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Microsoft Releases 'Xbox Live' Details

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2002 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft has revealed the official plans for its exciting online gaming initiative for the Xbox – Xbox Live. The Xbox Live service is scheduled to launch on November 15, 2002 (exactly one year after the US launch of the console) and the starter kit will retail for $49.95. This price includes the headset, a mini-game and one full year of active service (broadband-only).

Receive The Official Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Newsletter

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2002 @ 7:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Now eager Tom Clancy game fans can sign up to receive the latest news on this holiday season's most anticipated game, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, by visiting www.splintercell.com , and registering to receive the official Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell newsletter. The official Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell newsletter will keep gamers informed of the latest Splinter Cell news-anything from developer diaries and producer interviews to screenshots and movies.

Rainbow Six: Raven Shield - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2002 @ 7:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rainbow Six: Raven Shield is the sequel to the immensely popular Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear, 2000 Action Game Of The Year, and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, 1999 Action Game Of The Year. It will be the third game in the Rainbow Six line, which has sold more than 6.7 million copies worldwide. Check out the new Docks/Marina screens!

Former THQ Inc. Executive Joins TDK Team

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2002 @ 7:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive Inc. today announced the appointment of Steve Ryno as vice president of product development. Steve, an interactive entertainment and software industry veteran, brings to TDK Mediactive more than fifteen years of experience.

Aaron Hall's Dungeon Odyssey Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2002 @ 6:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games announced the release of Aaron Hall's Dungeon Odyssey Demo today. Aaron Hall's Dungeon Odyssey is an RPG where you will adventure to far off lands and encounter a multitude of different creatures.

No One Lives Forever 2 - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2002 @ 7:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today we have some new NOLF2 schtuff fer ya! First, we have the latest gadget release: It's Cate's improved, fully-functional, lipstick camera. Monolith didn't skip a beat, all of NOLF2's new equipment and weapons are done with excellent detail. And hmm.. who is that interesting looking character in Cate's view? Also included is another example of the fantastic AI in NOLF2. Folks can expect to be amazed! And for the cherry on top, we have a new shot of Cate's grenade blowing up some H.A.R.M. folk in Siberia. Njoy!

Far Cry - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2002 @ 7:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Far Cry, the player finds himself abducted and taken to a group of beautiful islands in Polynesia where he finds sun, sea, sand and... sub-machineguns! Our unlikely hero soon finds himself fighting for survival against highly trained and heavily armed opponents, whilst becoming ever more embroiled in a deeper conspiracy.

Radon Announces 'Schwarzenberg'

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2002 @ 5:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Radon Labs, developers of the upcoming action/adventure game Project Nomads, announced its latest project for Xbox and PC platforms, Schwarzenberg.

'The Rage' Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2002 @ 5:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fluid Games has released a small patch for its 2D/3D fighting game, The Rage. The small patch fixes a couple of small bugs and includes all previous patches. Check our previously posted review on The Rage, here. Read more for links where to grab this puppy.

The First In-Game Footage Of 'NBA Starting Five'

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2002 @ 4:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get off the bench and get inside the ultimate NBA experience this holiday season as Konami unleashes NBA Starting Five on to the PS2 and Xbox. Endorsed by NBA all-star Tracy McGrady of the Orlando Magic, NBA Starting Five allows players to experience the complete NBA experience with dazzling graphics, intelligent AI and engaging gameplay modes.