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'V-Rally 3' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 7:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week Infogrames announced that its hugely successful V-Rally brand was speeding onto the Xbox in April 2003. Following on from the unprecedented success of the PlayStation 2 version, V-Rally 3 on Xbox will be the definitive version of this great racer and leave other rally games trailing in its dust. Today we have the first batch of screens to show you what you can expect in terms of "visual persuasion". Njoy!

Infogrames (NGC/GBA) Screenshot Mania!!

by Thomas on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 7:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

We received a bunch of screens today from Infogrames and from following Game Boy Advance and Nintendo GameCube games:

  • Virtua Tennis (GBA) -- 9 screens
  • The Revenge of Shinobi (GBA) -- 9 screens
  • Super Monkey Ball Jr. (GBA) -- 19 screens
  • Pinball of the Dead (GBA) -- 12 screens
  • Micro Machines (GBA) -- 16 screens
  • Super Monkey Ball 2 (NGC) -- 15 screens
  • Sonic Mega Collection (NGC) -- 21 screens
  • Skies of Arcadia Legends (NGC) -- 3 screens
  • Micro Machines (NGC) -- 12 screens

Infogrames Sells Theatrical Film Rights For 'Alone In The Dark'

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 5:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames, Inc. and Dritte/Vierte Boll Kino Beteiligungs-GmbH & Co KG (Boll Kino) today announced a deal that will take Infogrames' horror classic, ALONE IN THE DARK from the computer screen to the big screen. Infogrames has sold Boll Kino the theatrical feature film rights to the game, which created and spawned the survival-horror gaming genre that exists today.

Majesco Announces 'BlowOut' (Xbox/PS2/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 5:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesco today announced one of its newest offerings for 2003, BlowOut, a next generation 3D side-scrolling shooter intended for release for the PlayStation2, Xbox, and PC. Developed by Kaos Kontrol, BlowOut is slated for release next fall.

UPDATE: Just added the first few screens .. Njoy!

Shrapnel Games Releases Thunder Pack Platinum!

by Thomas on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 4:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games announced today the release of Thunder Pack Platinum by Stormcloud Creations, their new development partner. Thunder Pack Platinum brings four games to the strategy gamer just in time for Christmas. A demo is available from the Shrapnel Games website (24.9MB)..

Beyond The Official CPL Tournaments

by Thomas on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 4:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The CPL Pentium 4 Processor Winter 2002 Event, opening tomorrow, December 18th and boasting an attendance of 1,500 gamers representing 25 different countries, will center on the $140,000 official tournaments for Counter-Strike, Unreal Tournament 2003 and Team Fortress Classic. The press and media coverage for this event will likely focus on the tournaments as well. There are, however, numerous other activities beyond the tournaments that are certain to appeal to any gaming or computer enthusiast.

'SpongeBob SquarePants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman' (NGC) Ships

by Thomas on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 3:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ and Nickelodeon today announced the release of "SpongeBob SquarePants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman" for the Nintendo GameCube. This underwater adventure is based on Nickelodeon's pop culture phenomenon, "SpongeBob SquarePants" -- the highest rated program on kids' TV -- drawing 61.5 million viewers per month, more than 21 million of them aged 18-49. "SpongeBob SquarePants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman" for GameCube is now available at retailers nationwide.

Sega & Capcom Team Up To Bring 'Auto Modellista' Online For PS2

by Thomas on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 3:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sega and Capcom today announced that Auto Modellista for PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system will utilize SEGA Network Application Package (SNAP) technology for networked gameplay. Tapping into Sega.com's extensive experience in online gaming, SNAP provides Capcom with a reliable, easy-to-use online gaming solution to take their cutting edge game to the next level. SNAP technology is the ideal custom network transport to provide optimal gameplay for Auto Modellista and SNAP Services will assist Capcom with operation, maintenance, and development of a networked game environment, as well as server hosting, in-game web development, implementation consulting, and network quality assurance.

