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Busy Shipping Day!

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 10:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA ships NASCAR Thunder 2003 for the PC. Featuring 69 NASCAR drivers and 175 different car skins, NASCAR Thunder 2003 also offers the deepest NASCAR simulation with real driving physics and the ultimate NASCAR garage to develop the optimal car setup for each track. THQ Inc. released Hot Wheels Bash Arena for PC. Hot Wheels fans will be able to experience the speed, power and performance of Hot Wheels in this ultimate crash and smash, demolition derby-style game for kids. THQ also shipped Red Faction II for the PS2. And to top it all off Black Label Games announced today that it has shipped "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" for the PS2 to retailers nationwide. TDK let us know that Robotech: Battlecry for the GameCube and Robotech: The Macross Saga for the GBA are on their way to store shelves. Atari shipped the biggest fighting game ever, Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee for the GameCube, to retail stores this week in a worldwide launch of nuclear powered monster mayhem. Read more to get more details, we slapped all the press releases together ...

Electronic Arts Press Event - Screenshots Mania

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 10:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Directly from the EA press event in NY, here are some more goodies for you to enjoy. We will update as the candy keeps flowing in ... So far we got:

  • The Sims (PS2)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (PS2)
  • The Sims Online (PC)
  • The Simpsons Skateboarding (PS2)
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 (PC)
  • SimCity 4 (PC)
  • Island Xtreme Stunts (PS2)

'G.I. Combat' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 8:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and Developer Freedom Games are happy to announce that G.I. Combat, the Real-Time Strategy war game, has gone gold. And since it’s another World War II Wednesday here, read more for 12 new screenshots for G.I. Combat.

'Medal of Honor Frontline' (XB) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 8:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Head back behind enemy lines with Lt. Jimmy Patterson in Medal of Honor Frontline. In this installment of the smash-hit Medal of Honor series, Lt. Patterson returns and must use the confusion of the real-world offensive Operation Market Garden to infiltrate the German frontline and steal the HO-IX flying wing, an experimental Nazi weapon so powerful that it could turn the tide of World War II. 4 new screens ... njoy

Dynamic In-Game Music Soundtrack For 'BMX XXX' (CONSOLE)

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 8:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heightening the immersive gameplay experience of what's sure to be the hottest title for the next-generation consoles this holiday season, AKA Acclaim, a division of Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today unveiled the scorching new soundtrack for its November release, BMX XXX. Featuring world-renowned artists including Green Day, 311, Sublime N.E.R.D, De La Soul and Motley Crue, BMX XXX is the first action sports video game designed specifically for today's mature gaming audience. BMX XXX has quickly become one of the most talked about and controversial titles for this holiday season. Combining outrageous Hollywood humor and characters, beautiful women from New York's famous Scores club and incredible arcade action, BMX XXX will deliver an unparalleled interactive entertainment experience.

James Bond 007: NightFire (XB/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 7:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

James Bond 007: NightFire promises to take players higher and deeper than ever before in terms of locations and gameplay. As Bond, players will operate in the high altitudes Austrian Alps and a zero-gravity space station as well as underwater in the South Pacific in order to defeat the evil criminal mastermind Rafael Drake, who is bent on ruling the world. Today we have a few Xbox and PC screens, including some character art .. njoy

'Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Spearhead' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 7:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set during the last year of the war in Europe, June 1944 to May 1945, the Medal of Honor Allied Assault Expansion Pack gives players a sense of the courage it took to parachute behind enemy lines during Operation Overlord, halt the German counter offensive during the Battle of the Bulge, and engage the Germans as they desperately try to defend their capital, Berlin. Some new screens for you to enjoy ...

'Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets' (GBA/XB/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 7:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take the wheel of a flying car and don't be late for a second term at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets! Based on J.K. Rowling's second book in the worldwide best-selling series, players face a magical multitude of new challenges and mysteries as the famous "Boy Who Lived". Today we serve up some fresh screens from the Gameboy Advance, Xbox and Gamecube versions .. Njoy!

'Ghost Recon Island Thunder' Tournament

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 7:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

PC gamers can sign up today to participate in the Ubi.com Ghost Recon Island Thunder Tournament. Beginning October 15, players will be competing to win CamelBak ThermoBak bags, Xbox gaming consoles, and copies of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell--one of the hottest games on Xbox for the holidays--and Ghost Recon for the Xbox, the game that pushes Xbox Live to the limit. Register for the tournament from the Official Ghost Recon site. This tournament is brought to you in conjunction with The Clan World Network. Read more for details ...

'Far West' Has Gone Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 7:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Saddle up, cowboy - the gold master for Far West is ready and will be in stores at the beginning of November. Face challenging quests and adventures and become head of your own Ponderosa. (our recent screens HERE)

Deep Character Technology For The Sims Deluxe Edition

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 7:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Right Hemisphere, a creator of 3D graphic production solutions for games, film and broadcast, web content, and industrial design today announced that Electronic Arts has selected Right Hemisphere's Deep Character technology as the basis for The Sims Creator, a full-featured customization utility included in The Sims Deluxe Edition.

BattleBots (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 6:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BattleBots is based on the popular, adrenaline-pumping TV show of the same name pitting contestant-designed, radio-controlled robots against each other inside a high-tech arena equipped with hazardous obstacles such as kill saws and giant sledgehammers. The BattleBots show is currently in its fourth season and averages more than 3.5 million viewers per week.

'Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2' - Australian Demo

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 6:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released another demo for the just gone gold Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2. This demo is the australian version and lets you check Calypso Coast again but in a HSV GTS Coupe and a Ford TS-50. Read more for details and links where to get it ... (Thanks Ausgamers)

TimeSplitters 2 (GC PS2 Xb) - Character Bios

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 6:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TimeSplitters 2 is the sequel to the hugely successful and critically acclaimed TimeSplitters and has been developed by Free Radical Design. TimeSplitters 2 improves on the original in every conceivable way. The game offers a more involving story mode, featuring a complex narrative set across nine different time periods, from twentieth century Siberia to the Wild West to Futuristic Neo Tokyo. Today we have some more TimeSplitters 2 character bios, part 4 in the series. This week it's the turn of the Robot Factory and Siberia.

'Mercedes-Benz WorldRacing' (Xbox) Delayed - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 6:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive Europe announced today a short development pit stop for its highly anticipated 3D racing-simulation game. 'WorldRacing' (developed in cooperation with Mercedes-Benz) for the acclaimed Xbox video game system from Microsoft will now speed into retail in January 2003. We recevied a few new screens to soften the blow...

'Earth 2150: Lost Souls' - English Demo

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 5:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earth 2150: Lost Souls is now making its way into English-speaking countries, and therefore a playable demo of this 3D real-time strategy game by Infinite-X has been released. The demo includes two missions playable on the Lunar Corporation side, as well as the Skirmish mode. Grab this 135MB demo from 3DGamers!

'Strike Fighters: Project 1' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 5:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and Developer Third Wire are pleased to announce that Strike Fighters: Project 1, the flight simulation that will have people lighting the fires under their PCs, has gone gold for a full North American release.

Ubisoft Brings 'Scrabble' To PC/PS2

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 5:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced the extention of it’s range of interative Scrabble board game products with the release of Scrabble 2003 Edition for PC CD-ROM and PlayStation2 and Scrabble Junior for PC CD-ROM. Both games will be released in November 2002.

VFR Photographic Packs - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 3:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ever wanted to fly over your own hometown or neighourhood whilst piloting your very own plane, on a Flight Simulation game for your personal computer? Leading Cambridge-based Flight Simulation games publisher Just Flight, established aerial photographic company Getmapping, and software developer, Visual Flight, have joined forces to release the first flight simulation upgrade to Microsoft's multi-million selling Flight Simulation series.

'Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions' (NGC) - Facts

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

WRECKLESS: The Yakuza Missions, the top-selling mission-based combat game for the XboxTM video game system from Microsoft, is hitting the Nintendo GameCube with cool new features and exclusive mini-missions. In this high-suspense, high-speed, mission based driving game, players choose one of two roles, each with its own storyline; that of an elite anti-Yakuza squad member or a high-level secret agent. Read more for the Nintendo GameCube fact sheet!

'Tenchu 3: Wrath of Heaven' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 1:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Tenchu 3: Wrath of Heaven" features impressive new stealth attacks, an enhanced fighting engine, new weapons and tools, larger levels, improved character animations and new multiplayer options. Eleven reasonably fresh screenshots below!

Shaun Murray's Pro Wakeboarder (CONSOLE) Facts

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 11:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hang on for your life in Shaun Murray's Pro Wakeboarder as you get ripped across a lake by a high-powered speedboat and trick through dangerous terrain. Feel the rush as you crash into houseboats and catch huge air in nine exotic levels with seven world-class wakeboarders. Tired already? Then drive the boat and help your friend pull off challenging technical tricks on the most realistic looking water ever.

Peter Molyneux FairPlay Interview

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 11:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Ulp. More from the FairPlay campaign - this time a chat with Lionhead's boss 'Peter Molyneux'. (Includes naughty words.)

Peter Molyneux of Lionhead Studios has been used as a stick to beat the FairPlay campaign with since the campaign's earliest days, on account of a dated but accurate quote about game prices - which he has, in fact, never retracted.

Xbox Review - 'LotR : The Fellowship of the Ring'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 8:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The Fellowship of the Ring is a single-player action-adventure game featuring Frodo, Gandalf and Aragorn. It is based on the first part of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic novel "The Lord of the Rings." From the peaceful lands of the Shire through the darkness of Moria, to the River Anduin, the player must gather the Fellowship and protect the One Ring from the Dark Lord Sauron. It didn't fare well, check out why ...

Cenega Games Hitting The Shelves

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 7:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cenega Games reports that Knigts of the Cross and Another War will be released on 18th of October in UK. Distributed through Pinnacle to all major electronic entertainment stores. Other main european territories (Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Scandinavia, Benelux) will follow within one month with full line up and everywhere alse within this quarter.

Saga Collection - In Stores Now!

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 7:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lucas Art's let us know that their Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds Saga is now available for purchase at retail stores! This package includes the popular real-time strategy game Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds and its dynamic Episode II mission expansion Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns. As an added bonus, Wizards of the Coast Star Wars trading card game boosters will be included with the collection.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 7:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'AquaZots' - Sign Up For Beta 1.1

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 1:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

AquaZots (formerly known as DeepSea Tycoon) Beta 1.1 has just been released! Would you like to be one of the few, proud testers of AquaZots Beta version 1.1? You've come to the right place, but you'd better be quick! The first 50 people to signup will be part of the elite few for this special focus group. Are you in? Read more to find out how and where to sign up