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'Bandits: Phoenix Rising' - North American Version Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 11:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tri Synergy announced today that Bandits: Phoenix Rising has gone gold. This “Mad Max”-style action game for the PC in set in a desert wasteland of territorial clans. Players will battle cannon-mounted vehicles, while defending their gang and seeking glory, for their clan. Developed by Grin Inc., BANDITS will blast its way onto store shelves on March 25, 2003. The game is already available in Europe for several months.

'One Must Fall: Battlegrounds' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 10:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Diversions Entertainment, Inc, today announced that One Must Fall: Battlegrounds will ship in Q2 2003. One Must Fall: Battlegrounds promises to deliver the next-generation of hand-to-hand robot action-combat bringing players the most intense and visually stunning 3D fighter on the PC. Building on the growing popularity of PC fighting games, One Must Fall: Battlegrounds features unique, out-of-this-world characters; stunningly detailed graphics; lightning-paced and fluid gameplay; and a unique 3rd person fighting point of view. Read more for details and screens...

'The Movies' - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 10:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take The Movies by storm. Dominate Tinsel town and live out your dreams. Build your own movie studio and make films to capture the world’s imagination. Start filming in the break-neck 1920s and rewrite history as you pioneer the great cinematic advances. Be the first to introduce talkies, colour, animation or computer-generated special effects. The Movies lets you get involved in the details of filmmaking. Pick the scripts you want to shoot, design and construct the sets and hire the director, the crew and the stars. Earlier today we had the Activision announcement, now we have some screens ...

Vivendi Ships 'Empire Earth: Gold Edition' To Stores!

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games today announced the shipment of Empire Earth: Gold Edition to retail stores nationwide. Published under the Company's Sierra Entertainment label, the new video game combines Gamespy.com's 2001 "PC Game of the Year" Empire Earth with the Empire Earth: The Art of Conquest expansion released in 2002. Together, both games have sold nearly two million copies worldwide and won numerous industry awards. The new combo-pack gives real-time strategy game fans everything they need to conquer the world.

'X-Men 2 : WolverineÂ’s Revenge' - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Releasing simultaneously with the “X2” feature film, X2 Wolverine’s Revenge is the only PlayStation 2computer entertainment system, Xbox video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance and PC action-adventure that allows players to assume the role of Wolverine. After discovering that a deadly X-Virus has been activated within Wolverine’s body, the player has 48 hours to acquire the antidote from the evil organization that not only gave them the disease, but also their mutation. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Rainbow Six: Raven Shield' - Single Player Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 9:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rainbow Six: Raven Shield features a brand new Tom Clancy storyline in which Team RAINBOW is led all over the world in a string of dramatic operations. The game will utilize graphics technology provided by the next-generation Unreal engine to power 15 new single-player missions that include the discovery of a cache of biological weapons and stopping an armed gang from terrorizing a London bank. We now have the English version of the SP demo so read more for details and download links ...

UbiSoft Signed 'Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria'

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 9:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced a deal with Infinite Interactive to publish Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria, the next installment in the extremely popular series of fantasy turn-based strategy games. Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria is expected to ship in Q4 of 2003.

Various Games Ship To Stores

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 8:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

3DO today announced that its baseball game High Heat Major League Baseball 2004 for PC is now available. "With a completely rebuilt graphics engine, 27 different pitches and new motion captured player animations, High Heat Major League Baseball 2004 is sure to impress even the most seasoned player". Microsoft announced that Freelancer is landing on US store shelves today. Developed by Digital Anvil and Microsoft Game Studios, Freelancer enables gamers to "experience the adrenaline rush of fast-action combat with the engrossing story of a dynamic living universe". Infogrames, Inc. announced today that its fishing game, Pro Bass Fishing 2003, is shipping today for Windows PCs. The game is "a challenging and highly accurate bass-fishing simulation complete with real bass-fishing locations, authentic bass behavior and changing weather and water conditions, and complete personal customization for the ultimate virtual fishing experience". Rayman, the only gaming hero with no arms, no legs, helicopter hair, and brand new powers, is headed for store shelves! Ubi Soft today announced that Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc for the GameCube and Rayman 3 for the GBA have both shipped for retail.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 2:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision Goes To 'The Movies'

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 2:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. announced today that the company has signed an agreement with legendary U.K.-based game designer Peter Molyneux. Under the terms of the agreement, the company has secured the exclusive worldwide rights to Molyneux's new project tentatively titled The Movies for the PC and all video game console platforms. The agreement also grants Activision the option to publish sequels and add-on products to the title.