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No 'Unreal II' Demo, But Video Demo Instead

by Thomas on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 11:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The official boards for Unreal II is updated with some info regarding an upcoming video demo instead of a real demo for Unreal II. Here you have the cut and past:

As much as we'd like to create a 'true' demo, it's simply not possible. Legend have moved on to other projects and the production of a demo - even from already existing levels would require time and effort that we just don't have. It would then have to go through QA - another organization that is working on other projects and cannot dedicate time to a UII demo. It's all about the allocation of 'assets'.

However, as I mentioned above, we plan to put something out that as you say - will allow people to see what the game looks and plays like without any editing or 'tricks'. Raw gameplay.

It's going to be hard to get this video out before launch (the game will be on shelves on the 4th (USA), 7th (Europe)), but I hope that we have it online before too long. We'll try to spread it as far and wide as we did the UT2003 demo.

'Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness' (PC/PS2) - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 11:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A series of grisly murders brings Lara into conflict with a sinister Alchemist from the past, and a secret alliance of powerful individuals shrouded in mystery. Accused of the murder of her one time mentor, Lara Croft becomes a fugitive on the run. Pursued by the police, she follows the Alchemist into a dark world of blood, betrayal and vengeance where it is up to her to defeat this unholy alliance, and stop them from unleashing their incredible powers on the world. Eidos released 3 new trailers, so read more for download links...

'Devastation' - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 11:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Devastation is a next-generation Unreal Engine-powered, team-based FPS set in a near future technology dark age, where corporations rule and deadly Pacification Squad Troopers enforcing their will. Developed by Digitalo, and co-published by ARUSH Entertainment and Groove Games, Devastation features Hollywood-style special effects, an engrossing single player story, frenetic multiplayer modes and Karma physics for incredible real world interactions and rag doll deaths. Read more to check out an action packed in game trailer!

'XGRA' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 10:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

After the F1 Nurburgring disaster of 2025, the Extreme Gravity Racing Association, or XGRA, was set up as a regulatory governing body for all heavy gravity race events. The XGRA is the future sports equivalent of NASCAR or the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) – They are the rule makers, organizers and ultimately, the overlords of the racing world. Within the XGRA exists a deep and complex community of highly competitive teams, unforgettable riders and unbelievable sponsors, all clamoring for the right to stand atop the XGRA and claim the title of Champion. Along the way, lifelong trusts will be betrayed, bitter rivalries will be forged and some will meet a fate worse than death in this quest for ultimate racing supremacy.

'SX Superstar' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 10:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Step into the world of SX Superstar, an ultra-realistic trip into the essence of supercross, chock full of smokin’ arcade-racing action that will release the rock star within. In SX Superstar, you are the star. Take your rider from the poorhouse to the penthouse in the only supercross title that focuses on the lifestyle aspect of professional supercross. Pull huge air and squash the comp for a big win, then line your pockets with cold, hard cash. Rake in enough bucks and start living the good life with better bikes, bigger houses and of course, hotter chicks! It’s like your life, only better!

'Speed Kings' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 10:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It will take nerves of steel and lightning fast reflexes to make your way through these crowded streets. Introducing Speed Kings, the full-on adrenaline rush of street motorcycle racing, right in your living room. It’s a mixture of Burnout meets Road Rash that will have players weaving through traffic, pulling off insane stunts, running from police and racing to the finish line. Do you have what it takes to be a Speed King? Read more for a batch of fresh screens ...

'Urban Freestyle Soccer' (NGC/Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 9:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Urban Freestyle Soccer takes the sport back to its street roots with teams competing against their rivals for the right to be crowned Kings of the Streets. Build your own team and make them a force to be reckoned with ready to annihilate all comers. Attitude and aggression are just as valuable as skill. Check out the new batch of xbox, PS2 and GameCube screens ...

'All-Star Baseball 2004' (GBA/Xbox/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 9:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring four-time World Series Champion Derek Jeter, All-Star Baseball 2004 offers many exciting new modes of play and options that deliver unparalleled hardball realism. All-Star Baseball 2004 is currently available across all next-generation platforms and is being supported with an integrated marketing campaign, which prominently features Jeter and includes national television, print and online advertising. Check out new GBA, Xbox and Gamecube screens ...

