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Konami Of America Sponsors "Op King Of Skate"

by Rainier on June 21, 2002 @ 9:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of America Inc., announced today that it is sponsoring the cutting-edge OP King of Skate (www.kingofskate.com) competition that seeks to award the world’s most innovative, talented skateboarder with a $25,000 cash prize. This winner-take-all contest will showcase skateboarding’s best athletes including Bob Burnquist, Tony Hawk, Danny Way, Geoff Rowley, Mike Valleley and Eric Koston, as they create, build and execute their own, nearly impossible skate tricks.

Aero the Acrobat (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 21, 2002 @ 9:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metro3D, Inc. announced today the release of Aero the Acrobat, exclusively for Nintendo Game Boy Advance, which hits store shelves nationwide this week. This all-new high-flying action adventure is developed in partnership with Atomic Planet Entertainment and David Siller, the award-winning creator, producer, and designer of some of the industry’s most popular video game character franchises. The game features an ESRB rating for “Everyone.”

'Castlevania : Harmony of Dissonance' - Trailer

by Rainier on June 21, 2002 @ 9:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

“Juste” when you thought you’d left the castle behind, Konami is proud to release a new movie from the highly anticipated Castlevania Harmony of Dissonance for GameBoy Advance. Read more for links where to grab this trailer.

Baldur's Gate : Dark Alliance (Xbox) - New Screens & art

by Rainier on June 21, 2002 @ 8:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's the massively popular world of Baldur's Gate as you have never seen it before. Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is a revolutionary action adventure with an epic tale of intrigue, fierce alliances, explosive spell effects and highly detailed creatures and environments. Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is a benchmark of technology and gameplay. Njoy the new screens & art.

Lionheart - Features & Screens

by Rainier on June 21, 2002 @ 7:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

It is 1588 A.D., a critical year of an alternate history hauntingly familiar yet fantastically alien to our own. Because of one fateful event during the Third Crusade, the history of this world diverged. This event, the Disjunction, ripped open a long-sealed breach to other worlds. Magic energy and powerful spirits flowed into the world, changing the lands and the people forever. Check the excellent screens!

New 'Deathrow' (XB) - Update & Screens

by Thomas on June 21, 2002 @ 4:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft today send us some news of 'the Sentinels', another team in this futuristic sports game. Included are also seven new screens. Njoy!

Age of Mythology Alpha Signup

by Thomas on June 21, 2002 @ 4:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today is the day to start the signup for Age of Mythology Alpha. Signup form up a early. Since it's up early, the media release will not be out until later. So "unofficially" the form is open!

EIDOS Enlists New 'Commandos 3' - First Screens

by Thomas on June 21, 2002 @ 1:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

We already knew this was coming but today Eidos Interactive announces the latest instalment in the multi-million selling Commandos franchise, "Commandos 3". Currently being developed by Pyro Studios, the game will be released in Summer 2003 on PC.

'Crouching Tiger: Hidden Dragon' (MMOG) Announced

by Thomas on June 21, 2002 @ 12:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Phantagram Interactive announced today that it will develop and publish a Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) based on "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." Set to release in Q4 of 2004, the game will shift the paradigm in MMOG as the game play will focus on fast-paced, Kung-Fu-style fighting with a deep storyline to immerse players in the world of the "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." "We are very excited to bring this unique property to life in the form of a MMOG that will redefine the genre," said Sangyoun Lee, Chairman and CEO of Phantagram Interactive. The company plans to launch a Web site with more details of the game in the coming months.

Falcone: Into the Maelstrom (XB) - Screens

by Thomas on June 21, 2002 @ 12:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Comic book action comes to life in one of the most stunning shooters to appear on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox this November in Falcone: Into the Maelstrom. Boasting the sublime talents of internal development team, 'Point Blank' and of course the infamous 2000AD writer Robbie Morrison and artist Jim Murray; Falcone melds the involving storyline and visuals associated with graphic novels and the frenetic gameplay of a futuristic console shooter. 11 New screens to check out!

America's Army Game Update

by Thomas on June 21, 2002 @ 12:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The United States Army announced their employment of the HomeLAN group to exclusively provide hundreds of official servers, 24/7 admin support, beta testing, development, and a host of other features and services for the America's Army game. The "America’s Army” game blends two vivid simulations: “Soldiers,” a role-playing portion in which players navigate life’s challenges to achieve goals, and a first-person action game, called “Operations.”

Red Faction 2 (PS2) Work in Progress / Page Art

by Thomas on June 21, 2002 @ 12:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by THQ’s studio, Volition, Red Faction 2 is the sequel to one of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed original game franchises of 2001. Featuring an enhanced Geo-Mod engine that allows players to strategically alter and destroy the game environment in real-time, Red Faction 2 expands and builds upon the experience and technology of the original game. Defend your country as Alias, a demolitions expert, with the help of five elite squad members, each specialized in their own means of destruction. Fight through diverse levels using vehicles, an arsenal of specialized weapons and explosives in a rampage to overthrow the government.. We tossed up a bunch small Work in Progress / Page Art, check them out!

'Illuminator Pro' For Gameboy Advance!

by Thomas on June 21, 2002 @ 12:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

JOYTECH, Europe’s biggest 3rd party peripheral manufacturer, performs a gaming miracle, and bestows light to the masses! Some said it was just a dream, others that it was impossible, but once again, JOYTECH have proven them wrong, with the release of the extraordinary ‘Illuminator Pro’ for Gameboy Advance!

Rainbow Six: Raven Shield - Screens

by Thomas on June 21, 2002 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today we tossed up a bunch of screens from this squad-based tactical shooter sequel, Rainbow Six: Raven Shield , that is in the works at Ubi Soft Montreal and Red Storm.

'LotR: The Fellowship of the Ring' (XB) - Screens

by Thomas on June 21, 2002 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Undertake a fantastic journey following the same path as the Fellowship in the book. Play as either Frodo, Aragorn, or Gandalf the Grey. As you take the fabled One Ring closer to its fate, you will explore the most dangerous wilds of Middle-earth from the Shire to the very edge of Mordor.

Ape Escape 2 (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on June 21, 2002 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Those mischievous monkeys are back. And this time they appear to be in fancy dress. Check out eight new monkey-ish screenshots below!

Update On The Status Of UT2003

by Thomas on June 21, 2002 @ 7:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mark Rein from Epic Games Inc. tossed up following update status on their official UT2003 forum.

Performance optimizations are really coming under control nicely. When we originally announced UT2003 we were pretty sure that hardware T&L and 32-bit rendering would be must-have features just to get the game running. It turns out we might have been a little too conservative with this specification. Resident graphics wiz, Andrew Scheidecker, has cranked up graphics performance very nicely and hardware guru Daniel Vogel has somehow managed to get 16 bit working quite well and make the game run on low-end cards like TNT2 and even 3DFX's famous Voodoo3! Read more below!

Neverwinter Nights (Manual) Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 21, 2002 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last night BioWare let us know that there was an automatic update patch available for their just release 3D role-playing game "Never winter Nights". Today they released the manual patch for Neverwinter Nights, upgrading the game to version 1.18. Read more for details and links.