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UbiSoft & Crytek Expand 'Far Cry' Development Team

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 10:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft and Crytek announced two rising stars of game development have joined the already talented Far Cry development team.The game's next phase in development will focus on multiplayer excellence, and leading development is Chris Auty as lead multiplayer level designer and Richard Tsao as the multiplayer producer for the game. Auty and Tsao are tasked with developing a compelling multiplayer experience as innovative as the spectacularly deep single-player game. Far Cry is a first-person shooter set in a lush tropical paradise that sets out to bring the first-person shooter to an entirely new level of entertainment and technical excellence. The expansive plans to Far Cry's unique multiplayer modes and lightning-fast online play have extended its development period to Q1 2004.

Nyko's Ships 'iType2 Controller' (PS2) With Mini Keyboard

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 9:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nyko Technologies has shipped its iType2 Controller with Mini-Keyboard for PlayStation 2 to major retail outlets and specialty electronics stores. Officially licensed by Sony Computer Entertainment America, the iType2 features a mini-keyboard built directly into the pad and allows players to chat, share information and type messages to other players - with no interruptions in gameplay. Nyko's new product will sell for $39.99 MSRP.

'X2: The Threat' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight announced today that the highly anticipated space simulation game, X²: The Threat, has gone gold. A sequel to the Egosoft's award-winning X: Beyond the Frontier, X²: The Threat transports players back into the dynamic X-Universe where gameplay is completely boundless and a new race is introduced- determined to disrupt the harmony within the galaxy.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 3:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Blowout' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 3:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As Major John "Dutch" Cane, you will be leading an elite platoon of mercenary commandos in this next generation of side-scrolling action combat games. In one word: Explosive. BlowOut is a pick-up-and-play, run and gun, side-scrolling action combat game that uses 3D character models to set itself apart. Check the new screens ...

'Isle of Man TT Superbikes' (PS2) Announced - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 3:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jester is pleased to announce details of its forthcoming title Isle of Man TT Superbikes. The game will be based on the number one road race in the world for Playstation 2 and will be released in the first quarter of 2004. With its extreme road racing, fantastic environment, and dare devil tactics that Surrounds the event; the TT is a perfect match for video games. The Isle Of Man TT will be the definitive game in terms of playability, graphical elements, fun, and realism. At the same time engrossing the users in gameplay brimming with rewards and replay value. Read more for info & screens...

'Middle-Earth Online' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 5:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

From the far corners of Middle-earth, new adventures come forth to face the growing evil in the East. The forces of Mordor are mobilizing as the Nazgül hunt for the One Ring. The land itself is in peril and its fate lies in the hands of those who possess it. Adventuring alone or in groups, join thousands of players online in the massive world that is Middle-earth. Support the forces of good in an epic struggle to drive back the forces of Sauron. This is Middle-Earth Online, your home in the world of Tolkien. Read more to check some screens ...

'C&C Generals' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 4:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has released the promised C&C Generals update patch (English, French and German version) bringing your retail game to v1.07. This upgrade adresses various crash & desynch problems, makes some gameplay tweaks, adds firewall options, etc. Read more for detailed fix list download links ...

'Sudeki' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 3:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A sultry wizardress… a soaring gunslinger… a powerful swordsman… a dark huntress. Four heroes, about to be hurtled over the edge into a flight into darkness. Sudeki will push the limits of what you think an RPG can be with bigger worlds, more powerful heroes and sexier heroines all wrapped around Hong Kong-style cinematic combat. And it is all only possible on Xbox.

Various Games Ship To Stores...

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 3:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Since this is Tuesday, and everybody is getting their Christmas goodies ready the day has bene filled with games shipping to stores .. Here's a few more :

  • Dynasty Warriors 4: Xtreme Legends (PS2)
  • DR. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat (PS2/Xbox/GBA)
  • Civilization III: Conquests (PC)
  • Trainz Railroad Simulator 2004 (PC)