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'Akella' Goes 'Postal'

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 11:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A mere twelve years after The Cold War officially ended, the most ruthless videogame developer to survive the standstill, Running With Scissors, proudly announced that POSTAL 2 will be published in Russia by Akella.

'Blade Mistress' Adds Pet Dragons For Players

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 10:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blade Mistress Online has expanded its content to include pet dragons, creatures that hatch from eggs, eat, grow, and fight for their owners! Pet dragons have different colors, powers, and can be bred to produce even more powerful pets!

'Black Hawk Down' Being Delayed

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 9:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Entertainment software developer and publisher NovaLogic, Inc. today announced that the release of the eagerly awaited PC title Delta Force - Black Hawk Down has been pushed back a month. The release is now scheduled for November 19th, 2002 in the US.

'Logitech PS2 Cordless Controller' Obtains Official Sony License

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 8:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Logitech announced today that the Logitech Cordless Controller for PS One, and PlayStation has an official license from Sony Computer Entertainment America. This makes Logitech's cordless controller the first and only licensed cordless controller for this platform. This Logitech product includes proprietary 2.4 GHz Cordless Freedom, the most reliable cordless technology available for gamers.

'Fallout' - Bible #8

by Thomas on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 7:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fallout Bible #8 from Chris Avellone at BlackIsle.com contains an interview with Fallout designer Scott Bennie, a crapload of questions, the original draft of the EPA, the fury and flurry of nuclear winters, a little bit about the old Wasteland "sequel" Meantime, why the Corvega Highwayman has a fat ass, a bit on tribal societies, a new mind-bending contest, the winners of two others, and more random irradiated crap from the Fallout universe. Grab it as .doc here or .pdf here!

'Homeplanet' - Website Updated

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 7:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Russobit-M and 3Map Games are glad to announce that the website for their spacesim Homeplanet has been updated. You can find many news, fresh screenshots and others. Russobit and 3Map Games also let us know that they have opened the Homeplanet forum - welcome to everybody!

Lock 'N Load - Demo Available NOW

by Thomas on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 7:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games announced today Mark H. Walker's Lock 'N Load Demo is available. Mark H. Walker's Lock 'N Load Demo marks a milestone for board wargames, being the first ever demo available for a physical board game.. Read more for Gameinfo (features) and links where to grab the demo!

Chessmaster 9000 Defeated US Chess Champion

by Thomas on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 6:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world's largest video game publishers, and The Internet Chess Club (Chessclub.com), the world's premiere online chess destination, today announced that Chessmaster 9000 defeated reigning US Chess Champion, Grandmaster Larry Christiansen, two and a half games to one and a half games, in a four game match played over two days, Saturday and Sunday, September 28-29.

Weapons Descriptions for 'IronStorm'

by Thomas on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 6:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Iron Storm takes place in 1964 and World War I hasn't ended. Using modern weapons in a WWI setting, you can end this dreaded war. Dreamcatcher today updated their Iron Storm site with a new weapons descriptions section! If you havent yet, check our IronStorm preview!

'Vivendi Universal' Acquires 'Massive Entertainment'

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 6:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Games division of Vivendi Universal Publishing, Vivendi Universal Games, announced today the acquisition of Massive Entertainment by its studio, NDA Productions (known for their Ground Control title).

'Binary9 Studios' - So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish

by Thomas on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 6:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just over 12 months since Binary9 Studios, ltd opened its doors, they are today forced to close them. Here is the clip:

By aiming ourselves at the GameBoy Advance market we intended to become a respected developer for that platform, but alas this was not to be. Over the year we've plowed a considerable about of cash into the firm which has been swallowed up by the creation of Designs and Prototypes for various games, some of which are previewed on our Current Projects page, these projects will now never see the light of day.

'LotR: The Fellowship of the Ring' Ships

by Thomas on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 6:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Label Games, a studio of the Games division of Vivendi Universal Publishing (VU Games), announced that it has shipped "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" for the Xbox and the Game Boy Advance to retailers nationwide.

'Tactical Ops: Assault On Terror' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 6:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames just put up a new patch for the retail version of Tactical Ops: Assault On Terror on their Support Page. There update brings your RETAIL (not for the UT mod) game to v3.32 and has a big ass list of fixes,tweaks and additions. Read more for detailed fix list and links where to grab it. (Thanks Bluesnews).

UbiSoft Q&A About 'EverQuest European Version'

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 5:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

We just announced UbiSoft and Sony teaming up to bring the ever popular EverQuest to the European community with localised versions. To make things smoother (and clearer) we have a Q&A from the Ubisoft PR people adressing a few burning questions about this specific "European version". Njoy

'EVERQUEST' - European Invasion

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 5:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft® Entertainment and Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE) today announced the launch of European versions of EverQuest® and its expansion packs. These versions will be playable through new EverQuest servers located in Europe. The European version of EverQuest will be available in English, French and German languages from November 21.

'Eve Online: The Second Genesis' Rescheduled For Q1 2003

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 5:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive and Crowd Control Productions (CCP) announced today the highly anticipated Massive Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) "Eve Online: The Second Genesis," currently in live beta testing, has been rescheduled to ship in March 2003. There will also be a IRC Chat with the developers, so read more for details.

'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai' (PS2) Hits Europe

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 5:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball Z fans and fighting game aficionados alike will soon be able to enter the world of the highly-rated animated series and engage in a series of high-intensity fighting battles, each one more epic than the one before. Infogrames is proud to announce its upcoming Dragon Ball Z: Budokai video game, exclusively for the PlayStation2.

