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Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game: PharaohÂ’s Servant

by Thomas on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 8:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

December 12th will see the launch of the fourth booster pack for Konami of Europe's phenomenally successful Yu-Gi-Oh!TM TRADING CARD GAME. The Pharaoh's Servant booster pack adds over 100 new characters, spells and traps to the series and is certain enjoy the same incredible acclaim as its predecessors.

The all-new creatures, spells and traps in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME: Pharaoh's Servant open up all manner of new gameplay possibilities for fans of the series. The Pharaoh's Servant booster expands upon the enthralling gameplay of the existing packs, and the new cards are fully compatible with all available packs and Starter Decks, and offer users additional adversaries and weapons to use in battles against rival players.

'System 3' Returns

by Thomas on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 8:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Industry veteran Mark Cale announced today the return of Britsoft originator System 3 to the market. System 3 was a leading developer and publisher in the eighties and enjoyed phenomenal success and worldwide recognition with blockbuster titles including International Karate and The Last Ninja trilogy (my all time favorite c-64 series ed.).

'The Sims Bustin' Out' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Thomas on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 8:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that The Sims Bustin' Out for the Game Boy Advance has shipped under the EA Games brand in North America. For the first time, Game Boy Advance players will be able to experience the zany and unpredictable world of The Sims. Players can take direct control of their Sim to explore 20 all-new Game Boy Advance exclusive locations as they work their way from rags to riches. The Sims Bustin' Out Game Boy Advance version will support connectivity with the GameCube version scheduled to release in mid-December.

'Yu Yu Hakusho: Spirit Detective' (GBA) Available Now

by Thomas on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 8:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Adding to its library of successful anime properties, Atari, Inc. today announced the release of Yu Yu Hakusho: Spirit Detective for the Game Boy Advance. From the licensors of Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, Yu Yu Hakusho: Spirit Detective is based on one of the top-rated TV series for males 9-14 and can be viewed on the Cartoon Network.

Nintendo GameCube Hits No. 1

by Thomas on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 8:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After rocketing up the charts the past several weeks, the Nintendo GameCube has now reached No. 1 -- it's America's top-selling home video game console, according to direct sales data from the nation's leading retailers.

Take-Two Interactive Closes Acquisition Of TDK Mediactive

by Thomas on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 8:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced today that it has completed the purchase of TDK Mediactive, Inc. ("TDK"), a California based publisher of video game franchises based on popular licensed properties, including The Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Land Before Time, Robotech, The Muppets and Corvette.

'Lords of EverQuest' Ships To Stores

by Thomas on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 8:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), today announced that its fantasy Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game, Lords of EverQuest, is available now at U.S. and Canadian retail stores. Lords of EverQuest carries a suggested retail price of $49.99.

Atari's DRIV3R To Feature Major Hollywood Talent (XB/PS2)

by Thomas on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 8:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari has signed a blockbuster Hollywood cast to lend voices to its greatly anticipated video game, DRIV3R, scheduled for release in Spring 2004. Michael Madsen, Ving Rhames, Mickey Rourke and Michelle Rodriguez will play the lead roles in the third installment of the gritty, crime-fighting Driver video game series, one of the most successful video game franchises of all time. DRIV3R is being developed by Atari's Reflections Interactive for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox video game system from Microsoft.

Various GameCube Games Ship

by Thomas on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 1:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom today shipped Resident Evil Code Veronica: X for GameCube. This time you play as Claire Redfield from Resident Evil 2. After narrowly surviving the horrific onslaught in Raccoon City, Claire now seeks clues in search of her missing brother, Chris. To her horror, she discovers Umbrella Corporation’s insidious activities are not isolated to the remote, mid-western city... Capcom also today shipped Gotcha Force for GameCube. It’s toy versus toy in this over-the-top 3-D action shooter. You can create your own fighting force with over 100 unique characters. Use strategy to build the toughest force. Character collecting becomes addictive as the combinations are endless! Four players can battle for control in 4 player battle mode or 2 against 2. Play against your friends or work together to defeat the baddest toys on the block.

New Game Research Lab In San Francisco

by Thomas on Dec. 1, 2003 @ 11:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A new Game Research Lab is now open at The Art Institute of California - San Francisco to support students studying in its Game Art & Design and Visual & Game Programming degree programs. The lab is available for use by students to examine the latest 3-D animation, computer graphics, game level design and other elements of successful video games.