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'The Sims Unleashed' Ships

by Thomas on Sept. 25, 2002 @ 4:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced the release of The Sims Unleashed, a new add-on disk to the top-selling PC game of all time, The Sims. As fans of The Sims know, there has always been something missing from their virtual neighborhoods... pets. In The Sims Unleashed, players can now add pets to their Sims families. An all new expanded neighborhood featuring parks, pet stores, cafes and markets will give the Sims and their new pets a variety of places to sniff, explore and meet their new neighbors.

Outlaw Golf (NGC) Strippers, Biker Chicks ..

by Thomas on Sept. 25, 2002 @ 4:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shipping To Retail In Late October, "Outlaw Golf" Also Features Outrageous Commentary by `The Daily Show's' Steve Carell and the Most Advanced Golf Engine Delivering Graphics So Rich Players Can Smell the Cut Grass. Golf has never been more exciting! A new golf game will be shipping in late October for the Nintendo GameCube complete with strippers, biker chicks and the most advanced golf gaming engine ever made.

'No One Lives Forever 2' Website Launch

by Thomas on Sept. 25, 2002 @ 11:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today, NOLF2.com opens its new website and hopes to become one of the centers for all things related to No One Lives Forever 2. The site contains news, info, cheats, links, downloads, forums and everything else a fan of this soon to be hit needs. They also planning on hosting community sites, such as modding, skinning, mapping, etc.

'IGI 2: Covert Strike' - New Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 25, 2002 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

IGI 2: Covert Strike sees the return of IGI’s award-winning stealth-based first-person shooter action and continues the modern warfare and espionage theme of the original. The covert missions continue the career of David Jones, a former SAS soldier, now working freelance for the secret organisation, codenamed ‘IGI’. The spiralling plot will take Jones through Russia, across Libya and into China in three linked campaigns, as he infiltrates a wide variety of locations including military airbases, harbours and secret government installations. Each mission expands the plot and is sequenced with impressive animated scenes that continue to absorb the player in the game’s carefully constructed narrative.. 17 new screens. And this time it stands for "Institute for Geotactical Intelligence", not I'm Going In.

Arx Fatalis Is Gold

by Thomas on Sept. 25, 2002 @ 11:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD’s first-person RPG, Arx Fatalis, has just gone gold and will be out in North America in late October. Arx Fatalis is a first-person RPG, which plunges the player into an amazingly complex fantasy world. Arx Fatalis combines intelligent story line with impressive medieval surroundings. The user-friendly interface allows the highest interactivity possible. Arx Fatalis creates a state of intense immersion that allows the player to feel that all his actions have a direct consequence in the Arx game world. (Check out our preview HERE)

SimCity 4 and Sims PS2 Release Dates Moving

by Thomas on Sept. 25, 2002 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official site for SimCity let us know that Maxis is moving the launch of SimCity 4 and The Sims for the PS2 to January 2003. Here is the scoop:

We know you're looking forward to both games and that this might be a disappointment. You should know that both titles are looking great and are a blast to play. Moving them to the beginning of next year will give us the opportunity to do a little extra fine-tuning and polishing of the games. We'll also be revamping SimCity.com and posting the most up to date information regarding both games on our websites. Thanks for your continued support and be sure to visit TheSims.com and SimCity.com for the latest details.

Dragon's Lair 3D (DVD) '20th Anniversary' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2002 @ 7:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The 20th Anniversary edition contains background material covering the twenty years of historic Dragon's Lair game releases, press clippings, interviews, merchandise, biographies including previews of the upcoming Dragon's Lair 3D release. Game improvements include increased video quality, optional hint or expert mode, authentic scene order and resurrections and an option to play the original game or play Dragon's Lair with the new-found scenes. The Dragon's Lair 20th Anniversary Special Edition Box Set which includes Dragon's Lair, Space Ace and Dragon's Lair II:Time Warp for DVD (compatible with PS2/XBX). Njoy the golden oldie screens!

Xbox Live - Details & Price

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2002 @ 4:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At tonight's X02 event in Seville, Microsoft Corp. announced European pricing and availability for its Xbox Live service, a comprehensive online game service fully dedicated to fast-action, always-connected broadband gaming experiences.

MicroSoft's X02 LineUp - Info & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2002 @ 3:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It would not be a REAL Xbox event/presentation if MicroSoft themselves did not have a big lineup of titles to introduce to the public. We got info and screens on : BC, Fable, Fishing Live Online and Sudeki.

