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'Asheron's Call 2 : Fallen Kings' Official Website

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 1:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that hearty adventurers can learn more about the new world of Dereth at the official Asheron's Call 2 Fallen Kings site. Visitors to the newly launched site will find information about the dynamic world in this next-generation MMORPG, including epic story-driven campaigns, three diverse kingdoms, fantastic creatures and a seamless world that is just waiting for heroes to rebuild it.

Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair (Xbox) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 10:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair screens. Dragon's Lair 3D is scheduled to release from Ubi Soft on Xbox and PC this November. The game will also be available on PS2 and GameCube from Encore in November. In the meantime, enjoy the 4 new screens ...

'NASCAR Racing 2003' Out In February 2003

by Thomas on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 9:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra Entertainment, Inc., a studio of the Games division of Vivendi Universal Publishing, today announced NASCAR Racing 2003 Season, the finale to its best selling franchise. Scheduled for release in February 2003, NASCAR Racing 2003 Season, developed by Massachusetts-based Papyrus Racing Games, will combine the most authentic NASCAR racing experience with new revolutionary 3D graphics that will bring to life the sights, thrills, and sounds of racing at 193 MPH.

'Your Name in MGS2 SUBSTANCE!' (Dog Tag Names) Campaign

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 9:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Once again, Konami is inviting game players from around the globe to step in to the action-packed world of Metal Gear Solid 2. As of today, players can log on to the Konami JPN website and register to have their name included in the soon-to-be-released Sony PlayStation 2 version of Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance. This DOG TAG Campaign allows players to become a part of the Metal Gear mythos by having their vital stats represented as an in-game soldier. Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (KCEJ) is awaiting the names of those who did not submit their names during the last DOG TAG campaign for "Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty" and those whose names were not picked previously.

SEGA Sports NCAACollege Football 2K3 (GC) Ships

by Thomas on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 8:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. announced today that "SEGA Sports NCAACollege Football 2K3" has shipped for the Nintendo GameCube. 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 users recruit blue-chip prospects, develop talent and build their program into a national powerhouse. SEGA Sports' college gridiron franchise features all of the trimmings fans might expect from the standard-bearer in sports video gaming.

GRIN report from ECTS 2002

by Thomas on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 8:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bo Andersson from GRIN Inc "developers of Ballistics PC/Arcade, BANDITS (PC) & Vultures (Xbox)", just send us a mail with their report from the visit at ECTS 2002. Here is a clip:

The GRIN expedition is back from ECTS and boy, did we have a ball. The GRIN stand was constantly filled with curious gamers and journalists that wanted to try what obviously was a gorgeuos game - the twelve flatscreens shared by four test stations and a huge plasma screen made sure no one made any mistakes about the visual strenght in the game. More about it! (Our recent posted Bandits ECTS screens here)

'Syberia' Has Gone Gold For North American Market - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 8:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher has just informed us that the North American version of Syberia, their upcoming 3D adventure game directed by Benoît Sokal (also known as the author of Amerzone) has gone GOLD. Kate Walker, a young and brilliant lawyer from New York, has come to Europe to negotiate the purchase a famous Robot/Toy factory, but will soon have her future completely turned upside down… The game will be shipping September 9th, check a few stunnnig new screens!

'Vivendi' ECTS Screenshot Roundup #2

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 7:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

When it pours, it rains .. or something like that .. good thing is, its raining screens and info which is a always nice ... some more roundup screens from Vivendi Universal's lineup ..

  • Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly (GC/PS2)
  • The Scorpion King: Rise of An Akkadian (PS2/GC)
  • Spyro 2: Season of Flame (GBA)
  • Monster Force (GBA)

'Delta Force - Black Hawk Down' Public MP Demo Coming!

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 6:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NovaLogic, Ltd. today announced that the official multiplayer demo for Delta Force - Black Hawk Down will be released on Thursday September 5th 2002. The demo will be available for download from www.novalogic.com and a number of key mirror sites. The demo follows the hugely successful multiplayer beta that had over 200,000 recorded downloads during its seven-day availability period.

