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Activision Cancels 'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory'

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 11:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

id Software and Activision announced today they are canceling the retail release of Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. Despite a strong effort from talented developers, the single player portion of the game did not progress as anticipated. Canceling the release was a difficult decision made in the best interest of the Wolfenstein franchise and fans. However, we remain excited about the progress and direction of Enemy Territory multiplayer. Over the next several months the focus of our development will be to complete the multiplayer portion of Enemy Territory and provide it as a free downloadable expansion to Return to Castle Wolfenstein.

Codemasters’ Adds Penske Racing Team In 'IndyCar Series' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 11:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters, a UK-based videogame publishing giant, today announced that its upcoming title, IndyCar Series, will feature Penske Racing, the most successful Indy car racing team in history. Read more for details and a batch of fresh screens ...

Infogrames & Thurstmaster Team Up For 'House of the Dead III'

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 11:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames Europe and Thrustmaster are pleased to announce that they have joined forces to take aim at the world of Xbox gaming with two exclusive new offerings for hours of adrenaline-filled excitement. Thrustmaster will launch its Beretta 92FS light gun for Xbox to coincide with Infogrames' European release of The House of the Dead III, the latest installment in Sega's blockbuster series and the first Xbox title to feature light gun support.

'YU-GI-OH! Dungeon Dice Monsters (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 10:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami of America, Inc. announced today that Yu-Gi-Oh! Dungeon Dice Monsters for the GBA has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. We'll try to get our hands on a copy asap and give it the WP treatment (not sure wether that is a good thing or not though ;)

'Sabotage 1943' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sabotage 1943 is an upcoming WWII FPS by German developers Replay Studios. Not much information is yet available as their website is mainly in German. Read more to check out the promising looking screens and stay tuned for more details shortly!

'Nam : Tour of Duty' Revealed (Xbox/NGC/PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 10:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Nam - Tour of Duty, is Atomic Planet's exciting new take on the first-person action game: an innovative blend of adventure and tactical gameplay recreating all the tension and ferocity of combat in the Vietnam War. 'Nam - Tour of Duty is currently in development for the PlayStation2 and all other major platforms. Today we got some screens and a trailer to show you what its all about ... Read more to check out the candy!

'Rainbow Six : Raven Shield' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 10:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Ubi Soft's Montreal studio in close collaboration with Red Storm Entertainment, Raven Shield features a brand new Tom Clancy storyline in which Team RAINBOW is led all over the world in a series of dramatic operations. The game will utilize graphics technology provided by the next-generation Unreal engine to power 15 new single-player missions that include the discovery of a cache of biological weapons and stopping an armed gang from terrorizing a London bank. Yesterday we had some screens and a trailer showing off the opening door maneuver, today we yet again got some brand new screens as well as a new trailer showing off some in-game footage that highlights a few basic commands from the Fluid Peek and Door Opening maneuvers in the game. Read more to check out the goodies!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 12:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GBA Review - 'Dual Blades'

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 12:07 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Dual Blades it’s a duel to the death as all-mighty immortality is at stake. Alperen, the World’s Greatest Warrior summons all combatants past and present to release the immortal curse or face death. Alperen possesses the ultimate prize, Dual Blades, a mysterious sword that gives powers beyond belief and bestows the coveted immortality. It’s a battle for challengers to gain the Dual Blades or die.

'Motor Trend Presents : Lotus Challenge' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2003 @ 4:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Lotus Challenge is truly the most complete racing game to date. By mixing different gaming styles, camera angles, story lines and even a hint of role playing, players can choose multiple paths through the game. Five huge modes offer players a complete tour of the world of Lotus. Stunt mode takes you to the set of a Hollywood blockbuster run by a hotshot director who gives you the play-by-play of the scene he wants you to execute. A multi-player option is available for those who want to challenge others through a championship or single race. Upon winning specific challenges, hidden tracks and cars are unlocked, so if you have already won a race you can go back and test your skills in a faster car.