A First Look At Hercules's 2002 CeBIT LineUp

by Rainier on March 13, 2002 @ 6:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hercules is thrilled to announce its Gamesurround Fortissimo™ II Digital Edition. This sound card now combines a cutting edge digital audio processor, ultra realistic sound quality and all the software tools necessary for getting the best out of MP3s, CDs, games and DVDs on PCs. Also showing at this year's CeBIT are Hercules's new range of 17" ultra-slim TFT screens: the Prophetview 920 and Prophetview 920DVi and last but not least Hercules/Guillemot also present their new 3D Prophet 4800, the latest contribution to the 3D Prophet KYRO line.

VideoLogic Systems' LineUp For The CeBIT 2002

by Rainier on March 13, 2002 @ 6:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

VideoLogic Systems – a division of Imagination Technologies – is showing its new ZXR-500 5.1 channel surround sound speaker system, their PowerVR MBX core for embedded graphics applications, VideoLogic Vivid!XS Elite performance graphics add-in card (based on KYRO II SE™ PowerVR graphics processor) and the KYRO II SE™ PowerVR graphics processor itself at the 2002 CeBIT in Germany (one of the oldest and best shows in Europe).

3DO Head Online Graffiti Competition With Jonny Moseley

by Rainier on March 13, 2002 @ 5:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Keeping tenement walls, motorway arches and assorted rolling stock spray paint free, 3DO Europe today announced the launch of the world’s first online graffiti competition, in conjunction with HEAD, at THIS LINK to promote the release of Jonny Moseley Mad Trix for PlayStation2 and Game Boy Advance.

Games Domain Online Championships 2002

by Thomas on March 13, 2002 @ 4:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Good at games? Come and prove it! In celebration of the full launch of BTopenworld's Games Domain online games subscription service, Games Domain are throwing down the gauntlet to computer gamers across country to test their skills in the UK's biggest ever games tournament - the 'Games Domain Online Championships 2002'.

'Power Rangers Wild Force' Announcement GBA

by Thomas on March 13, 2002 @ 3:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced Power Rangers Wild Force for Game Boy Advance. The Power Rangers TV show celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2002 with the release of its new series, “Power Rangers Wild Force.” The show airs Fridays at 8:00 AM ET/PT on ABC Family. THQ’s Game Boy Advance title based on “Power Rangers Wild Force” from BVS, formerly Saban, will mark the third installment of Power Rangers for the Nintendo handheld systems since 2000. In development by Natsume, Power Rangers Wild Force is scheduled to launch in summer 2002.

'Kakuto Chojin' Announcement and Screens

by Thomas on March 13, 2002 @ 3:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studio announced today that Kakuto Chojin will make a North American appearance this fall on the Xbox video game system. Kakuto Chojin was originally announced last year as "Project KX."

MadOnion PCMark Available For Free

by Rainier on March 13, 2002 @ 1:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MadOnion.com™ today announced the immediate availability of its free and newly released PCMark™2002 Benchmarking tool, available for download from this link. PCMark2002 provides consumers and business users with a unified benchmarking tool that reliably measures and compares performance of laptops, desktop PCs and workstations, across multiple Win OS's. An integrated online result browser allows instant results comparison against the world's largest performance database. With PCMark2002's ease-of-use, professional calibre benchmarking software is now available to even novice PC users. Major corporations - including AMD, Intel, Microsoft and Nvidia - participated in the development and testing of the product and are impressed by its ease-of-use and its reliable and impartial benchmarking methodology.

'Dead or Alive' Comes Alive On The Big Screen

by Rainier on March 13, 2002 @ 1:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Leading video game publisher Tecmo announced today that it has finalized an agreement to allow Mindfire Entertainment to acquire the worldwide live-action production rights for "Dead or Alive," the hit video game series.

Grandia II Is Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 13, 2002 @ 1:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft sends word that Grandia II has shipped to stores, just as was promised when it was announced last week that the RPG had gone gold. Here's their description of the game: "Developed by well-known Japanese RPG developer Game Arts, Grandia II delivers an entire 3D world with stunning battles, vast cityscapes and treacherous dungeons. Grandia II's spell effects overlay MPEG video with real-time action, creating extraordinary spell sequences unlike any seen before. The unique and critically acclaimed Battle System delivers a seamless combination of real-time and turn-based combat, with fast action requiring tactics and skill to succeed."

