Ultima Online Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

by Thomas on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 4:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ORIGIN, an Electronic Arts development studio, today announced the five-year anniversary of Ultima Online (UO), marking the event with discounts of the latest version of UO and by unveiling a new U.S. shard, an area within the game, where players can get in on the ground floor to begin a brand new adventure. In addition, ORIGIN is launching a retrospective five-year anniversary Web site that will feature original UO art and special moments shared by UO players worldwide. Plus, the anniversary will signal the launch of an in-game presentation of the five-year veteran rewards, which delivers to players collectible items in recognition of their length of citizenship in the game.

'Postal 2' - Screens & Interview

by Thomas on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 4:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GGMania tossed up an interview with Vince Desi, the CEO of Running with Scissors, as he talks about POSTAL 2, the follow up to one of gaming's most controversial games ever. Included with the interview there is some new screenshots.

Racing Evoluzione (XB) Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 3:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames is offering a fantastic new driving experience, YOUR experience: create your own brand and race against the most famous concept cars in the world from February 2003... "Racing Evoluzione not only defines the new standards of the racing genre but also offers the player an immersive racing experience never achieved before. There is a gap between driving sports cars and creating them. Racing Evoluzione precisely fills this gap brilliantly", said Franck Heissat, Marketing Director - Core Games, Infogrames Europe. 16 new screens below!

'WRECKLESS: The Yakuza Missions' Comes To GameCube

by Thomas on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 3:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. today announced that WRECKLESS: The Yakuza Missions, its mission-based driving game for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, will shift into overdrive on the Nintendo GameCube this November. Like the upcoming PlayStation2 computer entertainment system version, the Nintendo GameCube title will feature all of the ultra-realistic pulse-pounding missions of the Xbox game, plus 20 all-new missions, two-player action, 16 more vehicles to drive with mounted rockets, new sub-missions, interaction with pedestrians, 60 fps gameplay and a "Free Roam" mode. WRECKLESS: The Yakuza Missions for the Nintendo GameCube is currently rated 15+ by Elspa.

Knight Rider (PC/PS2) - New Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 2:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist. Michael Knight. A young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless, the powerless, in a world of criminals who operate above the law … Ten more screenshots below!

'Chase: Hollywood Stunt Driver' Goes GOLD

by Thomas on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 2:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment today announced that its first title for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, Chase: Hollywood Stunt Driver, has gone gold and will be the first published title from Microsoft's Incubator Program when it reaches retail shelves later this month. The title was developed by South African-based I-Imagine Interactive, which became the first independent developer in the world to be signed up with Microsoft's Incubator Program and is the only licensed Xbox developer on the African continent.

Burnout 2: Point of Impact (PS2) Available 11th Oct.

by Thomas on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 2:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Adrenaline levels are set to soar as Acclaim Entertainment announced today that the arcade racing video game Burnout 2: Point of Impact will be available on PlayStation 2 from Friday 11th October 2002. The sequel delivers an incredibly fast and high action driving experience, with vastly improved gameplay, new game options and bigger, better and more insane crash carnage.

'Turok' Makes GameCube Debut - Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 2:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Armed, ready and returning to where it all began for the infamous dinosaur hunter, Turok makes his Nintendo GameCube debut with the release of Turok: Evolution on Friday 27th September. The fifth instalment in the series – the fourth full adventure – sees Tal'Set battle against an array of dinosaurs and reptilian armies in one of the most anticipated games of the year. Full announcement and first screens below!

Global Star's 'Take-Out Weight Curling' Goes GOLD

by Thomas on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Global Star Software announced that they have gone gold with their upcoming 3D sports simulation, Take-Out Weight Curling. This title will represent one of the first ever 3D simulations of this traditionally Canadian winter sport, which has exploded in popularity across the globe as of late, especially since being featured prominently at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games.

'Armobiles' - New Screenshots

by Thomas on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 12:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Armobiles (Developed by Ganymede Technologies) is a combination of crazy car race and really hard shooter. High-speed cars moving across the map, on open, different environments in any direction with perfect graphic gives you amazing realistic entertaiment... Today we got a bunch (49) of new screenshots that you can check out below!

Music 3 (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 12:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Voice 2 Music' and 'DJ Supermixer' modes lead list of innovative additions to multiple award-winning Music series… North Wales: Jester Interactive, the award-winning creators of the unique Music and MTV Music Generator series for PSone and PlayStation 2, and publishers of Super Trucks and Manic Miner, has announced it will release Music 3 for PlayStation 2 in Q4, 2002.

