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'Backyard Wrestling' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 2:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Backyard Wrestling places you in the role of an aspiring wrestler. You must be prepared to endure extreme amounts of pain and take incredible risks in order to move one step closer to the BYW title and ultimately be crowned 'The King of Hardcore'. But the road to glory is long and dangerous. Dozens of weapons including thumbtacks, barbed wire, light bulbs, baseball bats, tables, trash cans, and stop signs are at your disposal to help re-arrange the faces of new challengers. And did we mention the fire? Check the new batch of PS2 & Xbox screens ...

'Sega GT Online' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 1:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A blend of deep simulation detail and high-octane arcade action, “Sega GT Online” challenges gamers to qualify for licenses and earn money to soup up their rides and buy newer, more powerful cars. Bringing all the thrills of the most realistic driving game for Xbox online via Xbox™ Live, “Sega GT Online” allows up to six gamers to put their cars – and their skills – to the ultimate test against thousands of gamers from around the country. Check the new screens ...

'Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne' - Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 11:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following in the tradition of previous Blizzard expansion sets, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne provides gamers with a vast new chapter in the epic Warcraft saga. In the single-player campaign, players revisit the war-torn world of Azeroth. Several months have passed since Archimonde and the Burning Legion were defeated at the battle of Mount Hyjal, yet a new threat has arisen throughout the land. Expected in stores next week, here are some screens to get you by over the weekend ...

'Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 11:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain is the next installment of the Syphon Filter storyline. Elsa Weissenger has come to Gabe Logan with evidence that a multinational corporation has been behind the Syphon Filter conspiracy from the beginning. Mara Aramov is connected to this consortium in some way that Gabe does not understand. But here is what Gabe does know: Mara has escaped custody, outbreaks of a deadly new mutation of the virus are appearing all over the globe, and Chechnyan rebels are selling the virus to other terrorists. A few new screens just infiltrated our offices ...

EA Unveils Cast Of 'James Bond 007: Everything Or Nothing'

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today the cast for the upcoming videogame James Bond 007 : Everything or Nothing under the EA GAMES brand. Pierce Brosnan as James Bond 007 leads a stellar cast of talent that includes both actors reprising their Bond film roles and actors creating new roles specifically created for the game. Read more for details ...

'WarCraft III' - Update Patch Coming

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 10:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As noted on the Battle.net forums, Warcraft III players connecting to Battle.net will receive a significant patch to Reign of Chaos in the days ahead. This v1.10 patch will add clan support and many of the interface enhancements found in the soon-to-be-released expansion set, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (thanks Shacknews). Read more for a preliminary fix list...

'Mafia' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A hail of bullets from a Tommy gun or a shotgun in the face over linguine at lunch; choose a life with the Salieri family and the cops will be the least of your problems. The city of Lost Heaven is at war as the Salieri and Morello mobs fight to control the lucrative protection rackets and smuggling of Lost Heaven. Mafia grabs you by the lapels and plunges you into the middle of a vicious and deadly turf war set in the City of Lost Heaven. The cops, the Morello family and more are all out to get you... and none of them care how they take you down. Arriving on PS2 in October, Mafia has been enhanced to deliver an awesome console experience that will make the Cosa Nostra look like choirboys.

'Space Colony' - Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following their recent success with the million-selling Stronghold series on PC, London-based developer, Firefly Studios, have catapulted their creativity into the not-so-distant future announcing Space Colony, due for release this Fall on PC. Space Colony is best described as a space-based People Sim crossed with a City Building game. The player manages and nurtures a group of dysfunctional space dwellers colonising the most unearthly corners of the galaxy. Read more for a few new screens ...

'Hidden And Dangerous 2' - Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The original Hidden & Dangerous was released in 1999 to widespread acclaim, and was the forerunner for the squad-based tactical action game. With sales in excess of one million copies, Hidden & Dangerous established itself as a leading title in the genre. Its creators, Illusion Softworks, have for the last four years been quietly developing and perfecting the sequel. Read more for a few cinematic screens ...

New 'No One Lives Forever' Game 'Contract Jack' Revealed

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It has been rumoured for a few months now that there would possibly be a NOLF3 and although not much has been said and done (nolf3.com IS registered to Fox Int, involved in the previous NOLF games). Today we contacted one of our Vivendi contact to ask wether they could shed some light on "Contract Jack", and all they had to say is "No comment, we will announce soon". No specifics are known, wether this is merely an addon or a full fledged game but it does imply the introduction of a male character Jack, whilst our favorite female spy Archer will also be in on things ... Now that the cat is out of the bag, we can probably expect a formal announcement soon ...