Category Archives: News and Industry Happenings

Broken Sword Gets Japanese Audience

Revolution Software’s Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon is aiming to be ‘big in Japan’, thanks to an agreement with native publisher Marvelous Entertainment which will see a Revolution Software game appear on shelves throughout the nation for the very first time. Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon is scheduled to be released on PS2 today, published by Marvelous Entertainment. Whilst it is often normal for Japanese adventure games to be translated and released throughout Europe and America, it’s less usual for Western titles to make the trip the other way. Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon has been localised for the Japanese … Continue reading Broken Sword Gets Japanese Audience

PacFish Attacks!

Get ready to dive into a new world that brings back memories of a classic arcade game. Germany's Suricate Software has released PacFish, a colorful takeoff on the Pac-Man-style maze games. PacFish lives in a vivid undersea world. There is plenty to eat in the twisting mazes but your fish is not alone. PacFish has quite a few enemies, dangerous marine creatures such as the Jellyfish, Sharks, Crabs, and many others. Some are persistent and annoying while others are quite clever and seem to have a mind of their own anticipating PacFish every move. Along the way PacFish will find … Continue reading PacFish Attacks!

ESA's Gordon Gets Champions Award

The ESA Foundation today announced that William "Bing" Gordon, executive vice president and chief creative officer of Electronic Arts (EA), will receive the 2004 Champions Award at the annual "Nite to Unite for Kids" event in recognition of his outstanding service and contributions to the interactive entertainment industry. "Nite to Unite for Kids" is the computer and video game industry's premiere charity fundraising event benefiting children's charities. "Bing’s is a legacy both made, and still in the making, and we are proud to recognize him as an industry champion," said Douglas Lowenstein, president of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the … Continue reading ESA's Gordon Gets Champions Award

NBA Live Ships

NBA LIVE 2005, the authentic and innovative new basketball videogame from Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), ships to retailers today under the EA SPORTSâ„¢ brand. In stores throughout North America just in time for the opening of NBA training camps, the NBA LIVE franchise celebrates its 10th year in style, with all new features, visually immersive graphics, and improved gameplay. NBA LIVE 2005 continues to set the standard as the most authentic and comprehensive hoops simulation ever created. New EA SPORTS Freestyle Air gameplay takes the action above the rim with new dunks and added in-air control on put-backs, tip-ins, and … Continue reading NBA Live Ships

Leisure Suit Larry Returns

On October 5th Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude for PC, PS2 and Xbox will be shipped nationwide. That's right! The best-loved adventure game franchise of all time is back! Except these aren't dot matrixed boobies from the 80's. Larry just got an upgrade. College is tough for Larry's nephew Larry, who just isn't as smooth with the ladies as his legendary uncle. When a reality TV dating show comes to campus, Larry decides he’s going to revitalize his life by winning the contest and proving once and for all that he can live up to the shining example set … Continue reading Leisure Suit Larry Returns

Sims 2 Earns Big Simoleans

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS), today announced that, based on internal data, The Sims 2 sold more than one million copies at retail stores worldwide within the first ten days – the biggest PC launch in EA's 22-year history. "The Sims franchise has become a cultural phenomenon and The Sims 2 is a game that changes the way we think about our industry" said Frank Gibeau, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Electronic Arts. "The game has sold one million units worldwide in its first ten days at retail – more than fifty percent of those games were sold in Europe." "The … Continue reading Sims 2 Earns Big Simoleans

Ragnarok Online Expands for Free

Gravity Interactive’s launch of Amatsu for Ragnarok Online marks the first in a series of free expansions to the game based on different cultural settings. Amatsu opens up the world of Japanese folklore and legend for Ragnarok players. Each expansion will include new maps, building designs, clothing and monsters based on actual or mythical elements from major Eastern and Western civilizations. In addition, NPCs will tell players about the history, folklore and traditions of each culture. For instance, in Amatsu, players can wander through fields of cherry blossoms on their way to battle tengu (Japanese mountain and forest goblins). Many … Continue reading Ragnarok Online Expands for Free

DreamCatcher Opens Dungeon Lords Beta

DreamCatcher Games today announced that it is accepting applications for the Public Beta Test of its Combat-RPG, Dungeon Lords. The application process will begin on Monday, September 27th at 17:00 GMT and close at 17:00 GMT on Monday, October 4th. The test will include both single and multiplayer components and entrants may apply for one or both. Testers will be chosen based on applications and ability to play RPGs. The minimum system requirements for the test are a 1ghz proc with 256 RAM and a Geforce 2. The application can be found at http://www.dreamcatchergames.com/dci/forms/betatester/. Dungeon Lords combines the depth of … Continue reading DreamCatcher Opens Dungeon Lords Beta

Infinium Postpones Console Launch

Infinium Labs today confirmed the company is moving the launch of its flagship Phantom Game Service to 2005. The decision comes at the request of both its retail and marketing partners, who have told the company they want more time to plan promotional and merchandising activities for the new games-on-demand service. "We were on track to offer the Phantom Game Service later this year," said Kevin Bachus, President of Infinium, "However, we can’t do it alone; we need our strategic partners to help us get the word out. And many of our key marketing and retail partners, as well as … Continue reading Infinium Postpones Console Launch

CSI Coming to Xbox

Ubisoft is pleased to announce that its popular PC franchise CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, based the hit CBS TV series, will soon make its console debut on the Xbox by Microsoft. A combination of Ubisoft's top selling PC-CD ROM titles, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and CSI: Dark Motives, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for the Xbox offers twice the content. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for the Xbox is a first-person adventure game that puts the fate unsolved mysteries into the hands of the console gamer as they examine crime scenes, question witnesses and analyze evidence utilizing the latest in forensic equipment. … Continue reading CSI Coming to Xbox

Page 857 of 890
1 855 856 857 858 859 890