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HP To Enter Gamer PC Market

For PC gamers who want an unparalleled gaming experience, HP today introduced Compaq X Gaming PC. Gamers can now customize Compaq X from a choice of cutting-edge hardware, including the hottest Intel and AMD processors, latest graphics cards and audio. The Compaq X pushes imagination to the limit and delivers leading-edge performance with customized mixes of best in class PC components in a sleek aluminum-brushed Cooler Master case. "The choice of component offerings for the Compaq X is based on performance to allow for the most vibrant, powerful and visual PC gaming experience possible," said Tom Markworth, product manager for … Continue reading HP To Enter Gamer PC Market

Singles Game To Feature Full Nudity

Singles – Flirt up your Life is the simulation of the exciting relationship between Mike and Linda. The game shows them in their shared flat, which means that everyday routines are focused as well: Cooking, watching TV and cleaning are as important as talks and a cuddle. And of course the two have to work for a living as well " Enjoy playing Cupid. The PR folks at Eidos described Singles as kind of an adult sims. It will be the first mainstream game to feature full frontal nudity and even sex. And it might be the only game in … Continue reading Singles Game To Feature Full Nudity

SEGA To Co-Publish Matrix Online

Sega of America, Inc. and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, today announced an agreement to co-publish The Matrix Online, the first massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) based on Warner Bros. Pictures’ popular Matrix property. Under the terms of the worldwide exclusive deal, SEGA will manage distribution of The Matrix Online, while Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will oversee content development and manage the live game operations. Both companies will supervise ongoing game development and marketing activities for the game. The Matrix Online is expected to launch in November 2004. "We are pleased to combine SEGA's seasoned gameplay, game production and distribution experience … Continue reading SEGA To Co-Publish Matrix Online

Activision Founders Celebrate 20 Years In Development

David Crane and Alan Miller, two of the co-founders of the first independent video game publisher, Activision, are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the founding of the company at E3. Since Activision’s founding in 1979, the independent game publishing industry has flourished to become a multi-billion dollar worldwide business, encompassing hundreds of independent publishers and game development companies. Crane and Miller carry on that tradition of independent game development at Skyworks, where Crane serves as Chief Technical Officer, and Miller as Vice President of Business Development. Skyworks is exhibiting its games in booth #6601 in the Kentia Hall at E3. … Continue reading Activision Founders Celebrate 20 Years In Development

Warhammer Goes Online

Warhammer Online, the upcoming massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) set against the backdrop of Games Workshop's grim and gritty Warhammer fantasy world is being showcased at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Set in a virtual re-creation of the Reikland, players take on the role of mercenaries and outlaws living on the margins of society, who through luck, skill and a trusty blade can rise to become powerful heroes – famous or feared throughout the Empire for their bloody deeds. Events: E3 2004

EA Joins Xbox Live

EA and Microsoft have struck an agreement that will allow players of EA SPORTS and EA GAMES titles to compete and play online through Xbox Live. Players will have access to voice communication, tournaments, ladders and all the fun of online play. The first game to include Xbox Live capability will be NCAA Football 2005, scheduled for release in July. Madden NFL 2005, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2005, NASCAR 2005: Chase For The Cup, NBA LIVE 2005, NHL 2005, and NCAA March Madness 2005 will follow. EA GAMES titles on Xbox Live include GoldenEye: Rogue Agent, Need for Speed Underground … Continue reading EA Joins Xbox Live

Halo 2 Release Date Announced

Microsoft Game Studios and Bungie Studios today announced that Halo 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the hugely successful and critically acclaimed Halo: Combat Evolved, will land on store shelves on November 9, 2004. In what promises to be one of the biggest launches in videogame history, Halo 2 will be the focus of an extensive marketing campaign that includes cinema, print, outdoor, online and television advertising. Gamers should mark Halo 2’s official launch date of November 9 on the calendar. To mark this occasion, Microsoft Game Studios will soon announce pre-order availability of a limited edition copy of Halo … Continue reading Halo 2 Release Date Announced

Micro Machines Goes Mobile

Global wireless entertainment publisher iFone Ltd and top development house Daydream Software AB today announce a mobile game version based on MICRO MACHINES, the iconic brand of highly stylized mini vehicles. Mobile phone gamers will now be able to recreate the performance and excitement of MICRO MACHINES vehicles on their mobile phones. Under license from Atari, Inc., and Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS), the MICRO MACHINES mobile game allows gamers to burn tires in single player races. The games are developed in J2ME and offer players all the fun, excitement and challenging gameplay associated with the previous video game titles based on … Continue reading Micro Machines Goes Mobile

Into The Pixel Art Shown At E3

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3Expo) today announced the artworks to be featured in "Into the Pixel," a juried exhibition of computer and video game art on display at this year’s E3Expo. The sixteen featured pieces were selected from more than 120 submissions by a jury of interactive entertainment industry art veterans and experts from the traditional art field. "Into the Pixel" will run May 13-14 in the Concourse Lobby at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and be accessible to the more than 60,000 interactive entertainment industry executives, designers, developers, animators, journalists and retailers who attend E3Expo. The exhibition is a … Continue reading Into The Pixel Art Shown At E3

ER Cast To Star In Game

Legacy Interactive, known for its expertise in developing entertaining TV branded games, announced today that ER cast members Noah Wyle (Dr. John Carter), Sherry Stringfield (Dr. Susan Lewis) and Mekhi Phifer (Dr. Gregory Pratt) will star in the first interactive game based on the Warner Bros. Television series. Shipping this fall for PC/CD-ROM, the ER game is licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc. and will be published by Legacy Interactive and distributed by Vivendi Universal Games. "The ER game combines the best of the popular strategy/role-playing genre with the top-rated television franchise ‘ER'," said Ariella Lehrer, CEO of Legacy … Continue reading ER Cast To Star In Game

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