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MicroSoft & Ubi Team Up To Promote 'Splinter Cell' Release

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 6:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft has formed local marketing partnerships with Microsoft throughout Europe and Australia to promote the November 28 European release of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. While marketing actions vary from country to country, the overall strategy is to introduce Splinter Cell as a new huge franchise within the Tom Clancy brand and to position it as a game of choice for Xbox. Microsoft and Ubi Soft have made a joint investment to ensure Splinter Cell is a success this Christmas.

'Dark Age of Camelot: Shrouded Isles' Goes GOLD

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 5:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment announced today that Dark Age of Camelot: Shrouded Isles the highly anticipated expansion to the fastest growing online game of all time, has gone gold. The game will be at retail outlets in North America beginning December 3rd, 2002.

'Die Hard: Vendetta' (NGC) Launch Date

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 4:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bits Studios can today confirm the news that all Game Cube owners have been waiting for - its brilliant first-person action adventure Die Hard: Vendetta, published by NDA Productions, a studio of Vivendi Universal Publishing, will hit stores across Europe on November 15th and the rest of the world very soon after.

More Games Ships (PC/CONSOLE)

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 3:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sega has today shipped Sonic Mega Collection that includes seven classic Sonic games in one collection for NGC, they also let us know that they shipped their next-generation debut of the Shinobi series for PS2. THQ Ships The Fairly OddParents!: Enter the Cleft for Game Boy Advance, Hot Wheels Velocity X for PlayStation2, GameCube, Game Boy Advance and PC reaches store shelves in time for the Holidays. Disney Interactive's 3D action strategy title for PC, Treasure Planet: Battle at Procyon, cruises into retail stores and Microsoft has been active today and let us know that MechAssault is in stores for the Xbox and Xbox Live.

'Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead' Ships

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 3:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that it has shipped Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead, the new expansion pack for the highly acclaimed WWII PC action title, Medal of Honor Allied Assault. The Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead expansion pack has owners of Medal of Honor Allied Assault assuming the role of Sergeant Jack Barnes while continuing their fight from behind enemy lines in Normandy on D-Day to the Battle of the Bulge to the Fall of Berlin and the defeat of the thousand year Reich. More over, the game includes nine new single-player levels and over 12 new multi-player levels. Players can play as British, American, German and Soviet troops in an enhanced multi-player mode. Additionally, players have the ability to choose from a vast arsenal of authentic Soviet, British, American and German weapons. Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead for the PC carries a "T" (Teen) rating from the ESRB and is priced at US MSRP $29.99.

EA Ships 'SHOX' For PS2

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 3:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that it has shipped Shox for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. Racing rookies as well as seasoned speed demons will hit the circuit to compete in amped-up arcade-style off-road car racing. Jumping into one of 24 licensed high voltage vehicles from Porsche, BMW, Subaru, Toyota, Ford, and other manufacturers, players race through three-lap circuits on dirt, snow, and asphalt. Sliding through dusty roads, slipping on ice, and shredding through tree-lined dirt trails, it's crowded on the open road, as six competing cars try to muscle into prime position, wreaking havoc along the way. Additionally, up to 4 players can compete for top rankings in a multiplayer split-screen mode. Shox for the PlayStation 2 carries an "E" (Everyone) rating from the ESRB and is priced at US MSRP $49.99. Shox was developed by Electronic Arts UK.

New Logic3 PS2 Memory Booster Launched Today

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 3:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SpectraVideo has just started to ship the new Logic3 PS2 Memory Booster. The Memory Booster comes in an 8Mb or 16Mb size and works in conjunction with the Official Sony 8Mb PS2 Memory Card to give up 24Mb of data storage, more than enough to meet the demands of the modern day gamer.

'Stronghold: Crusader' - Multiplayer Demo

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 10:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stronghold: Crusader" is a dynamic "castle sim" set in a distant Arabian land that combines the finest aspects of the city builder and real-time strategy genres. Today Take 2 released a new multiplayer demo. This new demo is 88MB to grab and you can download it here!

