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'LMA Manager 2003' For Xbox/PS2 This Autumn

by Thomas on Aug. 14, 2002 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As the new football season kicks off, Codemasters is poised to capture every football player’s accurate statistics in preparation for LMA Manager 2003, due for Xbox and PlayStation 2 this autumn. LMA Manager 2003 will be the first management game available with the correct team line-ups and individual player details for the 2002/2003 season.

'Xenus' - Developer Chat

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2002 @ 2:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

If you'd like to chat with developers of Xenus go to chat.yuga.ru on 15th of August, Thursday, 15.00 (CET). Although chat board is russian, questions in english are possible.

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2002 @ 1:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner" is an entirely new 3D adventure from producer Hideo Kojima and character designer Yoji Shinkawa, the creative team behind the celebrated Zone of the Enders and Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. In ZOE2, players are once again thrown into an interplanetary conflict, but this time the stakes are even higher, as the fate of Jupiter and Mars are held in the balance.

The Lord of the Rings : The Two Towers (xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2002 @ 1:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

One ring to rule them all… Based on New Line Cinema's epic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy novels, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers video games will integrate cinema and gameplay to deliver an epic interactive experience. In the game, players will be able to relive the most memorable movie moments from the first two films, "The Fellowship of the Ring" and "The Two Towers."

'Battlefield: 1942' - Multiplayer Demo Coming Friday

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2002 @ 11:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Battlefield: 1942 web site has started a clock counting down the days, hours, minutes and seconds to the release of the multiplayer demo for the upcoming WWII multiplayer game. According to the clock the demo for Digital Illusions and Electronic Arts' game will be released at 12 noon PST (3 p.m. EST) on Friday and will contain the Wake Island map, five player classes and eight kinds of vehicles, including planes and ships. (Thanks HomeLAN).

NOLF2 : A Spy In H.A.R.M.'s Way - Official Forum Launched

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2002 @ 10:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Transmission has been intercepted: To all NOLF operatives, the official spy headquarters has arrived! Follow the encrypted link to the ultimate source for top secret NOLF2 information. Get the latest specs on NOLF2! Over and out.

'NCAA College Football 2K3' Debuts On XBOX

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2002 @ 9:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. announced today the release of "SEGA Sports NCAA College Football 2K3" for the Xbox. Produced by Visual Concepts Entertainment, a SEGA development studio, and developed by Avalanche Software, "SEGA Sports NCAA College Football 2K3" delivers a host of in-depth features including a comprehensive list of bowl games, team-specific playbooks, college-style player models and a Legacy Mode that lets gamers recruit blue-chip prospects, develop talent using the extensive Spring Training option and build their program into a national powerhouse. Taking full advantage of the powerful Xbox hardware, SEGA Sports' college gridiron franchise features all of the trimmings fans might expect from the standard-bearer in sports video gaming.

'KONG' Ships For GBA!

by Thomas on Aug. 13, 2002 @ 8:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it is shipping the action adventure game, Kong, for the Game Boy Advance to retailers this week. Based on the television cartoon "Kong: The Animated Series" from global entertainment company BKN International, the game was developed by the French studios of Planet Interactive Development.

Vivendi Establishes New Game Development Studio

by Thomas on Aug. 13, 2002 @ 8:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Publishing (VU Publishing) announced today the formation of Black Label Games, Inc., a new development studio that will publish PC and console-based interactive entertainment products for the company's global Games division, Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games). The new studio will develop titles based on original intellectual properties, as well as content licensed from external strategic partners. Black Label Games joins VU Games' roster of industry- leading studios, which includes Blizzard Entertainment, NDA Productions, Sierra Entertainment and Universal Interactive.

Shrapnel To Publish Mark H. Walker's Lock 'N Load

by Thomas on Aug. 13, 2002 @ 8:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games announced a partnership with Mark H. Walker to publish Mark H. Walker's Lock 'N Load today. Mark H. Walker's Lock 'N Load, the game with "more game, less guff" marks a new direction for Shrapnel Games as its first published Board Game title.

