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Wanadoo & Strategy First Sign Multi Platform Publishing Agreement

by Rainier on May 7, 2002 @ 10:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wanadoo and Strategy First are delighted to announce their publishing deal, in which the two companies will jointly publish a range of six video games in North America by the end of the year.

Start Your Nascar Career Today On Game Boy Advance

by Rainier on May 7, 2002 @ 9:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames, Inc. today is revolutionizing the portable NASCAR experience with the release of NASCAR Heat Advance for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance. Utilizing the power of Nintendo’s handheld video game system, NASCAR Heat Advance lets players strap themselves into a 750 hp stock car and enjoy all the thrills and spills of NASCAR Winston Cup Series racing anywhere.

IGI 2 'Covert Strike' - Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2002 @ 9:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

We scored some new screens from Codemaster's Project IGI 2. International intrigue and extreme action in Russia, Libya and China’s underworld.... damn this game looks SWEET!

Age of Mythology - Trailer

by Rainier on May 7, 2002 @ 9:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

There is a new movie of Age of Mythology available for download showing more from the 3D real-time strategy game in the works at Ensemble Studios (thanks blues). The 'Fileplanet' version is an amazing 44.5 MB download (65 mb unpacked) offers a mere minute of nice looking but fairly sedate gameplay footage in regular resolution AVI format. We could not stand this royal bloatedness so compressed it down for you people.. Grab our 10 MB version HERE!

LucasArts Announces 'RTX Red Rock'

by Rainier on May 7, 2002 @ 9:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

100 years in the future Red Rock, mankind's first colony on Mars, is besieged by a brutal alien force and military leaders on faraway Earth are stymied - so they call on Radical Tactics Expert (RTX) Eugene Zeno "E.Z." Wheeler as their best hope in RTX Red Rock from LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC. RTX Red Rock is an epic third-person action-adventure expected to release spring 2003 on PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube.

Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2002 @ 9:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

“Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones will be the first handheld game that allows fans of the Star Wars saga to experience all the drama of Episode II from start to finish,” stated Mary Bihr, vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for LucasArts. “LucasArts is looking forward to working with THQ to bring this exhilarating title to Star Wars game fans everywhere.” Check the packshot and the first screens of this puppy!

Mike Tyson's 'The Ring Girls' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 7, 2002 @ 8:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get your hands on the controls and you’ll feel a real connection with throwing heavyweight style punches. Each of the 14 professional boxers featured has his own signature punches, counter punches, hooks, jabs as well as a full range of blocks, dodges and pushes for successful evasion and defence. Mike Tyson Heavyweight Boxing is visually dramatic with real time facial animation, damage, flowing motion-captured boxer models and multiple camera angles including an in-your-face first-person viewpoint. Today we're not checking out the boxers.. but the BABES .. Yes, just admit it .. we dont care about the fight .. but those chicks in skimpy little outfits .. not THAT is where the REAL action is at! Check the screens .. and the trailer (see those boobs jiggle!!)

Summoner 2 (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2002 @ 8:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Summoner 2, players guide Pava, Queen of the Halassar, and a host of unique party members through an original fantasy universe inspired by literature, folklore and mythology. Players travel to more than 30 exotic and imaginative locales, from the tropical isle of Teomura to the bizarre and dreamlike City of Masks. Check our fresh new screens ;)

Darkfall - Screens

by Thomas on May 7, 2002 @ 8:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today we got two screenshots from 'DARKFALL' showing the Human town Redburg. Redburg is a small frontier town close to the border of the Mahirim Plains. These two screenshots also show the new and improved interface of Darkfall. "Screenshots are actual ingame screenshots, taken on a GeForce 1 videocard, with perfectly playable FPS"

Infogrames Announces 'Dirt Track Racing 2'

by Rainier on May 7, 2002 @ 8:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames, Inc. announces the fall release of Dirt Track Racing 2 for the PC. Capturing the frantic, fender-to-fender style of racing on dirt, Dirt Track Racing 2 will recreate white knuckle competition on ovals, D-ovals, tri-ovals, egg shaped and figure 8 tracks. Developed by Ratbag Pty Ltd and powered by the company’s critically acclaimed Difference Engine™, the game will also feature ultra-realistic physics and true-to-life graphics, along with 14 different tracks and three classes of cars.

Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2002 @ 8:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the new innovative tactical arcade battle system, Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc's game play offers a fresh and exhilarating experience to the action-adventure genre. Rayman explores never before seen regions inhabited by off-the-wall creatures. Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc is not only an epic quest, but also a whimsical comedy unveiling a rich tale of cartoon fantasy adventure. Check these spiffy PS2 screens!

Michael Schumacher Racing World Kart 2002 - First Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2002 @ 7:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD announced the signing of Michael Schumacher Racing World Kart 2002, an innovative racing game that successfully captures the excitement and speed behind the sport a while ago (and a reminder earlier today). Endorsed by one of the greatest racing drivers of all time, the game is scheduled for release in June 2002, only on PC CD Rom. Go check our 10 screens we just got in ...

MX Superfly (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2002 @ 7:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the most career wins in the sport, Ricky Carmichael takes it to the next level along his videogame. Racing and freestyle explode on the Playstation 2 and GameCube this summer with expanded career modes, all new mini-games, top-notch pros and unbelievable stunts including the first freestyle track editor. Check these 20 new daredevil screens!

