Sales Awards

by Thomas on June 5, 2002 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pro Evolution Soccer wins gold, while the Dukes of Hazzard make off with the silverware. It was only March 2002 when they picked up their first ever Gold Award for their big hit - Metal Gear Solid 2, but just one month on, publisher - Konami are already presented with their second Gold Award for Pro Evolution Soccer, which was released in week 47 of 2001 and has already reached sales in excess of 200k.

'United Soccer' Announced

by Thomas on June 5, 2002 @ 9:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Staggan are stepping into the world of online gaming, with a massively multiplayer football game called United Soccer. The next generation of online gaming from Staggan. Read more below!

Bomberman Games Ships For GameCube & GBA

by Thomas on June 5, 2002 @ 8:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The beloved Bomberman is back and explodes this month as Majesco, one of the fastest-growing publishers of interactive entertainment software, announced today that it has shipped the highly anticipated Bomberman Generation for Nintendo GameCube, and Bomberman Max 2: Blue Advance and Bomberman Max 2: Red Advance for Game Boy Advance.

Shantae (GBA) Ships

by Thomas on June 5, 2002 @ 8:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced the release of Shantae, a side-view adventure quest game for the Game Boy Color System. Shantae is a belly dancing genie in search of the diabolical lady pirate named Risky Boots who has stolen plans to a new invention. Shantae, who can obliterate enemies with her whip-like hair and shakes her booty to transform into different creatures, must stop Risky and save the land from destruction.

Resident Evil Gaiden (GBA) Ships

by Thomas on June 5, 2002 @ 8:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom Entertainment today announced the release of Resident Evil Gaiden, a new chapter in Capcom’s acclaimed Resident Evil series for the Game Boy Color system. Resident Evil Gaiden is a combination of the survival-horror and first person shooting genres featuring well-known characters Barry Burton and Leon Kennedy. Resident Evil Gaiden was developed for Capcom by Virgin Interactive and has been rated “T” for teens by the Entertainment Software Rating Board.

NASCAR Racing 2002 Season Update 1.1.0.2

by Thomas on June 4, 2002 @ 10:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra today released a NASCAR Racing 2002 Season Update 1.1.0.2, that fix some bugs in recent released 1.1.0.1 patch, and some multiplayer, renderer and track work bugs. Read more and grab it here!

Endgame Brings Light-Guns Back In Action

by Rainier on June 4, 2002 @ 7:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Empire Interactive and Vivendi Universal Games announced that Endgame, developed by Cunning Developments for the PlayStation2 has shipped to retailers and is now available in stores. This Light-Gun action game features an in-depth story line unique to this genre. As Jade, players go through over 15 timed levels in a race against the clock. The combination of fast paced action, ease of use and multi-player capabilities make Endgame a perfect addition to the PS2 collection.

InstantService chat to support 'EverQuest'

by Thomas on June 4, 2002 @ 6:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

InstantService, a provider of cost-saving chat and email solutions, announced today that Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) Inc., a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG), has selected InstantService chat to support its most successful franchise, EverQuest.

'The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind' For Xbox Headed To Stores

by Thomas on June 4, 2002 @ 6:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks announced today that its highly-anticipated role-playing game, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, will be in stores June 7. The PC version of Morrowind, released in May, has already won numerous awards and critical acclaim for its outstanding graphics and groundbreaking gameplay.

New MSN TV Internet Receiver

by Thomas on June 4, 2002 @ 5:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The MSN network of Internet services announced availability today of a new MSN TV Internet receiver manufactured by Thomson's RCA brand. This new low-cost receiver enables people to access the Internet from their home television set, using a wireless keyboard or remote control. Without an investment in a personal computer, MSN TV service subscribers can surf the Web, send and receive e-mail, chat, and create instant messages using world-class MSN services such as MSN Messenger Service and MSN Search.

