Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sony Online Entertainment Announce 2009 G.I.R.L Scholarship Winner

Sony Online Entertainment have announced that the 2009 winner of the G.I.R.L Scholarship is Rebecca Gleason. she was one of more than 160 people who applied. they had to submit original concept art for game environment and characters for Free Realms

Press Release

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – August 4, 2009– Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) announced today that Rebecca Gleason of Indianapolis, IN won the 2009 G.I.R.L. Scholarship. This marks the second year of the scholarship program, encouraging students toward career paths in the creative and applied arts, ultimately resulting in the development of video games that are more enticing for women to play.

Gleason, a Game Art & Design student, was awarded a $10,000 scholarship to be applied toward tuition and other educational expenses at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and an optional paid internship of up to 10 weeks at SOE’s headquarters in San Diego, working on the newly released and highly successful free to play game, Free Realms™.

“I feel so honored to be given this opportunity,” said Gleason. “I can’t wait to make the most of it by really diving in, absorbing what I learn and working to promote the mission of the G.I.R.L. program.”

Gleason was one of more than 160 applicants vying for the scholarship. Finalists were asked to submit original concept art depicting a new game environment and new characters for Free Realms, and compose two essays discussing their art and views on women in the video game industry.

“The invaluable combination of education and experience is the exact formula Rebecca needs to become successful in this competitive video games industry,” said Torrie Dorrell, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, SOE. “We are thrilled to open yet another door for a female gamer and we plan to continue to expand the presence of women in gaming by carrying on the tradition of the G.I.R.L program for years to come.”

Julia Brasil, the first-ever G.I.R.L. Scholarship recipient, recently returned to SOE’s Seattle studio for another internship. Brasil will graduate from The Art Institute-San Francisco in 2010.

For more information about G.I.R.L., please visit girl.soe.com. To follow G.I.R.L. on Twitter, go tohttps://twitter.com/SOE_GIRL.

About Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games, with hundreds of thousands of subscribers around the globe. SOE creates, develops and provides compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchises and hit titles including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, Untold Legends™, and PlanetSide®, as well as for developing Star Wars Galaxies™, SOE continues to redefine the business of online gaming and the creation of active player communities while introducing new genres on various entertainment platforms. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, with additional development studios in Austin, TX; Seattle, WA; Denver, CO; Tucson, AZ and Taiwan, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development.

SOE, the SOE logo, EverQuest and PlanetSide are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. Untold Legends and Legends of Norrath are trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

New Wacky World Of Sports Screenshots For Nintendo Wii

Sega have released loads of Screenshots for the upcoming Nintendo Wii game, Wacky World Of Sports. the screenshots show many of the games different sport activities.

Wacky World Of Sports

Resonance Of Fate Screenshots

Sega has released new screenshtos for the upcoming Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 Game Resonance of Fate. It is another game in Sega's Sizzling Summer.

Resonance Of Fate

Loads Of Phantasy Star Nintendo DS Screenshots

Sega have released loads of screenshots for their upcoming Nintendo DS game, Phantasy Star. This game is part of Sega's Summer Sizzle

Phantasy Star

New Jambo! Safari Nintendo Wii Screenshots.

Sega have released new screenshots for the Nintendo Wii version of Jambo! Safari.

Jambo! Safari

New Nintendo DS Screenshots of Jambo! Safari

Sega have released new screenshots for the Nintendo DS Version of Jambo! Safari. it is part of Sega's Summer Sizzler.

Jambo! Safari

New BLEACH The 3rd Phantom Screenshots

Sega have released new screenshots for their upcoming Nintendo DS game, Bleach The 3rd Phantom, a part of Sega's Summer Sizzler

BLEACH The 3rd Phantom

Hannah Montana: Rock Out The Show And Limited Edition Hannah Montana PSP Out Now On PSP In USA

Sony have announced that the Hannah Montana: Rock Out The Show PSP game and the Limited edition Hannah Montana PSP is out now in the USA. the game has a Suggested retail price of $39.99, whilst the PSP has a suggester price of $199.99.

