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'Ben Hur' (PS2) - Screens & Features

by Thomas on Oct. 25, 2002 @ 3:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take part in the greatest chariot races ever as Microids bring all the raw excitement of chariot racing to PS2 in Ben Hur, due for release Qtr 4 2002. Internally developed by Microids France, Ben Hur faithfully recreates the excitement of racing for your life within the majestic coliseums and savage arenas of Ancient Rome. Using stunning visuals, Ben Hur is a race through a universe that mixes legends and historical elements, from Pompeii and Olympus to the Pantheon and Guizeh. Each location is uniquely designed to offer different challenges, while the non-linear action throws up all manner of hazards. Features and new shots below!

'Eve Online: The Second Genesis' - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 25, 2002 @ 3:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yesterday we posted up the releasedate announcement from the highly anticipated Massive Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) "Eve Online: The Second Genesis" Today we bring you 10 new screenshots!

'Strike Fighters' - Features & Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 25, 2002 @ 1:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The development team behind Strike Fighters is led by Tsuyoshi "TK" Kawahito, a flight Sim industry veteran with five years experience of award winning titles. His past titles include European Air War (Best Simulation Game, 1998 – CGW), Jane's Longbow 2 (Best Simulation Game, 1997), Jane's Flash Point Korea and Jane's AH-64D Longbow (Best Simulation Game of 1996). Today we have ten very exciting looking shots (If you like flight sims) and also latest features / gameinfo!

'Midtown Madness 3' (Xb) - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 25, 2002 @ 12:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Midtown Madness 3," the latest in Microsoft Corp.'s popular "Midtown Madness" franchise, allows gamers to get behind the wheel of more than 30 vehicles while competing in exciting race modes such as Blitz, Checkpoint and Cruise. With a robust Career mode featuring 14 driving careers, "Midtown Madness 3" delivers the rush and excitement of street racing while challenging gamers to put their driving skills to the ultimate test. Check out four new screens!

Mistmare - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 25, 2002 @ 11:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Join Isador, the inquisitor monk, on an epic journey through Europe ravaged by years of conflict. The fate of the world lands squarely on your shoulders, as you visit great European cities isolated from each other for hundreds of years, trying to find the person who escalated a personal conflict into a quickly unfolding drama that encompasses the known world.. Check out the latest screens from Axel Tribe's upcoming epic adventure ..

'FIFA Football 2003' PS2 Ships

by Thomas on Oct. 25, 2002 @ 11:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grab your boots as EA announced today the release of FIFA Football 2003, the latest title from the EA SPORTS brand, on the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. The world's most successful football franchise returns to classic form by focusing on the fundamentals of football as advised by the exclusive 'EA Football Council' consisting of the star players Edgar Davids, Ryan Giggs and Roberto Carlos. FIFA Football 2003 provides an immersive, authentic experience driven by an ALL NEW game engine. This is football gaming that lives by the rules of the real sport and absorbs the users in a world of detail and culture.

'James Bond: Nightfire' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2002 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today we announced EA had a Oct 30th release date for the Nightfire demo, but it came prematurely. In the 'James Bond: Nightfire' demo, players will be able to play the Japanese Estate level, which finds Bond trying to defend the turncoat Mayhew from the evil Raphael Drake's Japanese henchmen. The official NightFire website, has plenty of mission updates including concept art, objectives, screenshots, and video clips (thanks ShackNews). Read more for links where to grab the demo ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2002 @ 8:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Raven Shield - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2002 @ 3:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

There seems to be a flood of Rainbow Six: Raven Shield as of late. Tonight there are 4 new one's showing off some more of the squad based tactical shooter .. Njoy!

Konami Ships 'Contra: Shattered Soldier' And 'Suikoden III'

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2002 @ 1:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of America Inc., today announced that Contra: Shattered Soldier and Suikoden III, both for the PS2, have shipped to retail outlets nationwide. First appearing in North American arcades in 1987, Contra’s signature style of 2D gameplay now returns with heart-pounding action and stunning 3D graphics in Contra: Shattered Soldier. Suikoden III, the latest entry in Konami’s flagship RPG series, breaks new ground in the RPG genre with an epic tale of adventure and intrigue, 3 different battle systems, 3 main characters, 3 styles of combat and a fully detailed 3D world.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (Mac) Announced - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2002 @ 12:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tony Hawk, the legend of skateboarding, brings you into his world yet again with even more cement shredding action than ever before! Skate as the legendary Tony Hawk or one of 12 other pro skaters on 8 massive living levels that are amazingly realistic with intelligent traffic that can be avoided or skated. Now with more tricks than ever, including the revert and flatland tricks like the handstand manual, you can show off using the enhanced Create-A-Skater feature, and Skatepark Editor. You may not be able to live like the legend, but now you can skate like him!

