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Got Game Announces 'Rhem' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2003 @ 10:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment and Knut Mueller today announced a North American publishing agreement for "RHEM," an intricate pure-puzzle first person adventure game. Made for PC and Mac, RHEMthrusts the player into a strange land and on an adventure to uncover thesecrets of a mysterious letter. Read more for details and the first screens ...

'Outlaw Volleyball' (Xbox) - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2003 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today additional details ofits next installment in the Outlaw series of sports games that is being developed by New Jersey-based Hypnotix Inc. "Outlaw Volleyball: Spike orDie" (shipping: June 2003; Rated: "RP" by the ESRB) for Xbox, will feature 10 courts, 16 characters, and will be the first volleyball game on Xbox Live. Read more for download links (and especially chekc out trailer 2)...

Armored Assault Shootout: $5,000 Purse!

by Thomas on Feb. 3, 2003 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The team at iENT is excited with the success of their online tank battles in Armored Assault. In fact, they are so enthusiastic about their growing player base that they are planning to kick off a massive shoot out event for players worldwide. Over the next few months, hundreds of Armored Assault players will be rounding up 4 man platoons and begin training for their shot to win the $5,000 purse that will be given away in their Tank Platoon Dogfight! Read more for details..

'Hugo - The Evil Mirror' (GBA/PC/PS)

by Thomas on Feb. 3, 2003 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The world's most charming troll is back - and this time with his children!.. ITE Media is proud to announce the release of Hugo - The Evil Mirror available on PS One, PC and Game Boy Advance. "Potentially the best thing to come out of Denmark since bacon sarnies".. Check out a pair of GBA screens below and some facts!

'Chaser' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2003 @ 8:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions is proud to announce the first official details on the gripping futuristic storyline behind the breathtaking first-person shoot 'em up, Chaser, the PC game scheduled for a UK release in Q2 2003. Chaser is set in the year 2044 with players taking the role of John Chaser who, at the beginning of the game, wakes up suffering from amnesia on board the spaceship HMS Majestic being pursued by a crack team of heavily armed shocktroop soldiers. The game then takes players into an apocalyptic future set on Earth and Mars.

'Daredevil' For GBA Ships To Retailers

by Thomas on Feb. 3, 2003 @ 8:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Encore, a majority-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation today announced that its Nintendo Game Boy Advance version of Marvel's "Daredevil" has begun shipping, just in time for the February 14th premiere of the highly anticipated New Regency/20th Century Fox/Marvel Studios "Daredevil" movie starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. The "E" rated game -- which incorporates many elements of the feature film including its characters, costumes, and Hell's Kitchen, New York setting -- retails for approximately $30 and is available in major retail locations nationwide.

'Freedom: The Battle for Liberty Island' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2003 @ 8:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In a world where the Soviet Union won the Cold War, a fierce conflict is beginning to unfold in the streets of America. Red Army troops are pouring across the borders of Mexico and Canada shortly after a nuclear missile is unleashed on Washington D.C. Chaos sets in when breaking news informs Americans that their President has been killed and the Russians have invaded the country. Players take on the role of a mild-mannered blue-collar worker who evolves into a charismatic and fearless freedom fighter obsessed with finding and freeing his brother, who has been taken hostage along with other New Yorkers by the Soviets. Chekc the new batch of Xbox screens ...

'Superstar Rivals' Fame Spreads Far And Wide

by Thomas on Feb. 3, 2003 @ 6:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TV show success and Claire's Accessories deal bolsters Vivendi Kids' stunning fame game... With Pop Stars: The Rivals and the subsequent success of Girls Aloud and One True Voice, Vivendi Kids has announced a fresh marketing push for its similarly themed Superstar Rivals title for PC - including an exclusive cross-promotion deal with leading retail chain Claire's Accessories.

THQ and Rainbow Studios Announce New Motocross Franchise

by Thomas on Feb. 3, 2003 @ 6:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ today announced that Rainbow Studios, THQ's leading action-racing game developer, is producing the next installment in its motocross franchise. The new installment will make its debut on the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and Xbox videogame system from Microsoft in early 2004, in conjunction with the 2004 THQ World Supercross GP season.