Hitman 2 - Trailer

by Thomas on March 12, 2002 @ 6:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SpelletjesGarnaal just tossed up a new 6 MB trailer from IO Interactive's upcoming third-person action game, Hitman 2. This new trailer shows four minutes of gameplay and is available here. As usuall the video has "!@"#@$#" comments in their own language.

Hey Arnold! For GBA Announced

by Thomas on March 12, 2002 @ 6:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced interactive publishing rights to Hey Arnold! The Movie, Nickelodeon's first animated feature film based on their hit show. Hey Arnold! The Movie for Game Boy Advance is scheduled for release concurrent with the movie in June 2002.

'Quantum Redshift' Announcement & Screens

by Thomas on March 12, 2002 @ 6:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today expanded its racing portfolio with the announcement of a new racing title to join the likes of "Project Gotham Racing" and "RalliSport Challenge". "Quantum Redshift" a futuristic racing game developed by Curly Monsters Ltd. exclusively for the Xbox video game system, is due for release in fall 2002.

CDV Bags Top I-10

by Thomas on March 12, 2002 @ 6:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Top publisher unveils world first and more at UK’s largest multiplayer games event.. CDV Software Entertainment will offer attendees of the forthcoming I-10 event an exclusive look at its 2002 line-up – including the first public showing of Neocron, its revolutionary online role playing adventure.

'Jester Int.' Announces Tie-In With Leading Super-club 'Slinky'

by Rainier on March 12, 2002 @ 5:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

North Wales, March 14th: Respected computer and video game developer Jester Interactive has announced a landmark new version of its multiple award-winning Music series for PC, which will be the first to be marketed under the Club Edition banner and is endorsed by UK super-club Slinky.

'Prisoner Of War' Reveals Colditz's Deepest Secrets - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2002 @ 5:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Built on a rocky outcrop, with barbed wire and search lights around its perimeter, the infamous Colditz Castle was designed to be the ultimate holding camp for WW2 Allied Prisoners of War (POW) and said to be escape proof. Check some of these PC and PS2 screens ... simply said, this title is a MUST get!

Crave Entertainment 2002 Console Line Up

by Thomas on March 12, 2002 @ 11:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment, a leading publisher of videogame entertainment products, today announced its initial product line-up for the 2002 fiscal year. The line-up includes a wide range of game types, from extreme sports to genre-defying space adventures to a psychological thriller, for multiple gaming platforms.

'Battle On the Beachhead' - Finals This Week

by Rainier on March 12, 2002 @ 6:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

It's been a bloody, war-torn road, but two teams have made it to the last round: Doctors and DarkSide. Both teams will mount an intense battle to see who wins out in the final round of the OGL Battle On the Beachhead tournament. You can get in on the action this Thursday night when Team Shoutcast Network and The OGL broadcast the match, interview players, and more. There may be some surprises in store, so mark your calendars and be there!

Dungeon Siege's Siege Editor - Features

by Rainier on March 12, 2002 @ 6:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Siege Editor is the tool that was created by Gas Powered Games specifically for the development of Dungeon Siege. This tool will be made available as a free download soon after Dungeon Siege is available in stores. 'Read More' for details!

C&C: Generals - Early Facts & Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2002 @ 6:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamespot got some sort of small interview/preview going on about 'C&C Generals'. The article describes how the design for this project evolved from one that originally placed more emphasis on those generals in the title to one that puts the player in that role, a description of the all-new storyline set in the near future, the structure of the single-player campaign, how this game departs from its predecessors in the C&C series, the use of 3D, the new interface for dealing with units, resources and supply lines, commands specific to each side, some specific unit examples, structures, the game engine, and more. This is all illustrated by a bunch of new screenshots and concept art. Yummi!

'WW II Online- Blitzkrieg' Special Offer For International Gamers

by Rainier on March 11, 2002 @ 10:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Playnet.com today announced details of a limited offer to international gamers who want to experience the virtual battlefield of World War II Online- Blitzkrieg, the award winning massively multiplayer online game. The program, which kicks of Monday March 10th, provides players from outside North America the ability to purchase an activation key online. The purchase of the key for $9.99USD is followed by a full, no-cost download of the Windows-based game and a 7-day FREE trial. Once the free trial expires, a monthly subscription for $9.99USD is needed to continue play.