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'EA' Signs 'Gas Powered Games'

by Rainier on March 22, 2004 @ 9:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced a worldwide publishing agreement with celebrated game designer Chris Taylor of Gas Powered Games. The two companies have partnered to create a Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game for the PC. The new title is slated for release in 2006. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Perception To Develop 'Stargate SG-1'

by Rainier on March 22, 2004 @ 9:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions Software AG will handle worldwide publishing and marketing of videogames based on MGM Television's hit science-fiction series, "Stargate SG-1." As part of the agreement, Australian developer Perception PTY Ltd. will develop videogames based on the current TV series "Stargate SG-1," and any spin-off series such as the upcoming "Stargate: Atlantis." Perception PTY licensed the rights to develop "Stargate SG-1" videogames from MGM Interactive, a unit of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc.

'Resident Evil 4' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2004 @ 2:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Announced almost 3 years ago, Resident Evil 4 is giving us another glimpse at what we can expect from Capcom's gamecube exclusive title. Resident Evil 4 will further probe the carnage-filled complications caused by the zombie-spawning T Virus and its creator, the sinister Umbrella Corporation. While there is still no specific release date, it is expected to be released Q4 2004, in the meantime enjoy these new screens ...

'Rise Of Nations: Thrones and Patriots' - Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2004 @ 2:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Thrones and Patriots adds a multitude of new features to Rise of Nations, introducing six new nations, a wide variety of new single player campaigns, more than 20 new units, new wonders and an innovative new Government feature. With the new Government feature, any nation, old or new, can choose exactly how to be governed, which has far-reaching effects on how units perform in various situations. All-new single player campaigns will allow gamers to control the course of history during historical events that changed the world. Read more for a batch of new screens ...

'Ghost Recon 2' Revealed

by Rainier on March 21, 2004 @ 9:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It was already rumoured that Ghost Recon 2 would be making an appearance at this year's E3 but now it has been revealed by GhostRecon.net that Ghost Recon 2 production has been under way for some time and that the Ubi Soft marketing machine is about to swing into full force! Stay tuned for more details as they emerge ....

'Kombat' Is Now Called 'Officers'

by Rainier on March 21, 2004 @ 1:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

WW II oriented 3D RTS game Kombat changes its name. Since now according to the common decision of developer 3A Games and publisher Game Factory Interactive this project is now called "Officers". The game keeps it's first idea and the project will realize all announced features. Now, all gamers will be able to make a career in "Officers".

'Will Rock' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 21, 2004 @ 1:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Thanks to Baskins for notifying us that there is a new but unofficial patch for Saber Interactive's FPS Will Rock. This upgrade is only meant for Will Rock versions that came bundled with Gigabyte ATI video cards and brings your game to v1.2. the initial v1.2 retail patch did not work with the Gigabyte OEM game but now fixes multiplayer compatibility with the original game, as well as several other changes.

'Shanghai Street Racer' - Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2004 @ 2:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Street racing like you never experienced before: Shanghai Street Racer is -the- high energy arcade style street racer for your PC! Fast cars, dangerous tracks and reckless driving guarantee a lot of incredible crashes and highspeed action. Tired of all 3 singleplay modes? Just host a multiplay server and race with your friends! A demo for SRS is expected in the coming week ... Read more for some new screens ...

'Hitman: Contracts' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2004 @ 1:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hitman: Contracts delivers more action-packed and suspenseful missions, with a greater variety of ways to make the perfect hit and an increased arsenal of firearms and close-combat weapons. A new graphics engine showcases Hitman's 'work' in brutal detail and brings new locations to life. An improved control system and more gradual learning curve will ensure that the game is accessible to all aspiring hitmen. Hitman: Contracts is being developed by Io Interactive and will be available for PS2, Xbox, and PC in spring 2004.

'Guilty Gear XX #Reload' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2004 @ 1:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Last year Sammy Studios released Guilty Gear X2 for the PS2, adding six new characters to the most unique cast ever conceived for a total 20 playable fighters, and delivers new modes like Story, Mission, Medal of Millionaires and Gallery to build on the series story of war between humans and the bio-weapon Gears. Now 'Guilty Gear XX #Reload' is coming to the Xbox, adding a number of tweaks and one new character. Read more for screens ...