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Thrustmaster's New 'USB Joystick' & 'Firestorm III' - Details

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2002 @ 7:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Thrustmaster announces the launch of the third generation of Firestorm gamepads for PC: Firestorm Dual Power 3, Firestorm Dual Analog 3 and Firestorm Digital 3. This new range is the next step in offering the best gamepads at the best price in all categories. Also Thrustmaster launches the latest joystick of its range, the USB Joystick for aprox. only 20 Euro/Dollar. Read more for details ...

Primal Hunt Review & BANDITS Interview

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

Zengamers today reviewed Aliens Vs. Predator : Primal Hunt for the PC and GGMania got a chance to chat with GRIN's producer Martin Waern to find out more about BANDITS, soon to be released vehicle combat game set in a post apocalyptic world.

'Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder' Announced - First Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2002 @ 6:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world's largest video game publishers, today announced the forthcoming release of the Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder mission pack. In the tradition of its multi-award winning predecessor, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon - Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder is expected to blow PC gamers away with its gritty, realistic battlefield action, and is set for release November 2002. Tour of Duty: Cuba. Read more for features and the 3 first screens ...

Sudden Strike 2 Tournament : When Two Tribes Go To War

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2002 @ 6:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV and The VGA hold the first official Sudden Strike 2 tournament in the UK. CDV have teamed up with The VGA to organise a nationwide tournament using the soon to be released game, Sudden Strike 2.

'Delta Force Black Hawk Down' - MP Demo Info

by Thomas on Aug. 21, 2002 @ 3:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Entertainment software publisher NovaLogic Ltd. said today that the open multiplayer beta test for the eagerly awaited title Delta Force - Black Hawk Down has been completed, with over 200,000 successful downloads recorded over the 7 day availability period. This number included over 115,000 downloads directly from www.novalogic.com. The beta was also successfully mirrored by a number of other sites, each one contributing heavily to the overwhelming response. NovaLogic plans to release an official multiplayer demo for the title at the end of August 2002. Delta Force - Black Hawk Down will ship on PC CD - ROM during October 2002

'Turok: Evolution' Goes Gold (XB/PS2/NGC/GBA)

by Thomas on Aug. 21, 2002 @ 3:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set to Launch 9-01-02 Across All Gaming Platforms. Eagerly Anticipated Return of Video Game Icon Delivers All-New Epic Adventure of Exploration, Treachery and War Amid Ultra-Realistic Environments and Dinosaurs.. The countdown to the return of the premier first-person action icon has officially begun, as Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that its eagerly anticipated title, Turok: Evolution, has "gone gold" and into manufacturing in preparation for its "Turok Bloody Sunday - 9-01-02" launch across all next-generation systems.

'Earth 2150 : Lost Souls' - Release Date & Features

by Thomas on Aug. 21, 2002 @ 3:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Oxygen Interactive can today confirm that they have set the 20th September 02 for the launch of their first title on the PC, EARTH 2150 : Lost Souls. Earth 2150 : Lost Souls is the third title in the multi-award winning Earth 2150 series. Previous titles, Earth 2150 Escape from the Blue Planet and Earth 2150 : Moon Project sold over 100 000 units in the UK market alone and sales expectations for Lost Souls are encouraging.

Timekeepers World 5 Released

by Thomas on Aug. 21, 2002 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UK Development Company, Vulcan Software, is proud to announce the release of Hieronymus World Revisited. World 5 of their simplistically complex puzzle game, Timekeepers, for the PC platform. Timekeepers is an 'over-head' scrolling puzzle game, in which you must guide your platoon of 14 soldiers through the 15 levels that comprise each world. Find out more here!

Codemasters Ships 'Prisoners Of War' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2002 @ 6:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters just let us know that they have shipped Prisoner of War. The unique third-person action/adventure game for the Xbox‘ video game system from Microsoft hits retail outlets nationwide and has an MSRP of $ 49.99.

IronStorm - Sketches, Weapons & Artwork

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2002 @ 2:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The gameplay in IronStorm combines shoot’em-up, action and reflection.The player undertakes an infiltration mission and must possess combat skills as well as stealth if he is to survive as he penetrates behind enemy lines.Depending on the circumstances, the player can choose between first and third person views.The player must pass through 6 worlds in a Germany ripped apart by the front line: the Friedrich line (the Western front), the Anton Denikin line (the Russo-Mongol front), the “Tzar Ivan” armoured train, Wolfenburg (an enemy-occupied town), the Mad Baron’s heavy water factory and the Reichstag in Berlin. Today we give you some character artwork, screens of all weapons and sketches of what to expect .. Njoy!

