WCG 2002 Championships

by Thomas on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The World Cyber Games 2002 ("WCG 2002") - the world's largest global computer gaming championship - invites the world's top gamers to prove their speed, strategy and skill in the WCG 2002 Championships in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. Gamers have the chance to compete in five exciting games: Starcraft: Brood War, Quake III: Arena, Half-Life: Counter Strike, Unreal Tournament, 2002 FIFA WORLD CUP and Age of Empires II: The Conquerors. Read more for details!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

King of Route 66 (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 8:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yesterday Sega of America announced that its currently in development of The King of Route 66 for PS2. Developed at Sega’s AM2 studios, The King of Route 66 takes players on a road trip, barrelling down the road from Illinois to California. The game features over 40 characters, a variety of stages with multiple objectives, and is slated for release during March 2003. Check the first few screens ...

Splinter Cell - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 7:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell will release in time for the lucrative Christmas 2002 market exclusively on Xbox, with a PC version to appear by the end of the year. Xbox is the lead development platform for the game, which has been designed to take full advantage of the advanced graphics and sound capabilities of Xbox. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell will also feature online elements using the recently announced Xbox Live service. Today we serve up a new trailer showing off some stealth restaurant action. Read more for links where to grab it ...

'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' (NGC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 4:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts is pleased to announce that Star Wars: The Clone Wars for GameCube has been approved for manufacturing and is expected to be in stores on October 29th. In Star Wars: The Clone Wars players take on the roles of Anakin Skywalker, Mace Windu, and Obi-Wan Kenobi as they lead the Republic army in the Clone Wars, all in the hopes of stopping the Separatists from assembling an ancient Sith weapon. The game gives players control over five crafts, as well as the ability to battle through 16 missions spanning six worlds from the Star Wars universe.

Encore Changes Name And WebSite

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 2:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Encore today announced www.encoreusa.com, its new domain name and newly designed web site, highlighting the company's new name Encore (replacing Encore Software) and a broadened focus on videogames for next-generation consoles. The site also offers easier access to Encore's wide range of highly recognizable, mass-market brands such as Sesame Street, Dragon Tales, Kaplan and National Geographic.

Platoon - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2002 @ 11:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

On November 5 all the excitement of the big screen is coming to your PC in Platoon, the first action 3D RTS set during the Vietnam War. Co-publishers Monte Cristo and Strategy First are pleased to give you a sneak peek at Platoon through the attached 10 screen shots.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003 - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2002 @ 11:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts posted an all-new video showcasing the PS2 version of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003 earlier today. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003 shows off 14 courses spanning six of the world’s most well known courses (Pebble Beach Golf Links, Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass, The Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Princeville, Torrey Pines, Poppy Hills, Spyglass Hill and Tournament Players Club at Scottsdale), a selection of 17 PGA Tour professional golfers, and an all-new gameplay mode called ‘Play Now’, a mode in which players are faced with 18 competitive scenarios. The video shows us some action from Vijah Sing and Kellie Newman on Scottsdale (thanks Gamespy). Read more for links where to grab it ..

'Settlers 4 : The New World' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2002 @ 10:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today we serve up 4 new screens from Bluebyte's second mission addon for their best selling title, Settlers4 : The New World. The new mission cd will add 4 new campaigns including all new singpleplayer and multiplayer maps.

'Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Europe' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2002 @ 10:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Europe has gone gold and is scheduled to ship to stores in North America on October 24. Combat pilots will soon have the opportunity to fly in the historical framework of the tactical air war in northwest Europe starting in mid-1943, but with a significant difference: The skill and perseverance that pilots and their squadron or Staffel bring to each battle can alter the tactical situation and the timeline of the campaign. This open-ended dynamic campaign engine allows pilots to influence events and the front line. If they can persevere in the war, squadrons can even add new technology to their arsenal.

The 'Iron Man' Is Coming To The GBA - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2002 @ 10:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Marvel Comics’ Golden Avenger will bring his battle for justice to Activision, Inc.’s upcoming game The Invincible Iron Man. The title places gamers in the role of Iron Man and challenges them to battle archenemies Blizzard, Crimson Dynamo and an entire team of notorious super-villains. The Invincible Iron Man for the Game Boy Advance is currently rated "RP" (Rating Pending) by the ESRB and is scheduled for release this fall.

