'Midnight Club' & 'Smugglers Run' Available at $19.99

by Rainier on May 9, 2002 @ 10:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games is pleased to announce that "Midnight Club" and "Smuggler's Run" have earned the prestigious honor of joining SCEA's "Greatest Hits" line-up for the PS2. Both titles have reached "Greatest Hits" status by achieving impressive sales since their release at the launch of the system in October 2000. The "Greatest Hits" "Smuggler's Run" and "Midnight Club" titles will now be available for a suggested retail price of $19.99 in May 2002.

LucasArts Announces 'Gladius' - Art & Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2002 @ 10:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The brutal and spectacular gladiator battles of the ancient world serve as inspiration for Gladius, a turn-based action role-playing (RPG) game from LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC. Gladius follows the grand saga of two young heroes, Ursula and Valens, as they recruit and train a team of warriors to contend in the fiercely competitive gladiator games. The game supports both single and multiplayer modes and is expected to release spring 2003 on PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube.

Smash Court Tennis: Pro Tournament - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2002 @ 8:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tennis season is in full effect .. Roland Garros is coming up in a few weeks and so Namco figured it was time to bring us Smash Court Tennis: Pro Tournament, due in June. Check out these 8 new screens!

Activision Signs Top Urban Athletes To 'Street Hoops'

by Rainier on May 9, 2002 @ 7:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The most famous monikers in street basketball - Half Man Half Amazing, Hot Sauce, Speedy Williams, The Future, Booger Smith, Main Event, AO and Headache – are taking their signature moves from the playground to the PS2 and the Xbox in Activision, Inc.’s Street Hoops. The players, who have gained fame through their appearances in the popular AND 1 Mix Tapes and Nike’s Freestyle commercials, will showcase their skills in this gritty street-style basketball game slated for release this summer.

CodeFire Is Turning Up The Heat At E3 2002!

by Thomas on May 9, 2002 @ 5:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Visitors to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) - taking place May 22-24 at the Los Angeles Convention Center - can get the first look at CodeFire's premier multi-player online game available exclusively for Microsoft Xbox Online. We can't reveal any details until the show, but this title will take advantage of the Microsoft Xbox Online's unique features to fight its way into the hearts of game players everywhere.

Disney All-Star Sports Series

by Thomas on May 9, 2002 @ 5:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KONAMI CORPORATION and Disney Interactive today announced an agreement to develop and market Disney All-Star Sports, a new video game series featuring Mickey and his pals. The series will feature both team sports and extreme sports games, starring popular Disney characters as athletic all-stars. The six sport agreement includes, football, basketball, soccer, snowboarding, skateboarding and motocross, which will be available only on Nintendo GameCube and Nintendo Game Boy Advance this Fall.

Colin McRae Rally 3 (Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2002 @ 4:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today we announced the "wet making" Colin McRae Rally 3 from Codemasters being displayed at the upcoming E3 show in Los Angeles and here we are to bring you 3 PS2 and 3 Xbox screens to REALLY make you wet! Check em out!

What's New in Sex Games? Foreplay

by Thomas on May 9, 2002 @ 2:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Games involving sex have been around as long as there have been games, but Playskins, the new online role-playing game, demands players engage in foreplay and flirting in order to get the cybersex. Full story here!

Madden NFL 2003

by Thomas on May 9, 2002 @ 2:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Marshall Faulk, the All-Pro running back from the St. Louis Rams, has reached an agreement with Electronic Arts, the world's leading interactive entertainment software company, to be the EA SPORTS spokesman for Madden NFL 2003. The number one football videogame franchise has now teamed up with what many consider to be the number one NFL football player.

Nintendo & Namco Join Forces to Bring Software To Market

by Rainier on May 9, 2002 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo Co., Ltd. and Namco Limited announced today they have joined forces to bring multiple Namco software titles to the GameCube and Game Boy Advance.

SEGA Signs Deal With ESPN For SEGA Sports Games

by Rainier on May 9, 2002 @ 1:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Sports today announced a multi-year deal between SEGA of America, Inc. and ESPN, Inc., the worldwide leader in sports, to make SEGA Sports' critically acclaimed video game franchises more authentic and realistic than ever before. With this teaming of two of the biggest brands in sports, compelling ESPN presentation features will be added to the SEGA Sports lineup, further blurring the lines between a SEGA Sports game and a sports television telecast.

EA Announces 'James Bond 007: Nightfire' For PC/GCN/PS2/Xbox

by Rainier on May 9, 2002 @ 1:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts unveils plans for its new James Bond game that promises to deliver a complete 007 experience filled with action-packed excitement and intrigue that will leave players shaken… and stirred! James Bond 007: NightFire will take Bond fans higher and deeper than any previous Bond game with breathtaking locations and intense gameplay on multiple platforms. NightFire is currently under development and scheduled for worldwide release in late 2002 for PS2, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox and PC platforms.

