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'Knight Rider: The Game' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2002 @ 9:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A playable demo of Knight Rider: the Game is now available, offering the opportunity to step into the shoes of Michael Knight and the driver's seat of his KITT car. This demo contains one mission where "KITT has to follow the helicopter and keep it range in three levels of difficulty." (thanks Tiscali). This is one sad game, but for whoever feels some KITT love, check out the demo before you decide to buy it.

Global Star Software Announces 'Austin Powers Pinball'

by Patrick on Dec. 18, 2002 @ 8:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Global Star Software has announced plans to release Austin Powers Pinball for the PC platform. Under license from New Line Cinema, and developed by Wildfire Studios, Austin Powers Pinball will feature a score of characters from the blockbuster Austin Powers feature films, including Dr. Evil, Vanessa Kensington, Felicity Shagwell, Fat Bastard, Mini-Me, the Fembots and many more.

'Rayman 3' - Hoodlum Bond Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2002 @ 8:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Halle Berry and Pierce Brosnan have nothing on this dynamic duo! Just in time for your holiday feasts, a nasty Hoodlum demonstrates the proper technique for turning a Squab into a delicious turkey. In the language of Rayman, Hoodlums are a big, big bad; Squabs are sluggish creatures used as footrests by Teensies; and Teensies are the nice folks that Rayman's working to protect. Read more for links where to grab this James Bond parody trailer...

'Breed' - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2002 @ 7:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Brat Designs and CDV have released a new movie trailer of Breed, showing more from their upcoming hybrid 3D action game. 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. This movie sports some two and a half minutes of gameplay footage, including the first combat sequences against your character's enemies.

'Impossible Creatures' Goes GOLD - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2002 @ 7:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Impossible Creatures has gone gold and is scheduled to ship to stores in North America on January 7... After a limited-scale stress test, Relic Entertainment has now opened the multiplayer test of their imminent 3D real-time strategy game Impossible Creatures for everyone. This test version offers the tutorial, a skirmish mode, animal combiner and online play, along with 14 of the 51 creatures from the full game. Note that the test contains the EZ Pad digital rights management software (which will no longer be present in the final game, of course), and DirectX 8.2 (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for links where to grab the goods ...

Christmas Issue Of The 'Neocronicle'

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2002 @ 5:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Once again the editorial staff of the Neocronicle let the creative vibes flow and today present the brilliant 6th edition of the best fanzine ever: the Neocronicle.Deadlines were tight, but the dedicated team behind the Neocronicle have come up with the goods yet again. Download the latest Christmas issue of the Neocronicle.

'UFO: Aftermath' - Gamestory, Features & Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 18, 2002 @ 5:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

UFO: Aftermath combines global strategy with small squad tactical combat in the fight against an alien invasion. It features run-time generated tactical missions, completely in 3D, with innovative simultaneous action combat, strong RPG elements and strategy game on the planetary level... Check out latest features/screens and find out, who is new UFO: Aftermath publisher below!

Octagon Teams Up With 'Disciples Of The Machine'

by Thomas on Dec. 18, 2002 @ 5:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Octagon is seeking publishing partners in Asia for Battle Cards: MetalTech from Swedish developer Disciples of the Machine. MetalTech is a massively multiplayer online game that is a rare find in the MMOG genre as it features addictive gameplay involving trading cards. Players must strategically choose which cards to unleash from their own decks to conquer challengers' front lines of defense. Cards are divided into seven categories and function in terms of combat tactics, energy and special effects. The game is designed so that players can download the game client and practice free of charge. Advanced decks are available for purchase and new card packs are introduced each month. MetalTech also offers a spectator option in which players can scope out the competition in the heat of battle. MetalTech is scheduled to be completed Q2 2003.

'Rolling' (PS2/NGC/XB) - Loading & Ingame Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 18, 2002 @ 4:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rolling is an athletic, fast and exciting entry into the world of aggressive inline skating and incorporates 18 of the world’s best skaters, including Cesar Mora (Aus), Fabiola da Silva (Bra) and Jon Julio (USA) across two of the most popular disciplines – ‘street’ and ‘vert’. With stunning environments and realistic motion captured physics, the player will be able perform death-defying jumps and aerobatics in a host of realistic settings, including accurate recreations of the most popular skate-parks from the USA, Europe and Japan. You can also choose from thousands of individual items supplied by world's leading inline skating clothing, boots, wheels and frame brands... Check out loading screens from all the levels featured in Rolling.

