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by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2002 @ 9:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Malice' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2002 @ 6:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Malice is an action-adventure game named for a tough, kick-ass teen. Players must venture into the warped reality of Malice where the evil fire god, Nefarious Rex, has fractured the time-lines and set the world ablaze. As Malice you must unravel the mystery of your demise, battle Rex's twisted minions, and fix the shattered time-lines in order to save a universe gone mad. Malice is certain to be one of the great action-adventure games on next generation console systems. Today we serve up 3 brand new screens, only to be seen at your local crack dealer ermm, here ;)

'Air Raid:This Is No Drill' - Demo & Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2002 @ 5:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Air Raid immerses you in a mind blowingly realistic battle simulation that features stunning 3D shoot'em up action. Air Raid opens with an epic cinematic introduction that thrusts you into the adrenaline-pumping, action packed world of a World War II battleship under enemy fire. The gamer finds himself stationed behind the awesome firepower of a 40mm Bofor Anti-Aircraft fixed deck gun on the bow of a battleship reminiscent of the famed U.S.S. Missiouri. Your mission is to blast away at the endless onslaught of enemy attackers hell bent on sinking your battleship. Read more to check a few screens and links where to grab the demo ...

'Evolution Worlds' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2002 @ 3:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As part two of the Evolution Worlds character series, meet the enemy boss characters that Mag Launcher, Linear Cannon and company must battle in their adventure. Evolution Worlds' Battle System is an outstanding feature that offers an innovative approach to RPG combat.

'Hegemonia: Legions Of Iron' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2002 @ 12:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Interactive today announced that it has shipped the real time strategy (RTS) game, Hegemonia: Legions of Iron on PC in North America. Set in the depths of outer space, inhabitants of Earth and colonized Mars wage battle together against a new alien race. If you haven't yet, check out our previously posted preview article.

'Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Prophecy' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 10:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment announced Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Prophecy has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Making its debut on Nintendo GameBoy Advance, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Prophecy features a new original story written exclusively for the console. The game also features a new, quasi-3D view, an impressive set of spectacular 3D animations, and an improved combat system specific for the GameBoy Advance. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Prophecy is rated "T-Teen" and available for a suggested retail price of $29.99.

'Minority Report' (GBA/PS2/NGC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 9:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Minority Report" is a futuristic thriller based on a short story by noted sci-fi author Philip K. Dick. Dick is also well known for writing the original stories that inspired the popular motion pictures "Blade Runner" and "Total Recall." Through an agreement with Fox Interactive and DreamWorks, Activision has signed a five year deal for the worldwide rights to develop games based on the highly-anticipated motion picture for all current and next generation consoles, the PC and handheld platforms. Today we scored some new screens for the Gameboy Advance, Xbox, Playstation2 and Gamecube versions, Njoy!

'Anarchy Online Notum Wars' - Video & Behind the Scenes

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 9:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Funcom released an action-packed video of Anarchy Online Notum Wars, in-game footage as well as the second article about towers from Game Director Gaute Godager. The video shows footage of a battle for territory and towers taken from the current beta of The Notum Wars. Watch the Omni-Tek soldiers take on the clans in a battle for notum. The article talks about the tower types, both the Personal Towers, and the Service Towers, how to set them up, tear them down, and what kind of advantages they give. Read more below for the full 'Behind the Scenes' story that we received today!

'NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona' (NGC/PS2) Races To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 9:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames, Inc. and the creators of NASCAR Heat, today announced it has shipped NASCAR: Dirt to DAYTONA for PlayStation2 and Nintendo GameCube. Dirt to DAYTONA is the first game of its kind, giving fans a true NASCAR racing series experience by participating in and progressing through the ranks of the NASCAR Weekly Racing series presented by Dodge, NASCAR Featherlite Modified series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck series and the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, all in one game.

ATI - VE3D Unreal Tournament 2003 Deathmatch Challenge

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 8:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ATI Technologies Inc. today announced that the grand-prize winner of the upcoming ATI - VE3D Unreal Tournament 2003 Deathmatch Challenge - sponsored by ATI and VE3D.com - will receive the award-winning RADEON 9700 PRO (valued at US $399) and US $1,000 in cash.

The online tournament, beginning December 12, 2002, will pit contestants against each other in one-on-one elimination games of Unreal Tournament 2003. The sole survivor will win the grand-prize while three runners-up will each receive a RADEON 9700 PRO board, the first in the world to support Microsoft's DirectX 9.0. Over 4,000 players are expected, with thousands of anticipated matches.

Registration for the ATI - VE3D Unreal Tournament 2003 Deathmatch Challenge is taking place now until December 12, 2002. Registration and further details can be found HERE!

