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Vivendi and Interplay Kiss & Make Up

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 12:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games and Interplay Entertainment Corp. announced today that they have resolved all prior legal disputes and will resume the distribution contract signed in August 2002. Accordingly, VU Games will distribute Interplay's Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel in North America and Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan). VU Games will also retain exclusive distribution rights in these regions for all future Interplay titles through August 2005.

'Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 11:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Engage in this saga set in the Golden Age of the Republic - over 4,000 years before the first Star Wars film, when both Jedi and Sith number in the thousands. With the Galaxy reeling from a recent conflict with the Dark Lords, the ongoing battle between the Jedi and the Sith rages on. Your actions determine the outcome of this colossal galactic war - and your destiny as a Jedi. Check the new screens ...

'Fate of the Dragon II' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 11:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Object Software is working on a sequel for their Three Kingsdoms: Fate of The Dragon 3D RTS game (published by Eidos in 2001), working title for now is Fate of the Dragon II. No additional details are available yet so for now we'll have to settle for a batch of screens....

Shrapnel Games Announces 'Coliseum'

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 11:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sunlight glints off of steel. The coppery stench of dried blood rides the wind. The crowd, a gargantuan organism that feeds off of pain and death, bellows in anticipation of the coming ultra-violence. Your warriors stand confident, as they should be with the amount of training you've put them through. And those enchantments you purchased from the Black Priest of Ka'shran weren't exactly cheap. Hey, exercise is good but sometimes you need an extra edge. But will it be enough? Will your warriors carry the day? Or is it time to find a different vocation from being a gladiator manager? Read more for details ...

'BlowOut' (PS2/Xbox) Ships to Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 11:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Addressing the growing casual video game consumer with its value-priced lineup of great-playing video games, Majesco today announced that BlowOut has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Developed by Terminal Reality, BlowOut will be available for a suggested retail price of $9.99 for the Sony PlayStation2 and $19.99 on the Xbox. In addition, BlowOut is scheduled to ship for the Nintendo GameCube in December at a suggested retail price of $9.99.

'Karaoke Revolution' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 11:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami Digital Entertainment - America today announced that it has shipped Karaoke Revolution for the PlayStation2 to retail outlets nationwide. The first-ever interactive karaoke videogame, Karaoke Revolution lets aspiring pop stars of all ages and abilities sing along to over 35 hit songs while scoring their performance on pitch and rhythm.

UbiSoft & Crytek Expand 'Far Cry' Development Team

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 10:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft and Crytek announced two rising stars of game development have joined the already talented Far Cry development team.The game's next phase in development will focus on multiplayer excellence, and leading development is Chris Auty as lead multiplayer level designer and Richard Tsao as the multiplayer producer for the game. Auty and Tsao are tasked with developing a compelling multiplayer experience as innovative as the spectacularly deep single-player game. Far Cry is a first-person shooter set in a lush tropical paradise that sets out to bring the first-person shooter to an entirely new level of entertainment and technical excellence. The expansive plans to Far Cry's unique multiplayer modes and lightning-fast online play have extended its development period to Q1 2004.

Nyko's Ships 'iType2 Controller' (PS2) With Mini Keyboard

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 9:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nyko Technologies has shipped its iType2 Controller with Mini-Keyboard for PlayStation 2 to major retail outlets and specialty electronics stores. Officially licensed by Sony Computer Entertainment America, the iType2 features a mini-keyboard built directly into the pad and allows players to chat, share information and type messages to other players - with no interruptions in gameplay. Nyko's new product will sell for $39.99 MSRP.

'X2: The Threat' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight announced today that the highly anticipated space simulation game, X²: The Threat, has gone gold. A sequel to the Egosoft's award-winning X: Beyond the Frontier, X²: The Threat transports players back into the dynamic X-Universe where gameplay is completely boundless and a new race is introduced- determined to disrupt the harmony within the galaxy.

'Championship Manager: Season 03/04' Goes Gold - Demo Available

by Thomas on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos and Sports Interactive announce that Championship Manager: Season 03/04 has 'gone gold' and will be released on 21st November. At the same time SIGames has released a fully functional but time limited (6 months) demo. Read more for facts and download links!

