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Microsoft Vs. Sony - Kicking Off Price War II

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 6:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

On August 28, Sony announced that it would lower the price of its PlayStation 2 games console to E249-259/GBP169.99 across Europe. Within hours, Microsoft countered by cutting the price of its Xbox to E249/GBP159.99. Interesting read/opinions ...

CDV's NON-ECTS LineUp - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 6:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

One of the big "missing" companies at the ECTS 2002 is German CDV. For some odd reason, they are NOT there ... that of course did not stop them from sending out some screens to show off their upcoming titles, such as :

  • Neocron
  • No Mans Land
  • Project Nomads
  • Blitzkrieg
  • Cossacks : Back To War
  • Imperium Galactica 3 : Genesis
  • Combat Missions 2
  • American Conquest

UbiSoft's ECTS 2002 LineUp - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 5:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft is priding themselves on a strong PC title lineup and released some more screens ... nothing surprising and some of the screens look real familiar, but for the people who havent seen them yet .. here's another chance to check out :

  • Splinter Cell
  • Rainbow 6 : Ravenshield
  • XIII

IL-2 Sturmovik: The Forgotten Battles - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In addition to the new campaigns set on the Finnish and Hungarian fronts and new single and multiplayer missions, several new playable and AI controlled Russian, German and British aircraft will be featured in IL-2 Sturmovik: The Forgotten Battles. A bunch of new screens to show you the goods! Njoy!

Prowler Announces 'StarLock' Beta Test Signup Date

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 4:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prowler Productions is pleased to announce that beta tester signup for their upcoming Sci-Fi MMORPG StarLock will begin October 1st. Beta testing itself is slated to start November 1st with the final public release of StarLock planned for January 1st. Please stay tuned for more information on StarLock and on how to register for the beta test as the October 1st signup draws closer. In the meantime, those looking to learn more about StarLock can visit the official website.

Ubi Soft Ships 'Sabrina The Teenage Witch: Potion Commotion'

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 4:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced that it has shipped Sabrina The Teenage Witch: Potion Commotion for the Game Boy Advance to U.S. retail stores. Sabrina The Teenage Witch: Potion Commotion finds Sabrina in an action adventure quest to save the day using all of her magical abilities. Featuring platform action, puzzles and addictive mini games, Sabrina The Teenage Witch: Potion Commotion has an MSRP of $29.99.

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 4:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami is to follow-up its immensely successful sci-fi action PlayStation 2 title Zone of the Enders and the recently released Zone of the Enders: Fist of Mars for Game Boy Advance with a greatly expanded PlayStation 2 epic, entitled The 2nd Runner. Check these 20+ new screens ...

'Blade Mistress' Goes Open BETA

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2002 @ 1:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aggressive Game Designs has just made its new MMORPG, Blade Mistress, available for all players during a free open BETA period. Blade Mistress is a server-centric, ultra-low bandwidth, persistent world, massively multiplayer, 3D graphical fantasy role-playing game.

Arxel Tribe's ECTS Lineup - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2002 @ 11:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Arxel Tribe is rolling out a few very impressive looking games at the ECTS 2002 ... We got all the goodies for you from :

  • Galdiators
  • Mistmare
  • Ring II
  • Hannibal

3DO's ECTS Screens (PC/PS2/GBA/NGC/XBX)

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2002 @ 10:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Now up on deck is 3DO and its ECTS lineup. Be aware there is ALOT of screens, so be patient... The candy is from following games:

  • Heroes of Might and Magic IV: The Gathering Storm (PC)
  • Army Men: Sarge's War (Gamecube)
  • Army Men: Turf Wars (GBA)
  • Cubix Showdown(Gamecube/PS2)
  • Jacked (GC PS2 Xb)
  • Street Racing Syndicate (GC PS2 Xb)
  • Army Men: Air Combat "The Elite Missions" (Gamecube)