Xbox Live Starter Kits Virtually Sell Out in First Week of Sales

by Thomas on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 5:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Corp. today announced that the Xbox Live service, the first comprehensive, online game arena fully dedicated to fast-action broadband gaming experiences, has sold 150,000 Xbox Live Starter Kits. Because each Xbox Live account allows guest players, more than 200,000 players have already found their friends, talked trash, and started building their legends in the last week. Xbox Live is the first high-speed online console gaming service to reach these important milestones in the first week of service, including the first subscription-based broadband service to surpass 100,000 subscribers.

'AquaNox 2: Revelation' - New Details & Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 4:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions is proud to announce official details of the game engine behind the eagerly awaited AquaNox 2: Revelation, the incredible underwater action game. The developers have built the impressive krass-engine to power the game, creating a number of stunning features that are set to make AquaNox 2: Revelation one of the most amazing PC games of 2003.

'The Sims' (PS2) - New Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 11:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Brace yourselves! With The Sims you can now enjoy the ultimate voyeuristic fantasy – creating and controlling people! Choose from a selection of pre-generated Sims or create your own (dys) functional family by distributing character points to each individual member. For the first time ever, two players can now play the Sims together! Play the game with or against your friends as you challenge them for popularity points and bragging rights. You can now save your houses and Sims on a memory card and play them on a friend's system. Read more to check out Sim-ply 29 more screenshots.

'Star Wars Bounty Hunter' Commercial

by Thomas on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 11:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Wars Bounty Hunter is a new console game for PlayStation 2 and GameCube from LucasArts Entertainment Company that offers players the opportunity to be the fearless and mysterious Jango Fett. Today LucasArts offering a 30 second television commercial for the game Star Wars Bounty Hunter. Watch as Jango Fett takes the breath out of one of his enemies!

'Knight Rider' Turbo Boosts Into Stores...

by Thomas on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 11:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Davilex Games is excited to announce Knight Rider: The Game has turbo boosted into retail today. Finally, PlayStation 2 and PCCD gamers will be able to join KITT on a high-speed adventure, as he and Michael Knight once again fight for the innocent and the helpless.

'Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force' Single Player Game Source

by Thomas on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 10:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

James Monroe, Ld. programmer at Ravensoft today updated his .plan file with information about that they just released: Star Trek Voyager : Elite Force Single Player Game Source (expansion version). Here is a clip:

Much like the game SDK for Multiplayer, this SDK will allow you to modify the menus and game behavior of Elite Force Single Player.

  • Since this SDK is only the game source, you will not be able to change any features of the executable, like rendering or map loading.
  • The DLLs you build with this source should work with the Expansion Pack EF Exe.
  • The single player executable was not designed to read DLLs from base folders for mods.
  • You will have to put your modified DLLs in their own folders, along with the stvoy.exe and add the command line +set fs_basepath [original install folder]
  • This has not been tested in any way, but I wanted to get the source out there as quickly as possible.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 10:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Lethal Dreams' - Screens & Features

by Thomas on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

New Role Playing Strategy game "Lethal Dreams" involves player into events taking place in a fantasy world on the side of one of the six magicians. Each of them is a specialist in one of the six paths of magic: Evocation, Incarnation, Necromancy, Portals, Enchantment and Transmutation. Besides the above, a seventh path exists in the game. It's a magic of Images. This path is open for all magicians. Each path has unique combination of spells that makes the opposite sides absolutely different from each other.. Find out more and check out some new screens below!

Sign Up For 'Harbinger' Beta Test

by Thomas on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 8:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Brian Gladman, Product Manager at DreamCatcher Games posted up some information on their forum about how to become a beta tester for Harbinger:

Harbinger is a single-player action/RPG set in a fantastic science fiction universe. As one of three distinct character types, players explore the world of Harbinger – journey to the far reaches of space, battle unique foes never before seen in any medium, discover powerful new weapons and alien technologies, and uncover the dark secrets buried within the giant starship’s steel walls.

And now, for a limited few, the opportunity to see and test this game before release! Lastly, to sweeten the pot a little, the top 5 testers will receive free copies of the final game -- signed by the development team!

'Drome Racers' (PC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 8:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Drome Racers is a multi-terrain racing experience that will leave young speedsters breathless. Players take on the role of Max Axel who has trained intensely for the challenging Drome Championship and wants to take home the trophy. Today we serve up a boatload of screens from the PC as well as the PS2 versions. Go check em out!

