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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 ...

'Operation Flashpoint: Resistance' - Details & Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2002 @ 12:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enhanced visual detail and new landscape features bring dramatic new gameplay elements to Operation Flashpoint: Resistance. New details on Operation Flashpoint's official expansion. From Bohemia Interactive Studio, the creators of Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis, comes the game's official expansion - Operation Flashpoint: Resistance. Due to launch at retail on June 21st and requiring the original game to play, Operation Flashpoint: Resistance introduces a new island environment with remarkable high-resolution graphics.

New SiS 3D Chip Announced

by Rainier on March 19, 2002 @ 11:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS), one of the world’s leading graphic chip makers, announced today that they will demonstrate the next generation GPU, SiS330, at annually GDC show. The outstanding performance and lifelike shading that SiS330 provides will revolutionize the 3D graphics power of PCs at GDC 2002. Anyone who experiences the unforgettable hail of bullets in the most popular FPS game at the SiS booth will have no doubt about the true definition of “next-generation graphic chip.” The “8X8” (eight-by-eight) feature of SiS330 contains the world’s first support for both DirectX 8.1 and powerful AGP8X specification that allows data transmission rate go up to 533MHz. It also utilizes the “Pixelizer” engine and high quality Video processor. The speechless performance of SiS330 will show game lovers how SiS provides a competitive product among varies GPU solutions.

Digital Bridges to Launch First Color Games For Mobile Phones

by Rainier on March 19, 2002 @ 11:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Digital Bridges, the world leader in mobile entertainment services, today announced that it is launching the first collection of color wireless games available outside the Japanese and Korean markets.

Mat Hoffman’s Pro Bmx 2 - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2002 @ 11:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mat Hoffman’s Pro BMX™ 2 allows players to travel with Mat Hoffman, Mike Escamilla, Chad Kagy, Cory Nastazio, Joe Kowalski, Rick Thorne, Kevin Robinson, and Simon Tabron to eight cities across America. Players can perform thousands of tricks as they experience multiple modes of play: Road Trip, Wreak Havoc, HORSE and many multi-player split screen modes. Players can also build their own BMX, course using the next generation Mat Hoffman’s Pro BMX 2 course editor.

'Ecks VS. Sever' Explodes Onto PS2 This Autumn

by Rainier on March 19, 2002 @ 11:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment’s Critically Acclaimed Action Game Coming To Sony®’s Gaming Console. BAM! Entertainment today announced that it is bringing Ecks vs. Sever to the PlayStation 2. Based on the upcoming Franchise Pictures movie of the same name.

The Captain Speaks In Flight Sim 2002 - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2002 @ 11:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Just Flight have announced the imminent release of Captain Speaking 2002 for, you guessed it, Microsoft Flight Simualator 2002! This must be every airline enthusiast's dream - a unique set of 37 flexible airline flights using authentic ATC. With over 22,000 different voice recordings, varied weather and holding patterns, the flight conditions are different every time.

Wolfenstein 3D (GBA) - Screens

by Thomas on March 19, 2002 @ 8:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Yesterday we tossed up the announcement from BAM! Entertainment about them having obtained the rights to publish id Software’s Wolfenstein 3D for Game Boy Advance. Today we bring you some nice screens..

Unreal Tournament 2003 Video

by Thomas on March 19, 2002 @ 7:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tiscali Games got a new Unreal Tournament 2003 video posted today. The movie is 55 MB to grab and runs over five minutes showing off a couple different levels. Grab it here!

