'Global Operations' MultiPlayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 5, 2002 @ 4:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed over at Blues that Barking Dog Studios has released the final multiplayer demo of Global Operations, available for download from Electronic Arts' ftp server. This version 2.0 demo offers the Antarctica map (as opposed to the Quebec map in the beta demo) from their team-based tactical shooter, and it requires a 98.6 MB download. Also available is a version upgrade (4.8 MB) for the dedicated Linux server.

'Jagged Alliance' Franchise Licensed To Strategy First

by Rainier on June 5, 2002 @ 4:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As part of its restructuring plan, Sirtech Canada Limited has signed an agreement with Strategy First Inc. to manage all business matters connected with the Jagged Alliance series. The series consists of Jagged Alliance 1, Deadly Games, Jagged Alliance 2, and Jagged Alliance: Unfinished Business, released in 1995, 1996, 1998, and 2000 respectively.

'Buzzing Cars' Demo Available NOW - Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2002 @ 4:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BuzzingCars is a totally crazy racing game where you'll not only need to be fast but also smart. You must carry out various missions such as drive robots around, chase flying saucers, electrocute aliens and of course race against the clock. Read more for some screens and links on where to grab the demo!

New 'SeaDogs 2' & 'Paradise Cracked' Screens

by Thomas on June 5, 2002 @ 4:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

xaos.ru today updated their SeaDogs 2 gallery with three brand new and interesting screenshots. One of them demonstrating the character selection screen, second - dialog screen, and third - female hero on town street. You can find these screens in top row here. They also added two new screens in their Paradise Cracked gallery. Hi-res screens shows new scenes from these sci-fi RPG actical game by MiSTland and Buka. Here is the link!

Gladius (Xbox/GC/PS2) - Concept Art

by Rainier on June 5, 2002 @ 11:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The brutal and spectacular gladiator battles of the ancient world serve as inspiration for Gladius, a turn-based action role-playing (RPG) game from LucasArts. Gladius follows the grand saga of two young heroes, Ursula and Valens, as they recruit and train a team of warriors to contend in the fiercely competitive gladiator games. The game supports both single and multiplayer modes and is expected to release spring 2003 on PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube.

Kakuto Chojin (Xbox) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2002 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Kakuto Chojin" is a gritty street fight. Dark, edgy and mysterious battles take place in dark alleys and on rain-soaked rooftops. Combatants fight with raw emotion using their own styles. There is nothing cute, comical or cartoon-like about these battles. It's a life-or-death battle for survival. When a fighter strikes, his or her opponent will know it. "Kakuto Chojin" represents the next level in street-fighting realism.

Sales Awards

by Thomas on June 5, 2002 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pro Evolution Soccer wins gold, while the Dukes of Hazzard make off with the silverware. It was only March 2002 when they picked up their first ever Gold Award for their big hit - Metal Gear Solid 2, but just one month on, publisher - Konami are already presented with their second Gold Award for Pro Evolution Soccer, which was released in week 47 of 2001 and has already reached sales in excess of 200k.

'United Soccer' Announced

by Thomas on June 5, 2002 @ 9:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Staggan are stepping into the world of online gaming, with a massively multiplayer football game called United Soccer. The next generation of online gaming from Staggan. Read more below!

Bomberman Games Ships For GameCube & GBA

by Thomas on June 5, 2002 @ 8:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The beloved Bomberman is back and explodes this month as Majesco, one of the fastest-growing publishers of interactive entertainment software, announced today that it has shipped the highly anticipated Bomberman Generation for Nintendo GameCube, and Bomberman Max 2: Blue Advance and Bomberman Max 2: Red Advance for Game Boy Advance.

Shantae (GBA) Ships

by Thomas on June 5, 2002 @ 8:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced the release of Shantae, a side-view adventure quest game for the Game Boy Color System. Shantae is a belly dancing genie in search of the diabolical lady pirate named Risky Boots who has stolen plans to a new invention. Shantae, who can obliterate enemies with her whip-like hair and shakes her booty to transform into different creatures, must stop Risky and save the land from destruction.

Resident Evil Gaiden (GBA) Ships

by Thomas on June 5, 2002 @ 8:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom Entertainment today announced the release of Resident Evil Gaiden, a new chapter in Capcom’s acclaimed Resident Evil series for the Game Boy Color system. Resident Evil Gaiden is a combination of the survival-horror and first person shooting genres featuring well-known characters Barry Burton and Leon Kennedy. Resident Evil Gaiden was developed for Capcom by Virgin Interactive and has been rated “T” for teens by the Entertainment Software Rating Board.

NASCAR Racing 2002 Season Update

by Thomas on June 4, 2002 @ 10:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra today released a NASCAR Racing 2002 Season Update, that fix some bugs in recent released patch, and some multiplayer, renderer and track work bugs. Read more and grab it here!

Endgame Brings Light-Guns Back In Action

by Rainier on June 4, 2002 @ 7:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Empire Interactive and Vivendi Universal Games announced that Endgame, developed by Cunning Developments for the PlayStation2 has shipped to retailers and is now available in stores. This Light-Gun action game features an in-depth story line unique to this genre. As Jade, players go through over 15 timed levels in a race against the clock. The combination of fast paced action, ease of use and multi-player capabilities make Endgame a perfect addition to the PS2 collection.

InstantService chat to support 'EverQuest'

by Thomas on June 4, 2002 @ 6:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

InstantService, a provider of cost-saving chat and email solutions, announced today that Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) Inc., a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG), has selected InstantService chat to support its most successful franchise, EverQuest.

'The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind' For Xbox Headed To Stores

by Thomas on June 4, 2002 @ 6:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks announced today that its highly-anticipated role-playing game, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, will be in stores June 7. The PC version of Morrowind, released in May, has already won numerous awards and critical acclaim for its outstanding graphics and groundbreaking gameplay.

New MSN TV Internet Receiver

by Thomas on June 4, 2002 @ 5:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The MSN network of Internet services announced availability today of a new MSN TV Internet receiver manufactured by Thomson's RCA brand. This new low-cost receiver enables people to access the Internet from their home television set, using a wireless keyboard or remote control. Without an investment in a personal computer, MSN TV service subscribers can surf the Web, send and receive e-mail, chat, and create instant messages using world-class MSN services such as MSN Messenger Service and MSN Search.

Prima Games and Infogrames Teams Up

by Thomas on June 4, 2002 @ 5:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prima Games, a division of Random House Inc. and the world's leading strategy guide publisher, today announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with global interactive entertainment publisher Infogrames, Inc. to write, publish and distribute in North America 10 computer and video game strategy guides for several of Infogrames' most anticipated titles for 2002. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Legion ships to stores nationwide

by Thomas on June 4, 2002 @ 5:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and Paradox Entertainment have returned from E3, the largest entertainment expo of the year to announce that their highly anticipated strategy game, LEGION, has shipped and will be available in stores nationwide later this week.

Austerlitz: Napoleon's Greatest Battle Goes Gold!

by Thomas on June 4, 2002 @ 2:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Shrapnel Games announced that their latest product, Austerlitz: Napoleon's Greatest Battle, has Gone Gold. The first game of The Greatest Battles Series should begin shipping June 28th.

'Gore' Ships

by Thomas on June 4, 2002 @ 8:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher, a fast-growing publisher of PC and console software entertainment, today announced that Gore, an action-packed PC game developed by 4D Rulers, is now shipping. Looking for the ultimate blast fest? You've found it with Gore. This 3D first-person shooter lives up to its name with its frenzied, hard-core action and blood-thirsty, smart, AI.