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'Samurai Jack: The Shadow of Aku' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 1:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Samurai Jack is the highly stylized, Emmy-winning action cartoon from Genndy Tartakovsky, the creator of Dexter's Laboratory and the director of the popular new animated epic micro series, Star Wars: Clone Wars. "Samurai Jack: The Shadow of Aku" was developed for a broad audience by Amaze's Adrenium Games studio. It's a free roaming, easy to control action-adventure that's perfect for fans of the television series who are both casual players and hardcore gamers.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 1:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Hitman: Contracts' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 1:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hitman: Contracts delivers more action-packed and suspenseful missions, with a greater variety of ways to make the perfect hit and an increased arsenal of firearms and close-combat weapons. A new graphics engine showcases Hitman's 'work' in brutal detail and brings new locations to life. An improved control system and more gradual learning curve will ensure that the game is accessible to all aspiring hitmen. Hitman: Contracts is being developed by Io Interactive and will be available for PS2, Xbox, and PC in spring 2004.

EA Delays 'The Sims 2' And 'MoH: Pacific Assault'

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 8:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Earlier today EA had its Q4 2003 earnings conference call where the Electronic Arts executives revealed that The Sims 2 and Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault, 2 of their highly anticipated PC games, will get delayed. EA's CFO Warren Jenson said both titles will not be out until fiscal year 2005, which means at the EARLIEST July 2004, which also resulted in EA's stock to drop in value. Jenson also said "It's really about polishing the product. It's about the entertainment experience, critic meta-rating, and, ultimately, sales."

'MVP Baseball 2004' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 5:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Step up to the plate and master the true art of hitting with MVP Baseball 2004. An all-new hitting model allows for complete user control over all swing types as well as signature cuts from the game's best sluggers. Featuring rich new presentation, realistic player models, enhanced animations, and an immersive audio experience, MVP Baseball 2004 takes you out to the ballgame like never before. Read more for details & screens ...

'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory' - Source Code Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 5:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision has released the public source code for Splash Damage's free team-based multiplayer FPS Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. This release contains all the game source code, header files, menu definitions and other files that all you Enemy Territory modders might need to get to work. This source code is not officially supported in any capacity by id Software, Activision or Splash Damage. Read more for details and download links ...

'SEGA GT Online' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 2:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced the launch of "SEGA GT Online" exclusively for the Xbox. The first simulation racer on Xbox to offer Xbox Live support, SEGA GT Online allows up to 12 players to compete simultaneously in white knuckle, dead-heat races guaranteed to challenge both their driving skills and their ability to trash talk.

'Second Life' Game Developer's Competition Launched

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 2:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Linden Lab and The Game Initiative, an organization that supports game developers worldwide, today announced the Second Life Game Developer’s Competition designed for aspiring game developers. The competition begins January 31, 2004 and coincides with the Game Initiative’s “How To Break Into Video Game Industry: Mini-Conference and Resume Workshop” taking place on that day in San Francisco. Winners will be announced on June 14, 2004.

'DRIV3R' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 2:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari, Inc. today announced that it has elected to move the ship date of DRIV3R, the latest installment of the Company's Driver franchise, from the end of March to June 1, 2004.

'Astro Boy' (PS2/GBA) Coming To North America

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 1:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced a partnership with Sony Pictures Consumer Products to bring Tezuka Productions' legendary Japanese comic Astro Boy to life on the PlayStation2 and Game Boy Advance. Astro Boy, created by Osamu Tezuka in 1951, is one of the most recognized characters in Japanese animation and is poised to captivate television audiences as the star of a brand-new animated series on the Kids' WB!.