'No One Lives Forever 2' Demo Coming Up - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2002 @ 2:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You've been asking for it and it is on its way! Sierra and Fox Interactive confirmed that the official demo for NO ONE LIVES FOREVER 2: A SPY in H.A.R.M.'s WAY will be available in September. Make some room on your hard drive for this one. The demo will include 3 levels from the game which is being developed by Monolith. No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way will be shipping in October. Read more if you are up for 11 new screens ;)

'Sniper: Path of Vengeance' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2002 @ 11:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xicat Interactive, Inc. is locked, loaded and aiming high with the release of "Sniper: Path of Vengeance." Powered by the Lithtech Jupiter engine, the game drops you head-on into the merciless world of a hit man out for revenge. Xicat, a four year-old company, expects Sniper to be their biggest hit yet.

Hunter : The Reckoning (Gamecube) - Art & Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2002 @ 10:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in White Wolf's World of Darkness, Hunter: The Reckoning is a third-person action-shooter where players take the role of one of four unique hunters - Deuce, a biker ex-con, Father Cortez, a prison chaplain, Kassandra, a raver chick and Samantha, a tough ex-cop. Armed with a variety of fearsome weaponry, players will battle it out with a plethora of supernatural enemies. Non-stop heart-pumping action, combined with outstanding graphics bring the true spirit of Hunter: The Reckoning to life, and give players a taste of the World of Darkness. Check some character art and in-game screens from the Gamecube version.

Vietcong - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2002 @ 9:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set during the Vietnam War, "Vietcong" is a first person shooter that also features tactical elements. As elite soldiers, players of "Vietcong" command an A-team, part of the U.S. Special Forces, in realistically represented Vietnamese environments. This is shaping up to be a VERY good looking title. Read more to check 6 new screens

Neocron Beta Client 4 Is Out!

by Thomas on Aug. 20, 2002 @ 7:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Reakktor Media Today released the beta 4 client of Neocron and it's awesome 1.2GB to download. Sign up for an account to enter this futuristic MMORPG and download it here.

'Hunter: The Reckoning' On Its Way To GameCube

by Thomas on Aug. 20, 2002 @ 7:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interplay Entertainment Corp. announced today their best-selling title Hunter: The Reckoning is coming to the Nintendo GameCube video game system this winter. Developed by High Voltage Software, Hunter: The Reckoning is a fast and furious action game based on the characters and fiction found in the popular role-playing game Hunter: The Reckoning and the immersive World of Darkness created by White Wolf Publishing Inc.

SEGA Sports NFL 2K3 Ships For GameCube

by Thomas on Aug. 20, 2002 @ 7:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. announced today the release of "SEGA Sports NFL 2K3" for the Nintendo GameCube. Heralded as the "Best Sports Game" by the "Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2002," "SEGA Sports NFL 2K3" is poised to redefine the standards of football video games this season with ground-breaking Artificial Intelligence, unparalleled lifelike animations, an ESPN telecast-style presentation and an in-depth franchise mode featuring a revolutionary and easy-to-use visual interface. Developed by Visual Concepts Entertainment, a SEGA development studio, "SEGA Sports NFL 2K3" pushes the boundaries of realism and blurs the line between a football video game and a real-life Sunday afternoon gridiron battle.

'Prince of Qin' Ships To Stores

by Thomas on Aug. 20, 2002 @ 7:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and developer Object Software are pleased to announce that the action RPG Prince of Qin has shipped to retail stores nationwide. “Combining the best elements of Diablo and Baldur’s Gate, gamers everywhere should grab a copy of Prince of Qin,” says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing for Strategy First. (read our preview here)

'IL2 - Sturmovik' - Update 1.2 Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 20, 2002 @ 6:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yesterday Ubi Soft Entertainment announced that it will be releasing a further upgrade for its multi-award winning World War II combat flight simulation title, IL-2 Sturmovik. Today we tossed up a bunch of goodlooking (18) screens. Enjoy!

Ubi Soft ECTS 2002 Line Up

by Thomas on Aug. 20, 2002 @ 6:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, today revealed its plans for the ECTS, one of the industry’s major European event of the year. At booth # 1640, Ubi Soft will be featuring triple A games for the leading platforms of the market. Within the trade area of the ECTS, Ubi Soft will be presenting four of its major key brands right out from its Canadian and French studios:

  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Raven Shield for PC, scheduled for a European release in October 2002
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell on Xbox, scheduled for a European release in November 2002
  • Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc for PlayStation 2, scheduled for a European release in March 2003
  • XIII for Xbox, scheduled for a European release in March 2003