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'Frogger Beyond' Hops On To PS2 & NGC In May

by Thomas on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 5:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Frogger - Konami of Europe's veteran gaming hero - hops on to PlayStation 2 and GameCube in May, as the publisher unveils Frogger Beyond - the amphibian 's biggest and boldest adventure to date. Fresh from his last PlayStation 2 outing, Frogger Beyond marks the first time the reptilian hero has made it to GameCube.

New WorthPlaying GiveAway

by Thomas on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 5:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

WorthPlaying is giving away goodies from Electric Artists... Enter the sweepstakes and have a chance to either win one of 5 Lord Of The Rings : The Two Towers music cd's (Enhanced cd's with exclusive 2 sided, printed collector's cards, screen savers, the two towers trailer, score music video and more) or one of 5 NTSC (region 1) UnderCover Brothers DVD's (with Denise Richards).. The contest ends January 31th!

'Soul Calibur II' (NGC) - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 5:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Soul Calibur II features seven distinctive modes of game-play including: Arcade, Vs, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice, and the console exclusive, Weapon Master. Weapon Master is a "complete the mission" mode combined with an RPG twist. In this mode, the player can collect and equip their character with up to 200 different weapons, thus adding a deeper level of strategy to every new battle... Today we have 16 very small GameCube shots!

US Console Market Share Doubles

by Thomas on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 4:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames Entertainment reports that, according to NPD data, its share of the US console market doubled in December 2002 versus the corresponding prior period (2.8% in 2001 versus 5.8% in 2002, an increase of 122%). In the December 2002, the Group ranked number 2 in the US consoles market with its Dragon Ball Z Budokai on Playstation 2, as measured in terms of both value and volume for games run on all types of consoles.

'Urban Freestyle Soccer' - Announced (PC/CONSOLE)

by Thomas on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 4:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Aggressive tackling, mesmerising flicks and scorching goals are guaranteed as Acclaim Entertainment Ltd announces the launch of Urban Freestyle Soccer. Developed by Silicon Dreams, this action-packed four-on-four football feast encompasses everything that's great about the beautiful game by taking it back to the streets and combining silky skills with hard-edged extreme rules to deliver end-to-end, arcade-style action. Urban Freestyle Soccer will be released in Autumn 2003 on PC, PlayStation2, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 12:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo Sees 02/03 GameCube Sales Below Target

by Thomas on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 12:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Reuters reports that Nintendo Co Ltd creator of the "Pokemon" video game series, said on Thursday its shipments of GameCube home consoles in 2002/03 were likely to fall more than 10 percent short of its target of 10 million units.. Satoru Iwata, Nintendo's president, told Reuters in an interview that the gamemaker expected shipments of GameCube software in the 2002/03 business year to March to come in below its 55 million unit target, but he declined to give a figure.. He also said the company was developing a next-generation home videogame console. Nintendo is looking at the possibility of launching it in 2005 or 2006, he said.. Rival console makers are expected to release next-generation systems around that time.

'The Angel of Darkness' Is Delayed Again

by Thomas on Jan. 23, 2003 @ 12:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive reports that 'Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness' will ship in April at the earliest. Eidos still belive that the game will be a hit... "(We) believe that the game will benefit substantially from the marketing of the new Lara Croft movie, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, scheduled to be released this summer," Chief Executive Mike McGarvey said.

'Red Faction II' (NGC/PC/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 10:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Originally developed for the PS2 by THQ's Volition studio, these new versions of Red Faction II will feature a number of enhancements and improvements. The Gamecube version, being developed by THQ's Cranky Pants Games studio, will feature custom animations, improved texture resolution and color as well as enhanced lighting specific to the Gamecube hardware. The Xbox and PC versions, being developed by THQ's Outrage Games studio, will include increased texture resolution, and exclusive multiplayer maps and character models. Today we got some excellent screens for PC, NGC and XBOX as well as trailers from the NGC and Xbox version, showing off exactly why this game is rated M for Mature!

'Pro Race Driver' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 10:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Retaining the series’ core values of close-contact racing with real cars, real teams, real track, real drivers and an astounding damage engine, Pro Race Driver (aka Toca Race Driver) introduces a character-based narrative and episodic storyline. The game blends real world global championships with a fictional cast; the player takes the central role of aspiring driver Ryan McKane. The heart of the game sees the player advancing Ryan’s career from a test driver to a potential world champion. Ryan’s races form part of the evolving narrative which involve his racing colleagues and his fiercely competitive family who have a rich heritage in motor racing. We are currently taking our preview build for a spin so here are some new screens racing your way ...

