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'Shrek' License Agreement Extends To A Sequel

by Thomas on May 1, 2002 @ 4:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive, Inc. a global publisher of interactive entertainment software, and DreamWorks SKG, announced today the extension of their exclusive video game license agreement for the "Shrek" franchise, including the "Shrek" sequel. The agreement is worldwide for all current game platforms and exclusive to TDK Mediactive.

'Ratchet & Clank' Comes To PS2

by Thomas on May 1, 2002 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the winter 2001 release of Ratchet & Clank, an innovative action-platform game created exclusively for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. Developed by Insomniac Games, the creators of the highly acclaimed and best-selling Spyro the Dragon series, Ratchet & Clank reinvents the action category, blending action-platform, exploration, adventure, puzzle-solving, strategy and racing genres, and fuses these elements into a creatively original, sci-fi fantasy.

'The Mark of Kri' - Exclusively For PS2

by Thomas on May 1, 2002 @ 10:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony America Inc. announced today the July 30, 2002 release of 'The Mark of Kri', exclusively for the PS2. Featuring gorgeous animation sequences with an immersive storyline and a unique combat system, The Mark of Kri is the first fully internally designed and developed title by Sony America’s San Diego development studio.

'Necrocide: The Dead Must Die' Canceled

by Thomas on May 1, 2002 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gone Gold wrote to Marcus Beer, head of PR for Novalogic, to find out what was going on with 'Necrocide: The Dead Must Die'.. Here is what Marcus from Novalogic had to say:

After recently giving the green light on the development of a hugely exciting multi-format project with a world-wide license, we have decided to pull Necrocide: The Dead Must Die from our current development schedule. Our attention and internal resources are now turned towards these forthcoming PC and console titles. More details will be announced at E3.

New Blizzard Job Available

by Thomas on May 1, 2002 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard Entertainment has an immediate opening for a Web Designer. The ideal candidate is well versed in HTML, Javascript, and Photoshop and is experienced in all manner of web elements such as the design and layout of buttons, links, menus and text. The Web Designer's primary duties will be to help design and implement the HTML pages for their growing web site. Find out more here!

Capcom's E3 Lineup

by Thomas on May 1, 2002 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom just tossed up their official E3 page. To check out what console titles Capcom has to show at E3 just click here!

Grand Theft Auto 3 - Site Update & Screens

by Thomas on May 1, 2002 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Meriting another visit, the official Grand Theft Auto 3 website beckons you. The main page has been updated to include a brand new dedicated area in honor of the forthcoming PC version of Grand Theft Auto 3. Hit read more below for some new screens. Njoy!

'Burnout' Ships For Xbox & GameCube

by Thomas on May 1, 2002 @ 8:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Once again taking to the streets with a next-generation adrenaline rush of fast moving steel, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it has shipped its award-winning arcade driving game Burnout for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube. Created by Criterion Games Limited, Burnout was one the most heralded games this past fall for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, and offers stunning graphics and white-knuckle, foot-to-the-floor gameplay.

TriLunar Announces New Vice President Of Technology

by Rainier on May 1, 2002 @ 12:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TriLunar, LLC, a leading developer of interactive entertainment products, today announced the addition of David O’Connor as their Vice President, Technology. As a member of the TriLunar executive team, O’Connor will be responsible for technology leadership for the firm, including strategic planning of core technologies, planning and execution of product-related technical development, and human resource management of the technical team.

Rockstar Announces 'Smuggler's Run: Warzones' (Gamecube) - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2002 @ 10:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.'s high-end videogame publishing division, is pleased to announce that "Smuggler's Run: Warzones" is crossing the border and heading for a release on GameCube this summer. The first Smuggler's Run title to grace the GameCube console, this off-road driving adventure offers the most dynamic smuggling challenge yet with five huge maps, over 30 missions and 2-4 person multiplayer action. "Smuggler's Run: Warzones" is set for release July 2002.

