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Build A Temple To 'Age Of Mythology' - Fan Site Kit Now Available

by Rainier on May 10, 2002 @ 11:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft today announced that the official Fan Site Kit (FSK) for Age of Mythology is now available at the official Age Of Mythology website. Read more for details/links.

'Star Wars : Jedi Knight II' - Demo Available

by Rainier on May 10, 2002 @ 11:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It wasnt supposed to be released until later today but the demo version of Raven Software and LucasArts's hit action game Star Wars: Jedi Knight II is now available. As mentioned before the demo contains a single player level that is not in the retail version of the game. You can download the 66MB demo through Gigex or at Shacknews.

'Global Operations' Update Patch 2.0 Available NOW

by Rainier on May 10, 2002 @ 11:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA just released the expected v2.0 Update patch for their team-based tactical shooter 'Global Operations'. This patch adds a bunch of new (mainly server) features and some bug fixes. Read more for a detailed list/links where to get it (thanks blues).

'Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza' Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 10, 2002 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra has just released an update patch for their recently released First Person Shooter, Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza. It brings the Piranha Games mod-gone-retail to v 1.01. Read more for fix details and links where to grab it.

EA's Westwood Announces 100,000-Person Test For 'Earth & Beyond'

by Rainier on May 10, 2002 @ 10:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Westwood Studios announced today plans to expand the public test of Earth & Beyond to 100,000 players before it's released this fall. Earth & Beyond is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game and will be published by Electronic Arts under the EA GAMES brand in August 2002.

Crave Entertainment Previews 2002 Lineup At E3

by Rainier on May 10, 2002 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment, a leading publisher of videogame entertainment products, will preview its 2002 product lineup during the E3 Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center, May 22-24, 2002.

'Midnight Club' & 'Smugglers Run' Available at $19.99

by Rainier on May 9, 2002 @ 10:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games is pleased to announce that "Midnight Club" and "Smuggler's Run" have earned the prestigious honor of joining SCEA's "Greatest Hits" line-up for the PS2. Both titles have reached "Greatest Hits" status by achieving impressive sales since their release at the launch of the system in October 2000. The "Greatest Hits" "Smuggler's Run" and "Midnight Club" titles will now be available for a suggested retail price of $19.99 in May 2002.

LucasArts Announces 'Gladius' - Art & Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2002 @ 10:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The brutal and spectacular gladiator battles of the ancient world serve as inspiration for Gladius, a turn-based action role-playing (RPG) game from LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC. Gladius follows the grand saga of two young heroes, Ursula and Valens, as they recruit and train a team of warriors to contend in the fiercely competitive gladiator games. The game supports both single and multiplayer modes and is expected to release spring 2003 on PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube.

Smash Court Tennis: Pro Tournament - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2002 @ 8:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tennis season is in full effect .. Roland Garros is coming up in a few weeks and so Namco figured it was time to bring us Smash Court Tennis: Pro Tournament, due in June. Check out these 8 new screens!

Activision Signs Top Urban Athletes To 'Street Hoops'

by Rainier on May 9, 2002 @ 7:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The most famous monikers in street basketball - Half Man Half Amazing, Hot Sauce, Speedy Williams, The Future, Booger Smith, Main Event, AO and Headache – are taking their signature moves from the playground to the PS2 and the Xbox in Activision, Inc.’s Street Hoops. The players, who have gained fame through their appearances in the popular AND 1 Mix Tapes and Nike’s Freestyle commercials, will showcase their skills in this gritty street-style basketball game slated for release this summer.

CodeFire Is Turning Up The Heat At E3 2002!

by Thomas on May 9, 2002 @ 5:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Visitors to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) - taking place May 22-24 at the Los Angeles Convention Center - can get the first look at CodeFire's premier multi-player online game available exclusively for Microsoft Xbox Online. We can't reveal any details until the show, but this title will take advantage of the Microsoft Xbox Online's unique features to fight its way into the hearts of game players everywhere.

Disney All-Star Sports Series

by Thomas on May 9, 2002 @ 5:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KONAMI CORPORATION and Disney Interactive today announced an agreement to develop and market Disney All-Star Sports, a new video game series featuring Mickey and his pals. The series will feature both team sports and extreme sports games, starring popular Disney characters as athletic all-stars. The six sport agreement includes, football, basketball, soccer, snowboarding, skateboarding and motocross, which will be available only on Nintendo GameCube and Nintendo Game Boy Advance this Fall.

Colin McRae Rally 3 (Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2002 @ 4:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today we announced the "wet making" Colin McRae Rally 3 from Codemasters being displayed at the upcoming E3 show in Los Angeles and here we are to bring you 3 PS2 and 3 Xbox screens to REALLY make you wet! Check em out!

What's New in Sex Games? Foreplay

by Thomas on May 9, 2002 @ 2:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Games involving sex have been around as long as there have been games, but Playskins, the new online role-playing game, demands players engage in foreplay and flirting in order to get the cybersex. Full story here!

Madden NFL 2003

by Thomas on May 9, 2002 @ 2:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Marshall Faulk, the All-Pro running back from the St. Louis Rams, has reached an agreement with Electronic Arts, the world's leading interactive entertainment software company, to be the EA SPORTS spokesman for Madden NFL 2003. The number one football videogame franchise has now teamed up with what many consider to be the number one NFL football player.

Nintendo & Namco Join Forces to Bring Software To Market

by Rainier on May 9, 2002 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo Co., Ltd. and Namco Limited announced today they have joined forces to bring multiple Namco software titles to the GameCube and Game Boy Advance.

SEGA Signs Deal With ESPN For SEGA Sports Games

by Rainier on May 9, 2002 @ 1:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Sports today announced a multi-year deal between SEGA of America, Inc. and ESPN, Inc., the worldwide leader in sports, to make SEGA Sports' critically acclaimed video game franchises more authentic and realistic than ever before. With this teaming of two of the biggest brands in sports, compelling ESPN presentation features will be added to the SEGA Sports lineup, further blurring the lines between a SEGA Sports game and a sports television telecast.

EA Announces 'James Bond 007: Nightfire' For PC/GCN/PS2/Xbox

by Rainier on May 9, 2002 @ 1:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts unveils plans for its new James Bond game that promises to deliver a complete 007 experience filled with action-packed excitement and intrigue that will leave players shaken… and stirred! James Bond 007: NightFire will take Bond fans higher and deeper than any previous Bond game with breathtaking locations and intense gameplay on multiple platforms. NightFire is currently under development and scheduled for worldwide release in late 2002 for PS2, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox and PC platforms.

Codemasters Will Get You Wet When 'Colin McRae Rally 3' Comes To E3

by Thomas on May 9, 2002 @ 1:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prepare to bring umbrellas and get ready to dive behind splash-protectors – Codemasters is bringing incredible torrential rain to Los Angeles for this year’s E3 exhibition. Be the first to get a soaking when Colin McRae Rally 3 is unleashed for the first time, complete with its incredible weather effects [E3, Codemasters booth #1168, South Hall, from Wednesday 22nd May].

Championship Manager Season 01/02

by Thomas on May 9, 2002 @ 1:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sports Interactive and Upfront Promotions announce joint promotion with Nestlé cereal brands. Sports Interactive and Eidos Interactive, the developer and publisher of the best selling series of football management simulations, Championship Manager, today announced a deal with Cereal Partners UK, manufacturer of Nestlé cereals.