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Rocky (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 11:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today we had the opening of the official Rocky website announcement as well as a slew of XBOX screens, well now we have a bunch of Nintendo Gamecube screens showing off some training and in game Rocky vs. Apollo Creed. So if boxing is your cup of tea, check them out!

MicroSoft Makes a 'Rare' Acquisition

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 11:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Corp. today announced it has purchased U.K.-based Rare Ltd., one of the world's leading video game developers, further demonstrating Microsoft's commitment to providing the most innovative interactive experiences available on its Xbox. Rare has been the mastermind behind some of the most popular video games in history, including such global multimillion sellers as "GoldenEye 007," "Perfect Dark," "Banjo-Kazooie" and "Donkey Kong 64." Under terms of the $375 million cash transaction, Rare will today begin creating exclusive console gaming blockbusters for Xbox.

'Super Bust-A-Move 2' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 11:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced it has shipped Super Bust-A-Move 2, for the PS2. Super Bust-A-Move 2 is the latest version of the hugely popular Bust-A-Move franchise featuring challenging puzzles, a fun cast of characters and highly-addictive gameplay appealing to gamers of all ages. Super Bust-A-Move 2 for the PlayStation 2 is rated E for everyone and has an MSRP of only $19.99!

Infogrames Ships 'Big Air Freestyle' (NGC) To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 10:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier we announced that Infogrames, Inc. shipped Big Air Freestyle, an extreme motocross game for the Nintendo GameCube, to European stores, and we just been informed they have also shipped the game in North America and we can expect it to appear on store shelves this week.

PC Preview - Unreal Tournament 2003

by The Cookie Snatcher on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 10:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Well, we are all eagerly awaiting the Unreal Tournament 2003 release due on the shelves in a matter of days. We had the chance to check out a late beta build and so the time is right to knock up a preview article. Needless to say that we had lots of fun and this is the proof!

RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 Has Gone Gold

by Thomas on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 9:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heralding the return of the best-selling PC game franchise that started the "Tycoon" game craze, Infogrames, Inc. today announced that RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 has gone gold and will be in stores on "RollerCoaster Tycoon Tuesday", October 15. In great demand by both retailers and consumers, the Company said that the initial shipment of the game will reach one million units worldwide.

'Earth & Beyond' Ships To Stores

by Thomas on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 9:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that the massively multiplayer online role-playing galaxy, Earth & Beyond, shipped to stores in North America. The game is being developed by Westwood Studios and will be published under the EA GAMES brand.

'Unreal Tournament 2003' Demo Reports

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 7:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari today announced that the trial version of Unreal Tournament 2003, one of the most anticipated PC games of 2002, has already become one of the most popular game demo debuts of all time with nearly 1.2 million downloads between its debut last Friday night, September 13 and Wednesday, September 18. The demo is available at unrealtournament2003.com.

Sierra Ships 'Tribes Aerial Assault' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 7:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra Entertainment, Inc. today announced that the Tribes Aerial Assault videogame has shipped to retailers nationwide. Created exclusively for the PlayStation2, the Tribes Aerial Assault game is one of the first to use Sony Computer Entertainment America's network adaptor for PlayStation 2 for online play over the Internet, allowing up to 16 players from around the world to compete with, and against, each other in the same game.

Xbox Live Set For European Launch

by Thomas on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 6:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Telewest Broadband has announced ahead of the start of Microsoft's X02 event in Seville, that it is an official broadband network partner for the European launch on 14th March 2003, a year after the launch of the console in Europe. Xbox owners will need a starter kit to get going, which will retail at around £39.99. It contains an Xbox Communicator kit, subscription to the Xbox Live network, and two free online titles. Consumer beta tests of Xbox Live are set to take place with 3,000 gamers in the UK, France and Germany from 30th October, with an open beta test scheme launching on November 30th.

Lionheart Development Team Chat

by Thomas on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 5:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Now on Friday September 27th 2002 at 5:00PST/8:00EST you can get all the latest news directly from members of the Lionheart development team. Don't miss your chance to talk to the development team in another Lionheart Development Chat. All details HERE!

'Dragon Empires' - First RSSTech Screenshots

by Thomas on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 4:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rock Solid Studios recently announced the licensing of their RSSTech to Codemasters to power Dragon Empires. Today they send us the first screenshots from the RSSTech. Read more for the candy!

Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Sound Cards

by Thomas on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 1:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Creative Technology Ltd. the worldwide leader in digital entertainment for PC users, today announced several key breakthroughs in PC audio with the introduction of the new Sound Blaster Audigy 2 sound cards.

