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'Settlers 4' Add-on Expected & BlueByte Server Update

by Rainier on July 24, 2002 @ 5:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UbiSoft and Bluebyte let us know that tomorrow between 16.00-17.00PM (Euro time) you might experience problems accessing Settlers lobby and Bluebyte servers due to maintenance work. Ubi.com nor the other Ubisoft servers will be affected (unless lightning strikes) by this. At the same time we can also announce that a new Settlers 4 mission cd is expected in Oktober (last mission cd was August 2001) bringing new campaigns to the game.

Tony Hawk Extends Exclusive Agreement With Activision

by Rainier on July 24, 2002 @ 4:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. announced today that the company has extended its successful partnership with world-renowned skateboarder Tony Hawk through an exclusive multi-year video game licensing agreement that expires in 2015. Mr. Hawk will continue to headline Activision O2’s flagship action sports franchise, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, which has generated approximately $500 million worldwide through March 31, 2002 and which was the single largest independent U.S. video game franchise during calendar 2001, according to NPD.

Gotham Games Announces 'Conflict: Desert Storm' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2002 @ 9:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Time to put your training to use as you snake across the sands of Iraq to battle Saddam and his ruthless army. Gotham Games, a new division of Take Two Interactive Software Inc., announced today the new title Conflict: Desert Storm, available this fall for the PlayStation®2, Xbox and PC. Command Troops From The World’s Most Feared Special Operations Units And Take On Saddam’s Forces. Former British Special Air Service Officer Cameron Spence Signed On To Lend Gulf War Expertise To Ultra-Realistic Desert Combat Game. Check the screens!

Crashed (PS2) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2002 @ 8:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's not the winning. It's the taking apart. Crash is a fast-paced, furious and fun step into the world of classic cars and their subsequent destruction. Check the explosive screens!

TimeSplitters 2 (Xbox/GC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2002 @ 7:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prepare to battle through history as the evil TimeSplitters get ready to rise again. TimeSplitters 2 is the sequel to the hugely successful and critically acclaimed TimeSplitters, which was released to coincide with the US and European launches of PlayStation 2. The game is being developed by Free Radical Design of Nottingham, England, and is set for release in September. Check the Xbox, Gamecube and PS2 screens ...

'Cold War' Is Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2002 @ 6:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

New developer 'Mindware Studios' just announced their first title, an action/adventure game 'Cold War'. Cold War will put the player in the role of Chaser Jones, an American reporter caught in a web of intrigue and conspiracy in the Soviet Union during the 80's. The game will emphasize stealth (much like IGI2 and other recent tactical shooters), and will take you to Eastern European historical settings such as the Red Square, Chernobyl and Baikonur. Check the screens

Ozo Interactive Formed - New Development Studio

by Thomas on July 23, 2002 @ 6:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developers of the critically acclaimed TRIBES franchise announced today that they have formed Ozo Interactive, a new development studio located in Eugene, OR. The studio, which will focus on state-of-the-art multiplayer content for PC and next generation console platforms, was formed by eight veteran Dynamix developers, who played various roles in the creation of TRIBES.

WWII Online Readers' Choice Edition Ships To Stores - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2002 @ 6:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First, Playnet.com and Cornered Rat Software announced today that the Readers' Choice Edition of their massively multiplayer online game, WWII Online ships to stores nationwide today.

Fasten Your Seat Belts 'Crazy Taxi 3' Ships

by Thomas on July 23, 2002 @ 6:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fasten your seat belts; the king of crazy driving games is back! SEGA of America today announced the release of "Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller" exclusively for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Loaded with wild new cabbies, tricked-out vehicles and three massive cities, including the all-new Glitter Oasis, "Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller" takes advantage of Xbox to deliver the biggest, wildest "Crazy Taxi" game yet.

Strategy First Signs 'Robin Hood - The Legend Of Sherwood'

by Rainier on July 23, 2002 @ 6:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Robin Hood, a new game of tactics and action, thrusts players into an amazing and realistic medieval environment where they are hauled from the depths of Sherwood Forest to the ramparts of Nottingham Castle.

