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'Wish' - Screens

by Judy on July 7, 2004 @ 7:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wish defines a new category of online game, the "Ultra Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game" (UMMORPG). Wish's highly-scalable server cluster infrastructure allows the game to support tens of thousands of simultaneous players in a single shared world. Wish is the first massively multi player online role playing game that truly tells a story, and lets player actions have lasting implications on the world.

'Swingin' Ape Studios' Working On 'StarCraft: Ghost' (PS2/Xbox)

by Judy on July 7, 2004 @ 7:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard Entertainment today announced plans to enter into an agreement with Swingin' Ape Studios for the collaborative development of multi-platform titles based on Blizzard licenses. Their first project will be to continue work on the upcoming tactical-action console game, StarCraft: Ghost. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Two Million 'Spider-Man 2' (PS2/Xbox) Units Shipped

by Judy on July 7, 2004 @ 6:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. announced today that the company's North American Publishing unit has shipped more than two million units of its Spider-Man 2 video game timed to the theatrical release of Sony Pictures Entertainment's Columbia Pictures Spider-Man 2.

European Games Network Gains Traction with 300+ Companies

by Judy on July 7, 2004 @ 6:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With two months to go, organizers of European Games Network (EGN), an industry event for everyone in the business of games, have confirmed that over 300 companies from 30+ territories around the world have committed to exhibiting or attending EGN in London, September 1-5, 2004. Read more for further details ...

'Counter-Strike: Source' - Beta Coming Soon

by Judy on July 7, 2004 @ 4:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The beta will first be open to subscribers of the Valve Cybercafe Program, and then extended to owners of Counter-Strike: Condition Zero. The next installment of the world's number 1 online action game, Counter-Strike: Source blends CS's intense teamplay with the advanced technology of Valve's Source engine. For more information, please visit www.steampowered.com.

Vivendi To Distribute Novalogic Titles

by Judy on July 7, 2004 @ 4:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Entertainment software developer and publisher NovaLogic, Inc. and Vivendi today announced an exclusive multi-year strategic agreement, under which VU Games will become the sole distributor of NovaLogic products in North America. NovaLogic will continue to oversee development, production, marketing and PR for its products.

Sony Online Says 'PlanetSide' Holds FPS World Record

by Judy on July 7, 2004 @ 11:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last week, it was reported that another company's title had set a "world record" by having 160 simultaneous players in an online FPS server. Not only is this not a record, it's not even an average play session in PlanetSide, the world's first (and only) MMO first person title.

'Euro Rally Champion' (PS2/PC) Gets UK Release Date - Screens

by Judy on July 7, 2004 @ 7:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dirty drivers must test their skill against the elements, as well as against the clock, in the Championship mode raced across densely wooded forest trails, treacherous Alpine passes and the extremes of the African desert. With a high-performance engine under the bonnet and a whole boot-full of features, Euro Rally Champion is set to scream away from the starting line on September 10th. Read more for 40 new screens!

'Chaos League' - Screens

by Judy on July 7, 2004 @ 7:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chaos League combines sports, fantasy and brutal, chaotic action on a playing field where the primary objectives are typical but the gameplay is anything but. Players must score points, win games, advance to championship rounds, and of course compete for the ultimate trophy, but Chaos League serves up some extra excitement with its absence of rules, corrupt referees and mythical, powerful opponents.

'D-Day' - Demo Coming Friday & Screens

by Judy on July 7, 2004 @ 7:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

D-Day is a Tactical game in real-time 3D with highly realistic graphics, dynamic shadows, damage localization, explosions, weather effects etc. The game was developed in collaboration with the Normandy Mémoire association, the official body of the commemoration of the Libération battles. D-Day will be launched on June 6th 2004, on the 60th anniversary of D-Day. A demo is coming on Friday the 9th of July 2004, and here are some screens taken from what to expect...