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V-Cast Inc.
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agreement with Eidos to deliver the Internet demo of Tomb Raider III thru Gigex.  Internet delivery and fulfillment service which features guaranteed delivery, tracking and confirmation.  Customers include CMP Media, CNN Interactive, Eidos Interactive, Infogrames, Interactive Magic, The New York Times, Panasonic Games, Red Storm Entertainment, Time Warner and Release Software.

Valhalla Unlimited, Inc.
127 Smith Place
Cambridge, MA.  02138
1-888-825-4255 / 1-607-754-3799 
F: 1-617-661-8166
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Valkyrie Studios
Chicago
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Septerra Core (anime rpg, Q4 99, pub Monolith)

ValuSoft Inc.
102 First Street West
Waconia, MN.  55387
Fax: 612.442.7001
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3D shooter The War In Heaven, value priced consumer software available in most mass merchants including Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart, Office Depot, Office Max, Best Buy and Babbages

Valve Software
520 Kirkland Way #201, 
Kirkland, WA. 98033
ph 425-889-9642
fax 425-889-9642
jobs@valvesoftware.com
2000 - working with Cisco to develop PowerPlay networking standards to reduce latency, PowerPlay is a set of ISP implementation recommendations, using existing Internet protocols and mechanisms to achieve its improvements. Areas of optimization include End-to-end latency (lag), Jitter (variation in inter-packet arrival), Packet loss, and Throughput.
09-16-99 3D programmer Billy Zelsnack joins co as contractor to work on Team Fortress 2
Half-Life USS Darkstar, E3 1999 UGO Best Online Multiplayer: Team Fortress 2 (PC) - Valve/Sierra Studios
23 emps, dev Half-Life (publ by Sierra, Won.Net, E3 98 - Best Game PC, Best Action Game)

Vatical Entertainment LLC / VisionPlay LLC
Latham, NY. 
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01-20-99 new video game pub, psx, N64, gameboy, will publish 10-15 titles in '99, dev agreement w/ Vicarious Visions, Terraglyph, KEMCO, VM Labs.

VB Designs, L.L.C.
Seattle
vbdesigns@vbdesigns.com
08-23-99 announces Horizons mmorpg http://www.vbdesigns.com/horizons/welcome_.htm
no longer affiliated with Interplay.  deving Demise:Rise of the Ku'tan (was Infinite Worlds was Mordor II) 3D turn based rpg (ala Wizardry/Bards Tale) w/ Black Isle Studios/Interplay; gamer can run own server and be own dm with quest scripting language, map/monster/art editors.  No pk in Infinite Worlds.  VB specializes in MS Visual Basic technology.

VCC
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Vector Graphics
870 Aileen St
Oakland, CA.  94608
510-420-0454
510-420-0328
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(out of business?), real-time 3D artwork.  Design, model, texture, and animate characters, props, and backgrounds for game developers. Clients include Broderbund, Mindscape, EA, PIE, Gravity, Newfire, and others.

Velocity
4 Embarcadero Ct., Suite 3100
San Francisco, CA.  94111
(415) 274-8873
Robert Weldon, VP R&D
(out of business)

Verant Interactive
St. Louis, MO. 
HQ in San Diego, CA.
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06-01-2000 Sony buys Verant, Kelly Flock president
04-20-2000 Verant forms Austin studio from former Origin emps, also Nick Newhard
dev EverQuest (mmorpg w/Sony/989/RedEye, lead producer Brad McQuaid), Tanarus, Sovereign (rts), John Ratcliff head programmer

VeriTest, Inc.
3420 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 2030
Santa Monica, CA. 90405
T: 310-450-0062
F: 310-399-1760
jobs@veritest.com
Game / Multimedia Lab including Network games, indep microcomputer product test lab, game testing division, functionality, interoperability, QA, play, GUI testing, has "Designed for Windows 95 and NT" logo compliance test program.

VESA / Video Electronic Standards Association
2150 N. First Street, Ste. 440
San Jose, CA.  95131
T: 408-435-0333
F: 408-435-8225
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open standards org supports and sets industry-wide interface standards for the PC, workstation, and computing environmnets. 

