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Ubi Soft Going For 3DO's 'Might and Magic'

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 7:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment UBIP.PA has been designated the lead bidder for bankrupt game publisher 3DO Co.'s "Might and Magic" assets, according to papers posted on Friday. The agreement with Ubi Soft, one of seven companies to qualify by Wednesday's deadline as bidders for 3DO's properties, was posted on 3DO's bankruptcy Web site and listed a purchase price of $1.3 million for the assets (thanks HLF). Read more for details ...

'Hoyle Majestic Chess' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 7:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hoyle Majestic Chess is a unique chess PC game featuring a variety of play styles, traditional and non-traditional learning mechanisms, robust Internet play and multiple chess-based challenges. We had a trailer a few weeks ago and today Sierra has released a playable demo featuring one scenario in the Chess Adventure mode. Read more for download links...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 6:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Tribes: Vengeance - Trailer
  • C&C Generals: Zero Hour - Trailer
  • BorderZone - Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Shadowbane' - 10-Day Free Membership

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 4:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world's top game publishers, announced today a free trial offer to experience Shadowbane for 10 days. Players who have yet to experience the intense online role-playing of Shadowbane can now spend 10 days exploring the massive landscape of this critically acclaimed massively-multiplayer online (MMO) game on either PC or Macintosh. Read more for details and where to grab the trial version ...

'Spawn' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 4:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spawn, based on Todd McFarlane’s best-selling comic book character, is a 3-D action/adventure game, where Spawn is caught between factions in the battle of Good vs. Evil. Players will encounter a variety of enemies through more than 30 interactive and destructible environments, as Spawn struggles to break free of the controlling forces of Heaven and Hell. The game will feature all of Spawn’s distinctive abilities including superhuman strength, hand-to-hand combat techniques, an arsenal of weaponry, Hell Powers, and his living symbiotic costume. Read more for some new screens ...

'I-Ninja' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 4:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

I-Ninja is an adrenaline-charged adventure game. An ultra-cool ninja with major attitude meets extreme sports game play, I-Ninja is the consummate warrior who has spent years mastering his weapons and honing his skills. In true gravity defying game play, I-Ninja can scale buildings, "shred" on extreme rails, hover great distances with a "sword copter", ride drifting roller spheres and utilize specialized manga-style ninja moves to navigate through each dynamic environment. Check these new screens ...

'Risk: Global Domination' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 4:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Leave the politics to someone else - Take over the world! From arid deserts to frozen mountain ranges, troops from different armies are being deployed in an all-out effort to take over the world. Now the premier wartime strategy game of generals makes its debut on today's next-generation game consoles. Read more to check out a fresh batch of screens ...

'Judge Dredd vs. Judge Death' (PC/PS2/NGC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 3:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Judge Dredd vs. Judge Death will feature a unique new storyline, but one that fits in perfectly with the continuity of the comic with a full cast of characters from the Judge Dredd stories, including Judge Anderson and the Dark Judges, and many of the famous Mega-City One locations. Read more to check out some screens for each platform ...

'Battlefield: Pirates' Alpha 0.2 Coming Soon

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 3:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capt. Guy Smiley has sent us a note to let the 'Battlefield: Pirates' fans known a new alpha v0.2 will be released in the coming 2-3 weeks. Originally it was being held back until EA would fix the "flying" bug but alas such has not happened yet. The new v0.2 will not include a lot of new content, but mainly bug fixes (galleon lag fix will now be gone) and tweaks although it will include at least 1 new map. Read more details right here....

'DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution' Gets Licensed Soundtrack

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 3:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of America today revealed the main song list for DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution (DDRMAX2). Featuring over 65 songs (including more than 25 hidden songs) ranging from pop, R&B, techno, house, trance and more, DDRMAX2 gets players up on the dance floor with an impressive roster of licensed songs exclusive to the U.S. version of the game including tracks by The Crystal Method, Dirty Vegas, Jocelyn Enriquez, K.C. & The Sunshine Band, Kylie Minogue, and more. Introducing a new graphical interface showcasing actual music videos from some of today's hottest artists, DDRMAX2 will have gamers groovin' to their favorite music videos while they dance the night away.