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'Crash Nitro Kart' (ALL) Announced - Features & Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today its plan to release the next installment in the Crash Bandicoot franchise, a new character-based racing title named Crash Nitro Kart. The game is scheduled for release fourth quarter 2003 for the PlayStation2, the Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and the Game Boy Advance. Albany, NY-based studio Vicarious Visions (Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure, Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced) is developing the game.

'Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami has issued a new patch for their recently released stealth action game Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance, bringing your retail copy to v1.01. This upgrade only fixes issues associated with ATI Radeon 8500 and above. Owners of video cards other than the aforementioned cards should not apply this patch. Read more for details and download links ...

'LotR: The Return of the King' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts officially announced today the development of The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King for the PlayStation2, the Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance, and the PC. All versions of The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King game will be released worldwide in fall 2003 under the EA GAMES brand.

'MotoGP 2' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MotoGP 2 for Xbox and Xbox Live! offers eight different racing modes including: Stunt, GP, time trial, Training challenges, tag, Live, multi-player & single race, customizable bikes and all of the riders from the real 2002 MotoGP class. Players can create custom riders and race them online at 60 frames per second with up to 16 riders on one track during a single race. Players can also utilize Microsoft’s online voice communication to talk trash with the nearest competitor at speeds that will make their voices crack and their knees buckle.

'Ghost Recon: Island Thunder' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This first-ever campaign disk for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft will not require players to have a retail copy of the original game to enjoy a new Ghost campaign. Both new recruits and seasoned vets who earned their stripes playing the original Xbox game will enjoy the camaraderie of the shared battlefield. Xbox Live soldiers can experience the intensity of the front lines side-by-side with their battlefield brothers while covering each others' backs and calling out commands using the Xbox Live Communicator headset.

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by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 1:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Scrabble 2003' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 1:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scrabble 2003 Edition comprises several new features, including the latest word lists from the Official Scrabble Words 4th Edition, Scrabble Word International. It also features Duplicate game play, Multiplayer modes for up to four players on Local Area Networks (LAN) and Internet. It was developed with the advice and aid of a Scrabble expert and is based on the popular Scrabble board game from Mattel. The update fixes a problem with Indeo XP codec, fixes a LAN crash, improves network games, and fixes a few other bugs. Read more for download links ...

Darkmonth Studios Announces 'Damn Dirty Apes'

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 12:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Darkmonth Studios are pleased to confirm the development of their first original title, Damn Dirty Apes, and are now actively seeking a publisher for the game. Developed for the PC, but designed with a view to portability to next-generation consoles, Damn Dirty Apes is a cartoon real-time action war game.

'Deer Hunter' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 12:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deer Hunter for the PlayStation 2, being developed by Coresoft Inc., features an online component for intense competition with up to eight players in tournament mode. There are also seventeen weapons to choose from including shotguns, rifles and bows, off-road vehicles, a two-player split screen co-op mode and instant replay with slow-motion bullet effect. The new Deer Hunter game on console will give gamers the adventure and excitement they crave, along with the skill and strategy required for a successful hunt. Check 8 new screens ...

Sega Snags 'Worms 3D' - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 12:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Europe Ltd, today announced an agreement with Team17 Software Ltd, granting SEGA Europe rights to publish 'Worms 3D' on GameCube from Nintendo, PlayStation2 from Sony, Xbox, the as well as the PC. Worms 3D is the first 3D incarnation of the highly acclaimed and best-selling Worms franchise, and this latest version marks the first time a core Worms game will appear on the latest generation consoles. Read more for details and new screens ...