Prima Games and Infogrames Teams Up

by Thomas on June 4, 2002 @ 5:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prima Games, a division of Random House Inc. and the world's leading strategy guide publisher, today announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with global interactive entertainment publisher Infogrames, Inc. to write, publish and distribute in North America 10 computer and video game strategy guides for several of Infogrames' most anticipated titles for 2002. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Legion ships to stores nationwide

by Thomas on June 4, 2002 @ 5:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and Paradox Entertainment have returned from E3, the largest entertainment expo of the year to announce that their highly anticipated strategy game, LEGION, has shipped and will be available in stores nationwide later this week.

Austerlitz: Napoleon's Greatest Battle Goes Gold!

by Thomas on June 4, 2002 @ 2:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Shrapnel Games announced that their latest product, Austerlitz: Napoleon's Greatest Battle, has Gone Gold. The first game of The Greatest Battles Series should begin shipping June 28th.

'Gore' Ships

by Thomas on June 4, 2002 @ 8:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher, a fast-growing publisher of PC and console software entertainment, today announced that Gore, an action-packed PC game developed by 4D Rulers, is now shipping. Looking for the ultimate blast fest? You've found it with Gore. This 3D first-person shooter lives up to its name with its frenzied, hard-core action and blood-thirsty, smart, AI.

More About 'New World Order' MP Test

by Thomas on June 4, 2002 @ 8:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Player of Games tossed up a statement from Project Three Interactive and lead programmer Jim Malmros about the beta release of New World Order. Malmros: "We are aware there have been problems with the beta. Don't despair though, there are 5 main issues that cause 90% of the problems and we're all over them.

UPDATE: Jimbo from Terminate Games released some good news today, master-server has now been fixed, they are completing an update to the test and much more. Read more below!

Limited Edition Diablo II Print

by Thomas on June 4, 2002 @ 7:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has teamed up with one of the largest names in fantasy art to bring the dark and gothic world of Diablo to life. In “Final Stand”, Keith Parkinson has meticulously depicted five mortal heroes in a desperate struggle against the Lord of Terror, Diablo. This image has been carefully reproduced in a limited quantity, with each high-quality print signed and numbered by Parkinson. These prints are printed on 100 lb. cover stock with a paper size of 24" x 34". Take me there!

Shadowbane Portal Releases E3 Video Journal!

by Thomas on June 3, 2002 @ 8:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shadowbane Portal's Seira and Bubba released a very high quality E3 video journal which they compiled by filming several demos live from the booth's floor. The first portion of the journal takes place with Ashen Temper, who demonstrates swimming under water, performs some very cool spell effects, and even a takes a quick tour around the burning City of Nightbridge. It is during this portion of the video that you can start to visualize the gravity of a siege, and the amount of impact it will have on various factions and players communities. The E3 video is also accompanying by a more standard write up of their impressions. Full scoop here!

Q & A With Rainbow Six consultant Mike Grasso

by Thomas on June 3, 2002 @ 8:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Raven Shield Zone got a chance to ask active LAPD officer and Rainbow Six consultant Mike Grasso a few questions about the game. Here is a clip:

Is the new equipment in Raven Shield actual equipment in use today? (The heartbeat sensor goggles, and the thermal imaging scope)

All the equipment available to TR6 exists in some form. Wheter or not it is available on a weapon platform or stand-a-lone is a game decision.

U.S. Army Gets Into The Gaming Business

by Thomas on June 3, 2002 @ 7:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last week, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the Army unveiled "America's Army," a new game series that's meant to serve as a marketing and recruiting tool for the gaming generation. Recognizing that the target audience knows a quality title when it sees one (and ignores and ridicules poor quality efforts), the Army has assembled a team of proven developers and licensed one of the premier engines on the market to make its games. Quality doesn't come cheap, though. The budget for "America's Army" is in the $7 million range. (thanks Blues).

Three New X-Box Games Announced - Screens

by Thomas on June 3, 2002 @ 7:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV Software Entertainment AG, one of the leading German publishers and distributors of gaming software, today announced three upcoming titles for the Xbox videogame system from Microsoft. In a continuing effort to diversify consumer offerings, CDV is planning to release "CORE," "Project Nomads," and "Vultures" in 2003.