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'BattleField 1942 : Road to Rome' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 11:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Road to Rome will focus exclusively on the largely underpublicized Italian and Sicilian campaigns of WWII. Players can choose to fight on six new maps including Operation Husky (Sicily) and the battles for Anzio and Monte Cassino. Each map comes with highly detailed environments such as Italian houses, Mediterranean trees and even the Monte Cassino Monastery. Controllable vehicles are the heart of the Battlefield 1942 experience and The Road To Rome will feature eight new vehicles in addition to the more than 30 in the original title. These include the German BF-110 and British Mosquito twin-engined fighter-bombers. Also debuting are Italian and new British and German tanks and anti-tank guns. New hand-held weapons include the Italian Breda assault rifle, British Sten SMG and bayonets on rifles...

'Battlefield 1942' (Xbox) - Cancelled

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 5:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

According to this article on GameSpot, EA has cancelled the Xbox version of Battlefield 1942. The company canceled the game so the development team could focus all its efforts on the upcoming expansion for the PC version of Battlefield 1942, The Road to Rome. Battlefield 1942 is a first-person shooter in which players can fight against each other on various maps based on well-known World War II battlegrounds.

'Purge Online' - Multiplayer Beta Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 4:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Purge beta patch 1.3.6 is the latest version, files have been replaced to the latest as well as a full v1.3.6 updated beta demo. Read more for details and links where to grab the file ...

'C&C : Generals' - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 3:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Westwood has once again released a new trailer for their upcoming 3D RTS title C&C Generals. A minute of footage showing the destructive power of the Global Liberation Army in C&C Generals. Read more for links where to grab the goodies ...

'Command & Conquer Generals' Collectable Boxes

by Thomas on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 1:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that, for a limited time, it will offer a series of three collectable boxes for the retail version of Command & Conquer Generals. This highly-anticipated 3D real-time strategy game will be published by EA under the EA GAMES brand Feb. 11, 2003. The series of collectable boxes for Command & Conquer Generals will feature three images, representing each faction in the game: the United States, China, and an underground political terror organization, the Global Liberation Army. Each box front is a complete image, but when placed side-by-side, the three images form a continuous modern warfare scene. EA will distribute all three boxes in the initial printing of Command & Conquer Generals. Once those have been purchased at retail, EA will only manufacture the U.S. version of the box. Players who wish to purchase either the GLA or Chinese versions need to do so as soon as the game is released February 11 to ensure they receive a copy.

'EverQuest Online Adventures' (PS2) - Characters & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 1:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Is there an evil dark elf shadowknight inside you, or are you a hulking barbarian shaman with a soft side? Show everyone who you really are in EverQuest Online Adventures! With unparalleled character customization including 9 races, 14 classes, customizable faces, hair and more, EverQuest Online Adventures gives you the power to be who you've always wanted to be. Read more for details and some character art ..

'Splinter Cell' - Delayed!

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 12:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

UbiSoft just informed us that their eagerly anticipated stealth/action title Splinter Cell has been delayed and is now expected somewhere mid February. The delay is cause due to copy protection implementation. Rumours about RavenShield also being delayed have no yet been confirmed. More information to come ...

'Top Angler' Coming To The GameCube

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 11:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Xicat Interactive, will lure gamers with “reel” fishing fun with the release of Top Angler for the Nintendo GameCube console. Top Angler (currently available on PlayStation 2, will be the first fishing game for the Nintendo GameCube.

'Tennis Masters 2003' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tour the globe and play on the 9 faithfully reproduced Masters Series tournaments. Travel to the hard courts of Indian Wells, Miami, Toronto and Cincinnati. Visit the luxurious clay courts of Monte Carlo, Rome and Hamburg. Compete on the indoor courts of Madrid and Paris. Try to qualify for the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai and become the world's best player! Microids has just released an update patch for their Tennis Masters 2003 title (released end 2002). There is a patch for the European as well as the US version of Tennis Masters Series, fixing a pad bug. A new update patch has already been announced to be released soon. Read more for details and links ...

'Unreal II: The Awakening' Goes Gold!

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 9:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Easily one of the most anticipated games of 2003, Infogrames send out word that Legend Entertainment and Epic Games' "Unreal II: The Awakening" has reached gold status and is to be expected in stores early February. For previously posted screens, trailers and other goodies, check here

'A Tale In The Desert' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 9:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A Tale In The Desert also boasts a suite of features never seen before in a massively multiplayer online game. A robust, player-driven legal system allows citizens to change the rules of the game and a focus on intrigue, manipulation and strategy instead of combat. Players advance by completing a range of inventive and cooperative tasks including sculpture, gardening, beer and wine making, even fireworks contests.

'Lejendary Adventure' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lejendary Adventure (LA) is a Paper-and-Pencil (PnP) Role Playing Game, developed by Gary Gygax in 1999. It is a "rule light" system that skill-based rather than "class" based. Characters are called Avatars, and have up to four base ratings -- Health, Precision, Speed, and the optional Intellect. Avatars gain "Abilities", which are sets of skill bundles. For example, the "Waterfaring" ability includes skills such as diving, swimming, knowledge of aquatic flora and fauna, navigation, sailing, etc. Ability levels can be increased. Dream Interactive has released some new screens from their upcoming MMORPG, Lejendary Adventure (not to be confused with Tecmo's the console title Rygar : Legendary Adventure).

Atari Launches Official 'D&D Heroes' Web Site

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 9:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Heralding in the arrival of one of the most anticipated four-person multiplayer co-op games of 2003, Atari today announced that the official web site for its new Dungeons & Dragons Heroes video game has launched. The site boasts an array of exclusive features and will act as the online epicenter for the game.

