LOS ANGELES--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--May 11, 1999--The Electronic Entertainment Expo '99 (E3Expo) takes place this week in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Listed below are profiles from companies participating in E3Expo '99. These profiles and additional E3Expo '99 exhibitor news, advisories, Smart News Releases and photos will be available at www.tradeshownews.com, Business Wire's premier trade show and conference news Web site.
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E3Expo 99 Exhibitor Profiles T - Z: Company: TAO HUMAN SYSTEMS Co. Ltd. Booth: 7531 Contact: Yuji Hatagaki Phone: 011-81-3-5456-2090 E-mail: email@example.com URL: www.tao21.co.jp We are a leading creative development group for all round DigitalContents in Japan. Not only console title development, also production of CG movies contents, DATABESE developments, etc. Our group covers all kind of digital fields. Based on long term and technically accumulated know-how about 3D polygon action game for console platform, mainly OEM bases. We are finally started to own development project. Down River Action game which is world wide known " Wild Water" international competition. Simulated real river racing course shows big wave, rapids stream. Player is using a Paddle and operate the KAYAK aim at the Goal. Company: Telefilm Canada Booth: 6023 Contact: Lise Corriveau Phone: 514-283-6363 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org URL: www.telefilm.gc.ca Telefilm Canada is a federal cultural agency dedicated primarily to the development and promotion of the Canadian film, television and new media industry. The Corporation acts as one of the government's principal instruments for providing strategic leverage to the Canadian private sector. Reflecting the Canadian industry's growth, this year, 19 of the multimedia companies will participate in E3 '99 under the aegis of Telefilm Canada's Stand. Those companies are listed below: Canadian Exhibiting Companies Aludra Software Inc. Dreamcatcher Interactive Inc. Global Star Software Inter Quest ITP Entertainment Inc. Kutoka Interactive Media Renaissance Quebec Multimedia (Quebec government agency) Shift Magazine Inc. Wrebbit Interactive Visiting Canadian Companies Cine-Groupe Interactive Cipher New Media Inc. Enzyme Digital IM2 inc. Public Technologies Multimedia Inc. Shanda Productions Softel Media inc. TFO-TV Ontario ZAQ Technologies Inc. Company: THQ Booth: W-2608 Contact: Liz Bell Phone: 818/ 223-3135 E-mail: email@example.com URL: www.thq.com Top five game publisher, THQ, will be demonstrating its incredible Nintendo 64, PlayStation, PC and Game Boy Color line up to all show attendees in the West Hall in booth 2608 and by appointment in West Hall suites 506 and 507. Stop by and experience hot new titles like "Road Rash 64," "Rugrats Scavenger Hunt" for the N64, "Shaolin" for the PlayStation and "Sinistar: Unleashed" for the PC. THQ will also be showcasing its Game Boy Color line-up including sought-after EA SPORTS and Disney properties. Visit THQ's booth from 1:30- 2:30 on Friday and Saturday for two undisclosed celebrity appearances. Company: Tiger Electronics Booth: 1146 Contact: Lana Simon or Paul Christou Phone: 847-913-8100 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com URL: www.tigertoys.com Tiger Electronics continues to be a leader in electronic fun with all-new toys and games for 1999. We are featuring our Star Wars: Episode I electronic skill & action games, audio devices, handheld LCD games, strategy games and much more! Tiger's portable videogame system is coming with NEW colors, NEW pricing and NEW games. The system has a new MSRP of $29.99 and new games for 1999 include: Metal Gear Solid, NBA Live, WCW Whiplash and much more! Furby is the hottest animatronic toy with our new fur patterns, highly-collectible limited editions and new Furby Babies! Company: TORUS GAMES Booth: 7429 Contact: Bill McIntosh Phone: 011-613-9762-0522 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org URL: www.torus.com.au TORUS GAMES is an Australian-based entertainment software developer. TORUS has developed titles for the PC, PlayStation and GameBoy, with originality and ingenuity the philosophy behind all its products. TORUS' clients include industry leaders such as GT Interactive, THQ, Acclaim Entertainment and SCi. Most recently, TORUS has been d as the developer for Carmageddon 3: the next in a series of best-selling, award winning driving games. Due for release in November, a demo of this Carmageddon sequel is on display at TORUS booth. With an impressive past and exciting future, TORUS GAMES intends to build on its success to produce cutting edge games that excite, enthuse and entertain. Company: Tosa America LLC. Booth: 6709 Contact: Jack Liu Phone: 626-961-4869 E-mail: email@example.com URL: www.tosa.com.tw Our company, Tosa America LLC., is a professional manufacturer of video game accessories for Nintendo, Sega, and Playstation. Our products range from game memory cards, various controllers, light guns, connecting cables, steering wheels etc. We have been in this peripheral industry for many years, and we do have several factories in China. We also have many local warehouses in Germany, Italy, Japan, and New Zealand. Company: Ubi Soft Entertainment Booth: 1346 Contact: Sandra Yee Phone: 415-54-4022 E-mail: sandray@ubisoft URL: www.ubisoft.com Ubi