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PS2 Review - 'Pride FC'

by The Cookie Snatcher on March 5, 2003 @ 11:36 p.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Pride FC pits the top fighters in the world from several different combative sports including wrestling, karate, judo, kick-boxing, and others into one ring under the same rules. The philosophy of Pride, known as ValeTudo, is the acceptance of any technique of any school of combat. Pride is the survival of the strongest. Not the strongest in a specific genre, but the strongest of all combative sports, period. Read more to know if it's a knock out or wether we got knocked out!

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 11:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Slow news evening so only a few new trailers for various games were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • PlanetSide (SOE)
  • Strike Fighter (Strategy First)
  • Apache Air Assault (Activision)

    Read more for download links ...

'VIETCONG' Weapons Unveiled

by Thomas on March 5, 2003 @ 10:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The official site for Vietcong is updated with new information and some weapon screens.. Read how Pterodon recreated each weapon from the Vietnam war, and their account of the work carried out incorporating each gun into the game. They've included some interesting facts about US and VC weapons as well as a number of military items taken from the game.

'EverQuest' Continues Exponential Growth

by Thomas on March 5, 2003 @ 10:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online gaming, announced today that it has seen significant growth in the number of simultaneous user base and recently set a new record of 118,000 simultaneous players, almost four years after the game was launched. In addition, the company is opening a brand new EverQuest server, Maelin Starpyre, and for the first time ever, will offer full character transfers from existing servers including all equipment, acquired items and experience. Transfers are subject to certain restrictions.

'New World Order' - New Demo Expected

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 6:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Project 3 just let us know that there will be a New World Order official demo for the U.S. release, and it will be available within a couple of days. The demo will feature the Druglord Villa level which was in the E.U. release plus a completely new map called Restaurant. Both maps will be in the U.S. release, while E.U. players will have the opportunity to add the map to their full game by a separate download. The demo will have both singleplayer and multiplayer modes included. And of course we will have it available right here for download. In the meantime check out the revamped Project3 website.

'Neverwinter Nights' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 3:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

BioWare has released a new patch for Neverwinter Nights, updating their role playing game to v1.29. This upgrade fixes the NPC warping issue, fixes the DM Client player display list, and also fixes an issue with tags > 32 characters Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'C&C Generals' Patch Coming Next Week - Details

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 2:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Noticed on BluesNews that Renegade Generals has news & details from EA's Harvard Bonin on the next planned patch for C&C Generals. According to the post we could expect it early next week. Read more for details if you want to know what they are working on...

'Shadowbane' Goes Gold - Trailer

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 2:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment announced today that Shadowbane, the ground breaking massively-multiplayer online (MMO) game for both PC and Macintosh, has gone gold. Shadowbane has been designed and developed by Wolfpack Studios, based in Austin, Texas, and will be hosted and operated by ubi.com. Shadowbane makes its triumphant journey to retail shelves on March 25. Read more for details as well links for a new trailer ...

'New World Order' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 2:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Project 3 has once again released a new patch for their team-based tactical shooter New World Order. This upgrades your European retail copy to v1.4, no specific details are available at this point. I would assume the recently gone gold North Americna version will be in stores as 1.4. Read more for links where to grab the goods ...

Hercules Launches 'Smart TV Satellite'

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 11:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hercules is proud to announce the release of the latest entry in its Smart TV range of TV cards: Smart TV Satellite. Designed for high-quality digital satellite reception on PC (DVB-S standard), the card features digital MPEG-2 VCR and time shifting functions and is fully Pay-TV compatible.

CDV Media Frenzy - Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 11:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today CDV has released a batch of new screens for several of their upcoming titles. We have the goodies on :

  • Breed
  • Panzers
  • Vultures (Xbox)
  • No Man's Land

    Read more to check them out!

'IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles' - Now Available In Stores

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 10:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced that the highly anticipated World War II combat flight simulation IL-2: Forgotten Battles has shipped to retailers in North America.

