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Microsoft Vs. Sony - Kicking Off Price War II

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 6:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

On August 28, Sony announced that it would lower the price of its PlayStation 2 games console to E249-259/GBP169.99 across Europe. Within hours, Microsoft countered by cutting the price of its Xbox to E249/GBP159.99. Interesting read/opinions ...

CDV's NON-ECTS LineUp - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 6:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

One of the big "missing" companies at the ECTS 2002 is German CDV. For some odd reason, they are NOT there ... that of course did not stop them from sending out some screens to show off their upcoming titles, such as :

  • Neocron
  • No Mans Land
  • Project Nomads
  • Blitzkrieg
  • Cossacks : Back To War
  • Imperium Galactica 3 : Genesis
  • Combat Missions 2
  • American Conquest

UbiSoft's ECTS 2002 LineUp - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 5:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft is priding themselves on a strong PC title lineup and released some more screens ... nothing surprising and some of the screens look real familiar, but for the people who havent seen them yet .. here's another chance to check out :

  • Splinter Cell
  • Rainbow 6 : Ravenshield
  • XIII

Gio Gio's Bizarre Adventure Comes To PS2

by Thomas on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 5:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom Eurosoft today confirmed its intention to bring the popular Japanese comic book, Gio Gio's Bizarre Adventure to the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system with Gio Gio's Bizarre Adventure. Based on the massively popular Japanese comic book series by Hirohiko Araki, Gio Gio's Bizarre Adventure uses the graphical technique of 'cell-shading' to effectively bring the comic book alive. This latest instalment not only brings huge visual advancements to the series, but to the action game arena as well. Through enhanced game play mechanics, distinctive challenges and a stylistic 3-D art style, Capcom has created a new face in action games. Gio Gio's Bizarre Adventure is scheduled for a European this December. Screens and features below!

Resident Evil 0 (GC) - New Screens & Features

by Thomas on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 5:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom Eurosoft today confirmed that it plans to release Resident Evil 0 (Zero) for the Nintendo GameCube in early 2003. Resident Evil 0 is the prequel to Resident Evil, the game that started it all. Utilising the GameCube's advanced processing power, Resident Evil 0 promises to amaze players with flawless animation, living environments and the best graphics in a video game ever! Created by Shinji Mikami, Capcom's master of horror, the Resident Evil series is now exclusive to Nintendo's GameCube system and ready to scare fans around the world. The Resident Evil series has sold more than 20 million copies since its introduction in 1996. "Early 2003" is the release date, so you may have to reconfigure your letter to Santa slightly.

ECTS PS2 Screenshot Mix

by Thomas on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

More PlayStation 2 screens is rolling in from the ECTS. Check out some nice shots from following games:

  • The Lost
  • The Sum Of All Fears
  • Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc
  • UFC: Throwdown
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon

'Bandits' - New Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 11:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GRIN has been developing BANDITS behind closed doors for over a year and PAN Vision plan to release the action game BANDITS in October 2002. The player is thrown into a Mad Max-like environment where the survival of the fittest is decided by vehicle combat. A story driven action game where the handling of gears and guns decides your fate. Check out 15 grabs of that car combat game that was being played across three screens at ECTS.

Namco Deal (XB/NGC)

by Thomas on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 11:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts the world’s leading interactive entertainment software company, today officially announced plans to publish a number of top franchises for Namco Limited on the NINTENDO GAMECUBE and the Xbox video game system from Microsoft across PAL territories. Amongst the titles included in the agreement are the eagerly awaited Dead to Rights exclusive to the Xbox platform and the return of the successful Pac-Man and Soul Calibur franchises. The first games are to be released for the upcoming Christmas season.

New ECTS XBOX Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

There is a lot of screens dropping in from ECTS and now we serve up some xbox candy for your viewing pleasure:

  • Myst III: Exile
  • Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance
  • Shadow of Memories
  • Silent Hill 2 Inner Fears
  • Pro Tennis WTA Tour

    Update: Following new screens is added

  • XIII
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon

1C Company's ECTS 2002 LineUp - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

1C company is presenting some of their PC games at the ECTS 2002 in London... Serving up today we have

  • Borderzone
  • Mechminds
  • Perimeter
  • Spanking Runners
  • RC Cars
  • WW II RTS

IL-2 Sturmovik: The Forgotten Battles - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In addition to the new campaigns set on the Finnish and Hungarian fronts and new single and multiplayer missions, several new playable and AI controlled Russian, German and British aircraft will be featured in IL-2 Sturmovik: The Forgotten Battles. A bunch of new screens to show you the goods! Njoy!

