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Activision & iEntertainment Sign Exclusive Distribution Deal

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 8:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

iEntertainment Network, developer of the Warbirds TotalSim series, announced today that it has signed an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement with Activision, a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products, to ship three of IENT's newest air and land combat game titles to stores for the Christmas 2002 retail season.

'Zoo Tycoon Expansion Pack' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 7:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft has just released a demo for their recently released "Zoo Tycoon Expansion Pack", it contains four tutorials (one from Dinosaur Digs and three from Marine Mania), and one Marine Mania map. The dinosaurs and animals featured in the trial version include the likes of the velociraptor, allosaurus, polar bear, manta ray and pacific walrus. This demo also includes an orca, a show animal that can perform a series of tricks (thanks evilavatar). Read more for links where to grab the goodies ...

'StarCraft: Ghost' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 7:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

StarCraft: Ghost is Blizzard Entertainment’s upcoming tactical-action console game that refines the epic experience of StarCraft to the level of the individual soldier. Engage the StarCraft universe face-to-face as a deadly Ghost operative in the employ of the Dominion. With the help of determined allies, follow story-driven missions that take you from massive planetary battles through dangerous solo operations to an unexpected turn of events that leaves the fate of the universe in your hands. Blizzard just released a new screen, check it out ...

Live 'Video Game Music Concert' At E3 2003

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 7:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Video Games Live At The Hollywood Bowl is the first ever concert showcasing the greatest music in video games and will be performed at the Hollywood Bowl, May 16th. This highly energized event will be taking place on the closing night of the 2003 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the largest interactive entertainment exposition in the United States.

'SeaBlade' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 6:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today its arcade shooter title "SeaBlade" for the Xbox has shipped and will be available at retailers nationwide by the weekend. In SEABLADE (Rated: "T" by the ESRB), gamers take control of a futuristic spacecraft that can fly as well as dive below water with the goal of defeating insidious warlords who have overrun the northern hemisphere in the year 2350.

'Fuel' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 6:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

FUEL is the motor-head's action-thinking, vehicular marathon. In this adrenaline filled, present-day racing game you choose between one of eight characters, adapting your game play to their unique strengths and weaknesses. As you progress through the tournament, you will be required to control your character while on foot, in a dune buggy, a speed boat, and even a helicopter. You will be required to navigate across a vast terrain all the while switching your mode of travel. Each stage of the race will require slightly different tactics in how you get to the next checkpoint. Check out a few new screens ...

'Splinter Cell' (Xbox) - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 6:12 p.m. PST | 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. European gamers have to wait one more week for Splinter Cell to arrive, in the meantime Ubisoft send us a new clip showing off some Sam Fisher movie action, quite impressive. Read more to download it ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 8:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'SimCity 4' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2002 @ 3:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA just released 9 new screens from their next title in the SimCity franchise. EA also notified us that they will be hosting a chat event on Thursday, November 21st at 3PM (PST) with SimCity 4 Producer, Sean Decker where he will answer all of your questions about the Region Play feature in SimCity 4. The event will be held in the SimCity 3000 Unlimited chat room. You must be registered at the SimCity 3000 Unlimited website so get there early to register and submit your questions. Read more for the new screens ...

'RalliSport Challenge' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2002 @ 10:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft has release a demo of the recent PC version of Digital Illusions' racing game RalliSport Challenge. The demo contains two drivable Pro class cars, four tracks and two game modes from the full version of the game, and is a whopping 221 mb big! (thanks Homelan). Read more for links where to grab the demo ...