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iGames Acquires Leading Gaming Website

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 6:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

iGames today announced the acquisition of leading gaming lifestyle site, Happy Puppy (http://www.happypuppy.com). Happy Puppy will serve as the editorial anchor of iGames' network of gaming websites, which include HappyPuppy.com, iGames.com, and s2Games.com. iGames family of companies focuses all three legs of the gaming experience: game file distribution, game design, content and community. The acquisition of Happy Puppy broadens iGames reach and achieves a critical mass of gamers for its network.

UbiSoft Announces 'IL-2 Sturmovik:The Forgotten Battles'

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 6:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world's largest video game publishers, today announced that it has entered into a publishing agreement under which 1C: Maddox Games will develop new content for the multi-award winning WWII combat flight simulation title, IL-2 Sturmovik. IL2-Sturmovik: The Forgotten Battles will include two new maps for Finland and Hungary, expanding the battlefield for both single and multiplayer modes. It will also feature more than 20 new single player missions and ten cooperative multiplayer missions. IL2-Sturmovik: The Forgotten Battles is expected to ship to retail stores worldwide in Fall 2002.

'The Sum Of All Fears' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 5:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on the German Ubi Soft site that the playable demo of Red Storm's imminent squad-based tactical shooter, "The Sum of All Fears" is now available for download. The demo is rather big at 82.1 MB and gives you the chance to play a full level (single and multiplayer) The mission objective is to rescue ATF agents held within bombed out prison that serves as a training ground for the FBI's most elite agents. read more for links where to grab this puppy.

Take 2's E3 Lineup

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 5:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is pleased to reveal its 2002 lineup at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles on May 22-24, 2002.

Nintendo & Eternal Darkness Films Inspire Aspiring Filmmakers

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 4:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Eternal Darkness Films campaign heats up this summer as Nintendo unveils completed short films by the top 10 finalists.

Lara Croft Is Coming To The E3

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 4:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive and Core Design announced today that Lara Croft, character of one of the $1 billion dollar game franchise, will mark her public debut at the upcoming E3 in Los Angeles on May 22. Croft, who has previously been portrayed by models Rhona Mitra, Nell McAndrew, Lara Weller, Lucy Clarkson, Jill de Jong and actress Angelina Jolie, will make several appearances on the expo floor answering questions from the audience and talking about her newest adventure "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness."

New World Order - Features

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 4:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

‘New World Order’ is a single and multiplayer team based shooter developed in Sweden by Termite Games and set for release in September 2002. The already highly anticipated game promises to take the first person shooter genre to the next level by combining uncanny graphic detail at very high framerates with adrenaline pumping realistic action. Seems like BigBen will be the Uk distributor, now all we need is the actual game!

Legaia 2: Duel Saga - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 3:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos announces a new title for its ‘Fresh Games’ label, Legaia 2: Duel Saga on PS2. Legaia 2: Duel Saga is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Legend of Legaia, which was released on PlayStation in 1999. Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, the game will be released this Autumn in the U.S. and Europe. The game is a Japanese turn-based RPG that features real-time backgrounds and voice acting. Eidos will translate and localise the game for the Western market.

Xtreeme Forces - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Xtreeme Forces' is the codename given to the Real-Time strategy game currently under development at Raptor Entertainment.The engine of the game is highly advanced and employs cutting edge technology to provide rich terrains and environments. The game takes advantage of the most powerful 3D Accelerators available today and gives an excellent level of playability on the lower end machines as well!! Now's when different game units are being added and also, the Advanced AI is being implemented. This ensures removal of all the bugging Micro Management that exists in most of the games. Check out these nifty looking screens!

Titus Introduces 'Robocop' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 1:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Next week's E3 in Los Angeles will offer the interactive entertainment industry its first glimpse of Titus Interactive Studio's explosive PS2 game based around one of the greatest movie heroes of all time - Robocop! Check these 20+ brand new screens!