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GameCube Cracking Lineup

by Thomas on May 29, 2002 @ 7:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Launched across Europe on May 3rd, NINTENDO GAMECUBE units have barely had time to rest on shelves as a phenomenal 400,000 units were snapped up in launch week alone - that's 80% of the consoles that were in stores across Europe for launch. Many stores sold out during launch week, however more NINTENDO GAMECUBE units are being delivered daily from warehouses to replenish stocks in store, and another 500,000 are being shipped across Europe over the next seven weeks.

What will be in the UT2003 demo??

by Thomas on May 29, 2002 @ 7:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

What will be in the UT2003 demo?? Well, Unreality snapped up some information from what Mark Rein wrote in the official UT2003 forum. Here is a clip:

1) What build version of UT2003 was being displayed at E3?

The latest one compiled just before E3. This was the first build I saw with a working Ion Cannon which is a ton of fun to use! What we showed on the show floor is essentially what we think the demo will be which consists of two DM maps (Antalus and Curse3), one Double Domination map (Suntemple), one CTF map (Chrome) and one Bombing Run map (Endagra). But, be warned, this could change. I don't believe there are any plans for a single player campaign for the demo.

Ubisoft To Recruit New Beta Testers For 'Shadowbane'

by Rainier on May 28, 2002 @ 8:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi.com and Ubi Soft, the publishers of Shadowbane, are now accepting additional applications to be a beta tester of Shadowbane, the fantasy-based, massively multiplayer online (MMO) game slated for launch later this year. Shadowbane has been in a closed beta test since January 2002. Ubi.com will be letting thousands more players into the test this year. Read More!

The Looney Tunes Speed onto Playstation2 in Space Race

by Thomas on May 28, 2002 @ 7:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames, Inc challenges players to step astride their rocket-powered space racer, rev up and takeoff in the craziest, winner-takes- all contest in the galaxy with Space Race for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. Shipping to software retailers everywhere today, Space Race is a classic kart racing video game where being the fastest is not the only deciding factor in who takes the checkered flag - players might have to be a little bit despicable.

Infogrames and Six Flags Teams Up!

by Thomas on May 28, 2002 @ 7:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames, Inc. and Six Flags theme parks today announced an exclusive interactive entertainment licensing agreement that will make five Six Flags theme parks and 25 of the most exciting Six Flags roller coasters available to players of Infogrames' upcoming RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 CD-ROM game for personal computers. Players will be able to recreate Six Flags theme parks from around the world and compare their rides and parks to those created by Six Flags professionals.

'Legends of Wrestling' Ships For XB and GC

by Thomas on May 28, 2002 @ 7:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stepping into the squared circle with a mighty tag-team of next-generation wrestling action, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. a leading global video entertainment software developer and publisher, today announced that it has shipped Legends of Wrestling for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube.

Various 'Simon & Schuster' (PC/XB/GC/GBA) Screens

by Thomas on May 28, 2002 @ 6:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Well, we just recived a bunch of new "96" screens from Simon & Schuster and following upcoming titles: BMX Trick Racer (GBA) - Darkened Sky (GC) - EVE Online: The Second Genesis (PC) - Farscape: The Game (PC) - The Last Ninja (Xb) - Outlaw Golf (GC Xb) - Real War Rogue States (PC) - SeaBlade (Xb) - Soldiers of Anarchy (PC) - Warbirds III (PC).. Welcome to the party! Njoy the screens!

'Graphic State' Reveals Cuttin Edge Technology For GBA - Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2002 @ 4:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Building on the technology behind previous titles such as Dark Arena and STAR X, Graphic State has created a new set of 3D game routines which represent a major advance for handheld gaming. Game Boy Advance games can now far more accurately represent their console/PC counterparts - with detailed 3D environments and hundreds of on-screen sprites. Handheld game players can now experience 3D gameplay similar to games previously seen on the original PlayStation. Included are screens from 3 upcoming titles.

Various 'Crave' Titles (Xbox/PS2/GCB) - Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2002 @ 4:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today we have some Crave titles that seem to have slipped under most people's radar, and of course we're here to save the day (yea i know i'm losing it). Featured games are : The Lost (Xbox/PS2)- Whirl Tour (PS2/Gamecube) and H2o Overdrive (PS2)

'Restaurant Tycoon' (Xbox) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2002 @ 3:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

From the creator of award-winning Capitalism series and Seven Kingdoms series, Trevor Chan, here comes a break through in business simulation genre. The game that takes the art of cooking and running a restaurant to new heights, Restaurant Tycoon is a gastronome's dreams come true. Starting with nothing except some cash, a passion for food and a great idea, you start by building a restaurant from the bottom up - hiring waiters, decorating, even cooking the meals. Buy, build, outsell and undermine your competition in the world's culinary capitals, all faithfully recreated in stunning 3D environments.

