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'Island Xtreme Stunts' & 'Drome Racer' (PC/PS2/GBA) Ship on Dec 6th

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 10:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Quiet on the set... and action! Join the excitement and take on the role of stuntman extraordinaire, Pepper Roni, in Island Xtreme Stunts from LEGO Interactive and Electronic Arts. The game, geared toward young gamers, will be released for Game Boy Advance, PS2 and for the PC on December 6th 2002. It's time to put the pedal to the metal and hit the road in Drome Racers from Electronic Arts and LEGO Interactive. Released for the PS2 and for the PC on December 6th 2002, this multi-terrain "anything goes" racing experience gives young racers the challenge of a lifetime as they race for the coveted Drome Championship.

America's Army - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 8:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The promised update of America's Army: Operations is now available, bringing this team-based tactical shooter by the U.S. Army to version 1.4.0. This release adds the new River Basin map, a new scoring system, a new Report-In feature, binoculars for team leaders, an improved Honor system, and other tweaks and bug fixes. (thanks 3DGamers).

'Paint Shed' - Ships

by Thomas on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 8:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and Developer Auran are bringing even more fun to the MSTS experience this holiday season with Paint Shed, which shipped to retail stores nationwide today.

'Enigma: Rising Tide' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 8:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enigma: Rising Tide is an exciting, massively-multiplayer game featuring fast-paced ship-to-ship battles with very high player densities. Enigma: Rising Tide will unfold a detailed backstory in which three Great Power "Empires" wage war against each other using submarines, destroyers, destroyer escorts, corvettes, tankers, merchantmen, and aircraft. The game is designed to be action-filled and easy-to-learn while providing depth of strategy and cinematic cat-and-mouse suspense. Eventually, player actions and decisions will steer the direction of the alternate history story and the evolution of the online war. A new updated demo is now available, read more for links and details.

'Ultimate Trainz Collection' Ships To Stores Nation Wide

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 8:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Ultimate Trainz Experience has arrived – get onboard now! Publisher Strategy First and Developer Auran are pleased to announce that the Ultimate Trainz Collection has shipped to retail stores nationwide.

NDL's Graphics Engine Showcased in Bethesda's Release of Tribunal

by Thomas on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 8:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fans of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind now have much more to explore and do with The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal, an expansion pack for Morrowind PC that is in stores just in time for the holidays. Both Morrowind and Tribunal were developed by Bethesda Softworks using NDL's 3D graphics engine and development toolkit, known for providing game developers with the tremendous flexibility they need to create environments unique to their games.

'America's Army' Patch Today

by Thomas on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 7:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today the Army is anticipating releasing a significant update to the America's Army game. The update includes the new River Basin map, a new scoring system, a 'Report In' feature, and multiple 'tweaks' and fixes to existing gameplay. The patch will be released during the day, read more for all features in this new patch! (thanks Blues)

New 'Sim City 4' - Trailer

by Thomas on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 7:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA today released a new video from Sim City 4, showing of some of the highlights of creating landscapes from the game.. Hit the read more link below to find out more about this game and where to download this 3.13MB Quick Time movie!

'Super Bubble Pop' (GBA/Xbox/NGC/PSOne) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 7:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Super Bubble Pop is a colorful, fast-action, pulse-pounding puzzle adventure, incorporating key elements of some of history's most classic games. Super Bubble Pop showcases stunning 3D graphics and light-sourced, environment mapped models that surpass anything available in the genre today. Read more for some facts and a few screens on each platform ...

Strategy First Signs 'Sandpatch' For North America

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 5:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and Developers Maple Leaf Tracks are happy to announce that they have entered into a publishing deal to bring the MSTS Add-on Sandpatch to the North American market in early 2003.

Acclaim Appoints Marc Metis As Senior Vice President

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 5:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Continuing to strengthen its senior management team with proven expertise and leadership, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it has appointed Marc Metis to the position of Senior Vice President of Brand. Reporting directly to Edmond Sanctis, President and Chief Operating Officer of Acclaim North America, Metis will be responsible for managing the company's existing product franchises, as well the ongoing creation of new brands.

