‘answering the prayers’ of mobile games enthusiasts by industry’s critics. FMX-II is launching across I-play’s global distribution network of over 100 carrier partners, to a potential subscriber base of one billion mobile gamers.
3 opens games portal to advertisers
3 has launched a new section of ad inventory targeted at mobile games companies, as the mobile network operator revamps its advertising strategy.
Electronic Entertainment Expo 2006 Exhibitor Profiles
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 4, 2006--The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3Expo) 2006 takes place May 10 - 12, 2006 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. For in-depth information about the event visit
Wireless Games Coming To Vegas 2.0?
(AP) The company that led a 2005 legislative effort to allow wireless gambling in Nevada won a recommendation from regulators for licensing needed to market its hand-held, mobile gambling devices in the state.

jueves, mayo 04, 2006

ATI And Nokia Begin Strategic Mobile Game Relationship
Representatives from graphics chip firm ATI Technologies and cellphone giant Nokia have announced a new long-term strategic relationship to create new portable multimedia development tools and promote open standards within the industry.
Global Wireless Community Gearing Up for the BREW 2006 Conference, May 31 - June 2 in San Diego
SAN DIEGO, May 4 -- QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced the agenda of speakers from more than 45 companies for the BREW 2006 Conference, to be held May 31-June 2 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. Centered on this year's theme of "BREW Your Way," BREW 2006 will focus on the creativity, flexibility and revenue-generating opportunities the BREW solution enables for companies around the world. This year's conference features an expanded series of business and technical sessions led by BREW experts, industry insight from some of the most successful members of the wireless value chain and an up close look at the BREW solution, including uiOne(TM), deliveryOne(TM) and marketOne(TM).
I-play Opens Gates for FMX-II’s Race Onto Mobile
London, UK & San Mateo, CA – May 4, 2006: I-play, the mobile entertainment company, today announced the launch of FMX-II, the Motocross title described as ‘answering the prayers’ of mobile games enthusiasts by industry’s critics. FMX-II is launching across I-play’s global distribution network of over 100 carrier partners, to a potential subscriber base of one billion mobile gamers.
Planet Region and Celestial Maze published by MOffY
MOffY announces two new published games by RGS game. The two latest titles are "The Final Illusion-Planet Region" and "Little Whity Adventure-Celestial Maze".
Electronic Arts Announces Upcoming Mobile Games
Electronic Arts Inc. made public its series of upcoming mobile games that the company will be presenting at EA's booth 1000 in the South hall at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), taking place in Los Angeles, May 10 - 12, 2006.
Mexico's America Movil Upgrades '06 Subscriber Outlook By 2 Million
MEXICO CITY -(Dow Jones)- Mexican wireless phone company America Movil on Wednesday raised its 2006 new subscriber target by 2 million customers and affirmed its capital expenditure plan.

miércoles, mayo 03, 2006

Win Win Gaming Subsidiary Pixiem Launches Wimbledon 2006 Mobile Game in United Kingdom; New Game Features Add Increased Playability
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 2, 2006--Win Win Gaming, Inc. (OTCBB:WNWN) wholly owned subsidiary Pixiem, Inc. announced the launch of its Wimbledon 2006 tennis championship mobile phone game in the United Kingdom (U.K.) through major mobile carriers. Additional launches are planned for other markets in Europe and the United States in the near future.
Carmack bitten, smitten by mobile bug
id Software founder follows up success of Doom RPG with original title for mobile phones; teams with Fountainhead (again) on Orcs & Elves.
Kalador Distributes Binary Graffitti Mobile Phone Games
Brentwood Bay, Canada (OPENPRESS) May 2, 2006 -- Binary Graffitti, an innovative U.K. mobile phone game developer, will see their top mobile phone games distributed over Kalador’s global sales channels. Java games such as Fire Shark, Diamond Hunter, Chibi Poker, and Chaos Realms will be featured. Kalador, founded in 2000, is a Canadian publisher and distributor of mobile phone games and entertainment software.
Mobile games 'stagnating,' study claims
Gaming over mobile devices such as cell phones, once expected to be a major new source of revenue for cellular operators, is "stagnating," according to a study released Tuesday by market research firm M:Metrics.
Artificial Life, Inc. Now Delivers Mobile Games Pre-Installed on Phones
HONG KONG, May 2, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Hong Kong based Artificial Life, Inc. (OTCBB:ALIF), a leading provider of award winning mobile technology and applications, today announced it has signed a contract with Hong Kong based Beverly Pacific International Limited (BPI), the exclusive reseller of Sony Ericsson phones, to pre-install Artificial Life mobile games onto Sony Ericsson mobile phones.
Games People Play
NEW HAVEN - Robotube Games has announced the launching of its direct-to-consumer portal for downloading its mobile games. The service offered through the company's Web site ( text messages customers with a link to the downloadable games when a cell phone number is entered, or customers can visit directly from their cell phones. Users can pay by credit card or be billed directly to their wireless service.

