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'Tribes: Vengeance' Beta Sign-Ups Open

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 5:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that it is currently taking applications for the Tribes: Vengeance beta testing program, which will begin June 14th and run for several months. The closed beta program will begin with a very limited group but expand weekly until later this Summer when the public will be invited to partake in the testing. Tribes: Vengeance will ship to retail stores worldwide in October 2004.

Konami Announces 'Dragon Booster'

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 5:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami announced today that it has signed a worldwide video game agreement with Alliance Atlantis Communication Inc. for Alliance Atlantis' new children's animated property, Dragon Booster. Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. will develop, manufacture and distribute the game based on the highly anticipated animated series that is expected to debut in the US on Jetix (ABC Family and Toon Disney's branded block) Saturday, October 23, 2004 and on CBC in Canada on Tuesday, October 26, 2004, before rolling out around the world in early 2005.

NCSoft Appoints New Executive Producer

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 5:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft Corporation announces the appointment of Jon Van Caneghem as Executive Producer at NCsoft North America. Van Caneghem is best known as the founder of New World Computing and the creator of some of gaming's most prominent franchises, including the Might and Magic role playing game series and the Heroes' strategy game series.

'El Matador' - Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 5:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

El Matador is a third person, stealth action game, where the player takes on the role of a DEA agent, whose aim is to bring down the narkomafia, an organised crime syndicate in South America. Driven by revenge for what the narkomafia did to his brother, the player will progress through a story which weaves its way throughout the adventure, combines all the essential features of surprise, unexpected twists and dramatic developments. It is a tale of corruption, revenge, moral ambiguity and ultimate justice.

Take-Two Signs Deal With SEGA ESPN Games

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 5:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take-Two announced today the Company has signed a binding letter of intent with SEGA Corporation to co-publish and exclusively distribute on a worldwide basis all SEGA ESPN Videogames sports titles, including ESPN NFL Football, ESPN NHL Hockey, ESPN NBA Basketball, ESPN College Hoops and ESPN Major League Baseball.

'DRIV3R' Soundtrack Announced

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 5:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari, Inc. has reached an agreement with Epic Records and Nimrod Productions to create a dynamic and artistically unique soundtrack for DRIV3R, the third-installment in the best-selling Driver video game franchise. Titled DRIV3R - The Soundtrack, the stand-alone soundtrack is scheduled for U.S. release on June 21, day-in-date with the launch of the DRIV3R video game on the Xbox and the PlayStation2.

'Jak 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 7, 2004 @ 4:49 p.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!

'Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 7, 2004 @ 4:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner takes console role-playing games to an all new level of storytelling and drama. The gritty sci-fi world is brought to life with breathtaking cel-shaded graphics and a battle system that will satisfy even the most battle h gamer. Fans of the Persona and Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, as well as role playing gamers everywhere won’t want to miss the beginning of this stunning new series. Read more for some new screens...

Various 'Game Trailers' Available NOW

by Rainier on June 7, 2004 @ 3:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

'Test Drive: Eve of Destruction' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 7, 2004 @ 3:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Test Drive: Eve of Destruction blends the best elements of racing and demolition and is packed with 25 different events, including Demo Derby, where the last car standing wins; Gauntlet, where the player climbs behind the wheel of a hearse and tries to finish a set number of laps while the rest of the field attempts to stop them; Trailer Race, a new brand of racing event, where players compete while towing various types of trailers and must finish the race with something resembling a trailer still attached.