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'Baseball Mogul 2003' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 10:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Monkeystone Games is happy to announce that Baseball Mogul 2003 for the PC has been shipped to manufacturing and can now be purchased as a download in the Monkeystone Store. The latest installment in the series of highly acclaimed games from Boston-based Sports Mogul Inc., Baseball Mogul 2003 allows players to assume the role of General Manager of their favorite professional baseball team.

Infogrames & Konami Enter A Distribution Deal In Japan

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 9:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Global video game publisher Infogrames announced that it has entered into a distribution deal with Konami to distribute and market throughout Japan select future titles published by Infogrames Japan KK.

'Bloody Roar: Primal Fury' For Gamecube Ships to Stores

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 9:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamers can now unleash their animal rage with the launch of Activision, Inc.’s Bloody Roar: Primal Fury, the first fighting game available for the GameCube. This latest installation in the popular Bloody Roar series delivers fast and fluid fighting action, incredible special effects and amazing characters that have the ability to transform from humans into Hyper-beast life-forms with special attack moves. Bloody Roar: Primal Fury was developed by Hudson Soft Co., Ltd. and Eighting Co., Ltd. and is rated “T” (“Teen” – Blood, Suggestive Themes, and Violence – content suitable for persons ages 13 and older) by the ESRB with a $49.99 suggested retail price.

Disciples II Patch v1.1 to v1.2 Available NOW

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 9:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First just let us know that they have released a new update patch for Disciples II : Dark Prophecy. This patch incldes some new maps, AI improvements, some editor updates and plenty more ... you NEED to have Patch v1.1 to successfully upgrade to v1.2 .. click "read more" for links and the full details on whats changed/updated.

Tom Clancy's 'Ghost Recon: Desert Siege' - In Stores Now

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 8:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment and Red Storm Entertainment are pleased to announce that the mission pack Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Desert Siege will hit the shelves today. European Ghost Recon fans should expect it in a matter of a few days/a week as well.

Goodbye Myst! Hello Sims!

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 8:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

There's been a coup in the PC gaming world. After nine years as the best-selling computer game of all time, "Myst" has dropped to number two. In its place now stands "The Sims," the quirky and utterly addictive title that lets you control the lives of simulated people. Read the full story on CNN.

Team Factor Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 7:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Thanks voodoo for pointing out that the new Team Factor demo is available and ready for download. Team Factor enables the player to choose and develop his or her favourite way of play and fight. After selecting one out of three teams and one of four different character specializations, the player may set up whichever skills he or she likes to cultivate. According to the specific skill development, the player is able to access more "exclusive" weapons and devices. This means, that each created character will be unique and therefore recognizable to the other players by his or her personal ability and record. This feature is called a "RPG factor". All players' records will be stored in the Team Factor on-line central database." Get it off 3DGamers / Tiscali or BonusWeb. Update : this is a LAN only demo, no singleplayer nor inet play .. yuk! Update2 : they updated the demo, it now has bot support (thanks blues)

Simon the Sorcerer 3D - New Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 6:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Simon the Sorcerer 3D is a new kind of adventure - an absorbing storyline combined with challenging puzzles, crazy characters and wonderful locations all wrapped up in a glorious real-time 3D environment. Previously a Hasbro project now under the Vivendi Universal battleship! Check the screens

NCSoft Announces 'Lineage' Expansion into China

by Thomas on March 28, 2002 @ 6:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NCsoft Corporation, the world's largest independent online game company, today announced that Lineage, one of the world's most popular online games, is now being offered to the Chinese market.

XBOX Meeting Strong Demand In Europe

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 6:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft today announced that weekly replenishments are ensuring that strong demand for the Xbox video game system is met, benefiting retail, third-party publishers and gamers. Hmmm this sounds odd since "yesterday" some other sources say that the xbox is NOT selling as well as expected and as result we should expect a price drop... Microsoft doing some damage control or other sources out to pester them??

