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'Street Racing Syndicate' (PS2/Xbox/NGC) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 1:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Street Racing Syndicate captures all the competition, lifestyle, and action of real illegal and underground street racing. Nights filled with high-risk, nitrous-injected, illegal racing on real city streets. Money and respect always on the line. Cops lurking behind every sharp turn. Customizing cars with authentic parts, cool paint, and anything else bought or won. From hot cars with lifelike physics and damage, to beautiful models picked from the pages of today's top import magazines, to booming bass, big bets, and illegal and sanctioned events, Street Racing Syndicate is the first game ever to deliver the real world of street racing.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost' - Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 1:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost will provide players with extremely dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where players are to oppose dangerous and wise enemies, a large set of multifarious weaponry, possibility to control various machinery, incredible detailing and game world interactivity, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, a well-balanced multiplayer with numerous modes: DeathMatch, CTF, Cooperative, various team games and much more. Another Friday, another website update. Check out these screens ..

'Postal 2' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 1:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Whiptail Interactive & Running With Scissors announced today that "Postal 2" has gone gold. Sequel to the notorious original, this iteration of the envelope-pushing franchise puts players once again in the well-worn shoes of the hair-trigger Postal Dude. POSTAL 2 operates on Epic's Unreal Warfare Engine and benefits from a host of new features including: fully-explorable open-ended 3D environments, innovative first person shooter action and interaction with well over a hundred unique non-playable characters (NPC's) including Gary Coleman (Arnold from 80's TV show 'Different Strokes'). Expect it in stores April 14th.

'Midnight Club II' (PS2) - Trailer

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 12:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Midnight Club II moves racing games from tracks to the city streets. The world's most notorious drivers meet each night in three of the world’s greatest cities - LA, Paris, and Tokyo, driving the latest performance enhanced cars and bikes and competing head-to-head to make a name for themselves. Now it's your turn. There are no rules. Drive anywhere in the city. Find the fastest route, and win the car. read more to download the new trailer voiced over by none other than legendary Hip-Hop superstar DJ, Funkmaster Flex.

'Combat Mission: Afrika Korps' Announced - Details & Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 12:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Combat Mission: Afrika Korps (CMAK) is the latest game in the award winning Combat Mission series. Based on the same engine as Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin (Wargame of the Year 2003 - Computer Gaming World), it introduces a number of important upgrades and changes relevant for the fighting in the North African deserts, the Italian mountains and the island of Crete, such as multi-turreted tanks, dust and smoke kicked up by moving vehicles and much more. Combat Mission: Afrika Korps (CMAK) moves the focus to three new regions of conflict. North Africa from 1940-43. Italy (including Sicily) from 1943-45 and Crete in 1941.

'Humvee Assault' - Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 11:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Track down and eliminate dangerous forces from behind the wheel of the world’s most relied upon front-line vehicle — the Humvee. Whether rumbling through a sun-baked desert, steaming tropical jungle or frozen tundra, it’s up to you to deliver a knockout punch to America’s enemies. With simple pick-up-and-play controls and immediate arcade-style action, this is your war to win. This is Humvee Assault! Read more for details and a few hi-res screens ...

'Worms 3' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 10:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Worms 3 will utilise the full power afforded by next-generation platforms, featuring ground-breaking fully deformable landscape technology, and will continue the wild humor and intensive, addictive fun that gamers expect from the Worms franchise. Worms 3 will showcase a raft of new gameplay features, while retaining all the familiar chaos of the original titles, complete with bizarre power-ups, loopy weaponry, and crazy cartoon graphics -- in both single and multi-player modes. Check out these 12 new wormelicious screens ..

Activision & Valve Announce Multi-Title Publishing Partnership

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 10:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Already revealed a few days ago but now its official. Activision, Inc. and Valve, L.L.C. jointly announced today a strategic partnership that grants Activision exclusive worldwide publishing rights to upcoming games created by the premiere PC game developer. The multi-title agreement underscores Activision's commitment to partner with top development talent and will expand the company's PC portfolio.

