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Majesco Announces 3D Shooting Action In 'Iridion II' (GBA)

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2002 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heading back into space to destroy an invading armada, Majesco, one of the fastest-growing publishers of interactive entertainment software, announces Iridion II for Game Boy Advance. The sequel to the original Iridion 3D, Iridion II maintains the intense graphic detail of its predecessor, while adding exciting new features.

'Rayman Arena' (All) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2002 @ 11:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Race, Battle, Reign Supreme! Ubi Soft Entertainment announced it has shipped Rayman Arena for all console platforms and the PC. The first ever action-intensive multi-player game in the Rayman franchise, Rayman Arena combines intense footracing action and gladiator style battles, featuring the cast and environments of the Rayman universe. Players are immersed in up to 30 different worlds while unleashing the power of nine playable Rayman characters in the quest to reign supreme.

Lethal Dreams - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2002 @ 8:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

New Role Playing Strategy game "Lethal Dreams" involves player into events taking place in a fantasy world on the side of one of the six magicians. Each of them is a specialist in one of the six paths of magic: Evocation, Incarnation, Necromancy, Portals, Enchantment and Transmutation. Besides the above, a seventh path exists in the game. It's a magic of Images. This path is open for all magicians. Each path has unique combination of spells that makes the opposite sides absolutely different from each other. The gaming world consists of battles between magicians in real time in the domains, small islands of substance, hanging in a limitless ocean of Chaos. Check the new magic screens!

CrashDay - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2002 @ 7:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Crashday puts the player in a world of stunts, dents and adrenalin. His task is to scrap his vehicle with breathtaking stunts or to wreck cars in aggressive street races, showing his opponents that they made a fatal mistake in choosing him as their enemy. The battle setting place in maps partly created by the player is sponsored by a crazy video shop owner who sells new vehicles, weapons and other upgrades from time to time." Today we scored a destructive kind of trailer showing off what the game is and will be all about. Read more for links where to grab it (thanks EvilAvatar).

Vivendi's Black Label Games Announces 'Kill Bill'

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2002 @ 7:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Label Games, a studio of the Games division of Vivendi Universal Publishing, announced today that it has signed an agreement to license the interactive rights to Quentin Tarantino's ("Pulp Fiction," "Reservoir Dogs") upcoming Miramax film "Kill Bill."

'Jaleco Entertainment' Unveils New Name & Focus

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2002 @ 6:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

VR1 Entertainment President Richard P. Wnuk announced today the company has joined with Jaleco USA, a publisher of entertainment software, to form the multi-platform software gaming publisher Jaleco Entertainment.

'Get In The Game! Career In The Game Industry' Arrives In Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2002 @ 6:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

New Riders announced today that "Get in the Game! Careers in the Game Industry" by Marc Mencher, an informative guide to employment and careers in the game industry is hitting store shelves this week. The book will be distributed to major retailers in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.

BaldurÂ’s Gate: Dark Alliance (XB) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2002 @ 9:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It’s the massively popular world of Baldur’s Gate as you have never seen it before. Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance is a revolutionary action adventure with an epic tale of intrigue, fierce alliances, explosive spell effects and highly detailed creatures and environments. Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance is a benchmark of technology and gameplay. 13 new screens for you to enjoy while waiting for the game to appear on the shelves .. Njoy!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2002 @ 7:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Game Chronicles has up a Q&A with John Linn of Xicat talking about the recently released Lithtech engine powered first person shooter, Sniper. GameZone has a new Q&A with LucasArts' Jon Knoles talking about the upcoming PS2-GameCube action game centering on Episode II villian Jango Fett, Star Wars: Bounty Hunter. Apolyton has a new Q&A with Big Huge Games co-founder Jason Coleman as he talks about their upcoming historical RTS game, Rise of Nations. Gamer's Click has a Q&A with Maxis' Kevin Hogan talking about their upcoming next game in their city simulation series, Sim City 4. The GSpot has a Q&A with Yuji Naka from Team Sonic (Sega) talking about Phantasy Star Online Version 1 & 2 (GameCube and Xbox). The Wargamer has a Q&A GSC Gameworld's Mario "Mayo" Gerhold talking about upcoming their RTS stand-alone expansion. Cossacks: Back to War. GameSpyDaily has a Q&A with Rival Interactive's lead designer Jim Omer, talking about their just gone gold military RTS game, Real War: Rogue States.

'Soldier of Fortune' - .Map Source Released

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2002 @ 11:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This file contains the .map file source for the multiplayer maps in the Original Soldier of Fortune (+Gold and Platinum Editions) for all Deathmatch, Control, Conquer the Bunker and Capture the Flag maps released by Raven. Read more for details and links where to grab it!