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'Army Men RTS' - Demo Available Now

by Thomas on April 4, 2002 @ 8:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

3DO just released a 45,6 MB demo of their real time strategy game Army Men RTS. Just head over to their official site for more information, screens and the download link.

'Wings' & 'Lords of the Rising Sun' Announced

by Thomas on April 4, 2002 @ 8:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cinemaware, Inc., a leading developer of interactive entertainment software, today announced the development of two new entries into its Digitally Remastered series of classic remakes. Enhanced versions of the legendary Cinemaware titles, Wings and Lords of the Rising Sun, are currently in production. Their release will mark the first time these lost classics have been available in over a decade.

Dungeon Siege - Screen Gallery

by Rainier on April 4, 2002 @ 1:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Yes its true ... i just received my copy of Dungeon Siege today. Ahh do i love the smell of games fresh out of the box or what, it almost turns me on! Hey, i said ALMOST! At any rate .. after a few hours of gameplay i made a 50 some screens for all you people out there. So if it hits your local game store tomorrow then you know what to expect .. do NOT hesitate .. this game is a must have ... The next step up from Diablo II .. bigger and better! Njoy!

'Blood Omen 2' Patch v1.1 Available NOW

by Rainier on April 3, 2002 @ 11:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Patches here ... Patches there! Eidos just released the first patch for Blood Omen 2. The v1.1 patch is a mere 2.9mb large and fixes all kinda of stuff such as heyboard controls, mouse and gamepad (you'd figure they test this before it hits gold but hey .. thats just me) as well as believe it or not .. game crashes etc..etc...

'Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny' - Launch Date

by Thomas on April 3, 2002 @ 10:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom Entertainment today announced an August 27 launch for Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny, the highly anticipated sequel to Onimusha: Warlords, for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. Based on this award winning, multi-million selling blockbuster, Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny takes the series to an entirely new level.

Wolfenstein Multiplayer Stuff

by Thomas on April 3, 2002 @ 8:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Christian Antkow's "id software" latest .plan update let us know that he is currently testing the new Dedicated Only Server, (Win32) that should hopefully be released in the near future for Wolfenstein. Read more below for full .plan file.

Isn't Blizzard Funny? 'Pandaren Race' April Fools Joke

by Thomas on April 3, 2002 @ 7:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard confirmed last night that the Pandaren Race story was an April Fool's 'joke'. Indeed, for Blizzard, a race of Panda-men seems rather sensible. "It was indeed a joke," claims Beau Yarbrough (which may also be a joke name; we're not sure). "I'm afraid we have a rather dry sense of humor here, and I apologize if it didn't scan as us being silly." Of course, given April Fool tradition, making any kind of joke after midday on April 1 means that the joke is on the joke-maker, so nah nah nah-nah nah!

'Starmageddon: Project Earth' - Overview & Screens

by Thomas on April 3, 2002 @ 7:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mindscape is proud to announce the acquisition of the UK publishing rights for the space RTS game Starmageddon: Project Earth from Polish developer Lemon Interactive. The game takes the best and proven elements of the real-time strategy genre to the next level, where both quick thinking and long-term strategies are important. Starmageddon: Project Earth features unique gameplay, an easy-to-use interface, 3D technical advances, and a storyline that is integral to gameplay. Starmageddon: Project Earth will be released in Q3 2002 for PC CD-Rom, priced at £24.99.

Battlefield 1942 - Movie

by Thomas on April 3, 2002 @ 6:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tiscali Games tossed up the first video from Battlefield 1942, upcoming World War II simulation/action game from Digital Illusions & EA. It's available in 2 resolutions (320x240 2 MB/ 640x480 6 MB) and it offers 1 minute of gameplay scenes in DivX format. You find the movie here.

Thrustmaster Announces PC Gamepads

by Rainier on April 3, 2002 @ 5:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Following the announcement of its licensing agreement with 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan, Thrustmaster unveils the three PC products to be release at the end of April.

