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Nintendo Snags 'Hamtaro' Game Rights

by Thomas on May 14, 2002 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Adorable and heart-warming Hamtaro and his hamster pals, the Ham-Hams, are coming to America! ShoPro USA, an affiliate of Shogakukan Production Co., Ltd. (ShoPro), will introduce one of Japan's hottest children's properties, Hamtaro, to kids across the United States this Summer. ShoPro, one of the leaders in the development of children's entertainment in Japan, is also a subsidiary of one of Japan's largest publishing companies, Shogakukan, Inc.

Chicago Bears Linebacker Brian Urlacher Joins NFL 2K3

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Sports announced the signing of Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher to serve as the official spokesperson and cover athlete for "SEGA Sports NFL 2K3." After joining the Chicago Bears in 2000, Brian Urlacher quickly made his mark in the NFL, winning The Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award. The league and numerous sporting publications have honored him since as one of the NFL's top defensive players. He is also a two-time Pro Bowl pick who has led the Chicago Bears in total tackles, sacks, solo tackles and tackles for loss.

Empire Announces New 'Starsky & Hutch' Game

by Thomas on May 14, 2002 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive has announced that Antonio Fargas, aka Huggy Bear, has been signed for the in-game voice-overs and to help promote the PlayStation 2 and PC versions of its new “Starsky & Hutch” game. Helping Starsky and Hutch clean up the streets, Huggy was present in almost every episode of the hugely popular 70’s show.

'Dragon Ball Z: Legacy of Goku' GBA

by Thomas on May 14, 2002 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As a result of its aggressive pre-launch awareness programs and strong retailer support, Infogrames, Inc. today announced that the initial shipment of its highly acclaimed Dragon Ball Z: Legacy of Goku for the Game Boy Advance will surpass the 300,000 unit mark, making it the largest Game Boy Advance launch in company history. Already acclaimed by the video game media and bolstered by tremendous consumer demand, Dragon Ball Z: Legacy of Goku is shipping to more than 20,000 retail outlets nationwide on May 14.

U.S. Price For PS2 Dropping to $199 ?

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 1:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gaming industry analysts report that Sony Entertainment of America will lower the price of the PlayStation 2 console to $199 as early as tomorrow, with the PSOne price being lowered to $49 (Thanks Gamespy). Click 'Read More' for more info.

'Punch King' (GBA) - Screens

by Thomas on May 13, 2002 @ 11:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Punch King, is a new boxing game for the Game Boy Advance in the spring. Punch King is being developed by Full Fat, the heralded developer of the Company's premier Game Boy Advance title, Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2, which has been extremely well received by consumers and the media. New screens below!

Sony Online E3 Lineup

by Thomas on May 13, 2002 @ 11:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Next week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), in Los Angeles, Sony Online Entertainment reinforces its commitment to multiplayer online gaming with the announcement of a ground breaking lineup, including: EverQuest: The Planes of Power, PlanetSide and EverQuest II. Capitalizing on its game expertise and well-known properties SOE also announced that the company will be taking its popular EverQuest property to the console audience with the upcoming EverQuest Online Adventures for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. In addition, SOE will become an official PlayStation 2 developer, specializing in massively multiplayer online games, an entirely new genre for the console player. SOE will be expanding massively multiplayer games into new genres with PlanetSide and Star Wars Galaxies, both of which are currently in development.

Nintendo Reveals Online Gaming Plans

by Thomas on May 13, 2002 @ 11:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo of America Inc. unveiled plans for its online gaming initiative for NINTENDO GAMECUBE, slated to begin this fall. The first announced product is Sega's Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II launching this fall in North America. Sega's game will be playable at the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) starting May 22 in Los Angeles.

SpyHunter (GBA) Ships To Stores - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2002 @ 11:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway announced today that a revamped version of the classic game, SpyHunter, will ship tomorrow for the Game Boy Advance. SpyHunter is available now for the PS2, the Xbox and the GameCube. Check the screens!

