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'Astro Boy' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2004 @ 11:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Join Astro, the robotic superhero with a human mind, in a jet-fueled adventure to reunite the robotic race with humans. Working with Tezuka Productions and Sony Pictures Television, SEGA's SONICTEAM studio has faithfully recreated the Astro Boy universe, lending authenticity to the franchise and paying homage to a classic icon of Japanese anime that is now a featured series on Cartoon Network. Read more for some new screens ...

GarageGames Ships Torque Shader Engine (TSE) Early Adopter

by Rainier on June 15, 2004 @ 11:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A couple years ago, the GarageGames position on shader support was that it was not needed. Now, however, a new generation of video cards supporting shaders and DirectX 9 have been on the market for several years and are becoming ubiqutious in new computers. Shaders are becoming a technology that cannot be ignored by game makers, but that cannot easily be addressed by old techniques.

'Gooka: The Mystery of Janatris' Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 15, 2004 @ 10:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cenega has announced that the English version of our game "Gooka - The Mystery of Janatris" has gone GOLD and will be released in a second half of June. Gooka: Mystery of Janatris is a point and click style RPG adventure – take on the role of Judge Gooka, who, on arriving home after a long journey discovers his house has been razed to the ground, his wife in a critical condition and his son vanished. Travel through many exciting and varied locations to piece together the clues that will help you progress through the game, saving your wife and rescuing your son.

Galactic Civilizations: Altarian Prophecy Out NOW

by Rainier on June 15, 2004 @ 10:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Independent game studio, Stardock Entertainment, released its expansion pack for the award winning strategy game, Galactic Civilizations. The expansion pack, called Altarian Prophecy, has been in development and testing for some months to get all the features and enhancements put together just right.

'Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 15, 2004 @ 10:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NovaLogic, Inc. today announced that the groundbreaking new multiplayer FPS title Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising has shipped and is in stores now.

'Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes the Neighborhood' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 15, 2004 @ 3:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes The Neighborhood places gamers deep in the heart of Small Town America, USA. Backyard Wrestling Inc. has announced "your town" as the location of its first live pay per view. They've put a million dollars cash prize on the line for the wrestler who's got what it takes to destroy every obstacle in their way to the main event and ultimately the unified BYW championship.

'Weird War' - Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2004 @ 2:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Weird War – that’s the title of a new cRPG taking place during World War II, which will be released under the Techland label. A dose of original humor combined with various and extensive terrain at player’s disposal makes this title very interesting not only for fans of such games as Arcanum, Fallout or Baltur’s Gate. Weird War has been signed by MC2-Micro├»ds and is expected in Europe September 23, 2004. In the meantime, check a few new screens...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on June 15, 2004 @ 2:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

Creator Of 'Games X Copy' Gets Sued

by Rainier on June 15, 2004 @ 2:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Three makers of video games (EA, Vivendi & Atari) sued a Missouri company marketing software that enables consumers to make backup copies of computer games. The federal lawsuit, filed Tuesday in New York, alleges that Games X Copy software by 321 Studios Inc. of suburban St. Louis violates copyright laws by illegally cracking copy-protection systems used by game makers.

'Dark Age of Camelot: New Frontiers' - Open Beta Available NOW

by Rainier on June 15, 2004 @ 2:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment has released an updated Dark Age of Camelot: New Frontiers Open Beta. The closed beta will be followed with an extended open beta period, warning that this open beta version is unfinished, nor that the add-on is almost finished. In order to participate you must have either Dark Age of Camelot: Shrouded Isles or Trials of Atlantis installed. This version has NO new content, just much smaller in size, so if you have the previous version, no need to get this again. Read more for download links ...