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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.

Project Nomads - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 4:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A once proud civilization is on the brink of destruction. A terrible disaster has left their home world shattered into many pieces. These flying islands are the homes of the survivors. Among these survivors are beautiful Susie, smart John and strong Goliath. Choose one of these characters, then turn your islands into powerful fortresses, solve mysterious quests and save your two lost friends. Special magic artifacts will enable you to construct factories, power stations and defensive structures. You will produce machines, doubledeckers and zeppelins, which will be used to collect further artefacts and raw materials used as energy sources, and protect them from enemy attacks. This game is damn cool and has an original game concept, check the 28 screens!

'Battlefield 1942' Demo Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 3:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA and DICE have just released the new Battlefield 1942 v1.1 demo which fixes a number of issues including the 60hz bug and support for All-Seeing-Eye amongst other things. If you run a BF1942 server, here is the 1.1 release of the dedicated server files. This is a full new version, not a patch. Read more for details and links where to grab it ..

'Halo 2' - Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 3:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xbox.com is now hosting the 'Halo 2' trailer as was promised, though you will need to install Windows Media Player 9. There is a Quicktime version on Halo.Bungie.org. More mirrors will pop up soon i assume ...

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Scores Big At the ECTS

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 9:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With one of the most outstanding games of 2002, Ubi Soft is ready to lead the stealth action genre – one of the major categories of video games. Straight from Ubi Soft’s development studio in Montreal, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell adds a new award to its long list after being named Overall Best Game of ECTS 2002 - Europe’s premier trade show for interactive entertainment, before all console products.

'Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 8:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gigex has just put up access to downloads of a demo for Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom, BreakAway and Impressions Games' now-gold isometric strategy/building game set in China. According to Gigex, "The demo includes six tutorial missions set in the ancient Xia dynasty in medieval China, three single-player scenarios set in the Shang dynasty, and one multiplayer mission." The demo is a 130 MB download (Thanks Blues).