'Soul Calibur 2' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Official Website & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 4:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Soul Calibur 2 will feature 13 fighters, platform specific characters such as Link (GameCube), Heinachi (PlayStation 2) and Spawn (Xbox), 7 gameplay modes including: Arcade, Vs, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice, and Weapon Master, and 200 weapons when released. The newly launched site has official forums, screenshots, e-mail and news updates. In addition to all that, small, medium and large versions of the Soul Calibur 2 trailer are available at the site, which we have mirror'd here. Read more for download links ...

'Dead or Alive Extreme Beach Volleybal' (Xbox) - Intro Movie

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 2:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Talk about a southern island fantasy! Imagine being in Paradise for two whole weeks, with no-one but the lovely ladies of Dead or Alive to keep you company! Except instead of fighting - it's all about another exciting and reaction testing activity - beach volleyball. In "Dead or Alive Extreme Beach Volleyball", you play as a character you select out of all seven of the Dead or Alive ladies, along with one new character and enjoy holidays at various spots on the island playing beach volleyball games. This is the full introduction movie showcasing the lovely, volleyball playing ladies of Dead or Alive Extreme Beach Volleyball. Seems some people were in need to see the intro to this game, so here it is. Read more for download links ...

'Def Jam Vendetta' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 1:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Def Jam Vendetta marks the first interactive entertainment title from EA and Def Jam Records, and will fully integrate a powerhouse roster of Def Jam artists into the storyline, including new hit songs from the artists, as well as classic Def Jam tracks. Each artist has contributed one original introduction and victory sequence incorporating their own voice and motion. Artists participating in the game include DMX, Ludacris, Method Man, Redman, NORE, Scarface, Ghostface Killah, Capone, Keith Murray and WC. The game also features Def Jam songstress Christina Milian and the world famous DJ Funkmaster Flex. Today we scored whopping 70+ screens showing off PS2 action! Check them out!

'Battle Engine Aquila' (PS2/Xbox) In Stores NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 1:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari shipped the eagerly-anticipated "Battle Engine Aquila" to retail stores nationwide this week for the PS2 and the Xbox. Developed by Lost Toys and published by Atari, "Battle Engine Aquila" is a fierce and frenetic shooter that puts players at the helm of the most advanced war machine ever created -- the "Battle Engine Aquila." Tasked with protecting a world from hostile rebel forces, players will utilize an impressive and visually stunning arsenal of pulse cannons, micro missiles, spread bombs and much more, each critical to prevailing in the game's continuously evolving war zone. We are currently reviewing our Xbox copy, so stay tuned!

Infogrames Announces 'Ikaruga' (NGC)

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 10:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari Interactive today announced they will be releasing the much-anticipated hit Japanese game Ikaruga for the Nintendo GameCube next generation console system. With an MSRP of $39.99, Ikaruga is expected to land in America in April 2003. Read more for details ...

'Vegas: Make It Big' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 10:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vegas - it's like nowhere else on Earth. It looks bizarre in pictures and on TV and even madder to the naked eye. Fairy tale castles, pirate ships, roman palaces and even a pyramid; top quality restaurants, high class entertainers, world champions sports events and shows with albino tigers, it's got the lot all thrown together... and in the middle of a desert. But it works. Millions of people flock there every year and millions of dollars are lost at the gambling tables, but the people are still happy and they still keep coming.

'Eve Online' - Diary & Updated Web Site

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 10:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Eve Online web site has been updated to include diaries from four beta testers. They are written by testers TornSoul, Buhallin, Ragnar, and Overkill, each describing their unique experiences in the world of Eve. The diaries are accompanied by 16 new screenshots, each taken by the beta testers. An interesting read for all who are interested in space exploration, so go check it out!

'Starsky And Hutch' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 10:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

During the funky 70's, Starsky & Hutch were the staple diet for evening viewing and playground banter alike. And now thanks to Empire Interactive Entertainment you can stop racing round London in your Ford Focus at breakneck speeds and jumping on people's bonnets in ASDA car parks because Starsky & Hutch is due to be unleashed onto the PlayStation 2, PC CD-ROM, Xbox, GameCube and Game Boy Advance. Check the new batch of PS2 screens ...

Acclaim Signs 'Alias' Action Adventure For XB/PS2/NGC

by Thomas on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 5:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Acclaim Entertainment today announced that it has signed an agreement with Disney Interactive for the rights to publish video games based on ABC Television's hit drama series, "Alias." Currently in its second season, "Alias" is one of television's most critically acclaimed series. The "Alias" video game is currently being developed by Acclaim's Cheltenham studio and is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2003 across all of the next-generation gaming platforms.

