Various Games For PS2 Ships

by Thomas on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 6:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced the release of PRIDE FC for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. Created exclusively for PlayStation 2 by Anchor of Japan, PRIDE FC is now available at major retail outlets nationwide... Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that World Tour Soccer 2003 from the 989 Sports group is now available in stores, marking the latest release of the critically acclaimed videogame franchise, developed exclusively for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system.

'Hunter: The Reckoning Redeemer' (Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Thomas on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 6:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi and Interplay today announced the development of Hunter: The Reckoning Redeemer, developed by High Voltage Software exclusively for the Xbox. Based on the gothic world of White Wolf's pen and paper role-playing games, Hunter: The Reckoning is returning to Xbox fueled with more intense action than the original. An all-new character joins the original team of four to destroy hordes of new supernatural enemies in never before seen areas. Single or multi-player battles will be waged with the addition of new weapons, power ups, edges (spells) and Hunter-specific combat moves.

UPDATE: 11 screens are added!

'VEXX' - Ships For PS2/Xbox/NGC

by Thomas on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 4:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Unleashing an exciting new action hero within the popular platform gaming genre, Acclaim today announced that it has shipped its eagerly anticipated title, VEXX, for the PS2, Xbox and GameCube. Developed by Acclaim's internal development studio in Austin, Texas, VEXX is an original game that allows players to assume the role of the title character as he embarks on a heroic, combat-laden quest to seek vengeance on those that enslaved his people.

Happy Birthday 'The Sims'

by Thomas on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 4:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that The Sims turns three this month. The Sims, the wildly popular computer game, now available on the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and online, skyrocketed to the top of the charts when it began shipping to stores in February 2000 and remains a top seller in virtually every major game market worldwide.

Non-PC? Don't Be So Truckin' Stupid!

by Thomas on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 3:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eutechnyx have announced that their redneck racing simulator, Big Mutha Truckers is thundering its way toward release on PC and Nintendo GameCube. The downside is that PC and GameCube owners will have to wait until April to get their hands on the unique driving game that's received rave reviews following its release on PlayStation2 and Xbox in December 2002. The good news is that developers Eutechnyx are adding additional features not present in the previous releases.

'Red Faction 2' (Xbox) - Screens

by Thomas on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 3:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by THQ’s studio, Volition, Red Faction 2 is the sequel to one of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed original game franchises of 2001. Featuring an enhanced Geo-Mod engine that allows players to strategically alter and destroy the game environment in real-time, Red Faction 2 expands and builds upon the experience and technology of the original game. Defend your country as Alias, a demolitions expert, with the help of five elite squad members, each specialized in their own means of destruction. Fight through diverse levels using vehicles, an arsenal of specialized weapons and explosives in a rampage to overthrow the government... Check out 16 new shots!

'Splashdown 2' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 3:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GET READY, GET WET, GO! Splashdown 2 takes the sport of watercraft racing to an all-new level! Theme park spectacle and wild arcade fun is the heart of this game. Incredible, dynamic environments with plenty to see and do, blazing speed and even more acrobatic tricks, and a whimsical, imaginative sense of fun! 14 new screens below!

AlienPants To Provide Public Relations For 'Time of Defiance'

by Thomas on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 3:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

AlienPants Ltd has been contracted by Nicely Crafted Entertainment, creators of the Massively Multiplayer Real Time Strategy Game Time of Defiance to provide Public Relations for the company and the game. AlienPants will bring their expertise in large online communities to assist Nicely Crafted in raising the profile of Time of Defiance in the UK and Europe, as well as managing the release of information regarding the monthly updates.

Early Access Program

by Thomas on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 3:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BigWorld Pty Ltd, Micro Forte's official licensing agent for BigWorld massively multiplayer technology today announced its Early Access Program for the highly anticipated BigWorld Technology. With over $8M and three years in development, the technology offers the world's most scalable, fault-tolerant, and customisable MMOG middleware available. Microsoft is using BigWorld technology in its eagerly-awaited new title by MicroForte on the Xbox.

Exclusive Codemasters Tournaments At i15 LAN Party

by Thomas on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 2:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Multiplay, the UK's leading "LAN Party" organisers today announced the sponsorship of their upcoming i15 event by the game publisher Codemasters. This sponsorship will bring prize-winning tournaments to the event for two of the latest games from Codemasters, the first-person shooter Project IGI2 and long awaited sequel to Toca Touring Cars 2, Toca Race Driver. A prize fund of £1,500 is up for grabs in the IGI2 tournament, which will be played on the retail version of the game due for release on the 21st February. The tournament will see up to 48 clans (teams) battling it out for a share in the prize money. To make things interesting, the i15 tournament play will include a completely new map, pre-released exclusively to i15 attendees.

