Crave Entertainment

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Crave Entertainment
IndustryVideo games
Founded1997; 25 years ago (1997)
FounderNima Taghavi
Defunct2012; 10 years ago (2012)
FateDissolved, due to bankruptcy
HeadquartersNewport Beach, California, United States
Key people
  • Nima Taghavi (CEO)
  • Vincent Bitetti (President)[1] (archived version)

Crave Entertainment was an American video game publisher founded in 1997 by Nima Taghavi. Its headquarters was in Newport Beach, California. It was acquired by Handleman Company in 2005 in a deal valued up to $95,000,000 but was then sold to Fillpoint LLC in early 2009 for only $8,100,000 due to Handleman's bankruptcy and pending liquidation. During its lifetime it published games for Dreamcast, Wii, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 64, GameCube, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSP, Xbox, and Xbox 360. Crave mainly focused on budget titles, and imported games such as Tokyo Xtreme Racer series. The company went bankrupt in 2012.

Crave's old logo 2004-2011

List of video games published by Crave Entertainment[edit]

Cancelled games[edit]

  • H20verdrive
  • Jeanette Lee's Virtual Pool
  • Man vs. Wild (DS and PSP versions)
  • Pilot Academy
  • Powershot Pinball
  • Pro Bull Riders: Out of the Chute (Xbox 360 version)
  • Project Cairo (Nintendo 64 DD, developed by Craveyard)[2]
  • Savage Safari Hunt
  • SnoCross 2 Featuring Blair Morgan (Xbox version)
  • Supershot Golf Robot
  • Jet Ion GP (released in Europe in 2002, the U.S. release was cancelled)
  • The Lost (PAL regions only)
  • UFC: Tapout (Dreamcast version)
  • World Championship Poker All In
  • Wave Runner (Dreamcast version)


  1. ^ Adams, David (September 1, 2004). "Crave Gets New President". IGN. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
  2. ^ IGN Staff (November 20, 1997). "Details on Crave RPG Uncovered". IGN. Retrieved April 5, 2020.

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