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'Aquanox 2: Revelation' - German Demo

by Thomas on Nov. 21, 2002 @ 4:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD today released the demo of their underwater shooter Aquanox 2: Revelation. The demo is 380MB to grab and is in German language only, it contains six campaign missions and a single mission. Download it here!

New 3D Technology In 'The Getaway' For PS2

by Thomas on Nov. 21, 2002 @ 3:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Computer gaming fans can expect to see one of the most realistic games to date when Sony Computer Entertainment Europe releases "The Getaway" on December 6. The long-awaited Playstation 2 game promises high-speed chases, fires, explosions and gun battles that make players feel like they're part of an action-packed film. The setting is a 30-mile section of the foggy streets of London so realistic that players can see the cracks in the pavement. The more than 100 life-like characters and elaborate scenery would have been impossible to create in a timely manner without the help of new 3D scanning and facial morphing technologies.

'Armored Task Force' Patch v1.01 Released

by Thomas on Nov. 21, 2002 @ 3:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games announced today that the first patch for ATF: Armored Task Force, is available from their website. Richard Arnesen, of Shrapnel Games, stated "We are pleased to already have the first patch for ATF ready to go. Captain Proctor and ProSIM have done an excellent job of responding to the fans of this highly detailed simulation." Armored Task Force represents a whole new approach to wargaming.

Codemasters Signs 'World War II: RTS' - New Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 21, 2002 @ 3:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters today confirms it has secured the global publishing rights to "World War II: RTS" (development title only) from 1C Company, the leading Russian game company renowned for the acclaimed flight simulator, IL-2 Sturmovik. Designed to take players closer to the entire, gruelling war experience than any strategy game previously, "World War II: RTS" will capture both the tactics and the emotions of being a commander in WWII’s key battles. The game has already attracted much attention for its historical detail and dramatic use of impressive visuals. The title is now in full development at 1C, with Codemasters consulting on game design; a release is planned in the spring of 2004. Check out six new ingame screens!

'Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos' Invades Theaters

by Thomas on Nov. 21, 2002 @ 3:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard Entertainment, a studio of Vivendi Universal Games, today announced plans to premiere a new cinematic trailer for "Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos" in theaters beginning Nov. 22, 2002, with the opening of "James Bond: Die Another Day." The new trailer will appear on more than 20,000 screens across the country before such movies as "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers," "Star Trek: Nemesis," and "Solaris," along with the new Bond film. Additionally, patrons of AMC Theatres will be able to take home a free "Warcraft III Game Sampler" CD-ROM when they purchase a large Coke and a Butterfinger candy bar at the concession stand. This exclusive disc includes a playable demo of the game, featuring three new Warcraft III single-player missions, and three new multiplayer maps to be used with the full version of the game.

'Xenus' - New Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 21, 2002 @ 3:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The story begins when Kevin Myers receives a call from magazine his sister works for. He is told that she didn't contact them more than 10 days and they are afraid she missed in Colombia during her journalist investigation. Kevin departures to this country to rescue her. Having arrived he finds himself in the world of violence where 70 out of 100 hundreds people are killed each year. In the country where there are many forces that fight for the power. You must rescue the sister and keep alive. The scenery that looks banal in the beginning step-by-step gets mixed up and finally becomes semi-mystic.. Read more for 2 new screens!

Various Games Ships (CONSOLE)

by Thomas on Nov. 21, 2002 @ 2:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ and Nickelodeon today announced the release of SpongeBob SquarePants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. They also today shipped SUPER MONKEY BALLJR. for Game Boy Advance and MX Superfly Featuring Ricky Carmichael with Xbox Live support; first ever motocross title available for Microsoft's online gaming network. EA SPORTS NCAA March Madness 2003, is released today by Electronic Arts for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and Dead to Rights, Namco's first M-rated game and biggest US-developed project to date, is now available with all new features for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and Nintendo GameCube video game console. Minority Report from Activision is also available in retail stores nationwide for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance.

'Heaven and Hell' Website Online!

by Thomas on Nov. 21, 2002 @ 2:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV today opend up the officiall site for their upcoming RTS that is in works at MadCat Int. Software. The webpage presents a vast collection of screens and artworks from the developer, so check ‘em out! The release is scheduled for 1st half 2003.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2002 @ 9:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Massive Assault' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2002 @ 9:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Massive Assault is Wargaming.net's upcoming 3D global domination strategy game. Take the command of "Axis-of-Good" forces and defeat the secret alliance of "Shadow Clique" on one of 6 distant planets. The rebels decided to seize the power on Earth by first conquering the space colonies, which provide vital energy resources to A.O.G. The war for global domination will unroll on continents, at sea and in the air. Lead your divisions, fleets and air squadrons against those, who dared threaten our freedom and democracy! Wargaming was so nice to send us some new screens showing off the new graphics and effects.

'Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners Of The Earth' (ALL) Screens & News Update

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2002 @ 9:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Great news for Call of Cthulhu fans, horror fans and everyone desperate for a new gaming experience! Headfirst Productions revealed today its plans for the development of its exclusively licensed Call of Cthulhu brand across all platforms. The eagerly anticipated "Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth" is due for release Q3/Q4 2003 on both Xbox and PC formats. Production of the game is now at full pace and Headfirst are in a position to discuss this exciting franchise with potential partners. …. Its been a while since we saw some new material so here is an update and entire screens gallery ..

'Chariots: The First Olympics' (PC/CONSOLE) Announced - Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 21, 2002 @ 9:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

It is 776 BC. The age of the first Olympics in Ancient Greece. The Greek city states of Athens, Sparta, Macedonia, Elis, Crete, Troy, Thebes and Carthage have gathered at Olympia. It is the last day of the historic event. The five full days of frenetic athletic activities are coming to an end. But the pinnacle of all the Olympic events is yet to commence. As one of the privileged competitors, the expectations of thousands rest on your shoulders…Chariots: The First Olympics is announced for PC (Windows), Linux, Apple Mac, PlayStation2, Xbox and GameCube. Read more for features and screens!

'Sniper: Path of Vengeance' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2002 @ 1:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Polish developers Mirage have just released a new update patch for their recently released first-person shooter "Sniper: Path of Vengeance" This upgrade brings your retail game to v2.01. Being a whopping 40mb in size it brings quite a few changes to the table such as upgrading to the latest build of the LithTech engine, fixes and tweaks for various crashes and bugs. Read more detailed fix list and links where to grab the goods ...

'Unreal II : The Awakening' - Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 9:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NVida today released some new Unreal II - The Awakening screens, showing off the Unreal sequel on the GeForce FX technology. "Unreal II - The Awakening is the sequel to the original Unreal and takes place in the same fictional universe - but the main player character and the locations are different than those found in the first game." Read more for the impressive shots!

'Rocky' (PS2) Punches Its Way To Stores Nationwide

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 9:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft today announced Rocky for the PlayStation 2 has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Developed by UK-based Rage Games, LTD, and licensed by MGM Interactive, Rocky lets gamers relive each dramatic fight and memorable moment from the Rocky through Rocky V movies. Rocky is rated "T-Teen" and is available for a suggested retail price of $49.99.

Capcom Ships Marvel vs. Capcom (PS2) and Steel Battalion (XB)

by Thomas on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 9:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom today announced the release of its number one arcade hit, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 for the PlayStation 2. Delivering absolute arcade perfection in classic Capcom style, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 pits Capcom’s legendary characters and Marvel’s world famous super heroes against each other for dream matches of epic proportions. They also announced the release of Steel Battalion, the exciting new battle-mech simulator exclusively for the Xbox. Using an exclusive 40-button controller, players “take a seat” inside the cockpit of 19 different mechanized VT’s (Vertical Tanks) duringa rebellious attempt to over-throw the government.

Activision & iEntertainment Sign Exclusive Distribution Deal

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 8:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

iEntertainment Network, developer of the Warbirds TotalSim series, announced today that it has signed an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement with Activision, a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products, to ship three of IENT's newest air and land combat game titles to stores for the Christmas 2002 retail season.

'Zoo Tycoon Expansion Pack' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 7:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft has just released a demo for their recently released "Zoo Tycoon Expansion Pack", it contains four tutorials (one from Dinosaur Digs and three from Marine Mania), and one Marine Mania map. The dinosaurs and animals featured in the trial version include the likes of the velociraptor, allosaurus, polar bear, manta ray and pacific walrus. This demo also includes an orca, a show animal that can perform a series of tricks (thanks evilavatar). Read more for links where to grab the goodies ...

'StarCraft: Ghost' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 7:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

StarCraft: Ghost is Blizzard Entertainment’s upcoming tactical-action console game that refines the epic experience of StarCraft to the level of the individual soldier. Engage the StarCraft universe face-to-face as a deadly Ghost operative in the employ of the Dominion. With the help of determined allies, follow story-driven missions that take you from massive planetary battles through dangerous solo operations to an unexpected turn of events that leaves the fate of the universe in your hands. Blizzard just released a new screen, check it out ...

Live 'Video Game Music Concert' At E3 2003

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 7:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Video Games Live At The Hollywood Bowl is the first ever concert showcasing the greatest music in video games and will be performed at the Hollywood Bowl, May 16th. This highly energized event will be taking place on the closing night of the 2003 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the largest interactive entertainment exposition in the United States.