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New USB Keyboard And Optical Mouse Designed For PS2

by Thomas on March 6, 2003 @ 6:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Logitech today announced that its USB Keyboard and Optical Mouse designed for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system is scheduled to arrive on retail shelves in the U.S. and at www.logitech.com later this month. The USB Keyboard has a suggested retail price of $29.95 USD and the Optical Mouse has a suggested retail price of $19.95 USD. Both products are on display at the Logitech booth (#1008) at the Game Developers Conference.

Force Feedback For Every PC Game!

by Thomas on March 6, 2003 @ 6:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Immersion, a leading developer and licensor of force feedback technology, today previewed (booth No. 536) an industry-first consumer innovation, a beta version of a new software product called TouchWare Gaming that can bring the sense of touch to every PC game.

Smartjoy-X USB Adapter For Xbox Controllers

by Thomas on March 6, 2003 @ 3:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today, Lik-Sang.com, Alternative Gaming Community, has acquired the copyrights, development rights, know-how and domain names from the once famous Smartjoy (or Smart Joypad) project. Smartjoy was the very first 100% compatible (except rumble features) USB adapter for PC allowing the hardcore gamers worldwide to use their Playstation Dual Shock controller enjoying the same gameplay quality as on consoles.

'Resident Evil Zero' - Special Telephone Helpline For Scared People!

by Thomas on March 6, 2003 @ 3:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Videogame publisher Capcom has launched a special telephone helpline for consumers scared from playing its latest title Resident Evil Zero. Available now on 08700 46 55 20 (calls charged at national rates), the line has been designed explicitly to offer comfort and reassurance to terrified gamers. Players simply ring up and listen to the two-minute recorded message scripted by a top psychologist. Once the call is completed, they should feel much more calm.

Techno eJay 4 For Spring 2003!

by Thomas on March 6, 2003 @ 3:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Do you remember raving away back in the day? Ever recall those awesome sweatbox raves, laced with fluorescent lazers and dirty smoke, euphoric, high-octane tunes and long-haired ravers, sporting accessories that would look better on Ali G these days? If plastic whistles, dummies, moon boots, white gloves and glow sticks revive fond memories in you then eJay salute you and have just what you need! Beep beep beep. Parp. Where's the Party? Read more for the pressrelease!

'Urban Freestyle Soccer' (PS2) - Fact Sheet & Screens

by Thomas on March 6, 2003 @ 2:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NO RULES, NO BOUNDARIES! FOUR ON FOUR EXTREME FOOTBALL... Urban Freestyle Soccer takes the sport back to its street roots with teams competing against their rivals for the right to be crowned Kings of the Streets. Build your own team and make them a force to be reckoned with ready to annihilate all comers. Attitude and aggression are just as valuable as skill. battleground for the duration of the match. No offsides and limited boundaries ensure flowing gameplay and fierce, frantic competitive matches.

'Neverwinter Nights' Wins Big At AIAS Awards

by Thomas on March 6, 2003 @ 2:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BioWare Corp. is pleased to announce that Neverwinter Nights was named the Computer Role-Playing Game of the Year by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) on February 28 at the Sixth Annual Interactive Achievement Awards in Las Vegas. The AIAS achievement award event recognizes outstanding achievement in interactive content and in the interactive community. This is the fourth time in the past five years that BioWare's products have received honors at the AIAS awards: three times for PC Role-Playing Game of the Year (Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal, Neverwinter Nights), and once for Character or Story Development (Baldur's Gate II). BioWare will be expanding upon the Neverwinter Nights universe with two upcoming expansion packs: Shadows of Undrentide, set for a Spring 2003 release; and "XP2," the currently unnamed second expansion pack, scheduled for release later in 2003.

