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'BattleBots' (Gamecube) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 9:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BattleBots is based on the popular, adrenaline-pumping TV show of the same name pitting contestant-designed, radio-controlled robots against each other inside a high-tech arena equipped with hazardous obstacles such as kill saws and giant sledgehammers. The BattleBots show is currently in its fourth season and averages more than 3.5 million viewers per week. Expected for Gamecube and PS2. Njoy the screens!

Brightstar's ECTS 2002 LineUp - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 9:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Some leftovers from the ECTS 2002 show ... Brightstar Ent. is coming up with a few PC titles so today we hit them up for some more info and a few screens for : Drift - The Second Stone Age, RC Helicopter Indoor Flight Simulation and Virtual City 2002. Njoy!

Greeks Fight Computer Game Ban

by Thomas on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 8:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Right off the bat i must say this is really sick stuff.. Getting arrested for playing Counter-Strike.. Whats this world coming to? Here is a clip from BBC:

The first case of its kind will come before the Greek courts next week following the arrest of two people who allowed gamers to play the popular online game, Counter-Strike. They face fines of 150,000 euros (£95,000) and up to 12 months imprisonment. Full scoop here! Post your comments below!

'Die Hard: Vendetta' (Gamecube) - Teaser Site

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 8:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The world's unluckiest cop - John McClane - is back again in an all-new action-packed original story for the GameCube - Die Hard: Vendetta! See if you have what it takes to step into the shoes (or bare feet) of John McClane with the debut of the Die Hard: Vendetta teaser site on September 5th at 10:00am PST. Die Hard: Vendetta delivers the most intense first person shooter for the Nintendo GameCube. Based on the ever-popular Die Hard film and games license, this non-stop action-packed game brings to the Nintendo GameCube advanced AI, "Hero Mode", an all-new original story, heavy weaponry, stealth gameplay, Dynamic Cinema Cam and more. Be sure to bookmark the teaser site and get a taste of Die Hard: Vendetta and coming very soon...an all new TRAILER!

US Chess Champion Larry Christiansen vs. 'Chessmaster 9000'

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 8:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment and The Internet Chess Club (Chessclub.com), the world's premiere online chess destination, today announced that reigning US Chess Champion, Grandmaster Larry Christiansen, will play Chessmaster 9000 in a four game match played over two days via live internet broadcast. These games will be broadcast on Chessclub.com's website. The games will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29, 2002, with the first beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time and a second game beginning at 6 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time each day. Mr. Christiansen will take on four different Grandmaster-level personalities from the Chessmaster 9000 retail product, finally facing The Chessmaster on Sunday at 6 p.m.

Neocron - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 7:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Neocron is one of the three remaining cities on Earth emerged from the ruins of World War III. Partake in criminal activities, live peacefully, become a spy, choose to be a PSI-Monk with extraordinary powers or be a Tank Warrior, and go for some evil destruction. But bear in mind one thing… “It’s a new world, a new life… live it!”

NCAA College Basketball 2K3 (PS2/XB/GC) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 7:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sega Sports hits the college hardwood in NCAA College Basketball 2K3. From tip-off at Midnight Madness to the net cutting in New Orleans, NCAA College Basketball 2K3 delivers the complete college hoops experience. Every Division I school is here and represented in true college fashion, complete with energetic cheerleaders, rabid student sections, and spirited bands swaying in the stands, all adding to the madness of college hoops. Today we got some "SEGA Sports NCAA College Basketball 2K3" screens for the PS2, Xbox and GameCube.

Run Like Hell (PS2) Goes Gold!

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 6:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interplay Entertainment Corp. and Vivendi Universal Games announced today that Interplay's highly anticipated game Run Like Hell has gone gold. The game for PlayStation2 is scheduled to be available at retail in early October and will be distributed by Vivendi Universal Games.

NBA 2K3 (PS2/XB/GC) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 6:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NBA 2K3 powers forward with the kind of improvement that only results from an off-season dedicated to perfection. Imagine jump shots so real players actually adjust their movement in mid-air based on distance from the hoop and defensive pressure; a passing touch that gives you the control to skirt a defender or start a fast break; and dribble moves that let you jab left, rock right, crossover, spin and much more. It’s all happening in NBA 2K3. Accurate impact from collisions, especially hard fouls and authoritative dunks; shot blocking with emphasis on precise hand-to-ball contact; and the ability to lunge for the loose ball, even if it means ending up on some celebrity’s lap. Check the new screens from the xbox, playstation and gamecube version!