'World Airliners' - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 4:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Two of flight simulation's most acclaimed airliners are now available for Flight Simulator 2002 in one great value package! Those who have flown the 777-200 Professional or 747-400 Professional, developed by Phoenix Simulations will already know what a special treat they hold for fans of the heavy metal - easily being two of best selling airliner add-ons of 2001 for Microsoft's multi-million selling Flight Simulator series.. Do you know your 777s from your 747s? Read more to find out with these 13 screenshots.

'Real War: Rogue States' In Stores

by Thomas on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 2:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today the next game in the best-selling "Real War" series titled "Real War" titled "Real War: Rogue States." (Windows XP, 2000, ME, 98, 95, Rated "T" by the ESRB) has arrived at retailers nationwide. Featuring new missions and co-operative multiplayer battles, gamers will be able to do battle against terrorists around the world.

'NHL 2003' Ships For PC/PS2/NGC/XB

by Thomas on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 2:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts drops the puck, kicking off the 2002-03 NHL season with the release of NHL 2003 under the EA SPORTS brand. The number one selling interactive NHL video game franchise ships its latest in the series this week on the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the Nintendo GameCube and PC-CD. NHL 2003 for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft ships October 8.

'Airlines 2' Gone Gold

by Thomas on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 2:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Global Star Software, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive announced that they have gone gold with their upcoming airline management simulation for the PC platform, Airlines 2.

'Burnout 2: Point of Impact' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Thomas on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 2:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Returning to the streets with the most adrenaline-filled, high-performance arcade-style driving game of the season, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it has shipped Burnout 2: Point of Impact for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. Created by Criterion Games Limited, Burnout 2: Point of Impact is the award-winning sequel to the million unit-selling street racing brand that set the standard for driving realism and incredibly realistic crashes.

'Soccer Manager' Launch

by Thomas on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 2:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions is pleased to announce the launch of a new, fast and frantic football management game. Soccer Manager provides action packed Premier League and European Cup gaming, thrusting football fanatics and gamers alike into the hot seat when it hits shelves on 11th October on PC CD ROM.

'Grand Theft Auto: Vice City' Soundtrack Albums

by Thomas on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 12:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Look for seven Grand Theft Auto: Vice City soundtrack albums to be released in conjunction with the launch of Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for the PlayStation2 on October 29. The soundtracks will be the quintessential 80's music collection, with each genre-based album replicating the game's 1980's radio FM dial, with stations ranging from Heavy Metal and Soul to Rap and Pop. Over 80 tracks from artists such as Judas Priest, Blondie, Flock of Seagulls, Kool & the Gang, Hall & Oates, Grandmaster Flash, Cutting Crew and many more will be included that span the entire musical spectrum of the period.

'Terminator: Dawn Of Fate' Ships For XB & PS2

by Thomas on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 8:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari shipped The Terminator: Dawn of Fate, a third-person action game based on the hit movie franchise, to retail stores this week for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Developed by the masterminds at Infogrames' own Paradigm Entertainment, creators of the highly regarded Spy Hunter, The Terminator: Dawn of Fate is a true prequel to the first Terminator movie and tells the story of what happened before SkyNet sent the first Terminator back in time.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 7:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NVIDIA.com has a new Q&A with Pivotal Games producer Lee Singleton talking about their recently released suqad based shooter Conflict: Desert Storm. IGN Insider has a new Q&A with Dan Houser and James Worrall of Rockstar Games talking about their upcoming action game, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. GameSpot has a new Q&A with UbiSoft's producer Mathieu Ferland talking about their upcoming Tom Clancy tactical shooter, Splinter Cell. LoneGamers has a new Q&A with the COO of Epic One talking about Fung Wan Online. The Electric Playground has a new Q&A with Ensemble's Bruce Shelley talking about their imminent RTS game, Age of Mythology.

'American Conquest' - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 7:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

American Conquest, is the latest masterpiece from the makers of Cossacks, the undisputed champions of several-thousand-unit combat. Spanning the moment Columbus set foot on America to the American War of Independence, players must shape the future of the continent through over 50 missions spread across eight campaigns. Read more for links where to grab the goodies ... (Thanks Bluesnews).

Chrome - Movie

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 7:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Techland released a new movie trailer from their sci-fi first-person shooter, Chrome. Previously seen at the ECTS last month the movie contains about two minutes of in-game footage. Read more for links where to grab it ... (Thanks 3DGamers).

'Reign Of Fire' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 7:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the game, players find themselves in the year 2024 where highly evolved dragons are the dominant species left on the planet. Only a few human beings remain including a brave Englishman named Quinn. Quinn and his followers battle for survival against the creatures and unexpectedly encounter American dragon-slayer Van Zan and his rag-tag squad, who are planning a dangerous crusade to post-apocalyptic London to fight the dragons. As a human, the player takes the role of a resistance fighter defending the last remaining humans from attack and eventually making their way to the site of the ultimate dragon. A bunch of brand new Gamecube screens ...

'Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2003' (PC/NGC/XBX/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 6:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA SPORTS, continuing its exclusive partnership with the PGA TOUR and the world's best and most famous golfer, Tiger Woods, delivers the most realistic golf simulation for fans of golf on the PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube . With prestigious courses, an all-star line-up of PGA TOUR golf pros and a variety of modes, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2003 will keep even the lowest handicapped golfer challenged for months to come. We got some screens from locations and several of the players .. If you are into golf, njoy!

Platoon: The 1st Airborne Cavalry Division In Vietnam - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 6:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You are Martin Lionsdale, newly wed and new recruit of the US Army. As the story and events unfold, you will come to know his emotions, his relationship with his wife, and the War itself. You will also come to know several other key members of the platoon. As you successfully carry out your missions, you will climb the ranks to become a Lieutenant and be responsible for a full platoon of infantry (up to 30 men) composed of specialist soldiers: (rifleman, sniper, scout, machine gunner, grenadier, engineer, commando...). check the new screens ...