'Xbox Live' Green Light On 30th November

by Thomas on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 2:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As the Xbox Live consumer beta draws to a close, thousands of gamers in the UK, France and Germany have had the chance to experience the fun and excitement of the only comprehensive online game service fully dedicated to fast-action, always-connected broadband gaming experiences. And now the fun really begins, as the Xbox Live Test Drive starts its engine and gets ready for the green light on 30th November.

'Lotus Challenge' (PC/NGC) - Gamestory & Features

by Thomas on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 2:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Published by Xicat Interactive and Developed by Kuju, Lotus Challenge is the first truly complete driving game. The game features licensed vehicles from the famous British sports car company Lotus. Included are the Esprit (made famous by Roger Moore's James Bond), the Lotus 7 (made famous in the classic TV series The Prisoner), as well as all the hottest new models such as the Elise and 340R, vintage classics, F1 Lotus Racing vehicles, and even concept cars from Lotus Design. The game also features stunning graphics, exquisite lighting and weather effects, realistic damage modelling and a pumping soundtrack provided by cutting edge electronica/breakbeat artist Hybrid. Release Date: March 2003.

'Legends of Wrestling II' Ships For XB/PS2/NGC/GBA

by Thomas on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 1:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Acclaim today announced it has begun shipping Legends of Wrestling II for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance. Legends of Wrestling II features all new match types and more than 65 superstars, including Hulk Hogan, Andre The Giant, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Bruno Sammartino, Bret "Hitman" Hart, "Big Poppa Pump" Scott Steiner, Sid Vicious and Jerry "The King" Lawler. In addition, the game also features the late comedian Andy Kaufman, who will defend his Inter-Gender Heavyweight Championship.

'Blood Omen 2' For GameCube in January 2003 - Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 12:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Are you ready to take on the mantle of Kain - the most evil character in gaming history? Blood Omen 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, which was released on PlayStation and PC in 1995. The game will be available on GameCube in January 2003. Crystal Dynamics of Menlo Park, USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eidos, is developing the game.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 9:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Enix' & 'Square' Announce Merger

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 6:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Noticed on GamePRO that Enix announced early today that, effective November 26, they will begin to merge operations with Square to form Square Enix, a brand-new company created to compete in the world gaming marketplace on the same level as America and Europe's large third parties. The two companies aim to complete the merger by April 1, 2003 and will aim to build a new firm that will produce 80 billion yen ($656 million) in sales and 15 billion yen ($123 million) in profit by fiscal 2005.

'Kung Fu Chaos' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 5:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"Kung Fu Chaos" is a quirky brawler game inspired by the '70's Kung Fu movie era. With the outrageous cast of characters in "Kung Fu Chaos," gamers can go head-to-head with up to four of their friends, battling it out on interactive movie sets that add an element of challenge to the mayhem. Players will become completely immersed in the game as they engage in Hong-Kong-style combat with over-the-top gigantic leaps, suicidal stunts and multiple-opponent action - all while unleashing humiliating insults that can be as damaging as the karate kicks themselves. Featuring appropriately themed music tracks, including "Kung Fu Fighting" and the theme from "Enter the Dragon," "Kung Fu Chaos" will hit gamers with a brawler experience packed with fun, competition, and glory - as well as humiliation, insults and back-stabbing!

Game Composer Recreates Disney Magic On Small Screen

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 5:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Billy Martin, the award-winning composer whose outlets include such media icons as Walt Disney Pictures, Universal, Fox, the Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and ABC, has created the music for a trio of animated games centred on Disney’s feature film Treasure Island, which opens in theaters nationwide on November 27.

No One Lives Forever 2 - Update Patch & Map Pack Now Available

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 1:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sierra has just released the 1.2 Update for No One Lives Forever 2, adding multiplayer deathmatch mode, dedicated server support and a host of other updates. This version is required for online play. Sierra simultaniously released the first map pack which includes a set of new maps not included with the No One Lives Forever 2 CD-ROM. Map Pack #1 requires installation of the 1.2 Update. Read more for details and links where to grab the goods ...

