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'Empire Earth: The Art of Conquest' Announced

by Thomas on May 16, 2002 @ 8:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra Entertainment, Inc., a studio of Vivendi Universal Games, today announced development of the first expansion to their award winning real-time strategy game, Empire Earth. In development by Mad Doc Software and due on store shelves this Fall, Empire Earth: The Art of Conquest expands the scope of Empire Earth further into the future, allowing for planetary conquest. The expansion pack offers a new Space Age Epoch that covers the time period from 2200 to 2300 A.D., Earth's near future, and adds three new single-player campaigns, unique units, buildings, special powers and more to Empire Earth. Players have conquered new lands before, but this time to continue the dominance of their civilization, they must cross the boundaries of space.

MidWay Announces 'Haven: Call Of The King' (PS2/GCB/Xbox)

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 8:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games Inc. announced today that Haven: Call Of The King, a groundbreaking action and fantasy console videogame, is in development. Haven: Call Of The King is scheduled to ship fall 2002 for next-generation systems and is being developed by acclaimed London-based developer, Traveller's Tales.

Waterloo: Napoleon’s Last Battle - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 7:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOCH Media invites you to take command in one of the greatest battles ever fought on the fields of Europe. Waterloo: Napoleon’s Last Battle lets you govern the armies of either Napoleon or Wellington in a historically accurate PC CD strategy game. Can your decisions change the course of history?

Igames & S2 Games Announce The Dawn Of “Savage” - Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 7:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher and game site iGames along with developer S2 Games today announced its first multiplayer game for the PC, “Savage.” Set in a primal fantasy world torn apart by two power-hungry factions, Man and Beast, the game combines the best elements of real-time strategy with intense first person combat. With a fantastic storyline and the capacity to engage 64 players at a time, “Savage” provides gamers with the most realistic fantasy battle experience to date. Savage is scheduled to ship in the first quarter of 2003. Savage will be shown at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Kentia Hall, booth number 7336.

Rockstar Games Announces 'Midnight Club 2' For PS2

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 7:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games announced today that Midnight Club 2, the sequel to the highly successful award winning PS2 launch title Midnight Club, is in production for the PS2.

'Legion' Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 7:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and Paradox Entertainment are pleased to announce that Legion, their highly anticipated turn-based strategy game has gone gold and will be shipping to stores nationwide in early June.

BBC Multimedia E3 Lineup

by Thomas on May 16, 2002 @ 6:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BBC Multimedia, the software publishing division of BBC Worldwide, is exhibiting at E3 for the first time in 2002. The publisher is demonstrating a number of forthcoming titles for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC, as well as showing off its wide range of gaming and award winning children's software.

THQ and Sega Announce New GBA Titles

by Thomas on May 16, 2002 @ 6:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. and SEGA Corporation today announced they will unveil three more titles in their exclusive, 16-title Game Boy Advance co-publishing agreement at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. ALTERED BEAST: GUARDIAN OF THE REALMS and THE REVENGE OF SHINOBI are scheduled for release in late 2002, while SPACE CHANNEL 5 is scheduled for an early 2003 release.

'WWE Crush Hour' - Screens

by Thomas on May 16, 2002 @ 6:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today we tossed up the announcement from THQ and their upcoming title 'WWE Crush Hour', now we bring you the first two screens to check out. Read more below!

'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers' Hits PS2 & GBA

by Thomas on May 16, 2002 @ 5:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

One ring to rule them all... EA announces that they will bring The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers video games to the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and the Nintendo Game Boy Advance.

Microsoft Teams Up With Sigil Games Online

by Thomas on May 16, 2002 @ 5:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that it is in the final stages of an exclusive publishing deal with Sigil Games Online Inc. Sigil Games Online was formed by two of the game industry's most renowned designers, Brad McQuaid, co-creator of the revolutionary, massively multiplayer online role-playing game "EverQuest(," and Jeff Butler, former producer of the EverQuest Live and Expansion teams.

UbiSoft Announces 'Project BG&E' - Screens

by Thomas on May 16, 2002 @ 5:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As a world premiere, during E3 2002 Ubi Soft Entertainment will be unveiling Project BG&E, the latest creation by Michel Ancel, creator of the critically acclaimed Rayman series. Project BG&E is scheduled to ship to retail shelves in the 1st Quarter of 2003 with availability on all next generation consoles and PC.

International Cricket Captain 2002

by Thomas on May 16, 2002 @ 5:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest instalment of Empire’s market leading cricket simulation International Cricket Captain 2002 is due for release this summer. To ensure the gameplay continues its trend of realism Empire have enrolled the help of England player and veteran batsman Graham Thorpe to lend his experience and ensure fans of the game will not be disappointed.