Press Release

BURBANK, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Aug 04, 2009 Disney Interactive Studios announced today the availability of Hannah Montana: Rock Out The Show for the PSP® system. In the first Hannah game for the PSP® system, fans can now take her on the go and have backstage access to customize Hannah’s wardrobe, dance moves, special effects and so much more to make each show unique and exciting.

Hannah Montana: Rock Out The Show invites fans to design and star in the show by visiting seven different countries and performing as Hannah to 11 hit songs, including three tracks from the new “Hannah Montana 3” soundtrack. With Robbie Ray unable to manage Hannah’s tour, her brother Jackson and best friend Lilly jump-in to help and travel with Hannah around the world. In “Story Mode”, players are introduced to new locations through animated vignettes and are entertained by Jackson’s slapstick humor and Lilly’s wittiness.

With vast customization, Hannah Montana: Rock Out The Show invites players to add their flair to performances by creating unique routines for each song with the “Rockstar Moment” maker. Fans style the band members and the back-up dancers with amazing fashions, hair-styles and accessories. The more a show is customized, the more rewards and achievements awarded.

Options to share performances and download new content are also included. Fans can listen to their favorite Radio Disney artists on the move with live streaming radio on the PSP system. There will also be four exciting new download packs on PlayStation®Network to expand wardrobes, stage props and special effects.

“Hannah Montana: Rock Out The Show enables fans to immerse themselves in the exciting world of a teen pop star on a world tour,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. “Girl gamers are demanding fun and engaging games on the go, and Hannah Montana: Rock Out The Show delivers a great experience paired with hit music and extensive customization.”

Published by Disney Interactive Studios and developed by Page 44, Hannah Montana: Rock Out The Show is rated E for Everyone and has a suggested retail price of $39.99.

Hannah Montana: Rock Out The Show for the PSP system will be included in a limited-edition Hannah Montana PSP Entertainment Pack that includes a “Lilac” PSP system, three Hannah Montana episodes on UMD® (Universal Media Disc), a 2GB memory stick Pro Duo and fashionable vinyl stickers to customize the PSP system. The Hannah Montana PSP Entertainment Pack is available for $199.99 MSRP.

For more information, please log on to www.HannahMontanaRockOutTheShow.com

About Disney Interactive Studios
Disney Interactive Studios, part of Disney Interactive Media Group, is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). Disney Interactive Studios self publishes and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games, mobile games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with other interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. Disney Interactive Studios is based in Glendale, California, and has internal development studios around the world. For more information, log on tohttp://www.disneyinteractivestudios.com.

© Disney. Product names, release dates and features may be subject to change.
"PlayStation", "PS" Family logo, and "PSP" are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Memory Stick Pro Duo is a trademark or registered trademark of Sony Corporation.

New 2009 Xbox Live Trailer

Microsoft have released a new trailer showing their Xbox Live Service as well as future updates such as Twitter/Sky/Last FM Integration.

SouthPeak Games Announce A Section 8 PC Beta Starting August 10th

SouthPeak Games have annoucned that the PC version of Section 8 will have a Beta. spaces are limited, and the Beta will begin on August 10th. head to www.joinsection8.com to sign up.

Press Release

LEICESTER, England --(Business Wire)-- Aug 04, 2009 SouthPeak Games is pleased to announce the European PC beta for its upcoming sci-fi shooterSection 8 will launch on August 10. Wannabe recruits for the 8th Armoured Infantry can register their interest at www.joinsection8.com before preparing themselves to burn into multiplayer matches from 15,000 ft above the battlefield.

The draft process for the beta has limited spaces, so those who want to take part in huge multiplayer matches – thanks to the game’s dedicated servers – should sign up as soon as possible. The recently re-launched JoinSection8.com also contains vital intel about the game and is the place to stay active within theSection 8 community.