'Hercules' Introduces A New Range Of 3D Graphics Boards

by Rainier on March 6, 2003 @ 1:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hercules is delighted to announce the launch of a complete new range of its popular 3D Prophet graphics boards. This new 3D Prophet series, based on ATI's latest chipsets, features perfectly-adapted solutions for all PC users, from ultra-hardcore gaming to general family needs. As always, Hercules' aim is to provide the very best solutions for every market sector.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 6, 2003 @ 1:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Splinter Cell' (Xbox) Downloadable Mission - Screens

by Rainier on March 6, 2003 @ 12:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A few weeks ago Ubi Soft Entertainment announced plans to release Kola Cell, a new level for the highly successful videogame Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell available for download via Xbox Live. Sam Fisher fans won't have to wait much longer! The new mission for Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell will be available to Xbox Live subscribers beginning March 14, 2003. UbiSoft was so kind to send us a few new screens to keep you happy ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 11:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Slow news evening so only a few new trailers for various games were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • PlanetSide (SOE)
  • Strike Fighter (Strategy First)
  • Apache Air Assault (Activision)

    Read more for download links ...

'VIETCONG' Weapons Unveiled

by Thomas on March 5, 2003 @ 10:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The official site for Vietcong is updated with new information and some weapon screens.. Read how Pterodon recreated each weapon from the Vietnam war, and their account of the work carried out incorporating each gun into the game. They've included some interesting facts about US and VC weapons as well as a number of military items taken from the game.

'EverQuest' Continues Exponential Growth

by Thomas on March 5, 2003 @ 10:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online gaming, announced today that it has seen significant growth in the number of simultaneous user base and recently set a new record of 118,000 simultaneous players, almost four years after the game was launched. In addition, the company is opening a brand new EverQuest server, Maelin Starpyre, and for the first time ever, will offer full character transfers from existing servers including all equipment, acquired items and experience. Transfers are subject to certain restrictions.

'New World Order' - New Demo Expected

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 6:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Project 3 just let us know that there will be a New World Order official demo for the U.S. release, and it will be available within a couple of days. The demo will feature the Druglord Villa level which was in the E.U. release plus a completely new map called Restaurant. Both maps will be in the U.S. release, while E.U. players will have the opportunity to add the map to their full game by a separate download. The demo will have both singleplayer and multiplayer modes included. And of course we will have it available right here for download. In the meantime check out the revamped Project3 website.

'Neverwinter Nights' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 3:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

BioWare has released a new patch for Neverwinter Nights, updating their role playing game to v1.29. This upgrade fixes the NPC warping issue, fixes the DM Client player display list, and also fixes an issue with tags > 32 characters Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'C&C Generals' Patch Coming Next Week - Details

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 2:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Noticed on BluesNews that Renegade Generals has news & details from EA's Harvard Bonin on the next planned patch for C&C Generals. According to the post we could expect it early next week. Read more for details if you want to know what they are working on...

'Shadowbane' Goes Gold - Trailer

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 2:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment announced today that Shadowbane, the ground breaking massively-multiplayer online (MMO) game for both PC and Macintosh, has gone gold. Shadowbane has been designed and developed by Wolfpack Studios, based in Austin, Texas, and will be hosted and operated by ubi.com. Shadowbane makes its triumphant journey to retail shelves on March 25. Read more for details as well links for a new trailer ...

'New World Order' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 2:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Project 3 has once again released a new patch for their team-based tactical shooter New World Order. This upgrades your European retail copy to v1.4, no specific details are available at this point. I would assume the recently gone gold North Americna version will be in stores as 1.4. Read more for links where to grab the goods ...

Hercules Launches 'Smart TV Satellite'

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 11:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hercules is proud to announce the release of the latest entry in its Smart TV range of TV cards: Smart TV Satellite. Designed for high-quality digital satellite reception on PC (DVB-S standard), the card features digital MPEG-2 VCR and time shifting functions and is fully Pay-TV compatible.

CDV Media Frenzy - Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 11:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today CDV has released a batch of new screens for several of their upcoming titles. We have the goodies on :

  • Breed
  • Panzers
  • Vultures (Xbox)
  • No Man's Land

    Read more to check them out!