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'Outlaw VolleyBall' (Xbox) Gets Impressive SoundTrack Producer

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 9:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Music producer and videogame fan, Nile Rodgers who produced mega hits such as Madonna's "Like A Virgin" and David Bowie's "Let's Dance" will be lending his talents to Simon & Schuster Interactive's "Outlaw Volleyball: Spike or Die" videogame soundtrack (Xbox Live; Available: June 2003; Rated: "RP" by the ESRB). Rodgers will be the executive producer of the music in this much anticipated videogame.

Infogrames Sells 'Driver' Rights To Constantin Film/Impact Pictures

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 9:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames, Inc. announced today that it has optioned the film and television rights to its Driver video game franchise to Constantin Film, the leading independent production and distribution company in Germany. Impact Pictures, a subsidiary of Constantin, is slated to produce the motion picture.

'Vietcong' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | 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. 10 new screens just choppered in...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 12:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Yager' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 5:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Original, provoking and rich in storyline, Yager captures your imagination as you battle for your life in tomorrow’s hostile skies. But is all what it seems…? Keep your wits about you, and use what you learn, as your struggle evolves to become the fight against constitutional power, conspiracy and control. With the genre-busting mix of 3D action-adventure and air combat, coupled with the highly motivating storyline and nail-biting campaigns, Yager is next generation gaming at its finest. Release date TBA.. New screens below!

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 5:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today several trailers for various games were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :
  • Sarge's War Trailer 1 (3DO)
  • Sarge's War Trailer 2 (3DO)
  • Praetorians (Pyro Studios/Eidos)
  • Moto GP2 (THQ)
  • Empire Earth Gold (Sierra)
  • Indy Series (Codemasters)

    Read more for download links ...

'Sonic Adventure DX' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 3:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Sonic Adventure DX" is Sonic The Hedgehog's third blazing-fast quest on the Nintendo GameCube, and the ultimate version of one of Sonic's biggest SEGA Dreamcast blockbusters. Featuring enhanced graphics, sound and Game Boy Advance connectivity, "Sonic Adventure DX" pits Sonic and his pals against the dastardly Dr. Eggman and his wicked plans for world domination. Sega has released a new batch of 30+ screens for your enjoyment!

'Winning Eleven 6' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 1:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Winning Eleven 6 (aka Pro Evolution Soccer 2) boasts players benefiting from over 25 skill factors, including attacking nature, balance, stamina, strength and shot and pass accuracy, each of which endow the players with differing abilities and playing styles. The game's extensive 'Player Create' option also allows fans to recreate their favourite players for use in the game, determining their appearance and performance using the aforementioned attributes, while also highlighting a further 19 specific key skills and abilities. Due on North American store shelves early March we have some new screens as well as some in game action trailers ...

DreamCatcher Ships 'Harbinger'

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 12:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Interactive Inc. today announced that it has shipped Harbinger for the PC in North America. Already garnering critical acclaim, the game signals a new direction for the Action/RPG genre. If you haven't yet, check out our Harbinger preview!

Activision Calls on Students To Pick Reel 'Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven' Winner

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 11:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Legendary filmmakers John Woo and Terence Chang of Lion Rock Productions voted for their favorite student ninja film. Now it's your turn. Use your razor sharp wits and eye for detail to judge the five finalist movies in the Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven "Reel Ninja Film Contest." Beginning on March 4 through March 14, students, movie buffs and general ninja fans can log on to www.tenchu.com, view the finalist videos and then vote for their favorite ninja film. The film that earns the most votes will win a First Prize of $5,000.