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by Rainier on Nov. 27, 2002 @ 9:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Sweet 16' Ships for NGC/PS2

by Thomas on Nov. 27, 2002 @ 8:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Building on its #1 selling girls' video game brand, Dualstar Interactive, the video game division of Mary-Kate and Ashley's Dualstar Entertainment Group, and Club Acclaim, a division of Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that they have shipped Mary-Kate and Ashley Sweet 16 for the Nintendo GameCube and PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. Club Acclaim is supporting the title with an integrated marketing campaign, including targeted TV and print advertising, and cross-promotions with the Mary-Kate and Ashley brand's best selling books, videos and fashion dolls.

'The Powerpuff Girls: Relish Rampage' (PS2) Ships

by Thomas on Nov. 27, 2002 @ 8:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment today announced that it is shipping The Powerpuff Girls: Relish Rampage for the PlayStation 2 to North American and European retail outlets. This fast-paced, action-packed adventure marks the first time the popular trio will make their way to a 128-bit gaming system. Arriving in time for the holidays, The Powerpuff Girls: Relish Rampage is designed to appeal to kids of all ages with exciting high-speed action, straightforward controls and classic gameplay, capturing the sights and sounds of Cartoon Network's popular animated TV series. Airing daily on Cartoon Network, The Powerpuff Girls debuted in November 1998 and attracts nearly 19 million viewers per week. According to Cartoon Network, the series, created by Craig McCracken, consistently ranks among its top-rated programs across a wide range of demographics, including boys, girls, tweens, teens and even adults.

'Devil May Cry 2' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 27, 2002 @ 7:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Twice the game as the original -- Devil May Cry 2's level design far exceeds the original. Much of the game's environment is outdoors and will include a Gotham-like cityscape and an old European town. More environments will be announced as the release date approaches! Check out the new batch of screens ...

'The Gladiators' & 'Heart Of Iron' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 27, 2002 @ 2:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A new patch for The Gladiators: Galactic Circus Games has been released, updating the UK edition of this 3D action RTS by Eugen Systems to version 1.2. This release adds 17 new multiplayer maps, multiplayer and co-operative enhancements and fixes, and other changes. Strategy First has release a tiny patch for the just released WWII strategy game Hearts of Iron with a number of fixes for the North American version of the Paradox Entertainment developed game. Read more for detailed (and long) fix lists on both patches and links where to grab them ..

'Evolution Snowboarding' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 27, 2002 @ 2:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamers Fight Their Way Downhill In Konami’s New Extreme Sports Title For Sony PlayStation2. Konami of America, Inc. announced today that Evolution Snowboarding for PlayStation┬« 2 has shipped to retail outlets nationwide.

'Civilization III: Play the World' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 27, 2002 @ 12:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Firaxis has released a new patch for Civilization III: Play The World that fixes the multiplayer bugs in their recent turn based strategy game expansion (thanks HomeLan). Read more for detailed fix list and links where to grab it ...

'Island Xtreme Stunts' & 'Drome Racer' (PC/PS2/GBA) Ship on Dec 6th

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 10:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Quiet on the set... and action! Join the excitement and take on the role of stuntman extraordinaire, Pepper Roni, in Island Xtreme Stunts from LEGO Interactive and Electronic Arts. The game, geared toward young gamers, will be released for Game Boy Advance, PS2 and for the PC on December 6th 2002. It's time to put the pedal to the metal and hit the road in Drome Racers from Electronic Arts and LEGO Interactive. Released for the PS2 and for the PC on December 6th 2002, this multi-terrain "anything goes" racing experience gives young racers the challenge of a lifetime as they race for the coveted Drome Championship.

America's Army - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 8:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The promised update of America's Army: Operations is now available, bringing this team-based tactical shooter by the U.S. Army to version 1.4.0. This release adds the new River Basin map, a new scoring system, a new Report-In feature, binoculars for team leaders, an improved Honor system, and other tweaks and bug fixes. (thanks 3DGamers).