'AquaMark 3' Benchmark Announced

by Thomas on Feb. 3, 2003 @ 4:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tired of those boring old Quake 3 benchmarks? Here's one based on AquaNox 2's engine... JoWooD Productions AG today announced that a subsidiary of the publisher, Massive Development, will publish a successor to its 3D benchmark program AquaMark 2.3 during this financial quarter. AquaMark 3 will be a fully DirectX 9-capable cutting-edge benchmark based on Massive Development's krass engine which also powers AquaNox 2: Revelation.

'Soul Calibur II' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Feb. 3, 2003 @ 3:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The PlayStation 2 version features Heihachi Mishima , one of the main characters from Namco's "Tekken". Battle action fans cannot miss this dream collaboration of Namco's top two battle action titles, "Tekken" and "Soul Calibur II." Another ten PS2 shots from the game of the low-alcohol lager.

'Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb' - Screens

by Thomas on Feb. 3, 2003 @ 2:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb features The Collective's proprietary 3D engine that supports completely immersive, highly interactive environments. The game will offer 10 levels, all set in unique locales such as a 15th century castle that looms over Prague, an underwater palace in Istanbul, and a mountaintop fortress in China. A sophisticated camera tracking system makes sure that the player always has an optimal view of the third-person action.. Read more for some new screens!

'1893: A World's Fair Mystery' Now Available

by Thomas on Feb. 3, 2003 @ 2:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

1893: A World's Fair Mystery, an interactive CD-ROM game based upon Chicago's Columbian Exposition, has been released after four years in development. This work of interactive history celebrates an important event in Chicago's past and accurately represents the grandeur of what remains the largest tourist attraction America has ever known.

Kaydara FiLMBOX Fuels Sony Team Soho's 'The Getaway'

by Thomas on Feb. 3, 2003 @ 1:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fast-paced driving, intense fight scenes, and unprecedented realism prove to be a winning combination for Sony Team Soho's London gangster game, "The Getaway," and they couldn't have done it without Kaydara FiLMBOX (now named MOTIONBUILDER). Using MOTIONBUILDER as a hub for its production pipeline, Sony Soho's team of over 50 developers were able to break new ground in advanced character animation and motion capture to produce one of the hottest action games of the year. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) released "The Getaway" in December 2002.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2003 @ 1:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'The Gladiators' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOw

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2003 @ 8:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Gladiators is a 3D real-time strategy game featuring a heavy emphasis on tactics and action. Arxel feels that The Gladiators could be a real hit in the North American market and wants to make sure it gets there in a timely fashion. The Gladiators is scheduled for a February 2002 release in North America. This demo includes a sample from the multiplayer part in the game, but further details on its contents are not available. Read more for download links ...

How Does Combat Work In Gladius ? (PS2/NGC/XB)

by Thomas on Feb. 2, 2003 @ 1:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gladius allows players to control a group of gladiators in turn-based combat. The development team has added a twist to the turn-based genre by adding real-time swing meters once targets engage each other on the battlefield. With careful timing, players can execute devastating combo attacks and unleash powerful spells. Visit the official site for Gladius for more gameplay information.

'Breed' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2003 @ 9:55 a.m. PST | 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. Utilising both 1st and 3rd person viewpoints, players can freely take control of a variety of units and vehicles – from standard ground troops to APCs and Dropships – to do battle with The Breed both in orbit and on the Earth's surface. The objective is simple: Halt the invasion of The Breed and stop the destruction of mankind.

'MistMare' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2003 @ 12:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Join Isador, the inquisitor monk, on an epic journey through Europe ravaged by years of conflict. The fate of the world lands squarely on your shoulders, as you visit great European cities isolated from each other for hundreds of years, trying to find the person who escalated a personal conflict into a quickly unfolding drama that encompasses the known world. Check out the latest screens from Axel Tribe's upcoming epic adventure.

'V-Rally 3' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2003 @ 12:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

After last summer’s successful PS2 release of the greatest V-Rally yet with V-Rally 3, Eden Studios has gone back in to the development studio to work on the Xbox release. Utilising the unique technological architecture of the Xbox, they have produced two real innovations to make V-Rally 3 on the Xbox a much different and refined experience than that of its PlayStation 2 counterpart. Firstly, dynamics have been improved to produce more sensitive and responsive handling; easier yet still simulation oriented. Check out these blazing new screens ...