Hercules Reveals Their New 'XPS 2.100' Speakers

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 10:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Hercules send us some details of their new upcoming speakers, the XPS 2.100 and it suffices to say they look awesome. The speakers are made with neodymium, a new material with a higher magnetic value than ferriet used in most traditional speakers (for the tech savvy people neodymium has 12.000 Gaus vs. 4,200 Gaus in ferriet magnets). This allowed Hercules to make a small neodymium speaker that has as much power as big ferriet speakers. Apart from that you can also attach them to the walls. Read more for some screens and details ...

'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 9:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation game, you become a CSI agent working alongside Gil Grissom, Catherine Willows and the rest of the CSI team. A classic, first-person adventure, the CSI game will test players' nerves and intellect as they question witnesses, examine crime scenes, and analyze evidence utilizing the latest in forensic equipment. UbiSoft has released the first patch for their recently released CSI. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.01 and fixes minor logic bugs hindering players getting 100% scores. Read more for download links ..

Strong Sales Surge For Nintendo

by Thomas on April 4, 2003 @ 5:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Riding the crest of three hit product launches, Nintendo of America Inc. currently claims the best selling console game, the best selling portable games, and the best selling hardware system in America. Since coming to market within a week of each other in late March, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker for Nintendo GameCube, Pokemon Ruby Version and Pokemon Sapphire Version for Game Boy Advance, and the new flip-top, front-lit Game Boy Advance SP portable system have leaped to the top of their respective sales charts. The new Zelda game set a Nintendo record with more than 600,000 copies pre-sold to consumers before its March 24 launch date, and retailers now are quickly burning through the entire initial North American shipment of 1.1 million games. In the same period, sales rates for Nintendo GameCube hardware have jumped 20 percent.

'Railroad Tycoon 3' Announced

by Thomas on April 4, 2003 @ 5:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take-Two Interactive today announced another sequel in the award winning Railroad Tycoon series. Published by Take-Two's Gathering label and developed by the Company's internally owned PopTop Software studio, Railroad Tycoon 3 for the PC will be available in Fall 2003.

'British Airports' Volume 1, 2, 3, 4 - Screens

by Thomas on April 4, 2003 @ 4:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

An airport expansion series that breaks the mould! From the smallest to the largest, you'll find Britain's airports modelled with a care and attention to detail that's second to none. With interactive docking systems at busy international terminals, cars parked beside grass strips and all the airports in their correct geographical locations, your flights around South-East England will be a genuine transport of delight. Even military airfields are modelled and the detail in some airports extends down to authentic static and AI traffic, passengers in terminals and even potted plants!

NovaWorld Games Network Expands

by Thomas on April 4, 2003 @ 3:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Entertainment software developer and publisher NovaLogic, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract to add an additional 100 mbits/sec of bandwidth to the NovaWorld Games Network, increasing the quality of the service provided to users.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 12:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Street Legal Racing' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Street Legal Racing is a high-octane streetcar creation simulation for the PC where players experience the exhilaration of creating their own street legal machines and then pushing them to the limit in no-holds-barred street races for money, parts and the pink slips to their cars. Hungarian developer Invictus has issued a new patch for Street Legal, updating their budget-priced racing simulation to version 3. This release brings improved handling and physics, skidmarks, improved control options, crash fixes, enhanced sound, and more. Read more for download links ...

PS2 Preview - 'Colin McRae Rally 3'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on April 4, 2003 @ 12:20 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Visually Colin McRae Rally will be a feast of cars, stages and countryside with the Ford Focus RS World Rally Car returning as the lead car. The in-game Focus is being designed to feature fully moving working parts, such as suspension, and the enhanced damage engine will result in a totally destructible car - panels can be ripped off and punctured as well as dented. We love a good racing game, so read more and find out what the final verdict is on this one. Expected in stores in aprox. 2 weeks (already availabe in Europe).

PS2 Review - 'All-Star Baseball 2004'

by Hank on April 4, 2003 @ 12:11 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The #1 baseball game just got better! Like Derek Jeter, All-Star Baseball 2004 is the game "with all the tools." With the most realistic simulation ever, easier to play functionality, and the same all around skill set that makes Derek the leader and winner he is, ASB 2004 truly is the game with all the tools. Does it live up to the hype? Read more and find out!