Simon & Schuster Announce 'Soldiers Of Anarchy'

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 5:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today that it will publish “Soldiers of Anarchy” for the PC (Available: October 2002). SOLDIERS OF ANARCHY (S.O.A.) combines elements of Real Time Strategy (RTS) and squad-based tactical games to create a uniquely customizable single and multiplayer experience. S.O.A. also give players a compete level and scenario editor to create new missions for themselves and for multiplayer action.

UPDATE: Screens have been pulled on behalf of S&SI.

Simon & Schuster's E3 2002 Lineup

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 4:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive, the digital entertainment unit of Simon & Schuster Inc., announced today the Company's lineup of games for 2002. S&SI will be publishing 12 titles across the latest gaming platforms including the Xbox, GameCube, and PC (thanks Blues).

SoundMAX SPX Incorporated Into 'Navy Seals'

by Thomas on May 14, 2002 @ 4:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Analog Devices, Inc. today announced that its advanced audio rendering technology, SoundMAX SPX, has been incorporated into first-person combat game Elite Forces: Navy Seals for PC. SoundMAX SPX "animated audio" -- interactive, event-driven sounds that respond to game physics, environmental variables and user input - allows for hyper-realistic audio in the game's world of non-stop special forces action. Developed by Jar Head Games and published by ValuSoft, Elite Forces: Navy Seals has shipped to stores everywhere.

New Price For PS One & PS2 Confirmed !

by Thomas on May 14, 2002 @ 4:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As we mentioned and expected yesterday, Sony Computer Entertainment today announced that the Recommended Retail Price of the PS one games console would be reduced to $49 with effect from 18 May 2002, the PS2 will be available in stores for $199 -- the same price as Nintendo's GameCube system and $100 less than Microsoft's

Acclaim Ships 'Headhunter' For PS2

by Thomas on May 14, 2002 @ 3:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bringing heart-pounding, espionage action to home to gamers, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. a leading global video entertainment software developer and publisher, today announced that it has shipped Headhunter for the PS2. One of the most eagerly anticipated action releases of the spring, Headhunter combines stunning next-generation graphics, a deep storyline and content that was designed specifically for the mature gamer.

Industry Executives Predict Major Growth For The Video Game Industry

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 3:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to a new report from DFC Intelligence, executives in the interactive entertainment industry believe that the video game business is poised for record growth over the next several years.

Matrox Announces New 'Parhelia-512' GPU

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 3:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrox Graphics Inc. today unveiled the revolutionary Matrox Parhelia-512 high-fidelity GPU delivering a new level of visual quality, superior performance and a wide range of innovative new technologies. World's first 512-bit GPU delivers unparalleled image quality, superior performance and wide range of innovative features for the ultimate visual experience

'IGI2' Beta Test Has Been Delayed !

by Thomas on May 14, 2002 @ 3:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters let us know that the 'IGI2' Beta Test has been delayed until September, due to work on the netcode not being complete. Here is the scoop:

Developing a high-quality FPS multiplayer experience is a real challenge, but one the dev team at Innerloop has taken on with a vengeance! They've been working flat out on the code, but some QA issues, mainly with server code, have held us back. Read more below!

'World Kart Racing 2002' - New Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 3:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fronted by the world’s greatest racing driver, Michael Schumacher, this exciting new game offers an incredible adrenalin rush, with the ultimate driver in the ultimate driving game. Having won the rights to global distribution of this unique partnership title, JoWooD is confident it will be a hit with racing fans everywhere. Due to hit streets near you on 28th June. I'm not much of a racing fan, but i WILL check out this one! Njoy

THQ & Outrage Games To Unveil 'Alter Echo' At E3

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 2:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced that it will unveil Alter Echo at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. Developed by THQ studio Outrage Games, Alter Echo is an innovative action game that lets players morph between three combat modes and alter time with pioneering TimeDilation technology. A revolutionary PostFX camera system intensifies the action with spectacular visual effects that heighten the drama of every combo and special attack. Alter Echo is scheduled for release on the PS2 and the Xbox in early 2003.

