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EA Announces 'Def Jam Vendetta' (NGC/PS2) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 11:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts and Def Jam Records just unveiled their new fighting game, 'Def Jam Vendetta'. Read more for some screens, features and some in game footage movie ...

Tivola Releases 'Chemicus: Journey To The Other Side' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 10:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another reality awaits those who dare to enter the world of Chemicus. Shrouded in secrecy and intrigue, the mysterious city of Chemicus is the repository of chemical knowledge from the beginning of time. It begins with a young scientist’s discovery of an ancient amulet with the power to unlock the portal to the forgotten land. Soon, strange, cloaked men kidnap him, claiming that he has disrupted the delicate balance between our world and theirs. Players find themselves in a virtual mission to unlock the secrets of Chemicus, to restore harmony, and rescue the abducted scientist.

'Kien' (GBA) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 9:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GMX Media announced its first console game today. The title, Kien, will be released for the Gameboy Advance Console early 2003. Kien is an action/platform game with RPG elements. The player's task is to complete an epic, non-linear quest in a fantasy-inspired world, helping the two young heroes in their challenge to defeat the Powers of Evil. The world of Kien is composed of 23 long, challenging levels, each boasting richly detailed and colourful 2D graphics, appealing features, well-animated characters as well as eye-pleasing environments and backgrounds. Read more for some nice looking screens ...

'Civ III: Play the World' & 'IronStorm' - Update Patch Available NOw

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 8:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Noticed at Blues that the Firaxis Games Files Page is offering a new v1.04f patch for the brand-new Play the World expansion for Civilization III. The patch is just under 7 MB and adds autopatching and a pillage function along with several fixes addressing things such as multiplayer stability, a memory leak with adviser screens, a bug in play-by-email mode, and more. There is also a new patch for Iron Storm available updating 4X Studios' alternate-history World War I shooter to v1.02. Here's what the patch addresses: "The game will crash to desktop while attempting to rebind keys. This problem primarily occurs when the user has a USB keyboard or USB Mouse or both." Read more for links where to get all of these goodies ...

'Rise of Nations' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 7:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

From Brian Reynolds, designer of Civilization 2 and Alpha Centauri, comes Rise of Nations, combining the fast-paced action of real-time strategy games with the strategic depth and epic scope of turn-based strategy games. Rise of Nations allows players to improve their city infrastructure, create new cities, and expand national borders. Players have the option to win through military might using everything from sling-shots to canons to stealth bombers; corner the market on key commodities; and wheel and deal with a wide variety of civilizations. Unlike other historical real-time strategy games, Rise of Nations allows the gamer to quickly play through to the modern age. Today we serve up 10 new screens for you to enjoy!

'Hearts of Iron' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 6:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and Developers Paradox Entertainment, the same team behind the award-winning Europa Universalis II, are proud to announce that Hearts of Iron¸ the first World War II game of true grand strategic scope, has gone gold. Read more for details and 10 new screens ...

'Shrek Extra Large' (NGC) On Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 6:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive, Inc. announced that "Shrek Extra Large" has shipped for the GameCube. The title will be available at major retail outlets throughout North America. “We are glad to be able to bring Shrek to the GameCube,” said Stefan Serwe, vice president of global marketing, TDK Mediactive. “Shrek Extra Large is the perfect product to address the emerging and growing GameCube market, and with its zany fairy tale characters, we are confident that the game will deliver the charm and twists of Shrek to a wide audience.”

'Outlaw Golf' (NGC) Ships To Retail

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 6:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Arriving just in time to put the "ho" in "ho-ho-ho,' Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today it has shipped "Outlaw Golf" for the GameCube (Rated: "T" by the ESRB; $49.95 estimated street price; also available for the Xbox). A gift that 'keeps giving' for the golfer in your life, "Outlaw Golf" is a hardcore golf game with a humorous side that takes gamers to three different courses where you'd never find PGA members.

'Top Spin' Announced For XBox

by Thomas on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 6:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ever wanted to test your skills against the world's best men and women tennis players? How about survive a gruelling five-set match against the world's No. 1 player on a moist clay court? We all want to argue with the line judge, don't we? Microsoft Game Studios today announced its first tennis title for the Xbox video game system is in development. Developed by Power and Magic Developments, "Top Spin," an Xbox exclusive and Xbox Live enabled tennis experience, will offer gamers and tennis fans a pulse-pounding glimpse into professional tennis.

'Seablade' (XBOX) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 6:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today its arcade shooter title "SeaBlade" for the Xbox has gone gold and will be shipping in two weeks to retail. In SEABLADE (Rated: "T" by the ESRB), gamers take control of a futuristic spacecraft that can fly as well as dive below water with the goal being to combat insidious warlords who have overrun the northern hemisphere in the year 2350.