'HUGO - BUKKAZOOM' (GBA/PS2) Website Launch

by Thomas on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 8:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Further to the release of Hugo - Bukkazoom! coming out on 14th November 2003, ITE have developed a website devoted to the new style cart racing game www.bukkazoom.com. The site features downloadables (movies, screenshots, wallpapers), character profiles, tips and details about power ups from the upcoming free-roam racing game. Bukkazoom! is a high-paced cart racing game in a free roaming universe with combat actions and strategy elements to boot! In a wacky cartoonish world you get to control a host of characters from the Hugo universe equipped with funky bug cars decked out with wicked weaponry!

'Sudeki' Fan Site Kit Now Available

by Thomas on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 8:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios and Climax Group today announced that the Sudeki Fan Site Kit is now available for download at Xbox.com. The 22 MB download features items to help would-be webmasters create a top-notch Sudeki fan site, including concept art, message board icons, screens, texture tiles for constructing backgrounds and much more. Sudeki, the highly anticipated action role-playing game, will be available in Spring of 2004, exclusively for Xbox.

Strategy First Signs 'Alien Blast: The Encounter' - Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 8:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and Made by KIDDIES are pleased to announce they have teamed up once more to bring the PC arcade shooter hit, Alien Blast: The Encounter to North American retail shelves. Read more for details & screens ...

'Hot Wheels World Race' (PS2/NGC) Available Now

by Thomas on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 8:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ today announced that Hot Wheels World Race is now available for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and Nintendo GameCube at retailers throughout North America. The game features "Hot," a high energy theme song written and performed by multi-platinum band Smash Mouth. Hot Wheels World Race for Game Boy Advance and PC are scheduled to ship in mid-November.

EA Kicks 'FIFA Soccer 2004' Into Stores (PC/CONSOLE)

by Thomas on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 8:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

FIFA Soccer 2004, the deep and authentic videogame from Electronic Arts that allows users to play the world's most popular sport with the world's greatest teams and players, is now available in stores under the EA SPORTS brand. Complete with the revolutionary new Off The Ball Control, comprehensive game modes, and benchmark presentation, FIFA Soccer 2004 offers the most authentic soccer gaming experience available.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 3:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Blowout' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 3:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As Major John "Dutch" Cane, you will be leading an elite platoon of mercenary commandos in this next generation of side-scrolling action combat games. In one word: Explosive. BlowOut is a pick-up-and-play, run and gun, side-scrolling action combat game that uses 3D character models to set itself apart. Check the new screens ...

'Isle of Man TT Superbikes' (PS2) Announced - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 3:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jester is pleased to announce details of its forthcoming title Isle of Man TT Superbikes. The game will be based on the number one road race in the world for Playstation 2 and will be released in the first quarter of 2004. With its extreme road racing, fantastic environment, and dare devil tactics that Surrounds the event; the TT is a perfect match for video games. The Isle Of Man TT will be the definitive game in terms of playability, graphical elements, fun, and realism. At the same time engrossing the users in gameplay brimming with rewards and replay value. Read more for info & screens...

Sales Of Nintendo GameCube Continue To Surge

by Thomas on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 12:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The millions of fans of The Legend of Zelda series will get an early holiday present from Nintendo of America Inc.: the release of a must-have disc that includes four playable classic games and additional bonus materials. Starting Nov. 17, Nintendo will offer The Legend of Zelda Collector's Edition Bundle packaged with the Nintendo GameCube at the low price of just $99.99.

'Middle-Earth Online' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 5:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

From the far corners of Middle-earth, new adventures come forth to face the growing evil in the East. The forces of Mordor are mobilizing as the Nazgül hunt for the One Ring. The land itself is in peril and its fate lies in the hands of those who possess it. Adventuring alone or in groups, join thousands of players online in the massive world that is Middle-earth. Support the forces of good in an epic struggle to drive back the forces of Sauron. This is Middle-Earth Online, your home in the world of Tolkien. Read more to check some screens ...