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'Furious Karting' (Xbox) Races Into Stores

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 12:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Warning! Helmets are NOT included. Atari today sent gamers on a wild ride with the release of "Furious Karting" available exclusively for the Xbox. Developed by Paris-based Babylon Software, "Furious Karting" is an extreme go-kart racing game soaked in attitude and hard-wired with pure adrenaline.

'Mistmare' - Updated Demo & Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 12:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Yesterday we had an updated Mistmare demo and now Arxel Tribe & Sinister Systems have released an update to bring the alternate-history adventure/RPG demo to v1.301 (thanks Bluesnews). They describe this as the "First version of the demo with improved keyboard controls" after yesterday's version (story) that added those now-improved controls. There's also a new version of the full demo for download, along with word to expect more updates going forward: "The movability is much better, you may (experience) some problems in Greece. We are still working on (path finding) files, so more (improvements) still to come." Read more for download links ..

'Shadow of the Sun' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 12:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Shadow of the Sun is a story based first person action adventure game set in an alternate universe. The player takes the role of a once powerful vampire who has been incarcerated for hundreds of years by the Vampire council. Visited by a haunting vision of a beautiful woman pleading for help he must escape the confines of his prison and set out on a quest which will lead him on a path of love and revenge. Read more for details and screens ...

'Dead Man's Hand' (Xbox) Announced - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 11:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari is bringing all of the drama and fast-paced action of the Old West exclusively to the Xbox this Fall with Dead Man's Hand, a first person shooter chock full of gun fights and dripping in frontier lore. In development by Human Head studios, the creators of Rune, Dead Man's Hand uses the latest Unreal technology from Epic Games to provide amazing graphical performance, non-stop action and enhanced multiplayer capabilities through Xbox Live!

'Commandos 3: Destination Berlin' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 10:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prepare to take the Commandos on their most deadly mission yet as you venture deeper into enemy territory in the upcoming Commandos 3: Destination Berlin. Commandos 3: Destination Berlin is the third instalment in Pyro's legendary tactical strategy series, which has sold more than three million copies worldwide. The game will be released on PC in summer 2003. Read more for features & screens

'Blitzkrieg' - New Free MP Map Pack

by Thomas on March 28, 2003 @ 9:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The German Blitzkrieg Website is now offering a new map pack for Blitzkrieg "World War II real-time strategy game". This new map pack includes 12 new multiplayer maps and is 17MB to grab! Grab it here!

CITY Interactive Announces 'Aces WW I - Working Title'

by Thomas on March 28, 2003 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CITY interactive announces that their development team has already started working on new title called Aces WW I - working title. Development has started last year and CITY is planning to have the title ready for sale at Q3 2003. Aces of WWI - working title creates a new genre: the flying sim action adventure. People responsiple for that project are working with great enthusiasm in order to achieve very detailed reconstruction of original models and the ground, like in the best simulation games and provide high feel of reality. City wants to interest not only flying sim fans but to target all action game fans and hopes to receive enthusiastic response from special interest press all around the world. (thanks Blues)

'Phantom & Mandrake' (GBA) - Movies & Screens

by Thomas on March 28, 2003 @ 9:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Phantom "the ghost who walks" and Mandrake "shadow of the vehme" are two GBA games, based on the omonimous Lee Falk's worldwide reknown comic heroes. In Phantom, the masked hero will have to face a great threat for the isle of Bangalla: a big business firm has set some research sites in the jungle to manage a series of genetic tests and pharmaceutical products synthesis. But some dangerous sabotages occur, and some workers of the company are murdered together with young guys of the "Bandar" tribe working as guides in the research sites.

Ninendo GBA SP Launch Party In Europe

by Thomas on March 28, 2003 @ 9:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

London's West End is currently playing host to an extraordinary exhibition celebrating the humble pocket in all its forms. High profile guests were invited to the exclusive private viewing of the exhibition and to attend the launch party on the evening of March 27th. Attendees included Ralf Little, artist Dan MacMillan models Sienna Guillory and Catalina and the infamous Cheekie Chappie from Channel 4's Banzai.

