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Disney's Toontown Online Launches In Japan

by Thomas on April 19, 2004 @ 10:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Walt Disney Internet Group today announced that its critically acclaimed Disney's Toontown Online is now available in Japan through a distribution deal with Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation (NTT East) and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation (NTT West). Hailed as the first downloadable massively multiplayer (MMP) 3D online game for kids and families, Disney's Toontown Online first launched in the U.S. in June 2003.

'Suikoden IV' To Reach Europe In The Next Fiscal Year

by Thomas on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 7:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami of Europe has confirmed the latest installment of its best-selling Suikoden series will be released across Europe within the 2004/2005 fiscal period. A sprawling role-playing game, Suikoden IV marks a huge step forward for the series, with a fantastic 3D play area populated by an incredible 100+ heroes and villains.

The release of Suikoden IV sees the popular series make its PlayStation 2 debut in Europe, and Producer Noritada Matsukawa and his award-winning team have pulled out all the stops to produce an absorbing role-playing title wherein the player guides a party of heroes through a number of missions, facing an increasing danger as they explore.

BVS Solitaire Collection

by Thomas on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 7:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BVS Development Corporation has released BVS Solitaire Collection 5.1 with 375 multi-featured, very different solitaire card games to play. You'll be able to learn solitaires not found elsewhere: Topsy-Turvy Queens, Twelve Sleeping Maids, Steeplechase, Braid and many others.

It also includes all of the most popular solitaire card games such as Spider, Klondike, Freecell, Carpet, Forty Thieves, Monte Carlo, Russian Solitaire, Flower Garden, Golf, Cruel, Accordion, Pyramid...

'The Sims Bustin' Out' Announced For N-Gage

by Thomas on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 7:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nokia, together with Electronic Arts, today announced that The Sims Bustin' Out is in development for the N-Gage game deck. The Sims fans will be able to create their own characters and take them anywhere, while on the move and interacting with the mobile community. The Sims Bustin' Out on the N-Gage platform will have exclusive objects, as well as unique "mini games" where players can earn extra Simoleons.

'Restricted Area' Now Seeking A New Publisher

by Thomas on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 7:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Game Developer Master Creating announces today that they have cancelled their publishing agreement for RESTRICTED AREA with 4am Entertainment for a major breach of contract. Spokesman Jan Beuck: "4am didn't pay the advance payment in time – this is a substantial and un-remedied breach. We are currently considering legal action."

RESTRICTED AREA is an action-RPG set in the dark future and is already in the alpha phase. Master Creating, an independent game development studio based in Hamburg, Germany, is now seeking a new publisher.

New Web Site For Phantom Game Service Launched

by Thomas on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 6:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Infinium Labs today announced the launch of www.phantom.net, a new web site for its next-generation Phantom Gaming Service. The feature-rich site offers consumers a preview of what lies in store when the Phantom is unleashed in 2004. The new web site provides visitors with the opportunity to learn more about Phantom's products and services, specifications and developer program. The site also provides Investor Relations information about Infinium Labs, the management team, news releases, the stock symbol and links to trading quotes and SEC filings.

Nyko Introduces Wireless Air Flo Controller For PS2

by Thomas on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 7:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nyko blew away gamers last year with the introduction of the Air Flo controller, the world's first air-cooled video game accessory. This year the award-winning Air Flo goes wireless at the International Consumer Electronics Show. Nyko Technologies, manufacturer of innovative peripherals, introduces the Wireless Air Flo controller for Sony PlayStation 2, a cable-free unit that utilizes Nyko's patented Air Flo technology to provide gamers with a consistent flow of fresh air through the controller handgrips. Gamers can prevent problematic sweaty hands as well as employ increased mobility during competitive video games such as SOCOM 2 or Madden 2004.

'Coliseum' Has Begun To Ship Worldwide

by Thomas on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 1:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

After an unfortunate production delay due to the recent Christmas holidays Stormcloud Creation's fantasy gladiatorial management simulation, Coliseum, has begun to ship worldwide... Coliseum retails for $24.95 and is available for the Windows OS from Shrapnel Games' online store, the Gamers Front. A text-based simulation engine powers the experience, which sees players taking on the role of managing a team of gladiators in a bloodthirsty fantasy world.

Rockstar Games Announces 'Max Payne' For The GBA

by Thomas on Dec. 5, 2003 @ 5:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing division of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is proud to announce that Max Payne is set to make its debut on the Game Boy Advance and will be in stores on December 16th, 2003 in North America.

'Americas 10 Most Wanted' For Consoles & PC In 2004

by Thomas on Dec. 5, 2003 @ 5:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Britsoft originator and leading 80s developer and publisher System 3, announced today its allegiance to CIFR (Criminal Interdiction & Fugitive Recovery) with its commitment to combating world terrorism. The pledge comes as the company makes the groundbreaking news that it is set to release 'America's 10 Most Wanted' on next-gen consoles and PC in 2004.