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Praetorians - Trailer

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 11:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BluesNews lets us know that Eidos UK has released a movie trailer of Praetorians for download from its ftp server, showing off the 3D real-time strategy game under construction at Pyro Studios. The movie comes as a modest 6.4 MB download in MPEG format and offers a minute of CGI and gameplay footage to introduce the game's Romanic setting. Read more for links where to get the goodies

EA's E3 Lineup

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 10:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts presents it impressive lineup for the E3 show end of the month in LA. The boys at EA wil be showing off an impressive 31 titles on multiple platforms. You heard it right, 31 ! Read more to see what they have to offer ...

Another Updated 'Team Factor' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 8:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Once again there is an updated demo for Team Factor bringing 7FX's team-based tactical shooter to v1.4. You can either grab the full demo (105.2 MB) or if you already have the previous version then just grab the update patch. Read more for links where to grab all these goodies (thanks blues).

'Operation Flashpoint : Resistance' - Trailer

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 8:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemaster has just released a trailer for "Operation Flashpoint : Resistance", the addon to their tactial shooter Operation Flashpoint. Some 1minute worth of in-game footage showing you what its all about, in case a few of you dont yet ;) Read more for links where to grab it ...

Infogrames 'PAC-MAN All-Stars'

by Thomas on May 14, 2002 @ 8:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

All the great Pac characters are together on the PC! This time, Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Pac-Man Jr. and Professor Pac-Man have left their mazes for a free-roaming, 3D, pellet-munching extravaganza in Infogrames’ PAC-MAN All-Stars.

Ubi Soft To Publish 'Dragon's Lair 3D' For Xbox/PC & Mac

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 7:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft announces "Dragon's Lair 3D" for the Xbox, PC and Mac -- an all-new 3D fantasy adventure game based on the popular game and characters from legendary animator, Don Bluth. Developed by Dragonstone, gamers will be able to fully experience Dragon's Lair with the highest quality graphics and sound that made the arcade version a blockbuster success. Dragon's Lair 3D is scheduled for release on Xbox, PC and Mac in Fall 2002.

Strategy First' E3 Lineup

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 6:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First announced today that it will be attending the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) held in Los Angeles, California May 22-24, 2002. (South Hall, Booth #924)

'Elite Forces: Navy Seals' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 6:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new era of world conflict. Go where most men don’t dare and do what most men won’t. Arrive by sea, air and land prepared for unconventional warfare, counter-guerilla tactics and clandestine operations in the most turbulent hot spots in the world. Push your stamina and strength beyond your physical and mental limits, ready to lay down your life in service of your country. HOOYAH!

2 New Screens From 'Blitzkrieg'

by Thomas on May 14, 2002 @ 6:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Imagine yourself Zhukov, Eisenhower or Mannstein, while taking part in the historic combat actions of WW2. You will have the opportunity to take command of the Soviet or German army, or the Allied forces in three large-scale campaigns, each having several chapters. Check out 2 new screens below!

'Unreal Tournament 2003' Delayed In Europe

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 5:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames has today announced that the Atari-branded Unreal Tournament 2003 will now be released on PC-CD ROM across Europe in July 2002. The successful release of Unreal Tournament 2003 is extremely important to Infogrames. The decision has therefore been made that Unreal Tournament 2003 will be released in July 2002 so that the title is of the highest standard when released. Infogrames, EPIC and Digital Extremes are fully aware of the anticipation for this product from the huge Unreal fan base and want to produce something that will blow fans and newcomers away. The Unreal brand is an enormous license and all relevant teams want to adhere to the quality that has been achieved in the past.

'Digital Leisure' At E3

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 5:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

E3 is just about upon us and Digital Leisure has some great upcoming products for this fall on display at the show. It would be great if you had a few minutes to drop by our booth to take a look.

Simon & Schuster Announce 'Soldiers Of Anarchy'

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 5:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today that it will publish “Soldiers of Anarchy” for the PC (Available: October 2002). SOLDIERS OF ANARCHY (S.O.A.) combines elements of Real Time Strategy (RTS) and squad-based tactical games to create a uniquely customizable single and multiplayer experience. S.O.A. also give players a compete level and scenario editor to create new missions for themselves and for multiplayer action.

UPDATE: Screens have been pulled on behalf of S&SI.

Simon & Schuster's E3 2002 Lineup

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 4:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive, the digital entertainment unit of Simon & Schuster Inc., announced today the Company's lineup of games for 2002. S&SI will be publishing 12 titles across the latest gaming platforms including the Xbox, GameCube, and PC (thanks Blues).

