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EA Sports 'Cricket 2002' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2002 @ 1:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

After the immense success of EA SPORTS Cricket 2002 for PlayStation 2, prepare to play the greatest cricketing match ups on your PC. EA SPORTS Cricket 2002 - PC will have all the great features and playability of the PlayStation 2 game and will definitely be the definitive Cricket PC game of all time! Another Cricket game .. just what we've all been waiting for ... errr .. yea .. SURE ;)

Ultima Online : Lord Blackthorn’s Revenge Hits Europe!

by Rainier on March 26, 2002 @ 1:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced that Ultima Online Lord Blackthorn’s Revenge, the latest version in the award-winning Ultima Online series, will be in European stores from April 5th. The game, created by Origin Systems, an Electronic Arts development studio, introduces 30 new monsters designed by Grammy and Emmy–winning Producer and Director Todd McFarlane, creator of Spawn, McFarlane Toys and Spawn.com. Alongside the new game, Origin Systems has also announced the release of Ultima Online GameTime, which allows players to buy periods of prepaid time in Ultima Online without the need for credit cards.

F1 2002 (GameCube) - Product Info & First Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2002 @ 1:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Put your driving skills to the test in the first game to feature the new 2002 Formula One season-vie for the coveted Formula One driver’s title as the real season unfolds. The world’s best drivers pilot the world’s sexiest racing machines, with the high-tech, high-intensity panache that could only come from EA SPORTS™. Muscle your way to the front and enjoy every heart-stopping moment as you battle for every inch of track against the superstars of the sport. Choose to race in a champion’s car or challenge yourself by taking the wheel for an up-and-coming team-just make sure you have what it takes, because your opponents drive just as hard as you do. Take the wheel in F1 2002 and take aim at the 2002 Formula One World Championship.

Moto GP: Ultimate Racing Technology - Art & Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2002 @ 12:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

We just received a bundle of screenshots showing the special unlockable features. This looks like some of the THQ developers smoked some heavy pot to come up with the psychedelic colors and effects this resulted in ... woah! Beware! Scheduled for the PC and Xbox somewhere in June 2002.

'NEW WORLD ORDER' - Beta Delayed

by Rainier on March 26, 2002 @ 12:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Project Three this morning announced it has halted the countdown for the Public Multiplayer Beta of New World Order on T - 03.25 Hrs before intended release. Arrghh NOOOOOOOO!!! I hate bad news!

Prey Digital Studios ‘Stung!’ - Characters & Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2002 @ 11:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

You are an insect!!! A genetically modified, highly trained killer bug, with a bad attitude, an arsenal of deadly weapons and an itchy trigger finger! ‘Stung!’ from Prey Digital Studios, is a new action kill ‘em up which offers groundbreaking new gameplay elements, realistic environments and a cast of crazy, creepy crawly characters. Stung is being developed for the GameCube, PC, PS2 and Xbox. Everybody happy, now check the new screens!

'UFO: Aftermath' - Developer Diary Part 1

by Rainier on March 26, 2002 @ 10:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Welcome, dear reader, to this first installment of the developer's diary for UFO: Aftermath. I hope that you will find it both enlightening and light-hearted; I abhor the dreary dullness of the hype-filled marketing-made buy-this-game "diaries" just as the self-indulged ego-trips of the developers who believe anybody is at all interested in their minutest whims. As a result I am not going to talk much about my work as such but rather about the game we are working on; and I will try not to hide from you any doubts, sacrifices, dubious decisions and the like as they happen along the way. This is not to say that I will not be holding anything back, but I will try to be as honest and open as possible, under the circumstances. Thanks to Altar's Jiri for passing this on!

Strategy First Set To Publish 'G.I. Combat'

by Rainier on March 26, 2002 @ 10:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fans of the Close Combat series had a lot to talk about today, after Strategy First and Freedom Games announced that they have entered into a North American publishing agreement for the G.I. Combat series, the next generation of real-time historical strategy gaming. The first release will be G.I. Combat: Episode I, Normandy.

'Global Operations' Has Shipped!!!

by Rainier on March 26, 2002 @ 10:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After an exciting couple years, the game is shipping! We all had a lot of fun during the development and can't wait to play against you all. Check your local stores in the next couple days to pick yours up! A special thanks to all the beta testers and server hosts for their hard work in helping make this game great! Global Operations is a stand alone, team based, first person shooter based on a significantly modified version of the LithTech 2.5 engine,. Although it is being developed as a multiplayer experience for up to 24 players, there will also be a single player game with AI controlled teammates and opponents. We'll be bringing you some screens and info as soon as we got it in the mail.

Big Huge Games 'Rise of Nations' - FAQ

by Rainier on March 26, 2002 @ 1:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Big Huge Games just put up the FAQ on their upcoming RTS "Rise Of The Nations. Items such as release date, demo, public beta and many other goodies are discussed .. Here's a snippet ...

Q: How is Rise of Nations different from Age of Empires?
A: While both are "historical RTS games", the two products are very different. In particular, Rise of Nations covers the sweep of human history, not just one specific time period. Players can guide their civilization from the stone age to the modern era, all in the span of an hour.