Infogrames Unveils New 'Total Annihilation' Game

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 4:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames announced that it has entered into a licensing deal with Korea-based Phantagram Interactive Inc. involving Infogrames' Total Annihilation franchise. Under the terms of the deal, Infogrames has licensed to Phantagram the name, logo and code for the U.S. version of Total Annihilation for the purpose of developing a new Total Annihilation title for the PC.

UbiSoft Open Official 'Sum Of All Fears' Site

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 4:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft just let us know that the official site for The Sum Of All Fears (Red Storm's upcoming squad based tactical shooter) is online. The site has a lot of goodies such as : game information, weapons gallery, a few screenshots, a small FAQ, but most importantly a 6.4 MB Quicktime movie trailer (a little over two minutes with some in game footage). Go check it out!

'Dungeons & Dragons Heroes' Announced (PS2 XB GC)

by Thomas on May 16, 2002 @ 3:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The biggest Dungeons & Dragons adventure ever to hit a next-generation game console comes to the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and the Nintendo GameCube video game system this Autumn with Dungeons & Dragons Heroes from Infogrames.

Paradox & Leader Cooperate On 'Legion'

by Thomas on May 16, 2002 @ 3:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Entertainment and Leader S.p.A. announced today that they have signed an Italian publishing agreement for Legion, a revolutionary strategy game set in the times of the Roman Empire. Legion transports players back in time, two thousand years ago, before the world was ruled by Rome and when the next great empire was set to rise.

'WWE Crush Hour' Announced (PS2 XB GC)

by Thomas on May 16, 2002 @ 3:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. and JAKKS Pacific, Inc. today announced WWE Crush Hour. The first ever car combat experience featuring World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars allows players to engage in battle across 12 intense levels littered with deadly traps and hazards. Developed by THQ subsidiary Pacific Coast Power & Light Co., WWE Crush Hour is the latest videogame based on the highly popular World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE: WWF) license and will be available early 2003 for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube.

CDV Concludes Additional License Deals

by Thomas on May 16, 2002 @ 3:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV Software Entertainment AG, developer and publisher of computer games, is continuing its internationalization at high speed. Last year's surprisingly good sales figures are followed up by several licensing contracts with international distribution partners in the first quarter of 2002. Now CDV has increased the number of internationally published titles by concluding additional contracts.

Codemasters Snags 'Indy 500' Game License (PS2/Xbox/PC)

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 3:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters has won the exclusive console and PC game rights to the US-based Indy Racing League in a deal with Indianapolis Motor Speedway, LLC. The arrangement includes the rights to the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing", the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, also known as the Indy 500.

FreekStyle (PS2) - Trailer

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 1:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Picture flying through rugged terrain with massive jumps at more than 70 mph, hitting a 40' jump at the ledge of a 200' cliff and pulling off a Superman Seat grab, a Saran-wrap and 360 all before you land. Incomplete stunts will cause the rider to crash and waste valuable time and points. Grab this awesome intro movie filled with in-game stunts and some kick ass rock music! A must see!

JoWood Acquires Publisher 'Ravensburger'

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 12:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD today announced the takeover in an asset deal of extensive Ravensburger Interactive Media activities. Ravensburger Interactive, whose primary activity is publishing computer games, is a subsidiary of the well-known German games manufacturer Ravensburger. With this agreement JoWooD continues to strengthen its market position and to establish itself as by far the largest German speaking publisher and developer of entertainment software.

SEGA To Deliver Online Content To All New Next-Gen Consoles

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 12:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced that it will again raise the bar for the industry as the first and only company to bring online content to all new next-generation console platforms including Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation2 and the Xbox. Additionally, SEGA will deliver the first online game for Nintendo GameCube with "Phantasy Star Online: Episode I & II" and the first online game for Xbox with "SEGA Sports NFL 2K3."

'ECTS' Moves To Earls Court And Signs Sony

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 12:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Europe’s leading interactive entertainment expo, ECTS, is set to return to central London in September, taking up residency at Earls Court between Thursday 29th and Saturday 31st August. In addition, for the first time ever, running alongside the show will be a consumer hall exclusively hosted by Sony Computer Entertainment.

TDK Mediactive's E3 Lineup

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 11:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive Europe, a division of TDK Recording Media Europe S.A., announced today its full range of titles that will be showcased at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles May 22-24, 2002 (South Hall Booth 1446).