'UNITY' (NGC) Lionhead Studios New Project

by Thomas on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 2:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lionhead Studios is delighted to announce a collaborative project between two of the games industry's most respected veterans, Peter Molyneux and Jeff Minter... Lionhead Studios will work closely with Minter on a new game, "Unity" which is being developed for the Nintendo Gamecube, a new development platform for Lionhead Studios. Day to day development of Unity will take place in Minter's welsh studio, but he will have access to all Lionhead resources including audio, game testing, production and PR.

BioWare Is Hiring!

by Thomas on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 2:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Looking for a job in the gaming industry? Here's your chance! BioWare Corp. is hiring for a number of positions in Art, Production, Design, Programming, Sound, Community Development, and Quality Assurance! Find out more below!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 12:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Fire Warrior' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2003 @ 6:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Welcome to the dark nightmare future of the 41st Millennium, the grim era of the Imperium. The battlefield is spread across a thousand different worlds. Powerful armies of Space Marines, Imperial Guardsmen, bestial Orks, and Tau warriors are in constant conflict, unleashing carnage via mechanical war machines, crushing artillery, and vast starships. Fire Warrior follows one day in the tumultuous life of a young Tau warrior who must battle alone against a force that shows no mercy: The Imperium. The Tau will soon learn there is a darker foe at hand and become entangled in a frightening story that leads them through an ongoing war.

'Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick' (PS2/Xbx) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2003 @ 6:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick allows players to assume the role of Ash, the chainsaw-armed hero from the Evil Dead trilogy. Players will fend off hordes of Deadites with several weapons including the shovel, gatling gun, shotgun and chainsaw. Massive game environments include all new Evil Dead locations as players attempt to save the town of Dearborn from the influence of the Necromonicon ex Mortis – the Book of the Dead. Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick mixes the comedy and fun of a campy horror movie with intense combat missions for the most complete Evil Dead game yet. Another batch of screens for you to enjoy!

'Dungeons & Dragons Heroes' (NGC/PS2/Xbx) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2003 @ 5:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Dungeons & Dragons Heroes, you take on the role of one of four resurrected D&D Heroes (Fighter, Wizard, Cleric & Rogue), each carved in the style of fictional famed fantasy figures drawn from the D&D universe. The game focuses around combat and developing your character, "The Hero", as you journey through the game's levels to collect all of the Planar Gems and vanquish the evil force that threatens to end life as we know it. Dungeons & Dragons Heroes features gorgeously detailed characters in lush environments that are rich for adventuring, each populated with gruesome Dungeons & Dragons monsters, treasures and sinister traps.

'WWE Crush Hour' (PS2/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2003 @ 5:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

World Wrestling Entertainment Crush Hour takes the intensity, competitiveness and brute strength from the squared circle and drops it into the world of car combat. More than 30 WWE Superstars jump into their Super Cars bringing the pain to the streets. Layeth the rubber down in the Rock’s speedster, cruise and bruise in the Hardy Boys’ supped-up Woody or pummel the competition in the Big Show’s diesel. It’s going to take more than a three count to win in this arena.

'War and Peace' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2003 @ 2:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

War and Peace is a revolutionary game in the RTS genre. For the first time, players will really be in charge of the entire strategy of their nations: politics, economy, diplomacy, army, tactics, etc. On a unique, full 3D map of the entire world, you'll be able to take full commands of your nationn a true historical context. You will discover and enjoy the experience of being a major statesman at the dawn of the fascinating 19th century! Check these 15 brand new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2003 @ 2:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Jurassic Park :Operation Genesis' (PC/Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2003 @ 2:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jurassic Park and its sequels are among the highest grossing films of all time, and VUG has exceptionally high hopes for its video game spin-off. The film's most famous reptilian stars are recreated in stunning clarity, with players struggling to contain the ferocious beasts in the game's park manager mode or avoiding them in the adrenaline-fuelled action sections. Developed by leading Australian team Blue Tongue Software, Jurassic Park :Operation Genesis offers two very distinct game styles, giving the player the opportunity to run and maintain their own dinosaur theme park and also challenging them to run the gauntlet through 12 missions where the park attractions have broken loose and are running wild. New PC/Xbox and PS2 screens, check them out ...

'Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2003 @ 2:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Need For Speed (NFS) is back and better than ever in Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2! Engage in the thrill of arcade racing with over 22 exclusive and exotic cars from the world's most coveted licensors including Ferrari, Porsche and Lamborghini… to name a few. 12 tracks (48 variations) and two career event trees, for a grand total of 66 events, provide the widest variety of driving challenges. EA has just released a new patch adressing multiplayer encryption and adding support for a bunch of steering wheels. Read more for download links...