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'Jedi Knight II' Editing Tools Available NOW

by Rainier on April 22, 2002 @ 10:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Raven Software has released the Jedi Knight II Editing Tools - which is all you'll need (besides actual talent) to create modifications for use with their Star Wars flavored action game. Read more for detailed description and links where to get the tools

'Moto GP' - Packshot & Artwork

by Thomas on April 22, 2002 @ 10:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the outstandingly popular sport of Grand Prix Motorcycle racing, MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology is an ultra-realistic bike racer for the Xbox and PC, which puts you, the player, behind the handle-bars of some of the meanest, fastest, most thrilling machines on two-wheels. The game got a release date set to June-2002.. Today we bring you the XBox packshot "which is good" and three small artwork screens. Enjoy!

ATI Launches Trade-In, Trade-Up Program

by Rainier on April 22, 2002 @ 10:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ATI Technologies Inc. is now offering North American consumers the opportunity to trade-in an older ATI video card or any competitive video card and get one of ATI's newest video cards, including ALL-IN-WONDER RADEON 8500 128 MB (which has just started shipping to retailer stores).

Xbox Co-Creator Resigns To Start New Venture

by Thomas on April 22, 2002 @ 9:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Seamus Blackley, the co-creator of Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox video game console and widely seen as the project's father, has resigned from Microsoft, Microsoft and a Blackley spokeswoman said on Monday. "He has left Microsoft to pursue other opportunities,'' said James Bernard, an Xbox spokesman at Microsoft. "We value his contributions.''

'Gauntlet Dark Legacy' Ships For Xbox

by Thomas on April 22, 2002 @ 9:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games Inc. a leading software industry publisher and developer, announced today that Gauntlet Dark Legacy for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft will ship tomorrow. Gauntlet Dark Legacy is scheduled to ship in fall 2002 for the Game Boy Advance and is available now for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and the Nintendo GameCube.

'Neverwinter Nights' Limited Open Beta Test Announced

by Rainier on April 22, 2002 @ 8:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BioWare Corp. and Infogrames Inc. are pleased to present the limited open Beta test for one of the most anticipated PC games of the year - Neverwinter Nights. Selected PC game fans will have an unprecedented opportunity to dig into the rich world of Neverwinter Nights before anyone else.

Beenox Unveils 'The VATZ' - First Screens

by Thomas on April 22, 2002 @ 6:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beenox inc. announced today that their new upcoming title, The VATZ, would be shown for the first time at this year Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, booth #6035. The VATZ is a massive action/strategy game powered by the company’s latest 3D technology, the Goliath engine. Featuring intense 3rd-person game play and multiple twisted storylines in a completely original world brought to life by stunning state-of-the-art 3D graphics, The VATZ is sure to offer a unique experience to the gamers out there.

UK Computer Games Software Explosion Continues

by Rainier on April 22, 2002 @ 4:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Predictions of a continued upward trend in the popularity of leisure software, highlighted at the beginning of the year by The European Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA), are still on track. New figures published today by ELSPA, sourced from Chart Track, show a continuing increase in sales of computer games in the UK with 11 million units of software sold in the first quarter of 2002. This is a 6 per cent rise on the same period last year. The value of games sold, across all formats, rose by 20% from £219 million in the first quarter of 2001 to £262 million in the first quarter of this year.

'Serious Sam' Disco Inferno Contest

by Rainier on April 22, 2002 @ 4:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get up and get down, Sam fans - now's the chance for all you budding level designers to express your creativity and kitsch sense while you frag the night away. You could win a brand-spanking new top-end Visiontek Xtasy GeForce 4 Ti 4600 video card, featuring the fastest Nvidia GeForce 4 chip on the market - all for showing us you've got a unique mix of design skills combined with a penchant for polyester pants.

Nintendo Sets New Price For Launch Of GameCube

by Thomas on April 22, 2002 @ 12:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo today announced that it’s ground breaking new console, NINTENDO GAMECUBE, will launch across Europe on May 3rd at a recommended retail price of 199 Euros, and is expected to retail in the UK at £129 UK pounds. This new price is part of Nintendo’s commitment to offer the consumer an unbeatable proposition (or they feat the Xbox since it dropped price last week!). Nintendo plans to bring the NINTENDO GAMECUBE to market at the best possible price so consumers can feel confident they are getting the best deal at launch.

Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness Trailer

by Thomas on April 22, 2002 @ 12:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tiscali Games got the first video from Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness, next installment of well known third-person action adventure for PC & Playstation2. It contains more than 3 minutes of gameplay scenes, character animations and sketches of locations along with interesting commentary from Core Design development team about changes from previous Lara Croft adventures, enemies, inspiration or background story. Video is available to download (4,5 MB, DivX format) here.

Weekend Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 22, 2002 @ 11:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EuroGamer has got a 2 part Q&A with Rage Software producer Colin Macdonald (part 1 here and part 2 here) discussing their upcoming first person shooter Mobile Forces. (Thanks blues). GamePlex has a Q&A on Condition Zero talking with Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford, their upcoming 'single player' version based on an beefed up version of Counter-Strike (you know, that little half-life mod thats making history as we speak ? ;). GameSpy has a Q&A with Dan Houser and Leslie Benzies (Rockstar Studios) discussing the PC version of the hit PS2 game Grand Theft Auto 3. HomeLAN chats with Fox Interactive's David Stalker as he talks about Buffy The Vampire Slayer, the upcoming Xbox game based on the TV show. NwoGamer (obviously a fan site) has a Q&A with Termite Games' Jim Malmros talking about their upcoming multiplayer first person shooter New World Order (many people expecting this game to rival CS). HomeLAN chats with CCP Games's Hrafnkell Oskarsson as he talks about their upcoming massively multiplayer space sim EVE: The Second Genesis.

Online Gaming Habits - Gamers Are Getting Restless

by Rainier on April 22, 2002 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GAME RESEARCH has published a new report on online gaming habits covering US, Canada, UK, and the Nordic Countries. The picture emerging is not pretty. According to the report, the gamers are highly troubled by cheating and lag no matter what they play. Furthermore, they are becoming more inclined to act on these problems by leaving the online game they play.

OrangeArrows Virtual Reality Experience

by Rainier on April 22, 2002 @ 11:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

- The World's First Grand Prix Experience Drive - Orange today launches OrangeArrows Virtual Reality Experience - a unique interactive experience that allows fans to see, feel, hear and drive the OrangeArrows AX3 around the famous Magny Cours F1 circuit.

GTA3 (PC) - No MultiPlayer?

by Thomas on April 22, 2002 @ 8:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GTA3.COM reports (thanks Fragzone) that a "reliable source" has told them that there will be no support for multiplayer in GTA3:PC. Some time ago, there was a press conference near one of the Take2 Offices, at which the decision was revealed. In compensation for this, GTA3:PC will have other features yet unseen, but no multiplayer. The scheduled release is May 2002.