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NEC Games Announces 'Tube Slider' (NGC)

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2003 @ 5:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NEC Interchannel, Ltd., a subsidiary of NEC Corporation, today announced its plans to enter the gaming industry as a third-party publisher for the PlayStation2, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, and the Xbox. NEC comes back after an eight-year hiatus and plans to publish for all next-gen consoles. At the same token NEC Interchannel announces their first NGC game "Tube Slider". Read more for details...

The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2003 @ 4:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Tribunal, a ruthless new king has taken the throne of Morrowind, while an aging god drifts deeper into madness. Into this chaos you are thrust, with deadly assassins close behind you and Morrowind's uncertain future ahead. Your journey will lead you to Mournhold, capital city of Morrowind, to the Clockwork City of Sotha Sil, and through massive, epic-sized dungeons. Bethesda Softworks has released a new patch for The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal, updating this 3D role-playing expansion to v1.4.1313. This release fixes two sound-related bugs as well as "a crash to desktop if you tried to pickpocket your companion." (thanks loadedinc)

'Enigma : Rising Tide' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2003 @ 4:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enigma: Rising Tide is a groundbreaking concept melding cinematic pacing with immersive graphics and historical accuracy to produce the worlds first alternate history, naval warfare vehicular shooter game. Enigma was initially created solely as an online game, however after discovering the title and its massive potential, GMX entered into an agreement with the developers to produce a FULL retail, single player version of the title. The size and scope of the Retail version is stunning and includes a huge number of Patrols as well as comprehensive Submarine and Surface Command Campaigns. In all more than 60 distinct missions are available to be played from a large variety of Ships and Submarines. Enigma is also one of a very few games that can be played completely by voice command giving the player an added element of immersion. In keeping with the original intent behind Enigma, Tesseraction Games has agreed to include a free 30 day trial of Enigma: Rising Tide Multiplayer when it is launched later this year.

'Driver 3' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2003 @ 3:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames is creating a third installment in the smash hit Driver series, currently titled Driver 3, for the Xbox/PS2/GameCube and PC. The game is being developed by Infogrames' own Reflections Interactive in Newcastle, England, the team responsible for the original two Driver games and Stuntman. "The success of the Driver franchise is an historic milestone in the gaming industry. Driver 3 on the PS2/Xbox/GameCube and PC will undoubtedly take the franchise to another level of success and gaming experience", said Larry Sparks, Vice president of European Marketing, Infogrames. Driver 3 is scheduled for release in 2003. Infogrames released some PS2/XBOX screens earlier today, check them out ...

Sony Presents 'Everquest Online Adventures' (PS2) To The Public

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2003 @ 12:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment (SOE), will give the public a chance to experience EverQuest Online Adventures, one of the world's most anticipated massively multiplayer online console games ever created, before it's available on retail shelves currently scheduled on February 12th. EverQuest Online Adventures extends the EverQuest brand to the PlayStation2, the most popular console gaming system in the world.

'Colonies' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2003 @ 11:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Colonies is an online first person shooter based in a cyberpunk flavoured sci-fi world. Colonies is a multiplayer FPS game with strategy and rpg features. Unlike other FPS games Colonies goal isn't always destroying your opponent. Colonies gives the player the opportunity to defeat his opponent with scores of technology or resource mining. Colonies is more likely a teamplay game where you have to co-operate with other players succeed.

'Battlefield 1942' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2003 @ 11:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has just released the eagerly-anticipated version 1.3 patch for Battlefield 1942. This update patch will bring your BattleField 1942 retail game to v1.3 and optimizes network performance, SB Live fixes, cheat fixes, bug fixes, and more. There is also a v1.3 dedicated server available. Read more for detailed fix list and links where to grab the goods ...

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (PS2) Sets New Standards

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2003 @ 11:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

First, he infiltrated the Xbox. Now, Sam Fisher, the shadow agent starring in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, has been charged with taking over the PlayStation2. Developed by Ubi Soft's Shanghai studio, the game will be available to gamers in late March 2003.

Got Game Announces 'Rhem' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2003 @ 10:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment and Knut Mueller today announced a North American publishing agreement for "RHEM," an intricate pure-puzzle first person adventure game. Made for PC and Mac, RHEMthrusts the player into a strange land and on an adventure to uncover thesecrets of a mysterious letter. Read more for details and the first screens ...

'Outlaw Volleyball' (Xbox) - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2003 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today additional details ofits next installment in the Outlaw series of sports games that is being developed by New Jersey-based Hypnotix Inc. "Outlaw Volleyball: Spike orDie" (shipping: June 2003; Rated: "RP" by the ESRB) for Xbox, will feature 10 courts, 16 characters, and will be the first volleyball game on Xbox Live. Read more for download links (and especially chekc out trailer 2)...