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Empire Interactive Sign Distribution Deal With SEGA In Japan

by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 2:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive plc, a leading AIM listed computer games developer and publisher, announces that it has signed a distribution deal with leading Japanese games company, SEGA for the release of Warrior Kings: Battles and Ghost Master in Japan. Under the terms of the agreement, SEGA will distribute the titles on the PC Platform.

Shadow Ops: Red Mercury (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 2:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the near future, Shadow Ops: Red Mercury is a gritty, real-world first-person shooter (FPS) in which the player fills the combat boots of an elite Delta Force operative. When a female Russian double-agent discovers information on "Red Mercury" - a secret substance that can be used as a nuclear accelerant - the player is hand-picked by the National Security Agency (NSA) to pursue the Red Mercury before it is used to build backpack nuclear devices and sold to terrorist organizations. Check out the nifty screens ...

'Trinity' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 2:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision is unleashing a one-man cybernetic wrecking crew with the announcement of TRINITY, a new first person action game for the PC and Xbox. Set in the year 2013, TRINITY transports players into a dark alternate future where a deadly plague threatens to destroy the city of New Orleans. As the mysterious "Nightstalker," a bio-technically enhanced one-man vigilante force, players will cut a swath of destruction through the Big Easy as they attempt to uncover the source of the deadly virus, and save the city from impending disaster. The PC version of the game is being created by Gray Matter Studios the development team behind Return to Castle Wolfenstein. The Xbox version is being developed by Vicarious Visions. TRINITY is expected to ship in 2004

Hip-Hop Soundtrack for True Crime: Streets of L.A.

by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2003

Inspired by Hong Kong action films, the game lets players assume the role of tough-as-nails detective Nick Kang, bent on settling a personal vendetta with the L.A. underworld. As Kang, players will be able to dispense their own personal brand of justice through automotive combat, a variety of rib cracking martial arts moves and the business end of dual 45s.

MicroSoft Pre-E3 Event (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 1:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today we had a quick press release with some of the highlights of the pre-e3 MicroSoft/Xbox press event held yesterday, now we have the first screens coming in from our reporter in the field. Later on we will have impressions/first look articles coming as well... For now enjoy the Halo2, Grabbed by the Ghoulies, Project Gotham Racing 2, Kameo: Elements of Power, Conker: Live and Uncut, True Fantasy Live Online, Xbox Music Mixer, Amped, BC, Links 2004, Crimson Skies, CounterStrike, Fable, Voodoo Vince, MidTown Madness3, TopSpin, Sudeki, NHL Rivals 2004 and NFL Fever 2004 ... Njoy!

'Desert Thunder: 7th Cavalry Heavy Armored Division' Announced

by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Toronto-based Groove Games, a global publisher of interactive entertainment software, announced today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the signing of a game development deal with Brainbox Games. Also based in Toronto, Brainbox Games, a wholly owned subsidiary of Digital Extremes, will create two games under the agreement with the first title for the PC already in development.

Worthplaying E3 Page Update

by Rainier on May 12, 2003 @ 5:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

To avoid cluttering up the page i will just round up several acticles and add them here as they come in .. Latest Updates :

'Rise of Nations' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 12, 2003 @ 3:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rise of Nations combines the epic scope of traditional turn-based strategy games with the fast-paced action of RTS games. The game allows players to create new cities, improve their city infrastructure and expand national borders. Players have the option to win through military might using everything from slingshots to cannons to stealth bombers, corner the market on key commodities, and wheel and deal with a wide variety of Nations. In the trial version, gamers can choose between four of the 18 nations featured in the retail version of Rise of Nations. Players will be able to play through the tutorial and then try their hand on the field of battle on one of four different map types. Read more for download links ...

John Woo Creates Game Studio

by Rainier on May 12, 2003 @ 2:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tiger Hill Entertainment, a new interactive entertainment studio backed by famed film director, John Woo, today announced its operations and its mission to redefine the action/adventure video game genre with its innovative approach to interactive entertainment development and production. Founded to take advantage of the creative talents of John Woo and his producing partner, Terence Chang, the company announced world-renowned video game developer, SEGA as its premier partner to establish itself as a leader in the interactive entertainment industry (thanks VE3D). Read more for details ...

Logitech Announces New Feature-Rich Joysticks For PC/Mac

by Rainier on May 12, 2003 @ 2:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Logitech today announced the Logitech Extreme 3D Pro and Logitech Attack 3 joysticks for PC and Mac. On display at the E3 tradeshow in Los Angeles, the joysticks will be available this summer on retail shelves in the U.S. and at www.logitech.com. Pricing is not yet available. Read more for details ...