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Babel Extends Its Editorial Reach With GameCube Website

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 6:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Games outsourcing specialist Babel has been appointed by Nintendo Europe as the main content provider for the NINTENDO GAMECUBE website.

'Druid King' Gets a Renamed To 'Celtic Kings'

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 6:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First, in association with French publisher Wanadoo and Sofia-based developer Haemimont Games, announced today that their new real-time strategy game (previously given the working title Druid King) has been given a new name - Celtic Kings. It will be the game’s official title for a worldwide release later this year.

Codemasters Reveals Its Triple-A Lineup For E3 2002

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 6:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters today announce a blockbuster lineup of powerful games that will be showcased at this year’s E3 Expo in Los Angeles. Showing at Booth #1168 in South Hall, Codemasters’ highlights include the ‘must be seen to be believed’ Dragon Empires (PC/online), and the unveiling of Colin McRae Rally 3 (PS2, Xbox).

'Winning Eleven 6' Kicks Off In Japan

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 6:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Winning Eleven 6, the hugely successful football game developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo, Inc hits Japanese stores today (Thursday, April 25th). The Tokyo-based team is now busy reworking the game for the European market, where it will be released through Konami of Europe as Pro Evolution Soccer 2 later this year.

'Tactical Ops' Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 5:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This patch is for Infogrames' "Tactical Ops : Assault on Terror" retail version ONLY (in stores since yesterday). It fixes some minor bugs that they discovered since it went gold. Read more for a detailed list and links where to grab it.

'World Wrestling Federation' Sells Items On Ebay

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 4:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wrestling fans can grab themselves a pair of tickets for the forthcoming sell-out World Wrestling Federation ‘Insurrextion’ event, featuring superstars such as The Undertaker, Trish Stratus and Stone Cold Steve Austin, by bidding on eBay.co.uk.

Infogrames Announces 'Rollercoaster Tycoon II'

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 4:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game that started the computer "Tycoon" craze is getting a sequel this Autumn in RollerCoaster Tycoon II from Infogrames and master game designer, Chris Sawyer. Numerous improvements to the original will be packed into this new game - with more types of roller coasters and rides being just the beginning.

Acclaim Re-Signs Dave Mirra For Another Exclusive 5 Years

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 4:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Acclaim to Expand Upon Successful Relationship with World-Renowned BMX Rider, Including Release of 'Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 3' Across All Next-Generation Systems

Radica Gets Licensing Agreement For 'Men in Black II'

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 4:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Radica Games Ltd. announced that it has signed a worldwide licensing agreement with Sony Pictures Consumer Products to produce Men In Black II branded video game accessories.

EA Announces Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2 For PS2/Xbox/GameCube/PC

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 4:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Pull your vehicle over now!" EA plans to drive the highly anticipated Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2 game for the PS2 to PC, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube. All four titles will be published under the EA GAMES brand and will be available in late summer 2002.