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'Space HoRSE' Delayed!

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 11:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games is proud to announce that the latest game from Gilligames, Space HoRSE, has added TCP/IP network play. Shipping date of game pushed back to accommodate new feature.

'Mutant Chronicles' To become MMORPG

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 11:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Entertainment will publish the massively multi-player on-line RPG version of its post-apocalyptic techno-fantasy property Mutant Chronicles in Spring 2003. It is a joint venture with Dubai-based Imaginations FZ-LLC which has been working on the project for some time.

Activision Set To Debut 'Tenchu 3: Wrath Of Heaven' At E3

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 11:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Attendees of this years E3 will get a chance to peer inside the secret shroud of the Ninja, when Activision, Inc.’s unveils Tenchu 3: Wrath of Heaven™ for the PS2 at its booth #1224 in the South Hall on May 22 - 24.

Infogrames Announces 'Fugitive Hunter' (PS2)

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 10:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames, Inc. is working with leading developer Black Ops Entertainment to create Fugitive Hunter, a realistic first-person action game for the PS2 . Fugitive Hunter will put players in the shoes of Jake Seaver, a bounty hunter whotracks down and captures the world's most dangerous fugitives alive.

'New World Order' - Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 9:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Well its better than nothing ... The long promised demo isn't available yet or should we say STILL not, but at least we can now drool over a 2min divx "New World Order movie" with some in-game footage. For the few people out there who have no idea what NWO is about, its a first person shooter developed by Termite Games/Project3. It is commonly said to be the only game being a TRUE Counter Strike killer (thanks blues).

Activision Announces 'XXX'

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 8:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. today announced that it has obtained the exclusive worldwide rights to develop and publish interactive entertainment games based on Revolution Studios’ upcoming feature film “XXX” starring Vin Diesel of “The Fast and the Furious.” The film reunites Diesel with Rob Cohen and Neal H. Moritz, respectively the director and producer of “The Fast and the Furious.”

'Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 8:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Global video games publisher ARUSH Entertainment today announced Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project (DNMP) for the PC is shipping to North American retailers and will be on the shelves early next week at a MSRP of $24.99.

Interplay Announces 'Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance' for Xbox - First Screens

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 7:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Isle Studios, the award-winning RPG (roleplaying game) division of Interplay, and leading console game developer Snowblind Studios announced today their plan to bring the Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance franchise to the Xbox.

Vivendi & Rock Band 'No Doubt' To Mix On 'Malice'

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 7:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi, Interscope Records and recording artist No Doubt announce today their collaboration on the upcoming release of Malice, a character-based, action-adventure game, developed by Argonaut and published by Sierra. This partnership will feature several of the band’s songs in the upcoming game, as well as introduce lead vocalist Gwen Stefani as the voice of unexpected, hammer-wielding heroine, Malice, and band members Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont and Adrian Young as voices of her cronies within the game. Malice is due to release worldwide this fall on both the Xboxand the PS2 .

iGames Acquires Leading Gaming Website

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 6:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

iGames today announced the acquisition of leading gaming lifestyle site, Happy Puppy (http://www.happypuppy.com). Happy Puppy will serve as the editorial anchor of iGames' network of gaming websites, which include HappyPuppy.com, iGames.com, and s2Games.com. iGames family of companies focuses all three legs of the gaming experience: game file distribution, game design, content and community. The acquisition of Happy Puppy broadens iGames reach and achieves a critical mass of gamers for its network.

UbiSoft Announces 'IL-2 Sturmovik:The Forgotten Battles'

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 6:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world's largest video game publishers, today announced that it has entered into a publishing agreement under which 1C: Maddox Games will develop new content for the multi-award winning WWII combat flight simulation title, IL-2 Sturmovik. IL2-Sturmovik: The Forgotten Battles will include two new maps for Finland and Hungary, expanding the battlefield for both single and multiplayer modes. It will also feature more than 20 new single player missions and ten cooperative multiplayer missions. IL2-Sturmovik: The Forgotten Battles is expected to ship to retail stores worldwide in Fall 2002.

'The Sum Of All Fears' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 5:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on the German Ubi Soft site that the playable demo of Red Storm's imminent squad-based tactical shooter, "The Sum of All Fears" is now available for download. The demo is rather big at 82.1 MB and gives you the chance to play a full level (single and multiplayer) The mission objective is to rescue ATF agents held within bombed out prison that serves as a training ground for the FBI's most elite agents. read more for links where to grab this puppy.

