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'Crashday' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2003 @ 12:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crashday puts the player in a world of stunts, dents and adrenalin. His task is to scrap his vehicle with breathtaking stunts or to wreck cars in aggressive street races, showing his opponents that they made a fatal mistake in choosing him as their enemy. The battle setting place in maps partly created by the player is sponsored by a crazy video shop owner who sells new vehicles, weapons and other upgrades from time to time.

Logitech Achieves 'Force Feedback Racing Wheels' Milestone

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2003 @ 11:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Logitech today announced that it has sold more than one million force feedback wheels worldwide since the original Logitech Formula Force GP rolled off the production line in September 1998. Logitech has now brought to market eight force feedback-enabled wheels across the PC, PlayStation2 and Nintendo GameCube gaming platforms, and was the first company to introduce a force feedback wheel for any console.

'Homeworld 2' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2003 @ 11:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that Homeworld2, the sequel to 1999's award-winning, space-based real-time strategy game, Homeworld, has gone gold and will ship to North American retailers September 16, 2003. Homeworld 2, the sequel to one of 1999's highly acclaimed RTS games, returns players to the helm of the most powerful space armada in the universe as they battle to keep their home. The highly-anticipated follow up title includes multiplayer competition for up to five other players, in addition to an engrossing single player saga, and features startling space effects like dust gas clouds, wispy nebulae, and ghostly derelict hulks of space ships rendered with spectacular Hollywood-style special effects.

'Chrome' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2003 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Techland announced today that the worldwide version of Chrome goes gold. Chrome is a tactical FPP shooter taking place in distant future. Colonization of a newly discovered planetary system is the background for the game. Chrome offers photorealistic graphics depicting vast, forested terrain and unique playability based on the implant system, vehicles, and freedom of the player during the missions. To find out more about Chrome, please visit or the Techland exhibitions at GC Games Convention in Leipzig/Germany between 21 and 24 of August 2003 or at the upcoming ECTS in London. No specific shipping date was announced, although several retailers have it listed for mid-september. In the meantime, you can check our Chrome preview!
UPDATE : Strategy First send out word that this does NOT count for the North American version

Namco Takes Control of the Wheel with 'Street Racing Syndicate'

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2003 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Further strengthening its racing games legacy, Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that it has purchased Street Racing Syndicate (SRS) out of video game publisher 3DO's bankruptcy court proceedings. Currently in development at UK-based studio, Eutechnyx Ltd., Street Racing Syndicate puts players behind the wheel in the fast-paced world of underground motorsports. Under Namco's new charge, the title will release in Q3 2004 on the next generation game consoles.

'Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition' (GBA) Ships

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2003 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games Inc. announced today that Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition, the Game Boy Advance sequel to Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, has shipped. From Midway's best-selling Mortal Kombat franchise comes Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition, an exclusive videogame for the Game Boy Advance, delivering multi-link play and "karnage" that offers Mortal Kombat's infamous brutality. New bloodthirsty partnership opportunities for the Game Boy Advance will allow up to four players to battle in tournaments and tag team play.

'Massive Assault' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2003 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Massive Assault is's upcoming 3D global domination strategy game. Take the command of "Axis-of-Good" forces and defeat the secret alliance of "Shadow Clique" on one of 6 distant planets. The rebels decided to seize the power on Earth by first conquering the space colonies, which provide vital energy resources to A.O.G. The war for global domination will unroll on continents, at sea and in the air. Lead your divisions, fleets and air squadrons against those, who dared threaten our freedom and democracy! Wargaming was so nice to send us some new screens showing off the new graphics and effects.

Akella Announces 'Alice’s Space Adventure'

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2003 @ 8:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Akella announces the development of a new game, “Alice’s Space Adventure”. Akella, well known as the leading naval games developer, is pushing it’s own boundaries by working in an entirely different genre. Alice’s Space Adventures is an all new arcade game for children in a classic animation style. Joined by Alice, her father-scientist, the melancholy space ship captain, the good-natured and funny monster and Talker the bird, you’ll visit the future, different planets within our galaxy, deep space, pirate caves and will puzzle out some difficult detective stories. Read more for details ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2003 @ 1:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'MoH AA: Breakthrough' - Multiplayer Demo In September

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2003 @ 11:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Over at PlanetMedalOfHonor they got official word from their sources about the Medal Of Honor Allied Assault: Breakthrough demo. Expected a bit later as mentioned before, it now should arrived the first or second week in September. The demo will be multiplayer and will feature maps and weapons from the Italian campaign, and will also incorporate the new Liberation mode play-style (thanks GenGamers). Of course we will have the puppy up on our file servers as soon as it's available!