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Battlefield 1942 - Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2002 @ 11:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

There's a bunch of Battlefield 1942 shots at battlefield1942.de -- taken from a beta build of this WWII flavored FPS game from Digital Illusions (for the PC & Xbox). Damn nice looking game. We'll keep an eye on that one. Check the screens HERE.

Ubi Soft Ships 'Warlords Battlecry II' To U.S. Retail Stores

by Rainier on March 13, 2002 @ 10:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment, a world leader in interactive entertainment, and Strategic Studies Group (SSG), today announced that Warlords Battlecry II, the sequel to the popular and award-winning fantasy Real-Time Strategy game Warlords Battlecry, has shipped to U.S. retail stores with an MSRP of $39.99. The title is expected to hit shelves by this weekend.

'Y-Project' - New Shots

by Thomas on March 13, 2002 @ 9:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Westka Interactive has released six new screen shots from their upcoming game, The Y Project. Take a look at the real ingame models of three characters and three weapons. Two of the characters are the leader of the military faction and the leader of the scientific faction and the weapons are three out out of sixteen weapons, available in the game.

'Timegate Studios' - Nominated For Rookie Studio Of The Year

by Rainier on March 13, 2002 @ 8:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

TimeGate Studios, Inc. announced today that it has been nominated as “Rookie Studio of the Year” by the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) for their March 21, 2002, Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony in San Jose, California.

UbiSoft Working On A New First Person Shooter 'XIII'

by Rainier on March 13, 2002 @ 8:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced the development of XIII, a unique first-person shooter (FPS) game that creates a completely interactive graphic novel within a cel-shaded world. XIII is based on the comic license of the same name from Belgium comic book author, Jean Van Hamme, and the game will be powered with next-generation Unreal Engine technology. XIII will appear across the PS2, GameCube, Xbox and PC CD-ROM and is targeted for a Q1 2003 release.

Warcommander - Intro Movie

by Rainier on March 13, 2002 @ 8:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Warcommander from CDV is due in the UK this week. This game look like a budget Sudden Strike clone. Today we offer you the intro movie for the game and later on we will have some screens coming up ... I guess in anticipation of Sudden Strike II, this might do for a few hours. Grab the intro movie HERE (7mb/2min).

CDV Set To Publish On The XBOX

by Rainier on March 13, 2002 @ 6:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV Software Entertainment AG has entered into an Xbox Publisher License Agreement with Microsoft. The first title will be the upcoming 3D action/adventure game - CORE. We can only applaud this strategic move and are looking forward to seeing CDV quality on the xbox.

Ghost Recon : Desert Siege - Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2002 @ 6:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In case you were STILL not convinced of the sheer brilliance of this overwhelmingly acclaimed FPS (voted best tactical shooter of 2001 in about every magazine) then have a look at these screens from the upcoming Desert Siege Addon. Dont forget to wipe .. the drool! The release date for the mission pack is SOON!

A First Look At Hercules's 2002 CeBIT LineUp

by Rainier on March 13, 2002 @ 6:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hercules is thrilled to announce its Gamesurround Fortissimo™ II Digital Edition. This sound card now combines a cutting edge digital audio processor, ultra realistic sound quality and all the software tools necessary for getting the best out of MP3s, CDs, games and DVDs on PCs. Also showing at this year's CeBIT are Hercules's new range of 17" ultra-slim TFT screens: the Prophetview 920 and Prophetview 920DVi and last but not least Hercules/Guillemot also present their new 3D Prophet 4800, the latest contribution to the 3D Prophet KYRO line.

VideoLogic Systems' LineUp For The CeBIT 2002

by Rainier on March 13, 2002 @ 6:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

VideoLogic Systems – a division of Imagination Technologies – is showing its new ZXR-500 5.1 channel surround sound speaker system, their PowerVR MBX core for embedded graphics applications, VideoLogic Vivid!XS Elite performance graphics add-in card (based on KYRO II SE™ PowerVR graphics processor) and the KYRO II SE™ PowerVR graphics processor itself at the 2002 CeBIT in Germany (one of the oldest and best shows in Europe).

3DO Head Online Graffiti Competition With Jonny Moseley

by Rainier on March 13, 2002 @ 5:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Keeping tenement walls, motorway arches and assorted rolling stock spray paint free, 3DO Europe today announced the launch of the world’s first online graffiti competition, in conjunction with HEAD, at THIS LINK to promote the release of Jonny Moseley Mad Trix for PlayStation2 and Game Boy Advance.

Games Domain Online Championships 2002

by Thomas on March 13, 2002 @ 4:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Good at games? Come and prove it! In celebration of the full launch of BTopenworld's Games Domain online games subscription service, Games Domain are throwing down the gauntlet to computer gamers across country to test their skills in the UK's biggest ever games tournament - the 'Games Domain Online Championships 2002'.

'Power Rangers Wild Force' Announcement GBA

by Thomas on March 13, 2002 @ 3:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced Power Rangers Wild Force for Game Boy Advance. The Power Rangers TV show celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2002 with the release of its new series, “Power Rangers Wild Force.” The show airs Fridays at 8:00 AM ET/PT on ABC Family. THQ’s Game Boy Advance title based on “Power Rangers Wild Force” from BVS, formerly Saban, will mark the third installment of Power Rangers for the Nintendo handheld systems since 2000. In development by Natsume, Power Rangers Wild Force is scheduled to launch in summer 2002.

'Kakuto Chojin' Announcement and Screens

by Thomas on March 13, 2002 @ 3:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studio announced today that Kakuto Chojin will make a North American appearance this fall on the Xbox video game system. Kakuto Chojin was originally announced last year as "Project KX."

MadOnion PCMark Available For Free

by Rainier on March 13, 2002 @ 1:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MadOnion.com™ today announced the immediate availability of its free and newly released PCMark™2002 Benchmarking tool, available for download from this link. PCMark2002 provides consumers and business users with a unified benchmarking tool that reliably measures and compares performance of laptops, desktop PCs and workstations, across multiple Win OS's. An integrated online result browser allows instant results comparison against the world's largest performance database. With PCMark2002's ease-of-use, professional calibre benchmarking software is now available to even novice PC users. Major corporations - including AMD, Intel, Microsoft and Nvidia - participated in the development and testing of the product and are impressed by its ease-of-use and its reliable and impartial benchmarking methodology.

'Dead or Alive' Comes Alive On The Big Screen

by Rainier on March 13, 2002 @ 1:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Leading video game publisher Tecmo announced today that it has finalized an agreement to allow Mindfire Entertainment to acquire the worldwide live-action production rights for "Dead or Alive," the hit video game series.

Grandia II Is Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 13, 2002 @ 1:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft sends word that Grandia II has shipped to stores, just as was promised when it was announced last week that the RPG had gone gold. Here's their description of the game: "Developed by well-known Japanese RPG developer Game Arts, Grandia II delivers an entire 3D world with stunning battles, vast cityscapes and treacherous dungeons. Grandia II's spell effects overlay MPEG video with real-time action, creating extraordinary spell sequences unlike any seen before. The unique and critically acclaimed Battle System delivers a seamless combination of real-time and turn-based combat, with fast action requiring tactics and skill to succeed."