Soft Entertainment is a European-based producer, publisher and international distributor of interactive entertainment products. The company has offices in 15 countries including France, the United States, Canada, Germany, England, and China and sells its products in a total of 52 countries. The company is best known in the U.S. for Rayman, a blockbuster action/adventure game for all ages that debuted in 1995, and POD, a revolutionary online multiplayer racing game that enables up to eight players to compete directly over the Internet. Products are available through a nationwide network of resellers and distributors. For more information, call Ubi Soft at 415/547-4000 or 514/490-0887 or visit the company web site at http://www.ubisoft.com. Company: Univenture, Inc. Booth: 7033 Contact: Michele Cole Phone: 800-992-8262 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org URL: www.univenture.com Univenture, a manufacturer of CD Packaging & systems, shows its line of CD packaging using their patented safety-sleeve design to protect the optical side of any disc. The company packages CDs, CD-ROMS, CD-Rs, and DVDs while providing solutions for single and multiple disc applications as well as offering custom design capabilities. Inclusive to Univenture's services is their automated disc insertion technology. This technology saves time and labor by actually packaging CDs during the sleeving process. For more information look us up at www.univenture.com. Company: ValuSoft Inc. Booth: 924 South Hall Contact: Chris Anderson Phone: 612-988-9174 E-mail: email@example.com URL: http://www.valu-soft.com ValuSoft is a leading consumer software publisher, providing value conscious customers with entertainment and productivity titles. Shoppers looking for easy-to-use software without a big investment are certain to find ValuSoft's titles appealing. ValuSoft's entertainment titles cater to consumers craving software that focuses on recreational activities, such as hunting, fishing, bowling, racing, arcade, trivia, and card games. Combining modern technology such as Microsoft DirectX and high-resolution graphics, these titles bring high quality and fun-to-play products to these customers. Productivity titles available from ValuSoft assist in necessary or day-to-day activities like estate planning, tax preparation and home improvements. Company: Vatical Entertainment Booth: 1446 Contact: Claire Stancampiano Phone: 518-220-9450 E-mail: Nehme@vatical.com Vatical (Lat. Vates, seer.): Of or relating to the fortelling of future events by or as if by supernatural means. Vatical Entertainment, an emerging force in the gaming world, is taking the industry by storm. Since the company's birth in January of '99, they have secured a license agreement with Polaris Industries, Inc. to produce the first console snowmobile racing game, formed a promotional association with DC Comics, and developed strategic alliances with major developers such as KEMCO and Vicarious Visions. The name "Vatical" is a projection of a company on the cutting edge, with a clear vision of the future. Company: Versaware Technologies Inc. Booth: 7048 Contact: Nadine Kaplan-Wildmann (company) or Tony Telloni (media) Phone: 212-727-8577 or 212-593-6400 Fax: 212-727-8764 E-mail: Media@Versaware.Com or Tellonit@Ruderfinn.Com URL: www.versaware.com Versaware Technologies Inc. is a leading developer of Internet and ePublishing technologies. Founded in 1997, Versaware rapidly and inexpensively transforms existing printed content into the powerful multimedia-enriched Versabook eBook format. Easily downloadable from the Internet, Versabooks are also available on CD and DVD-ROM. Consumers can create personal electronic libraries, both online and off-line, which can be universally searched, indexed and continuously updated, creating a unique, comprehensive information utility. Headquartered in New York City, Versaware has Sales and Marketing offices in Silicon Valley and Research and Development facilities in Jerusalem, Israel. For more information please visit http://www.versaware.com. Company: Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc. Booth: 7312/7314 Contact: Mike McDougall, PR Representative Phone: 716-288-6900 x4688 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org URL: www.tbeach.com Voyetra Turtle Beach is one of the world's leading PC audio solutions providers, working with more than 150 leading manufacturers, distributors, and retailers such as Dell Computer Corp. (Nasdaq: DELL - news), IBM (NYSE: IBM - news), and Gateway (NYSE: GTW - news). Its audio hardware and music creation/edutainment software are sold via retail, direct, and OEM channels to professional musicians, hobbyists, educators, and general consumers. Media-only unveilings at E3 '99 include the Montego II Quadzilla audio accelerator (3D positional audio sound card), Montego II Home Studio (a complete desktop audio production system), and possible line extensions to the company's Hip Hop eJay CD-ROM. Company: VR-1, Inc. Booth: 2658 Contact: Michelle Greene Phone: 303-546-9113 E-mail: email@example.com URL: www.vr1.com Established in 1993, VR-1, Inc. is a premier developer of "massively multi-user" online technologies and content applications. To demonstrate, enhance and evolve its VR-1 Conductor technology, VR-1 has created a portfolio of nine massively multiplayer online games that are licensed to VR-1's alliance of