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A Few Game Delays Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2002 @ 10:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

It is not only a mad day for gold announcements but also got game delays as S&S Interactive's community manager mentioned on the official EVE: The Second Genesis discussion forums that the new release date for the game is December 10th. The extra time will be used by developers CCP to fine-tune the title (and you still owe us a beta!). Data Becker just let us know that their upcoming 3D RTS game, Highland Warriors (developed by Soft Enterprises), has been delayed until January 2003 due to the need for further balancing of the units in the game.

'Boulder Dash EX' Crashes Onto Store Shelves

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2002 @ 10:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Japanese publisher and developer, Kemco, announced Boulder Dash EX for Nintendo GameBoy Advance is now available at retail outlets nationwide. Developed by Vision Works, this addictive action-puzzle game is based on the popular coin-op arcade classic, which delivers an exciting storyline with superb graphics and amazing new features. Boulder Dash EX is rated E for Everyone and has an SRP of $29.99

'No One Lives Forever 2' Goes Gold!

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2002 @ 10:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra Entertainment, Inc., a studio of the Games division of Vivendi Universal Publishing, and Fox Interactive(tm) announced today No One Lives Foreverä 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Wayä has indeed gone gold. The sequel to the award winning The Operative: No One Lives Foreverä continues the adventures of super spy Cate Archer, pitting her once more against H.A.R.M. and the ever-present threat of global catastrophe.

'Divine Divinity' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2002 @ 10:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Larian Studios' Divine Divinity Website now offers a "hotfix" patch for their newly-released RPG which brings it up to version 1.31. The patch offers a host of bug fixes, as well as some feature changes. The patch is available for the English. French, and German versions of the game. Read more for detailed fix list and links where to grab all version ...

Project Nomads - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2002 @ 10:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

PROJECT NOMADS is a cross genre game that mixes gameplay elements of 3D action, real-time strategy and role-playing. Huge, floating islands drift slowly through the haze of the clouds. Amidst these rocky giants, the player controls a flying Wizard Engineer. With his arcane powers and glittering, magical artefacts, he can build clusters of factories, power plants and defence facilities on these massive platforms. If you have not yet checked out the demo, you should! Its a very nice looking game, check the screens and see for yourself!

Neocron - Vehicle Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2002 @ 9:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Neocron is one of the three remaining cities on Earth created and developed from the ruins of World War III. This post-apocalyptic city has emerged after several hundred years of fighting, disease, pollution, torment and suffering, but has culminated in a strange discovery. A spacecraft with 3,000 settlers on a mission to the Irata colonies, once deemed destroyed, and ironically the wrongful cause of WWIII, finally re-establishes contact. This contact spoke of a paradise not seen on Earth for over 700 years. Check some of the vehicles you will encounter inside the game .. njoy!

'Combat Mission: Barbarossa To Berlin' Ships - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2002 @ 9:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefront.com shipped WWII ground combat simulation 'Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin' and its distribution partner CDV Software made the game available in most European stores. The game features over 300 military vehicles and more than 600 other units in its various missions that chronicle major WWII events from the German invasion of Russia in 1941 to the 1945 storming of Berlin. A map and scenario editor are included for intrepid players to construct their own thrilling showdowns if they were to grow tired of the elaborate multiplayer aspect of CMBB. To celebrate the shipping, CDV send over some new screens .. njoy!

'Dual Hearts' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2002 @ 8:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. announced today that Dual Hearts, a breathtaking 3D action / role-playing game (RPG), available exclusively for the PlayStation2 has shipped to retailers. Featuring a wonderful storyline and a unique combination of puzzle-solving gameplay and action-packed sword swinging, Dual Hearts will draw you into the fantastic world of Rumble and Tumble and never let go.

Sierra Launches Official 'Hoyle Games 2003' Website

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2002 @ 8:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra Entertainment today announced the launch of the official website for the newly updated HOYLE titles for 2003: Hoyle Casino 2003, Hoyle Card Games 2003, and Hoyle Board Games 2003. The website also supports Hoyle Puzzle Games 2003, a brand new title that delivers the same innovative gameplay and originality that HOYLE fans have come to expect. The site features screenshots, news, downloads, and all the community support necessary for information on the latest additions to Sierra's best selling HOYLE franchise. The site can be found right here.

