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October 2015


'Disney Princesses' Announced For Game Boy Advance

by Thomas on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 7:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced that Disney Princesses for Game Boy Advance is currently in development and is scheduled to release in Spring 2003. The game is based on the Disney Princess characters in Disney's animated classic films "Cinderella," "The Little Mermaid," "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," "Sleeping Beauty," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Aladdin."

EA Ships 'The Sims' For PlayStation 2

by Thomas on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 4:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that The Sims for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system has shipped. Players will be able to create and control their Sims like never before with all new level-based game play, two-player modes, and dynamic 3D graphics.

'GLADIUS' (NGC/PS2/XB) - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 4:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

At the heart of Gladius is a unique mix of dynamic game play that requires players to develop and manage a school of gladiators who, over time, gain experience, learn new skills, improve their abilities and finally test their might in epic battles. Players fight with deadly weapons and powerful magic, learn vital combat tactics, and enhance and customize characters... Check out six new shots!

PlayStation 2 Shipments Reach 50 Million

by Thomas on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 4:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc, the Tokyo based parent of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today announced that cumulative world-wide factory shipments of the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system had reached 50 million units.

'Resident Evil Online' - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 1:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Resident Evil Online is set in Raccoon City and seems to feature gameplay typical of the series, but it will allow up to four players play together at once. There are eight characters -- including a police officer, plumber, journalist, and surgeon -- each with his or her own skills. Cooperation is a big part of the online game's design. Player characters can interact by exchanging weapons, helping another player get up, or by providing a steady shoulder for a wounded character to lean on. However, players can't always rely on the security of a group and may start a scenario separated from each other. There are also nonplayer characters in the game that players can talk to for information, including those characters that weren't selected by players. Read more to check out the trailer ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 12:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GMX Media Signs 'Enigma: Rising Tide' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2003 @ 9:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GMX Media today inked a deal with Tesseraction Games to publish a full single player retail version of its online naval warfare game, Enigma: Rising Tide for the PC. Enigma: Rising Tide will be available at retail sometime in March, according to GMX Media. The retail version will include 60 missions, a free 30 day trial of the online game (when it launches) and hands-free voice command technology. Mission range from simple patrols to submarine and surface command missions. Check the new batch of screens...

'American Conquest' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2003 @ 5:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

American Conquest, is the latest masterpiece from the makers of Cossacks, the undisputed champions of several-thousand-unit combat. Spanning the moment Columbus set foot on America to the American War of Independence, players must shape the future of the continent through over 50 missions spread across eight campaigns. Check out the new screens, showing off the battle at Fort Duquesne in 1754 during the Indian/French War. Read more to check them out ...

'Vivisector: Beast Within' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2003 @ 4:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Year 1878. Soreo Isle, a small, uninhabited, volcanic island in the Pacific. The Man, a masterful physiologist, well-known in scientific circles for his extraordinary imagination, howled out of England for his ambitious and rather disgusting experiments on animals. His name is Dr. Morhead. On this detached island he stepped aside from the world, to continue his twisted experiments. Violating the very foundations of nature, his work was aimed at the creation of a new form of living being. Dr. Morhead's work in his "Temple of Rebirth" sought to alter animals to look, feel and behave more like humans. Today we serve up a new batch of Vivisector: Beast Within (previously known as Creatures of Dr. Moreau) screens, njoy!

'Total Immersion Racing' - European Update Patch Available

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2003 @ 4:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Total Immersion Racing is a driving game with an emphasis on the highest quality driving technology linked to compelling and immersive gameplay. The player can choose a career path that leads from being the lowest ranked driver of a GT sports car all the way to becoming a world champion driving a massively powerful 8-litre prototype. On the way team engineers and managers will give advice and input to guide the player. Empire and Razorworks have just released another patch for the European version of their racing game fixing a few DirectX related issues. Read more for details and download links...

'EverQuest: The Legacy of Ykesha' - Official Web Site

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2003 @ 3:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Troll clans have long fought amongst themselves for the right to rule their race. With the creation of the Night Keep, the Grobb clan firmly established its dominance over the trolls. The Broken Skull clan was driven from the city and built a stronghold of its own. Years later, in a flood of brutish strength and cunning the trolls of the Broken Skull clan returned, and by their actions forever changed Norrath. Sony has just launched the 'EverQuest: The Legacy of Ykesha' official website, the newly announced expansion for their massively multiplayer RPG. This will be the first commerical Everquest expansion pack that will be offered as an online-only download product with a price of $17.99 for pre-orders (thanks Homelan).

