Games of 2014
THQ Inc. today announced that leading videogame creator Travellers Tales is currently in development on Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo for PlayStation 2, Gamecube and Xbox. The games, which have been in development for several months, are scheduled for worldwide release day and date with the Finding Nemo theatrical debut in summer 2003. THQ’s interactive adventures based on Finding Nemo are the first under the Company’s exclusive, multi-property publishing agreement with award-winning interactive entertainment publisher Disney Interactive and the Academy Award-winning Pixar Animation Studios.
Outsourcing games specialist Babel has launched a new technical services department to provide porting and iTV re-engineering services as well as reintegration of localised assets. Babel can now for the first time offer an end-to-end localisation service to clients. The department's first job was to produce a French PC version of BBC Multimedia's BIMA and IVCA Gold Award-winning Bob the Builder - Can we fix it? for leading publisher THQ.
The Climax Group today took a major technological step forward in the development of cross-platform games with the unveiling of Blimey, a powerful new game engine that drastically reduces development times. Created by some of the most experienced programmers in the interactive entertainment industry, the Blimey technology has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the Climax Group and allows for the rapid development of games on PS2, Xbox, Gamecube and PC. Read more below for full story and screens!
Codemasters has completed the enhanced PAL PlayStation 2 conversions of Soldier of Fortune – Gold and Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force. Both titles are licensed from Majesco Sales Inc., publishers of the games’ NTSC editions in the US.
CDV Software Entertainment AG, developer and publisher of computer games, is continuing its successful internationalisation. In the second quarter of 2002, CDV AG has signed several highly promising license agreements with well-known distribution partners abroad.
Competitive rally racing is taken to the limit as Majesco, one of the fastest-growing publishers of interactive entertainment software, today announced it has shipped GTC Africa for the PlayStation2 Computer Entertainment System.
A beta version of the 1.21f Patch for the Mac is now availiable. It upgrades Civilization 3 to version 1.21f, matching the PC version and fixing some Mac-specific bugs. Find out more here!
Activision, Inc. today announced that Raven Software's first-person action game Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix is topping worldwide sell-through charts. Just five days after its initial launch in the U.S., the game debuted as the #3 best-selling PC title by revenue for the week of May 19 - 25, 2002, according to NPD Intelect. In the UK, Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix was the #2 PC title for the week of June 1, 2002 as reported by Elspa/Chart-Track and was cited by Inform as the #1 PC title in Australia for the past two weeks from May 20 - June 6, 2002.
The first MOD for Mobile Forces is now available, Mental Race is a new, bonus gametype for Mobile Forces, put together by the game's creators, Real Time Worlds. Mental race is designed to be placed in maps compatible with Mobile Forces' Trailer mode, i.e. 'mf-' maps, such as the 11 original environments which came with the retail release, and any extra 'tra-' maps created by the community. The new game type can be started from the Skirmish mode screen for offline play with bots, or from the Multiplayer Host game screen for LAN or internet play.
Infinite Ventures, publisher of award winning games for PDA’s today announced the release of Battle Dwarves, a fast-paced strategy-action game for Microsoft Pocket PC compatible devices, including Compaq iPAQ and HP Jornada.
Today Activision was so kind and send us some Doom III E3 screens. "Built on id’s revolutionary new 3D graphics engine, DOOM III draws players into the most frightening and gripping 3D gaming experience ever created. DOOM III is currently in development for the PC by id Software". You might seen them or not.. Check them out below!
With Test Drive for PlayStation2 hitting the store shelves it's time to break out the cheat codes and experience some fun and exciting new cars. The game not only features SoundMAX SPX "animated audio" from Analog Devices, but three hidden SoundMAX cars that promise to tear up the tracks. The SoundMAX SPX audio rendering technology allows players to differentiate between the turbo charger on a V6 engine and the deep bass roar of a big block V8, thus bringing the game's engine sounds to life.
Wielding Anglo Saxon GBH on to 21st Century GBA, Barbarian looks set to become the undisputed heavyweight king of the handheld slash-‘em-ups when it is unleashed by Titus Software in October.
Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world's largest video game publishers, today announced that it has released a free upgrade for its multi-award winning WWII combat flight simulation title, IL-2 Sturmovik, in conjunction with game developer 1C Maddox Games. The free IL2-Sturmovik 1.1 Upgrade will include 10 new planes and a number of improvements to the already impressive simulation. The upgrade is now available for download at il2sturmovik.com. Read more below to check out what this new flyable aircraft added in the upgrade include.
THQ Inc. and JAKKS Pacific, Inc. today announced the release of their newest World Wrestling Entertainment licensed video game, "World Wrestling Entertainment WrestleMania X8" exclusively for Nintendo GameCube. "WWE WrestleMania X8" is backed by a multi-million dollar marketing campaign that includes national television, print support and point-of-purchase advertising. "WWE WrestleMania X8" features an original grapple-based engine that emphasizes simulation-style gameplay, accenting reversals and strong counter moves that Nintendo fans have grown to expect from past WWE videogames.
Well, it's looking like a quiet day, so here's a bunch of new James Bond 007 in... Agent Under Fire screens from the xbox and gamecube version "40 + 63 screens". Njoy!
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