Infogrames Ships 'Test Drive' For PS2 & Xbox

by Rainier on May 31, 2002 @ 9:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames, Inc. announced today that "Test Drive" the latest title in its Atari line-up, is now available for Sony's PlayStation2 and is shipping soon for the Xbox. The game's stunning visuals and arcade handling are complemented by the new story mode to ensure a power-packed ride. Featuring more than 20 beautifully modeled licensed sports cars and a blockbuster soundtrack of thumping driving music from DMX, Ja Rule, Saliva and others, "Test Drive" promises to outshine, outwax and outrace the competition.

US Open 2002 - Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2002 @ 6:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Have you ever dreamed of stepping into a famous player’s shoes, playing on the centre court or having your winning shot applauded by a jubilant crowd? For those of you who want to try your luck on the courts this summer, US OPEN 2002 will give you access to the most prestigious tennis courts in the world. Check the screens !

Shrapnel Games Teams Up With Breakaway

by Thomas on May 31, 2002 @ 5:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Shrapnel Games announced a multi-game partnership with Breakaway, Ltd, Games Divsion. This partnership will launch the The Greatest Battles Series and bring the best in war games to the market, the first of which is Austerlitz: Napoleon's Greatest Victory.

PSOne Review - 'Power Play: Sports Trivia'

by The Cookie Snatcher on May 31, 2002 @ 5:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Think You Got Game? Time to put up or shut up with Power Play Sports Trivia! Take on 4,000 brain-bruising questions from the wide, wide world of football, basketball, baseball, and hockey. Show what you know with 2 Tenacious Trivia Modes - Tournament: Up to 4 players face off to decide who’s got the fastest fingers and the maddest skills, and Last Man Standing: Avoid 5 wrong answers and go for the longest winning streak in history. Climb the ranking ladder, reach the Hall of Fame, and become a Trivia Legend. Did we reach the "Hall of Fame" or the "Hall Of Shame"?

'DirectX 9.0' Being Beta-Tested

by Rainier on May 31, 2002 @ 4:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Corp. announced the release of beta version 1 of the Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 API, the latest version of Microsoft’s suite of multimedia application programming interfaces. Beta 1 features Microsoft’s innovative new high-level shader language (HLSL), a powerful new programming model that offers the easiest-to-use graphics creation toolset for developers.

Akira Psycho Ball (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2002 @ 4:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames is working on a pinball game, "Akira Psycho Ball", for the PS2. So here we have a few (rather fuzzy) screens of what it looks like. No specific details nor a scheduled release date is known yet, but we will keep you posted.

World War II: Frontline Command - New Screens

by Thomas on May 31, 2002 @ 12:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fresh from a hit unveiling at E3, Codemasters today reveal new screens from "World War II: Frontline Command", the forthcoming real-time strategy epic for PC, being developed by The Bitmap Brothers.

UPDATE: Codemasters was so nice to send us another 7 additional screens to the previously posted. Enjoy!

Warcraft to be Featured on The Gaming Files

by Thomas on May 31, 2002 @ 11:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At 3 p.m. EST on Saturday, June 1st, Blizzard’s very own Bill Roper will return to the airwaves as a guest on The Gaming Files radio show. Bill will be discussing the upcoming international release of Warcraft III as well as offering some tidbits about World of Warcraft. The show will air on WXBH AM 1190 in upstate New York, and it’s also available over the Net at www.wxbh.com.

'Resident Evil 0' (GameCube) - Screens

by Thomas on May 31, 2002 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today we received 38 tiny screens from Capcom and their upcoming horror game for GameCube, Resident Evil 0.. Check them out!

'Project Nomads' Website

by Thomas on May 31, 2002 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Project Nomads website is now online! The website for this award winning action adventure ("Game of the Show" at the ECTS 2001), comes up with fantastic graphics and offers plenty of screens and artwork. There are also more details of the story, features, FAQ and more.

'BREED' In-Game Movie

by Thomas on May 31, 2002 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV have been inundated with requests to release the first ingame sequences. The really impatient ones among you can now download a first in game movie (German/English)! The in game sequences of the pre-alpha version feature a clip of a typical mission, from the take-off up to the landing, and of course, they also show the required combats, landing crafts, tanks, and GRUNTS. The in game movie is available in two formats: as MPEG (37 MB) to download under gamesweb.com and as streaming RealVideo at CDV.

Cossacks: Back to War - FAQ

by Thomas on May 31, 2002 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

What's Cossacks: Back to War? What's it all about? Which new nations can I expect? And, how's life in Switzerland? Now you can find the FAQs of the eagerly awaited second add-on of the RTS blockbuster Cossacks: European Wars on the official homepage.

American Conquest - New Screens

by Thomas on May 31, 2002 @ 10:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

American Conquest is a RTS game, that deserves its name. Twelve "tribes", each with 6 to 12 representatives, offer about 16.000 units altogether. This will enable the gamer to have great mass battles. The single units are presented in a detailed and historically correct way. Those who want to form up with British and confederate troops during the 18th century to battle against the Mayas, can also do this in American Conquest … Check out some new screens.

No Man's Land - Everybody's Movie

by Thomas on May 31, 2002 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

No Man's Land is a new 3D RTS from CDV. It's now possible to have first impressions of the game by checking out an early, but recent, ingame movie. The movie is available in two formats: as an MPEG (52 MB) to download under gamesweb.com and streaming RealVideo at CDV.

Divine Divinity - Non Playing Characters

by Thomas on May 31, 2002 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

If you like to do a lot of socialising, then check this out: the outstanding fantasy game Divine Divinity offers you a lot of non playing characters (NPCs). The non playing characters will be able to interact with around 3000 characters! Do NPCs react to the gamer's performance? Sure, at least the most of them. They certainly do not hang about looking into the space. But if the hands and feet of an NPC should be tied up, don't expect too much … Check out new screens!