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'Backyard Basketball' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2003 @ 1:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time ever - kid versions of NBA stars join the Backyard Kids on the PS2! The simple fun of a 3-on-3 pickup game meets the pulse-pounding action of the NBA, as kids select their favorite players and NBA uniforms, choose a cool court and start hitting jump shots — all in 3D. With the crisp graphics and responsive play of the PS2, hoopsters like Yao Ming, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett look sharper and more exciting than ever. Kids can become hoop heroes, controlling everything from grabbing that opening tip to nailing the buzzer-beating 3-pointer.

'Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2003 @ 12:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Lucas Arts website has a brief mentioning that 'Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy' has gone gold and is expected in stores Sept 17th. Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (follow up to Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast) allows players to immerse themselves in the classic Star Wars universe as they take on the role of a student eager to learn the ways of the Force from Master Luke Skywalker (thanks ToTheGame).

'Lock 'N Load: Unsung Heroes' Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2003 @ 11:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games is pleased to announce the upcoming 1st Quarter 2004 release of Mark H. Walker's Lock 'N Load: Unsung Heroes—Elite Forces in Action 1950-2003. Second in the Lock 'N Load boardgame series of squad level actions by noted game industry writer Mark H. Walker, Unsung Heroes promises to deliver as much excitement as the first, while staying true to the "More game, less guff" mantra.

'Sabre Wulf' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2003 @ 11:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sabre Wulf on the GBA once again pits veteran hero Sabreman against his old nemesis as he attempts to recover a series of precious treasures. The terrain ahead is harsh and dangerous, but thankfully the land is inhabited by a variety of strange creatures - all with big googly eyes, of course - that the intrepid explorer can recruit. As was announced yesterdya, Sabre Wulf is one of the Rare titles that got snagged up by THQ. Read more for a few new screens ...

'Star Wars Rebel Strike' (NGC) Web Site Launched

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2003 @ 11:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike website has gone live on the LucasArts web site Check it out for new screens, movies and shots from the classic Star Wars title featured on the pre-order disc.The Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike pre-order disc will be in stores the first week of September! This special disc includes:

  • 1982 Star Wars Atari arcade game playable on the Nintendo GameCube
  • Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike single-player Hoth level demo
  • Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike concept art and game trailer
  • Gladius game trailer
  • Various "Making of" content

'Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2003 @ 10:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment's Paris studio is currently developing a brand new game from the popular Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon series - exclusively for the PS2. Scheduled to ship for the late 2003, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm is poised to become the latest success story in a series of hit Tom Clancy games from Ubi Soft. Check these new screens ...

'Massive Assault' - Panoramic Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2003 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wargaming.net releases 8 PANORAMIC screenshots demonstrating spinning 360-degrees in-game scenes from its upcoming global domination strategy game Massive Assault. The screenshots can be cyclically scrolled, giving you full immersion impression. They demonstrate the capability of Massive Assault's 3D engine and give an idea of what sort of global conflicts you can experience in the game. The screenshots can be viewed right here

'Smash Cars' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2003 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Be prepared for some heated competition this summer as little R/C cars take on the big world in Metro3D’s Smash Cars exclusively for the Sony PlayStation2. Now available at retailers nationwide, Smash Cars is a no rules radio-controlled arcade-style racing game developed by Creat Studio, LLC. Smash Cars features a “E” (Everyone) ESRB Rating and a MSRP of $29.99.

Samsung World Cyber Games Announce Big Prizes For U.S. Finalists

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2003 @ 9:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The United Cyber Games Association (UCGA) announced today that each participating Samsung World Cyber Games 2003 USA Finalist will walk away with a state of the art PC and monitor at the U.S. Finals in Irvine, CA, August 19th and 20th. Read more for details ...

Alienware Partners With ID Software For QuakeCon

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2003 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alienware will partner with id Software to broadcast live coverage of multiplayer tournaments being hosted at QuakeCon. Alienware award-winning systems will be featured in designated spectator areas throughout the event to provide attendees the opportunity to watch all of the action from almost anywhere.