'Total Immersion Racing' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Total Immersion Racing is a driving game with an emphasis on the highest quality driving technology linked to compelling and immersive gameplay. Empire Interactive has just released a playable demo of Total Immersion Racing, giving you the opportunity to try out this modern racing simulation. The Total Immersion Racin lets you race two different cars in Single-Lap and Time Trial modes on the Monza and Talheimring tracks. Read more for links where to grab the goods ...

'Trailer Park Tycoon' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 12:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Seems today the majority of the news is shipping new. Jaleco Entertainment announced that Trailer Park Tycoon, the new resource management game for the PC, ships to stores in North America today (Tuesday).

'Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 3' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2002 @ 11:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

For owners of the Game Boy Advance, this holiday season will certainly be filled with great BMX action as Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. has shipped Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 3. The third installment in the Company's award-winning Dave Mirra franchise, which has sold more than three million units worldwide, Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 3 offers all-new new tricks and features that takes the genre to new heights on the hand-held system.

'IL-2 Sturmovik: The Forgotten Battles' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2002 @ 10:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles will feature 20 single and 10 multiplayer missions spanning the Finnish and Hungarian theatres of conflict. Amongst the host of features will be improved flight dynamics, a full AI redesign, new ground and sea objects and over 40 new flyable and AI-controlled aircraft, including flyable, multi-crewed German and Russian bombers. Check out the new batch of "work in progress" screens ...

CDV Ships 'Cossacks: Back To War' To North American Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2002 @ 8:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV Software Entertainment today announced that the historical real-time strategy game "Cossacks: Back to war" is now available in stores. "Cossacks: Back to War" includes all of the strategic power and pageantry of the original real-time strategy bestseller "Cossacks: European Wars" as well as the first expansion pack "Cossacks: The Art of War," and adds two new playable nations - Switzerland and Hungary.

'AO: The Notum Wars' On It's Way To Stores

by Thomas on Nov. 25, 2002 @ 6:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

VE3D reports that the “booster pack” to Anarchy Online is on it’s way to stores. Among the new features included in the booster are the ability to control land, new sounds, and new graphical updates. A downloadable version may become available at a later date. Funcom stated it has planned a series of additional 'booster packs.' "Anarchy Online is the first science fiction-based massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (Sci-fi MMORPG)."

'Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly' Ships For PS2

by Thomas on Nov. 25, 2002 @ 5:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Universal Interactive, Inc. a studio of the Games division of Vivendi Universal Publishing (VU Games), announced that it will ship on November 29th “Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly” for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system to retailers nationwide. “Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly” was developed by Equinoxe Digital Entertainment and is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.

Magical 'Harry Potter' On The 'Thrustmaster' Website

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2002 @ 5:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Thrustmaster Europe has just send us word that they have updated their website with some serious magical content. Thrustmaster just unveiled their Happy Potter accessories lineup for the PS2, PSOne, Gamecube, GBA and GBC. Ranging from gamepads, console bags, memory cards, and more, all with the Harry Potter theme. Go check it out and see what they have in store for you!

'Gauntlet Dark Legacy' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 25, 2002 @ 5:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Games Inc. announced today that Gauntlet Dark Legacy has shipped for the Game Boy Advance. Gauntlet Dark Legacy is also available for the PlayStation2, the Xbox and GameCube.

Acclaim Releases 'BMX XXX' For Nintendo GameCube

by Thomas on Nov. 25, 2002 @ 4:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Acclaim, a division of Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced it has released BMX XXX for the Nintendo GameCube. Currently available in more than 15,000 stores nationwide, BMX XXX is a satirical romp in the style of such popular films as "American Pie" and was designed specifically for today's predominantly mature gaming audience.

The '80s Are Back With Activision's Classic Gaming Collection

by Thomas on Nov. 25, 2002 @ 4:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The '80s are back with Activision's classic gaming collection Activision Anthology for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. Jam-packed with over 45 Atari 2600 favorites from Pitfall! and Kaboom! to River Raid, Activision Anthology also features never-before-released titles and an '80s-themed soundtrack that will let gamers play their way down memory lane. The title is currently available at retail outlets nationwide for a suggested retail price of $29.99 and is rated "E" ("Everyone" content suitable for persons six years or older) by the ESRB.