by Thomas on May 26, 2002 @ 8:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under
Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, recently announced BG&E [working title], the latest creation by Michel Ancel, designer of the critically acclaimed Rayman series. BG&E is scheduled to ship to retail shelves in 2003 with availability on all next generation consoles and PC. Check out new screens, features/story and a Q/A below!
by Rainier on May 22, 2002 @ 11:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Ecks vs. Sever PlayStation 2 is being developed by Seattle-based Zombie Studios. The movie, due in theatres this November, stars Antonio Banderas and Lucy Liu. Building on the release of last fall’s critically acclaimed Ecks vs. Sever for Game Boy Advance®, Ecks vs. Sever PlayStation 2 is anticipated to be available this November shortly after the release of the movie. We got some screens for the PS2 and Gameboy Advance version, as well as a short Q&A with Zombie Studios President John Williamson. Njoy!
by Rainier on May 22, 2002 @ 11:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Riding Spirits is an exhilarating, fast paced motorcycle racing game currently being developed by Japanese publisher and development studio Spike. An experienced multi-platform developer, Spike are best known for the beat 'em up hit, Fire Pro Wrestling, which BAM! launched on the Game Boy® Advance last summer. Riding Spirits is scheduled to ship to stores in June this year. We have a developer Q&A and a boat load of screens for you!
by Rainier on May 15, 2002 @ 11:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Lucasarts opened the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic website. Their role playing game (RPG), Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, will debut on the Xbox this fall and release on PC early 2003. Developed by BioWare Corp., the dramatic game features an original story set some 4,000 years prior to the timeframe of the Star Wars films in an era dominated by an epic conflict between the Jedi and the evil Sith. The site has a small Q&A and some screens, which we mirror'd here .. check them out ...
by Thomas on May 9, 2002 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Zinedine Zidane, winner of the Golden Ball in 1998, champion of Italy, European champion, and World champion launches his first ever PC CD-Rom. The French and Real Madrid captain is one of those rare talents who is able to reinvent football almost every time he kicks the ball. Apart from his obvious charisma, his dribbling, his so often decisive razor-sharp passes and his well-placed free kicks are the foundations of his style and legend.
by Thomas on May 8, 2002 @ 6:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under
Today we tossed up an interview with Ulli Koller, who is working on 1503 A.D. as a Graphic Artist, and one with Wilfried Reiter, Programmer and Co-founder of Max Design that you can check out below... "SUNFLOWERS' and Max Design's new progressive strategy game will have two different titles: "ANNO 1503" and "1503 A.D.". These are only different product names for the same game! The title "ANNO 1503" will be used on a world-wide basis, with the exception of the U.S.. In this country, the product will be called "1503 A.D."
by Rainier on April 20, 2002 @ 12:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under
Yesterday we posted 30 or so screens
pulled from the 'Die Hard : Nakatomi Plaza' game we are currently testing ... today we serve up an interview with "Bryan Ekman", the Art Director on the Die Hard project. Bryan seems to drop hints that we may actually expect more Die Hard games ... and plenty more ..
by Rainier on April 1, 2002 @ 7:36 p.m. PST | Filed under
Today we have a small interview with Terry Dowling, the man behind Project3 and Mindscape's Schizm: Mysterious Journey. Slates for release somewhere this summer. If you never heard of the game let me put it briefly. ’Schizm: Mysterious Journey’ is a non-violent single-player innovation in the adventure game genre, with fascinating non-linear game play and stunning 3D graphics. Written by the highly acclaimed science fiction writer Terry Dowling and developed in Poland by LK Avalon, ‘Schizm: Mysterious Journey’ will literally keep you playing for hours on end, in this massive double DVD-Rom or 5 CD-Rom release.
by Rainier on March 7, 2002 @ 8:01 a.m. PST | Filed under
On March 15th Mindscape will release it's first big PC CD game of the year, the quirky and irreverent management sim, Rock Manager. Former CTW reporter and rock musician, Stephen Daultrey, caught up with the game's scrip-writer and director, Erik Johansson of the Stockholm-based developer, Monsterland, to get the lowdown on the game that's not afraid to dish the dirt on the cut-throat world of the rock'n'roll music world. The following interview was to originally be published in the last edition of Computer Trade Weekly magazine on 1st March 2002, however, the final issue never made it to press. We did not want you people to miss out on this .. so here it is!
by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2002 @ 8:48 p.m. PST | Filed under
A few weeks ago we had the chance to preview Cenega's upcoming Turnbased Strategy Game "Knights Of The Cross" and we were quite impressed with the preliminary result that we decided to interview one of the developers. A full review is expected soon. Stay tuned!
by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2002 @ 9:00 p.m. PST | Filed under
Today we scored an interview with one of the Polish developers working on "Another War', a very promising isometric WWII RPG game. A preview of the game is in the works so be on the look out for that. A developer with a message always makes for an interesting read!
by Patrick on Jan. 10, 2002 @ 8:14 p.m. PST | Filed under
We managed to track down one of Philos Entertainment's developers working on the upcoming Space Sim/Strategy game "Imperium Galactica III: Genesis" A few impressive looking screens were also given up after we threatened to brake his pinky toe .. sucker!
by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2001 @ 2:57 p.m. PST | Filed under
Since we have been reporting about RayMan M quite a few times lately we at the WP staff decided to put on our cloak cape, infiltrate in the Ubi Soft Development studio and sneak up on RayMan M Project Managers Riccardo Lenzi & Arnaud Carrette... Still in cloak they had no idea who we were ... and bared all ... (thats why we did not include any photo's .. it was a horrifying sight).. Njoy!
by Thomas on Oct. 26, 2001 @ 12:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under
This week we bring you a new sound track from the game Divine Divinity called 'War and Peace' composed by the infamous Kirill Pavorsky. If you like mullets, you will like Kirill as he is seen here still trapped in the 80's. We managed to drag him out of his busy schedule and ask a few questions.
by Thomas on Oct. 3, 2001 @ 1:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under
Who are these masked developers? Well find out more below. We posted up an interview with FRÉDÉRIC RESSAIRE, project manager of in Utero.
by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2001 @ 9:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under
Due to the upcoming Crash titles for XBX and PS2 we decided to bump into Rage's Steve Pritchard (Designer/Producer) and ask him what the fuzz is all about ...
by Thomas on Sept. 3, 2001 @ 6:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under
Ubi Soft interview the developers so we don't have to.
Opening Notes: Thanks for agreeing to this interview. I've tried to keep the questions as open-ended as possible. Readers respond best to chatty answers, strong opinions and coherent arguments so feel free to tell us what you really think. Don't worry about syntax, grammar, spelling or any of that nonsense. We'll clean it up later. It's more important that you just talk openly…
by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2001 @ 6:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under
Jonathan Whitehead at Cliffhanger Games interviews one of the Vulcan Software head honcho's regarding their upcoming portal which is to debut soon.
by Rainier on June 26, 2001 @ 2:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under
The Game Boy Advance is out, and sales are skyrocketing! A GBA game you CANNOT miss is RayMan Advance, and we had the opportunity to pose some questions to the man behind the magic ...
by Rainier on May 29, 2001 @ 7:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under
We were able to score an interview with some of the people in charge at MASA development who are responsible for the recently released RTS, Conflict Zone
, published/distributed by UBISOFT
. They explain us what new food they bring to the already crowded RTS table since it takes innovations to the genre to make a game stand out and MASA's R&D team claim to have found an edge. Read all about it in this rather LENGTHY interview