'ESPionage' (PS2/XB/NGC) Announced

by Thomas on March 28, 2003 @ 6:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Games announced today that 'ESPionage' is in development and is expected to ship in Fall 2003 for the PlayStation2, the Xbox and Nintendo GameCube. "ESPionage is the First and Only Action/Stealth Game to Integrate Weapons Combat with Extensive Use of Psychic Mind Powers Including Telekinesis, Pyrokinesis, Remote Viewing and Mind Control"

'1503 A.D' - Prick Up Your Ears And Get Into The Story!

by Thomas on March 28, 2003 @ 6:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Immerse yourself into the challenging adventures that await you in 1503 A.D.: Listen to the first few moments of the game, an instant where you start your journey and where a story of exploration, discovery and battle unfolds. On a single ship and accompanied by only a few faithful men, you make your way into The New World – an introduction to the dramatic plot you will experience in 1503 A.D. The sound file is stored in MP3 format and has a file size of 827 KB. Enjoy!

'ChopLifter: Crisis Shield' (PS2) Coming In June - Screens

by Thomas on March 28, 2003 @ 6:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Xicat today announced that ChopLifter: Crisis Shield will be ready for take off on PS2 in June 2003. Xicat is currently adding the finishing touches to their exciting new title. This remake of the arcade classic is sure to please action fans with its adrenaline soaked levels and realistic flight control systems.

'Imperium Galactica 3' Renamed To 'Galaxy Andromeda' - Screens

by Thomas on March 28, 2003 @ 5:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV today announced that it has changed the name for its eagerly-awaited real-time strategy game, the title formerly known as Imperium Galactica 3. The game will be published under the new title, Galaxy Andromeda. Read more for details and a batch of fresh screens ...

'MORPH-1' Turn Your PS2 Or Xbox Into A Karaoke Machine

by Thomas on March 28, 2003 @ 3:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Leading British music distributor, Silver Sounds, today announced the release of the MORPH-1; a unique home entertainment electrical device that enables consumers to transform their DVD players into DVD Karaoke systems. In the wake of Pop Idol and reality/celebrity based TV programming, Karaoke systems and players were best-selling products during the lead up to Christmas 2002. The MORPH-1 will retail for a price of £39.99.

'SeaBlade' (XB) In Stores Today - Screens

by Thomas on March 28, 2003 @ 3:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive Europe announced today the release of its multiplayer action shooter "SeaBlade". Taking full advantage of the awesome potential of the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, "SeaBlade" delivers unprecedented combat action with its fully articulated vehicles above and below the water across six diverse and apocalyptic environments.

'Rayman 3' & 'Splinter Cell' Top The Charts (ALL)

by Thomas on March 28, 2003 @ 3:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment is proud to announce strong sales for Rayman3: Hoodlum Havoc. The title ranks number one for Game Boy Advance sales in France, Germany and the United Kingdom* and number two for NINTENDO GAMECUBE sales in France and Germany*. Meanwhile, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell is number one on PC in France and number two in the United Kingdom, Germany and Spain*. Named Console Game of the Year by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, Splinter Cell has performed extremely well since its initial console release. The PlayStation2 version of the game is available in the UK today, March 28th and is greatly anticipated.

CDV Weekly Update!

by Thomas on March 28, 2003 @ 3:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV let us know that they updated some of their gaming sites with following news.

Sega Europe Announces Publishing Division - Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sega Europe Ltd, today confirmed that it is in the process of instigating its own publishing operation to bring to market videogames for all viable gaming platforms. Sega Europe will be building up areas to look after all elements of sales, marketing and PR, to join its pre-existing development infrastructure, with the aim of maximising the sales potential of its popular gaming brands across all PAL-based territories. Previously, Sega Europe had a number of agreements with third-party publishers to bring SEGA-developed titles to market across these territories.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 12:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Fighter Ace 3.5' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 9:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Welcome to the world of Fighter Ace, a real 3D massively multiplayer aerial combat game. Strap yourself into the cockpit of any one of over 95 World War II vintage fighters and bombers before taking to the skies against up 200 virtual pilots in one single air combat arena. Watch your six as you join in the most notorious battles in history as an Ally or an Axis Power. Bombard targets on the ground or take down your enemies in the air. After an exclusive on FilePlanet for a week, it is now freely available. Read more for download links ...