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'Massive Assault' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2002 @ 9:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Massive Assault is Wargaming.net's upcoming 3D global domination strategy game. Take the command of "Axis-of-Good" forces and defeat the secret alliance of "Shadow Clique" on one of 6 distant planets. The rebels decided to seize the power on Earth by first conquering the space colonies, which provide vital energy resources to A.O.G. The war for global domination will unroll on continents, at sea and in the air. Lead your divisions, fleets and air squadrons against those, who dared threaten our freedom and democracy! Wargaming was so nice to send us some new screens showing off the new graphics and effects.

'Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners Of The Earth' (ALL) Screens & News Update

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2002 @ 9:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Great news for Call of Cthulhu fans, horror fans and everyone desperate for a new gaming experience! Headfirst Productions revealed today its plans for the development of its exclusively licensed Call of Cthulhu brand across all platforms. The eagerly anticipated "Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth" is due for release Q3/Q4 2003 on both Xbox and PC formats. Production of the game is now at full pace and Headfirst are in a position to discuss this exciting franchise with potential partners. …. Its been a while since we saw some new material so here is an update and entire screens gallery ..

'Chariots: The First Olympics' (PC/CONSOLE) Announced - Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 21, 2002 @ 9:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

It is 776 BC. The age of the first Olympics in Ancient Greece. The Greek city states of Athens, Sparta, Macedonia, Elis, Crete, Troy, Thebes and Carthage have gathered at Olympia. It is the last day of the historic event. The five full days of frenetic athletic activities are coming to an end. But the pinnacle of all the Olympic events is yet to commence. As one of the privileged competitors, the expectations of thousands rest on your shoulders…Chariots: The First Olympics is announced for PC (Windows), Linux, Apple Mac, PlayStation2, Xbox and GameCube. Read more for features and screens!

'Sniper: Path of Vengeance' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2002 @ 1:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Polish developers Mirage have just released a new update patch for their recently released first-person shooter "Sniper: Path of Vengeance" This upgrade brings your retail game to v2.01. Being a whopping 40mb in size it brings quite a few changes to the table such as upgrading to the latest build of the LithTech engine, fixes and tweaks for various crashes and bugs. Read more detailed fix list and links where to grab the goods ...

'Unreal II : The Awakening' - Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 9:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NVida today released some new Unreal II - The Awakening screens, showing off the Unreal sequel on the GeForce FX technology. "Unreal II - The Awakening is the sequel to the original Unreal and takes place in the same fictional universe - but the main player character and the locations are different than those found in the first game." Read more for the impressive shots!

'Rocky' (PS2) Punches Its Way To Stores Nationwide

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 9:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft today announced Rocky for the PlayStation 2 has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Developed by UK-based Rage Games, LTD, and licensed by MGM Interactive, Rocky lets gamers relive each dramatic fight and memorable moment from the Rocky through Rocky V movies. Rocky is rated "T-Teen" and is available for a suggested retail price of $49.99.

Capcom Ships Marvel vs. Capcom (PS2) and Steel Battalion (XB)

by Thomas on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 9:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom today announced the release of its number one arcade hit, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 for the PlayStation 2. Delivering absolute arcade perfection in classic Capcom style, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 pits Capcom’s legendary characters and Marvel’s world famous super heroes against each other for dream matches of epic proportions. They also announced the release of Steel Battalion, the exciting new battle-mech simulator exclusively for the Xbox. Using an exclusive 40-button controller, players “take a seat” inside the cockpit of 19 different mechanized VT’s (Vertical Tanks) duringa rebellious attempt to over-throw the government.

Activision & iEntertainment Sign Exclusive Distribution Deal

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 8:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

iEntertainment Network, developer of the Warbirds TotalSim series, announced today that it has signed an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement with Activision, a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products, to ship three of IENT's newest air and land combat game titles to stores for the Christmas 2002 retail season.

'Zoo Tycoon Expansion Pack' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 7:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft has just released a demo for their recently released "Zoo Tycoon Expansion Pack", it contains four tutorials (one from Dinosaur Digs and three from Marine Mania), and one Marine Mania map. The dinosaurs and animals featured in the trial version include the likes of the velociraptor, allosaurus, polar bear, manta ray and pacific walrus. This demo also includes an orca, a show animal that can perform a series of tricks (thanks evilavatar). Read more for links where to grab the goodies ...

'StarCraft: Ghost' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 7:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

StarCraft: Ghost is Blizzard Entertainment’s upcoming tactical-action console game that refines the epic experience of StarCraft to the level of the individual soldier. Engage the StarCraft universe face-to-face as a deadly Ghost operative in the employ of the Dominion. With the help of determined allies, follow story-driven missions that take you from massive planetary battles through dangerous solo operations to an unexpected turn of events that leaves the fate of the universe in your hands. Blizzard just released a new screen, check it out ...

Live 'Video Game Music Concert' At E3 2003

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 7:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Video Games Live At The Hollywood Bowl is the first ever concert showcasing the greatest music in video games and will be performed at the Hollywood Bowl, May 16th. This highly energized event will be taking place on the closing night of the 2003 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the largest interactive entertainment exposition in the United States.

