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Xbox Has Taken Europe By Storm

by Thomas on March 20, 2002 @ 10:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The dust has cleared from the European launch of Xbox, the future-generation video game system from Microsoft, and preliminary reports indicate it’s a runaway hit.

Blitzkrieg Home-Page

by Thomas on March 20, 2002 @ 10:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nival Interactive just opened Blitzkrieg home-page! The site includes Info, features, FAQs and screens from this upcoming fast-paced real-time strategy set during WW II.

Command & Conquer Generals Announcement

by Thomas on March 20, 2002 @ 10:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The war you might see on TV in 20 years is about to be interactive. EA announced Command & Conquer Generals today, a 3D real-time strategy game for the PC that will deliver the intensity and chaos of modern war. Generals will be published by EA under the EA GAMES brand this winter.. Our earlier posted screens is available here!

GB Airports - Features & Screens

by Thomas on March 20, 2002 @ 9:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take 12 of the best... the best of British that is, for Flight Simulator 2002.. Just Flight just send us some screens and game features from their addon GB Airports. Check it out below!

The World Cup On Your Screen Sooner Than You Dreamed

by Rainier on March 20, 2002 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With the new World Cup Manager game by Reality-Game you can already get into the action of the 2002 World Cup. World Cup Manager is online on reality game website . This virtual reality game will allow Internet users to simulate managing a national football team which will compete against 31 other teams and managers.

Sega Launches Sega Soccer Slam For GameCube

by Thomas on March 20, 2002 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sega of America announced today the release of "Sega Soccer Slam," an action-packed, smash-mouth soccer spin off for the Nintendo GameCube. Produced by Visual Concepts, makers of the acclaimed Sega Sports 2K series, "Sega Soccer Slam" is easy to learn, challenging to master, and incredible to watch. Employing sophisticated motion-captured 3D models and multiple modes, "Sega Soccer Slam's" wild cast of characters will dazzle gamers with their detailed expressions, athletic prowess and exaggerated personality traits. Prepare for pandemonium when this addictive game, which takes an unorthodox approach to the world's most popular sport, hits the market.

'GUNVALKYRIE' Blasts On To XBOX

by Thomas on March 20, 2002 @ 8:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced the launch of "GUNVALKYRIE," a science-fiction-fueled action title available exclusively for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Developed by SEGA's legendary Smilebit studios, the developers behind the hit "JSRF - Jet Set Radio Future," "GUNVALKYRIE" delivers a rich anime-inspired storyline, jaw-dropping graphics and innovative 360-degree third person action.

Home Run KING For GameCube Released

by Thomas on March 20, 2002 @ 8:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sega of America announced today the release of "Home Run KING"for the Nintendo GameCube. Arriving in time for the 2002 season, "Home Run KING" expertly recreates the look and feel of baseball while delivering pick-up and play controls and exciting Major League Baseball action. This fully licensed arcade winner includes every team, player, and stadium in incredible detail. Featuring tight fielding controls and fast-paced, arcade-style gameplay along with an intuitive pitching/hitting interface, "Home Run KING" creates a high-scoring slugfest that will have every gamer chanting "Going, Going, Gone!"

Disciples II : Dark Prophecy GIVEAWAY !!

by Thomas on March 20, 2002 @ 8:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Good morning folks! WorthPlaying is giving away 5 copies of the PC game Disciples II : Dark Prophecy from Strategy First, the sequel to the original award winning Disciples: Sacred Lands. Enter this new GIVEAWAY here!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 20, 2002 @ 2:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The RPG Vault posted the second installment of its Dungeon Siege developer's Q&A with Gas Powered Games. Blues noticed that Computer & Video Games posted an interview with Rage Software about its upcoming Unreal engined title - Mobile Forces. GameZone goes Oprah Winfrey on Object Software this morning, getting their candid and provocative views on love, relationships and their real-time Chinese flavored strategy game, Dragon Throne. Armchair Empire took some time out of making more crack babies to whip out this interesting interview with Derek Smart about the Battlecruiser 3000AD series, his interaction with his detractors & fans and a host of other topics related to game development. HomeLAN manages to corner Red Storm's Richard Dansky for a chat about Desert Siege , the expansion pack to the team-based tactical action game, Ghost Recon. There's an EVE Q&A on Eve Gate (thanks Voodoo Extreme) talking about EVE: The Second Genesis with Sigurdur "Siggy" Olafsson of CCP. Three Degrees With... Jonathan Hanna on Arcadian Del Sol Online talking with the Electronic Arts developer about Ultima Online.

