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'Massive Assault' - Update Patch & New Planet Available NOW

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wargaming has released a new “Twin Islands” planet (specially designed for massive naval battles: two equal continents are separated by sea) as well as another patch for their strategy game Massive Assault bringing your retail game to v1.2.211. This patch is required if you wish to play the new Twin Island planet.

'Tales of Symphonia' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Using characters designed by renowned Japanese artist Kosuke Fujishima, Tales of Symphonia unfolds with beautiful anime-style cel-shaded graphics that make the expansive 3D worlds feel like a 2D comic book. The storyline is an emotionally charged, epic adventure that redefines the role-playing genre. Tales of Symphonia will ship exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube in Summer of 2004. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari announced today that, in addition to all-new 3-D graphics and the ability to virtually "ride the rides," RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 will allow players to design amazing fireworks displays that can be choreographed to the music of their choice. Using the new Fireworks MixMaster, players can create pyrotechnic masterpieces and synchronize them to music using pre-set in-game songs or their own MP3 files. In addition, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 will also include the ability to assign music to rides in the park, new realistic day and night cycles, a park lighting system and various weather effects.

New Polish Development Studio 'Heaven X' Formed

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 8:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

“Heaven X” ­ developer of interactive entertainment, after succes of developing Indiana Jack for Techland, and Kokomando for L.K. Avalon, announced today, that three new titles are in development for PC platform. Two action-adventure games for younger players, and sci-fi FPS based on Magnum Engine fully developed by Heaven X. Details and first screenshots from this projects will be publish soon.

'Square Enix USA' Renames Into 'Square Enix Inc.'

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 8:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix Co., Ltd., today announced several changes to their US organization. Square Enix U.S.A., Inc., which has offices located in Los Angeles, CA and Seattle, WA, will now be called Square Enix, Inc. This change is a part of its efforts to establish a globally consistent corporate brand image.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 4' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 8:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Football fans all across Europe will rejoice this Autumn, as Konami of Europe confirms the first details of what will rate as one of the most anticipated games of 2004: Pro Evolution Soccer 4. Due for release on PlayStation 2, PC and for the first time in the series' history, the Xbox, Pro Evolution Soccer 4 once again sets new standards in control, aesthetics and realism.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 1:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Alpha Black Zero' Gets Dated

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 11:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alpha Black Zero, co-published by Playlogic International, Tri Synergy Inc. and designed by Khaeon, is a fast-paced mission based 3rd person tactical shooter with a gripping storyline to test both your fighting abilities and your intelligence. Dozens of different enemies, all possessing strong artificial intelligence will punish your mistakes across huge and challenging levels. Help Kyle Hardlaw and the Alpha Black Zero team prove their innocence when it releases July 26.

'Jill Arrington' And 'Tony Bruno' Debut In 'Madden NFL 2005'

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 9:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has announced that ESPN’s ‘College Football Thursday’ reporter Jill Arrington will be joining John Madden and Al Michaels on the Madden NFL sidelines. On top of that Fox Sports Radio host Tony Bruno will take care of the game’s weekly sports talk radio show, he takes calls from fans, real NFL coaches and real NFL players. Madden NFL 2005 will be in stores August 12 for the PS2, Xbox, GameCube and GBA.

'Ultima X: Odyssey' Gets Canned

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 7:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GameSpy is reporting that EA has cancelled their Ultima universe based MMOG, Ultima X: Odyssey. Reason for the axing is so that EA can concentrate on current projects and a new, yet unannounced, expansion pack. No layoffs have been made, the staff will get merged into existing Ultima Online projects. Read more about it over at Gamespy...