'Hardwood Solitaire III' Poised To Unseat Microsoft As Card-Game King

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 9:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Silver Creek Entertainment is proud to announce the arrival of a new age of computer solitaire games with the launch of Hardwood Solitaire III . The game is the latest in Silver Creek’s award winning line of card games that present Solitaire as it should be – an exciting game, not just another application bundled with a computer. Hardwood Solitaire III is available now for only $24.95. A free demo is also available.

'Postal 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 9:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Why make POSTAL 2? As a responsible videogame development company, our first obligation is to our fans and all video game players. Wracked with remorse over the legendary POSTAL and the irreparable damage to the mental fabric of society it caused, we decided to atone by making a "politically corrected" game about the most boring subject we could think of: a guy going to buy milk. Check out the new batch of gory, blood dripping screens ...

I, Gladiator (PS2/Xbox/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 9:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A Warrior Slave…Chosen by the Gods…to Re-store the Glory of an Empire In the Year 106AD the Roman Empire is in terrible decline. After the untimely death of the much-liked Emperor Trajan, the despotic Emperor Arruntius has bled the once powerful Rome to its knees. Badly fought wars, famine and plague are rife in all corners of the Empire, whilst the Emperor and his elite enjoy every excess and vice that the emptying coffers can afford. As herald to this age of degradation, Arruntius has destroyed large portions of the city of Rome to create the battleground for the bloodiest gladiator event ever staged…

'Beach Volleyball' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 9:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Beach Volleyball brings the excitement of Spring Break to the PlayStation2 taking you to the world’s hottest Spring Break locations to compete in 2-on-2 beach volleyball! Straigth from the Acclaim press event, another batch of screens!

'Dakar 2: Special Stages Racing' (NGC/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 8:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The world’s most insane off-road rally race returns to the consoles bigger and badder than ever before with Dakar 2: Special Stages Racing for the GameCube and Xbox. Choose from a vast assortment of fully licensed trucks, cars and motorcycles in which you’ll compete against the elements that mother-nature has placed in your path to victory. This is a no holds barred quest for world rally supremacy! Check out these new screens as well as an in-game trailer ...

'Soul Calibur 2' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Official Website & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 4:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Soul Calibur 2 will feature 13 fighters, platform specific characters such as Link (GameCube), Heinachi (PlayStation 2) and Spawn (Xbox), 7 gameplay modes including: Arcade, Vs, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice, and Weapon Master, and 200 weapons when released. The newly launched site has official forums, screenshots, e-mail and news updates. In addition to all that, small, medium and large versions of the Soul Calibur 2 trailer are available at the site, which we have mirror'd here. Read more for download links ...

'Dead or Alive Extreme Beach Volleybal' (Xbox) - Intro Movie

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 2:08 p.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. This is the full introduction movie showcasing the lovely, volleyball playing ladies of Dead or Alive Extreme Beach Volleyball. Seems some people were in need to see the intro to this game, so here it is. Read more for download links ...

'Def Jam Vendetta' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 1:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Def Jam Vendetta marks the first interactive entertainment title from EA and Def Jam Records, and will fully integrate a powerhouse roster of Def Jam artists into the storyline, including new hit songs from the artists, as well as classic Def Jam tracks. Each artist has contributed one original introduction and victory sequence incorporating their own voice and motion. Artists participating in the game include DMX, Ludacris, Method Man, Redman, NORE, Scarface, Ghostface Killah, Capone, Keith Murray and WC. The game also features Def Jam songstress Christina Milian and the world famous DJ Funkmaster Flex. Today we scored whopping 70+ screens showing off PS2 action! Check them out!

'Battle Engine Aquila' (PS2/Xbox) In Stores NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 1:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari shipped the eagerly-anticipated "Battle Engine Aquila" to retail stores nationwide this week for the PS2 and the Xbox. Developed by Lost Toys and published by Atari, "Battle Engine Aquila" is a fierce and frenetic shooter that puts players at the helm of the most advanced war machine ever created -- the "Battle Engine Aquila." Tasked with protecting a world from hostile rebel forces, players will utilize an impressive and visually stunning arsenal of pulse cannons, micro missiles, spread bombs and much more, each critical to prevailing in the game's continuously evolving war zone. We are currently reviewing our Xbox copy, so stay tuned!