'Championship Manager' Goes XBOX Exclusive

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2002 @ 2:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive and Sports Interactive announce that the latest installment of the best-selling football management simulation Championship Manager is to appear exclusively on the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Championship Manager: Season 02/03 is currently being developed by Sports Interactive and will release this Christmas.

XO2 (XBOX) - Screens Gallery

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2002 @ 2:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Some more coverage from the Microsoft X02 event being held in Spain. Up next are screens from Midway's "Defender", BBC Multimedia's "Robot Wars - Extreme Destruction" - BAM!'s "Reign Of Fire" - Midway's Mortal Kombat - THQ's "MotoGP Online" - Virgin's "Galleon" and Sega's "House Of The Dead 3". Njoy!

BMX XXX (Xbox) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2002 @ 2:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Forget the action sports games you've played in the past. Wipe clean your perceptions of what you think an action sports game is. BMX XXX is different to any other game you have played. 5 screens to prove we mean business!

Xbox Shows Off Incredible Games Portfolio At 'X02' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2002 @ 2:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xbox today unveiled the latest must-have Xbox games in its growing portfolio of titles. Nearly 200 games will be available this Christmas in Europe and 300 more are in development - great games, and lots of them, means Xbox is poised for an exceptional Christmas season, New Year and beyond. Xbox offers more - more power, more excitement and more fantastic gaming experiences - and the games line-up shown at X02 demonstrates that difference beautifully. We got screens from Perfect Dark 2 & Kameo: Elements of Power. Njoy!

'Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix' Coming To The Xbox

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2002 @ 1:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. is looking for a few good console gamers with the announcement that the company's highly acclaimed first-person action game, Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix, will be migrating onto the Xbox(tm) video game system from Microsoft. The Xbox version of Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix will feature all of the over-the-top gritty action found in the PC version including visceral multiplayer combat, which will be available via Microsoft's Xbox Live. Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix for the Xbox video game system is being developed by Gratuitous Games and is currently rated "RP" Rating Pending by the ESRB.

Ghost Recon - New Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2002 @ 12:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just noticed on Bluesnews that there is a new Ghost Recon patch available. Not available on the official website yet this patch updates your Ghost Recon v1.3. This patch addresses various fixes and tweaks (memory leaks, multiplayer exploits etc.) and the entire thing comes at a whopping 47 MB. Read more for a detailed fix list and links where to grab it.

'Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Island Thunder' Ships Today

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2002 @ 12:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It is quite the shipping day today. The Ghosts are back and ready to storm the island of Cuba! Ubi Soft Entertainment announced today that Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder ships today for the PC within the United States. We have also have word a Red Storm developer chat will be held. Read more for all those goodies!

Rocky (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 11:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today we had the opening of the official Rocky website announcement as well as a slew of XBOX screens, well now we have a bunch of Nintendo Gamecube screens showing off some training and in game Rocky vs. Apollo Creed. So if boxing is your cup of tea, check them out!

MicroSoft Makes a 'Rare' Acquisition

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 11:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Corp. today announced it has purchased U.K.-based Rare Ltd., one of the world's leading video game developers, further demonstrating Microsoft's commitment to providing the most innovative interactive experiences available on its Xbox. Rare has been the mastermind behind some of the most popular video games in history, including such global multimillion sellers as "GoldenEye 007," "Perfect Dark," "Banjo-Kazooie" and "Donkey Kong 64." Under terms of the $375 million cash transaction, Rare will today begin creating exclusive console gaming blockbusters for Xbox.

'Super Bust-A-Move 2' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 11:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced it has shipped Super Bust-A-Move 2, for the PS2. Super Bust-A-Move 2 is the latest version of the hugely popular Bust-A-Move franchise featuring challenging puzzles, a fun cast of characters and highly-addictive gameplay appealing to gamers of all ages. Super Bust-A-Move 2 for the PlayStation 2 is rated E for everyone and has an MSRP of only $19.99!

Infogrames Ships 'Big Air Freestyle' (NGC) To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 10:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier we announced that Infogrames, Inc. shipped Big Air Freestyle, an extreme motocross game for the Nintendo GameCube, to European stores, and we just been informed they have also shipped the game in North America and we can expect it to appear on store shelves this week.