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LucasArts Announces 'Wrath'

by Rainier on April 15, 2002 @ 11:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lucasarts has just announced that they’ve sign an agreement with The Collective for the publishing rights to Wrath. Wrath, one of the most sought after games in the industry, is an arcade-style game that utilizes turn-based gameplay with both action and strategy. Expected in 2003 on all next-gen platforms.

'Warrior Kings' Hits North America

by Thomas on April 15, 2002 @ 9:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After being released earlier in Europe, Microïds' newest real-time strategy title, Warrior Kings, has hit the North American store shelves today. The US and Canadian versions of the game have been upgraded and a patch (1.3) will shortly be available to resolve all existing issues with the game. Warrior Kings is entering the North American market as one of the most anticipated title of the year and has already received some great reviews and accolades from US and European publications. The game has been a sales success in Europe with over 100,000 copies sold in less than two months on the East side of the Atlantic Ocean. "Warrior Kings is a true RTS, not a tactical skirmish game. From building an economy through to structuring large armies, Warrior Kings bridges the gap between the tactical game and the full on strategic real time War Game."

Soldier Of Fortune 2 - MP Test News

by Thomas on April 15, 2002 @ 8:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rick Johnson from Ravensoft just updated his .plan file with following news:

We've been getting a lot of emails to the SoF2 MP test feedback account for people wishing to sign up to participate in the SoF2 MP Test this Thursday. This test will be available to the general public. You do NOT need to sign up for it.

G1 Jockey PS2 - Features, Screens & Manual!

by Thomas on April 15, 2002 @ 6:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

G1 Jockey puts players in the role of a rookie jockey in the world of horseracing, competing against rival jockeys and racing for their very own trainers. In the story mode, players can compete over the course of a full year and attempt to become a top jockey, while battling off fierce competition from their rivals. From negotiating with trainers to year-end awards ceremonies, G1 Jockey faithfully recreates not only the racing, but behind the scenes of the sport as well.

i10, i10, i10. What Have We Here Then?

by Thomas on April 15, 2002 @ 5:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Well the weekend was sunny in the UK, and the gamers were out in force! For 4 days, the prestigious Newbury Racecourse, became the centre of attention for over 900 hardcore gamers, armed with their PC's, cans of coke, and sleeping bags.i10, the UK's largest LAN event, saw the army of gamers, play, sleep, drink, and eat, their way through 4 days of intense gaming action. Go get a quick snap shot of the event, location, Neocron's stand and the lovely Natalie, check out the pics!

'Beam Breakers' English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 15, 2002 @ 4:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BonusWeb just informed us that the English demo of Beam Breakers is now available for download. The demo is available in 2 versions : with DirectX (137.7 MB) and without DirectX (113.1 MB). The English version has 3 missions, a training map and 2 multiplayer maps. You can choose between 4 different cars (unlike the german demo which only had 2). Check our screen archive if you want to see what its all about. Update : Tiscali has a mirror now as well.

Warlords Battlecry II Website Updated - New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2002 @ 4:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft's "Warlords BattleCry II" is on the move and today the official website has been updated with plenty of goodies for the fans ... new wallpapers, new scenario's and other additions .. read more for full info, links and some fresh screens (thanks blues).

Sierra Goes 'Hoyle' Crazy

by Rainier on April 15, 2002 @ 4:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra has announced, the launch of four new versions of the popular Hoyle games, : Hoyle Casino, Hoyle Card, Hoyle Board and Hoyle Word. Several of these games include versions playable on handheld units using the Palm Operating System.

Weekend Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 15, 2002 @ 1:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ActionTrip has a Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter Q&A with Mike Arkin, executive producer on Crave Entertainment's upcoming PC/Xbox science fiction shooter. MGON has an Earth & Beyond Online Q&A talking with producer Eric Wang about Westwood's upcoming science fiction MMORPG (thanks Blues). ActionTrip once again has a Q&A with Lennart Sas of Triumph Studios discussing their upcoming magic-based strategy game sequel, The Age of Wonders II: The Wizard's Throne.ELiTeD.net has posted an interview with ARUSH Entertainment president Jim Perkins talking about Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project, the upcoming third-person platform action game by Sunstorm Interactive. GameSpy has posted a small Q&A with Ubi Soft's Scott Herrington talking about their upcoming massively multiplayer RPG Shadowbane, developed by Wolfpack Studios. HomeLAN chats with Bohemia Interactive Studios' Mark Spanel as he talks about Operation Flashpoint: Resistance, the upcoming expansion pack to their hit military shooter (thanks HomeLan).

Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns - Screens & Art

by Rainier on April 15, 2002 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The great conflicts of the Star Wars universe become larger and more dynamic this spring with Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns, a collection of new scenario enhancements for last year's acclaimed RTS game from LucasArts. Clone Campaigns is inspired by the large-scale battles in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, as well as the classic and expanded Star Wars universe.

Acclaim Console Release Schedule

by Thomas on April 15, 2002 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Acclaim will launch several new brands during the year, including Vexx, the highly anticipated next-generation title from the Company's internal studio. A clip from the pressrelease:

"We are very excited by our third and fourth quarter releases, including the eagerly anticipated launches of Aggressive Inline and Turok: Evolution, both of which are poised to set benchmarks in their respective genres," concluded Fischbach. "Followed by the launches of Vexx and Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 3 during the first quarter of fiscal year 2003, we believe that Acclaim will have a very strong and diverse holiday lineup that will be well represented across all gaming systems." Click read more below for the lineup!

'Anarchy Online' New German Server!

by Thomas on April 15, 2002 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Good news for German online gamers: Funcom and the German gamigo AG are going to open a dimension of Anarchy Online for German gamers. This cooperation is a further step towards improving the accessibility of Anarchy Online in Germany.

Morrowind Preview

by Thomas on April 15, 2002 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zengamers "Cenk" send us a note about that they previewed the latest build of Bethesda Softwork’s upcoming RPG, Morrowind. Here is a clip from the preview:

"The beauty of Morrowind is that there is so much to discover, so much to see. With over 300 hand crafted dungeons, you can literally wander for days in real time and still have plenty to do. I found perhaps 10 such dungeons in my travels, and came out of one with a golden helmet worth 15000 gold! No merchant that I have found can even afford to pay me for it yet! I found Imperial Legion Fortresses, coastal hamlets, and cities that I had no business being in just by wandering, and man did I love it". Full preview here.

XBOX Review : Jet Set Radio Future

by The Cookie Snatcher on April 15, 2002 @ 12:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

JSRF – Jet Set Radio Future uses the power of the Xbox to create living, breathing cities that are filled with opportunities. Featuring unique anime-style graphics, new tricks and incredible stunts, JSRF – Jet Set Radio Future brings the hippest game ever into a futuristic world. Choose a character, strap on your rocket powered skates and immerse yourself in the vast environments. The story unfolds depending upon which areas of the game you explore. Along the way, you’ll compete with rival gangs, be chased by the cops and perhaps discover something unthinkable. Wherever your adventure takes you, it’s all about extreme skating, extreme action and of course extreme style. Did we extremely like it, or did it extremely bore us?