SimCity 4 - Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2002 @ 7:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In SimCity 4, you don't just build your city, you breathe life into it. With god-like powers, you sculpt mountains, gouge riverbeds, and seed forests to lay the groundwork for your creation. Then construct the most realistic metropolis you can imagine. Your city comes alive with the hustle and bustle of construction crews, the snarl of traffic and the activity of your Sims. Build mansions on mountainsides, cross canyons with bridges and raise skyscrapers downtown. The impact of your touch will be immediate but not entirely predictable. Cap an erupting volcano to save your city, but don't be surprised if lava explodes from another source. Read more for links where to grab the trailer...

The Ladies of 'Swingerz Golf' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2002 @ 7:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grab your clubs, hit the green and prepare for some wild golfing action with Ace Golf. Ace Golf combines crazy arcade characters with real-world golf physics and intuitive gameplay. The result is an addictive pick up and play golf game for both novice and expert gamers alike! The game is being developed by Telenet Japan Co Ltd and is due for release in the Autumn on Nintendo GameCube. More character profiles, and today it's the turn of the laydeez.

Enix Ships 'Grandia Xtreme' To Stores In North America

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2002 @ 6:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

One of the year's premier role-playing games hits retail shelves today as Enix America Inc. announced that Grandia Xtreme for the PS2 has shipped to stores. The first-ever original Grandia title developed specifically for the PlayStation 2, Grandia Xtreme features an innovative blend of strategy, exploration and combat.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2 Tournament

by Thomas on Sept. 30, 2002 @ 6:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The quest to find the national Pro Evolution Soccer 2 champion begins today, with entry forms to take part in the country-wide tournament available in the 50 participating GAME stores from today. The eagerly awaited Pro Evolution Soccer 2 is released for PlayStation 2 in November and the search is on to find the player that can get the most out of the many flicks, tricks and passes the Konami game offers.

Ubi Soft Sponsors i14 With 'Ravenshield' Tournament - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2002 @ 5:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced that it will be sponsoring the forthcoming i14 multiplayer gaming event that will be held this November in Newbury, UK. The involvement of Ubi Soft is part of the promotional campaign for the release next year of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Raven Shield. The event will also be an opportunity for the gaming public to have an exclusive first look at the highly anticipated tactical first person shooter.

'Red Faction II' On-line Campaign Week 3 - MP Mode

by Thomas on Sept. 30, 2002 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Faction 2" is the sequel to one of the biggest original franchise releases of 2001. Powered by enhancements to Volition's revolutionary Geo-Mod engine that allows players to alter and destroy the game environment in real-time, "Red Faction 2" introduces a host of new features and improvements constructed around a gripping storyline. Players will be tasked with completing multiple mission objectives with an arsenal of weapons and items at their disposal.. Today we serve you with a cut-out-'n'-keep guide to the multiplayer modes and power-ups. Ohh, and 12 new split-screen multiplayer grabs.

MX Superfly (XB) - Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 30, 2002 @ 4:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Reap the rewards of racing through an entire season of pulse pounding motocross action while upgrading your gear and bike along the way. For free ride madness compete in the all-new freestyle career mode dazzling the crowd with new tricks and sick maneuvers. Or simply ride the open terrain searching for secret areas without the burden of competition. It’s your bike – now ride! 13 more shots of the Xbox version.

Arxel Tribe Deal!

by Thomas on Sept. 30, 2002 @ 2:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Leading consumer software, publisher and distributor MINDSCAPE has today acquired the exclusive distribution rights for the upcoming PC titles RING 2, THE GLADIATORS, MISTMARE and HANNIBAL - The Game, from premier European developer and publisher ARXEL TRIBE (part of the CTO S.p.A. Group). Both companies also announce their wish to extend this partnership on all future ARXEL TRIBE titles to be released in these territories.

'KREED' - New Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 30, 2002 @ 2:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kreed is high-tech 3d-action, created at Russian developers Burut, in which player will become Legionnaire - one of the most trained and dangerous warriors of 3rd millennium. Today we have three new shots!

Cinemaware needs you!

by Thomas on Sept. 30, 2002 @ 2:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Want to get your foot in the door of the video game industry? Cinemaware is searching for part-time volunteers to assist in testing their Playstation2 game in the final stages of development. Candidates are required to test onsite at their headquarters in Burlingame, California (no external beta-testing positions are available at this time).

BMX XXX (XB/GC/PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 30, 2002 @ 2:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BMX XXX is the third generation in the successful BMX line from Acclaim that has sold over 3 million copies worldwide. Thousands of trick combinations can be performed with incredible big air tricks, modifiers and grinds. Plus, new ground-based tricks mean a ride across the park is anything but boring. Four small shots below!

