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2010-02-10 08:00:00

SEATTLE and DUBLIN, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- PopCap Games, maker of some of the world's most popular video games, today announced that it will mark the 10th birthday of its flagship franchise Bejeweled® with a 10-month long celebration beginning today. Throughout 2010 PopCap will introduce new installments in the Bejeweled lineup, hold the first-ever community-wide competition for Bejeweled Blitz, and stage exciting promotional activities such as the upcoming "Show Your...

2010-01-25 11:14:00

DALLAS, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The creator of such popular video games as "Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy," "Luxor Adventures," and "Samantha Swift and the Mystery from Atlantis," has won a legal battle against its former business partner over the sale and distribution of premium casual games. Dallas-based MumboJumbo LLC is a worldwide publisher, developer and marketer of premium casual games for PCs and game consoles made by Nintendo, Sony Computer Entertainment and...

2010-01-21 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon today announced the availability of new apps for the iPhone and iPod touch based on some of its most popular television properties and proprietary websites. "iCarly: Sam's Remote" and "Go, Diego, Go: Musical Missions" join recently launched Nickelodeon apps including "SpongeBob Tickler", "SpongeBob Jellyfish Jam", AddictingGames "The World's Hardest Game" and "iParkIt", "Shockwave Daily Jigsaw to Go" and "Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom."...

2010-01-12 08:02:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether choosing whose voice announces the play-by-play in your football video game, creating your avatar from scratch in a role-playing game or dressing a character uniquely, customization has come to video games and its use is growing. Companies are also embracing it by using in-game advertising to put their brands in the hands of their target audiences. Today Exent, the leading distributor of online downloadable video games, took this trend a step...

2009-12-09 08:00:00

SEATTLE, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Casual games online destination and publisher GameHouse®, a division of the digital entertainment company RealNetworks®, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK), today announced the cross-platform availability of COLLAPSE!®. The game is now available for play on PC, Mac, Facebook and a variety of mobile handsets including BlackBerry, iPhone and Android. "This latest cross-platform installment of COLLAPSE!...

2009-12-08 08:03:00

NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonic Boom, a leading mobile publisher of cross-platform interactive entertainment, and PlayFirst, the leading publisher of award-winning interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that Sonic Boom will exclusively publish a number of PlayFirst titles for mobile, including the massively popular Diner Dash®. The games will be available for purchase on all major NA carriers to approximately 250...

2009-10-29 15:00:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Digital entertainment services company RealNetworks® (Nasdaq: RNWK) announced today that Hank Skorny has been appointed by the Board of Directors as Senior Vice President, Media Cloud Computing and Services. "Over the past 25 years, Hank has been one of the great innovators in the PC, Internet, and mobile industries," said Rob Glaser, chairman and CEO of Real. "He's a perfect fit to lead a new effort at Real to build an...

2009-10-29 11:35:00

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Gary Grell received the shock of his lifetime earlier today while attending what he thought was an award ceremony for his daughter. The family of the 56-year-old Minneapolis healthcare worker collaborated with IWON.com®, to pull-off the ultimate Halloween "Trick AND Treat" event that awarded Grell $100,000. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091029/NY01716 ) IWON.com surprised Mr. Grell with the winning news at a...

2009-10-08 03:00:00

LONDON, October 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Massive dreams do come true! On October 5 2009, Radoslaw Maculewicz's life changed forever when he became an instant millionaire by winning $1,242,561.85 on Microgaming's Betway.com. After just 8 months as a Betway.com Casino player, Radoslaw Maculewicz from Poland won this incredible amount of money while playing Betway's Mega Moolah Progressive slot. This is an incredibly emotional moment in Radoslaw's life and he is absolutely ecstatic about the...

2009-09-30 08:00:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- IWON.com®, a leading free casual gaming website, will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary throughout the month of October leading up to its big annual prize giveaway. The site plans to award more than $150,000 in cash prizes to its members all month long. "IWON is about to hit an incredible milestone -- one we look forward to celebrating with our loyal community of casual gamers who made it possible," said Tim Allen, Senior...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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