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'Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter' - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2002 @ 6:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hundreds of years in the future, several dominant races (Human, Jaldari, and Velleakan) occupy a host of solar systems and discover new planets on a regular basis. Huge conglomerates vie for rich resources on every new world, resulting in fighting, smuggling and the emergence of pirate clans. To combat this growing trend towards war, the government sets up a group of highly elite Rangers, who are quickly brought down by an unknown traitor. Mace Griffin, the only surviving ranger, becomes a bounty hunter and sets out to discover the truth behind his team's ruin. Read more to check out the trailer showing off some spiffy in-game action...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2002 @ 9:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Smash Cars' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2002 @ 5:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

No rules radio-controlled racing through a variety of off-road realistic worlds. Smash Cars drivers steer remote-control cars in a high-speed race where daily life is in full swing with giant objects and people interacting with and hindering the path of your tiny car. Don’t drop the hammer too fast or people, animals, cars and a variety of other real-world obstacles may spin you into trouble. A one- or two-player game, Smash Cars provides special control features including power boosts, jumps, and the most realistic physics for enhanced driving action. A few news screens ...

'Black & Bruised' (PS2/NGC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2002 @ 2:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Black & Bruised thrusts players into the colorful world of 18 lively boxers, each forced into competitive boxing for individual reasons. Competing in 18 different arenas, players learn the life story of each boxer and how winning will benefit them. Characters are differentiated not only by their look, but by their individual personalities, which are enhanced by the game’s advanced AI system. More than 30 unique and detailed facial animations are used to convey the boxer’s mood and reaction to landed punches. Read more to check out some new screens and a new trailer.. Njoy!

Hollywood Stars Do Voice-overs in 'Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc'

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2002 @ 11:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment has announced two Hollywood celebrities who will play feature voiceover roles in Rayman3 Hoodlum Havoc, a video game slated for release in March 2003 that is already stirring a buzz among the gaming community. Read more for details and download a Globox sample file ...

'Wallace & Gromit' (PS2/Xbox) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2002 @ 11:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In 'Wallace & Gromit' players will rescue young animals from the clutches of mischievous monkeys and thwart Feathers McGraw's twisted and diabolical plan for total zoo domination. Set in an immersive 3D world, the player is cast as Gromit and is challenged to solve puzzles and locate keys in order to rescue the young animals. Machine parts, located throughout the game's many testing levels, must also be gathered so that the ever-inventive Wallace can create a marvellous contraption with which to deal the final knockout blow to the dastardly Feathers and his vile plans. Check out the new load of Xbox and PS2 screens ...

'Counter Strike' & 'Team Factor' - Dedicated Servers

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2002 @ 10:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A new beta of the dedicated server software for Counter-Strike is now available. There is a Counter-Strike Win32 server v4.1.1.0c version available as well as a Counter-Strike Linux server v3.1.1.0c version. Meanwhile, a new version 1.25 dedicated Linux server for Team Factor has been released which allows the hosting of a server for the European version of the game only (thanks Blue's News). Read more for details, install help and links where to grab the goods ...

'Lionheart' - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2002 @ 7:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It is 1588 A.D., a critical year of an alternate history hauntingly familiar yet fantastically alien to our own. Because of one fateful event during the Third Crusade, the history of this world diverged. This event, the Disjunction, ripped open a long-sealed breach to other worlds. Magic energy and powerful spirits flowed into the world, changing the lands and the people forever. Read more for links to grab the very first trailer with in-game footage from Black Isle Studios/Reflexive Entertainment's "Lionheart". Njoy!

'Sammy Studios' Strengthens Developer Team

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2002 @ 6:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sammy Studios Inc. today announced the addition of Clinton Keith. Clinton comes to the company from Rockstar San Diego, the developer formerly known as Angel Studios, Inc., where he served as director/lead programmer. He joins Sammy Studios as lead tools programmer, working with teams currently creating the company’s first internally-developed video games in North America.

'World War II Online' - Free Play & New Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2002 @ 6:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

PlayGATE is contacting all former players to let them hear some great news- they have released a major update with new features, gameplay and vehicles AND starting Friday, December 13th you can come back and play for free! At approximately 1700 ET on Friday, December 13th, they will reactivate all accounts which were closed between June 6th 2001 and December 10th, 2002 for access to the game and forums. This does not apply to banned or special promotional accounts. On or before January 11th, 2003 you'll need to update your billing information in order to continue playing. We already have the latest patch available so read more for details and links where to grab it ...