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'Europa Universalis II' Spawns Macintosh Version

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Entertainment has licensed the British developer Virtual ProgrammingLtd the right to convert the award-winning historical strategy game Europa Universalis II to Apple´s PowerMac. The game will be released for the christmas season.

'Xtreme Air Racing' (XAR) Is Coming - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 1:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

UK based PC flight simulation computer games publisher, Just Flight today announced the forthcoming 7th June 2002 PC CD-Rom release of the extreme sport air racing game, Xtreme Air Racing™ (£24.99). The game is the brainchild of flight simulation developer, Victory Simulations. PC players will compete in a digital recreation of the world's fastest motor sport. The game is being tipped as the benchmark in hi-speed, extreme sport; no-holds-barred air racing.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The fan site Dark Planet: The Datastorm has posted up a new Q&A with David Wightman of Edgies as he talks about their recently released 3D sci-fi RTS game. PC.IGN has posted up a new interview with BioWare's Greg Zeschuk, Ray Muzyka and Trent Oster as they all talk about their upcoming 3D RPG Neverwinter Nights. GameSpot has posted up a new Q&A with Cryptic Studios' Jack Emmert as he talks about their upcoming massively multiplayer super hero RPG City of Heroes. Korean web site Gamezone21.com has posted up an English Q&A with various members of Remedy Entertainment as they talk about their work on last year's hit game Max Payne and other topics. HomeLAN chats with Alienware's David Estrada as he talks about the popular gaming PC company's first entry in laptops: The Area 51-M, which can contain regular Pentium IV processors all the way up to 2.4 Ghz. Unreal Center (Unreal Fan site) has posted a Q&A with Digital Extreme's Pancho Eekels talking about their upcoming FPS sequel Unreal Tournament 2003.

Go Go Beckham Adventure on Soccer Island (GBA) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 12:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

England and Manchester United soccer star David Beckham has been transformed into a cartoon action figure and is set to star in his own brand new fun and exciting video game adventure, ‘Go Go Beckham: Adventure on Soccer Island’.

Xbox Presents 'The Vans King Of Street'

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 12:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The UK’s largest street skate and BMX course – Xbox presents the Vans King of Street – returns to Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena this May Bank Holiday weekend, playing host to the best riders from around the world.

Neverend - Facts & First Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Discovering the background of Agavaen, and determining her final personality is one of the main purposes of the game, which continuously appears as the principal plot is being resolved.

Voodoo Islands - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 11:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

“Voodoo Islands” is an exciting new game from the developer SPIRIT. Taking the role of a pirate captain, you set forth on the high seas, fighting against evil cannibals, hostile pirates and the omnipresent Conquistadors. Your aim is to control the Caribbean Sea – but these are not calm waters. This is a treacherous sea full of bloodthirsty enemy Pirates, dangerous Voodoo spells and mysterious magical artifacts.

Dance Dance Revolution KONAMIX Ships

by Thomas on April 25, 2002 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Leading videogame publisher Konami of America, Inc. announced today that the eagerly anticipated Dance Dance Revolution KONAMIX for Sony PlayStation has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. The dancing craze that began in arcades continues as Dance Dance Revolution KONAMIX rocks America with over 50 songs, new play modes and a special workout mode.

Infogrames To Release 'The Matrix' Games

by Thomas on April 25, 2002 @ 8:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames, Inc. a leading publisher of interactive entertainment software, today announced that it has signed a Purchase Agreement to acquire Shiny Entertainment, Inc. from Interplay Entertainment Corp. Through this acquisition, Infogrames will have exclusive worldwide rights to develop and publish interactive games based on sequels to the highly acclaimed, Academy Award-winning action thriller, “THE MATRIX.” The games will be based on the upcoming sequels, “THE MATRIX RELOADED” and “THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS” from Warner Bros. Pictures. The transaction is expected to close within one week, following satisfaction of various closing conditions, which include the execution of other ancillary agreements with various third parties.