Bump, Set, Spike! Beach Spikers Ships For GameCube

by Thomas on Aug. 13, 2002 @ 8:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced the release of "Beach Spikers" exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube. The ultimate summer party game, "Beach Spikers" delivers addictive two-on-two beach volleyball action for up to four players. "Beach Spikers" lets gamers take it to the net with 32 scorching hot, gorgeous female athletes from 16 countries, in an action-packed competition for the world title. Developed by SEGA's legendary AM2 studio, "Beach Spikers" features arcade style pick-up-and-play controls, dynamic camera angles and stunning graphics, including deformable sand and exquisitely rendered female athletes, for hours of summer fun.

The Sims Online To External Testing

by Thomas on Aug. 13, 2002 @ 8:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

People who subscribe to The Sims Online newsletter will be randomly selected and offered the opportunity to participate in the Play Test. This test will grow from a few hundred to over 50,000 players in the next few months. Joining the Play Test will give you some benefits as a player within The Sims Online. More about it !

Pay The Price For 'Earth & Beyond'

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2002 @ 7:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Westwood Studios announced today it will offer multiple ways to subscribe to Earth & Beyond, the online role-playing galaxy that will be published by Electronic Arts under the EA GAMES brand this fall.

TOCA Race Driver (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2002 @ 6:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TOCA Race Driver brings the drama of real life touring car racing to PlayStation 2 and PC this summer. Gamers will really experience the aggressive close contact Touring Car races at a world class level when they become Ryan McKane, the game’s central character. Njoy some awesome looking racing screens!

'Bandits' At ECTS 2002

by Thomas on Aug. 13, 2002 @ 6:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GRIN and PAN Vision will be holding an exclusive BANDITS event at ECTS 2002. Stand 1520 is hosting a BANDITS outpost where the developers GRIN will present the game throughout the three full days. This is the first time ever the game is shown and it will be shown all the way. The full version of BANDITS - Phoenix Rising will be on the stand with both single player and multiplayer sessions in play - hand on for everyone!

'Platoon' - Story, Features & Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 13, 2002 @ 6:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game Platoon is developed for PC by Digital Reality and will be published in Europe by Monte Cristo in November 2002 (Northern America publishing in is the hands of Strategy First). Based on historical facts, Platoon will recapture the suspense and thrills experienced by soldiers throughout the Vietnam war. The game will benefit from Digital Reality’s latest 3D graphics and sound engine and an engaging storyline.

'Fire Department' - Story, Features & Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 13, 2002 @ 6:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got what it takes to become a hero? In Fire Department, experience what life is really like for fire-fighters. Choose your team, vehicles and equipment! Keep your cool when faced with high-pressure situations… Your reactions, your strategy as well as your capacity to manage a team of firemen are the keys to success.

'Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon' To Be Unveiled At ECTS

by Thomas on Aug. 13, 2002 @ 4:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon will be unveiled during an exclusive press conference at this year’s ECTS. Revolution’s managing director Charles Cecil will demonstrate the game to the world’s media during an invite-only presentation to be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, 29th August, the first day of the show. A spokesperson from Criterion Software will also be speaking, explaining in detail how the use of RenderWare has enabled Revolution’s development team to push the boundaries of creative excellence and deliver a game which truly stands out from the crowd.

JoWooD Present Archangel: New Website

by Thomas on Aug. 13, 2002 @ 1:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take on the role of Michael as you fight your way through three fascinating worlds. Put your skills to the ultimate test as you fight the dark powers to complete your transformation into the Archangel. The new official website brings you exclusive access to the storyline and features of the game, provides sketches and artwork from the developers in addition to a host of screenshots taken from the game.

Warhammer Online Looking For Partners

by Thomas on Aug. 13, 2002 @ 12:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer Online is calling for publishers and technology providers to get in touch to discuss potential business partnerships for its eagerly-awaited self-titled massively multiplayer online role playing game. Warhammer Online Ltd. is a joint venture between fantasy gaming expert Games Workshop and UK developer Climax. The company was created in 2001 to design, develop and deliver an online RPG also called Warhammer Online and set in Games Workshop’s dark and gritty Warhammer fantasy world.