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Xicat's E3 LineUp

by Rainier on May 6, 2003 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xicat Interactive, Inc. today announced that it will present a fresh line up of titles at the 2003 Electronic Entertainment Expo May 14 -16 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. Xicat is set to exhibit highly anticipated titles such as ChopLifter: Crisis Shield for the PS2, Motor Trend presents Lotus Challenge for the Xbox, GameCube and PC, and Zanzarah: The Hidden Portal for Playstation2, Xbox and GameCube. In addition, several new titles will be announced at the show and others displayed behind closed doors, including one GameCube title, one Xbox title, and two PC titles. The stand will also feature live demos, interactive media, and exclusive contests.

'Wish' - Screens

by Rainier on May 6, 2003 @ 8:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Unlike other Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG) that confine the player to a server with only several hundred other players, Wish raises the bar by defining Ultra Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (UMMORPG). Wish employs a server cluster architecture that scales to tens of thousands of players in a shared and seamless 3D fantasy world. Read more to check out 10 new screens ...

'Full Throttle: Hell On Wheels' - Screens

by Rainier on May 6, 2003 @ 8:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Full Throttle: Hell On Wheels, players climb on a Corley motorcycle to become the biker they've always dreamed of in this humorous adventure that blends bare-knuckle brawling and hard-driving action. As Ben, leader of a renegade motorcycle gang called the Polecats, players engage rough and tumble rivals in brutal high speed motorcycle combat as well as tough bar room brawls. Read more to check out 4 new screens ...

'Red Dead Revolver' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Thomas on May 6, 2003 @ 8:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the savage, rough and tumble days of the American West, a hard working, homestead family is attacked by desperados, robbed of their possessions, and left for dead. One lone survivor, a boy named "Red", is taken in by an Indian, given a home and taught the ways of survival. Years later, a mysterious gunfighter appears in town and the lawless begin to fear for their lives. The old West will never be the same as Red fights with honor, seeking vengeance on the savage outlaws of the frontier.

'EVE Online: The Second Genesis' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on May 6, 2003 @ 8:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today Crowd Control Productions' (CCP), highly anticipated massive multiplayer online game (MMOG) "EVE Online: The Second Genesis" has shipped to retail in North America and will be arriving at retailers over the next several days (Rated "T" by the ESRB; $49.95 estimated street with one month online time included).

Hercules Launches XPS X.100 Silver Series

by Thomas on May 6, 2003 @ 8:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hercules is pleased to announce the launch of its new XPS X.100 range of speakers, providing high-fidelity audio performance combined with an attractive high-tech design for a variety of multimedia uses. The first entry in the range will be XPS 2.100 Silver, the perfect 2.1-channel speaker kit for families and audio enthusiasts, followed by XPS 5.100 Silver, a 5.1-channel solution for a home theatre experience.

'Fenimore Fillmore: The Westerner' @ E3 - Screens

by Thomas on May 6, 2003 @ 7:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spanish publisher Planeta DeAgostini Interactive is preparing the release of the award-winner developer Revistronic's adventure Fenimore Fillmore: The Westerner in October. The company is still negotiating with different partners its distribution worldwide, and will be presenting it next E3 2003.

'Enter the Matrix' (ALL) Ships To Retails

by Thomas on May 6, 2003 @ 7:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari announced today that worldwide retail orders for Enter the Matrix for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, the Nintendo GameCube and personal computer (PC) have surpassed 4 million copies. The game will be available worldwide on May 15, in conjunction with the release of the highly anticipated second installment of the Matrix film trilogy, The Matrix Reloaded.

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 2: Wacky Worlds' Ships

by Thomas on May 6, 2003 @ 6:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames is taking a wild trip around the world with RollerCoaster Tycoon 2: Wacky Worlds. The new expansion pack, shipping today to retail outlets nationwide, takes gamers on the ultimate trip around the globe - no passport or luggage required. Developed by Chris Sawyer, RollerCoaster Tycoon 2: Wacky Worlds is rated "E" for Everyone, and carries an approximate retail price of $29.99.

'LMA Manager 2004' Confirmed For PS2/Xbox - Screens

by Thomas on May 6, 2003 @ 6:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The most successful football management series ever for video game consoles is set to evolve this October as Codemasters confirms LMA Manager 2004 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Introducing major new gameplay elements, LMA Manager 2004 will be a true advancement for the series, renowned as the most emotive and entertaining football management game designed exclusively for console players. Making it as stimulating visually as it is mentally, LMA Manager 2004 will give the series a whole new look. There are also more flexible management options, even more 2003/2004-season player stats, an engrossing new Fantasy Team game mode and, for seasoned managers, a challenging Expert setting in the full game.

