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Lego's E3 Lineup

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 12:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Edgy New Style and Tone for Games Based on LEGO Toys and New TV-Based Intellectual Property to be Distributed by EA. Three new titles from LEGO Interactive herald the start of a dramatic evolution in the company's approach to video games. The games will be showcased at the E3 next week in Los Angeles and will appeal to a new generation of savvy young gamers who demand one thing above all else -- quality gameplay. E3 here, E3 there ... sheesh!

'Magic:The Gathering Online' Presented At E3

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 12:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Online game-players will soon be able to collect, trade and duel with digital 'Magic: The Gathering' game cards as Wizards of the Coast, a division of Hasbro, Inc., readies its hotly anticipated "Magic: The Gathering Online" game for launch next month. Attendees at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, being held in Los Angeles May 22-24, will get to experience Magic Online just prior to its official premiere on the world stage. (Booth #4005 Petree Hall, L. A. Convention Center.)

Majesco Brings Agent 'BloodRayne' To Life At E3

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Agent BloodRayne steps out of her exciting new video game for the first time to introduce herself to the world at this year's E3 Expo! Publicity stunt from publisher "Majesco" to promote their upcoming GC/PC/PS2/Xb game

'Stronghold: Crusader' - Screens & Art

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 11:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Within a resilient castle beats the heart of a thriving society full of Fletchers, Brewers, and Armorers, while outside stalk enemy Assassins, mighty War Engines, and the constant threat of fire. In “Stronghold: Crusader,” players will journey to Arabian lands renowned for brave warriors and fearsome weaponry, while reliving heroic battles of the historic Crusades. The player’s challenge is to build and defend medieval desert fortresses and lay siege to fearless enemies. As European nobles or Arabian warriors, players must conquer the harsh terrain in the legendary Crusades of the 11th and 12th centuries.

'Mercedes-Benz World Racing' On Xbox - Screens

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 11:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive Europe, a leading entertainment software publisher based in Bascharage, Luxembourg, today confirmed that the debut title of its highly anticipated 3D racing-simulation game, ‘Mercedes-Benz WorldRacing’ (MBWR) will speed onto the acclaimed Xbox this Autumn. The first batch of 11 screens ... njoy!

'Mad Catz' Announces Full Line Of Peripherals For Fall 2002

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. today announced the launch of the Company's Fall 2002 line of peripherals for PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube and Game Boy Advance. Man, these E3 line ups are starting to bore me to death .. get it over with already ;)

MicroSoft's E3 Lineup

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 10:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You’ve just experienced the worst day of your life. The boss dressed you down in front of the board; John from Engineering bumped into you and spilled his latte down your shirt; your wife is out with her friends, and finally, Rover left a little gift, which you promptly stepped in as you walked through the door. Wouldn’t some old-fashioned revenge and retribution help take the edge off? Something along the lines of petitioning Zeus to rain down lightning bolts and smite your enemies? You can have all this and more with "Age of Mythology," Microsoft Game Studios’ new real-time strategy (RTS) game, set in a mythological past when heroes battled monsters and gods intervened in the affairs of mortal men.

EA Announces 'The Simpsons Skateboarding' - Screens

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grab your skateboard and a nice piece of asphalt as a skate tour has come to Springfield and the entire town has gone skate crazy on the half-pipes, ramps and rails. EA and Fox Interactive today announce that the Simpsons will be back on the PlayStation2 this summer with The Simpsons Skateboarding.

Activision's E3 Lineup

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 1:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. debuts its strongest and most compelling game slate to date at this year’s E3 in Los Angeles on May 22 – 24, 2002. From new action sports titles such as Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4, Mat Hoffman’s Pro BMX 2, Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer™, and Shaun Murray’s Pro Wakeboarder, to legendary game franchises like id Software’s DOOM III, to entertainment inspired games including Minority Report, Stuart Little 2, the X-Men, Blade and Star Trek, Activision’s slate demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to delivering the best interactive entertainment experiences to audiences worldwide.

