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1. 2. 3. Vivendi Sold!

by Thomas on Oct. 23, 2002 @ 1:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Publishing is being sold to the Lagardère group - including, if we've read this right, the games bit. Read more below to check out the full press release!

New 'Star Wars Bounty Hunter' Site

by Thomas on Oct. 23, 2002 @ 1:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lucas Arts today tossed up a new site for their action/adventure game Star Wars Bounty Hunter. Explore Jango's arsenal of weapons, read about characters, check out screens, movies and game info!

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost' Site

by Thomas on Oct. 23, 2002 @ 12:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official web-site for the Survival Action/RPG game S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost is now on-line. The site features plenty of information about the game, its story line, features, engine and more. Forum and Support sections will help to the most effective communication with the community and developers of the title.

New Age Rating System In Europe!

by Thomas on Oct. 23, 2002 @ 12:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Consumers in the UK and throughout Europe will soon see the appearance of new age ratings and symbols on computer and video games, whether bought at retail or accessed online. This will give parents, shoppers and online consumers added confidence that the content of the game, whether it is bought at a high street retail outlet, or accessed via the internet, is suitable for a specific age group. The development is significant in that it is the first time that any form of entertainment medium has come up with an age rating system that meets the varying cultural standards of different European countries.

The Wild Thornberry's: The Movie - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 23, 2002 @ 12:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the December 2002 movie from Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies, follow the Wild Thornberrys from majestic settings of the Serengeti to the proper streets of London. After an incident in Africa puts Eliza in grave danger, she is sent off to boarding school in London. Upon hearing about an evil plot by poachers to capture the wild elephants of the Serengeti, she escapes back to the wild to stop the catastrophic event and faces her biggest challenge yet. With her ability to speak with animals, Eliza gets help from her favorite chimp Darwin. But will Eliza get back to Africa in time to stop the poachers? Take a ride full of action and suspense with the Wild Thornberrys! Check out 23 PC screenshots.

Jimmy Neutron 2: vs Jimmy Negatron (GBA/PC) Screens & Facts

by Thomas on Oct. 23, 2002 @ 12:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In his latest adventure, Jimmy Neutron and his class wander through the Retroville Museum attempting to listen to Miss Fowler drone on about useless artifacts. Suddenly, (POOF!) Jimmy finds himself in another dimension staring at HIMSELF! - Actually it's his evil alter ego, Jimmy Negatron.

Severance Are Working On A New Game

by Thomas on Oct. 23, 2002 @ 12:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mercurysteam Entertainment, the Madrid-based computer game developer, has just released its corporate website. The Projects section has some artwork posted related to MSE first project. MSE's first title, which name they have not unveiled yet, will be "a shaking 3D arcade with tons of action, humour and an awesome multiplayer component", tells Dario Halle, co-founder and lead programmer, and it's planned to release during 2004.

3Dom Announced!

by Thomas on Oct. 23, 2002 @ 12:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alawar Entertainment, the company with over 5 years of experience in the development of multimedia software and game products, is pleased to present its newly developed product '3Dom', which is the 3D engine ideal for the development of small-size game and multimedia projects (for example, small size is critical for games downloadable over the Internet). Full scoop below, included is some screens!

'Rainbow Six: Raven Shield' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2002 @ 3:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rainbow Six: Raven Shield is the sequel to the immensely popular Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear, 2000 Action Game Of The Year, and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, 1999 Action Game Of The Year*. It will be the third game in the Rainbow Six line, which has sold more than 6.7 million copies worldwide. a measily 3 new screens, but hey, we'll take it ;)

Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2002 @ 3:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Some new screens from Square Soft's newest episode in the Final Fantasy franchise. A boatload of new images from the upcoming PS2 RPG - Final Fantasy X-2.

'The House of the Dead III' Released

by Peter on Oct. 22, 2002 @ 10:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced the release of "The House of the Dead III" exclusively for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. "The House of the Dead III" delivers a monster movie inspired storyline and tons of non-stop over-the-top zombie blasting action.

Xicat To Release 'Blackstone: Magic and Steel' & 'Metal Dungeon'

by Thomas on Oct. 22, 2002 @ 9:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xicat Interactive, Inc is set to release "Blackstone: Magic & Steel" and "Metal Dungeon" for the Xbox in North America in late November 2002.

Ubi Soft Ships 'Worms Blast' for Nintendo GameCube & PC

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2002 @ 8:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced that it has shipped the puzzle action game Worms Blast for Nintendo GameCube and PCs, to U.S. retail stores. Worms Blast features all of your favorite Worms characters and 14 gameplay modes to choose from as you use your water cannon to clear puzzles and collect special weapons to take out opponents. Worms Blast is rated "E" for everyone and has an MSRP of $39.99 for GameCube and $19.99 for PC.

Prince of Qin - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2002 @ 8:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and developer Object Software have released patch V.1.13 for their action-RPG game Prince of Qin. Read more for details and links where to grab it ...

Got Game Ent. To Publish 'Time Guard' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2002 @ 7:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment and Zima Software today announced a North American publishing agreement for "Time Guard", a PC adventure game that takes the player on an exciting journey through time, from 18th century France to the future and a re-united communist New Soviet Union. Njoy the 10 new screens ...

Sammy Studios Announces 'Galerians: Ash' (PS2) - Screens & Facts

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2002 @ 7:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sammy Studios today announced that Galerians: ASH, the sequel to the “survival horror” classic Galerians, is coming to PS2 in Q1 2003. Galerians redefined quest-driven thriller games, with innovative play and psychic-induced weaponry, and a textured storyline that masterfully blended horror and science fiction genres. Galerians: ASH continues the tradition, using the power of the PS2 to fully immerse players into a frightening future-world, where an epic struggle between artificial and organic intelligence is being waged. With incredible 3D graphics, dynamic cinematic sequences and intense, heart-thumping gameplay, this title takes the Galerians series into the next chapter, with new story twists and heavy concepts from a world where mind and matter have melded.

Ubi Soft Launches Official Web site For 'Rocky' Game

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2002 @ 7:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced the launch of the dedicated Web site for its highly anticipated, officially licensed Rocky game. Rocky for the PlayStation2 , Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, and GameBoy Advance console is scheduled for release in November.

'Championship Manager 4' To Be Released Feb. 2003

by Thomas on Oct. 22, 2002 @ 7:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sports Interactive can finally reveal the news that all football fans have been waiting for: Championship Manager 4, the latest in the record-breaking series of football management computer games, will be released during February 2003.

Platoon - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2002 @ 6:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Co-publishers Monte Cristo and Strategy First, Platoon is the first action 3D RTS set during the Vietnam War. Based on the action-packed film that marked a generation, with exclusive rights to the MGM license, Platoon will bring all the real wartime events to today's PC community for the first time ever. Today we snagged another bunch of screenshots to show off some tank action .. njoy!

Eidos Delays 'Tomb Raider' and 'Champ Man 4'

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2002 @ 6:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos plc ("Eidos"), one of Europe's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, today provides an update on its current trading and release schedule for the financial year to 30 June 2003. The schedule reveals 'Tomb Raider' and 'Champ Man 4' slip to next year while they undergo "further refinement".