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'Phantom & Mandrake' (GBA) - Movies & Screens

by Thomas on March 28, 2003 @ 9:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Phantom "the ghost who walks" and Mandrake "shadow of the vehme" are two GBA games, based on the omonimous Lee Falk's worldwide reknown comic heroes. In Phantom, the masked hero will have to face a great threat for the isle of Bangalla: a big business firm has set some research sites in the jungle to manage a series of genetic tests and pharmaceutical products synthesis. But some dangerous sabotages occur, and some workers of the company are murdered together with young guys of the "Bandar" tribe working as guides in the research sites.

Ninendo GBA SP Launch Party In Europe

by Thomas on March 28, 2003 @ 9:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

London's West End is currently playing host to an extraordinary exhibition celebrating the humble pocket in all its forms. High profile guests were invited to the exclusive private viewing of the exhibition and to attend the launch party on the evening of March 27th. Attendees included Ralf Little, artist Dan MacMillan models Sienna Guillory and Catalina and the infamous Cheekie Chappie from Channel 4's Banzai.

'ESPionage' (PS2/XB/NGC) Announced

by Thomas on March 28, 2003 @ 6:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Games announced today that 'ESPionage' is in development and is expected to ship in Fall 2003 for the PlayStation2, the Xbox and Nintendo GameCube. "ESPionage is the First and Only Action/Stealth Game to Integrate Weapons Combat with Extensive Use of Psychic Mind Powers Including Telekinesis, Pyrokinesis, Remote Viewing and Mind Control"

'1503 A.D' - Prick Up Your Ears And Get Into The Story!

by Thomas on March 28, 2003 @ 6:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Immerse yourself into the challenging adventures that await you in 1503 A.D.: Listen to the first few moments of the game, an instant where you start your journey and where a story of exploration, discovery and battle unfolds. On a single ship and accompanied by only a few faithful men, you make your way into The New World – an introduction to the dramatic plot you will experience in 1503 A.D. The sound file is stored in MP3 format and has a file size of 827 KB. Enjoy!

'ChopLifter: Crisis Shield' (PS2) Coming In June - Screens

by Thomas on March 28, 2003 @ 6:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Xicat today announced that ChopLifter: Crisis Shield will be ready for take off on PS2 in June 2003. Xicat is currently adding the finishing touches to their exciting new title. This remake of the arcade classic is sure to please action fans with its adrenaline soaked levels and realistic flight control systems.

'Imperium Galactica 3' Renamed To 'Galaxy Andromeda' - Screens

by Thomas on March 28, 2003 @ 5:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV today announced that it has changed the name for its eagerly-awaited real-time strategy game, the title formerly known as Imperium Galactica 3. The game will be published under the new title, Galaxy Andromeda. Read more for details and a batch of fresh screens ...

'MORPH-1' Turn Your PS2 Or Xbox Into A Karaoke Machine

by Thomas on March 28, 2003 @ 3:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Leading British music distributor, Silver Sounds, today announced the release of the MORPH-1; a unique home entertainment electrical device that enables consumers to transform their DVD players into DVD Karaoke systems. In the wake of Pop Idol and reality/celebrity based TV programming, Karaoke systems and players were best-selling products during the lead up to Christmas 2002. The MORPH-1 will retail for a price of £39.99.

'SeaBlade' (XB) In Stores Today - Screens

by Thomas on March 28, 2003 @ 3:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive Europe announced today the release of its multiplayer action shooter "SeaBlade". Taking full advantage of the awesome potential of the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, "SeaBlade" delivers unprecedented combat action with its fully articulated vehicles above and below the water across six diverse and apocalyptic environments.

'Rayman 3' & 'Splinter Cell' Top The Charts (ALL)

by Thomas on March 28, 2003 @ 3:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment is proud to announce strong sales for Rayman3: Hoodlum Havoc. The title ranks number one for Game Boy Advance sales in France, Germany and the United Kingdom* and number two for NINTENDO GAMECUBE sales in France and Germany*. Meanwhile, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell is number one on PC in France and number two in the United Kingdom, Germany and Spain*. Named Console Game of the Year by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, Splinter Cell has performed extremely well since its initial console release. The PlayStation2 version of the game is available in the UK today, March 28th and is greatly anticipated.

