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Apply To Be An 'EverQuest Renaissance' Beta Tester !

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 11:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EverQuest is a 3D massively multiplayer fantasy roleplaying game. Prepare to enter an enormous virtual environment-an entire world with its own diverse species, economic systems, alliances, and politics. Choose from a variety of races and classes, customize your character, and begin your quest in any number of cities of villages throughout multiple continents. How about some new European adventure? Registration for the Beta-Testing of 'EverQuest Renaissance' has opened. Sign up HERE!

'Summoner 2' Announced For GameCube

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 11:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ and Volition have announced that a Nintendo Gamecube version of Summoner 2 is currently in development and will be available in early 2003. "Summoner 2" for Gamecube is being developed by Cranky Pants Games, THQ's newest game development studio located in Seattle, Washington. Summoner 2 is the sequel to one of the PlayStation 2's top-selling launch titles, Summoner. Developed by Volition, creators of Red Faction. Summoner 2 for PlayStation 2 is available now at retail stores nationwide.

Racing Simulation 3 (NGC) Announced

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 10:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world-wide leading publishers of PC and video games, has announced Racing simulation 3 for Nintendo GameCube. The new title is based on an improved version of Ubi Softs Revenge-Engine and includes the newest technological developments to crate the most exciting and most realistic game in the series.

WarBirds III - Info & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 9:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Entertainment Network announced today that WarBirds III, Fighter Pilot Academy, is expected to reach retail shelves very quickly for the Christmas retail season, with new features, new graphics, new missions, and a new level of simulation to battle Electronic Arts excellent new retail WWII product, Battlefield 1942. Read more for info & screens.

'SEGA SMASH PACK' Ships For GBA

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 9:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. and SEGA Corporation today shipped SEGA SMASH PACK for the Game Boy Advance, the latest title in THQ's exclusive, 16 title Game Boy Advance co-publishing agreement with SEGA.

Splinter Cell - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 9:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

UbiSoft is pleased to announce that the game has been rated T. The game is slated to hit the shelves for xbox on Nov. 12, and the PC version will follow on Nov. 26. Today we scored 3 new screens AND a new ingame trailer, showing off some Sam Fisher action. Njoy!

Vivendi Announces Online Game Based On 'Lord Of The Rings'

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 9:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Publishing announced today several new games as part of its Games division's long-term agreement with Tolkien Enterprises to develop interactive entertainment based on J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit." The new titles include The Lord of the Rings: Middle-earth Online, an Online Massively Multi-player role playing game, The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Ring, a real time strategy game, and additional PC and console titles based on Tolkien's "The Two Towers" and "The Return of the King."

Deathrow (Xbox) - Website Goes Live!

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 8:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced the launch of a dedicated website to support its forthcoming brutal team combat game, Deathrow. Featuring in-depth team and player profiles, special moves for effectively removing your opponents from the field of battle, and interviews with developer SouthEnd Interactive, the official page will have everything to quench any fan's thirst for Deathrow info. Deathrow, an exclusive title for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, is scheduled to ship to U.S. and Canadian retail shelves this fall. Check it out NOW!! To celebrate the opening, UbiSoft send us 9 exclusive screens! Njoy

GBA Review - Monster Force

by The Cookie Snatcher on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 8:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Monster Force GBA is a fast action game that re-introduces the best-known monsters in the history of movies to a new generation of video game players. Players can choose between younger versions of Frankenstein, Dracula and Wolfman, designed with Japanese anime flair. With more than 30 levels and 3 playable characters, Monster Force offers a well-rounded gameplay experience for anyone that picks it up. Read the verdict!

Real War : Rogue States - Info & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 7:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

REAL WAR: ROGUE STATES is the next game in the best-selling "Real War" series. In this modern military RTS the United States has learned that the Independent Liberation Army (ILA) is being backed by a rogue state. It was thought the ILA was destroyed, but this new sponsor has re-energized the ILA and equipped it with even more lethal technology. The gamer's task is to destroy this alliance and punish the offending country. Some more info and 40+ screens to show we mean business!

Big Air Freestyle (NGC) Ships In Europe

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 5:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames has shipped Big Air Freestyle, an extreme motocross game for the Nintendo GameCube, to European store shelves this week.

'BANDITS' Are Invading The World

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 4:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BANDITS are invading the world - and they're starting off in Scandinavia! It is now confirmed by the GRIN team itself that "BANDITS - Phoenix Rising" is out in stores in Stockholm City. Hopefully then - and, most likely - it is out in the rest of Scandinavia as well. Release date for "BANDITS - Phoenix Rising" outside Scandinavia is to be announced.

'Land Warrior' & 'Black Thorn' Available As Double Pack

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 4:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NovaLogic Ltd. and Ubi Soft Entertainment today announce the release of a Delta Force Land Warrior & Rogue Spear: Black Thorn PC double pack that will be available throughout Europe in November 2002.

