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CDV Media Frenzy - Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 11:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today CDV has released a batch of new screens for several of their upcoming titles. We have the goodies on :

  • Breed
  • Panzers
  • Vultures (Xbox)
  • No Man's Land

    Read more to check them out!

'IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles' - Now Available In Stores

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 10:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced that the highly anticipated World War II combat flight simulation IL-2: Forgotten Battles has shipped to retailers in North America.

Kemco In Pursuit Of Game Acquisitions At GDC

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 10:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

On the heals of signing a game publishing deal with leading U.K. video game developer Bits Studio Ltd., global video game publisher, Kemco U.S.A., INC., announced today that it is on a mission at this week’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Jose to acquire additional externally-developed game properties. Director of R&D for Kemco, Colin Gordon will be attending the show and will be reachable to prospective game developers.

Sammy Studios Appoints New C.F.O

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 10:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sammy Studios Inc. today announced that Rick Olafsson has been appointed to the position of chief financial officer. Rick comes to Sammy Studios after having served financial management positions in high-tech and interactive entertainment at such companies as Mattel Inc., eParties.com, and most recently TheBrain Technologies Corporation.

'Line of Sight: Vietnam' - Invading Stores

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 10:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames today announced the release of Line of Sight: Vietnam, the "next installment in Infogrames' repertoire of authentic military games with pick up and playability, coupled with an affordable price point". Developed by nFusion Interactive LLC, this FPS "follow the story of a young sniper assigned by the U.S. Army to the 5th Special Forces compound in Kontum, Vietnam".

'Salammbo' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 10:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Cryo under the direction of artist Philippe Druillet, and based on Gustave Flaubert's novel, Salammbo is a 'point & click' adventure game set 3 centuries before B.C. You play the role of Spendius, who must "venture into the war against Carthage, solve ancient riddles and unleash hell on the Lone Mounts". Today we bring you the multi-language demo, allowing you to try out the first chapter of the game. Salammbo is published in Europe by The Adventure Company (thanks Gamershell). Read more for download links ...

Game Industry Veterans Launch 'Skylab Entertainment'

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 9:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today a team of game industry veterans announced the launch of Skylab Entertainment, a new game development studio in Austin, Texas. Skylab's founders include original team members from game developer Ritual Entertainment and publisher Gathering of Developers. Skylab Entertainment is dedicated to developing the next generation of interactive entertainment for tomorrow's gaming systems, and is hard at work on their first, unannounced title.

'Will Rock' - Website & Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 9:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the top 10 video game publishers in the world, today launched a new website for the upcoming first-person shooter, Will Rock at www.will-rock.com. In addition to tons of information about the game, the site also features a trailer, brand new screens, videos of in-game action, and extras such as downloadable desktops. Read more for the screens ...

'Grom' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV has issued a new patch for their top-down 3D action role-playing game upgrading your retail Grom to v1.3. This release fixes graphics issues in the game's later missions, as well as a few other glitches occuring on older hardware (thanks GamesWeb).

'Eve Online: The Second Genesis' - Game Delay & Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 8:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crowd Control Productions, developer of the highly anticipated massive multiplayer online game (MMOG) "Eve Online: The Second Genesis" announced today this PC game will ship May 6, 2003 in North America and Europe. EVE ONLINE will allow more than 100,000 gamers to play in a single universe that will not be broken into "shards." No other MMOG has attained this many simultaneous users. EVE ONLINE is being published simultaneously in North America by Viacom unit Simon & Schuster Interactive, and in Europe by Crucial Entertainment. Read more for details and a new batch of spacelicious screens ...