SoundMAX SPX Incorporated Into 'Navy Seals'

by Thomas on May 14, 2002 @ 4:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Analog Devices, Inc. today announced that its advanced audio rendering technology, SoundMAX SPX, has been incorporated into first-person combat game Elite Forces: Navy Seals for PC. SoundMAX SPX "animated audio" -- interactive, event-driven sounds that respond to game physics, environmental variables and user input - allows for hyper-realistic audio in the game's world of non-stop special forces action. Developed by Jar Head Games and published by ValuSoft, Elite Forces: Navy Seals has shipped to stores everywhere.

New Price For PS One & PS2 Confirmed !

by Thomas on May 14, 2002 @ 4:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As we mentioned and expected yesterday, Sony Computer Entertainment today announced that the Recommended Retail Price of the PS one games console would be reduced to $49 with effect from 18 May 2002, the PS2 will be available in stores for $199 -- the same price as Nintendo's GameCube system and $100 less than Microsoft's

Acclaim Ships 'Headhunter' For PS2

by Thomas on May 14, 2002 @ 3:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bringing heart-pounding, espionage action to home to gamers, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. a leading global video entertainment software developer and publisher, today announced that it has shipped Headhunter for the PS2. One of the most eagerly anticipated action releases of the spring, Headhunter combines stunning next-generation graphics, a deep storyline and content that was designed specifically for the mature gamer.

Industry Executives Predict Major Growth For The Video Game Industry

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 3:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to a new report from DFC Intelligence, executives in the interactive entertainment industry believe that the video game business is poised for record growth over the next several years.

Matrox Announces New 'Parhelia-512' GPU

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 3:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrox Graphics Inc. today unveiled the revolutionary Matrox Parhelia-512 high-fidelity GPU delivering a new level of visual quality, superior performance and a wide range of innovative new technologies. World's first 512-bit GPU delivers unparalleled image quality, superior performance and wide range of innovative features for the ultimate visual experience

'IGI2' Beta Test Has Been Delayed !

by Thomas on May 14, 2002 @ 3:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters let us know that the 'IGI2' Beta Test has been delayed until September, due to work on the netcode not being complete. Here is the scoop:

Developing a high-quality FPS multiplayer experience is a real challenge, but one the dev team at Innerloop has taken on with a vengeance! They've been working flat out on the code, but some QA issues, mainly with server code, have held us back. Read more below!

'World Kart Racing 2002' - New Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 3:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fronted by the world’s greatest racing driver, Michael Schumacher, this exciting new game offers an incredible adrenalin rush, with the ultimate driver in the ultimate driving game. Having won the rights to global distribution of this unique partnership title, JoWooD is confident it will be a hit with racing fans everywhere. Due to hit streets near you on 28th June. I'm not much of a racing fan, but i WILL check out this one! Njoy

THQ & Outrage Games To Unveil 'Alter Echo' At E3

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 2:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced that it will unveil Alter Echo at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. Developed by THQ studio Outrage Games, Alter Echo is an innovative action game that lets players morph between three combat modes and alter time with pioneering TimeDilation technology. A revolutionary PostFX camera system intensifies the action with spectacular visual effects that heighten the drama of every combo and special attack. Alter Echo is scheduled for release on the PS2 and the Xbox in early 2003.

Joey Harrington Joins The EA SPORTS Lineup for 'NCAA Football 2003'

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 2:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that the company has reached an agreement with former University of Oregon quarterback and top NFL draft pick Joey Harrington, naming him spokesman for EA SPORTS NCAA Football 2003.

TDK Signs Agreement With Mattel On 'Masters Of The Universe' Franchise

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 2:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive, Inc. today announced a worldwide, multi-year exclusive licensing agreement with Mattel, Inc.to publish software based on Masters of the Universe. The agreement grants TDK Mediactive exclusive rights to publish interactive Masters of the Universe games for console systems manufactured by Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft, as well as PC.

Splinter Cell (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Splinter Cell™ is a third person stealth action game, featuring cyber-terrorism, shadow agencies, and covert operations and is set in the realistic, highly detailed geopolitical universe as portrayed by Tom Clancy. Today we got some new Xb screens, showing "the light/shadow effects that drive the gameplay". A few familiar looking screens and a bunch on new one's.

Stuart Little 2 (PSOne) – Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 1:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A little while ago we announced that Sony/Magenta were working on Stuart Little 2. Due for release at the same time as the movie (this summer) we just got a dozen or so fresh screens... Njoy!

