UbiSoft Announces 'Wizardry Summoner' For The GBA

by Rainier on April 5, 2002 @ 6:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Wizardry Summoner is classic RPG game, in the style of the well-known and extremely successful Wizardry role playing series. The title is exclusively being developed for the Game Boy Advance by Natsume.

Strategy First Announces 'Hearts of Iron'

by Rainier on April 5, 2002 @ 5:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and Paradox Entertainment announced today that they will be publishing Hearts of Iron, a definitive real-time WWII strategy game, in the Fall of 2002.

The 'Sheep!' Are Coming To The GBA - Screens

by Rainier on April 5, 2002 @ 5:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamers. They've braved warzones. They've flown Fokkers. They've single-handedly run entire cities. They've managed professional sports teams at the highest level. Well now, they just wanna have fun. And "Sheep" delivers it with a thumping-great capital 'F'. But not just to your computer game die-hards -such is the charm, wit, humor and the surprising subtlety of "Sheep", it's a game of appeal for masses of people - from all over the world. Previously released on the PC and PS Empire is bringing it to the GameBoy Advance!

Empire Announces 'Total Immersion Racing'

by Rainier on April 5, 2002 @ 5:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Total Immersion Racing is a brand new game experience that combines the highest quality driving technology, real-world racecars & tracks and immersive gameplay. Expected end of 2002.

Rage Extends Italian Distribution Agreement

by Rainier on April 5, 2002 @ 5:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Our Italian readers will be glad to know that Rage, one of the UK's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, today announced that it has extended its current partnership with Italian distributor Leader SpA (“Leader”) to ensure the release of three further titles from its growing catalogue of games throughout the Italian market place.

'Cultures 2' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 5, 2002 @ 4:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tiscali Games just informed us that JoWood has released a playable demo of Cultures 2 (its in German though). It gives you the chance to try out this isometric management strategy game. The demo is a whoppin 69 MB. Mirror Link HERE

Passionate About Football? Codemasters Are Recruiting!

by Thomas on April 5, 2002 @ 4:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Are you passionate about football? Do you know your AC from your Inter and your Beckham from your Berger? Can you build strong relationships with UK football clubs and license owners - and champion Codemasters brand? You could be just the person Codemasters need to play for their team! They are looking for a Brand Manager to champion their football game brand. Read more below to find out what they looking for!

Microids' Syberia - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on April 5, 2002 @ 3:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microids has launched the product page for Syberia, their upcoming 3D adventure game directed by Benoît Sokal (also known as the author of Amerzone). They will open and announce the official website soon. Game is expected June 2002 (thanks Gamershell).

'Resident Evil' (Gamecube) - ArtWork

by Rainier on April 5, 2002 @ 3:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

We scored 3 new pieces of artwork for Capcom's upcoming Resident Evil game for the Gamecube. Its been a little while since last update (Capcom likes to pump em out periodically it seems), so today we got three shots of some giant snake. Njoy

Game Exhibition Comes To Stockholm/Sweden

by Rainier on April 5, 2002 @ 2:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sweden based G:son International recently signed a partnership agreement with Comdex organisers Key3Media and ExpoNova to arrange Scandinavia's second game exhibition called Nordic Interactive Media Expo. The show is mainly addressed to the Nordic computer games industry and set to run between 30th of October to 1st of November 2002 at Sollentuna Exhibition Centre in Stockholm, Sweden. Alongside the trade show there will be a public exhibition called Gamex, primarily targeting the Swedish consumers.

START! Games & Criterion Offer Developers RenderWare Platform

by Rainier on April 5, 2002 @ 2:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

START! games is pleased to announce a partnership deal with Criterion Software to provide games developers with access to the acclaimed RenderWare platform. The new licencing arrangement supports developers in the crucial early stages of development without any up front costs.

Zanzarah - Features & Screens

by Thomas on April 5, 2002 @ 2:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

An exciting tale of two worlds…one fantastical, the other the world as we know it today. Once they were joined as one, but they now exist separately without knowledge of their former link to each other. Check out features and screens from this upcoming THQ title below!

Rage Signs External Development Agreements

by Rainier on April 5, 2002 @ 1:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rage, one of the UK's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, today announces that it has entered into a number of individual agreements with three of the UK’s leading independent game developers to produce conversions of two of its major licensed properties.

Global Electronic Games Industry Poised For Unprecedented Growth

by Rainier on April 5, 2002 @ 12:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A new report just published by independent market analysts Datamonitor, reveals that the next 3 years will bring buoyant growth to the electronic games market globally, spearheaded by console games.

'Tribes 2' - Expansion Pack Announced

by Rainier on April 5, 2002 @ 11:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sierra is making plans to re-release Tribes 2 with some new additions such as a the free mod Base++, new maps, game enchancements, new skins and other undisclosed features (i guess to actually make the re-release interesting) all crammed together on the same cd, for good measure. The tuned up T2 is expected end of the year at the regular 40$ retail price (and 20$ off for previous T2 owners).

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 5, 2002 @ 11:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A bit later than usual .. too much gaming lately .. HomeLAN chats briefly with Taldren's Erik Bethke as he talks about their upcoming space strategy sequel Star Trek: Starfleet Command III. Gamers.com has posted up an interview with a few Vicious Cycle development team members as they talk about Robotech, the American version of three Japanese anime TV series. Action Vault has posted up a Q&A with Sergey Mironov of Revolt Games discussing their upcoming first person shooter Neuro. The Electric Playground has another brief Postal 2 Q&A with Running with Scissors' Vince Desi as talking about their upcoming first person shooter (whihc is using the Unreal engine). GameSpyDaily has posted up a Q&A with Ritual's Jon Galloway talking about Star Trek: Elite Force II, the freshly announced Star Trek FPS sequel. GameSpy talks with Ragnar Tørnquist and Sverre Kvernmo of Funcom about the changes to Anarchy Online since its release, and the future of this sci-fi/corporate flavored online roleplaying.

Wolfenstien 3D & Ripping Friends (GBA) - Packshot

by Rainier on April 5, 2002 @ 11:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Just a few freshly released packshots (aka cover boxes) for 2 upcoming Gameboy Advance titles .. hey its morning .. give us a break ok ;)

MX Superfly - Features & Screens

by Rainier on April 5, 2002 @ 10:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With the most career wins in the sport, Ricky Carmichael takes it to the next level along his videogame. Racing and freestyle explode on the Playstation 2 and GameCube this summer with expanded career modes, all new mini-games, top-notch pros and unbelievable stunts including the first freestyle track editor.

'Tactical Ops' Goes Gold - Trailer & Screens

by Rainier on April 5, 2002 @ 10:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames lets us know (late last night) that their "UT mod gone retail" Tacital Ops : Assault On Terror went gold and should be expected in stores end of April. We scored a few screens and got word of a new trailer also being available .. read more ...

Infogrames Ships 'World Of Outlaws Sprint Cars 2002'

by Rainier on April 5, 2002 @ 2:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Introducing the incredible power and maneuverability of Sprint Cars into the hands of PlayStation2 gamers nationwide, Infogrames, Inc., today commenced shipment of its highly awaited new game, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars 2002. Developed by Ratbag and powered by the company’s critically acclaimed Difference Engine, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars 2002 features ultra-realistic handling physics and graphics, along with 12 real-world tracks and 24 official World of Outlaws drivers.