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'Halo 2' - Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2002 @ 3:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xbox.com is now hosting the 'Halo 2' trailer as was promised, though you will need to install Windows Media Player 9. There is a Quicktime version on Halo.Bungie.org. More mirrors will pop up soon i assume ...

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Scores Big At the ECTS

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 9:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With one of the most outstanding games of 2002, Ubi Soft is ready to lead the stealth action genre – one of the major categories of video games. Straight from Ubi Soft’s development studio in Montreal, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell adds a new award to its long list after being named Overall Best Game of ECTS 2002 - Europe’s premier trade show for interactive entertainment, before all console products.

'Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 8:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gigex has just put up access to downloads of a demo for Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom, BreakAway and Impressions Games' now-gold isometric strategy/building game set in China. According to Gigex, "The demo includes six tutorial missions set in the ancient Xia dynasty in medieval China, three single-player scenarios set in the Shang dynasty, and one multiplayer mission." The demo is a 130 MB download (Thanks Blues).

Got Game Got 'Adam Blaster: Atomic Enforcer' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 8:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment today announced an agreement with PAN Vision for North American publishing rights to "Adam Blaster: Atomic Enforcer," a third person, real-time 3D action/adventure for the PC. The title is expected to ship in November 2002.

Myst III: Exile's Oriental Age (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today we have some screens from the next Age in the upcoming game, Myst III: Exile for Xbox and PS2 -- the "Amateria Cavern." Each Age in Myst III: Exile was designed by a different designer, so the Ages all have a very distinctive look and feel. Amateria has a very oriental feel with extensive basalt columns, Japanese architecture, and glowing crystal formations.

'Asheron's Call 2 : Fallen Kings' Official Website

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 1:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that hearty adventurers can learn more about the new world of Dereth at the official Asheron's Call 2 Fallen Kings site. Visitors to the newly launched site will find information about the dynamic world in this next-generation MMORPG, including epic story-driven campaigns, three diverse kingdoms, fantastic creatures and a seamless world that is just waiting for heroes to rebuild it.

Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair (Xbox) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 10:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair screens. Dragon's Lair 3D is scheduled to release from Ubi Soft on Xbox and PC this November. The game will also be available on PS2 and GameCube from Encore in November. In the meantime, enjoy the 4 new screens ...

'Your Name in MGS2 SUBSTANCE!' (Dog Tag Names) Campaign

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 9:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Once again, Konami is inviting game players from around the globe to step in to the action-packed world of Metal Gear Solid 2. As of today, players can log on to the Konami JPN website and register to have their name included in the soon-to-be-released Sony PlayStation 2 version of Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance. This DOG TAG Campaign allows players to become a part of the Metal Gear mythos by having their vital stats represented as an in-game soldier. Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (KCEJ) is awaiting the names of those who did not submit their names during the last DOG TAG campaign for "Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty" and those whose names were not picked previously.

'Syberia' Has Gone Gold For North American Market - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 8:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher has just informed us that the North American version of Syberia, their upcoming 3D adventure game directed by BenoĆ®t Sokal (also known as the author of Amerzone) has gone GOLD. Kate Walker, a young and brilliant lawyer from New York, has come to Europe to negotiate the purchase a famous Robot/Toy factory, but will soon have her future completely turned upside down… The game will be shipping September 9th, check a few stunnnig new screens!

'Vivendi' ECTS Screenshot Roundup #2

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2002 @ 7:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

When it pours, it rains .. or something like that .. good thing is, its raining screens and info which is a always nice ... some more roundup screens from Vivendi Universal's lineup ..

  • Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly (GC/PS2)
  • The Scorpion King: Rise of An Akkadian (PS2/GC)
  • Spyro 2: Season of Flame (GBA)
  • Monster Force (GBA)