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Mumbo Jumbo to publish Activision Anthology Remix Edition

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Retro game fans, rejoice! Soon you will be able to play your favorite old-school Activision games on your personal computer courtesy of Mumbo Jumbo. The '80s are back with classic gaming collection Activision Anthology: Remix Edition for personal computer systems. The Remix edition is jam-packed with over 75 Atari 2600 favorites from Pitfall! and Kaboom! to River Raid. Activision Anthology: Remix Edition features an additional 30 titles that where not available on the PS2 version, and a '80s-themed soundtrack that will let gamers play their way down memory lane.

Xbox Accelerates Into Holiday With Full Head of Steam

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 8:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fueled by a highly touted lineup of new game titles and the growing popularity of its unified online gaming service, Microsoft Xbox is outpacing the industry as the only next-generation console to continuously demonstrate positive market share growth on a year-over-year basis (August 2002 to August 2003). According to NPD Group Inc., (NPD Funworld TRSTS, August 2003), sales of the Xbox console increased 6 percent from this same period last year, while the Sony's PlayStation 2 dropped 36 percent and Nintendo's GameCube fell 22 percent. Xbox now captures 27 percent of the United States industry market share for next-generation consoles and is on track to capture additional market share this holiday season.

'Transformers Armada: Prelude To Energon' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 8:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Exclusively for the PlayStation 2, 'Transformers Armada: Prelude To Energon' is a revolutionary 3rd person 3-D action/adventure game. Players enter the world of Transformers as they become one of three AUTOBOT robots and control their character's every move and decision. The massive robots can explore numerous rich 3-D environments on foot or convert to vehicle mode for high-speed maneuvering. Players will battle DECEPTICON forces with an arsenal of weapons including cluster rockets, homing missiles and vortex cannons.

'Horizons: Empire Of Istaria' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 1:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Horizons is the next generation online epic adventure. It is based in the massively multiplayer fantasy world, Istaria. A world of legend and lore filled with humans, fiends, dragons and many other traditional fantasy roles, Horizons allows thousands of players to adventure together in the civilized and untamed regions of the world. It's been a while since we had some good Horizons screens, so njoy!

'Doom 3' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 1:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

id Software's terrifying battle with the forces of Hell. A massive demonic invasion has overwhelmed the UAC's Mars Research Facility leaving only chaos and horror in its wake. As one of only a few survivors, players must struggle with shock, fear, and an all-out assault on their senses as they fight their way to Hell and back, in an epic clash against pure evil. Currently being shown at QuakeCon, Activision has released 2 new screens... Check them out!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 1:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami & Langer Juice Company Promote 'Boktai'

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2003 @ 9:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of America, Inc. today announced a national promotional partnership with the Langer Juice Company Inc., in support of Boktai: The Sun Is In Your Hand, the groundbreaking new game for Nintendo Game Boy Advance. Boktai is the world's first game to incorporate natural sunlight into gameplay via a solar-sensor located on the Game Boy Advance cartridge. In celebration of the game's unique sun-sensitive design, Langer Juice Company and Konami are inviting consumers to enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to sunny Hawaii. The Langer-Boktai Sweepstakes will be specially marked on over 1 million Langers Juice Bottles.

'Red Ninja: End of Honor' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2003 @ 8:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Ninja: End of Honor is an action-adventure title, developed by Tranji, a new studio formed by the Japanese developers New Corporation and Opus, which will feature a variety of innovative game-play features blending action, adventure, stealth, seduction and fighting. These elements have been placed in a historical Japanese environment with an event-driven story written by famed Japanese feature film director, Shinsuke Sato.

'Lords of EverQuest' - Celebrity Voice-over Cast

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2003 @ 7:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. today announced its line-up of all-star voice talent for Lords of EverQuest, the next-generation of Real-Time Strategy (RTS) games. The stellar roster of Hollywood talent has been brought in to give voice to the hero characters, complementing the game's exciting storyline and thrilling gameplay. Lords of EverQuest is expected to ship to U.S. and Canadian retail stores this Fall.

'Ratchet & Clank 2: Locked and Loaded' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2003 @ 5:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Incorporating challenging new elements of gameplay such as a new experience-based character growth system, upgradeable weapons and armor, a more dynamic economic system and truly unique gameplay modes such as gladiatorial arenas, space combat and “spherical worlds,” Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando takes gamers on a hilarious adventure to save a brand new galaxy. Read more for a big batch of new screens ...