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'World Series Baseball 2K' Now Known As 'ESPN Major League Baseball'

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 3:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ESPN Videogames has announced its newest sports title set to debut in Spring 2004 - ESPN Major League Baseball. Formerly known as the "World Series Baseball 2K" series, ESPN Major League Baseball will deliver the exhilarating drama and heart-pounding action of the "Major Leagues." ESPN Videogames is proud to announce that New York Yankees slugger Jason Giambi will be the official spokesperson and cover athlete for ESPN Major League Baseball. Providing players with the complete ESPN experience, ESPN Major League Baseball will feature two stalwart ESPN baseball veterans: Jon Miller and Karl Ravech. Miller, who is set to begin his 15th season on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball, will handle the play-by-play duties on the virtual diamond, while Ravech, the host of ESPN's Baseball Tonight, will provide the in-studio analysis. Read more for details & screens ...

'Coliseum' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 2:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games and Stormcloud Creations has released an updated for the upcoming fantasy gladiatorial management sim, Coliseum. The demo gives players an enormous taste of what to expect in the full title to be released later this month. This v1.01 fixes a few bugs but also adds or modifies many features and addresses some perceived balance issues. Read more for download links ...

'I of the Enemy' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 2:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enemy Technology has released a demo for their upcoming sci-fi RTS game I of the Enemy, featuring 2 extra missions (a total of 5) from the first campaign. I Of the Enemy is a "science fiction, real-time strategy war game in the genre of Command & Conquer and Warcraft and will blast its way onto the retail scene in a simultaneous launch across all territories across the world in Spring 2004." Read more for download links ...

'One Must Fall: Battlegrounds' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 1:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Diversions Entertainment today announced that One Must Fall: Battlegrounds, the long-anticipated online action fighter for the PC, has gone gold. One Must Fall: Battlegrounds offers players a fun and engrossing single-player tournament campaign experience complemented by a comprehensive online multiplayer mode, offering players the opportunity to match their fighting skills against up to 15 other players at once!

'The Sims Bustin' Out' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 1:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Get your Sims off the couch and out of the house! The Sims Bustin' Out for PlayStation2, Xbox, and GameCube has gone gold and is scheduled for release on December 16, 2003, just in time for the holidays. Read more for details & some new screens ...

Eidos Brings 'R-Type Final' (PS2) To North America

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 12:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos today announced its Fresh Games line will bring R-TYPE FINAL, the newest iteration of the classic R-TYPE franchise, to North America for the PlayStation2 this Winter.

'IGN' And 'GameSpy' to Merge

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 11:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

IGN Entertainment and GameSpy Industries, on Thursday said they will merge to create a company offering gaming news, information, downloads, data services and community features. San Francisco-based IGN and Irvine, California-based GameSpy, both of which are privately held, said the deal is expected to close in the first half of 2004. IGN Chief Executive Mark Jung will be CEO of the combined company, and GameSpy Chairman Mark Surfas will be chief strategy officer. Both the IGN.com and GameSpy.com brands are expected to be retained after the deal closes, the two sides said in a statement.

Running With Scissors & Tri Synergy in Ménage à Trois

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 11:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Running With Scissors, the pugnacious publisher and developer of POSTAL 2: Share The Pain, proclaimed that the contractual blood tests were back and that they could now safely hook-up with the morally casual distribution demons at Tri Synergy, Inc., the videogame co-publishing company that will be handling sales services for Running With Scissors in North America.

'Syberia 2 - Demo No Longer Available

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 10:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A beta demo (the same version that was shown at E3 a few months back) for Benoit Sokal's Syberia 2 has been released allowing you to check out a small part of Microids upcoming adventure game (thanks multiplayer.it / HomeLAN).

UPDATE : Microids contacted WP to inform us that this demo is not suitable for public release, thus we have removed the download link...

'Curse: The Eye of Isis' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2003 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced that it has shipped Curse: The Eye of Isis on the Xbox and PC in North America. Curse: The Eye of Isis centers on Darien Dane and his assistant, Victoria Sutton as they investigate the disappearance of an ancient sacred Egyptian statue. Protected by an evil curse, the curse causes madness (or violent death) to those who come in contact with it. Darien must battle hordes of zombies and evil mummies to find this statue and return it to its pyramid home before total carnage ensues.