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InterServ's E3 LineUp

by Rainier on April 29, 2003 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Taiwan-based games company, InterServ International, makes its U.S. debut at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), May 14-16, 2003 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Founded in 1989 and an established developer and publisher of entertainment and education software in Asia, InterServ now looks to become a player in the international games community. InterServ is a publicly traded company in Taiwan and holds the distinction of being one of the only Taiwan-based developers accepted into the Microsoft Xbox Registered Developers Program.

'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' Producer Interview & Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2003 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

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. UbiSoft sent out a brief interview with Producer Yannis Mallat. Also check out the first in game screens...

Kemco Reveals 'Rogue Ops' (ALL) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2003 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kemco U.S.A. announced today its premier interactive venture - Rogue Ops, an intense, action adventure game that is sure to catapult Kemco to the upper echelon of game publishers in 2003. Set for distribution on Nintendo GameCube, the PlayStation2 and the Xbox , Rogue Ops is in development by Bits Studio Ltd. Slated for a Q4 2003 release, Rogue Ops is planned to have Xbox Live functionality, complete with downloadable content, as well as other exclusive platform specific extras for the next-generation consoles. Read more for details and screens ...

Joytech Shoots to Thrill

by Rainier on April 29, 2003 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Joytech" today release details of the latest weapon in their considerable peripheral arsenal, with the launch of the astonishing Sharp Shooter 2 Arcade Light Gun for PS2. The Sharp Shooter 2 Arcade Light Gun continues Joytech's long and illustrious Light Gun history, which includes the best selling 'Sharp Shooter', and the authentic 'Real Arcade Light Gun peripherals for the PSone Console. Now, almost three years after the launch of the original Sharp Shooter, JOYTECH return with the true successor, and the Sharp Shooter 2 is one sequel, guaranteed to better the original!

EA Announces 'Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup'

by Rainier on April 29, 2003 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that players can grab their broomsticks and prepare for aerial competition high above the Quidditch pitch. For the first time ever, Harry Potter fans will be able to fully experience the magical power, speed, and competition of Quidditch, the favourite sport of witches and wizards, in the Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup game. Read more for details ...

'Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life' (NGC/GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2003 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You've saved your family's farm and you've saved your homeland...now it's time to live your life! An all-new Harvest Moon adventure is coming to the GameCube. Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life will span a lifetime on the farm and follow all the drama that goes with it. Not only must you build and successfully run a farm, but you must also build a successful life, with family and friends! Read more to check out a fresh batch of screens. We also added a bunch of screens for the GBA counterpart "Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town" which link link to the Gamecube version for additional fun. Check them out!

'Project Earth 2' - Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2003 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Project Earth 2 is a brand new 3D space strategy. It is an ingenious compilation of the best elements, ideas and technical solutions taken from the great titles of this genre and combined in an innovative way. It also includes many novelties and improvements that could become a standard and that will be imitated by game developers in the years to come. Check out some new screens ...

Streamline Studios Currently Accepting Outsourcing Projects

by Rainier on April 28, 2003 @ 11:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Streamline Studios today announced that the company is currently seeking additional outsourcing projects in the videogame industry. The company’s founders include original team members from game developer Rewolf Studios, who developed the Half Life Mod; Gunman Chronicles. Streamline Studios is dedicated to providing outstanding creative and engineering services for next-generation gaming systems including PC.

No One Lives Forever 2 - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 28, 2003 @ 3:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

H.A.R.M. is back with only one obstacle to thwart their quest for domination: Cate Archer, the beautiful but deadly UNITY operative who foiled their last nefarious plot. The world’s most deadly assassins are summoned with one simple objective: kill Cate Archer. Meanwhile, the United States has uncovered a top secret Soviet project that, if successful, could bring about a third World War. Can Cate Archer avert a nuclear holocaust and simultaneously stay out of H.A.R.M.’s way? Sierra has just released a multiplayer demo offering three maps from the full game. Available modes are : Co-Operative, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Doomsday modes. The package includes a dedicated demo server so you can host your own game. Read more for download links ...

'Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy' - Community Update

by Rainier on April 28, 2003 @ 2:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kenn Hoekstra send out word that he posted an update on the RavenSoft forums giving some more details about what we can expect in 'Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy'. ReavenSoft is working on the title for LucasArts (NA) and Activision (world wide). He gives details about multiplayer, engine, AI and so on .. Check it out!