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Infogrames Brings 'Driver 2' Advance To The GBA

by Rainier on March 29, 2002 @ 1:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames, Inc. today announced Driver 2 Advance for the Game Boy Advance. In development by Sennari Interactive and available later this year, Driver 2 Advance leverages the full power of the Game Boy Advance through realistic, action-packed, single-player missions and dedicated multiplayer modes.

'Alfred Hitchcock: The Final Cut' Ships To U.S. Retail Stores

by Rainier on March 29, 2002 @ 1:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft today announced that Alfred Hitchcock - The Final Cut has shipped to the U.S. retail stores (the game has already been out a few months in Europe). The adventure game based on some of Hitchcock's best movies, including Psycho, Frenzy, Shadow of a Doubt, Torn Curtain, Topaz and Saboteur, has an MSRP of $29.99 and should be on retail shelves starting this weekend.

Dungeon Siege Editor Announced

by Rainier on March 29, 2002 @ 1:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The big man behind Dungeon Siege (Chris Taylor) just dropped a msg on the official Dungeon Siege website about their upcoming plans for "The Siege Editor", to be released a few weeks after the April 5th store date of Dungeon Siege itself.

'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial' Arrives In 3 New Titles - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2002 @ 12:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced that it has shipped three new E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial games to coincide with the 20th Anniversary celebration of Universal Pictures' and Amblin Entertainment's E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, a major theatrical re-release now in theaters nationwide. The games, E.T. Away From Home, E.T. Phone Home Adventure, and E.T. Interplanetary Mission are all available at retail now. E.T. Away From Home, and E.T. Phone Home Adventure have an MSRP of $19.99 each, and E.T. Interplanetary Mission has an MSRP of $29.99.

'Baseball Mogul 2003' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 10:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Monkeystone Games is happy to announce that Baseball Mogul 2003 for the PC has been shipped to manufacturing and can now be purchased as a download in the Monkeystone Store. The latest installment in the series of highly acclaimed games from Boston-based Sports Mogul Inc., Baseball Mogul 2003 allows players to assume the role of General Manager of their favorite professional baseball team.

Infogrames & Konami Enter A Distribution Deal In Japan

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 9:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Global video game publisher Infogrames announced that it has entered into a distribution deal with Konami to distribute and market throughout Japan select future titles published by Infogrames Japan KK.

'Bloody Roar: Primal Fury' For Gamecube Ships to Stores

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 9:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamers can now unleash their animal rage with the launch of Activision, Inc.’s Bloody Roar: Primal Fury, the first fighting game available for the GameCube. This latest installation in the popular Bloody Roar series delivers fast and fluid fighting action, incredible special effects and amazing characters that have the ability to transform from humans into Hyper-beast life-forms with special attack moves. Bloody Roar: Primal Fury was developed by Hudson Soft Co., Ltd. and Eighting Co., Ltd. and is rated “T” (“Teen” – Blood, Suggestive Themes, and Violence – content suitable for persons ages 13 and older) by the ESRB with a $49.99 suggested retail price.

Disciples II Patch v1.1 to v1.2 Available NOW

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 9:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First just let us know that they have released a new update patch for Disciples II : Dark Prophecy. This patch incldes some new maps, AI improvements, some editor updates and plenty more ... you NEED to have Patch v1.1 to successfully upgrade to v1.2 .. click "read more" for links and the full details on whats changed/updated.

Tom Clancy's 'Ghost Recon: Desert Siege' - In Stores Now

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 8:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment and Red Storm Entertainment are pleased to announce that the mission pack Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Desert Siege will hit the shelves today. European Ghost Recon fans should expect it in a matter of a few days/a week as well.

Goodbye Myst! Hello Sims!

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 8:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

There's been a coup in the PC gaming world. After nine years as the best-selling computer game of all time, "Myst" has dropped to number two. In its place now stands "The Sims," the quirky and utterly addictive title that lets you control the lives of simulated people. Read the full story on CNN.