Hercules Expands The '3D Prophet' Performance Line

by Thomas on May 16, 2002 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hercules is excited to announce the all new 3D Prophet 7500 DDR 64MB. This powerful AGP4X/2X graphics accelerator is powered by ATI’s remarkable new generation RADEON 7500 chip architecture and offers PC users amazingly high frame rates. Designed for all current heavy titles, from popular first-person shooters to simulation 3D games, its full support for OpenGL and DirectX APIs, will make it compliant with future generation games and applications.

'Sly Cooper & The Thievius Raccoonus' Announcement

by Thomas on May 16, 2002 @ 8:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the Sept 2002 release of "Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus", created exclusively for the PlayStation2. Developed by Seattle-based developer, Sucker Punch, Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus takes action-adventure platform gaming to new heights on PS2, showcasing a conceptually new type of character,extraordinary character designs and animations with toon-shading technology, innovative gameplay and spectacular graphics.

NewKidCo International E3 Lineup

by Thomas on May 16, 2002 @ 8:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Leading children’s video game publisher, NewKidCo International Inc. announced today it’s thrilling lineup for this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. The company will unveil next generation games from their impressive catalog of licensees based on well-known licensed properties including Dora the Explorer, Dr. Seuss, Tom and Jerry, Little League Baseball and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.

'Zoo Tycoon' Expansion To Land On Shelves

by Thomas on May 16, 2002 @ 8:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

T-Rex truly is king. According to a survey commissioned by Microsoft Game Studios, the Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur, whose name means "lizard king," tops the list of uncommon creatures Americans would most like to see in their local zoos. Americans can satisfy their dinosaur fascination with "Zoo Tycoon: Dinosaur Digs," an expansion pack for Microsoft Corp.'s top-selling* PC Game "Zoo Tycoon." Landing on store shelves this weekend, "Zoo Tycoon: Dinosaur Digs" brings prehistoric beasts to the PC, enabling players to include dinosaurs and Ice Age beasts when creating the ultimate zoo.

Inline Skating 'Rolling' to Next Generation Consoles

by Thomas on May 16, 2002 @ 8:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco, one of the fastest-growing publishers of interactive entertainment software, today announced their entrance into the action sports genre with Rolling. Developed by UK-based Rage Software, Rolling provides a true aggressive inline skating experience for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance game systems.

New Editing Tool For 'Freedom Force' & New Site

by Thomas on May 16, 2002 @ 7:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Irrational Games announces the release of their new editing tool for the tactical RPG, "Freedom Force." "FFEdit" is a powerful tool designed to facilitate the customization of almost every aspect of the game. To complement the release, Irrational has launched a new site, www.modforce.com, geared specifically toward the needs of the mod community.

'Uncommon Valor' Ships

by Thomas on May 16, 2002 @ 7:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games is pleased to announce that Uncommon Valor: Campaign for the South Pacific is now shipping to customers and dealers around the world. Co-developed with the legendary Gary Grigsby, Keith Brors and Joel Billings of 2 by 3 Games, Uncommon Valor is a completely new operational game covering the campaign in the area around Australia, New Guinea and Guadalcanal during World War II.

Star Wars Galaxies Beta Sign Up

by Thomas on May 16, 2002 @ 7:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts is working on their Beta Program. "More will be announced after E3". As they announced earlier they would be 3 to 4 beta periods, depending how test goes. The first round of testing will be limited to a hundred or so players, and in Beta 3 they will open up their testing to thousands of players. Sign up here!

'Red Faction 2' - Trailer

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 2:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out this great introduction for the sequel to Red Faction by Volition. Great CGI and in-game model cutscenes put together to make a nice intro story for this action FPS title. The official site and Fileplanet both offer this trailer at a 19mb file, we of course had to sit on it and compress it down to 6.5mb. Read more for links where to grab it.

'Star Wars Bounty Hunter' (GC/PS2) - Screens & Art

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 1:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars Bounty Hunter draws players into Jango Fett's sinister and seedy world, where thieves, assassins – and worse – thrive. Using his cunning and a host of deadly skills, Jango Fett ventures into the rarely explored dark side of the Star Wars universe to track down the elusive leader of a mysterious and deadly cult. All the while, he'll compete against a brutal rival from his past in a quest to capture the ultimate bounty, dead or alive.

'Rainbow Six : RavenShield' - Screens & Model Movie

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 1:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rainbow Six: Raven Shield is the sequel to the immensely popular Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear, 2000 Action Game Of The Year, and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, 1999 Action Game Of The Year. It will be the third game in the Rainbow Six line, which has sold more than 6.7 million copies worldwide. Today we bring you 6 brand new screens and a little 360 degree model clip. Read more to check it out!