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'US Open 2002' Ships To Stores - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 5:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First is pleased to announce that their Tennis Simulation game for the PC, US Open 2002 has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Right in time for the official US Open...

'AquaNox: Revelation' Becomes 'AquaNox 2: Revelation'

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 5:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Good news for all AquaNox fans: AquaNox: Revelation, originally devised as a stand-alone add-on for JoWooD's AquaNox, has now been introduced as its official follow-up. Seems like renaming games is becoming a trend ...

LucasArts Announces 'Sam & Max Hit the Road'

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sam & Max, interactive entertainment's most beloved canine and rabbit combo, hit the road again first quarter 2004 in a long awaited adventure comedy sequel for Windows PC from LucasArts. The follow up to the critically acclaimed 1993 adventure classic Sam & Max Hit the Road® will dispatch the Freelance Police into a wild world of screwy and vaguely quixotic missions. Each one will be jam packed with nerve-jangling action, brain-busting puzzles, and the kind of easygoing banter one might expect from a talking dog and a naked, hyperkinetic bunny.

'Cold War' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 11:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Mindware Studios' is preparing to show off their first title, an action/adventure game 'Cold War' at the ECTS later this week and released a few new screens. Cold War will put the player in the role of Chaser Jones, an American reporter caught in a web of intrigue and conspiracy in the Soviet Union during the 80's. The game will emphasize stealth (much like IGI2 and other recent tactical shooters), and will take you to Eastern European historical settings such as the Red Square, Chernobyl and Baikonur.

Ubi Soft Launches Chessmaster 9000 & Chessmaster For The GBA

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 11:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced the launch of Chessmaster 9000 for the PC and Chessmaster for the Game Boy Advance. Both Chessmaster titles offer novices and experts alike a curriculum to elevate their game, while introducing the fun and strategy of the game of chess. With 2 CDs of content, Chessmaster 9000 offers more features than ever before including more than 150 opponents, a free online matchmaking service via Ubi.com and all of the tools you'll need to discover the Chessmaster inside you! Chessmaster for the Game Boy Advance is an entréeé into the wonderful world of chess for people of all ages and features tutorials and challenging gameplay on the go.

Trade Wars: Dark Millennium - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 9:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trade Wars features a fast-paced action RPG combat experience set in an enormous virtual world where players are able to explore the vastness of space as well as mysterious uncharted planets, a first for the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) genre. Check these 8 new screens ...

GameHouse Sells 100,000th Copy of 'Super Collapse'

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 7:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GameHouse announced today that it has made its 100,000th sale of its downloadable game, Super Collapse, less than 10 months after it was released. “Collapse has been wildly popular —this is our first downloadable game to achieve this mile marker so quickly,” says Garr Godfrey, cofounder of GameHouse, which features a variety of free and downloadable games on its web site. “The demand for Collapse has been so unbelievable that we are considering introductions of similar games,” concludes Godfrey, hinting there soon may be a new offering in the works. Super Collapse, released last November, was named 2001 Game of the Year by RealNetworks. The objective is to collapse blocks before they rise to the top of the screen, with game play accelerating as players progress to new levels. Available for both PC and Mac OS X, the game features bonus levels that are not available on previous versions, in addition to a host of other features.

Sammy Seeks A Partner At ECTS

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 7:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Premier videogame publisher and developer Sammy Studios unveiled today at the European Computer Trade Show (ECTS) in London the expansion of its development operation to two California locations, Carlsbad and Los Angeles (formerly Sammy Entertainment). This action reinforces Sammy Studios’ strategy of creating new partnerships that foster the development of entertaining products for its worldwide distribution network, including Sammy Europe Limited, headquartered in the U.K.

'Icewind Dale II' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 7:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interplay Entertainment Corp. announced today that the highly anticipated Icewind Dale II has shipped to retail. Icewind Dale II is the sequel to the award-winning computer role-playing game Icewind Dale and features the BioWare Infinity Engine that was used to develop the award-winning games Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II (developed by BioWare Corp.), and Planescape: Torment (developed by Black Isle Studios).

'Turok: Evolution' (Xbox/PS2/GBA/NGC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 6:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The weapons are locked and loaded, the dinosaurs are bigger and badder and the battle has officially begun, as Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it has started shipping its highly anticipated action title, Turok: Evolution. Set for full nationwide retail availability on Turok Bloody Sunday - 9-1-02, Turok: Evolution is the first Turok game that will be simultaneously released on the PS2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance.