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Microsoft Acquires Rare, Ltd.
news | 09/24/02 | GF! Back Catalogue 10/2004 => 1995
Signed, sealed, and delivered, Microsoft has confirmed today that they have purchased mega-hit software developers, Rare, Ltd. Rare will create titles exclusive to the Xbox, including a sequel to Perfect Dark, which we are all very happy about. The first Rare title to hit the Xbox will be Kameo, due Spring 2003. Click here for more.
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Bam! Entertainment Enters Xbox Market
news | 09/21/02 | GF! Back Catalogue 10/2004 => 1995
Bam! Entertainment, headed up by former Sega leader Bernie Stolar, claims the honor of being the first publisher to release a title developed through the Microsoft Incubator Program. Chase: Hollywood Stunt Driver is the title, and it looks much better than that other stunt driving game that came out. Plus, it\'s developed by the only African dev house making games for the Xbox. That\'s a bit of trivia if we ever heard it. Click here.
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Nintendo Cuts Ties with Rare, LTD (Microsoft Creates Ties with Rare, LTD)
news | 09/21/02 | GF! Back Catalogue 10/2004 => 1995
While Nintendo has made it official that they have gotten rid of their 49% share in Rare, LTD, creators of Donkey Kong, Perfect Dark, Star Fox, etc., Microsoft has yet to confirm details stated by Nintendo of America that MS has scooped up the London-based development house. This is big news and means franchises like Perfect Dark and Conker may find a home on the Xbox. Click for more.
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MechAssault Preview (Xbox)
game: MechAssault
preview | 09/16/02 | Jason Frank
Microsoft brings us a console version (meaning an original game developed for Xbox) of their award-winning franchise, Mechwarrior. MechAssault brings console gameplay to the series, and that\'s a very good thing. Supporting Xbox LIVE, it\'s only a matter of time before we\'re all piloting big robots. Click here.
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Halo 2 Preview
game: Halo 2
preview | 08/14/02 | Shawn Rider
Microsoft and Bungie are at it again, and they\'ve finally copped to a sequel of one of the biggest games of last year. HALO 2 promises online multiplayer support, a focus on squad-based tactics, a larger arsenal of weapons, and a whole lot more of what we loved in the first place. Get the preview here.
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Brute Force Preview
game: Brute Force
preview | 06/15/02 | Jeremy Kauffman
Microsoft and Digital Anvil have teamed up on a squad-based combat game that should have HALO fans wetting their pants. Brute Force allows you and up to three friends to play a cooperative story mode or just deathmatch the heck out of each other. Great visuals and lots of cool details make it one to watch for. Click!
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Freelancer Preview (PC)
game: Freelancer
preview | 06/04/02 | Aaron Stanton
Microsoft will release Freelancer next spring, and thus will begin your virtual career as an intergalactic mercenary. You can haul stuff, fight stuff, and generally have a good old time cruising through space pretending you\'re Han Solo. The action parts are cool, too. Click.
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Xbox Controller S Review (Xbox)
review | 06/01/02 | Shawn Rider
Microsoft really does love us. They love us so much that they listened when the gamers said they hated the Xbox controller. The Xbox Controller S (the \"S\" stands for \"small\") is a more manageable, perhaps more traditional, controller for those of you who could never learn to love the beast. Click here.
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Impossible Creatures Preview (PC)
game: Impossible Creatures
preview | 05/29/02 | Aaron Stanton
Microsoft games are looking strong this year in general, and although it\'s a good 9 months off, Impossible Creatures looks to continue the trend. Mix and match the most dangerous creatures in the world in this action RTS meets the Island of Dr. Moreau. Click here.
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MS Combat Flight Sim 3 Preview (PC)
game: MS Combat Flight Sim 3
preview | 05/29/02 | GF! Back Catalogue 10/2004 => 1995
Microsoft doesn\'t have to worry about whether or not it will be a big hit, but the effort poured into MS Combat Flight Sim 3 is well deserved and will be very appreciated. Infinitely variable missions, enhanced ground graphics, and tons of bells and whistles are a few reasons this title will be the best in the series so far. Click here for more.
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PC Gaming by Design
Articles Archive | 05/27/02 | GF! Back Catalogue 10/2004 => 1995
It's not unusual for new trends to emerge at each annual Electronics Entertainment Exposition. Video games represent a relatively young but now thriving and dynamic industry that has been steadily gaining market share in the entertainment sector. In 2001, video game sales increased 43% to some $9.4 billion, approaching the music business and surpassing box office revenues. Growing numbers of people are tuning out, preferring to turn on their PlayStation 2s, Nintendo GameCubes, Microsoft Xboxes, and PCs.
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PS2 Price DROP
game: Playstation 2
news | 05/20/02 | Jeremy Kauffman
Long awaited by gamers everywhere, the two big boys of the console market have locked horns. Sony announced earlier this week that the PS2 price would drop from $299 to $199. Click here for the details about Sony\'s price change. Microsoft had planned on surprising us all at E3 with a price drop for the Xbox, but in light of Sony\'s news chose to make the change immediately, dropping the price of the Xbox from $299 to $199. Click here for Xbox details. In other news, Sony Japan has announced the PS3 is in development and slated for Japanese release in 2005.
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Age of Mythology Preview
game: Age of Mythology
preview | 05/05/02 | GF! Back Catalogue 10/2004 => 1995
Bruce Shelley and the gang have put together a wonderful next installment in the Age of Empires series. Age of Mythology allows you to play several cultures replete with heroes, fantastic creatures, and plenty of heavenly vengeance. The new 3D engine lets you see the action from any angle and zoom. It\'s just beautiful. Click here.
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In Search of... Xbox
Articles Archive | 09/22/01 | GF! Back Catalogue 10/2004 => 1995
A war is breaking out, a struggle for your time, your loyalty, and, most importantly, your money. The next-generation console battle is raging and the battles about to get hotter.
It should be common knowledge by now that Microsoft has tossed its hat into the console ring, but how much do you know about the ominously named Xbox? New details have finally been released, so here's the lowdown on Bill Gates' new toy.

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Sony Takes It Online
Articles Archive | 05/21/01 | GF! Back Catalogue 10/2004 => 1995
Sony announced several new partnerships and technology deals at E3, making a major play to enter the online gaming market before Microsoft can get its online bits in order. Both companies have professed the importance of online gaming to the success of console systems, and Sony has specifically illuminated desires to create an online distribution network for all kinds of gaming, movies, music, and other broadband entertainment applications.

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