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March 2015


Microsoft & Flextronics Move Xbox Manufacturing To China

by Rainier on May 15, 2002 @ 4:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Corp., along with its manufacturing partner Flextronics Corp., today announced plans to establish a manufacturing and assembly operation for the Xbox in China later this year. The companies also stated that the console manufacturing operation in Hungary would be relocated to Doumen, China. In addition to the Xbox operations at Flextronics' Guadalajara, Mexico, facility and the new operations in China, Microsoft will add another facility in Asia in the future.

'NFL Fever 2003' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 15, 2002 @ 2:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A smash hit in its rookie season, this franchise will include several new customization and presentation features and gameplay enhancements. In "NFL Fever 2003," gamers can customize uniforms, playbooks and plays. "NFL Fever 2003" updates will include up-to-date rosters, the NFL’s new eight-division format, the new expansion team, the Houston Texans, and new stadiums for the Bears, Lions and Patriots. The gridiron game also will feature online capabilities. Check these nifty screens.

Microsoft Reduces Xbox Price

by Rainier on May 15, 2002 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Through a carefully planned effort that includes the participation of key retailers and third-party publishers, Microsoft Corp. today unveiled its plans for a North American price reduction of the Xbox. Effective immediately, Xbox will have an estimated retail price of $199.99 in the United States ($299.99 CAN). The price reduction will be supported by a multimillion dollar national merchandising and marketing campaign set to begin this weekend. Microsoft also announced it is reducing the price of Xbox in Japan to 24,800 yen effective Wednesday, May 22.

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (Xbox) - Trailer

by Rainier on May 15, 2002 @ 1:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

FilePlanet is now mirroring the official Xbox trailer of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. See the beautiful graphics, landscapes, and environments as the movie runs through actual game footage of this awesome title. Since fileplanet's is a whopping 40mb we compressed their version down to 20mb (divx format). Read more for links where to grab it!

'Dragon Empires' To Be Revealed At E3 - New Screens

by Rainier on May 15, 2002 @ 1:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters will reveal the breathtaking world of Dragon Empires for the first time at E3 and it marks the next generation of MMORPGs. The game’s genre-leading landscaping and character graphics engine will be seen for the first time at E3, The engine creates visuals that makes Dragon Empires a world begging to be explored.

TDK Secures 'Chevrolet' License

by Rainier on May 15, 2002 @ 12:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive, Inc. announced today that a five-year worldwide licensing agreement has been forged with the Chevrolet division of General Motors Corporation. Under the agreement, TDK Mediactive now has publishing and distribution rights for interactive video games based on the Chevrolet license, specifically dedicated to the Corvette 50th Anniversary.

'Kingdom Hearts' All-Star Voice Cast

by Rainier on May 15, 2002 @ 12:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square and Disney Interactive today announced the all-star voice cast for KINGDOM HEARTS, the 3D action role-playing game for the PS2.

'Virtua Striker 2002' (GameCube) - Features & Screens

by Thomas on May 15, 2002 @ 10:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get your cleats on because this soccer game is so realistic you'll have grass stains on your socks when you're done playing. Virtua Striker 2002, the latest installment in the popular Virtua Striker arcade series, makes its console debut on the Nintendo GameCube this spring with some of the best moves around.

Geoff Crammond's Grand Prix 4 (PC/Xb) - Screens

by Thomas on May 15, 2002 @ 10:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

We tossed up six not exactly massive screenshots from Infogrames racing title, Geoff Crammond's Grand Prix 4, that'll have to do for both PC/XB formats. Release date: PC - 14/6/2002 and Xb - 28/6/2002!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on May 15, 2002 @ 1:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GameSpot put up a Q&A with Blizzard's Bill Roper discussing the single player campaign in their upcoming 3D RTS title, Warcraft III. Its Action Vault's turn to put a "one question-many answers" Q&A with members of Raven Software each giving their thoughts why their FPS Soldier of Fortune 2 ( just went gold) will be different from other shooters. RPGVault put up a Q&A with Sony Online's Rich Vogel, the executive producer of their upcoming massively multiplayer RPG Star Wars Galaxies. Computer and Video Games put up a Q&A with Red Storm producer Deke Waters talking about their tactical shooter The Sum of All Fears (expected end of May). HomeLAN chats with Object Software's Liu Yu Bin as he talks about Prince Of Qin, their upcoming action-RPG set in ancient China that will be published in the US by Strategy First.

