Online Gaming Habits - Gamers Are Getting Restless

by Rainier on April 22, 2002 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GAME RESEARCH has published a new report on online gaming habits covering US, Canada, UK, and the Nordic Countries. The picture emerging is not pretty. According to the report, the gamers are highly troubled by cheating and lag no matter what they play. Furthermore, they are becoming more inclined to act on these problems by leaving the online game they play.

OrangeArrows Virtual Reality Experience

by Rainier on April 22, 2002 @ 11:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

- The World's First Grand Prix Experience Drive - Orange today launches OrangeArrows Virtual Reality Experience - a unique interactive experience that allows fans to see, feel, hear and drive the OrangeArrows AX3 around the famous Magny Cours F1 circuit.

GTA3 (PC) - No MultiPlayer?

by Thomas on April 22, 2002 @ 8:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GTA3.COM reports (thanks Fragzone) that a "reliable source" has told them that there will be no support for multiplayer in GTA3:PC. Some time ago, there was a press conference near one of the Take2 Offices, at which the decision was revealed. In compensation for this, GTA3:PC will have other features yet unseen, but no multiplayer. The scheduled release is May 2002.

Win A 2002 BMW Z3 Roadster AND A Trip To E3!

by Thomas on April 21, 2002 @ 9:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wanna drive like an IES agent? Well, Midway recently announced this kewl contest. Here is a clip from the announcement:

We can't give you the G-6155 Interceptor – it's classified! But we did the next best thing – one Grand Prize winner will be the proud new owner of a 2002 BMW Z3 roadster 2.5 base model and will be Midway's special guest for E3 2002. Additionally, five 1st prize winners will win a NintendoTM GameCubeTM AND a copy of SpyHunter. Sign up here! "The Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the 48 continental United States"

Sega GT 2002 (XBox) - Screens

by Thomas on April 21, 2002 @ 9:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wow Entertainment released four new screens from their upcoming XBox title, Sega GT 2002. The game is scheduled for a release later this year in Japan with a to be announced release date for North America.

Dreamcatcher Announce NEW GORE contest

by Thomas on April 21, 2002 @ 8:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher announce a new GORE contest. The contest started April 19th, 2002, at 12:01 P.S.T. and ends May 31st, 2002 at 12:00 midnight P.S.T. Draws will be made on or about June 4, 2002 at 12:01 P.S.T. Representatives from DreamCatcher Interactive Inc., will select the winners from ALL eligible entries submitted by MAY 31, 2002. The names of the winners will be posted at the website on or about JUNE 14, 2002. Find out more here!

'Disciples II: Dark Prophecy' - Contest Winners Announced

by Thomas on April 21, 2002 @ 4:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today we announce the winners for our latest contest, "Disciples II: Dark Prophecy". Did you win a copy? Well, find out here. A new contest will be announced soon. So stay tuned!

Soldier Of Fortune 2 - Multiplayer Test News

by Thomas on April 20, 2002 @ 3:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Clem Samson-Samuel has updated his .plan file with some information about the SOF2 MP test. Here follows a clip from the .plan file:

As most of you already know, the SOF2 MP test was released yesterday. So far the response has been very positive and it is nice to see people are enjoying the hard work that has been put into it. As mentioned before, SOF2 wasn't originally designed to include MP, and now we have several different game types, 4 of which can be played on with the MP Test... Read more below to check out full story!

NBA Inside Drive 2003 (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2002 @ 3:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"NBA Inside Drive 2003" will include numerous updates, including a season dynasty feature and Dynamic Player Performance. Additional gameplay features, as well as the "NBA Inside Drive 2003” spokesperson and in-game announcers, will be announced before the game’s launch." Read the full game announcement we made yesterday here. Today we bring you some screens showing off some hoop action ;)

New Unreal Tournament 2003 Video

by Thomas on April 20, 2002 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News "German site" tossed up a Unreal Tournament 2003 preview video "43MB" today, showing some action from the Kalendra Icefields map. The full movie from the presentation can be expected later..

