Posts Tagged “20th Anniversary”

Skydrift Announced for Xbox Live and PlayStation Network

19 May, 2011 by

Digital Reality today announced today that they will be developing a new, fast paced and actioned packed game to celebrate their 20th anniversary. This new game is called Skydrift and is a high-speed arcade racing game with combat elements. With 6 different types of powerups and the ability to survive the infinite variety of extreme maneuvers which are normally very close to the ground.

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Sonic Generations Officially Announced

18 April, 2011 by

Sonic Generations was today, finally, formally announced by SEGA in the means of an IGN exclusive. The much speculated title will be made available on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live this year, for Sonic’s 20th Anniversary. IGN have managed to secure some game time and have advised that essentially there are two Sonics, Classic Sonic and Modern Sonic and the pair meet up to try and defeat a yet unknown enemy.

Classic Sonic will be what Sonic is all about – 2D platforming whilst Modern Sonic will rush through the games ala Sonic Adventure Battle 2 in an array of speedy 3D motions. Read On

Sonic’s Teaser Trailer Now Live

7 April, 2011 by

SEGA today released their official teaser trailer for their up and coming game, as part of the celebrations of Sonic’s 20th Anniversary.

Judging by the apperance of the trailer, it’s clear that a lot of work has gone into making this game something special. Sonic starts off running through a white landscape, it almost looks like snow, until it becomes apparent that it’s a normal “first zone” type of area, that just lacks colour. Before long something else appears… Classic Sonic. Yes, Sonic of old and the new style Sonic running along side one another.

One thing we can be certain of – it’s not Sonic 4 Part 2 as the title is a PSN and XBL release only at the present time. So it could be Sonic Chronicles, or it could be something completely different. Only time will tell.

You can check out the video on Sonic’s official Facebook page here.

Madden Creator to Sue EA

4 April, 2011 by

For many the name Robin Antonick means very little; however, if he is successful his name will forever be associated with Electronic Arts, Madden and the person who brought a multi-billion dollar company to court and won.

Antonick filed for a law suit in California on Wednesday demanding that Electronic Arts be trialled by jury under claims that he has been cut from the Madden franchise fortune. The claimant is suing on the grounds of a breach of contract that he allegedly signed in 1986.

Atonick claims that the contract states that he should be entitled to some of the royalties generated on derivative versions of the “Madden” games. The 1988 Madden title on the Commodore 64, DOS and Apple II formats is credited to him and although he accepts that there has been a large change in the technical elements of the title, he claims to be owed royalties dating back to 1992.

“Only recently, as a result of publicity surrounding the 20th Anniversary of the ‘Madden’ videogame did Antonick become aware that Electronic Arts did not independently develop subsequent versions of its Madden NFL software,” says the complaint. “Instead, according to recent statements by Electronic Arts founder Trip Hawkins, the current generation of software apparently derived from software developed by Antonick.”

Antonick is seeking tens of millions of owed royalties, plus a portion of all profits from sales due to the allegedly fraudulent behaviour. Over the years the franchise has reaped more than $4 billion.

Source: Reuters