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by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 2:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Sues Interplay

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 7:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal's video game arm has sued one-time partner Interplay Entertainment Corp., alleging Interplay breached a distribution deal between the two. The suit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, accused Interplay, which is controlled by French publisher Titus Interactive, of trying to get out of a product distribution deal by making claims of unpaid payments under the pact (thanks Gamers.nl).

'Beyond Good & Evil' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 6:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Armed with her camera, aikido staff, and resolute investigative skills, Jade sets out to expose the truth and to liberate the minds of her deceived people. Pushed to the very edge of her physical and spiritual will, she soon discovers that even these limits are not what they seem … Her quest for the truth knows no bounds. Check these spiffy new screens ...

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

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 5:02 p.m. PDT | 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 the new Xbox screens ...

'Secret Service II Security Breach' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 4:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Secret Service II Security Breach is an upcoming title from Activision Value's. The game is being developed by 4D Rulers using the latest version of the AMP II. In Secret Service II Security Breach you play the role of a secret service agent starting out by investigating a counterfeit ring, but the game quickly changes to a game about protection. In nearly every level, you will need to escort and protect someone through a hostile environment. Eventually, your duty will be to protect the president of the United States. Read more for some screens ...

'Ghost Recon: Island Thunder' (Xbox) Xbox Live Tournament

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 4:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Havana, 2009. Castro is dead, and Cuba is under threat of a drug lord's power. The Ghosts, an elite faction of the U.S. Army Green Berets, are deployed. Take command of an elite squad of military personnel equipped as you battle against opponents in Cuba's lush jungles, tropical islands, and deadly, decaying urban streets. Grab a friend to form a two-player team and get to your local iGames center to battle against competitors from across North America in the Ubisoft-sponsored Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder tournaments on Xbox LIVE!

'Conflict: Desert Storm II' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 4:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Conflict: Desert Storm II focuses on the events of the 1991 Gulf War, and follows the activities of Bradley, Foley, Connors and Jones 300 km further behind enemy lines; taking the level of gameplay and realism to new heights, with a story-led campaign across a variety of missions, beginning with an urgent call to rescue a downed UH-60 Black Hawk's crew in a heavily fortified city, and ending with the allied endeavours to liberate Kuwait City. Read more for some screens ...

'Medal of Honor: Rising Sun' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 3:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pack your gear, head to the Pacific, and fight Japanese imperialism in Medal of Honor Rising Sun. In this installment of the top-selling Medal of Honor series, Marine Corporal Joseph Griffin must endure some of the fiercest battles fought during WWII; crucial assignments ranging from surviving the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, destroying the Bridge over the River Kwai, a midnight raid on Guadalcanal, and triumphing in the final showdown with Colonel Shima. Check these new screens ...

'World Snooker' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 3:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World Snooker is a 3D snooker simulation for the PC currently in development over at Binary Zoo. The game features a range of different opponents to play against, one and two player game modes, multiplayer online option, fully customisable tournaments, practise mode, plus TV-style camera angles and action replays to capture all of the action. World Snooker will also feature a number of locations, including snooker hall, pub, and several other 'surreal' environments!

'Grooverider: Slot Car Thunder' (NGC/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 1:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Encore today announced that Grooverider: Slot Car Thunder for the Xbox and Nintendo GameCube has begun shipping to retailers. This completely new game brings the nostalgia and excitement of slot car racing to consoles for the first time. Designed for ages eight to adult, it retails for approximately $20 and carries an "Everyone" rating.