'Neocronicle' Issue 5 - Available NOW

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

Once again the editorial staff of the Neocronicle let the creative vibes flow and today present the brilliant 5th edition of the best fanzine ever: the Neocronicle. This edition features excellent reports on mysterious death cases, a huge biotech scandal and on the investigations on a hacker, that terrifies the citizens of Neocron. So, it' s well worth the download. Read more for links where to grab it ...

'Colin McRae Rally 3' - Movie

by Thomas on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 5:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters released a stunning new Colin McRae Rally 3 movie today, showcasing the game’s grueling rally gameplay and dynamic visuals. Created especially for the London Effects & Animation Festival, the video is available online from Downloads section of the game's web site (movie file titled “Colin McRae Rally 3: The Game”; filename “cmr3_game”). With a running time of approximately two minutes, the video streams through the game’s opening scenes to the gritty rallying action and ends with a championship win.

'xXx' For The Nintendo GBA In Stores

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

Gamers can now enter the world of one of the summer's biggest action thrillers with Activision, Inc.'s XXX for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance. The game is based on Revolution Studio's "xXx", which stars Vin Diesel and opens nationwide on 18th October. xXx lets players assume the role of underground thrillseeker turned spy Xander Cage in a series of death-defying motorcycle and arcade-action challenges.

'Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer' Ships (CONSOLE)

by Peter on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 12:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Surf's up! Action sports fans can now ride the waves like a pro with the release of Activision, Inc.'s Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer, which is currently available at UK retail outlets. The game lets players join six-time world champion surfer, Kelly Slater and eight other top pros as they travel to 13 of the most popular and recognizable surf spots in the world in search of the perfect wave.

'Psychotoxic: Gateway to Hell' Site Launch!

by Thomas on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Psychotoxic: Gateway to Hell is a upcoming first person shooter from CDV and it's being developed by NuClear Vision. Today the official site went live.. "Team up with Angie Prophet in the battle against the evil powers that threaten all mankind". You can read more about Psychotoxic here!

Pro Version Of 'UT2003'

by Thomas on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 10:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Unreality tossed up an article this morning about the fact that Epic might be making a new version of UT called Unreal Tournament 2003 PRO! (thanks VE3D) Here is a clip:

Our goal in the CPL and any other pro offline tournament we support is to create a common set of rules that levels the playing field. To that end, the rules posted by the CPL reflect that players have only a limited set of things they can change. Exactly what will be changeable hasn’t to my knowledge been fully decided on yet.

Right now, we (as in Epic) are talking about creating a “Pro” version of the game just with tournaments like this in mind. It will be pro in terms of what game settings can be altered and what can’t. It will encompass what can be tweaked and adjusted as well as what game settings should be used. This will not be something designed for online play at this time.

'Xpand Rally' Update - New Terrains

by Thomas on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 9:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Techland Software send us a new update from their upcoming rally game 'Xpand Rally', this time they let us know more about the new terrains. Read more for full article and a new screen!

'Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast' Is GOLD

by Thomas on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC is pleased to announce that the Xbox and GameCube versions of Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast have been approved for manufacturing and are expected to be in stores the week of November 18th. Also check out some gameplay from the upcoming console releases in the new Jedi Outcast game trailer!

'IGI 2' Delayed To February 2003

by Thomas on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official IGI 2 message boards got some news posted from the lead QA tester at Codemasters. (thanks Shacks) Here is the clip:

I can confirm that the release date has officialy been moved to Feb 03.

While any slippage is a huge dissapointment to those of you have have been waiting so long already, I really believe that moving the release date will allow us to make a much better product.

In all honesty, the game could of made it out in November. To do that though would have meant leaving out some great design ideas, we would have had to cut out bits of the game that were not functioning correctly, and the game would of gone out with some bugs.