'Drive' A Computer Racing Game For Blind Children

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 10:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Three MA students Music Technology from the Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU-KMT) present Drive, a computer racing game for blind children, developed in co-operation with the Bartiméus Institute for the blind. This game, which only consists of sound, is the ultimate response to the lack of fun games for blind people. The students translated the essence of visual racing games into sound instead of the graphical elements

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 8:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Smash Up Derby' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 4:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lemon Int. today unveiled 'Smash up Derby', a fast and dynamic arcade racing game bringing the idea of destruction derby back to the new millennium! In this game, like in no other, you will face competition with expanded, heavily tuned cars who, apart from aiming to win, will do all to crash your car and get you out of the race. The adrenaline rush derby will hit shelves in January 2003. The game is developed by CITY interactive. Check the first 8 screens ...

'Battle Realms : Winter Of The Wolf' - Community Chat

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 2:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Liquid Entertainment developer "Ed Del Castillo" will be personally available for a community chat session on Nov20th at 19:00h to answer questions about the recently released Battle Realms add-on, Winter Of The Wolf. If you want to attend, here is the info : Server: DALNet, Channel: #wow-chat, Nov 20th at 19:00 Hrs.

'Deus Ex 2: Invisible War' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 12:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Like its predecessor, DX2 allows players to participate in the telling of a powerful story, rich in mystery, lies and intrigue. In addition to a host of new conspiratorial friends and foes, players can expect encounters with a variety of characters from the original Deus Ex game. And, once again, players visit a variety of real world locations made more exotic by the passage of time. A few screens for your enjoyment!

'Splinter Cell' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2002 @ 11:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Splinter Cell invites gamers to delve into the dark shadows of cyber-terrorism, shadow agencies, and covert operations. The player controls Sam Fisher, a solo operative directed by a top secret, "black ops" wing of the National Security Agency. Alone, yet armed with some of the best hi-tech weapons on the market, Sam walks the fine line between what is legal and what is necessary. He must infiltrate enemy territory and neutralize the opponents—all without leaving a trace. 10 brand new screens, Njoy!

'Dragon's Lair 3D' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2002 @ 11:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment announced Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair has gone gold for the Xbox and the PC. Developed by Dragonstone Software, Dragon's Lair 3D features the same fun, pick-up-and-play gameplay that made the arcade version a blockbuster hit in 1983. Now gamers will be able to experience Dragon's Lair 3D with the highest quality graphics and sound available today. The game is targeted to launch for both versions on November 18.

Anyone Can Be a Millionaire On DVD This Christmas

by Thomas on Nov. 11, 2002 @ 8:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Due for release on 4th November 2002, Millionaire marks a major leap forward for entertainment on the platform. Previous versions of Millionaire have proved phenomenally successful, shifting well over one million copies on both PlayStation and PC, but the creation of a stand-alone, interactive title of this quality is a first for DVD.. Hmm, four screenshots from the DVD-Extra version.

'SPECNAZ' - New Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 11, 2002 @ 6:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Specnaz is a first person shooter from Byte Software, and it's built on the outdoor 3D engine (Amoeba), in which main character passes through real environments and uses real weapons. SPECNAZ ( read spetsnaz ) is a shortcut of the military name called SPECIALNOGO NAZNACENIYA, which means SPECIAL FORCES.. Check out 8 new screens!

Twin Galaxies 3rd Annual Video Game Festival Scheduled

by Thomas on Nov. 11, 2002 @ 6:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Mall of America - America's largest enclosed shopping mall - has scheduled the dates for the 3rd Annual Twin Galaxies Video Game Festival. Taking up the entire weekend of July 18-20, 2003, the event plans four major gaming world championships in addition to a classics arcade and a midway of console and PC games open to the public on free play. With thousands of dollars promised in prizes for contest winners, Twin Galaxies has scheduled these four championships: the 3rd Annual Console Video Game World Championship, the 1st Annual Classic Video Game World Championship, the 1st Annual Mall Pinball World Championship and the 1st Annual PC Games World Championship.

'Dr. Muto' Ships To Retails (XB/PS2)

by Thomas on Nov. 11, 2002 @ 6:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Games Inc. announced today that Dr. Muto, an all-new fully 3-D action-adventure videogame, has shipped for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Dr. Muto is expected to ship for the Nintendo GameCube in December and for the Game Boy Advance in 2003.

'Premier Manager' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 11, 2002 @ 5:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

There's more to being a football manager than knowing your way round a spreadsheet. To succeed in Premier Manager on PlayStation 2 you'll need to combine the tactical genius of Erwin Rommel, the business acumen of Richard Branson, the media savvy of Alistair Campbell, the inspirational abilities of Winston Churchill, the negotiating skills of Kofee Anan and a hide thicker than Vanessa Feltz.. Can you manage another six screenshots?