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Synaptic Soup & Octagon Announce 'Crazy Car Championship' - Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2002 @ 5:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Octagon Entertainment has signed a representation agreement with Synaptic Soup to find worldwide publishing for the arcade-style racing game Crazy Car Championship, currently in development for two next-gen consoles.

Swedish 'Gamex' Expo Delayed

by Rainier on June 24, 2002 @ 10:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today it was decided that the long awaited Swedish gaming exhibition "Gamex" is delayed to next year, but the conference and trade event "NIME:02" will continue as planned in October. The future for NIME looks bright, and over 40 people from the best game developers, publishers and mobile companies are already confirmed to speak in the conference. However, if you're not directly working in the games business, you can still buy a conference pass to access the conference and trade expo. But you have to be atleast 18 years old to enter the show.

eJay Clubworld (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2002 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After phenomenal success on the PC, eJay has branched out onto PS2 with its latest software eJay Clubworld. The Stuttgart-based developers have carried out extensive research into the technical capabilities of the PS2 and are convinced it is the ideal console platform on which to showcase eJay music software first. "We have great plans for eJay Clubworld," says Hajo Ewert, Director of Marketing & Sales at eJay Entertainment GmbH. "Thanks to the sound capabilities of the PS2, eJay Clubworld will set a new standard for music games on that platform. eJay Clubworld enables gamers to enjoy a richer, more intense music experience than was previously possible on a video game system."

Mustang vs. Fw190 - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2002 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As the streams of daylight bombers flew out from sleepy villages in East Anglia and headed across Europe, vulnerable to fighters and flak, they were glad of the company of their ‘little friends’ – the P-51 Mustangs that escorted them to their targets. Meanwhile, the finest German fighter of WWII, the Fw 190, was airborne and on its way to take on the Mustangs and stop the bombers in their tracks. The stage was set for the ultimate dogfight between these two bitter adversaries. Press the starter, join this tumult in the clouds and pit these two great fighters against each other once again. Njoy the 30 screens!

Riding Spirits - Trailer

by Rainier on June 22, 2002 @ 7:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Riding Spirits is an exhilarating, fast paced motorcycle racing game currently being developed by Japanese publisher and development studio Spike. An experienced multi-platform developer, Spike are best known for the beat 'em up hit, Fire Pro Wrestling, which BAM! launched on the Game Boy Advance last summer. Riding Spirits is scheduled to ship to stores in June this year. Read more to find links where to grab the trailer (available in several resolutions).

Asheron's Call 2 - New Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2002 @ 4:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Asheron's Call 2" is the next generation fantasy MMORPG in which the world dynamically evolves around you. Enter a land devastated by a magical disaster, where the players must rebuild the world. "Asheron's Call 2" features an all-new graphics engine, combat system and dynamic content system to deliver a rich, engaging fantasy world where world-shaking changes sweep you along an epic story-line. Today we serve up 6 new screens shozing off the beauty of the beast .. or something ;) Njoy!

'Soldier Of Fortune II' Update Patch Expected - Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2002 @ 3:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision just send us a note that Raven Software is in the process of cooking up an update patch for their recently released first-person shooter, "Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix". The patch will not only fix issues in the game, but also have 4 new maps : Hong Kong Streets, The Barn, Kamchatka Factory, Airport Warehouse. Read more to see some screens from each map.

'Gore' & 'Arx Fatalis' (German) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 22, 2002 @ 12:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Friday's is the day of the demo's and today is no different. 4D Rulers & Dreamcatcher just released a demo of their recently gone retail First Person Shooter "Gore". Arkane Studios & JoWood today also released a demo of their soon to be released (but already completed) First Person RPG "Arx Fatalis". Read more for a few details and links where to get them (thanks blues).

Konami Of America Sponsors "Op King Of Skate"

by Rainier on June 21, 2002 @ 9:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of America Inc., announced today that it is sponsoring the cutting-edge OP King of Skate (www.kingofskate.com) competition that seeks to award the world’s most innovative, talented skateboarder with a $25,000 cash prize. This winner-take-all contest will showcase skateboarding’s best athletes including Bob Burnquist, Tony Hawk, Danny Way, Geoff Rowley, Mike Valleley and Eric Koston, as they create, build and execute their own, nearly impossible skate tricks.

Aero the Acrobat (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 21, 2002 @ 9:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metro3D, Inc. announced today the release of Aero the Acrobat, exclusively for Nintendo Game Boy Advance, which hits store shelves nationwide this week. This all-new high-flying action adventure is developed in partnership with Atomic Planet Entertainment and David Siller, the award-winning creator, producer, and designer of some of the industry’s most popular video game character franchises. The game features an ESRB rating for “Everyone.”