'Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2002 @ 7:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

PlayStation2 system owners eager to see what all the excitement is about won't have to wait anymore, as Ubi Soft Entertainment announced today that the popular squad-based combat game Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon for the PlayStation 2 has shipped and will arrive on store shelves shortly.

'Outlaw Volleyball : Spike Or Die' (Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2002 @ 7:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It's spike or die as players choose their team and head out to one of the 16 different volleyball courts. 'Outlaw Volleyball' will draw on the Xbox graphic capabilities to provide extremely well-rendered and fun environments with dynamic elements. From the beach house beach to the big house, the courts will feature such graphic treats as deformable sand, dynamic backgrounds and highly detailed crowds. The game will also make use of the Xbox's ability to incorporate music tracks that were ripped to the console's hard drive making Outlaw Volleyball into a very personalized experience. Today we scored some new screens and a trailer showing off some in-game footage...

'Mercedes-Benz World Racing' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2002 @ 6:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mercedes-Benz World Racing, a 3D Racing-Simulation with high quality, mission-based elements, is the first game ever to feature a line-up of current Mercedes-Benz cars, plus selected classic and vintage models. Players start out as a rookie racer struggling to climb the ladder to the top of the racing circuit. After the completion of each mission, drivers can unlock new and vintage Mercedes-Benz cars, as well as new car interiors and racetracks in this exhilarating 3D racing game. A batch of new screens ...

'Rayman 3 : Hoodlum Havoc' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2002 @ 6:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc will feature many brand new game elements. Its action adventure format will be familiar to many fans but advanced combat will form the heart of this latest installment. Rayman will have new movements and powers including, The Power Fist, Grapple and Super Helicopter, and he will certainly need them as he comes up against over 20 powerful enemies, including the savage Hoodlum tribe. The new Tactical Arcade Combat System will ensure players use their brains, as each enemy has specific strengths and combat strategies, and will only be defeated by the correct fighting techniques. Today some new ennemies are unveiled, we got the latest screens and screens ..

Changes In Coming UT2003 Patch

by Thomas on Dec. 5, 2002 @ 6:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Unreality let us know that Epic released some info on the next patch (currently in beta).. Here is a small clip:

- friendly fire kills affect team scores
- made players a little brighter
- more minigun ammo
- really fixed 4 rocket bug
- Fixed DM-TokaraForest flags showing up
- fixed CTF-LostFaith KillZ

- fixed bot aiming link shaft at crouched opponent
- BR AI improvements
- CTF AI improvements
- improved skyline bot AI
- improved bot use of ion cannon

Logic3 Xbox Wireless Game Pad

by Thomas on Dec. 5, 2002 @ 4:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SpectraVideo is about to ship the new Logic3 Xbox Wireless Game Pad in the UK and European territories. This new controller utilises RF technology, working on a frequency of 868Mhz – specially set aside for wireless controllers, so this will not cause interference with other house hold appliances or mobile phones. The new controllers will feature four channels and two bands – allowing up to 8 Xbox Wireless Controllers to be used at one time (two Xbox consoles would be required), vibration feedback and a range of up to 5 meters (even through closed cupboards).

THQ To Publish 'Jet Grind Radio' For GBA

by Thomas on Dec. 5, 2002 @ 4:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. and SEGA Corporation today announced that THQ will publish "Jet Grind Radio" for the Game Boy Advance. Scheduled to ship in Spring 2003, "Jet Grind Radio" is part of THQ's and SEGA's multi-title exclusive publishing agreement.

'Chessmaster' Announced For PS2

by Thomas on Dec. 5, 2002 @ 4:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced that it is developing a version of Chessmaster for the PS2. Chessmaster for PS2 offers novices and experts alike a full curriculum to elevate their game, while introducing them to the fun and strategy of the game of chess. The title is expected to ship to U.S. retail stores in March 2003.

