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Monolith's Jason Hall Joins Warner Bros. Games Group

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2004 @ 1:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Signaling an increased commitment to the fast-growing interactive gaming world, Warner Bros. Entertainment has created Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc. (WBIE) and has named Jason Hall to head its operations as Senior Vice President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The announcement was made today by Kevin Tsujihara, Executive Vice President, Corporate Business Development & Strategy, Warner Bros. Entertainment, and Dan Romanelli, President, Warner Bros. Worldwide Consumer Products. WBIE will have a dual reporting relationship to Tsujihara and to Romanelli.

EA And Sony Release 'NFL Street' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Soundtrack

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2004 @ 1:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts and Sony Music Entertainment have jointly announced a cross promotional marketing agreement to support the in-game soundtrack of the upcoming EA game, NFL STREET, which promises to be the most significant yet between a video game publisher and a music label to date. NFL STREET will be available January 15, 2004 on the PlayStation2, GameCube, and the Xbox.

'Champions of Norrath' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2004 @ 12:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Published by the creators of EverQuest and developed by the team behind Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, Champions of Norrath is an Action RPG like none other on the PlayStation 2. Create your own champion, each with unique powers, appearances and skills. Experience an epic adventure filled with powerful action and ominous intrigue. Battle vicious monsters where your mastery of weaponry and spells is the only thing between you and supreme evil.

'Call Of Duty' - Viewmodels Tool Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2004 @ 12:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision has released a 'Viewmodels' tools for all you Call of Duty modelers ou there.This tool will allow you to export models and animations from Infinity Ward's WWII FPS Call Of Duty. You also need to have the previously released Editing Tools for this to work. Read more for details and download links...

'Black Hawk Down: Team Sabre' - Gone Gold & Shipping Next Week

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2004 @ 12:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Delta Force - Black Hawk Down: Team Sabre for PC CD - ROM will be in stores on January 21st 2004. Delta Force - Black Hawk Down: Team Sabre features two new single player campaigns that take Delta Force deep into the jungles of Colombia in search of drug lords, then on to battle terrorist factions in and around Iran's island oilfields. Team Sabre will also contain a number of new multiplayer features, including over 30 new multiplayer maps. On Saturday 17th January, customers in select iGames centers across the country will get the chance to play the full retail version of the game.

'Monster Garage' In Stores Now

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2004 @ 10:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Twist, mold and modify a standard vehicle into the monster machine of your dreams! With only $3,000 and seven days , you'll be workin' overtime in the Monster Garage to get the job done in time and on budget! Based on the hit Discovery Channel TV series, you will need to plan your monster machine carefully, order parts or create/construct the parts needed and start wrenching away, just like Jesse James and his monster team of experts. Turn a limo into a fire truck or an SUV into a rock crawler. When you have completed your mission - test it against its real-world equivalent. Do you have the skills to take a run-of-the-mill street ride and turn it into an awesome miracle of modern engineering and ingenuity?

'Showdown: Legends Of Wrestling' Expands (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2004 @ 10:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wrestling fans around the world will soon "feel the BANG!" of the "diamond cutter," as Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it has exclusively signed Diamond Dallas Page (DDP) to appear in SHOWDOWN: Legends of Wrestling. Featuring more than 70 wrestlers, SHOWDOWN: Legends of Wrestling is currently under development with Acclaim Studios Austin and is scheduled for release in April 2004 across the next-generation gaming platforms.

'Championship Manager 03-04' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2004 @ 9:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sports Interactive has released a new patch for their management title Championship Manager 03-04. This upgrade brings your retail game to v4.1.4 and incorporates all the fixes from previous patches as well as a slew of new enhancements, tweaks, AI fixes match fixes and plenty more. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Armed and Dangerous' (Xbox) - Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2004 @ 9:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The very first Armed and Dangerous bonus mission has been officially released and is now available for download on Xbox Live. In the all-new mission titled "Summer Home", the King's troops are looking for payback and are determined to destroy Lily's lovely Summer Home sitting high upon a hill. It is your mission to prevent the ogres from destroying her idyllic house. If they succeed, Lily would have nowhere to summer and would wind up living on the streets. Keep her relaxing abode safe from harm! Log into Xbox Live and download today or read more for some screens showing the new mission...

'Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2004 @ 9:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NovaLogic Ltd. today announced that the release of its new multiplayer PC title Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising has moved to the second quarter of 2004.

Xbox Live Visits the 'Sundance Film Festival'

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2004 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Get ready to race and rage with some of today's hottest stars when Xbox Live walks the red carpet at this year's Sundance Film Festival between January 16 and 23. After attending the Sundance premieres of films like "The Butterfly Effect" and "Saved," popular celebrities will be logging onto Xbox Live with special "Sundance" gamertags throughout the day to challenge gamers to rounds of Project Gotham Racing 2 and Amped 2.

'Hell Forces' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2004 @ 9:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hell Forces is a classical FPS (First Person Shooter). Stephen Geist – the main hero of HF is trying to find out, what has happened to his missing friend. During this search he is mired in a satanic conspiracy, and is trying to stop dread forces of Baphometh, the servant of Satan. Infernal legions are uncountable, but Stephen is not. Only with Your help he can find out the truth and stop the invasion...

'Power of Law' Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2004 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Russian developer MiST land (previously known for Paradise Cracked, currently also working on Alfa Antiterror) is working on another 3D tactical/cyberpunk action game Power of Law. Not much info available (unless you speak Russki) but read more to check the first screens & ingame trailer.

'Champions of Norrath' (PS2) Gets Voice Chat

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2004 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. today announced that Champions of Norrath will support USB headset (sold separately) voice chat functionality during online play. Champions of Norrath, available exclusively on the PlayStation2, is expected to ship to U.S. and Canadian retail stores in February. Read more for details ...

'Midnight Nowhere' Coming In February - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2004 @ 8:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"Midnight Nowhere" from Buka Entertainment, Tri Synergy and developed by Saturn Plus is a graphic adventure that places you in the middle of a twisted mystery where the police are nowhere close to being able to explain the slaughtered bodies that litter the streets. The epidemic of brutality has grown so large that the leaders of the city have requested the army’s help. The only thing they’ve proven good at is cordoning off the town and praying that one of theirs isn’t next. "Midnight Nowhere" will be available in late February.

'Desert Rats vs Afrika Korps' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2004 @ 3:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Desert Rats vs Afrika Korps is Real-Time Tactical game in full 3D with highly realistic graphics, real time shadows, localised damage effects, explosions, weather effects and much more. Missions range from recon operations in the desert and escort missions to large-scale sieges of desert fortresses. All missions start with a briefing, a recap of the historical background and a management phase. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'DRIV3R' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2004 @ 3:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Reflections Interactive, DRIV3R is an action-packed driving adventure game that stays true to its roots, incorporating the cinematic gameplay and gritty street crime of its predecessors with ground-breaking graphics and three mammoth, wide-open city environments: Miami, Florida; Nice, France; and Istanbul, Turkey. Read more to check out screens from Ridley Scott's upcoming Driv3r: Run The Gauntlet promo trailer ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2004 @ 3:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Anno 1503: Treasures, Monsters and Pirates' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2004 @ 2:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SUNFLOWERS has signed an agreement with Electronic Arts. Under the agreement, Electronic Arts will publish ANNO 1503: Treasures, Monsters and Pirates worldwide. With an amazing variety of new features the "Treasures, Monsters and Pirates" Expansion Set is the perfect addition to ANNO 1503: The New World, which was one of the most successful PC titles in 2003. It took over 700,000 enthusiastic players an amazingly short period of time to discover, settle and create their own wonderful world. Read more for details & screens ..

'Homeplanet' - Add-on Development Progress Report

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2004 @ 5:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The work on Homeplanet add-on is in full swing ! Game-designers are finishing missions and the project is coming up to its release swiftly. At the moment the work on visual effects are almost completed and currently they are testing and fixing bugs. 3Map Games recognizes the interest and attention to the sound-track of original Homeplanet so they try to follow this tradition in the add-on as professional actors are recording the speech roles. And the musical part is created by one of the original Homeplanet track authors. The insonification is quite close to finish for now. Finally, the long-awaited multiplayer mode is in testing and quite functional at this point. So lots of Homeplanet players will finally have an opportunity to play its LAN and internet versions soon. 3Map Games will put up a development report every few weeks, you can check it on their website.