UPDATE: Hit read more below to grab our smaller 20.5MB VIDEO version!!

'Project Earth' Goes GOLD!

by Thomas on April 20, 2002 @ 8:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher, a fast-growing publisher of PC and console entertainment software, announced today that Project Earth, its RTS PC game, has “gone gold.” Project Earth is an unprecedented RTS PC game that takes real-time strategy to the next level. With unique gameplay, an easy-to-use interface, 3D technical advances, and a storyline that is integral to gameplay, Project Earth makes space fun!

Max Payne Coming To The Big Screen

by Rainier on April 19, 2002 @ 9:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dimension Films and Abandon Entertainment have inked a deal with Shawn Ryan, creator-exec producer of FX series "The Shield," to adapt shoot-'em-up vidgame "Max Payne" for the studio. Critically acclaimed, "The Shield" scored the most watched original series premiere in cable history.

New 'Team Factor' Demo v1.3 Available NOW

by Rainier on April 19, 2002 @ 8:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Man.. Its been demo heaven the past 24 hours or what? Just noticed over at Blues, that 7FX has just released a new version of the Team Factor demo, their upcoming team-based multiplayer shooter. Team Factor is a stand-alone multi-player action game designed with team play in mind. The games mission, environment and objective is inspired by the "shadow" military operations - whether real or fiction style. Read more for links where to grab this puppy.

“NBA Inside Drive 2003“ Coming To The Xbox

by Rainier on April 19, 2002 @ 6:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft just announced it will release “NBA Inside Drive 2003,” its exclusive basketball title for the Xbox, this fall in time for the start of the 2003 NBA season.

Kanal 5 Brings Games Into Swedish Living Rooms

by Rainier on April 19, 2002 @ 6:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MGON and STO-CPH have joined forces to pioneer a new format in TV programming combining competitive online game play with televised reporting. Swedish Kanal 5 is the first station to pick up the show for a fall 2002 run.

Climax Announces 'Robot Wars 2' For Xbox & PC

by Rainier on April 19, 2002 @ 6:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following the success of its acclaimed versions of Robot Wars on PlayStation 2 and PC CD-ROM, Climax is pleased to announce the development of heavy metal successor Robot Wars 2. To be published on XBox and PC formats by BBC Multimedia for Christmas 2002, this all-action sequel is set to deliver a whole new bot battling experience.

TOCA Race Driver (PC/PS2) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2002 @ 6:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TOCA Race Driver brings the drama of real life touring car racing to PlayStation 2 and PC screens this summer. Gamers will really experience the aggressive close contact Touring Car races at a world class level when they become Ryan McKane, the game’s central character

'Soldier of Fortune 2 : Double Helix' - New Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2002 @ 5:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Soldier of Fortune 2 players once again assume the role of John Mullins, a military consultant working for the top-secret anti-terrorist group known as The Shop. In the game, players must tackle a wide-range of missions from hostage rescue and intelligence gathering, to search-and-destroy. Level design in Soldier of Fortune 2 is flexible enough to allow for multiple styles of play. Gamers can “hit ‘em hard” with a frontal assault or use stealth weapons for a subtle approach.

Strategy First' Legion - New Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2002 @ 5:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legion transports players back in time, over two thousand years ago, before the world was ruled by Rome and when the next great empire was set to rise. Players take control of one of the many tribes, city states or leagues in Italy at the time prior to Rome’s domination of the area. The time would come when armies would have to become organized, take advantage of terrain and make sure that the best formations were implemented to ensure victory. Njoy the new screens!

Aero the Acrobat (GBA) - Features

by Rainier on April 19, 2002 @ 5:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The classic mascot is back! Aero the Acrobat dazzles you with amazing feats of bravery in his mission to stop the evil Edgar Ektor. As Aero you blast out of cannons, dive through hoops of fire and hang onto speeding roller coasters to protect the circus park for the fun-loving spectators. But danger looms as you defy psycho circus performers and fairground freaks in the quest to save the show from disaster.