Logic3 Gamecube Starter Pack

by Thomas on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 5:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SpectraVideo are about to launch their new Logic3 Gamecube Starter Pack in time for Christmas. This pack contains the GC Game Pad, 4Mb memory card, 1.8meter joypad extension cable and a hard shell Gamecube disk holder capable of holding up to 12 disks out of their cases.

'NASCAR Thunder 2003' - Demo Available NOW

by Thomas on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 5:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NASCAR Thunder 2003 surrounds you with the emotion, sound, fury, and risks of the high-speed, high-drama career of a NASCAR star. Feel the adrenaline rush, intensity, and passion of being a NASCAR driver on a quest to become a NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion. Take on various real-life scenarios, complete with dramatic pileups, walls of smoke, and constant door-to-door, three-wide racing, to test your nerve and improve your racing skills. Build a racing legacy over the course of 20 drama-filled seasons. This demo contains the Talladega Superspeedway track and is 82MB to download. (We previously posted some screens here). Read more for download links and details ...

'Attack of the Silver Ball' - Demo Fix Patch

by Thomas on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 3:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It seems that the recent pinball demo, Attack of the Silver Ball, from RoundHouse Entertainment had a bug, where the camera would get "stuck" in the Mafia Madness table. Today they updated their site with a 358KB patch that will solve this problem. Find out more and download here!

'Bomberman' (PS2) Hits The Road

by Thomas on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 2:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami of Europe is delighted to announce the first fruits of its acquisition of leading Japanese developer Hudson Soft, with the release of Bomberman Kart for PlayStation 2 in Q1, 2003. The publisher will also be unveiling additional Hudson titles, with Pinobee for PSone and Pinobee and Phoebee for Game Boy Advance to follow later in the year.

Various Console Games Ship To Stores

by Thomas on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 2:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ today shipped PHANTASY STAR COLLECTION and ALTERED BEAST: GUARDIAN OF THE REALMS for Game Boy Advance. PHANTASY STAR COLLECTION, a compilation of the first three Phantasy Star games released by SEGA, and ALTERED BEAST: GUARDIAN OF THE REALMS, are available now at major retail outlets nationwide. They also today announced that Rugrats Royal Ransom for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and Nintendo's GameCube is available at retailers nationwide. Rugrats Royal Ransom represents THQ's 18th and 19th Rugrats releases in the long-running, top-selling kids' franchise.

Royal Aero Club Trust Bursary

by Thomas on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 2:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Royal Aero Club Trust, a British charity whose patron is HRH the Duke of York, has launched a bursary scheme for young people as part of its Flying for Youth programme. Money for real flight training is available for young people who wish to upgrade their existing qualification in a wide range of aviation-related activities, from paragliding to building and flying model aeroplanes – or even 'upgrading' from simulated flying to the real thing!

'Xbox Live' Green Light On 30th November

by Thomas on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 2:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As the Xbox Live consumer beta draws to a close, thousands of gamers in the UK, France and Germany have had the chance to experience the fun and excitement of the only comprehensive online game service fully dedicated to fast-action, always-connected broadband gaming experiences. And now the fun really begins, as the Xbox Live Test Drive starts its engine and gets ready for the green light on 30th November.

'Lotus Challenge' (PC/NGC) - Gamestory & Features

by Thomas on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 2:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Published by Xicat Interactive and Developed by Kuju, Lotus Challenge is the first truly complete driving game. The game features licensed vehicles from the famous British sports car company Lotus. Included are the Esprit (made famous by Roger Moore's James Bond), the Lotus 7 (made famous in the classic TV series The Prisoner), as well as all the hottest new models such as the Elise and 340R, vintage classics, F1 Lotus Racing vehicles, and even concept cars from Lotus Design. The game also features stunning graphics, exquisite lighting and weather effects, realistic damage modelling and a pumping soundtrack provided by cutting edge electronica/breakbeat artist Hybrid. Release Date: March 2003.