Infogrames Announces 'Ikaruga' (NGC)

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 10:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari Interactive today announced they will be releasing the much-anticipated hit Japanese game Ikaruga for the Nintendo GameCube next generation console system. With an MSRP of $39.99, Ikaruga is expected to land in America in April 2003. Read more for details ...

'Vegas: Make It Big' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 10:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vegas - it's like nowhere else on Earth. It looks bizarre in pictures and on TV and even madder to the naked eye. Fairy tale castles, pirate ships, roman palaces and even a pyramid; top quality restaurants, high class entertainers, world champions sports events and shows with albino tigers, it's got the lot all thrown together... and in the middle of a desert. But it works. Millions of people flock there every year and millions of dollars are lost at the gambling tables, but the people are still happy and they still keep coming.

'Eve Online' - Diary & Updated Web Site

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 10:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Eve Online web site has been updated to include diaries from four beta testers. They are written by testers TornSoul, Buhallin, Ragnar, and Overkill, each describing their unique experiences in the world of Eve. The diaries are accompanied by 16 new screenshots, each taken by the beta testers. An interesting read for all who are interested in space exploration, so go check it out!

'Starsky And Hutch' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 10:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

During the funky 70's, Starsky & Hutch were the staple diet for evening viewing and playground banter alike. And now thanks to Empire Interactive Entertainment you can stop racing round London in your Ford Focus at breakneck speeds and jumping on people's bonnets in ASDA car parks because Starsky & Hutch is due to be unleashed onto the PlayStation 2, PC CD-ROM, Xbox, GameCube and Game Boy Advance. Check the new batch of PS2 screens ...

Acclaim Signs 'Alias' Action Adventure For XB/PS2/NGC

by Thomas on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 5:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Acclaim Entertainment today announced that it has signed an agreement with Disney Interactive for the rights to publish video games based on ABC Television's hit drama series, "Alias." Currently in its second season, "Alias" is one of television's most critically acclaimed series. The "Alias" video game is currently being developed by Acclaim's Cheltenham studio and is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2003 across all of the next-generation gaming platforms.

'UNITY' (NGC) Lionhead Studios New Project

by Thomas on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 2:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lionhead Studios is delighted to announce a collaborative project between two of the games industry's most respected veterans, Peter Molyneux and Jeff Minter... Lionhead Studios will work closely with Minter on a new game, "Unity" which is being developed for the Nintendo Gamecube, a new development platform for Lionhead Studios. Day to day development of Unity will take place in Minter's welsh studio, but he will have access to all Lionhead resources including audio, game testing, production and PR.

BioWare Is Hiring!

by Thomas on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 2:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Looking for a job in the gaming industry? Here's your chance! BioWare Corp. is hiring for a number of positions in Art, Production, Design, Programming, Sound, Community Development, and Quality Assurance! Find out more below!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 12:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PC Preview - 'Pro Race Driver'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 12:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Codemasters is promising the most immersive racing experience ever by enveloping gamers in the heart of a global racing championship with the announcement of Pro Race Driver. Retaining the series' core values of close-contact racing with real cars, real teams, real track, real drivers and an astounding damage engine, Pro Race Driver introduces a character-based narrative and episodic storyline. The game blends real world global championships with a fictional cast. Read more to find out wether the game will deliver!

Xbox Review - 'Panzer Dragoon Orta'

by Justin on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 12:04 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Years ago, a legacy was born that ruled the skies. As time passed and memory grew dim, distant times progressed from History into Legend. Now, the era of human prosperity has come to a grinding halt, with all but a few pockets of civilisation destroyed by years of devastating battles. The population clings precariously to the brink of extinction, scattered across the desolate land, living in the darkest age in history. A new Empire rules with an iron grip, and a band of rebels begins a revolt in an attempt to become masters of their destiny once again. As the world is engulfed in the flames of war, a mysterious girl on the Dragoon becomes mankind's only hope and stands alone against the empire. Her name is ORTA.