'Rise of Nations' - Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 2:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rise of Nations, a strategy game from Microsoft, carries the sweeping scope of epic historical turn-based strategy game, but gives the player the quick decision-making of real-time games such as Age of Empires. Release Date: Spring 2003.. Check out some new screens

'Payback' - New Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 2:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Payback "upcoming title from apex" is inspired by Grand Theft Auto, the game engine supports perspective correct texture mapping, environment mapping (reflections), bump mapping, realistic shadows, alpha-channelling (lens flares, explosions and shockwaves), 12 channel 3D sound and realistic physics. The game is currently only available for Classic Amiga systems, but Game Boy Advance, Windows, Linux, Mac and Intent versions are also in the works... Read more to check out some screens!

Zelda Series Gets Legendary Pre-Sale Offer In The USA

by Thomas on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 1:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is set to launch for Nintendo GameCube on March 24, 2003. But in North America, consumers already are pushing for an early pre-sell effort so they can be guaranteed a copy of the game. Starting Feb. 16, 2003, Nintendo fans can get a double-hit of Zelda. When a customer places a deposit for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker at a participating retailer, they'll receive a special, limited-edition playable disk featuring two games: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest - an updated version of the game which was never released outside of Japan.

EA Ships 'The Sims Online'

by Thomas on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 12:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced the release of its highly anticipated PC game, The Sims Online. The Sims Online is the Internet, multi-player version of the top-selling PC game of all time, The Sims. The Sims Online is a massive virtual world created and populated by thousands of players from around the world. In this never-ending alternative reality players can be themselves or "Be Somebody. Else." In The Sims Online, players create and control the actions of a character known as a Sim. Players enter the world with a small amount of money to spend as they wish. They can purchase their own piece of land to do with as they please or they can join with other players to create shared homes and businesses or host wild events.

Ford Lytle Gilmore Launches Illuminati Entertainment

by Thomas on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 11:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Illuminati Entertainment a trailblazing management and production company focusing on clients with backgrounds in comic books and video games launches with an A-list talent roster. Illuminati founder Ford Lytle Gilmore is a producer and the former Vice President of Development at Goodman/Rosen Productions, where he worked on licensed properties, including video game franchises "Crazy Taxi" and "Perfect Dark."

Price Cuts For The Xbox, PlayStation 2 And GameCube??

by Thomas on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 11:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CNN Money reports that we can expect another round of price cuts before mid-year, most likely right around the same time as the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the gaming industry's annual trade show. Most execs are predicting another $50 reduction, taking the Xbox and PS2 to $149 and the GameCube to $99. While unlikely, they acknowledge it's not inconceivable that PS2 and Xbox prices could fall to $99 (and, by default, the GameCube would slip to $50).

Warthog Acquire Zed Two

by Thomas on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 11:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

AIM listed developer Warthog have dramatically expanded their operation with the acquisition of Zed Two Game Design Studio. Warthog plc is one of Europe's leading independent games software developers. The Company, based in Manchester, UK was established in 1997 and has been profitable since creation. Warthog prides itself on its highly experienced 200 + strong development team, whose combined experience covers more than 1500 games titles across all major platforms and most games genres. At present, the Company is working with numerous high profile licensees to develop video game versions of such entities as Robot Wars, Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs and X-Men as well as its own game creations Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter and X10.

WorthPlaying Announces New Giveaway

by Thomas on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 9:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

WorthPlaying is giving away IronStorm goodies from DreamCatcher. Enter the sweepstakes and have a chance to either win one of 5 IronStorm PC game copies or one of 5 IronStorm T-shirts. IronStorm is a 1st/third person shoot'em-up/action video game set in an alternate world. Imagine, 1964, the First World War never ended and you are in the middle of it! (Earlier winners of IceWind Dale 2 is announced here)

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 9:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Minority Report' (NGC) - Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 8:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated futuristic thriller, Minority Report is the only game that lets the player relive the movie experience, combining hand-to-hand combat and futuristic weapons and devices straight out of the movie. Today we have 9 new screens from the GameCube version.. Go check them out!

'Korea: Forgotten Conflict' - Official Website

by Thomas on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 8:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The new Cenega Publishing game 'Korea: Forgotten Conflict' has its own website. It contains all information about this strategy game taking place during the Korean war.. Check out news, screenshots, features and more here!

'Besieger' - Update & Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 17, 2002 @ 7:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Primal Sofware let us know that their 3D realtime strategy Besieger - the game is progressing as planned and it has a lot of things done by now. They also let us know that a demo is planned for early 2003. Mean while check out a few new screens below!