NewKidCo International E3 Lineup

by Thomas on May 16, 2002 @ 8:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Leading children’s video game publisher, NewKidCo International Inc. announced today it’s thrilling lineup for this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. The company will unveil next generation games from their impressive catalog of licensees based on well-known licensed properties including Dora the Explorer, Dr. Seuss, Tom and Jerry, Little League Baseball and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.

'Zoo Tycoon' Expansion To Land On Shelves

by Thomas on May 16, 2002 @ 8:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

T-Rex truly is king. According to a survey commissioned by Microsoft Game Studios, the Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur, whose name means "lizard king," tops the list of uncommon creatures Americans would most like to see in their local zoos. Americans can satisfy their dinosaur fascination with "Zoo Tycoon: Dinosaur Digs," an expansion pack for Microsoft Corp.'s top-selling* PC Game "Zoo Tycoon." Landing on store shelves this weekend, "Zoo Tycoon: Dinosaur Digs" brings prehistoric beasts to the PC, enabling players to include dinosaurs and Ice Age beasts when creating the ultimate zoo.

Inline Skating 'Rolling' to Next Generation Consoles

by Thomas on May 16, 2002 @ 8:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco, one of the fastest-growing publishers of interactive entertainment software, today announced their entrance into the action sports genre with Rolling. Developed by UK-based Rage Software, Rolling provides a true aggressive inline skating experience for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance game systems.

New Editing Tool For 'Freedom Force' & New Site

by Thomas on May 16, 2002 @ 7:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Irrational Games announces the release of their new editing tool for the tactical RPG, "Freedom Force." "FFEdit" is a powerful tool designed to facilitate the customization of almost every aspect of the game. To complement the release, Irrational has launched a new site, www.modforce.com, geared specifically toward the needs of the mod community.

'Uncommon Valor' Ships

by Thomas on May 16, 2002 @ 7:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games is pleased to announce that Uncommon Valor: Campaign for the South Pacific is now shipping to customers and dealers around the world. Co-developed with the legendary Gary Grigsby, Keith Brors and Joel Billings of 2 by 3 Games, Uncommon Valor is a completely new operational game covering the campaign in the area around Australia, New Guinea and Guadalcanal during World War II.

Star Wars Galaxies Beta Sign Up

by Thomas on May 16, 2002 @ 7:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts is working on their Beta Program. "More will be announced after E3". As they announced earlier they would be 3 to 4 beta periods, depending how test goes. The first round of testing will be limited to a hundred or so players, and in Beta 3 they will open up their testing to thousands of players. Sign up here!

'Red Faction 2' - Trailer

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 2:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out this great introduction for the sequel to Red Faction by Volition. Great CGI and in-game model cutscenes put together to make a nice intro story for this action FPS title. The official site and Fileplanet both offer this trailer at a 19mb file, we of course had to sit on it and compress it down to 6.5mb. Read more for links where to grab it.

'Star Wars Bounty Hunter' (GC/PS2) - Screens & Art

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 1:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars Bounty Hunter draws players into Jango Fett's sinister and seedy world, where thieves, assassins – and worse – thrive. Using his cunning and a host of deadly skills, Jango Fett ventures into the rarely explored dark side of the Star Wars universe to track down the elusive leader of a mysterious and deadly cult. All the while, he'll compete against a brutal rival from his past in a quest to capture the ultimate bounty, dead or alive.

'Rainbow Six : RavenShield' - Screens & Model Movie

by Rainier on May 16, 2002 @ 1:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rainbow Six: Raven Shield is the sequel to the immensely popular Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear, 2000 Action Game Of The Year, and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, 1999 Action Game Of The Year. It will be the third game in the Rainbow Six line, which has sold more than 6.7 million copies worldwide. Today we bring you 6 brand new screens and a little 360 degree model clip. Read more to check it out!

EA To Support PS2 Online Initiative

by Rainier on May 15, 2002 @ 11:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that it will bring Madden NFL 2003 to the PlayStation2 for online play. EA’s worldwide studios also have plans for additional EA SPORTS and EA GAMES franchises that will take full advantage of the PlayStation 2 console’s online capabilities.

New Operation Flashpoint 1.55 MP Test Released

by Thomas on May 15, 2002 @ 9:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bohemia Interactive today released a new (4.86MB) multiplayer test patch v 1.55 "beta" for Operation Flashpoint. The patch has new netcode and some of the Multiplayer features that will be in Resistance. Grab it from Navy Seal here.

