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Eidos Brings 'R-Type Final' (PS2) To North America

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 12:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos today announced its Fresh Games line will bring R-TYPE FINAL, the newest iteration of the classic R-TYPE franchise, to North America for the PlayStation2 this Winter.

'IGN' And 'GameSpy' to Merge

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 11:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

IGN Entertainment and GameSpy Industries, on Thursday said they will merge to create a company offering gaming news, information, downloads, data services and community features. San Francisco-based IGN and Irvine, California-based GameSpy, both of which are privately held, said the deal is expected to close in the first half of 2004. IGN Chief Executive Mark Jung will be CEO of the combined company, and GameSpy Chairman Mark Surfas will be chief strategy officer. Both the IGN.com and GameSpy.com brands are expected to be retained after the deal closes, the two sides said in a statement.

Running With Scissors & Tri Synergy in Ménage à Trois

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 11:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Running With Scissors, the pugnacious publisher and developer of POSTAL 2: Share The Pain, proclaimed that the contractual blood tests were back and that they could now safely hook-up with the morally casual distribution demons at Tri Synergy, Inc., the videogame co-publishing company that will be handling sales services for Running With Scissors in North America.

'Syberia 2 - Demo No Longer Available

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 10:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A beta demo (the same version that was shown at E3 a few months back) for Benoit Sokal's Syberia 2 has been released allowing you to check out a small part of Microids upcoming adventure game (thanks multiplayer.it / HomeLAN).

UPDATE : Microids contacted WP to inform us that this demo is not suitable for public release, thus we have removed the download link...

'Curse: The Eye of Isis' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced that it has shipped Curse: The Eye of Isis on the Xbox and PC in North America. Curse: The Eye of Isis centers on Darien Dane and his assistant, Victoria Sutton as they investigate the disappearance of an ancient sacred Egyptian statue. Protected by an evil curse, the curse causes madness (or violent death) to those who come in contact with it. Darien must battle hordes of zombies and evil mummies to find this statue and return it to its pyramid home before total carnage ensues.

'Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 10:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced that it has shipped Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon in North America on Xbox. Many have touted this new adventure game as a true epic, and a game that is likely to change the face of adventure gaming as we know it. The series itself has drawn critical acclaim from hard-core and adventure gamers alike for many years. With its revolutionary interface, strong story-line and superb graphics, the game is turning a few heads!

'I-Ninja' (NGC/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 10:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that I-Ninja, the company’s action adventure character-based game, has begun shipping to retail outlets nationwide for the GameCube and the Xbox. The game, also currently available for the PlayStation2, is rated T for Teen and carries an MSRP of $49.99. Consumers purchasing Nintendo GameCube versions of I-Ninja may also receive a free copy of Pac-Man vs., the new multiplayer game exclusively for Nintendo GameCube with connectivity to Game Boy Advance.

'Breed' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Breed is a cutting-edge science-fiction shoot-em up, which skillfully blends addictive, accessible, free-roaming gameplay with cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technology to expand not only the gameplay potential, but also the player's perceived freedom within the game world. Utilising both first- and third-person viewpoints, players can freely take control of a variety of units and vehicles – from standard ground troops to APCs and Dropships – to do battle with The Breed, both in orbit and on the Earth's surface. The objective is simple: Halt the invasion of The Breed and stop the destruction of mankind. Check these 8 new screens ...

'Codename: Panzers' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 9:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stormregion, who have previously developed highly acclaimed S.W.I.N.E., made massive tanks a crucial element in this tactical combat action title set in World War II. Russian, German and Allied troops fight in three campaigns and more than 30 breath taking single player missions. Over a hundred authentic 3D vehicles are at disposal as well as a wide range of ground troops. Check these new screens...

'Airline 69: Return to Casablanca' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 9:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

German developer Interactive Strip has released the promised demo for Airline 69: Back To Casablanca. After their last erotic trip in Wet: The Sexy Empire, distributed by CDV, they are now selfpublishing "Airline 69: Return to Casablanca" under Redfire Software. Featuring Penthouse model Sasha Woman this erotic/comic style game, tons of exotic locations & adventures. Read more for download links ... Beware : Adult content.

