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.

RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 Has Gone Gold

by Thomas on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 9:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heralding the return of the best-selling PC game franchise that started the "Tycoon" game craze, Infogrames, Inc. today announced that RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 has gone gold and will be in stores on "RollerCoaster Tycoon Tuesday", October 15. In great demand by both retailers and consumers, the Company said that the initial shipment of the game will reach one million units worldwide.

'Earth & Beyond' Ships To Stores

by Thomas on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 9:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that the massively multiplayer online role-playing galaxy, Earth & Beyond, shipped to stores in North America. The game is being developed by Westwood Studios and will be published under the EA GAMES brand.

'Unreal Tournament 2003' Demo Reports

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 7:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari today announced that the trial version of Unreal Tournament 2003, one of the most anticipated PC games of 2002, has already become one of the most popular game demo debuts of all time with nearly 1.2 million downloads between its debut last Friday night, September 13 and Wednesday, September 18. The demo is available at unrealtournament2003.com.

Sierra Ships 'Tribes Aerial Assault' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 7:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra Entertainment, Inc. today announced that the Tribes Aerial Assault videogame has shipped to retailers nationwide. Created exclusively for the PlayStation2, the Tribes Aerial Assault game is one of the first to use Sony Computer Entertainment America's network adaptor for PlayStation 2 for online play over the Internet, allowing up to 16 players from around the world to compete with, and against, each other in the same game.

Xbox Live Set For European Launch

by Thomas on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 6:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Telewest Broadband has announced ahead of the start of Microsoft's X02 event in Seville, that it is an official broadband network partner for the European launch on 14th March 2003, a year after the launch of the console in Europe. Xbox owners will need a starter kit to get going, which will retail at around £39.99. It contains an Xbox Communicator kit, subscription to the Xbox Live network, and two free online titles. Consumer beta tests of Xbox Live are set to take place with 3,000 gamers in the UK, France and Germany from 30th October, with an open beta test scheme launching on November 30th.

Lionheart Development Team Chat

by Thomas on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 5:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Now on Friday September 27th 2002 at 5:00PST/8:00EST you can get all the latest news directly from members of the Lionheart development team. Don't miss your chance to talk to the development team in another Lionheart Development Chat. All details HERE!

'Dragon Empires' - First RSSTech Screenshots

by Thomas on Sept. 24, 2002 @ 4:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rock Solid Studios recently announced the licensing of their RSSTech to Codemasters to power Dragon Empires. Today they send us the first screenshots from the RSSTech. Read more for the candy!