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Round-Up: Mobile Content Festival, DOA4 at GNG, Epstein's Double Fusion

Today's round-up includes information on a new mobile festival seeking game entries, a forthcoming New York-based Gamers Nite Groove event offering a major Dead Or Ali...
Today's round-up includes information on a new mobile festival seeking game entries, a forthcoming New York-based Gamers Nite Groove event offering a major Dead Or Alive 4 online/offline tournament, and an important addition to the board of in-game ad company Double Fusion, as well as today's GameSetWatch articles, product news and Gamasutra job postings. - The DCI Mobile Content Festival, an event examining the effect of mobile devices on everyday life, is holding a call for entries. The Digital Convergence Institute is seeking "mobile content submissions that explore the mobile lifestyle," the deadline for which is March 5th for applications and games, and March 1st for mobile device-formatted films. Those selected will be able to display their mobile content at the festival, which will be held in Austin, Texas on March 14th, 2006. More details for entry are available at the festival website. - The next Gamers Nite Groove event in New York City will host a Dead or Alive 4 tournament not just for attendees, but for anyone else who wishes to participate through the game's Xbox Live features. The GNG presenters will webcast video of the tournament after the night is over for those wishing to see the results, most likely at the Gamers Nite Groove website, where interested players can also register for the tournament. The physical aspect of the event will be held at the Globix building in NYC, starting at 8:00 PM on February 3rd. - Double Fusion, an in-game advertising company, has named Jonathan Epstein as an addition to its board of directors. Epstein was previously president of GameSpy, where he oversaw the gaming portal's growth and eventual merger with IGN Entertainment. "In-game advertising has come into its own and will be an increasingly huge part of advertisers' mix," said Epstein. "With Double Fusion’s high commitment to security, measurement and scalability, and to ensuring that the in-game advertising business is built with the gamer first in mind, publishers and advertisers now have a trusted partner with which to explore new revenue-generating opportunities.” - Today's posts on Gamasutra sister weblog GameSetWatch include a new feature on digital distribution, info on the latest info with Prince Of Persia creator Jordan Mechner, and a rather cute Animal Crossing diorama story, among others. - Also updated today: product news including e-on Software's shipping of Vue 5 xStream, as well as the latest Gamasutra job postings from companies including Blizzard Entertainment, Blue Fang Games, Heavy Iron Studios, Irrational Games, Red Storm Entertainment and Retro Studios.

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