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MidWay Announces 'NHL Hits Pro' & 'NFL Blitz Pro'

by Rainier on April 8, 2003 @ 7:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Sports announced that it has refocused its league-licensed sports products to appeal to a broader sports gaming audience. NHL Hitz Pro, the re-invented version of the NHL Hitz franchise, is in development and scheduled to ship in fall 2003 for the PS2, the Xbox, NGC & GBA. Midway Sports also announced that it has refocused its league-licensed sports brands to appeal to a broader sports gaming audience. NFL Blitz Pro, the reinvented iteration of the popular NFL Blitz videogame franchise, is scheduled to ship in fall 2003 for the PlayStation2, the Xbox & NGC. Read more for details ...

SEGA Announces 'Virtual On Marz' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2003 @ 6:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA today announced "Virtual On Marz," a blazing-fast mech combat game exclusively for the PlayStation2. "Virtual On Marz" casts gamers as a member of "Marz," a Robotic Special Forces unit charged with keeping peace in the galaxy. Players are thrust into the pilot's seat of a giant mechanized battle Virtuaroid as they blast through dozens of missions, defend allied bases, attack enemy convoys and fight alongside other Virtuaroids in explosive 2-on-2 battles. Read more for details and the first few screens ...

'Post Mortem' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 8, 2003 @ 5:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paris in the 20's. A retired American private detective, MacPherson, is hired to find out who murdered her sister and her brother-in-law, the Whytes. The beheaded couple were killed in a mysterious ritual way in one of Paris most luxurious hotel. In this rich and intriguing adventure, MacPherson will soon discover a world where bloody murders are committed according to ancestral mystic beliefs. It will be his most mysterious case yet. Microids has just released the SP1 patch for Post Mortem. This update mainly adresses voice-over bugs, a game crash, and slow character movement on certain portable PC/high-end processors. Read more for details and download links ...

'Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell' (NGC/PS2) Sneaks Into Stores

by Rainier on April 8, 2003 @ 5:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft today announced that Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell has shipped for the PS2 and GameCube. Wildly considered to be the hottest title for the Xbox, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell is infiltrating the PS2 and GameCube with so much tension-filled stealth action it leaves players gasping for more. When Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell ships for the GBA later this month, Nintendo fans will be treated to a slew of new features including exclusive levels and gadgets, accessed by connecting the GBA and GameCube.

'Top Gun : Combat Zones' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 8, 2003 @ 5:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Top Gun - Combat Zones is the definitive action fighter game. Blast out ground level targets as you embark on dangerous low-level missions through hazardous canyons and across extensive cityscapes. This is the game to show off the graphical potential of your Game Cube. Featuring amazing low-level detail and realism that no game can ever match! 'Feel the need, the need for speed! Titus has released a playable demo of Top Gun Combat Zones, allowing you to try out this combat flight sim by Digital Integration. The demo lets you play one mission from the full game (thanks Gamershell). Read more for download links ....

'Neighbours From Hell' - Release Date Confirmed

by Rainier on April 8, 2003 @ 5:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Neighbours From Hell is the virtual gameshow where entertaining the audience with cunning stunts and trickery will have them roaring with laughter. The more fiendish tricks Woody chains together, the more infuriated his evil neighbour Joe becomes – drive him to the verge of a nervous break down, and who knows? You may get a second series! Success will turn Woody into a TV star and unlock 14 varied episodes of fun filled anarchy. JoWooD Productions also announce that Neighbours From Hell, will be coming to a small screen near you on Friday 30th May 2003 on PC CD-ROM.

'Run Like Hell' (Xbox) Ships To Retail

by Rainier on April 8, 2003 @ 5:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games and Interplay Entertainment Corp. today announced that Run Like Hell for the Xbox has shipped to retail. This expanded Xbox version of the survival horror game includes an additional "hydroponics" level, five additional rooms and several new bloodthirsty creatures. Dolby® Digital 5.1 and High-definition (HDTV) will be supported in the game, and additional mini games and skins are available at launch via Xbox Live.

'Vivisector: Beast Within' - Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2003 @ 5:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Year 1878. Soreo Isle, a small, uninhabited, volcanic island in the Pacific. The Man, a masterful physiologist, well-known in scientific circles for his extraordinary imagination, howled out of England for his ambitious and rather disgusting experiments on animals. His name is Dr. Morhead. On this detached island he stepped aside from the world, to continue his twisted experiments. Violating the very foundations of nature, his work was aimed at the creation of a new form of living being. Dr. Morhead's work in his "Temple of Rebirth" sought to alter animals to look, feel and behave more like humans. Today we serve up a new batch of Vivisector: Beast Within (previously known as Creatures of Dr. Moreau) screens, njoy!

Activision Reveals 'Call of Duty'

by Rainier on April 8, 2003 @ 5:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. is taking gamers to the frontlines of combat with Call of Duty, a new umbrella brand that lets players experience the dramatic intensity of war through the eyes of common soldiers. Set on the battlefields of the 20th century's most monumental conflicts, the series will thrust players into gripping, cinematic, authentic warfare. As unsung heroes, players experience the war from the perspective of multiple characters from numerous countries, each with varying roles and duties and who fight along side fellow soldiers in epic battle sequences. The Call of Duty brand will support Activision's multi-platform strategy and include both console and PC games.

'Henry Rollins' Voices 'Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter'

by Rainier on April 8, 2003 @ 5:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that hard rock front man (Black Flag, Rollins Band), actor ("The Chase," "Johnny Mnemonic") and spoken word artist Henry Rollins has signed on to voice the role of Mace Griffin in the upcoming video game "Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter." The sci-fi action game will be available second quarter 2003 for the Xbox, the PlayStation2 and GameCube.