UPDATE Nine new ingame screens added..

Daydream Purchases Game Company Twine Media

by Thomas on Dec. 18, 2002 @ 3:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Daydream Software AB, listed on Stockholm O-list, has signed a letter of intent to purchase Twine Media AB. The deal is dependent on an extraordinary general meeting of Daydream's shareholders. The proposal is that Daydream purchase 100 % of Twine. The board proposes the payment is made via an issue in kind of circa 6000 000 B-shares in Daydream Software AB at an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders. Daydream, via the purchase, gains access to Twine Medias global clients, new development opportunities and a network of the leading publishers in game and film

'Summoner: A Goddess Reborn' (NGC) - Features

by Thomas on Dec. 18, 2002 @ 2:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ announced earlier this weeks that the previously named Summoner: The Prophecy has be re-titled as Summoner: A Goddess Reborn.. One of the best-selling RPG’s on PlayStation2, Summoner introduced RPG fans to an original and immersive fantasy universe. Summoner 2 continues the unique fantasy on GameCube.

'Cabela's Big Game Hunter' Ships For PS2 & GBA

by Thomas on Dec. 18, 2002 @ 1:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Console game players can now experience the thrill of the hunt anytime, anywhere with the release of "Cabela's Big Game Hunter" for the Game Boy Advance and PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system from Activision Value, a division of Activision Publishing, Inc. Featuring locales from all over the world, "Cabela's Big Game Hunter" offers the ultimate hunting experience for both novice gamers and enthusiasts alike. Both games are currently available in retail stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $29.99 and carry a "T" (Teen) rating by the ESRB.

'Fireblade' (NGC/XB) - Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 18, 2002 @ 1:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Players experience the deadly impact of war firsthand in Midway's all-new military helicopter-action videogame, Fireblade. Dropping players behind the throttle of deadly military attack choppers, Fireblade challenges gamers to complete dozens of intense combat missions, with day and night objectives, in real world locales... Today we serve up 59 new screens!

'Lamborghini' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 18, 2002 @ 1:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Lamborghini titles currently under development by Rage will be the only videogames to feature the entire range of Lamborghini cars past and present and the title has been developed with help and assistance from Lamborghini's chief designers and technicians...

'Twin Caliber' (Xb) - Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 18, 2002 @ 12:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Played in either single or co-operative player modes, Twin Caliber allows you to independently control two weapons that can be used simultaneously as you blaze your way through a mysterious town trying to uncover the secret of an evil cult. Njoy these new Xbox screens!

'Men in Black 2: Alien Escape' (NGC) Features & Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 18, 2002 @ 12:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Step into the famous shoes of the world's most stylish secret agents. Infogrames, a leading global publisher of interactive entertainment software, is blasting Men in Black 2: Alien Escape, based on the hit movie franchise, onto the Gamecube computer entertainment system for January 2003. Featuring snappy one-liners, weird conspiracy theories and bizarre, humorous situations, Men in Black 2: Alien Escape isn't your ordinary video game experience!

Microsoft To Publish 'Steel Battalion' In Europe

by Thomas on Dec. 18, 2002 @ 12:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Corp. today announced that it has entered a publisher partner deal with renowned Japanese game developer Capcom which will see Microsoft publish the widely anticipated title 'Steel Battalion' in Europe. Steel Battalion will be exclusively available on Xbox, the future-generation video game console that delivers new and unforeseen gameplay experiences.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2002 @ 8:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Praetorians' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2002 @ 6:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Praetorians is an epic 3D troop based strategy game centred around the historical battles from the campaigns of Julius Caesar. Taking on the role of a Roman General you are transported back to the deserts of Egypt, the frozen lands of the Gauls and to the heart of the Empire itself, Italy. You will be given the opportunity to command the forces of not only the Romans, but also the ferocious Gauls and the religiously fanatical Egyptians. Check the new batch of screens ..

'Enclave' (PC/NGC) - Official Website

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2002 @ 5:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Black Label Games has launched a new official web site for Enclave with info, screenshots, and movies from the Starbreeze Studio fantasy action game that's already out for the Xbox and is due out for the PC and GameCube in 2003 (thanks HomeLan).