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Turbine Entertainment Opens New Office

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 11:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Turbine Entertainment Software Corp. today announced it has opened a new studio in Santa Monica, Calif. The new facility will better position Turbine to work with important west coast publishers and Asia/Pacific business development.

'La Pucelle: Tactics' (PS2) Coming In May - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 11:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Interactive entertainment publisher, Mastiff LLC announced today that they will be publishing another of Nippon Ichi Software Inc’s great tactical RPGs, La Pucelle: Tactics, exclusively for the PlayStation2 in early May 2004. La Pucelle uses a similar battle system to the 2003 award-winning game, Disgaea, also a Nippon Ichi Software title. Read more for details and screens ...

Mythic Entertainment Announces "Dark Age of Camelot: New Frontiers"

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment announced “Dark Age of Camelot: New Frontiers,” a free downloadable expansion that reinvents the game’s unique Realm vs. Realm combat system, where player characters from the game’s three different Realms engage in life and death struggles across numerous battlegrounds, keeps and through the expansive frontier areas. Mythic plans to make “New Frontiers” available in Q2 2004.

'All-Star Baseball 2005' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

All-Star Baseball 2005 is the most realistic baseball simulation that’s easier and more fun to play. All-Star Baseball 2005 is packed with exclusive feature innovations and online head-to-head play plus the deepest franchise mode of any baseball video game. Last week we took a look at how the introduction of FielderCam is going to give a whole new feel to the way gamers will play defense in ASB ’05. This week we’re going to take a look at how the offense has been beefed up in this year’s version of All-Star Baseball.

'Chrome' - MP Patch & Updated MP Demo

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Techland has released a new MP patch for their sci-fi shooter Chrome. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.2.0.0 and adds a few new maps, HUD changes, switchable positions in vehicles and a few other tweaks. Strategy First wants to express the fact this patch is NOT for North American versions of the game, that patch will come later. Techland has also released a new MP demo with 5 maps (3 new maps), which is also compatible with the retail version of the game. Read more for details & download links ...

'Breakdown' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 9:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that its unique first person fighting/shooter game, Breakdown, has gone gold. Exclusively for the Xbox, Breakdown is scheduled to reveal its mysterious plot and sneak onto store shelves on March 16, 2004.

'Kreed: Battle for Savitar' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 8:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eventhough Burut's FPS Kreed is not available in most English speaking countries yet, they are already hard at work on a add-on titled Kreed: Battle for Savitar. Not much info is available, so these new screens will have to do for now ...

BAM! Entertainment Acquires VIS Entertainment

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 8:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment today announced that it has agreed terms to acquire VIS entertainment plc ("VIS"), a Scottish developer of interactive entertainment software products, and SOE Development Limited ("SOED"), a company set up to fund the development of State of Emergency 2, one of VIS' key properties.

'Sacred' Goes Gold In Germany

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 8:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ASCARON Entertainment has announced that the German edition of their RPG game Sacred has reached Gold Master status and that it will be available in stores (in Germany only we assume) February 27th. Encore is the North American distributor for Sacred, and it is expected to go gold soon in the next few weeks as well.

'Conan: The Dark Axe' (NGC/PS2/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 8:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Black-haired and sullen-eyed, a thief, a reaver, a slayer. The legends that surround his name, speak of the world before history, where shadows of magic and dark alien gods shrouded the known world and the fate of whole empires were dependent on the strength and skills of a single sword. And this is one of those legends. Conan is a 3rd person action game, with few elements of RPG and adventure. The game is divided into chapters, each chapter with different environments and creatures. Each chapter contains several levels. Read more for some new screens ...