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'Splinter Cell' (Xbox) Goes Gold!

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2002 @ 7:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Game fans everywhere are excited to learn that today the hottest title to hit the Xbox this holiday season, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, has gone gold. Developed by Ubi Soft Entertainment's Montreal studio, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell has won numerous awards including the E3 Game Critics Awardfor best action game and the ECTS overall best game of the show award. The game received a 9.6, the highest review score ever given by Official Xbox Magazine, earning it an Editor's Choice Award. According to the editors of Electronic Gaming Monthly, "Splinter Cell will change the way people look at video games."

'World War II Online Mac Edition' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2002 @ 7:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First with Developer Cornered Rat Software and Playnet.com are happy to announce that their latest online offering, World War II Online Mac Edition¸ has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Read more for detailed info and links to a brand new trailer!

'ATV: Quad Power Racing 2' (Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2002 @ 7:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"ATV: Quad Power Racing has been one of our most consistent performing brands, having struck a definitive chord with mass-market gamers," said Evan Stein, Vice President of Brand. "We're excited to leverage our technological resources to bring this brand to the next-generation systems, and deliver an entirely new gameplay experience that will further entertain and captivate the masses." Check out our brand new load of screens for the Xbox and PS2 version (20+ each). Njoy!

'IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles' - Standalone Sequel & Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 13, 2002 @ 6:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced that the next product in the IL-2 Sturmovik flight simulation product line, IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles, will no longer be an add-on to the original game, but upgraded to a feature packed full, standalone sequel that will not require gamers to own the original IL-2 Sturmovik product. IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles will be released on February 20th 2003.

'Battlefield 1942:The Road to Rome' - Addon Announced

by Thomas on Nov. 13, 2002 @ 5:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EBGames got some nice details about a unannounced MP add-on for Battlefield 1942. Here is the clip including all features:

The multiplayer-focused expansion pack Battlefield 1942:The Road to Rome gives you more maps, more vehicles, more weapons and more fighting forces. The Road to Rome will focus exclusively on the largely underpublicized Italian and Sicilian campaigns of WWII, where you can fight on up to six new maps including Operation Husky (Sicily) and the battles for Anzio and Monte Cassino. (thanks gamespydaily)

The Adventure Company Signs 'Post Mortem'

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2002 @ 5:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Adventure Company and Microïds are pleased to announce their partnership for the co-publishing of Post Mortem. Based on this agreement, The Adventure Company will hold the exclusive publishing and distribution rights for Post Mortem for the US market.

'Eve Online: The Second Genesis' Beta Test Stage 3 - Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 13, 2002 @ 5:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive and Crucial Entertainment announced today Crowd Control Productions' highly anticipated Massive Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) "Eve Online: The Second Genesis" has entered its third stage of beta testing and this milestone means EVE ONLINE is on target for a first quarter 2003 release.

'Lost Kingdoms II' Announced For NGC

by Thomas on Nov. 13, 2002 @ 5:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The fate of a kingdom at war against an evil conspiracy lies in the hands of a lone heroine ready to battle against an army of darkness in Activision, Inc. Lost Kingdoms II, the sequel to the highly acclaimed real-time action RPG for the Nintendo GameCube. Propelled by a dramatic storyline, players take the role of a new young heroine with the ability to summon powerful creatures using magical Guardian Creature Cards. Like its predecessor, Lost Kingdoms II is being developed by FromSoftware, Inc. The game is expected to be available next spring and has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

More Games Ships (PC/CONSOLE)

by Thomas on Nov. 13, 2002 @ 5:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision Value and TDK Mediactive today announced that Shrek Swamp Fun with Phonics and Shrek Swamp Fun with Early Math have shipped to major retail outlets in North America. Both titles are available for the PC, rated "E" for everyone, and carry a suggested retail price of $19.99. THQ announced the release of The Wild Thornberrys Movie for Nintendo's Game Boy Advance system and PC. They also let us know that they have shipped THE REVENGE OF SHINOBI for Game Boy Advance and WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth for the PS2. Shrapnel Games announced today that Armored Task Force, for PC has begun shipping.

'Highland Warriors' - New Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 13, 2002 @ 4:54 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. Njoy six massive screenshots below!

