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'Beyblade: Super Tournament Battle' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 11:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beybladers can build their own powerful spinning tops, add the spirit of the almighty Bit Beasts and enter their creations into fierce battles. Fans can play as their favorite characters and recreate historic Beyblade showdowns. It’s the ultimate Beyblade fantasy — the Super Tournament Battle!

'Rainbow Six 3: RavenShield' - New Update Patch Coming Soon

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 7:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Ravenshield website has been updated with word on an upcoming patch for their tactical, squad based FPS Ravenshield. " We've added the finishing touches to 1.31 and it is confirmed that the patch will be made available Tuesday, July 29th. Initially, the release date was set for this week but due to an addition to the patch (Windows SA Server support), it was delayed until next week" (thanks Bluesnews). Of course we'll have mirror'd when it becomes available.

New 'DirectX' Version Released

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 7:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft has released a new DirectX 9.0b End-User Runtime version for all Windows editions. You will need to use the Windows Auto Update function since it is not yet available on the official DirectX page. DirectX 9.0b includes security and performance updates. Download now to get the latest DirectX updates. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Once you have installed this item, it cannot be removed.

Rainbow Six 3: RavenShield (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 5:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Command an elite, multinational squad of special operatives against a hidden terrorist foe. In Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3, the third installment in the wildly popular Rainbow Six series, Team RAINBOW races against time to stop terror and unravel a mystery. In locations around the world, from London to the Cayman Islands to Rio de Janeiro, lead Team Rainbow in a desperate effort to battle a madman and foil his doomsday plot. Some new Xbox screens just rushed in. Check them out!

'Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 5:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon is a skillfully-woven global adventure and a landmark in interactive story-telling. George and Nico return in this epic adventure as they fight through the steaming jungles of Congo, eerie castles in Prague, the chic back-streets of Paris and the historic village of Glastonbury – amongst many other locations - to unravel the secrets of the Sleeping Dragon and save mankind from the threat of a global catastrophe. A ton of new screens ...

'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 2:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time takes place within an exotic, mysterious world representing Persian architecture, animals and attire. After his father invades the palace of the Maharajah, the Prince, tricked by a treacherous vizier, uses a magic dagger to release the dangerous Sands of Time from an ornate hourglass. With the aid of a beautiful, mysterious, and potentially untrustworthy ally, players embody the Prince to recapture the Sands of Time and restore peace to the land. Check out the new screens ...

'Dark Fall' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 2:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced that it has shipped the chilling adventure thriller, Dark Fall - The Journal, on PC-CD.The game’s story is a simple one….Returning from work you listen to a frightened, cryptic voice message from your brother, a talented architect who is redeveloping an old railway station. You immediately make tracks for the picturesque village. On arrival, you are flung into a spooky world where an ever-present supernatural force leaves clues that will help you solve an ancient mystery….a mystery that could change the very course of history.

'Battlefield: Pirates' - New Multiplayer Map

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 11:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

If you get excited about the idea of sailing uncharted waters, searching the fog for rival ships, and maneuvering into the perfect position to lay iron unto your enemy before he can do the same to you, then you've come to the right place. Battlefield: Pirates is a mod for EA's Battlefield 1942 (and requires the latest v1.4 update patch). A new multiplayer map is now available, BlackBears Booty is a land-based "king-of-the-hill" style map for Battlefield: Pirates. Can you hold the center long enough to win?

'Hegemonia: The SOLON Heritage' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 10:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Italian based website TGMOnline was first to reveal the upcoming expansion pack for Digital Reality's space strategy game Hegemonia. Hegemonia: The Solon Heritage does not only feature new levels, ship types, and cyborg mercenaries to hire - 50 new inventions, rebalanced unit charts and an emphasis on multiplayer should enhance the Haegemonia experience. The game is slated for this fall, the exact date is to be announced later. (thanks Bluesnews). Read more to check out the first 5 screens ...

'Far Cry' - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 10:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Far Cry is set around 2020 on a set of tropical islands in the pacific. And has a strong tropical-paradise feel, scenic in its beauty, but, harbors a terrible threat. It is a mix of jungle / primal / and next-gen technology. As the player you find yourself drawn into a secretive plot involving secret research facilities with scientists involved in military genetic-research, a secret "security" force of mercenaries, and, advanced net-generation weaponry and equipment. Check these 10 screens ...