Kemco In Pursuit Of Game Acquisitions At GDC

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 10:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

On the heals of signing a game publishing deal with leading U.K. video game developer Bits Studio Ltd., global video game publisher, Kemco U.S.A., INC., announced today that it is on a mission at this week’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Jose to acquire additional externally-developed game properties. Director of R&D for Kemco, Colin Gordon will be attending the show and will be reachable to prospective game developers.

Sammy Studios Appoints New C.F.O

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 10:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sammy Studios Inc. today announced that Rick Olafsson has been appointed to the position of chief financial officer. Rick comes to Sammy Studios after having served financial management positions in high-tech and interactive entertainment at such companies as Mattel Inc., eParties.com, and most recently TheBrain Technologies Corporation.

'Line of Sight: Vietnam' - Invading Stores

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 10:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames today announced the release of Line of Sight: Vietnam, the "next installment in Infogrames' repertoire of authentic military games with pick up and playability, coupled with an affordable price point". Developed by nFusion Interactive LLC, this FPS "follow the story of a young sniper assigned by the U.S. Army to the 5th Special Forces compound in Kontum, Vietnam".

'Salammbo' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 10:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Cryo under the direction of artist Philippe Druillet, and based on Gustave Flaubert's novel, Salammbo is a 'point & click' adventure game set 3 centuries before B.C. You play the role of Spendius, who must "venture into the war against Carthage, solve ancient riddles and unleash hell on the Lone Mounts". Today we bring you the multi-language demo, allowing you to try out the first chapter of the game. Salammbo is published in Europe by The Adventure Company (thanks Gamershell). Read more for download links ...

Game Industry Veterans Launch 'Skylab Entertainment'

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 9:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today a team of game industry veterans announced the launch of Skylab Entertainment, a new game development studio in Austin, Texas. Skylab's founders include original team members from game developer Ritual Entertainment and publisher Gathering of Developers. Skylab Entertainment is dedicated to developing the next generation of interactive entertainment for tomorrow's gaming systems, and is hard at work on their first, unannounced title.

'Will Rock' - Website & Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 9:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the top 10 video game publishers in the world, today launched a new website for the upcoming first-person shooter, Will Rock at www.will-rock.com. In addition to tons of information about the game, the site also features a trailer, brand new screens, videos of in-game action, and extras such as downloadable desktops. Read more for the screens ...

'Grom' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV has issued a new patch for their top-down 3D action role-playing game upgrading your retail Grom to v1.3. This release fixes graphics issues in the game's later missions, as well as a few other glitches occuring on older hardware (thanks GamesWeb).

'Eve Online: The Second Genesis' - Game Delay & Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 8:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crowd Control Productions, developer of the highly anticipated massive multiplayer online game (MMOG) "Eve Online: The Second Genesis" announced today this PC game will ship May 6, 2003 in North America and Europe. EVE ONLINE will allow more than 100,000 gamers to play in a single universe that will not be broken into "shards." No other MMOG has attained this many simultaneous users. EVE ONLINE is being published simultaneously in North America by Viacom unit Simon & Schuster Interactive, and in Europe by Crucial Entertainment. Read more for details and a new batch of spacelicious screens ...

'Ape Escape 2' - Downloadable Desktop Ape

by Thomas on March 5, 2003 @ 7:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

To celebrate the release of Ape Escape 2, the official website is offering a cool downloadable Desktop Ape for PC users. Just go to www.apeescape2.com from March 10th and download your free ape who will deliver news, hints, tips and fun facts to users over the coming month... More about this Oo-oo game below!

More GBA SP Accessories

by Thomas on March 5, 2003 @ 7:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Radica - the company behind Gamester, the UK's leading video games accessories brand - have unveiled the first products in a brand new high quality range of accessories exclusively for Nintendo's Game Boy Advance SP. The range includes a Kit Bag, the N-Case SP console case, the Game Case, a three-strong accessory Starter Kit and an Ultimate Essentials pack. All of these products will be released this month to coincide with the UK launch of the Game Boy Advance SP on March 28th.

