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'Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance' Sells Two Million And Counting

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games Inc. announced today that Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance has sold-through more than two million units worldwide in combined sales, across all platforms, between its November 22, 2002 launch and July 8, 2003. The game is currently available for the PlayStation2, Xbox, GameCube and Game Boy Advance.

'Premier Manager 03/04' (PS2/GBA) Revived - Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After years in the wilderness, mismanagement and, in the words of Johnny Hate's Jazz, shattered dreams, Premier Manager once the nations favourite management franchise, is back in the hands of its original owner and promising a return to form that captures its former days of glory. True, Premier Manager has spent the past few years lying dormant in the French second division and, as anyone who remembers the glory days of the Amiga will tell you, that's a crying shame. ZOO Digital Publishing has breathed life into the sleeping giant, reclaiming the license from Infogrames and bringing back several members of Gremlin's original Premier Manager team for a November comeback on PS2, GBA and PC.

'F-ZERO GX' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo and SEGA—both accomplished masters of high-speed fun—have collaborated to create the fastest, most visually stunning racing game ever! F-Zero GX is the race to end all races, as fearless pilots risk everything to claim the title of the top speedster in the universe. Captain Falcon and 29 other pilots head to exotic star cities, like the neon-lit Mute City, lush Green Plant, wealthy Port Town and the storm-wracked streets of Lightning to race at supersonic speeds. In addition, players can save their racer to a Memory Card and race with it at arcades on F-Zero AX. Read more to check the screens ...

'Pillage' (NGC/PS2/Xbox ) - Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zed Two has announced it is working on a stunning story-based and dual-player role-playing epic, entitled Pillage. The game will be released across all leading console formats, with the developer currently negotiating with a number of leading publishers. Pillage has been created by the respected Zed-Two team - now part of the Warthog set-up - and is set in an unspecified future, where man has reverted to a feudal state and has formed a number of combative castes determined to wipe each other out. Read more for details & screens...

'Outlaw Volleyball' (Xbox) Ships to Retail

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 8:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today that "Outlaw Volleyball," the humorous, gameplay driven sports title for Xbox has shipped to retailers and will be on store shelves this week (Rated "M" by the ESRB; $49.95 estimated street price; Xbox Live enabled). Developed by New Jersey-based Hypnotix Inc., OUTLAW VOLLEYBALL will deliver a spanking good time with exciting online multiplayer action (Xbox Live), the hottest babes in any videogame, and the trademark humor for which the 'Outlaw Sports' series is known.

Mutable Realms And Themis Group Plan For 'Wish' Beta

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 8:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mutable Realms today announced the signing of a contract with Themis Group, an international provider of outsourcing and consulting solutions and services to the interactive entertainment industry. Under the terms of the agreement, Themis Group will provide critical and quantifiable beta phase services for Mutable Realms upcoming game Wish, aimed at ensuring that Wish emerges from the closed beta phase ready to successfully scale up to open beta and commercial launch

'Gangland' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 8:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Budding Al Capone's across the world are set to play out their gangster dreams thanks to leading game publisher Whiptail Interactive's latest offering Gangland, developed by Danish gaming experts MediaMobsters, which is due to be released across the UK, Europe and North America in November 2003. In a new hybrid format that combines the best elements of real-time strategy, role-play and simulation gaming genres with a totally new style of in-game combat, Gangland delivers a menacingly fresh PC gaming experience. Read more for details and screens ...

'Psychotoxic' Coming This Fall

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV announces the autumn release of the mystic 3D first person shooter, Psychotoxic. NuClearVision has created an action-packed adventure that takes place in New York 2020. The game sees the arrival of the fourth horseman of the apocalypse with mankind on the brink of survival. By stepping into the role of the attractive ‘Angie Prophet’, the player has to track down the forth horseman and wipe him out. Half-human and half-angel, she has an extrasensory perceptionthat enables her to enter others’ minds and influence them to her advantage. The player has to struggle through futuristic environments and become immersed in psychedelic dream worlds.

'Singles' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 2:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Singles (also known as Living Up) is the upcoming simulation game from German developer Robotee, published by Koch Media. In Singles it is all about living together, relationships, love and ... well, you know. We will certainly hear more from this "erotic" sim, it is expected to appear in stores in a few months, in the meantime, read more and check out the screens ...

'Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Some men do not accept the rules. They create their own. It is 1930. Due to circumstances he couldn't possibly have predicted, Tommy's life as a cabdriver is about to be exchanged for a life in the Mafia. At first he continues his work as a driver and nothing could be better. He soon becomes good friends with his sidekicks Paulie and Sam, and although the work is sometimes risky, he earns more money than he did as a cabdriver. But as time goes on he is ordered to undertake more and more unpleasant jobs and he starts to become disillusioned with the life he has chosen. Read more to check out 40 new screens ...