THQ Announces 'Matchbox Cross Town Heroes'

by Rainier on May 7, 2002 @ 7:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced the latest interactive installment of the Matchbox brand, Matchbox Cross Town Heroes for Game Boy Advance and PC. The videogame adventure takes place in a dynamic world in which players take the wheel and courageously “drive” Matchbox search and rescue vehicles into the heart of the emergency action. Matchbox Cross Town Heroes is scheduled for release in summer 2002.

Titus Announces 'Robocop Arcade' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2002 @ 6:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Titus Interactive Studio today announced that the original Robocop arcade game will be brought to the Game Boy Advance with Robocop: The Future of Law Enforcement in October 2002. Based on the eponymous classic sci-fi movie, Robocop: The Future of Law Enforcement sees the player assume the role of Officer Murphy in this stainless steel action adventure.

Schumacher Revs Up For Hot New Racing Release - Game Features

by Rainier on May 7, 2002 @ 6:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rev your engines as JoWooD Productions Ltd. gears up for the release of Michael Schumacher World Kart Racing 2002. Due to hit streets near you on 28th June, this superb production delivers the ultimate fun experience in super kart racing.

'Mobile Forces' & 'Jedi Knight II' Demo Coming

by Rainier on May 7, 2002 @ 5:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts announced that a playable demo of Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is slated for release on Friday, May 10. The demo will feature a previously unavailable/new level. The demo will include 5 of the weapons in the full game and the Jedi Powers. Rage let us know that they will release an updated playable demo of Mobile Forces tomorrow. The new demo will have several improvements, such as dedicated server option, tweaked physics, enhanced networking code, a spectator option, rebalanced weapons, particle effects, several bug fixes and gameplay tweaks.

Softwrap Announce Deal With Stardock

by Rainier on May 7, 2002 @ 1:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Softwrap, the British-based company that allows software to be virtually 'shrink-wrapped' and securely distributed electronically, today announced a deal with Stardock, a PC games developer. The partnership will enable Stardock's customers to try the popular PC game, LightWeight Ninja, before going on to buy, whilst the software remains totally secure against piracy.

'Zanzarah: The Hidden Portal' - Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2002 @ 1:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

An exciting tale of two worlds…one fantastical, the other the world as we know it today. Once they were joined as one, but they now exist separately without knowledge of their former link to each other. Check these 10 THQ screens...

Dragon’s Lair 3D (Gamecube/Ps2) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2002 @ 12:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon’s Lair 3D is an entirely new, built-from-the-ground-up, three-dimensional version of the highly successful 1980s coin-op phenomenon. While it stays true to the design and storyline of the arcade game, it offers a 3D experience unlike anything else Dragon’s Lair fans have played before.

Frequency (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2002 @ 12:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Records let you listen, videos let you watch, Frequency allows you to take part. Utilizing songs from major recording artists, players mix and remix songs through each of eight different instrument types. If remixed correctly, players can freestyle and create their own music. With 6 unique game modes, top hits from major bands in a variety of genres, stunning 3D graphics, band video sequences and online play, Frequency stays in tune with the most immersive musical gameplay experience ever.

Chaser - Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2002 @ 12:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chaser is a first person shooter, built on the high-end 3D engine (CloakNT), in which main character passes through real environments and uses real weapons. Chaser is to be published by Fishtank Interactive. Check these beautiful screens!

'Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast' Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 7, 2002 @ 11:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts released a patch for their recently released 'Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast'. This update brings your current game to version 1.03. This patch brings a slur of single/multi-player bug fixes/improvements, adds a few (4) new multiplayer maps (Duel mode), Force Feedback & 3D Sound support. Read more for full fix list and links where to grab the patch.

'Spider-Man The Movie' Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 7, 2002 @ 11:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision just released a new upgrade patch for their recently released 'SpiderMan The Movie' game. The upgrade will only work for the US Microsoft Windows 95/98/2000/ME version of Spider-Man Movie and upgrade your current game to v 1.1. Read more for detailed fix list and links where to grab it.

Global Star Software Flexs 'Muscle Car 2: American Spirit'

by Patrick on May 7, 2002 @ 11:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Global Star Software has announced that they have begun shipping Muscle Car II: American Spirit for the PC platform. A follow-up to their popular 2001 release, Muscle Cars 76', American Spirit will feature more drivers, more cars, more courses and and more chrome than the original, as well as enhanced graphics and an all new soundtrack.

'Le Mans 24 Hours' Expected This Summer

by Rainier on May 7, 2002 @ 10:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames, Inc. challenges gamers to get behind the wheel of some of the most powerful racing machines this summer with Le Mans 24 Hours for the personal computer. The winner of Racing Game of the Year and several other awards is incredibly fast, amazingly lifelike and expertly tuned. Get ready to experience racing perfection.

Ubi Soft Ships 'POWER PLAY: Sports Trivia' For PSOne

by Rainier on May 7, 2002 @ 12:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment announced that its sports trivia game for the PS1, POWER PLAY: Sports Trivia, has shipped to U.S. retail shelves with an MSRP of only $9.99. POWER PLAY: Sports Trivia features more than 4,000 brain-bruising questions from the wide, wide world of football, basketball, baseball, and hockey, challenging players to climb the ranking ladder, reach the hall of fame, and become a trivia legend. Featuring two tenacious trivia modes, POWER PLAY: Sports Trivia brings sports fans and fanatics alike to their knees as they compete with up to three opponents in a virtual tournament.