BF1942 : Desert Combat - Mod 0.2 Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2003 @ 3:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The DesertCombat team is pleased to announce that the second public alpha version of the most played mod for Battlefield1942 is now ready download. The purpose of these tests are to get valuable feedback from the community so that we can produce one of the best gameplay experiences out there for arcade style modern military combat. The goal of the DC team is to release many of these alpha and beta tests until we feel it is a complete mod. Read more for details and download links ...

Forum For Mod Makers

by Thomas on Jan. 15, 2003 @ 2:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rick Johnson, Lead Programmer @ Ravensoft updated his .plan file with following information:

Based on feedback we received at the mod maker round table sessions at QuakeCon, we created a private forum for mod makers. This forum is a place for all mod makers of all engines / games (not just Raven games) to come and discuss any issues associated with mod making, such as programming, scripting, mapping, modeling, textures, sounds, etc. This forum is only open to people actively involved in making content. If you wish to join, create an account on our forums and then email me with your account name and I’ll give you access. There is also a small website associated with this whole endeavor. Again, this is for all people making mods for all games / engines.

'Heroes IV: Winds of War' Goes Gold

by Thomas on Jan. 15, 2003 @ 1:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Celestial Heavens let us know that Christian Vanover from New World Computing announced that Winds of War, the second expansion pack for Heroes of Might & Magic IV, has gone gold.. (thanks Blues) Here is the clip:

I wanted to let everyone know that 3DO has given their stamp of approval to the Winds of War expansion, and the Gold Master is on its way to the duplicators! I'm sure we'll be sneaking some WoW info onto the boards in the next few weeks, and maybe, just maybe, I'll have some early Heroes V info as well.

'Planetary Defense' Release Announced

by Thomas on Jan. 15, 2003 @ 1:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

UK Based Independent Games developer Positech Computing announced today the release of their arcade/strategy game Planetary Defense. Planetary Defense puts you in charge of a variety of worlds, defending them against enemy attack. You have to defend against missiles, laser equipped satellites, cloaked starships, multiple-warhead rockets and flaming meteors, by guiding defensive missiles to their targets. On some levels you have multiple orbiting moons, complete with their own bases and space colonies, ships evacuating your planet to defend, and energy shields that keep the enemy rockets at bay. Its also possible for enemy fire to disable the all-important radar... Screens, gameinfo and demo is available here!

'Soul Calibur 2' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Details

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2003 @ 12:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Ltd. proudly announced today the release of their long awaited sequel to one of the most revered weapons-based fighters of all time. Soul Calibur2 is scheduled to release in Japan on March 27th and in North America in August 2003 on all three video game platforms. Soul Calibur 2 will be available on the PlayStation2, GameCube, and the Xbox.

Strategy First Releases New 'MicroSoft Train Simulation Add On'

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2003 @ 11:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Train buffs can now explore the beautiful Allegheny mountain region from the comfort of their own homes. Publisher Strategy First and Developer Maple Leaf Tracks are pleased to announce that the latest MSTS Add-On, Sandpatch¸ has shipped to retail stores nationwide.

'Rage' Is No More

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2003 @ 11:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The software company that makes the David Beckham Soccer Game has collapsed, with the loss of 77 jobs. Receivers have been appointed by Liverpool-based computer game firm Rage Software, ending hopes that a rescue package could be put together. The Liverpool-based firm is now likely to be broken up, and any new games it is working on sold off.

'IGI 2 : Covert Strike' - Single-Player Demo Tomorrow

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2003 @ 11:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters' IGI 2: Covert Strike single-player demo will be available tomorrow. An all-new movie entitled Scope will be released at the same time. Both the demo and the video promise to showcase the massive environments and new graphics engine. The playable demo calls for skilful stealth tactics - but players also need to be sharp shooters when the need arises. The demo sees David Jones investigating the theft of an advanced nano-technology device by an organized crime syndicate.

'Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2003 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness asks more questions of Lara's abilities and motivations as she finds herself in nightmarish situations she has not faced before. As both hunter and hunted she must rely on her ingenuity, athleticism and a new harder edge that has arisen from her inner demons. For Lara it's no longer a clear-cut case of good versus evil, this is a more complex tale in which she will have moral choices to make for the first time. Check out the 4 new screens as well as the 8 minute 'Making of' trailer ...