World’s Best Wakeboarders Sign On For 'Shaun Murray’s Pro Wakeboarder'

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The country’s top boarders will join wakeboarding pioneer Shaun “House of Style” Murray for a world-class line-up in Activision, Inc.’s upcoming Shaun Murray’s Pro Wakeboarder video game. The title, which will give gamers a taste of the insanely daring athleticism and lifestyle of the sport, will be available this holiday season for the PS2, the Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance. The game is currently "Rating Pending" by the ESRB.

Rockstar Games Announces 'Upload Online Media Awards' Contest

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 1:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games is pleased to announce the return of the Rockstar Games Upload online media awards to celebrate independent artistic endeavors on the Internet. In 2001, Rockstar hosted what was considered to be the first strictly online media awards program where an astounding collection of imaginative contest entries were sent in via the Rockstar FTP site. Judging for the contest and the awards ceremony took place entirely online, making for a completely digital experience.

LucasArts Announces 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 12:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts will bring Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a ground and air-based combat action game inspired by and expanding upon one of the Star Wars galaxy's most dramatic and intensely fought conflicts, to Nintendo GameCube and PS2. Star Wars: The Clone Wars, to be published and distributed by LucasArts and developed by Pandemic Studios, is expected to release on both platforms in fall 2002.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 12:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Computer and Video Games has a Q&A with Andrew Wafer of Codemasters talking about the upcoming addon for their tactical shooter named Operation Flashpoint: Resistance. XGR's has an interview with Ken Balthaser, producer from EA's upcoming battlefield simulator Battlefield 1942, being developed by Digital Illusions. GameSpot has a new Q&A with S2 Games' co-founder Jesse Hayes talking about the earlier todya announced Savage. HomeLAN has a chat with Sierra's Steve Beinner and John Payne talking about the just announced 'Empire Earth: The Art of Conquest'. Similar interiews on GameSpyDaily and GameSpot.

'Grand Theft Auto III' (PC) Goes Gold!!!

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 12:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to Gone Gold, Grand Theft Auto III for the PC IS gold. Their sources confirmed that that the PC version may be available in stores as early as next Wednesday, May 22.

'Empire Earth: The Art of Conquest' Announced

by Thomas on May 16, 2002 @ 8:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra Entertainment, Inc., a studio of Vivendi Universal Games, today announced development of the first expansion to their award winning real-time strategy game, Empire Earth. In development by Mad Doc Software and due on store shelves this Fall, Empire Earth: The Art of Conquest expands the scope of Empire Earth further into the future, allowing for planetary conquest. The expansion pack offers a new Space Age Epoch that covers the time period from 2200 to 2300 A.D., Earth's near future, and adds three new single-player campaigns, unique units, buildings, special powers and more to Empire Earth. Players have conquered new lands before, but this time to continue the dominance of their civilization, they must cross the boundaries of space.

MidWay Announces 'Haven: Call Of The King' (PS2/GCB/Xbox)

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 8:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games Inc. announced today that Haven: Call Of The King, a groundbreaking action and fantasy console videogame, is in development. Haven: Call Of The King is scheduled to ship fall 2002 for next-generation systems and is being developed by acclaimed London-based developer, Traveller's Tales.

Waterloo: Napoleon’s Last Battle - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 7:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOCH Media invites you to take command in one of the greatest battles ever fought on the fields of Europe. Waterloo: Napoleon’s Last Battle lets you govern the armies of either Napoleon or Wellington in a historically accurate PC CD strategy game. Can your decisions change the course of history?

Igames & S2 Games Announce The Dawn Of “Savage” - Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 7:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher and game site iGames along with developer S2 Games today announced its first multiplayer game for the PC, “Savage.” Set in a primal fantasy world torn apart by two power-hungry factions, Man and Beast, the game combines the best elements of real-time strategy with intense first person combat. With a fantastic storyline and the capacity to engage 64 players at a time, “Savage” provides gamers with the most realistic fantasy battle experience to date. Savage is scheduled to ship in the first quarter of 2003. Savage will be shown at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Kentia Hall, booth number 7336.

Rockstar Games Announces 'Midnight Club 2' For PS2

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 7:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games announced today that Midnight Club 2, the sequel to the highly successful award winning PS2 launch title Midnight Club, is in production for the PS2.

'Legion' Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 7:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and Paradox Entertainment are pleased to announce that Legion, their highly anticipated turn-based strategy game has gone gold and will be shipping to stores nationwide in early June.