'MoH:AA Spearhead' - MP Demo Patch v2.11 & Win32 Server

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 8:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

3DGamers today tossed up a patch for the recent multiplayer demo of Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Spearhead, updating this World War II FPS to version 2.11. This patch addresses a server problem when "getting on a Mortar and then disconnecting from the server." Also available is the updated Win32 dedicated server for the retail expansion, similarly addressing this crash issue. Grab these files here!

'Rocky' & 'Ghost Recon' (Xbox) Are Shipping To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 8:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft today announced Rocky for the Xbox has shipped. Developed by UK-based Rage Games, Rocky lets gamers relive each dramatic fight and memorable moment from the Rocky through Rocky V movies. Rocky is rated "T-Teen" and is available on Xbox for a suggested retail price of $49.99. UbiSoft also let us know that Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, is on its way to United States store shelves today. Enabled for online play, this tactical battlefield game is expected to be one of the biggest hits on Microsoft's Xbox Live online game service. Read more for details ..

'Darkened Skye' (NGC) Arrives At Retail - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 7:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today "Darkened Skye" an action game for the Nintendo GameCube has arrived at retail (Rated: "T" by the ESRB; $49.95 estimated street). Set in a timeless fantasy world, this third-person action game combines laugh-out-loud irreverence with combat, magic and melee giving gamers a fast-paced experience in an epic story that isn't afraid to poke fun at itself. Read more for some screens and an ingame trailer...

'Korea: Forgotten Conflict' - Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 7:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Korea: Forgotten Conflict is an upcoming 3D tactical RTS/action (developed by Plastic Reality Technologies) with a Korean war background. Read more below to look at the first bunch of exclusive screenshots of deep war experience, 'Korea: Forgotten Conflict'. Release date: Q2 2003!

'DarkSpace' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 7:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment today announced that the retail version of DarkSpace, a massively multiplayer online action strategy game has gone gold and will be on retail shelves in North America by the end of November. Read more for more info and a batch of 33 brand new screens ...

'New World Order' - Map Building Tools & Demo

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 7:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NWOmapping asked Jimbo from Termite Games a few questions wether there will be any demo and/or map building tools for the soon to be released game, New World Order. Here is the full clip:

We're discussing the demo, but I cannot say when right now - just that it's on our minds.

The NWO betas where resource hogs when more than 7-8 players joined, because animation code and many other things were still in Beta and were running slow - that in combination with network bugs screwed things up. These things have been fixed now.

The map building info and tools will be released as a separate download after the game has shown up in stores. It's going to be very interesting to see what people can do with our tools - it's not as easy to build for NWO as for a game with a complete editor, it's more to-the-metal with NWO. That will however give the really dedicated and talented a chance to show what they can do.

We're also very much dedicated to jumping straight on any problems that show up, and if there are no problems we're still going to release upgrades to improve and tweak NWO to a monster. /Jimbo

Devastation Introduces 'Meet the Urban Resistance'

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 6:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The upcoming Unreal engine-based first person shooter Devastation now has a major contest available online at Devastation and Grathius. It's not your standard "type name, hit enter" kind of experience, either. At Grathius, the Web site for the fictional corporate oppressor in the game, you will be taken through an interactive experience that will introduce some of the game's main characters and concepts. You'll hack into the corporate site with the help of Resistance member Baxter, delete profiles of main characters and help Baxter gain access to some of Grathius' top-secret technology. You can also find out about the game's backstory, and the world where the game takes place.

'World Championship Snooker 2003' (PC/Xbox/PS2) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 6:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters just send us the first images from "World Championship Snooker 2003", the next edition in its award-winning snooker video game series. The game is currently being developed for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC formats and is expected to launch in spring 2003. Continuing the genre-leading brand's reputation as the most realistic snooker video game, World Championship Snooker 2003 will bring all the skill, tension and atmosphere of professional snooker matches to game screens. Read more to check out the goods...

'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai' (PS2) Coming Dec 4th

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 6:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames, Inc. is proud to announce today that its upcoming Dragon Ball Z: Budokai video game, exclusively for the PlayStation2, will ship to retail Dec 4, 2002. The Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z franchises are global blockbusters that have generated over $3 billion in related merchandising sales worldwide and over 500 animated episodes. In addition, DBZ was the number-one rated show among all U.S. cable TV programs for tweens 9-14, boys 9-14 and men 12-24 during this season's launch line-up.

MicroSoft & Ubi Team Up To Promote 'Splinter Cell' Release

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 6:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft has formed local marketing partnerships with Microsoft throughout Europe and Australia to promote the November 28 European release of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. While marketing actions vary from country to country, the overall strategy is to introduce Splinter Cell as a new huge franchise within the Tom Clancy brand and to position it as a game of choice for Xbox. Microsoft and Ubi Soft have made a joint investment to ensure Splinter Cell is a success this Christmas.