Adding these extra 3 months to the development cycle can only benefit the quality of the game. The cool design stuff can be finished instead of getting cut, the bugs can be found and fixed, and ultimatly, the game can be given the polish that would have been missing if we were to ship in November.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 7:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'NBA Inside Drive 2003' Goes Gold

by Thomas on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 7:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lace up those high-tops as Microsoft Game Studios today announced that "NBA Inside Drive 2003" has gone gold, and is scheduled to start showing up on store shelves on October 24 for a suggested price of $49.99. This year, fans of roundball can enjoy new features such as Career mode, in which players will have up to 25 NBA seasons to build the next basketball dynasty. Other new gameplay modes include Create-A-Player, Practice, and even two-on-two matchups. "NBA Inside Drive 2003" was co-developed by Microsoft Game Studios and High Voltage Software.

'Age Of Mythology' - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 5:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft is rolling out the big guns to promote their upcoming RTS, 'Age Of Mythology'. In the coming weeks you will see this trailer when you go to the movies in an attempt to promote the upcoming Ensemble Studios 3D RTS game. Read more for links where to grab it ...

EA Fall Event (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 3:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Some leftovers from the EA event in NY, serving up now are a bunch of GBA screens from their upcoming titile. We have SSX Tricky, Island Xtreme Stunts , Galidor: Defenders of the Outer Dimension and Bionicle Bugs: Matoran Adventures.

'American Conquest' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 2:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In American Conquest, the latest title from the GSC GAME WORLD stable - makers of the blockbuster Cossacks, you enter the New World in the year 1492! Together with Christopher Columbus there you'll remain. During the following centuries you'll fight for supremacy on the new found American continent! Check the 4 new screens ...

Tennis Masters Series 2003 - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 2:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tour the globe and play on the 9 faithfully reproduced Masters Series tournaments. Travel to the hard courts of Indian Wells, Miami, Toronto and Cincinnati. Visit the luxurious clay courts of Monte Carlo, Rome and Hamburg. Compete on the indoor courts of Madrid and Paris.Try to qualify for the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai and become the world's best player! Check out the 15 days trial version limiting you to exhibition and career mode. Read more for links where to get it before it expires..

'Grand Theft Auto: Vice City' (PS2) - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2002 @ 9:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Grand Theft Auto: Vice City web site has posted up a new trailer in its movies section showing off more gameplay from the upcoming Rockstar Games PS2 crime action game follow up that's due out in stores late this month. Of course we had to snag it and make it all nice and small for you all, read more for links where to grab it! (Thanks HomeLan)

Reign of Fire (PS2) Is Coming To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2002 @ 8:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment announced today that it will begin shipping Reign of Fire for PS2 and Game Boy Advance to retailers worldwide next week. Xbox and GameCube versions of the game will ship to retail by mid-November. Inspired by the feature film from Spyglass Entertainment, the action-packed game is supported by a multi-million dollar marketing campaign that includes a nationwide TV advertising effort, print and online advertisements, special retailer promotions, pre-order incentives and a multi-product rebate offer tied to the movie's DVD release slated for November 19th.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Raven Shield - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2002 @ 8:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Raven Shield is the third in the critically acclaimed Tom Clancy series, and follows Rainbow Six which pioneered the 'tactical shooter' genre and Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear which was awarded PC Game of the year on both sides of the Atlantic. The specialist gaming press have already widely acknowledged that Raven Shield is not just something new to the series, but will bring a whole new level of realism and pure gaming enjoyment to the genre. Check out these 2 new beauties!

'Europa 1400:The Guild' - Facts & Features

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2002 @ 7:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions is proud to announce official details of the stunning life simulation PC CD game, Europa 1400 – The Guild. The game will be released on 18th October 2002 in the UK and on 30th of October 2002 in US.

'Gi Combat' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2002 @ 7:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

G.I. Combat is a 3D, Tactical Strategy game that engulfs you in the dynamic conflicts of World War II. Storm the beaches of Omaha in a historically detailed campaign set in Normandy, June 1944. The fully three-dimensional environment provides unsurpassed detail for terrain, armor penetration, vehicle movement, morale, and combat resolution! Immerse yourself in the agonizing struggle to hold back enemy offensives, lead an assault to capture key objectives, and charge into the fray with gritty, determined grunts! Take part in that experience and rewrite history! Read more for links where to get the demo ...