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Playlogic Announces New Titles At 'GameExpo'

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2003 @ 3:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Game publisher and developer Playlogic today announced more new releases. The company will invest between 12 and 15 million euro in the development of games next year. The titles are a strong addition to the scheduled releases. In February/March the first four Playlogic titles will be available worldwide: Cyclone Circus (PS2), Xyanide (Xbox Live/GBA/mobile), Alpha Black Zero (PC) and Airborne Troops (PS2/PC). The new titles will be released by the and of 2004 and in 2005.

Ubisoft Cancels 'Harpoon IV'

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2003 @ 12:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that it has officially ceased production on Harpoon IV and has chosen not to release the title. "Ubisoft is committed to making the best military simulation games possible, and unfortunately, the Harpoon IV project wasn't meeting this goal. In our judgment, the product quality could never reach a level that meets or exceeds consumer expectations," said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing, Ubisoft. "We will never intentionally ship a product that is sure to disappoint our discerning customer base." While the game will not be finished or published by Ubisoft, discussions are underway to license the source code to a third-party group within the community in order to finish the game. Information regarding this development will be available soon at the game's community website.

'The Sims 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2003 @ 1:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

For the first time, players control The Sims over an entire lifetime for the very first time. Every choice that is made has a relevant and dramatic effect on the life of a Sim. More life-like Sims, all new gameplay, and the ground-breaking addition of genetics, with the DNA of Sims passed down through generations, gives players a more vivid, realistic, and in-depth Sims experience. All of this takes place in a new amazingly life-like 3-D world. The Sims 2 wishes everybody a happy ThxGiving!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2003 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Sonic Battle' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2003 @ 1:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"Sonic Battle" brings furious combat action to the Game Boy Advance, as Sonic and his friends set out to determine which one of them is really the best fighter! Choose from eight characters such as Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Choose the arena, set the rules, customize your special attacks, and then engage in non-stop battles. Read more for no less than 170 new screens ...

'POSTAL 2: Share The Pain' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2003 @ 1:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Running With Scissors has taken the concept of multiplayer to disturbing new depths in 'POSTAL 2: Share The Pain'. Playing arenas are richly packed with weapons to maim, burn, gas, shoot and kill your opponents, as well as health bottles that can make you better or can be dropped strategically to callously snare opponents. Read more to check a few screens ...

'Uru: Ages Beyond Myst' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2003 @ 1:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Uru is the next saga in the Myst universe. The retail product allows players to experience an all-new single-player adventure that will be more stunning and visually captivating than ever. Ubisoft has released a new patch for Cyan World's Uru:Ages BEyond Myst. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.2 and adresses some ATI gfx card issues as well as a dozen or so bugfixes. Read more for details & download links ...

Nyko Re-Launches Web Site With Online Contest

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2003 @ 12:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nyko Technologies will re-launch the company web site with an online contest: "Online Gamer's Ultimate Fantasy." Gamers can enter and play to win thousands of dollars in prizes at www.nyko.com today through Jan. 25, 2004. Nyko's web site will feature a new design of the Nyko logo to reflect the current direction of Nyko, and comprehensive information on the manufacturer's full product lineup.

'Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2003 @ 12:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tecmo announced today that Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly, the sequel to the terrifying survival-horror game, Fatal Frame, has gone gold and will be available in stores from December 9th. Fatal Frame 2: Crimson follows the tale of twin sisters trapped in an abandoned village and forced to deal with spirits of a once sacred, now demonic ritual. The "psychological thriller" features a unique camera-combat system that is now upgradeable, a more disturbing atmosphere and setting, and lots of ghoulish apparitions. Tecmo’s game will be available Dec 9th on the PlayStation 2.

'Fighter Ace' Hosts Largest Air Combat Event Ever

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2003 @ 9:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Jaleco Entertainment presents the First Annual Massive Air Combat Event (MACE) Invitational, to be held on the company's Fighter Ace game servers on the weekend of January 2-4, 2004. MACE will pit the best virtual combat pilots from around the world against each other in a weekend full of individual and team-based tournaments and historical recreations. Read more for details ...