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New 'Time of Defiance ' Client Available

by Thomas on Oct. 7, 2002 @ 4:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Time of Defiance developers Nicely Crafted Entertainment (NiCE) haven’t been resting on their laurels since the release of the world’s first massively multiplayer real time strategy game - as proved today, with the launch of a new client which enables players old and new to benefit from the comments of the game’s many users.

'Primal' (PS2) - Character Profiles & Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 7, 2002 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Primal is the first PlayStation 2 title by SCEE Studio Cambridge, the Bafta Award winning studio behind C-12 and the MediEvil series. Primal features state-of-the-art motion capture animation, advanced AI and integrated cut scenes. Dynamic loading and detail management methods are used to present environments of exceptional size, beauty and complexity with no load delays.. Check out character profiles of the Wraiths and prime yourself for 16 new screenshots.

Big Mutha Truckers (PS2/XB) 'Too Rude' For TV

by Thomas on Oct. 7, 2002 @ 1:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire's Trucking extravaganza Big Mutha Truckers has been deemed too rude to be shown before the 9PM TV watershed by the BACC. Bear in mind this is the same BACC that allowed a rather sexual beer ad which blatantly suggests fellatio from a vacuum cleaner for the robotic drinker. Yet again it seems to be either a case of games paranoia by the powers that be or simply the age-old problem of big blue chip companies not having to play by the same set of rules as the smaller companies.

Nintendo Intensifies Reach to Teens

by Thomas on Oct. 7, 2002 @ 12:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In support of its strongest lineup ever of video games designed for older players, Nintendo of America today announces it will spend $140 million in marketing during the holiday season, a 25-percent hike over last year. Much of the funds will target teen and 20-something players. The marketing focus mirrors several noteworthy and highly anticipated game releases over the remaining weeks of 2002. Both the teen-rated Metroid Prime and the mature-rated Resident Evil Zero arrive this fall exclusively for Nintendo GameCube. They are among 80 new game launches supporting the platform before year-end.

SEGA Sports 'NBA 2K3' Ships For XB/PS2/NGC

by Thomas on Oct. 7, 2002 @ 12:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. announced today the simultaneous release of "SEGA Sports NBA 2K3" for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and the Nintendo GameCube.

TimeSplitters 2 (PS2 GC XB) - Character Bios & Shots

by Thomas on Oct. 7, 2002 @ 12:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TimeSplitters 2 is the sequel to the hugely successful and critically acclaimed TimeSplitters, which was released to coincide with the US and European launches of PlayStation 2. The game is developed by Free Radical Design of Nottingham, England.. Check out more character profiles below. Today meet the residents of the Notre Dame and Planet X levels.

Xicat Brings RPG Action To XBOX

by Thomas on Oct. 7, 2002 @ 12:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xicat Interactive, the publisher of the award-winning role-player, Gothic, brings RPG action to the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, with the release of Blackstone: Magic and Steel and Metal Dungeon on the 22nd November 2002. Read more below for STORY and FEATURES!

Resident Evil 0 (NGC) Screenshots

by Thomas on Oct. 7, 2002 @ 11:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.. This morning we serve up 10 NEW "monster" shots!

NBA Live 2003 (PC/CONSOLE) Shots

by Thomas on Oct. 7, 2002 @ 11:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yesterday we posted up a pair of new screens from NBA Live 2003. Today, another unlockable character has been revealed: DJ Clue. Check them out below!

BioWare Job Posting: Experienced Writer

by Thomas on Oct. 7, 2002 @ 11:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bioware Corp. is seeking an experienced writer to help development on new ground-breaking role playing games.

Duties:
Primary Task: Writing dialogue. Scripting dialogue. Must be able to write interesting dialogue in a timely fashion.
Secondary Tasks: Updating documentation that details the level design in the game. Coming up with story and puzzle ideas.

Read more below!

'BloodRayne' (PC/CONSOLE) Early Release

by Thomas on Oct. 7, 2002 @ 8:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco is proud to announce that BloodRayne will begin shipping to stores Tuesday, October 15 - two full weeks prior to the titles original release date! "BloodRayne is an intense action/horror game with a sexy, lethal, supernatural heroine, Agent BloodRayne". Earlier (October 01) announcement here.