'Sacred' - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Sacred the player can choose from 6 playable characters, each with their own individual characteristics and style. The more reserved role-player might prefer the Battle Mage or the Wood Elf, while admirers of traditional fantasy characters can take on the role of the Gladiator or Dark Elf. If the player fancies a different approach then the Seraphim, a follower of the mystical Angels, or the bloodthirsty Vampiress might clench their thirst. Check out these 10 new screens ..

'Devastation' Online Graffiti Competition Winner Announced

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NovaLogic and HD Interactive today announced the winner of the Devastation online graffiti competition. The contest received a staggering response with over 1100 graffiti entries. "With such a high quality competition, choosing the winner has been a very hard process" commented European Marketing Manager Lucinda Searle "We were astounded by the high standard of art work submitted".

'Super Farm' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The life of a farmyard animal is not easy. You get born, you hang around a bit, then you're shipped off to meet a rusty end at some low-grade abattoir. Not even all the food you can eat - proper, fattening nosh, that is; not some 95 per cent fat free hippy guff - can really compensate for such a lowly existence. Consigned to such a life, what would you do? That's right: knock seven bells of the dirty stuff out of your fellow animal chums. Welcome to the world of Super Farm.

'Phantom' Unveiling Rescheduled

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infinium Labs announced today that due to the postponement of the Ultimate Gamers Expo, the unveiling of its Phantom game console will take place online at midnight on Sunday, August 17th at the official Phantom website and the the official Infinium Labs website.

'The Simpsons Hit & Run' (PC/Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

There are strange happenings in Springfield. People are missing, very mysterious crop circles are appearing, and hidden cameras are being exposed. When Homer notices a black van with a satellite dish parked outside the Simpsons house, he decides to investigate further into these odd events. What he reveals could be the biggest mystery to rock Springfield since Who Shot Mr. Burns? The Simpsons Hit & Run promises a hilarious mission based driving game with exciting out-of-the-car platform gameplay, the signature satire of The Simpsons, and the interactive world of Springfield. Check the screens ...

'Silent Storm' - Demo Coming Soon

by Thomas on July 23, 2003 @ 6:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nival Interactive's new game Silent Storm scheduled for Worldwide release on PC CD-rom in September 2003 through JoWood Productions is using the high-end real time facial animation technology by LifeMode Interactive.

UPDATE: As it turns out Nival themselves passed on word that the demo is not due for another month.

Sega Aims To Double Game Software Sales In 5 Years

by Thomas on July 23, 2003 @ 6:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Japanese video game maker Sega Corp. said Wednesday it aims to double its sales of software for popular game consoles such as Sony Corp.'s (SNE or 6758) PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Corp.'s XBox over the next five years.

BAM! And Acclaim Reach International Distribution Agreement

by Thomas on July 23, 2003 @ 5:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment, a developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software, today announced that its subsidiary, Bam Entertainment Ltd., had entered into a distribution agreement whereby Acclaim Entertainment, Ltd, a subsidiary of Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. will distribute certain forthcoming computer and video game products of BAM! within PAL territories, including Europe and Australia.

'The Great Escape' Ships For PC/PS2/Xbox

by Thomas on July 23, 2003 @ 5:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gotham Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced today that The Great Escape, based on the classic 1963 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Film, has shipped to retail outlets nationwide for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, Xbox video game system from Microsoft and PC.

'WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 3:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The drama comes to life like never before in WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain. Players can create, play and develop their own Superstar through storylines developed exclusively by the WWE. The game features enhanced gameplay elements with new match types and sensational production values that recreates all of the electricity of actual WWE programming. Players can track their progress with seasonal stats, earn money to build up Superstar abilities and unlock hidden features. Read more for some new screens ..

'Patrician III: Rise of the Hanses' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 2:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After the successes of Patrician and Patrician II, Ascaron are now preparing for the International release of the third title in the prestigious Patrician series – Patrician III: Rise of the Hanse. The Patrician series is a collection of real, mind-exercising games full of incredible depth, attention to detail, and a firm sense of traditional simulation and real-time management. Read more for details and screens ...

'The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 2:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are about to embark on a whole new videogame adventure filled with arcade-style kick-butt action that will leave you shell-shocked. TMNT continues the series' famous style of "beat 'em up" gameplay, now with cell-shaded 3D graphics, an engaging storyline, a full cast of characters, and the voices from the animated TV show. Breaking out their shells in October 2003, TMNT will be available on the PS2, Xbox, GameCube, GBA and PC. Check these new screens ...

'Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 2:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward, developed by High Voltage Software, continues the story of the successful action adventure franchise Hunter: The Reckoning. High-speed action combined with top-notch graphics translate the dark fantasy world of the White Wolf role-playing game and bring the essence of the game to life, fully submerging the player into the realm of The World of Darkness. Wayward comes to the PS2 this summer with an all new story, game-play features, weapons and terrifying monsters. Check out the new batch of screens and a new trailer featuring Father Esteban in action ....

'Dog's Life ' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 2:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Allowing the player to do anything a dog can do – from digging, chasing, fetching, herding, swimming, begging, hunting, marking territory and more (so bring along your poopie scoop!) – Dog's Life provides the opportunity to become your favourite pet! A Sims type game, but with dogs?!?! Just what the doctor ordered! Read more for some new screens ...

'Headhunter Redemption' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Maintaining law and society order is veteran Headhunter Jack Wade, older, wiser and battle hardened. At his side is the reluctant new sidekick, the rebellious street kid Leeza X. Whether ripping up the highways of the silver metropolis on a super bike or stalking the criminal masterminds of the shadowy underworld, they are led into the greatest danger of their lives and must overcome something much more sinister than a simple human threat. Each must face their darkest fears. Together they must redeem a world facing chaos...

'Advent Rising' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Advent Rising, a common legend pervades the galaxy - that of a powerful, ancient race that will one day unite the universe. Millions of cultures from vastly distant worlds revere and hallow these mythological beings known as humans. One race, the Seekers, know humans actually exist and are threatened by their potential power. Under the guise of benevolent explorers, the Seekers travel throughout the galaxy in a desperate attempt to eradicate any human society they unearth. Check out some new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 1:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PS2 Review - 'Freestyle MetalX'

by Hank on July 23, 2003 @ 1:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Freestyle MetalX features nine of the sickest riders pulling endless eye-popping tricks in stunning open environments. Pro rider legends include: Clifford "The Flyin' Hawaiian" Adoptonte, Jeff Tilton, Nate "Destroyer" Adams, Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg, Trevor Vines, "Mad" Mike Jones, Kris "The Rock" Rourke, Kenny Bartram and Ronnie "Kung Fu" Faisst. In addition, Freestyle MetalX is totally customizable, allowing gamers to choose from 16 riders, options of motocross gear and unique bike models to create the ultimate hardcore, bone-breaking freestyle motocross experience.

GBA Review - 'Jet Grind Radio'

by Justin on July 23, 2003 @ 1:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The hip-hop Dreamcast hit makes its way to the Game Boy Advance. "Jet Grind Radio" returns in true 3D, blasting through exciting and diverse levels with a complex AI engine that brings huge game levels, spanning over five different city environments, alive. The game features over 10 playable characters each with their own style, personality, and abilities. The Dreamcast game was a hit, so read more to find out whether the GBA version matches up ...

Nintendo Promotes Four Top Executives

by Thomas on July 23, 2003 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo of America Inc. has recognized four esteemed employees with promotions. Rick Flamm has been named senior vice president, legal and general counsel; Flip Morse, senior vice president, administration; Bruce Meyer, vice president, real estate and facilities; and Howard Cheng, vice president, research and development of Nintendo Technology Development Inc. (NTD).

Each executive is making a tremendous impact on Nintendo's success by contributing distinctive skills and exceptional work ethics, says Tatsumi Kimishima, president, Nintendo of America Inc. We're fortunate to have these leaders shaping our business and congratulate each of them on well-deserved promotions.

Nintendo Product Update

by Thomas on July 23, 2003 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PGA tour rookie Ben Curtis may have clinched the British Open from Tiger Woods, but does he have the chops to take Mario, Bowser or Princess Peach in the freshly groomed Toadstool Tour? On July 28, professional golfers and every would-be golfer dreaming of greener pastures will get their chance to tee-up against a collection of Nintendo characters in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, only for Nintendo GameCube. Looking at the scorecard, Nintendo is in position for another record year. Read more for the 'Highlights'..

'Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds' (Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds is a 3rd person action-adventure game based on the successful cult series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Just like the show, the adventure takes place at ground zero for all things vampire – Sunnydale, California. Developed with the show's writers as a 'lost episode' from season 5, Chaos Bleeds involves an unraveling tale in which a dimensional bleed has been enabled by Pure Evil to consume humanity once and for all. Read more to check some screens & a trailer showing off Xander in action...