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Team Factor Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 7:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Thanks voodoo for pointing out that the new Team Factor demo is available and ready for download. Team Factor enables the player to choose and develop his or her favourite way of play and fight. After selecting one out of three teams and one of four different character specializations, the player may set up whichever skills he or she likes to cultivate. According to the specific skill development, the player is able to access more "exclusive" weapons and devices. This means, that each created character will be unique and therefore recognizable to the other players by his or her personal ability and record. This feature is called a "RPG factor". All players' records will be stored in the Team Factor on-line central database." Get it off 3DGamers / Tiscali or BonusWeb. Update : this is a LAN only demo, no singleplayer nor inet play .. yuk! Update2 : they updated the demo, it now has bot support (thanks blues)

Simon the Sorcerer 3D - New Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 6:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Simon the Sorcerer 3D is a new kind of adventure - an absorbing storyline combined with challenging puzzles, crazy characters and wonderful locations all wrapped up in a glorious real-time 3D environment. Previously a Hasbro project now under the Vivendi Universal battleship! Check the screens

XBOX Meeting Strong Demand In Europe

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 6:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft today announced that weekly replenishments are ensuring that strong demand for the Xbox video game system is met, benefiting retail, third-party publishers and gamers. Hmmm this sounds odd since "yesterday" some other sources say that the xbox is NOT selling as well as expected and as result we should expect a price drop... Microsoft doing some damage control or other sources out to pester them??

Blackstar In Schanz Skies

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 6:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blackstar Interactive signs up Schanz International Consultants exclusively for licensing their games in various territories. Titles will include “Software Tycoon” (Asia, North America), “Battle Race 3D” (Worldwide except Germany), and for Asia: “Cinemaware Classics: Defender of the Crown, Three Stooges, Wings!, Lord of the Rising Sun, It came from the Desert, Rocket Ranger”.

Warcraft III Unveilled!

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 5:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

You want to meet the man behind Vivendi's stunning RTS? Vivendi Universal is to celebrate the June release of the highly anticipated PC version of Blizzard Entertainment's Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, with a special press day hosted by senior producer Bill Roper.

'New Legends' - Packshot

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 2:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

New Legends is 3rd person action game setting man against militia, in a world of tomorrow, where both technology and tradition blend to create a rich, and threatening world. It’s a thrilling combination of mysticism and machines, of primeval religion and pummelling aggression, of blades and bullets. The action is intense: how long will you take to master the melee weapons and the dazzling martial arts attacks so you can save the civilisation from the impending doom...?

Sweden Gets New TV-Show 'Cybergaming'

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 2:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Word came to us that Cybergaming is now becoming serious TV in Sweden and since we have a big Swedish audience we decided to shed some light on the matter. A sportsprogram dedicated to cybersports is being developed and we ask you as a serious gamer to fill out this form to give us a better picture of what subjects to have in the TV program..

Thq & Sega's Upcoming Games In GBA Co-Publishing Deal

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 2:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. and SEGA Corporation today announced the next round of titles in their exclusive, 16 title Game Boy Advance co-publishing agreement. VIRTUA TENNIS™ (working title) is scheduled for release in late 2002, while CRAZY TAXI™ (working title), SUPER MONKEY BALL™ (working title) and PHANTASY STAR™ COLLECTION (working title) are scheduled for early 2003 release. These titles are in addition to the previously announced six games the two companies are releasing through the first half of 2003.

'Riding Spirits' Races On To PlayStation 2 - Screens

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 1:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment today announced that it is to publish Riding Spirits for the Sony PlayStation 2. BAM! released its first PlayStation 2 title, Driven, less than three months ago and plans to stay in the fast lane with its next high adrenalin race game.

Commandos 2 (PS2/Xbox) & MX 2002 (Xbox) - Packshots

by Rainier on March 28, 2002 @ 11:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Since its turning out to be a slow morning i decided to throw up some new packshots for Eidos's "Commandos 2: Men of Courage" and THQ's "MX 2002" ... both should hit UK retail stores soon (if they havent yet)