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Sierra's E3 Lineup

by Rainier on May 10, 2002 @ 8:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra Entertainment, Inc. announced today its lineup of titles to be showcased at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in the Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall booth #1200 from May 22nd - 24th. Sierra will present products being developed for the PC and all next generation platforms aimed to drive the upcoming holiday season.

'The Sum Of All Fears' For PC Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2002 @ 8:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment's PC game based on Tom Clancy's novel and the upcoming Paramount Pictures' release, The Sum Of All Fears, has gone gold. Developed by Ubi Soft's Red Storm Entertainment, The Sum Of All Fears PC game will be available at U.S. retail stores in conjunction with the movie release on May 31.

V-Rally 3 Coming To PS2 & GBA This Summer

by Rainier on May 10, 2002 @ 7:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The weather forecast predicts a mud-spattered summer for PS2 and Game Boy Advance owners as Infogrames, Inc. returns the hugely successful V-Rally brand to the digital mud tracks with V-Rally 3. Falling under the newly reinvented Atari brand and with more than four million units in the series sold to date, V-Rally 3 is a triumphant comeback for one of the most realistic rally games ever made and promises to be the definitive rally racer on PS2 and Game Boy Advance.

'Capital Entertainment Group' Launched by Entertainment Software Veterans

by Rainier on May 10, 2002 @ 6:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capital Entertainment Group, Inc. (CEG) launched today as the computer and video game industry's first independently funded production company.

HandyPak Advanced GBA

by Thomas on May 10, 2002 @ 4:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since the launch of Game Boy Advance last June, InterAct Accessories, Inc. has continued to develop and introduce new accessories to keep GBA gamers interested and engaged in the handheld gaming experience. The most recent product offerings from InterAct, a Recoton company, essentially transform the GBA into a mini-entertainment center. "Light Magnifier, HandyPak Advanced and Total Players Pak are the newest accessories to enhance handheld gaming"

PowerPad Pro/Extension Cable & Starter Kit For Xbox

by Thomas on May 10, 2002 @ 4:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since the launch of Xbox six months ago, InterAct Accessories, Inc., a Recoton company, has perfected its accessory product line and has introduced an enhanced controller, the PowerPad Pro to provide gamers with the ultimate advantage. InterAct will also be introducing a controller extension cable and a new version of the Xbox Starter Kit.

EA Announces 'Ty The Tasmanian Tiger' - Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2002 @ 4:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

G'day mate! Electronic Arts goes "down under" with its new character-based action adventure game, Ty the Tasmanian Tiger. The title's star, Ty, is a wild, boomerang-wielding Tasmanian Tiger whose adventures take the player through a brilliantly animated 3D environment set in the splendor of Australia. Currently under development, Ty the Tasmanian Tiger will be released for the PS2 and Nintendo GameCube this fall under the EA GAMES brand.

InterAct Launches '5.6-Inch LCD Screen' For PS2

by Thomas on May 10, 2002 @ 4:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Having seen such success with their previous mobile monitors for PS one and GameCube, InterAct Accessories, Inc., a Recoton company, has developed an 5.6-inch LCD screen to make mobility an option for the Sony PlayStation 2.

GameShark Coming For GameCube

by Thomas on May 10, 2002 @ 4:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The buzz around GameShark has grown for each new video game console that has been introduced since the release of the GameShark for Nintendo 64. For GameCube and Xbox the buzz began even before the consoles launched in November 2001. The wait will soon be over for GameCube owners with the introduction of GameShark for GameCube expected in June 2002.

THQ Announces 'Hot Wheels Bash Arena' for PC

by Thomas on May 10, 2002 @ 4:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc today announced "Hot Wheels Bash Arena" for PC. Hot Wheels fans will be able to experience the speed, power and performance of Hot Wheels in this ultimate crash and smash, demolition derby-style game for kids. "Hot Wheels Bash Arena" for PC, in development by Micro Forte, is scheduled for release in summer 2002.

'Mobile Forces' & 'Tony Hawk 3' - Demos Available

by Rainier on May 10, 2002 @ 4:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A usual Friday it seems .. plenty of demo's get released right before the weekend ... First the announced updated Mobile Forces demo at 3D Gamers. The enhanced version of Rage Software's vehicular team-based shooter (74.1 MB) offers the same level and Holdout mode as previous version but includes a dedicated server option, enhanced networking code, rebalanced weapons, tweaked physics, particle effects, a spectator option, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes (thanks Blues). Second there is the 'Tony Hawk 3' demo which allows you to skate the Foundry as Tony Hawk. This 50mb skating pleasure is available at FilePlanet.

'Gore' - Game Details

by Thomas on May 10, 2002 @ 3:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

2085. The world is in chaos. The large cities of the past are now just ruins. Anarchy is the order of the day, the government is unstable and the streets are run by gangs federated by the mob. The government decides to take action: new soldiers are needed in the UMC (United Marine Corporation), men capable of controlling a situation that has become uncontrollable. But before sending them out onto the streets to meet their destiny, they have to be trained...

'Haegemonia : Legions Of Iron' - Gamestory

by Thomas on May 10, 2002 @ 3:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The solar system is heating up and Earth and its colonies are engaged in a fracious war to conquer the galaxy. When they encounter other extra-terrestrial races the humans join forces, and the formidable Legions of Iron are born. Developed for PC CD-Rom by Digital Reality, the makers of Imperium Galactica I and II, Haegemonia - Legions Of Iron lets you explore and conquer the galaxy... Full article below!

