'Command & Conquer Renegade' v1.031 Patch Available NOW

by Thomas on July 2, 2002 @ 8:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Time to patch up your Command & Conquer Renegade!! Today Westwood has released a new patch for their 3D action game Command & Conquer Renegade. The patch is 18MB to grab and you can get it at shacknews here or official site here!

Neocron Offline Demo

by Thomas on July 2, 2002 @ 8:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Neocron site today let us know that an English offline tutorial demo of 'Neocron' (that is an upcoming MMORPG by Reakktor Media) is available for download. The demo is 96MB and you can grab this puppy over at fileplanet.

Digital Music On The (GB) Handheld Video Game Machine

by Thomas on July 2, 2002 @ 7:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A southern California start-up is preparing to start selling a device that would play digital music on the Game Boy handheld video game machine. Santa Monica, California-based SongPro plans to launch a device for under $99 this fall that will play digital music in various formats on any of the tens of millions of Game Boy game consoles worldwide. The Game Boy line -- both the older Game Boy Color and the newer Game Boy Advance -- is a product of Japanese game giant Nintendo Co. Ltd., and it has a virtual monopoly on the handheld gaming market worldwide. The company says it has Nintendo's support for first-of-its-kind device.

Klonoa (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 2, 2002 @ 7:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Klonoa and his ten pals can each call on their own unique special attacks utilising their inner potential to dazzle opponents. The knockabout fun is given extra spice with these extravagant shots taking on the form of lightning blasts, light contrails and other atmospheric fireworks. Spiking the ball takes on a whole new meaning when balls turn oblong due to the mighty velocity with which they are launched resulting in some grand slam gameplay.

'THQ' Closes Acquisition Of 'ValuSoft'

by Rainier on July 2, 2002 @ 7:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced that it has completed its previously announced purchase of substantially all the assets of ValuSoft, Inc., a leading publisher and distributor of consumer-priced interactive entertainment and productivity software.

'DroneZ' Escape the Cyber-Dungeon! - Features

by Thomas on July 2, 2002 @ 6:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In DroneZ, players lead characters, Sidd or Eva on a mission to free mankind from the deadly V-Space Network, the computer enemy that controls the future. DroneZ dominates the V-Space Network – cyber-insects who forbid people to disconnect. With the help of a “real world” hacker, players must fight to stay alive as they travel from various network memory locations and avoid the DroneZ deadly lasers. A free-aiming weapon scanner, tons of bonus powers, shield generators and secondary equip players for pinpoint attacks. Defeat the DroneZ protections with rapid-fire weapons and players steal victory.

'Smash Cars' No Rules Radio-Controlled Racing! - Features

by Thomas on July 2, 2002 @ 6:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

No rules radio-controlled racing through a variety of off-road realistic worlds. Smash Cars drivers steer remote-control cars in a high-speed race where daily life is in full swing with giant objects and people interacting with and hindering the path of your tiny car. Don’t drop the hammer too fast or people, animals, cars and a variety of other real-world obstacles may spin you into trouble. A one- or two-player game, Smash Cars provides special control features including power boosts, jumps, and the most realistic physics for enhanced driving action.

'Aces Of World War I' Soon Crashing Onto Your PC - Screens

by Rainier on July 2, 2002 @ 6:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lemon Interactive (yes, Lemon Interactive), is excited to announce that the ultimate bargain flight simulation meets action combat PC game, The Aces of World War I, is near completion and will to ship to stores in late-August 2002. This may be the first time you’ve heard of the Aces of World War I, but believe me, it won’t be the last.

New Colin McRae Rally 3 video released online

by Thomas on July 2, 2002 @ 6:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"CREW REPORT" video shows off incredible damage engine.. When the flying Scotsman’s car leaves the tarmac, there’s no telling which way up it’ll land when you’re behind the wheel of Colin McRae Rally 3. Read more below for links!

