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Shadowbane Portal Releases E3 Video Journal!

by Thomas on June 3, 2002 @ 8:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shadowbane Portal's Seira and Bubba released a very high quality E3 video journal which they compiled by filming several demos live from the booth's floor. The first portion of the journal takes place with Ashen Temper, who demonstrates swimming under water, performs some very cool spell effects, and even a takes a quick tour around the burning City of Nightbridge. It is during this portion of the video that you can start to visualize the gravity of a siege, and the amount of impact it will have on various factions and players communities. The E3 video is also accompanying by a more standard write up of their impressions. Full scoop here!

Q & A With Rainbow Six consultant Mike Grasso

by Thomas on June 3, 2002 @ 8:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Raven Shield Zone got a chance to ask active LAPD officer and Rainbow Six consultant Mike Grasso a few questions about the game. Here is a clip:

Is the new equipment in Raven Shield actual equipment in use today? (The heartbeat sensor goggles, and the thermal imaging scope)

All the equipment available to TR6 exists in some form. Wheter or not it is available on a weapon platform or stand-a-lone is a game decision.

U.S. Army Gets Into The Gaming Business

by Thomas on June 3, 2002 @ 7:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last week, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the Army unveiled "America's Army," a new game series that's meant to serve as a marketing and recruiting tool for the gaming generation. Recognizing that the target audience knows a quality title when it sees one (and ignores and ridicules poor quality efforts), the Army has assembled a team of proven developers and licensed one of the premier engines on the market to make its games. Quality doesn't come cheap, though. The budget for "America's Army" is in the $7 million range. (thanks Blues).

Three New X-Box Games Announced - Screens

by Thomas on June 3, 2002 @ 7:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV Software Entertainment AG, one of the leading German publishers and distributors of gaming software, today announced three upcoming titles for the Xbox videogame system from Microsoft. In a continuing effort to diversify consumer offerings, CDV is planning to release "CORE," "Project Nomads," and "Vultures" in 2003.

MX Superfly Trailer

by Thomas on June 3, 2002 @ 6:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MX Superfly features 22 authentic tracks "set in locals such as Loretta Lynn’s, the Outdoor Nationals, the Free Ride Moto-X Championships and the THQ US Open", gameplay modes in 125cc, freestyle and 250cc, 26 professional riders and Create-A-Rider features. The game will also host 11 multiplayer mini-games when it ships this fall for Xbox, PlayStation 2 and GameCube. Today we bring you a 10MB trailer fom the game. Read more below for links!

E3 Previews and Roundups

by Thomas on June 3, 2002 @ 5:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frictionless Insight has posted E3 Previews and Roundups from following games: Praetorians, the Roman-themed RTS from Pyro Studios and Eidos - Jurassic Park, the mission-based world-building game from Blue Tongue Software and Universal Interactive - e-Club, the golf controller for the PC that lets you swing actual clubs to play PC golf games - Kemco Roundup, talking about Kemco's games at E3 - Sammy Entertainment Roundup, covering Sammy's E3 showing..

XGaming Inc E3 Round-Up

by Thomas on June 3, 2002 @ 1:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Did you enjoy dropping quarters in arcade machines to play arcade classics and fighting games? Don't you wish you could do the same thing at home on your game console or PC? Gamers from all over the world got a chance to do just that this week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. Crowds fought for a chance to play the X-Arcade, an authentic game controller that has set the game industry abuzz with it's multi-platform capability and industrial design.

UFC: Throwdown PS2 - Screens

by Thomas on June 3, 2002 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Playstation 2 gets it's first taste of real fighting with UFC: Throwdown! Slamming with real fighters and real fighting, UFC: Throwdown debuts on the Playstation 2 with exclusive real UFC fighters, increased realistic gameplay elements and the most in depth game modes to date for any fighting/wrestling game. Ships on 6/4/2002. New PS2 screens below!

Valhalla Classics Episode Five

by Thomas on June 3, 2002 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vulcan Software let us know that episode five of the Valhalla Classics is finished! It's called the 'Servants Hall' and is the first episode set in the period known as Before The War. This time you play the evil (and grumpy) character called 'The Lord Of Infinity', he can be described as a blend of Clint Eastwood and Marvin 'The Paranoid Android' (from 'Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy')... but as with the little prince (from episodes 1 to 4). Find out more here.