CDV's Grom – Alpha-Screens From Tibet

by Rainier on May 3, 2002 @ 12:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rebel Mind, the makers of Grom, has sent us some interesting Alpha-screens, which we want to show immediately. As a goody we have composed a great location-episode of the highly promising Action-Adventure-title.

'Neocron' Contest: We want Your Skins

by Rainier on May 3, 2002 @ 12:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Have you ever dreamt of creating your own character and admiring it in your favourite game? Stop dreaming! The first official Neocron skin contest has just started in the community forum of the eagerly-awaited MMORPG. Prove your creative abilities and design cool skins for a Private Eye, Spy, Tank or Psi-Monch. As first prize for the best skin you’ll win a Neocron Beta Account and have your skin included in the final game!!!

Wanadoo & Antik Games Conclude 'Pax Romana' Publishing Deal

by Rainier on May 3, 2002 @ 11:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wanadoo and Antik Games have just signed an agreement by which Wanadoo will publish and distribute Pax Romana, the new strategy game from Antik Games, throughout the world. The game is due for release in the winter of 2002

'Armoured Core 2 : Another Age' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 3, 2002 @ 11:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You own your own Armored Core Unit and you’re always looking for ways to earn hard cash to buy upgrades and weapons. Do you want to tell the Earth Government that the Corporations have also been calling for your services? Don’t think so. Let them handle the political stuff, you’re just interested in getting the best missions from the highest bidder – it doesn’t matter who signs the cheque – right Raven! Yesterday we announced Metro3D's latest product, today we bring you 20+ screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on May 3, 2002 @ 10:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

HomeLAN chats with Contraband Entertainment talking about Abducted, their upcoming sci-fi action game for the PC/Mac & Xbox. Gaming Groove has a new Q&A with Jeff Tunnell of GarageGames talking about Realm Wars, their multiplayer fantasy action game. RPGVault has a new Q&A with Liu Yu Bin and Liu Gang of Object Software talking about their upcoming action-RPG Prince of Qin. Action Vault has yet another Q&A with Vince Desi of Running With Scissors talking about their upcoming Unreal engine powered FPS Postal 2. GameSpyDaily serves up a G.I. Combat Q&A talking with Freedom Games's Eric Young about their upcoming WWII themed RTS title. HomeLAN chats with Red Storm's Deke Waters talking about The Sum of All Fears, the upcoming tactical shooter based on the Tom Clancy novel and the upcoming movie. GameSpy has a small Q&A with Turbine Entertainment CEO Jeff Anderson talking about some aspects of Asheron's Call 2, the upcoming sequel to their massively multiplayer RPG.

Soldier of Fortune II Movie Available NOW

by Thomas on May 2, 2002 @ 10:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new movie trailer from Activision and their upcoming title, Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix, is now available for download. The movie runs for 2 minutes and shows some kewl in-game action.. Fileplanet offers 3 diffrent versions from 45 MB down to 11 MB and we offer you a 7 MB compressed "high-res. wmv" version. Read more below for the links!

Prisoner Of War (Xbox/PS2) - Screens & Packshots

by Rainier on May 2, 2002 @ 7:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capturing the intrigue, danger and heroism of Allied escape attempts from POW camps during World War II, this is the experience offered by Codemasters ' Prisoner of War, a new kind of escape adventure game coming to PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC. Its gameplay delivers a tense 3rd person adventure where the player's bravery, stealth and cunning will ensure Stone wins the day. A few new screens and the packshots, so you know what to look for this summer!

'Sudden Strike 2' Goes Gold In Germany

by Patrick on May 2, 2002 @ 5:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

We recieved word right now that the Goldmaster of Sudden Strike is finally ready in Germany. We'll try to get hold of a copy and see what its all about (and we'll just mute all the german talk ;).

'Kohan - Special Awards Edition' Now In Stores

by Rainier on May 2, 2002 @ 4:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TimeGate Studios, Inc. and Strategy First, Inc. announced today that the Special Awards Edition of Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns (KIS) has shipped and is now in stores nationwide at a suggested retail price of $29.99 US.

Sudden Strike II - English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 2, 2002 @ 3:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Play a great demo of the sequel to the hit WWII based RTS title, Sudden Strike. In this demo you play through a single-player mission set in Japan along with a multi-player map that pits Japan, the U.S.A. and Russia against each other. Unfortunatly only Fileplanet seems to have this one at the moment .. grab it here (57mb, registration needed)..UPDATE : Also available on GAMESPOT! we will post more links when they became available ... Watch out for a Sudden Strike II preview SOON!

