On the heals of signing a game publishing deal with leading U.K. video game developer Bits Studio Ltd., global video game publisher, Kemco U.S.A., INC., announced today that it is on a mission at this week’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Jose to acquire additional externally-developed game properties. Director of R&D for Kemco, Colin Gordon will be attending the show and will be reachable to prospective game developers.
Sammy Studios Inc. today announced that Rick Olafsson has been appointed to the position of chief financial officer. Rick comes to Sammy Studios after having served financial management positions in high-tech and interactive entertainment at such companies as Mattel Inc., eParties.com, and most recently TheBrain Technologies Corporation.
Infogrames today announced the release of Line of Sight: Vietnam, the "next installment in Infogrames' repertoire of authentic military games with pick up and playability, coupled with an affordable price point". Developed by nFusion Interactive LLC, this FPS "follow the story of a young sniper assigned by the U.S. Army to the 5th Special Forces compound in Kontum, Vietnam".
Developed by Cryo under the direction of artist Philippe Druillet, and based on Gustave Flaubert's novel, Salammbo is a 'point & click' adventure game set 3 centuries before B.C. You play the role of Spendius, who must "venture into the war against Carthage, solve ancient riddles and unleash hell on the Lone Mounts". Today we bring you the multi-language demo, allowing you to try out the first chapter of the game. Salammbo is published in Europe by The Adventure Company (thanks Gamershell). Read more for download links ...
Today a team of game industry veterans announced the launch of Skylab Entertainment, a new game development studio in Austin, Texas. Skylab's founders include original team members from game developer Ritual Entertainment and publisher Gathering of Developers. Skylab Entertainment is dedicated to developing the next generation of interactive entertainment for tomorrow's gaming systems, and is hard at work on their first, unannounced title.
Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the top 10 video game publishers in the world, today launched a new website for the upcoming first-person shooter, Will Rock at www.will-rock.com. In addition to tons of information about the game, the site also features a trailer, brand new screens, videos of in-game action, and extras such as downloadable desktops. Read more for the screens ...
CDV has issued a new patch for their top-down 3D action role-playing game upgrading your retail Grom to v1.3. This release fixes graphics issues in the game's later missions, as well as a few other glitches occuring on older hardware (thanks GamesWeb).
Crowd Control Productions, developer of the highly anticipated massive multiplayer online game (MMOG) "Eve Online: The Second Genesis" announced today this PC game will ship May 6, 2003 in North America and Europe. EVE ONLINE will allow more than 100,000 gamers to play in a single universe that will not be broken into "shards." No other MMOG has attained this many simultaneous users. EVE ONLINE is being published simultaneously in North America by Viacom unit Simon & Schuster Interactive, and in Europe by Crucial Entertainment. Read more for details and a new batch of spacelicious screens ...
To celebrate the release of Ape Escape 2, the official website is offering a cool downloadable Desktop Ape for PC users. Just go to www.apeescape2.com from March 10th and download your free ape who will deliver news, hints, tips and fun facts to users over the coming month... More about this Oo-oo game below!
Radica - the company behind Gamester, the UK's leading video games accessories brand - have unveiled the first products in a brand new high quality range of accessories exclusively for Nintendo's Game Boy Advance SP. The range includes a Kit Bag, the N-Case SP console case, the Game Case, a three-strong accessory Starter Kit and an Ultimate Essentials pack. All of these products will be released this month to coincide with the UK launch of the Game Boy Advance SP on March 28th.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that five additional major recording artists have agreed to provide music and video content for the upcoming rhythm-action game, Amplitude, exclusively for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. Adding to the mass-appealing music roster of Amplitude, newly signed acts include Herbie Hancock, Papa Roach, Baldwin Brothers, Production Club, and Manchild. These artists will join other major recording artists on the Amplitude roster that include blink 182, David Bowie, Dieselboy, Freezepop, Garbage, Logan 7, Mekon, Quarashi, and Weezer. Developed by Harmonix Music Systems, Amplitude allows players to become a rhythmical DJ and jam with more than 25 diverse songs in virtual, vibrant, interactive musical environments while mixing and remixing hit songs during offline and online gameplay.
As the country gears up for Spring Break, Nintendo heightens the anticipation for Nintendo's Game Boy Advance SP (GBA SP) through a marketing initiative targeting teens and college students, as well as an advertising program highlighting the "Brilliance" of GBA SP. In advance of its March 23 launch, GBA SP will begin to make appearances via extensive print and broadcast advertising, plus consumer sampling cameos at some of the nation's coolest "hot spots."
Activision Value Publishing, a division of Activision, Inc. is launching a first strike against the competition with "Apache Air Assault", a first-person combat-action flight game for the PC. At the controls of the legendary AH-64 Apache, players will be able to pound hard targets and tanks into submission and engage in air combat with hostile aircraft. "Apache Air Assault" is currently available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $19.99 and carries a rating of "T" for teen by the ESRB, with a descriptor for violence.
What do you get when you cross a vintage Dragon Ball Z fighting experience with a highly collectible import from Japan? A game that has been a global hit and is now coming to America, compliments of Infogrames, Inc. Infogrames announced today the upcoming release of the much-anticipated Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22 for the PlayStation game console. With an MSRP of $19.95, Ultimate Battle 22 is set to ship in America on March 25.
The official site for Face of Mankind is updated with four new screenshots and the short story section has been expanded. Community member Veladon Fireheart just completed his fan-fic consisting of three parts. A real intriguing view inside the G.I.S. and their enemies. Additionally another story, exclusively for the German fans, has been added by community member Oni-sama. Visit the short story section.
- Urban Dominion Q&A with Daron Shrode of Global Gaming Innovations on HomeLAN
- PlanetSide Q&A with Sony Online's Kevin McCann on the official PlanetSide website
- Freelancer Q&A with the Digital Anvil team on ActionVault
- State of Emergency Xbox Q&A with Vis Entertainment's Jamie Bryan on GameSpot
- The Getaway Q&A with Brendan McNamara of Team Soho on PCMag.com
- The Hobbit Q&A with producer Glen Oliver on C&VG
- Republic: The Revolution Q&A with Elixir Studios' Demis Hassabis on C&VG
- Freelancer Q&A with Digital Anvil's Jorg Neumann/Adam Foshko on The Wargamer
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for the PC game rights were exclusively licensed from CBS Consumer Products. Based on the hit television series from CBS, the CSI game will challenge players to solve a series of crimes, acting as members of the Las Vegas CSI team. A classic, first-person adventure, the CSI game will test players' nerves and intellect as they question witnesses, examine crime scenes, and analyze evidence utilizing the latest in forensic equipment. Check the huge new batch of screens ...
WorthPlaying today announced the winners of Lord Of The Rings : The Two Towers music cd's (Enhanced cd's with exclusive 2 sided, printed collector's cards, screen savers, "The Two Towers" trailer, score, music video, and more) and 5 NTSC (region 1) Undercover Brother DVD's, starring Denise Richards..
After colonizing more than 60 sectors of the Milky Way, humanity thought it had the galaxy to itself. Humanity was very, very wrong... Electronic Arts today announced that Earth & Beyond, the first online role-playing galaxy, has launched an epic story that will allow players to be the heroes in a struggle that will determine the fate of humanity.
The next generation of Pokémon games are bigger, better, and more addictive than ever before! Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire feature an all-new storyline, awesome new Pokémon and the same great RPG gameplay that has made the series so successful. Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire are both scheduled to be released on March 17, 2003.
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