Team Factor Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 7:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Thanks voodoo for pointing out that the new Team Factor demo is available and ready for download. Team Factor enables the player to choose and develop his or her favourite way of play and fight. After selecting one out of three teams and one of four different character specializations, the player may set up whichever skills he or she likes to cultivate. According to the specific skill development, the player is able to access more "exclusive" weapons and devices. This means, that each created character will be unique and therefore recognizable to the other players by his or her personal ability and record. This feature is called a "RPG factor". All players' records will be stored in the Team Factor on-line central database." Get it off 3DGamers / Tiscali or BonusWeb. Update : this is a LAN only demo, no singleplayer nor inet play .. yuk! Update2 : they updated the demo, it now has bot support (thanks blues)

Simon the Sorcerer 3D - New Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 6:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Simon the Sorcerer 3D is a new kind of adventure - an absorbing storyline combined with challenging puzzles, crazy characters and wonderful locations all wrapped up in a glorious real-time 3D environment. Previously a Hasbro project now under the Vivendi Universal battleship! Check the screens

NCSoft Announces 'Lineage' Expansion into China

by Thomas on March 28, 2002 @ 6:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NCsoft Corporation, the world's largest independent online game company, today announced that Lineage, one of the world's most popular online games, is now being offered to the Chinese market.

XBOX Meeting Strong Demand In Europe

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 6:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft today announced that weekly replenishments are ensuring that strong demand for the Xbox video game system is met, benefiting retail, third-party publishers and gamers. Hmmm this sounds odd since "yesterday" some other sources say that the xbox is NOT selling as well as expected and as result we should expect a price drop... Microsoft doing some damage control or other sources out to pester them??

Blackstar In Schanz Skies

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 6:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blackstar Interactive signs up Schanz International Consultants exclusively for licensing their games in various territories. Titles will include “Software Tycoon” (Asia, North America), “Battle Race 3D” (Worldwide except Germany), and for Asia: “Cinemaware Classics: Defender of the Crown, Three Stooges, Wings!, Lord of the Rising Sun, It came from the Desert, Rocket Ranger”.

Warcraft III Unveilled!

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 5:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

You want to meet the man behind Vivendi's stunning RTS? Vivendi Universal is to celebrate the June release of the highly anticipated PC version of Blizzard Entertainment's Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, with a special press day hosted by senior producer Bill Roper.

3Do's Popular 'Army Men: RTS' Storm The Stores

by Thomas on March 28, 2002 @ 5:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The 3DO Company today announced that the Army Men: RTS game for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and PC shipped this week to retail stores throughout North America. The Army Men: RTS game was developed by Pandemic Studios, makers of Dark Reign 2 and Battlezone II.

'New Legends' - Packshot

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 2:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

New Legends is 3rd person action game setting man against militia, in a world of tomorrow, where both technology and tradition blend to create a rich, and threatening world. It’s a thrilling combination of mysticism and machines, of primeval religion and pummelling aggression, of blades and bullets. The action is intense: how long will you take to master the melee weapons and the dazzling martial arts attacks so you can save the civilisation from the impending doom...?

Sweden Gets New TV-Show 'Cybergaming'

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 2:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Word came to us that Cybergaming is now becoming serious TV in Sweden and since we have a big Swedish audience we decided to shed some light on the matter. A sportsprogram dedicated to cybersports is being developed and we ask you as a serious gamer to fill out this form to give us a better picture of what subjects to have in the TV program..

Thq & Sega's Upcoming Games In GBA Co-Publishing Deal

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 2:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. and SEGA Corporation today announced the next round of titles in their exclusive, 16 title Game Boy Advance co-publishing agreement. VIRTUA TENNIS™ (working title) is scheduled for release in late 2002, while CRAZY TAXI™ (working title), SUPER MONKEY BALL™ (working title) and PHANTASY STAR™ COLLECTION (working title) are scheduled for early 2003 release. These titles are in addition to the previously announced six games the two companies are releasing through the first half of 2003.