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'American McGee's Oz' Picked Up For Movie License

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2004 @ 11:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Video game creator American McGee, who most recently brought a twisted retelling of "Alice in Wonderland" to gamers, has turned his imagination on The Wizard of Oz, says The Hollywood Reporter. Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Walt Disney Pictures have optioned the movie rights already, and other media deals are either signed or pending. There's no time frame for the first film of what will be a trilogy, McGee said, but screenwriters Kevin and Dan Hageman are attached. McGee said games, books and other projects featuring his unique vision of "Oz" also are being developed (thanks ComingSoon).

'100 Bullets' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2004 @ 11:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

An award-wining pulp noir comic, 100 Bullets was created by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, and chronicles the dark, moral-testing exploits of Agent Graves, a rogue member of a secret organization, who provides people with the opportunity of a lifetime -- an attache case containing the proof, the gun, and the carte blanche immunity to exact revenge on a person who's done them an irrevocable wrong. Read more for some screens ...

'Worms 3D' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2004 @ 11:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The ‘Worms’ phenomenon has taken the gaming world by storm for many years, gripping the minds of players through its simple appearance yet cunningly designed interior. Finally, to the excitement of fans everywhere ‘Worms’ comes to PC and console in full 3D. Continuing to capture the true essence of the game as teams of worms battle across bizarre randomly generated landscapes, or across finely crafted custom-designed levels utilizing an arsenal of devastating weapons. Read more for new screens ...

'FS Falcon 2004' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2004 @ 10:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fresh out of recent combat sorties comes the F-16 Fighting Falcon in a mighty simulation for Flight Simulator 2002 & 2004 and Combat Flight Simulator 3. Read more for details and screens ...

'Legends of Wrestling: Showdown' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2004 @ 10:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Legends of Wrestling: Showdown is the exclusive supercard of the immortals! Battle through the annals of time clashing with the greatest grapplers to set foot in the squared circle. Create dream matches, unlock classic feuds and travel down the path of pain in the first-ever era-based career mode to see if you have what it takes to beat the icons of professional wrestling! Read more to check out new screens and character art ...

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

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2004 @ 10:09 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. Read to check out 60+ new screens ...

'Onimusha 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2004 @ 9:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The year is 1582 and Takeshi Kaneshiro as Samanosuke is the man who has just returned. The stage is set at the burning Honnoji Temple, as the famous Onimusha warrior Samanosuke Akechi fights. As he faces the demons in front of him, Samanosuke is compelled to move forward by hatred for his true enemy, the undying Nobunaga Oda, ever pursuing his crazed ambition. Samanosuke prepares for the long-awaited final battle against Nobunaga. Read more for a few new screens ...

'SNK NEOGEO USA' Goes Xbox

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2004 @ 9:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SNK NeoGeo USA announced today that the company has joined the Xbox third party program and plans to bring "Metal Slug 3" and "SNK VS. CAPCOM : SVC CHAOS" to the Xbox in 2004. SNK VS. CAPCOM SVC CHAOS will be Xbox Live compatible. The company is reviewing plans to develop mMany other of their popular gaming franchises are in development and the company plans on making several of their titles Xbox Live compatible. “We’re fortunate in that we have several titles with devoted fan bases,” said Ben Herman, SNK NeoGeo USA president. “Xbox users are serious about their gaming experience and our titles fit the Xbox user perfectly.”

Wanadoo's 'Inquisition' Is Not Coming To North America

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2004 @ 9:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Noticed on Avault that Strategy First won't be bringing the PC version of Wanadoo's Inquisition to North America. A Strategy First representative told the Adrenaline Vault that French publisher Wanadoo opted to substitute a different title rather than have the company distribute Inquisition stateside. Inquisition is a third-person stealth action game in which players take the role of a young thief who sets out to find the Treasure of the Templar Knights.

'Chaos League' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2004 @ 9:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Chaos League is a new kind of game, combining Real-Time Strategy, RPG and Sports. In a fantasy heroic universe Chaos League offers new game-play possibilities. Don’t look for notions of fair-play or the command “Help opponent back on his feet” because they don’t exist ! However, if you’ve been longing to find in a sport’s game such commands as “Stamp”, “High Facial Kick”, “Holding on the Ground”, “Force Passage” or “Ball of Fire” …. Then at last you’ve found the game of your dreams. Read more for details and screens ...