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NGC Review - 'Burnout 2: Point of Impact'

by The Cookie Snatcher on May 28, 2003 @ 11:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Gamecube fans can leave their sanity at the starting grid and prepare for the white-knuckle ride of their life. The Gamecube version of Burnout 2: Point of Impact boasts major improvements and is all set to take pole position as the best driving game on the console, taking the genre to a new level, with stunning graphics, white-knuckle foot-to-the-floor gameplay and improved crash-scene carnage. Read more and find out what the jury thought of it ...

'Colin McRae Rally 04' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2003 @ 10:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Colin McRae Rally 04 will have players driving on the very edge of control as the series' sublime car handling combines with new championships, new single and multiplayer gaming modes, and unique car part testing challenges to win advanced technology for your car. A batch of new screens just rolled in ...

'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory' - Addon Available NOW

by Rainier on May 28, 2003 @ 7:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As mentioned earlier we now have the Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory available for download. The free class-based multiplayer game comes with six maps and we have in in Win/Linux versions. You do not need Return to Castle Wolfenstein to play it and this is totally free! Read more for download links and let the madness begin!

'3DO' Says Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

by Rainier on May 28, 2003 @ 7:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Video game publisher 3DO Co. on Wednesday said it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and would seek to either sell the company or its assets. Redwood City, California-based 3DO, which has struggled to gain a foothold in the competitive games business and has relied on Chief Executive Trip Hawkins for funding of late, said it filed for bankruptcy protection in federal court in northern California (thanks HomeLAN).

Lock 'N Load Ships To Stores

by Rainier on May 28, 2003 @ 3:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Highly anticipated, Mark H. Walker's Lock 'N Load: Forgotten Heroes Vietnam will begin shipping today, Wednesday, the 28th of May. Due to the overwhelming interest in Shrapnel Games' first boardgame it is expected that all pr-release copies may not go out until Monday, the 2nd of June. Lock 'N Load: Forgotten Heroes Vietnam is a fast moving, fun to play, tactical level game of small unit actions in the Vietnam War. While players will find it to be an accurate depiction of squad level combat you won't have to wade through a hundred pages of rules to play. In fact, you'll be up and playing after reading less than a dozen pages of rules!

'Devastation' - Singleplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 28, 2003 @ 10:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Arush has released the Singleplayer demo of Devastation, featuring two levels from the full game allowing you to blast their way through the levels South Urbia and Transit. Take control of Flynn and lead the Resistance through the war-torn streets of South Urbia as you fight your way to the Conformists hideout, then lead your team in a back and forth battle in a dirty subway system called Transit, dodging P*Laser fire that will burn you to a crisp in seconds. Read more for download links ...

'Tork' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2003 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A furious, fast-paced action game, "Tork" introduces a fearless caveboy hero who uses magical powers to transform himself into a bulldozing yeti, an armor-plated armadillo or a swift flying squirrel on a mission through time. Developer Tiwak presented a playable version at the E3 and here are 20+ screens for you to enjoy!

'Dead To Rights' (Xbox) Goes Platinum

by Rainier on May 28, 2003 @ 9:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco proudly announced today that the company’s high-impact title, Dead to Rights, has qualified and is now a Platinum Hits title with an MSRP of $19.95. "We're incredibly excited and honored to have Dead to Rights entered into the Xbox's Platinum Hits program”, declares producer Andre Emerson. “With a lower price point, we hope that even more gamers can experience Jack Slate's one-man-war against crime in the tough streets of Grant City." Inspired by Hong Kong action movies, classic film noir style and hardboiled detective novels, Dead To Rights stars action hero, Jack Slate, a good cop in a bad city, forced to be a fugitive as he fights for his life and searches for his father’s killers. Dead to Rights features more than a dozen game mechanics including diving, rolling, punching, kicking, and lethally disarming enemies in a variety of over-the-top ways.

'Pirates of the Caribbean' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2003 @ 9:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Pirates of the Caribbean game transports players to the 17th Century where they can experience life as a pirate in any way they see fit," said executive producer Todd Vaughn. "Whether they want to be feared by all and welcome nowhere, or just enjoy compelling missions or a life at sea, we're creating a game that fits their gameplay style. A few new PC/Xbox screens, check them out!

