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'New World Order' New GiveAway Announced

by Peter on March 31, 2003 @ 12:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

WorthPlaying is giving away goodies sponsored by Strategy First. Enter the sweepstakes and have a chance to win one of 5 New World Order CD's... NWO is a tactical team-based first person shooter game.. "In New World Order, players meet Agent John Dobbs, one of the best military operatives in the world and GAT’s (Global Assault Team) newest recruit. Formed by some of the world’s most powerful nations, the GAT is a top-secret organization that has been brought together to stop The Syndicate, a group of militant separatists and terrorists who have set out to fill the world with fear, chaos and destruction... unless Agent Dobbs and his team get to them first"

Global Multiplayer Java Game Trial

by Peter on March 25, 2003 @ 6:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Macrospace, the leading wireless Java solutions provider, today launched a free global trial of its new CannonsME wireless Java game. The game allows up to 4 players to play an action packed arcade classic against each other over today's 2.5 and 3G mobile networks. The game is designed to create mobile gaming communities and recurring data revenue for mobile operators.

'EyeToy: Mini Games' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Peter on March 25, 2003 @ 6:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The compendium of Eyetoy mini games is a new genre of social and mainstream gaming using the EyeToy technology and simple game mechanics which are fun to watch and play.. What's in the box? News on some of the included mini-games below.

'XIII' - US Fact Sheet (PC/CONSOLE)

by Peter on March 25, 2003 @ 5:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The President of the United States of America has been assassinated. You wake up on a desolate strip of New England beach. The near-fatal impact of a bullet has left your head pounding, and your memory erased. What's more, the number "XIII" has been mysteriously tattooed on your chest, while your pocket holds a key to a New York City bank box. Head swimming in amnesia, you struggle to your feet only to encounter more assailants intent on finishing the job. To your shock, you handle the hitmen with the killing skills of a professional - before heading to the bank in search of any shred of information about your lost identity and your involvement in the President's murder. What lies ahead is a deadly quest not only into your shadowy past, but America's darkest corridors of power... Read more for the US fact sheet!

PS-2 Price Cut And PS-3 Not Until 2006!

by Peter on March 18, 2003 @ 12:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

CNN Money reports that Sony was planning to stun the world and release the PlayStation 3 this year. At least one major wire service took the bait and ran the story, forcing Sony to issue a quick and firm denial. Even the most optimistic sources don't expect to see the next "next generation" consoles until late 2004 – and that's almost certainly a fantasy. More and more, it appears that the PlayStation 3, Xbox 2 (or, as some are calling it, the "Ybox") and next Nintendo game machine won't see the light of day until 2006.. A price cut is widely expected for PS2 in May, but publishers and analysts are starting to reign in expectations for that as well. $179 is being batted around as a potential new price point, rather than the $149 everyone was so certain about last year.

'IndyCar Series' (PC/XB/PS2) - Genetically Developed

by Peter on March 18, 2003 @ 6:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Computer created racing drivers with the necessary skills and intelligence to compete in the US's IndyCar Series, the fastest and most intense motor racing championship on Earth, have been "genetically" developed for Codemasters' video game simulation IndyCar Series, coming to PS2, Xbox and PC. This genetic development of computer drivers is being used to form a complex Artificial Intelligence (AI) system that will control the player's racing opponents in the IndyCar Series game. Read more for details and a batch of new screens ...

'Devastation' - New Screens

by Peter on March 18, 2003 @ 6:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set on post-apocalyptic Earth where survival and ultimate dominance are all that matters, Devastation is an action teamplay oriented first person shooter. Developed by Digitalo and powered by the heavily modified, next generation Unreal Engine technology, it pits teams of rebelling street fighters, gang leaders, mercenaries and ex-military fighters against overwhelming armies of high-tech corporate troopers. Read more for eight new screenshots.

Product Placement

by Peter on March 18, 2003 @ 5:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JAM International Partners, Inc. announced plans today to begin testing video game product placement effectiveness on behalf of its clients seeking to validate the power of this medium for brand communication. Working on an independent, third party basis with University of Wisconsin Assistant Professor Michelle R. Nelson, a leading academic researcher in the field of video game and film product placement, the quantitative research promises to be the first of its kind to be commissioned by a triumvirate of companies working in partnership on a product placement deal.

'MotoGP 2: Ultimate Racing' Technology

by Peter on March 18, 2003 @ 5:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

OUTSOURCING games specialist Babel Media has collaborated with THQ and Climax to localise Moto GP 2 in record time. The three companies worked closely together in a move away from the traditional relationship between developer, publisher and localisation company.

The Ham Hams Are Coming To Shops Near You...

by Peter on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 5:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Ham Hams are all set to begin their exciting adventures on the Game Boy Color as Nintendo announces the arrival of Hamtaro on January 10th 2003. With heart warming characters, plenty of adventure and even its own unique language, Hamtaro is set to be the must have game for kids in 2003.