Airborne Assault Patch 2 with MapMaker

by Thomas on Sept. 30, 2002 @ 1:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Australian developers, Panther Games and publisher are pleased to announce the release of Patch 2 for "Airborne Assault - Red Devils over Arnhem". This patch includes the new beta MapMaker application. With the MapMaker and the previously released ScenMaker, users now have complete freedom to design their own battles for the AA engine, including non-Market Garden battles covering the actions on the entire Western Front 1944-1945!

'Archangel' Launch

by Thomas on Sept. 30, 2002 @ 1:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions is pleased to announce the launch of Archangel, the gripping third-person action adventure game, scheduled for release in the UK on 18th October 2002 and in the German market on 4th of October on PC CD Rom. The US-Version will be released on 30th of October.

'Command & Conquer : Generals' - No Demo!??!

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2002 @ 11:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

German and its affiliate reported that according to their EA source, Delphi, we won't be seeing any demo of EA's upcoming RTS title, C&C : Generals. Eventhough Harvard Bonin had said earlier that they're going to work on a multiplayer demo, this seems to not be the case. The official forum simply says "No demo". No multiplayer nor single player demo?? Whats a bust! (thanks EvilAvatar).

Daily Dose Of Previews

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2002 @ 11:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News has posted a short preview of Nintendo's upcoming GameCube adventure game, Legend of Zelda. The Entertainment Depot has a look at Mirage's upcoming World War II RPG, Another War. Action Trip has a new preview of Zuxxez Entertainment and Eidos's WWI themes RTS game, WWII: Panzer Claws(available in Europe, coming this fall to the US). GameSpy takes a look at the incarnation of Samus Aran in the Gameboy Advance version of Metroid Fusion. Gamer's Pulse is has up a preview of Ensemble Studios' upcoming 3D RTS game, Age of Mythology. PC Gameworld has a preview of Rival Interactive's sequel to last year's Real War, the military C&C clone, Real War: Rogue States. GameSpy has a preview of 4X Studio, Wanadoo and Dreamcatcher's First Person Shooter, Iron Storm. HomeLAN has put up a preview of Io Interactive and Eidos' upcoming first/third person action game, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2002 @ 11:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Loadedinc has a new Q&A with Nival Interactive's Mike Allenson talking about their upcoming WW2 RTS game, Blitzkrieg. ToTheGame has a new Q&A with somebody, un-named, at Blizzard talking about their upcoming Warcraft MMORPG, World of Warcraft. GDXbox has a new Q&A with Majesco's David Elmekies talking about their upcoming action-horror game, BloodRayne (developed by Terminal Reality). The Electric Playground has a new Q&A with Westwood co-founder Louis Castle talking about their recent of themassive multiplayer space-based RPG, Earth & Beyond.

'Speed Challenge: Jacques Villeneuve' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 11:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Involved in the project for the past two years, Jacques Villeneuve worked closely with the Ubi Soft development team to provide players with a new racing challenge featuring an emphasis on driver performance. "We wanted a game with innovative and futuristic features that would create a vision of the automobile race of tomorrow as imagined by champion Jacques Villeneuve," commented S├ębastien Delen, the game's producer. "Players will be delighted by functions they've never before seen in a video game, such as autopilot and autoreforming of cars."

'Choplifter: Search & Rescue' (PS2) Pushed Back

by Thomas on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 4:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xicat has moved back the release date for ChopLifter: Search and Rescue to Q1 of 2003. The reason for the delay is to make even more cutting edge improvements on the already revolutionary game, the original release date was scheduled for Nov. 2002. With competition in the genre being so stiff, Xicat’s goal is to make ChopLifter the gold standard for action games.

'Windows 2000' Running On The Microsoft Xbox

by Thomas on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 1:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today the Xbox Linux Project announced that Microsoft Windows 2000 has been successfully started and run on a Microsoft Xbox gaming console. This has been accomplished by using the Linux operating system, which already works reliably on the Xbox, as host environment. Windows has been run inside Linux with common PC virtualization software...

Get that 'perfect job' playing The Sims

by Thomas on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 12:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Start working your way up the ladder to that perfect job - from within "The Sims", that is. This expansion pack lets you instantly drop one of several dozen new carrers into the game. But most players will use Career Creator Pro to make brand new jobs for any of their sim characters.. "Career Creator Pro is an add-on for "The Sim" and will be available October 9th"