What’s ambitious about Jay Dweck’s bathroom isn’t the television by his whirlpool tub or the screen that will face his toilet and bidet. It isn’t the wide nook in his shower for a third TV and one more across from the sink, or his plan to have each turn on automatically when he’s nearby.
When Harmonix unveiled its Dance Central video game at the industry conference E3 in June 2010, the once-mighty music games company was perched on a financial precipice. Sales of the interactive music game Rock Band, once the company’s golden goose, had started plummeting the previous year.
Blockbuster Inc. , the movie rental chain, received interim approval from a bankruptcy judge yesterday for $45 million in financing from a promised loan that will grow to $125 million at the final hearing on Oct. 19.
Publisher Tribune Co. announced yesterday that mediation resulted in agreement with some creditors on a reorganization plan along the lines proposed earlier this month by creditors Oaktree Capital Management LP and Angelo Gordon & Co.
Viacom Inc., owner of MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central, must allow $12 million to be paid to former investors in Harmonix Music Systems Inc., maker of the video game “Rock Band,” as part of a buyout, a judge ruled.
The runaway success of an iPhone game created by two brothers on a laptop is pressuring video- game makers Square Enix Holdings Co. and Capcom Co. to reboot their strategies and appeal to mainstream players.