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The Sims (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2002 @ 3:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brace yourselves! The Sims are coming to the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. The #1 PC game of all-time makes its console debut. Create and control your Sims on the PlayStation 2 with new level-based game play and 3D graphics. Customize your Sims' personality and appearance then move into the neighborhood. Get a job, make friends and advance through your career and life's big moments. Unlock new objects and bigger houses along the way. Meet, flirt and fight with a neighborhood full of wild characters. You can also load your Sims into a friend's game and play two-player games. 8 new screens .. Njoy!

Interview with Dragon's Lair 3D Creator 'Don Bluth'

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2002 @ 2:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair will release this November on Xbox/PC. The game is an ALL-NEW, 3D adventure based on the classic arcade game by legendary animator, Don Bluth. Bluth is well-known throughout animated film circles, creating such classics as the Secret of Nimh, An American Tale and the Land Before Time. He has lent his expertise in film to Dragon's Lair 3D, creating a truly cinematic experience for gamers. Bluth calls Dragon's Lair 3D, "The closest thing to controlling an animated film." Not only does the game include the highest quality graphics and gameplay, but also includes a new plot twist from Bluth and company and original score. Today we serve up an interview with Dragons Lair 3D creator 'Don Bluth' and a few screens to go with it ...

U.S. Army Distributes 'America's Army: Operations' PC Game Discs

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2002 @ 1:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The U.S. Army began distributing nationwide this week America's Army: Operations, a computer game with a first-person-perspective action where players enter into virtual military service defending the United States. Designed to communicate information about Army opportunities, adventures, challenges and training, the free game CD has shipped and is starting to appear at local Army Recruiting stations, ROTC detachments and Army events listed at www.americasarmy.com and www.goarmy.com.

Busy Shipping Day!

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2002 @ 1:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios announced the shipping of Blinx: The Time Sweeper to retail outlets across North America earlier today for Xbox. Developed by Japan-based Artoon and billed as the first ‘4-D’ platformer, Blinx: The Time Sweeper has players venturing out as Blinx the cat as he tries to repair glitches in time. The game is host to over 30 levels, and uses the Xbox hard drive to digitally record players movements so that the game can be rewound, slowed down, and or fast-forwarded (hence the 4D billing). Also shipping today is Microsoft's Whacked! for Xbox. Developed by Presto Studios, Whacked! has players fighting eight other contestants on an over-the-top game show for its grand prize. Whacked! supports gameplay modes including: Chicken mode, King of the Hill, Grab ‘n’ Run, Fragfest and Dodgeball, multiplayer modes both online and for four-players, and over 40 weapons and power-ups. Eidos Interactive announced that it’s shipped the PS2 version of TimeSplitters 2 to retail outlets across North America. Developed by Free Radical Designs, TimeSplitters 2 has players battling against the TimeSplitters in the hopes of saving the human race from enslavement. TimeSplitters 2 ships next week for Xbox and GameCube.

Delta Force : Black Hawk Down - News Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2002 @ 12:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in Somalia in 1993, Delta Force - Black Hawk Down is based upon and around the Operation Restore Hope and Task Force Ranger campaigns and follows members of the elite Delta Force, U.S. Army Rangers, 10th Mountain Division and the Night Stalkers as they participate in a number of daring raids against the oppressive Somali warlords in and around Mogadishu. 17 brand new screens... njoy!

WarCraft III - New Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2002 @ 12:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has just released a new update patch bringing their top-selling Real Time Strategy game WarCraft III : Reign of Chaos to v1.3. This patch addresses TONS of fixes, upgrades, editor fixes and so on.. read more for detiled fix list and liks where to grab it.

'Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2002 @ 12:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Robin Hood, a new game of tactics and action, thrusts players into an amazing and realistic medieval environment where they are hauled from the depths of Sherwood Forest to the ramparts of Nottingham Castle. A lot of people have been asking about the main differences between Robin Hood and Desperados. Spellbound has therefore kindly provided us with a JPEG slide show with relevant information regarding this.

'Brianstorm: The Game Show' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 10:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Global Star Software has begun shipping their all-new multi-player trivia challenge, Brianstorm: The Game Show for the PC platform.

'World War II' Wednesdays Begins - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 10:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BIG NEWS! Every Wednesday from now until mid-November has been designated as “WWII theme day”. This means that every Wednesday we will put up NEW content from Strategy First's upcoming WWII strategy titles, "GI Combat Episode 1: Battle of Normandy" (Freedom Games) and "Hearts of Iron" (Paradox Entertainment). Read more for details and 10 brand new screens from each game.

No One Lives Forever 2 - Patch v1.1 Update

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 9:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Some NOLF2 users are still experiencing difficulty after the 1.1 patch. Read more for detailed instructions for users to get their game running in case the patch doesn't resolve the problem.