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CLIMAX And ATI To Revolutionze Mobile Gaming

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 11:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Climax Portables, an integral studio of the pioneering Climax Group, today confirmed the forging of a new relationship with industry giant ATI. And, thanks to the chip manufacturer’s awesome Imageon 3D accelerator and Climax’s exceptional programming skills, the two companies have broken new ground in mobile gaming.

'Medieval: Total War Battle Collection' Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 11:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. announced today the release of the Medieval: Total War Battle Collection, an all-new compilation of the Creative Assembly's critically acclaimed Medieval: Total War and the expansion pack Medieval: Total War Viking Invasion. The title is currently available at retail outlets nationwide for a suggested retail price of $29.95 and is rated "T" (Teen - with Blood and Violence descriptors) by the ESRB.

'NFL Street' (NGC/PS2Xbox) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 11:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NFL STREET, the new arcade action football game from EA under the EA SPORTS BIG brand, has gone gold on all three console platforms - PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube and the game is on track to ship nationwide to retailers on January 13th, 2004 In the meantime we got spiffy new screens for you to enjoy, so read more and check them out!

Midway Expands Sales & Marketing Team .. Again

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 10:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Games Inc. announced today new appointments to its North American marketing and sales teams. Leading these new appointments is Steve Allison, who was named chief marketing officer, a new position at the Company. Midway also announced the marketing appointments of Mona Hamilton, vice president of marketing; Greg Mucha, director of channel marketing; and Reilly Brennan, director of media relations. Additionally, further bolstering the leadership of its North American sales team, Midway named Brad Wildes director of sales and Paul Flynn as regional sales manager of its operating subsidiary.

'Final Fantasy XI' Reaches 500,000 Users

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 10:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix U.S.A., Inc. announced today milestones that were reached due to the successful holiday sales of Final Fantasy XI. The PlayOnline service has surpassed 500,000 registered users in North America and Japan combined, with the total online community population (number of active characters) of "Final Fantasy XI" at nearly one million characters.

'Sonic Battle' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 10:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. and SEGA of America today announced that "Sonic Battle" for the Game Boy Advance is now available at retail outlets across North America. Coinciding with SEGA's new "Sonic Heroes" console release, "Sonic Battle" will benefit from Sega's multi-million dollar "Sonic Heroes" marketing campaign.

'James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, as the world’s greatest secret agent returns in his fifth interactive adventure under the EA GAMES brand. First, you will think like Bond, using espionage, tactical skills, and gadgets from the Q-Lab to analyze your situation. Then you will act like Bond, using his stylish physical skills, clever subterfuge, and bold personality to once again save the world. Check these 40 new screens ...

Oxygen Launches 'International Golf Pro' (PS2)

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 9:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Following on from the success of Perfect Ace last summer, International Golf Pro is Oxygen Interactive's second sports title, founded on the same firm principles of ease-of-play and accessibility. From the power of the drive to the precision of the putt, International Golf Pro puts you in control. Compete with a score of individual computer opponents, or go head-to-head with your friends across a selection of international courses that will push your skill and test your mental strength.

'FightBox' (GBA/PS2/PC) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 9:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the TV series airing on BBC Two, FightBox brings together computer gaming, Internet and TV technology to create a new entertainment format. Taking the best FightBox warriors, created by members of the public for the first televised tournament, plus the 'in-house' Sentient characters, the computer games offer players the unique opportunity to recreate the FightBox experience on home PC, PS2, or even GBA. BBC Multimedia is set to launch FightBox as a multi-format gaming title on February 6, 2004. Read more for details & screens ...

'EverQuest II' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 9:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EverQuest II returns to the culturally diverse world of Norrath in the future of the original EverQuest, with the sheer size and graphical detail greater than ever seen before. Larger in scope than its predecessor, EverQuest II will allow players from every corner of the earth to explore familiar areas and new, undiscovered territories of Norrath. Read on to check out the latest screenshots!