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Activision Goes To 'The Movies'

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 2:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. announced today that the company has signed an agreement with legendary U.K.-based game designer Peter Molyneux. Under the terms of the agreement, the company has secured the exclusive worldwide rights to Molyneux's new project tentatively titled The Movies for the PC and all video game console platforms. The agreement also grants Activision the option to publish sequels and add-on products to the title.

'Warrior Kings: Battles' - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 1:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Warrior Kings: Battles' maintains the excitement that made Warrior Kings a leading RTS, but now introduces the player to a proficiency of computer Artificial Intelligence (AI) not yet seen in an RTS product. Not only can AI Generals build a functioning economy, deploy offensive and defensive armies, and control potent formations, but they can intelligently probe your defenses to determine your weak points. AI Diplomacy, a major new feature, makes you think you are playing human opponents, giving new depth to single and multiplayer Internet gaming. After you are done reading the extensive interview, check these screens (or vice versa)...

Funcom Unlocks Closed Accounts For Trial Of 'The Notum Wars'

by Thomas on March 4, 2003 @ 12:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Funcom has today unlocked Anarchy Online accounts for a 30 day free trial of the The Notum Wars. The motivation behind the initiative is to allow people to try out the award-winning booster pack with their old characters.

Three New WWE Wrestling Games From THQ (CONSOLE)

by Thomas on March 4, 2003 @ 12:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. is a worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for a variety of hardware platforms including PC CD-ROM, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. Nintendo and Microsoft... In their latest Line-Up we can find three new WWE wrestling games that will be coming out for XB/PS2/NGC this fall (WWE Smackdown 5 - WWE Raw 2: Ruthless - WWE Wrestlemania XIX).. Read more for details!

'Praetorians' - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 12:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Praetorians is an epic 3D troop based strategy game set amidst the political machinations of an emerging Roman Empire. Gamers will be transported back to the dusty battlefields of Egypt, the combat theatres of Gaul and finally to the heart of the Empire itself, Italy in the crusade to become Emperor. Your quest will be no easy task as the Empire is heavily defended by thousands of different troop types and war machines, all with special skills and individual strengths. The road to becoming Emperor depends on strategy! You must learn to combine your units and exploit the weakness of the enemy, but as you get closer to the Emperor things become even more difficult as you must face his personal guard, the most powerful and deadly fighting force in the Empire... The Praetorian Guard!

Xbox Live Passes 350,000 Subscribers

by Thomas on March 3, 2003 @ 11:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft has signed up more than 350,000 subscribers worldwide for its Xbox Live online video gaming service, as it prepares to bring the platform to Europe. The company had claimed sales of 150,000 subscription kits one week after its November launch and 250,000 kits as of the first week of January for its initial roll-out in the United States and Canada. Microsoft launched the $49 subscription kit enabling online play for its Xbox game console last November in the United States and in mid-January in Japan. It will be released in Europe on March 14. The first set of downloads was recently launched for the game "Mech Assault," and Microsoft registered more than 172,000 downloads for the new content in its first week. The next major game to have downloads will be "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell" from Ubi Soft Entertainment; a new level for the game, called "Kola Cell," will be available simultaneously with the Xbox Live launch in Europe.

'MoH:AA Spearhead' - Dedicated Linux Server Available NOW

by Rainier on March 3, 2003 @ 7:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Icculus has issued another updated dedicated Linux server for MoH: Allied Assault Spearhead, allowing Linux PCs to host multiplayer games for v2.11 of the World War II FPS expansion by EA. This is still in beta stage (v3) so not the final product and the developers encourage email support! Read more for details & download links ..

'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' Featuring Original CSI Cast

by Rainier on March 3, 2003 @ 7:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft today announced that the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation PC game will have the same look and feel as the show by featuring the likenesses and voice talents of the CSI cast, and a script by written by Max Allan Collins, author of three CSI novels. Ubi Soft also consulted with Las Vegas Senior Crime Scene Analyst Daniel Holstein to validate the accuracy of the CSI forensics referenced in the game. Scheduled to hit store shelves March 25, the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation will challenge players to solve a series of crimes, acting as members of the Las Vegas CSI team.

'Tom ClancyÂ’s Splinter Cell' Coming To A Mobile Phone Near You

by Rainier on March 3, 2003 @ 7:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gameloft today announces the release of its wireless game: Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell. Adapted from the console stealth action game of the same name (best-selling XBox title for the 2002 holiday season soon available for PC, PlayStation2 and Nintendo GameCube), the wireless version is an explosive mix of platform action game and infiltration game. Hours of fun guaranteed, with a truly great game title on your cell phone!

'World of Warcraft' - Trailer

by Rainier on March 3, 2003 @ 6:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

World of Warcraft is an online role-playing experience set in the award-winning Warcraft universe. Players assume the roles of Warcraft heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world. Being "Massively Multiplayer," World of Warcraft allows thousands of players to interact within the same world. Whether adventuring together or fighting against each other in epic battles, players will form friendships, forge alliances, and compete with enemies for power and glory. Blizzard released a trailer for their 3D massively multiplayer online RPG, illustrating the game's environment, the characters inhabiting it, and their activities (thanks 3DGamers).

