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

Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc (PS2) New Screenshots

by Thomas on Aug. 20, 2002 @ 5:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fans of the Rayman series will be excited to hear that Rayman's two best friends, Globox and Murfy, will return alongside Rayman in Ubi Soft's action-adventure, cartoon fantasy game Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc.. Yesterday we tossed up some Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc screens, today we bring you 11 extra screens for the PS2 version.

'Total Immersion Racing' Gets Emotional - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 20, 2002 @ 4:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jon Hare from Sensible once said “90% of the game is programmed in the last 10% of time.” and so right he was. Game balancing and artificial intelligence is always the part of development that takes the most work and so has been the case with Total Immersion Racing’s Emotion AI – nick named “AI-TUDE”. But as expected Razorworks have finished implementing the Emotion AI in time for the scheduled release and it’s proved everything we’d hoped for. Find out more below (4 screens included)!

'Hitman 2' - Demo Available

by Thomas on Aug. 20, 2002 @ 4:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today there is a demo of Hitman 2: Silent Assassin available for download from Tiscali Games. The demo is 48MB to grab and you can try out the first mission in this third-person action game by IO Interactive.

Monte Cristo Announces 'Fire Department' - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 20, 2002 @ 4:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Donning yellow trousers and mounting a shiny red engine, Monte Cristo today announced the release of Fire Department for PC for November 2002. Fire Department allows players the chance to experience what life is really like as a fire fighter. As captain of their own fire departments, players will be able to choose and train their team of specialists how to fight fires, develop their stress resistance in emergency situations and, most importantly, how to survive emergency call-outs intact. 38 new screens is included below with the announcement!

'Combat Mission 2 : Barbarossa To Berlin' - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 20, 2002 @ 4:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combat Mission II – Barbarossa to Berlin ventures into the heart of WWII wargaming: the Eastern Front. The struggle between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union captures the flavor of the four years conflict that left Germany in ruins. Combat Mission II reflects 50 battles between 1941 and the final capitulation in May 1945. Today we tossed up 5 new screens!

UT 2003 (PC) Final Release Date Europe

by Thomas on Aug. 20, 2002 @ 3:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tothegame let us know that they got the UT 2003 (PC) Final Release Date confirmed by Infogrames for Europe today:

Is the wait for Unreal Tournament 2003 soon finally over? Infogrames Nordic dropped us an email today, stating it would hit store Shelves 27th of September (this year, "of course"). The mail also contained the word "Final Releasedate".

Sega GT 2002 (Xb) Car Shots

by Thomas on Aug. 20, 2002 @ 3:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today we recived another 42 pictures of cars from the game. That must be all of them now, surely. Release date: Oct 2002.. Well check out the candy below. Njoy!

Vivendi Showcases Bruce Lee: Quest of the Dragon (Xb) - Shots

by Thomas on Aug. 20, 2002 @ 2:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi showcases Xbox Bruce Lee game at tribute event to the star. To coincide with the release of its Bruce Lee: Quest of the Dragon Xbox title and the 30th anniversary of the martial arts legend's Way of the Dragon movie, Vivendi Universal is participating in a Bruce Lee convention to be held in Bradford.

Wanna blow up Britney Spears? 'Hot Air Speakers'

by Thomas on Aug. 20, 2002 @ 2:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just when you thought they couldn’t get any smaller, Ellula, a cutting-edge manufacturing company, introduces the future of portable sound systems— inflatable speakers. For the first time ever, speakers can be inflated within mere seconds, just like a beach ball, and then plugged into your portable CD player for use anywhere people want to listen to their favorite music, making them perfect for the beach, dorm rooms, picnics and travel.

'Return to Castle Wolfenstein' To Include Squad-Based & Co-Op Modes

by Thomas on Aug. 20, 2002 @ 2:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. and id Software announced today that Return to Castle Wolfenstein for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft will take console gamers to the front lines with online multiplayer warfare via Xbox Live, the first comprehensive, world-class online game service by Microsoft. Presenting platform-specific multiplayer features, including squad-based and co-operative Internet and split-screen modes, and an epic single player experience, Return to Castle Wolfenstein is set to offer Xbox players unrivalled gaming action. Nerve Software, creators of the award-winning multiplayer feature in Return to Castle Wolfenstein for the PC, is developing the highly anticipated Xbox game, with id Software serving as executive producer.