Joey Harrington Joins The EA SPORTS Lineup for 'NCAA Football 2003'

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 2:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that the company has reached an agreement with former University of Oregon quarterback and top NFL draft pick Joey Harrington, naming him spokesman for EA SPORTS NCAA Football 2003.

TDK Signs Agreement With Mattel On 'Masters Of The Universe' Franchise

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 2:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive, Inc. today announced a worldwide, multi-year exclusive licensing agreement with Mattel, Inc.to publish software based on Masters of the Universe. The agreement grants TDK Mediactive exclusive rights to publish interactive Masters of the Universe games for console systems manufactured by Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft, as well as PC.

Splinter Cell (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Splinter Cell™ is a third person stealth action game, featuring cyber-terrorism, shadow agencies, and covert operations and is set in the realistic, highly detailed geopolitical universe as portrayed by Tom Clancy. Today we got some new Xb screens, showing "the light/shadow effects that drive the gameplay". A few familiar looking screens and a bunch on new one's.

Stuart Little 2 (PSOne) – Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 1:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A little while ago we announced that Sony/Magenta were working on Stuart Little 2. Due for release at the same time as the movie (this summer) we just got a dozen or so fresh screens... Njoy!

'Lilo & Stitch : Trouble In Paradise' (PS2) - Character Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 12:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lilo & Stitch: Trouble in Paradise kids get to play out the colourful action adventure story of Disney’s major upcoming Summer 2002 feature film release. Kids explore locations and situations taken directly from the film, and in some cases, beyond what is actually seen in the movie. The game features a variety of gameplay mechanics, including: running, dodging, jumping, hiding, races against the clock, forced-scroll chase sections, and end-level boss combat. Not quite sure if these screens are meant to make us buy the game or make us throw up .. you decide!

JoWooD's E3 Lineup

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 12:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Attending the electronic entertainment industry’s biggest show for the fourth time, leading computer games developer and publisher JoWooD Productions will unveil its most compelling product lineup ever at E3 on booth #700 in the South Hall of the LA Convention Center.

Kingdom Hearts (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 12:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KINGDOM HEARTS is the first joint creative project between SQUARE and DISNEY. This role playing game combines classic DISNEY characters and worlds with the new created in the renowned SQUARE style. New DISNEY characters developed by the legendary Tetsuya Nomura, best known for his creations in the breakthrough title FINAL FANTASY®VII and VIII will be introduced in KINGDOM HEARTS. Two years in the making, with a production team of over 100 of SQUARE and DISNEY’s most creative talent, KINGDOM HEARTS fully exploits the technological possibilities of the P2 in an epic tale of adventure, heroism, teamwork and life’s most important lessons.

Hercules Announces Their 'Gamesurround Muse 5.1 DVD'

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 11:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hercules is pleased to announce the impending Gamesurround Muse5.1 DVD, an amazing new sound card in the 5.1-channel market segment. Gamesurround Muse5.1 DVD - the successor of the widely renowned Gamesurround Muse XL - now includes advanced features such as its 6-channel outputs and comes bundled with Cyberlink's PowerDVD 4.0 XP, the hugely popular DVD playback application.

Ubi Soft Announce 'BRATZ'

by Thomas on May 14, 2002 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment and MGA Entertainment, today announced an exclusive licensing agreement for Ubi Soft to develop and publish games based on the popular and fashionable BRATZ dolls for PC and all the new generation of consoles.

Nintendo Snags 'Hamtaro' Game Rights

by Thomas on May 14, 2002 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Adorable and heart-warming Hamtaro and his hamster pals, the Ham-Hams, are coming to America! ShoPro USA, an affiliate of Shogakukan Production Co., Ltd. (ShoPro), will introduce one of Japan's hottest children's properties, Hamtaro, to kids across the United States this Summer. ShoPro, one of the leaders in the development of children's entertainment in Japan, is also a subsidiary of one of Japan's largest publishing companies, Shogakukan, Inc.