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Hollywood Stars Do Voice-overs in 'Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc'

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2002 @ 11:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment has announced two Hollywood celebrities who will play feature voiceover roles in Rayman3 Hoodlum Havoc, a video game slated for release in March 2003 that is already stirring a buzz among the gaming community. Read more for details and download a Globox sample file ...

'Wallace & Gromit' (PS2/Xbox) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2002 @ 11:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In 'Wallace & Gromit' players will rescue young animals from the clutches of mischievous monkeys and thwart Feathers McGraw's twisted and diabolical plan for total zoo domination. Set in an immersive 3D world, the player is cast as Gromit and is challenged to solve puzzles and locate keys in order to rescue the young animals. Machine parts, located throughout the game's many testing levels, must also be gathered so that the ever-inventive Wallace can create a marvellous contraption with which to deal the final knockout blow to the dastardly Feathers and his vile plans. Check out the new load of Xbox and PS2 screens ...

'Counter Strike' & 'Team Factor' - Dedicated Servers

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2002 @ 10:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A new beta of the dedicated server software for Counter-Strike is now available. There is a Counter-Strike Win32 server v4.1.1.0c version available as well as a Counter-Strike Linux server v3.1.1.0c version. Meanwhile, a new version 1.25 dedicated Linux server for Team Factor has been released which allows the hosting of a server for the European version of the game only (thanks Blue's News). Read more for details, install help and links where to grab the goods ...

'Lionheart' - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2002 @ 7:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It is 1588 A.D., a critical year of an alternate history hauntingly familiar yet fantastically alien to our own. Because of one fateful event during the Third Crusade, the history of this world diverged. This event, the Disjunction, ripped open a long-sealed breach to other worlds. Magic energy and powerful spirits flowed into the world, changing the lands and the people forever. Read more for links to grab the very first trailer with in-game footage from Black Isle Studios/Reflexive Entertainment's "Lionheart". Njoy!

'Sammy Studios' Strengthens Developer Team

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2002 @ 6:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sammy Studios Inc. today announced the addition of Clinton Keith. Clinton comes to the company from Rockstar San Diego, the developer formerly known as Angel Studios, Inc., where he served as director/lead programmer. He joins Sammy Studios as lead tools programmer, working with teams currently creating the company’s first internally-developed video games in North America.

'World War II Online' - Free Play & New Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2002 @ 6:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

PlayGATE is contacting all former players to let them hear some great news- they have released a major update with new features, gameplay and vehicles AND starting Friday, December 13th you can come back and play for free! At approximately 1700 ET on Friday, December 13th, they will reactivate all accounts which were closed between June 6th 2001 and December 10th, 2002 for access to the game and forums. This does not apply to banned or special promotional accounts. On or before January 11th, 2003 you'll need to update your billing information in order to continue playing. We already have the latest patch available so read more for details and links where to grab it ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2002 @ 9:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Samurai Jack' (GBA) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2002 @ 8:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Samurai Jack is a bold adventure show on Cartoon Network. In the distant past, an evil shape-shifting wizard named Aku brought destruction upon the land. As the citizens’ last hope, a young Jack is sent away to train in the various combat and philosophical arts to become a samurai warrior. When Samurai Jack returns to find the people of his town oppressed, his mother gives him his father’s magic sword. To free the people, Jack goes in search of Aku. A few new sword yielding screens for you to enjoy!

'Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2002 @ 8:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

He's a hero for the ages, living in a twisted world of mind-numbing madness. Meet Rayman – again, or for the first time – starring in his latest Ubi Soft video game adventure, Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc, which has gamers already a-buzz. This latest installation of the 11 million-plus best-selling hit series features psychedelic 3D worlds, heinous hoodlums and irreverent cast of characters with unbelievable powers. Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc will be available in March 2003 on all next-generation platforms including PS2, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Xbox, and PC CD-Rom. A boatload of screens (90 in total) for all platforms.

'Black & Bruised' (NGC/PS2) - Official Website

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2002 @ 12:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Offering gamers an online introduction to the game regarded by many as "the next generation Super Punch Out," Majesco today announced the launch of the official website of their over-the-top boxing title, Black & Bruised.