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Jay Adan



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 PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2001 2:18 pm    Post subject: Borg Assimilator Reply with quote Back to top

ACTIVISION
PREPARES TO UNLEASH THE BORG WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF STAR TREK® BORG ASSIMILATOR


Santa Monica, CA - March 6, 2001 -Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) imposes order on the universe with the announcement of Star Trek® Borg Assimilator, the first world building sim set in the Star Trek universe. The game is being developed by Cyberlore Studios, the team responsible for the highly acclaimed Majesty and the Warcraft II mission pack Beyond the Dark Portal, and will be available in the winter of 2001 for the PC.


"The Borg are some of the most recognizable and intriguing characters in the Star Trek universe," said Larry Goldberg, executive vice president, Activision Worldwide Studios. "By combining the unique genre innovations pioneered by Cyberlore Studios with characters as dynamic as the Borg, we're poised to add an evolutionary step to the world-building simulation category."


For the first time ever, players can conquer, assimilate and construct as the Borg. In the game, players must absorb the distinctiveness of alien races such as Romulans, Klingons and Federation humans to strengthen the collective, and to acquire new technology and resources. Lush meadows and rolling hills will be converted into a Borg nanogrid and assimilation chambers as players absorb their surroundings to feed the collective.


Star Trek Borg Assimilator features a 12 level campaign mode where players are faced with assimilating races with progressively higher resistance quotients. The over-arching goal of the campaign is to assimilate a series of worlds and acquire the technology needed to develop a stable Omega particle. At the beginning of each level, players start with an existing colony structure that consists of a nanogrid generator, an ore refinery, and several drones. Through conquest and assimilation, players can gain access to more advanced buildings such as regeneration alcoves, research centers, and the Borg Queen hive. Once players complete the campaign, they can continue with their assimilation of the Alpha quadrant in Freestyle mode. In Freestyle, gamers can modify parameters such as start pieces, native inhabitants, objectives, difficulty settings and even terrain for an endless combination of scenarios. Resistance is futile™!


For all of the latest Star Trek news and information, visit the official Internet home of Star Trek at www.startrek.com.


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Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.
Founded in 1979, Activision posted revenues of $572 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000.


Activision maintains operations in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Australia, and the Netherlands. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at http://www.activision.com.


The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements." The Company cautions readers of this press release that a number of important factors could cause Activision's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements. These important factors, and other factors that could affect
Activision, are described in Activision's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000, which was filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers of this press release are referred to such filings. ™, ® and © 2001 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved. Star Trek and Related Marks are Trademarks of Paramount Pictures.



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Tajma



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 PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2001 2:45 pm    Post subject: Borg Assimilator Reply with quote Back to top

Winter of 2001!

That's pretty close to Warcraft 3 .... assuming both Cyberlore and Blizzard uphold their due dates.

Still, I'm pretty sure I'll get this game, if it has a better campaign generator (big hint:P).
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 PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2001 3:19 pm    Post subject: Borg Assimilator Reply with quote Back to top

Wow, that'll be interesting to see. I'm rooting for cyberlore all the way.

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 PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2001 4:34 pm    Post subject: Borg Assimilator Reply with quote Back to top

hmmm, its wintertime, and its 2001, where can i get it?

sounds spectacular though! sounds like a potential "must have"
 
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 PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2001 8:48 pm    Post subject: Borg Assimilator Reply with quote Back to top

didn't someone guess that cyberlore was working on this?
 
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 PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2001 9:00 pm    Post subject: Borg Assimilator Reply with quote Back to top

Well, this one is a no-brainer for the McKinnon household. Rabid Star Trek fans that we are, we'll be snatching this one off the shelf as soon as it arrives. No question.

Cyberlore, you are AWESOME!!!!!

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Jay Adan



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 PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2001 9:33 am    Post subject: Borg Assimilator Reply with quote Back to top

The first Borg interview is now up at Daily Radar:
http://www.dailyradar.com/features/game_feature_page_2410_1.html

The interview is with Bart Simon, design lead on Borg Assimilator.



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 PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2001 11:32 am    Post subject: Borg Assimilator Reply with quote Back to top

And some more information in Mark Ashers column on GameSpy:
http://www.gamespy.com/articles/march01/gamespin1/index2.shtm

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 PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2001 1:16 pm    Post subject: Borg Assimilator Reply with quote Back to top

A new interview about BORG ASSIMILATOR is up on STOMPED:
http://www.stomped.com/published/jcal984499539_1_1.html

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 PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2001 11:02 am    Post subject: Borg Assimilator Reply with quote Back to top

You wouldn't want to miss the world's favorite Borg Assimilator FanSite Beyond Borg!
 
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 PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2001 10:47 am    Post subject: Borg Assimilator Reply with quote Back to top

The recent issue of Computer Gaming World (June?) hopes that "Cyberlore can work its same magic on this as it did on Majesty and add to the list as one of the few good Star Trek games" (or something to that effect)

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