IQ News: Deadline

Soldier of Quake
Rysher Entertainment, Los Angeles, is sponsoring a Quake II tournament on beginning July 13 in support of the television series Soldier of Fortune, Inc. MPlayer, the San Francisco-based online gaming company, will begin promoting the tournament this week on the site. In addition, imagery from the syndicated series will be incorporated into game scenes. Advanced Gravis Computer Technology, San Mateo, Calif., is also a sponsor. It will give away joysticks and other gaming devices.

Billboard Lights Up
Billboard, New York, and Northern Light Technology LLC, Cambridge, Mass., have formed a music information search engine, called Billboard Music Search, at The service incorporates Billboard parent company BPI Communications’ entertainment publications, plus articles from Northern Light’s archives and a database of top music-related Web sites.

Trivia, Anyone?
Online game show provider Uproar, New York, has launched two interactive games for the Wimbledon Web site with the All England Lawn Tennis Club and Perrier, a tourney sponsor. The site,, includes information on the tournament, as well as a trivia game and a Perrier game.