'Off World Resource Base' (O.R.B.) - Trailer & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2002 @ 8:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

New screenshots, a new Box design and a kick ass in-game trailer…what more could a gamer ask for? Strategy First has released all of the above today just for you! Read more to check out 10 brand new screens, have a a sneak peek at the newly redesigned O.R.B. box and download the ingame trailer .. what a day ;)

'Egg Mania' (PS2/XBX/GC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2002 @ 7:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Japanese publisher and developer Kemco has shipped Egg Mania and Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness. The addictive pick-up-and-play action-puzzle game was developed by HotGen Studios Limited for PS2, GameCube video game system and Xbox and will hit retail outlets nationwide with an SRP of $39.99. Egg Mania hits stores on the Game Boy Advance with an SRP of $29.99.

'IronStorm' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2002 @ 7:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today there is a demo available from 4X Studios' upcoming alternate-history World War I shooter IronStorm. Read more for links where to grab it (since its a whopping 194mb we will add links as they become available).

'Unreal II' Pushed Back

by Thomas on Sept. 20, 2002 @ 6:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CVG today got the rumors confirmed with Infogrames about that Unreal II has been pushed back to a first quarter 2003 release.. Read the full scoop here!

XBOX Live – Sneak Preview At Stuff Live

by Thomas on Sept. 20, 2002 @ 1:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xbox Live, the fast-action, always-connected broadband gaming service which launches in Europe later this year, will be previewed on the Xbox stand in the Games Matrix at Stuff Live, Europe’s biggest technology showcase, from 3-6 October at Earls Court in London. "Plus the best of 175 new games for Christmas"

'Unreal Tournament 2003' Has Gone GOLD!

by Thomas on Sept. 20, 2002 @ 1:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mark Rein from Epic Games just released following good news that Unreal Tournament is now GOLD!! Here is the clip:

Just before 5AM Eastern Standard Time this morning we shipped the release version of Unreal Tournament 2003 to manufacturing. It should be in production later today and in stores before the end of the month. We want to thank everyone on the forum for all of the valuable feedback. In the week since we shipped the demo we worked pretty much non-stop to squash a lot of bugs and incorporate some of the great feedback we got from players all around the world.

'Dakar 2' Announced For GC/PS/XB - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 20, 2002 @ 1:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Back in the driving seat, Acclaim Entertainment today announced it will release Dakar 2, the all-action arcade version of the most radical endurance rally in the world, across all console platforms in February 2003. The game sees a radical departure from the original, offering a wealth of options and gameplay advancements which will leave off-road race fans gripped and on the edge of their seat as they battle for the finish line. "Dakar 2 Builds On Success Of Paris-Dakar Rally By Delivering Exciting New Features, Adventure And Full-On Arcade Action"

'The Great Escape' (PC/PS2/XB) - Story & Features

by Thomas on Sept. 20, 2002 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The squad-based, action-adventure game, which will be presented in 3D real time, will be divided into three phases. The initial part of the game will involve stealth and strategy. Players will have to gather their escape squads and the equipment (wire cutters, digging tools, identity cards, etc.) necessary to succeed. The second phase will involve selecting the best method of escape and implementing it successfully - timing will be crucial. Read more below for all you need to know about the film and the game (if all you need to know is a little about them).

GeForce4 and Fantasy XI

by Thomas on Sept. 20, 2002 @ 12:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that it is working closely with Square Co., Ltd., (‘Square’), Japan's leading third-party developer and publisher of home video game console software, on the development of Final Fantasy XI for the Microsoft Windows platform. Square has selected NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti graphics processing units (GPUs) for the development and deployment of the next instalment in the Final Fantasy series, one of the best-selling game franchises of all time. The first PC game developed by Square and the first massively multiplayer online game in the Final Fantasy series, Final Fantasy XI delivers crisp 3D graphics and unique visual effects, made possible only by NVIDIA GPUs.

BAM Gets Matey With Cavia

by Thomas on Sept. 20, 2002 @ 12:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment today announced that it has teamed up with acclaimed Japanese developer, Cavia Inc., to develop and publish titles for next generation gaming systems. Members of the development team have worked on award-winning titles, including Sega GT, Ridge Racer and Ace Combat. The first game to come out of this partnership is scheduled to ship in September 2003.

'Search & Rescue: Vietnam MEDEVAC' Announced

by Thomas on Sept. 20, 2002 @ 12:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Global Star Software, a subsidiary of Take-Two interactive has announced plans to release Vietnam MEDEVAC. This title is the latest installment in their critically acclaimed Search and Rescue series, and will be released in conjunction with another SAR title, Coastal Heroes. Vietnam MEDEVAC represents a new direction in the SAR series, taking the most popular and realistic helicopter rescue simulation series of all time into the stifling hot jungles of war-torn Vietnam at the height of the infamous ideological conflict. But even though the time and place have changed, the ongoing SAR mission remains the same, to save American lives.

