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Busy Shipping Day!

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2002 @ 1:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios announced the shipping of Blinx: The Time Sweeper to retail outlets across North America earlier today for Xbox. Developed by Japan-based Artoon and billed as the first ‘4-D’ platformer, Blinx: The Time Sweeper has players venturing out as Blinx the cat as he tries to repair glitches in time. The game is host to over 30 levels, and uses the Xbox hard drive to digitally record players movements so that the game can be rewound, slowed down, and or fast-forwarded (hence the 4D billing). Also shipping today is Microsoft's Whacked! for Xbox. Developed by Presto Studios, Whacked! has players fighting eight other contestants on an over-the-top game show for its grand prize. Whacked! supports gameplay modes including: Chicken mode, King of the Hill, Grab ‘n’ Run, Fragfest and Dodgeball, multiplayer modes both online and for four-players, and over 40 weapons and power-ups. Eidos Interactive announced that it’s shipped the PS2 version of TimeSplitters 2 to retail outlets across North America. Developed by Free Radical Designs, TimeSplitters 2 has players battling against the TimeSplitters in the hopes of saving the human race from enslavement. TimeSplitters 2 ships next week for Xbox and GameCube.

Delta Force : Black Hawk Down - News Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2002 @ 12:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in Somalia in 1993, Delta Force - Black Hawk Down is based upon and around the Operation Restore Hope and Task Force Ranger campaigns and follows members of the elite Delta Force, U.S. Army Rangers, 10th Mountain Division and the Night Stalkers as they participate in a number of daring raids against the oppressive Somali warlords in and around Mogadishu. 17 brand new screens... njoy!

WarCraft III - New Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2002 @ 12:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has just released a new update patch bringing their top-selling Real Time Strategy game WarCraft III : Reign of Chaos to v1.3. This patch addresses TONS of fixes, upgrades, editor fixes and so on.. read more for detiled fix list and liks where to grab it.

'Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2002 @ 12:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Robin Hood, a new game of tactics and action, thrusts players into an amazing and realistic medieval environment where they are hauled from the depths of Sherwood Forest to the ramparts of Nottingham Castle. A lot of people have been asking about the main differences between Robin Hood and Desperados. Spellbound has therefore kindly provided us with a JPEG slide show with relevant information regarding this.

'Brianstorm: The Game Show' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 10:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Global Star Software has begun shipping their all-new multi-player trivia challenge, Brianstorm: The Game Show for the PC platform.

'World War II' Wednesdays Begins - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 10:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BIG NEWS! Every Wednesday from now until mid-November has been designated as “WWII theme day”. This means that every Wednesday we will put up NEW content from Strategy First's upcoming WWII strategy titles, "GI Combat Episode 1: Battle of Normandy" (Freedom Games) and "Hearts of Iron" (Paradox Entertainment). Read more for details and 10 brand new screens from each game.

No One Lives Forever 2 - Patch v1.1 Update

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 9:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Some NOLF2 users are still experiencing difficulty after the 1.1 patch. Read more for detailed instructions for users to get their game running in case the patch doesn't resolve the problem.

'NBA Starting Five' Ships To Stores Nationwide

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 9:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of America Inc., today announced that NBA STARTING FIVE has shipped to stores nationwide. The latest hoops game from Konami, NBA Starting Five is now available for the PlayStation 2 at an SRP of $39.99, while the Xbox edition is set to ship on October 29th at an SRP of $49.99.

House of the Dead III (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 7:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In "The House of the Dead III," players will defy the undead with shotgun in hand as they explore a post-apocalyptic wasteland of unrelenting terror. Fans of the series will thrill to beautifully rendered gore, time-sensitive gameplay and a wide variety of branching paths. Gamers take out wave after wave of horrific zombies as they travel different routes and advance the storyline, uncovering new secrets and hidden areas along the way. The all-new shotgun comes in handy when surrounded by an army of undead. Players must use it wisely to take out multiple enemies in a single blast as they plow their way through the most exhilarating nightmare yet. 12 new screens .. njoy!

Devastation - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 6:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Devastation is a next-generation Unreal Engine-powered, team-based FPS set in a near future technology dark age, where corporations rule and deadly Pacification Squad Troopers enforcing their will. Developed by Digitalo, and co-published by ARUSH Entertainment and Groove Games, Devastation features Hollywood-style special effects, an engrossing single player story, frenetic multiplayer modes and Karma physics for incredible real world interactions and rag doll deaths. Read more to check 9 brand new, beautiful, action packed screens!