Army, company to launch games for console users
The U.S. Army has reached a deal with a private company to extend the reach of its digital combat video game to the console audience.
The Army will partner with Ubisoft, a French company that already publishes top military titles, including games based on Tom Clancy books. Ubisoft will develop new games designed to entertain, while also serving as a recruiting tool.
The new games, which could hit the market in late 2005 or early 2006, will run on popular gaming consoles including Sony's Playstation and Microsoft's Xbox.
Nominations sought for K-10 Corridor Awards
David Dunfield, president of the K-10 Assn., encourages nominations for the 10th Annual K-10 Corridor Awards program. The program was established in 1995 and includes two categories: Service Award and Development Award.
The K-10 Service Award is presented to an individual or organization that has made an outstanding contribution toward promoting the goals of the association.
The K-10 Development Award recognizes an individual, company or institution that has significantly contributed to the successful economic development of the corridor.
The deadline for nominations is May 24. The winners will be announced at the association's annual meeting on June 11 in Olathe.
For more information, call Rich Caplan at 841-7166.
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