'BANDITS' Are Invading The World

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 4:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BANDITS are invading the world - and they're starting off in Scandinavia! It is now confirmed by the GRIN team itself that "BANDITS - Phoenix Rising" is out in stores in Stockholm City. Hopefully then - and, most likely - it is out in the rest of Scandinavia as well. Release date for "BANDITS - Phoenix Rising" outside Scandinavia is to be announced.

'Land Warrior' & 'Black Thorn' Available As Double Pack

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 4:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NovaLogic Ltd. and Ubi Soft Entertainment today announce the release of a Delta Force Land Warrior & Rogue Spear: Black Thorn PC double pack that will be available throughout Europe in November 2002.

SEGA Partners With Michael Crichton

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 12:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced that it has partnered with best-selling author Michael Crichton to develop a new video game based on an original concept to be created by Michael Crichton in association with SEGA. The partnership will bring together top SEGA game developers and Michael Crichton in a collaborative venture resulting in a new game currently scheduled for release in 2004.

'Robotech: Battlecry' (PS2/XB) Ships To Stores

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 12:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive Inc. announced that Robotech: Battlecry has shipped for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox. We'll have a review up soon!

Ace Golf (NGC) Character Profiles & Shots

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 12:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grab your clubs, hit the green and prepare for some wild golfing action with Ace Golf. Ace Golf combines crazy arcade characters with real-world golf physics and intuitive gameplay. The result is an addictive pick up and play golf game for both novice and expert gamers alike! The game is being developed by Telenet Japan Co Ltd and is due for release in the Autumn on Nintendo GameCube... Continuing the current PR trend for character profiles, here are details of Sonny Ryder and Yoshiki Kitamura.

UT2K3 This Week?

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 11:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mark Rein from Epic Games posted some good news this weekend on the official UT2K3 forum about the upcoming release. Here is the scoop:

Actually it will probably take less than 10 days to start appearing in stores in the USA. It could be as early as next Friday. I know the replicators are going to be churning out discs all weekend! It turns out one of the really big replicators (i.e. CD manufacturing plants) is about 5 hours away from here. At around 3:30 this morning I was getting ready to hop in my car and drive two sets of discs over there and we called Fedex Same-day Service and they said they could get them there by 2:15PM this afternoon which is earlier than they were expecting them anyway for production starting tomorrow so we sent them Fedex Same-day. Another set went to Infogrames in California and another set went to another replicator in Illinois. Someone will hand-carry the discs from the Beverly, Massachusetts to Sony replicating in Austria later tonight or tomorrow so Europe shouldn't be too far behind.

'The Legend of Zelda' (NGC) - Shots

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 11:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest Legend of Zelda adventure begins with young Link living a peaceful life on a tiny island. One day, Link witnesses a huge, menacing bird that snatches Link's younger sister and flies away with her. Link follows in hot pursuit. His search for her sets in motion an epic adventure that will have Link sailing the high seas and searching for answers to the mystery behind her disappearance.

'Silent Hill 3' (PS2) - Tokyo Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 11:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silent Hill 3 will be available on PlayStation2 in 2003. The follow up to 2001's smash hit Silent Hill 2, this new installment adds yet another eerie chapter to the growing legacy of the Silent Hill franchise. Silent Hill 3 promises to take the survival/horror genre to new heights with the series' trademark stunning graphics, masterful use of sound, and mature, sophisticated storylines. 16 Tokyo Game Show shots below!

Marvel MMORPG Deal

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 11:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Publishing and Marvel Enterprises, Inc. announced today a 10-year worldwide licensing agreement which grants VU Publishing's Games division (VU Games) the rights to develop and publish online massively multi-player (OLMMP) games based on Marvel's universe of more than 4,700 superheroes. The first OLMMP title under the new agreement is targeted for release in 2005. The announcement was made jointly by VU Games Chairman and CEO Ken Cron and Marvel COO Bill Jemas. Agreement Grants Access To More Than 4,700 Characters Including Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk and The X-Men

Rock Solid Studios Powers Codemasters MMORPG

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rock Solid Studios today announced the licensing of the Rock Solid Studios technology - RSSTech - to power Codemasters MMORPG Dragon Empires. The technology is currently being developed to a new generation by the technology team at Rock Solid Studios.

