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THQ Announces Release Of 'MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology 2'

by Thomas on May 8, 2003 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced that MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology 2 will start at the front of the grid when it is released for Xbox and Xbox Live! on 16th May. The two-wheeled wonder has won high praise scoring top marks across the computer gaming media and is expected to be one of the biggest performers for the Xbox to date.

DreamCatcher Signs 'Broken Sword:The Sleeping Dragon'

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 8:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced that it will publish Broken Sword:The Sleeping Dragon in North America on PC. Terms of this exclusive deal with Revolution Software were not discussed. The Broken Sword series has drawn critical acclaim from hard-core and adventure gamers alike, and the third in the series is set to further broaden this appeal. Broken Sword:The Sleeping Dragon brings a unique and fresh approach to adventure games, with a revolutionary interface, strong story-line and stunning graphical presentation.

'Ghost Recon: Island Thunder' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 8:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This first-ever campaign disk for the Xbox will not require players to have a retail copy of the original game to enjoy a new Ghost campaign. Both new recruits and seasoned vets who earned their stripes playing the original Xbox game will enjoy the camaraderie of the shared battlefield. Xbox Live soldiers can experience the intensity of the front lines side-by-side with their battlefield brothers while covering each others' backs and calling out commands using the Xbox Live Communicator headset. Read more for some new screens!

'Day of Defeat' Invades Retail Shelves Nationwide

by Thomas on May 8, 2003 @ 7:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. and Valve are taking World War II fans online to the battlefield with the retail release of Day of Defeat. The title, a multiplayer WWII first-person action game powered by Valve's Half-Life technology, provides intense team-based gameplay that pits gamers in Axis vs. Allies squad-based combat in Western Europe at the height of the war in 1944. Day of Defeat is available at retail outlets nationwide for a suggested retail price of $29.99 and carries a "T" (Teen -- Blood, Violence -- content suitable for persons ages 13 and older) rating by the ESRB.

CDV's 'Blitzkrieg' Rolls Into Stores Next Week

by Thomas on May 8, 2003 @ 7:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV announces that "Blitzkrieg" for the PC will be available in North American retail stores on May 13. Players can assume their rightful place among great generals by commanding Allies, German or Soviets as they advance through the decisive battles of World War II. Rated "T" by the ESRB.

Electronic Arts E3 Lineup

by Thomas on May 8, 2003 @ 7:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced its lineup of 23 new games that will be showcased next week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). EA will present a powerful mix of sports, action, adventure and strategy games... Read more for a huge lineup!

Codemasters Reveals 'Operation Flashpoint 2' Details

by Thomas on May 8, 2003 @ 7:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters today reveals that Operation Flashpoint 2, the sequel to the internationally acclaimed military action simulator, will feature three different theatres of combat set in environments across Southeast Asia, Central Europe and Africa. The game's mission-based campaigns will take gamers through fictional conflicts based upon authentic events during the years around 1970.

Paul Barnett Involved In 'Warhammer Online'

by Thomas on May 8, 2003 @ 7:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Online Games Company can officially confirm lead designer Paul Barnetts consultancy role within the forthcoming Massively Multiplayer online game 'Warhammer Online' Involved from the very beginning, Paul has worked closely with the Games Workshop-Climax entertainment joint venture on all elements of design, from look and feel tocombat equations. Paul has offered insights and innovations gained from his many years in theMassively Multiplayer Games industry to help ensure that Warhammer online will launch as an MMPOG quite unlike any other.

'The Sims Bustin' (PS2/XB/NGC) Announced

by Thomas on May 8, 2003 @ 5:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that The Sims Bustin' Out is in development for the PS2, the Xbox, and the GameCube. The Sims is making a big return to consoles with The Sims Bustin' Out. For the first time, Sims console players will have the ability to get their Sims out of the house and into all-new locations to play, work, and meet a cast of outrageous new characters. The Sims Bustin' Out PS2 version will be unveiled to industry insiders on May 13th at the Electronic Entertainment Exposition in Los Angeles. The game is scheduled to be released simultaneously on all current-generation console platforms in early 2004. Read more for details and the first screen ...

