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'Wing Commander Prophecy' (GBA) - Features

by Thomas on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 3:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A space combat simulation, with an epic story. Wing Commander Prophecy features a memorable, diverse cast of characters who will live or die, depending on how well you fight alongside them in the game's classic deep-space dogfights. Featuring a branching campaign that can take several completely separate courses, depending on your success or failure in your missions. Your actions determine how the story will end.

'Blaster' Available From Friday

by Thomas on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 3:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mad Catz Inc. today announced the launch of the Mad Catz Blaster, the first available light gun for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft in the UK. The Blaster is the #1 selling light gun for Xbox in the US. Set for release on February 28th, the Mad Catz Blaster will retail at £29.99 and will be available for the eagerly anticipated launch of SEGA's "The House of the Dead III.

GBA SP Plans

by Thomas on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 3:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mad Catz Inc., the worlds leading third party manufacturer and marketer of video game accessories, today announced that the Company's full line of accessories for Nintendo's recently announced Game Boy Advance SP, will be available to European retailers in time for the launch of Game Boy Advance SP in March. Mad Catz will launch with an innovative range of core accessories for Game Boy Advance SP, which will include magnifiers, carry cases, game cases, charger kits, grips and link cables.

Eidos Announces Music Partnerships For 'Backyard Wrestling'

by Thomas on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 3:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive, one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, announces an exciting partnership with multi-platinum recording artists the Insane Clown Posse (ICP) and Psychopathic Records for the forthcoming video game Backyard Wrestling. The partnership allows Eidos usage of ICP songs for the in-game soundtrack and multiple marketing co-opportunities at ICP concerts and Juggalo Championship Wrestling (JCW) events in addition to events at retail. Gamers will be able to unlock exclusive ICP content on the game disc as well as play as ICP's lead-singers Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope in the game.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 12:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Yager' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 5:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Original, provoking and rich in storyline, Yager captures your imagination as you battle for your life in tomorrow’s hostile skies. But is all what it seems…? Keep your wits about you, and use what you learn, as your struggle evolves to become the fight against constitutional power, conspiracy and control. With the genre-busting mix of 3D action-adventure and air combat, coupled with the highly motivating storyline and nail-biting campaigns, Yager is next generation gaming at its finest. Release date TBA.. New screens below!

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 5:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today several trailers for various games were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :
  • Sarge's War Trailer 1 (3DO)
  • Sarge's War Trailer 2 (3DO)
  • Praetorians (Pyro Studios/Eidos)
  • Moto GP2 (THQ)
  • Empire Earth Gold (Sierra)
  • Indy Series (Codemasters)

    Read more for download links ...

'Sonic Adventure DX' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 3:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Sonic Adventure DX" is Sonic The Hedgehog's third blazing-fast quest on the Nintendo GameCube, and the ultimate version of one of Sonic's biggest SEGA Dreamcast blockbusters. Featuring enhanced graphics, sound and Game Boy Advance connectivity, "Sonic Adventure DX" pits Sonic and his pals against the dastardly Dr. Eggman and his wicked plans for world domination. Sega has released a new batch of 30+ screens for your enjoyment!

'Winning Eleven 6' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 1:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Winning Eleven 6 (aka Pro Evolution Soccer 2) boasts players benefiting from over 25 skill factors, including attacking nature, balance, stamina, strength and shot and pass accuracy, each of which endow the players with differing abilities and playing styles. The game's extensive 'Player Create' option also allows fans to recreate their favourite players for use in the game, determining their appearance and performance using the aforementioned attributes, while also highlighting a further 19 specific key skills and abilities. Due on North American store shelves early March we have some new screens as well as some in game action trailers ...

DreamCatcher Ships 'Harbinger'

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 12:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Interactive Inc. today announced that it has shipped Harbinger for the PC in North America. Already garnering critical acclaim, the game signals a new direction for the Action/RPG genre. If you haven't yet, check out our Harbinger preview!

Activision Calls on Students To Pick Reel 'Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven' Winner

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 11:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Legendary filmmakers John Woo and Terence Chang of Lion Rock Productions voted for their favorite student ninja film. Now it's your turn. Use your razor sharp wits and eye for detail to judge the five finalist movies in the Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven "Reel Ninja Film Contest." Beginning on March 4 through March 14, students, movie buffs and general ninja fans can log on to www.tenchu.com, view the finalist videos and then vote for their favorite ninja film. The film that earns the most votes will win a First Prize of $5,000.