'Imperium Galactica III' - FAQ

by Thomas on May 10, 2002 @ 3:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

What genre does Imperium Galactica III fall into – the tactical or strategic one? How large is the strategic part of the intergalactic universe spectacle? And what does the armoury look like? Questions, questions, and more questions! Robi Sugar, development director, and Axel Rathgeber, producer at CDV, give detailed answers to your most urgent questions. Where? In the brand-new FAQ section of the official Imperium Galactica III website.

'Sabotain: Vurrent Production' - Screens

by Thomas on May 10, 2002 @ 3:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sabotain is a genre-mix of 3D-action and role play elements that takes you to a fantastic, futuristic world full of sabotage, espionage, intrigues and assassinations. To whet your appetite, they have composed a really great location-episode. To the futuristic world!

American Conquest's 'The New World' - Screens

by Thomas on May 10, 2002 @ 3:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The eagerly awaited RTS-game from the developers of the blockbuster Cossacks: European Wars, American Conquest will span 300 years of history focussing on the discovery of America up to the American wars of independence. GSC Game World offers you unique RTS experience featuring 16000 units. To the New World!

'Cossacks: Back to War' - New Eye Candy

by Thomas on May 10, 2002 @ 3:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cossacks: Back to War is the second official add-on to the RTS-blockbuster Cossacks: European Wars. The developer GSC Game World provides you with further spectacular battles throughout Europe. The two new nations include Switzerland and Hungary. Check out the architectural workmanship from Switzerland HERE.

'Blitzkrieg' - Brand New Screens

by Thomas on May 10, 2002 @ 3:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blitzkrieg, the eagerly awaited RTS-title from Nival Interactive, features the entire Second World War and its historically correct battles with hundreds of detailed 3D units. As a bonus for you, they have put together some dramatic screens of the front line. There the German tanks cross the Russian trenches, when suddenly a single low-flying aircraft bravely enters the battle. But take a look yourself

'Kirby' Rolls Onto 'Fox Network' Fall Schedule

by Rainier on May 10, 2002 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Television Cartoon, New Video Games Feature Top-Selling Nintendo Character. Kirby, Nintendo's pink powerhouse, bounces onto U.S. television airwaves this fall.

'Soldier of Fortune 2 : Double Helix' - Screen Gallery

by Rainier on May 10, 2002 @ 1:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Soldier of Fortune 2 players once again assume the role of John Mullins, a military consultant working for the top-secret anti-terrorist group known as The Shop. In the game, players must tackle a wide-range of missions from hostage rescue and intelligence gathering, to search-and-destroy. Level design in Soldier of Fortune 2 is flexible enough to allow for multiple styles of play. Gamers can “hit ‘em hard” with a frontal assault or use stealth weapons for a subtle approach. Check these 30+ new screens from various levels and the random map generator! BEAUTIFUL!

'PRYZM Chapter One: The Dark Unicorn' Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 10, 2002 @ 1:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive, Inc. announced today that its original fantasy title for the PS2, PRYZM Chapter One: The Dark Unicorn has gone Gold, the game industry term for being completed and ready for production, and will ship June 11th to retail outlets nationwide at the breakthrough suggested launch price of $19.99 MSRP.

'Championship Manager' Available For Download Online

by Rainier on May 10, 2002 @ 1:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sports Interactive and Eidos Interactive, the developer and publisher team responsible for the Championship Manager series of record breaking PC management simulations, today announce a deal with Softwrap that will see Championship Manager: Season 01/02 available for download from Sun Online.

Build A Temple To 'Age Of Mythology' - Fan Site Kit Now Available

by Rainier on May 10, 2002 @ 11:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft today announced that the official Fan Site Kit (FSK) for Age of Mythology is now available at the official Age Of Mythology website. Read more for details/links.

'Star Wars : Jedi Knight II' - Demo Available

by Rainier on May 10, 2002 @ 11:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It wasnt supposed to be released until later today but the demo version of Raven Software and LucasArts's hit action game Star Wars: Jedi Knight II is now available. As mentioned before the demo contains a single player level that is not in the retail version of the game. You can download the 66MB demo through Gigex or at Shacknews.

'Global Operations' Update Patch 2.0 Available NOW

by Rainier on May 10, 2002 @ 11:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA just released the expected v2.0 Update patch for their team-based tactical shooter 'Global Operations'. This patch adds a bunch of new (mainly server) features and some bug fixes. Read more for a detailed list/links where to get it (thanks blues).

'Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza' Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 10, 2002 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra has just released an update patch for their recently released First Person Shooter, Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza. It brings the Piranha Games mod-gone-retail to v 1.01. Read more for fix details and links where to grab it.

EA's Westwood Announces 100,000-Person Test For 'Earth & Beyond'

by Rainier on May 10, 2002 @ 10:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Westwood Studios announced today plans to expand the public test of Earth & Beyond to 100,000 players before it's released this fall. Earth & Beyond is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game and will be published by Electronic Arts under the EA GAMES brand in August 2002.

Crave Entertainment Previews 2002 Lineup At E3

by Rainier on May 10, 2002 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment, a leading publisher of videogame entertainment products, will preview its 2002 product lineup during the E3 Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center, May 22-24, 2002.