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'Max Payne 2' - First Scanned Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 3:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fan site Max Payne Headquarters has posted up the first scanned screenshots (from a game magazine but does not mention which) from Remedy's upcoming third person crime action game Max Payne 2. Check them out here... If you want to read some reactions to those screens (including comments from Remedy), head over to the 3D Realms forum...

'Star Trek: Elite Force II' - Fixes & Tools Coming

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 2:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on HomeLAN that Activision's Doug Pearson has posted up a note on the Ritualistic forums with an update on their plans for the Star Trek: Elite Force II (already available in Europe, coming later this week in North America). Specifically a beta fix will soon be tested and later released for dedicated servers to no longer require the game to be in the CD-Rom drive, as well as mod tools for the community.

On-Line Resources For Ind. Game Deverlopers

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 2:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TechRanch USA, a resource founded and funded by BizDev, Inc. announced today that TechRanch Roundup, a monthly column dedicated to delivering relevant, timely information and business strategies to independent game developers worldwide, is now available.

'Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi' - Website Launched

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

PanVision sent out word that they have launched the official website for IDOL FX's vampire-inspired FPS Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi. The site sports the usual story details, game features, screenshots (posted here last week), as well as a previously released trailer (local mirror here). Go check it out!

'Nintendo Fusion Tour' - Featuring Evanescence And Others

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 1:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Nintendo Fusion Tour, headlined by Evanescence, one of the hottest new bands in the country, brings fully immersive entertainment from the worlds of music and cutting-edge gaming to 25 cities across North America. The tour kicks off in Los Angeles on Aug. 4 and ends in the Pacific Northwest in late September. Read more for details ...

Thrustmaster Announces Universal '360 Modena Racing Wheel'

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 11:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Thrustmaster has taken the pole position in the race to create multi-platform accessories and is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of its Universal 360 Modena Racing Wheel. Under official license from Ferrari, Universal 360 Modena is 100% compatible with all video game consoles on the market: PlayStation2, PS one, GameCube and Xbox.

'Indycar Series' (XBOX) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters has confirmed that IndyCar Series, the official video game of the U.S. open-wheel Indy Racing League, has shipped for the Xbox. The Xbox version features enhanced graphics and allows for four player support, and is priced competitively at a $39.99 MSRP.

'Total Club Manager 2004' - Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 10:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released the first screens for the next installment in their Total Club Manager franchise. No game details as to what we can expect in TCM 2004 are available at this point, so these screens will have to do for now .. Read more and njoy!

'IGI2: Cover Strike' - New Multiplayer Map & Editor

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 10:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters has released a new multiplayer map for their stealth/action game IGI2: Covert Strike. The new Area27 multiplayer map is set indoors at the Lab. Conspiracy are attacking the lab, their final objective to place and explode their bomb. IGI's job is to stop them at all costs. Use the multiple entry points, corridors and tunnels to gain access. That chinese bloke is counting on you. After an initial release and then removal

'Outlaw Volleyball' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today that "Outlaw Volleyball" has gone gold and has been released to manufacturing (Rated "M" by the ESRB; Xbox Live; shipping: July 8). Developed by New Jersey-based Hypnotix Inc., OUTLAW VOLLEYBALL will deliver a spanking good time with hardcore gameplay, the hottest babes in any videogame, and the trademark humor that the 'Outlaw' series is known for.

'Aliens vs Predator: Extinction' - Official website

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fox Int. & EA have launched the official website for their upcoming sci-fi console game Aliens versus Predator: Extinction. The site sports some new, but tiny, screens, game features, info, trailer and the usual other tidbits. small details about the game & features, several new (low res) screenshots, the first trailer, and more. Aliens versus Predator: Extinction (based loosely on the Aliens & Predator movies) is expected in stores for PS2/Xbox this summer. Go check it out!

'Freestyle MetalX' (PS2) Races Into Stores

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Sports Asylum announced today that Freestyle MetalX, the first true freestyle motocross game, has shipped for the PlayStation 2 with the Xbox and the Nintendo GameCube versions to follow.

'Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix' (Xbox) In Stores NOW

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamers can suit up for top-secret covert operations with the release of Activision's highly anticipated first-person action game, Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix, for the Xbox. Based on the critically acclaimed PC title from Raven Software, the game features all of the intense, gritty action found in the original, plus full Xbox Live support for mayhem-packed, all-out multi-player combat. Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix for the Xbox is currently available at North American retail outlets for a suggested retail price of $49.99 and carries an "M" (Mature -- Blood, Violence -- content suitable for persons ages 17 and older) rating by the ESRB.

'X²: The Threat' - Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Moving 'off world', KOCH media is delighted to announce the signing of EGOSOFT's highly anticipated space flight / trading sim - X²: The Threat. With over two years of development time going into the project, the team at EGOSOFT have crafted a dynamic, active universe, in which to immerse the player. Tagged as the "21st Century Elite" by PC ZONE, the game has already received vast amounts of coverage; with press overwhelmed by the quality of graphics and depth of game play. Read more for details and a batch of new screens ...

'Dead To Rights' Coming To The PC

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 8:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today that the company has signed a five-year exclusive licensing agreement with Hip Games for the rights to publish million unit-selling video game property, Dead to Rights for the PC. Hip Games will begin shipping Dead to Rights PC in North America in fall 2003. Dead to Rights PC will launch in Europe in October 2003 and will be distributed by L.S.P. Read more for details ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 12:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GarageGames Ships First Two Titles to Retail

by Rainier on June 23, 2003 @ 7:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GarageGames announced today it has begun shipping the company’s first two titles, Gadgets (formerly Chain Reaction) and Marble Blaster, to retailers throughout North America. The Windows versions of the games are being published and distributed by eGames through a licensing agreement with GarageGames.

'Chaser' - Update Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on June 23, 2003 @ 2:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

And Patch Monday continues as JoWood has issued not one, but 2 patches for their just released FPS Chaser (only for UK, not available in the US yet). There's an install fix that needs to be run before re-attempting to install the game, and an executable (aka as .exe) fix that provides a new game executable in case the original won't launch the game (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Final Fantasy XI' - Beta Slots GiveAway

by Rainier on June 23, 2003 @ 1:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

FINAL FANTASY XI is a massively multiplayer online RPG which is already live in Japan and will be available in North America for both the PlayStation 2 console and PC. Square Enix USA in association with several online magazines is giving you the chance to win a spot on the beta test for FINAL FANTASY XI for PC. This giveaway is open only until 11:59pm on Wednesday, June 25th. While Gamespy only offers slots to its FilePlanet subscribers, Gamespot to its paid subscribers, IGN's Final Fantasy Vault offers the chance to all users, but you have to answer a 10 part questionnaire. If all of this is not enough, Stratics also seems to offer the beta to its paid members. And now also gfx card manufacturers Nvidia, as well as revil ATI are offering free slots,

'Cycling Manager 3' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 23, 2003 @ 12:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Focus Interactive/Cyanide Studio have released the first patch for their recently released cycling simulation game Cycling Manager 3. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.1b (beta, full version available next week) and fixes the 'time bug', adjusts some ratings, improves AI, fixes a few problems in editor etc. Read more for detailed fix list and download list.