TOCA Race Driver – Unofficial “demo”

by Thomas on May 2, 2002 @ 3:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters' let us know that the “demo” that is being circulated online for Codemasters’ TOCA Race Driver should be taken as unofficial. Very early demo code produced several months ago for US long lead-time magazine usage, the code was not intended for distribution online. The code is not representative of the current status of the game, nor should be taken as an example of the finished title, which will be released in September. It has only experimental car physics, basic AI, the car damage is an early test model and it will not run on a wide range of machines, as it is not optimised code.

Bam Ent. Debuts On PS With 'Mandark's Laboratory'

by Rainier on May 2, 2002 @ 2:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment announced that it is releasing its first game for the PS One game console, based on the hit Cartoon Network series, Dexter's Laboratory. Developed by Scotland's Red Lemon Studios, Dexter's Laboratory: Mandark's Laboratory will be available at retail beginning this week. BAM! Entertainment's previous Dexter's Laboratory game, Deesaster Strikes, for Game Boy Advance, has already achieved great commercial success in the U.S. and internationally.

Street Hoops (Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 2, 2002 @ 2:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get ready to lace up your high-tops and drive the lane when Activision introduces Street Hoops for the PS2/Xbox. This gritty street-style basketball game will take players to the most notorious neighborhood courts in 10 U.S. cities as they compete for street cred and bragging rights on the blacktop. Some new PS2/Xbox screens.

Xbox Bringing Out The Big Promotion Guns

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

Microsoft announced a strategic promotional movement with leading brands in sports, music and consumer products categories to promote the Xbox. Microsoft has entered into a multipartner program for spring and summer, teaming Xbox with synergistic and prominent brands intended to propel the Xbox brand and system into the lifestyles of video game players everywhere. Key alliances include the multicity Pop Disaster Tour, featuring blink-182 and Green Day; the Number One Parts Inc. (NOPI) drag racing series; Pepsi's new SoBe soft drink, Mr. Green; the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP); Vans extreme sports; and Zumiez, a chain of youth-oriented apparel stores.

Wolverine’s Revenge (GCB/Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 2, 2002 @ 2:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. is giving gamers something to sink their claws into with the announcement of X-MenTM: Wolverine’s Revenge for the PS2, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube. In this third-person action-adventure game, players take control of the ultimate fighting mutant and shred man and machine alike in an action-packed journey through the Marvel Universe. X-Men: Wolverine’s Revenge is expected to ship in the spring of 2003 and has not yet been rated by ELSPA.

EverQuest II Announcement

by Thomas on May 2, 2002 @ 1:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Continuing on the success of the original EverQuest and in line with its tradition of consistently providing new and exciting content, Sony Online Entertainment Inc., a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online gaming, today announced it is developing EverQuest II. Scheduled to launch in Winter 2003, EverQuest II adds significant improvements over the first, widely popular, iteration.

UPDATE: Official site is now available HERE!

Dragonkind - New Images & Concept Art

by Thomas on May 2, 2002 @ 12:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the fantasy world of Vermilion, Dragonkind follows the adventures of a young man named Grail who has the mysterious ability to control the power of dragons. Today Trilunar updated their site with New Images and Concept Art from this upcoming title. Check it out!

Prisoner of War - Key Features

by Thomas on May 2, 2002 @ 12:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capturing the intrigue, danger and heroism of Allied escape attempts from POW camps during World War II, Prisoner of War is a new kind of escape adventure. Its gameplay delivers a tense third-person gaming experience where the only weapons are the player’s bravery, stealth and cunning.

Acclaim Forms Manchester, England Studio

by Thomas on May 2, 2002 @ 12:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Further building upon the strength and world-class development capabilities of its internal studios, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it has established a new product development studio in Manchester, England. Located in one of the fastest growing technology sectors in Europe, Acclaim Studios Manchester is comprised of several software development teams and certain proprietary assets that were formerly part of Software Creations, a world-renowned studio which has created hit products for the industry's leading publishers, including Acclaim, Electronic Arts, THQ and Activision.

Armoured Core 2 Another Age - Features

by Thomas on May 2, 2002 @ 11:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metro 3D send over a game description from their upcoming PS2 title, Armoured Core 2 Another Age.. Earth is still rebuilding from the devastation from the 30 years war. There’s a power struggle between the Corporations and the Earth Government – and you’re right in the middle! The Earth Government has contacted you, a mercenary known as Raven, to do battle on their behalf. Full story below!