'Summoner 2' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Thomas on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 4:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced that development on its highly anticipated action, role-playing title, "Summoner 2" for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system is complete. "Summoner 2," the sequel to one of the top-selling PlayStation 2 launch titles, "Summoner," is scheduled to ship on September 13. Developed by THQ's studio, Volition, creators of "Red Faction," "Summoner 2" features an enhanced game engine, stunning graphics, an intense real-time combat system and a compelling storyline.

Looks Like Colin's Got A New Rally Game Rival

by Thomas on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 3:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCi Entertainment Group Plc is pleased to announce today that it has entered into an exclusive long-term agreement with the World Rally Champion, Richard Burns.

TriLunar Shuts Down Operations

by Thomas on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 3:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As i was surfing around the web today i found out that developers Trilunar had to cease development of the game Dragonkind for XBox as well as close down TriLunar. Here is a clip:

Today we have a disappointing announcement. Due to lack of resources, we have had to cease development of the game Dragonkind as well as close down TriLunar. The company was funded 100% internally, and without access to an external source of capital, we are unable to continue operating. This decision disappoints us as much as it probably disappoints all of our fans and supporters. Full scoop here!

'Return To Castle Wolfenstein' (XB) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 3:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The awesome, updated follow-up to one of the most revered PC games of all time … Return to Castle Wolfenstein is the latest incarnation of the franchise that started the 3D gaming revolution. The game is a first-person shooter, built upon the powerful QUAKE III Arena engine, with focus on fast-past action, and journeys into the darkest realms of the Nazi war machine. The style of the game emphasizes the over-the-top comic book vibe of the original Wolfenstein 3D.

Kirby (GBA) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 2:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today we received 12 more shots from Nintendo and their little pink pal, Kirby. Release date: TBA. Read more for the screens!

'Virtual City 2002' & 'RC Helicopter Indoor'

by Thomas on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 1:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brightstar Entertainment today announced its latest acquisitions, Virtual City 2002, and RC Helicopter Indoor Flight Simulation. Both budget games, both out in September. Seems games based on remote control vehicles are picked up.

Online Robo BEAT-'EM-UP 'RoboForge'

by Thomas on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 1:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Singularity Software, a division of Brightstar Entertainment Ltd, today announced a new genre in PC gaming; Due for release across Europe (excluding UK) in November 2002, RoboForge allows players to build robot gladiators on their PC and then enter them into online combat tournaments where they have the opportunity to win big prize money.

'Drift - The Second Stone Age' Announced

by Thomas on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 1:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brightstar Entertainment today announced its latest epic space combat simulation, Drift - The Second Stone Age. Developed by Redward Studios, Drift will be available for the PC in October 2002.

PS2 Price Cut

by Thomas on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today announced that it was reducing the Recommended Retail Price (RRP) of its PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system to £169.99 in the UK and to between €249 - €259 in Eurocurrency countries. The price cut, which is effective from midnight on Thursday 29 August, is expected to give a huge boost to sales of the market leading entertainment system in the run up to Christmas.

Xbox Price Cut

by Thomas on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 1:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

European gamers have even more to be celebrating heading into this Christmas shopping season as Microsoft today announced that the European price of its Xbox video game system will be reduced to an estimated street price of €249.99/£159.99, effective from Friday, 30th August.

1503 A.D. Trailer

by Thomas on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 1:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Here and now you have the chance to download the 1503 A.D. Trailer with new scenes. So, you will know what's up even before the masses at the Games Convention have an idea. Read more for the links!

Playable Demo Of NHL 2003

by Thomas on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 12:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tiscali Games got a Playable demo of NHL 2003 that features one single player game using Carolina and Detroit. Most of in-game options (icing, offside etc.) are not accessible, only auto/manual shooting and three difficulty levels. DirectX 8.1 is required to run this 49MB demo.

