by Thomas on Aug. 14, 2002 @ 12:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under
Guess how many people have applied to change their names to "Turok"?? No, go on, guess.
Acclaim UK invited applications to take part in a project known as Identity Marketing, whereby individuals will change their names by deed poll to Turok, the hero in the title of Acclaim's epic new release, Turok: Evolution. In a little over 12 hours, over 3,000 people have applied to swap their identities for those of a video game character and new applications are being submitted to the website that is dedicated to this project at the rate of 20-30 per minute.
by Thomas on Aug. 14, 2002 @ 11:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Time for a change for you and your desktop: This day we offer four new exclusive motives. So adorn your desktop with a touch of 1503 A.D.!
by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2002 @ 9:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under
There is a Dragon's Lair 3D trailer
at PC.IGN.com, showing the cel-shaded third-person action adventure by DragonStone Software in motion. The movie requires a 30.2 MB download in MPEG format and offers two minutes of introductory and action-packed gameplay footage. The official Beam Breakers site offers a new Beam Breakers trailer
of this futuristic flying car racing game by German developers Similis. You can download or stream the movie in four different resolutions (7-10 MB), and it sports a minute of DivX footage introducing the game's premise and showing some fast-paced gameplay. Elixir Studios' offers downloads of a new Republic: the Revolution movie trailer
in high quality DivX format (47.5 MB) as well as medium quality AVI format (27.0 MB) but both in 320x240 resolution, showing the game's setting, detailed cities and more in some two and a half minutes of in-engine footage. (Thanks Blues
by Thomas on Aug. 14, 2002 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under
As the new football season kicks off, Codemasters is poised to capture every football player’s accurate statistics in preparation for LMA Manager 2003, due for Xbox and PlayStation 2 this autumn. LMA Manager 2003 will be the first management game available with the correct team line-ups and individual player details for the 2002/2003 season.
by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2002 @ 2:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under
If you'd like to chat with developers of Xenus go to chat.yuga.ru
on 15th of August, Thursday, 15.00 (CET). Although chat board is russian, questions in english are possible.
by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2002 @ 1:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under
"Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner" is an entirely new 3D adventure from producer Hideo Kojima and character designer Yoji Shinkawa, the creative team behind the celebrated Zone of the Enders and Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. In ZOE2, players are once again thrown into an interplanetary conflict, but this time the stakes are even higher, as the fate of Jupiter and Mars are held in the balance.
by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2002 @ 1:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under
One ring to rule them all… Based on New Line Cinema's epic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy novels, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers video games will integrate cinema and gameplay to deliver an epic interactive experience. In the game, players will be able to relive the most memorable movie moments from the first two films, "The Fellowship of the Ring" and "The Two Towers."
by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2002 @ 11:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under
The official Battlefield: 1942 web site
has started a clock counting down the days, hours, minutes and seconds to the release of the multiplayer demo for the upcoming WWII multiplayer game. According to the clock the demo for Digital Illusions and Electronic Arts' game will be released at 12 noon PST (3 p.m. EST) on Friday and will contain the Wake Island map, five player classes and eight kinds of vehicles, including planes and ships. (Thanks HomeLAN
by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2002 @ 10:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under
Transmission has been intercepted: To all NOLF operatives, the official spy headquarters has arrived! Follow the encrypted link
to the ultimate source for top secret NOLF2 information. Get the latest specs on NOLF2! Over and out.
by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2002 @ 9:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under
SEGA of America, Inc. announced today the release of "SEGA Sports NCAA College Football 2K3" for the Xbox. Produced by Visual Concepts Entertainment, a SEGA development studio, and developed by Avalanche Software, "SEGA Sports NCAA College Football 2K3" delivers a host of in-depth features including a comprehensive list of bowl games, team-specific playbooks, college-style player models and a Legacy Mode that lets gamers recruit blue-chip prospects, develop talent using the extensive Spring Training option and build their program into a national powerhouse. Taking full advantage of the powerful Xbox hardware, SEGA Sports' college gridiron franchise features all of the trimmings fans might expect from the standard-bearer in sports video gaming.
