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Dungeon Siege Editor Announced

by Rainier on March 29, 2002 @ 1:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The big man behind Dungeon Siege (Chris Taylor) just dropped a msg on the official Dungeon Siege website about their upcoming plans for "The Siege Editor", to be released a few weeks after the April 5th store date of Dungeon Siege itself.

'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial' Arrives In 3 New Titles - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2002 @ 12:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced that it has shipped three new E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial games to coincide with the 20th Anniversary celebration of Universal Pictures' and Amblin Entertainment's E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, a major theatrical re-release now in theaters nationwide. The games, E.T. Away From Home, E.T. Phone Home Adventure, and E.T. Interplanetary Mission are all available at retail now. E.T. Away From Home, and E.T. Phone Home Adventure have an MSRP of $19.99 each, and E.T. Interplanetary Mission has an MSRP of $29.99.

'Baseball Mogul 2003' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 10:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Monkeystone Games is happy to announce that Baseball Mogul 2003 for the PC has been shipped to manufacturing and can now be purchased as a download in the Monkeystone Store. The latest installment in the series of highly acclaimed games from Boston-based Sports Mogul Inc., Baseball Mogul 2003 allows players to assume the role of General Manager of their favorite professional baseball team.

Infogrames & Konami Enter A Distribution Deal In Japan

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 9:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Global video game publisher Infogrames announced that it has entered into a distribution deal with Konami to distribute and market throughout Japan select future titles published by Infogrames Japan KK.

'Bloody Roar: Primal Fury' For Gamecube Ships to Stores

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 9:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamers can now unleash their animal rage with the launch of Activision, Inc.’s Bloody Roar: Primal Fury, the first fighting game available for the GameCube. This latest installation in the popular Bloody Roar series delivers fast and fluid fighting action, incredible special effects and amazing characters that have the ability to transform from humans into Hyper-beast life-forms with special attack moves. Bloody Roar: Primal Fury was developed by Hudson Soft Co., Ltd. and Eighting Co., Ltd. and is rated “T” (“Teen” – Blood, Suggestive Themes, and Violence – content suitable for persons ages 13 and older) by the ESRB with a $49.99 suggested retail price.

Disciples II Patch v1.1 to v1.2 Available NOW

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 9:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First just let us know that they have released a new update patch for Disciples II : Dark Prophecy. This patch incldes some new maps, AI improvements, some editor updates and plenty more ... you NEED to have Patch v1.1 to successfully upgrade to v1.2 .. click "read more" for links and the full details on whats changed/updated.

Tom Clancy's 'Ghost Recon: Desert Siege' - In Stores Now

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 8:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment and Red Storm Entertainment are pleased to announce that the mission pack Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Desert Siege will hit the shelves today. European Ghost Recon fans should expect it in a matter of a few days/a week as well.

Goodbye Myst! Hello Sims!

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 8:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

There's been a coup in the PC gaming world. After nine years as the best-selling computer game of all time, "Myst" has dropped to number two. In its place now stands "The Sims," the quirky and utterly addictive title that lets you control the lives of simulated people. Read the full story on CNN.

Team Factor Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 7:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Thanks voodoo for pointing out that the new Team Factor demo is available and ready for download. Team Factor enables the player to choose and develop his or her favourite way of play and fight. After selecting one out of three teams and one of four different character specializations, the player may set up whichever skills he or she likes to cultivate. According to the specific skill development, the player is able to access more "exclusive" weapons and devices. This means, that each created character will be unique and therefore recognizable to the other players by his or her personal ability and record. This feature is called a "RPG factor". All players' records will be stored in the Team Factor on-line central database." Get it off 3DGamers / Tiscali or BonusWeb. Update : this is a LAN only demo, no singleplayer nor inet play .. yuk! Update2 : they updated the demo, it now has bot support (thanks blues)

Simon the Sorcerer 3D - New Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 6:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Simon the Sorcerer 3D is a new kind of adventure - an absorbing storyline combined with challenging puzzles, crazy characters and wonderful locations all wrapped up in a glorious real-time 3D environment. Previously a Hasbro project now under the Vivendi Universal battleship! Check the screens