New Spec Ops Game Coming[ps2]
MTV.com talked with Josh Homme of the music group Queens of the Stone Age and in the article the frontman revealed that Rockstar is developing a new Spec Ops game. Homme confirmed that he and bassist Alain Johannes wrote the music for the game. Spec Ops was a series of military action games, once called the "poor man's Rainbow Six" and were published by Take-Two Interactive for the PSone. No details on the new game are available at this time.
VU Games Buys Radical Entertainment
Vivendi Universal Games, publisher of Half-Life 2 and World of Warcraft, announced today that they have purchased developer Radical Entertainment. Radical, which is based in Vancouver, developed The Simpsons: Hit & Run and is currently working on Scarface. "We've had tremendous success working with VU Games over the past few years, and we believe our integration will be extremely positive for the future of Radical," said Ian Wilkinson, president of Radical.
SEGA Working with Silicon Knights[sega]
Sega revealed today that they have a struct a deal with Silicon Knights to acquire and publish a next-generation game developed by the Ontario-based company. Silicon Knights' recent hits were Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes and Eternal Darkness. Last year, the company had a mutual break-up with Nintendo, giving them the opportunity to work on whatever console they pleased.
Kollon Coming to US?[psp]
Conspiracy Entertainment sent out a press release stating that they have signed a licensing agreement with Japanese developer CyberFront to localize a PSP game for the North American market. Conspiracy didn't specifically state the name of the game, but the only PSP title from CyberFront is a puzzler called Kollon. The title will release later this year.
Namco's Latest Compilation[ps2]
Companies repackaging old arcade titles and selling them as a compilation has been big business as of late. Namco is now doing something different: instead of Dig-Dug and Galaga, they're compiling Tekken, Ridge Racer, Ace Combat 2, Klonoa, and Mr. Driller onto a single PS2 disc. These PSone classics are due out in Japan on June 2.
Misc. Q&As/Features[ps2] [xbox] [gcn]
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Console Game Of The Evening [Submit Yours!]
Shenmue for the Dreamcast. "It was one (if not) the first RPG where all the NPCs actually had voices. Pushed the Dreamcast to its limits." (submitted by peppermd).