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NCSoft Announces 'Lineage' Expansion into China

by Thomas on March 28, 2002 @ 6:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NCsoft Corporation, the world's largest independent online game company, today announced that Lineage, one of the world's most popular online games, is now being offered to the Chinese market.

XBOX Meeting Strong Demand In Europe

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 6:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft today announced that weekly replenishments are ensuring that strong demand for the Xbox video game system is met, benefiting retail, third-party publishers and gamers. Hmmm this sounds odd since "yesterday" some other sources say that the xbox is NOT selling as well as expected and as result we should expect a price drop... Microsoft doing some damage control or other sources out to pester them??

Blackstar In Schanz Skies

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 6:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blackstar Interactive signs up Schanz International Consultants exclusively for licensing their games in various territories. Titles will include “Software Tycoon” (Asia, North America), “Battle Race 3D” (Worldwide except Germany), and for Asia: “Cinemaware Classics: Defender of the Crown, Three Stooges, Wings!, Lord of the Rising Sun, It came from the Desert, Rocket Ranger”.

Warcraft III Unveilled!

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 5:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

You want to meet the man behind Vivendi's stunning RTS? Vivendi Universal is to celebrate the June release of the highly anticipated PC version of Blizzard Entertainment's Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, with a special press day hosted by senior producer Bill Roper.

3Do's Popular 'Army Men: RTS' Storm The Stores

by Thomas on March 28, 2002 @ 5:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The 3DO Company today announced that the Army Men: RTS game for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and PC shipped this week to retail stores throughout North America. The Army Men: RTS game was developed by Pandemic Studios, makers of Dark Reign 2 and Battlezone II.

'New Legends' - Packshot

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 2:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

New Legends is 3rd person action game setting man against militia, in a world of tomorrow, where both technology and tradition blend to create a rich, and threatening world. It’s a thrilling combination of mysticism and machines, of primeval religion and pummelling aggression, of blades and bullets. The action is intense: how long will you take to master the melee weapons and the dazzling martial arts attacks so you can save the civilisation from the impending doom...?

Sweden Gets New TV-Show 'Cybergaming'

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 2:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Word came to us that Cybergaming is now becoming serious TV in Sweden and since we have a big Swedish audience we decided to shed some light on the matter. A sportsprogram dedicated to cybersports is being developed and we ask you as a serious gamer to fill out this form to give us a better picture of what subjects to have in the TV program..

Thq & Sega's Upcoming Games In GBA Co-Publishing Deal

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 2:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. and SEGA Corporation today announced the next round of titles in their exclusive, 16 title Game Boy Advance co-publishing agreement. VIRTUA TENNIS™ (working title) is scheduled for release in late 2002, while CRAZY TAXI™ (working title), SUPER MONKEY BALL™ (working title) and PHANTASY STAR™ COLLECTION (working title) are scheduled for early 2003 release. These titles are in addition to the previously announced six games the two companies are releasing through the first half of 2003.

'Riding Spirits' Races On To PlayStation 2 - Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 1:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment today announced that it is to publish Riding Spirits for the Sony PlayStation 2. BAM! released its first PlayStation 2 title, Driven, less than three months ago and plans to stay in the fast lane with its next high adrenalin race game.

Commandos 2 (PS2/Xbox) & MX 2002 (Xbox) - Packshots

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 11:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Since its turning out to be a slow morning i decided to throw up some new packshots for Eidos's "Commandos 2: Men of Courage" and THQ's "MX 2002" ... both should hit UK retail stores soon (if they havent yet)

New 'Castle Wolfenstein' Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

There is a "full install" available for both Linux and Windows, this version will upgrade any previously installed Wolf to v1.31. At this point there is a LITE upgrade for Linux only, which will upgrade you from version 1.3 to 1.31. The Windows Lite Install will be available tomorrow (smaller file). So Windows people have no choice (at this time) but to grab the full install. Read more for fix details and links.

'Might & Magic IX' - Official Site

by Thomas on March 28, 2002 @ 8:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

3DO just tossed up the official site for Might and Magic IX. Follow this link to check out some game features screens and more. "The game will be released on Friday".

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 12:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Computer & Video Games rounded up an interview with NovaLogic regarding its upcoming stand-alone addon Delta Force: Task Force Dagger. GameSpy talked with LucasArt's Garry Gaber to get some inside info on the upcoming expansion mission pack Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns. New units, how its based on the upcoming Star Wars movie etc.. Korean Gaming Ground posted an interview with Blizzard's big man Bill Roper mainly discussing their upcoming real-time strategy game - WarCraft III (thanks voodoo). Planet Soldier has posted an interview with Matt Morton, an Associate Producer at Activision, to talk about SoF2. RPGVault has posted up a new interview with members of Arxel Tribe and Sinister Systems as they talk about their upcoming LithTech engine powered fantasy RPG Mistmare. (thanks homelan)

4DRuler's "Gore" Pre-orders Available NOW

by Rainier on March 27, 2002 @ 10:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Pre-order your copy today! Thats right, the long wait is almost over. Over five years of development has gone into this masterpiece of a game, so get your blood stained filthy hands even bloodier by pre-ordering the most intense action packed shooter ever made, Gore! Official Gore Pre-Ordering Sites: Electronic Boutique or GameStop

'Ghost Recon' Update Patch 2 Available NOW

by Rainier on March 27, 2002 @ 10:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft just informed us that they have released a new update patch for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon. This patch is compatible with the original Ghost Recon as well as the new addon Desert Siege. The patch will upgrade your current version to 1.2.10.0! You do NOT need to have update patch 1 installed prior to upgrading to the new version. Be aware that your version will no longer be compatible with Ghost Recon version 1.0.0.2 (sales version) and with version 1.1.1.5 (update 1). If you want to play with other players, they must also have upgraded to 1.2.10.0! This patch weighs in at a MASSIVE 43mb! Click "read more" for links and upgrade details.

Crave Launches Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter Web Site

by Thomas on March 27, 2002 @ 10:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment, a leading publisher of videogame entertainment, today announced the official Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter Web site, www.huntthemdown.com, dedicated to its game being launched Fall of 2002. Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter, an original title from Crave, offers a compelling combination of first person action and arcade space combat, as Mace Griffin unravels a deep, and dangerous, mystery.

'Headhunter' Uses New Level Of Cinematic Music For Game Soundtrack

by Rainier on March 27, 2002 @ 9:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Amuze/Sega developed title Headhunter™ features what has been described as one of the most ambitious game soundtracks produced to date, utilizing an orchestra and a recording studio often used for feature film soundtracks. The forthcoming PS2 title features music composed, arranged, orchestrated and produced by Richard Jacques and recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, England.

Hotel Giant - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on March 27, 2002 @ 8:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Pack your bags, make your reservations and check in to the leisure industry’s Hotel Giant, due for release by JoWooD Productions in May 2002. Facts and screens below..

SuperPower Ships

by Thomas on March 27, 2002 @ 7:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

If you crave ultimate world power, then SuperPower is the PC game for you. DreamCatcher, a fast-growing publisher of PC and console software entertainment, shipped today SuperPower, a world-domination, turn-based strategy game developed by Golem Labs.

'ANNO 1503' Package’s Motive Uncovered

by Thomas on March 27, 2002 @ 6:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

This motive will adorn the ANNO 1503 cover in Europe and there will soon be more details about packaging and contents. Later EA will provide the American market with its own unique 1503 A.D. motive. 1503 A.D. is an exciting new PC title that blends the action of real-time strategy with the depth of empire building. Read more below to check out the Euro box..