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THQ To Publish Several Rare GBA Titles - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 10:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced a multi-property agreement with Microsoft Game Studios that grants THQ worldwide rights to distribute titles from Microsoft’s Rare game studio, including Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty’s Revenge, Banjo Pilot, It’s Mr. Pants and Sabre Wulf. The first game scheduled for release under the agreement, Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty’s Revenge, is scheduled to release in fall 2003. Read more for details & screens ...

'Kill.Switch' (PS2/Xbox) Website Launched

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Hometek Inc. announced today the launch of a Web site for kill.switch, the innovative new military shooter shipping in October 2003 for Sony PS2 and the Xbox. Currently the official Kill.Switch website provides visitors with a taste of what’s to come with a selection of screens and trailers showcasing the realistic cover tactics and and awesome firepower packed into the game’s ultimate combat experience. Also included is some basic information on game features, including kill.switch’s sophisticated A.I. and 15 action-packed scenarios. If you haven't yet, you can also check our recent Kill.Switch preview!

'Neighbors from Hell' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Encore today announced that Neighbors from Hell has gone gold. The PC game, co-published by Encore with content delivered from Austria-based JoWooD Productions Software AG, is anticipated on store shelves in September, and will retail for approximately $30.

'Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As expected & announced Ubisoft has now released the new patch for their FPS/Stealth action game Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.4. We have all versions of the patch available as well as a v1.4 dedicated win32 server (full or update patch). Read more for details and download links ...

'Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution' (PS2) Ships This Week

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. today announces the launch of "Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution," the next iteration of its blockbuster fighting franchise, which celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year. Exclusively for the PS2, "Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution" ships to retail with two new characters, updated graphics, and new modes, prompting top gaming enthusiast publication Gamepro to recommend that "every fighting fan must have this game." In addition, "Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution" packs a punch with a low suggested retail price of $19.99.

Composer Michael Giacchino Signs On For 'Call of Duty'

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 9:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. announced today that film, television and award-winning interactive game composer Michael Giacchino has signed-on to score its new line of first-person action games -- Call of Duty for the PC and Call of Duty: Finest Hour for the next generation consoles. Giacchino’s credits include the popular television series Alias, and renowned game soundtracks for Medal of Honor Frontline, Medal of Honor Allied Assault, Medal of Honor Underground and Medal of Honor.

'Dungeons & Dragons Heroes' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dungeons & Dragons Heroes gives you a chance to taste the victory as one of four heroes. It beckons you to take a journey through the world of the classic Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game, to live as one of the great ones, and to do the legendary stuff that Heroes are meant to do! Check out the 30+ new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 2:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is an eagerly anticipated first-person horror adventure based on the award winning RPG from Chaosium that in turn is based on the writings of the acclaimed American horror author H. P. Lovecraft...Some new screens showing just how dark some of those corners are.

'FIFA Football 2004' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 12:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For true soccer fans who demand the finest gameplay and in-depth game modes, FIFA Football 2004 is the most complete and authentic soccer experience. A new Career mode gives players the chance to take a team from the lower divisions, battle through ranks, sign new players, and turn them into champions. The action is deeper than ever with advanced levels of player detail and responsiveness. With immersive atmospheres, benchmark presentation, total realism with the world's premier clubs, and industry-leading gameplay, FIFA returns as the true authority in soccer gaming. Check the new screens ...