VGL (Video Gamers League)
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console league

Viacom New Media (div Simon & Schuster Interactive)
1515 Broadway, 30th Floor,
New York, NY.  10036
(800) 469-2539
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05-04-2000 merged with CBS under Viacom name, brands will include Blockbuster, CBS Television, CBS Sports, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and Simon & Schuster.
Viacom Consumer Products is the licensing div of SCi
Chicago dev studio shut down, Starship Titanic (Douglas Adams), Star Trek, Viacom Consumer Products, is the lic div of Paramount Television, VIE is (was?) a division of Spelling, Viacom owns 80% of Spelling

Vibes & Cryo
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Mankind persistent mmrts

Vic Tokai (Nova Spring)
22940 Lockness Avenue 
Torrance CA.  90501 
(310) 326-8880
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Vicarious, Inc.
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Vicarious Visions
1223 Peoples Ave.
Troy, NY. 12180
F: (518) 276-6380
jobs@vvisions.com
small dev 13 emps, Dark Angæl 3d shooter, Terminus persistent space combat sim/rpg 99, Dark Rage, Synnergist

Vicious Cycle Software Inc.
6320 Quadrangle Dr, Suite 210
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: (919) 370-3000
Fax: (919) 370-3010
jobs@viciouscycleinc.com
founded by former Microprose staff

Vicon Motion Systems
Santa Fe Springs, CA. 90670
Tustin, CA.  92780
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Vicon 370e optical motion capture system for animation.

VictorMaxx Technologies
Illinois 
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CyberMaxx vr headset (discontinued)

Victory Interactive Studios
Newport Beach, CA.
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developing titles for Mattel Media and Mindscape/SSI.

Video Game Advisor Magazine (now Cyberactive Publishing)
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Video System
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Formula One endorsement

VideoLogic Ltd.
Home Park Estate, Kings Langley, 
Hertfordshire WD4 8LZ, UK
+44 1923 260511 
F: +44 1923 268969
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Viewpoint Data Labs
625 S. State St. 
Orem, UT.  84058
T: 801-229-3000
F: 801-229-3300
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Texture Library, Interchange 3D file format translator, 3D Studio Max/Lightwave plugins, 3D digital content, creation and publishing; models, services, software, Ally McBeal Dancing Baby - originally Viewpoint model #VP5653

Viewpoint Digital
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Interchange 3D file translation system allows 3D model conversions between more than 40 3D file formats $495 for a single user

Vila Crespo
1725 McGovern Street 
Highland Park IL.  60035
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Vipah Interactive
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Curious Gearge Comes Home, Heavy Damage, Tim & Kim and Cat Cat Cat 

Viper Byte
P.O.Box 18322
Cincinnati, OH.   45218-0322
F: 1-513-851-2242
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Vircom Inc.
3030 Le Carrefour, Suite 701
Laval (Quebec) H7T 2P5
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The 4th Coming (T4C) persistent medieval multi-player iso view RPG - distribution using local ISP licences.  Internet Software for Today's ISP/OCP Environment

Virgin Interactive Entertainment (VIE)
18061 Fitch Avenue
Irvine, CA.  92614
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10-07-99 Titus acquires 50.1% share of VIE
8/98 EA to buy Westwood from Virgin, owned by Spelling Entertainment Group Inc.which divested its 90% interest in VIE end of 1997 (?), VIE is (was?) a div of Spelling, Viacom owns 80% of Spelling.  Swords & Sorcery: Come Devils Come Darkness (sold to EA, dev by Heuristic Park), C&C: Tiberian Sun, Lands of Lore III (sold to EA) will use an enhanced Guardians of Destiny engine w/ pieces of Blade Runner voxel engine.

