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'Divine Divinity' Goes For UK Gold

by Thomas on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 3:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Divine Divinity has gone gold in the UK, and will be in a store near you on the 13th September. This EPIC RPG, has been a long time in development, but will be worth its weight in… (guess what… GOLD). Features and 4 new GOLD screens below!

Update: Divine Divinity also got a US release date set to September 27 (its GOLD worldwide)

'Shade Wrath Of Angels' - New Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 3:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Element Software brings you a new epic in horror action/adventure that will extend the rules of gaming entertainment. Utilising the smart, original 3D engine, the cinematic storytelling is spiced with a thrilling atmosphere. Today Cenega updated their site with some new screens, check them out!

Unreal Tournament 2003 Demo Update

by Thomas on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 2:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official UT2003 forum over at Infogrames is today updated with some more information about the upcoming demo. Here is a clip:

  • Level Designers are reviewing the AI in their maps to make sure that the bots know how to Shieldgun jump, Translocate, Double Jump, and Low Grav jump to EVERY available spot in their maps.
  • The single player campaign is being tested and finalized.
  • The Redeemer is in and fully functional and is very close to being bug free.
  • All levels are being finalized for ragdoll (low poly) collision.
  • Extras are being put in. Select a mesh for your player avatar and the voice is now hooked up to announce it. Kill someone with a redeemer and their body goes flying. Sound matches up with the redeemer explosion properly. Mutators are being tested in random combinations with each other. Instagib with zoom and translocator and QUAD jump is quite a kick!

Bandai Plans to Make Games for NGC Console

by Thomas on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bandai Co. plans to develop games for Nintendo Co.'s GameCube video-game console, the first titles from Japan's largest toymaker specifically designed for the Kyoto-based company's new game machine. The software will go on sale in Japan in November, Nintendo said in a news release distributed to reporters in Osaka. Nintendo will handle distribution of the game.

Myst III: Exile's Oriental Age (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today we have some screens from the next Age in the upcoming game, Myst III: Exile for Xbox and PS2 -- the "Amateria Cavern." Each Age in Myst III: Exile was designed by a different designer, so the Ages all have a very distinctive look and feel. Amateria has a very oriental feel with extensive basalt columns, Japanese architecture, and glowing crystal formations.

'Earth & Beyond' - Beta Expands

by Thomas on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Westwood Studios announced today that it has launched multiple servers for the Earth & Beyond public test, and will be accepting tens of thousands of additional testers in the coming weeks. Earth & Beyond is an online role-playing galaxy that will be published by Electronic Arts under the EA GAMES brand this fall. Previously limited to only one server, the public test for Earth & Beyond has grown to include tens of thousands of registered players over the past few months, and is opening multiple servers to accommodate the large volume of testers. Tens of thousands of additional testers will be selected in September through the official Earth & Beyond website. Also, beginning today, GameSpy will be offering the public test software as a free download.

'Battle Realms' - Battle Pack 3 Available NOW

by Peter on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 8:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The third Battle Pack is now available on Battle Realms official site. The Battle Pack includes tons of new fixes, tweaks and game balances that should help optimize your gameplay. Find out all new features and download it HERE!

'Asheron's Call 2 : Fallen Kings' Official Website

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 1:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that hearty adventurers can learn more about the new world of Dereth at the official Asheron's Call 2 Fallen Kings site. Visitors to the newly launched site will find information about the dynamic world in this next-generation MMORPG, including epic story-driven campaigns, three diverse kingdoms, fantastic creatures and a seamless world that is just waiting for heroes to rebuild it.

Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair (Xbox) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 10:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair screens. Dragon's Lair 3D is scheduled to release from Ubi Soft on Xbox and PC this November. The game will also be available on PS2 and GameCube from Encore in November. In the meantime, enjoy the 4 new screens ...

'NASCAR Racing 2003' Out In February 2003

by Thomas on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 9:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra Entertainment, Inc., a studio of the Games division of Vivendi Universal Publishing, today announced NASCAR Racing 2003 Season, the finale to its best selling franchise. Scheduled for release in February 2003, NASCAR Racing 2003 Season, developed by Massachusetts-based Papyrus Racing Games, will combine the most authentic NASCAR racing experience with new revolutionary 3D graphics that will bring to life the sights, thrills, and sounds of racing at 193 MPH.