300,000 Nintendo Games Seized In China

by Thomas on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 2:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

(Reuters) - Video game publisher Nintendo said on Tuesday that three January raids in south China netted 300,000 counterfeit games, spotlighting the ongoing war by western firms against piracy in China. The games were seized at three factories in Guangdong province -- a hotbed of pirating activity in China for high- and low-tech products alike, experts said. Nintendo spokeswoman Jodi Daugherty could not give a value for the products seized. She said Nintendo, maker of Game Boy hand-held consoles, seized one million counterfeit products in 2002, and backed 135 raids on Chinese factories that year. Nintendo estimates counterfeiting cost the company and its licencees about US$649 million in lost sales in 2002. Daugherty said a main focus of the company's efforts to combat the problem has been on China.

Microsoft Launches Xbox Greatest Hits Program

by Thomas on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 2:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Software giant Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday said it would cut the price on some best-selling titles for its Xbox video game console, a week after rival Nintendo cut some game and hardware prices in a bid to spur sales.

Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft said the "Platinum Hits" program would start with more than a dozen titles at a price of about $19.99 each. Top titles for the Xbox, which holds the No. 2 position in the U.S. market, usually retail for $49 or in some cases $39. Among the titles to be offered at the discounted price are Xbox hits like Microsoft's "Amped Freestyle Snowboarding" and "Project Gotham Racing" and third-party titles like Electronic Arts Inc.'s "Bond: Agent Under Fire" and Activision Inc.'s "Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions."

TRC Launches 'SimKits'

by Thomas on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 1:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today the Dutch-based company TRC Development b.v. launches SimKits. This is a unique product line of kits with simulator parts, that allows cockpit self-builders to build gauges for twelve different airplane cockpits. The new website with the SimKits shop features the complete line of kits.

'GI Combat - Episode 1: Battle of Normandy'

by Thomas on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 1:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mindscape, a leading software publisher is proud to announce the release of GI Combat - Episode 1: Battle of Normandy for PC CD-ROM on 7 March 2003. GI Combat is a real-time tactical combat game that engulfs players in the battles of Normandy, from the beaches to St. Lo, during the Second World War.

'O.R.B' To Be Released In March - Screens

by Thomas on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 1:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mindscape is pleased to announce the release of O.R.B (Off World Resource Base), licensed from Strategy First. O.R.B will be released in March 2003 for PC CD-ROM, priced at £19.99... More about Off World Resource Base below!

UPDATE: Six screenshots added to celebrate the imminent UK release.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 12:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Motor Trend Presents : Lotus Challenge' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 4:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Lotus Challenge is truly the most complete racing game to date. By mixing different gaming styles, camera angles, story lines and even a hint of role playing, players can choose multiple paths through the game. Five huge modes offer players a complete tour of the world of Lotus. Stunt mode takes you to the set of a Hollywood blockbuster run by a hotshot director who gives you the play-by-play of the scene he wants you to execute. A multi-player option is available for those who want to challenge others through a championship or single race. Upon winning specific challenges, hidden tracks and cars are unlocked, so if you have already won a race you can go back and test your skills in a faster car.

'Tropico 2: Pirate Cove' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 4:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As an all-powerful Pirate King, players must manage a seventeenth century band of buccaneers in "Tropico 2: Pirate Cove." To attract the most frightening of history's sea-faring bad boys, Pirate Kings must keep their charges brave and well-supplied between voyages. The island's "yo-ho-ho's" must stay at a feverish pitch in order to keep the King and his buccaneers satisfied with drinking, wenching, gambling, feasting, and the best in pirate accommodations. Chekc out these 6 new screens ...

'Dynasty Warriors 4' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 4:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ancient grudge and new mutiny bring an end to the four hundred year reign of the Han dynasty. The once noble empire of China crumbles into three warring states. In this latest installment of the Dynasty Warriors saga, honor and loyalty in the face of adversity serve as game’s theme. Obligations to lords and allies guide these ancient warriors across the battlefields of Ancient China. Dynasty Warriors 4 uses the most advanced melee-fighting engine to deliver the next evolution of tactical action. Experience the thrill of taking on multiple opponents at once and fighting against impossible odds. New features not only add more depth to the legend of the Three Kingdoms but also to the individual characters and the dramatic events surrounding

'Post Mortem' - Goes Gold!

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 3:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Adventure Company is pleased to announce the Post Mortem has Gone Gold in the U.S. This chilling tale from the makers of Syberia will hit the shelves February 28, 2003. If you havn't yet, check our Post Mortem preview to get a taste of it!