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'Gothic II' - Official Weapon Details & Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 15, 2002 @ 1:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions is proud to announce official details on the 150 weapons featured within the epic role-playing PC game Gothic II, each of which will require specific strength and dexterity prerequisites to successfully use, and every one causing a different level and style of damage. Included are 6 brand new screens showing off some of the weapon action!

'Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4' (XB/PS2/NGC) Ships

by Thomas on Nov. 15, 2002 @ 1:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The sequel to the #1 action sports video game of 2001, Activision, Inc.’s Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 has again delivered the ultimate skateboard challenge to retail outlets nationwide. Currently available for the PlayStation game console, Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 lets players take on the role of legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk and 13 other athletes as they skate through enormous free roaming levels, choose from 190 progressively harder goals and build their skills to perform 14 of the greatest skateboarding stunts of all time.

Do You Have A 'Heart of Iron'

by Thomas on Nov. 15, 2002 @ 12:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

KOCH Media today announced the signing of Paradox Entertainments Global Strategic War Game, Hearts of Iron. Set during the entire Second World War global struggle, Hearts of Iron is the first ever PC game to truly give players the decisions, that will change the course of history.

'Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets' (PC/CONSOLE) Ships

by Thomas on Nov. 15, 2002 @ 12:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Take the wheel of a flying car and don't be late for a second term at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Electronic Arts announced today it has shipped Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling's second book in the worldwide best-selling series on seven game platforms. The games will be on store shelves November 15, 2002, the same day the highly anticipated movie sequel from Warner Bros. Pictures is released in U.K. and U.S. theatres. Debuting for the first time on next generation game consoles, players get to "Be Harry Potter" on the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube in addition to PC, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation and Game Boy Color.

'MX Superfly' (Xbox) - Movie

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2002 @ 8:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Reap the rewards of racing through an entire season of pulse pounding motocross action while upgrading your gear and bike along the way. For free ride madness compete in the all-new freestyle career mode dazzling the crowd with new tricks and sick maneuvers. Or simply ride the open terrain searching for secret areas without the burden of competition. It's your bike – now ride! The game is due in stores next week, in the meantime enjoy this new trailer showing off a mix from tv commercials and in game Xbox footage...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2002 @ 8:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Star Wars: The New Droid Army' (GBA) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2002 @ 2:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"Star Wars: The New Droid Army will help quench the die-hard fan's thirst for everything Star Wars," said Alison Locke, executive vice president, North American publishing, THQ. "With nearly 12 million Game Boy Advance units in U.S. homes, THQ continues to develop exciting content to strengthen its position as the as the #1 third party publisher for Game Boy Advance." Today we have a 40 some screens and a little trailer showing off over a minute of in game lightsabre action. ReEad more for links where to get the goods ...

Sierra Announces 'NASCAR Racing 2003'

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2002 @ 2:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sierra Entertainment, Inc., announced today the latest addition to their NASCAR racing franchise. Developed by Massachusetts-based Papyrus Racing Games, NASCAR Racing 2003 Season will feature new 3D graphics, an enhanced physics model developed with the input of official NASCAR team engineers, and informative driving aids for both seasoned and novice drivers. In addition, the game will include 2003 NASCAR Cup series teams, sponsors, and tracks.

'Soldiers Of Anarchy' - Update patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2002 @ 11:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster just let us know that they have released the first patch for their recently released tactical strategy game, Soldiers Of Anarchy. This patch addresses the ability for turn based play, some AI tweaks and a few other minors things... Read more for links where to grab this puppy and a full fix list ...

'Alter Echo' (PS2/Xbox) - Art & Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2002 @ 11:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Alter Echo players assume the role of Nevin, a reluctant hero with the ability to alter time and morph his PolySuit between three unique combat forms. Nevin must fight for survival against an entire planet that has gone mad, the surface of the planet is alive, and uses its bio-mechanical properties to spawn enemy after enemy, ensuring relentless action. A boatload of screens and character art, Njoy!

'Kakuto Chojin' (XBox) In Stores Now

by Thomas on Nov. 14, 2002 @ 10:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that "Kakuto Chojin," the brutally realistic 3D fighting game created by Dream Publishing for the Xbox video game system, is now available in stores across North America for the estimated retail price of $49.95. Players will take to back alleys, burned out warehouses and the streets for a chance to prove their worth in the ultimate fight club. "Kakuto Chojin" features 12 different fighters, stunningly realistic strikes and a revolutionary Battle Royal mode, which allows four players to compete at the same time..

