Crave Entertainment 2002 Console Line Up

by Thomas on March 12, 2002 @ 11:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment, a leading publisher of videogame entertainment products, today announced its initial product line-up for the 2002 fiscal year. The line-up includes a wide range of game types, from extreme sports to genre-defying space adventures to a psychological thriller, for multiple gaming platforms.

'Battle On the Beachhead' - Finals This Week

by Rainier on March 12, 2002 @ 6:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

It's been a bloody, war-torn road, but two teams have made it to the last round: Doctors and DarkSide. Both teams will mount an intense battle to see who wins out in the final round of the OGL Battle On the Beachhead tournament. You can get in on the action this Thursday night when Team Shoutcast Network and The OGL broadcast the match, interview players, and more. There may be some surprises in store, so mark your calendars and be there!

Dungeon Siege's Siege Editor - Features

by Rainier on March 12, 2002 @ 6:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Siege Editor is the tool that was created by Gas Powered Games specifically for the development of Dungeon Siege. This tool will be made available as a free download soon after Dungeon Siege is available in stores. 'Read More' for details!

C&C: Generals - Early Facts & Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2002 @ 6:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamespot got some sort of small interview/preview going on about 'C&C Generals'. The article describes how the design for this project evolved from one that originally placed more emphasis on those generals in the title to one that puts the player in that role, a description of the all-new storyline set in the near future, the structure of the single-player campaign, how this game departs from its predecessors in the C&C series, the use of 3D, the new interface for dealing with units, resources and supply lines, commands specific to each side, some specific unit examples, structures, the game engine, and more. This is all illustrated by a bunch of new screenshots and concept art. Yummi!

'WW II Online- Blitzkrieg' Special Offer For International Gamers

by Rainier on March 11, 2002 @ 10:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Playnet.com today announced details of a limited offer to international gamers who want to experience the virtual battlefield of World War II Online- Blitzkrieg, the award winning massively multiplayer online game. The program, which kicks of Monday March 10th, provides players from outside North America the ability to purchase an activation key online. The purchase of the key for $9.99USD is followed by a full, no-cost download of the Windows-based game and a 7-day FREE trial. Once the free trial expires, a monthly subscription for $9.99USD is needed to continue play.

Barbican Gallery Launches 'Game On' Microsite

by Rainier on March 11, 2002 @ 8:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Barbican Gallery today announced the launch of its microsite dedicated to "Game On", the first major and most comprehensive UK exhibition to explore the 40-year history of computer gaming (1962-2002). The general public will now be able to book advance tickets by accessing the new microsite.

'Spy Hunter' to Create Electrifying Gaming Experience

by Thomas on March 11, 2002 @ 7:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Games Inc., a leading software industry publisher and developer, announced today that SpyHunter, the all-new remake of Midway's popular 1980's action-racing game, will ship tomorrow for the Nintendo GameCube and the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. SpyHunter is scheduled to ship for the Game Boy Advance in June and is available now for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system.

Rage's 'Twin Caliber' (PS2) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2002 @ 7:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rage, the UK-based computer games publisher and developer, is pleased to announce Twin Caliber, a state-of-the-art third person action-shooter equipped a unique method of game control, due for release on the Sony PlayStation2 computer entertainment system in late 2002. Some quality shots for you to enjoy!

Freedom Force Goes Gold!

by Rainier on March 11, 2002 @ 7:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

According to Irrational Games's Jonathan Chey (project manager) the eagerly awaited Freedom Force has gone gold! He had the following to say on their message board :

"Good news everyone, Freedom Force has "gone gold", i.e. been approved for manufacturing! This means that it will be in stores soon. I don't have the final on-shelf date but I believe it will still be around the last in week of March. It's been a long road but the results are worth it. The game is cool and I think you will all have a lot of fun with it. We are working on a demo which should be available before the game hits the shelves, i.e. real soon now. Stay tuned for further info."

Metal Slug X - Facts and Screens

by Thomas on March 11, 2002 @ 7:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

PlayStation gamers get a dose of all-out action to prove that pure, addictive gameplay doesn’t come at a price. If there's one reason the PlayStation 2 is backwards compatible, this is it. This May will see the release of Metal Slug X and the resurrection of classic arcade action on the PSone that will blow away the competition.

Ubi Soft to Publish 'Alfred Hitchcock' Game in North America

by Rainier on March 11, 2002 @ 6:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment announces a must-buy for fans of Alfred Hitchcock, with a deal to bring the PC game, Alfred Hitchcock The Final Cut to the U.S. and Canada. The adventure game, based on some of Hitchcock's best movies, will be released this month at an MSRP of $29.99. This title was already released in Europe some 4 months ago.

Visiontek Delivers Europe's 1st TI4600 Graphics Cards Using Geforce4

by Rainier on March 11, 2002 @ 5:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Only weeks after unveiling its European marketing and operations headquarters, VisionTek, a leading provider of advanced graphics and memory solutions for PCs, today announced that it is the first company in Europe to deliver GeForce4 Ti4600, NVIDIA Corporation’s flagship GeForce4 product, into the European retail channel. Working with retailers in the UK and Germany, VisionTek began shipping its Xtasy GeForce4 Ti 4600 AGP graphics accelerator board on March 1st.

Virtua Tennis - Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2002 @ 5:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A few days ago we announced Empire was coming up with a new spiffy looking tennis game, today we have 24 new screens to prove to you they means business ... been a while since i saw a game from Empire looking THIS good!! Njoy

'Grandia II' and 'Star Wars' - Movie

by Thomas on March 11, 2002 @ 5:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

There is an a new trailer from Ubi Soft's Grandia II game to grab over at BonusWeb and a Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones trailer is available to grab over at EvilAvatar.

'Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project' Site

by Thomas on March 11, 2002 @ 4:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ARUSH Entertainment today tossed up the official Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project Site. Take a closer look at this third-person platform action game HERE.

'Grand Prix 4' - Promo Video

by Thomas on March 11, 2002 @ 4:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tiscali got the first Grand Prix 4 promo video from Infogrames, which is 1 minute long and takes 6 MB to download in DivX codec: It's available from 2 mirrors here.

NCsoft to Publish Cryptic Studios' City of Heroes

by Thomas on March 11, 2002 @ 4:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NCsoft(TM) Corporation, the world's largest independent online game company, announced today that it will publish one of the most anticipated online game titles currently in development, Cryptic Studios' City of Heroes. The game will bring the concept of superhero role-playing to the massively multiplayer (MMP) genre and add yet another impressive title to NCsoft's growing list of online games.

High Heat Major League Baseball 2003 - Screens

by Thomas on March 11, 2002 @ 4:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

We just recived six new PC screens and four new PS2 screens from 3DO and their upcoming title, High Heat Major League Baseball 2003. Read more below to check them out!

Sudden Strike II Site

by Thomas on March 11, 2002 @ 3:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The official site for the RTS, Sudden Strike II, is now available. The site offers FAQ, some screens, game overview and much more. Check it out.

PS2 broadband

by Thomas on March 11, 2002 @ 11:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After firmly solidifying its market position with sales exceeding 8.8 million units in North America, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. today announced that it will offer users the option to play games online through PlayStation 2 beginning August 2002. Today's announcement represents the first step toward the company's overall vision of PlayStation 2 as a mass-market broadband platform in the home.