Developed by TimeGate Studios and heading to PC and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft® this September, Section 8evolves many of the tried-and-tested elements of multiplayer shooters. Players can burn into the map anywhere they want, change their character’s stats with in-depth customisation options, alter the flow of multiplayer matches by completing dynamic missions and even call in their own vehicles or weapons turrets.

About SouthPeak Games
SouthPeak Interactive Corporation develops and publishes interactive entertainment software for all current hardware platforms including: PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and PC. SouthPeak's games cover all major genres including action/adventure, role playing, racing, puzzle strategy, fighting and combat. SouthPeak's products are sold in retail outlets in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. SouthPeak is headquartered in Midlothian, Virginia, and has offices in Grapevine, Texas and Leicester, England.

For a comprehensive investor relations portal complete with fact sheets, presentations, interviews and video (when available), please navigate to: www.trilogy-capital.com/autoir/sopk_autoir.html.
For additional information, please visit SouthPeak’s corporate website: www.southpeakgames.com

About TimeGate Studios
TimeGate Studios is a world-class game development studio that boasts a record of huge success since its founding in 1998. Headquartered in Sugar Land, TX, TimeGate has released seven award-winning products, three of which are based on TimeGate-owned intellectual properties. In addition to its Section 8 development efforts, TimeGate is currently creating several new original properties that have yet to be announced for next-generation platforms. For more information please visit www.timegate.com.

Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox LIVE are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

Taylor Swift Joins Band Hero

It has been announced that Taylor Swift is joining the Band Hero line-up. there will also be a sweepstakes to win an opportunity to see Taylor Swift live in concert. 4 of these fans will also be able to meet Taylor Swift.

Press Release

Santa Monica, CA - August 4, 2009 - /PRNewswire/ — Taylor Swift, global music sensation and best selling artist of 2008, will ascend an all-new virtual stage this November in Band Hero™, the ultimate party game featuring a wide assortment of today's popular hits and most recognizable pop anthems, created by Guitar Hero® and Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI). Budding music stars, their families and friends, will all live their musical fantasy on the Band Herostage, playing as Taylor Swift or alongside the singer/songwriter and guitarist, as she performs her smash-hits "Love Story" and "You Belong With Me" from her latest album Fearless as well as "Picture to Burn" from her self-titled debut record.

"Anything that encourages people to pick up an instrument and play, I'm fully behind. And, I'm really excited about Band Hero, because not only are fans getting to play my songs, but I'm actually in the game," said Swift. "There are so many awesome things that go into being in Band Hero, like getting to customize my band to look like my touring band, and it's so cool for people to feel like they are experiencing one of my concerts. This is one of the closest things out there to going to see me perform!"

Taylor Swift and Band Hero will award 20 lucky fans the opportunity to see a Taylor Swift Concert and four of those fans will win the opportunity to meet Taylor Swift in person. Watch for more details on this sweepstakes this summer atwww.bandhero.com.

"Taylor Swift's impressive rise to the top of multiple music genres, along with the broad appeal of her songs, makes her a great example of the type of experience we are bringing to music fans with Band Hero," said Tim Riley, Vice President of Music Affairs for Guitar Hero. "We're thrilled to announce her as the very first of several playable in-game artists and showcase her many talents in our game."

This November, family and friends will come together to ascend the virtual stage and rock their way to superstardom with Band Hero. Brought to you by the makers of Guitar Hero®, one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time,Band Hero features the hottest chart-topping hits from everyone's favorite acts including Taylor Swift, No Doubt, Lily Allen, The All-American Rejects and Jackson 5. Headlined by some of the biggest names in music as in-game artists and playable characters, Band Hero is the ultimate party game where players of all ages will be able to experience the signature, easy-to-learn but difficult-to-masterGuitar Hero gameplay. Band Hero allows fans to create the band they always dreamed of using any combination of guitar or drum controllers and vocals, providing rockers and performers of all ages the chance to experience and interact with their favorite music.

