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'Headhunter: Redemption ' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Maintaining law and society order is veteran Headhunter Jack Wade, older, wiser and battle hardened. At his side is the reluctant new sidekick, the rebellious street kid Leeza X. Whether ripping up the highways of the silver metropolis on a super bike or stalking the criminal masterminds of the shadowy underworld, they are led into the greatest danger of their lives and must overcome something much more sinister than a simple human threat. Each must face their darkest fears. Together they must redeem a world facing chaos...

'Battle Mages' - Screens

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buka Entertainment today announced a contract with Nobilis, a well-known French distributor of video games, to release the new and promising title from Buka - Battle Mages. This innovative title represents a gorgeous mix of RTS and RPG genres. A player controls the main hero, a graduate of the Imperial Battle Mage School, and his troops to restore peace in a beautiful fantasy world, inhabited with various creatures. Dynamic quest system, dozens of spells and well-thought skills system, flexible gameplay and fascinating storyline are bound to attract many players to Battle Mages. Read more for some screens ...

'Colin McRae Rally 04' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 8:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's the rally game reinvented by the people who invented the rally game, and you're getting it sooner than you think: Colin McRae Rally 04 will launch late September for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. For Codemasters' 50-strong development team that has been working on the game since last summer, Colin McRae Rally 04 is set to be the total rally video gaming experience with eight game modes, an advanced visual engine and an all-new style. The September launch is not the only surprise Codemasters has lined up. The engine that drives the series' sublime car handling has been enhanced to a new level of detail. A batch of new screens just rolled in ...

'K-1 World Grand Prix' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 1:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A growing combat sport that has taken Japan by storm, K-1 brings together the toughest practitioners of karate, kickboxing, Tae Kwon Do and Kung Fu to create the world's most challenging fighting competition. And now, players can step in to the virtual ring and feel the sweat on their brow in Konami's new videogame, K-1 World Grand Prix - the most realistic recreation of the sport ever. Read more to check a batch of new screens, or download an action-packed trailer with in-game footage ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 12:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Black & White 2' - Screens

by Rainier on July 2, 2003 @ 11:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black & White 2 includes other new elements, such as improved graphics and Miracle effects such as rivers of fire and earthquakes that yield mass destruction. The game also includes weather systems that impact gameplay; players will see the impact of a drought that scorches the arid plains of Egypt or the effect of a heavy snowfall on the Norse Mountains. Players can also tap new resources and disciples by creating ties with the Japanese or dueling the Aztecs. Players will also have the ability to construct new buildings including armories and a harbor, and explore new islands each with their own culture and climate.

'Full Spectrum Warrior' (PC/Xbox) - Complete E3 Trailer

by Rainier on July 2, 2003 @ 7:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Full Spectrum Warrior is based on a light infantry-training simulator designed by Pandemic Studios for the U.S. Army as a tool to reinforce Army doctrine and squad tactics amongst troops. Full Spectrum Warrior is a squad-based, tactical-action game that delivers the experience of squad level command in the heat of battle. This is the full E3 demo, all 14+ minutes of it so it's HUGE!

'Postal 2' Shares Its Love In New Hip-Hop Video

by Rainier on July 2, 2003 @ 3:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

“Shock and awe” videogame developer Running With Scissors is proud to announce that game footage from their medley of malice POSTAL 2, is in the new Black Eyed Peas hip-hop video, “Where’s the Love.” The socially wrenching, thought-provoking video from the Canadian group also features Justin Timberlake (who co-wrote the track) of ’NSYNC fame. The video, from the Peas’ latest album, Elephunk, was released on June 24 to rave reviews.

'Train Collection' Steams Into Stores

by Rainier on July 2, 2003 @ 3:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First Inc. announced today that the Train Collection has shipped to stores nationwide. “The Train Collection gives train buffs the best of all worlds,” explains Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing for Strategy First Inc. “You have a real-time strategy game, a railroad simulator and an add-on all in one box. It is the perfect package for a train enthusiast.”

'XGRA: Extreme G Racing Association' (Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 2, 2003 @ 3:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After the F1 Nurburgring disaster of 2025, the Extreme Gravity Racing Association, or XGRA, was set up as a regulatory governing body for all heavy gravity race events. The XGRA is the future sports equivalent of NASCAR or the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) – They are the rule makers, organizers and ultimately, the overlords of the racing world. Check these new screens & action-packed trailer!!