Tony Hawk Deal 'Pro Skater 4'

by Thomas on July 24, 2002 @ 11:56 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.

The Sims (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Thomas on July 24, 2002 @ 11:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brace yourselves! The Sims are coming to the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. The #1 PC game of all-time makes its console debut. Create and control your Sims on the PlayStation 2 with new level-based game play and 3D graphics. Customize your Sims' personality and appearance then move into the neighborhood. Get a job, make friends and advance through your career and life's big moments. Unlock new objects and bigger houses along the way. Meet, flirt and fight with a neighborhood full of wild characters. You can also load your Sims into a friend's game and play two-player games.

Medal of Honor Allied Assault Expansion Pack - Screens & Features

by Thomas on July 24, 2002 @ 11:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Medal of Honor Allied Assault Expansion Pack for the PC represents a unique addition to the Medal of Honor franchise. Players will assume the role of Sgt. Jack Barnes as he endures the final months of World War II, from Operation Overlord to the Battle of the Bulge and culminating with the fall of Berlin. The Medal of Honor Allied Assault Expansion Pack combines nine expansive single-player levels with over 12 new multi-player maps and includes new locations, new weapons, and new soldiers. Check out features and screens below!

Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on July 24, 2002 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is the follow-up to the BAFTA award nominated Hitman: Codename 47. Developed by Io Interactive, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin will be released on PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox in September. Today we bring you some PS2 screens!

Frontline Attack: War over Europe - Screen Gallery

by Rainier on July 24, 2002 @ 7:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frontline Attack: War over Europe, a 3D real-time strategy game in the works at Poland-based development teams In Images and Reality Pump. Frontline Attack: War over Europe uses the Earth III engine known from games such as Earth 2140, Earth 2150. Eidos seems to have picked up the rights to Zuxxez Entertainment's "World War II: Panzer Claws", the 3D RTS that was already in development since last year. German RTS fans can rejoice, the game will be released a full month earlier than anywhere else. Njoy the screens!

Serious Sam (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 24, 2002 @ 7:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gotham Games seems to be going for a strong start after earlier today bringing us goodies for Conflict Desert Storm they now gave us some screens for Croteam's Serious Sam. After Sam terrorized the PC he is now aiming for the Xbox. Njoy the goodies!

Rainbow Six: Raven Shield - Character Art

by Rainier on July 24, 2002 @ 7:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rainbow Six: Raven Shield is the sequel to the immensely popular Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear, 2000 Action Game Of The Year, and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, 1999 Action Game Of The Year. It will be the third game in the Rainbow Six line, which has sold more than 6.7 million copies worldwide. Today we serve up 13 skins of various characters in the game ... hawaian shirts included ...

'Soldiers Of Anarchy' Movies

by Rainier on July 24, 2002 @ 5:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tonight Blues News serves up some movies from Soldiers of Anarchy, the 3D tactical RTS being developed at Silverstyle Entertainment. There is a gameplay movie that sports some three and a half minutes of action-packed footage, demonstrating combat with the game's eponymous soldiers and a variety of vehicles, complete with a rocking soundtrack for the price of a 17.2 MB download in AVI format. The second movie demonstrates the game's editor in more than six minutes of AVI footage (18.3 MB), complete with German commentary by lead designer Carsten Strehse.

'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.