Arxel Tribe Deal!

by Thomas on Sept. 30, 2002 @ 2:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Leading consumer software, publisher and distributor MINDSCAPE has today acquired the exclusive distribution rights for the upcoming PC titles RING 2, THE GLADIATORS, MISTMARE and HANNIBAL - The Game, from premier European developer and publisher ARXEL TRIBE (part of the CTO S.p.A. Group). Both companies also announce their wish to extend this partnership on all future ARXEL TRIBE titles to be released in these territories.

'KREED' - New Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 30, 2002 @ 2:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kreed is high-tech 3d-action, created at Russian developers Burut, in which player will become Legionnaire - one of the most trained and dangerous warriors of 3rd millennium. Today we have three new shots!

Cinemaware needs you!

by Thomas on Sept. 30, 2002 @ 2:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Want to get your foot in the door of the video game industry? Cinemaware is searching for part-time volunteers to assist in testing their Playstation2 game in the final stages of development. Candidates are required to test onsite at their headquarters in Burlingame, California (no external beta-testing positions are available at this time).

BMX XXX (XB/GC/PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 30, 2002 @ 2:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BMX XXX is the third generation in the successful BMX line from Acclaim that has sold over 3 million copies worldwide. Thousands of trick combinations can be performed with incredible big air tricks, modifiers and grinds. Plus, new ground-based tricks mean a ride across the park is anything but boring. Four small shots below!

Airborne Assault Patch 2 with MapMaker

by Thomas on Sept. 30, 2002 @ 1:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Australian developers, Panther Games and publisher are pleased to announce the release of Patch 2 for "Airborne Assault - Red Devils over Arnhem". This patch includes the new beta MapMaker application. With the MapMaker and the previously released ScenMaker, users now have complete freedom to design their own battles for the AA engine, including non-Market Garden battles covering the actions on the entire Western Front 1944-1945!

'Archangel' Launch

by Thomas on Sept. 30, 2002 @ 1:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions is pleased to announce the launch of Archangel, the gripping third-person action adventure game, scheduled for release in the UK on 18th October 2002 and in the German market on 4th of October on PC CD Rom. The US-Version will be released on 30th of October.

'Command & Conquer : Generals' - No Demo!??!

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2002 @ 11:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

German and its affiliate reported that according to their EA source, Delphi, we won't be seeing any demo of EA's upcoming RTS title, C&C : Generals. Eventhough Harvard Bonin had said earlier that they're going to work on a multiplayer demo, this seems to not be the case. The official forum simply says "No demo". No multiplayer nor single player demo?? Whats a bust! (thanks EvilAvatar).

Daily Dose Of Previews

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2002 @ 11:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News has posted a short preview of Nintendo's upcoming GameCube adventure game, Legend of Zelda. The Entertainment Depot has a look at Mirage's upcoming World War II RPG, Another War. Action Trip has a new preview of Zuxxez Entertainment and Eidos's WWI themes RTS game, WWII: Panzer Claws(available in Europe, coming this fall to the US). GameSpy takes a look at the incarnation of Samus Aran in the Gameboy Advance version of Metroid Fusion. Gamer's Pulse is has up a preview of Ensemble Studios' upcoming 3D RTS game, Age of Mythology. PC Gameworld has a preview of Rival Interactive's sequel to last year's Real War, the military C&C clone, Real War: Rogue States. GameSpy has a preview of 4X Studio, Wanadoo and Dreamcatcher's First Person Shooter, Iron Storm. HomeLAN has put up a preview of Io Interactive and Eidos' upcoming first/third person action game, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2002 @ 11:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Loadedinc has a new Q&A with Nival Interactive's Mike Allenson talking about their upcoming WW2 RTS game, Blitzkrieg. ToTheGame has a new Q&A with somebody, un-named, at Blizzard talking about their upcoming Warcraft MMORPG, World of Warcraft. GDXbox has a new Q&A with Majesco's David Elmekies talking about their upcoming action-horror game, BloodRayne (developed by Terminal Reality). The Electric Playground has a new Q&A with Westwood co-founder Louis Castle talking about their recent of themassive multiplayer space-based RPG, Earth & Beyond.