Official 'Unreal Tournament 2003' WebSite Open

by Rainier on May 13, 2002 @ 10:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Unreal Tournament 2003 is the sequel to 1999's multiple 'Game of the Year' award winner. It uses the very latest Unreal Engine technology - where graphics, sound and gameplay are taken beyond the bleeding edge. The official website has just been opened, not a lot of "new" stuff there but it DOES contain some sweet looking screens, info and a FAQ!

'Soldier Of Fortune 2 : Double Helix' Gone Gold - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2002 @ 8:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. and Raven Software’s Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix has gone gold and is on its way to manufacturing. The sequel to the award winning Soldier of Fortune, Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix drops players into the ranks of America’s shadow soldiers in a gritty and intense battle for survival. Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix is rated M for MATURE (17 and above) for animated blood, violence and gore. To celebrate this most excellent news we added a mere 20 screenshots for your enjoyment! Bring it on!

PlayStation 2 Shipments Reach 30 Million

by Thomas on May 13, 2002 @ 6:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc, the Tokyo based parent of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced that cumulative world-wide factory shipments of the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system had reached 30 million units.

Eidos's E3 Lineup

by Rainier on May 13, 2002 @ 6:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive announces its lineup for the forthcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), held May 22-24 in Los Angeles, California. The key featured games on Eidos’ stand include: Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness (PS2/PC); TimeSplitters 2 (PS2/Xbox/GameCube); Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (PC/Xbox/PS2); Praetorians (PC) and Deus Ex 2: Invisible War (PC/Xbox). The Eidos stand (#1300) will be located in the South Hall.

Skinning Tutorial For 'Soldier of Fortune 2'

by Rainier on May 13, 2002 @ 6:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This tutorial was written using the MP Beta Test and assuming you have Photoshop, ModView, a good digital camera or scanner, lots of skills & patience. Check it out!

Gateway's 'Jedi Outcast' Contest

by Rainier on May 13, 2002 @ 5:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Test your skills playing "Star Wars Jedi Knight® II – Jedi Outcast" by using the Force to destroy 12 opponents. Plus, you’ll get a chance to win some very cool prizes (Win over $60.000 in prizes)! Register today to join our largest Gateway Gaming Challenge to date!

Time Is Ticking For 'Earth 2150' Sequel - Screens

by Thomas on May 13, 2002 @ 5:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Akaei announces that it is to publish Earth 2150: Lost Souls, the third Real Time Strategy (RTS) title in the Smash hit Earth 2150 series. Both previous 2150 titles received critical acclaim and scooped a mass of awards.

Jerusalem - Game Overview & Screens

by Patrick on May 13, 2002 @ 3:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After POMPEII, Cryo and Mindscape introduces the second episode of the Adrian Blake trilogy. Some facts, info, screens and art to "enlighten" you ;)

'The Secret Of The Nautlius' – Facts & Screens

by Patrick on May 13, 2002 @ 3:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The 21st century, somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic. The USS Shark, a nuclear submarine on an exploration mission, detects a strange echo on its sonar. No one on board can identify it – is it a creature from the depths or a man-made creation? One thing is sure, never in living memory has a sonar operator ever heard anything like it. The crew of the Shark is divided: should they go and investigate or wait and observe? The Secret of the Nautilus - inspired by 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - is released for PC CD-Rom priced £29.99 in May 2002.

'Kuju' To Develop 'Warhammer 40K' (PS2) For THQ

by Patrick on May 13, 2002 @ 3:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kuju Entertainment is delighted to announce that it has signed a contract with THQ Inc. to develop the first ever, fully licensed Warhammer 40,000 game for the PS2. In securing the project, Kuju Entertainment fought off stiff competition from approximately 30 other developers, a feat which serves as a glowing tribute to the company's incredible pool of talent and its growing stature within the games industry.

'Stealth Combat' - Game Overview & Screens

by Patrick on May 13, 2002 @ 3:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stealth Combat is a tactical action game for PC CD-Rom set in the near future, where a war is raging between the EMA (Economic and Military Alliance) and the Great Empire. Choose your side and immerse yourself in more than 25 infiltration, reconnaissance or destruction based missions in the cockpit of the best mobile military equipment the Special Forces have to offer. Stealth Combat is released in June 2002, priced £34.99.