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Want To Be A Face In The Crowd?

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 12:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A 3D snooker simulation for the PC is currently in development, and Binary Zoo are offering you the chance to be featured as one of the spectators! The game features a range of different opponents to play against, one and two player game modes, multiplayer online option, fully customisable tournaments, practise mode, plus TV-style camera angles and action replays to capture all of the action.

'DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution' (PS2) Ships

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's time to shape up with the ultimate groove machine! Leading videogame publisher Konami of America, Inc. announced today that the newest and most exciting addition in the Dance Dance Revolution series, DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. Available for the PlayStation2, the game includes chart-topping songs by high-profile musical acts, such as Kylie Minogue, The Crystal Method, K.C. & The Sunshine Band and Dirty Vegas, as well as a wealth of new game modes and features that will have gamers dancing the night away.

'NHL 2004' PC & Console Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 11:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that NHL 2004, the #1 selling Pro Hockey franchise, has shipped to retail under the EA SPORTS brand. The 12th installment of EA's legendary hockey franchise, NHL 2004 is now available for the PlayStation2, the Xbox, GameCube, and PC.

'RoadKill' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

RoadKill drops players into instantaneous battle with 30 core missions and numerous side missions. The missions place the player into the three cities of Hell County -- Lava Falls, Blister Canyon and Paradise City. RoadKill's dynamic reputation system determines how the world reacts to the way players perform missions, kill and maim citizens, destroy enemy vehicles and build alliances with the gangs of Hell County. Check these juicy new screens..

'Fire Warrior' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 10:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fire Warrior follows one day in the tumultuous life of a young Tau warrior who must battle alone against a force that shows no mercy: The Imperium. The Tau will soon learn there is a darker foe at hand and become entangled in a frightening story that leads them through an ongoing war. Read more to check out a big batch of new screens ...

'RC Squad Land Machines' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 10:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Put on your driving gloves, grab that radio control and jump right into action with 'RC Squad Land Machines'! Select from a great mix of realistic Electric or Fuel RC-Vehicles such as Monster Trucks, on/off Road Buggies, ATV's to even Hover-Crafts to participate in many styles of gripping gameplay. Read more for some screens ...

'Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal' (PS2/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft launch the official Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal website. Get an up-close look at some of the most popular trucks of the Monster Jam family including Grave Digger, Bounty Hunter and Bulldozer. Check out the rugged racetracks featured in the game including Alcatraz, the Swamp and Rocket Land.

'Alienware' Using 'Athlon 64 FX' In Its Aurora Systems

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 9:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alienware announced today the immediate availability of the AMD Athlon 64 FX processor in its Aurora systems. Aurora desktop gaming systems boast a long history of earning awards from industry leading publications such as CNet, Computer Shopper, PC Gamer, and many more.

'Raging Tiger: The Second Korean War' Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In 1953, on the Korean peninsula, a cease fire was agreed upon by the major combatants of the Korean War: the United States, the United Nations, and both North and South Korea. This cease fire created the unique piece of geography known as the DMZ, or demilitarized zone. Running along the 38th Parallel the DMZ is over 156 miles long and nearly two and a half miles wide. The DMZ is home to countless landmines, anti-tank ditches, razor wire, and killing zones. Tunnels pre-stocked with equipment, from thousands of automatic rifles to tanks, await beneath the earth for use. Read more for details ...

Mumbo Jumbo to publish Activision Anthology Remix Edition

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Retro game fans, rejoice! Soon you will be able to play your favorite old-school Activision games on your personal computer courtesy of Mumbo Jumbo. The '80s are back with classic gaming collection Activision Anthology: Remix Edition for personal computer systems. The Remix edition is jam-packed with over 75 Atari 2600 favorites from Pitfall! and Kaboom! to River Raid. Activision Anthology: Remix Edition features an additional 30 titles that where not available on the PS2 version, and a '80s-themed soundtrack that will let gamers play their way down memory lane.