G.A.N.G. Promotes Excellence In Interactive Audio

by Rainier on March 20, 2002 @ 12:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.), the first organization focusing on the advancement of interactive audio and the community surrounding it, will make its debut during the 2002 Game Developers Conference in San Jose.

Fishtank Announces 'Silent Storm' For the PC - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2002 @ 12:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fishtank Interactive, a division of Ravensburger Interactive, announces "Silent Storm," a new turn-based tactics and role-playing game title for the PC. Developed by Nival Interactive, "Silent Storm" promises multiple gameplay styles and truly interactive environments for spring 2003.

Microsoft Announces Crimson Skies (XBOX) - Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2002 @ 7:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hop into the cockpit of a high-flying, fully loaded aerial hotrod in “Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge,” the newest game under exclusive development for the Xbox. Microsoft Game Studios today announced that its critically acclaimed action-adventure franchise, “Crimson Skies,” is coming exclusively to Xbox this fall. “Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge” combines the thrills of low-to-the-ground air combat with the swashbuckling style of an action-adventure movie. Players pilot powerful fantasy aircraft in a game reminiscent of a classic Hollywood tale, as they battle enemy aces and navigate tricky stunts in single- and multiplayer modes. As the handsome and daring air pirate Nathan Zachary, players barnstorm through 1930s America hunting down the murderers of Nathan’s best friend.

Day Of The Sequels

by Rainier on March 19, 2002 @ 7:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames and Phantagram revealed that Total Annihilation 2 is in the works. Very interesting stuff. Phantagram is best known for Kingdom Under Fire, a large scale RTS game that was published by Take-2 under the Gathering of Developers label. It will be interesting to see what they can create based on Cavedog's masterpiece. Richard Garriott and the folks at NCSoft have announced Lineage 2, the second iteration of their popular online roleplaying game. But the real kicker is that it will reportedly use Epic's Unreal Engine technology. NCsoft said almost all core components have been developed at this point and an alpha version is being tested. The company, which began to develop Lineage II in October 2000, said it is in talks with a major music studio to produce game music and sound effects. A testing-level service will be available in several months and a full-fledged commercial version is slated for the first half of 2003. NCSoft said it will introduce Lineage II in foreign markets such as the United States, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and China by end-2003.

Master Rallye (PS2) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2002 @ 7:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Master Rallye is a completely unique, fast paced off-road race game based upon the FIA rally event of the same name. The game features licensed vehicles and officially endorsed special stages and a wide variety of game modes to allow casual, arcade, and simulation levels of play. Each rally stage follows off-road routes and allows the driver to find shortcuts from A to B in an extremely wide environment. The player can risk off-track navigation to find the best shortcuts to accomplish their goal – as long as they finish first! Each stage is tested and approved by the legendary Master Rallye designer Rene Metge – himself a triple Paris Dakar winner. Scheduled for mid-May 2002.

Hero X for PC Announced

by Thomas on March 19, 2002 @ 7:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Crime fighters and villains everywhere just did a double-take as Infogrames, Inc. today announced that a mysterious new hero is coming to town. With Hero X, an action adventure game for the PC, superhero justice will have a new name, yours. Developed by Amazing Games and "officially'' sanctioned by the A.S.H.A. (American Super Heroes Association), Hero X features you as a first-time superhero determined to climb the heroic ladder by putting evildoers in their place.

External Development Division

by Thomas on March 19, 2002 @ 6:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rage, one of the UK's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, today announces that it has set up a new internal development division to manage Rage’s growing catalogue of externally developed projects. The new division will also seek out further titles across all major formats for Rage to publish internationally.

Strategy First/Wanadoo Snag 'The Druid King' - Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2002 @ 6:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

French publisher Wanadoo, in association with the North American publisher Strategy First, announces it has concluded a deal with Sofia-based studio Haemimont Games to publish and distribute Druid King, its new real time strategy game. It will be released in Western Europe (except Spain) and Japan by Wanadoo, and in North America jointly by Wanadoo and Strategy First.

Konami Collector's Series: Arcade Advanced - Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2002 @ 3:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Arcade Advanced collects six Konami arcade titles in their classic form, including Rush'n Attack, Gyruss, Scramble, Yie Ar Kung~Fu, Time Pilot, and the original Frogger. Each of the six titles appears on the single cartridge just as they did in the Golden Age of video games, while new bonus features breathe new life into them. New graphics, multiplayer modes, levels, sound effects and game modes are just some of the extras being added to each title.

Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast - Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2002 @ 1:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A fresh batch of screens send by our dear Lucasarts friends ... boy this game sure looks impressive ... and its almost there ... *pant* *pant* Enjoy the screens ...