TDK Signs Agreement With Mattel On 'Masters Of The Universe' Franchise

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 2:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive, Inc. today announced a worldwide, multi-year exclusive licensing agreement with Mattel, publish software based on Masters of the Universe. The agreement grants TDK Mediactive exclusive rights to publish interactive Masters of the Universe games for console systems manufactured by Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft, as well as PC.

Splinter Cell (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Splinter Cell™ is a third person stealth action game, featuring cyber-terrorism, shadow agencies, and covert operations and is set in the realistic, highly detailed geopolitical universe as portrayed by Tom Clancy. Today we got some new Xb screens, showing "the light/shadow effects that drive the gameplay". A few familiar looking screens and a bunch on new one's.

Stuart Little 2 (PSOne) – Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 1:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A little while ago we announced that Sony/Magenta were working on Stuart Little 2. Due for release at the same time as the movie (this summer) we just got a dozen or so fresh screens... Njoy!

'Lilo & Stitch : Trouble In Paradise' (PS2) - Character Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 12:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lilo & Stitch: Trouble in Paradise kids get to play out the colourful action adventure story of Disney’s major upcoming Summer 2002 feature film release. Kids explore locations and situations taken directly from the film, and in some cases, beyond what is actually seen in the movie. The game features a variety of gameplay mechanics, including: running, dodging, jumping, hiding, races against the clock, forced-scroll chase sections, and end-level boss combat. Not quite sure if these screens are meant to make us buy the game or make us throw up .. you decide!

JoWooD's E3 Lineup

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 12:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Attending the electronic entertainment industry’s biggest show for the fourth time, leading computer games developer and publisher JoWooD Productions will unveil its most compelling product lineup ever at E3 on booth #700 in the South Hall of the LA Convention Center.

Kingdom Hearts (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 12:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KINGDOM HEARTS is the first joint creative project between SQUARE and DISNEY. This role playing game combines classic DISNEY characters and worlds with the new created in the renowned SQUARE style. New DISNEY characters developed by the legendary Tetsuya Nomura, best known for his creations in the breakthrough title FINAL FANTASY®VII and VIII will be introduced in KINGDOM HEARTS. Two years in the making, with a production team of over 100 of SQUARE and DISNEY’s most creative talent, KINGDOM HEARTS fully exploits the technological possibilities of the P2 in an epic tale of adventure, heroism, teamwork and life’s most important lessons.

Hercules Announces Their 'Gamesurround Muse 5.1 DVD'

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 11:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hercules is pleased to announce the impending Gamesurround Muse5.1 DVD, an amazing new sound card in the 5.1-channel market segment. Gamesurround Muse5.1 DVD - the successor of the widely renowned Gamesurround Muse XL - now includes advanced features such as its 6-channel outputs and comes bundled with Cyberlink's PowerDVD 4.0 XP, the hugely popular DVD playback application.

Ubi Soft Announce 'BRATZ'

by Thomas on May 14, 2002 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment and MGA Entertainment, today announced an exclusive licensing agreement for Ubi Soft to develop and publish games based on the popular and fashionable BRATZ dolls for PC and all the new generation of consoles.

Nintendo Snags 'Hamtaro' Game Rights

by Thomas on May 14, 2002 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Adorable and heart-warming Hamtaro and his hamster pals, the Ham-Hams, are coming to America! ShoPro USA, an affiliate of Shogakukan Production Co., Ltd. (ShoPro), will introduce one of Japan's hottest children's properties, Hamtaro, to kids across the United States this Summer. ShoPro, one of the leaders in the development of children's entertainment in Japan, is also a subsidiary of one of Japan's largest publishing companies, Shogakukan, Inc.

Chicago Bears Linebacker Brian Urlacher Joins NFL 2K3

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Sports announced the signing of Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher to serve as the official spokesperson and cover athlete for "SEGA Sports NFL 2K3." After joining the Chicago Bears in 2000, Brian Urlacher quickly made his mark in the NFL, winning The Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award. The league and numerous sporting publications have honored him since as one of the NFL's top defensive players. He is also a two-time Pro Bowl pick who has led the Chicago Bears in total tackles, sacks, solo tackles and tackles for loss.