Take 2's E3 Lineup

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 5:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is pleased to reveal its 2002 lineup at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles on May 22-24, 2002.

Nintendo & Eternal Darkness Films Inspire Aspiring Filmmakers

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 4:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Eternal Darkness Films campaign heats up this summer as Nintendo unveils completed short films by the top 10 finalists.

Lara Croft Is Coming To The E3

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 4:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive and Core Design announced today that Lara Croft, character of one of the $1 billion dollar game franchise, will mark her public debut at the upcoming E3 in Los Angeles on May 22. Croft, who has previously been portrayed by models Rhona Mitra, Nell McAndrew, Lara Weller, Lucy Clarkson, Jill de Jong and actress Angelina Jolie, will make several appearances on the expo floor answering questions from the audience and talking about her newest adventure "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness."

New World Order - Features

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 4:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

‘New World Order’ is a single and multiplayer team based shooter developed in Sweden by Termite Games and set for release in September 2002. The already highly anticipated game promises to take the first person shooter genre to the next level by combining uncanny graphic detail at very high framerates with adrenaline pumping realistic action. Seems like BigBen will be the Uk distributor, now all we need is the actual game!

Legaia 2: Duel Saga - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 3:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos announces a new title for its ‘Fresh Games’ label, Legaia 2: Duel Saga on PS2. Legaia 2: Duel Saga is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Legend of Legaia, which was released on PlayStation in 1999. Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, the game will be released this Autumn in the U.S. and Europe. The game is a Japanese turn-based RPG that features real-time backgrounds and voice acting. Eidos will translate and localise the game for the Western market.

Xtreeme Forces - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Xtreeme Forces' is the codename given to the Real-Time strategy game currently under development at Raptor Entertainment.The engine of the game is highly advanced and employs cutting edge technology to provide rich terrains and environments. The game takes advantage of the most powerful 3D Accelerators available today and gives an excellent level of playability on the lower end machines as well!! Now's when different game units are being added and also, the Advanced AI is being implemented. This ensures removal of all the bugging Micro Management that exists in most of the games. Check out these nifty looking screens!

Titus Introduces 'Robocop' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 1:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Next week's E3 in Los Angeles will offer the interactive entertainment industry its first glimpse of Titus Interactive Studio's explosive PS2 game based around one of the greatest movie heroes of all time - Robocop! Check these 20+ brand new screens!

Lego's E3 Lineup

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 12:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Edgy New Style and Tone for Games Based on LEGO Toys and New TV-Based Intellectual Property to be Distributed by EA. Three new titles from LEGO Interactive herald the start of a dramatic evolution in the company's approach to video games. The games will be showcased at the E3 next week in Los Angeles and will appeal to a new generation of savvy young gamers who demand one thing above all else -- quality gameplay. E3 here, E3 there ... sheesh!

'Magic:The Gathering Online' Presented At E3

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 12:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Online game-players will soon be able to collect, trade and duel with digital 'Magic: The Gathering' game cards as Wizards of the Coast, a division of Hasbro, Inc., readies its hotly anticipated "Magic: The Gathering Online" game for launch next month. Attendees at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, being held in Los Angeles May 22-24, will get to experience Magic Online just prior to its official premiere on the world stage. (Booth #4005 Petree Hall, L. A. Convention Center.)

Majesco Brings Agent 'BloodRayne' To Life At E3

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Agent BloodRayne steps out of her exciting new video game for the first time to introduce herself to the world at this year's E3 Expo! Publicity stunt from publisher "Majesco" to promote their upcoming GC/PC/PS2/Xb game

'Stronghold: Crusader' - Screens & Art

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 11:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Within a resilient castle beats the heart of a thriving society full of Fletchers, Brewers, and Armorers, while outside stalk enemy Assassins, mighty War Engines, and the constant threat of fire. In “Stronghold: Crusader,” players will journey to Arabian lands renowned for brave warriors and fearsome weaponry, while reliving heroic battles of the historic Crusades. The player’s challenge is to build and defend medieval desert fortresses and lay siege to fearless enemies. As European nobles or Arabian warriors, players must conquer the harsh terrain in the legendary Crusades of the 11th and 12th centuries.

