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EA To Support PS2 Online Initiative

by Rainier on May 15, 2002 @ 11:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that it will bring Madden NFL 2003 to the PlayStation2 for online play. EA’s worldwide studios also have plans for additional EA SPORTS and EA GAMES franchises that will take full advantage of the PlayStation 2 console’s online capabilities.

Mythic Announces 'Dark Age of Camelot' Expansion 'Shrouded Isles'

by Rainier on May 15, 2002 @ 7:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment, creator of the multiple award winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game Dark Age of Camelot, today announced that the game's highly anticipated first expansion pack is currently in development. Dark Age of Camelot: Shrouded Islesä is set for a late 2002 release and will continue setting new standards for online game-play. The game will be developed by Mythic Entertainment and co-published with Abandon Entertainment.

Ubi Soft & Rage Announce 'Rocky' Games - Screens

by Rainier on May 15, 2002 @ 6:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world's leading videogame publishers, today announced an exclusive deal with Rage Software, to publish games based on the award-winning and beloved Rocky movies. Rocky will be available on all next generation consoles (PS2/Xbox/GameCuBe/GBA) and will launch in North and South America this fall.

Acclaim's Celebrity Lineup At E3

by Rainier on May 15, 2002 @ 5:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In support of its exciting new holiday offerings for 2002, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. announced a powerhouse lineup of celebrity athletes available to sign autographs, take photographs and honor media interviews at the Company's booth (#1046, South Hall), during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) at the Los Angeles Convention Center, May 22-24, 2002.

'Defender Of The Crown' (GBA) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on May 15, 2002 @ 5:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This is the Age of Chivalry! A time of lusty wenches and black-hearted villains. King Richard has been murdered and England is thrown into civil war! Amidst the ringing clash of steel and the thunder of charging steeds the bold Saxon knights have chosen you to lead them into battle against the hated Normans. Ahh man! Just the way i remember it from the Commodore 64!

THQ Announces 'Bob the Builder: Bob Builds A Park'

by Rainier on May 15, 2002 @ 4:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced that "Bob the Builder: Bob Builds A Park" for PC is in development. Just what we been waiting for ... NOT

Microsoft & Flextronics Move Xbox Manufacturing To China

by Rainier on May 15, 2002 @ 4:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Corp., along with its manufacturing partner Flextronics Corp., today announced plans to establish a manufacturing and assembly operation for the Xbox in China later this year. The companies also stated that the console manufacturing operation in Hungary would be relocated to Doumen, China. In addition to the Xbox operations at Flextronics' Guadalajara, Mexico, facility and the new operations in China, Microsoft will add another facility in Asia in the future.

'NFL Fever 2003' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 15, 2002 @ 2:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A smash hit in its rookie season, this franchise will include several new customization and presentation features and gameplay enhancements. In "NFL Fever 2003," gamers can customize uniforms, playbooks and plays. "NFL Fever 2003" updates will include up-to-date rosters, the NFL’s new eight-division format, the new expansion team, the Houston Texans, and new stadiums for the Bears, Lions and Patriots. The gridiron game also will feature online capabilities. Check these nifty screens.

Microsoft Reduces Xbox Price

by Rainier on May 15, 2002 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Through a carefully planned effort that includes the participation of key retailers and third-party publishers, Microsoft Corp. today unveiled its plans for a North American price reduction of the Xbox. Effective immediately, Xbox will have an estimated retail price of $199.99 in the United States ($299.99 CAN). The price reduction will be supported by a multimillion dollar national merchandising and marketing campaign set to begin this weekend. Microsoft also announced it is reducing the price of Xbox in Japan to 24,800 yen effective Wednesday, May 22.

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (Xbox) - Trailer

by Rainier on May 15, 2002 @ 1:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

FilePlanet is now mirroring the official Xbox trailer of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. See the beautiful graphics, landscapes, and environments as the movie runs through actual game footage of this awesome title. Since fileplanet's is a whopping 40mb we compressed their version down to 20mb (divx format). Read more for links where to grab it!