'Dragon Ball Z' Announced For Nintendo GameCube This Fall

by Thomas on May 8, 2003 @ 5:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The blockbuster fighting game of 2002 makes its way to the GameCube as Atari today announced that Dragon Ball Z: Budokai will be available for Nintendo players nationwide this October. Created by DIMPS, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai has shipped more than 1.3 million units in North America since its December 2002 release on the PS2.

'Meteor Blade' (Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Meteor Blade, a 16-player fully 3D online fighting game for the PC and Xbox, based on the world of an ancient Chinese assassin. The Xbox version of Meteor Blade will have full Xbox Live support. Interserv will be showcasing Meteor Blade at the upcoming E3 and we will be all over it, in the meantime, njoy the screens & download the trailer!

'Metal Shell' (PS2/XB) Unleashed - Screens & Trailer

by Thomas on May 8, 2003 @ 1:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Australian developer Tantalus Interactive today announced that it had begun work on a ground breaking new title for PS2 and XBox. Metal Shell (working title) is arcade combat in high-speed, purposebuilt tanks, with online tournaments, and environments that destruct and deform as you play. With a huge selection of single and multiplayer modes, and over twenty different custom designed tanks, Metal Shell promises to blast fresh life into the action genre. Read more for details, screens & trailer ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Judge Dredd vs. Judge Death' (PC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 12:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Judge Dredd vs. Judge Death is based on the legendary comic strip Judge Dredd, published in 2000AD every week since 1977. It will be a first-person shooter seen through the eyes of Judge Dredd as he patrols the mean streets of the stunningly realised future metropolis, Mega-City One. Dredd will find himself having to deal with the full spectrum of criminal behaviour, from littering and caffeine abuse to saving the city from the utterly evil Judge Death. The game will also have extensive multiplayer modes, enabling ferocious splitscreen or online play and will use Rebellion's versatile new Asura engine. Read more to check out some new PC, Xbox and PS2 screens ...

'Soul Calibur 2' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 12:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SC2 features seven distinctive modes of game-play including: Arcade, Vs, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice, and the console exclusive, Weapon Master. Weapon Master is a "complete the mission" mode combined with an RPG twist. In this mode, the player can collect and equip their character with up to 200 different weapons, thus adding a deeper level of strategy to every new battle. Check out these new screens ..

'The Hulk' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 12:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since his creation by Stan Lee in 1962, the Hulk has become one of Marvel’s most well known and popular characters around the world. Expanding from his comic-book origins, the Hulk has been seen in video games, books, TV and countless other mediums. Now, with the release of the blockbuster Ang Lee film in Summer 2003, Universal will bring the Hulk to life like never before. Check out these brand new screens ...

'Beach Head: Desert War' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 7, 2003 @ 4:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beach Head Desert War is the most recent installment in the 360° arcade shooter series by Digital Fusion, this time transporting the coastal defense action to other places with lots of sand. Digital Fusion has released a demo allowing you to try out 4 levels of the game. This download IS actually the full game but you need to purchase an unlock key if you want to continue (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

Acclaim Launches 'Alias' & 'Gladiator: Sword Of Vengeance' Websites

by Rainier on May 7, 2003 @ 3:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Acclaim has launched the official web site for Gladiator: Sword Of Vengeance featuring info/screenshots from their upcoming Roman Empire themed console action game. At the same time Acclaim has also launched the official Alias web site which features info/screenshots from the upcoming third person console action game based on the hit ABC TV series. We'll have more on both those titles during/after the E3, so stay tuned!

Big City Games Signs 'Air Raid: This is not a Drill'

by Rainier on May 7, 2003 @ 1:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Big City Games announced today that they have signed Air Raid – This is not a Drill!, developed by Made by Kiddies for the North American market.

'Everquest Online Adventures: Frontiers' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2003 @ 1:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment announced today that it is developing EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers, the second edition of the groundbreaking massively multiplayer online role-playing game, EverQuest Online Adventures. EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers expands the rich, vibrant fantasy world of Norrath with uncharted territories to explore, new items and spells to acquire, fierce creatures to battle, and a new playable race, the Ogres. Frontiers also offers innovative features such as an in-game tutorial, controller instructions and in-game customer service to make online gaming simple and easy for the new user. Developed exclusively for the PS2, EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers is scheduled to ship to retail stores this fall.