Babel Ties Up Exclusive Deal With Infogrames Europe.

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2001 @ 3:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Babel has been appointed as the exclusive localisation test house for Infogrames Europe. The leading services provider will carry out localisation testing on the entire range of the French publisher's new and re-published titles.

No Playstation Ones in the Netherlands

by Peter on Dec. 5, 2001 @ 3:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dutch officials have banned the sale of the Playstation One console and related accessories from the country in November because the cables used in the system contained too much cadmium. The ban effectively blocked the sale of 1.3 million units in the country.

Multiplayer PlayStation 2 service on course for 2002 launch

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2001 @ 3:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The PlayStation ® 2 broadband revolution is a step closer, as Telewest Broadband begins trials of the world’s first PlayStation 2 broadband network. The closed-trials began this week, and are expected to continue into the new year, with a limited public trial expected to commence in early Q1.

Neocron To Prompt Surge In High-Speed Internet Subscribers

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2001 @ 3:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A survey conducted by computer games publisher CDV Software Entertainment has revealed that 86 per cent of those interested in purchasing the forthcoming PC title Neocron are considering upgrading to a broadband Internet connection – making the game one of the most important motivators in getting Britain hooked up to the high-speed Internet.

Microsoft busted for software piracy

by Peter on Dec. 5, 2001 @ 3:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Was just over to BluesNews and found a interesting article they linked to.. Here is a spot from the article: The Commercial Court of Nanterre fined Microsoft France 3 million francs (around £290,000) in damage and interest for software piracy. "It's a start," said a lawyer for the plaintiffs, "although Microsoft continues to stall on the provisional execution of the judgment." Read full article here!

New Nations in Cossacks 'Art of War' Explained - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2001 @ 1:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Four hundred years ago, mainland Europe resounded to the sounds of bloody battles, as nations were created and fell, fortunes made and lost, and new military tactics were developed. Cossacks: The Art of War recreates these battles on an epic scale.

Now MicroSoft's XBOX Claims To Be The Fastest Selling Console

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2001 @ 12:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Xbox (TM) video game system from Microsoft Corp. had the best-selling video game console launch on record after two weeks of sales, according to The NPD Group Inc., the definitive source for sales and market data on the video game industry. Attach Rate for Xbox Launch Is Highest Ever; Weekly Shipments of Xbox Systems Ensures Strong Sales Through Holiday Season

Project Entropia and aspects of MindForce

by Peter on Dec. 5, 2001 @ 10:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

This week John-Anders Pettersson and Fredrik Andersson discusses the aspects of MindForce. "Different areas of the development process"

TDK Mediactive Announces 17 Games for The Coming Year

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2001 @ 12:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive, Inc. , a global publisher of entertainment software, announced today a list of 17 games it anticipates publishing for it's 2002-03 fiscal year ending March 31, 2003. With exciting brands like "Shrek", "Robotech", "Mercedes-Benz", "Dinotopia", "Aquaman", "Lady Sia", and "UBOS", TDK is unveiling titles for all next generation consoles, including the NINTENDO GAMECUBE video game system, Xbox video game system from Microsoft, Sony PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, and Nintendo's handheld Game Boy Advance system.

Sega Game Delivers Virus

by Peter on Dec. 4, 2001 @ 11:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Japanese-language version of a popular role-playing game developed for Sega Dreamcast is infected with a highly destructive virus. Full story below!

New Warcraft III Unit Ability: Metamorphosis

by Peter on Dec. 4, 2001 @ 11:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Yesterday Blizzard posted up a new Warcraft III unit: The Dread Lord, an Undead unit in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, that you can check out here.. Today they tossed up a new Warcraft III unit ability: Learn about Metamorphosis, the Ultimate spell of the Demon Hunter, a Night Elf Hero in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, and this one is avaliable right here!

Man killed by PlayStation

by Thomas on Dec. 4, 2001 @ 6:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A fisherman was killed last week while using his PlayStation, when a wave crashed through a trawler's porthole.

Freekstyle (PS2) Facts & Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 4, 2001 @ 5:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

For the Sony PlayStation 2 action gamers, Freekstyle by EA SPORTS BIG™ is the most dangerous motocross game around. Freekstyle dares you to harness the power of your bike while pulling off sick stunts in insane, over the top worlds.

$100,000+ To Be Available in Project Entropia, Commercial trial phase.

by Thomas on Dec. 4, 2001 @ 5:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MindArk seeks 5,000 participants to test its virtual world’s economy system with real cash. MindArk AB announced today that the initial trial of the revolutionary Project Entropia economy system will begin in the near future as part of MindArk’s release schedule.

Gun Survivor 2 Code: Veronica PS2 Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 4, 2001 @ 5:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another Resident Evil game coming for the PS2. Gun Survivor 2 Code: Veronica transfers the action to a first person perspective, placing gamers even closer to unknown terrors. Sounds interesting? Well head over to ToTheGame to check out the screens!

Gorasul Legacy of the Dragon ships!

by Thomas on Dec. 4, 2001 @ 4:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWood's RPG game Gorasul Legacy of the Dragon is on it's way out to stores. GameSpot reports: The game is set in a medieval fantasy world, and players assume the role of Roszondas, a man who was raised by dragons. Roszondas has a number of special abilities due to his unique upbringing, and he is recruited to fight in an epic war against demons. Gorasul: Legacy of the Dragon was developed by Berlin-based game studio Silver Style, and it will soon be available in stores for an approximate retail price of $29.99.

Sky Sports 'Football Manager of the Year' Awards

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2001 @ 2:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sky Sports introduce the first massively multi-player online football management game with over £25,000 worth of prizes up for grabs..

The 1st World Cyber Games Conference

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2001 @ 1:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The World Cyber Games is the biggest international game event, where the gamers selected through national preliminaries pit their skills against others for their countries. Similar to the Olympics, the World Cyber Games is a competition for the honor of countries, and citizenship of the pertinent country is required to participate in it. The 1st World Cyber Games will be held in Korea as was the World Cyber Game Challenge last year. Approximately 430 players from 37 countries will be there. Event Period starts: December 5, 2001. Take me there!

Battle Realms Expansion - Winter of the Wolf

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2001 @ 1:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

I just noticed over at Voodooextreme that Liquid Entertainment is working on a new expansion pack for Battle Realms. Ed Del Castillo "the front man" recently revealed during the course of a chat session over at Gamers.nl. Here is a spot from the chat:

[goodieman] are you thinking about an addon?

[castillo] we are already working on the Expansion Pack to Battle Realms called Winter of the Wolf. and we are also working on Battle Realms 2.

Grand Theft Auto 3 PC Date Set

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2001 @ 12:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

TVG let us know that Take 2 Interactive today announced the PC version of the hit PlayStation 2 game Grand Theft Auto 3 will ship for PC during April of 2002. It may seam a little far away but hopefully the developers will have time to tweak the game for maximum performance on the PC.