3 New 'Sonic The Hedgehog' Titles Announced

by Thomas on July 2, 2002 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Corporation today announced that "Sonic Adventure 2 Battle" for Nintendo GameCube and "Sonic Advance" for GameBoy Advance have each shipped one million units worldwide respectively since their initial retail debuts beginning December 2001 in Japan, February, 2002 in the U.S. and March 2002 in Europe. Building upon the global success of the Sonic The Hedgehog series, the company also announced three new Sonic The Hedgehog titles including "Sonic Mega Collection" and a new "Sonic Adventure" game for Nintendo GameCube and Sonic Advance 2" for GameBoy Advance.

Warcraft III - Development Team In-Store

by Thomas on July 2, 2002 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

To celebrate the release of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, this Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon, the Warcraft III development team will be visiting select retail outlets in California. Players who purchase a copy of the game will have a chance to meet the team and have their copy signed by the game's designers. For store locations and further information, Click Here!

Malice Site Goes Live

by Thomas on July 2, 2002 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra Entertainment, Inc. a studio of Vivendi Universal Games, today announced the launch of a new website dedicated to Malice, the upcoming action-adventure game, developed by UK-based Argonaut Games PLC (AGT.L). The new Malice site hosts screenshots from the game, desktop backgrounds, movies and music, as well as behind the scenes production artwork and a voice recording session with No Doubt. There are also links to the latest Malice game news and press releases. Malice is due to release worldwide this November on both the Xbox video game system and the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system under the Sierra brand. The site is live and can be accessed here!

'Earth & Beyond' Patch

by Thomas on July 2, 2002 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Westwood Studios announced today that it has released a major patch for Earth & Beyond that includes new grouping features, an upgraded skill system, and an improved chat interface. Earth & Beyond is an online role-playing galaxy that will be published by EA under the EA GAMES brand in summer 2002. This patch incorporates most of the game's major features into the public test. From now until the game's launch in late summer, the development team will continue to fix bugs, balance, and add content to the game universe

'Aliens vs. Predator 2: Primal Hunt' - Screens

by Rainier on July 2, 2002 @ 6:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The saga continues as Sierra Entertainment and Fox Interactive announced today the development of the Aliens versus Predator 2: Primal Hunt expansion pack. Aliens versus Predator 2: Primal Hunt continues the nail-biting terror and suspense from the award-winning Aliens versus Predator 2. With all new single-player and multi-player levels, weapons, and new player characters, this original interlocking story is an all out battle of three of the deadliest species in the universe as the Aliens versus Predator 2 saga begins.

'Duke Nukem Manhattan Project' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 2, 2002 @ 12:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

3D Realms & Arush have just let us know that they released a 55mb demo for their recently released budget title "Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project". There is also an updated level editor available! Read more for links where to grab these beauties.

Rocky (Xbox/PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2002 @ 11:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get out the gloves and jump in the ring as Rocky Balboa and go head-to-head against Apollo Creed, Clubber Lang, Ivan Drago, and Tommy Gunn! Train with Mickey and company to pound your way from the streets of Philadelphia to become the Heavyweight Champion of the world! Rocky delivers big time punch combos and flurries with thunderous power and heart-stopping speed. This time when the bell rings, it’s for real!

Acclaim Announces 'Burnout 2: Point of Impact'

by Rainier on July 1, 2002 @ 9:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Acclaim today announced a PS2 sequel to its driving title, Burnout. Burnout 2: Point of Impact is due for release in the fall. "Several American films inspired Burnout 2: Point of Impact, including "The Fast And The Furious," "Bad Boys" and "Speed." Featuring six exciting new locations including Miami, Los Angeles, The Rocky Mountains, New Mexico and an international airport, 32 new stages to drive, 14 new vehicles to race, realistic weather effects and more!". We will keep you posted!

America's Army Launches Initial 'Recon' July 4th

by Rainier on July 1, 2002 @ 9:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The U.S. Army launches July 4 on the Worldwide Web a special "Recon" version of "America's Army," an innovative, realistic computer game providing civilians with an inside perspective and a virtual role in today's premier land force: the U.S. Army. (Thanks Blues).

MicrosoftÂ’s Freon Project Is An Xbox!

by Thomas on July 1, 2002 @ 8:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Its code name is “Freon,” reflecting the notion that it is the coolest secret project at Microsoft Corp. these days, at least in the eyes of the Xbox video-game division. WHAT FREON STANDS FOR is a souped-up successor to the Xbox console — capable of playing games but also offering television capabilities, such as pausing live TV and recording shows onto a computer hard drive, say people familiar with the effort. Though it is unclear whether such a product will ever be built, its core concept appears to have the backing of Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, who wrote in an internal memorandum in January that he was a “big fan” of a machine that would combine video services with gaming. Such a device, which could cost around $500, would have another big advantage: It could beat video-game market leader Sony Corp. to the punch. Full story here!