'Shaun Murray’s Pro Wakeboarder' (Xbox) - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 10:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hang on for your life in Shaun Murray’s Pro Wakeboarder as you get ripped across a lake by a high-powered speedboat and trick through dangerous terrain. Feel the rush as you crash into houseboats and catch huge air in nine exotic levels with seven world-class wakeboarders. Tired already? Then drive the boat and help your friend pull off challenging technical tricks on the most realistic looking water ever. Today we got a new trailer showing off some in game wakeboarding action. Read more for download links

'Xenus' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 8:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The game begins when Kevin Myers receives a call from magazine his sister works for. He is told that she didn't contact them more than 10 days and they are afraid she missed in Colombia during her journalist investigation. So, Kevin departures to this country in order to rescue her. Having arrived he finds himself in the world of violence where 70 out of 100 hundreds people are killed each year. There are many forces fight for the power in Colombia. They are officials, guerrilla, narco mafia, Indians, bandits, CIA. The player has to maneuver between them to reach the main goal to find lost sister. The scenery that looks banal in the beginning step-by-step gets mixed up and finally becomes semi-mystic.

'Dungeon Lords' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 6:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dungeon Lords is a real-time 3D full freedom 3rd person perspective fantasy role-playing and action game. It comprises a unique offering of Personal Character (PC) development in a world filled with NPC interactive characters and game quests, as the player journeys through an enchanted land of ancient castles and dungeon lairs to engage in real-time tactical combat action against a variety of deadly foes, from monstrous creatures to powerful wizards, from undead lords to greater demons. Dungeon Lords can be played either single-player stand alone, or in multi-player group sessions.

'Nascar Racing 2003' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 6:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

We just received notice from Vivendi Universal Games that Nascar Racing 2003 Season has gone gold and is scheduled to ship to stores nationwide on February 4th with a SRP of $49.99 USD. Developed by Papyrus Racing Games, NASCAR Racing 2003 Season "showcases new dynamic 3D graphics including a populated pit row, team war wagons, pit signs, aerial objects such as planes, helicopters, blimps, and more". A new demo is expected in a matter of days (to replace the leaked press build earlier this week).

'War & Peace' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 6:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

War and Peace is a revolutionary game in the RTS genre. For the first time, players will really be in charge of the entire strategy of their nations: politics, economy, diplomacy, army, tactics, etc. On a unique, full 3D map of the entire world, you'll be able to take full command of your nation in a true historical context. You will discover and enjoy the experience of being a major statesman at the dawn of the fascinating 19th century! Microids has just released a new patch for their 3D real-time strategy game War and Peace bring your retail copy to v1.0.2. Read more for details and download links ...

'Star Trek : Elite Force II' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 4:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

After the triumphant return of Captain Janeway and crew to the alpha quadrant, the Hazard Team, Voyager's elite security detail, is assigned its deadliest mission yet – duty onboard the Federation's renowned flagship, the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-E. As the leader of Starfleet's latest rapid response force, players will encounter a relentless onslaught of enemies including Star Trek staples such as the Borg and Romulans as well as several never before seen alien species. Check the new batch of screens ...

'Men of Valor: Vietnam' (PC/Xbox) Announced - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 3:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Last year, 2015 released one of the more exceptional World War II first person shooters - Medal of Honor Allied Assault - on January 22, 2002. On the anniversary of that release, Vivendi Universal Games announced today the development of Men of Valor: Vietnam for the PC and the Xbox. Men of Valor: Vietnam, developed by 2015, Inc. and published by Sierra Entertainment, is a historical first-person shooter that portrays infantry combat during the Vietnam War. Combining the latest Unreal technology with the gameplay expertise of 2015, Men of Valor transports the player to the humid jungles of Southeast Asia in the most controversial conflict of the modern era. Read more for details and the first few stunning looking screens!

'Praetorians' - Official Web Site

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 1:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The new Praetorians website is now live features already seen before trailer showcasing some of the action players will experience when they fight alongside the armies of Julius Caesar in developer Pyro Studios and publisher Eidos Interactive's new real time strategy game. Take a moment to check out the historical background on the game's three races as well as the terrain descriptions. Goodies including wallpapers and screensavers as well as a batch of, mostly familiar looking, screenshots.

Konami's 2003 LineUp (GBA) - Screenshot Mix

by Thomas on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 12:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Earlier today we had the Konami PS2 lineup covered, now we received a bunch of screens from the following Konami Game Boy Advance titles...

  • Ninja Five-O
  • Shining Soul II
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Dungeon Dice Monsters

    Read more to check them out!

'Command & Conquer Generals' - Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 11:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Although already revealed in Gamespot's C&C Generals preview yesterday, EA just now released the official "going gold" announcement. A fictional world war in the Middle East, Asia and Afghanistan is headed for your computer! Electronic Arts announced today that the highly-anticipated real-time strategy game, Command & Conquer Generals has gone gold and will ship to stores in North America February 11. Command & Conquer Generals will be published by EA under the EA GAMES brand.