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by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 1:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Outlaw Volleyball : Spike Or Die' (Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2003 @ 11:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It's spike or die as players choose their team and head out to one of the 16 different volleyball courts. 'Outlaw Volleyball' will draw on the Xbox graphic capabilities to provide extremely well-rendered and fun environments with dynamic elements. From the beach house beach to the big house, the courts will feature such graphic treats as deformable sand, dynamic backgrounds and highly detailed crowds. Today we scored some new screens and a trailer showing off some in-game footage...

'UFO: Aftermath' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2003 @ 11:11 p.m. PST | 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 the new screens!

'1080°: White Storm' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2003 @ 11:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

1080°: White Storm brings its unique tradition of authentic 3-D snowboarding action to Gamecube. Game play satisfaction snowballs as players master snowboarding physics and an all-new trick system. Favorite boarders, such as the well-balanced Kensuke, the technical master Rob or the incredibly fast Dion, charge jumps, grab huge air and complete twisted combos. Watch out though, a potentially impressive stunt could lead to a board-breaking disaster.

'StarFleet Command 3' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2003 @ 9:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision has just released the official beta patches for Star Trek Starfleet Command III, bringing the US and UK editions of the space strategy game by Taldren to v1.01. This release brings a handful of new features along with a massive list of client and server fixes, and for multiplayer it requires you to play on a beta server instead of a regular Dynaverse 3 server. Read more for a detailed fix list and download links ...

'Freelancer' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2003 @ 9:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft has released a playable demo of Freelancer, allowing you to try this imminent 3D space combat by Digital Anvil. This demo "offers the chance to explore the entire Liberty System, giving access to more than a dozen bases and five flyable ships. Experience the trading system, sample the open-ended nature of the game and immerse yourself in the intense combat of Freelancer today". Unlike the exclusive Fileplanet demo a few days ago, this one is totally free! Read more for download links ...

'Syphon Filter Online' (PS2) Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2003 @ 2:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment held a press conference in South Korea earlier to reveal upcoming titles for the Playstation 2. During that event, Ken Kutargi showed off some major "online" titles that will hit South Korea sometime this year or in 2004. One of the titles that got revealed was Syphon Filter Online. Rumours about a new SF game are not new but no further details about its online capabilities were revealed. I am sure we can all expect more details at this year's E3 (in May) where Sony will showcase their latest. Stay tuned for more details (thanks GamingHorizon)!

'Eidos' & 'Insane Clown Posse' Team Up For Some Wrestling!

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2003 @ 12:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive today announced its exciting partnership with multi-platinum recording artists the Insane Clown Posse (ICP), Psychopathic Records and the Backyard Wrestling: Don't Try This At Home video games for the PS2 and Xbox. The games are scheduled for release this summer. Read more for details ...

Konami Reveals 'Castlevania' For PS2

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2003 @ 11:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami of America today announced that the celebrated videogame franchise Castlevania will debut on the Sony PS2 in Fall 2003. Castlevania for PS2 is being reinvented from the ground up by legendary game producer, Koji Igarashi at Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo, and the creative team behind the critically acclaimed Castlevania Symphony of the Night (PS1), the award-winning Castlevania Harmony of Dissonance (GBA) and the all-new adventure Castlevania Aria of Sorrow scheduled for release on May 6, 2003 (GBA). Set against the backdrop of a gothic Transylvania, Castlevania for PS2 will plunge players into a fantastic new vampire-hunting adventure. Maximizing the processing power of the console, the ominous drama of the franchise will be realized through exhilarating action, a rich story, breathtaking environments, dazzling next-generation graphics and a sweeping musical soundtrack.

'Mega Man Network Transmission' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2003 @ 11:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mega Man Network Transmission uses the popular chip system introduced in the original Battle Network RPG. By collecting chips, players can equip Mega Man with special weapons and support items that enhance his abilities. For example one chip will improve Mega Man’s jumping skills, while another creates a protective shield to deflect enemy attacks. Check these 16 new screens ...