Praetorians - Trailer

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 11:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BluesNews lets us know that Eidos UK has released a movie trailer of Praetorians for download from its ftp server, showing off the 3D real-time strategy game under construction at Pyro Studios. The movie comes as a modest 6.4 MB download in MPEG format and offers a minute of CGI and gameplay footage to introduce the game's Romanic setting. Read more for links where to get the goodies

EA's E3 Lineup

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 10:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts presents it impressive lineup for the E3 show end of the month in LA. The boys at EA wil be showing off an impressive 31 titles on multiple platforms. You heard it right, 31 ! Read more to see what they have to offer ...

Another Updated 'Team Factor' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 8:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Once again there is an updated demo for Team Factor bringing 7FX's team-based tactical shooter to v1.4. You can either grab the full demo (105.2 MB) or if you already have the previous version then just grab the update patch. Read more for links where to grab all these goodies (thanks blues).

'Operation Flashpoint : Resistance' - Trailer

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 8:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemaster has just released a trailer for "Operation Flashpoint : Resistance", the addon to their tactial shooter Operation Flashpoint. Some 1minute worth of in-game footage showing you what its all about, in case a few of you dont yet ;) Read more for links where to grab it ...

Infogrames 'PAC-MAN All-Stars'

by Thomas on May 14, 2002 @ 8:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

All the great Pac characters are together on the PC! This time, Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Pac-Man Jr. and Professor Pac-Man have left their mazes for a free-roaming, 3D, pellet-munching extravaganza in Infogrames’ PAC-MAN All-Stars.

Ubi Soft To Publish 'Dragon's Lair 3D' For Xbox/PC & Mac

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 7:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft announces "Dragon's Lair 3D" for the Xbox, PC and Mac -- an all-new 3D fantasy adventure game based on the popular game and characters from legendary animator, Don Bluth. Developed by Dragonstone, gamers will be able to fully experience Dragon's Lair with the highest quality graphics and sound that made the arcade version a blockbuster success. Dragon's Lair 3D is scheduled for release on Xbox, PC and Mac in Fall 2002.

Strategy First' E3 Lineup

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 6:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First announced today that it will be attending the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) held in Los Angeles, California May 22-24, 2002. (South Hall, Booth #924)

'Elite Forces: Navy Seals' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 6:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new era of world conflict. Go where most men don’t dare and do what most men won’t. Arrive by sea, air and land prepared for unconventional warfare, counter-guerilla tactics and clandestine operations in the most turbulent hot spots in the world. Push your stamina and strength beyond your physical and mental limits, ready to lay down your life in service of your country. HOOYAH!

2 New Screens From 'Blitzkrieg'

by Thomas on May 14, 2002 @ 6:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Imagine yourself Zhukov, Eisenhower or Mannstein, while taking part in the historic combat actions of WW2. You will have the opportunity to take command of the Soviet or German army, or the Allied forces in three large-scale campaigns, each having several chapters. Check out 2 new screens below!

'Unreal Tournament 2003' Delayed In Europe

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 5:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames has today announced that the Atari-branded Unreal Tournament 2003 will now be released on PC-CD ROM across Europe in July 2002. The successful release of Unreal Tournament 2003 is extremely important to Infogrames. The decision has therefore been made that Unreal Tournament 2003 will be released in July 2002 so that the title is of the highest standard when released. Infogrames, EPIC and Digital Extremes are fully aware of the anticipation for this product from the huge Unreal fan base and want to produce something that will blow fans and newcomers away. The Unreal brand is an enormous license and all relevant teams want to adhere to the quality that has been achieved in the past.