'Galerians:Ash' & 'Guilty Gear X 2' Coming To Europe

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sammy Europe Ltd. today announced the release of two upcoming action-packed titles in PAL region for Sony PlayStation 2. Guilty Gear X2, the newest sequel in the exceptional 2D anime fighter series, and Galerians: ASH, a third-person 3D action game that continues the sci-fi horror saga that began on the PlayStation, will be available in Spring 2003.

'All-Star Baseball 2004' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 10:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

All-Star Baseball 2004 is more than a video game; it's the complete baseball experience. Acclaim brings this to you in a package infused with a wealth of baseball history. For the first time ever, baseball fans of all generations will get the opportunity to meet and compete as or against some of the past phenoms from the Negro Leagues. These players include greats such as Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson and Buck O'Neil, who commanded the baseball diamond long before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Today we have a batch of new screens from the Gamecube, PS2 and Xbox, as well as a some in game movies.

'Rainbow Six : Raven Shield' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 10:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Ubi Soft's Montreal studio in close collaboration with Red Storm Entertainment, Raven Shield features a brand new Tom Clancy storyline in which Team RAINBOW is led all over the world in a series 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. Today we got some brand new screens as well as a new treailer showing off some in-game footage that highlights a few basic commands from the Quick Order Interface. Read more to check out the goodies!

'Galactic Civilizations' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 9:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Galactic Civilizations is a strategy game set in space at the dawn of the 23rd century, where you become the leader of the human civilization. The galaxy has 6 major civilizations and the race is on to colonize, conquer, and dominate the galaxy using whatever means necessary. Gal Civ has recently gone to Beta5 and now we have some new screens from that Beta5 stage .. Read more to check them out!

ARUSH Entertainment To Publish 'Emergency 2'

by Thomas on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 8:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ARUSH Entertainment to publish real-time strategy game based on fire, police, ambulance, rescue and other emergency services; Due in stores this March... Terrorists attempt a poison gas attack on a visiting foreign dignitary, and he and his bodyguards are severely injured. You must decontaminate the area and stop the criminals from reaching their next target--the life of the President is in your hands. This is just one of the 25 exciting missions in Emergency 2.

'Neocron' US Version: Unofficial Nudity Patch Released

by Thomas on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 6:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

This patch turns the censored graphics of the US version of Neocron into the uncensored European version of the game. This basically means that after installing the patch, you will be confronted with tons of explicit nudity (e.g. no more bikinis or neglegees on strip dancers that were originally meant to be nude) in the red-light district of Neocron (Pepper Park).. Head over to the official Neocron site for more info and download links!

Final Fantasy Origins' - Ships In April

by Thomas on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 6:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Electronic Arts L.L.C. the exclusive publisher of all SQUARESOFT products in North America announced today that FINAL FANTASY ORIGINS for the PlayStation game console will begin shipping to North American retailers on April 8, 2003. FINAL FANTASY ORIGINS combines Square's groundbreaking FINAL FANTASY and FINAL FANTASY II role-playing game titles into one disc and will carry a suggested retail price of U.S. $30. Remakes of the two titles feature new cinematic movies, opening theme songs, event scenes including updates of the original event sequences, enhanced graphics, improved sound quality as well as new game play modes making the game accessible to beginners and veterans alike. Together, these two titles laid the foundation for the series and spawned many hit sequels that have now sold over 42 million units worldwide.

'IGI 2: Covert Strike' - Updated MP Beta Test

by Thomas on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 6:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The new version of the IGI 2: Covert Strike Multiplayer Beta Test embraces a lot of feedback received from Beta Test players from the earlier version. The new code includes many game balancing tweaks, such as changes to damage levels and rate of fire, as well as changes to the mission itself... Read more for download links!

SpectraVideo plc Upgrade The P99 Light Blaster

by Thomas on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 6:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SpectraVideo plc has started to ship a new updated version of the immensely popular P99 Light Blaster. The P99D2 utilises the USB technology on the PS2, and is fully compatible with all PS2 and PSone Light Gun games. The P99D2 has all the features that made its predecessor such an amazing success, a real recoil action, auto reload and machine gun (which has been clocked at 400 shots per minute) modes as well as a foot-pedal for genuine arcade action. The new version also incorporates a D-pad to allow the movement of the character in-game* or the options in the start up screens.

'Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth' - Screens

by Thomas on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 4:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is an eagerly anticipated first-person horror adventure based on the award winning RPG from Chaosium that in turn is based on the writings of the acclaimed American horror author H. P. Lovecraft...Ten new screenshots showing just how dark some of those corners are.

European Developer Gathering

by Thomas on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 4:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions AG today proudly announced that its in-house developer, Massive Development, the team behind the eagerly anticipated underwater shooter AquaNox 2: Revelation, will join NVIDIA's European Developer Gathering, 'Dawn to Dusk' appearing as guest speakers.

'Championship Manager 4' - Fact Sheet

by Thomas on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 2:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prepare yourself for the most emotionally involving and realistic football management game in history. Championship Manager 4 is the new version of the record-breaking Championship Manager series. Published by Eidos Interactive and developed by Sports Interactive, Championship Manager 4 will be released in March 2003 on PC.

'Rise of Nations' - Sneak Preview Beta Contest

by Thomas on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 2:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that gamers will soon have the opportunity to enter the Rise of Nations Sneak Preview Beta Contest for a chance to win one of 1000 copies of the Rise of Nations beta. On Friday, 14th February, fans can sign up at the official site, where complete contest information and official rules can also be found. Winners will be selected from a random drawing from all entries.

Thrustmaster To Launch FirestormT Wireless Controller For PS2

by Thomas on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 2:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Thrustmaster is pleased to introduce its first cordless controller for PlayStation 2: FirestormT Wireless. With a design based on the Firestorm RF for PC, Thrustmaster's new radio frequency gamepad will be available from February 2003, providing gamers with a new level of enjoyment and unprecedented freedom of movement in games.

'Worms 3' Online Only For PC

by Thomas on Feb. 9, 2003 @ 12:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The team 17's official forum is updated with information about that Worms 3 for the PC is the only version to support online multiplaying (thanks GameSpy). Here is the clip:

At this stage in our schedule, for consoles, no, not unless the publisher really needs it. Simply because it will take at least 6 months extra work - 3 months to implement everything (including specific console interfaces/system link-ups etc) and then at least an additional 3 months testing the online play.

We certainly never planned for GC online since it wasn't on the radar (rumours aside), PS2 was coming too late and XB live wasn't running when we designed the game (and also committed to a publisher schedule).

The PC version was obviously always planned to be online, but just doesn't have the same issues as console (i.e. we know the interface, we don't have hardware submission procedures with).

'Purge Online' - Multiplayer Beta Update Patch

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2003 @ 6:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Purge, delivers a compelling combination of first-person shooter gameplay and RPG character development, immersing players in a strife-torn world that blends science fiction and fantasy. This beta build primarily focuses on optimizes the netcode. All players should see large drop in ping. Player creatable base constructions (Barriers, Generators, Shrines, etc.) should no longer significantly increase ping. Purge 1.3.6 also fixes reported various bugs in Purge. Also, for players who still think Purge is played like typical deathmatch FPS, a new "helper" message system added assist new players to Purge's unique game style. Read more for a detailed fix list and download links (full download and patch).

'SimCity 4' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2003 @ 12:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Yesterday the official site for Sim City 4 was updated with this link for a new patch (thanks Blues).. The patch mainly adressed several game fixes and is now also available as standalone download for people having problems getting it through the website. Read more for details and download links ...

'World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2003 @ 11:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars is the imminent dirt track racing simulation by Ratbag and Infogrames that started out as a PS2-only game. Infogrames has just released a playable demo that sports the Knoxville and Lernerville tracks in arcade and multiplayer modes with a choice of two different cars (thanks Gamespot). Read more for details and download links ...

Player's Choice Range

by Thomas on Feb. 8, 2003 @ 2:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

New budget range launched 4 April for Nintendo GameCube, including Luigi's Mansion, Super Smash Bros and the glorious Pikmin. Read more for full pressrelease!

Snake Returns To PlayStation 2 On March 28th!

by Thomas on Feb. 8, 2003 @ 2:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami of Europe has confirmed a March 28th release date for the PlayStation 2 version of the highly anticipated Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance - and has also announced that the Sony version of the game will include a DVD of 'The Document of Metal Gear Solid 2' at no extra cost.