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Games Industry And Hollywood Sign Agreement and Avoid Strike

by Rainier on June 9, 2005 @ 8:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hollywood actors unions have reached a contract deal with video game publishers, accepting higher pay instead of the profit-sharing they had demanded, the unions said Wednesday, removing the threat of a strike.

'Star Fury' Unleashes At Retail

by Rainier on June 9, 2005 @ 8:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and developer Malfador Machinations are happy to announce that its science-fiction action RPG Star Fury has shipped to retailers nationwide.

Enlight Europe Signs 'Aurora Watching' - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2005 @ 8:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aurora Watching is a third person perspective stealth game taking place in the Arctic. During the mission, Sullivan faces many opponents, not all of whom are human and each of which can be defeated in many ways, Mini-games, puzzles, and hi-tech gadgets keep players excited from the very beginning to the end. Enlight Europe announced the July PC release of Aurora Watching, currently taking Europe by storm.

Hasbro Reacquires Digital Gaming Rights from Infogrames

by Rainier on June 9, 2005 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hasbro and Infogrames jointly announced today that Hasbro has reacquired the digital gaming rights for its properties for $65 million. These rights were previously held by Infogrames on an exclusive basis as a result of a license agreement entered into concurrently with their purchase of Hasbro Interactive and from Hasbro in December of 2000.

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked!' Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 9, 2005 @ 2:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari announced today that developer Frontier has completed RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked!, the first expansion pack for the RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 PC game. Scheduled for a North American release on June 21 and a European release on June 24, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked! invites players to create and control their own water parks just as the summer holiday season gets underway.

'Moscow to Berlin' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2005 @ 2:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Moscow to Berlin plunges the player into the most intense battles of the Easter Front. Through three campaigns and 20 single-player missions. Moscow to Berlin challenges players to plan combat strategies and relive some of modern history's most important military operations.

'Gary Grigsby’s World at War' - v1.040 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2005 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take command in this dynamic turn-based game and test strategies that long-past generals and world leaders could only dream of: make it happen in Gary Grigsby’s World at War. The entire saga of World War II is yours to re-enact or to re-make in your own vision. The major emphasis for this update is fixing a few game bugs and rules that were causing minor issues with game balance.

'Night Watch Racing' - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2005 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As one of the "Other", tip the balance between the forces of Light and Darkness using your racing skills. Choose your side wisely as every vehicle possesses a unique magic power that may lead to victory or ruin. Anything goes in your rush to the finish line.

'Generation of Chaos' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2005 @ 12:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NIS America announced today its plans to release Generation of Chaos for the PSP. Generation of Chaos is scheduled to ship in North America in spring 2006.

'Galactic Civilizations II' Heading For Europe

by Rainier on June 8, 2005 @ 1:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive today announced that it will be publishing the sequel to Galactic Civilizations, Galactic Civilizations II, in Europe. The title is scheduled for release around Feb 2006.