Published by Activision Publishing, Inc., Band Hero is being developed by Neversoft Entertainment for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, by Vicarious Visions for the Wii™ system from Nintendo and by Budcat for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. The game is rated E10+ (mild lyrics, mild suggestive themes). For more information about Band Hero, pleaseBandHero.com.

19-year-old Taylor Swift has had singles top both the Country and Pop radio charts, and sold more albums in 2008 than any other recording artist, in any genre of music. Her sophomore release, Fearless, was voted 2009's Album of the Year by the Academy of Country Music, and reached double-platinum in just four weeks. Fearless was the year's biggest debut for any female artist, and the fourth highest debut of 2008, over all. Now rapidly approaching quadruple-platinum,Fearless has spent more weeks in the #1 position atop Billboard's Top 200 all-genre CD sales chart than any other album this year. Taylor, whose career record sales now top 7.75 million, currently holds the Billboard all-genre record for most Top 20 debuts in a calendar year. Taylor launched her first-ever headlining tour this spring, the TAYLOR SWIFT Fearless 2009 TOUR, selling out a show at Madison Square Garden in one minute, and one at Los Angeles' STAPLES center in just two minutes.

At 17, Taylor became the youngest person to single-handedly write and sing a number-one country single entirely on her own ("Our Song" spent 6 consecutive weeks at #1 atop Billboard's Country Singles Chart), and she is the first female solo artist in country music history to write or co-write every song on a platinum-selling debut CD. At 14, she signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music, and in 2006 released her self-titled debut CD on Big Machine Records. Taylor Swifthas surpassed quadruple-platinum (4 million sales) status and spent more than 20 weeks in the #1 position atop Billboard's Country CD Sales Chart. Taylor is consistently ranked Country's #1 artist on MySpace, and was named Country Music's Hottest Female Artist by AOL Music and Best New Artist by the editors of iTunes.

In 2009 Taylor was awarded the Academy of Country Music's Crystal Milestone Award, given for Outstanding Achievement in Country Music. Taylor was the 2nd artist in history to receive this prestigious award -- Garth Brooks received the award in 2007. Also this year, Taylor won CMT Music Awards for Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year, awards she was also honored with in 2008. Taylor was named 2008's Favorite Female Country Artist at the American Music Awards, Top New Female Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music, and won 2008 CMT Music Awards for Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year. She was named Choice Breakout Artist at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards, and was as the 2008 Superstar of Tomorrow at the 10th Annual Young Hollywood Awards, making her the first musician to ever receive this prestigious award. In 2007 she won the CMA Horizon Award, as well as the Nashville Songwriters Association International's Songwriter / Artist of the Year, and she received a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.

Earlier this year, NBC dedicated an entire hour to the primetime special "Dateline: On Tour With Taylor Swift." Taylor's numerous other television appearances include a guest-starring role on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and a performance on Saturday Night Live.

Taylor has been featured on the covers of Rolling Stone (twice), Billboard (twice),Glamour, Allure, People StyleWatch, Blender, USA Weekend, Seventeen (twice), Redbook, Self, Us Weekly, CosmoGirl, Girl's Life, Teen Vogue, Women's Health, First, Your Prom, and Southwest Airlines Spirit magazine. She was featured in aVanity Fair spotlight, was named one of People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People of 2008 and 2009, was Cosmopolitan magazine's Fun Fearless Female of December, 2008, was Allure's Face of December, was named a Style Star of 2008 by the editors of Seventeen, and was featured on Maxim's 2008 & 2009 Hot 100 list.