Blackstar In Schanz Skies

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 6:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blackstar Interactive signs up Schanz International Consultants exclusively for licensing their games in various territories. Titles will include “Software Tycoon” (Asia, North America), “Battle Race 3D” (Worldwide except Germany), and for Asia: “Cinemaware Classics: Defender of the Crown, Three Stooges, Wings!, Lord of the Rising Sun, It came from the Desert, Rocket Ranger”.

Warcraft III Unveilled!

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 5:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

You want to meet the man behind Vivendi's stunning RTS? Vivendi Universal is to celebrate the June release of the highly anticipated PC version of Blizzard Entertainment's Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, with a special press day hosted by senior producer Bill Roper.

3Do's Popular 'Army Men: RTS' Storm The Stores

by Thomas on March 28, 2002 @ 5:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The 3DO Company today announced that the Army Men: RTS game for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and PC shipped this week to retail stores throughout North America. The Army Men: RTS game was developed by Pandemic Studios, makers of Dark Reign 2 and Battlezone II.

'New Legends' - Packshot

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 2:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

New Legends is 3rd person action game setting man against militia, in a world of tomorrow, where both technology and tradition blend to create a rich, and threatening world. It’s a thrilling combination of mysticism and machines, of primeval religion and pummelling aggression, of blades and bullets. The action is intense: how long will you take to master the melee weapons and the dazzling martial arts attacks so you can save the civilisation from the impending doom...?

Sweden Gets New TV-Show 'Cybergaming'

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 2:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Word came to us that Cybergaming is now becoming serious TV in Sweden and since we have a big Swedish audience we decided to shed some light on the matter. A sportsprogram dedicated to cybersports is being developed and we ask you as a serious gamer to fill out this form to give us a better picture of what subjects to have in the TV program..

Thq & Sega's Upcoming Games In GBA Co-Publishing Deal

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 2:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. and SEGA Corporation today announced the next round of titles in their exclusive, 16 title Game Boy Advance co-publishing agreement. VIRTUA TENNIS™ (working title) is scheduled for release in late 2002, while CRAZY TAXI™ (working title), SUPER MONKEY BALL™ (working title) and PHANTASY STAR™ COLLECTION (working title) are scheduled for early 2003 release. These titles are in addition to the previously announced six games the two companies are releasing through the first half of 2003.

'Riding Spirits' Races On To PlayStation 2 - Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 1:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment today announced that it is to publish Riding Spirits for the Sony PlayStation 2. BAM! released its first PlayStation 2 title, Driven, less than three months ago and plans to stay in the fast lane with its next high adrenalin race game.

Commandos 2 (PS2/Xbox) & MX 2002 (Xbox) - Packshots

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 11:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Since its turning out to be a slow morning i decided to throw up some new packshots for Eidos's "Commandos 2: Men of Courage" and THQ's "MX 2002" ... both should hit UK retail stores soon (if they havent yet)

New 'Castle Wolfenstein' Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

There is a "full install" available for both Linux and Windows, this version will upgrade any previously installed Wolf to v1.31. At this point there is a LITE upgrade for Linux only, which will upgrade you from version 1.3 to 1.31. The Windows Lite Install will be available tomorrow (smaller file). So Windows people have no choice (at this time) but to grab the full install. Read more for fix details and links.

'Might & Magic IX' - Official Site

by Thomas on March 28, 2002 @ 8:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

3DO just tossed up the official site for Might and Magic IX. Follow this link to check out some game features screens and more. "The game will be released on Friday".

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 12:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Computer & Video Games rounded up an interview with NovaLogic regarding its upcoming stand-alone addon Delta Force: Task Force Dagger. GameSpy talked with LucasArt's Garry Gaber to get some inside info on the upcoming expansion mission pack Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns. New units, how its based on the upcoming Star Wars movie etc.. Korean Gaming Ground posted an interview with Blizzard's big man Bill Roper mainly discussing their upcoming real-time strategy game - WarCraft III (thanks voodoo). Planet Soldier has posted an interview with Matt Morton, an Associate Producer at Activision, to talk about SoF2. RPGVault has posted up a new interview with members of Arxel Tribe and Sinister Systems as they talk about their upcoming LithTech engine powered fantasy RPG Mistmare. (thanks homelan)