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'Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Prophecy' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 10:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment announced Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Prophecy has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Making its debut on Nintendo GameBoy Advance, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Prophecy features a new original story written exclusively for the console. The game also features a new, quasi-3D view, an impressive set of spectacular 3D animations, and an improved combat system specific for the GameBoy Advance. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Prophecy is rated "T-Teen" and available for a suggested retail price of $29.99.

'Minority Report' (GBA/PS2/NGC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 9:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Minority Report" is a futuristic thriller based on a short story by noted sci-fi author Philip K. Dick. Dick is also well known for writing the original stories that inspired the popular motion pictures "Blade Runner" and "Total Recall." Through an agreement with Fox Interactive and DreamWorks, Activision has signed a five year deal for the worldwide rights to develop games based on the highly-anticipated motion picture for all current and next generation consoles, the PC and handheld platforms. Today we scored some new screens for the Gameboy Advance, Xbox, Playstation2 and Gamecube versions, Njoy!

'Anarchy Online Notum Wars' - Video & Behind the Scenes

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 9:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Funcom released an action-packed video of Anarchy Online Notum Wars, in-game footage as well as the second article about towers from Game Director Gaute Godager. The video shows footage of a battle for territory and towers taken from the current beta of The Notum Wars. Watch the Omni-Tek soldiers take on the clans in a battle for notum. The article talks about the tower types, both the Personal Towers, and the Service Towers, how to set them up, tear them down, and what kind of advantages they give. Read more below for the full 'Behind the Scenes' story that we received today!

'NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona' (NGC/PS2) Races To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 9:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames, Inc. and the creators of NASCAR Heat, today announced it has shipped NASCAR: Dirt to DAYTONA for PlayStation2 and Nintendo GameCube. Dirt to DAYTONA is the first game of its kind, giving fans a true NASCAR racing series experience by participating in and progressing through the ranks of the NASCAR Weekly Racing series presented by Dodge, NASCAR Featherlite Modified series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck series and the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, all in one game.

ATI - VE3D Unreal Tournament 2003 Deathmatch Challenge

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 8:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ATI Technologies Inc. today announced that the grand-prize winner of the upcoming ATI - VE3D Unreal Tournament 2003 Deathmatch Challenge - sponsored by ATI and VE3D.com - will receive the award-winning RADEON 9700 PRO (valued at US $399) and US $1,000 in cash.

The online tournament, beginning December 12, 2002, will pit contestants against each other in one-on-one elimination games of Unreal Tournament 2003. The sole survivor will win the grand-prize while three runners-up will each receive a RADEON 9700 PRO board, the first in the world to support Microsoft's DirectX 9.0. Over 4,000 players are expected, with thousands of anticipated matches.

Registration for the ATI - VE3D Unreal Tournament 2003 Deathmatch Challenge is taking place now until December 12, 2002. Registration and further details can be found HERE!

'MoH:AA Spearhead' - MP Demo Patch v2.11 & Win32 Server

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 8:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

3DGamers today tossed up a patch for the recent multiplayer demo of Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Spearhead, updating this World War II FPS to version 2.11. This patch addresses a server problem when "getting on a Mortar and then disconnecting from the server." Also available is the updated Win32 dedicated server for the retail expansion, similarly addressing this crash issue. Grab these files here!

'Rocky' & 'Ghost Recon' (Xbox) Are Shipping To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 8:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft today announced Rocky for the Xbox has shipped. Developed by UK-based Rage Games, Rocky lets gamers relive each dramatic fight and memorable moment from the Rocky through Rocky V movies. Rocky is rated "T-Teen" and is available on Xbox for a suggested retail price of $49.99. UbiSoft also let us know that Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, is on its way to United States store shelves today. Enabled for online play, this tactical battlefield game is expected to be one of the biggest hits on Microsoft's Xbox Live online game service. Read more for details ..

'Darkened Skye' (NGC) Arrives At Retail - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 7:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today "Darkened Skye" an action game for the Nintendo GameCube has arrived at retail (Rated: "T" by the ESRB; $49.95 estimated street). Set in a timeless fantasy world, this third-person action game combines laugh-out-loud irreverence with combat, magic and melee giving gamers a fast-paced experience in an epic story that isn't afraid to poke fun at itself. Read more for some screens and an ingame trailer...

'Korea: Forgotten Conflict' - Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 7:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Korea: Forgotten Conflict is an upcoming 3D tactical RTS/action (developed by Plastic Reality Technologies) with a Korean war background. Read more below to look at the first bunch of exclusive screenshots of deep war experience, 'Korea: Forgotten Conflict'. Release date: Q2 2003!