Marv Albert Gets 'In the Game' with NBA LIVE 2003

by Thomas on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 12:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legendary NBA announcer Marv Albert has said "YESSS!" to working with Electronic Arts, the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Albert will lend his voice to the highly anticipated NBA LIVE 2003 and future iterations of the game.

'Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc' (GC/PS2/PC/XBX) - Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 5:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

“Rayman 3 will carry on the tradition of groundbreaking and inventive game play created by the Rayman Team,” said Christine Burgess-Quemard, Managing Director of International Production, Ubi Soft Entertainment. “It is testament to the skills of this team that Rayman has become such a successful franchise and the technological leap forward that Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc makes will deliver a mix of challenge and fantasy that will not disappoint the fans.” Ubisoft released a new trailer with in game footage and we converted it to make it smaller (and more convenient). Read more for links ...

'Real War : Rogue States' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 5:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this modern military RTS the United States has learned that the Independent Liberation Army (ILA) is being backed by a rogue state. It was thought the ILA was destroyed, but this new sponsor has re-energized the ILA and equipped it with even more lethal technology. The gamer’s task is to destroy this alliance and punish the offending country. Check the 12 brand new screens!

'C&C Renegade' Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 3:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Westwood has released a new patch for their FPS, Command & Conquer: Renegade. The v1.034 patch mainly fixes some server issues (click here for details). An updated Win32 server is also available for download from 3Dgamers.

Day Of Shiping The Games!

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 3:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today several games have shipped to stores so you can expect them to actually BE on the shevles in the next few days ... Almost a month after the PS2 release and a good week since the gold announcement, Eidos Interactive has announced the shipping of Commandos: Men of Courage for Xbox. As with the PlayStation 2 version, the Xbox version of the game has players taking control of an elite group of commandos in the midst of WWII. The game was developed by Pyro Studios and carries an MSRP of $49.99 USD. Capcom has announced the release of Dino Stalker for PlayStation 2. With a script written by those behind Resident Evil and Onimusha, Dino Stalker puts players in the role of WWII veteran pilot Lt. Mike Wired. After being hurled back in time, Wired must venture through various pre-historic lands and battle fourteen species of dinosaurs to return home. The game supports the GunCon 2 light gun and is rated “M” for mature by the ESRB. Microsoft Game Studios announced today that it has shipped its futuristic racer, Quantum Redshift, to stores nationwide. Developed exclusively for the Xbox by Curly Monsters Ltd., Quantum Redshift allows players to race on 16 tracks from around the world at speeds reaching 650 mph, compete against friends in the four-player split-screen mode, choose from 16 different pilots, and more.

Rallisport Challenge - Official Site Opens

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2002 @ 9:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios just let us know that they have launched the Rallisport Challenge official Web site for the PC version. Rallisport Challenge is a slick racing game first popularized on the Xbox. The site has all the latest on the game such as a features, a screenshot slideshow, streaming video footage, system requirements (and list of supported video cards), details on the four race types, the various racing classes and the 29 fully licensed cars in the game. Click here to check it out ...

Golden Joystick Awards Is Announced

by Thomas on Sept. 17, 2002 @ 9:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today the official nominations for this year’s Golden Joystick Awards are announced. Amongst the front-runners at this stage are EA Games’ Medal of Honor franchise, which has been nominated in five categories (including Game of the Year and Online Game of the Year), Take Two’s Grand Theft Auto III (three nominations) and Blizzard’s WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos (also three nominations). In total, more than 60 computer and video games, products and services have been nominated across 14 separate categories.

'Kirby : Nightmare in Dream Land' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2002 @ 9:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo's famous pink round amorphous blob-o-joy - Kirby - is set to star in an all-new adventure on the GBA. Today we serve up 26 new screens from Kirby's next adventure .. Njoy!

'Grandia Xtreme' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2002 @ 8:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enix America's sequel to Grandia for PS2, Grandia Xtreme has gone gold and will be available in stores on September 30th. This adventure-RPG hybrid, featuring voices from Hollywood actors such as Mark Hamill, Dean Cain and Lisa Loeb, is set in a fully 3D-rendered world and contains an elaborate mix of real-time and turn-based battle systems in which the elemental powers of Fire, Air, Earth and Water can be wielded against opponents. Grandia Xtreme comes on the heels of the re-released version of the Dreamcast-title Grandia 2 for PS2 and the PC.