About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, Russia, Japan, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Activision Publishing's expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Activision Publishing generally uses words such as "outlook," "will," "could," "would," "might," "remains," "to be," "plans," "believes," "may," "expects," "intends," "anticipates," "estimate," future," "plan," "positioned," "potential," "project," "remain," "scheduled," "set to," "subject to," "upcoming" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause Activision Publishing's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include, but are not limited to, sales levels of Activision Publishing's titles, shifts in consumer spending trends, the impact of the current macroeconomic environment, the seasonal and cyclical nature of the interactive game market, Activision Publishing's ability to predict consumer preferences among competing hardware platforms (including next-generation hardware), declines in software pricing, product returns and price protection, product delays, retail acceptance of Activision Publishing's products, adoption rate and availability of new hardware and related software, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, litigation against Activision Publishing, maintenance of relationships with key personnel, customers, vendors, licensees, licensors and third-party developers, counterparty risks relating to customers, licensees, licensors and manufacturers, domestic and international economic, financial and political conditions and policies, foreign exchange rates, integration of recent acquisitions and the identification of suitable future acquisition opportunities, Activision Blizzard's success in completing the integration of the operations of Activision Publishing and Vivendi Games in a timely manner, or at all, and the combined company's ability to realize the anticipated benefits and synergies of the transaction to the extent, or in the timeframe, anticipated, and the other factors identified in the risk factors section of Activision Blizzard's most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Activision Publishing and Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Activision Publishing nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Activision Publishing or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.
© 2009 Activision Publishing, Inc. Guitar Hero and Activision are registered trademarks and Band Hero is a trademark of Activision Publishing, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

"PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. Wii and Nintendo DS are trademarks of Nintendo. © 2006 Nintendo. All rights reserved.

Sega's Sands Of Destruction, Nintendo DS Game, Trailer And Character Bios

Sega has released a trailer, character artwork, and character Bio for thier upcoming Nintendo DS game Sands Of Destruction

Kyrie Illunis – Male – 17 - 5'10"
The protagonist of this story. Gentle and sometimes shy, Kyrie is genuine and honest with anyone and will always keep his promises no matter what lies in his path. He has never seen the world outside of his town of Barni.

Morte Asherah – Female – 16 - 5'6"
Morte is a tomboy and a half. Always cheerful and up beat, she believes that life should be about having fun. She isn't the romantic type, but once she realizes her own feelings she will run head-on towards her love. Childhood friends with Agan.

Agan Mardrus – Male – 18 – 5'11"
Agan is a childhood friend of Morte's and is somehow whisked into traveling with her and Kyrie. Although he is kind and good-natured at heart, he hides behind a sometimes cynical demeanor to prevent from revealing too much of his real self.

Taupy Toplan – Male – Unkown - 2'8"
Taupy always gets the job done, and is the best of his trade at treasure hunting. The gritty and hard-boiled little bear is the toughest of the team, joining Kyrie's group instinctively - knowing it is the right choice for him. Teaches the pure-hearted and naïve Kyrie the importance of making his own choices.

Rhi'a Dragunel – Female – 300 - 5'3"
As the last scion of the Dragon race, Rhi'a may look 15 but has actually lived for 300 years. Despite her girlish and bubbly features, her comments can be full of wisdom from her long life experiences. However, she tends to keep her comments short, which leads her to seem a little mysterious.

Naja Gref – Male – 17 - 6'1"
Naja is very much an intellectual and is committed to his ideal of "saving the world." Sometimes obstinate, he tends to believe that his ideas are always correct. With a human mother and a feral father, he has grown under unfortunate prejudice from both the humans and the ferals.

Sands Of Destruction Character Art

Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Movie Tie-In Games Coming To Nintendo Wii And Nintendo DS

Majesco have announced that Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Movie-Tie in Game is coming out on the Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii in December 2009.
In the game, you get to choose whether you want to play as Alvin And The Chipmunks or the Chipettes, and play at various concert locations where you build up your fanbase and beat records untill the final ultimate performance at Hollywoods Super Duper Dome.
Both DS and Wii versions have local multiplayer where you can compete against each other.

Press Release/Fact Sheet

Everyone’s favorite musical acts, Alvin and The Chipmunks and The Chipettes, their friendly girl-group rivals, are on a world tour featuring performances by each band and including duets, to break attendance records and build up their fan bases. Musical sparks are ignited as The Chipmunks and The Chipettes square off, jet around the world and perform together in the ultimate concert finale at Hollywood’s Super Duper Dome.

