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Italian Police Are Trying To Ban The Game 'Mafia'

by Thomas on March 24, 2002 @ 10:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prague Business Journal has posted a interesting article about Italian police are trying to ban the game Mafia. Here follows a spot from the article:

President of the national anti-mafia police section Roberto Centaro told the national newspaper Il Giornale: "I'll do anything I can to ban the sale of the game in Italy. This is a proper instruction book for wannabe Mafiosi." Former interior minister Carlo Taormina said: "When it comes to Mafia, one simply cannot take it as a game. There's really nothing to joke about here." Full article here!

MechAssault (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2002 @ 1:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

“MechAssault,” a futuristic sci-fi third-person shooter game, will allow gamers to command a huge walking tank known as a BattleMech. Players will battle foes and take out enemy structures while manoeuvring a huge BattleMech, or ’Mech, through a variety of environments. A dozen powerful BattleMechs are available in “MechAssault,” each with massive firepower. “MechAssault” features complete destruction on a level never seen before – everything in the world can be destroyed bit by bit. Gamers can play a variety of missions with multiple objectives that require tactics and skill. “MechAssault” on Xbox also will include online features. My drunk ass forgot to post these screens yesterday, taken from the movie trailer. The call of the beer was too strong ... couldnt ... re.. sist!

No On Lives Forever 2 - Litech Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2002 @ 12:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LithTech™, Inc., a leading developer of licensable game technologies and tools, announced today the release of an updated version of its advanced Jupiter system, the foundation for the highly anticipated sequel to No One Lives Forever. Jupiter now delivers an even broader range of features including a new polygrid system that supports dynamic lighting, Fresnel reflections and dynamic surface animations as well as the addition of cubic environment mapping. Other new features include an improved command editor to more easily create cinematic events and more robust support for dynamic texture effects.

Beam Breakers - Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2002 @ 12:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Yesterday the official 'German' demo became available, go get it if you havent yet. A futuristic racing game in the style of the 'Fifth Element'. I am not much of a racing freak but the game looks pretty nice.. lots of action, power ups, cops chasing you, several cars to choose from (the demo only has 2 but more will be in the full game). There are 2 maps in the demo, one where u steal a car and one where u race against a few NPC's .. check the screens!

'New World Order' Public Multiplayer Beta

by Rainier on March 23, 2002 @ 12:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

We already mentioned it earlier, here is the official press release. Project Three today announced that starting Tuesday March 26th 12.00 CET the highly anticipated Public Multiplayer Beta of the next-gen tactical first person shooter New World Order will be downloadable for public use at the following location. The playable demo will also be mirrored by several other websites, to allow people to pick their optimal download location.

'Morrowind' - Movie

by Thomas on March 23, 2002 @ 10:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today the official Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind site offers a new trailer from this upcoming 3D RPG. The movie sports two minutes of game-footage and some ingame action.

New 'Blitzkrieg' Candy

by Thomas on March 23, 2002 @ 10:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Russian site Xaos let us know that they tossed up four new screens from this upcoming WWII RTS, Blitzkrieg. Here they are.

'EverQuest: The Planes Of Power' Site

by Thomas on March 23, 2002 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online just tossed up the official site for their upcoming MMORPG expansion, EverQuest: The Planes Of Power. You can find FAQ's, screens, features and much more on this new "flash" site. Check it out.

The 'New World Order' Is Coming!

by Rainier on March 23, 2002 @ 1:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

New World Order Multiplayer demo will be coming to a computer near you ... according to the Project3 forum admin its scheduled for next week, the 26th March isnt that the date Global Ops should hit the shevles?). For the people who have been hiding under a rock the past few months, New World Order is a eagerly awaited First Person Shooter in the pure Counterstrike style ... I have been following the NWO forum for a few weeks and tensions were growing and the atmosphere grimmer by the day, but alas next week our suffering will come to an end. There isnt much known about it but from what we have seen, its looking mighty good! We'll see you all on Tuesday, on the battlefield!

