Category Archives: News and Industry Happenings

To Gamer To Get In Game

Major League Gaming (MLG), the pre-eminent worldwide console gaming league for professional video game players, today announced that the #1 ranked gamer in the 2004 version of ESPN NFL Football at the end of MLG’s 2004 season will be featured as a free agent, with name and likeness to appear in the 2005 release of ESPN Videogames’ ESPN NFL Football. The champion will also be offered an MLG pro gaming management contract, joining the ranks of the world’s elite professional gamers. MLG, which has selected ESPN Videogames’ ESPN NFL Football as its premier sports title for its 2004 season, will … Continue reading To Gamer To Get In Game

Call Of Cthulhu Gets Website

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the official web site for Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth, which can be found at www.callofcthulhu.com. The new site includes info on gameplay and story in Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth, as well as new screenshots, renders, and wallpapers. Learn about the player character, Jack Walters, the creepy town of Innsmouth, and find out more about HP Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos he created. In addition, Bethesda Softworks producer Dennis Cheng’s team diary provides an update on the game. Call of Cthulhu is a survival horror game … Continue reading Call Of Cthulhu Gets Website

Call Of Duty Map Contest announced

If you thought your tour of duty was over after finishing Activision, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) award-winning Call of Duty…think again. Starting today through March 26, 2004, map-making gurus everywhere can log on to www.callofduty.com and enter to win the "Call of Duty Mapmaker Competition." Using the map-making toolset located on the official website, gamers have the opportunity to create and submit multiplayer levels for the chance to win an incredible Grand Prize package which includes an all expense paid trip to Los Angeles to meet with Infinity Ward, the developer of Call of Duty, an Asylum GeForce(tm) FX 5950 Ultra-based … Continue reading Call Of Duty Map Contest announced

Sidhe Interactive Researching Portable Games

Game development studio Sidhe Interactive announced today it has secured a government research grant from Technology New Zealand to assist in developing for upcoming handheld gaming device, the Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP). Tyrone McAuley, Technical Director at Sidhe, commented, “The Technology NZ funding complements our own significant investment, allowing us to accelerate our research programme for this exciting new platform.” Industry analysts are predicting a strong debut for the PlayStation Portable gaming platform, which Sony themselves are promoting as “the Walkman of the 21st Century.” “Tech NZ been proud to support Sidhe Interactive as a strong technology innovator”, said Richard … Continue reading Sidhe Interactive Researching Portable Games

Slipknot To Make Game Music

Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) has signed a deal with Roadrunner Records’ multi-platinum-selling artist, Slipknot, for the MTX: Mototrax videogame, which will be available in retail stores nationwide on March 3, 2004. The band will unveil their brand new track, "Don’t Get Close" from their forthcoming album due out in May 2004, in the game. Also included in the game is an unreleased instrumental version of "The Heretic Anthem" and the hit "Wait And Bleed" from their first self-titled album. A three-minute Slipknot video will be included in MTX: Mototrax as well as a secret character and bike designed by the … Continue reading Slipknot To Make Game Music

Uru Live cancelled

Cyan and UBI Software announced this week that the planned expansion of Uru: Ages Beyond Myst would not be making the jump to the multiplayer realm. According to a spokesman for UBI, there were not enough people subscribed to the online portion of the game – which was going through beta testing – to justify launching the product. In short, Uru Live would probably not have been financially viable. The idea behind Uru Live was that the puzzle solving game would be constantly expanded with new content. Explorers could journey into the new worlds and explore them collectively with other … Continue reading Uru Live cancelled

VU And Radical Sign Development Deal

Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) and Radical Entertainment today announced a worldwide development agreement under which Radical will exclusively develop products for VU Games. The two companies will collaborate on the development of six multi-platform titles based on new and existing entertainment franchises. VU Games will also obtain a royalty-free license to Radical’s proprietary game development technologies, as well as an option to purchase the company during contract’s term. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. VU Games and Radical Entertainment most recently collaborated on The Simpsons: Hit & Run, a critically acclaimed title that debuted on four platforms … Continue reading VU And Radical Sign Development Deal

Joan Of Arc Burns To Retail

Enlight, a leading entertainment software developer and publisher, announced today that its highly anticipated title Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc is now available in retail stores across North America. Inspired by the legendary story of Joan of Arc, Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc sends players to medieval France to experience the most epic battles of the Hundred Years War. In 1429, Joan of Arc inspired her faltering country to unite and retaliate against the occupying English troops. Driven by the general’s passion, the French gained the confidence and courage to reclaim their nation. Referred to as "undeniably addictive" … Continue reading Joan Of Arc Burns To Retail

Lineage II Gets Preorder Campaign

NCsoft Corporation, the world’s leading developer and publisher of online computer games announces the beginning of its pre-order retail box campaign for Lineage II: The Chaotic Chronicle and City of Heroes in North America. The boxes will begin to appear on store shelves this week at computer game retail outlets throughout the United States and Canada. Both games are expected to launch commercially this spring. Lineage II is the visually-stunning prequel to the world’s most popular online game, Lineage. Group with friends, tame powerful dragons, participate in epic struggles and lay siege to majestic castles in this massive medieval fantasy … Continue reading Lineage II Gets Preorder Campaign

Squad assault Gets Patch

Matrix Games is pleased to announce that the new v.1.60 update for Eric Young’s Squad Assault: West Front by DAS Entertainment and Freedom Games is now available for download. David Heath, Director of Operations for Matrix Games, said "Thanks to the great development work of DAS Entertainment and Freedom Games, we are able to continue not only listening to our customers but also implementing their requests. Our thanks to wargamers for their continued support and helping us make a great game even better!" Comments and requests submitted on the Matrix Games forums and by e-mail have been incorporated into this … Continue reading Squad assault Gets Patch

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