Activision Announces 'True Crime: Streets of L.A.' (PS2 XB GC)

by Thomas on May 15, 2002 @ 8:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. is taking on the Russian and Chinese mobs with the announcement of True Crime: Streets of L.A. for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and the Nintendo GameCube. Inspired by Hong Kong action films, the game lets players assume the role of tough-as-nails detective Nick Kang, bent on settling a personal vendetta with the L.A. underworld. As Kang, players will be able to dispense their own personal brand of justice through automotive combat, a variety of rib cracking martial arts moves and the business end of dual 45s. True Crime: Streets Of L.A. has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

Kaydara Announces 'MotionBuilder 4.0'

by Thomas on May 15, 2002 @ 8:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kaydara Inc. today announced the upcoming release of MOTIONBUILDER 4.0, a new generation of its award winning real-time 3D character animation software previously named FiLMBOX animation. With a completely new, redesigned drag-and-drop user interface, MOTIONBUILDER 4.0 is a compelling professional 3D character animation solution that is substantially more powerful, faster and easier to use than any other product on the market. MOTIONBUILDER 4.0 will be available to customers in August 2002.

Mythic Announces 'Dark Age of Camelot' Expansion 'Shrouded Isles'

by Rainier on May 15, 2002 @ 7:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment, creator of the multiple award winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game Dark Age of Camelot, today announced that the game's highly anticipated first expansion pack is currently in development. Dark Age of Camelot: Shrouded Islesä is set for a late 2002 release and will continue setting new standards for online game-play. The game will be developed by Mythic Entertainment and co-published with Abandon Entertainment.

Ubi Soft & Rage Announce 'Rocky' Games - Screens

by Rainier on May 15, 2002 @ 6:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world's leading videogame publishers, today announced an exclusive deal with Rage Software, to publish games based on the award-winning and beloved Rocky movies. Rocky will be available on all next generation consoles (PS2/Xbox/GameCuBe/GBA) and will launch in North and South America this fall.

Raylight Programming Group Interview!

by Thomas on May 15, 2002 @ 5:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today GameSurf publishes an interview to Raylight Programming Group that have developed a new graphical engine that has definitely changed the way we play on Game Boy Advance. Here is a clip:

Lord Axl: Hi Massimiliano, can you tell us something about the great graphical engine developed by Raylight that you call BlueRoses?

Massimiliano Di Monda: BlueRoses first came out with a multiplatform 3D engine, whose versatility and power are greatly demonstrated by the fact that lately we've been able to bring such technology into GameBoy Advance, too. A lot of people was astonished by our brilliant results.

Acclaim's Celebrity Lineup At E3

by Rainier on May 15, 2002 @ 5:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In support of its exciting new holiday offerings for 2002, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. announced a powerhouse lineup of celebrity athletes available to sign autographs, take photographs and honor media interviews at the Company's booth (#1046, South Hall), during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) at the Los Angeles Convention Center, May 22-24, 2002.

Atriarch Developer Chat Today!

by Thomas on May 15, 2002 @ 5:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

House of Commons will be held on the Stratics IRC on Wednesday, May 15th, 6pm PST. Atriarch developers so far on the roster to attend include: Serafina - Lead Game Designer, Arc - Chief Architect and Lead Programmer, Mo - Lead Artist and Mythfit - Ecosystem Designer and Writer. This will be your chance to talk live with the developers, ask questions about Atriarch. The topic of the chat is: "Player Construction and Housing". Get step-by-step instructions HERE!

PlayStation to Bundle Final Fantasy X

by Thomas on May 15, 2002 @ 5:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a ringing endorsement of the popularity and phenomenal demand for SquareSoft’s Final FantasyX, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe is to sell the critically acclaimed game as part of a PlayStation 2 bundle.

'Defender Of The Crown' (GBA) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on May 15, 2002 @ 5:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This is the Age of Chivalry! A time of lusty wenches and black-hearted villains. King Richard has been murdered and England is thrown into civil war! Amidst the ringing clash of steel and the thunder of charging steeds the bold Saxon knights have chosen you to lead them into battle against the hated Normans. Ahh man! Just the way i remember it from the Commodore 64!