New Half-Life/Counter-Strike Update Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 8:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As expected the Half-Life v1.1.0.9 patch and the Counter-Strike v1.0.0.4 (retail CS only) have been released. These updates have tons of fixes and tweaks such as the new Anti-Cheat protection, HLTV changes, integration of Steam technology and so on. Either use the SierraUp utility, from the "Configuration-Update" menu, that was distributed with previous releases or if you are one of those Steam people, you should have it by now (thanks blues). Read more for a detailed fix list and links where to grab the files.

'Batman : Dark Tomorrow' For PS2/Xbox Confirmed - First Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 7:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

­Kemco officially confirms today that Batman: Dark Tomorrow, initially slated for the Nintendo GameCube, will roar onto to the PS2 and the Xbox this fall. HotGen Studios Limited is developing the PS2 and Xbox versions, while the GameCube version is being developed internally by Kemco, as well as other global partners.

Frogger Advanced: The Great Quest (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 7:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prepare to be dazzled by the wide variety of levels, vibrant graphics and special surprises that ooze frog-hopping fun and excitement! Check out the 8 new screenshots from Konami’s Frogger Advanced: The Great Quest for the GameBoy® Advance.

'Hunter: The Reckoning' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 5:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interplay Entertainment Corp. announced today that it's highly-anticipated game "Hunter: The Reckoning" has gone gold and will ship on May 21 in North America.

Blitzkrieg - Trailer

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 5:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Daily Telefrag has put up a movie trailer of Nival Interactive's World War II RTS game, Blitzkrieg. Their version is the original 18mb one, we crunched it down a bit for your convenience to 4.8mb. The trailer offers an exact 2 minutes of in-game footage ..

'Midtown Madness 3' Announced For The Xbox - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 3:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that one of the best-selling racing franchises of all time, “Midtown Madness,” will become a featured title for the Xbox. “Midtown Madness 3,” an arcade-style racing game developed by Digital Illusions CE AB, scheduled for release in fall 2002, will take full advantage of the power of the Xbox by providing deeper story lines and more user interaction. We already knew about this before, but now its official! UPDATE: We added 2 new screens

1503 A.D. Animals & NPC's Frame Models

by Thomas on April 24, 2002 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Have a look at the wire frame models of some of 1503 A.D.'s NPC's. Take a sneak peek at the work of the Austrian 1503 A.D. developer team's 3D Artists! "1503 A.D. is a new progressive strategy game" Read more below to enjoy the zebras, sharks and more!

Sky Sports Football Quiz II (PC/PS) - Screens & Features

by Thomas on April 24, 2002 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Need a new challenge? Top presenter Kirsty Gallacher is your quizmaster for this exciting game, packed with thousands of NEW questions. Sky Sports Football Quiz 2 covers every aspect of the beautiful game with levels of difficulty for all types of players. All games feature a vast number of questions that can be played on your own or against up to 3 other people. Available on PC CD Rom and PSOne in May 2002, Sky Sports Football Quiz – Season 02 is the football quiz in a league of its own.

'Uncommon Valor' Has Gone Gold

by Thomas on April 24, 2002 @ 11:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games is proud to announce that Uncommon Valor: Campaign for the South Pacific has completed testing and gone gold. Co-developed with the legendary Gary Grigsby, Keith Brors and Joel Billings of 2 by 3 Games, Uncommon Valor is a completely new operational game covering the campaign in the area around Australia, New Guinea and Guadalcanal during World War II.

'Dino Stalker' (PS2) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 11:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom Euro today announced plans to publish Dino Stalker for the PS2 this summer. Known in Japan as Gun Survivor 3: Dino Crisis, Dino Stalker is a first person perspective shooter based on the highly successful Dino Crisis universe. Blast'm!

Rally Championship (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2002 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rally Championship is an extension of the award-winning and highly successful Rally Championship brand previously released on PC and PlayStation One. The unique combination of arcade style and simulated racing delivers the most extreme driving conditions the planet can throw at the driver and this superb brand is now coming to Sony's next generation console. Check the screens & Njoy!