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Sigil Games Online Hires Steve Clover

by Thomas on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 3:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sigil Games Online, Inc. today announced that Steve Clover, co-author of the original "EverQuest" design and lead programmer on the original project, has accepted the position of Senior Programmer with the company. With over 13 years of experience in the game industry, Clover adds his expertise to Sigil's growing team of all-star massively multiplayer online game developers.

Boomerang-Wielding 'Ty The Tasmanian Tiger' Ships (XB/PS2/NGC)

by Thomas on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 2:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today announced that it has begun to ship in North America its new character-based action game, TY the Tasmanian Tiger for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube. The game drops players into the richly animated, 3D backdrop of Australia, where as the boomerang-wielding TY character, players will go "down under" for a variety of Outback-themed adventures.

'Snowboard Park Tycoon' In Stores

by Thomas on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 2:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamers can now catch big air off jumps and shred down mountains all around the world with the release of Snowboard Park Tycoon from Activision Value, a division of Activision Publishing, Inc. Players experience the exhilarating rush of creating the world's biggest half-pipe and flying through the air while keeping an eye out for the other snowboarders who may become obstacles in their path. Snowboard Park Tycoon is available in retail stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $19.99 and has been rated "E" for everyone by the ESRB.

'Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party' (PC/CONSOLE) - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 2:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get ready for an all-new multi-player party game as Tommy plays hide ‘n seek with all of his friends. If you help Tommy find the other Rugrats you can unlock outrageous party games such as Angelica’s Cookies, Phil’s Mud Pies, Sandbox Blues and many more! The more Rugrats that you can find, the more party games that become unlocked. Designed for multiplayer competition, this game is packed with hours and hours of gaming on the go! Better hurry - the fun doesn’t begin until you find the first Rugrat.. Is that so? Well, here are ten screenshots.

'The Two Towers' (PS2) - New Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 12:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA’s first The Lord of the Rings action adventure game will allow players and fans of the movies to relive the most memorable moments from the first two films, “The Fellowship of the Ring” and “The Two Towers.” Players can take control of the motion picture trilogy’s main action heroes: Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli, with other members of the Fellowship taking an active role during gameplay. Today you can find 15 NEW PS2 screens on factornews. Njoy!

'NEOCRON' Ships To Stores - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 12:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Massively multiplayer role-playing game heading to stores across the UK.. Mow the lawn, feed the cats and give the missus a toy of a more adult nature - you're going to be away for a while, as CDV Software Entertainment has today shipped Neocron to stores throughout the UK with Europe and the US to follow shortly.. The game, priced at £29.99 will be on shelves from Friday, October 18th.

1503 A.D. Goes GOLD!

by Thomas on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 12:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After over four years of intensive development a SUNFLOWERS employee yesterday personally delivered the goldmaster to their production partners at Sonopress. 1503 A.D. will hoist sail on October 25th to allow a multitude of explorers and discoverers to set out for a New World.

UbiSoft Signs Long Term Commitment With 'Myst'

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 10:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment announced an agreement to extend its partnership with Cyan Worlds, Inc. to develop and publish new games for the Myst franchise through 2008. The deal ensures that Rand Miller, co-creator of Myst and founder of Cyan Worlds, Inc., will continue to play a central role in helping Ubi Soft develop the Myst series. It also furthers Ubi Soft’s ability to produce and market games for a wide audience.

Blitzkrieg - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 10:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blitzkrieg is an exciting real-time strategy game set in World War II. Similar to Sudden Strike, this game allows the player to command Allied, Russian or German troops. However, it also provides entirely new tactical opportunities thanks to its 3D terrain and units. A random mission generator and extensive multiplayer features guarantee long-lasting enjoyment even after completing the 3 great campaigns. Historically more accurate than Sudden Strike and with a large number of new units and adaptable difficulty levels, Blitzkrieg is all a wargamer's heart desires. Today we score a trailer showing off some in game action and cutscenes, read more for links!

WCG 2002 Championships

by Thomas on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The World Cyber Games 2002 ("WCG 2002") - the world's largest global computer gaming championship - invites the world's top gamers to prove their speed, strategy and skill in the WCG 2002 Championships in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. Gamers have the chance to compete in five exciting games: Starcraft: Brood War, Quake III: Arena, Half-Life: Counter Strike, Unreal Tournament, 2002 FIFA WORLD CUP and Age of Empires II: The Conquerors. Read more for details!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

King of Route 66 (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 8:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yesterday Sega of America announced that its currently in development of The King of Route 66 for PS2. Developed at Sega’s AM2 studios, The King of Route 66 takes players on a road trip, barrelling down the road from Illinois to California. The game features over 40 characters, a variety of stages with multiple objectives, and is slated for release during March 2003. Check the first few screens ...

Splinter Cell - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 7:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell will release in time for the lucrative Christmas 2002 market exclusively on Xbox, with a PC version to appear by the end of the year. Xbox is the lead development platform for the game, which has been designed to take full advantage of the advanced graphics and sound capabilities of Xbox. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell will also feature online elements using the recently announced Xbox Live service. Today we serve up a new trailer showing off some stealth restaurant action. Read more for links where to grab it ...

'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' (NGC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 4:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts is pleased to announce that Star Wars: The Clone Wars for GameCube has been approved for manufacturing and is expected to be in stores on October 29th. In Star Wars: The Clone Wars players take on the roles of Anakin Skywalker, Mace Windu, and Obi-Wan Kenobi as they lead the Republic army in the Clone Wars, all in the hopes of stopping the Separatists from assembling an ancient Sith weapon. The game gives players control over five crafts, as well as the ability to battle through 16 missions spanning six worlds from the Star Wars universe.

Encore Changes Name And WebSite

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 2:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Encore today announced www.encoreusa.com, its new domain name and newly designed web site, highlighting the company's new name Encore (replacing Encore Software) and a broadened focus on videogames for next-generation consoles. The site also offers easier access to Encore's wide range of highly recognizable, mass-market brands such as Sesame Street, Dragon Tales, Kaplan and National Geographic.

Platoon - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2002 @ 11:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

On November 5 all the excitement of the big screen is coming to your PC in Platoon, the first action 3D RTS set during the Vietnam War. Co-publishers Monte Cristo and Strategy First are pleased to give you a sneak peek at Platoon through the attached 10 screen shots.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003 - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2002 @ 11:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts posted an all-new video showcasing the PS2 version of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003 earlier today. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003 shows off 14 courses spanning six of the world’s most well known courses (Pebble Beach Golf Links, Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass, The Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Princeville, Torrey Pines, Poppy Hills, Spyglass Hill and Tournament Players Club at Scottsdale), a selection of 17 PGA Tour professional golfers, and an all-new gameplay mode called ‘Play Now’, a mode in which players are faced with 18 competitive scenarios. The video shows us some action from Vijah Sing and Kellie Newman on Scottsdale (thanks Gamespy). Read more for links where to grab it ..

'Settlers 4 : The New World' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2002 @ 10:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today we serve up 4 new screens from Bluebyte's second mission addon for their best selling title, Settlers4 : The New World. The new mission cd will add 4 new campaigns including all new singpleplayer and multiplayer maps.

'Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Europe' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2002 @ 10:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Europe has gone gold and is scheduled to ship to stores in North America on October 24. Combat pilots will soon have the opportunity to fly in the historical framework of the tactical air war in northwest Europe starting in mid-1943, but with a significant difference: The skill and perseverance that pilots and their squadron or Staffel bring to each battle can alter the tactical situation and the timeline of the campaign. This open-ended dynamic campaign engine allows pilots to influence events and the front line. If they can persevere in the war, squadrons can even add new technology to their arsenal.

The 'Iron Man' Is Coming To The GBA - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2002 @ 10:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Marvel Comics’ Golden Avenger will bring his battle for justice to Activision, Inc.’s upcoming game The Invincible Iron Man. The title places gamers in the role of Iron Man and challenges them to battle archenemies Blizzard, Crimson Dynamo and an entire team of notorious super-villains. The Invincible Iron Man for the Game Boy Advance is currently rated "RP" (Rating Pending) by the ESRB and is scheduled for release this fall.