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'Might & Magic IX' v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 4, 2002 @ 11:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

3DO just released their v1.2 update patch for the recently released Might and Magic IX (thanks ZenGamer). Read more to get link where to download it and details on what this new update patch fixes. You can also use 3DO's auto update program : Go to Start, Programs, 3DO and click GameUpdate.

'Shadowbane' - Laugh out Loud!

by Rainier on April 4, 2002 @ 9:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft and its online subsidiary, ubi.com, today announced the launch of the first ever Shadowbane "Laugh out Loud" contest. The creative minds behind Shadowbane, an MMORPG offering strategic challenge, wants its fans to make them laugh. The contest seeks the most numorous Shadowbane fans that can create the most comical scripts surrounding Shadowbane's characters and story for the next Shadowbane promotional video. The contest goes online today.

EverQuest Expands - Getting Hosted In Amsterdam

by Thomas on April 4, 2002 @ 9:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc., a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online gaming, announced today that EverQuest, the world’s No. 1 multiplayer online game, will now be hosted on local servers based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Europe’s most popular online game is now more easily accessible, and international gamers can enjoy a truly localized EverQuest experience.

Xenus - New Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2002 @ 9:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Deep Shadows updated their site yesterday (only a few days after their last update) and added 2 new screens for their upcoming First Person Shooter Xenus ... the more screens they release, the more i am looking forward to this title ... jungle fever baby!

Cultures 2 - Official Website Online

by Thomas on April 4, 2002 @ 8:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWood just tossed up the official site for Cultures 2. Meet historic heroes and legendary scoundrels. Cultures 2 provides different options for reaching your targets, whether you are a diplomat or a warrior.

PunkBuster Site Updated

by Rainier on April 4, 2002 @ 8:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The PunkBuster site has been updated with the news that they have activated a "test" server for people who encounter possible cheats to test them, giving the PB people a chance to examine and incorporate them in new PB version ... they also address a few oher items .. read more ...

GT Advance 2: Rally Racing (GBA)- Features & Screens

by Thomas on April 4, 2002 @ 5:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Get behind the wheel of the world's top rally cars as you span the globe in quest of a championship. Listen to your navigator as he helps you through more than 40 unique tracks spanning different weather and terrain through 14 grueling stages. Fly over jumps or skid around obstacles on your way to the top of the rally racing circuit. Link up with a friend using the GBA link cable for amazing head-to-head competition or watch the action again using the replay mode. Check out game features and "121" screens below. Njoy!

New Freelancer Movie Trailer

by Rainier on April 4, 2002 @ 5:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

There is a Freelancer movie (previously appeared on the cover discs of GameStar magazine) available over at German fansite Station-Network.de. The site is rather slow but they offer two versions, a regular size clip (aprox. 28mb/3 minutes) and a bigger high-res one (aprox. 36mb/4mins). Both have in-game footage with the German commentator illustrating the game features, gameplay and more (thanks blues).

'Battle Realms' - MapContest

by Rainier on April 4, 2002 @ 4:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

UbiSoft is organizing a Battle Realms map contest running till end of the month .. read more for the specifications and what to do if you want to participate!

Dishing Out THQ's Boxes

by Thomas on April 4, 2002 @ 4:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bigben Interactive, one of Europe's leading independent distributors of interactive entertainment, today announced an exclusive primary distribution deal with global publishing giants, THQ.

THQ Adds 'Outrage Entertainment'

by Rainier on April 4, 2002 @ 4:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced that it has added gaming veterans Outrage Entertainment to its internal studio roster. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the team at Outrage Entertainment is best known for its PC gaming roots at Parallax Software, creators of Descent. The studio is currently developing an original action game for PlayStation 2 and Xbox that THQ will unveil at the Electronic Entertainment Expo this May.

'Star Trek Elite Force II' Announced

by Thomas on April 4, 2002 @ 4:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tiscali Games send us a note about that Activision announced Star Trek Elite Force II for PC. In this sequel to the critically acclaimed first person action game, players resume the role of Alexander Munro, chief of the Hazard Team, Starfleet’s elite security unit. Now assigned to the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-E, players will explore strange new worlds, battle against both new and familiar civilizations and go on the most dangerous assignments in the galaxy. Star Trek Elite Force II is being developed by Ritual Entertainment and has not yet been rated by the ESRB. Full pressrelease here and first two screens here.

UbiSoft Announces 'Car Battler' For The GBA

by Rainier on April 4, 2002 @ 4:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Car Battler Joe is an exciting action game around the futuristic "Car Battles" sport. These are autofights with the sole purpose to scrap opposing cars by using many different weapons and dirty tricks. In the story mode you slip into the role of the ambitious Joe Todoroki and work your way up from an inexperienced newbie to a genuine "Car Battler". Earn cash, by completing various functions, buy hundreds of new upgrades, in order to rig and tune up your auto. There are 3 million different combination options! Naturally you can play against your friends via link cable in Multiplayer mode. Expected in July 2002.