by Thomas on Aug. 13, 2002 @ 8:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under
BAM! Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it is shipping the action adventure game, Kong, for the Game Boy Advance to retailers this week. Based on the television cartoon "Kong: The Animated Series" from global entertainment company BKN International, the game was developed by the French studios of Planet Interactive Development.
by Thomas on Aug. 13, 2002 @ 8:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under
Vivendi Universal Publishing (VU Publishing) announced today the formation of Black Label Games, Inc., a new development studio that will publish PC and console-based interactive entertainment products for the company's global Games division, Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games). The new studio will develop titles based on original intellectual properties, as well as content licensed from external strategic partners. Black Label Games joins VU Games' roster of industry- leading studios, which includes Blizzard Entertainment, NDA Productions, Sierra Entertainment and Universal Interactive.
by Thomas on Aug. 13, 2002 @ 8:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under
Shrapnel Games announced a partnership with Mark H. Walker to publish Mark H. Walker's Lock 'N Load today. Mark H. Walker's Lock 'N Load, the game with "more game, less guff" marks a new direction for Shrapnel Games as its first published Board Game title.
by Thomas on Aug. 13, 2002 @ 8:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under
SEGA of America, Inc. today announced the release of "Beach Spikers" exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube. The ultimate summer party game, "Beach Spikers" delivers addictive two-on-two beach volleyball action for up to four players. "Beach Spikers" lets gamers take it to the net with 32 scorching hot, gorgeous female athletes from 16 countries, in an action-packed competition for the world title. Developed by SEGA's legendary AM2 studio, "Beach Spikers" features arcade style pick-up-and-play controls, dynamic camera angles and stunning graphics, including deformable sand and exquisitely rendered female athletes, for hours of summer fun.
by Thomas on Aug. 13, 2002 @ 8:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under
People who subscribe to The Sims Online newsletter will be randomly selected and offered the opportunity to participate in the Play Test. This test will grow from a few hundred to over 50,000 players in the next few months. Joining the Play Test will give you some benefits as a player within The Sims Online. More about it
by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2002 @ 7:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under
Westwood Studios announced today it will offer multiple ways to subscribe to Earth & Beyond, the online role-playing galaxy that will be published by Electronic Arts under the EA GAMES brand this fall.
by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2002 @ 6:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under
TOCA Race Driver brings the drama of real life touring car racing to PlayStation 2 and PC this summer. Gamers will really experience the aggressive close contact Touring Car races at a world class level when they become Ryan McKane, the game’s central character. Njoy some awesome looking racing screens!
by Thomas on Aug. 13, 2002 @ 6:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under
GRIN and PAN Vision will be holding an exclusive BANDITS event at ECTS 2002. Stand 1520 is hosting a BANDITS outpost where the developers GRIN will present the game throughout the three full days. This is the first time ever the game is shown and it will be shown all the way. The full version of BANDITS - Phoenix Rising will be on the stand with both single player and multiplayer sessions in play - hand on for everyone!
by Thomas on Aug. 13, 2002 @ 6:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under
The game Platoon is developed for PC by Digital Reality and will be published in Europe by Monte Cristo in November 2002 (Northern America publishing in is the hands of Strategy First). Based on historical facts, Platoon will recapture the suspense and thrills experienced by soldiers throughout the Vietnam war. The game will benefit from Digital Reality’s latest 3D graphics and sound engine and an engaging storyline.
by Thomas on Aug. 13, 2002 @ 6:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under
Got what it takes to become a hero? In Fire Department, experience what life is really like for fire-fighters. Choose your team, vehicles and equipment! Keep your cool when faced with high-pressure situations… Your reactions, your strategy as well as your capacity to manage a team of firemen are the keys to success.