Category Archives: News and Industry Happenings

The Urbz Are Out

Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS) today announced that The Urbz: Sims in the City has shipped to retail outlets worldwide under the EA GAMES brand. Following the record-setting launch of The Sims 2, the development team at the celebrated Maxis studio today launched The Urbz: Sims in the City, the newest entry into the award-winning franchise for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, the Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance. The Nintendo DS version will ship on Tuesday, November 16 as a launch title for the new handheld system. "The Urbzâ„¢: Sims in the … Continue reading The Urbz Are Out

Aces High Adds Content

HiTech Creations, producer of the award winning online WWII combat simulation Aces High, has released a new version of its massively multiplayer flight simulator. The new version 2.01 continues the tradition of continuously upgrading and expanding the most popular massively multiplayer online flight simulator in the world. Aces High, first introduced in 2000, has continuously expanded through 14 different versions. Each version added new features such as integrated voice communications, expansion into land and sea combat, a combat film recorder, a terrain editor, and an ever-expanding assortment of combat equipment that grew from 15 units to nearly 80 planes, vehicles, … Continue reading Aces High Adds Content

First FIFA World Cup Winner Announced

With a pressure-packed, energetic crowd of football fans and gamers cheering him on, Matija Biljeskovic, 20, of Rockford, Illinois took the stage at the Jacob Javits Center and conquered the best football video gamers North America has to offer, earning him the New York Regional Championship of the inaugural FIFA Interactive World Cup. Biljeskovic’s Arsenal team progressed through each round of the tournament with poise and determination, ultimately defeating Carlos Briseño, 16, of Guadalajara, Mexico in a thrilling overtime penalty shoot-out, 11-10, to secure his berth in the FIFA Interactive World Cup Finals this December in Zurich. The FIFA Interactive … Continue reading First FIFA World Cup Winner Announced

Hello Kitty Gets Online Game

Typhoon Games (Hong Kong) Ltd. has announced the launch of Hello Kitty Online World in the 4th quarter of 2004 – an online MMORPG that has been yearned for by Hello Kitty fans around the world. In this charming and friendly online world, players can play and communicate with Hello Kitty fans all around Asia. Hello Kitty always has an irreplaceable place in the hearts of children, teenagers and women around the world. Her story and character designs have been widely adored by many fans since her birth in 1974. After years of research and development, Typhoon Games has cooperated … Continue reading Hello Kitty Gets Online Game

Game Live Partners With Navigame

Game Live Events, the leading producer of video game events, has selected Navigame to represent the company for all marketing partnership deals. The relationship includes Navigame’s involvement in the company’s 2005 Game Live Tours, arriving at more than 50 college campuses starting in spring and 12 mega-mall complexes around the country during the coveted 4th Quarter holiday shopping season. "We are looking forward to having the experienced and creative team at Navigame focus on all of our marketing partnership deals. The principals have demonstrated tremendous success working with major consumer brands in the past," said Antonio Capretta, president, Game Live … Continue reading Game Live Partners With Navigame

Tron 2.0 Killer App Ships

Buena Vista Interactive, a publishing label of Buena Vista Games, Inc., announced today its much-anticipated first person shooter, TRON 2.0: Killer App, has shipped for the Xbox videogame system from Microsoft to North American retail outlets. TRON 2.0: Killer App is also available at retail for the Game Boy Advance. "We are pleased to bring the TRON franchise to the Xbox, and the Xbox Live gaming community," said Bob Picunko, director of product marketing for Buena Vista Games. "With an intriguing storyline, innovative and deep multiplayer features, hit music and wide range of Xbox Live functionality, Killer App is the … Continue reading Tron 2.0 Killer App Ships

Ultima Online Gets Samurai Empire

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that Ultima Online: Samurai Empire, the highly-anticipated expansion pack to Ultima Online (UO) began shipping to retailers. The newest addition to the renowned UO franchise combines the trademark high fantasy of UO with an exotic Japanese culture and features two deadly new professions for players to master – the Samurai and the Ninja. "Ultima Online: Samurai Empire marks a new era in the world of UO," said Anthony Castoro, producer of Ultima Online. "By adding a new culture to the classic medieval European setting of Ultima Online, we've given the game a unique twist … Continue reading Ultima Online Gets Samurai Empire

Medal Of Honor Pacific Ships On DVD

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), the world's leading interactive entertainment company, is pleased to announce that the Medal of Honor Pacific Assault Director's Edition has shipped to stores in North America and is available for purchase today. Developed at EA Los Angeles (EALA), Medal of Honor Pacific Assault Director's Edition is bursting with bonus content including six video features, two interactive applications, and an exclusive weapon. Medal of Honor Pacific Assault gives players a sense of the courage it took to fight the Imperial Japanese Army from the shock of Pearl Harbor to triumph on the shores of the Tarawa Atoll. … Continue reading Medal Of Honor Pacific Ships On DVD

Scrapland PC Ships

Get set to blast off into a frenzied, far out future where humans are feared and robots rule. Enlight, a leading entertainment software publisher, along with Executive Producer American McGee and developer Mercury Steam, announced today that the PC version of Scrapland has shipped to stores nationwide. An engagingly humorous 3rd person action-adventure game, Scrapland has drawn comparisons to such hits as Grand Theft Auto and Descent for its open-ended gameplay and extreme, futuristic 3D flying missions. The PC version carries a SRP of $39.99 and has been rated "T" for TEEN. "If you're into metal and motion, sink your … Continue reading Scrapland PC Ships

Ghost Recon 2 Ships Early For Xbox

Ubisoft, one of the world's largest videogame publishers, today announced that gamers will be able to start enjoying Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 for the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft two weeks early! Originally slated to ship for retail on November 30, 2004, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 for Xbox will now head for store shelves on November 16, 2004. Developed by Red Storm Entertainment, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 for Xbox features a realistic storyline set in the hostile terrain of North Korea in 2011, a killer Lone Wolf single-player mode based on prototypical soldier-of-the-future combat equipment currently … Continue reading Ghost Recon 2 Ships Early For Xbox

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