Breed - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 6:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Breed is a cutting-edge science-fiction shoot-‘em up, which skilfully blends addictive, accessible, free-roaming gameplay with cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technology to expand not only the gameplay potential, but also the player’s perceived freedom within the game world. Having just won the "ECTS 2002, PC Game of the Show" award it's certainly worth checking a few more screens ...

Idoru Announces 'Volley World League' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 5:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

No doubt about it, Volley World League (VWL) is a volleyball videogame ;) Italian developer Idoru is currently working on the PC version but also an XBOX conversion is scheduled. Not too many volley ball titles on the PC at all so lets hope they make it a good one. Check the screens, it looks like they are in the right track ...

'World War II: Frontline Command' - Screens & Facts

by Thomas on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 5:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World War II: Frontline Command, Codemasters’ forthcoming real-time strategy epic for PC, will be the first World War II RTS created using a true 3D engine. Featuring a unique multi-perspective camera system and incorporating “Battlecam” technology, this system will enable the player, for the first time, to get a global perspective of the battlefield or to get ‘up close and personal’ to the action...

Sega GT 2002 (XB) Ships

by Thomas on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 2:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced the release of "Sega GT 2002," exclusively for the Xbox videogame system from Microsoft. With 125 classic and modern cars, thousands of vehicle customization options, a stunning virtual garage to store trophies, and a nostalgia-rich Chronicle Mode, "Sega GT 2002" is the most realistic driving experience available for Xbox.

Vivendi ECTS Screenshot Roundup

by Thomas on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 2:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ECTS 2002 is over but it still drops in screens and facts. Today we collected a bunch of screens from PC and Console titles from Vivendi, and the shots are from following titles:

  • Casino Empire (PC)
  • Jurassic Park (PC)
  • The Thing (PC)
  • Empire Earth: The Art of Conquest (PC)

  • Jurassic Park (XB)
  • The Thing (XB)
  • Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex (GC)
  • The Thing (PS2)

'Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter' - Screens & Facts

by Thomas on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 12:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this frenetic, story-driven action game, players will seamlessly combine dynamic space and ground-based combat with exploration and investigation. Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter takes place hundreds of years in the future, where both human and alien settlers are rapidly colonizing the galaxy. The player will assume the role of an ex-Special Ops officer, Mace Griffin. Read more for some fresh screens and facts!

'NOLF 2' & 'S.W.A.T' - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 12:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fact sheets and new screens keep on dropping in today. This time we serve you with the fact sheet and new candy from following PC games, 'NOLF 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way' and 'SWAT: Urban Justice'. Njoy!

Malice (PS2/XB) - New Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 11:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Malice is due to release worldwide this November on both the Xbox video game system and the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system under the Sierra brand. 11 PS2 shots and 8 XBOX shots below!

'Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom' - Fact Sheet & Shots

by Thomas on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 11:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom brings city builders inside the Great Wall of China. Leaving the Mediterranean behind, the city-building series makes its first foray into the Orient and immerses the player in brand new surroundings. China has existed for over 4,000 years, but its 4,000 year history has been marked with new technologies and ideas replacing – or enhancing – the old. This is the world in which the player will take the reigns of leadership and take their cities through the twists and turns of Chinese history.

'TUROK' The UK's First Human Adverts Are Unveiled

by Thomas on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 11:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Five people who have changed their names by deed poll to that of a character in a video game in a unique marketing initiative have been revealed today. The five, comprising men and women, have all changed their identities to Turok, the hero character of a new game Turok Evolution being released by Acclaim Entertainment for PlayStation 2, Microsoft Xbox and Nintendo GameCube on September 6th. The new Turoks have completed the legal formalities and instead of being known as Ross Davison, Paul Frederick Codling, Matthew Grist, Andrew Ian Boughflower and Lheila Rebeccah Oberman, will simply be called Turok. Everything from their passports to their telephone bills will now carry their new identities.

James Cameron’s Dark Angel (XB/PS2) - Screens & Facts

by Thomas on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 10:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the hit TV series created by Academy Award winner James Cameron. With over 30 single-player missions and 6 unique post-pulse environments, players will step into Jessica Alba’s role as Max, crusading to find her sister and her fellow genetically-altered escapees.