Games (遊戲 - 基) is an album by the Cantopop singer Leo Ku, released on November 28, 2003. The album is based on the theme of video games and was recorded in 2003 after Ku's two-year break from singing Cantopop. His current manager, Paco Wong, persuaded Ku to come back to Hong Kong's Cantopop scene. The songs 必殺技 ("Fatal Trick") and 任天堂流淚 ("Let Heaven Shed its Tears") won Ku numerous awards.
Employing hip-hop samples with jazz riffs sung by Jordan Knight, and defensive rhymes by Donnie Wahlberg, "Games" was a dramatic departure from their previously clean cut sound. The song also included shout outs to Donnie's brother Mark Wahlberg and Mark's band The Funky Bunch. The song features a chorus section taken from the movie the wizard of Oz, namely the West witch's soldiers chant: oh ee oh, oh oh.
Feeling the name "New Kids on the Block" was too childish for the group, the band shortened their name to "NKOTB" during the time of the single's release. The song received decent airplay from stations nationwide.
"Games" (the kids get hard mix) – 5:22
"What'cha Gonna Do (About It)" (Arthur Baker remix) – 5:51
"Call It What You Want" (C&C pump it mix) – 5:31
"My Favorite Girl" (remix) – 5:29
"Games (the kids get hard mix extended version) – 5:22
2015, Inc. was founded by Tom Kudirka in 1997. He assembled a team of developers by researching people who were participating in the FPS MOD community. After months of working online and mostly only communicating via ICQ instant messenger his team created a Quake Mod as a playable demo to show off their talent. Kudirka sent the demo to Activision who was so impressed with their work they awarded 2015 a contract developing the expansion pack to their upcoming game entitled SiN, developed by Ritual Entertainment.
Kudirka moved all of his team members to Tulsa, Oklahoma to begin work on the expansion pack SiN: Wages of Sin. The seven developers who spent over six months online creating the demo met one another for the first time. Three of the seven developers lived in a house rented by Kudirka where the living-room made up the development studio. The team was Tom Kudirka, Ken Turner, Zied Reike, Carl Glave, Benson Russel, Paul Glave and Michael Boon, who Kudirka relocated from TasmaniaAustralia to Tulsa, Oklahoma.