MicroMachines (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on July 2, 2002 @ 5:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MicroMachines is one of the strongest and most successful franchises in the history of video games. It has now been updated to take advantage of the processing power of next-generation consoles, and offers the same fast-paced top-down racing with miniature vehicles that has made MicroMachines games so popular in the past… and then some! The gameplay is more varied than ever before, with a huge variety of tracks and levels in many different environments. There is also a large selection of vehicles on offer for next-gen gamers.

Ferrari F355 Challenge (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on July 2, 2002 @ 5:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A true driving simulation, as opposed to an arcade thrash, F355 Challenge features one of the most accurate and realistic physics models ever seen on any format. As a result, the car's handling is stunningly authentic and - just like the real thing - it takes a lot of skill and expertise to get the most out of the car on its limits. Seven new screens below!

Men in Black II: Alien Escape Ships For PS2

by Thomas on July 2, 2002 @ 5:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames, a leading global publisher of interactive entertainment software, today announced Men in Black II: Alien Escape, for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system has shipped to stores. Men in Black II: Alien Escape is a fast-paced third-person action game infused with the trademark humor of both the original hit film and its sequel set for release on July 19th.

Dreamworks Nabs Japanese Horror Video Game

by Thomas on July 2, 2002 @ 5:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With a horror franchise in mind, DreamWorks has picked up exclusive film rights to the Japanese video game "Fatal Frame." (being published by Wanadoo in the UK in September with the title PROJECT ZERO)

TOCA a look at Lara?

by Thomas on July 2, 2002 @ 5:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ms. Croft and touring cars lead Sold Out's July charge. Sold Out, the clear market-leader in PC super budget titles, is to buck the trend of low-key releases during the summer months, with a stunning sextet of titles joining the £4.99 label in July.

Star Wars: Episode II The New Droid Army (GBA) - Features and Screens

by Thomas on July 2, 2002 @ 5:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the power of the Force at his will, Anakin must stop Count Dooku from creating a new more destructive droid army. Anakin will travel from Tatooine to the depths of Space to do battle against Dooku and his minions increasing his Force abilities with each conquest!

Digital Workshop, launches a new partnership

by Thomas on July 2, 2002 @ 4:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Oxfordshire-based software developer, Digital Workshop, launches a new partnership with up-and-coming games developer, Batfish Studios, to introduce a variety of leisure titles, starting with the arcade-style puzzler, Xorb.

Octagon to Secure Worldwide Publishing for Playstos’ Debut Title

by Thomas on July 2, 2002 @ 4:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Octagon Entertainment, Inc. has teamed up with Italian development team Playstos Entertainment to find worldwide publishing for Ruff Trigger: The Vanocore Conspiracy, an action-packed, shoot ‘em up experience currently in development for a next-gen console and PC.

Divine Divinity Reading

by Thomas on July 2, 2002 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV releases free e-book chronicling the background to its forthcoming role-playing title. Whilst Divine Divinity – the hugely anticipated PC CD-ROM role-playing game from CDV Software Entertainment UK – is not due for release until September 2002, those desperate to immerse themselves in its detailed world and rich background story can do so immediately thanks to a new e-book which has just been released worldwide.

Dark Alliance (Xbox) - Trailer

by Thomas on July 2, 2002 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

There is an new Dark Alliance Xbox trailer available for download from interplay today. The trailer is 10MB to grab and runs for 45 seconds. "Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is a revolutionary action adventure with an epic tale of intrigue, fierce alliances, explosive spell effects and highly detailed creatures and environments."

3 New 'Sonic The Hedgehog' Titles Announced

by Thomas on July 2, 2002 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Corporation today announced that "Sonic Adventure 2 Battle" for Nintendo GameCube and "Sonic Advance" for GameBoy Advance have each shipped one million units worldwide respectively since their initial retail debuts beginning December 2001 in Japan, February, 2002 in the U.S. and March 2002 in Europe. Building upon the global success of the Sonic The Hedgehog series, the company also announced three new Sonic The Hedgehog titles including "Sonic Mega Collection" and a new "Sonic Adventure" game for Nintendo GameCube and Sonic Advance 2" for GameBoy Advance.