Activision Announces 'Starfleet Command III'

by Rainier on March 22, 2002 @ 10:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Trek Starfleet Command® III is the next installment in the Star Trek tactical starship combat simulator series, while also revealing that Activision has picked up the publishing reigns for SFC from Interplay. The developer of the game is not specified, but the game is expected to be released in time for this year's holiday season. This quote from Larry Goldberg, executive vice president at Activision, offers some expectations for the game as well as word that the Next Generation reference in the press release is literal: "The Starfleet Command series captures the spirit and style of Star Trek by offering large-scale, ship-to-ship tactical combat. Star Trek Starfleet Command III reinvents the legendary series by bringing it into the Star Trek: The Next Generation universe and introducing powerful new ship customization, more in-depth story missions, and a streamlined interface."

'Warrior Kings' Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on March 22, 2002 @ 8:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microids has released new patches for Warrior Kings, upgrading the UK, French and Italian editions of this 3D real-time strategy game by Black Cactus to version 1.2. This 5.0 MB release adds a large number of general, gameplay, level and art fixes as listed on the download pages. The game is only available in Europe as of now.

Star Wars Jedi Starfighter (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2002 @ 6:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The critically-hailed STAR WARS StarfighterTM flight-action game series returns with the power of the Force in STAR WARS Jedi Starfighter from LucasArts. Inspired by the success of its predecessor, which debuted at the top of the PlayStation 2 sales charts upon release last March Jedi Starfighter features the sleek and agile new Jedi starfighter from the upcoming motion picture Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones. The game, expected to release spring 2002 on PlayStation 2, also marks the first-ever availability of Force powers in a Star Wars flight action title. Some new screens to keep you interested ;)

Sierra's 'SWAT: Global Strike Team' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2002 @ 6:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SWAT: GST is a first-person tactical arcade game combining the strategic elements of SWAT 3 with the instantly accessible arcade action of the Virtua Cop series. Like the real-life SWAT organization itself, the SWAT Global Strike Team is a life-saving organization tasked with defending and saving the lives of the innocent. As a member of the SWAT Global Strike Team gamers will be called to duty at a moment’s notice, confronted with missions unlike any see before.

Resident Evil (GameCube) - Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2002 @ 5:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Just saw the Resident Evil movie ... not too bad i must say .. not going to break any income records but good flick ... anyhow, here are some more Resident Evil screens from the Gamecube version .. some intro captures, in game screens and some weapons ...

Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast - Weapons, Character & Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2002 @ 5:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A few days ago we posted some in game screens ... today we bring you a display of various in game characters that you can choose to play or battle against ... and also some of the weapons available to you ..

Jowood's 'Industry Giant 2' - Exclusive Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2002 @ 5:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bill Gates, Henry Ford, Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Bernie Ecclestone and now…YOU! Do you have what it takes to add your name to this list of industry legends?

NEOCRON Takes Cebit Glory

by Thomas on March 22, 2002 @ 4:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Forthcoming Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game Wins Emil award at World’s Largest Computer Fair. A panel of judges at the world’s largest computer fair have voted Neocron ‘Most Interactive Product of CeBIT’ in its first ever annual Emil Awards.

Medabots AX titles GBA

by Thomas on March 22, 2002 @ 4:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced an exclusive deal with Natsume Inc. to exclusively distribute four titles based on Corus Entertainment's Nelvana's Medabots animated Series, which is currently airing in Canada on YTV, Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. and in the U.S. on Fox Kids, Saturday mornings at 10 and on ABC Family, weekdays at 8:30 a.m. The titles to be released will be Medabots AX: Metabee Version and Medabots AX: Rokusho Version on the Game Boy Advance in Summer 2002. Two additional Medabots titles (RPG) will be released in Winter 2002

'Mech Assault' Rumbles Onto Xbox

by Rainier on March 22, 2002 @ 11:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft® Game Studios today announced that “MechAssault,” a sci-fi action/shooter game based on the highly successful “BattleTech” franchise, will be available exclusively for the Xbox™ video game system.

'Geneforge' Is Finally Available For Windows - Demo

by Rainier on March 22, 2002 @ 10:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Geneforge is our newest fantasy role-playing game with a science fiction twist. In Geneforge, you are free to choose what your overall goal is, and you can seek after it with your own horde of deadly, mutant monsters. You are a Shaper, a member of the most powerful and secretive of the magical guilds. You have the power to create life and mold it to serve your own needs. For millennia, your world feared and respected the Shapers above all others. Their creations could go everywhere, do anything, all according to the wishes of the Shapers and no others. Read more for details and links.