worldwide network partners. VR-1 also distributes several games via the retail software channel. The company licenses VR-1 Conductor to leading software publishers and network providers throughout the world with the goal of establishing a standardized network platform that allows for the easy integration of new, multi-user applications. Additional company information is available at http://www.vr1.com. Company: V-Star Inc. Booth: 7109 Contact: Kenn Raaf Phone: 818-704-1346 firstname.lastname@example.org V-Star 1KTV technology combines unique computer generated voices with lip and motion sync characters to deliver television-style news and entertainment programs on the Internet at 1K-baud (1/20th of a standard telephone connection) with no special hardware or software requirements. V-Star's 1KTV Internet broadcasts incorporate 3 elements: speech, character animation, and motion. V-Star voices are theatrically crafted through proprietary sound manipulation tools, 3-D animated characters may be manipulated to work with the technology and the character motion is achieved through an in-house, state of the art, motion capture system. V-Star developer tools will be available for preview at Siggraph 99 this August. Company: Wizards of the Coast Booth: 6733 Contact: Kristine Szarkowitz Phone: 425-204-7630 E-mail: email@example.com URL: www.wizards.com Founded in 1990 by entrepreneur Peter Adkison, Wizards of the Coast Inc. is a privately held company best known for the world's bestselling Magic: The Gathering® trading card game. The internationally renowned company is headquartered near Seattle, Wash., employing nearly 1,000 people worldwide with offices located in Beijing, Antwerp, Paris, Milan and London. Dedicated to creating a wide variety of games for enthusiasts of all ages, Wizards of the Coast recently launched the extraordinarily popular Pokemon trading card game -- the latest incarnation of the Pokemon craze currently sweeping North America. With its recent acquisition of The Game Keeper, Inc., Wizards of the Coast now owns and operates Sixty game stores dedicated to providing gaming enthusiasts with a safe and enjoyable environment for social and competitive play. Its' subsidiaries include Five Rings Publishing Group Inc. and TSR Inc. For more information on Wizards of the Coast, visit the company's website at www.wizards.com. Company: WavePhore JamCast Booth: 6207 Contact: Patrick Ford Phone: 602-952-5500 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org URL: www.wavephore.com JamCast - Don't wait for downloads, have downloads waiting for you. Introducing JamCast, a new consumer service available this summer, that provides users with great rich media entertainment files for games, music, movies, and TV. WavePhore broadcasts JamCast files 24 hours a day over the PBS television signal to PC's equipped with TV tuner cards. Gamers accustomed to waiting for hours to download the latest demos will have downloads waiting for them every day when they turn on their PC. Music fans can collect the newest MP3 files, and movie fans can get a sneak peek at the Company: Wrebbit Interactive Booth: 6449 Contact: Michel Mailloux Phone: 514-744-8444 x392 E-mail: email@example.com URL: www.wrebbit.com Since its introduction in 1991, Wrebbit's famous Puzz-3D has captured the hearts and imagination of millions of fans in over 60 countries. Wrebbit's revolutionary concept blends the brainteaser aspect of traditional jigsaw puzzles with the thrill of constructing a three-dimensional scale model. Today more than 10 million units are sold every year worldwide. For 1999 Wrebbit is projecting international sales of over 200 million dollars. In 1997, Wrebbit launched its Puzz-3D /CD line of products which enables the user to assemble puzzle pieces in 3D on the computer. Various levels of difficulty are available in each game. Once the puzzle is completed, it is possible to explore the structure's interior where one can learn about the history of the building, listen to the characters' stories told with more than thirty video clips, play challenging games and gather clues to solve the game's mystery. The first product launched was Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral which sold over 100 000 copies. At E3, Wrebbit is introducing two more titles to the line: Victorian Mansion and Bavarian Castle Neuschwanstein. All Puzz-3D /CD titles are PC and Mac compatible and have a suggested retail price of $24.95. Company: Zowie Intertainment, Inc. Booth: Kentia Hall 6001 Contact: Kim Conlee Phone: 323-782-6600 x225 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org URL: www.zowiepower.com Zowie Intertainment, Inc. designs and develops smart toys and other technology-based entertainment products. Zowie has a portfolio of proprietary sensing and recognition technologies called Zowie Power, which combine offline play with on-screen activities enhancing play rather than directing it. Zowie offers the only smart toys that enable kids to control and change on-screen worlds and characters in real-time through natural play patterns. To move the characters on screen, simply move the characters on the playset. Redbeard's Pirate Quest and Ellie's Enchanted Garden will be released this fall. Zowie delivers on the promise of smart toy technology today.
Business Wire Trade Show Services Jim Liebenau, 800/237-8212
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