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Game Live Events Kicks Off '2003 Spring Game Life Tour'

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 10:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Game Live Events today announcedtheir "2003 Spring Game Life Tour." The 12-city tour begins on Saturday, March 1st in Houston, TX and runs through Sunday, March 30th in San Francisco, CA at top-tier regional malls throughout the US. Tour stops also include Panama City for the College Spring Break and New Orleans for Mardi Gras weekend. The tour will feature this Spring season's most highlyanticipated video and PC game titles. The tour will showcase titles that are in final build beta version or current first stage launch.

'Ghost Recon: Island Thunder' Coming To Xbox

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 10:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Ghosts are back and ready for more action as Ubi Soft announces the Q3 2003 release of a stand-alone Xbox campaign disk for the award-winning Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon is the game that gave Xbox Live players the total battlefield experience and earned numerous awards for its stunning gameplay and features, "Xbox Live's most exciting experience yet" said Edge magazine in their review of Ghost on Xbox Live. The game also received an Elite award from the Official Xbox Magazine UK, and Editor's Choice Award from ign.com.

'Colin McRae Rally 3' (Xbox) Races To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 10:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters announced that its latest installment of the critically acclaimed racing series, Colin McRae Rally 3, shipped today for the Xbox. Colin McRae Rally 3 reintroduces gaming fans to the excitement of rally racing, as players assume the role Colin McRae himself in his quest for the World Champion Rally title. The game, available on store shelves for a SRP of $49.99, has already sold over 1.25 million units in Europe.

'Delta Force:Black Hawk Down' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in Somalia in 1993, Delta Force – Black Hawk Down is based upon and around the Operation Restore Hope and Task Force Ranger campaigns and follows members of the elite Delta Force and US Army Rangers as they participate in a number of daring raids against the oppressive Somali warlords in and around Mogadishu. Read more for a batch of new screens ..

'Rainbow Six: Raven Shield' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rainbow Six: Raven Shield features a brand new Tom Clancy storyline in which Team RAINBOW is led all over the world in a string of dramatic operations. The game will utilize graphics technology provided by the next-generation Unreal engine to power 15 new single-player missions that include the discovery of a cache of biological weapons and stopping an armed gang from terrorizing a London bank. Another day, another batch of Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield screens and a new trailer. This time: key strategic information for multiplayer missions.

'Phantasy Star Online' (NGC) Ready To Deliver The Biggest RPG Experience

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 9:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The award-winning Phantasy Star Online sparked a worldwide gaming phenomenon. Now the world of Phantasy Star Online (PSO) is coming to Gamecube. Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II will feature all-new game-play modes and new content. New character classes, formidable weapons, enemies and challenging quests are just a small part of the awesome new content waiting to be discovered. Episode 1 includes all the original PSO and PSO ver.2, while Episode II brings an exclusive new full-length adventure to the Gamecube

Jaleco Gears Up 'Lowrider' For Fall Release

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 9:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jaleco Entertainment brings exciting new car action to North American audiences this fall with the tentatively titled Lowrider, exclusively on the PS2. Read more for details ...

'IGI 2: Covert Strike' - Dedicated Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 8:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters has just released the IGI 2: Covert Strike dedicated server which will enable you to set up dedicated IGI2 servers without requiring the original CD or CD Key. This is the promised dedicated server pack for those of you that wish to set up your own stand alone servers. Read more for details and download links ...

'Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 8:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NDA Productions, a studio of Vivendi Universal Games, and Massive Entertainment, today announce the development of Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus. The game is the next episode in the award-winning and highly acclaimed Ground Control RTS game series. Read more for details and some new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 1:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Outlaw Volleyball : Spike Or Die' (Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2003 @ 11:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It's spike or die as players choose their team and head out to one of the 16 different volleyball courts. 'Outlaw Volleyball' will draw on the Xbox graphic capabilities to provide extremely well-rendered and fun environments with dynamic elements. From the beach house beach to the big house, the courts will feature such graphic treats as deformable sand, dynamic backgrounds and highly detailed crowds. Today we scored some new screens and a trailer showing off some in-game footage...

'UFO: Aftermath' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2003 @ 11:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

UFO: Aftermath is a 3D isometric, turn-based strategy game (TBS) with a rich and compelling sci fi story. Combining global strategy with small squad tactical combat, the challenge offered is to fight against an alien invasion. Featuring run time generated tactical missions with innovative simultaneous combat action; the genre is also enhanced with strong RPG elements, offering a quite unique mix of strategic ideas. Check out the new screens!