Vivendi and 2015, Inc Team Up

by Thomas on July 23, 2002 @ 6:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Publishing (VU Publishing) today announced a worldwide development agreement with 2015, Inc., the acclaimed creators of Medal of Honor Allied Assault. The agreement grants VU Publishing's Games division exclusive rights to publish, market and distribute 2015's upcoming action title, while 2015 will be responsible for creation of the game. The game will be published by VU Games' Sierra Entertainment studio.

BAM! and Yamaha Team Up For 'Riding Spirits'

by Thomas on July 23, 2002 @ 6:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment and Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. today announced an extensive marketing campaign backing the North American launch of Riding Spirits for the PlayStation 2. BAM! representatives will discuss details with retailers during this week's Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association (IEMA) summit. The million-dollar campaign will include television, print and online advertising, national in-store retailer promotions and public relations efforts. Riding Spirits for the PlayStation 2 is scheduled to ship in early September.

First Screenshots For AquaNox: Revelation

by Thomas on July 23, 2002 @ 4:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions Ltd and in-house developer Massive Development have published the first screenshots of their underwater action game AquaNox: Revelation, which is due for release in Q4 this year. Collapsed rock pillars, naturally formed bridges, giant boulders and half sunken buildings bring AquaNox: Revelation's undersea surroundings to life. The occasional desolate ruin tells of a long-abandoned settlement.

Announcing the 'Asheron's Call 2 Name That Monster Contest'

by Thomas on July 23, 2002 @ 4:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Winner Invited to Participate in AC2 Beta.. Microsoft Game Studios and Turbine Entertainment Software Corp. today announced that "Asheron's Call 2" fans will have the chance to participate in the making of their next massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) through the "Asheron's Call 2 Name That Monster Contest." Those who enter will be able to submit name proposals for one of the game's boss monsters. In addition to having their name selection edged into the lore of "Asheron's Call 2," the winner will receive a beta account. The crew at Turbine will judge and choose the winning name, which will be announced at a later date.

Neocron - New Screenshots

by Thomas on July 23, 2002 @ 11:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Reakktor Media GmbH, Neocron is a MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) set in a post-apocalyptic metropolis. In it, players become a citizen of Neocron, choosing an avatar from one of four classes: Psi Monk, Tank, Private Eye or Spy. Today we bring you 19 screens to check out!

NCAA Football 2003 Ships

by Thomas on July 23, 2002 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Whether you have played on the field, watched from the stands or enjoyed the game from the comfort of your home, your chance to relive the excitement and pageantry of college football is available with NCAA Football 2003, launched today from Electronic Arts. The best-selling college football game makes its debut on the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and the Nintendo GameCube and is back for a second installment on the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system.

Cycling Manager 2 Announced - Features

by Thomas on July 23, 2002 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The greatest cycling races entirely rendered in 3D: 180 stages, over 27,000kms. CM2 lets you take control of one of the 60 professional teams and allows you to participate in the most important international races. As a manger you must get the best from your team and CM2 is feature packed with management options; manage your roster, negotiate all contracts, set up racing strategies and. Of course, manage in real time the group and individual strategies of your riders during the races.

MechWarrior 4 Multiplayer Maps

by Thomas on July 23, 2002 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Two new multiplayer maps are now available for MechWarrior 4. Download the new maps today and start battling it out in the forested surroundings of the walled city Gagetown, or in Solaris system's most infamous stadium - the Coliseum.

Links 2003 - Features & Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2002 @ 6:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tee it up on the world's great courses in an incredibly real golf experience. The unrivaled Links 2003 delivers a stunningly detailed and authentic golf experience so real, you'll swear you're strolling the fairways with club in hand. Hot on the heels of Tiger Woods' loss in the British Open, Microsoft rolls out their latest golf installment .. If you are into Golf ( i know i am not ;), then check out these screens

Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2002 @ 3:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a third-person action/adventure game based on the international hit television series. Players take on the role of Buffy Summers, a typical high school student by day and a fierce destroyer of the undead by night. Buffy the Vampire Slayer combines fighting, action, drama, humor, exploration and puzzle solving in a complex interactive 3D environment. Check these new Buffy screens!