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'Uru: Ages Beyond Myst' Gets Peter Gabriel Music

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2003 @ 10:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has teamed up with Peter Gabriel to add a distinctive sound to its Myst franchise of games. Gabriel will provide the song, "Burn You Up, Burn You Down" for the November release of Uru: Ages Beyond Myst and the world-renowned artist will also provide an original composition for the next game in the series. Myst is one of the most widely recognized game brands in history, with more than 12 million copies sold worldwide.

'LotR: War Of The Ring' - Pre-Order And Become Beta Tester

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2003 @ 10:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games today announced that thousands of additional gamers will have the opportunity to participate in the public beta test for The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring (War of the Ring), their upcoming real-time strategy game due to be released on November 4th. Read more for details ...

'Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2003 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment announced today that it has commenced shipping of Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo for PS2, Xbox and GameCube to follow next week. Created by Aardman, the popular clay characters Wallace & Gromit have starred in several half-hour films that have won more than 45 international awards including two Oscars. Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo was developed by U.K.-based Frontier Developments, who have added a superb visual dimension to compliment Aardman's much loved duo.

Vivendi And NBC 'Finally' Sign Merger Agreement

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2003 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal and General Electric Co. have reached an agreement to merge the French company's Hollywood studio, cable TV networks and theme parks with GE's NBC business, creating a media giant with about $13 billion in annual revenue. Read more if you are interested in financial numbers & news....

'Prince of Persia: Sands of Time' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2003 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time takes place within an exotic, mysterious world representing Persian architecture, animals and attire. After his father invades the palace of the Maharajah, the Prince, tricked by a treacherous vizier, uses a magic dagger to release the dangerous Sands of Time from an ornate hourglass. With the aid of a beautiful, mysterious, and potentially untrustworthy ally, players embody the Prince to recapture the Sands of Time and restore peace to the land. Check out the new screens ...

'Tortuga: Pirates of the New World' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2003 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ascaron has released a demo for their upcoming trading/strategy game Tortuga: Pirates of the New World (distributed by Encore as Pirate Hunter in North America). This German demo features the first scenerio from the complete game, and although it is a strategy game, some guess work will be in order (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 2: Time Twister' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2003 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience a Jurassic Safari, confront an evil Skeleton Army and relive the Golden Age of Rock & Roll! RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 is taking gamers back through history and forward to the future in the all-new expansion pack, RollerCoaster Tycoon 2: Time Twister. Read more for some fresh screens ...

'Massive Assault' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2003 @ 2:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Tri Synergy is pleased to announce that Massive Assault by Wargaming.Net has gone gold and will be released into retail outlets by October 20th. Massive Assault utilizes's high-performance 3D engine giving the title a revolutionary look and feel to a turn based global-scale game. The gameplay is smooth and easy-to-learn, while set in a dynamic strategic environment where the tide can turn time and again.

Tony Hawk's Underground (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2003 @ 2:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Play as yourself, not a pro skater, and make your way through a plot-twisting, true-to-life story that takes you from unknown local skate punk to fame and fortune as Skater of the Year. Read more for some PS2 & Xbox screens, as well as a trailer sjowing off some in game footage.

'Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2003 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus takes place during the year 2741 AD, roughly 300 years after the events in the original game. The democratic and freedom caring Northern Star Alliance (NSA) is being hard pressed by the warmongering Terran Empire. The war has recently entered a new stage; a brutal and deadly ground war, as the Empire has managed to land their first troopships on the last NSA controlled planet – Morningstar Prime... Read more to check out some new screens ...