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Codemasters Snags 'American Idol' (PS2/PC) License - Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2003 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The worldwide interactive video game publishing rights to "American Idol," the smash-hit reality television show, have been secured by game publisher Codemasters. Under the license from FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment, joint owners of the blockbuster reality entertainment format, Codemasters will launch an "American Idol" video game this fall for the PlayStation 2 and PC. Read more for details and a few screens ...

'Apocalyptica' (Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on April 3, 2003 @ 8:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami of Europe has reaffirmed its commitment to PC and the Xbox with the announcement of Apocalyptica - an epic tale of the battle between good and evil set in a desolate 3D game world. The PC game will be released in September, with the Xbox version to follow. Overseen by Konami's new European development studio and created by Telford-based Extreme FX, Apocalyptica is a stunning third-person action title, set in a bleak future. As his power grows, Satan stands on the cusp of universal domination, with his unholy troops swarming across the galaxy like a plague.

'Airline Tycoon Evolution' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 3, 2003 @ 2:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Airline Tycoon Evolution gives players the chance to manage all aspects of this exciting industry, most importantly all the security measures, using sophisticated technology and the latest security tools. Players can also build and customize their own fleet of planes, use them to jet through 10 new missions or the 16 original Airline Tycoon missions, trade them over the Internet with other players and plan detailed itineraries, menus and in-flight entertainment. Spellbound has released a new patch bringing your retail game to v1.03. No specific details on what exactly it updates are available now, read more for download links ...

'Rugrats Royal Ransom' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2003 @ 2:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Rugrats embark on a magical adventure to Stu Pickles' Play Palace 3000 (PP3K). As Tommy, Chuckie, Kimi, Phil and Lil all take turns climbing up to the PP3K, they soon find that something's amiss. Every time they climb higher, the Palace moves further out of their reach. Angelica, the self-appointed Queen of PP3K, has dubbed the rest of the Rugrats her loyal subjects who will need to obey her commands. As the Rugrats defiantly refuse Queen Angelica's demands, they each find their most treasured items haven fallen in her possession. Tommy and company must now begin their adventure to reclaim their treasures so they too can play in the PP3K.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 3, 2003 @ 2:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Mega Man Network Transmission' & 'Viewtiful Joe' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2003 @ 1:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom released some more screens earlier today. Viewtiful Joe is a super hero with all the confidence, punch and style of a million-dollar action-hero caught in the world of a Hollywood movie. No Expected release date known yet. The other titles is Mega Man Network Transmission where players will need to communicate with Lan, Mega Man and other characters to gain information that holds vital hints to overcoming various in-game predicaments. Read more to check out the screens ...

'Soul Calibur 2' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2003 @ 12:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SC2 features seven distinctive modes of game-play including: Arcade, Vs, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice, and the console exclusive, Weapon Master. Weapon Master is a "complete the mission" mode combined with an RPG twist. In this mode, the player can collect and equip their character with up to 200 different weapons, thus adding a deeper level of strategy to every new battle. Check out 40 Xbox screens ..

'Disciples II : Servants Of the Dark' & 'Guardians Of The Light' - Features

by Rainier on April 2, 2003 @ 11:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Disciples II: Guardians of the Light is a stand-alone expansion that lets you dive into the fantastical world of Disciples II as either the Empire or the Mountain Clans. Disciples II: Servants of the Dark is a stand-alone expansion that brings you into the never-ending quest for supremacy as either the Undead Hordes or the Legions of the Damned. Read more for details on both titles.

'Europa Universalis Crown of the North' Revealed - Features & Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2003 @ 11:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

From the developers of the award-winning Europa Universalis I and II and Hearts of Iron, comes the all-new Europa Universalis Crown of the North. Crown of the North takes place in the years between 1275 and 1340 in a time where nobility and the church held all the power and Sweden was about to launch into its only civil war. Play as Norway, Sweden or Denmark and plot to change the historical legacy of a region seldom explored. Read more for details and some small screens ...

'Driver 3' (ALL) Delayed

by Rainier on April 2, 2003 @ 11:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari and Reflections Interactive announced today that the release date for Driver 3, the highly anticipated third installment of the smash hit Driver franchise, has been moved to Spring 2004. The game was previously slated for release during the 2003 Holiday season.