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'Nintendo Fusion Tour' - Featuring Evanescence And Others

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 1:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Nintendo Fusion Tour, headlined by Evanescence, one of the hottest new bands in the country, brings fully immersive entertainment from the worlds of music and cutting-edge gaming to 25 cities across North America. The tour kicks off in Los Angeles on Aug. 4 and ends in the Pacific Northwest in late September. Read more for details ...

Thrustmaster Announces Universal '360 Modena Racing Wheel'

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 11:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Thrustmaster has taken the pole position in the race to create multi-platform accessories and is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of its Universal 360 Modena Racing Wheel. Under official license from Ferrari, Universal 360 Modena is 100% compatible with all video game consoles on the market: PlayStation2, PS one, GameCube and Xbox.

'Indycar Series' (XBOX) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters has confirmed that IndyCar Series, the official video game of the U.S. open-wheel Indy Racing League, has shipped for the Xbox. The Xbox version features enhanced graphics and allows for four player support, and is priced competitively at a $39.99 MSRP.

'Total Club Manager 2004' - Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 10:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released the first screens for the next installment in their Total Club Manager franchise. No game details as to what we can expect in TCM 2004 are available at this point, so these screens will have to do for now .. Read more and njoy!

'IGI2: Cover Strike' - New Multiplayer Map & Editor

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 10:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters has released a new multiplayer map for their stealth/action game IGI2: Covert Strike. The new Area27 multiplayer map is set indoors at the Lab. Conspiracy are attacking the lab, their final objective to place and explode their bomb. IGI's job is to stop them at all costs. Use the multiple entry points, corridors and tunnels to gain access. That chinese bloke is counting on you. After an initial release and then removal

'Outlaw Volleyball' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today that "Outlaw Volleyball" has gone gold and has been released to manufacturing (Rated "M" by the ESRB; Xbox Live; shipping: July 8). Developed by New Jersey-based Hypnotix Inc., OUTLAW VOLLEYBALL will deliver a spanking good time with hardcore gameplay, the hottest babes in any videogame, and the trademark humor that the 'Outlaw' series is known for.

'Aliens vs Predator: Extinction' - Official website

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fox Int. & EA have launched the official website for their upcoming sci-fi console game Aliens versus Predator: Extinction. The site sports some new, but tiny, screens, game features, info, trailer and the usual other tidbits. small details about the game & features, several new (low res) screenshots, the first trailer, and more. Aliens versus Predator: Extinction (based loosely on the Aliens & Predator movies) is expected in stores for PS2/Xbox this summer. Go check it out!

'Freestyle MetalX' (PS2) Races Into Stores

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Sports Asylum announced today that Freestyle MetalX, the first true freestyle motocross game, has shipped for the PlayStation 2 with the Xbox and the Nintendo GameCube versions to follow.

'Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix' (Xbox) In Stores NOW

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamers can suit up for top-secret covert operations with the release of Activision's highly anticipated first-person action game, Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix, for the Xbox. Based on the critically acclaimed PC title from Raven Software, the game features all of the intense, gritty action found in the original, plus full Xbox Live support for mayhem-packed, all-out multi-player combat. Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix for the Xbox is currently available at North American retail outlets for a suggested retail price of $49.99 and carries an "M" (Mature -- Blood, Violence -- content suitable for persons ages 17 and older) rating by the ESRB.

'X²: The Threat' - Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Moving 'off world', KOCH media is delighted to announce the signing of EGOSOFT's highly anticipated space flight / trading sim - X²: The Threat. With over two years of development time going into the project, the team at EGOSOFT have crafted a dynamic, active universe, in which to immerse the player. Tagged as the "21st Century Elite" by PC ZONE, the game has already received vast amounts of coverage; with press overwhelmed by the quality of graphics and depth of game play. Read more for details and a batch of new screens ...