Mario Sunshine (Gamecube) - Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2002 @ 3:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Just a few fresh screens we didn't slap on earlier ... So dig in, 6 new screens from that little Nintendo fella ;) Colorful as ever...

JoeSwammi MLB 2002 Season - Free Trial

by Rainier on April 3, 2002 @ 3:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

JoeSwammi MLB lets you choose two real major league teams, most likely a game that will actually be played in the major leagues and JoeSwammi MLB will try and predict the game using the latest statistics, freshly downloaded, for FREE! Read more for details, links and screens.

Ubisoft Europe Picks Up 'Duke Nukem Manhattan Project' - Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2002 @ 3:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft® Entertainment, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced today that it will distribute Duke Nukem - Manhattan Project for PC CD-Rom in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, French-speaking Belgium and Switzerland releasing end of May 2002. Already a gaming Icon, the undisputed king of action makes a long-overdue return to alien butt-kicking, and babe-saving in this explosive platform action game from developer Sunstorm Interactive and Producer 3D Realms. The game is published by ARUSH Entertainment, and published in Europe by HD Interactive.

Ubisoft & Fox Int. Bring 'Aliens Vs. Predator' To The GBA

by Rainier on April 3, 2002 @ 1:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft announced today a worldwide deal with 20th Century Fox to develop the popular game Aliens vs. Predator for the first time ever on the Game Boy Advance hand-held video game system. Ubi Soft has acquired the rights to develop Aliens vs. Predator until 2003. Aliens vs. Predator is a successful gaming franchise, having sold over 1 million copies on PC worldwide.

'Age of Wonders 2' - Overview & Screens

by Thomas on April 3, 2002 @ 12:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Age of Wonders 2 is the sequel to the award winning turn based strategy game, Age of Wonders. Developed by Triumph Studios and PopTop Software, the game will sport better graphics and updated gameplay. Check out game overview and some new screens below!

'Dungeon Siege' Chat With Chris Taylor

by Thomas on April 3, 2002 @ 12:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

On Thursday, April 4, from 5pm to 6pm PST, Gas Powered Games president Chris Taylor will be in the Zone Theater Chat Room to talk about Dungeon Siege, slated to hit store shelves later this month. To participate in the chat and go behind the scenes of Dungeon Siege, click "Chats & Events" on the navigation bar across the top of any Zone.com page, and then click "Chat Rooms" and "Zone Theater Chat" in the room list.

The Best Game Ever - Voted By 'AOL' Members

by Rainier on April 3, 2002 @ 11:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

During the month of January 2002, GAME.uk.com, the online store and part of GAME, Europe's leading specialist video game and computer software retailer, announced a video games list, and offered members of the AOL service in the UK the opportunity to vote for their favourite game.

Developer Shaba Acquired

by Thomas on April 3, 2002 @ 10:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Further enhancing its internal console development capabilities and bolstering its ability to create games for the next-generation consoles, Activision, Inc., today announced the acquisition of software developer Shaba Games LLC.

'Virtua Fighter 4' Tops PlayStation 2 Charts

by Thomas on April 3, 2002 @ 10:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA(R of America today announced that its critically acclaimed fighting game, "Virtua Fighter 4" for the PlayStation(R) 2 computer entertainment system, was the #1 selling title on the platform during its first week of sales according to independent retail data from NPD TRSTS (week ending 3/23). With lightning-fast gameplay action, breathtaking graphics and all new modes and features, "Virtua Fighter 4," was recently named the "Best Fighting Game Ever Made," by gaming enthusiast publication Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine.

'GT Advance : Championship Racing 2' (GBA) - Features

by Thomas on April 3, 2002 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Get behind the wheel of the world's top rally cars as you span the globe in quest of a championship. Listen to your navigator as he helps you through more than 40 unique tracks spanning different weather and terrain through 14 grueling stages. Fly over jumps or skid around obstacles on your way to the top of the rally racing circut. Link up with a friend using the GBA link cable for amazing head-to-head competition or watch the action again using the replay mode.