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'BattleBots' (Gamecube) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 9:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BattleBots is based on the popular, adrenaline-pumping TV show of the same name pitting contestant-designed, radio-controlled robots against each other inside a high-tech arena equipped with hazardous obstacles such as kill saws and giant sledgehammers. The BattleBots show is currently in its fourth season and averages more than 3.5 million viewers per week. Expected for Gamecube and PS2. Njoy the screens!

Brightstar's ECTS 2002 LineUp - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 9:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Some leftovers from the ECTS 2002 show ... Brightstar Ent. is coming up with a few PC titles so today we hit them up for some more info and a few screens for : Drift - The Second Stone Age, RC Helicopter Indoor Flight Simulation and Virtual City 2002. Njoy!

'Die Hard: Vendetta' (Gamecube) - Teaser Site

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 8:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The world's unluckiest cop - John McClane - is back again in an all-new action-packed original story for the GameCube - Die Hard: Vendetta! See if you have what it takes to step into the shoes (or bare feet) of John McClane with the debut of the Die Hard: Vendetta teaser site on September 5th at 10:00am PST. Die Hard: Vendetta delivers the most intense first person shooter for the Nintendo GameCube. Based on the ever-popular Die Hard film and games license, this non-stop action-packed game brings to the Nintendo GameCube advanced AI, "Hero Mode", an all-new original story, heavy weaponry, stealth gameplay, Dynamic Cinema Cam and more. Be sure to bookmark the teaser site and get a taste of Die Hard: Vendetta and coming very soon...an all new TRAILER!

US Chess Champion Larry Christiansen vs. 'Chessmaster 9000'

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 8:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment and The Internet Chess Club (Chessclub.com), the world's premiere online chess destination, today announced that reigning US Chess Champion, Grandmaster Larry Christiansen, will play Chessmaster 9000 in a four game match played over two days via live internet broadcast. These games will be broadcast on Chessclub.com's website. The games will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29, 2002, with the first beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time and a second game beginning at 6 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time each day. Mr. Christiansen will take on four different Grandmaster-level personalities from the Chessmaster 9000 retail product, finally facing The Chessmaster on Sunday at 6 p.m.

Neocron - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 7:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Neocron is one of the three remaining cities on Earth emerged from the ruins of World War III. Partake in criminal activities, live peacefully, become a spy, choose to be a PSI-Monk with extraordinary powers or be a Tank Warrior, and go for some evil destruction. But bear in mind one thing… “It’s a new world, a new life… live it!”

NCAA College Basketball 2K3 (PS2/XB/GC) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 7:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sega Sports hits the college hardwood in NCAA College Basketball 2K3. From tip-off at Midnight Madness to the net cutting in New Orleans, NCAA College Basketball 2K3 delivers the complete college hoops experience. Every Division I school is here and represented in true college fashion, complete with energetic cheerleaders, rabid student sections, and spirited bands swaying in the stands, all adding to the madness of college hoops. Today we got some "SEGA Sports NCAA College Basketball 2K3" screens for the PS2, Xbox and GameCube.

Run Like Hell (PS2) Goes Gold!

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 6:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interplay Entertainment Corp. and Vivendi Universal Games announced today that Interplay's highly anticipated game Run Like Hell has gone gold. The game for PlayStation2 is scheduled to be available at retail in early October and will be distributed by Vivendi Universal Games.

NBA 2K3 (PS2/XB/GC) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 6:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NBA 2K3 powers forward with the kind of improvement that only results from an off-season dedicated to perfection. Imagine jump shots so real players actually adjust their movement in mid-air based on distance from the hoop and defensive pressure; a passing touch that gives you the control to skirt a defender or start a fast break; and dribble moves that let you jab left, rock right, crossover, spin and much more. It’s all happening in NBA 2K3. Accurate impact from collisions, especially hard fouls and authoritative dunks; shot blocking with emphasis on precise hand-to-ball contact; and the ability to lunge for the loose ball, even if it means ending up on some celebrity’s lap. Check the new screens from the xbox, playstation and gamecube version!

Splinter Cell (Xbox) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 6:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Splinter Cell invites gamers to delve into the dark shadows of cyber-terrorism, shadow agencies, and covert operations. The player controls Sam Fisher, a solo operative directed by a top secret, “black ops” wing of the National Security Agency. Alone, yet armed with some of the best hi-tech weapons on the market, Sam walks the fine line between what is legal and what is necessary. He must infiltrate enemy territory and neutralize the opponents—all without leaving a trace. Today we have some new screens, a animated crouching Sam and a few shots of a split jump ... check it out!

'Super Mario Sunshine' Sells BIG

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 5:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The world's favorite plumber has returned with a bang! During its first 10 days of availability, Super Mario Sunshine for Nintendo GameCube is already a smash hit, selling through more than 350,000 games. This is a total not achieved by any competitor, including Xbox's popular Halo or Playstation 2's Grand Theft Auto 3 until a month or more on store shelves.