Burnout 2: Point of Impact (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2002 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Burnout 2: Point of Impact boasts bigger tracks, fully decaled motors and all-new thrilling crashes. Reckless driving is rewarded with an improved Burnout meter: take to the air, slide through corners or swerve to avoid a near head-on collision to fill the meter before unleashing an adrenalin fuelled power surge. A new points system allows you to unlock challenges and modes throughout the game. One of the new modes is 'pursuit' that allows you to drive a police car in hot pursuit to try and ram the opponent off the road. Burnout 2: Point of Impact gives 'boy racer' kicks to gamers – it's only the most assertive and aggressive drivers who'll get past the post in pole position.

Mistmare - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2002 @ 8:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Join Isador, the inquisitor monk, on an epic journey through Europe ravaged by years of conflict. The fate of the world lands squarely on your shoulders, as you visit great European cities isolated from each other for hundreds of years, trying to find the person who escalated a personal conflict into a quickly unfolding drama that encompasses the known world.. Check out the latest 40+ screens from Axel Tribe's upcoming epic adventure ..

'UFO: Aftermath' - Chat Log

by Thomas on Sept. 20, 2002 @ 8:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GGMania has posted an edited chat log (colorized HTML version) from a recent ALTAR Interactive IRC chat. The chat log is quite lengthy as Jiri Rydl and Martin Klima answered tons of questions about UFO: Aftermath, their upcoming strategy game which should be a spiritual successor to the legendary X-COM. According to the chat, they are close to sign a contract with "yet-unknown" UK publisher. If you havent yet, check out our new screens from earlier today...

Sub Rebellion (PC/PS2) - Wallpapers

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2002 @ 7:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the game, Sub Rebellion, players are taken to 2139, a time when the earth’s tectonic plates began to shift, producing massive seismic activity throughout the world. As most of the worlds land began to sink into the sea, civilizations changed forever. Survivors of this era had to adapt to the new conditions of life under and above the sea.. By 2145 two factions arose, the Melgis Empire and the Alliance Army. The Alliance, in a desperate attempt to turn the tides on the war, deployed the experimental Clonos attack submarine. Today we give you 20 wallpapers (in 800*600 and 1024*768 format), just in case you are into submarine's and stuff ..

'Lethal Skies Elite Pilot : Team SW' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2002 @ 7:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier we brought you the announcement about THQ signing distribution of Lethal Skies and now we bring you a boatload of goodies to show you what we were talking about .. 50 or so screens .. njoy!

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2002 @ 3:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City will surpass the unprecedented gameplay, cinematic graphics and immersive audio experience that gamers associate with Grand Theft Auto 3, which was released in October 2001 and has rapidly become the fastest selling, highest grossing game for PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system to-date, with global sales exceeding 6 million units. Rockstar Games will release additional information about the game's content in July, but the following details are clear: It's an entirely new game set in the '80s, the location is Vice City, and the vibe is glamour, power and corruption... A few new screens for you to njoy!

Everquest Prepares To Captivate Chinese Market

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2002 @ 3:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft and Sony Online Entertainment Inc. today announced an exclusive publishing agreement to release EverQuest in Mainland China. SOE will bring its already-acquired technological expertise to the partnership while Ubi Soft's online arm, ubi.com, will provide the necessary local infrastructures to host and operate the game.

Blizzard Announces 'StarCraft : Ghost' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2002 @ 3:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Blizzard web site is getting hit hard now that they have announced their secret title - 'Starcraft : Ghost', a mission based tactical console shooter set in the Starcraft universe, developed by Nihilistic Software andco-published by Capcom and Blizzard Entertainment in Japan. The game is targeted for next-gen consoles for release in late 2003, with no PC releases planned. Read more for details and 20+ screens!

No One Lives Forever 2 - Q&A

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2002 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Along with hosting the official No One Lives Forever 2 Demo, Nvidia has a sweet little interview posted with Monolith's Craig Hubbard (Lead Game Designer) and Chris Miller (Fox Producer). There are some nice screens included as well. Go check it out.

Sammy Studios Hires Big Hollywood Guns

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2002 @ 12:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

John Rowe, president of the global entertainment company Sammy Studios, announced today the expansion of its Hollywood presence by establishing a new facility to focus on video game development, animation and all licensing activities, both acquisitions and placement. He also announced the appointment of well-respected industry veteran Michael Haller as Executive Vice President and former DreamWorks Interactive and Walt Disney Imagineering executive Tami Hathaway as Director of Licensing.