'Whirl Tour' For NGC & PS2

by Thomas on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 1:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Publishing (VU Publishing) and Crave Entertainment today announced the signing of a worldwide publishing agreement granting VU Publishing's Games division (VU Games) exclusive rights to the multi-platform release of Whirl Tour. Scheduled for launch in the fourth quarter 2002, Whirl Tour offers players a unique combination of action, extreme sports and adventure-based game play. The title will be available for the Nintendo GameCube and PlayStation2 computer entertainment system.

Rage Announces X02 LineUp - Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 10:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rage is pleased to announce its line-up of titles to be shown on the Xbox video game system from Microsoft at the X02 event taking place in Seville, Spain on 24-25 September 2002. Rage will unveil several exciting Xbox titles at the event including the eagerly anticipated Rocky; an exclusive world first showing of Lamborghini using Xbox Live; an exclusive world first showing of Rolling and also brand new exclusive footage of Team SAS via a special video demonstration.

New 'Rocky' Website (XB/NGC/PS2)

by Thomas on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rage, one of the UK's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, is pleased to announce that is has launched a dedicated website for its forthcoming officially licensed 'Rocky' series of games due for release this Winter on the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube at www.rockythegame.com. The site includes screensavers, wallpapers, artwork and, if you're not careful, a nasty black eye to be had over on the new Rocky website.

PC Review - Syberia

by Judy on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Today we serve up a brand new review of Dreamcatcher's recently released adventure game, Syberia. Previously released in Europe by Microids, it finally made its way to North America. Was it worth the wait? Check the verdict and find out!

Christmas Ferrari Retail Promotion (PC PS2 NGC)

by Thomas on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Thrustmaster has teamed up with Gem Distribution to kick off its Christmas Ferrari promotion into retail. The promotion will run from the beginning of October until the end of December 2002. Selected point of sale items are included in the promotion to assist with visibility in the store.

Cubivore (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The premise of the game is simple… Eat or be eaten. Assume the role of an animal in its early stages of development. But, in the harsh reality of nature, this creature has no parent to coddle and protect it. From the moment the game begins, your creature is on its own to fend for its life. As your animal instincts take over, you will boldly traverse hostile environments, savagely stalking your prey and asserting your place in the animal chain of power. Will you have what it takes to become the new king of the beasts? This is absolutly one of the weirdest games i have ever seen .. check the screens and judge for yourself!

'Haven: Call Of The King' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The world of Haven: Call Of The King is virtually limitless. Incorporating an extremely advanced gameplay engine that allows a variety of gameplay genres to be smoothly integrated into one game, Haven: Call Of The King features many gameplay styles -- platforming, turret-based shooting, boat and land vehicular racing, arena combat and space exploration. With groundbreaking technology, players can seamlessly travel from the earth, through the atmosphere, into outer space, and back again. Today we got a load of screens and an new ingame trailer .. njoy!

'Sniper: Path of Vengeance' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 6:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xicat games has already released the first (small) patch for their freshly released first-person shooter, Sniper: Path of Vengeance (developed by Mirage). This update patch brings the retail version to v1.2. No specific details are know as to what it really fixes, but i guess its needed right? Read more for links where to download it ...

'Soldier of Fortune II' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As announced and expected a few days ago, RavenSoft has just let us know that they have released the v1.02 update patch for "Soldiers Of Fortune II : Double Helix". Weiging in at a hefty 20mb it has a slew of fixes, updates, new maps and other additions. Read more for detailed fixlist and links where to get it!

'Ages Of Wonders 2' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 1:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take 2 has just released a new has a new update patch for Triumph Studios' fantasy strategy sequel, Age Of Wonders 2. There are no specific details known yet as to what exactly it addresses, but its got to be something. It has several bugfixes and makes the game more stable. Read more for links where to download this v1.2 patch.

UbiSoft Announces 'Batman Vengeance' For PC

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 1:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment announced today that it would be bringing the popular game Batman Vengeance to PC enthusiasts this fall. Now PC gamers can become the Dark Knight and follow a twisting, unpredictable plot through stylish environments based on the hit television animated series The New Batman Adventures. Not really much of a surprise since there was a demo available already a few weeks back, but now its official!

Baldur’s Gate : Dark Alliance (NGC) - First Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 1:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Immerse yourself in the fast-paced, dynamic world of Baldur’s Gate : Dark Alliance. In this epic action RPG, play one of three unique characters as you explore visually stunning environments like bone-chilling ice caverns, marshy swamplands and forlorn tombs. Battle immense Frost Giants, brutal Dragons and hordes of other Dungeons & Dragons creatures. Use your wits, battle fiercely and emerge victorious! Check the first 10 Gamecube screens!

Phantasy Star Collection (GBA) Announced - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 12:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A compilation pack of the first three Phantasy Star products, Collection brings classic Sci-Fi RPG gaming to the Game Boy Advance. This RPG series revolutionized the genre with immersive 3-D dungeons, huge environments to explore and hours of gameplay.