'Colin McRae Rally 04' Coming To The PC - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Colin McRae Rally 04, the defining moment for rally gaming and already a massive console success, is coming to PC in March 2004 complete with exhilarating LAN and online racing. For Colin McRae Rally 04, the gear?grinding action is more intense than ever as the series' superb car handling combines with new championships, custom rallies, new single and multiplayer gaming modes, and unique car part testing challenges to win advanced technology for your car. Read more for details and screens ...

Bitmap Brothers Working on Namco's Kill.Switch

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 9:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

kill.switch promises an intense combat experience by combining highly explosive firepower with realistic cover tactics. The game's lethal combination of Blindfire gunplay allows frontal assaults against enemies without exposing the player to counter fire. Powered by the game's Offensive Cover System, kill.switch sets a new standard in the action shooter genre by demanding the use of realistic cover tactics while requiring players to take advantage of their surroundings. Throughout the course of action, players must skilfully manage their environments while quickly adjusting on the fly through six action-packed combat missions spanning 18 different levels.

'Breed' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 9:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Breed' is the first project to be developed utilizing the 'Mercury' engine. Breed is an action based game set both in Earth orbit and on its surface. From the orbiting USC Darwin the player launches attacks against the Breed, the aggressive biomechanical race infesting Earth. The demo features one mission where one of your USC units is under heavy fire from the BREED. They desperately need support against the overpowering enemy. Read more for download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 3:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Street Legal Racing: Redline' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 2:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision Value has released a new patch for Invictus' action/racing game Street Legal Racing: Redline. This update brings your retail game to v2.1.8 (they skipped the "unlucky" v2.1.7) and fixes R.o.C. problem and the handling should now be much improved. Read more for download links ...

Matrix Games Signs Deal with Adanac Command Studies

by Glucos on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 2:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Adanac Command Studies are pleased to announce that a publishing agreement has been reached for the entire line of Adanac games, including Campaigns of La Grande Armee Series and the upcoming World War I, Imperial Ambition and The Road from Sumter to Appomattox IV. Adanac Command Studies is a one man shop, showcasing the dedication and attention to detail of renowned designer Frank Hunter, known for his past work on The Road from Sumter to Appomattox and American Civil War. The Campaigns of La Grande Armee series has received excellent reviews and a great deal of excitement has been building about new titles in development.

'The Sydney Mystery'- Price Drop & Bonus Game Engine!

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 11:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Twilight Software is happy to announce two pieces of great news for the holiday season. Firstly, its highly popular casual adventure game The Sydney Mystery is now available online for only $19.95. And secondly, to sweeten the deal, the AGE Adventure Game Engine is now bundled with the game, allowing all customers to try their hands at creating their very own adventure games.

'Horizons: Empire of Istaria' Prepares for Release Next Week

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 10:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Horizons is the next generation online epic adventure. It is based in the massively multiplayer fantasy world, Istaria. A world of legend and lore filled with humans, fiends, dragons and many other traditional fantasy roles, Horizons allows thousands of players to adventure together in the civilized and untamed regions of the world. Atari and Artifact Entertainment today made a number of announcements associated with the upcoming release of Horizons: Empire of Istaria on December 9th. Read more for the details on what to expect, available worlds, guidelines to create/name your characters and plenty more ...

'Airport Tycoon 3' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 5:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Airport Tycoon 3 features a challenging 3D management simulation of an airport but with many new and thrilling features. Global Star Software has released a demo for InterActive Vision's 3D management simulation Airport Tycoon 3. The demo features a standalone scenario situated in Cairo, as well as airport building levels situated in Atlanta, Honololu, and Moscow (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic' - Update Patch Coming

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 3:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bioware's Dave McGruther has put up a forum post announcing that they are working, and are almost finished, with their first patch (there was a beta patch released a few days ago) for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. This v1.01 patch will mainly address issues with graphics cards, memory leaks and overall game tweaks. Read more for a detailed fix list ...