Morning Review Roundup

by Thomas on Sept. 19, 2002 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Zapper' Goes Gold!

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2002 @ 7:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on GoneGold that the PC version of Infogrames Zapper (developed by Blitz Games) has gone gold and should be shipping to stores soon. Zapper is a funny arcade/action game that "starts with the “avoid-em-up” game play mechanics of Blitz Games’ own Frogger 2: Swampy’s Revenge, and then takes the action to a whole new level." The game will also appear on the GBA, Xbox, GameCube and PS2. Check here if you want to see some of our previously posted screens...

Blizzard Started Their Countdown

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2002 @ 6:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard Entertainment has started the clock on their countdown to the start of the Tokyo Game Show this weekend in Japan to announce their next project. Bill Roper has already stated it won't be StarCraft II. A little bird told me it might be a new online game in the style of Everquest, but bigger and better.

'Soldier Of Fortune II' - Upcoming Patch Information

by Thomas on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 9:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today we received some new information concerning an upcoming patch for Raven Software's hit selling FPS "Soldier Of Fortune II: Double Helix". The 1.02 patch will address several fixes/bugs, including a few new "additions". Read more for a full detailed list.

UbiSoft Announces 'The Settlers IV - The New World'

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 8:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi soft today announced details for the second mission CD for their strategy hit 'Settlers IV'. The expansion pack will be titled 'Settlers IV - The New World', expected to be available in stores by end of the year. Story: The Vikings have discovered America - The New World. Back in Europe this message spreads like wild fire in the settler universe. A contest of the nations is proclaimed : He who discovers new ground as the first, can call it his own and establish himself on the new found grounds. Romans, Vikings and Trojans go on a journey facing never before seen obstacles, while the Maya's are on large travel into the 'Old World '. The seemingly harmless voyage increasingly develops into a gripping adventure, in which each race has to complete exciting tasks.

'Rygar : The Legendary Adventure' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 8:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rygar: The Legendary Adventure is an action/adventure game for the PlayStation2, and will hit the stores later this year - and what we have seen so far, we can hardly wait!! A rebirth of tne NES 8-bit classic, this "AAA" action title takes a Hollywood-style approach to game-making with grand-scale environments, impressive pre-rendered and real-time movies, and heart-stopping action. Check the 15 screens ...

'Airline Tycoon Evolution' Flies Onto Retail Shelves

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 6:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Co-publishers Strategy First & Monte Cristo and Developers Spellbound are pleased to announce the Airline Management game, Airline Tycoon Evolution, has shipped to retail stores nationwide.

Thrustmaster's New 'Ferrari F1 Racing Wheel'

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 6:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Thrustmaster already has a strong line of PC pheripherals and have now added a new and improved steering wheel under their exclusive deal with Ferrari. Read more for all the juicy details!

Ubi Soft Announces 'IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles' - Features

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 6:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced features of IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles, its forthcoming expansion pack for use with the multi-award winning IL-2 Sturmovik World War II combat flight simulation. The expansion pack will add 30 new missions, 27 additional flyable aircraft and a new dynamic campaign system offering almost limitless replayability. IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles is expected to ship to North American retail shelves this winter, with an MSRP of $19.99.

'Soccer Manager' Goes 'GOLD' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 6:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For fans of the beautiful game! Enter the fast and frantic world of football and build up your ultimate dream team. End of this month Soccer Manager will hit the stores… In the next days we will get more information but for now read more tor check 5 brand new screens!

Breed Music Composer Launch McCree Music

by Thomas on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 5:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With a number of high profile games under his belt, including the forthcoming 'Breed' which has been awarded ECTS PC game of the show, and to mark his commitment to the computer games industry Nathan McCree is launching a specialist music and sound production company.

Ultima Online Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

by Thomas on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 4:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ORIGIN, an Electronic Arts development studio, today announced the five-year anniversary of Ultima Online (UO), marking the event with discounts of the latest version of UO and by unveiling a new U.S. shard, an area within the game, where players can get in on the ground floor to begin a brand new adventure. In addition, ORIGIN is launching a retrospective five-year anniversary Web site that will feature original UO art and special moments shared by UO players worldwide. Plus, the anniversary will signal the launch of an in-game presentation of the five-year veteran rewards, which delivers to players collectible items in recognition of their length of citizenship in the game.

'Postal 2' - Screens & Interview

by Thomas on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 4:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GGMania tossed up an interview with Vince Desi, the CEO of Running with Scissors, as he talks about POSTAL 2, the follow up to one of gaming's most controversial games ever. Included with the interview there is some new screenshots.

Racing Evoluzione (XB) Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 3:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames is offering a fantastic new driving experience, YOUR experience: create your own brand and race against the most famous concept cars in the world from February 2003... "Racing Evoluzione not only defines the new standards of the racing genre but also offers the player an immersive racing experience never achieved before. There is a gap between driving sports cars and creating them. Racing Evoluzione precisely fills this gap brilliantly", said Franck Heissat, Marketing Director - Core Games, Infogrames Europe. 16 new screens below!

'WRECKLESS: The Yakuza Missions' Comes To GameCube

by Thomas on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 3:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. today announced that WRECKLESS: The Yakuza Missions, its mission-based driving game for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, will shift into overdrive on the Nintendo GameCube this November. Like the upcoming PlayStation2 computer entertainment system version, the Nintendo GameCube title will feature all of the ultra-realistic pulse-pounding missions of the Xbox game, plus 20 all-new missions, two-player action, 16 more vehicles to drive with mounted rockets, new sub-missions, interaction with pedestrians, 60 fps gameplay and a "Free Roam" mode. WRECKLESS: The Yakuza Missions for the Nintendo GameCube is currently rated 15+ by Elspa.

Knight Rider (PC/PS2) - New Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 2:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist. Michael Knight. A young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless, the powerless, in a world of criminals who operate above the law … Ten more screenshots below!

'Chase: Hollywood Stunt Driver' Goes GOLD

by Thomas on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 2:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment today announced that its first title for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, Chase: Hollywood Stunt Driver, has gone gold and will be the first published title from Microsoft's Incubator Program when it reaches retail shelves later this month. The title was developed by South African-based I-Imagine Interactive, which became the first independent developer in the world to be signed up with Microsoft's Incubator Program and is the only licensed Xbox developer on the African continent.

Burnout 2: Point of Impact (PS2) Available 11th Oct.

by Thomas on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 2:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Adrenaline levels are set to soar as Acclaim Entertainment announced today that the arcade racing video game Burnout 2: Point of Impact will be available on PlayStation 2 from Friday 11th October 2002. The sequel delivers an incredibly fast and high action driving experience, with vastly improved gameplay, new game options and bigger, better and more insane crash carnage.

'Turok' Makes GameCube Debut - Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 2:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Armed, ready and returning to where it all began for the infamous dinosaur hunter, Turok makes his Nintendo GameCube debut with the release of Turok: Evolution on Friday 27th September. The fifth instalment in the series – the fourth full adventure – sees Tal'Set battle against an array of dinosaurs and reptilian armies in one of the most anticipated games of the year. Full announcement and first screens below!

Global Star's 'Take-Out Weight Curling' Goes GOLD

by Thomas on Sept. 18, 2002 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Global Star Software announced that they have gone gold with their upcoming 3D sports simulation, Take-Out Weight Curling. This title will represent one of the first ever 3D simulations of this traditionally Canadian winter sport, which has exploded in popularity across the globe as of late, especially since being featured prominently at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games.