Atari & Bioware Unveil The 'NeverWinter Night' Collectors Edition

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 4:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Neverwinter Nights, developed by BioWare Corp. and published by Atari, has captured the minds and hearts of PC gamers world wide with one of the most captivating Dungeons & Dragons role-playing experiences to ever grace a computer screen. Now, millions of units sold and countless awards later, gamers have a chance to rediscover the magic, extend the experience or even explore it anew with the Neverwinter Nights™ Collector’s Edition.

Stake (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 3:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stake is the ultimate third person, multi-player 3-D arena fighting game exclusively for the Xbox. It boasts a deep action combat experience, intriguing characters and superior graphics. This game represents the essential elements of a fighting game but goes beyond that with multiple power-up weapons, lots of collectable items, insane combo attacks, special tricks, secret characters, inspiring graphics, 3-D isometric camera views, exciting locations and multiple multi-player modes. Check out the new batch of screens!

'King Of Route 69' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 2:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Challenging gamers to "haul ass" across the U.S. in their own nitro-powered 18-wheeler, "The King of Route 66" is the ultimate white-knuckled road trip from Illinois to California. Players must square off against the evil Tornado Corporation and their army of goons on a quest to become the King of the Road and win the hearts of the seductive Queens of Route 66. Sega released 30 or so new screens, check them out ...

'Fighter Ace 3.5' Lifts Off Next Week

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 1:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jaleco Entertainment announced today that Fighter Ace 3.5 ships to stores on Tuesday, Nov. 26, just in time for Thanksgiving missions on the PC.

'Eve Online' - Developer Chat

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 1:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The next Eve-Online Developer Chat, hosted by EveGate, will be held on Friday the 22nd of November at 6PM GMT (1PM EST/10AM PST). The topic for this developments in the world of Eve". In attendance at the chat will be Mike 'Campion' Wallis, of S&SI, as well as Hrafnkell 'Clover' Óskarsson and Sigurður 'Coroner' Ólafsson, of CCP. Read more for details on how to access the chat.

'Neocron' Ships To Stores in North America

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 12:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV just let us know that they shipped "Neocron", the cyberpunk massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), to stores in North America. The game is set in the post-apocalyptic city of Neocron, where each player can mingle with the city's less tasteful denizens, take in the lurid underground culture, and carve his own place amongst the bright lights. A few new screens are included ...

'Ghost Recon' (PS2) - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2002 @ 11:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ghost Recon lets the player lead an elite team of U.S. Army Special Forces through the deadly realism of tomorrow's battlefields. Outnumbered and outgunned, this Green Beret team, nicknamed "the Ghosts," uses the latest technology and tactics to conquer the battlefield, swiftly, silently and invisibly. Today we serve up a new trailer from Ghost Recon Playstation2 version, showing off some in game cinematics and gameplay footage.

'Highland Warriors' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2002 @ 9:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Highland Warriors is the epic story of bloody feuds, Scottish patriotism and English Invaders begins with the original founding of Scotland around 850 AD and peaks with the fight for independence during the 13th / 14th century. Play as one of three Scottish clans or risk your life for the British Crown in 35 historically founded missions. Highland Warriors also supports up to eight players through the Internet or LAN. The demo contains level 2 from the English single-player campaign, accessible on the normal and hard difficulty levels. Read more for links where to grab the demo ...

Daredevil (GBA) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2002 @ 8:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Daredevil is based on Marvel Comics' immensely popular comic book character. Daredevil will battle Kingpin, ruler of the East Coast underworld, and Bullseye, the ruthless assassin; the game will also feature Elektra, a martial-arts expert and Daredevil's femme fatale lover. Daredevil will also be the subject of a live-action movie scheduled for release in early 2003 starring Ben Affleck as Daredevil, Jennifer Garner as Elektra, and The Green Mile's Michael Clarke Duncan as Kingpin. Read more for a few new screens ...

'Ski Park Manager 2003' - Official Website

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2002 @ 8:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Val d'Isère – Ski Park Manager is a true winter sports/resort build-em-up. Using past games like RollerCoaster Tycoon and Theme Park as inspiration, the design team behind the game have researched every aspect of creating the ultimate winter resort. The management team at Val d'Isère were so impressed by the technology and realism in the game, they were eager it should carry their resort's full endorsement. Microids just let us know that the official website for Val d'Isère – Ski Park Manager is now online, featuring screenshots, a playable demo and more. Go check it out!