'Your Name in MGS2 SUBSTANCE!' (Dog Tag Names) Campaign

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 9:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Once again, Konami is inviting game players from around the globe to step in to the action-packed world of Metal Gear Solid 2. As of today, players can log on to the Konami JPN website and register to have their name included in the soon-to-be-released Sony PlayStation 2 version of Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance. This DOG TAG Campaign allows players to become a part of the Metal Gear mythos by having their vital stats represented as an in-game soldier. Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (KCEJ) is awaiting the names of those who did not submit their names during the last DOG TAG campaign for "Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty" and those whose names were not picked previously.

SEGA Sports NCAACollege Football 2K3 (GC) Ships

by Thomas on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 8:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. announced today that "SEGA Sports NCAACollege Football 2K3" has shipped for the Nintendo GameCube. Produced by Visual Concepts Entertainment, a SEGA development studio, and developed by Avalanche Software, "SEGA Sports NCAA College Football 2K3" delivers a host of in-depth features including a comprehensive list of bowl games, team-specific playbooks, college-style player models and a Legacy Mode that lets users recruit blue-chip prospects, develop talent and build their program into a national powerhouse. SEGA Sports' college gridiron franchise features all of the trimmings fans might expect from the standard-bearer in sports video gaming.

GRIN report from ECTS 2002

by Thomas on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 8:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bo Andersson from GRIN Inc "developers of Ballistics PC/Arcade, BANDITS (PC) & Vultures (Xbox)", just send us a mail with their report from the visit at ECTS 2002. Here is a clip:

The GRIN expedition is back from ECTS and boy, did we have a ball. The GRIN stand was constantly filled with curious gamers and journalists that wanted to try what obviously was a gorgeuos game - the twelve flatscreens shared by four test stations and a huge plasma screen made sure no one made any mistakes about the visual strenght in the game. More about it! (Our recent posted Bandits ECTS screens here)

'Syberia' Has Gone Gold For North American Market - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 8:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher has just informed us that the North American version of Syberia, their upcoming 3D adventure game directed by BenoĆ®t Sokal (also known as the author of Amerzone) has gone GOLD. Kate Walker, a young and brilliant lawyer from New York, has come to Europe to negotiate the purchase a famous Robot/Toy factory, but will soon have her future completely turned upside down… The game will be shipping September 9th, check a few stunnnig new screens!

'Vivendi' ECTS Screenshot Roundup #2

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 7:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

When it pours, it rains .. or something like that .. good thing is, its raining screens and info which is a always nice ... some more roundup screens from Vivendi Universal's lineup ..

  • Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly (GC/PS2)
  • The Scorpion King: Rise of An Akkadian (PS2/GC)
  • Spyro 2: Season of Flame (GBA)
  • Monster Force (GBA)

'Delta Force - Black Hawk Down' Public MP Demo Coming!

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 6:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NovaLogic, Ltd. today announced that the official multiplayer demo for Delta Force - Black Hawk Down will be released on Thursday September 5th 2002. The demo will be available for download from www.novalogic.com and a number of key mirror sites. The demo follows the hugely successful multiplayer beta that had over 200,000 recorded downloads during its seven-day availability period.

Breed - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 6:18 p.m. PDT | 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. Having just won the "ECTS 2002, PC Game of the Show" award it's certainly worth checking a few more screens ...

Idoru Announces 'Volley World League' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 5:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

No doubt about it, Volley World League (VWL) is a volleyball videogame ;) Italian developer Idoru is currently working on the PC version but also an XBOX conversion is scheduled. Not too many volley ball titles on the PC at all so lets hope they make it a good one. Check the screens, it looks like they are in the right track ...

'World War II: Frontline Command' - Screens & Facts

by Thomas on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 5:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World War II: Frontline Command, Codemasters’ forthcoming real-time strategy epic for PC, will be the first World War II RTS created using a true 3D engine. Featuring a unique multi-perspective camera system and incorporating “Battlecam” technology, this system will enable the player, for the first time, to get a global perspective of the battlefield or to get ‘up close and personal’ to the action...

Sega GT 2002 (XB) Ships

by Thomas on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 2:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced the release of "Sega GT 2002," exclusively for the Xbox videogame system from Microsoft. With 125 classic and modern cars, thousands of vehicle customization options, a stunning virtual garage to store trophies, and a nostalgia-rich Chronicle Mode, "Sega GT 2002" is the most realistic driving experience available for Xbox.