SEGA Partners With Michael Crichton

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 12:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced that it has partnered with best-selling author Michael Crichton to develop a new video game based on an original concept to be created by Michael Crichton in association with SEGA. The partnership will bring together top SEGA game developers and Michael Crichton in a collaborative venture resulting in a new game currently scheduled for release in 2004.

'Robotech: Battlecry' (PS2/XB) Ships To Stores

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 12:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive Inc. announced that Robotech: Battlecry has shipped for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox. We'll have a review up soon!

Ace Golf (NGC) Character Profiles & Shots

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 12:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grab your clubs, hit the green and prepare for some wild golfing action with Ace Golf. Ace Golf combines crazy arcade characters with real-world golf physics and intuitive gameplay. The result is an addictive pick up and play golf game for both novice and expert gamers alike! The game is being developed by Telenet Japan Co Ltd and is due for release in the Autumn on Nintendo GameCube... Continuing the current PR trend for character profiles, here are details of Sonny Ryder and Yoshiki Kitamura.

UT2K3 This Week?

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 11:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mark Rein from Epic Games posted some good news this weekend on the official UT2K3 forum about the upcoming release. Here is the scoop:

Actually it will probably take less than 10 days to start appearing in stores in the USA. It could be as early as next Friday. I know the replicators are going to be churning out discs all weekend! It turns out one of the really big replicators (i.e. CD manufacturing plants) is about 5 hours away from here. At around 3:30 this morning I was getting ready to hop in my car and drive two sets of discs over there and we called Fedex Same-day Service and they said they could get them there by 2:15PM this afternoon which is earlier than they were expecting them anyway for production starting tomorrow so we sent them Fedex Same-day. Another set went to Infogrames in California and another set went to another replicator in Illinois. Someone will hand-carry the discs from the Beverly, Massachusetts to Sony replicating in Austria later tonight or tomorrow so Europe shouldn't be too far behind.

'The Legend of Zelda' (NGC) - Shots

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 11:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest Legend of Zelda adventure begins with young Link living a peaceful life on a tiny island. One day, Link witnesses a huge, menacing bird that snatches Link's younger sister and flies away with her. Link follows in hot pursuit. His search for her sets in motion an epic adventure that will have Link sailing the high seas and searching for answers to the mystery behind her disappearance.

'Silent Hill 3' (PS2) - Tokyo Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 11:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silent Hill 3 will be available on PlayStation2 in 2003. The follow up to 2001's smash hit Silent Hill 2, this new installment adds yet another eerie chapter to the growing legacy of the Silent Hill franchise. Silent Hill 3 promises to take the survival/horror genre to new heights with the series' trademark stunning graphics, masterful use of sound, and mature, sophisticated storylines. 16 Tokyo Game Show shots below!

Marvel MMORPG Deal

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 11:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Publishing and Marvel Enterprises, Inc. announced today a 10-year worldwide licensing agreement which grants VU Publishing's Games division (VU Games) the rights to develop and publish online massively multi-player (OLMMP) games based on Marvel's universe of more than 4,700 superheroes. The first OLMMP title under the new agreement is targeted for release in 2005. The announcement was made jointly by VU Games Chairman and CEO Ken Cron and Marvel COO Bill Jemas. Agreement Grants Access To More Than 4,700 Characters Including Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk and The X-Men

Rock Solid Studios Powers Codemasters MMORPG

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rock Solid Studios today announced the licensing of the Rock Solid Studios technology - RSSTech - to power Codemasters MMORPG Dragon Empires. The technology is currently being developed to a new generation by the technology team at Rock Solid Studios.

'Red Faction II' (PS2) - Screens & The Six-Super Soldiers

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Faction II features squad based gameplay to enhance the FPS experience. Using intelligent scripting and AI, your squad will assist you through the game to deepen the gameplay experience, and ensure your campaign to overthrow the evil Sopot go to plan… You play as Alias, and below is a list of your comrades and their abilities.

'Fila World Tour Tennis' Updated Fact Sheet

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 10:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Easy To pick up… Impossible to put down! Fila World Tour Tennis is a highly detailed tennis game featuring the excitement and precision of the real sport, for the Xbox and PC.. An updated fact sheet. THQ has also asked us to point out that the online feature has now been dropped.

CAPCOM Tokyo Show Console Lineup

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 10:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today we recived some game information from CAPCOM and their Tokyo show lineup, BoF: Dragon Quarter, Clock Tower 3, Fighting All Stars, Devil May Cry 2, Mega Man... Read more for all facts and also a bunch of shots from following games, auto modellista, Gio Gio's Bizarre Adventure and Devil May Cry 2!

Jolt Launches in USA

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jolt are pleased to announce todays launch of www.joltus.com. After successfully landing many crates of servers in the twilight hours and sneaking them onto the US internet backbone joltus.com is fianlly live. In the coming weeks and months jolt will expand its' coverage from the East coast, through the central States and onto the West coast, as it strives to deliver the performance and service to US gamers that has made it the largest online gaming company in Europe.