Capcom Announce 'Chaos Legion' For PS2

by Thomas on Oct. 7, 2002 @ 7:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom has announced a new title for PS2, Chaos Legion. The game is based on the serial of the same name which runs in the popular Japanese fantasy anthology Dragon Magazine. Though it has the look of a 3D action title, producer Yoshinori Ono describes it as a "fantasy opera," with some RPG elements, different in style from the Resident Evil, Onimusha, or Devil May Cry series. American gamers can look forward to it sometime in 2003. It's to be released in Japan next spring. Stay tuned for more info soon! (thanks ps2.ign)

'The Dukes of Hazzard' The Old Boys Return! (ALL)

by Thomas on Oct. 6, 2002 @ 11:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world's leading videogame publishers, recently announced a deal with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to develop and publish games based on The Dukes of Hazzard television series. Cutting-edge technology will fuel the Duke's General Lee, as the classic TV cult favourite hits next generation consoles in Autumn 2003.

NBA LIVE 2003 (PC/CONSOLE) Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 6, 2002 @ 11:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NBA LIVE 2003 allows players to get into the action and live their dreams of NBA superstardom. Totally enhanced gameplay brings the physical, fast-paced action of the NBA to life, while all-new animations and audio deliver the awesome drama and emotion of the NBA experience. In NBA LIVE 2003 players feel the action like never before and make their hoop dreams come true... Today we tossed up two new screens!

The Vietcong Site is Live!

by Thomas on Oct. 6, 2002 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official VIETCONG site is online now and provides you with all the info for the thrilling action game VIETCONG. You can find news, story details, features, screenshots, and more..

'High Heat Major League Baseball 2003' Was WRONG!

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2002 @ 2:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A few days ago the 3DO Company announced its High Heat video game playoff simulation results. Last year at this time, High Heat accurately predicted the Arizona Diamondbacks World Series victory over the Yankees. This year, according to the average results of 15 playoff simulations, the Yankees will return to glory. The Yankees won the World Series in 53.33% of the simulations (8 times) while the Giants won 26.67% (4 times). Not coincidentally, High Heat also predicted before the 2002 season began that the New York Yankees would be named World Champions in October, defeating the San Francisco Giants. Losing 3 games in a row in a best of 5 series, the Yankees have been DISQUALIFIED.. They are OUT of here! 'High Heat Major League Baseball 2003' predicted it dead wrong. The Angels (coincidentally MY team!) whooped Yankee ass today! GO ANGELS!

Mat Hoffman’s Pro BMX 2 (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2002 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The top athletes in BMX biking will soon be treating gamers to their own brand of riding with the release of Activision, Inc.’s highly anticipated Mat Hoffman’s Pro BMX2 for the PlayStation2, the Xbox and the Nintendo Game Boy Advance. The game launch coincides with Mat Hoffman’s historic performance at this year’s 2002 ESPN Summer X-Games, where he pulled off the first-ever “no-handed 900°” (two and one half rotations while airborne). Njoy the PS2 screens...

WorthPlaying GIVEAWAY!

by Thomas on Oct. 5, 2002 @ 7:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today, Saturday October 05, we start up a new GIVEAWAY! This time we are proud to be giving away 5 XBOX Hunter The Reckoning copies, 3 long sleeve Hunter t-shirts and 2 Eve Online messenger bags .. Sign up HERE for our GIVEAWAY.

'Devil May Cry 2' - New Trailer

by Thomas on Oct. 5, 2002 @ 6:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Capcom updated their Japanese site with a new trailer from their sequel to the action-orgy game, Devil May Cry.. The .mpg trailer is 17MB to grab, showing of some ingame action (enemies - bosses - locations - moves) and runs for 1min 53seconds.. Read more for links! (thanks EvilAvatar)

Sega Screenshot Gallery (XB/PS2)

by Thomas on Oct. 5, 2002 @ 12:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today we serve up a gallery with screens from Sega and following games:
  • ToeJam & Earl III (16 XB Shots) "an irreverent blend of action, risqué comedy"
  • Panzer Dragoon Orta (15 XB Shots) "fighting/action"
  • Shinobi (5 PS2 Shots) "Ninja action/adventure"!