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DreamWorks' Jeff Katzenberg joins Zynga board of directors

DreamWorks CEO Jeff Katzenberg is expanding his portfolio beyond touching our hearts with endearing movies about pandas and ogres to touching our Facebook profiles with invites to games about agriculture. The animated film studio co-founder is now also the sixth member of Zynga's board of directo...

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Rumor: Dreamworks looking at Halo novels for film adaptation

The success of Halo: Reach has spurred interest in a Halo film again, apparently -- this time with Dreamworks. As you all know, the idea of a Halo movie has been batted around for quite a while. Spielberg was rumored to be interested and Neill Blomkamp of District 9 even spent five months working o...

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Joyswag: Dreamworks' How to Train Your Dragon [update]

Update: Sorry, folks -- giveaway is now closed. Keep an eye on your email to see if you one! With the holiday being over, we figure you're feeling all bloated and lazy, sitting on the couch and don't very much feel like going out and buying a new game. Well, Joyswag has got you covered, buddy! W...

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Game and film artists come together for 'beautifulgrim' charity auction

Mythic Entertainment's Mike "Daarken" Lim and Dreamworks' Leif Jeffers aren't the type of gentlemen to sit around idly while a friend is in need. When Lim's girlfriend (Cat) was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year at the age of 25, the two quickly hatched a plan to help her wade through ...

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THQ gains exclusive rights to Dreamworks game tie-ins

THQ is no stranger to producing accessible, fun-for-the-whole-family entertainment and has just inked a deal to acquire exclusive rights to Dreamworks game tie-ins worldwide. This agreement will see THQ produce three titles initially: Kung-Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom; a game based on upcoming S...

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Activision announces Madagascar Kartz, misses crucial naming opportunity

How it is that a company as business savvy as Activision misses the staring-them-right-in-the-face opportunity to name a kart racing-themed Madagascar game "Madagaskartz," rather than Madagascar Kartz? That's just what the company has named its upcoming kart racer, starring the cast of the animated...

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Spielberg: Smartest and dumbest thing I did was sell my company to EA

Long ago, a young kid with a dream of breaking out of the movie business and into games named Stevie Spielberg showed up in Silicon Valley with just his cockeyed optimism and millions upon millions of dollars. But when times got tough, he made the decision to sell his company, Dreamworks Interacti...

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Demo-rama: MLB 2K9 [update]

In the special way that only Joystiq can, we're taking two demos that most of you won't care about, combining them into one post and, with just a little bit of pixie dust, making them newsworthy. It's a dangerous, arcane sort of magic, not to be attempted by novices or those with a heart condition...

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Monsters vs. Aliens demo picks a fight with the XBLM

The Xbox Live Marketplace doesn't traditionally receive new game demos on Sunday, but today is an exception with the release of a freakishly combative Monsters vs. Aliens demo. The 620MB demo of the Activision developed movie game gives players a trial of a few missions, which is plenty of hands-on ...

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Activision publishing Monsters vs. Aliens game

Next year's feature film from Dreamworks, Monsters vs. Aliens, will be adapted to all major platforms. Set for a March release next year, the game will be developed by Beenox Inc. and stars a group of misfit monsters on a quest to save the world from an attacking force. The game will feature co-op...

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