'Blood Omen 2' (NGC) - Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 5, 2002 @ 11:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Are you ready to take on the mantle of Kain - the most evil character in gaming history? Blood Omen 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, which was released on PlayStation and PC in 1995. The game will be available on GameCube in January 2003. Crystal Dynamics of Menlo Park, USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eidos, is developing the game... Five more corpuscle-quaffing GameCube grabs below!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2002 @ 8:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Return To Castle Wolfenstein' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2002 @ 7:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision has just released a new update patch for their first person shooter smash hit Return to Castle Wolfenstein. This upgrade brings your retail copy to v1.41 patch and addresses some anti-lag issues in the code and weapon prediction. The patch comes in Win 32, Linux and there is also a new Win32 and Linux game source available. Read more for links where to grab the goods ...

'Rise of Nations' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2002 @ 4:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rise of Nations is a new historical real time strategy game from Big Huge Games’ Brian Reynolds, designer of PC game classics such as Civilization 2 and Alpha Centauri. In Rise of Nations, you'll create new cities, improve city infrastructures and expand national borders. Conquer foes through military might using everything from sling-shots to cannons to stealth bombers to nuclear weapons; corner the market on key commodities and consolidate power under your rule; wheel and deal across time with history's eminent cultures. Check out the batch of 24 new screens ...

'Shattered Galaxy 1.5' Is Online And Combat Ready

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2002 @ 2:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nexon is pleased to announce that Shattered Galaxy, "SG 1.5", the next phase in Massive Online Warfare, has just been launched. The full SG 1.5 game client and patch download are available and the SG 1.5 server is online.

'Zanzarah' Ships To Stores In North America

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2002 @ 11:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Xicat Interactive Inc. announces that Zanzarah, its new fantasy game targeting teenage girls, is shipping. This stunning adventure, set in a mythical world of fairies and goblins, revolves around Amy; a strong teenage heroine who must save the land of Zanzarah. If you have not yet checked out our review, get to it NOW!

'Perimeter' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2002 @ 11:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Perimeter is a real-time strategy game built on the concept of non-stop terraforming. The gamer will embark on territory seizure by means of especially designed units thus turning it into the principal energy resource. Then the subsequent encircling of the zones with an impenetrable perimeter will follow. Alongside unique terraforming and protecting perimeter opportunities the game provides powerful nanotechnologies, which allow managing groups of modifiable combat units. The necessity of efficient strategic territorial planning and tactical flexibility of combat units make the game appealing to any admirer of strategy genre. Check out these 8 fresh screens ...

Global Star Announces 'Airport Tycoon 2' - Facts & Screens

by Patrick on Dec. 4, 2002 @ 10:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Global Star Software has announced plans to release Airport Tycoon 2 for the PC platform. This long awaited, highly anticipated sequel to the original 3D airport management sim, Airport Tycoon (2000), will be released in February 2003. Read more for details and the first few screens ...

'Panzer Dragoon' - Demo Available NOW

by Thomas on Dec. 4, 2002 @ 10:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sega has just informed us that they have released a playable demo from Panzer Dragoon. This demo includes two levels and is a port of the original Panzer Dragoon game. The download is 35MB to grab and includes an exclusive trailer from the upcoming Panzer Dragoon Orta for Xbox! Read more for links where to grab the goods ...

MechAssault (Xbox) Live Content - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2002 @ 10:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

New Content Soon via Xbox Live Gamers who think unlocking the Ragnarok BattleMech is the end of what "MechAssault" has to offer are in for a surprise. Starting in January, Microsoft Game Studios and Day 1 Studios will begin rolling out new content for "MechAssault" via Xbox Live. Players with Xbox Live will be able to access the new content at no additional charge. Read more for detailed info and some screens ...

'Hegemonia: Legions of Iron' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2002 @ 9:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

There is a new patch for Hegemonia: Legions of Iron, upgrading the 3D space strategy game by Digital Reality to version 1.07. This release adds a save/load feature to the multiplayer skirmish mode, along with a variety of gameplay tweaks and bug fixes (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for detailed fix list and links where to grab the goods ...

'Face of Mankind' - Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 4, 2002 @ 8:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Face of Mankind is a Massively Multiplayer Online RolePlaying Game (MMORPG) in a persistent world. Thousands of players throughout the world can compete in a realistic and futuristic world of the 24th century. It combines an epic story-driven mission system over years with a complex economic system, which can also affect the story deeply. Face of Mankind tells the epic story of good and evil, justice and intrigues where we have to find our destiny.