Eurocom Archive

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Mortal Kombat 4

Mortal Kombat 4 Teaser
This ad is a simple teaser for the home versions of Mortal Kombat 4, perhaps the most maligned entry in the series. Eurocom did a pretty admirable job bringing the game to the PSX and N64, but they weren’t working with the best of material to begin with.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Stone Protectors

Stone Protectors
Most men are extremely protective of their stones.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Batman Begins

Batman Begins-2
Batman Begins is the only one of the three Christopher Nolan directed Batman movies to receive a video game tie-in for all major console formats. It’s probably not a bad thing in the end, as Batman Begins can only be described as middling at best. The only standout part of the game is the Batmobile levels, which share technology with Burnout 3.

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Eurocom shutting down


The BBC is reporting that long-serving work for hire developer Eurocom Entertainment Software will be shutting its doors after 24 years.

Eurocom is best remembered for their high quality ports during the fifth generation era such as the Mortal Kombat series, Duke Nukem 64 and Hydro Thunder.

They also spearheaded the Wii-based reimagining of GoldenEye, which was a big success in 2010. However, it seems Bond did them in in the end, with the recently released 007 Legends lack of success being a major contributor to the studio’s fate.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Mortal Kombat Gold


Mortal Kombat Gold is an upgraded port of Mortal Kombat 4 which launched alongside the Dreamcast in North America and PAL territories. The game brings back several popular MK characters that were missing from the vanilla release of 4 such as Baraka, Kitana, Cyrax and Kung Lao. However, the game was well and truly overlooked upon release due to the stellar debut of Soul Calibur on the same day.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Athens 2004

Athens 2004
Athens 2004 is the official video game of the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, held in Athens, Greece from August 13 to 2009, 2004. It was developed by Eurocom and was a console exclusive for the PlayStation 2, where it was published by Sony. Eidos published a less publicised PC release. Athens 2004 has the most events of any Olympics game up to that point. Of course it suffers the same button mashing based gameplay of every athletics game up to that point, so controllers beware.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Lethal Weapon

I’m too old for this shit!

Lethal Weapon is another in a long line of bad games based on decent action movies (well, the first two, anyway). The game is based on the rather crappy third entry in the series, and is just a straightforward run & gun platformer with little redeeming value – standard fare for Ocean.