UT2003 Comes With Maya Personal Learning Edition

by Thomas on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 8:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alias|Wavefront, an SGI company, today announced that its Maya Personal Learning Edition software will be distributed with the highly-anticipated PC game, Unreal Tournament 2003 (UT2003), developed by Digital Extremes in collaboration with Epic Games, Inc. and distributed by Infogrames, Inc. Each UT2003 box will contain a copy of Maya Personal Learning Edition and a special plug-in jointly developed by Epic and San Francisco-based Secret Level, Inc. This plug-in will allow dedicated game players/developers (MOD makers) to build and export game objects and characters to the game engine.

Prowler Announces 'StarLock' Beta Test Signup Date

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 4:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prowler Productions is pleased to announce that beta tester signup for their upcoming Sci-Fi MMORPG StarLock will begin October 1st. Beta testing itself is slated to start November 1st with the final public release of StarLock planned for January 1st. Please stay tuned for more information on StarLock and on how to register for the beta test as the October 1st signup draws closer. In the meantime, those looking to learn more about StarLock can visit the official website.

Ubi Soft Ships 'Sabrina The Teenage Witch: Potion Commotion'

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 4:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced that it has shipped Sabrina The Teenage Witch: Potion Commotion for the Game Boy Advance to U.S. retail stores. Sabrina The Teenage Witch: Potion Commotion finds Sabrina in an action adventure quest to save the day using all of her magical abilities. Featuring platform action, puzzles and addictive mini games, Sabrina The Teenage Witch: Potion Commotion has an MSRP of $29.99.

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 4:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami is to follow-up its immensely successful sci-fi action PlayStation 2 title Zone of the Enders and the recently released Zone of the Enders: Fist of Mars for Game Boy Advance with a greatly expanded PlayStation 2 epic, entitled The 2nd Runner. Check these 20+ new screens ...

'Blade Mistress' Goes Open BETA

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 1:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aggressive Game Designs has just made its new MMORPG, Blade Mistress, available for all players during a free open BETA period. Blade Mistress is a server-centric, ultra-low bandwidth, persistent world, massively multiplayer, 3D graphical fantasy role-playing game.

Arxel Tribe's ECTS Lineup - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2002 @ 11:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Arxel Tribe is rolling out a few very impressive looking games at the ECTS 2002 ... We got all the goodies for you from :

  • Galdiators
  • Mistmare
  • Ring II
  • Hannibal

3DO's ECTS Screens (PC/PS2/GBA/NGC/XBX)

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2002 @ 10:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Now up on deck is 3DO and its ECTS lineup. Be aware there is ALOT of screens, so be patient... The candy is from following games:

  • Heroes of Might and Magic IV: The Gathering Storm (PC)
  • Army Men: Sarge's War (Gamecube)
  • Army Men: Turf Wars (GBA)
  • Cubix Showdown(Gamecube/PS2)
  • Jacked (GC PS2 Xb)
  • Street Racing Syndicate (GC PS2 Xb)
  • Army Men: Air Combat "The Elite Missions" (Gamecube)

ECTS Playstation2 Mania - Screens Part #2

by Thomas on Aug. 29, 2002 @ 10:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Here you have some more PlayStation 2 screens from the ECTS. Check out some nice shots from following games:

  • Pro Tennis WTA Tour
  • Silent Hill 3
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2
  • Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance
  • Evolution Snowboarding
  • Evolution Skateboarding

GBA ECTS Screen Gallery #2

by Thomas on Aug. 29, 2002 @ 9:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

More screens.. This time we got even more Nintendo GBA ECTS screens to show you all. The candy is from following games:

  • Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance
  • Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX
  • Deadly Skies
  • Disney Sports Football
  • Disney Sports Skateboarding
  • ISS Pro Evolution 2
  • Frogger Advance: The Great Quest
  • Silent Scope