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Battlefield 1942 Is Gold!

by Thomas on Aug. 19, 2002 @ 8:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GoneGold today reports that Battlefield 1942 has gone gold! They got it confirmed after they talked to Jerris Mungai, Sr. PR Specialist for EA. He stated the game is indeed gold and will be shipping out for duplication in a day or two.

New 'IL-2 Sturmovik' Update Patch Coming Soon

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2002 @ 7:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment will release an upgrade for its multi-award winning World War II combat flight simulation title, IL-2 Sturmovik. The IL2-Sturmovik version 1.2 upgrade includes four new flyable aircraft including theYak-9, Yak-9D, Bf-109-E-7/NZ and Ju-87B-2, and features 10 new single player missions and six new cooperative online missions for the IL-2 community. Version 1.2 will be available for download in three weeks from the official il2sturmovik website and also check some early screens here.

'Industry Giant II' Made Endless - Part 2

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2002 @ 7:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As an added bonus and thank you to all IG2 players, the level designers in Ebensee have restructured the mission levels so that they are suitable as endless games. This time, Mission Emerald Creek can be downloaded as an endless level. Every effort has again been made to maintain the original character of the level to the maximum possible extent. Get the redesigned 'Mission Emerald Creek' here.

UbiSoft Gives Previous 'Chessmaster' Owners a Rebate!

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2002 @ 7:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced a rebate program for its forthcoming Chessmaster 9000 PC title. Under the program, current Chessmaster owners will receive a $10 rebate when they upgrade to Chessmaster 9000 from any previous version of Chessmaster, starting with Chessmaster 4000. Chessmaster 9000 has an MSRP of $39.99, and will ship to U.S. and Canadian retail shelves on August 27, 2002.

'Devastation' Comes To Europe - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2002 @ 6:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Recreating the association that brought Duke Nukem – Manhattan Project across the Atlantic, the Amsterdam-based powerhouse of innovative and exciting gameplay has teamed up yet again with Arizona-based publishers Arush Entertainment to secure European publishing rights to the amazing cyber thriller Devastation.

'Santa Claus Jr. Advance' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2002 @ 6:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions promises that the festive season will be filled with fun for gamers as Santa Claus Jr. Advance launches on GameBoy Advance on 1st November 2002.

'Pentium 4 Processor' - Winter Event Announced

by Thomas on Aug. 19, 2002 @ 4:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fresh off the overwhelmingly successful Pentium 4 Processor Summer Championships, the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) today announced their next major event in the United States - The Pentium 4 Processor Winter Event 2002. Scheduled for December 18th to 22nd at the Dallas Hyatt Regency, the event will bring together the best professional computer gamers on the planet to play Half-Life Counter-Strike, Unreal Tournament 2003, and a special Team Fortress Classic tournament.. With over $150,000 being awarded, the Pentium 4 Winter Event will be the largest US gaming event this year.

'Star Fox Adventures: Dinosaur Planet' (NGC) Shots & Features

by Thomas on Aug. 19, 2002 @ 3:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo and Rare join forces to bring Fox McCloud and friends to NINTENDO GAMECUBE. Eight years after the defeat of Andross, the Star Fox team discovers a beautiful prehistoric planet ruled by a sinister tyrant known as General Scales. Players take charge of Star Fox team leader Fox McCloud to free inhabitants from Scales's evil clutches and restore peace to the primal paradise.

'Celtic Kings: Rage of War' - Game Story & Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 19, 2002 @ 2:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Celtic Kings is an RTS which combines strategy and role-playing elements in single mode, and which also includes online multi-player functions. Players must take control of the destiny of the heroic Larax and try and lead him to victory by developing a personal strategy and showing a mastery of military tactics. Celtic Kings is due for release in September 2002. (4 slightly small screens is included with the game story)

'Time of Defiance' - Demo, Features & Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 19, 2002 @ 2:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Time of Defiance unleashed on the public; limited discount subscriptions available. Two million gaming minutes served over a year of beta testing will culminate this Wednesday with the release of Nicely Crafted Entertainment’s (NiCE) Time of Defiance. Read more for screens, features and download link for a five-day demo!

Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (XB/PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 19, 2002 @ 11:29 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.

Grandia Xtreme (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 19, 2002 @ 11:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grandia Xtreme is the first original Grandia title for the PlayStation2 and is scheduled to ship September 30. Grandia Xtreme carry an estimated retail price of $49.99. Check out 16 slightly small PS2 screenshots.

FireStarter Project Manager Slava Klimov Interview

by Thomas on Aug. 19, 2002 @ 11:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GGMania got a chance to chat with FireStarter Project Manager Slava Klimov to find out more about this upcoming arcade-style shooter currently in the works at GSC Game World. Included with the interview there is six impressive new screenshots. Here is a clip:

GGMania: What is the current status of the game's development and when will it be in stores?

Slava Klimov: At the moment we have passed the half of development way with FireStarter, the expected release date is Q1 2003.

Morning Review Roundup

by Thomas on Aug. 19, 2002 @ 10:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

  • Strange Adventures in Infinite Space PC on Frictionless
  • Championship Cards Pro PC on Frictionless
  • Grand Theft Auto III PC on Ocprices
  • Industry Giant II PC on CVG

  • LMA Manager 2002 PS2 on MGON
  • Transworld Surf PS2 on CVG

  • Capcom vs. SNK 2 GC on GamePen
  • Smuggler’s Run: Warzones GC on WP

  • Test Drive TD Overdrive XB on Eurogamer

IceWind Dale II - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2002 @ 7:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Return to the frigid north of the Forgotten Realms in the sequel to the critically acclaimed Icewind Dale. This exciting high-fantasy action adventure unites 3rd Edition Dungeons & Dragons rules, new character classes and races. Enhancements such as auto balancing game-play and an upgraded Infinity Engine allow for more dynamic battles than ever before. Icewind Dale II delivers the depth of gameplay expected by Action-RPG fans while providing an attractive entry point players new to the genre. Check the nifty screens we snapped!

Turok Evolution (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2002 @ 6:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turok: Evolution is a prequel that takes us back to the origins of the Turok lineage. In the beginning of the game, we see our hero, Tal'Set, fighting his nemesis Captain Tobias Bruckner in 1886 Texas. During the battle, a rift between their world and the Lost Lands opens and Tal'Set is sucked into it. Turok: Evolution is an epic adventure of treachery, exploration, and war in a land of lush jungles, suspended cities, mysterious temples, reptile armies, and towering dinosaurs. Njoy the show!

'America's Army' - Site Update

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2002 @ 12:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official America's Army web site has been updated with a new layout, screens and more. America's Army "Unreal engine powered" is an innovative, realistic computer game providing civilians with an inside perspective and a virtual role in today’s premiere land force, the U.S. Army. (thanks Homelan)

Review Roundup

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2002 @ 11:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

C2 Engine (GBA)

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2002 @ 10:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

AGB brings 3D character animation system to GBA.. AGB completed the implementation of their 3D character animation system for Nintendo Gameboy Advance. This system allows to display many real-time animating 3D like characters simultaneously. Using this technique they eliminate the large memory overheads of storing many frames of sprite animation, whilst allowing the game characters a much larger range of movement. Whilst the character animation system closely approximates 3D humanoid based characters, it can also be used to represent more complex and highly detailed characters, objects and animals. A load of screenshots from AGB's latest demo below. (might take a while to load the screens)

'GTA: Vice City' - Details & Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2002 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The newest issue of magazine Game Informer has a ludicrous amount of information regarding the new Playstation 2 installment in the Grand Theft Auto series, subtitled Vice City. Today 'Games Are Fun' tossed up details and screens from this issue!