Domitille Doat, the producer of "Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow", recently revealed in an Ubisoft online chat that both the Xbox and PC versions of the game have gold master copies. This confirms Sam Fisher's next expionage adventure will be released in North America on March 25, just one day ahead of the European release. The PS2 and GameCube versions of the game have been pushed back to a late spring/early summer release date.
- Before even having a product to sell, Infinium Labs Inc. has declared their second four-for-one stock increase since going public at the beginning of the year, increasing the number of authorized shares from 50 million to 200 million shares.
- Microsoft today announced a limited edition offer to our friends across the pond. Gamers can purchase "Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow", a Live headset and 12 months subscription to Xbox Live for only ?59.99 UK (?89.99). We'd be a little happier about it if the price reflected more of a savings, and if it were to be sold in the US, but we're just happy reporting any and all "Splinter Cell: PT" news.
- The Wall Street Journal is today reporting that Microsoft is "laying plans to drop the price of its Xbox videogame console in coming week". Under the plan, Microsoft would lower its price on the Xbox by early April to $149 from $179.
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- According to Gamesindustry.biz Nintendo will be showing Metroid Prime 2 and Wind Waker 2 at its pre-E3 news conference in May. In addition to these two power house sequels, Nintendo will be showing their new handheld, the DS as well. Wind Waker 2 is rumored to be out by the end of this year. Nintendo is back in the ballgame.
- Thanks to the BBC for reporting that scientists at the University College Dublin have created a video game that you control with brain waves. Sure, it's just balacing a character on the screen by looking at one flashing box or another, but soon I might be able to make Link do a spin attack just by thinking about it.
- The very first RPG that Allison and I actually liked will be getting a sequel. According to Gamegossip the June issues of both Electronic Gaming Monthly and Computer Gaming World will reveal the details. Also, Bioware's (the maker of the first KOTOR) new partner in crime, Obsidian will be in charge of this sequel. We can't wait.
- Thanks to Gamesindustry.biz for reporting the US sales charts for Februrary. In the number one spot is Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles for the GameCube; quite coup for the console with the lowest installed base. I'm surprised James Bond: EON came in 5th on the PS2 and 10th on the Xbox. Halo outsold it on the Xbox. I would've thought the Bond name and great reviews would have made it a better seller. Jet Li: Rise to Honor at the number 6 slot is also surprising to me because I just didn't think the world needed another crappy game.
- While no official press release has been issued by Ubisoft, "Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow" is slated to ship today. Our local Gamestop and EB say it's possible to get the game in today's afternoon shipment, but it's more likely to hit the shelves tomorrow. Ah, Sam, we're so close to being together again.
Electronic Arts has given $8 million to the University of Southern California to fund a games-focused master's degree program within USC's prestigious School of Cinema-Television. With demand being so high for cutting-edge games, and the talent behind the creation of such cutting-edge games being few and far between, EA looks at this as an investment in their own future.Continue reading "EA Funds Master's in Gaming at USC"
One hero just isn't enough to tackle the challenges found in "The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures", coming June 7 exclusively for Nintendo GameCube. So everyone's favorite champion, Link, uses the power of the Four Sword to split himself into four copies. The four Links must work together to save Princess Zelda.Continue reading "Zelda: Four Swords Gets a Date"
GameSpot is today reporting new details of Konami's "Metal Gear Solid 3: The Snake Eater". According to GameSpot, Konami of Europe has released new information concerning the new close quarter combat (CQC) system that will appear in the game.Continue reading "New Snake Eater Details Emerge"