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'Beach Volleyball' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 9:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Beach Volleyball brings the excitement of Spring Break to the PlayStation2 taking you to the world’s hottest Spring Break locations to compete in 2-on-2 beach volleyball! Straigth from the Acclaim press event, another batch of screens!

'Dakar 2: Special Stages Racing' (NGC/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 8:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The world’s most insane off-road rally race returns to the consoles bigger and badder than ever before with Dakar 2: Special Stages Racing for the GameCube and Xbox. Choose from a vast assortment of fully licensed trucks, cars and motorcycles in which you’ll compete against the elements that mother-nature has placed in your path to victory. This is a no holds barred quest for world rally supremacy! Check out these new screens as well as an in-game trailer ...

'Soul Calibur 2' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Official Website & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 4:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Soul Calibur 2 will feature 13 fighters, platform specific characters such as Link (GameCube), Heinachi (PlayStation 2) and Spawn (Xbox), 7 gameplay modes including: Arcade, Vs, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice, and Weapon Master, and 200 weapons when released. The newly launched site has official forums, screenshots, e-mail and news updates. In addition to all that, small, medium and large versions of the Soul Calibur 2 trailer are available at the site, which we have mirror'd here. Read more for download links ...

'Dead or Alive Extreme Beach Volleybal' (Xbox) - Intro Movie

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 2:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Talk about a southern island fantasy! Imagine being in Paradise for two whole weeks, with no-one but the lovely ladies of Dead or Alive to keep you company! Except instead of fighting - it's all about another exciting and reaction testing activity - beach volleyball. In "Dead or Alive Extreme Beach Volleyball", you play as a character you select out of all seven of the Dead or Alive ladies, along with one new character and enjoy holidays at various spots on the island playing beach volleyball games. This is the full introduction movie showcasing the lovely, volleyball playing ladies of Dead or Alive Extreme Beach Volleyball. Seems some people were in need to see the intro to this game, so here it is. Read more for download links ...

'Def Jam Vendetta' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 1:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Def Jam Vendetta marks the first interactive entertainment title from EA and Def Jam Records, and will fully integrate a powerhouse roster of Def Jam artists into the storyline, including new hit songs from the artists, as well as classic Def Jam tracks. Each artist has contributed one original introduction and victory sequence incorporating their own voice and motion. Artists participating in the game include DMX, Ludacris, Method Man, Redman, NORE, Scarface, Ghostface Killah, Capone, Keith Murray and WC. The game also features Def Jam songstress Christina Milian and the world famous DJ Funkmaster Flex. Today we scored whopping 70+ screens showing off PS2 action! Check them out!

'Battle Engine Aquila' (PS2/Xbox) In Stores NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 1:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari shipped the eagerly-anticipated "Battle Engine Aquila" to retail stores nationwide this week for the PS2 and the Xbox. Developed by Lost Toys and published by Atari, "Battle Engine Aquila" is a fierce and frenetic shooter that puts players at the helm of the most advanced war machine ever created -- the "Battle Engine Aquila." Tasked with protecting a world from hostile rebel forces, players will utilize an impressive and visually stunning arsenal of pulse cannons, micro missiles, spread bombs and much more, each critical to prevailing in the game's continuously evolving war zone. We are currently reviewing our Xbox copy, so stay tuned!

Infogrames Announces 'Ikaruga' (NGC)

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 10:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari Interactive today announced they will be releasing the much-anticipated hit Japanese game Ikaruga for the Nintendo GameCube next generation console system. With an MSRP of $39.99, Ikaruga is expected to land in America in April 2003. Read more for details ...

'Vegas: Make It Big' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 10:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vegas - it's like nowhere else on Earth. It looks bizarre in pictures and on TV and even madder to the naked eye. Fairy tale castles, pirate ships, roman palaces and even a pyramid; top quality restaurants, high class entertainers, world champions sports events and shows with albino tigers, it's got the lot all thrown together... and in the middle of a desert. But it works. Millions of people flock there every year and millions of dollars are lost at the gambling tables, but the people are still happy and they still keep coming.

'Eve Online' - Diary & Updated Web Site

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 10:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Eve Online web site has been updated to include diaries from four beta testers. They are written by testers TornSoul, Buhallin, Ragnar, and Overkill, each describing their unique experiences in the world of Eve. The diaries are accompanied by 16 new screenshots, each taken by the beta testers. An interesting read for all who are interested in space exploration, so go check it out!

'Starsky And Hutch' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 10:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

During the funky 70's, Starsky & Hutch were the staple diet for evening viewing and playground banter alike. And now thanks to Empire Interactive Entertainment you can stop racing round London in your Ford Focus at breakneck speeds and jumping on people's bonnets in ASDA car parks because Starsky & Hutch is due to be unleashed onto the PlayStation 2, PC CD-ROM, Xbox, GameCube and Game Boy Advance. Check the new batch of PS2 screens ...