'Colin McRae Rally 3' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Colin McRae Rally 3, the professional rally driver experience and the season's most-wanted motorsport game, has shipped to stores across Europe and Australia. The PlayStation 2 and Xbox game will be available in stores on Friday, October 25. Some final screens for you to enjoy until you pick it up ...

'LoTR : The Fellowship Of The Ring' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 11:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a storyline faithful to the first part of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic novel, players relive the experiences of Frodo, Aragorn and Gandalf as they journey from the peaceful lands of the Shire through the darkness of Moria to the River Anduin. On their quest to protect the One Ring from the Dark Lord Sauron, players will explore the massive environments of Middle-earth while solving puzzles and fighting enemies such as Orcs, Black Riders and an evil Balrog. Freshly released by Sierra and here is the first update patch already. No details available, read more for links where to grab it ...

Logitech 'Speed Force Force Feedback Wheel' Now Available

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 10:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Logitech announced today that the Logitech Speed Force Force Feedback Wheel for GameCube is now available on retail shelves in the U.S. and at www.logitech.com for a suggested retail price of $49.95 USD. The Logitech Speed Force Accessory Pack, sold separately, includes foot pedals and a lap attachment, and is available for a suggested retail price of $29.95 USD. Details of European pricing and availability will be published separately.

'Crushed Baseball 2004' (NGC/PS2/GBA) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 9:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment announced today that it will publish Crushed Baseball 2004, a one-of-a-kind baseball game for next generation and handheld consoles. Currently in production at Seattle-based Amaze Studios, Crushed Baseball 2004 will offer over-the-top characters, superhuman abilities and amazing special effects. The game will be available for Sony PS2, GameCube, and Game Boy Advance. All are scheduled to release just in time for the 2003 baseball season next March. We got a few screens for you to check out ..

'Ultimate Trainz Collection' Goes Gold - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 9:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and Developer Auran are pleased to announce that the Ultimate Trainz Collection has gone gold. We also have a trailer to show off some train action .. click read more to get it ..

'Heroes of Might & Magic IV' (Mac) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 9:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this fourth chapter of the Heroes series, Emilia Nighthaven must battle the evil immortal King Gavin Magnus and his horde of Dragon Golems. Featuring six campaigns, Emilia matches wits with Magnus for control of all of Axeoth, encountering over 60 new creatures, five schools of magic, six town types, and more than 180 artifacts. Earlier today we put up the announcement, now we have a few screens to show you what its all about ..

'Civilization 3: Play the World' Is Gold

by Thomas on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 9:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames let us know that that Sid Meier’s Civilization III: Play the World has gone gold and will reach stores as early as November 1. Sid Meier's Civilization III: Play The World will include three different Internet and LAN game styles, including turn-based, simultaneous, and for the first time in a Civilization game, a turnless mode. Civilization game fans around the world can now face off in short, fast-paced games like Elimination, Regicide and Capture the Flag or play a more traditional Civilization-style game; in addition the expansion will support "Play by Email" and Hotseat games and will include multiplayer scenario support.

'ShadowFlare' Testers Wanted!

by Thomas on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 8:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Emurasoft is seeking volunteers to play the preview version of ShadowFlare: Episode Two and report all grammatical errors in dialogue, strange or inappropriate dialogue, game inconsistencies, or minor bugs in the preview version. Volunteers must be owners of ShadowFlare: Episode One, which went on sale on October 8th, to qualify as ShadowFlare: Episode Two testers. "ShadowFlare is a mission-based PC action/role-playing game that consists of 4 episodes" Full scoop here!

'James Bond 007: Nightfire' - Demo Coming Soon

by Thomas on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 8:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts let us know that a single player PC demo of their upcoming first person shooter James Bond 007: Nightfire will be released next Wednesday, October 30. The demo will contain a Japanese Estate level, which finds Bond trying to defend the turncoat Mayhew from the evil Raphael Drake's Japanese henchmen.