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'Transformers' And 'Chronicles Of Riddick' Digital Strategy Guides Ship

by Rainier on June 7, 2004 @ 8:43 a.m. PDT

Following up on the success of its premiere digital video guide)for UbiSoft's Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 video game, GameTime Media, Inc. today announced it has shipped the dvG strategy guides for Atari's TRANSFORMERS, which is made under license from Hasbro, Inc. and Vivendi Universal's The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay video games to retail stores.

GameTime's groundbreaking dvGs are DVD-based strategy guides which offer consumers a variety of exclusive content, including a full-motion video walk-through and expert voice-over guiding players on how to best navigate and play the game.

"Our dvGs are a perfect companion product to today's top video games as they allow consumers of any skill level to enjoy any game -- all while minimizing their frustration," said Robert Yan, CEO of GameTime. "The deep environments and multifaceted game play of highly regarded video games such as the TRANSFORMERS and The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay make them ideal candidates for our dvGs."

In Atari's TRANSFORMERS video game, the battle is raging in Cybertron as the evil DECEPTICONS are still at war with OPTIMUS PRIME and the AUTOBOTS. Players are faced with countless enemies, extraordinary boss fights, numerous weapons, and hidden power-ups across eight rich environments. With GameTime's TRANSFORMERS dvG, consumers will have access to maps of the immense environments cheat codes for enhancing game play, and an enemy description segment which includes video examples of how to best eliminate enemies. In addition, a complete walk-through is included that is accompanied by commentary from an expert gamer, who offers advice and hints on how to master the game.

To fully master Vivendi Universal Games' new first-person shooter, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay, players must learn to utilize combat, stealth, weapons and even the environment as they guide anti-hero, Riddick on a quest to escape from a futuristic maximum security prison. With the use of GameTime's dvG, players will have access to a variety of value-added content including a level fly-through; a weapons page describing each weapon and how to use it; a full walk-through featuring expert commentary and strategies on how to complete all of the game's side missions, and a segment on the making of the game and a the technology of "normal mapping."

The dvGs for TRANSFORMERS and The Chronicles of Riddick(tm): Escape From Butcher Bay video games are scheduled to ship simultaneously with their video game counterparts. Both dvGs will be available for a suggested retail price of $14.99. For more information about GameTime, please visit

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