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Gizmondo premieres in Europe

Gizmondo, the eagerly anticipated, new handheld multientertainment device from Tiger Telematics (NASDAQ:TGTL) will be showcased this week at the 2004 European Games Network (EGN), September 1 – 3, at ExCeL in London. EGNExpo is the UK's premier trade show targeting computer/video games suppliers, publishers, developers, distributors and the gaming industry as a whole. The Gizmondo booth located at the Game Star Live stand C4, provide many attendees with the opportunity to experience the fully functioning gaming device for the first time. The Gizmondo, powered by a Microsoft Windows platform, boasts a 2.8-inch TFT color screen with an ARM9 400Mhz … Continue reading Gizmondo premieres in Europe

NASCAR 2005 Ships

Reflecting NASCAR's new format for choosing its champion – the Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup – and featuring an all-new dynamic career mode, Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that it is shipping NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup. The new EA SPORTS title will put players behind the wheel of vehicles from four series including modifieds and trucks as well as a variety of production cars such as the new Chevrolet C5 Corvette and Ford GT's. Online gamers will enjoy enhanced features on the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and for the first time, Xbox Live Support. NASCAR … Continue reading NASCAR 2005 Ships

Aterdux Entertainment Releases Discord Times

It seems like new RPG and strategy games are released every day, with little or no interest taken by editors or gamers. So why then did an indie title from a little known game developer attracted so much media attention and got rave reviews from fantasy lovers? Here is the answer. Discord Times is a remarkably well-balanced mix of RPG, strategy and adventure with a straightforward story line. It may sound like an oxymoron, but this game with heavy fantasy influence is remarkable believable. The kingdom is exhausted by the long train of persistent wars with the neighbors; the resources … Continue reading Aterdux Entertainment Releases Discord Times

Strange Adventures in Space to Return

Digital Eel is very happy to announce that Weird Worlds: Return To Infinite Space is in production and development is well under way. The semidangerous beta version of the game is currently in the capable hands of four of the most fearless of the Fearless Testers. We’ll be working closely with the whole group over the next few months to bring Weird Worlds up to v1.0 status. Weird Worlds: Return To Infinite Space will be released no later than January – February of 2005! Weird Worlds is a sequel to Strange Adventures In Infinite Space, the starship adventure game we … Continue reading Strange Adventures in Space to Return

Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone Goes Gold

Atari today announced that Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone, an action adventure game set in the popular Dungeons & Dragons world created by Wizards of the Coast, has gone gold. Demon Stone for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system is scheduled to ship to retailers on September 14 for an estimated retail price of $49.95. Demon Stone will be available for the Xbox videogame system from Microsoft and personal computer in November. Designed by Stormfront Studios, developers of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Demon Stone features a storyline developed by New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore as … Continue reading Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone Goes Gold

AI For Game Developers Book Ships

From the ghosts in the classic arcade game Pac Man to the bots in the first-person shooter Unreal and many others in between, most games incorporate some form of artificial intelligence (AI). The definition of AI can vary broadly depending on whom you ask, but is often considered the ability of a computer or machine to exhibit behavior that is typically thought to require intelligence. Some definitions go even further, arguing that it’s not enough to be able to reason and solve problems intelligently, but AI must also learn and adapt to be considered intelligence. AI that meets these requirements … Continue reading AI For Game Developers Book Ships

Fable Goes Gold

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Fable, the exclusive Xbox roleplaying adventure game, has gone gold. Fable is scheduled to ship to retailers in North America on September 14 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 offers players the opportunity 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 … Continue reading Fable Goes Gold

Sky Captain Movie Game Challenge Starts

Paramount Pictures has announced details for the "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Air Combat Challenge" tournament, a three-week contest beginning on Monday, August 23, 2004. Playing the free downloadable game "Flying Legion Air Combat Challenge," contestants will vie against one another for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to the London premiere of "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow," opening in theaters nationwide September 17, 2004. "Thousands of gamers have been playing this Sky Captain game since its launch last month" says Gerry Rich, president worldwide marketing for Paramount Pictures. "We are astounded by the … Continue reading Sky Captain Movie Game Challenge Starts

Crave Entertainment Gets New President

Nima Taghavi, CEO of Crave Entertainment Group (CEG), announced today the election of Rob Dyer as president and chief operating officer. Dyer brings over a decade of executive experience in the interactive entertainment industry to his new role at the privately held distributor and publisher of videogame entertainment products. Taghavi commented, "We are delighted with Rob joining CEG to further enhance our growth in distribution and value publishing. He brings a wealth of experience from his successful leadership roles at Eidos Interactive and Crystal Dynamics, as a proven presidential strategist and practical profit builder." Prior to joining CEG, Dyer was … Continue reading Crave Entertainment Gets New President

Intec Makes New Wireless Products

Intec, Inc., the leading manufacturer of cross-platform video game accessories, today introduced two new additions to its comprehensive line-up of 2.4Ghz wireless video game accessories. The Wireless Kombat Arcade Stick – available for PlayStation 2 (G7080 – MSRP $29.99) and Xbox (G8080 – MSRP $34.99) – is perfect for players who want to experience the "old school" feeling of an arcade stick while playing their favorite combat games at home. Set to begin shipping in North America on November 15, 2004, the Wireless Kombat Arcade Sticks are loaded with the latest features and are designed for maximum fighting action. Great … Continue reading Intec Makes New Wireless Products

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