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U.S. Army Gets Into The Gaming Business

by Thomas on June 3, 2002 @ 7:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last week, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the Army unveiled "America's Army," a new game series that's meant to serve as a marketing and recruiting tool for the gaming generation. Recognizing that the target audience knows a quality title when it sees one (and ignores and ridicules poor quality efforts), the Army has assembled a team of proven developers and licensed one of the premier engines on the market to make its games. Quality doesn't come cheap, though. The budget for "America's Army" is in the $7 million range. (thanks Blues).

Three New X-Box Games Announced - Screens

by Thomas on June 3, 2002 @ 7:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV Software Entertainment AG, one of the leading German publishers and distributors of gaming software, today announced three upcoming titles for the Xbox videogame system from Microsoft. In a continuing effort to diversify consumer offerings, CDV is planning to release "CORE," "Project Nomads," and "Vultures" in 2003.

MX Superfly Trailer

by Thomas on June 3, 2002 @ 6:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MX Superfly features 22 authentic tracks "set in locals such as Loretta Lynn’s, the Outdoor Nationals, the Free Ride Moto-X Championships and the THQ US Open", gameplay modes in 125cc, freestyle and 250cc, 26 professional riders and Create-A-Rider features. The game will also host 11 multiplayer mini-games when it ships this fall for Xbox, PlayStation 2 and GameCube. Today we bring you a 10MB trailer fom the game. Read more below for links!

E3 Previews and Roundups

by Thomas on June 3, 2002 @ 5:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frictionless Insight has posted E3 Previews and Roundups from following games: Praetorians, the Roman-themed RTS from Pyro Studios and Eidos - Jurassic Park, the mission-based world-building game from Blue Tongue Software and Universal Interactive - e-Club, the golf controller for the PC that lets you swing actual clubs to play PC golf games - Kemco Roundup, talking about Kemco's games at E3 - Sammy Entertainment Roundup, covering Sammy's E3 showing..

XGaming Inc E3 Round-Up

by Thomas on June 3, 2002 @ 1:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Did you enjoy dropping quarters in arcade machines to play arcade classics and fighting games? Don't you wish you could do the same thing at home on your game console or PC? Gamers from all over the world got a chance to do just that this week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. Crowds fought for a chance to play the X-Arcade, an authentic game controller that has set the game industry abuzz with it's multi-platform capability and industrial design.

UFC: Throwdown PS2 - Screens

by Thomas on June 3, 2002 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Playstation 2 gets it's first taste of real fighting with UFC: Throwdown! Slamming with real fighters and real fighting, UFC: Throwdown debuts on the Playstation 2 with exclusive real UFC fighters, increased realistic gameplay elements and the most in depth game modes to date for any fighting/wrestling game. Ships on 6/4/2002. New PS2 screens below!

Valhalla Classics Episode Five

by Thomas on June 3, 2002 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vulcan Software let us know that episode five of the Valhalla Classics is finished! It's called the 'Servants Hall' and is the first episode set in the period known as Before The War. This time you play the evil (and grumpy) character called 'The Lord Of Infinity', he can be described as a blend of Clint Eastwood and Marvin 'The Paranoid Android' (from 'Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy')... but as with the little prince (from episodes 1 to 4). Find out more here.

New Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Wallpaper

by Thomas on June 2, 2002 @ 10:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Slow Sunday, but anyway Blizzard now offers you a new New Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Wallpaper. Adorn your desktop with this new Orc wallpaper! Grab it here!

'Bruce Lee' and 'The Thing' Sites

by Thomas on June 1, 2002 @ 3:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Universal Interactive tossed up the sites for Bruce Lee and The Thing. The sites includes screens, videos, gameinfo and much more. Go check them out x-box fans!

Sites & Updates For Dreamcatchers E3 Games

by Thomas on June 1, 2002 @ 2:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher tossed up new sites and updated a bunch aswell for games they showed at E3. Following sites is now available/updated and loaded with new screens, videos and much more:

AURYN QUEST - GORE - THE PHARAOH'S CURSE - CURSE OF ATLANTIS - THE OMEGA STONE - IRON STORM - CURSE - HAEGEMONIA - SPIRITS & SPELLS - HARBINGER - STEALTH COMBAT - FUEL - AGASSI TENNIS GENERATION.

'Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix' Ships

by Thomas on June 1, 2002 @ 1:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. and Raven Software's powerful and intense action game, Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix has shipped to retail stores nationwide. The sequel to the award-winning Soldier of Fortune, Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix drops players into the ranks of America's elite covert troops in a gritty and intense battle for survival. Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix is currently available on North American store shelves for a suggested retail price of $49.95. The game is rated "M" for MATURE (content suitable for persons ages 17 and older) for animated blood, violence and gore by the ESRB.

Two New Official Plugins For 'Morrowind'

by Thomas on June 1, 2002 @ 1:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official site for Morrowind now offers two new plugins for Morrowind. The first one is called Area Effect Arrows, and features Aradraen the fletcher and her specialty arrows. The second plugin, Bitter Coast Sounds, adds sound effects and dragonfly creatures to the game.

'New World Order' Multiplayer Demo Available NOW!

by Rainier on June 1, 2002 @ 1:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Believe it or not but Project3 FINALLY has released their multiplayer demo for their "eagerly" anticipated New World Order first person shooter. I'm downloading it as we speak .. read more for links where ot grab it as i'll be addin links as we cruise along ...

UPDATE: More links added and some solutions for people that having problem to run the game.

'Jedi Knight 2 Tools' Release 2 Available NOW

by Rainier on June 1, 2002 @ 1:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A few weeks ago Raven released their initial Jedi Knight II tools for the mod community and today they let us know they have updated their package to version 2. Read more to get a detailed list and links where to grab the goodies!

Infogrames Ships 'Test Drive' For PS2 & Xbox

by Rainier on May 31, 2002 @ 9:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames, Inc. announced today that "Test Drive" the latest title in its Atari line-up, is now available for Sony's PlayStation2 and is shipping soon for the Xbox. The game's stunning visuals and arcade handling are complemented by the new story mode to ensure a power-packed ride. Featuring more than 20 beautifully modeled licensed sports cars and a blockbuster soundtrack of thumping driving music from DMX, Ja Rule, Saliva and others, "Test Drive" promises to outshine, outwax and outrace the competition.

US Open 2002 - Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2002 @ 6:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Have you ever dreamed of stepping into a famous player’s shoes, playing on the centre court or having your winning shot applauded by a jubilant crowd? For those of you who want to try your luck on the courts this summer, US OPEN 2002 will give you access to the most prestigious tennis courts in the world. Check the screens !

Shrapnel Games Teams Up With Breakaway

by Thomas on May 31, 2002 @ 5:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Shrapnel Games announced a multi-game partnership with Breakaway, Ltd, Games Divsion. This partnership will launch the The Greatest Battles Series and bring the best in war games to the market, the first of which is Austerlitz: Napoleon's Greatest Victory.

'DirectX 9.0' Being Beta-Tested

by Rainier on May 31, 2002 @ 4:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Corp. announced the release of beta version 1 of the Microsoft┬« DirectX┬« 9.0 API, the latest version of Microsoft’s suite of multimedia application programming interfaces. Beta 1 features Microsoft’s innovative new high-level shader language (HLSL), a powerful new programming model that offers the easiest-to-use graphics creation toolset for developers.

Akira Psycho Ball (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2002 @ 4:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames is working on a pinball game, "Akira Psycho Ball", for the PS2. So here we have a few (rather fuzzy) screens of what it looks like. No specific details nor a scheduled release date is known yet, but we will keep you posted.

World War II: Frontline Command - New Screens

by Thomas on May 31, 2002 @ 12:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fresh from a hit unveiling at E3, Codemasters today reveal new screens from "World War II: Frontline Command", the forthcoming real-time strategy epic for PC, being developed by The Bitmap Brothers.

UPDATE: Codemasters was so nice to send us another 7 additional screens to the previously posted. Enjoy!