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'Vivisector: Beast Inside' - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

1C Company and Pointsoft Interactive have signed a Pan-European distribution deal for Vivisector: Beast Inside. Vivisector: Beast Inside developed by Action Forms (creators of Chasm and Carnivores series) is a unique mixture of 3D Action/Horror. The game blends a thrilling interactive story with intense, high-adrenaline action and immerses players in a rich and fascinating storyline. Read more for some new screens ...

Nobilis Brings 'Virtual Grand Prix 2' To Europe - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 8:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today LAGO announces a brand new agreement with one of the major French videogame distributors, NOBILIS, for its racing-simulation game Virtual Grand Prix 2. This agreement involves the distribution for France, Spain and Benelux countries. Read more for details and screens ...

'Top Spin' - PC Version Officially Announced

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 8:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aleready revealed a few weeks ago, but today the official announcement rolled in. Atari has forged links with Microsoft, publisher of Top Spin for the Xbox, to publish the Windows PC version of Top Spin, the critically renowned tennis simulation releasing this September. Atari and Microsoft are confident of repeating the success of last year's Xbox version in 2004.

'Jak 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 8:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Created and developed by Naughty Dog, Inc., Jak 3 is the team's follow-up to their best-selling title, Jak II and their Greatest Hits PlayStation2 debut title, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy. Combining a variety of genres including driving, adventure, action-platform, puzzles, strategy and exploration, Jak 3 promises to deliver one of the most entertaining and interactive experiences to gamers this holiday season!

Millar Brothers Leave Jaleco and Team Up With Lionhead

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 8:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lionhead Studios is delighted to announce the appointment of brothers Ron and Chris Millar who both formerly worked for Jaleco Entertainment and Blizzard Entertainment. Ron Millar is to continue his work as designer at Lionhead Studios and his experience on games such as Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo will undoubtedly bring a new perspective to Lionhead's design process.

'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.