CDV Weekly Update!

by Thomas on March 28, 2003 @ 3:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV let us know that they updated some of their gaming sites with following news.

Sega Europe Announces Publishing Division - Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sega Europe Ltd, today confirmed that it is in the process of instigating its own publishing operation to bring to market videogames for all viable gaming platforms. Sega Europe will be building up areas to look after all elements of sales, marketing and PR, to join its pre-existing development infrastructure, with the aim of maximising the sales potential of its popular gaming brands across all PAL-based territories. Previously, Sega Europe had a number of agreements with third-party publishers to bring SEGA-developed titles to market across these territories.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 12:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Fighter Ace 3.5' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 9:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Welcome to the world of Fighter Ace, a real 3D massively multiplayer aerial combat game. Strap yourself into the cockpit of any one of over 95 World War II vintage fighters and bombers before taking to the skies against up 200 virtual pilots in one single air combat arena. Watch your six as you join in the most notorious battles in history as an Ally or an Axis Power. Bombard targets on the ground or take down your enemies in the air. After an exclusive on FilePlanet for a week, it is now freely available. Read more for download links ...

'BC' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 8:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

BC is a hugely innovative action game set in a brutal, fully simulated prehistoric world in the shadow of a potentially devastating natural disaster. It’s the story of an intense struggle for survival in a hostile environment governed by a food chain’s worth of violent predatory creatures. BC allows the player to employ all his 21st century know-how in a prehistoric context and asks the question: ‘What would you do if you found yourself sent back in time to confront a chaotic natural ecosystem containing some of the most violent creatures that have ever walked the Earth?

'Lionheart' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 7:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It is 1588 A.D., a critical year of an alternate history hauntingly familiar yet fantastically alien to our own. Because of one fateful event during the Third Crusade, the history of this world diverged. This event, the Disjunction, ripped open a long-sealed breach to other worlds. Magic energy and powerful spirits flowed into the world, changing the lands and the people forever. Cast into this world, you are a character of your own devices, strengths, and abilities. Set upon by human factions and powerful spirits, you must decide how to best develop your skills in order to triumph over obstacles that lie between you and your true fate. A fresh batch of Lionheart screens as well as a new trailer have arrived!

Atari To Publish 'Horizons'

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 3:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced that it will publish Artifact Entertainment's "Horizons," one of the most closely-followed and highly-anticipated massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPG) in years. Currently in development for the PC by Artifact Entertainment, Horizons will allow players to experience online gaming like never before in a single massive online world primed for exploration, brimming with adventure and rife with danger.

'Lionheart' - Delayed

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 2:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

According to a post on the BlackIsle forum by PR guru Jessica Urquhart, Lionheart is scheduled for release on August 12, 2003. The original date set was April, so there is no specific reason why the game is delayed for almost 6 months ... Read the forum post.

'Heroes Of M&M4' & 'Gathering Storm' - Update Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 2:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week 3DO released new patches for the North American versions of 'Heroes of Might and Magic IV' and its 'The Gathering Storm' expansion pack to v3.0, this week it is time for the UK version. Just like the US version, note that you must update to version 2.2 before applying this patch. Read more for download links...

'Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 2:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain explodes onto the PS2 as the latest chapter of the Syphon Filter storyline with edge of your seat offline and online action. The newest installment in the multi-million unit selling series offers sophisticated and highly intelligent AI, richly detailed worlds, an enhanced character customization system and groundbreaking cooperative, peer-to-peer online gameplay. Read more for details & screens ...

'Sea Dogs II' (PC/Xbox) Development Suspended

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 1:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Noticed on HomeLan that the development of Akella's "Sea Dogs II" has been suspended and that title will not be released this year. We want everyone who had been looking forward to Sea Dogs II to be aware that Pirates of the Caribbean offers outstanding role-playing gameplay in a similar setting. Since Bethesda just announced their new 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and judging that Akella is also the developer on that product, it would be safe to say that the game just got "renamed" (thanks Bluesnews).