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'Breed' - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Breed is a cutting-edge science-fiction shoot-em up, which skillfully blends addictive, accessible, free-roaming gameplay with cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technology to expand not only the gameplay potential, but also the player's perceived freedom within the game world. Utilising both first- and third-person viewpoints, players can freely take control of a variety of units and vehicles – from standard ground troops to APCs and Dropships – to do battle with The Breed, both in orbit and on the Earth's surface. The objective is simple: Halt the invasion of The Breed and stop the destruction of mankind. Check the screens ...

New Publisher '4AM Entertainment' Formed

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new European player is about to enter the games publishing market, as 4AM Entertainment (4AM) prepares to unveil its debut range of PC game titles in August and September of this year. 4AM is based in the UK (games division) and Germany (music division), with development partners in Taiwan and Korea. Read more for details, or check the previousy posted material on one of their upcoming games, "The Fate."

'The Fate' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A young warrior stands alone, unarmed and with only 1,000 gold pieces to his name... So far, so familiar to fans of role-playing games (RPGs). However, while it may begin in traditional style, it's not long before 4AM Entertainment's debut release, The Fate, takes RPG fans to places which they've never before encountered. Read more for details and the first screens ...

'Midnight Club II' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games has started shipping Midnight Club II for the PC. The highly anticipated title is set to be in stores on July 2nd in North America and on July 11th in Europe.

'World Wide War 1943' - Website Launched

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WWW43 is an action CRPG set during the Second World War. It’s a game brimming with adventures and humour but also with many battles. The hero of the game manages to board a German submarine after his boat was hit by a torpedo. It soon becomes apparent that the submarine is on a secret mission to Africa. This is where the story starts and from there on involves Wunderwaffe, ancient artefacts, trusty Leon the camel and many marrows... The 'World Wide War 1943' web site sports tons of information and screenshots, go check it out!

'Time Crisis 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Time Crisis 3 marks the return of Namco's premier light-gun shooting franchise. Compatible with the GUNCON2 light-gun, this fast-paced shooter delivers superior shooting action and supreme excitement. A new weapon select system enables players to chose from 4 weapons (machine gun, hand gun, shotgun and grenade) and optimize their game play strategy. Time Crisis 3 includes the original arcade game as well as console-exclusive game modes. Sniper combat provides intense and lethal sharp-shooting action, sure to be a winning combination for this popular franchise. Check the new screens ...

The Sims Are Bustin' Out On GBA

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that The Sims Bustin' Out is in development for the GBA at the company's Walnut Creek-based Maxis studio in conjunction with Griptonite Games, an Amaze Entertainment Studio. For the first time, Game Boy Advance players will be able to experience the zany and unpredictable world of The Sims. Players will be able to take direct control of their Sim to explore all-new Game Boy Advance exclusive locations as they work their way from rags to riches. The Sims Bustin' Out GBA version will support connectivity with the GameCube and is scheduled for simultaneous release with The Sims Bustin' Out on all current-generation console platforms in December 2003.

'Warcraft III: the Frozen Throne' In Stores NOW

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 8:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard Entertainment announced today that "Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne," the eagerly-awaited expansion set to the fastest-selling PC game ever, is now in stores. Available in 11 different languages worldwide, the game has received initial orders totaling more than 2.5 million copies.

Activision Sues Viacom Over Star Trek Game License

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision Inc. filed a breach of contract suit alleging media giant Viacom Inc. isn't adequately exploiting the Star Trek franchise, thereby diminishing the value of the video game developer's license to produce Star Trek-themed games. In 1998, Activision entered a 10-year licensing arrangement with Viacom that gave it exclusive rights to produce Star Trek titles across all gaming platforms.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News