'Mercedes-Benz World Racing' On Xbox - Screens

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 11:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive Europe, a leading entertainment software publisher based in Bascharage, Luxembourg, today confirmed that the debut title of its highly anticipated 3D racing-simulation game, ‘Mercedes-Benz WorldRacing’ (MBWR) will speed onto the acclaimed Xbox this Autumn. The first batch of 11 screens ... njoy!

'Mad Catz' Announces Full Line Of Peripherals For Fall 2002

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. today announced the launch of the Company's Fall 2002 line of peripherals for PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube and Game Boy Advance. Man, these E3 line ups are starting to bore me to death .. get it over with already ;)

MicroSoft's E3 Lineup

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 10:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You’ve just experienced the worst day of your life. The boss dressed you down in front of the board; John from Engineering bumped into you and spilled his latte down your shirt; your wife is out with her friends, and finally, Rover left a little gift, which you promptly stepped in as you walked through the door. Wouldn’t some old-fashioned revenge and retribution help take the edge off? Something along the lines of petitioning Zeus to rain down lightning bolts and smite your enemies? You can have all this and more with "Age of Mythology," Microsoft Game Studios’ new real-time strategy (RTS) game, set in a mythological past when heroes battled monsters and gods intervened in the affairs of mortal men.

EA Announces 'The Simpsons Skateboarding' - Screens

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grab your skateboard and a nice piece of asphalt as a skate tour has come to Springfield and the entire town has gone skate crazy on the half-pipes, ramps and rails. EA and Fox Interactive today announce that the Simpsons will be back on the PlayStation2 this summer with The Simpsons Skateboarding.

Activision's E3 Lineup

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 1:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. debuts its strongest and most compelling game slate to date at this year’s E3 in Los Angeles on May 22 – 24, 2002. From new action sports titles such as Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4, Mat Hoffman’s Pro BMX 2, Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer™, and Shaun Murray’s Pro Wakeboarder, to legendary game franchises like id Software’s DOOM III, to entertainment inspired games including Minority Report, Stuart Little 2, the X-Men, Blade and Star Trek, Activision’s slate demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to delivering the best interactive entertainment experiences to audiences worldwide.

World’s Best Wakeboarders Sign On For 'Shaun Murray’s Pro Wakeboarder'

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The country’s top boarders will join wakeboarding pioneer Shaun “House of Style” Murray for a world-class line-up in Activision, Inc.’s upcoming Shaun Murray’s Pro Wakeboarder video game. The title, which will give gamers a taste of the insanely daring athleticism and lifestyle of the sport, will be available this holiday season for the PS2, the Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance. The game is currently "Rating Pending" by the ESRB.

Rockstar Games Announces 'Upload Online Media Awards' Contest

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 1:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games is pleased to announce the return of the Rockstar Games Upload online media awards to celebrate independent artistic endeavors on the Internet. In 2001, Rockstar hosted what was considered to be the first strictly online media awards program where an astounding collection of imaginative contest entries were sent in via the Rockstar FTP site. Judging for the contest and the awards ceremony took place entirely online, making for a completely digital experience.

LucasArts Announces 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 12:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts will bring Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a ground and air-based combat action game inspired by and expanding upon one of the Star Wars galaxy's most dramatic and intensely fought conflicts, to Nintendo GameCube and PS2. Star Wars: The Clone Wars, to be published and distributed by LucasArts and developed by Pandemic Studios, is expected to release on both platforms in fall 2002.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 12:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Computer and Video Games has a Q&A with Andrew Wafer of Codemasters talking about the upcoming addon for their tactical shooter named Operation Flashpoint: Resistance. XGR's has an interview with Ken Balthaser, producer from EA's upcoming battlefield simulator Battlefield 1942, being developed by Digital Illusions. GameSpot has a new Q&A with S2 Games' co-founder Jesse Hayes talking about the earlier todya announced Savage. HomeLAN has a chat with Sierra's Steve Beinner and John Payne talking about the just announced 'Empire Earth: The Art of Conquest'. Similar interiews on GameSpyDaily and GameSpot.

'Grand Theft Auto III' (PC) Goes Gold!!!

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 12:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to Gone Gold, Grand Theft Auto III for the PC IS gold. Their sources confirmed that that the PC version may be available in stores as early as next Wednesday, May 22.