Splinter Cell (Xbox) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 6:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Splinter Cell invites gamers to delve into the dark shadows of cyber-terrorism, shadow agencies, and covert operations. The player controls Sam Fisher, a solo operative directed by a top secret, “black ops” wing of the National Security Agency. Alone, yet armed with some of the best hi-tech weapons on the market, Sam walks the fine line between what is legal and what is necessary. He must infiltrate enemy territory and neutralize the opponents—all without leaving a trace. Today we have some new screens, a animated crouching Sam and a few shots of a split jump ... check it out!

'SEGA Sports NHL 2K3' Goes Online (Xbox) - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 6:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. announced today that "SEGA Sports NHL 2K3" will be online for the Xbox. Expanding upon the company's online roster of games for the new next-generation consoles, "SEGA Sports NHL 2K3" marks the ninth online game that SEGA will deliver this year allowing gamers to play online head-to-head against friends (or foes!) across the country. With the most experience in online console gaming, SEGA will deliver more online console games than any other company in 2002. Additionally, SEGA is the first and only company to deliver online content to all three of the new consoles including PlayStation2, the Xbox and GameCube.

Nexagon: The Pit Now Accepting Beta Testers!

by Thomas on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 6:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First announced today that they have begun accepting people for the closed beta of their 3D Real Time Tactical game, Nexagon: The Pit. "At the turn of the fourth millennium, a brave decision is made regarding the treatment of prisoners, one that will supply our galaxy with an extraordinary new form of entertainment…a chance to fight for freedom in the most compelling tournament of all time…the NEXAGON!" Sounds cool, doesn’t it? Find out for yourself by joining the beta. Follow this link and Good Luck! (Only a selected few will make the cut so act NOW!)

'Super Mario Sunshine' Sells BIG

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 5:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The world's favorite plumber has returned with a bang! During its first 10 days of availability, Super Mario Sunshine for Nintendo GameCube is already a smash hit, selling through more than 350,000 games. This is a total not achieved by any competitor, including Xbox's popular Halo or Playstation 2's Grand Theft Auto 3 until a month or more on store shelves.

Cossacks Strike Back

by Thomas on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 1:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fans of the mega smash hit Cossacks and its add-on Cossacks – The Art of War are in for a treat this October, when CDV releases its greatest expansion pack to date: Cossacks – Back to War. Best of all, gamers will not need an original copy of the game as Back to War will either run as a standalone title, or integrate itself into players’ current Cossacks configuration. Read more below for Features and NEW Screens!

'Xenus' - New Screenshots

by Thomas on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xenus is a upcoming RPG and action game by Deep Shadows. Killing is not the goal of the game. There are no predefined enemies in the game. There are a lot of characters but almost all of them are neutral to you at start. Actually, there are six sides in the game: officials, guerrilla, narco mafia, Indian, bandits, CIA. When you help to one of the side you inevitably spoil your relations with others. In the world of Xenus everything costs money. Therefore you have to purchase weapons, ammo, armament take a car for a rent. Money is also helpful to get necessary information.

'Bandits: Phoenix Rising' GOLD and Demo On Friday

by Thomas on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Joacim Jacobsson Senior Programmer @ GRIN Inc. tossed up some information on the official Bandits forum about the release of a public 'Bandits: Phoenix Rising' demo. Here is the clip:

Well, the demo is going trough some testing at GameSpy right now to check that arcade intergration is done properly (witch it of course is...). So the demo should be zipping around out there on the net by friday boys and girls (girls? did someone say girls?). "It will be ready by friday!"

Update: I just noticed this posting from Joacim Jacobsson.. I think you will be happy to know that I have just finished building the BANDITS: Poenix Rising GOLD MASTER..

Project Nomads - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 4:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A once proud civilization is on the brink of destruction. A terrible disaster has left their home world shattered into many pieces. These flying islands are the homes of the survivors. Among these survivors are beautiful Susie, smart John and strong Goliath. Choose one of these characters, then turn your islands into powerful fortresses, solve mysterious quests and save your two lost friends. Special magic artifacts will enable you to construct factories, power stations and defensive structures. You will produce machines, doubledeckers and zeppelins, which will be used to collect further artefacts and raw materials used as energy sources, and protect them from enemy attacks. This game is damn cool and has an original game concept, check the 28 screens!

'Battlefield 1942' Demo Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 3:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA and DICE have just released the new Battlefield 1942 v1.1 demo which fixes a number of issues including the 60hz bug and support for All-Seeing-Eye amongst other things. If you run a BF1942 server, here is the 1.1 release of the dedicated server files. This is a full new version, not a patch. Read more for details and links where to grab it ..

'Halo 2' - Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 3:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xbox.com is now hosting the 'Halo 2' trailer as was promised, though you will need to install Windows Media Player 9. There is a Quicktime version on Halo.Bungie.org. More mirrors will pop up soon i assume ...