'TEC907' Baddie-Bagging Light Gun With Auto-Fire

by Thomas on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 8:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Xtechnologies are pleased to announce the addition of the TEC907 virtual gun to their range of stylish peripherals that are now available in the UK. When used with favourite shoot 'em up games the TEC907 lets users blast away their enemies and rapidly increases scores. The realistic design and great action features make the TEC907 virtual gun one of the most playable around today. With laser precision there'll be no one blasting away in hope of hitting a target, users can shoot with accuracy.

'MLB SlugFest' Cheerleaders Wanted!

by Thomas on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 7:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Sports, the sports brand of leading software industry publisher and developer Midway Games Inc. announced today the kickoff of a national search to find the next two MLB SlugFest cheerleaders. MLB SlugFest 20-04 is scheduled to launch in March of 2003 for release on the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, the Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance. The MLB SlugFest franchise is the first and only aggressive-style baseball videogame franchise, delivering a proprietary blend of hardcore, lightning-fast, adrenaline-style gameplay combined with key baseball features that will please even the most diehard sports fans.

ADVISORY/Online Registration Open For E3Expo 2003

by Thomas on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 7:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

General and media registration for the ninth annual E3Expo, the world's most important trade event for the interactive entertainment industry, is available at www.e3expo.com. E3Expo 2003, "Where Business Gets Fun," returns to Los Angeles as the launching pad for the hottest never-before-seen entertainment and educational software, products and technologies.

Game Boy Advance SP Accessories

by Thomas on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 6:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Radica UK Ltd, manufacturers of the market leading Gamester peripherals have announced that they will be launching a complete range of accessories Game Boy Advance SP. Details of the line up are due to be confirmed over the coming weeks, but will continue to uphold the strong Gamester brand values of high quality and innovation.

'Indy Racing League' (PC/XB) - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 6:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

It's not just driving – it's blisteringly fast, nerve-shatteringly intense, pure professional racing and unlike any motorsport video game before. This is Indy Racing League, the official video game of the gruelling US open-wheel championship, due spring 2003 for PS2, Xbox and PC from Codemasters.. Behold the first screenshots of all-American racing Codies-style. Seven PC shots & ten Xbox shots taken from giddying angles.

WarCraft III Expansion 'The Frozen Throne'

by Thomas on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 5:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

WarCraftIII.net let us know that the February Issue of Computer Gaming World will reveal the Expansion for Warcraft III, The Frozen Throne.. Here is the clip:

WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne
The war in Azeroth is not over! Blizzard is hard at work on the expansion pack to its blockbuster strategy game, and Computer Gaming World has the world-exclusive scoop. Don't miss it!

'ATV: Quad Power Racing 2' (PS2) Ships

by Thomas on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 5:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Racing into retail outlets nationwide with an action-packed sequel to its 700,000 unit-selling franchise, AKA Acclaim, a division of Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it has shipped ATV: Quad Power Racing 2 for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. Developed by Climax Studios, ATV Quad Power Racing 2 features an entirely new game engine that delivers rich graphics and incredible four-wheel arcade racing action.

'War of the Monsters' Brings Classic Monster Movies To Life On PS2

by Thomas on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 5:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the release of War of the Monsters, a historic brawler of monstrous proportions developed exclusively for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. Incog Inc. Entertainment, developers of the critically acclaimed Twisted Metal:Black, has teamed up with the company's Santa Monica Studio, to bring epic monster movies to life. Inspired by 1950s and 1960s classics, War of the Monsters allows users to experience all out destruction as 100-foot tall monsters let loose in a raging battle on planet Earth. With 10 distinct monsters, 13 fully destructible environments and numerous weapons at their disposal, War of the Monsters allows gamers to take part in and relive their favorite gargantuan monster movies.

SEGA's 'Panzer Dragoon ORTA' Soars Onto Xbox

by Thomas on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 3:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced the release of the highly-anticipated "Panzer Dragoon ORTA" exclusively for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Set in a surreal apocalyptic future, "Panzer Dragoon ORTA" delivers a deep sci-fi storyline and intense, cinematic aerial combat, challenging gamers to take control of a giant dragon and fight to save humanity from the brink of extinction.

Acclaim Q1 Financial Results & 2003 Release List

by Thomas on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 1:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced its results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2003 ended December 1, 2002.. (Yawn) But! It lists Acclaim's releases for the rest of this year..

'Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball' (XB) - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 1:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Talk about a southern island fantasy! Imagine being in Paradise for two whole weeks, with no-one but the lovely ladies of Dead or Alive to keep you company! Except instead of fighting - it's all about another exciting and reaction testing activity - beach volleyball. In "Dead or Alive Extreme Beach Volleyball", you play as a character you select out of all seven of the Dead or Alive ladies, along with one new character and enjoy holidays at various spots on the island playing beach volleyball games. Don't all rush at once for these 13 new pics. No, seriously - don't... Please... Aargh. Man the pumps!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 12:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Interview With 'No Name War' Project Manager

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 12:10 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Two years ago AMC Creation started to work with 'No Name War' (NNW) and its a PC RTS war game with an concept based on combining the RTS with RPG elements. According to player's options, the stress can be moved either on pure real time strategy or on RPG-influenced strategy. In the last months, AMC Creation came up with a brand new 3D engine, improved graphics and a more ergonomic concept, so we thought it was time to sit down with Project Manager Marcel Neamtu and cop a feel...