'Phantom Crash' (Xbox) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2002 @ 1:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Year is 2025. The Japanese government, in order to cope with the massive air pollution and endless economic loss of Tokyo, transfers the capital to “Neo Tokyo”, a dome city built on the Tokyo Harbor. A few years later, abandoned “Old Tokyo” becomes the battleground for “Rumbling”. In Rumbling, the contenders face each other while riding highly mobile armored land vehicles called “Scoobees”, and receive fortune and fame by destroying others. It’s now the year 2031, the Rumbling is the biggest hit the entertainment business ever had!

'Kingdom Under Fire : The Crusaders' (PC/Xbox) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2002 @ 1:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kingdom Under Fire : The Crusaders is thrilling real-time strategy game that virtually places you in the epic battlefield of a fantasy world achieved by the epochal graphic power of Xbox. Remember the gigantic scale war-scene at the beginning of the movie, “The Lord of the Rings” and “Gladiators”? Ever wished you could be part of this battle for the destiny of the world? Ever wished you could take the control of the army and decide the outcome of this battle? The Crusaders delivers this dream of all RTS, action and fantasy fans, powered by the Xbox. Njoy!

'Duality' (Xbox) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2002 @ 12:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

An Action RPG title developed by the former core development team from Pyro Studios. Serious message and deep storyline will be delivered through easy control, fast game play, and stimulating graphics. There are two sides to the reality, namely the real space and the cyber space, and the player will experience the same time-line through the eyes of three different characters, thus seeing various sides of the reality and understand the story as a whole at the end. Njoy the screens

Various 'UbiSoft' Titles - Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2002 @ 11:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

There's light at the end of the tunnel ... the end is in sight .. today we serve up a batch of screens from several Ubisoft titles such as : Shadowbane (PC) - IL-2 Sturmovik Add-on (PC) - Donald Duck as PK (Ps2/Gamecube) - Evolution Worlds (Gamecube) - Rayman Arena (Ps2/Xbox/Gamecube) ... Njoy them!

Todays E3 Previews

by Thomas on May 28, 2002 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frictionless Insight has posted a series of E3 Previews, which can be found at the following locations: Shadowbane, the upcoming MMORPG from Ubi Soft and Wolfpack Studios - Warcraft III, the upcoming RTS from Blizzard - BloodRayne, the upcoming action game from Majesco and Terminal Reality, for PC and Next-Gen Consoles - America's Army, the Official U.S. Army Game - Shrek Super Party, the upcoming party game for the Xbox from TDK Mediactive and Mass Media - Outlaw Golf, the extreme golf game for the Xbox from Simon & Schuster and Hypnotix.

'Age of Wonders II' Gone Gold

by Rainier on May 28, 2002 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to 'Gone Gold', Age of Wonders II: the Wizard's Throne has gone gold, as was already hinted at in a recent GameSpot story. We can expect this Turn-Based Strategy (TBS) sequel by Triumph Studios in stores around June 12. (Thanks Blues)

'Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc' (All) - Screens & Features

by Rainier on May 28, 2002 @ 12:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rayman 3 will give gamers the quality they have come to expect from the 10 million selling series. Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc is scheduled to ship to retail shelves in Autumn 2002 for the PlayStation2, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance, the Xbox and PC. Njoy the screens!

US Army Introduces 'America's Army' PC Game For Free!

by Thomas on May 27, 2002 @ 10:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The U.S. Army recently unveiled America's Army, an innovative, realistic computer game providing civilians with an inside perspective and a virtual role in today’s premiere land force, the U.S. Army. America’s Army players will experience soldiering in a state-of-the-art new manner. The America’s Army game blends two vivid simulations: Soldiers, a role-playing portion in which players navigate life’s challenges to achieve goals, and a first-person action game, called Operations. Developed by the U.S. Army and a world-class team of Department of Defense experts in simulations and virtual environments, America's Army will be available in August. (The Army will distribute America’s Army for *free*)

Darkfall Site Update - Human Racial Description

by Thomas on May 27, 2002 @ 8:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Claus Grovdal at Razorwax AS let us know that they updated the official site for Darkfall with the Human Racial Description. "Darkfall is a Massively Multiplayer Online RPG (MMORPG), and is 100% inhouse developed, using Razorwax unique 3D/client, server and tools technology." Here is a clip from the update:

Humans have achieved a dominant position on the continent of Darkfall through their supreme adaptability. In addition to being mentally resourceful, humans are equipped with a flexible physique, and genetic material which responds quickly to changing climates and conditions.

Various 'Virgin' Titles (GBA/PS2/XB/GC) - Art & Screens

by Rainier on May 27, 2002 @ 7:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yes we have gone mad .. insane .. berzerk ... another 150 screens or so coming up covering most of the Virgin Interactive titles such as : Downforce (PS2) - Barbarian (GBA) - Top Gun Firestorm (GBA/Gamecube) - Lotus Challenge (Xbox) - Sgt. Cruise (Xbox) - Robocop (GBA/PS2) and Falcone: Into the Maelstrom (Xbox). So ermm .. it might take a little while for the page to load .. NJOY!