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'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.

'SimCity 4' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 11:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In SimCity 4, you don't just build your city, you breathe life into it. With god-like powers, sculpt mountains, gouge riverbeds and seed forests to lay the groundwork for your creation. Then, as Mayor, construct the most realistic city you can imagine. Your city comes alive with the hustle and bustle of construction crews, the snarl of traffic and the activity of your Sims. EA/Maxis have released the second patch adressing several performance improvements and fixes for various bugs. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Gorky Zero' - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 11:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metropolis team, developers of ArchAngel, revealed more details on their new game project with the code name, Gorky Zero. The game is a prequel to the highly acclaimed PC title, Gorky 17, and it's a tactical sneak-em-up action game set in military environment. Gorky Zero story has been written by a highly acclaimed writer and publicist Rafal A. Ziemkiewicz, three times laureate of Janusz A. Zajdel Award. Read more for additional details and the first screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 11:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Roman Race: 6004 AD' - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 5:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Roman Race: 6004 AD contest pits over a handful specialized teams against each other in a stunning race over different nerve-racking courses. The competitors race a mixture of strangely seeming creatures and futuristic teams across the toughest terrains and conditions.The game contest pits over a handful specialized teams against each other in a stunning race over different nerve-racking courses. The competitors race a mixture of strangely seeming creatures and futuristic teams across the toughest terrains and conditions. Read more for screens ...

'Vietcong' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 3:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Acting as an elite soldier, players of “Vietcong” command the A-team, part of the U.S. Special Forces, in realistically represented Vietnamese environments. Players will lead as many as six expertly trained soldiers through 20 dramatic missions, and follow a storyline that captures the danger, fear and unpredictability of the war itself. The full-featured multiplayer mode also allows gamers to play as U.S. Special Forces or Vietcong soldiers and to battle over specially designed levels. Take2 has released the first update patch (for the US version only) adressing some multiplayer issues and several other fixes. Read more for details and download links ...