'1080°: White Storm' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2003 @ 11:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

1080°: White Storm brings its unique tradition of authentic 3-D snowboarding action to Gamecube. Game play satisfaction snowballs as players master snowboarding physics and an all-new trick system. Favorite boarders, such as the well-balanced Kensuke, the technical master Rob or the incredibly fast Dion, charge jumps, grab huge air and complete twisted combos. Watch out though, a potentially impressive stunt could lead to a board-breaking disaster.

'StarFleet Command 3' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2003 @ 9:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision has just released the official beta patches for Star Trek Starfleet Command III, bringing the US and UK editions of the space strategy game by Taldren to v1.01. This release brings a handful of new features along with a massive list of client and server fixes, and for multiplayer it requires you to play on a beta server instead of a regular Dynaverse 3 server. Read more for a detailed fix list and download links ...

'Freelancer' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2003 @ 9:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft has released a playable demo of Freelancer, allowing you to try this imminent 3D space combat by Digital Anvil. This demo "offers the chance to explore the entire Liberty System, giving access to more than a dozen bases and five flyable ships. Experience the trading system, sample the open-ended nature of the game and immerse yourself in the intense combat of Freelancer today". Unlike the exclusive Fileplanet demo a few days ago, this one is totally free! Read more for download links ...

'Syphon Filter Online' (PS2) Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2003 @ 2:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment held a press conference in South Korea earlier to reveal upcoming titles for the Playstation 2. During that event, Ken Kutargi showed off some major "online" titles that will hit South Korea sometime this year or in 2004. One of the titles that got revealed was Syphon Filter Online. Rumours about a new SF game are not new but no further details about its online capabilities were revealed. I am sure we can all expect more details at this year's E3 (in May) where Sony will showcase their latest. Stay tuned for more details (thanks GamingHorizon)!

'Eidos' & 'Insane Clown Posse' Team Up For Some Wrestling!

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2003 @ 12:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive today announced its exciting partnership with multi-platinum recording artists the Insane Clown Posse (ICP), Psychopathic Records and the Backyard Wrestling: Don't Try This At Home video games for the PS2 and Xbox. The games are scheduled for release this summer. Read more for details ...

Konami Reveals 'Castlevania' For PS2

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2003 @ 11:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami of America today announced that the celebrated videogame franchise Castlevania will debut on the Sony PS2 in Fall 2003. Castlevania for PS2 is being reinvented from the ground up by legendary game producer, Koji Igarashi at Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo, and the creative team behind the critically acclaimed Castlevania Symphony of the Night (PS1), the award-winning Castlevania Harmony of Dissonance (GBA) and the all-new adventure Castlevania Aria of Sorrow scheduled for release on May 6, 2003 (GBA). Set against the backdrop of a gothic Transylvania, Castlevania for PS2 will plunge players into a fantastic new vampire-hunting adventure. Maximizing the processing power of the console, the ominous drama of the franchise will be realized through exhilarating action, a rich story, breathtaking environments, dazzling next-generation graphics and a sweeping musical soundtrack.

'Mega Man Network Transmission' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2003 @ 11:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mega Man Network Transmission uses the popular chip system introduced in the original Battle Network RPG. By collecting chips, players can equip Mega Man with special weapons and support items that enhance his abilities. For example one chip will improve Mega Man’s jumping skills, while another creates a protective shield to deflect enemy attacks. Check these 16 new screens ...

'Guilty Gear X2' - European Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2003 @ 10:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sammy Europe Ltd. today announced the release date for great beat-em-up title in PAL region for PS2. Guilty Gear X2, the newest sequel in the exceptional 2D anime fighter series, will be available on 21st March 2003. The title will have an RRP 29.99 GBP. With fan momentum for the Guilty Gear series continuing to dramatically escalate worldwide, Guilty Gear X2 brings the newest and most complete title in the series to European PS2 players. The title combines the traditions that set the fighter apart with new characters, new moves, new animation and bonus features, with improved reaction speed by 50Hz/60Hz option added answering users’ requests. Guilty Gear X2 adds six new characters to the most unique cast ever conceived for a total 20 playable fighters, and delivers new modes like Story, Mission, Medal of Millionaires and Gallery to build on the series story of war between humans and the bio-weapon Gears. Guilty Gear signatures such as amazing character and backdrop animation, super-fast gameplay speed and eye-popping special moves return, as does the brilliant character design of renowned artist Daisuke Ishiwatari.