'Red Faction II' (PS2) - Screens & The Six-Super Soldiers

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Faction II features squad based gameplay to enhance the FPS experience. Using intelligent scripting and AI, your squad will assist you through the game to deepen the gameplay experience, and ensure your campaign to overthrow the evil Sopot go to plan… You play as Alias, and below is a list of your comrades and their abilities.

'Fila World Tour Tennis' Updated Fact Sheet

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 10:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Easy To pick up… Impossible to put down! Fila World Tour Tennis is a highly detailed tennis game featuring the excitement and precision of the real sport, for the Xbox and PC.. An updated fact sheet. THQ has also asked us to point out that the online feature has now been dropped.

CAPCOM Tokyo Show Console Lineup

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 10:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today we recived some game information from CAPCOM and their Tokyo show lineup, BoF: Dragon Quarter, Clock Tower 3, Fighting All Stars, Devil May Cry 2, Mega Man... Read more for all facts and also a bunch of shots from following games, auto modellista, Gio Gio's Bizarre Adventure and Devil May Cry 2!

Jolt Launches in USA

by Thomas on Sept. 23, 2002 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jolt are pleased to announce todays launch of After successfully landing many crates of servers in the twilight hours and sneaking them onto the US internet backbone is fianlly live. In the coming weeks and months jolt will expand its' coverage from the East coast, through the central States and onto the West coast, as it strives to deliver the performance and service to US gamers that has made it the largest online gaming company in Europe.

'Team Factor' Patch and Linux Server Software

by Thomas on Sept. 22, 2002 @ 7:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

7FX tossed up a new 94MB patch #02 for Team Factor. It will upgrade the European game to the version 1.1. This is a multilingual patch, however, the Russian and Italian language will be added next week due to translation delay. They also offers a Team Factor Linux server software 32.9MB that includes dedicated server option also for LAN (this option was not available in their default Win server software). Take me there!

'Highland Warriors' - New Teaser Game

by Thomas on Sept. 22, 2002 @ 6:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

3DGamers got a new teaser game (33.5MB) for Highland Warriors, allowing you to get a feel for the 3D engine in this upcoming real-time strategy game by Soft Enterprises.

StarCraft: Ghost (PS2/XB/GCN) Interview

by Thomas on Sept. 22, 2002 @ 3:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GameSpy talks with Blizzard’s Bill Roper about Japanese sensibilities, abandonment issues, and a little thing called StarCraft: Ghost. Oh, and StarCraft II! A small clip:

GameSpy: Why did you choose to announce StarCraft: Ghost in Japan rather than the U.S.?

Bill Roper: We really think that Tokyo Game Show is pretty much the spot for console gaming. Also, we’re really looking forward, with our association with Capcom, to hopefully really break into a market that’s been difficult for American companies to get into -- to show our dedication to that, to show our commitment to not only getting into the market, but for really working hard with a well known, well respected Japanese company to make the game accessible to the sensibilities in this market.

DooM Legacy v1.40

by Thomas on Sept. 22, 2002 @ 3:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Doom Legacy team is proud to announce a new stable release of Doom Legacy. Legacy now runs under FreeBSD, OS/2 and MacOS X. Binaries are available today for GNU/Linux, Win32 and Dos. Find out more and download here!

'Steel Of Haste' - Ingame Action Movie

by Thomas on Sept. 22, 2002 @ 1:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Clever's Software Development has released another movie (320x240 divx5 avi - 9 MB) showing some ingame action from this combat racing game, Steel Of Haste. Wanna check out some screens? Then hit this link!

IL-2 Add-On - Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 22, 2002 @ 12:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Evil Avatar posted up some new screenshots from the IL-2 expansion The Forgotten Battles, showing some awards/medals from the Hungarian campaign, the bombsight in the Heinkel He-111, the cockpit of the La-7 and more! Go check them out!