After earning over $360mm worldwide at the box office, Alvin and the Chipmunks are back! Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel brings the world’s smallest and most mischievous musical acts to WiiTM and Nintendo DSTM. Launching around the second major motion picture coming out this Christmas, Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel lets you play as Alvin and The Chipmunks or their girl-group counterpart, The Chipettes, in a variety of pulse-pounding concert locations that will challenge your rhythmic skills to the limit. Feature in a dramatic finale performance to win the hearts and minds of fans at Hollywood’s Super Duper Dome.

Key Features
Enjoy playing as your favorite loveable, but mischievous, singing groups from the cartoon series and movies in a unique storyline

Freedom to switch between unlocked locations with the associated music tracks which feature either The Chipmunks (Alvin, Simon, Theodore) or The Chipettes (Brittany, Jeannette, Eleanor), or a duet by both the bands, each with their own distinct personalities.

Prove you have rhythm and timing in the main game and in 3 micro-games utilizing the Wii Remote and Nunchuk with WiiTM and stylus with Nintendo DSTM

Features the Grammy Award and American Music Award winning songs from the Alvin and the Chipmunks library, each song’s difficulty based on such things as tempo and complexity

Jet across the world and rock the house in 1 of 25 concert locations on WiiTM and 1 of 11 concert locations on Nintendo DSTM in cities like New York, London and Sydney

2 global modes of difficulty, Normal and Expert, are available for replay and can be changed anytime during your game

Multiplayer Party mode lets you play as your favorite Chipmunk or Chipette and compete locally with up to 2 friends on WiiTM and collaborate locally with up to 3 friends on Nintendo DSTM
Play your favorite unlocked songs while watching the music videos in Jukebox Mode
Earn attendance records by filling stadiums with thousands of adoring fans

EDISON, N.J., August 3rd, 2009 -Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising (Fox Licensing) and Bagdasarian Productions, today announced Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel for Wii and Nintendo DS. Featuring everyone's favorite musical group--Alvin and The Chipmunks and their girl group rivals The Chipettes making their videogame debut--this rhythm action game challenges players' timing and musical skills as they perform in a variety of concert locations. Developed by ImaginEngine, Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel launches this December in advance of Twentieth Century Fox's theatrical release of the same name that opens on Christmas Day."The first Alvin and The Chipmunks film was a box office hit that earned more than $360 million worldwide," said Jesse Sutton, Chief Executive Officer, Majesco. "As a family movie event, the holiday sequel is positioned for similar success and we are excited to offer those fans the ability to interact with The Chipmunks and The Chipettes in a whole new way."

"For all those people who loved Alvin, Simon and Theodore in the first film, there's even more to love now with the introduction of The Chipettes," said Gary Rosenfeld, Senior Vice President of New Media Licensing for Fox Licensing. "Majesco has done a great job translating the characters and music into a fun game that the whole family can enjoy together."
"Janice and I wanted to make sure the game captured The Chipmunk and Chipette personality and we recorded nearly 500 different lines of dialog for the game," said Ross Bagdasarian, CEO of Bagdasarian Productions.

In Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, players can play as Alvin and The Chipmunks (Alvin, Simon, Theodore) or The Chipettes (Brittany, Jeanette, Eleanor). Musical sparks ignite as they jet around the world, rock the house in 25 concert locations on Wiiä and 11 in the Nintendo DS version, and perform together in the ultimate concert finale. Featuring songs from the Grammy and American Music Award-winning Alvin and The Chipmunks library, the game lets players use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk or Nintendo DS stylus to keep the rhythm in the main game and in three mini-games. Players will gain thousands of fans by keeping the band on tempo through songs that grow more challenging and complex.