More Rock And Hip-Hop To Amplitude For PS2

by Thomas on March 5, 2003 @ 7:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that five additional major recording artists have agreed to provide music and video content for the upcoming rhythm-action game, Amplitude, exclusively for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. Adding to the mass-appealing music roster of Amplitude, newly signed acts include Herbie Hancock, Papa Roach, Baldwin Brothers, Production Club, and Manchild. These artists will join other major recording artists on the Amplitude roster that include blink 182, David Bowie, Dieselboy, Freezepop, Garbage, Logan 7, Mekon, Quarashi, and Weezer. Developed by Harmonix Music Systems, Amplitude allows players to become a rhythmical DJ and jam with more than 25 diverse songs in virtual, vibrant, interactive musical environments while mixing and remixing hit songs during offline and online gameplay.

Game Boy Advance SP Is Everyone's Spring Fling

by Thomas on March 5, 2003 @ 7:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As the country gears up for Spring Break, Nintendo heightens the anticipation for Nintendo's Game Boy Advance SP (GBA SP) through a marketing initiative targeting teens and college students, as well as an advertising program highlighting the "Brilliance" of GBA SP. In advance of its March 23 launch, GBA SP will begin to make appearances via extensive print and broadcast advertising, plus consumer sampling cameos at some of the nation's coolest "hot spots."

Activision Value's 'Apache Air Assault' Lands At Retail Shelves

by Thomas on March 5, 2003 @ 7:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision Value Publishing, a division of Activision, Inc. is launching a first strike against the competition with "Apache Air Assault", a first-person combat-action flight game for the PC. At the controls of the legendary AH-64 Apache, players will be able to pound hard targets and tanks into submission and engage in air combat with hostile aircraft. "Apache Air Assault" is currently available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $19.99 and carries a rating of "T" for teen by the ESRB, with a descriptor for violence.

'Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22' - Ships March 25

by Thomas on March 5, 2003 @ 7:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

What do you get when you cross a vintage Dragon Ball Z fighting experience with a highly collectible import from Japan? A game that has been a global hit and is now coming to America, compliments of Infogrames, Inc. Infogrames announced today the upcoming release of the much-anticipated Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22 for the PlayStation game console. With an MSRP of $19.95, Ultimate Battle 22 is set to ship in America on March 25.

'Face of Mankind' - Site Update

by Thomas on March 5, 2003 @ 6:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The official site for Face of Mankind is updated with four new screenshots and the short story section has been expanded. Community member Veladon Fireheart just completed his fan-fic consisting of three parts. A real intriguing view inside the G.I.S. and their enemies. Additionally another story, exclusively for the German fans, has been added by community member Oni-sama. Visit the short story section.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 1:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PS2 Preview - 'Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on March 5, 2003 @ 12:59 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Now is your chance to fulfill Dr. John Hammond’s dream by successfully designing and managing the ultimate dinosaur theme park. Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis allows gamers to create the most amazing theme park he world has ever seen. As the first ever fully 3D action-sim, Operation Genesis gives players two games in one. Either build the ultimate dinosaur theme park or engage in 12 action-packed missions that will truly test your gaming skills. Dream it. Build it. Survive it. This truly is Jurassic Park... your way! We had a near final build and decided to let loose the dino's! Read more and find out what happened next!

PC Review - 'World Of Outlaws : Sprint Cars'

by Justin on March 5, 2003 @ 12:13 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Feel the power of World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars 2002. Hurtle around the track at speeds in excess of 170 Mph as you race your way to the sprint car hall of fame! With jaw dropping graphics, realistic physics, and boundless white knuckle action, World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars 2002 will take your breath away. So you have what it takes to master the meanest machines on wheels? Read more and find out!