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'XGRA: Extreme G Racing Association' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 10:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After the F1 Nurburgring disaster of 2025, the Extreme Gravity Racing Association, or XGRA, was set up as a regulatory governing body for all heavy gravity race events. The XGRA is the future sports equivalent of NASCAR or the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) – They are the rule makers, organizers and ultimately, the overlords of the racing world. Check these new screens!

'The Simpsons: Road Rage' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 10:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Play with the Simpsons and become a taxi driver! Pick up characters standing on the road side and carry them to their destination. Drive to a destination within a time limit. If you reach the destination faster than the customer request, you will get a tip. The faster you are, the bigger the tips are! Train your driving techniques, find shortcuts and every possibility to drive faster and get more tips! Join Bart, Homer and the rest of the Simpsons family in this crazy action racing game! Can you become a taxi driver... in the Simpsons way? Check the batch of new screens ...

'Midnight Club II' (Xbox) Races To Stores

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games has shipped Midnight Club II for the Xbox. Midnight Club II is set to be in stores today in North America and on June 20th in Europe.

'World of Warcraft' - Screens

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 10:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World of Warcraft is an online role-playing experience set in the award-winning Warcraft universe. Players assume the roles of Warcraft heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world. Being "Massively Multiplayer," World of Warcraft allows thousands of players to interact within the same world. Whether adventuring together or fighting against each other in epic battles, players will form friendships, forge alliances, and compete with enemies for power and glory. Check the new Warlock, Hunter, and Druid screens ...

'Metallica' - New Album But Also New Game!

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games today announced that it has signed an exclusive multi-year agreement with renowned rock band Metallica. The contract grants VU Games the worldwide rights to publish and distribute a multi-platform vehicle combat action game featuring music, voice-overs and inspiration from the band. Scheduled for release in 2005, the game will be produced in collaboration with Segnana, Inc. ( ), a company that partners with Metallica on interactive and online endeavors.

Raven Software Is Hiring For 'Quake 4'

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Raven Software is looking for a hi-poly modeler who can model sci-fi and fantasy, with an emphasis on realistic science-fiction military characters, bio-mechanical creatures, human and alien weaponry, vehicles, machinery, and world models for Quake 4. The candidate must have experience modeling hi-poly models in the 200,000 to 4,000,000 poly range using Maya or Lightwave. A more realistic modeling style is required with a great understanding of anatomy. Strong artistic/concepting/painting skills would be a major plus, but not required. If you think you got what it takes then apply here!

'Strategy First' One Of Canada's Fastest Growing Companies

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 10:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First has ranked number 12 in the PROFIT 100, the 15th annual ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by Profit: Your Guide to Business Success, and took first place among the Quebec finalists. “Being ranked in the Top 20 in Canada and 1st in Quebec is an amazing achievement for us,” says Don McFatridge, President of Strategy First Inc. “The past couple of years have been tough for everyone so to end up where we are among other companies based in Quebec and across Canada makes me very proud.”

'Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wrath of the Darkhul King' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fight your way against the demons and vampires and help Buffy get hold of the Gentlemen. Join Buffy and all her friends in this new fighting game. Buffy is on patrol in the cemeteries and in the woods to check on the demons and vampires... simple routine for the vampire slayer! However this time she catches sight of two of the Gentlemen's henchmen. Not only she has to deal with Adam, but she now has to look for some clue on what the Gentlemen are organising. But nothing impossible for the slayer. Check the new screens ...

'Mafia' Coming To Xbox/PS2

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already shown/revealed at this year's E3, Gathering/Take-Two today officially announced Mafia for the PS2 and Xbox. You choose a life with the Salieri family and the cops and feds will be the least of your problems. Expect a hail of bullets from a Tommy gun or a shotgun in the face over linguine. Read more for details ...

'Tropico 2: Pirate Cove' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take 2 has released the first patch for their recently released RTS/Simulation game by Pop Top Software, Tropico 2: Pirate Cove. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.02 and adresses a few game crashes, adds a few new features and the usual lot. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...