Category Archives: News and Industry Happenings

Funcom Offers Unique Save the Rhino Promotion

In the spirit of Christmas and to help with the good cause Funcom is giving players of Anarchy Online the chance to help. (Let's pretend) the other Rhinomen on Rubi-Ka are always being hunted by the Rhinoman Bashers, so for each and every Rhinoman basher which is defeated in Anarchy Online (yes they will track it) Funcom will donate 10 cents to Save the Rhino, with a goal of reaching a cap of 3,000 USD. We will let everyone know as soon as we have reached the limit. YOU can also be of help, and we have thus established a … Continue reading Funcom Offers Unique Save the Rhino Promotion

Gates of Troy Game Goes Gold

Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and Slitherine Strategies (www.slitherine.co.uk) are pleased to announce that their new turn-based empire-building and ancient battles game, Gates of Troy has officially "Gone Gold." and will be available for sale in December. Gates of Troy is an epic style turn based strategy game that takes you on a journey through the Trojan Wars, right down to the giant Trojan Horse. Command heroes like Hector and Achilles as you battle through 6 campaigns of ancient warfare. Enjoy the skill and strategy of commanding over 50 different units and 19 different heroes. If that isn't enough, anyone who owns … Continue reading Gates of Troy Game Goes Gold

Battleship Chess Game Ships

Ape Zone Games, www.apezone.com, announced today that Battleship Chess, has received a massive overhaul and the new version is ready for download from their website. Battleship Chess is a naval strategy game where you command a fleet of ships on a virtual board and must strategically move your ships to keep the enemy in sight and in range of your guns. Win by causing more damage, achieving level objectives, or sinking all enemy ships. The new version adds new strategic elements by allowing you to fire multiple ships per round, provided they are touching the ship that just moved. This … Continue reading Battleship Chess Game Ships

Games Needed For Injured Soldiers

BizDev, Inc. and Kohnke Communications are working in conjunction with the Armed Services YMCA this holiday season to provide wounded soldiers with entertainment. The soldiers at Naval Medical Center, San Diego (Balboa) are recovering from injuries related to their service in Iraq and Afghanistan. A significant number of Marines have recently arrived in the hospital to recover from injuries received in Fallujah. Their recoveries, and subsequent waiting periods, can be a long process. Therefore, the hospital has enthusiastically welcomed the idea of receiving consoles and games this Christmas. These are intended to entertain soldiers as they recover from their injuries. … Continue reading Games Needed For Injured Soldiers

ELSPA Warns Of Counterfeit Holiday Games

Christmas is less than a month away and the annual battle of the festive gift-shopping spree has commenced. To ensure that everyone has a merry Christmas and is not disappointed by any of their presents (although it accepts no responsibility for hand-knitted reindeer jumpers), ELSPA (Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association) has provided a simple buyers’ guide for computer and video games. Roger Bennett, director general of ELSPA, says: "It’s all too easy to be fooled by pirates offering a supposed bargain to make your Christmas budgets stretch further, but it very often proves to be false economy with poor … Continue reading ELSPA Warns Of Counterfeit Holiday Games

World Of Warcraft Breaking Records

Blizzard Entertainment today confirmed that World of Warcraft has broken day-one sales records in North America, making it the most successful PC game launch ever. World of Warcraft, the company's subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), sold through to over 240,000 customers at retailers in North America on Tuesday, November 23, selling more in its first 24 hours than any other PC game in history. In addition to shattering sales records, World of Warcraft also broke peak concurrency and account creation records for a MMORPG. Within the first day, over 200,000 players created World of Warcraft accounts. By 5:00 … Continue reading World Of Warcraft Breaking Records

Prince of Persia: Warrior Within Ships

Ubisoft, one of the world's leading video game publishers, today announced that Prince of Persia: Warrior Within is now available on store shelves for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, Xbox video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube and PC. Developed by Ubisoft's award-winning Montreal studio, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within stars a transformed master warrior Prince on a perilous quest to unseal his mortal destiny. Hunted by a supernatural creature hell-bent on his destruction, the battle-weary but hardened Prince embarks upon a treacherous journey to a cursed island underworld to save his life. Featuring a darker storyline and the … Continue reading Prince of Persia: Warrior Within Ships

Gottlieb Tables Featured In Pinball Sim

Crave Entertainment, a leading publisher of console videogames, today announced the release of Pinball Hall of Fame, featuring some of the best Gottlieb pinball tables of all time. With over seven tables from the 50’s through the 90’s to choose from, and a special un-lockable table, Pinball Hall of Fame will offers the largest selection of pinball tables ever released on any home video console. Now available for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and the Nintendo GameCube, Pinball Hall of Fame has an MSRP of $14.99 for the Playstation 2, and $19.99 … Continue reading Gottlieb Tables Featured In Pinball Sim

Battleship Chess Ships

Ape Zone Games, www.apezone.com, announced today that Battleship Chess, has received a massive overhaul and the new version is ready for download from their website. Battleship Chess is a naval strategy game where you command a fleet of ships on a virtual board and must strategically move your ships to keep the enemy in sight and in range of your guns. Win by causing more damage, achieving level objectives, or sinking all enemy ships. The new version adds new strategic elements by allowing you to fire multiple ships per round, provided they are touching the ship that just moved. This … Continue reading Battleship Chess Ships

NCSoft To Wow GenCon

NCsoft Corporation, the world's leading developer and publisher of online computer games, today announced plans for this year's GenCon So Cal show. The show is at the Anaheim Convention Center, Dec. 2 through Dec. 5. The NCsoft booth will feature Lineage II and City of Heroes, two massively multiplayer games of decidedly different flavors and the highly anticipated Guild Wars. Lineage II, named role-playing game of the year by Scripps Howard News Service, brings a gorgeous world of medieval fantasy to your desktop and is a player-versus-player favorite. City of Heroes, which recently won two Game of the Year awards … Continue reading NCSoft To Wow GenCon