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'ER' - Update Patch #1 Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2005 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legacy Interactive has released the first patch for its TV Series based strategy game ER. This patch addresses several memory leaks, various game crashes and improving overall game performance. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

D3Publisher Brings 'Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi' To The GBA

by Rainier on June 9, 2005 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

D3Publisher of America today announced a licensing agreement with Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) for the video game rights to the new hit animated series Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi. D3PA will produce its first title under the agreement for GBA.

Ubisoft Europe Signs 'Sniper Elite' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2005 @ 9:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced an agreement with MC2 France to publish Rebellion's forthcoming Sniper Elite in UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and all export territories, on PS2, Xbox and PC this autumn.

'War Front: Turning Point' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2005 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

War Front: Turning Point explores an alternate World War II, one in which Hitler is assassinated in the early days. This new timeline includes more than just new leadership. Players will take command of experimental weapons, prototype vehicles and units rarely seen in strategy games in an attempt to alter or secure the historical outcome of World War II.

Get Your Face In The 'Black & White 2' Game Competition

by Rainier on June 9, 2005 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lionhead Studios announced today a unique opportunity for gamers worldwide to become part of the upcoming God/ RTS Simulation Black & White 2, which is due to release in Autumn 2005. Read more for details, rules and where to sign up...

Games Industry And Hollywood Sign Agreement and Avoid Strike

by Rainier on June 9, 2005 @ 8:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hollywood actors unions have reached a contract deal with video game publishers, accepting higher pay instead of the profit-sharing they had demanded, the unions said Wednesday, removing the threat of a strike.

'Star Fury' Unleashes At Retail

by Rainier on June 9, 2005 @ 8:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and developer Malfador Machinations are happy to announce that its science-fiction action RPG Star Fury has shipped to retailers nationwide.

Enlight Europe Signs 'Aurora Watching' - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2005 @ 8:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aurora Watching is a third person perspective stealth game taking place in the Arctic. During the mission, Sullivan faces many opponents, not all of whom are human and each of which can be defeated in many ways, Mini-games, puzzles, and hi-tech gadgets keep players excited from the very beginning to the end. Enlight Europe announced the July PC release of Aurora Watching, currently taking Europe by storm.

Hasbro Reacquires Digital Gaming Rights from Infogrames

by Rainier on June 9, 2005 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hasbro and Infogrames jointly announced today that Hasbro has reacquired the digital gaming rights for its properties for $65 million. These rights were previously held by Infogrames on an exclusive basis as a result of a license agreement entered into concurrently with their purchase of Hasbro Interactive and Games.com from Hasbro in December of 2000.

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked!' Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 9, 2005 @ 2:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari announced today that developer Frontier has completed RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked!, the first expansion pack for the RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 PC game. Scheduled for a North American release on June 21 and a European release on June 24, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked! invites players to create and control their own water parks just as the summer holiday season gets underway.