'Realm Wars' Official Website & Demo Available - Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2002 @ 1:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GarageGames announces the kick off of Realm Wars, the first GarageGames Community Project and Demo to be built on the popular Torque Game Engine (their modified Tribes 2 engine). Realm Wars will allow massive numbers of players to team up and fight battles in a real time, team based, FPS, action format. To prepare for battle, the player chooses a race, customizes his character's abilities and appearance with a wide array of weapons, armor and items. Characters can join simple team based skirmishes, controlled battles, or epic wars, with persistent stats kept on the player's performance. They us know that they've just launched their official website for Realm Wars and have a 6mb demo available that gives you an impression of what to expect ... and for that small a demo, i can tell you its packing some serious heat! read more for links and other goodies

'Hitman 2' Delayed Until This Summer

by Rainier on March 19, 2002 @ 12:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Posts on Gone Gold and GameSpot indicate that Hitman 2: Silent Assassin has slipped from its expected release this month, and the new projected ship date is June, or even worse that the fate of IO Interactive's contract killing sequel won't arrive in stores until September, simply to give it more development time.

Unreal Frenzy Comes To An End

by Rainier on March 18, 2002 @ 11:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As announced over the weekend we would get word today about the unreal name changes ... Infogrames let us know that Unreal Tournament 2003 is coming this summer, Unreal II will arrive for the holidays. They also announced the name change for Unreal Tournament II to Unreal Tournament 2003. The original report also indicated that Unreal II would also be renamed to Unreal: Episode II, but Tim's post revealed that this was a misunderstanding based on a PR glitch, and this change was still being debated. The release announces that Unreal Tournament 2003, in production at Digital Extremes, is due this summer and Unreal II, being created by Legend Entertainment, is shipping this fall. Unreal Tournament 2003 is not actually described as a name change, as no title for the shooter follow-up had been formally announced.

Free 'DVD REGION X' With UK PSi-2 Magazine

by Rainier on March 18, 2002 @ 11:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

DVD Region X, the DVD import movie player for PS2, is being given away for free on the cover of the latest issue of PSi-2 Magazine (UK version ONLY). Worth £19.99, the full version of this best-selling product allows you to watch DVD movies from any region on a PS2. It also gives you better picture quality by removing the “green screen” effect that usually appears when trying to watch any DVD movie via SCART or RGB on a PS2. DVD Region X is available exclusively in issue 18 of PSi-2, which is on sale now in all good newsagents and game stores. The product comes supplied in a black DVD case, and full instructions are supplied inside the magazine. PSi-2 is a 132-page monthly PS2 magazine published by Thin Ice Media.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 18, 2002 @ 11:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

There's a Freedom Force Q&A on the Electric Playground where they chat with Irrational Games' Ken Levine about Freedom Force, Irrational's superhero game that recently went gold. There's also a Dragon Throne Q&A on Games Domain talking with Persy Zhang, executive director at Object Software, about the game (and also a preview). There's (a Warlords Battlecry II Q&A on GameSpyDaily talking with Ubi Soft's Garrett Graham, producer on the recently-released RTS sequel. There's a Kreed Interview on HARDWiRED where they sat down for a face-to-face conversation with Dmitry Andreev of Burut to discuss progress on Kreed, their upcoming first-person shooter.

Age of Mythology Site

by Thomas on March 18, 2002 @ 8:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Microsoft tossed up its official site for Ensemble Studios' upcoming 3D RTS, Age of Mythology. The site offers FAQ, features, screens and much more. Check it out!

'NFL Blitz 20-02' Ships Tomorrow

by Thomas on March 18, 2002 @ 8:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Sports, the sports brand of leading software industry publisher and developer Midway Games Inc., announced today that NFL Blitz 20-02 will ship tomorrow for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube. The only dedicated extreme-style football videogame for next-generation systems, NFL Blitz 20-02 showcases exclusive 8-on-8 action and over-the-top, adrenaline-style gameplay and real NFL attributes. NFL Blitz 20-02 is currently available for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and Game Boy Advance.

WWII Desert Rats Ships

by Thomas on March 18, 2002 @ 7:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Africa is lost if the Axis advancement succeeds in the Sahara Desert, and only one military unit stands in their way--the Desert Rats. Gamers can now join these WWII Allied heroes as a member of this hand-picked cadre of men in Elite Forces WWII Desert Rats from ValuSoft, a leading global publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and productivity software.