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'IGI 2' Delayed To February 2003

by Thomas on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official IGI 2 message boards got some news posted from the lead QA tester at Codemasters. (thanks Shacks) Here is the clip:

I can confirm that the release date has officialy been moved to Feb 03.

While any slippage is a huge dissapointment to those of you have have been waiting so long already, I really believe that moving the release date will allow us to make a much better product.

In all honesty, the game could of made it out in November. To do that though would have meant leaving out some great design ideas, we would have had to cut out bits of the game that were not functioning correctly, and the game would of gone out with some bugs.

Adding these extra 3 months to the development cycle can only benefit the quality of the game. The cool design stuff can be finished instead of getting cut, the bugs can be found and fixed, and ultimatly, the game can be given the polish that would have been missing if we were to ship in November.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 7:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'NBA Inside Drive 2003' Goes Gold

by Thomas on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 7:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lace up those high-tops as Microsoft Game Studios today announced that "NBA Inside Drive 2003" has gone gold, and is scheduled to start showing up on store shelves on October 24 for a suggested price of $49.99. This year, fans of roundball can enjoy new features such as Career mode, in which players will have up to 25 NBA seasons to build the next basketball dynasty. Other new gameplay modes include Create-A-Player, Practice, and even two-on-two matchups. "NBA Inside Drive 2003" was co-developed by Microsoft Game Studios and High Voltage Software.

'Age Of Mythology' - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 5:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft is rolling out the big guns to promote their upcoming RTS, 'Age Of Mythology'. In the coming weeks you will see this trailer when you go to the movies in an attempt to promote the upcoming Ensemble Studios 3D RTS game. Read more for links where to grab it ...

EA Fall Event (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 3:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Some leftovers from the EA event in NY, serving up now are a bunch of GBA screens from their upcoming titile. We have SSX Tricky, Island Xtreme Stunts , Galidor: Defenders of the Outer Dimension and Bionicle Bugs: Matoran Adventures.

'American Conquest' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 2:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In American Conquest, the latest title from the GSC GAME WORLD stable - makers of the blockbuster Cossacks, you enter the New World in the year 1492! Together with Christopher Columbus there you'll remain. During the following centuries you'll fight for supremacy on the new found American continent! Check the 4 new screens ...

Tennis Masters Series 2003 - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 2:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tour the globe and play on the 9 faithfully reproduced Masters Series tournaments. Travel to the hard courts of Indian Wells, Miami, Toronto and Cincinnati. Visit the luxurious clay courts of Monte Carlo, Rome and Hamburg. Compete on the indoor courts of Madrid and Paris.Try to qualify for the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai and become the world's best player! Check out the 15 days trial version limiting you to exhibition and career mode. Read more for links where to get it before it expires..

'Grand Theft Auto: Vice City' (PS2) - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2002 @ 9:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Grand Theft Auto: Vice City web site has posted up a new trailer in its movies section showing off more gameplay from the upcoming Rockstar Games PS2 crime action game follow up that's due out in stores late this month. Of course we had to snag it and make it all nice and small for you all, read more for links where to grab it! (Thanks HomeLan)

Reign of Fire (PS2) Is Coming To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2002 @ 8:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment announced today that it will begin shipping Reign of Fire for PS2 and Game Boy Advance to retailers worldwide next week. Xbox and GameCube versions of the game will ship to retail by mid-November. Inspired by the feature film from Spyglass Entertainment, the action-packed game is supported by a multi-million dollar marketing campaign that includes a nationwide TV advertising effort, print and online advertisements, special retailer promotions, pre-order incentives and a multi-product rebate offer tied to the movie's DVD release slated for November 19th.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Raven Shield - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2002 @ 8:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Raven Shield is the third in the critically acclaimed Tom Clancy series, and follows Rainbow Six which pioneered the 'tactical shooter' genre and Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear which was awarded PC Game of the year on both sides of the Atlantic. The specialist gaming press have already widely acknowledged that Raven Shield is not just something new to the series, but will bring a whole new level of realism and pure gaming enjoyment to the genre. Check out these 2 new beauties!

'Europa 1400:The Guild' - Facts & Features

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2002 @ 7:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions is proud to announce official details of the stunning life simulation PC CD game, Europa 1400 – The Guild. The game will be released on 18th October 2002 in the UK and on 30th of October 2002 in US.