Virgin Lands
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3D Graphics For Computer Games

Virgin Sound & Vision (subsid of Virgin Comm. Ltd.)
122 South Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA.  90048
(310)-246-4666
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deal with ICTV for Dinonauts, Frantic Factory, Mysterious Island, One Small Square: Backyard, One Small Square: Seashore, Terratopia, Johnny Quest:Cover Up at Roswell, Wiggins in Storyland, The Ultimate Multimedia Atlas and Paperopolis.

Virtools
93, Rue Vieille Du Temple
Paris, France 75003
33-1-42-71-46-86
33-1-42-71-86-53
dujardin@virtools.com
NeMo Dev and NeMo Creation - 3D content creation allows you to orchestrate your project's interactivity, storyline and gameplay.  Goal is to shift 3D content production paradigms from that of "creating the camera" to that of "using the camera as a means of expression."

Virtual Adventures, Inc.
P.O. BOX 60091
Boisbriand, P.Q., Canada, J7G 3G4
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tiny indep dev, Star Quest 2 - 3D multiplayer action/strategy, Stellar Mercenaries

Virtual Alchemy Studios
770 26th Ave. 
Santa Cruz, CA.  95062 
T: 831-479-8274 
F: 831-464-8391
renster@virtualalchemy.com
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Virtual Celebrity Productions
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Interactive Digital Performer, creates photo- realistic digital actors

Virtual Entertainment
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Virtual Gods Software
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Virtual I-O
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Virtual Interactive Prod.
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Virtual Music Entertainment, Inc.
Andover, MD.
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11-10-99 acquired by Namco, new name Namco Music Playground

Virtual Personalities, Inc.
1315 Summitridge Drive,
Beverly Hills, CA. 
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fully emotional, articulate, learning, Verbots

Virtual Reality Gaming Network (VRGN)
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Bob Croslin, Director
div of SportsNet, Inc. working with G.O.D., Active Channel, channel Netscape Netcaster

Virtual Search, Inc. employment agency
2261 Market Street, #141
San Francisco, CA.  94114
Voice: 800-779-3334
Fax : 800-779-3369
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founder Marc Mencher was a software engineer, worked for Spectrum Holobyte and 3DO

Virtual Vegas
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Virtual World Entertainment Group, Inc. (VWEG)
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1/97 Wired article - Tim Disney invested a reported $10  to $15M into VWE
parent of FASA, BattleTech/Red Planet LBE sites generate between $1 million and $3 million per site.(7/94), 

Virtually Unlimited Corp.
111 North Market Street, suite 655
San Jose, CA. 95113
T: (408) 367-6153
F: (408) 938-3929
info@virtually3d.com
developing and licensing "3DGM", an integrated indoor/outdoor 3D game development framework/engine for reducing time-to-market and cost.  C/C++ API and shape editor supporting animated 3D Studio MAX models, 3D terrain/level editor for game designers. used by GT Interactive and SegaSoft, RealPool 3D online, uses the 3D Groove web plug-in which is powered by 3DGM

Virtus Corp.
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OpenSpace3D (TM), an interactive 3D development architecture (engine)

Vis Interactive PLC
Scotland
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PS2, dev Earthworm Jim 3D

Visceral Productions (Avalon Hill)
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Vision Software
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Guardian, Seek And Destroy, 7th Legion 

Visionary Minds
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Shadow Realm: Spellsong (1st person 3D dark fantasy RPG) storyline, communications, old crpg feel

Visiware
Tour Neptune, 
92086 La Defense Cedex, France
33-1-463939300
fax 33-1-46939301
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Visteon Automotive Systems
Dearborn, MI. 
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Rear Seat Entertainment System add-on TV tuner, 6.4" LCD screen, vcr, N64, srp $1800

Visual Computing Corp.
Portland, OR.
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Online Interactive Network Corp (OINC) online game Piggyland

Visual Concepts Entertainment, Inc.
San Rafael, CA.
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09-30-97 Sega of America buys minority share of VC.  Starting in 98 VC will create titles exclusively for Sega's consoles and the PC. VC will continue to operate on its own but Sega will occupy 1 of 3 seats on VCs board of directors.  NHL Hockey '97 (pub EA), Madden NFL '94/'95, Clay Fighter, Desert Strike and EA Sports Presents MLBPA Baseball.  E3 1999 UGO Best Sports: NFL 2000 (DC), NBA 2000

Visual Sciences
7 Luna Place, Gateway West, 
Dundee Technology Park, Dundee DD2 1XF
+44-0-1382-422100 
F:+44-0-1382-422101
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Vivendi Communications, Havas div
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11/98 Vivendi Communications / Havas div acquires Cendant for 800+ million, Havas core activities are pub and multimedia.

