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'Far Cry' - Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 4:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

An accidental hero finds himself on a remote tropical paradise, where a madman plays God; engineering various species of enhanced creatures to replace what he believes is a genetic dead-end… mankind. The game is set around 2020 on a set of tropical islands in the pacific. And has a strong tropical-paradise feel, scenic in its beauty, but, harbors a terrible threat. It is a mix of jungle / primal / and next-gen technology. As the player you find yourself drawn into a secretive plot involving secret research facilities with scientists involved in military genetic-research, a secret "security" force of mercenaries, and, advanced net-generation weaponry and equipment. Check the new screens ...

'The Fast And The Furious' (PS2/Xbox) - Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 4:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Genki is revving up to immerse players in the "fast and furious" street racing lifestyle defined by cool cars and non-stop action. Players will feel the ultimate rush of nitrous-infused speed as they race their ultimate rides through the beautifully rendered city streets of Los Angeles to the pulsing beat of more than 35 musical tracks. You can expect The Fast And The Furious to appear on store shelves (being published by Vivendi) in the fourth quarter 2003 (PS2) while the Xbox version is scheduled for early 2004. Read more for download links ..

'Max Payne 2' - First Scanned Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 3:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fan site Max Payne Headquarters has posted up the first scanned screenshots (from a game magazine but does not mention which) from Remedy's upcoming third person crime action game Max Payne 2. Check them out here... If you want to read some reactions to those screens (including comments from Remedy), head over to the 3D Realms forum...

'Star Trek: Elite Force II' - Fixes & Tools Coming

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 2:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on HomeLAN that Activision's Doug Pearson has posted up a note on the Ritualistic forums with an update on their plans for the Star Trek: Elite Force II (already available in Europe, coming later this week in North America). Specifically a beta fix will soon be tested and later released for dedicated servers to no longer require the game to be in the CD-Rom drive, as well as mod tools for the community.

On-Line Resources For Ind. Game Deverlopers

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 2:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TechRanch USA, a resource founded and funded by BizDev, Inc. announced today that TechRanch Roundup, a monthly column dedicated to delivering relevant, timely information and business strategies to independent game developers worldwide, is now available.

'Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi' - Website Launched

by Rainier on June 24, 2003 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

PanVision sent out word that they have launched the official website for IDOL FX's vampire-inspired FPS Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi. The site sports the usual story details, game features, screenshots (posted here last week), as well as a previously released trailer (local mirror here). Go check it out!

'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!