Vivendi Universal Games today announced another step in its turnaround plan to improve operating effectiveness, reduce costs and position for growth. The changes include a significant staff reduction in its North American based operations (Papyrus & Impressions, as well as some PR people) resulting in the elimination of 350 staff positions. The Company's Blizzard Entertainment studio was not part of the staff reduction.
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Midway Games Inc. announced today that MLB SlugFest: Loaded, the newest title in the company's exclusive, adrenaline-style baseball series, has shipped for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox.
Obscure is Hydravision Entertainment's upcoming survival horror game where all the action centres around a group of three students, trapped in an eerie school, where the teachers have been performing obscene experiments on their classmates.
The perilous quest for survival will soon be a reality. Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that its popular quest-driven role-playing game, Tales of Symphonia, has gone gold. Exclusively for Nintendo GameCube, Tales of Symphonia will lead players on an epic adventure filled with intrigue, sacrifice and surprises as it makes its way to retail outlets on July 13, 2004.
TimeGate Studios delivers a breathtaking world of magical splendour, heroic deeds, and fearsome enemies with Kohan II: Kings of War, a fantasy-based real-time strategy game. Presented in beautifully rendered 3D, Kohan II: Kings of War allows gamers to lay siege to enemy cities, explore fantastic realms, fight strange creatures, and build a world-spanning empire.
SRS features the hottest rides on asphalt including real licensed vehicles ripped from the authentic world of street racing. The performance of these tricked-out street machines has been modeled realistically with lifelike physics and authentic damage effects that will thrust players into this high-speed world. From hot cars to beautiful girls, with booming bass, big bets and both sanctioned and illegal events, SRS is the only game that offers the rush of living in the world of true street racing. If it’s on the streets, it’s in the game!
Games Workshop Group announces that its board has resolved to terminate its online gaming development project. This decision was taken following a full review of the progress, costs to date and future costs of the project. As a result both the Company and Climax Development Limited, the computer games developer, have agreed to terminate the development project. The official Warhammer Online website seems to confirm the cancellation.
Atari has forged links with Microsoft to publish the Windows PC version of Top Spin, the critically renowned tennis simulation releasing this September. Atari and Microsoft are confident of repeating the success of last year's Xbox version in 2004. Developed by French games studio Power and Magic Development (PAM) - the creators of the original Xbox version - Top Spin is the complete virtual tennis experience.
Henry Townshend finds himself trapped in his apartment that has been cursed by a deeply rooted evil. Only by exploring mysterious portals leading to disturbing alternate worlds will Henry begin to uncover the truth. However, in true Silent Hill fashion, mysterious new characters, horrendous creatures, and the undead will use any means necessary to impede his progress. Some new screens ...
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