'Panzers' - Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2003 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stormregion, who have previously developed highly acclaimed S.W.I.N.E., made massive tanks a crucial element in this tactical combat action title set in World War II. Russian, German and Allied troops fight in three campaigns and more than 30 breath taking single player missions. Over a hundred authentic 3D vehicles are at disposal as well as a wide range of ground troops. Check these new screens showing off some exploding tanks and rocket launchers in action! Check them out!

'The Incredible Hulk' (GBA) Available In Stores

by Rainier on May 28, 2003 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games is putting gamers inside the skin of Marvel Comics' mean green wrecking machine with the release of The Incredible Hulk for GBA to retail stores nationwide. Based on the original silver age The Incredible Hulk comic series, the game allows players to relive the classic origin and early battles of the Hulk as they go to toe-to-toe with arch-villains such as the Abomination, the Executioner and the Leader. Developed by Pocket Studios, The Incredible Hulk has been rated "E" by the ESRB and carries a descriptor for violence. The game is currently available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $29.99.

'Speed Kings' (PS2/NGC) Weaves Through Traffic Races Into Stores

by Rainier on May 28, 2003 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turning traffic-filled streets into a high-speed, two-wheeled obstacle course, Acclaim, today announced that it has shipped Speed Kings for the PlayStation2 and GameCube. An arcade-style motorcycle racing game, Speed Kings features adrenaline-infused tricks, stunts and combat, as well as hidden features and dangerous speeds. Gamers will need nerves of steel and lightning fast reflexes if they are to survive the danger on the road and be crowned the ultimate "Speed King."

'Mistmare' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 28, 2003 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Arxel Tribe/Sinister Systems have released the promised update patch for their 3D role-playing adventure Mistmare. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.51 and addresses a couple of crash problems. Since this patch only updates a pair of code library files it is valid for the demo as well as the full game. Read more for detailed fix list and download links...

'Bloody Roar Extreme' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on May 28, 2003 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of America shipped Bloody Roar Extreme for Xbox to retails outlets nationwide. Players choose from one of 14 fighters that have the ability to transform into legendary creatures such as the Phoenix or savage animals like the Lion. Characters in this altered state can unleash powerful attacks and combo moves. Bloody Roar Extreme includes a full 3D combat system with aerial juggles and chains. Players can also unlock hidden game modes and additional characters - including a mystery fighter exclusive to Xbox. Includes seven gameplay modes and 10 destructible arenas.

'Outlaw Volleyball' (Xbox) Star 'Summer' Opens Website

by Rainier on May 28, 2003 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today that "Summer," one of the stars of the forthcoming Xbox game "Outlaw Volleyball" has launched her fan site called "DearSummer.com." Located at www.dearsummer.com, fans can interact with their favorite adult entertainer and some of her friends including 'El Suave,' 'Country Clem,' 'Harley,' and 'Ice Trey' ("Outlaw Volleyball" is rated "M" or "Mature" by the ESRB; Shipping: Late June 2003 for Xbox). You can also check the latest Outlaw Volleyball trailer right here!

'Zanzarah: The Hidden Portal' (PS2/Xbox/NGC) Announced

by Rainier on May 28, 2003 @ 8:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xicat Interactive have announced its plans to bring the mystical adventure title, Zanzarah: The Hidden Portal to the PlayStation2, the Xbox, and the GameCube. Xicat is re-creating the well-received and critically acclaimed PC franchise with the help of Virtuacraft Limited. Xicat hopes the title's broad appeal, varied gameplay, and stunning visuals will tame the hearts of console gamers everywhere.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on May 28, 2003 @ 1:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • SWAT: Global Strike Team - E3 Trailer
  • The Hobbit - E3 Trailer
  • Hunter The Reckoning Redeemer - E3 Trailer
  • Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward - E3 Trailer
  • Outlaw Volleyball: Spike or Die - E3 Trailer
  • Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike - E3 Trailer
  • Summer Heat Beach Volleyball- E3 Trailer


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Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on May 28, 2003 @ 12:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xbox Review - 'Enter The Matrix'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on May 28, 2003 @ 12:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Enter the Matrix is the story-within-the-story. It features awesome gunplay and spectacular martial arts that bend the rules of the Matrix, as well as insane driving and stunts, and the chance to pilot the fastest hovercraft in the fleet. This game isn’t just set in the Matrix universe – it’s an integral part of the entire Matrix experience, weaving in and out of the highly anticipated 2nd installment in the film trilogy, The Matrix Reloaded. Our resident Matrix fanatic took the game for a spin, read more and find out what his thoughts were about it ...