martes, mayo 02, 2006

Redboss Games releases "Cavern Diamond 2"
Redboss Games, mobile games and applications developer is proud to announce that the sequel to the one of its most popular games – Cavern Diamond has been finally released.
Microcode - opensource porting solution
The team behind J2ME Device DB project, which currently supports 385 device profiles, has released the first version of Microcode - multi-device development and deployment framework for Windows OS.
I-play launches classic action-puzzle game Boulder Dash®-M.E. 2™ on mobile
Mobile gamers the world over now have the chance to renew their love affair with Boulder Dash®, First Star Software's timeless and much-loved classic action-puzzle game, which has sold millions of units since its original launch in 1984. I-play, the mobile entertainment company, today announced that Boulder Dash®-M.E. 2™ is launching across I-play's global distribution network of 100 carrier partners, providing potential access to over one billion mobile subscribers.
Rovio acquires Pixelgene
Rovio Mobile announced the acquisition of 3D technology developer Pixelgene Ltd., the appointment of Fernando Herrera as Rovio's Chief Executive Officer, and Jani Kajala as Chief Technology Officer.
Tendbeyond releases "MUD"
Tendbeyond releases "MUD"
iEntertainment, iMagic Mobile Create Mobile MMOs
Publisher iEntertainment Network has launched a new division called iMagic Mobile as part of the company's plan to deliver massively multiplayer, networked gaming to the mobile phone gaming market.
Rovio Mobile Acquires 3D Mobile Engine Firm Pixelgene
Helsinki, Finland-based Rovio Mobile has announced the acquisition of mobile game developer and 3D technology company Pixelgene. In addition, Rovio appointed former Pixelgene founders Jani Kajala and Fernando Herrera as the company's new Chief Technology Officer and Chief Executive Officer respectively.
Gonzalo Frasca, un uruguayo en el mundo de los video-juegos cuenta todo lo que hay que estudiar para poder vivir jugando
Gonzalo Frasca se pasa jugando. Fue así que se convirtió en uno de los nombres más importantes en un rubro tan poco tradicional como el de los video-juegos para Internet. Radicado en Europa, ahora en París pero hizo su doctorado en Copenhagen, Frasca es, además, uno de los principales teóricos de los juegos, de las posibilidades que aportan a la vida moderna y del alcance de su mensaje. Eso es simplificar un tanto a la ludología, la materia a la que se dedica en el campo académico Frasca y que lo lleva a varias partes de este mundo a dar conferencias.
Vivendi Universal Games Becomes 'Vivendi Games'
LOS ANGELES, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivendi Universal Games today announced its new name, Vivendi Games ("VG"). The name change follows the parent company's announcement on April 20 that "Vivendi Universal" has become "Vivendi." Under its new name, Vivendi Games will compete in all areas of the video games industry, developing and publishing the highest quality franchises for all gamers.
Xbox racer gets gains dedicated small screen spin-off
Glu Mobile has announced the signing of a new partnership with Microsoft, to develop and publish a mobile version of Bizarre Creations' acclaimed Xbox and Xbox 360 franchise, Project Gotham Racing.