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Several Game Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 19, 2002 @ 4:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters has released a new patch for Prisoner of War, if you are running WinMe or Win98 then get this update off the Codemasters downloads page. It address a problem with the wrong language chosen by the launcher and a problem where the launcher may start minimized. There is also a Privateer's Bounty patch available, updating the game to v1.04.151. This upgrade addresses improves multiplayer stability, a couple of bugs, damaged system and long distance views of the models. A few weeks after the English patch, there is now a German patch for Ghost Recon, likewise updating this edition of the squad-based tactical shooter by Red Storm Entertainment to version 1.3. As before, this release adds a huge number of changes, including gameplay, graphics, AI, editor and multiplayer improvements and fixes.

The Cube Traveller - Info & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 19, 2002 @ 4:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Cube Traveller is the answer to every Nintendo GameCube owners' dreams. It is a carry bag which not only houses everything the gamer needs to take the GameCube on the move, but also acts as a platform to allow in-car gaming when used in conjunction with the 4Gamers 5.6 inch LCD Game Screen (SPC601).

'Medal of Honor Allied Assault : Spearhead' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 19, 2002 @ 3:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Medal of Honor Allied Assault Expansion Pack for the PC represents a unique addition to the Medal of Honor franchise. Players will assume the role of Sgt. Jack Barnes as he endures the final months of World War II, from Operation Overlord to the Battle of the Bulge and culminating with the fall of Berlin. The Medal of Honor Allied Assault Expansion Pack combines nine expansive single-player levels with over 12 new multi-player maps and includes new locations, new weapons, and new soldiers. 35 new screens from EA .. Njoy!

Serious Sam (Xbox) - Multiplayer Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 10:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today we announced Serious Sam hitting gold status (the US version only) and is on its way to appear in stores somewhere in November. Now we got some new nifty screens to show off the multiplayer action (up to 8 players, xbox's networked)... Njoy!

'Earth 2150: Lost Souls' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 10:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First has announced that a brand new demo for Earth 2150: Lost Souls has been released. The Lost Souls Demo includes the first mission from the United Civilized States (UCS) campaign, the UCS tutorial as well as a skirmish map. This is NOT the same demo as released a few years ago, that was the European version, and this is the US version (and according to Strategy First bigger and better ;). Read more for links where to grab it ...

'Serious Sam' (Xbox) Seriously Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 9:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Croteam's web site has been updated with the announcement that the Xbox port of Serious Sam has gone gold. The wait is now over. At least for the US version. The US Xbox version of Serious Sam is officially approved and it is going into gold mastering. European version still needs to go over the approval.

'Guilty Gear X2' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 8:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sammy Studios Inc. today announced a new sequel based on the powerhouse Guilty Gear anime fighting series, coming to PlayStation2 in Q1 2003. Guilty Gear X2 promises to deliver the next-generation of blistered thumbs, bringing players the fastest, most visually stunning 2D fighter on the PS2. Based on the franchise now famous for its unique, out-of-this-world characters, stunningly detailed graphics and lightning-paced and fluid gameplay, Guilty Gear X2 will combine a number of firsts and new features with the trademarks that have propelled the series to the forefront of 2D anime fighters.

UPDATE : We added features and 12 brand new screens .. njoy!

TDK Launches New Impulse Label

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 7:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive Inc. announced a new video game publishing imprint dubbed TDK Impulse. The division officially launches today with the shipping of its first game, Shrek Treasure Hunt for the PlayStation. Available at major retail outlets nationwide, the title will carry a suggested retail price of $9.99 (U.S.).

Ace Golf (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 7:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grab your clubs, hit the green and prepare for some wild golfing action with Ace Golf. Ace Golf combines crazy arcade characters with real-world golf physics and intuitive gameplay. The result is an addictive pick up and play golf game for both novice and expert gamers alike! The game is being developed by Telenet Japan Co Ltd and is due for release in the Autumn on Nintendo GameCube.

'New World Order' GOLD Next Week

by Thomas on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 7:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

We just got informed that New World Order, the tactical FPS in development at Termite Games will be GOLD next week and is scheduled for a November 15th release in Europe and Asia, while US date is set in January 2003. "New World Order is a single and multiplayer team-based game where teams battle it out in environments and situations that could be taken right out of an action-movie. It is a fast paced action-simulator with attitude, switching between stealthy game play and adrenalin-pumping action, always keeping the player on his toes - never knowing when all hell will break lose"

'Robot Alchemic Drive' - Official Web Site

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 6:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bolstering an already strong consumer-friendly reputation, Enix America Inc. today announced that it has launched the official web site for Robot Alchemic Drive (R.A.D.), the company's highly acclaimed action/adventure title featuring 120-foot-tall transforming robots for the PlayStation2.