'Speed Challenge: Jacques Villeneuve' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 11:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Involved in the project for the past two years, Jacques Villeneuve worked closely with the Ubi Soft development team to provide players with a new racing challenge featuring an emphasis on driver performance. "We wanted a game with innovative and futuristic features that would create a vision of the automobile race of tomorrow as imagined by champion Jacques Villeneuve," commented S├ębastien Delen, the game's producer. "Players will be delighted by functions they've never before seen in a video game, such as autopilot and autoreforming of cars."

'Choplifter: Search & Rescue' (PS2) Pushed Back

by Thomas on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 4:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xicat has moved back the release date for ChopLifter: Search and Rescue to Q1 of 2003. The reason for the delay is to make even more cutting edge improvements on the already revolutionary game, the original release date was scheduled for Nov. 2002. With competition in the genre being so stiff, Xicat’s goal is to make ChopLifter the gold standard for action games.

'Windows 2000' Running On The Microsoft Xbox

by Thomas on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 1:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today the Xbox Linux Project announced that Microsoft Windows 2000 has been successfully started and run on a Microsoft Xbox gaming console. This has been accomplished by using the Linux operating system, which already works reliably on the Xbox, as host environment. Windows has been run inside Linux with common PC virtualization software...

Get that 'perfect job' playing The Sims

by Thomas on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 12:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Start working your way up the ladder to that perfect job - from within "The Sims", that is. This expansion pack lets you instantly drop one of several dozen new carrers into the game. But most players will use Career Creator Pro to make brand new jobs for any of their sim characters.. "Career Creator Pro is an add-on for "The Sim" and will be available October 9th"

'SW: Bounty Hunter' Cut Scene (PS2/NGC)

by Thomas on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 11:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Now, get a first look at the story of Star Wars Bounty Hunter, through this animated introductory cut-scene that sets the tale in motion. Darth Sidious contacts his new apprentice with a two-fold assignment: eliminate the threat of the Bando Gora cult, and find a candidate for the clone army project.

'Asheron's Call 2' - Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 11:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Asheron's Call 2" is the next generation fantasy MMORPG in which the world dynamically evolves around you. Enter a land devastated by a magical disaster, where the players must rebuild the world. "Asheron's Call 2" features an all-new graphics engine, combat system and dynamic content system to deliver a rich, engaging fantasy world where world-shaking changes sweep you along an epic story-line. Today factornews serve up 27 new screens.

'ATV Quad Power Racing' (GBA) - Trailers

by Thomas on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 11:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ATV Quad Power Racing is an earth shattering, dirt flying, ground breaking racer for Nintendo's Game Boy Advance. Climb aboard some of the meanest machines off road, and race through nine different environments, each realistically rendered and custom built for maximum air and maximum fun. Today we got three .AVI movies, features exclusively in-game footage.. Read more for the links!

Gungrave (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 10:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Gungrave, players assume the identity of an un-dead assassin sent from beyond the grave to destroy a shady criminal organization. Bearing simply the name “Grave,” the player is armed with two fast-action handguns and a coffin on his back containing concealed heavy weapons. Players will unlock even more devastating moves as they progress through six intense stages fighting waves of gun-toting thugs.

'Unreal Tournament 2003' In Stores!

by Thomas on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 9:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mark Rein 'Vice President' at Epic Games Inc. posted up following information about Unreal Tournament 2003 on the official forum:

Infogrames told us that some stores should have copies as early as today. The chains I recall are: BestBuy, EB, Target, Wal*Mart and Gamestop - there might be others but I'm not at my own computer right now so I can't verify the list. From what I understand they can sell it the minute they get it. There is no "street date" for this game - at least not in the USA. I have no idea why they would hold it back in the UK or Europe - that would certainly NOT be our preference.

'Aquanox2 : Revelation' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 3:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today the Massive Development team, a part of the JoWooD group, will publish their first trailer for their action game AquaNox2: Revelation, scheduled for release in November. The trailer, which is just under three minutes long, shows impressions from all aspects of the game. And to top it off we have 20 fresh screens as well .. joy joy!

Defender Of The Crown (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 1:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It is a period of great unrest. The evil Prince John has seized power after his older brother, the rightful King of England, Richard the Lionheart was kidnapped and taken hostage by the King of Austria. Under Prince John’s tyranny the good people of England have already suffered dearly. One man, the embodiment of honor and agent of retribution has vowed to save his people and restore peace to England. This man is known as Robin Hood.