'Ghost Recon Island Thunder' Tournament

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 7:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

PC gamers can sign up today to participate in the Ubi.com Ghost Recon Island Thunder Tournament. Beginning October 15, players will be competing to win CamelBak ThermoBak bags, Xbox gaming consoles, and copies of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell--one of the hottest games on Xbox for the holidays--and Ghost Recon for the Xbox, the game that pushes Xbox Live to the limit. Register for the tournament from the Official Ghost Recon site. This tournament is brought to you in conjunction with The Clan World Network. Read more for details ...

'Far West' Has Gone Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 7:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Saddle up, cowboy - the gold master for Far West is ready and will be in stores at the beginning of November. Face challenging quests and adventures and become head of your own Ponderosa. (our recent screens HERE)

Deep Character Technology For The Sims Deluxe Edition

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 7:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Right Hemisphere, a creator of 3D graphic production solutions for games, film and broadcast, web content, and industrial design today announced that Electronic Arts has selected Right Hemisphere's Deep Character technology as the basis for The Sims Creator, a full-featured customization utility included in The Sims Deluxe Edition.

BattleBots (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 6:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BattleBots is based on the popular, adrenaline-pumping TV show of the same name pitting contestant-designed, radio-controlled robots against each other inside a high-tech arena equipped with hazardous obstacles such as kill saws and giant sledgehammers. The BattleBots show is currently in its fourth season and averages more than 3.5 million viewers per week.

'Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2' - Australian Demo

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 6:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released another demo for the just gone gold Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2. This demo is the australian version and lets you check Calypso Coast again but in a HSV GTS Coupe and a Ford TS-50. Read more for details and links where to get it ... (Thanks Ausgamers)

TimeSplitters 2 (GC PS2 Xb) - Character Bios

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 6:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TimeSplitters 2 is the sequel to the hugely successful and critically acclaimed TimeSplitters and has been developed by Free Radical Design. TimeSplitters 2 improves on the original in every conceivable way. The game offers a more involving story mode, featuring a complex narrative set across nine different time periods, from twentieth century Siberia to the Wild West to Futuristic Neo Tokyo. Today we have some more TimeSplitters 2 character bios, part 4 in the series. This week it's the turn of the Robot Factory and Siberia.

'Mercedes-Benz WorldRacing' (Xbox) Delayed - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 6:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive Europe announced today a short development pit stop for its highly anticipated 3D racing-simulation game. 'WorldRacing' (developed in cooperation with Mercedes-Benz) for the acclaimed Xbox video game system from Microsoft will now speed into retail in January 2003. We recevied a few new screens to soften the blow...

'Earth 2150: Lost Souls' - English Demo

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 5:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earth 2150: Lost Souls is now making its way into English-speaking countries, and therefore a playable demo of this 3D real-time strategy game by Infinite-X has been released. The demo includes two missions playable on the Lunar Corporation side, as well as the Skirmish mode. Grab this 135MB demo from 3DGamers!

'Strike Fighters: Project 1' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 5:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and Developer Third Wire are pleased to announce that Strike Fighters: Project 1, the flight simulation that will have people lighting the fires under their PCs, has gone gold for a full North American release.

Ubisoft Brings 'Scrabble' To PC/PS2

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 5:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced the extention of it’s range of interative Scrabble board game products with the release of Scrabble 2003 Edition for PC CD-ROM and PlayStation2 and Scrabble Junior for PC CD-ROM. Both games will be released in November 2002.

VFR Photographic Packs - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 3:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ever wanted to fly over your own hometown or neighourhood whilst piloting your very own plane, on a Flight Simulation game for your personal computer? Leading Cambridge-based Flight Simulation games publisher Just Flight, established aerial photographic company Getmapping, and software developer, Visual Flight, have joined forces to release the first flight simulation upgrade to Microsoft's multi-million selling Flight Simulation series.

'Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions' (NGC) - Facts

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

WRECKLESS: The Yakuza Missions, the top-selling mission-based combat game for the XboxTM video game system from Microsoft, is hitting the Nintendo GameCube with cool new features and exclusive mini-missions. In this high-suspense, high-speed, mission based driving game, players choose one of two roles, each with its own storyline; that of an elite anti-Yakuza squad member or a high-level secret agent. Read more for the Nintendo GameCube fact sheet!

'Tenchu 3: Wrath of Heaven' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 1:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Tenchu 3: Wrath of Heaven" features impressive new stealth attacks, an enhanced fighting engine, new weapons and tools, larger levels, improved character animations and new multiplayer options. Eleven reasonably fresh screenshots below!

Shaun Murray's Pro Wakeboarder (CONSOLE) Facts

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 11:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hang on for your life in Shaun Murray's Pro Wakeboarder as you get ripped across a lake by a high-powered speedboat and trick through dangerous terrain. Feel the rush as you crash into houseboats and catch huge air in nine exotic levels with seven world-class wakeboarders. Tired already? Then drive the boat and help your friend pull off challenging technical tricks on the most realistic looking water ever.

Cenega Games Hitting The Shelves

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 7:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cenega Games reports that Knigts of the Cross and Another War will be released on 18th of October in UK. Distributed through Pinnacle to all major electronic entertainment stores. Other main european territories (Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Scandinavia, Benelux) will follow within one month with full line up and everywhere alse within this quarter.

Saga Collection - In Stores Now!

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 7:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lucas Art's let us know that their Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds Saga is now available for purchase at retail stores! This package includes the popular real-time strategy game Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds and its dynamic Episode II mission expansion Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns. As an added bonus, Wizards of the Coast Star Wars trading card game boosters will be included with the collection.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 7:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'AquaZots' - Sign Up For Beta 1.1

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2002 @ 1:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

AquaZots (formerly known as DeepSea Tycoon) Beta 1.1 has just been released! Would you like to be one of the few, proud testers of AquaZots Beta version 1.1? You've come to the right place, but you'd better be quick! The first 50 people to signup will be part of the elite few for this special focus group. Are you in? Read more to find out how and where to sign up

'Söldner: Secret Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2002 @ 10:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In "Söldner: Secret Wars" the player takes command of one of these special teams. As Commander he leads the small high tech army consisting of soldiers, light armoured vehicles, helicopters and VTOLs to fulfill a wide variety of mission. The Simulation of a highly complex political system creates a dynamic campaign: each decision has direct impact on the flow of the game.

'Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2002 @ 10:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA just announces that their highly anticipated racing game 'Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2 has gone gold. "Attention racing fans! Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2 PC has officially GONE GOLD and will be in stores on Monday, October 21. Need For Speed (NFS) is back and better than ever in Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2! Engage in the thrill of arcade racing with over 22 exclusive and exotic cars from the world's most coveted licensors including Ferrari, Porsche and Lamborghini… to name a few. 12 tracks (48 variations) and two career event trees, for a grand total of 66 events, provide the widest variety of driving challenges. The PC version will support up to eight-player LAN/Internet racing."