'DarkSpace' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 7:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment today announced that the retail version of DarkSpace, a massively multiplayer online action strategy game has gone gold and will be on retail shelves in North America by the end of November. Read more for more info and a batch of 33 brand new screens ...

'New World Order' - Map Building Tools & Demo

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 7:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NWOmapping asked Jimbo from Termite Games a few questions wether there will be any demo and/or map building tools for the soon to be released game, New World Order. Here is the full clip:

We're discussing the demo, but I cannot say when right now - just that it's on our minds.

The NWO betas where resource hogs when more than 7-8 players joined, because animation code and many other things were still in Beta and were running slow - that in combination with network bugs screwed things up. These things have been fixed now.

The map building info and tools will be released as a separate download after the game has shown up in stores. It's going to be very interesting to see what people can do with our tools - it's not as easy to build for NWO as for a game with a complete editor, it's more to-the-metal with NWO. That will however give the really dedicated and talented a chance to show what they can do.

We're also very much dedicated to jumping straight on any problems that show up, and if there are no problems we're still going to release upgrades to improve and tweak NWO to a monster. /Jimbo

Devastation Introduces 'Meet the Urban Resistance'

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 6:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The upcoming Unreal engine-based first person shooter Devastation now has a major contest available online at Devastation and Grathius. It's not your standard "type name, hit enter" kind of experience, either. At Grathius, the Web site for the fictional corporate oppressor in the game, you will be taken through an interactive experience that will introduce some of the game's main characters and concepts. You'll hack into the corporate site with the help of Resistance member Baxter, delete profiles of main characters and help Baxter gain access to some of Grathius' top-secret technology. You can also find out about the game's backstory, and the world where the game takes place.

'World Championship Snooker 2003' (PC/Xbox/PS2) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 6:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters just send us the first images from "World Championship Snooker 2003", the next edition in its award-winning snooker video game series. The game is currently being developed for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC formats and is expected to launch in spring 2003. Continuing the genre-leading brand's reputation as the most realistic snooker video game, World Championship Snooker 2003 will bring all the skill, tension and atmosphere of professional snooker matches to game screens. Read more to check out the goods...

'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai' (PS2) Coming Dec 4th

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 6:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames, Inc. is proud to announce today that its upcoming Dragon Ball Z: Budokai video game, exclusively for the PlayStation2, will ship to retail Dec 4, 2002. The Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z franchises are global blockbusters that have generated over $3 billion in related merchandising sales worldwide and over 500 animated episodes. In addition, DBZ was the number-one rated show among all U.S. cable TV programs for tweens 9-14, boys 9-14 and men 12-24 during this season's launch line-up.

MicroSoft & Ubi Team Up To Promote 'Splinter Cell' Release

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 6:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft has formed local marketing partnerships with Microsoft throughout Europe and Australia to promote the November 28 European release of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. While marketing actions vary from country to country, the overall strategy is to introduce Splinter Cell as a new huge franchise within the Tom Clancy brand and to position it as a game of choice for Xbox. Microsoft and Ubi Soft have made a joint investment to ensure Splinter Cell is a success this Christmas.

'Dark Age of Camelot: Shrouded Isles' Goes GOLD

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 5:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment announced today that Dark Age of Camelot: Shrouded Isles the highly anticipated expansion to the fastest growing online game of all time, has gone gold. The game will be at retail outlets in North America beginning December 3rd, 2002.

'Die Hard: Vendetta' (NGC) Launch Date

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 4:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bits Studios can today confirm the news that all Game Cube owners have been waiting for - its brilliant first-person action adventure Die Hard: Vendetta, published by NDA Productions, a studio of Vivendi Universal Publishing, will hit stores across Europe on November 15th and the rest of the world very soon after.

More Games Ships (PC/CONSOLE)

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 3:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sega has today shipped Sonic Mega Collection that includes seven classic Sonic games in one collection for NGC, they also let us know that they shipped their next-generation debut of the Shinobi series for PS2. THQ Ships The Fairly OddParents!: Enter the Cleft for Game Boy Advance, Hot Wheels Velocity X for PlayStation2, GameCube, Game Boy Advance and PC reaches store shelves in time for the Holidays. Disney Interactive's 3D action strategy title for PC, Treasure Planet: Battle at Procyon, cruises into retail stores and Microsoft has been active today and let us know that MechAssault is in stores for the Xbox and Xbox Live.

'Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead' Ships

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 3:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that it has shipped Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead, the new expansion pack for the highly acclaimed WWII PC action title, Medal of Honor Allied Assault. The Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead expansion pack has owners of Medal of Honor Allied Assault assuming the role of Sergeant Jack Barnes while continuing their fight from behind enemy lines in Normandy on D-Day to the Battle of the Bulge to the Fall of Berlin and the defeat of the thousand year Reich. More over, the game includes nine new single-player levels and over 12 new multi-player levels. Players can play as British, American, German and Soviet troops in an enhanced multi-player mode. Additionally, players have the ability to choose from a vast arsenal of authentic Soviet, British, American and German weapons. Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead for the PC carries a "T" (Teen) rating from the ESRB and is priced at US MSRP $29.99.

EA Ships 'SHOX' For PS2

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

Electronic Arts announced today that it has shipped Shox for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. Racing rookies as well as seasoned speed demons will hit the circuit to compete in amped-up arcade-style off-road car racing. Jumping into one of 24 licensed high voltage vehicles from Porsche, BMW, Subaru, Toyota, Ford, and other manufacturers, players race through three-lap circuits on dirt, snow, and asphalt. Sliding through dusty roads, slipping on ice, and shredding through tree-lined dirt trails, it's crowded on the open road, as six competing cars try to muscle into prime position, wreaking havoc along the way. Additionally, up to 4 players can compete for top rankings in a multiplayer split-screen mode. Shox for the PlayStation 2 carries an "E" (Everyone) rating from the ESRB and is priced at US MSRP $49.99. Shox was developed by Electronic Arts UK.

New Logic3 PS2 Memory Booster Launched Today

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 3:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SpectraVideo has just started to ship the new Logic3 PS2 Memory Booster. The Memory Booster comes in an 8Mb or 16Mb size and works in conjunction with the Official Sony 8Mb PS2 Memory Card to give up 24Mb of data storage, more than enough to meet the demands of the modern day gamer.

'Stronghold: Crusader' - Multiplayer Demo

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 10:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stronghold: Crusader" is a dynamic "castle sim" set in a distant Arabian land that combines the finest aspects of the city builder and real-time strategy genres. Today Take 2 released a new multiplayer demo. This new demo is 88MB to grab and you can download it here!

'Drive' A Computer Racing Game For Blind Children

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 10:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Three MA students Music Technology from the Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU-KMT) present Drive, a computer racing game for blind children, developed in co-operation with the Bartiméus Institute for the blind. This game, which only consists of sound, is the ultimate response to the lack of fun games for blind people. The students translated the essence of visual racing games into sound instead of the graphical elements

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 8:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PS2 Review - 'Sub Rebellion'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 5:31 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In the game, Sub Rebellion, players are taken back to 2139, a time when the earth’s tectonic plates began to shift, producing massive seismic activity throughout the world. As most of the worlds land began to sink into the sea, civilizations changed forever. Survivors of this era had to adapt to the new conditions of life under and above the sea.. By 2145 two factions arose, the Melgis Empire and the Alliance Army. The Alliance, in a desperate attempt to turn the tides on the war, deployed the experimental Clonus attack submarine.

'Smash Up Derby' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 4:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lemon Int. today unveiled 'Smash up Derby', a fast and dynamic arcade racing game bringing the idea of destruction derby back to the new millennium! In this game, like in no other, you will face competition with expanded, heavily tuned cars who, apart from aiming to win, will do all to crash your car and get you out of the race. The adrenaline rush derby will hit shelves in January 2003. The game is developed by CITY interactive. Check the first 8 screens ...

'Battle Realms : Winter Of The Wolf' - Community Chat

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 2:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Liquid Entertainment developer "Ed Del Castillo" will be personally available for a community chat session on Nov20th at 19:00h to answer questions about the recently released Battle Realms add-on, Winter Of The Wolf. If you want to attend, here is the info : Server: DALNet, Channel: #wow-chat, Nov 20th at 19:00 Hrs.

'Deus Ex 2: Invisible War' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 12:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Like its predecessor, DX2 allows players to participate in the telling of a powerful story, rich in mystery, lies and intrigue. In addition to a host of new conspiratorial friends and foes, players can expect encounters with a variety of characters from the original Deus Ex game. And, once again, players visit a variety of real world locations made more exotic by the passage of time. A few screens for your enjoyment!