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WWE Smackdown! 4: Shut Your Mouth (PS2) Screens & Features

by Thomas on June 13, 2002 @ 12:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In one corner stands the immortal Hulk Hogan. In the other stands the Undisputed World Wrestling Champion Triple H. Tensions mount, but suddenly Y2J’s music blares as he enters the arena and grabs the mic. Fans boo and chant “has-been”! Backstage, The Great One gets ready to layeth the smacketh down while Mr. McMahon sits with his personal assistant Stacy Keibler. It’s SmackDown! as you’ve never seen it before for the PlayStation 2. All-new Superstars, enhanced season mode and more matches then ever.

'Another War' Coming In September

by Thomas on June 13, 2002 @ 12:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cenega is pleased to announce that after completing recording of the mammoth CD of speech in Harrogate for their RPG title Another War, which will come on 4 CDs, a September date has been set for the launch of this rebel rousing title. Using familiar RPG functions within a 20th Century environment, in this game you allocate points to build your character, carry equipment in your backpack (space permitting), and involve yourself in real-time combat. Its unique blending of ideas and humour with film and television influences enhances the experience.

EA To Acquire Black Box Games

by Thomas on June 13, 2002 @ 11:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts the world’s leading interactive entertainment software company, today announced an agreement for the acquisition of Black Box Games, a 100-person game development studio in Vancouver, B.C. Under the agreement, Black Box Games will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Electronic Arts. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Rally Fusion: Race of Champions (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on June 13, 2002 @ 10:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Climax, Race of Champions challenges players to master authentic road, desert and mountain tracks on their quest for the cup. Featuring incredibly detailed visuals as well as real-time damage modeling and dirt effects, players can select their dream machine from the top makes and models in the sport including Mitsubishi, Toyota, Ford, Lancia, Peugeot, Audi, Porsche and Seat as they race against industry legends like France’s Didier Auriol, Germany’s Armin Schwartz and Finland’s Tommi Makkinen , all of which have been participants in the annual event.

Special Prices For 5 XB Top Games In Europe

by Thomas on June 13, 2002 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As part of a summer promotion to bring even more value to gamers, Xbox today announced that the European price of Dead or Alive 3, Project Gotham Racing, Azurik, Nightcaster and NBA Inside Drive 2002 games titles will be reduced to an estimated street price of €59.99/£39.99, effective from today.

Robopon 2: Ring and Cross Version Ships (GBA)

by Thomas on June 13, 2002 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A., Inc. A leading publisher of console RPG's, today announced the availability of Robopon 2: Ring and Cross Version for the Game Boy Advance, the sequel to the popular robot collecting game on the Game Boy Color.

Operation Flashpoint: Resistance - Screens

by Thomas on June 13, 2002 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Operation Flashpoint: Resistance – advancing and enhancing the world of the number one best selling war simulator.. From Bohemia Interactive Studio, the creators of Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis, comes Operation Flashpoint: Resistance, the official expansion pack for the multiple Game of the Year award winner and world-wide number one best-seller. Launching on June 28th, with a RRP of £19.99, this full expansion to the ultimate realistic war simulator introduces a new island environment with remarkable high-resolution textures and models to take full advantage of the latest 3D graphics cards.

'American Conquest' - Final Cover

by Thomas on June 13, 2002 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another real RTS tidbit has found its ultimate appearance: the voluminous real-time strategy spectacle entitled American Conquest. With its unrivaled 16.000 units, American Conquest has impressed many and will gain even more admirers with its brand new cover! Follow this link.

'No Man’s Land' - Screens

by Thomas on June 13, 2002 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV’s latest 3D Real Time Strategy No Man’s Land offers gamers the chance to take part in the colonization of North America. The title of the game may be No Man’s Land - but the settlers aren’t by themselves on the American continent. The Woodland Indians for example are serious objectors! Their runners are the fastest. All units have good vision, especially at night - they swiftly move on through the woods, they know how to swim, and some may even camouflage themselves. Sneak up.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on June 13, 2002 @ 3:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jedi Outcast Mod Central has a Q&A with Raven programmer Michael Gummelt about his part in Jedi Knight II, background, a bit about modifications, etc.... International House of Mojo has a Q&A with Ron Gilbert (creator of classic adventure games such as Monkey Island) talking about his new company Hulabee Entertainment. GameSpot has a Neverwinter Nights Q&A with Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka (joint CEO's of BioWare) talking about the project's background, their part in the developments and plenty of game info and future plans. GameZone has a short Q&A with Irrational Games's Ken Levine talking about "The Lost", their upcoming Unreal engine powered action-horror-RPG for Xbox and PS2.

