col Tecmo has denied the rumor it will stop making games for Microsoft's Xbox. The rumor, fueled by online discussion forums, claimed Tecmo's relationship with Microsoft was deteriorating. But Tecmo, best known for its Dead or Alive franchise, said it wil

Square Enix, created from the recent merger of SquareSoft and Enix, is branching out. The new company has invested 99 million yen -- about $842,000 -- in fellow role-playing game developer Game Arts. All are now working together on an unidentified project.

"James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing" will sport a star-studded cast. Pierce Brosnan will voice James Bond, with John Cleese as Q, Judi Dench as M, and Willem Dafoe voicing Bond's newest nemesis. The game is coming in November to PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube.

The man behind the Street Fighter and Resident Evil franchises has left Capcom. Yoshiki Okamoto, a Capcom employee since 1984, is now starting his own company. Okamoto said his not-yet-unnamed company will specialize in doing contract work.

Nintendo is taking some heat for its new Game Boy Player. Buyers have complained the GameCube accessory is only available in one color, thus giving consumers a one-in-three chance of matching their system. Nintendo said gamers can opt to import other colors from Japan.

Digital Watch is a weekly feature that relays news from the video game industry. Items presented here are gathered by writers of Digital Playground.

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