'Paint Shed' - Ships

by Thomas on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 8:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and Developer Auran are bringing even more fun to the MSTS experience this holiday season with Paint Shed, which shipped to retail stores nationwide today.

'Enigma: Rising Tide' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 8:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enigma: Rising Tide is an exciting, massively-multiplayer game featuring fast-paced ship-to-ship battles with very high player densities. Enigma: Rising Tide will unfold a detailed backstory in which three Great Power "Empires" wage war against each other using submarines, destroyers, destroyer escorts, corvettes, tankers, merchantmen, and aircraft. The game is designed to be action-filled and easy-to-learn while providing depth of strategy and cinematic cat-and-mouse suspense. Eventually, player actions and decisions will steer the direction of the alternate history story and the evolution of the online war. A new updated demo is now available, read more for links and details.

'Ultimate Trainz Collection' Ships To Stores Nation Wide

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 8:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Ultimate Trainz Experience has arrived – get onboard now! Publisher Strategy First and Developer Auran are pleased to announce that the Ultimate Trainz Collection has shipped to retail stores nationwide.

NDL's Graphics Engine Showcased in Bethesda's Release of Tribunal

by Thomas on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 8:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fans of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind now have much more to explore and do with The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal, an expansion pack for Morrowind PC that is in stores just in time for the holidays. Both Morrowind and Tribunal were developed by Bethesda Softworks using NDL's 3D graphics engine and development toolkit, known for providing game developers with the tremendous flexibility they need to create environments unique to their games.

'America's Army' Patch Today

by Thomas on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 7:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today the Army is anticipating releasing a significant update to the America's Army game. The update includes the new River Basin map, a new scoring system, a 'Report In' feature, and multiple 'tweaks' and fixes to existing gameplay. The patch will be released during the day, read more for all features in this new patch! (thanks Blues)

New 'Sim City 4' - Trailer

by Thomas on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 7:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA today released a new video from Sim City 4, showing of some of the highlights of creating landscapes from the game.. Hit the read more link below to find out more about this game and where to download this 3.13MB Quick Time movie!

'Super Bubble Pop' (GBA/Xbox/NGC/PSOne) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 7:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Super Bubble Pop is a colorful, fast-action, pulse-pounding puzzle adventure, incorporating key elements of some of history's most classic games. Super Bubble Pop showcases stunning 3D graphics and light-sourced, environment mapped models that surpass anything available in the genre today. Read more for some facts and a few screens on each platform ...

Strategy First Signs 'Sandpatch' For North America

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 5:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and Developers Maple Leaf Tracks are happy to announce that they have entered into a publishing deal to bring the MSTS Add-on Sandpatch to the North American market in early 2003.

Acclaim Appoints Marc Metis As Senior Vice President

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 5:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Continuing to strengthen its senior management team with proven expertise and leadership, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it has appointed Marc Metis to the position of Senior Vice President of Brand. Reporting directly to Edmond Sanctis, President and Chief Operating Officer of Acclaim North America, Metis will be responsible for managing the company's existing product franchises, as well the ongoing creation of new brands.

Logic3 Gamecube Starter Pack

by Thomas on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 5:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SpectraVideo are about to launch their new Logic3 Gamecube Starter Pack in time for Christmas. This pack contains the GC Game Pad, 4Mb memory card, 1.8meter joypad extension cable and a hard shell Gamecube disk holder capable of holding up to 12 disks out of their cases.

'NASCAR Thunder 2003' - Demo Available NOW

by Thomas on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 5:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NASCAR Thunder 2003 surrounds you with the emotion, sound, fury, and risks of the high-speed, high-drama career of a NASCAR star. Feel the adrenaline rush, intensity, and passion of being a NASCAR driver on a quest to become a NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion. Take on various real-life scenarios, complete with dramatic pileups, walls of smoke, and constant door-to-door, three-wide racing, to test your nerve and improve your racing skills. Build a racing legacy over the course of 20 drama-filled seasons. This demo contains the Talladega Superspeedway track and is 82MB to download. (We previously posted some screens here). Read more for download links and details ...