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Igames & S2 Games Announce The Dawn Of “Savage” - Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 7:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher and game site iGames along with developer S2 Games today announced its first multiplayer game for the PC, “Savage.” Set in a primal fantasy world torn apart by two power-hungry factions, Man and Beast, the game combines the best elements of real-time strategy with intense first person combat. With a fantastic storyline and the capacity to engage 64 players at a time, “Savage” provides gamers with the most realistic fantasy battle experience to date. Savage is scheduled to ship in the first quarter of 2003. Savage will be shown at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Kentia Hall, booth number 7336.

Rockstar Games Announces 'Midnight Club 2' For PS2

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 7:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games announced today that Midnight Club 2, the sequel to the highly successful award winning PS2 launch title Midnight Club, is in production for the PS2.

'Legion' Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 7:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and Paradox Entertainment are pleased to announce that Legion, their highly anticipated turn-based strategy game has gone gold and will be shipping to stores nationwide in early June.

Infogrames Unveils New 'Total Annihilation' Game

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 4:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames announced that it has entered into a licensing deal with Korea-based Phantagram Interactive Inc. involving Infogrames' Total Annihilation franchise. Under the terms of the deal, Infogrames has licensed to Phantagram the name, logo and code for the U.S. version of Total Annihilation for the purpose of developing a new Total Annihilation title for the PC.

UbiSoft Open Official 'Sum Of All Fears' Site

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 4:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft just let us know that the official site for The Sum Of All Fears (Red Storm's upcoming squad based tactical shooter) is online. The site has a lot of goodies such as : game information, weapons gallery, a few screenshots, a small FAQ, but most importantly a 6.4 MB Quicktime movie trailer (a little over two minutes with some in game footage). Go check it out!

Codemasters Snags 'Indy 500' Game License (PS2/Xbox/PC)

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 3:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters has won the exclusive console and PC game rights to the US-based Indy Racing League in a deal with Indianapolis Motor Speedway, LLC. The arrangement includes the rights to the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing", the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, also known as the Indy 500.

FreekStyle (PS2) - Trailer

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 1:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Picture flying through rugged terrain with massive jumps at more than 70 mph, hitting a 40' jump at the ledge of a 200' cliff and pulling off a Superman Seat grab, a Saran-wrap and 360 all before you land. Incomplete stunts will cause the rider to crash and waste valuable time and points. Grab this awesome intro movie filled with in-game stunts and some kick ass rock music! A must see!

JoWood Acquires Publisher 'Ravensburger'

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 12:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD today announced the takeover in an asset deal of extensive Ravensburger Interactive Media activities. Ravensburger Interactive, whose primary activity is publishing computer games, is a subsidiary of the well-known German games manufacturer Ravensburger. With this agreement JoWooD continues to strengthen its market position and to establish itself as by far the largest German speaking publisher and developer of entertainment software.

SEGA To Deliver Online Content To All New Next-Gen Consoles

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 12:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced that it will again raise the bar for the industry as the first and only company to bring online content to all new next-generation console platforms including Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation2 and the Xbox. Additionally, SEGA will deliver the first online game for Nintendo GameCube with "Phantasy Star Online: Episode I & II" and the first online game for Xbox with "SEGA Sports NFL 2K3."

'ECTS' Moves To Earls Court And Signs Sony

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 12:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Europe’s leading interactive entertainment expo, ECTS, is set to return to central London in September, taking up residency at Earls Court between Thursday 29th and Saturday 31st August. In addition, for the first time ever, running alongside the show will be a consumer hall exclusively hosted by Sony Computer Entertainment.