'Restaurant Tycoon' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 3, 2003 @ 12:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

From the creator of award-winning Capitalism series and Seven Kingdoms series, Trevor Chan, here comes a break through in business simulation genre. The game that takes the art of cooking and running a restaurant to new heights, Restaurant Tycoon is a gastronome's dreams come true. Buy, build, outsell and undermine your competition in the world's culinary capitals, all faithfully recreated in stunning 3D environments. Enlight Software today also announced that Restaurant Empire has gone gold and will hit US store shelves in late March. Read more for links where to grab the demo ...

'Casino Inc.' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 3, 2003 @ 12:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hit the jackpot with Casino Inc., the complete sim that drops you right in the glitzy, and sometimes gritty, world of casino management. Casino Inc features all the detail expected from a simulation. But combined with the appeal of Casino life, and the added spice of the "adult" side of the business, Casino Inc. has more to offer than any other casino management game. After a false start last Friday, here is the working version ...

'Praetorians' & 'Galactic Civilizations' - Going Gold

by Rainier on March 3, 2003 @ 11:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First has let us know that their space strategy game Galactic Civilizations (developed by Stardock) has gone gold and is expected to appear on store shalves March 25. Eidos also sent over a press release announcing that the US version of Pyro Studios' Roman Empire themed 3D RTS game Praetorians has gone gold. No release date is mentioned but online retailers have the game shipping to stores in mid-March. Praetorians is already available in Europe.

'Bionicle: The Game' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2003 @ 10:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In a time before time, in a world you’ve only imagined, a shadow has been cast, six heroes have been chosen and the greatest of all challenges has been laid down. With the awesome elemental powers of the Toa at your fingertips, it has fallen to you to defeat Makuta and return the island of Mata Nui to light. Be the Toa – Live out the Legend… See the most successful toy-range in LEGO Company history come to life in 2003 on PS2, Gamecube, PC & Xbox. Live out the "Bionicle" legend in an action adventure epic of good versus evil, with combat, collection, puzzle-solving and exploration. Read more for details and some of the first screens ...

Sega's Yu Suzuki Honored With Hall Of Fame Award

by Thomas on March 3, 2003 @ 10:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced that Yu Suzuki was awarded the coveted Interactive Achievement Hall of Fame Award from the Academy of Arts and Sciences (AIAS), a non-profit member organization dedicated to recognizing the art and science inherent in videogames. The Interactive Achievement Awards were presented in conjunction with the D.I.C.E. Summit (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 in Las Vegas.

'Line of Sight: Vietnam' - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2003 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Line of Sight: Vietnam is N-Fusion's latest project to create a stealthy combat game set during the Vietnam War, which is proving to be an ever-more-popular setting for computer games.The game will be created by Deadly Dozen developers nFusion Interactive, and puts the player in the role of a U.S. Army Special Forces sniper operating in the dense jungles of Vietnam during the height of the U.S. involvement in the war. The game should be available later this week and today N-Fusion has released some hi-res screens, check them out!

'Delta Force: Black Hawk Down' - Fansite Contest

by Rainier on March 3, 2003 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NovaLogic is pleased to announce that the competition to find who can build the best Delta Force - Black Hawk Down Fan Site on the Web will begin on March 5th, 2003! To help get people started, NovaLogic is providing some basic assets in a Web Design Kit. These include screenshots, vehicles, characters, weapons, logos and box art. Entrants may also explore the NovaLogic website ( and the Internet for additional material. Entrants are not required to use all the assets in this kit.

'Law & Order II: Double or Nothing' Announced

by Rainier on March 3, 2003 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

On the heels of the successful “Law & Order: Dead on the Money” CD-ROM game launch in North America, games developer and publisher Legacy Interactive announced today that the company has signed a domestic distribution deal with Vivendi Universal Games for the game’s sequel, scheduled to ship in 2003. In addition, an international distribution deal has also been signed with DreamCatcher Interactive for the rights to both the first "Law & Order" game and "Law & Order II: Double or Nothing".

'Fair Strike' - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2003 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fair Strike is the recent project of published Buka Entertainment and developed by G5 Software, known from the helicopter action/arcade Red Shark. It seems that the team is really keen on helicopters because Fair Strike is also a chopper action, but with an antiterrorists background. Scheduled to be released somewhere end of 2003

Majesco Announces 'Cartoon Network Speedway' (GBA)

by Rainier on March 3, 2003 @ 9:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

An ensemble of hilarious characters featured on Cartoon Networks's top-rated television programs go interactive, as Majesco, one of the fastest-growing publishers of interactive entertainment, introduces Cartoon Network Speedway for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance. Developed by DC Studios, the game is slated for release this July and will be the first in a series of Cartoon Network titles to be released by Majesco on GBA.