'Legends of Wrestling II' Ships For XB/PS2/NGC/GBA

by Thomas on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 1:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Acclaim today announced it has begun shipping Legends of Wrestling II for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance. Legends of Wrestling II features all new match types and more than 65 superstars, including Hulk Hogan, Andre The Giant, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Bruno Sammartino, Bret "Hitman" Hart, "Big Poppa Pump" Scott Steiner, Sid Vicious and Jerry "The King" Lawler. In addition, the game also features the late comedian Andy Kaufman, who will defend his Inter-Gender Heavyweight Championship.

'Blood Omen 2' For GameCube in January 2003 - Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 12:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Are you ready to take on the mantle of Kain - the most evil character in gaming history? Blood Omen 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, which was released on PlayStation and PC in 1995. The game will be available on GameCube in January 2003. Crystal Dynamics of Menlo Park, USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eidos, is developing the game.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 9:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GBA Review - 'Defender Of The Crown'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 9:38 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

This is the Age of Chivalry! A time of lusty wenches and black-hearted villains. King Richard has been murdered and England is thrown into civil war! Amidst the ringing clash of steel and the thunder of charging steeds the bold Saxon knights have chosen you to lead them into battle against the hated Normans. Does the all time classic merit a port to the GBA, or should it have stayed a part of gaming history? Read more and find out ..

'Enix' & 'Square' Announce Merger

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 6:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Noticed on GamePRO that Enix announced early today that, effective November 26, they will begin to merge operations with Square to form Square Enix, a brand-new company created to compete in the world gaming marketplace on the same level as America and Europe's large third parties. The two companies aim to complete the merger by April 1, 2003 and will aim to build a new firm that will produce 80 billion yen ($656 million) in sales and 15 billion yen ($123 million) in profit by fiscal 2005.

'Kung Fu Chaos' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 5:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"Kung Fu Chaos" is a quirky brawler game inspired by the '70's Kung Fu movie era. With the outrageous cast of characters in "Kung Fu Chaos," gamers can go head-to-head with up to four of their friends, battling it out on interactive movie sets that add an element of challenge to the mayhem. Players will become completely immersed in the game as they engage in Hong-Kong-style combat with over-the-top gigantic leaps, suicidal stunts and multiple-opponent action - all while unleashing humiliating insults that can be as damaging as the karate kicks themselves. Featuring appropriately themed music tracks, including "Kung Fu Fighting" and the theme from "Enter the Dragon," "Kung Fu Chaos" will hit gamers with a brawler experience packed with fun, competition, and glory - as well as humiliation, insults and back-stabbing!

Game Composer Recreates Disney Magic On Small Screen

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 5:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Billy Martin, the award-winning composer whose outlets include such media icons as Walt Disney Pictures, Universal, Fox, the Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and ABC, has created the music for a trio of animated games centred on Disney’s feature film Treasure Island, which opens in theaters nationwide on November 27.

No One Lives Forever 2 - Update Patch & Map Pack Now Available

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 1:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sierra has just released the 1.2 Update for No One Lives Forever 2, adding multiplayer deathmatch mode, dedicated server support and a host of other updates. This version is required for online play. Sierra simultaniously released the first map pack which includes a set of new maps not included with the No One Lives Forever 2 CD-ROM. Map Pack #1 requires installation of the 1.2 Update. Read more for details and links where to grab the goods ...

'Total Immersion Racing' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Total Immersion Racing is a driving game with an emphasis on the highest quality driving technology linked to compelling and immersive gameplay. Empire Interactive has just released a playable demo of Total Immersion Racing, giving you the opportunity to try out this modern racing simulation. The Total Immersion Racin lets you race two different cars in Single-Lap and Time Trial modes on the Monza and Talheimring tracks. Read more for links where to grab the goods ...

'Trailer Park Tycoon' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 12:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Seems today the majority of the news is shipping new. Jaleco Entertainment announced that Trailer Park Tycoon, the new resource management game for the PC, ships to stores in North America today (Tuesday).