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'Street Racing Syndicate' (PS2/Xbox/NGC) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 1:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Street Racing Syndicate captures all the competition, lifestyle, and action of real illegal and underground street racing. Nights filled with high-risk, nitrous-injected, illegal racing on real city streets. Money and respect always on the line. Cops lurking behind every sharp turn. Customizing cars with authentic parts, cool paint, and anything else bought or won. From hot cars with lifelike physics and damage, to beautiful models picked from the pages of today's top import magazines, to booming bass, big bets, and illegal and sanctioned events, Street Racing Syndicate is the first game ever to deliver the real world of street racing.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost' - Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 1:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost will provide players with extremely dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where players are to oppose dangerous and wise enemies, a large set of multifarious weaponry, possibility to control various machinery, incredible detailing and game world interactivity, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, a well-balanced multiplayer with numerous modes: DeathMatch, CTF, Cooperative, various team games and much more. Another Friday, another website update. Check out these screens ..

'Postal 2' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 1:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Whiptail Interactive & Running With Scissors announced today that "Postal 2" has gone gold. Sequel to the notorious original, this iteration of the envelope-pushing franchise puts players once again in the well-worn shoes of the hair-trigger Postal Dude. POSTAL 2 operates on Epic's Unreal Warfare Engine and benefits from a host of new features including: fully-explorable open-ended 3D environments, innovative first person shooter action and interaction with well over a hundred unique non-playable characters (NPC's) including Gary Coleman (Arnold from 80's TV show 'Different Strokes'). Expect it in stores April 14th.

'Midnight Club II' (PS2) - Trailer

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 12:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Midnight Club II moves racing games from tracks to the city streets. The world's most notorious drivers meet each night in three of the world’s greatest cities - LA, Paris, and Tokyo, driving the latest performance enhanced cars and bikes and competing head-to-head to make a name for themselves. Now it's your turn. There are no rules. Drive anywhere in the city. Find the fastest route, and win the car. read more to download the new trailer voiced over by none other than legendary Hip-Hop superstar DJ, Funkmaster Flex.

'Combat Mission: Afrika Korps' Announced - Details & Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 12:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Combat Mission: Afrika Korps (CMAK) is the latest game in the award winning Combat Mission series. Based on the same engine as Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin (Wargame of the Year 2003 - Computer Gaming World), it introduces a number of important upgrades and changes relevant for the fighting in the North African deserts, the Italian mountains and the island of Crete, such as multi-turreted tanks, dust and smoke kicked up by moving vehicles and much more. Combat Mission: Afrika Korps (CMAK) moves the focus to three new regions of conflict. North Africa from 1940-43. Italy (including Sicily) from 1943-45 and Crete in 1941.

'Humvee Assault' - Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 11:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Track down and eliminate dangerous forces from behind the wheel of the world’s most relied upon front-line vehicle — the Humvee. Whether rumbling through a sun-baked desert, steaming tropical jungle or frozen tundra, it’s up to you to deliver a knockout punch to America’s enemies. With simple pick-up-and-play controls and immediate arcade-style action, this is your war to win. This is Humvee Assault! Read more for details and a few hi-res screens ...

'Worms 3' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 10:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Worms 3 will utilise the full power afforded by next-generation platforms, featuring ground-breaking fully deformable landscape technology, and will continue the wild humor and intensive, addictive fun that gamers expect from the Worms franchise. Worms 3 will showcase a raft of new gameplay features, while retaining all the familiar chaos of the original titles, complete with bizarre power-ups, loopy weaponry, and crazy cartoon graphics -- in both single and multi-player modes. Check out these 12 new wormelicious screens ..

Activision & Valve Announce Multi-Title Publishing Partnership

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 10:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Already revealed a few days ago but now its official. Activision, Inc. and Valve, L.L.C. jointly announced today a strategic partnership that grants Activision exclusive worldwide publishing rights to upcoming games created by the premiere PC game developer. The multi-title agreement underscores Activision's commitment to partner with top development talent and will expand the company's PC portfolio.

Hercules Reveals Their New 'XPS 2.100' Speakers

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 10:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Hercules send us some details of their new upcoming speakers, the XPS 2.100 and it suffices to say they look awesome. The speakers are made with neodymium, a new material with a higher magnetic value than ferriet used in most traditional speakers (for the tech savvy people neodymium has 12.000 Gaus vs. 4,200 Gaus in ferriet magnets). This allowed Hercules to make a small neodymium speaker that has as much power as big ferriet speakers. Apart from that you can also attach them to the walls. Read more for some screens and details ...

'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 9:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation game, you become a CSI agent working alongside Gil Grissom, Catherine Willows and the rest of the CSI team. A classic, first-person adventure, the CSI game will test players' nerves and intellect as they question witnesses, examine crime scenes, and analyze evidence utilizing the latest in forensic equipment. UbiSoft has released the first patch for their recently released CSI. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.01 and fixes minor logic bugs hindering players getting 100% scores. Read more for download links ..