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'Etherlords II' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 1:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Etherlords II is the sequel to the innovative turn-based strategy game originally released in November 2001. Similar to Etherlords I, which was highly praised for its tactical depth and stunning graphics, Etherlords II promises to be even more spectacular, changing the emphasis of the game from simple exploration and resource gathering to a more enriching story-driven adventure. check out these 4 brand new screens ...

'Sacred' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 1:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

German publisher Ascaron will released their latest RPG/Fantasy Adventure game Sacred in Spring 2003, but no word about English release date. Sacred wil allow you to choose one of 6 (3 male/3 female) totally different characters, ranging from Magicians, Gladiators, Dark Elves and more. Your journey will take you to the wastelands of "Ancaria", far at the southern border of the human kingdom, where the evil Magician 'Shaddar' hides in his tower after he was banished for his on-going cruelties. Check out these new promising screens ..

'Knight Rider' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 12:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Knight Rider has already been released in Europe last year and Tri Synergy announced that Knight Rider will ship in Q1 2003. Michael Knight and Knight Industries Two Thousand (KITT) are back in action in a racing/adventure title for the PC that is being developed by Davilex Games. Knight Rider, based on the classic 80’s TV series, allows players to take on the role of KITT and assist Michael Knight in his quest for law and order. For all the David Hasslehof and KITT fans out there, some new screens for you to enjoy...

'Black & Bruised' (PS2/NGC) - WebSite Update

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 11:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In anticipation of Majesco's over-the-top arcade-style boxing game Black & Bruised appearing on store shelves (expected Jan 28th for PS2/GameCube) they let us know that the official Black & Bruised website has been updated and is now featuring 2 movies introducing 2 of the fighters, Maiagaru and Major Flak. You can also have a sneak peek at the 2-sided poster that will appear in the February paper magazines, the second print ad, as well as enter a new contst, read up on the game's 18 special features, and more ... Head on over to the official website to stay on top of the latest in the world of bruises, if you are into that sort of thing of course...

'Strategy First' And 'Just Flight' Strike a Deal!

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 9:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First is happy to announce a publishing agreement with European Publisher and Developer Just Flight to bring 4 add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator and Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator series to the North American market in 2003. Read more for details...

'Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 9:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari is bringing "Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee," a one-to-four player monster-on-monster fighting game, to the Xbox in Spring 2003. Based on the classic movie characters created by Toho Co., Ltd., the game recreates the look and feel of the titanic film legends and challenges players to punch, kick, stomp, throw and blast each other in massive, city-wide arenas. "Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee," developed by Pipeworks Studios, is currently available on the Xbox. Read more to check out the new screens ...

'Eve Online: The Second Genesis' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 9:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today Crowd Control Productions' (CCP) highly anticipated Massive Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) "Eve Online: The Second Genesis" has marked a milestone as testing begins for the fifth stage of beta. Also announced today EVE ONLINE will use Microsoft DirectX 9.0 and gamers will be able to play across multiple monitors (Rated "T" by the ESRB). EVE ONLINE is on schedule to ship March 2003 and will be published by Simon & Schuster Interactive in North America and by Crucial Entertainment in Europe. Read more for details and a new batch of spacelicious screens ...

'RollerCoaster Tycoon' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 9:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

To date, RollerCoaster Tycoon and its two expansion packs, Loopy Landscapes and Corkscrew Follies have sold over five million units worldwide and are a major success on the PC. Now Infogrames is bringing the fun to the Xbox so you can take them twists and turns from your living room couch. Check out the new batch of screens!

'Frogger Beyond' Hops On To PS2 & NGC In May

by Thomas on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 5:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Frogger - Konami of Europe's veteran gaming hero - hops on to PlayStation 2 and GameCube in May, as the publisher unveils Frogger Beyond - the amphibian 's biggest and boldest adventure to date. Fresh from his last PlayStation 2 outing, Frogger Beyond marks the first time the reptilian hero has made it to GameCube.

New WorthPlaying GiveAway

by Thomas on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 5:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

WorthPlaying is giving away goodies from Electric Artists... Enter the sweepstakes and have a chance to either win one of 5 Lord Of The Rings : The Two Towers music cd's (Enhanced cd's with exclusive 2 sided, printed collector's cards, screen savers, the two towers trailer, score music video and more) or one of 5 NTSC (region 1) UnderCover Brothers DVD's (with Denise Richards).. The contest ends January 31th!

