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'Street Hoops' Tips Off At Retail (XB/PS2)

by Thomas on Oct. 4, 2002 @ 12:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Playground basketballers everywhere can now get their game on street-style with Activision, Inc.'s Street Hoops for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and Xbox video game system from Microsoft. The game features a slammin' soundtrack, authentic apparel, notorious courts like NYC's The Cage and Rucker Park, and a roster of playground legends including 1/2 Man 1/2 Amazing, Headache, Hot Sauce and more, as featured in the AND 1 Mix Tape Series. Street Hoops is currently available at retail outlets nationwide at a suggested retail price of £39.99 and is rated 15+ by Elspa.

'Grom' - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 4, 2002 @ 11:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grom is a light-RPG game, delivering a great dose of adventure, real-time combat system and rich story, partially based upon unknown facts of World War II, but with strong share of fiction and mystique. One may think about it as mixture of James Bond or Indiana Jones movie screenplay, with adventure part as found in LucasArts productions, combat system as in Commandos, or Metal Gear Solid, and simplified RPG elements just like in Zelda: OoT, or Diablo.

Boom Boom HuckJam Arena Tour 2002

by Thomas on Oct. 4, 2002 @ 11:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In celebration of the launch of its highly anticipated video game Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4, Activision, Inc. is inviting skateboarding and gaming fans to the “Tony Hawk’s Ultimate Challenge” Backyard BBQ where they can fuel up on free food, check out cool music and demo the new Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 video game at select Boom Boom HuckJam Arena Tour 2002 stops across the United States.. Find out more below!

'Delta Force : Black Hawk Down' - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 4, 2002 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yesterday we reported that 'Delta Force - Black Hawk Down' was held back a bit while they tinker with the missions. Today we bring you a couple of screenshots to sate your appetite for Black Hawkness. Njoy!

'Mystic Heroes' (NGC) - Features & Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 4, 2002 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mystic Heroes is a game in the continuing saga of good vs. evil, pitting the protagonists against impossible odds in a quest to save not just themselves, but the entire land. In this action game you must battle through masses of enemies, cooperate with your allies, and use various mystic attacks that are powered by runes. But beware; brawn alone will not lead to victory.. Make no mystic about it, here are the features and 22 screenshots.

'Gorge Tour' Announced

by Thomas on Oct. 4, 2002 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

New Media Generation is glad to present its new project GORGE TOUR – 3D First Person Action. The main game action is conveyed in the far away future on one of the hidden in the Space human colony. The hero will have to confront innumerable hordes of bloodthirsty monsters and leave the captured planet at the cost of unbelievable efforts. The game is being developed on the basis of 3D engine Shin, used earlier for the creation of 3D FPS Hired Team: Trial and Hired Team: Trial Gold. Moreover various levels, wonderful realistic graphics and unexpected game plot turns will amaze the worshipper of this genre by extraordinary approach to the game conception.

'Ultimate Trainz Collection' Just In Time For X-Mas

by Thomas on Oct. 4, 2002 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First announced today that they will be releasing the "Ultimate Trainz Collection" (UTC) in the North American market just in time for Christmas. Hitting store shelves on November 19th, UTC includes 2 CDs full of dynamic railroad gameplay that lets you not only create your own landscape, but collect and customize your locos and control as many trains as you and your PC can handle.

Xicat to release Zanzarah, Nov. 12

by Thomas on Oct. 4, 2002 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xicat Interactive enters an enchanted world of fantasy with the Nov. 12 release of Zanzarah. The publisher of award-winning video games presents a female character set in a beautifully-rendered fantasy world to attract the too often neglected teenage female market.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2002 @ 8:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'NOLF2 : A Spy In Harm's Way' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2002 @ 2:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra just let us know that they have updated their "No One Lives Forever 2" website to celebrate the launch of their already heralded title "NOLF2 : A Spy In Harm's Way". Also available is the first update patch bringing the retail copy to v1.1. Since a lot of people (including myself) are having problems with the sound/speech they issued a fix to address this. Read more for links where to grab it ...

'Reign Of Fire' (Xbox) - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2002 @ 1:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game’s story picks back up in Britain, c. 2024. Quinn has grown up to be a “resistance fighter” for a small community hiding in an old castle in the burnt-out English countryside. His people have been reduced to living in near-medieval conditions. There’s a pair of dragons prowling the vicinity, attacking the few remaining villages, destroying crops, and generally making life hell for the humans. The fire brigades risk their lives to put out the awful firestorms caused by the dragon attacks as they rescue the trapped or wounded survivors. BAM! updated their trailer for the just gone gold xbox/ps2 version.. read more for links where to get it!

Splinter Cell (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2002 @ 1:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell will release in time for the lucrative Christmas 2002 market exclusively on Xbox, with a PC version to appear by the end of the year. Xbox is the lead development platform for the game, which has been designed to take full advantage of the advanced graphics and sound capabilities of Xbox. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell will also feature online elements using the recently announced Xbox Live service. A few new screens ...

'X-Men: Next Dimension ' (PS2/NGC/XBX) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2002 @ 1:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Men: Next Dimension plunges players into a powerful enemy’s plot to rid the world of mutants. Leaving traditional arena-based fighting games in its wake, X-Men: Next Dimension is the only console fighter game that carries epic super hero showdowns across expansive 3-D levels. Players fight as 24 different X-Men characters through interactive environments replete with combat-induced damage. Check the screens!

'Akella' Goes 'Postal'

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 11:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A mere twelve years after The Cold War officially ended, the most ruthless videogame developer to survive the standstill, Running With Scissors, proudly announced that POSTAL 2 will be published in Russia by Akella.

'Blade Mistress' Adds Pet Dragons For Players

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 10:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blade Mistress Online has expanded its content to include pet dragons, creatures that hatch from eggs, eat, grow, and fight for their owners! Pet dragons have different colors, powers, and can be bred to produce even more powerful pets!

'Black Hawk Down' Being Delayed

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 9:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Entertainment software developer and publisher NovaLogic, Inc. today announced that the release of the eagerly awaited PC title Delta Force - Black Hawk Down has been pushed back a month. The release is now scheduled for November 19th, 2002 in the US.

'Logitech PS2 Cordless Controller' Obtains Official Sony License

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 8:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Logitech announced today that the Logitech Cordless Controller for PS One, and PlayStation has an official license from Sony Computer Entertainment America. This makes Logitech's cordless controller the first and only licensed cordless controller for this platform. This Logitech product includes proprietary 2.4 GHz Cordless Freedom, the most reliable cordless technology available for gamers.

'Fallout' - Bible #8

by Thomas on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 7:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fallout Bible #8 from Chris Avellone at BlackIsle.com contains an interview with Fallout designer Scott Bennie, a crapload of questions, the original draft of the EPA, the fury and flurry of nuclear winters, a little bit about the old Wasteland "sequel" Meantime, why the Corvega Highwayman has a fat ass, a bit on tribal societies, a new mind-bending contest, the winners of two others, and more random irradiated crap from the Fallout universe. Grab it as .doc here or .pdf here!

'Homeplanet' - Website Updated

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 7:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Russobit-M and 3Map Games are glad to announce that the website for their spacesim Homeplanet has been updated. You can find many news, fresh screenshots and others. Russobit and 3Map Games also let us know that they have opened the Homeplanet forum - welcome to everybody!

Lock 'N Load - Demo Available NOW

by Thomas on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 7:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games announced today Mark H. Walker's Lock 'N Load Demo is available. Mark H. Walker's Lock 'N Load Demo marks a milestone for board wargames, being the first ever demo available for a physical board game.. Read more for Gameinfo (features) and links where to grab the demo!