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Big City Games Kicks Off With 'Pet Soccer' - In Stores NOW

by Rainier on April 10, 2003 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Big City Games and developer Techland are very happy to announce that the first game on the Big City Games label, Pet Soccer, has shipped to retail stores nationwide. "We are very excited about the Big City Games launch," says Don McFatridge, President of Big City Games. "Our lineup is packed with great games and Pet Soccer is a great way to kick things off." "Pet Soccer is quite simply, an amazing game," says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing for Big City Games. "It's fun, it's addictive and the graphics are great. We are very proud to be bringing the first Pet title to the market with Big City Games, and we know that consumers are going to love this franchise."

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on April 10, 2003 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • Tube Slider (NEC)
  • The Hulk (Vivendi)
  • Splinter Cell (GBA/NGC, UbiSoft)
  • Korea: Forgotten Conflict (Cenega)
  • Paradise Cracked (Buka)
  • Heaven & Hell (CDV)
  • Chaser (JoWooD)
  • Sphinx Shadow Of Set (THQ)


  • Read more for download links ...

'Tropico 2: Pirate Cove' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 10, 2003 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. today announced that Tropico 2: Pirate Cove for the PC has shipped. Published by Take-Two's Gathering label and developed by San Francisco based Frog City Software, Inc. in association with Take-Two's Pop Top Software studio, Tropico 2: Pirate Cove is now available in stores nationwide and will be available in Europe on April 25th.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 10, 2003 @ 1:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Devastation' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 10, 2003 @ 12:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ARUSH Entertainment, Groove Games and Digitalo have released the prevously announced patch for their recently released FPS Devastation, bringing your retail game to v380. The major fixes include sound changes for weapons, stability fixes for multiplayer, tweaks to the Territories gametype, a new server browser interface, and tons of other improvements that will make the game smoother and better. Read more for download links ...

'Mistmare' - Updated Demo & Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 9, 2003 @ 6:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Arxel Tribe & Sinister Systems have released another updated Mistmare demo to bring the alternate-history adventure/RPG demo to v1.4 (thanks 3DGamers). No specific details are know as to what exactly this new version brings to the plate. Read more for download links ..

'The Sydney Mystery' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 9, 2003 @ 3:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Sydney Mystery is a mystery adventure game fully photographed on location in Sydney, Australia. The full game features over 240 scenes, 17 real Sydney locations, and 11 characters. Your uncle, a retired private investigator, has been kidnapped, and as his niece you must explore this rich world, talk to an intriguing cast of suspicious people and ultimate solve the mystery. As announced earlier Twilight Software has just released a demo featuring Act 1 (including 2 characters) of the full product, read more for download links ...

'Red Shark' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 9, 2003 @ 3:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Russian Secret Service has developed special technology that allows visits to the past. As the most fearless of all Russian Fighter Pilots, you are chosen to go it alone: sent back in time to destroy the Nazi's and their attempts to control the globe. Take control of Red Shark: a heavily armed KA-50 Combat helicopter in a Top Secret campaign that transports you back to Nazi Germany. The history of time is ready to be altered and you're in control - and in the cockpit. Buka has released a playable demo, read more for download links ...

iGames Announces Unveiling Of 'Savage' At E3

by Rainier on April 9, 2003 @ 1:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ground-breaking publisher iGames Publishing, LLC will reveal its highly anticipated, genre-busting title Savage: The Battle for Newerth™ at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in May, 2003. Developed by iGames’ sister company, S2 Games, LLC., Savage is the first-ever real-time-strategy-shooter (RTSS), combining a complete first-person shooter and a complete real-time strategy game into one innovative online gaming experience. iGames will demonstrate Savage at booth #2466, in the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Win Tickets To 20th Century Fox's Premiere Of 'X-Men 2' Movie

by Rainier on April 9, 2003 @ 11:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

What could be better than walking the red carpet next to your favorite X-Men character? This week, Activision, Inc. will unleash a national radio promotion that will offer eight lucky grand prize winners the experience of a lifetime - a trip for two to the "X2" feature film premiere in Hollywood, CA. on April 28, 2003. The promotion, "The Hunt for X2 Wolverine's Revenge," which began this week, will run in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Boston, Atlanta and Dallas and use the synergy of popular radio stations, select retail locations, participating malls, concerts, sporting events and local clubs to promote this unique contest that offers one winner and a guest from each city an all expense paid trip to Los Angeles.