Unreal Tournament 2003 Demo Update

by Thomas on July 1, 2002 @ 8:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mark Rein from Epic Games epic games today updated the official forum with some news about their upcoming UT 2003 Demo. We grabbed the whole posting that you can read below.

Just so you know Epic is the company with final approval on when the game is done. It was the same for UT. I'm the guy at Epic charged with the job of communicating that approval to our publisher but the whole company is involved in determining it.

Activision To Showcase New Games At 1st Virtual Star Trek Convention

by Rainier on July 1, 2002 @ 8:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trekkers who can’t make it to the annual Star Trek convention in Las Vegas can now fix their sensors online at the first Official 3D Virtual Star Trek Convention to also check out the latest in Activision, Inc.’s Star Trek lineup. As a convention co-sponsor, Activision will be giving attendees a special sneak peek at its highly anticipated titles, 'Star Trek Elite Force II' and 'Star Trek Starfleet Command III' by debuting two new gameplay movies.

'Battle Realms: Winter Of The Wolf' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2002 @ 7:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced the development of Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf -- the next episode to the Battle Realms series developed by Thousand Oaks, CA based Liquid Entertainment. This prequel to the epic Battle Realms story will feature new expansion units and characters that will immerse gamers deeper into the Battle Realms world revealing the history and struggle of the Wolf Clan. The game will be co-published by Ubi Soft Entertainment and Crave Entertainment for the PC and is scheduled to release in fall 2002.

Kung Fu Chaos (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2002 @ 6:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Kung Fu Chaos" is a quirky brawler game inspired by the '70's Kung Fu movie era. With the outrageous cast of characters in "Kung Fu Chaos," gamers can go head-to-head with up to four of their friends, battling it out on interactive movie sets that add an element of challenge to the mayhem. Players will become completely immersed in the game as they engage in Hong-Kong-style combat with over-the-top gigantic leaps, suicidal stunts and multiple-opponent action - all while unleashing humiliating insults that can be as damaging as the karate kicks themselves. Check the new screens

Infogrames & Nestle Cereals To Promoto 'Men In Black II'

by Rainier on July 1, 2002 @ 6:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames has today announced that it is to join forces with food giant, Nestle, in a MEN IN BLACK II: ALIEN ESCAPE pack promotion, due to hit an audience of 4.5 million across France.

Space HoRSE Goes GOLD!

by Thomas on July 1, 2002 @ 4:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games is proud to announce that Space HoRSE, developed by Gilligames, has Gone Gold. Tim Brooks, President of Shrapnel Games, commented, "We now have multiplayer in place which adds great value to an already strong game. The early response to this game has been impressive. Everyone seems to like how quickly you can jump in and start playing. The only negative we had heard from those playing the demo was that it didn't allow for multiplayer games. Well, now it does. We are expecting great things from Space HoRSE."

Purge Online - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2002 @ 4:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Purge is an online-only computer game. It is a hybrid Role-Playing-Game / First-Person-Shooter set in the near future accounting a war between the diametrically opposed forces of science-fiction (the Order) and fantasy (the Chosen). Technology versus magic. Science versus religion. Purge is being developed by Freeform Interactive LLC and utilizes the LithTech Talon system. Check the 12 new screens ...

Twin Caliber (PS2) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2002 @ 12:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Twin Caliber is third person action-shooter equipped a unique, innovative style of game play. Played in either single or co-operative player modes, Twin Caliber allows you to independently control two weapons that can be used simultaneously via an analogue joypad as you blaze your way through a mysterious town trying to uncover the secret of an evil cult.

Team SAS (Xbox) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2002 @ 12:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Team SAS is an elite Special Forces game developed using the unique experience and knowledge of Special Forces expert, highly decorated SAS soldier and best selling author, Andy McNab DCM MM. This sure looks like an interesting (and colorful) title, njoy the screens!

Rolling (PS2) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2002 @ 11:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rolling is an athletic, fast and exciting entry into the world of aggressive inline skating and incorporates 18 of the world’s best skaters, including Cesar Mora (Aus), Fabiola da Silva (Bra) and Jon Julio (USA) across two of the most popular disciplines – ‘street’ and ‘vert’. Njoy the new screens!