'PlanetSide' Launches In Europe On May 23 - Screens

by Thomas on May 6, 2003 @ 6:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world's leading video game publishers, today announced an exclusive agreement with Sony Online Entertainment to publish the eagerly awaited PlanetSide in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Quebec and Japan. Currently in development, the game is the first massively multiplayer online action game that allows literally thousands of gamers to play at the same time. Its global release on PC CD-ROM is scheduled for the week debuting May 19, 2003, with the UK release date scheduled for May 23, 2003. European gamers will benefit from a server that is based in Amsterdam, thus providing great service with regards to connection and customer support. Check out the screens!

Farewell Infogrames!

by Thomas on May 6, 2003 @ 6:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MCV UK reports that Infogrames will be making the switch to the Atari brand name tomorrow (May 7th). As the firm prepares to ship a staggering 3.5m units of Enter The Matrix around the world, strong rumours of a name-switch to Atari have been growing for some time – with logic suggesting that an announcement would be made at the looming E3 trade show in Los Angeles. It appears, however, that the switch will be completed ahead of the show, giving Infogrames staff a little time to get used to the new corporate identity ahead of the LA expo.

'Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War' Hits Stores

by Thomas on May 6, 2003 @ 5:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fusing epic World War II battles with heart-stopping covert operations and tactical combat, RtCW: Tides of War uncovers Hitler's horrific obsession with the occult, living dead, and genetic mutations.

TDK Mediactive E3 Lineup

by Thomas on May 6, 2003 @ 5:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive, Inc. a global publisher of interactive entertainment software, is set to officially debut its 2003 product lineup, its most extensive and most powerful to date, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles May 14-16, 2003. Check out the lineup below!

Slash ’Em Up In 'Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick' On PS2 And Xbox

by Thomas on May 6, 2003 @ 4:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Open your diary and put a big red circle around Friday 13th June. That should be enough to remind you not only to avoid walking under ladders or approaching black cats, but also that Ash is back. And he's back in the biggest bloodiest hack and slash gore-fest imaginable. Ash is the chainsaw-armed hero of Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick: a brand new action adventure title due for release by THQ Inc. on Friday June 13th for both PS2 and Xbox.

E3Expo Launches Web Site For Consumers

by Peter on May 6, 2003 @ 4:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time ever, consumers and game enthusiasts will get a first-hand virtual look inside the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3Expo), the world's preeminent interactive entertainment trade show, the Interactive Digital Software Association (IDSA) announced today. The Web site, E3Insider, will launch on May 14th at 10am when E3Expo's doors open to thousands of industry professionals at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

'Ballerium' - Progress Report

by Peter on May 6, 2003 @ 4:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majorem is on its way to E3 with the latest available demonstration of Ballerium, and today we received a small progress report. Ballerium is a fully persistent MMPORTS (Massive Multiplayer online Real-Time Strategy Game) with final release set to occur Q4 2003... Read more for the progress report!

'Motorcross Mania 2' (PSOne) - Screens

by Peter on May 6, 2003 @ 4:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Renowned for their daring stunts, racing on all terrain and competing against all comers Motorcross Mania 2 takes this to the 'X'! Containing all the action of the thrilling first Motorcross Mania but with improved turning accuracy, enhanced graphics, updated bikes and stunts to leave you in awe! Man and machine battling side by side across 3 levels, each with 3 different courses. There is even an Edit Track feature to make your style of racing even more extreme. Catch big air on jumps to do awesome stunts and get ready to experience the 'X' for yourself! Read more for some screens ...

North American 'eJay' Distribution

by Peter on May 6, 2003 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive plc ("Empire") is pleased to announce a key distribution deal with Canadian company Digital Leisure Inc. ("Digital Leisure") to launch the eJay music software range for PC in North America. The deal, which covers the USA and Canada, consists of 24 SKUs scheduled to debut from mid May 2003.

'Armed & Dangerous' (PC/XB) - Screens

by Thomas on May 6, 2003 @ 1:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on a true story, players take on the role of Roman, a cockney criminal mastermind and leader of a gang of accidental heroes known as the Lionhearts. Armed to the hilt with an arsenal of outrageously powerful firearms, Roman and his crew of Robin Hood wannabes - Jonesy, Q1-11, and Rexus - set out to pull off the ultimate heist and are unwittingly drawn into a rebellion against a tyrant king. In the process the Lionhearts learn some treasures aren't worth stealing and some things are more valuable than gold. The game is being developed in conjunction with Planet Moon Studios and is expected to release winter 2003 for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and PC.