Offering hours of replayability and family fun, Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquelprovides gamers the freedom to redo their performance in any of the venues with the associated music tracks that feature The Chipmunks, The Chipettes, or a duet with both bands. After beating the game in Normal Mode or breaking six attendance records, Expert Mode will be unlocked offering an even higher level of difficulty. In addition, Jukebox Mode lets players enjoy their favorite unlocked songs while watching music videos, and Multiplayer Party Mode lets them play with up to two friends on Wii or up to three friends on Nintendo DS.

After finishing as one of the most successful family films of 2007 and scooping up the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award-Winner for "Favorite Movie" - Alvin and The Chipmunks is officially back at the top of the charts. The extended Alvin and The Chipmunks merchandising program is bolstered by the extraordinary success of the DVD release that sold over 2.6 million units in its first 24 hours of availability and the original motion picture soundtrack Alvin and the Chipmunks (Razor & Tie/FOX Music), which has spent 55 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 album chart peaking at #5. The soundtrack has been certified platinum and recently won an American Music Award for Favorite Album - Soundtrack category. Alvin and The Chipmunks released a follow up album, UNDENIABLE, in November 2008.

The 2007 theatrical release of Alvin and The Chipmunks raked in more than $360 million in worldwide box office receipts, earning $45 million in its opening weekend alone. The DVD garnered huge success with over 12 million units sold to date to become the #1 selling family DVD of the year. Its success followed a legacy of hits for the brand including 6 Grammy Awards, 18 Grammy Nominations, 14 Gold and Platinum albums and 5 Emmy Nominations. The brand currently boasts 95% awareness with moms with kids 2-11, 94% awareness with men 18-49 and 96% awareness with women 18-49.

All licensing agreements and future product introductions are made possible through collaboration between Fox L&M and Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. - son of the Alvin and The Chipmunks creator - and his wife and partner, Janice Karman, who are the creative team behind The Chipmunks as well as the voices for The Chipmunks and Chipettes the past 30 years and again for this game.
Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel is expected to release this December on Wii and Nintendo DS. For additional information about Majesco's exciting line of products, please visit: http://www.majescoentertainment.com/.

About Bagdasarian Productions
A leading producer of high quality, family-oriented programming, Bagdasarian Productions, helmed by Ross Bagdasarian and Janice Karman, is best known for its ownership of Alvin and The Chipmunks, The Chipettes, and other related characters. Originally created in 1958, The Chipmunks are now among the very few characters with a multi-generational, international following.

About Twentieth Century FOX Licensing & Merchandising
A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century FOX Licensing and Merchandising licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century FOX Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and FOX Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century FOX Television, one of the top suppliers of primetime entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.

About ImaginEngine
ImaginEngine is a leading brand in the development of quality children's titles and value software. The studio is known for its award-winning, commercially successful CD-ROMs, online, and casual games. ImaginEngine specializes in creating entertaining tools and experiences for kids and adults to enjoy and use to express themselves in software and the online world. The studio has shipped over 155 titles across major learning platforms. ImaginEngine is a Foundation 9 Entertainment studio, and is located in Framingham, MA. For more information please visit: www.imaginengine.com.

About Majesco Entertainment Company
Majesco Entertainment Company is a provider of video games for the mass market. Building on more than 20 years of operating history, the company is focused on developing and publishing a wide range of casual and family oriented video games on leading console and portable systems. Product highlights include Cooking Mama and Cake Mania 2 for Nintendo DS, and Cooking Mama World Kitchen and Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009 for Wii. The company's shares are traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol: COOL. Majesco is headquartered in Edison, NJ and has an international office in Bristol, UK. More information about Majesco can be found online at www.majescoentertainment.com/. @Majesco is on twitter at www.twitter.com/majesco.

Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

  • QTE Blog Re-Cap of The Weekends News (oldest to newest) http://ow.ly/15JF94

  • Nintendo Wii Miis will play in Guitar Hero 5, Like Xbox 360 Avatars Will. Playstation 3 Home Avatars will not. http://ow.ly/iT3w

  • PSP: Phantasy Star Portable is getting a budget price re-release. it will come with 3 episode story. http://ow.ly/iT4z

  • PSP: Phantasy Star Portable 2 is rumoured to be coming out this winter. http://ow.ly/iT4V

  • Wii: Guitar Hero 5 Will Not use Friend Codes. it will use your Wii Address book instead. http://ow.ly/iT56

  • DSi: New Pokemon Gold/Silver footage shows Kanto Region, after you defeat elite 4, accessible by S.S Aqua. http://ow.ly/iT5r

  • Joystiq has 4 in game videos of music from The Beatles Rock Band. http://ow.ly/iT6v

  • IBM East Friskhill workers were told there is more work coming from Sony and Nintendo, and others. IBM Makes Wii CPU's. http://ow.ly/iT6O

  • RT @majornelson: R-Type is this weeks Deal of the Week for 800 points. http://tr.im/vaMg

  • A Game based on the movie Heat, announced back in 2006, has indefinably been put on hold. others can get the license tho. http://ow.ly/iTt4

  • QTE Blog G.I. JOE Will Come With Xbox 360 Gamer Pic's, Themes And Playstation 3 Themes http://ow.ly/15JFQQ

  • QTE Blog EA Announces The First Sims 3 Expansion As Sims 3 World Adventures http://ow.ly/15JFQR

  • Bethesda has confirmed that Mothership Zeta is the last piece of Fallout 3 DLC. http://ow.ly/iUhl

  • The 4 The Beatles RockBand videos have been taken down now. they violated Viacom copyright. http://ow.ly/iUpG

  • PSP: pictures and a trailer have been released for the upcoming R-Types Tactics II: Operation Bitter Chocolate. http://ow.ly/iUvh

  • http://ow.ly/iUDn http://ow.ly/iUDs have comparison pictures of Final Fantasy XIII showing how the graphics have improved/developed.

  • QTE Blog Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilizied Announced For Nintendo DS http://ow.ly/15JGxn

  • UK Games Chart. Wii Sports Resort, Wii Fit, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10, Harry Potter, Fight Night Round 4, are top 5. http://ow.ly/iUSI

  • PS3: A Demo from GDC 2001 has revealed Eyetoy prototypes which include a virtual pet simulation, using sticks and balls http://ow.ly/iV3i

  • Wii: Monster Hunter 3 Tri is coming out in Europe And North America in early 2010. the game is out now in Japan. http://ow.ly/iV6b

  • A Batman Arkham Asylum demo is coming out on PC, PS3 and 360 on Friday. http://ow.ly/iVj2

  • QTE Blog Facebook Coming to Nintendo DSi's From 5PM, Pacific, As A System Update http://ow.ly/15JGRe

  • PS3: Vidzone has another video exclusive. thios time it's the Prodigy and thier new song Take Me To The Hospital. http://ow.ly/iVBy

  • PS3: a patent has been found which shows how the PS3 can emulate the PS2 Graphics Synthesizer, needed for PS2 emulation http://ow.ly/iW67

  • QTE Blog Ghostfire Games Announce Rage Of The Gladiator Announced For Nintendo WiiWare http://ow.ly/15JHdQ

  • QTE Blog Hudson Announce A USA Deca Sports Price Drop http://ow.ly/15JHUm

  • QTE Blog Tornado Outbreak, For Nintendo Wii, Artwork http://ow.ly/15JHUn

  • PS3:WipEout Fury bought Ads to the game. they're being accused for slowing down the game as adds must play before the race http://ow.ly/iXpd

  • Midway's This Is Vegas looks cancelled after GameStop have informed pre-orderer's that the game isn't coming. http://ow.ly/iXqo

  • Warner Bros. say that This Is Vegas is not cancelled and is still in production. http://ow.ly/iXEv

  • Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce is coming to the 360/PS3 and is being revamped from the PSP original,out in Japan October 1st http://ow.ly/iXSJ

  • Assassins Creed II Killer edition has game, art book, statue of Ezio, and exclusive in game maps. http://ow.ly/iY8c