'RC Sports Copter Challenge' - Features

by Thomas on Aug. 20, 2002 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Use points and awards gained in other modes to purchase any of nine real-life radio helicopters and outfit them with unique parts. An Obstacle Course of challenges waits in adventure mode. Fly through tranquil gardens, rushing rapids, and dangerous city skies.

WFR engine (GBA) Quake Shots / Video

by Thomas on Aug. 20, 2002 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

These fellas reckon that, given the chance, they could write Quake - but on the Game Boy Advance. Eight new shots from AGB's pocket Quakette. We also got another 3D GBA clip, this time of blokes running around a suspiciously Quake-like arena.

Asheron's Call 2 Beta CD Sign-Up

by Thomas on Aug. 20, 2002 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The AC2 Beta is currently underway! AC2 has not yet entered the Open Beta public phase, so the vast majority of Beta participants remain AC1 and AC Dark Majesty players. However, The AC2 Team wanted to offer 1000 other lucky gamers the chance to join now. The world of AC2 is an exciting place, and here's your chance to take part! Sign up and find out more here! (thanks GameSpy)

Commandos 2: Men of Courage (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2002 @ 7:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive announced that the PlayStation2 version of Commandos 2: Men of Courage has gone gold to begin manufacturing by Sony Computer Entertainment America and will be in stores August 30th, 2002. Commandos 2: Men of Courage is a port of the popular PC team-based strategy game set during World War II. The Xbox version will follow shortly!

Nina Agent Chronicles - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2002 @ 2:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NINA is an action-adventure game, with a good balance of both elements. It is not meant to be another shooter with the intention to take out anything that moves just spiced up with adventure elements, but a game where completing tasks and solving puzzles will be as important as eliminating opponents. The action is likely to move towards a tactical shooter, where combat tactics and taking maximum advantage of available weaponry has more importance than just fast reactions allowing to shoot numerous opponents. Check out the "real life" Nina screens, the actress who stood model for digital Nina. Ohh and of course also a few in-game screens ...

Sub Rebellion (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2002 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In 2139, the earth’s tectonic plates begin to shift, producing massive seismic activity throughout the world. This makes most of the world’s land sink into the sea, leading to many deaths and changing civilization forever. Those who survived adapt to the new conditions of life under and above the surface. By 2145 two factions arise, the Meluguis Empire and the Alliance Army. The Alliance, in a desperate attempt to turn the tides on the war deploys the experimental Chronos attack submarine.

'Kingdom Hearts' Consumer Demo Day

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2002 @ 11:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square EA is about to blow the lid off its upcoming PlayStation 2 adventure roleplaying game, Kingdom Hearts with a community event centered around the game called the Kingdom Hearts Consumer Demo Day. On Friday, August 23 Square EA will give players the chance to get a hands on preview of this wonderful adventure that combines the characters and locales of various Disney movie franchises with the worlds created by SquareSoft. Attendees will also get a chance to meet the game's director and character designer Tetsuya Nomura and voice talent David Gallagher ("7th Heaven") and Hayden Panettiere ("Ally McBeal," "Remember The Titans"). The event will be held at the PlayStation store, located at 101 Fourth Street (Fourth & Mission streets) in San Francisco on August 23 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM. Limited edition posters will also be handed out at the event, but the most important thing is that you'll be able to play the game before September 17 - the day the game hits retail in North America! (Thanks GameSpy).

'Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc' Allies Revealed! - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2002 @ 9:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fans of the Rayman series will be excited to hear that Rayman's two best friends, Globox and Murfy, will return alongside Rayman in Ubi Soft's action-adventure, cartoon fantasy game Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc . Globox and Murfy play important roles in the game and Globox is especially intertwined in Rayman 3's plot. Not to reveal too much of the story (that'll come later), all we can say for now is you'll be seeing a lot of Globox and Murfy as Rayman comes face-to-face with some of his greatest adversaries yet, including the Hoodlums and evil Dark Lums.

Official 'Aces of World War I' Web Site Goes Live

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2002 @ 9:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aces of World War I, the ultimate flight simulation meets action combat PC game, fully immerses gamers into the heat of World War I combat. Assuming the identity of Edward Rickenbacker, a great American ace, players are challenged to hold their ground against the most lethal German flyers of the Great War. Flying in one of six authentically rendered planes, players must successfully combat all of the opposing ground, air and sea German forces if they intend to win the war victoriously. Check out the Aces of World War I site for yourself. There you'll find all sorts of in-game details, plane and in-game images and a game trailer. We have a local mirror for the trailer so "read more" for links ...