Kreed - Official Website Goes Live

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 5:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Burut CT as a developer and Russobit-M as a publisher of the upcoming 3D FPS project .Kreed. are happy to present the official Kreed website. All developing team took part in the creation of the site and now it contains wide information about all details and features of Kreed and its creating process. First showing art-materials and screenshots, detailed story and description of the game, representation of the in-house engine X-Tend, features, downloads with movies, soundtracks and desktop themes and FAQ are waiting for your attention. As of today, check the official website for all the last news about the project, its development and its covering in the worldwide media.

'Face of Mankind' - Exclusive Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 4:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Face of Mankind is a massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) within a persistent world. Thousands of players throughout the world can compete in this realistic and futuristic world of the 24th century. It combines an epic story-driven mission system over years with a complex economic system which can also affect the story deeply. Today Duplex Systems send us some exclusive screens that you can drool over below. Njoy!

'Shrek Super Party' (XB) - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 3:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Shrek: Super Party will be the second title to be developed for Xbox based on the blockbuster computer animated comedy smash hit from DreamWorks Pictures. Check out 8 new shots!

'Ball Adventures' - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 3:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today we have 12 shots of askhomework's new 3D pinball game, and they are still in search of a publisher. More info and a playable demo can be found at www.askhomework.hu. Read more for screens!

TDK's Europe Christmas Console Lineup

by Thomas on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 11:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive Europe, a leading entertainment software publisher, announced today its Christmas lineup of titles for the most popular ogre in the swamp. Based on the blockbuster movie from DreamWorks, Shrek will return for gaming fans everywhere on the Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox and Nintendo GameCube systems and the Game Boy Advance handheld.

'Medal Of Honor Allied Assault: Spearhead' GOLD

by Thomas on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 11:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blues reports that Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead has gone GOLD and will be in stores November 12. "Spearhead is EALA's expansion to the highly successful Medal of Honor: Allied Assault".

'Video Poker Pro' Just Released

by Thomas on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 10:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

G3 Studios, a premier developer and publisher of video games for handheld devices, Pocket PC and other platforms, today released the Windows version of "Video Poker Pro." Only 3 weeks after the release of the Pocket PC version, the Windows version of the game features remastered graphics to accommodate the higher screen resolution and screen layout of desktop computers.

'Robin Hood The Legend of Sherwood' - Developer Interview

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 7:36 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Inspiring storytellers for over 700 years, Robin Hood is an internationally recognized fable, and this latest PC title gives gamers the unique chance to pick up a trusty bow and arrow and take on the role of the legendary nobleman, Robin Hood, and join forces with Little John and his Merry Men as the battle for control of the King's throne ensues. We had a chance to sit down with game designer Martin Kuppe and ask him some questions about the now gone gold 'Robin Hood The Legend of Sherwood'.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 7:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Splinter Cell' & 'RavenShield' & 'Sum Of All Fears' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 7:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft send out screens for several of their upcoming Tom Clancy titles. We have new screens for "Rainbow Six : RavenShield", "Sum Of All Fears" (NGC/GBA) and "Splinter Cell" (Xbox). Nnjoy!

'Four Horsemen of Apocalypse' (PC/CONSOLE) Info & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 4:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In a timeless battle for the fate of the Earth and all humanity, the player assumes the role of the archangel Abaddon (name meaning “Destroyer”). Set in a dark contemporary environment, the fallen angel faces possessed zealots, demons and four giant, eternal forces of the Apocalypse: Pestilence, War, Famine, and Death. During this epic struggle, Abaddon must find and protect the three humans known as the Chosen. By strategically using and combining the powers of the Chosen, the archangel prepares for the ultimate battle against the Horsemen. Hand-to-hand, sword, and projectile combat combine with fantastic abilities to create a surreal, cinematic experience. Check out some screens, art, sketches and story ...

PS2 Review - 'Grand Theft Auto : Vice City'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 3:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City will surpass the unprecedented gameplay, cinematic graphics and immersive audio experience that gamers associate with Grand Theft Auto 3, which was released in October 2001 and has rapidly become the fastest selling, highest grossing game for PS2 to-date, with global sales exceeding 6 million units. Check out to read about our first impression...

Unreal Tournament 2003 - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2002 @ 2:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Epic has just released a new patch for their recently released FPS, Unreal Tournament 2003. The upgrades brings your retail copy to v2136 and has a massive slew of fixes, tweaks and upgrades. Read more for a detailed fix list links where to grab it...