'X-Men: WolverineÂ’s Revenge' Announced For PC/GBA

by Thomas on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 6:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Expanding the reach of Wolverine’s razor sharp adamantium claws, Activision, Inc. announced today that X-Men: Wolverine’s Revenge is headed to the Nintendo Game Boy Advance and PC. With the addition of these two versions, the game will be released on five platforms simultaneously with the upcoming X-Men feature film entitled “X2.” X-Men: Wolverine’s Revenge is also in development for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube and is the only action-adventure game that allows players to assume the role of Wolverine, the ultimate fighting X-Man.

'ARX FATALIS' - Wage War Against The Forces

by Thomas on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 5:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dare to enter another dimension, defeat demons and prevent the summoning of a diabolical deity as JoWooD Productions introduces the completely immersive medieval fantasy, Arx Fatalis, to the realms of first person RPG's 1st of November 2002 in UK/Nordic and on 15th of November in US.

'Blackstone: Magic & Steel' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 5:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blackstone, AKA Ex-Chaser (in Japan) has been extremely popular and has enjoyed many excellent reviews," says Bradley Flack, Director of Sales at Xicat Interactive. Xicat has renamed the Japanese game - Black Stone: Magic & Steel. Yesterday we had a bunch of screens, today we have 21 more to show off .. njoy

'Neocronicle' Issue 5 - Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 5:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Once again the editorial staff of the Neocronicle let the creative vibes flow and today present the brilliant 5th edition of the best fanzine ever: the Neocronicle. This edition features excellent reports on mysterious death cases, a huge biotech scandal and on the investigations on a hacker, that terrifies the citizens of Neocron. So, it' s well worth the download. Read more for links where to grab it ...

'Colin McRae Rally 3' - Movie

by Thomas on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 5:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters released a stunning new Colin McRae Rally 3 movie today, showcasing the game’s grueling rally gameplay and dynamic visuals. Created especially for the London Effects & Animation Festival, the video is available online from Downloads section of the game's web site (movie file titled “Colin McRae Rally 3: The Game”; filename “cmr3_game”). With a running time of approximately two minutes, the video streams through the game’s opening scenes to the gritty rallying action and ends with a championship win.

'xXx' For The Nintendo GBA In Stores

by Peter on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 12:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamers can now enter the world of one of the summer's biggest action thrillers with Activision, Inc.'s XXX for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance. The game is based on Revolution Studio's "xXx", which stars Vin Diesel and opens nationwide on 18th October. xXx lets players assume the role of underground thrillseeker turned spy Xander Cage in a series of death-defying motorcycle and arcade-action challenges.

'Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer' Ships (CONSOLE)

by Peter on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 12:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Surf's up! Action sports fans can now ride the waves like a pro with the release of Activision, Inc.'s Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer, which is currently available at UK retail outlets. The game lets players join six-time world champion surfer, Kelly Slater and eight other top pros as they travel to 13 of the most popular and recognizable surf spots in the world in search of the perfect wave.

'Psychotoxic: Gateway to Hell' Site Launch!

by Thomas on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Psychotoxic: Gateway to Hell is a upcoming first person shooter from CDV and it's being developed by NuClear Vision. Today the official site went live.. "Team up with Angie Prophet in the battle against the evil powers that threaten all mankind". You can read more about Psychotoxic here!

Pro Version Of 'UT2003'

by Thomas on Oct. 18, 2002 @ 10:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Unreality tossed up an article this morning about the fact that Epic might be making a new version of UT called Unreal Tournament 2003 PRO! (thanks VE3D) Here is a clip:

Our goal in the CPL and any other pro offline tournament we support is to create a common set of rules that levels the playing field. To that end, the rules posted by the CPL reflect that players have only a limited set of things they can change. Exactly what will be changeable hasn’t to my knowledge been fully decided on yet.

Right now, we (as in Epic) are talking about creating a “Pro” version of the game just with tournaments like this in mind. It will be pro in terms of what game settings can be altered and what can’t. It will encompass what can be tweaked and adjusted as well as what game settings should be used. This will not be something designed for online play at this time.