Vivid Interactive
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XXX DVD games, Interactive Body Parts and Interactive Mind Teazzer

VLSI Technology, Inc.
1109 McKay Drive
San Jose, CA.  95131
408-434-3100 
408-434-7584
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Vista - set top box, ThunderBird 128 PCI 3D audio accelerator chip jointly developed with QSound Labs

VM Labs
167 S. San Antonio Road, Suite 17
Los Altos, CA.  94022
T: 650-917-8050
F: 650-917-8052
jobs@vmlabs.com
dev agreement w/ Adrenalin for games, former execs from atari jaguar, commodore, sega, Sony's head of R&D; NUON interactive digital video entertainment standard is new game system platform-ez pc port, embedded multimedia gx/audio hw/sw licensed to semicond and consumer electr mfgs, dvd, cable box, etc.oems. NUON Technology is designed to replace the MPEG decoder chip currently found in digital video products.  Play digital video movies and audio CD/DVD, games, edu and reference apps, 3D gx, Internet connectivity

Volition, Inc. (div of Parallax)
2212 Fox Drive, Suite G
Champaign, IL.  61820
personnel@volition-inc.com
dev Summoner (real-time full 3D Fantasy RPG, pub THQ), dev Descent: FreeSpace, 

Vortex
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dev Vortex 3D engine

Vortigern Strategic Software
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Operational Art Of War, Fighting Steel, SU-27 Flanker 2, Storm In The West, Peoples General 

Voxar
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Tumble Bugs

Voxware, Inc.
305 College Road East
Princeton, NJ.  08540
T: 609-514-4134
F: 609-514-4170
vox@voxware.com
used in Diablo II on battle.net (DiabloII.com), oem speech and audio compression, voice transformation technologies for the interactive gaming industry. add voice interaction to real-time games across high-latency, low bandwidth networks.  VoiceFont offers the ability to transform a single voice to cartoon-like characters, echoes, robots

VR Sports (div of Interplay)
16815 Von Karman Avenue 
Irvine, CA. 92606 
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VR Football, Baseball, Pool, Golf

VR-1, Inc.
4888 Pearl East Circle, Suite 101
Boulder, CO. 80301
F: 303.444.2797
jobs@vr1.com
01-21-99 Hasbro licenses Conductor server technology and sdk for use in line-up of 11Em@il games, Sony Comm Network signs distribution agreement for The S.A.R.A.C. Project, MS has minority equity investment in VR-1, MM3D (VR-1's proprietary 3D rendering engine), Conductor (helps w/ latency, bandwidth, modem speeds, client/server performance, building persistent worlds, multiple servers, game data, lobbies, and other game-launching facilities), Microsoft's Fighter Ace (oem deal w/ms to distr 15M copies of client bundled w/several ms products), Air Attack, UltraCorps (MS IGZ turn based java space strategy/tactics )

VRex, Inc.
85 Executive Blvd.
Elmsford, NY.  10523
T: 914-345-8877
F: 914-345-8772
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SSDI universal support for most shutter glasses and other stereoscopic 3D viewing devices. VR Surfer stereoscopic eyewear.

VSI - Vision Scape Imaging, Inc. / The Lab 3D
5125 Convoy Street, Suite #212
San Diego, CA.  92111
619-715-5858
fax 619-715-5859
info@vision-scape.com
3D digital effect studio for the feature film, commercial, entertainment and video game industries.

VTech Industries, LLC
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Vulpine Design
Germany
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VD / Eclipse commercial 3D engine

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