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New Developer 'Union Entertainment' Comes To Life

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 3:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Film and Video Game production company Union Entertainment announced today the procurement of development financing for the company’s video game division. Backed by Korean software company Digital Tetra, the fund provides $1.2 million for Union to develop new games to a playable demo level before shopping the titles to game publishers. The deal was brokered by Clemensen Capital.

'EverQuest II' Gets Voice-overs - Trailer

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 3:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE) today announced that EverQuest II will be the first MMO game to feature voiceover for in-game Non-Player Characters (NPCs). The voiceover will be comprised of more than 130 hours of dialog and approximately 1.5 million words (the equivalent of more than 65 feature films worth of content). The addition of voiceover to the game adds a new dimension of realism to the MMO genre that is unmatched by the current generation of titles. Read more for details & new trailer filled with speech...

'Hostile Intent' - Updated Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 12:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Hostile Intent team has released a new version for their Half-Life mod, bringing it to v1.2 and has a slew of bug fixes and game tweaks. Read more for details and download links ...

'War Times' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 12:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First has released a patch for Legend Studios' 3D RTS War Times. This upgrade will bring your retail game to v1.01. and fixes a bug with AI players in multiplayer games on the server, rebalances some unit stats and improves LAN play. Read more for download links ...

'King Of Fighters: Maximum Impact' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 11:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'KOF: Maximum Impact' will feature the most popular KOF characters such as Terry Bogard and Kyo Kusanagi all rendered in 3D. The game will also feature several brand new characters to the franchise and a wide assortment of detailed battlegrounds and fighting maneuvers. Check out the freshly launched KOF: Maximum Impact website or read more for new screens ...

'War Times' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 11:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and developer Legend Studios announced today that War Times has shipped to retail stores nationwide. War Times is a World War II real-time strategy game that gives players the opportunity to fight some of history’s most prolific battles as the country of their choice: the USA, England, the Soviet Union or Germany. War Times has a SRP of $39.99 and has been rated T for Teen.

'Van Helsing' (GBA) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 11:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi today announced that "Van Helsing", based on the highly-anticipated film from Universal Pictures, is also coming to the GBA. Van Helsing, the new epic action-adventure film from writer-director Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns), draws inspiration from the studio’s classic horror properties and introduces Van Helsing, Bram Stoker’s fabled monster hunter, who is summoned to a distant Eastern European land on a quest to vanquish evil.

'Fable' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 11:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fable is a ground-breaking role-playing adventure game from Peter Molyneux, in which your every action determines your skills, appearance, and reputation. Create your life story from childhood to death. Grow from an inexperienced adolescent into the most powerful being in the world. Check these 50+ new screens ...

'Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Novalogic has released a demo for their upcoming FPS multiplayer game Joint Operations. the demo features one 'Twin Island' multiplayer map with day and night settings. The demo will be playable over the NovaWorld Games Network and via LAN. Other features in the demo include:Up to 100 player games via NovaWorld with 32 players on a LAN, 19 land sea and air drivable vehicles,27 Weapons,5 classes: Rifleman, Gunner, Engineer, Sniper & Medic. Read more for download links ...

'Darkfall' - Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 10:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Darkfall is a next generation Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game that combines real-time action and real-time strategy in a fantasy setting. Darkfall is currently in internal beta testing and preparing for the open playtesting. RazorWax has launched/revamped the official DarFall website, go check it out, or read more for some new screens ...