'SeaBlade' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 6:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today its arcade shooter title "SeaBlade" for the Xbox has shipped and will be available at retailers nationwide by the weekend. In SEABLADE (Rated: "T" by the ESRB), gamers take control of a futuristic spacecraft that can fly as well as dive below water with the goal of defeating insidious warlords who have overrun the northern hemisphere in the year 2350.

'Fuel' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 6:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

FUEL is the motor-head's action-thinking, vehicular marathon. In this adrenaline filled, present-day racing game you choose between one of eight characters, adapting your game play to their unique strengths and weaknesses. As you progress through the tournament, you will be required to control your character while on foot, in a dune buggy, a speed boat, and even a helicopter. You will be required to navigate across a vast terrain all the while switching your mode of travel. Each stage of the race will require slightly different tactics in how you get to the next checkpoint. Check out a few new screens ...

'Splinter Cell' (Xbox) - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 6:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Splinter Cell invites gamers to delve into the dark shadows of cyber-terrorism, shadow agencies, and covert operations. The player controls Sam Fisher, a solo operative directed by a top secret, "black ops" wing of the National Security Agency. Alone, yet armed with some of the best hi-tech weapons on the market, Sam walks the fine line between what is legal and what is necessary. He must infiltrate enemy territory and neutralize the opponents—all without leaving a trace. European gamers have to wait one more week for Splinter Cell to arrive, in the meantime Ubisoft send us a new clip showing off some Sam Fisher movie action, quite impressive. Read more to download it ...

'GOTHIC II' - New Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 4:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The story is set in the mine valley of Khorinis. The glorious days of the once productive mines in this small seaside region are long over. Instead, the mines are now akin to a natural prison that is surrounded by an impenetrable magic barrier where slaves eked out their miserable existence. Khorinis is facing an uncertain future. Due to the farmers' decreasing production, more and more of the food deliveries are not taking place, and the stocks diminish continuously. The militia's strength ends at the town gate. Outside the town wall, nobody is safe from the bandits' armed raids. There is war in Khorinis. A civil war.. Six new screenshots of people getting medieval.

'What's Going on in the Game Industry' Radio Interview

by Thomas on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 4:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

IPOdesktop.com presents "What's Going on in the Game Industry," a web radio show with Trip Hawkins, CEO of The 3DO Company. THDO provides advanced entertainment systems including the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the PlayStation game console, the Nintendo GameCube system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft Corp., the PC, and the Game Boy Advance system. The interview includes:

  • Why the market is taking off
  • Why publisher results are mixed despite the market taking off
  • 3DO's outlook for 2003 -- why the market will be much more favorable
  • 3DO products in 2003 -- raves for High Heat Baseball, Street Racing Syndicate (SRS), and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

    Links and full scoop here!

'Prince of Qin' - Update Patch 1.16b

by Thomas on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 3:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First today offers a new patch v1.16b to their action role-playing game Prince of Qin. The 22.5MB patch Includes several game optimizations and bug fixes. Download and read more about bug fixes here.

Sony Europe Confirms Price Stability For Christmas

by Thomas on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 3:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today moved to quash speculation that it would be reducing the price of its PlayStation2 computer entertainment console before Christmas. The move follows news coverage of a reduction in the wholesale price of the PlayStation 2 in Japan, to bring it into general alignment with the current console price in Europe and North America. The Japanese price cut was made possible by increased production yields of the NTSC format console for the Japanese market (Europe use the PAL TV format). Sony Computer Entertainment Europe confirmed today that there were no plans to reduce the price of PlayStation 2 in the PAL territories before Christmas. We are very content with the sales of PlayStation 2 in Europe following our price reduction at the end of August this year,” said David Reeves, EVP Sales and Marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. “This Christmas sees a phenomenal line-up of PlayStation games, from Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings, to The Getaway, GTA Vice City, This is Football 2003, Formula 1 2002 and WRC II Extreme.

Various Games Ships (NGC/GBA/PS2)

by Thomas on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 2:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Universal Interactive today announced that its shipped Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly for GameCube. Agetec also announced the shipping of Fighter Maker 2 to retail outlets across North America for PlayStation 2 and TECMO GAMES announced the release of Monster Rancher Advance 2 for Nintendo GBA. Activision has unleashed more high-speed driving missions and mayhem onto the PlayStation 2 and GameCube with the release of WRECKLESS: The Yakuza Missions.

Take 2 Announce Acquisition Of Angel Studios

by Thomas on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 2:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced today the acquisition of Angel Studios, Inc. a leading developer of next generation interactive entertainment software. Take-Two acquired Angel Studios for an aggregate $28 million in cash and 235,679 shares of restricted Common Stock. The Company does not anticipate the acquisition of Angel Studios to have any effect on its previously issued fiscal 2003 financial guidance. Angel Studios will be renamed Rockstar San Diego effective immediately.