Category Archives: News and Industry Happenings

Camelot Fans Gathering

Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of the critically-acclaimed massively-multiplayer online role-playing game "Dark Age of Camelot," today announced that they are hosting a "Dark Age of Camelot" Roundtable fan gathering in Las Vegas this September. As "Dark Age of Camelot" approaches the third anniversary of its launch, players from around the world are invited to gather on September 24th and 25th to meet one another and the game’s developers. The Roundtable will feature "Dark Age of Camelot"-themed activities including LAN play, and costume contests. NVIDIA and Prima Games are amongst the official Roundtable sponsors, and along with Mythic will provide … Continue reading Camelot Fans Gathering

SRS Goes Gold

The streets may never be the same again"Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that Street Racing Syndicate (SRS), one of the most realistic, high-speed multiplayer street racing games to date, has been approved for manufacturing. One step closer to being on the store shelves, SRS will be available for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox videogame system from Microsoft and the Nintendo GameCube. "Gamers are about to get an insider's look at the underground world of street racing," said Rod Nakamoto, Executive Vice President of Research and Development for Namco Hometek Inc. "We've … Continue reading SRS Goes Gold

Skotos Adds New E-Rated MMOG

Gamers looking for variety in online prose role-playing, graphical role-playing, and strategy gaming, all for one single, affordable, monthly subscription have already discovered Skotos. The one-stop game channel destination for those where socializing, imaginative story-telling by the players themselves, and the use of a little brain-power are highest on the list of wants in the games they play. It is these elements that are at the core of Z-Opolis, the latest addition to the Skotos portfolio of games. With its family-friendly, ESRB E-Rated game play that replaces weapons, combat, and conflict with cool clothes, positive social interaction, and cooperation, Z-Opolis … Continue reading Skotos Adds New E-Rated MMOG

Namco Hometek Ships Ghosthunter

Sometimes the undead just won't rest in peace. Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that Ghosthunter, the dark and atmospheric third-person action-adventure game available exclusively for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, has begun shipping to retail stores nationwide. A routine disturbance call. A startling discovery. A catastrophe of supernatural proportions. During a late night patrol, rookie Detroit cop Lazarus Smith and his partner Anna Steele stumble across the ghost research laboratory of Professor Peter Richmond. Lazarus unintentionally releases a legion of ghosts and spirits that begin to wreak havoc around the world while a … Continue reading Namco Hometek Ships Ghosthunter

East Coast Games Readies Spoils of War

East Coast Games, Inc. is undertaking its first product launch with the introduction of Spoils of War, a PC-based online game and online destination. Spoils of War is the desire of the worldwide gaming community and more than a real-time strategy or first-person shooter game. It's the innovative merger of both that provides a fun and original gaming experience making users quest for more. Spoils of War is an online destination where users come together to participate in a community-based game experience: they get to play the game how they want to play it all the while experiencing intensity, unique … Continue reading East Coast Games Readies Spoils of War

Austin To Host Break Into Industry Event

The Game Initiative today announced the "How To Break Into Video Game Industry: Conference and Resume Workshop" will take place September 8, 2004 in Austin, Texas the day before the Austin Game Conference and the Women’s Game Conference. The Breakin conference is designed for students and professionals eager to get a job in the computer and video game industry. The event is open to artists, programmers, designers and others looking to get into the business. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with industry insiders, including top recruiter, hiring managers from local game companies as well as network and … Continue reading Austin To Host Break Into Industry Event

City Of Heroes To Get Fiction Series

NCsoft Corporation, the world's leading developer and publisher of online computer games, Cryptic Studios and CDS Books, the publishing arm of CDS, Inc., the largest independent service provider to the book publishing industry, announced today the inception of a multi-year, multi-book licensing agreement for CDS to publish a series of books based on the world of NCsoft's successful online computer game, City of Heroes. City of Heroes is the comic book-inspired online computer game from developer Cryptic Studios(tm). Players choose from a multitude of costume options and powers to create a unique hero that can join other players in protecting … Continue reading City Of Heroes To Get Fiction Series

UBI Announces New Ape Escape Games

Ready? Set? Party! Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, today announced Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system to be released in North America. In a brand-new twist to the series, Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed sets players on a fast-paced sports marathon across two action-packed game modes. A tournament-style game, Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed stars everyone's favorite heroes, Spike and Natalie, and features an all-star character line-up from the original Ape Escape games. Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed is slated to ship in October 2004. "Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed … Continue reading UBI Announces New Ape Escape Games

Third Wave Signs Fisher for Soundtrack

Third Wave Games, the new video game development house formed by industry veterans Morten Brodersen, Johnni Christensen and Phillip Tavel, has chosen game composer legend Mason B. Fisher to join its development team and produce the soundtrack for the upcoming title War World – Tactical Combat. Recently making his return to the PC gaming scene, Fisher will come on board to compose the soundtrack for the company's first title, War World – Tactical Combat, a first/third person mech-on-mech single and multiplayer combat game for the PC due out this fall. Inspired by musical scores from such composers as John Barry, … Continue reading Third Wave Signs Fisher for Soundtrack

Ben Kingsley, Kristanna Lorken to star in BloodRayne

Oscar-winning actor Ben Kingsley is bringing the bloodsucking ruler of the BloodRayne videogame to life. The ‘Gandhi’ star will play Kagan, the leader of a vast and dangerous vampire army. ‘Terminator 3’ star Kristanna Lorken been tapped as Kingsley’s daughter, who also must save the world by overthrowing his empire. The film will be set in 18th century Romania and the production will be filmed on-location in that country beginning later this month. A sequel for the videogame is expected to be released this fall.

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