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EA's NFL Street Featured In 'Making The Game' on MTV and MTV2

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 2:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

This weekend, MTV is premiering a new show titled “Making the Game: NFL Street” which gives fans an early look at the latest EA SPORTS BIG branded title from Electronic Arts to set the street a-buzz. The show features exclusive behind the scenes access to the creative forces responsible for NFL Street, including the Tiburon (game development) team, street artists, musicians, athletes and more. The show airs on MTV this Friday, January 9th at 8pm with repeat airings on Sunday the 11th at 11:30pm and Friday the 16th at 1am. The show will also run on MTV2 at 9:30pm on Tuesday, January 13 with follow on shows at 8:30am on Thursday, January 15 and 7:30am Sunday, January 18. (All times are ET). NFL STREET, from EA SPORTS BIG, is available on all three console platforms - PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube and the game is on track to ship nationwide to retailers on January 13th, 2004.

'Starship Tycoon' Released & Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 2:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

At a time where the marketplace for independent games is saturated by Tetris clones and other casual puzzle games, UK developer Positech computing have just released their management/Sim game Starship Tycoon Starship Tycoon draws its inspiration from games such as Eve Online, SimCity and Rollercoaster Tycoon, to put you in the position of a futuristic businessman running his own stellar shipping company. Read more for details and download links ...

'Wrath Unleashed' (PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 2:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Wrath Unleashed, the exhilarating new LucasArts action-strategy game that will transport every player to the fantasy universe, has officially GONE GOLD for Xbox and PlayStation 2! The epic unfolds with the official release on February 10, 2004. The game introduces players to a unique and spectacular fantasy universe where players engage in both single and multiplayer battles with more than 30 fierce, mythological creatures from four realms. Each character has special attributes, powers and attacks...but all characters have the power to unleash their wrath to defeat opponents and dominate the universe!

Microsoft Signs 'Ninja Gaiden' and 'Dead or Alive Online' (Xbox)

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 8:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Xbox today announced an agreement with Tecmo Ltd for the exclusive rights to publish Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive Online (working title) in Europe. Both Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive Online are exclusive to Xbox and will be published by Microsoft in 2004.

'Gamebryo' Engine To Power Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 8:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NDL announced today that Gamebryo is being used in Irrational Games' award-winning Freedom Force sequel titled Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich. Scheduled to ship in spring 2004, the comic book-inspired tactical role-playing game features a new league of heroes and villains, streamlined combat system and spectacular graphic enhancements using NDL's Gamebryo engine and tools.

'Wars & Warriors: Joan of Arc' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 8:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Joan of Arc showcases a brand new state-of-the-art graphics engine. With rich, detailed terrain, the game allows real-time control and command of legions of military units, realistically depicting the mayhem and severity of medieval warfare. Joan of Arc will contain a series of individual battles as well as massive strategic campaigns between French and English troops. Read more for some new screens ...

'Massive Assault' - Scenario Editor Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 7:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wargaming.net releases Scenario Editor for Massive Assault. The Scenario Editor has been highly anticipated by the first wave of the players. The best scenarios created by the players will be included in the future game's updates. Read more for details & download links.

Buka Entertainment to take part in China Joy 2004

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 7:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Buka Entertainment, one of the leading games publishers in Russia, is pleased to announce today its participation in China Joy 2004 (Beijing, January 16-18), the first Chinese entertainment exhibition.

'Hidden & Dangerous 2' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 7:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hidden & Dangerous 2 puts you in charge of a squad of lethal SAS troopers. Set over European, African and Asian continents and reflecting the theaters of war where the SAS operated, Hidden & Dangerous 2 will be every bit as groundbreaking as the original game. Illusion Softworks released a new patch for their tactical action/strategy bringing your retail game to v1.03. This upgrade adresses a ton of single & multiplayer issues, as well as some general game improvements. Read more for detailed fix list & download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 1:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News