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Serious Sam (Xbox) - Multiplayer Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 10:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today we announced Serious Sam hitting gold status (the US version only) and is on its way to appear in stores somewhere in November. Now we got some new nifty screens to show off the multiplayer action (up to 8 players, xbox's networked)... Njoy!

'Earth 2150: Lost Souls' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 10:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First has announced that a brand new demo for Earth 2150: Lost Souls has been released. The Lost Souls Demo includes the first mission from the United Civilized States (UCS) campaign, the UCS tutorial as well as a skirmish map. This is NOT the same demo as released a few years ago, that was the European version, and this is the US version (and according to Strategy First bigger and better ;). Read more for links where to grab it ...

'Serious Sam' (Xbox) Seriously Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 9:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Croteam's web site has been updated with the announcement that the Xbox port of Serious Sam has gone gold. The wait is now over. At least for the US version. The US Xbox version of Serious Sam is officially approved and it is going into gold mastering. European version still needs to go over the approval.

'Guilty Gear X2' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 8:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sammy Studios Inc. today announced a new sequel based on the powerhouse Guilty Gear anime fighting series, coming to PlayStation2 in Q1 2003. Guilty Gear X2 promises to deliver the next-generation of blistered thumbs, bringing players the fastest, most visually stunning 2D fighter on the PS2. Based on the franchise now famous for its unique, out-of-this-world characters, stunningly detailed graphics and lightning-paced and fluid gameplay, Guilty Gear X2 will combine a number of firsts and new features with the trademarks that have propelled the series to the forefront of 2D anime fighters.

UPDATE : We added features and 12 brand new screens .. njoy!

TDK Launches New Impulse Label

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 7:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive Inc. announced a new video game publishing imprint dubbed TDK Impulse. The division officially launches today with the shipping of its first game, Shrek Treasure Hunt for the PlayStation. Available at major retail outlets nationwide, the title will carry a suggested retail price of $9.99 (U.S.).

Ace Golf (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 7:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grab your clubs, hit the green and prepare for some wild golfing action with Ace Golf. Ace Golf combines crazy arcade characters with real-world golf physics and intuitive gameplay. The result is an addictive pick up and play golf game for both novice and expert gamers alike! The game is being developed by Telenet Japan Co Ltd and is due for release in the Autumn on Nintendo GameCube.

'New World Order' GOLD Next Week

by Thomas on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 7:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

We just got informed that New World Order, the tactical FPS in development at Termite Games will be GOLD next week and is scheduled for a November 15th release in Europe and Asia, while US date is set in January 2003. "New World Order is a single and multiplayer team-based game where teams battle it out in environments and situations that could be taken right out of an action-movie. It is a fast paced action-simulator with attitude, switching between stealthy game play and adrenalin-pumping action, always keeping the player on his toes - never knowing when all hell will break lose"

'Robot Alchemic Drive' - Official Web Site

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 6:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bolstering an already strong consumer-friendly reputation, Enix America Inc. today announced that it has launched the official web site for Robot Alchemic Drive (R.A.D.), the company's highly acclaimed action/adventure title featuring 120-foot-tall transforming robots for the PlayStation2.

'X-Men: WolverineÂ’s Revenge' Announced For PC/GBA

by Thomas on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 6:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Expanding the reach of Wolverine’s razor sharp adamantium claws, Activision, Inc. announced today that X-Men: Wolverine’s Revenge is headed to the Nintendo Game Boy Advance and PC. With the addition of these two versions, the game will be released on five platforms simultaneously with the upcoming X-Men feature film entitled “X2.” X-Men: Wolverine’s Revenge is also in development for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube and is the only action-adventure game that allows players to assume the role of Wolverine, the ultimate fighting X-Man.

'ARX FATALIS' - Wage War Against The Forces

by Thomas on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 5:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dare to enter another dimension, defeat demons and prevent the summoning of a diabolical deity as JoWooD Productions introduces the completely immersive medieval fantasy, Arx Fatalis, to the realms of first person RPG's 1st of November 2002 in UK/Nordic and on 15th of November in US.

'Blackstone: Magic & Steel' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 5:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blackstone, AKA Ex-Chaser (in Japan) has been extremely popular and has enjoyed many excellent reviews," says Bradley Flack, Director of Sales at Xicat Interactive. Xicat has renamed the Japanese game - Black Stone: Magic & Steel. Yesterday we had a bunch of screens, today we have 21 more to show off .. njoy

'Neocronicle' Issue 5 - Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 5:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Once again the editorial staff of the Neocronicle let the creative vibes flow and today present the brilliant 5th edition of the best fanzine ever: the Neocronicle. This edition features excellent reports on mysterious death cases, a huge biotech scandal and on the investigations on a hacker, that terrifies the citizens of Neocron. So, it' s well worth the download. Read more for links where to grab it ...

'Colin McRae Rally 3' - Movie

by Thomas on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 5:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters released a stunning new Colin McRae Rally 3 movie today, showcasing the game’s grueling rally gameplay and dynamic visuals. Created especially for the London Effects & Animation Festival, the video is available online from Downloads section of the game's web site (movie file titled “Colin McRae Rally 3: The Game”; filename “cmr3_game”). With a running time of approximately two minutes, the video streams through the game’s opening scenes to the gritty rallying action and ends with a championship win.