'Rayman 3:Hoodlum Havoc' - Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 11:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Want the scoop on the only gaming hero with helicopter hair and no arms and legs to hold him back? Ubi Soft Rayman 3 site, available today, is the place to go! The site delivers the goods on Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc, the next installment in the 11-million-plus best-selling Rayman series, including the official trailer, which shows Rayman vanquishing enemies to the beat of GRAMMY-nominated Groove Armada's infectious tune 'Madder.'

Vivendi Universal Games' 2003 LineUp

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 11:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today a multi-platform title line-up for its Vivendi Universal Games Faire in Berlin, Germany, February 25, 2003. Providing a pre-E3 preview for the European markets, the event showcases a number of the Company's 2003-2004 releases from studios including Black Label Games, Sierra Entertainment and Universal Interactive. In the meantime it was also revealed that The Hobbit is not only scheduled for NGC, but also PS2/Xbox/PC and GBA.

ATI's 'ALL-IN-WONDER' Family Grows In Europe

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 11:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ATI Technologies Inc. today announced that the award-winning ALL-IN-WONDER 9700 PRO, featuring the world's fastest graphic chip - RADEON 9700 PRO - is now available to European customers. ATI's latest multimedia video card joins the successful ALL-IN-WONDER 9000 PRO already shipping to the European marketplace.

Game Live Events Kicks Off '2003 Spring Game Life Tour'

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 10:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Game Live Events today announcedtheir "2003 Spring Game Life Tour." The 12-city tour begins on Saturday, March 1st in Houston, TX and runs through Sunday, March 30th in San Francisco, CA at top-tier regional malls throughout the US. Tour stops also include Panama City for the College Spring Break and New Orleans for Mardi Gras weekend. The tour will feature this Spring season's most highlyanticipated video and PC game titles. The tour will showcase titles that are in final build beta version or current first stage launch.

'Ghost Recon: Island Thunder' Coming To Xbox

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 10:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Ghosts are back and ready for more action as Ubi Soft announces the Q3 2003 release of a stand-alone Xbox campaign disk for the award-winning Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon is the game that gave Xbox Live players the total battlefield experience and earned numerous awards for its stunning gameplay and features, "Xbox Live's most exciting experience yet" said Edge magazine in their review of Ghost on Xbox Live. The game also received an Elite award from the Official Xbox Magazine UK, and Editor's Choice Award from ign.com.

'Colin McRae Rally 3' (Xbox) Races To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 10:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters announced that its latest installment of the critically acclaimed racing series, Colin McRae Rally 3, shipped today for the Xbox. Colin McRae Rally 3 reintroduces gaming fans to the excitement of rally racing, as players assume the role Colin McRae himself in his quest for the World Champion Rally title. The game, available on store shelves for a SRP of $49.99, has already sold over 1.25 million units in Europe.

'Delta Force:Black Hawk Down' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in Somalia in 1993, Delta Force – Black Hawk Down is based upon and around the Operation Restore Hope and Task Force Ranger campaigns and follows members of the elite Delta Force and US Army Rangers as they participate in a number of daring raids against the oppressive Somali warlords in and around Mogadishu. Read more for a batch of new screens ..

'Rainbow Six: Raven Shield' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rainbow Six: Raven Shield features a brand new Tom Clancy storyline in which Team RAINBOW is led all over the world in a string 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. Another day, another batch of Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield screens and a new trailer. This time: key strategic information for multiplayer missions.

'Phantasy Star Online' (NGC) Ready To Deliver The Biggest RPG Experience

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 9:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The award-winning Phantasy Star Online sparked a worldwide gaming phenomenon. Now the world of Phantasy Star Online (PSO) is coming to Gamecube. Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II will feature all-new game-play modes and new content. New character classes, formidable weapons, enemies and challenging quests are just a small part of the awesome new content waiting to be discovered. Episode 1 includes all the original PSO and PSO ver.2, while Episode II brings an exclusive new full-length adventure to the Gamecube