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'Civilization III: Play the World' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 27, 2002 @ 12:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Firaxis has released a new patch for Civilization III: Play The World that fixes the multiplayer bugs in their recent turn based strategy game expansion (thanks HomeLan). Read more for detailed fix list and links where to grab it ...

'Island Xtreme Stunts' & 'Drome Racer' (PC/PS2/GBA) Ship on Dec 6th

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 10:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Quiet on the set... and action! Join the excitement and take on the role of stuntman extraordinaire, Pepper Roni, in Island Xtreme Stunts from LEGO Interactive and Electronic Arts. The game, geared toward young gamers, will be released for Game Boy Advance, PS2 and for the PC on December 6th 2002. It's time to put the pedal to the metal and hit the road in Drome Racers from Electronic Arts and LEGO Interactive. Released for the PS2 and for the PC on December 6th 2002, this multi-terrain "anything goes" racing experience gives young racers the challenge of a lifetime as they race for the coveted Drome Championship.

America's Army - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 8:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The promised update of America's Army: Operations is now available, bringing this team-based tactical shooter by the U.S. Army to version 1.4.0. This release adds the new River Basin map, a new scoring system, a new Report-In feature, binoculars for team leaders, an improved Honor system, and other tweaks and bug fixes. (thanks 3DGamers).

'Enigma: Rising Tide' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 8:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enigma: Rising Tide is an exciting, massively-multiplayer game featuring fast-paced ship-to-ship battles with very high player densities. Enigma: Rising Tide will unfold a detailed backstory in which three Great Power "Empires" wage war against each other using submarines, destroyers, destroyer escorts, corvettes, tankers, merchantmen, and aircraft. The game is designed to be action-filled and easy-to-learn while providing depth of strategy and cinematic cat-and-mouse suspense. Eventually, player actions and decisions will steer the direction of the alternate history story and the evolution of the online war. A new updated demo is now available, read more for links and details.

'Ultimate Trainz Collection' Ships To Stores Nation Wide

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 8:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Ultimate Trainz Experience has arrived – get onboard now! Publisher Strategy First and Developer Auran are pleased to announce that the Ultimate Trainz Collection has shipped to retail stores nationwide.

'Super Bubble Pop' (GBA/Xbox/NGC/PSOne) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 7:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Super Bubble Pop is a colorful, fast-action, pulse-pounding puzzle adventure, incorporating key elements of some of history's most classic games. Super Bubble Pop showcases stunning 3D graphics and light-sourced, environment mapped models that surpass anything available in the genre today. Read more for some facts and a few screens on each platform ...

Strategy First Signs 'Sandpatch' For North America

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 5:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and Developers Maple Leaf Tracks are happy to announce that they have entered into a publishing deal to bring the MSTS Add-on Sandpatch to the North American market in early 2003.

Acclaim Appoints Marc Metis As Senior Vice President

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 5:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Continuing to strengthen its senior management team with proven expertise and leadership, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it has appointed Marc Metis to the position of Senior Vice President of Brand. Reporting directly to Edmond Sanctis, President and Chief Operating Officer of Acclaim North America, Metis will be responsible for managing the company's existing product franchises, as well the ongoing creation of new brands.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 9:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Enix' & 'Square' Announce Merger

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 6:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Noticed on GamePRO that Enix announced early today that, effective November 26, they will begin to merge operations with Square to form Square Enix, a brand-new company created to compete in the world gaming marketplace on the same level as America and Europe's large third parties. The two companies aim to complete the merger by April 1, 2003 and will aim to build a new firm that will produce 80 billion yen ($656 million) in sales and 15 billion yen ($123 million) in profit by fiscal 2005.