'Lilo & Stitch : Trouble In Paradise' (PS2) - Character Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 12:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lilo & Stitch: Trouble in Paradise kids get to play out the colourful action adventure story of Disney’s major upcoming Summer 2002 feature film release. Kids explore locations and situations taken directly from the film, and in some cases, beyond what is actually seen in the movie. The game features a variety of gameplay mechanics, including: running, dodging, jumping, hiding, races against the clock, forced-scroll chase sections, and end-level boss combat. Not quite sure if these screens are meant to make us buy the game or make us throw up .. you decide!

JoWooD's E3 Lineup

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 12:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Attending the electronic entertainment industry’s biggest show for the fourth time, leading computer games developer and publisher JoWooD Productions will unveil its most compelling product lineup ever at E3 on booth #700 in the South Hall of the LA Convention Center.

Kingdom Hearts (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 12:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KINGDOM HEARTS is the first joint creative project between SQUARE and DISNEY. This role playing game combines classic DISNEY characters and worlds with the new created in the renowned SQUARE style. New DISNEY characters developed by the legendary Tetsuya Nomura, best known for his creations in the breakthrough title FINAL FANTASY®VII and VIII will be introduced in KINGDOM HEARTS. Two years in the making, with a production team of over 100 of SQUARE and DISNEY’s most creative talent, KINGDOM HEARTS fully exploits the technological possibilities of the P2 in an epic tale of adventure, heroism, teamwork and life’s most important lessons.

Hercules Announces Their 'Gamesurround Muse 5.1 DVD'

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 11:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hercules is pleased to announce the impending Gamesurround Muse5.1 DVD, an amazing new sound card in the 5.1-channel market segment. Gamesurround Muse5.1 DVD - the successor of the widely renowned Gamesurround Muse XL - now includes advanced features such as its 6-channel outputs and comes bundled with Cyberlink's PowerDVD 4.0 XP, the hugely popular DVD playback application.

Ubi Soft Announce 'BRATZ'

by Thomas on May 14, 2002 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment and MGA Entertainment, today announced an exclusive licensing agreement for Ubi Soft to develop and publish games based on the popular and fashionable BRATZ dolls for PC and all the new generation of consoles.

Nintendo Snags 'Hamtaro' Game Rights

by Thomas on May 14, 2002 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Adorable and heart-warming Hamtaro and his hamster pals, the Ham-Hams, are coming to America! ShoPro USA, an affiliate of Shogakukan Production Co., Ltd. (ShoPro), will introduce one of Japan's hottest children's properties, Hamtaro, to kids across the United States this Summer. ShoPro, one of the leaders in the development of children's entertainment in Japan, is also a subsidiary of one of Japan's largest publishing companies, Shogakukan, Inc.

Chicago Bears Linebacker Brian Urlacher Joins NFL 2K3

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Sports announced the signing of Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher to serve as the official spokesperson and cover athlete for "SEGA Sports NFL 2K3." After joining the Chicago Bears in 2000, Brian Urlacher quickly made his mark in the NFL, winning The Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award. The league and numerous sporting publications have honored him since as one of the NFL's top defensive players. He is also a two-time Pro Bowl pick who has led the Chicago Bears in total tackles, sacks, solo tackles and tackles for loss.

Empire Announces New 'Starsky & Hutch' Game

by Thomas on May 14, 2002 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive has announced that Antonio Fargas, aka Huggy Bear, has been signed for the in-game voice-overs and to help promote the PlayStation 2 and PC versions of its new “Starsky & Hutch” game. Helping Starsky and Hutch clean up the streets, Huggy was present in almost every episode of the hugely popular 70’s show.

'Dragon Ball Z: Legacy of Goku' GBA

by Thomas on May 14, 2002 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As a result of its aggressive pre-launch awareness programs and strong retailer support, Infogrames, Inc. today announced that the initial shipment of its highly acclaimed Dragon Ball Z: Legacy of Goku for the Game Boy Advance will surpass the 300,000 unit mark, making it the largest Game Boy Advance launch in company history. Already acclaimed by the video game media and bolstered by tremendous consumer demand, Dragon Ball Z: Legacy of Goku is shipping to more than 20,000 retail outlets nationwide on May 14.

U.S. Price For PS2 Dropping to $199 ?

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 1:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gaming industry analysts report that Sony Entertainment of America will lower the price of the PlayStation 2 console to $199 as early as tomorrow, with the PSOne price being lowered to $49 (Thanks Gamespy). Click 'Read More' for more info.