Get Your Easter Fix With 'Universal Studios Theme Park'

by Rainier on April 4, 2002 @ 2:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A reminder that this is a GC launch title. Wake up, kid the entire Universal Studios Theme Park is yours to explore for the day, but you only have one day to see everything!! Luckily for you, your animated pal, Woody the Woodpecker will be along as your guide. Listen to him carefully and you'll be able to go places and do things no visitor has ever done before.

Fake Renegade Aircraft Mod Warning

by Rainier on April 4, 2002 @ 2:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Recently a member of the official Renegade forums has posted a fake modification that "allowed" for using the ORCA VTOL aircraft in the first mission of Renegade's single player, Scorpion Hunters. This mod is actually a trojan virus that is intended on stealing your Renegade serial number. Read more for the official WestWood words (Thanks Gamespy).

Radica UK & Xbox Announce Exclusive Co-Op Marketing Plans

by Rainier on April 4, 2002 @ 1:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Radica U.K. Ltd, manufacturers of the highly acclaimed Gamester range of accessories have today announced that they have entered into an exclusive co-operative marketing agreement with Microsoft, giving them unique access to all Xbox UK promotional events for the rest of the year.

'Tekken 4' (PS2) – Character Info & Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2002 @ 1:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Some character profiles, so you can tell which cities they've been raised on the streets of. As well as some 20+ ingame screens for your enjoyment.

The Underground Coalition Release 'Neocronicle Issue 2'

by Rainier on April 4, 2002 @ 1:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Working through the night, the network of underground journalists, designers and printers, worked feverishly to prepare Neocronicle issue no 2! Taking no prisoners, speaking its mind, and sharing its thoughts with the world, this group of dedicated followers risked their all to finish it and attempt to voice their opinions. To all that listen, here is the second issue. To all that don't, why not?! Get the .pdf here (300k) or grab it as a zip file here (250k). If you missed the first issue, go HERE.

'Lilo & Stitch : Trouble In Paradise' (PS) - Overview & Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2002 @ 12:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Playstation and Disney invite kids to take the trip of a lifetime to explore Disney’s fun-packed Hawaiian adventure on PSone, ‘Lilo and Stitch Trouble in Paradise’. This exciting action/adventure platform game is based on the brand new animated ‘Lilo and Stitch’ Disney feature film which is as much a heart-warming and unique intergalactic adventure as it is a moral tale based on companionship and family values.

Climb The Cossacks Ladder

by Thomas on April 4, 2002 @ 12:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

UK Games Service Multi Player Zone proudly team up with CDV Software Entertainment to deliver the first official Cossacks 1v1 prize ladder. Using Multi Player Zone's team and competition service ClanArena, Cossacks players from around the globe will shortly be able to battle it out to decide who the ultimate commander really is.

'Neocron' - Cover Finalized

by Thomas on April 4, 2002 @ 12:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Reakktor.com and publisher CDV proudly present the final pack shot of the forthcoming Massive multiplayer online role-playing game Neocron. “I wanted to capture the essence of the futuristic cyber sci-fi world that Neocron has created” says Axel Rathgeber, producer at CDV Software Entertainment AG. “Tom Thiel the illustrator and industry veteran has done just that. The attention to detail and atmosphere of his work has us all inspired and geared up for the launch of Neocron in the 2nd half of 2002”

Current Status Of 'Shadowbane'

by Thomas on April 4, 2002 @ 11:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft and Wolfpack Studios originally announced that the game "Shadowbane" would launch in the first half of 2002, but they have collectively determined that it will be in the best interests of the game if they extend the beta test for a few more months. Rather than rush the game out the door, Wolfpack Studios and Ubi Soft have decided that they will release the game “when it is ready”. Shadowbane is currently undergoing a closed beta test..

Starmageddon: Project Earth - Screens

by Thomas on April 4, 2002 @ 10:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Yesterday we tossed up the Starmageddon: Project Earth announcement and some screens, today we bring you some new screens from this upcoming game. Enjoy!

'Army Men RTS' - Demo Available Now

by Thomas on April 4, 2002 @ 8:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

3DO just released a 45,6 MB demo of their real time strategy game Army Men RTS. Just head over to their official site for more information, screens and the download link.

'Wings' & 'Lords of the Rising Sun' Announced

by Thomas on April 4, 2002 @ 8:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cinemaware, Inc., a leading developer of interactive entertainment software, today announced the development of two new entries into its Digitally Remastered series of classic remakes. Enhanced versions of the legendary Cinemaware titles, Wings and Lords of the Rising Sun, are currently in production. Their release will mark the first time these lost classics have been available in over a decade.

Dungeon Siege - Screen Gallery

by Rainier on April 4, 2002 @ 1:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Yes its true ... i just received my copy of Dungeon Siege today. Ahh do i love the smell of games fresh out of the box or what, it almost turns me on! Hey, i said ALMOST! At any rate .. after a few hours of gameplay i made a 50 some screens for all you people out there. So if it hits your local game store tomorrow then you know what to expect .. do NOT hesitate .. this game is a must have ... The next step up from Diablo II .. bigger and better! Njoy!