'xXx' For The Nintendo GBA In Stores

by Peter on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 12:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamers can now enter the world of one of the summer's biggest action thrillers with Activision, Inc.'s XXX for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance. The game is based on Revolution Studio's "xXx", which stars Vin Diesel and opens nationwide on 18th October. xXx lets players assume the role of underground thrillseeker turned spy Xander Cage in a series of death-defying motorcycle and arcade-action challenges.

'Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer' Ships (CONSOLE)

by Peter on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 12:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Surf's up! Action sports fans can now ride the waves like a pro with the release of Activision, Inc.'s Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer, which is currently available at UK retail outlets. The game lets players join six-time world champion surfer, Kelly Slater and eight other top pros as they travel to 13 of the most popular and recognizable surf spots in the world in search of the perfect wave.

'Psychotoxic: Gateway to Hell' Site Launch!

by Thomas on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Psychotoxic: Gateway to Hell is a upcoming first person shooter from CDV and it's being developed by NuClear Vision. Today the official site went live.. "Team up with Angie Prophet in the battle against the evil powers that threaten all mankind". You can read more about Psychotoxic here!

Pro Version Of 'UT2003'

by Thomas on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 10:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Unreality tossed up an article this morning about the fact that Epic might be making a new version of UT called Unreal Tournament 2003 PRO! (thanks VE3D) Here is a clip:

Our goal in the CPL and any other pro offline tournament we support is to create a common set of rules that levels the playing field. To that end, the rules posted by the CPL reflect that players have only a limited set of things they can change. Exactly what will be changeable hasn’t to my knowledge been fully decided on yet.

Right now, we (as in Epic) are talking about creating a “Pro” version of the game just with tournaments like this in mind. It will be pro in terms of what game settings can be altered and what can’t. It will encompass what can be tweaked and adjusted as well as what game settings should be used. This will not be something designed for online play at this time.

'Xpand Rally' Update - New Terrains

by Thomas on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 9:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Techland Software send us a new update from their upcoming rally game 'Xpand Rally', this time they let us know more about the new terrains. Read more for full article and a new screen!

'Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast' Is GOLD

by Thomas on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC is pleased to announce that the Xbox and GameCube versions of Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast have been approved for manufacturing and are expected to be in stores the week of November 18th. Also check out some gameplay from the upcoming console releases in the new Jedi Outcast game trailer!

'IGI 2' Delayed To February 2003

by Thomas on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official IGI 2 message boards got some news posted from the lead QA tester at Codemasters. (thanks Shacks) Here is the clip:

I can confirm that the release date has officialy been moved to Feb 03.

While any slippage is a huge dissapointment to those of you have have been waiting so long already, I really believe that moving the release date will allow us to make a much better product.

In all honesty, the game could of made it out in November. To do that though would have meant leaving out some great design ideas, we would have had to cut out bits of the game that were not functioning correctly, and the game would of gone out with some bugs.

Adding these extra 3 months to the development cycle can only benefit the quality of the game. The cool design stuff can be finished instead of getting cut, the bugs can be found and fixed, and ultimatly, the game can be given the polish that would have been missing if we were to ship in November.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 7:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'NBA Inside Drive 2003' Goes Gold

by Thomas on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 7:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lace up those high-tops as Microsoft Game Studios today announced that "NBA Inside Drive 2003" has gone gold, and is scheduled to start showing up on store shelves on October 24 for a suggested price of $49.99. This year, fans of roundball can enjoy new features such as Career mode, in which players will have up to 25 NBA seasons to build the next basketball dynasty. Other new gameplay modes include Create-A-Player, Practice, and even two-on-two matchups. "NBA Inside Drive 2003" was co-developed by Microsoft Game Studios and High Voltage Software.

'Age Of Mythology' - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 5:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft is rolling out the big guns to promote their upcoming RTS, 'Age Of Mythology'. In the coming weeks you will see this trailer when you go to the movies in an attempt to promote the upcoming Ensemble Studios 3D RTS game. Read more for links where to grab it ...

EA Fall Event (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 3:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Some leftovers from the EA event in NY, serving up now are a bunch of GBA screens from their upcoming titile. We have SSX Tricky, Island Xtreme Stunts , Galidor: Defenders of the Outer Dimension and Bionicle Bugs: Matoran Adventures.

'American Conquest' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 2:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In American Conquest, the latest title from the GSC GAME WORLD stable - makers of the blockbuster Cossacks, you enter the New World in the year 1492! Together with Christopher Columbus there you'll remain. During the following centuries you'll fight for supremacy on the new found American continent! Check the 4 new screens ...

Tennis Masters Series 2003 - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 2:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tour the globe and play on the 9 faithfully reproduced Masters Series tournaments. Travel to the hard courts of Indian Wells, Miami, Toronto and Cincinnati. Visit the luxurious clay courts of Monte Carlo, Rome and Hamburg. Compete on the indoor courts of Madrid and Paris.Try to qualify for the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai and become the world's best player! Check out the 15 days trial version limiting you to exhibition and career mode. Read more for links where to get it before it expires..