'Soul Calibur II' (NGC) - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 5:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Soul Calibur II features seven distinctive modes of game-play including: Arcade, Vs, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice, and the console exclusive, Weapon Master. Weapon Master is a "complete the mission" mode combined with an RPG twist. In this mode, the player can collect and equip their character with up to 200 different weapons, thus adding a deeper level of strategy to every new battle... Today we have 16 very small GameCube shots!

US Console Market Share Doubles

by Thomas on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 4:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames Entertainment reports that, according to NPD data, its share of the US console market doubled in December 2002 versus the corresponding prior period (2.8% in 2001 versus 5.8% in 2002, an increase of 122%). In the December 2002, the Group ranked number 2 in the US consoles market with its Dragon Ball Z Budokai on Playstation 2, as measured in terms of both value and volume for games run on all types of consoles.

'Urban Freestyle Soccer' - Announced (PC/CONSOLE)

by Thomas on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 4:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Aggressive tackling, mesmerising flicks and scorching goals are guaranteed as Acclaim Entertainment Ltd announces the launch of Urban Freestyle Soccer. Developed by Silicon Dreams, this action-packed four-on-four football feast encompasses everything that's great about the beautiful game by taking it back to the streets and combining silky skills with hard-edged extreme rules to deliver end-to-end, arcade-style action. Urban Freestyle Soccer will be released in Autumn 2003 on PC, PlayStation2, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 12:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo Sees 02/03 GameCube Sales Below Target

by Thomas on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 12:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Reuters reports that Nintendo Co Ltd creator of the "Pokemon" video game series, said on Thursday its shipments of GameCube home consoles in 2002/03 were likely to fall more than 10 percent short of its target of 10 million units.. Satoru Iwata, Nintendo's president, told Reuters in an interview that the gamemaker expected shipments of GameCube software in the 2002/03 business year to March to come in below its 55 million unit target, but he declined to give a figure.. He also said the company was developing a next-generation home videogame console. Nintendo is looking at the possibility of launching it in 2005 or 2006, he said.. Rival console makers are expected to release next-generation systems around that time.

'The Angel of Darkness' Is Delayed Again

by Thomas on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 12:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive reports that 'Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness' will ship in April at the earliest. Eidos still belive that the game will be a hit... "(We) believe that the game will benefit substantially from the marketing of the new Lara Croft movie, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, scheduled to be released this summer," Chief Executive Mike McGarvey said.

'Red Faction II' (NGC/PC/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 10:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Originally developed for the PS2 by THQ's Volition studio, these new versions of Red Faction II will feature a number of enhancements and improvements. The Gamecube version, being developed by THQ's Cranky Pants Games studio, will feature custom animations, improved texture resolution and color as well as enhanced lighting specific to the Gamecube hardware. The Xbox and PC versions, being developed by THQ's Outrage Games studio, will include increased texture resolution, and exclusive multiplayer maps and character models. Today we got some excellent screens for PC, NGC and XBOX as well as trailers from the NGC and Xbox version, showing off exactly why this game is rated M for Mature!

'Pro Race Driver' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 10:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Retaining the series’ core values of close-contact racing with real cars, real teams, real track, real drivers and an astounding damage engine, Pro Race Driver (aka Toca Race Driver) introduces a character-based narrative and episodic storyline. The game blends real world global championships with a fictional cast; the player takes the central role of aspiring driver Ryan McKane. The heart of the game sees the player advancing Ryan’s career from a test driver to a potential world champion. Ryan’s races form part of the evolving narrative which involve his racing colleagues and his fiercely competitive family who have a rich heritage in motor racing. We are currently taking our preview build for a spin so here are some new screens racing your way ...

'Shaun Murray’s Pro Wakeboarder' (Xbox) - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 10:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hang on for your life in Shaun Murray’s Pro Wakeboarder as you get ripped across a lake by a high-powered speedboat and trick through dangerous terrain. Feel the rush as you crash into houseboats and catch huge air in nine exotic levels with seven world-class wakeboarders. Tired already? Then drive the boat and help your friend pull off challenging technical tricks on the most realistic looking water ever. Today we got a new trailer showing off some in game wakeboarding action. Read more for download links

'Xenus' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 8:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The game begins when Kevin Myers receives a call from magazine his sister works for. He is told that she didn't contact them more than 10 days and they are afraid she missed in Colombia during her journalist investigation. So, Kevin departures to this country in order to rescue her. Having arrived he finds himself in the world of violence where 70 out of 100 hundreds people are killed each year. There are many forces fight for the power in Colombia. They are officials, guerrilla, narco mafia, Indians, bandits, CIA. The player has to maneuver between them to reach the main goal to find lost sister. The scenery that looks banal in the beginning step-by-step gets mixed up and finally becomes semi-mystic.