Empire Announces New 'Starsky & Hutch' Game

by Thomas on May 14, 2002 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive has announced that Antonio Fargas, aka Huggy Bear, has been signed for the in-game voice-overs and to help promote the PlayStation 2 and PC versions of its new “Starsky & Hutch” game. Helping Starsky and Hutch clean up the streets, Huggy was present in almost every episode of the hugely popular 70’s show.

'Dragon Ball Z: Legacy of Goku' GBA

by Thomas on May 14, 2002 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As a result of its aggressive pre-launch awareness programs and strong retailer support, Infogrames, Inc. today announced that the initial shipment of its highly acclaimed Dragon Ball Z: Legacy of Goku for the Game Boy Advance will surpass the 300,000 unit mark, making it the largest Game Boy Advance launch in company history. Already acclaimed by the video game media and bolstered by tremendous consumer demand, Dragon Ball Z: Legacy of Goku is shipping to more than 20,000 retail outlets nationwide on May 14.

U.S. Price For PS2 Dropping to $199 ?

by Rainier on May 14, 2002 @ 1:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gaming industry analysts report that Sony Entertainment of America will lower the price of the PlayStation 2 console to $199 as early as tomorrow, with the PSOne price being lowered to $49 (Thanks Gamespy). Click 'Read More' for more info.

'Punch King' (GBA) - Screens

by Thomas on May 13, 2002 @ 11:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Punch King, is a new boxing game for the Game Boy Advance in the spring. Punch King is being developed by Full Fat, the heralded developer of the Company's premier Game Boy Advance title, Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2, which has been extremely well received by consumers and the media. New screens below!

Sony Online E3 Lineup

by Thomas on May 13, 2002 @ 11:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Next week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), in Los Angeles, Sony Online Entertainment reinforces its commitment to multiplayer online gaming with the announcement of a ground breaking lineup, including: EverQuest: The Planes of Power, PlanetSide and EverQuest II. Capitalizing on its game expertise and well-known properties SOE also announced that the company will be taking its popular EverQuest property to the console audience with the upcoming EverQuest Online Adventures for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. In addition, SOE will become an official PlayStation 2 developer, specializing in massively multiplayer online games, an entirely new genre for the console player. SOE will be expanding massively multiplayer games into new genres with PlanetSide and Star Wars Galaxies, both of which are currently in development.

Nintendo Reveals Online Gaming Plans

by Thomas on May 13, 2002 @ 11:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo of America Inc. unveiled plans for its online gaming initiative for NINTENDO GAMECUBE, slated to begin this fall. The first announced product is Sega's Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II launching this fall in North America. Sega's game will be playable at the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) starting May 22 in Los Angeles.

SpyHunter (GBA) Ships To Stores - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2002 @ 11:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway announced today that a revamped version of the classic game, SpyHunter, will ship tomorrow for the Game Boy Advance. SpyHunter is available now for the PS2, the Xbox and the GameCube. Check the screens!

Official 'Unreal Tournament 2003' WebSite Open

by Rainier on May 13, 2002 @ 10:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Unreal Tournament 2003 is the sequel to 1999's multiple 'Game of the Year' award winner. It uses the very latest Unreal Engine technology - where graphics, sound and gameplay are taken beyond the bleeding edge. The official website has just been opened, not a lot of "new" stuff there but it DOES contain some sweet looking screens, info and a FAQ!

'Soldier Of Fortune 2 : Double Helix' Gone Gold - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2002 @ 8:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. and Raven Software’s Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix has gone gold and is on its way to manufacturing. The sequel to the award winning Soldier of Fortune, Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix drops players into the ranks of America’s shadow soldiers in a gritty and intense battle for survival. Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix is rated M for MATURE (17 and above) for animated blood, violence and gore. To celebrate this most excellent news we added a mere 20 screenshots for your enjoyment! Bring it on!

PlayStation 2 Shipments Reach 30 Million

by Thomas on May 13, 2002 @ 6:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc, the Tokyo based parent of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced that cumulative world-wide factory shipments of the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system had reached 30 million units.