'Superman: The Man of Steel' Now Available For XBox

by Thomas on Nov. 14, 2002 @ 10:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari has shipped Superman: The Man of Steel, a third person action/adventure game featuring the World's Greatest Super Hero, to retail stores this week, exclusively for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Based on a story co-written by DC Comics, Superman: The Man of Steel challenges players to protect Metropolis from super-villains Brainiac 13 and Lex Luthor, as well as a legion of malevolent robots intent on taking over the world.

'New World Order' - Update & Expansion Under Works

by Thomas on Nov. 14, 2002 @ 8:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Jimbo from Termite Games has once again revealed more info about New World Order (that will be out in Europe tomorrow Friday). Here is a clip from the info:

First of all, the entire game has been upgraded in the sense that everything is a ton more stable and runs smoother - for multiplayer we have especially speeded up player rendering and animation, which in the Betas were in debug mode and slowed down the game seriously when more than 8 players were in the game.

There are five game-modes in NWO;

  • Team Deathmatch
  • Plant The Bomb
  • Hostage Rescue
  • Team Escape
  • Fallout

    We are going to continously maintain and upgrade NWO with new features and more fun! We have also already begun work on the expansion pack for NWO.

'Sudden Strike II' - SSNMod

by Thomas on Nov. 14, 2002 @ 7:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SGN has yet finished a new version of their popular Sudden Strike II Mod called SSNM. The new version not only enables the default combat in WWII, but also allows you to participate in WWI with all of the original weapons from all parties. If you want to play with a "(Cannon d Ássault) Schneider" or the British "Mark-V", you're free to do so. SSNM brings WWI warfare to the realms of Sudden Strike II ! Get more info on the mod here!

Shred & Grind Springfield In The 'Simpsons Skateboarding' For PS2

by Thomas on Nov. 14, 2002 @ 7:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts Inc. and Fox Interactive today announced the North American release of The Simpsons Skateboarding for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. Join Bart, Homer, Marge, Lisa and Maggie and other famous neighbors from the popular television show, as they enjoy a wild skateboarding ride through Springfield. The Annual Skate Tour has come to Springfield, and the entire town has gone skate crazy on the half-pipes, ramps, and rails. Springfield has been converted into a skate park jammed with skate-able objects and landmarks that mirror images in the TV series, from Itchy and Scratchy Land to Sir Putt-A-Lot's, from the Springfield Gorge to Krusty-lu Studios. The Simpsons world comes to life with characters' voices recorded by the actual voice talent from the television show. The Simpsons Skateboarding was developed by United Kingdom-based The Code Monkeys. The game is rated "T" (Teen) by the ESRB and carries an MSRP of US $39.99.

'Shrek Super Party' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2002 @ 6:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive, Inc. announced today that Shrek Super Party has shipped for the Xbox and the PlayStation2. The party genre title will be available at major retail outlets throughout North America, including Wal-Mart, Toys R Us and Target.

'The King of Route 66' (PS2) - Movies

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2002 @ 6:24 p.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. Today we have 4 little trailers, only trailer 4 has actual in game footage, the others are commercials. Read more for links ...

'Skies of Arcadia Legends' (NGC) - Art & Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2002 @ 6:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The game casts players as the leader of a roaming band of Air Pirates on a perilous quest spanning six diverse worlds. In "Skies of Arcadia Legends," gamers will have immense freedom to interact with all aspects of the enormous game world, including more than 300 unique characters, more than 70 weapons and dozens of magic spells and items. Today we show off some of the characters and flying 'ships', damn beautiful!

'Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood' Arrives In Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2002 @ 5:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and Developer Spellbound are happy to announce that their highly anticipated new tactical strategy adventure game Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood has landed on retail shelves nationwide.

'The Gladiators of Rome' For PC Enters The Arena

by Thomas on Nov. 14, 2002 @ 3:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The spectacle and valor of the Roman arenas will be recreated on the PC with the release of "The Gladiators of Rome" from Activision Value, a division of Activision Publishing, Inc. The real-time strategy game challenges players to train, equip and lead a troop of gladiators as they progress through small arenas to the great coliseums of Rome. "The Gladiators of Rome" is available at retail stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $19.99 and has been rated "M" for Mature by the ESRB.