AKA Acclaim Ships 'BMX XXX' For Xbox

by Thomas on Nov. 13, 2002 @ 4:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The wait is finally over for the hottest, most talked about video game of the year, as AKA Acclaim, a division of Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it has shipped BMX XXX for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Currently available in more than 15,000 stores nationwide, BMX XXX is a satirical romp in the style of such popular films as "American Pie" and was designed specifically for today's predominantly mature gaming audience.

'World's Greatest Coasters' Ships

by Thomas on Nov. 13, 2002 @ 11:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Global Star Software, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive began shipping their all-new Roller Coaster Simulator for the PC platform, World's Greatest Coasters. This exciting new 3D simulation will feature 5 of the greatest roller coasters on the planet, as well as a virtual coaster workshop in which players can build and experience their very own thrill rides, and challenge themselves in the scenario-based game mode. World's Greatest Coasters has been developed by Virtual Playground, and will hit stores shortly at an expected price of $19.99. It has been rated "E for Everyone" by the ESRB.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2002 @ 9:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Malice' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2002 @ 6:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Malice is an action-adventure game named for a tough, kick-ass teen. Players must venture into the warped reality of Malice where the evil fire god, Nefarious Rex, has fractured the time-lines and set the world ablaze. As Malice you must unravel the mystery of your demise, battle Rex's twisted minions, and fix the shattered time-lines in order to save a universe gone mad. Malice is certain to be one of the great action-adventure games on next generation console systems. Today we serve up 3 brand new screens, only to be seen at your local crack dealer ermm, here ;)

'Air Raid:This Is No Drill' - Demo & Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2002 @ 5:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Air Raid immerses you in a mind blowingly realistic battle simulation that features stunning 3D shoot'em up action. Air Raid opens with an epic cinematic introduction that thrusts you into the adrenaline-pumping, action packed world of a World War II battleship under enemy fire. The gamer finds himself stationed behind the awesome firepower of a 40mm Bofor Anti-Aircraft fixed deck gun on the bow of a battleship reminiscent of the famed U.S.S. Missiouri. Your mission is to blast away at the endless onslaught of enemy attackers hell bent on sinking your battleship. Read more to check a few screens and links where to grab the demo ...

'Evolution Worlds' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2002 @ 3:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As part two of the Evolution Worlds character series, meet the enemy boss characters that Mag Launcher, Linear Cannon and company must battle in their adventure. Evolution Worlds' Battle System is an outstanding feature that offers an innovative approach to RPG combat.

'Hegemonia: Legions Of Iron' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2002 @ 12:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Interactive today announced that it has shipped the real time strategy (RTS) game, Hegemonia: Legions of Iron on PC in North America. Set in the depths of outer space, inhabitants of Earth and colonized Mars wage battle together against a new alien race. If you haven't yet, check out our previously posted preview article.

'Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Prophecy' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 10:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment announced Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Prophecy has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Making its debut on Nintendo GameBoy Advance, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Prophecy features a new original story written exclusively for the console. The game also features a new, quasi-3D view, an impressive set of spectacular 3D animations, and an improved combat system specific for the GameBoy Advance. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Prophecy is rated "T-Teen" and available for a suggested retail price of $29.99.

'Minority Report' (GBA/PS2/NGC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 9:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Minority Report" is a futuristic thriller based on a short story by noted sci-fi author Philip K. Dick. Dick is also well known for writing the original stories that inspired the popular motion pictures "Blade Runner" and "Total Recall." Through an agreement with Fox Interactive and DreamWorks, Activision has signed a five year deal for the worldwide rights to develop games based on the highly-anticipated motion picture for all current and next generation consoles, the PC and handheld platforms. Today we scored some new screens for the Gameboy Advance, Xbox, Playstation2 and Gamecube versions, Njoy!

'Anarchy Online Notum Wars' - Video & Behind the Scenes

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 9:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Funcom released an action-packed video of Anarchy Online Notum Wars, in-game footage as well as the second article about towers from Game Director Gaute Godager. The video shows footage of a battle for territory and towers taken from the current beta of The Notum Wars. Watch the Omni-Tek soldiers take on the clans in a battle for notum. The article talks about the tower types, both the Personal Towers, and the Service Towers, how to set them up, tear them down, and what kind of advantages they give. Read more below for the full 'Behind the Scenes' story that we received today!