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Russobit-M - E3 Screen Gallery

by Rainier on May 16, 2003 @ 11:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

We met up with Russian publisher Russobit-M to check out their upcoming titles and our comrades were so nice to pack our bags with loads of goodies... We got screens for :

E3 Is Over - Long Live E3

by Rainier on May 16, 2003 @ 11:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The E3 is finally over and the WP team has slaved themselves tirelessly, worked their asses off, and met with tons of publishers and developers. Thanks to all the good people at the show who put up with our annoying questions. In the coming days, and probably weeks, we will be rolling out various interviews, previews, trailers and all the other goodies we secured during our trip. We might even sell our soleless shoes just so we can afford new one's :)

True Crime: Streets of L.A. (PS2/XB) - Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2003 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2003 May 16th

Inspired by Hong Kong action films, the game lets players assume the role of tough-as-nails detective Nick Kang, bent on settling a personal vendetta with the L.A. underworld. As Kang, players will be able to dispense their own personal brand of justice through automotive combat, a variety of rib cracking martial arts moves and the business end of dual 45s.

Thief III (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2003 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2003 May 16th

Garrett finds himself without allies, standing alone between the city and the forces that would crush it. Will his skills be enough to save the dying city? Can he survive betrayal, assassins, and war in the labyrinthine city streets? Will he destroy or be destroyed by the evil he awoke? And finally, what must he do to get what he wants most of all: to be left alone plying his trade as the city's greatest ... thief?

'Nexagon: Deathmatch' Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 15, 2003 @ 1:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher and developer Strategy First Inc. announced today that their new real time tactical game Nexagon: Deathmatch has gone gold. "We're wrapping up the last few details now and the team is really happy with what we've managed to cook up,” says Guy English, Lead Programmer on Nexagon: Deathmatch. “Nexagon has been a really fun project to work on and we're sure people are going to have a blast playing it."

UbiSoft Launches 'XIII' & 'FarCry' Teaser Websites

by Rainier on May 15, 2003 @ 1:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft today announced XIII, the most stylish FPS ever, now has its own dedicated teaser web page. XIII is a stunning, conspiracy-driven thriller set in a highly stylized graphic-novel world. Fans can log on now and get a sneak preview of one of the most anticipated games of the year. The website features new screens, character images, an interactive storyline and an exclusive high-quality trailer. XIII is scheduled to ship in Fall 2003 to all consoles and PC and the full XIII website will launch in June 2003. Ubi Soft today also announced that Far Cry, the most unpredictable and technologically innovative FPS, now has its own dedicated teaser web page.With features such as its stunning graphics, unique tropical setting, unprecedented long-range view distance, freely explorable indoor and outdoor environments, authentic physics-on-demand, perfect variety of gameplay, frighteningly realistic AI and an universally acclaimed pick-up-and-play level editor.The website features new screens showcasing the amazing graphics and effects, while an exclusive downloadable movie trailer offers a first look at the game's tropical setting infested with deadly enemies.

'Evil Genius' - Announced

by Rainier on May 14, 2003 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2003 May 14th

Evil Genius, a strategy/life simulation game, is a tongue-in-cheek take on the 60's spy thriller genre where you assume the role of a wicked mastermind bent on achieving global domination through the construction of the ultimate doomsday device.

Fight Crime as Capcom'S Newest Super Hero 'Viewtiful Joe' (NGC)

by Rainier on May 14, 2003 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2003 May 14th

Capcom®, a powerhouse in the multi-billion dollar video game industry, today announced Viewtiful Joe(TM) for the Nintendo GameCube(TM). An all-new concept in video games, Viewtiful Joe blends the latest cel-shaded graphic advancements with classic side-scrolling action gameplay to introduce the world's quirkiest action superhero, Joe! In Viewtiful Joe, "Joe" is sucked into a movie world. Viewtiful Joe redefines the action platform genre by mixing innovative "viewpoint" fighting and amazing cartoon-noir environments, resulting in a visual experience unlike any other. Viewtiful Joe is the brainchild of Capcom's Atsushi Inaba, acclaimed producer of Steel Battalion and Hideki Kamiya, director of Devil May

Acclaim's E3 LineUp - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2003 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today we have screens for the entire Acclaim lineup that they are showcasing at the E3 convention in LA, which kicks off later today. We have screens from :

  • Alias
  • NBA Jam
  • Gladiator:Sword Of Vengeance
  • Speedkings
  • SX Superstar
  • Summer Heat Beach Volleyball
  • XGRA
  • Urban FreeStyle Street Soccer

'Grand Turismo 4' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 5:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Some more screen goodness with a big batch of visual bliss from Polyphony D/Sony's upcmong racing titole, Grand Turismo 4. No specific details are available at this point so without further delay, read more and check them out!