Archive | April, 2006

Rogue Trooper: Rebellion: 2000AD


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I’ve just got this press release through for the up and coming game, Rogue Trooper. I’ve always been a fan of 2000AD and Rogue was one of my favourite characters. It’ll be interesting to see how it/he transfers to an interactive gaming environment. I’m hopeful in one respect, as Gordon Rennie is the script supervisor working with the development team.


ROGUE TROOPER RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED
ROGUE (NOUN : an animal of vicious character that has separated from the main herd and leads a
solitary life)

Eidos Interactive, one of the world’s leading developers and publishers of entertainment software, today confirms that ROGUE TROOPER™, a futuristic tactical action game based on the 2000 AD comic strip, will be released on April 21st on PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC in all European territories.

A Genetic Infantryman (G.I.), Rogue is one of an elite regiment of biologically-engineered clone troops, created to overcome Nu Earth’s hostile atmosphere and fight, unhindered, against the brutal Nort War machine. After witnessing the betrayal and annihilation of his entire regiment at the Quartz Zone Massacre, Rogue has gone AWOL, determined to hunt down the traitor general who sent his brothers-in-arms to their deaths.

ROGUE TROOPER™ blends intense third person action and next generation stealth, as
Rogue wreaks revenge armed with the very latest experimental weaponry. Rogue’s arsenal offers him a unique advantage over his opponents; encoded bio-chips containing the digitised personalities of his fallen comrades are implanted in his gun (Gunnar), helmet (Helm) and backpack (Bagman), each offering their full military experience at the player’s fingertips.

Rogue Trooper features intense online gameplay modes, where gamers can experience up to four-player co-operative gameplay in all new maps or two player split screen action.

For more information visit www.roguetrooper.com

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About Rebellion

UK-based computer games super-developer Rebellion was established in 1991 by brothers Jason and Chris Kingsley. The most recent launch was Sniper EliteTM in September 2005 on PlayStation®2, Xbox® and PC DVD. Lauded as ‘The Gran Turismo of War games’ by the gaming press, it has built upon the collection of Rebellion owned IP’s which includes World War ZeroTM on PlayStation®2.

In June 2000 Rebellion purchased the UK sci-fi comic 2000 AD and its entire character portfolio. Rebellion’s first 2000 AD title, Judge Dredd: Dredd Vs. Death was launched in 2003 and in 2006, Rogue Trooper™ will be launched on PlayStation®2, Xbox® and PC.

2000 AD and Judge Dredd are registered trademarks. Rogue Trooper, Sniper Elite and World War Zero are ™ & © 2005 Rebellion. All Rights Reserved.
Website: www.rebellion.co.uk

About Eidos Interactive Ltd

Eidos Interactive Ltd is part of SCi Entertainment Group Plc (SEG) one of the world’s leading publishers and
developers of entertainment software. Following the acquisition of Eidos plc in May 2005, the Group has a valuable combined portfolio of intellectual property including: Tomb Raider: Legend, Hitman: Blood Money, Commandos Strike Force, Just Cause, Championship Manager, Battlestations: Midway, Urban Chaos: Riot Response and Reservoir Dogs.

For further information please contact:
Chris Glover | Head of Communications | Eidos
T: + 44 (0) 208 6363 3000 E: chrisg@eidos.co.uk

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Plastic: Retro Juice: Festivals


Plastic is making its rounds through the Film Festivals. Details below:

Further Film Festival Showing Of Plastic
Further Film Festival Showing Of Plastic.

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Edgar Rice Burroughs Webzine


edgar rice burroughs portrait photoBill Hillman has pointed me in the direction of his Edgar Rice Burroghs site. I’ve had a look through it and it is such an awesome wealth of material, anyone who wishes to know about the Master Of Adventure need go no further. An interesting site. Now.. maybe I should actually read some of his work…

Since 1996 we have published a gargantuan weekly Webzine devoted to the Life and Works of the Grandfather of American Science Fiction, the Master of Adventure, and the creator of John Carter of Mars, Tarzan, et al –
Edgar Rice Burroughs.
www.ERBzine.com

Bill Hillman
Editor and Webmaster for the
Official Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (Tarzana, CA)
Group of Websites and Webzines:

He also included the following links which are relevant:
www.Tarzan.com
www.Tarzan.org
www.JohnColemanBurroughs.com
www.ERBzine.com/all
and
www.BurroughsBibliophiles.com

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LastPassage Online Fiction


Taglined as The new home of exceptional Horror, Sci-Fi and Scientific Fiction Writing Last Passage is a new site geared around new writers to get noticed and to earn money from writing.

At the moment, the site is pretty sparse, only really containing it’s mission (which is comprehensive) along with an email address for submissions.

If you’re a writer, then it’s worth a look. Once it’s actually open and up and running, I’ll check back and let you know.

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New TV Series The Dresden Files


Q) I have heard that there is a TV series of The Dresden Files being made. If this is true is it coming to Enagland and when?

A) I’ve done some checking and I can’t actually find any information on this. If anyone does have some information please let us know via the feedback form. Ta.

[Update: A viewer has given us more information. Here. And remember, if you know the answer to any of the SF QA, or even a question, then use please ask us/tell us!]

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