Xicat to release Zanzarah, Nov. 12

by Thomas on Oct. 4, 2002 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xicat Interactive enters an enchanted world of fantasy with the Nov. 12 release of Zanzarah. The publisher of award-winning video games presents a female character set in a beautifully-rendered fantasy world to attract the too often neglected teenage female market.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2002 @ 8:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'NOLF2 : A Spy In Harm's Way' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2002 @ 2:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra just let us know that they have updated their "No One Lives Forever 2" website to celebrate the launch of their already heralded title "NOLF2 : A Spy In Harm's Way". Also available is the first update patch bringing the retail copy to v1.1. Since a lot of people (including myself) are having problems with the sound/speech they issued a fix to address this. Read more for links where to grab it ...

'Reign Of Fire' (Xbox) - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2002 @ 1:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game’s story picks back up in Britain, c. 2024. Quinn has grown up to be a “resistance fighter” for a small community hiding in an old castle in the burnt-out English countryside. His people have been reduced to living in near-medieval conditions. There’s a pair of dragons prowling the vicinity, attacking the few remaining villages, destroying crops, and generally making life hell for the humans. The fire brigades risk their lives to put out the awful firestorms caused by the dragon attacks as they rescue the trapped or wounded survivors. BAM! updated their trailer for the just gone gold xbox/ps2 version.. read more for links where to get it!

Splinter Cell (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2002 @ 1:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell will release in time for the lucrative Christmas 2002 market exclusively on Xbox, with a PC version to appear by the end of the year. Xbox is the lead development platform for the game, which has been designed to take full advantage of the advanced graphics and sound capabilities of Xbox. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell will also feature online elements using the recently announced Xbox Live service. A few new screens ...

'X-Men: Next Dimension ' (PS2/NGC/XBX) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2002 @ 1:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Men: Next Dimension plunges players into a powerful enemy’s plot to rid the world of mutants. Leaving traditional arena-based fighting games in its wake, X-Men: Next Dimension is the only console fighter game that carries epic super hero showdowns across expansive 3-D levels. Players fight as 24 different X-Men characters through interactive environments replete with combat-induced damage. Check the screens!

'Akella' Goes 'Postal'

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 11:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A mere twelve years after The Cold War officially ended, the most ruthless videogame developer to survive the standstill, Running With Scissors, proudly announced that POSTAL 2 will be published in Russia by Akella.

'Blade Mistress' Adds Pet Dragons For Players

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 10:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blade Mistress Online has expanded its content to include pet dragons, creatures that hatch from eggs, eat, grow, and fight for their owners! Pet dragons have different colors, powers, and can be bred to produce even more powerful pets!

'Black Hawk Down' Being Delayed

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 9:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Entertainment software developer and publisher NovaLogic, Inc. today announced that the release of the eagerly awaited PC title Delta Force - Black Hawk Down has been pushed back a month. The release is now scheduled for November 19th, 2002 in the US.

'Logitech PS2 Cordless Controller' Obtains Official Sony License

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 8:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Logitech announced today that the Logitech Cordless Controller for PS One, and PlayStation has an official license from Sony Computer Entertainment America. This makes Logitech's cordless controller the first and only licensed cordless controller for this platform. This Logitech product includes proprietary 2.4 GHz Cordless Freedom, the most reliable cordless technology available for gamers.

'Fallout' - Bible #8

by Thomas on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 7:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fallout Bible #8 from Chris Avellone at BlackIsle.com contains an interview with Fallout designer Scott Bennie, a crapload of questions, the original draft of the EPA, the fury and flurry of nuclear winters, a little bit about the old Wasteland "sequel" Meantime, why the Corvega Highwayman has a fat ass, a bit on tribal societies, a new mind-bending contest, the winners of two others, and more random irradiated crap from the Fallout universe. Grab it as .doc here or .pdf here!

'Homeplanet' - Website Updated

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 7:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Russobit-M and 3Map Games are glad to announce that the website for their spacesim Homeplanet has been updated. You can find many news, fresh screenshots and others. Russobit and 3Map Games also let us know that they have opened the Homeplanet forum - welcome to everybody!

Lock 'N Load - Demo Available NOW

by Thomas on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 7:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games announced today Mark H. Walker's Lock 'N Load Demo is available. Mark H. Walker's Lock 'N Load Demo marks a milestone for board wargames, being the first ever demo available for a physical board game.. Read more for Gameinfo (features) and links where to grab the demo!

Chessmaster 9000 Defeated US Chess Champion

by Thomas on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 6:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world's largest video game publishers, and The Internet Chess Club (Chessclub.com), the world's premiere online chess destination, today announced that Chessmaster 9000 defeated reigning US Chess Champion, Grandmaster Larry Christiansen, two and a half games to one and a half games, in a four game match played over two days, Saturday and Sunday, September 28-29.

Weapons Descriptions for 'IronStorm'

by Thomas on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 6:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Iron Storm takes place in 1964 and World War I hasn't ended. Using modern weapons in a WWI setting, you can end this dreaded war. Dreamcatcher today updated their Iron Storm site with a new weapons descriptions section! If you havent yet, check our IronStorm preview!

'Vivendi Universal' Acquires 'Massive Entertainment'

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 6:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Games division of Vivendi Universal Publishing, Vivendi Universal Games, announced today the acquisition of Massive Entertainment by its studio, NDA Productions (known for their Ground Control title).

'Binary9 Studios' - So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish

by Thomas on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 6:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just over 12 months since Binary9 Studios, ltd opened its doors, they are today forced to close them. Here is the clip:

By aiming ourselves at the GameBoy Advance market we intended to become a respected developer for that platform, but alas this was not to be. Over the year we've plowed a considerable about of cash into the firm which has been swallowed up by the creation of Designs and Prototypes for various games, some of which are previewed on our Current Projects page, these projects will now never see the light of day.

'LotR: The Fellowship of the Ring' Ships

by Thomas on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 6:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Label Games, a studio of the Games division of Vivendi Universal Publishing (VU Games), announced that it has shipped "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" for the Xbox and the Game Boy Advance to retailers nationwide.

'Tactical Ops: Assault On Terror' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 6:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames just put up a new patch for the retail version of Tactical Ops: Assault On Terror on their Support Page. There update brings your RETAIL (not for the UT mod) game to v3.32 and has a big ass list of fixes,tweaks and additions. Read more for detailed fix list and links where to grab it. (Thanks Bluesnews).

'EVERQUEST' - European Invasion

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2002 @ 5:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft® Entertainment and Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE) today announced the launch of European versions of EverQuest® and its expansion packs. These versions will be playable through new EverQuest servers located in Europe. The European version of EverQuest will be available in English, French and German languages from November 21.