Xbox Accelerates Into Holiday With Full Head of Steam

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 8:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fueled by a highly touted lineup of new game titles and the growing popularity of its unified online gaming service, Microsoft Xbox is outpacing the industry as the only next-generation console to continuously demonstrate positive market share growth on a year-over-year basis (August 2002 to August 2003). According to NPD Group Inc., (NPD Funworld TRSTS, August 2003), sales of the Xbox console increased 6 percent from this same period last year, while the Sony's PlayStation 2 dropped 36 percent and Nintendo's GameCube fell 22 percent. Xbox now captures 27 percent of the United States industry market share for next-generation consoles and is on track to capture additional market share this holiday season.

'Transformers Armada: Prelude To Energon' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 8:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Exclusively for the PlayStation 2, 'Transformers Armada: Prelude To Energon' is a revolutionary 3rd person 3-D action/adventure game. Players enter the world of Transformers as they become one of three AUTOBOT robots and control their character's every move and decision. The massive robots can explore numerous rich 3-D environments on foot or convert to vehicle mode for high-speed maneuvering. Players will battle DECEPTICON forces with an arsenal of weapons including cluster rockets, homing missiles and vortex cannons.

'18 Wheels of Steel: Across America' Available Now

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 7:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ValuSoft a division of THQ today announced the release of 18 Wheels of Steel: Across America. This PC trucking sim is rated "E" for Everyone and will be available at retailers nationwide for $19.99.

'Universal Combat' - Details & Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 6:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced the first details of the renamed Universal Combat for PC, due to be distributed by Mindscape in the UK in November 2003. A playable demo is expected in the first week of October. Universal Combat brings the greatest components of war together in a single game. Conceived in late 2001 as Battlecruiser Generations, the fifth in the Battlecruiser series, the game has grown into much more than a massive space simulation.

SEGA Rolls Out 'Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg'

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 6:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced the release of "Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg," a new platform game exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube. Developed by the creator of SEGA's world-famous Sonic The Hedgehog series, "Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg" challenges players to solve puzzles, complete missions and defeat powerful bosses throughout massive, fantastical environments with the help of magical eggs.

'American Idol' (PS2/GBA/PC) Site Launch

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 6:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As "American Idol" fans prepare for the scheduled November 2003 release of the official American Idol video game for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, Game Boy Advance and PC-CD ROM, Codemasters has launched the game's dedicated Web site. The new Web site is packed full of surprises, including audio messages from Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul; new gameplay images; and a complete virtual backstage tour that is certain to fulfill every Idol fans' craving until the game's release.

'IndyCar Series' Delivers Racing Mania to PCs Nationwide

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 6:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters has announced that IndyCar Series, the official video game of the U.S.-based open-wheel Indy Racing League, has shipped for the PC CD-ROM with an MSRP of $29.99. The PC version includes direct input wheel support to give gamers the ultimate IndyCar Series racing experience. Now over 313 million IndyCar Series racing fans can capture the same invigorating, ultra-close pack racing at home on their computer.

EA Ships 'The Sims Double Deluxe'

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 6:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced the release of The Sims Double Deluxe, the ultimate compilation of the top-selling PC franchise, The Sims. The Sims Double Deluxe delivers the original #1 PC game of all time, The Sims, as well as The Sims Livin' Large and The Sims House Party expansion packs in one value-packed product. With the most Sims content ever assembled in one place, there has never been a better time to join The Sims phenomenon.

EA SPORTS Fuels Top NASCAR Driver Competition

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 5:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This weekend at the EA SPORTS 500 race at Talladega Superspeedway, the competition heats up early and often amongst top NASCAR drivers. In addition to the race excitement on Sunday, several other weekend activities are planned, including head-to-head racing between top drivers of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series as Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, and Ryan Newman pick up the controllers and race in the 3rd Annual EA SPORTS Drivers Challenge on Friday night. On Saturday, Dale Earnhardt Jr., last year's EA SPORTS 500 race winner and avid videogame player, is scheduled to trade paint with an EA SPORTS NASCAR Thunder 2004 video game fan. The EA SPORTS 500 race will be telecast on NBC Sunday, September 28 at 12:30 p.m. EST.

'Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2004' For PC & Console In Stores Now

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 4:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2004, the number one golf title from Electronic Arts is available in stores today on four platforms. EA, continuing its exclusive partnerships with the PGA TOUR and the world's best and most famous golfer, Tiger Woods, brings new features that appeal to golf and videogame fans alike. Still the most realistic golf videogame available, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2004 is packed with new modes and gameplay.