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'Super Bubble Pop' (GBA/Xbox/NGC/PSOne) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 7:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Super Bubble Pop is a colorful, fast-action, pulse-pounding puzzle adventure, incorporating key elements of some of history's most classic games. Super Bubble Pop showcases stunning 3D graphics and light-sourced, environment mapped models that surpass anything available in the genre today. Read more for some facts and a few screens on each platform ...

Strategy First Signs 'Sandpatch' For North America

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 5:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and Developers Maple Leaf Tracks are happy to announce that they have entered into a publishing deal to bring the MSTS Add-on Sandpatch to the North American market in early 2003.

Acclaim Appoints Marc Metis As Senior Vice President

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 5:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Continuing to strengthen its senior management team with proven expertise and leadership, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it has appointed Marc Metis to the position of Senior Vice President of Brand. Reporting directly to Edmond Sanctis, President and Chief Operating Officer of Acclaim North America, Metis will be responsible for managing the company's existing product franchises, as well the ongoing creation of new brands.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 9:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Enix' & 'Square' Announce Merger

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 6:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Noticed on GamePRO that Enix announced early today that, effective November 26, they will begin to merge operations with Square to form Square Enix, a brand-new company created to compete in the world gaming marketplace on the same level as America and Europe's large third parties. The two companies aim to complete the merger by April 1, 2003 and will aim to build a new firm that will produce 80 billion yen ($656 million) in sales and 15 billion yen ($123 million) in profit by fiscal 2005.

'Kung Fu Chaos' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 5:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"Kung Fu Chaos" is a quirky brawler game inspired by the '70's Kung Fu movie era. With the outrageous cast of characters in "Kung Fu Chaos," gamers can go head-to-head with up to four of their friends, battling it out on interactive movie sets that add an element of challenge to the mayhem. Players will become completely immersed in the game as they engage in Hong-Kong-style combat with over-the-top gigantic leaps, suicidal stunts and multiple-opponent action - all while unleashing humiliating insults that can be as damaging as the karate kicks themselves. Featuring appropriately themed music tracks, including "Kung Fu Fighting" and the theme from "Enter the Dragon," "Kung Fu Chaos" will hit gamers with a brawler experience packed with fun, competition, and glory - as well as humiliation, insults and back-stabbing!

Game Composer Recreates Disney Magic On Small Screen

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 5:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Billy Martin, the award-winning composer whose outlets include such media icons as Walt Disney Pictures, Universal, Fox, the Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and ABC, has created the music for a trio of animated games centred on Disney’s feature film Treasure Island, which opens in theaters nationwide on November 27.

No One Lives Forever 2 - Update Patch & Map Pack Now Available

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 1:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sierra has just released the 1.2 Update for No One Lives Forever 2, adding multiplayer deathmatch mode, dedicated server support and a host of other updates. This version is required for online play. Sierra simultaniously released the first map pack which includes a set of new maps not included with the No One Lives Forever 2 CD-ROM. Map Pack #1 requires installation of the 1.2 Update. Read more for details and links where to grab the goods ...

'Total Immersion Racing' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Total Immersion Racing is a driving game with an emphasis on the highest quality driving technology linked to compelling and immersive gameplay. Empire Interactive has just released a playable demo of Total Immersion Racing, giving you the opportunity to try out this modern racing simulation. The Total Immersion Racin lets you race two different cars in Single-Lap and Time Trial modes on the Monza and Talheimring tracks. Read more for links where to grab the goods ...

'Trailer Park Tycoon' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 12:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Seems today the majority of the news is shipping new. Jaleco Entertainment announced that Trailer Park Tycoon, the new resource management game for the PC, ships to stores in North America today (Tuesday).