'Gi Combat' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2002 @ 7:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

G.I. Combat is a 3D, Tactical Strategy game that engulfs you in the dynamic conflicts of World War II. Storm the beaches of Omaha in a historically detailed campaign set in Normandy, June 1944. The fully three-dimensional environment provides unsurpassed detail for terrain, armor penetration, vehicle movement, morale, and combat resolution! Immerse yourself in the agonizing struggle to hold back enemy offensives, lead an assault to capture key objectives, and charge into the fray with gritty, determined grunts! Take part in that experience and rewrite history! Read more for links where to get the demo ...

'TimeSplitters 2' (GC PS2 Xb) - Screensaver

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2002 @ 7:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TimeSplitters 2 is the sequel to the hugely successful and critically acclaimed TimeSplitters and has been developed by Free Radical Design. TimeSplitters 2 improves on the original in every conceivable way. The game offers a more involving story mode, featuring a complex narrative set across nine different time periods, from twentieth century Siberia to the Wild West to Futuristic Neo Tokyo. If you fancy a TimeSplitters 2 screensaver, get it here...

'Blackstone: Magic and Steel' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2002 @ 6:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blackstone, AKA Ex-Chaser (in Japan) has been extremely popular and has enjoyed many excellent reviews," says Bradley Flack, Director of Sales at Xicat Interactive. Xicat has renamed the Japanese game - Black Stone: Magic & Steel. Check a 20-some new screens ...

CDV Releases Free 'Cossacks Back To War' Mission Pack

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2002 @ 6:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

To celebrate this Friday's UK launch of Cossacks: Back to War, CDV Software Entertainment has a free gift for all Cossacks players – a brand new campaign entitled 'Enemy of the Crown'. The campaign – which has previously only been accessible as part of individual media promotions – is now available to all Cossacks fans free of charge. Read more for links where to grab the 'Enemy of the Crown' extra mission.

'Metal Dungeon' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2002 @ 6:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the distant future, man and machine are one. Twisted, robotic cyborgs walk the planet ravaging the land and destroying all that they find. Mankind retreats to metal fortresses, and holds out for the future. Underneath the scorched earth, evil awaits, magic returns to life, and terrible creatures of myth are revived. A group of battle cyborgs must now journey below the surface of the planet, to tame the Metal Dungeon. A few new screens and some character art work ...

BMX XXX (GC PS2 Xb) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2002 @ 6:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"BMX XXX is the talk of the industry, sparking heated debates over how video games have become older and bolder," said Ben Fischbach, Senior Brand Manager. "Our site reflects the game's over-the-top humour and offers a sneak-peak at the ground-breaking direction that we are taking interactive entertainment. The fact that certain media outlets would not run our print advertisements from our 'Keep it Dirty' marketing campaign, reinforces our belief that we are creating something truly unique that will change the way people play and think about video games." Here are some screens so you can see what the fuzz is all about ...

Private Dancer - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2002 @ 6:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

It may be hard to believe, but pole-dancing has just achieved PC status with the announcement that Kaboom Studios is to launch Private Dancer, a state-of-the-art game for Windows computers, endorsed by the Spearmint Rhino chain of gentlemen's clubs. The game features 21 beautiful digital girls performing increasingly exotic dances in astonishingly lifelike 3D style. Read more for some stripper filled screens, njoy!

Acclaim Responds To Controversial 'BMX XXX' Launch

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2002 @ 6:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today responded to the widespread controversy surrounding the launch of its forthcoming mature rated release, BMX XXX.

'Red Faction II' Vehicles - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2002 @ 6:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Red Faction II" expands and builds upon the experience and technology of the original game. Players will defend their country as Alias, a demolitions expert, with the help of five elite squad members, each specialized in their own means of destruction. Tasked with completing multiple mission objectives in a number of diverse levels, players will have a number of vehicles and an arsenal of powerful weapons at their disposal in a rampage to overthrow the government. Refined graphics, enhanced enemy AI and dynamic environments are also featured in "Red Faction II" along with four-player split screen action including customizable computer opponents. Read more to check out some of the vehicles you will be able to use in the game ..