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'Starsky And Hutch 2' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2003 @ 8:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire announced today it has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Sony Pictures Consumer Products to develop a sequel to the Starsky & Hutch video game. The new game will include new city locations, enhanced graphics and classic music tracks from the 70's and a key new game play feature, which will allow villains to be chased on foot together with new spectacular car chases. It will be published for all current video game consoles and PCs.

'True Crime: Streets of L.A' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2003 @ 2:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In True Crime: Streets of L.A., players assume the role of rogue Elite Operations Division (E.O.D.) operative Nick Kang, a no-holds-barred badass, whose brutal reputation and lethal skills have landed him the nasty task of taking down the Chinese Triad and Russian Mafia cartel that has turned the City of Angels into a war zone. Read more to check out a few new Gamecube screens!

Ubisoft Signs 'Fame Academy ' (PS2/PC) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2003 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced it entered an agreement with French producer Monte Cristo to publish Fame Academy for PlayStation2 and PC in the UK, tying in with the popular television program currently running on BBC One in the country. Read more for details & screens...

'Manhunt' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2003 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

America is full of run down, broken rust-belt towns where nobody cares and anything goes. In Carcer City, nothing matters anymore and all that's left are cheap thrills. The ultimate rush is the power to grant life and take it away, for sport. This time James Earl Cash, you are the sport. They gave you your life back. Now, they are going to hunt you down. Check these new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2003 @ 1:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Need for Speed Underground' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2003 @ 12:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enter the world of urban street racing and high performance tuner cars with the latest title in the hit Need for Speed series: Need for Speed Underground. Take on today’s most popular tuner cars from Mitsubishi Motors, Subaru, Toyota and many more, building the ultimate street machine by earning cash to pay for custom body kits and a host of licensed car performance mods. But just creating a custom street racing machine will not get you to the top; it takes a certain amount of attitude and razor sharp driving skills to compete in the tough world of urban racing. Check out the new & shiny screens!

Midway & Dodge Promote 'NHL Hitz Pro'

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 11:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Sports announced it will kick-off a national sweepstakes that gives hockey fans a chance to win a 2004 Dodge Durango on December 10, 2003, among other prizes. Read more for details ...

'Port Royale 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 9:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ascaron has released the first screens for Port Royale 2, the sequel to last year's free range Pirate game. Not many details are available at this point so these 4 screens will have to do. Read more to check them out ...

'Half-Life 2' Delay Confirmed

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 9:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shacknews has gotten word from Valve's Doug Lombardi that the long rumoured delay of Half-Life 2. Doug's reply states" The previously announced September 30th release date for Half-Life 2 is being pushed back. We are currently targeting a holiday release, but do not have a specific "in-store" date to share at this time. We will release that information as soon as we have confirmed a new date." Not really a big surprise, especially with the flimsy Steam service, but still a rather big disappointment.

'UFO: Aftermath' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 8:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

UFO: Aftermath is a 3D isometric, turn-based strategy game (TBS) with a rich and compelling sci fi story. Combining global strategy with small squad tactical combat, the challenge offered is to fight against an alien invasion. Featuring run time generated tactical missions with innovative simultaneous combat action; the genre is also enhanced with strong RPG elements, offering a quite unique mix of strategic ideas. Check out these 8 new screens!