Phantom Crash (Xbox) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2002 @ 10:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The year is 2025, and the Japanese government, in order to cope with the massive air pollution and Tokyo's massive economic losses, transfers the capital to "Neo Tokyo," a dome city built on the Tokyo Harbor. Abandoned "Old Tokyo" becomes the battleground for "Rumbling," a popular new sport. In Rumbling, contenders face each other while riding highly mobile armored land vehicles called "Scoobees," and receive fortune and fame by destroying others. 10 new mech filled screens!

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

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2002 @ 9:26 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! A new batch of GBA screens for you to njoy...

Rocket Power: Beach Bandits (GBA/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2002 @ 9:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Right on – it’s summertime! Our favorite kids from Ocean Shores are looking forward to the best summer yet and, more importantly, to the Annual Ocean Shores Surf Contest. But as Otto, Reggie, Twister and Sam finally reach the beach they make a startling discovery - most of the sand is missing, and the surf contest has been postponed . . . indefinitely! Local town officials announce there is nothing to fret. The head of a mysterious new robotics company, Mr. A.I. Golem, vows to get to the bottom of the missing sand. However something’s amiss and the kids aren’t buying into Golem Inc.’s generosity. It’s now up to our sand sleuths to figure out who’s stealing the sand from Ocean Shore’s beach! Some screens for the Gameboy Advance and Gamecube version .. Njoy!

'World Rally Championship II Extreme' (PS2) - Screens

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

By building upon the exceptional content of the hugely popular original WRC game on PlayStation2, WRC II emphatically delivers more rally realism than any other game on the market. WRC II comes with over 800km of photo realistic track, 115 rally stages across 14 countries, twice the draw distance and 4 times the density of objects of WRC 2001. With updated sponsors liveries and car modifications modelled to an unprecedented level of accuracy, WRC II truly captures the essence of this dynamic extreme sport and raises the stakes in terms of content, quality and depth of raw rally experience. We have a gallery of 80+ screens for you to browse through .. Njoy!

Zapper - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2002 @ 8:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zapper is an action-packed and addictive game that starts with the “avoid-em-up” game play mechanics of Blitz Games’ own Frogger 2: Swampy’s Revenge, and then takes the action to a whole new level. In this action-adventure game, Zapper (a cricket) hops his way through six interactive worlds in a quest to find his brother, held captive by the evil magpie queen. Dangerous traps and even more dangerous enemies await Zapper. It will take fast-footed skill and timing to conquer all the worlds and survive the final showdown with the magpie queen. Recently gone gold, shipping this week so read more for links where to grab the demo and check it out!

'Street Legal Racing' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2002 @ 5:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision Value delivers full-throttle action with the release of Street Legal Racing, a high-octane streetcar creation simulation for the PC. Players experience the exhilaration of creating their own street legal machines and then pushing them to the limit in no-holds-barred street races for money, parts and the pink slips to their cars. Street Legal Racing is available in retail stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $19.99 and has been rated "E" for everyone by the ESRB.

EA SPORTS Ships 'Knockout Kings 2003' (NGC)

by Thomas on Oct. 8, 2002 @ 5:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lace up the gloves and get ready to experience the best-selling boxing franchise with a new arcade style boxing mode to compliment the deep boxing experience in EA SPORTS Knockout Kings 2003. EA today announced the release of Knockout Kings 2003 on the Nintendo GameCube.

'Fila World Tour Tennis' - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 8, 2002 @ 5:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fila World Tour Tennis is a highly detailed tennis game featuring the excitement and precision of the real sport, for the Xbox and PC! Are you ready to lob, smash and slice your way through Fila World Tour Tennis? Need some PC grabs? Here are 40, love. (And another two.)

'Jinx' & 'WWE Smackdown!' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 8, 2002 @ 5:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

More Playstation 2 screens dropping in.. Check out 11 screenshots of Sony's jolly jester-based platformer, Jinx and 11 more shots of THQ's lycra-twanging action, WWE Smackdown! Shut Your Mouth.