Zapper (PC/XBX/PS2/GCB) - Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2002 @ 12:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames send us some new screens from their upcoming action/platformer (being developed for PC and consoles) called Zapper. Njoy the little buzzer!

Swingerz Golf (Xbox) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2002 @ 11:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos announced a new golf title called Swingerz Golf which will make its way to the Nintendo GameCube this Fall. The game is an English version of Japanese development studio Telenet's game, Wai Wai Golf. Swingerz Golf offers six different courses, 14 insane characters, lots of mini-games, and four modes of play (1-4 players) including Tournament, Stroke, Match and Short Course. This is not your daddy's golf game.

'Age Of Wonders II: The Wizards Throne' Now Available In Stores

by Rainier on June 12, 2002 @ 10:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gathering of Developers, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., along with Triumph Studios announced today that "Age of Wonders II: The Wizards Throne" has shipped to stores. By wisely choosing alliances, building forces, researching the magical arts and resources in the game, players can dominate the land and ultimately restore order in their quest for the Wizard's Throne.

Batman: Dark Tomorrow (Gamecube) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2002 @ 10:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kemco brings stealth-based animation and detective elements to their highly anticipated Batman: Dark Tomorrow. Based on an original storyline written by Batman writer Scott Peterson and Kenji Terada from Final Fantasy I, II and III, Batman must stop the gang war, infiltrate Arkham Asylum and rescue Commissioner Gordon while facing evil foes such as Black Mask, Scarface and the Ventriloquist, Killer Croc, Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy and the Joker.

Diablo II Accounts Hack/Cheat

by Thomas on June 12, 2002 @ 10:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battle.net reports that an increasing number of customers are reporting that their computers have been exposed to viruses by running programs they downloaded from web sites claiming to offer hacks, item-duping programs, and non Diablo II related video files (movies). They have found that many of the programs these sites are distributing are actually designed to give hackers access to the Diablo II user’s Battle.net accounts and to other personal information stored on the user’s computer.

Neverwinter Nights Model

by Thomas on June 12, 2002 @ 9:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today there is new Neverwinter Nights models for the model viewer available for download. Penguin - The common penguin, or Vile Sea Panther, is forged by the merciless cold of the extreme north. Doomknight - Once glorious beacons of all that is good, right and recently bleached to rash-raising cleanliness, the Doomknight is a fallen undead Paladin of puppy-kicking evil. Spell Effects - You have three diffrent spell effect to grab aswell.

Lara Goes Mobile

by Thomas on June 12, 2002 @ 9:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive announces that the original Tomb Raider video game is to appear on Windows Powered Pocket PC PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants). Tomb Raider for Pocket PC will be released worldwide in July. It will be available for download exclusively from www.handango.com and will retail around $29.99. A one level demo is currently available from www.tombraidertogo.com.

New Half-Life & Counter-Strike Update Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on June 12, 2002 @ 8:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As expected, the version 1.1.1.0 patches for Half-Life and version 1.0.0.5 patches for the retail edition of Counter-Strike are now available for download. This release includes the Ricochet mod, a new demo recording facility, additional anti-cheat measures, the new C-S map de_piranesi, and various other improvements and bug fixes. You can use the SierraUp utility (from the "Configuration->Update" menu) that was distributed with previous releases, and Steam users should be able to upgrade around this time as well. (thanks Blues). Read more for links on where to grab these hot patches (and dont be surprised if half of the links will be out of service due to high traffik).

Capcom Unveils 'Dino Crisis 3' - Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2002 @ 8:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom today unveiled Dino Crisis 3 for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Created by the mastermind of Shinji Mikami, the esteemed producer of the Resident Evil series of products, Dino Crisis 3 is the next blockbuster in the acclaimed series that has sold more than 3.5 million units worldwide. In Dino Crisis 3, players venture to the outer limits of space where all new dinosaurs await.

A.R.S.E.N.A.L 'Extended Power' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 12, 2002 @ 7:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A.R.S.E.N.A.L "Extended Power" is a real time strategy game based on 2nd World War units. 40 different units are featured over GROUND, AIR and SEA: 15 ground units, 10 navy units, 10 aircraft and 5 fixed defense units. Read more for details and links where to get the demo.