Madden Challenge Announced

by Thomas on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 8:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Answering the call from thousands of its die-hard Madden NFL Football video game enthusiasts Electronic Arts today announced the creation of the EA SPORTS Madden Challenge, a nationwide, 10-city Tournament to decide the best player of the world's top-selling football video game. Winners from each of the ten Regional Tournaments will be flown to the new Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club in Ocho Rios, Jamaica for the Madden Challenge Finals. The ultimate winner will be invited to attend the famed EA SPORTS Madden Bowl, held every year during Super Bowl week, in San Diego, California.

LucasArts Announces 'Sam & Max Hit the Road'

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sam & Max, interactive entertainment's most beloved canine and rabbit combo, hit the road again first quarter 2004 in a long awaited adventure comedy sequel for Windows PC from LucasArts. The follow up to the critically acclaimed 1993 adventure classic Sam & Max Hit the Road® will dispatch the Freelance Police into a wild world of screwy and vaguely quixotic missions. Each one will be jam packed with nerve-jangling action, brain-busting puzzles, and the kind of easygoing banter one might expect from a talking dog and a naked, hyperkinetic bunny.

'Cold War' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 11:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Mindware Studios' is preparing to show off their first title, an action/adventure game 'Cold War' at the ECTS later this week and released a few new screens. Cold War will put the player in the role of Chaser Jones, an American reporter caught in a web of intrigue and conspiracy in the Soviet Union during the 80's. The game will emphasize stealth (much like IGI2 and other recent tactical shooters), and will take you to Eastern European historical settings such as the Red Square, Chernobyl and Baikonur.

Ubi Soft Launches Chessmaster 9000 & Chessmaster For The GBA

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 11:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced the launch of Chessmaster 9000 for the PC and Chessmaster for the Game Boy Advance. Both Chessmaster titles offer novices and experts alike a curriculum to elevate their game, while introducing the fun and strategy of the game of chess. With 2 CDs of content, Chessmaster 9000 offers more features than ever before including more than 150 opponents, a free online matchmaking service via Ubi.com and all of the tools you'll need to discover the Chessmaster inside you! Chessmaster for the Game Boy Advance is an entréeé into the wonderful world of chess for people of all ages and features tutorials and challenging gameplay on the go.

Trade Wars: Dark Millennium - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 9:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trade Wars features a fast-paced action RPG combat experience set in an enormous virtual world where players are able to explore the vastness of space as well as mysterious uncharted planets, a first for the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) genre. Check these 8 new screens ...

GameHouse Sells 100,000th Copy of 'Super Collapse'

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 7:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GameHouse announced today that it has made its 100,000th sale of its downloadable game, Super Collapse, less than 10 months after it was released. “Collapse has been wildly popular —this is our first downloadable game to achieve this mile marker so quickly,” says Garr Godfrey, cofounder of GameHouse, which features a variety of free and downloadable games on its web site. “The demand for Collapse has been so unbelievable that we are considering introductions of similar games,” concludes Godfrey, hinting there soon may be a new offering in the works. Super Collapse, released last November, was named 2001 Game of the Year by RealNetworks. The objective is to collapse blocks before they rise to the top of the screen, with game play accelerating as players progress to new levels. Available for both PC and Mac OS X, the game features bonus levels that are not available on previous versions, in addition to a host of other features.

Sammy Seeks A Partner At ECTS

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 7:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Premier videogame publisher and developer Sammy Studios unveiled today at the European Computer Trade Show (ECTS) in London the expansion of its development operation to two California locations, Carlsbad and Los Angeles (formerly Sammy Entertainment). This action reinforces Sammy Studios’ strategy of creating new partnerships that foster the development of entertaining products for its worldwide distribution network, including Sammy Europe Limited, headquartered in the U.K.

'Icewind Dale II' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 7:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interplay Entertainment Corp. announced today that the highly anticipated Icewind Dale II has shipped to retail. Icewind Dale II is the sequel to the award-winning computer role-playing game Icewind Dale and features the BioWare Infinity Engine that was used to develop the award-winning games Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II (developed by BioWare Corp.), and Planescape: Torment (developed by Black Isle Studios).