Sammy Delivers 2-Fisted Anime Action (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2002 @ 9:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sammy Entertainment today announced release dates for two new 2D anime-style fighting games based on the powerhouse Guilty Gear and The King of Fighter franchises for Nintendo Game Boy Advance. Guilty Gear X Advance Edition, releasing June 7, and The King of Fighters EX: Neo Blood, releasing Summer 2002, bring two 2D fighting series that amassed a huge following in arcades and on previous consoles to the GBA. Both games have an MSRP of $29.99 and are Rated T for Teen.

'Resident Evil' GameCube Ships Now!

by Thomas on April 30, 2002 @ 8:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of console video games, today announced the release of the newly created Resident Evil for Nintendo GameCube. Capcom executive producer, Shinji Mikami, mastermind of the blockbuster Resident Evil franchise and creator of the survival horror genre, takes reign again re-inventing his original masterpiece.

Sudden Strike II - (German) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 30, 2002 @ 7:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the people who cant wait until the English version of the Sudden Strike II is released you can now grab the German demo from gamesweb. The demo is about 57mb and contains a complete single-player campaign in Japan and also a multi-player map in which Japan, USA and Russia fight against eachother.

Universal Studios Monsterville - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2002 @ 7:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Universal Studios Monsters all have one overriding ambition, to win the election! Recently they have taken up politics with a single aim: to become Mayor of the city. But when your opponents are Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, Quasimodo and Metaluna Mutant there are no limits!

Ubi Soft Reveals E3 2002 Lineup

by Thomas on April 30, 2002 @ 7:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world's largest videogame publishers, today revealed its plans for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, one of the industry's major events of the year. Focusing on powerful brands, Ubi Soft is showcasing two never before seen Tom Clancy games - Tom Clancy's Rainbox Six Raven Shield and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell. Ubi Soft will also unveil the new sequel to the 10 million plus, best-selling Rayman franchise with the eagerly anticipated Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc. Also new this year, Michel Ancel's new creation, creator of Rayman. This top secret game will finally be revealed for the first time at the show. In addition, Ubi Soft plans to show its versatility with the debut of XIII, a first person shooter that contains a completely interactive graphic novel.

Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader No1 Pre-Order Game On Gamecube

by Rainier on April 30, 2002 @ 7:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

It’s official! UK gamers are crazy about Star Wars. On May 3, 2002 LucasArts releases the highly anticipated Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader as a day one GameCube launch title. Already a number one selling third party smash hit in the US, retailers have confirmed that Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader is the No.1 pre-order on the GameCube in the UK.

'Dinotopia' Ships (GBA) To Stores

by Rainier on April 30, 2002 @ 6:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive, Inc., announced today that "Dinotopia : The Timestone Pirates" for the Game Boy Advance has shipped to stores. The release of the game coincides with the premiere of Dinotopia, the eagerly anticipated miniseries from Hallmark Entertainment, beginning May 12 on ABC. This “mega-series” is the largest production ever brought to television.

Sim Golf Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 30, 2002 @ 6:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released a new patch for Sid Meier's Sim Golf. The v1.03 patch fixes "an obscure crash related to the selection of female golfer heads on the customization screen which affected theme packs and importation of custom heads". Read more for a detailed list and links where to grab this puppy.

'Steel Beasts Gold Edition' Ships To Stores Nationwide

by Rainier on April 30, 2002 @ 5:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and EsimGames announced today that a Special Gold Edition of the award-winning tank simulation, Steel Beasts has shipped to stores in North America.

EA Sports Ships 'Knockout Kings 2002' For PS2 & Xbox In The UK

by Rainier on April 30, 2002 @ 5:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bone crushing combos, dazzling footwork, epic knockouts and boxing’s biggest moments are prominently featured in the fastest, most intense version of the Knockout Kings series to date. Knockout Kings 2002 for the PS2/Xbox ships to stores.