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'TrackMania' - Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2003 @ 10:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brand new concept, TrackMania drags the player in a funny universe of track building and driving. For the first time, the player has to build his track before racing. Will he find the right way to do the best time ? He has to collect all the blocks of the Trackmania set, a truly virtual construction game enabling the creation of increasingly larger and higher tracks with a capacity exceeding 2000 blocks ! Read more for details and screens ...

'The Fast And The Furious' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2003 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Genki is revving up to immerse players in the "fast and furious" street racing lifestyle defined by cool cars and non-stop action. Players will feel the ultimate rush of nitrous-infused speed as they race their ultimate rides through the beautifully rendered city streets of Los Angeles to the pulsing beat of more than 35 musical tracks. You can expect The Fast And The Furious to appear on store shelves (being published by Vivendi) in the fourth quarter 2003 (PS2) while the Xbox version is scheduled for early 2004. Read more for download links ..

Acclaim Appoints New North American COO

by Rainier on July 25, 2003 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As part of its new global operating plan designed to fuel the Company's future growth, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it has appointed Paul Eibeler as President and Chief Operating Officer of Acclaim North America. Reporting directly to Rod Cousens, Chief Executive Officer for Acclaim, Eibeler will be responsible for overseeing the performance and strategic growth of the company's North American operations, including product development, marketing, sales and manufacturing.

'Rugby 2004' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 25, 2003 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Passion. Pride. Power….. PURE RUGBY. Strap on your boots. This is World Rugby at its body-ramming, bullet-passing, try-scoring best. The only question is…can you stay out of the Sin Bin long enough to enjoy it? EA Australia has released a demo for their upcoming Rugby 2004 sports title. This version of the demo will allow you to play either Australia or England in Stadium Australia. EA's Rugby 2004 is expected to be released in September 2003 for PC & PS2. Read more for details and download links ...

'Reel Fishing III' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2003 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Reel Fishing III sets itself apart from other Bass Sports Fishing titles by offering a true to life fishing experience. Using the PlayStation 2 technology, Reel Fishing III will offer beautiful scenery, a real-life 3-dimensional fishing engine, true sounds of nature in Dolby Surround Pro Logic II, inspiring soundtracks and fish so real that most will want to keep them in an aquarium. Read more for some fishy screens ...

'Battlestar Galactica' (Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2003 @ 8:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlestar Galactica delivers a compelling and immersive space action experience as players move seamlessly between stunning cinematics and epic space battles against the insidious, mechanical power of the Cylons. Fight the insidious Cylons in epic space battles utilizing advanced tactics and an arsenal of weaponry, including the greatest weapon mankind ever conceived — The Battlestar Galactica. Check out some new screens ...

Tri-Synergy Signs 'Massive Assault'

by Rainier on July 25, 2003 @ 1:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games, Tri-Synergy and Wargaming.net are pleased to announce a partnership to publish and distribute the new strategy game Massive Assault. "Wargaming.net have produced a challenging and addictive futuristic 3D strategy game in their new title Massive Assault. To gamers familiar with their excellent work on DBA Online, the quality of this title should come as no surprise. We are delighted to have been selected to work with the Wargaming.net team as their exclusive distributors in North America for this exciting new release." said David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games.

PC Preview - 'Halo: Combat Evolved'

by Rainier on July 25, 2003 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

“Halo” contains all the action-packed combat and thrilling gameplay that made it a smash hit for video game fans everywhere. Armed with a new arsenal of weapons and vehicles, “Halo” delivers challenges and surprises as well as intense online multiplayer competition exclusively for the PC. We recently attended a Halo LAN party as well as a morning meeting with Gearbox to check out the progress on this highly-anticipated PC port. Read more and find out all the details, including some brand new screens!

'NHL 2004' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2003 @ 1:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This year’s NHL 2004 includes a new fight system, new hitting animations, and complete right analog stick control with improved deking and hitting that makes it the most physical hockey game ever. With a significantly enhanced EA SPORTS Dynasty Mode, the addition of three new international elite leagues, and all new commentary from Craig Simpson, NHL 2004 puts players in the rink for authentic hockey competition. In addition, new EA SPORTS online gameplay for the PS2 takes competition nationwide. Take the ice with NHL 2004.

'SSX 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 25, 2003 @ 1:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SSX 3 allows gamers to go anywhere gravity will take them. Players will discover a colossal mountain where they can immerse themselves in a free-roaming snow paradise. The ultimate all-mountain experience, SSX 3 features all-new events and courses, awe-inspiring tricks, and a cast of cool, customizable characters. Discover the open terrain, explore its hidden crevices, and conquer its peaks. Some new screens ...