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XMen Legends Ships

The mutant battle rages on to North American retail shelves with the release of Activision, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) X-Men Legends. An epic action-RPG featuring a compelling storyline written by former X-Men(tm) comic book writers, the game allows players to pick and customize a team of legendary X-Men from the Marvel Universe to combat evil and protect the fate of mankind from certain doom. The title is currently available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube for a suggested retail price of $49.99 and carries a "T" ("Teen" – Blood, Violence) rating by … Continue reading XMen Legends Ships

Planetwide Games Releases Risk Your Life MMORPG

Planetwide Games Inc. announced the release of "Risk Your Life", the massively multi-player online game at http://www.ryl.net and http://www.planetwidegames.com. Risk Your Life is one of the few MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) that bring you an online Virtual reality atmosphere that is both completely interactive and immersive. RYL is a well-balanced MMORPG developed under a 3D environment that allows players to create their own character, define its role, do battle with it in a virtual world. No longer do players have to face monotonous individual games but they can now interact with hundreds or thousands of other players from … Continue reading Planetwide Games Releases Risk Your Life MMORPG

Mybrainplay.com releases value-priced games

Mybrainplay.com is proud to announce the launch of their first round of quality, value-priced games for Windows PCs, available immediately from their website, www.mybrainplay.com. Have you ever wondered why on-line games cost almost the same as retail games? If there are no duplication, packaging or shipping costs then why are publishers still charging nearly $20 dollars per game? Why are none of these savings being passed on to the consumer? "The truth is that on-line customers routinely pay a huge markup on the games they buy," says Kyle Nau, founder of Mybrainplay.com. "Publishers jack their price up so high for … Continue reading Mybrainplay.com releases value-priced games

Patrick Stewart Returns to Games

Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) under license from Hasbro, Inc., today announced that the highly anticipated Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone, an action game set in the popular Dungeons & Dragons world created by Wizards of the Coast, is now available at retail outlets nationwide. Demon Stone for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system is retailing for an estimated price of $49.95 and is rated "T" for Teen. Demon Stone is expected to become available for the Xbox videogame system from Microsoft and the personal computer in November. Designed by Stormfront Studios, developers of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, … Continue reading Patrick Stewart Returns to Games

BreakAway Expands to Austin

BreakAway, Ltd., the Hunt Valley, MD-based computer game company, announced today that it has opened a new development studio in Austin, Texas. BreakAway’s decision was spurred by the tremendous growth the company has experienced in both its government and entertainment divisions over the past year. BreakAway has seen revenues jump 50 percent since the start of 2004, while the company has added more than 20 new employees during the past six months. "Austin is nationally known as a creative community and hotbed for gaming talent," notes BreakAway founder and CEO Doug Whatley. "Given the current demand for our services and … Continue reading BreakAway Expands to Austin

Fable Ships for Xbox

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Fable, the highly anticipated Xbox® roleplaying adventure game, has has been spotted on store shelves in North America for an estimated retail price of $49.95 (U.S.). Fable will be available in Europe in October. Developed by Peter Molyneux’s studio Big Blue Box in conjunction with Lionhead Studios, Fable allows players to develop a unique character by making choices that determine their character’s skills, reputation and appearance. In Fable, the players' every action determines their character’s skills, appearances and moralities. Character’s life stories are created from childhood through adulthood and on to old age. They … Continue reading Fable Ships for Xbox

Time Crisis: Crisis Zone Goes Gold

Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today the fourth installment in its popular light gun shooter franchise, Time Crisis: Crisis Zone, has gone gold. Shipping exclusively for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, Time Crisis: Crisis Zone is scheduled for an October release. "Time Crisis: Crisis Zone takes first-person action shooting to the next level by offering unlockable double-gun gameplay, highly interactive environments and a new arsenal of weapons," said Rod Nakamoto, executive vice president of research and development. "Time Crisis: Crisis Zone is sure to satisfy even the itchiest of trigger fingers when it arrives … Continue reading Time Crisis: Crisis Zone Goes Gold

Call of Duty:United Offensive Ships

Fresh soldiers arrive at the front line today as Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) has announced that Call of Duty: United Offensive has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. The highly anticipated expansion pack to Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty(tm) – which has received more than 80 Game of the Year and 50 Editor’s Choice Awards worldwide – brings the cinematic intensity of the brand to unprecedented heights with more action than ever before. Developed by Gray Matter Interactive Studios, Call of Duty: United Offensive is rated "T" (Teen – Blood, Mild Language, Violence) by the ESRB and carries a suggested retail … Continue reading Call of Duty:United Offensive Ships

Vivendi and HD Ink Jupiter Deal

Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) today announced a global distribution agreement with HD Interactive to distribute the action-packed, PC-based, 3D tactical strategy space game, Nexus – The Jupiter Incident. Under terms of the agreement, VU Games will distribute the title across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific with the exception of France, Spain, Italy, Benelux and Russia. HD Interactive will be responsible for publishing the game. "Our agreement with HD Interactive is a testament to VU Games’ strong global distribution network and sales capabilities," said Bruce Hack, CEO of VU Games. "We look forward to partnering with HD Interactive with the … Continue reading Vivendi and HD Ink Jupiter Deal

Global Gaming League PMP for PR

The Global Gaming League (GGL), the leading sports entertainment organization that promotes competitive video gaming, today announced it has selected Santa Monica-based Pacific Media Partners (PMP) to spearhead its public relations efforts in 2004 and 2005. The newly formed alliance will see PMP handling all corporate PR for the GGL while working closely together to promote the GGL’s competitive gaming destination website, live events and tournaments, media content and distribution, and promotion of players. "We’re excited to have an agency of this caliber representing us," said Brett Hawkins Jr., CEO of the GGL. "Their vast experience and marketing know-how in … Continue reading Global Gaming League PMP for PR

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