PC Review : 'The Elder Scrolls III - Morrowind'

by Rainier on May 9, 2002 @ 1:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is the third chapter in the epic, award winning RPG series and a game designed to redefine the genre by presenting the most detailed virtual world ever created. Five years have passed since the release of the last epic role playing game set in the rich fantasy universe of The Elder Scrolls. Now the acclaimed series that includes Arena and Daggerfall is poised to take the world by storm again. Does the game deliver what it has been hyped up to be ? Find out for yourself .. Read More!

Codemasters Will Get You Wet When 'Colin McRae Rally 3' Comes To E3

by Thomas on May 9, 2002 @ 1:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prepare to bring umbrellas and get ready to dive behind splash-protectors – Codemasters is bringing incredible torrential rain to Los Angeles for this year’s E3 exhibition. Be the first to get a soaking when Colin McRae Rally 3 is unleashed for the first time, complete with its incredible weather effects [E3, Codemasters booth #1168, South Hall, from Wednesday 22nd May].

Championship Manager Season 01/02

by Thomas on May 9, 2002 @ 1:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sports Interactive and Upfront Promotions announce joint promotion with Nestlé cereal brands. Sports Interactive and Eidos Interactive, the developer and publisher of the best selling series of football management simulations, Championship Manager, today announced a deal with Cereal Partners UK, manufacturer of Nestlé cereals.

Lara Croft's Ebay Outfit

by Thomas on May 9, 2002 @ 12:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The sale of the original Lara Croft outfit has raised £4,400 for UNICEF, United Nations Children’s Fund. The outfit was auctioned for 10 days on eBay and attracted serious bidders from all over the world.

UT 2003 Demo Confirmed!

by Thomas on May 9, 2002 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

German magazine 'PC Games' reports that Infogrames Germany has confirmed the rumors about a UT 2003 demo will soon be released. The release date is set to May 24!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2002 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a third-person action/adventure game based on the international hit television series. Players take on the role of Buffy Summers, a typical high school student by day and a fierce destroyer of the undead by night. Buffy the Vampire Slayer combines fighting, action, drama, humor, exploration and puzzle solving in a complex interactive 3D environment. Check these new Buffy screens!

'SimCity 4' Eye Candy

by Thomas on May 9, 2002 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Unlike earlier games in the series, SimCity 4 cities do not live in isolation from the world, they are part of an entire region. Each city a player now creates will become part of an ever-growing tapestry of municipalities that, once connected by transportation networks, can share and compete for resources. Depending upon the choices made by a player, this multi-city game play can result in a variety of outcomes within that region. 7 Screens to check out below!

Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom - Screens

by Thomas on May 9, 2002 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom takes aspiring city governors to ancient China, adding several revolutionary features, including multiplayer gameplay, a first in the city-building genre. New screens below!

David Beckham Soccer Int. Challenge - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on May 9, 2002 @ 9:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rage, one of the UK's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, and Sky, the UK’s leading digital television company, are pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement for Rage to produce an exclusive version of its officially endorsed range of David Beckham computer and video games for the Sky Gamestar platform.

Agassi Tennis Generation - Facts

by Thomas on May 9, 2002 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Kid from Las Vegas, one of just six players in the world to have carried off all four Grand Slam Titles, is one of the most famous sportsmen in the world. His name is synonymous with talent and winning and he is undoubtedly the most gifted tennis player of his generation. Mindscape/Cryo release Agassi Tennis Generation for PC CD-Rom this June priced £24.99

Zidane Football Generation 2002 - Facts and Q/A

by Thomas on May 9, 2002 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Zinedine Zidane, winner of the Golden Ball in 1998, champion of Italy, European champion, and World champion launches his first ever PC CD-Rom. The French and Real Madrid captain is one of those rare talents who is able to reinvent football almost every time he kicks the ball. Apart from his obvious charisma, his dribbling, his so often decisive razor-sharp passes and his well-placed free kicks are the foundations of his style and legend.

'Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project' Is Gold!

by Thomas on May 9, 2002 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

George Broussard from 3drealms.com has updated his .plan file with following announcement:

Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project is gold! The masters are being prepared and sent off for duplication now. The game should be out in a couple of weeks, and we'll let you know a more specific date soon. Sunstorm did a great job with the game and delivered the best licensed Duke Nukem game to date. Best of all, for $25 it'll kick your ass, but won't break your wallet. Try it, you'll like it.