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'Malice' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2002 @ 6:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Malice is an action-adventure game named for a tough, kick-ass teen. Players must venture into the warped reality of Malice where the evil fire god, Nefarious Rex, has fractured the time-lines and set the world ablaze. As Malice you must unravel the mystery of your demise, battle Rex's twisted minions, and fix the shattered time-lines in order to save a universe gone mad. Malice is certain to be one of the great action-adventure games on next generation console systems. Today we serve up 3 brand new screens, only to be seen at your local crack dealer ermm, here ;)

'Air Raid:This Is No Drill' - Demo & Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2002 @ 5:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Air Raid immerses you in a mind blowingly realistic battle simulation that features stunning 3D shoot'em up action. Air Raid opens with an epic cinematic introduction that thrusts you into the adrenaline-pumping, action packed world of a World War II battleship under enemy fire. The gamer finds himself stationed behind the awesome firepower of a 40mm Bofor Anti-Aircraft fixed deck gun on the bow of a battleship reminiscent of the famed U.S.S. Missiouri. Your mission is to blast away at the endless onslaught of enemy attackers hell bent on sinking your battleship. Read more to check a few screens and links where to grab the demo ...

Interview With 'Die Hard Vendetta' (NGC) Producer

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2002 @ 3:45 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Take on the role of John McClane, probably the unluckiest cop in motion picture history - in this brand new adventure created specifically for GameCube. McClane is back working the streets of LA but his past just won't leave him alone, and with John where there's trouble, you know that some insurance firms are going to go bankrupt before this all gets resolved. Die Hard: Vendetta is a first person shooter (FPS) where tactics and stealth are as important as having a big gun and being a quick shot. With unprecedented character interaction, superbly rich environments and some amazing in-game cinematics, this game will explode Die Hard into the 21st Century. We sat down with Vendetta producer Tim Hall, put a gun to his head and whispered, "Welcome to the party, pal!"

'Evolution Worlds' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2002 @ 3:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As part two of the Evolution Worlds character series, meet the enemy boss characters that Mag Launcher, Linear Cannon and company must battle in their adventure. Evolution Worlds' Battle System is an outstanding feature that offers an innovative approach to RPG combat.

'Hegemonia: Legions Of Iron' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2002 @ 12:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Interactive today announced that it has shipped the real time strategy (RTS) game, Hegemonia: Legions of Iron on PC in North America. Set in the depths of outer space, inhabitants of Earth and colonized Mars wage battle together against a new alien race. If you haven't yet, check out our previously posted preview article.

'Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Prophecy' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 10:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment announced Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Prophecy has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Making its debut on Nintendo GameBoy Advance, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Prophecy features a new original story written exclusively for the console. The game also features a new, quasi-3D view, an impressive set of spectacular 3D animations, and an improved combat system specific for the GameBoy Advance. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Prophecy is rated "T-Teen" and available for a suggested retail price of $29.99.

'Minority Report' (GBA/PS2/NGC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 9:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Minority Report" is a futuristic thriller based on a short story by noted sci-fi author Philip K. Dick. Dick is also well known for writing the original stories that inspired the popular motion pictures "Blade Runner" and "Total Recall." Through an agreement with Fox Interactive and DreamWorks, Activision has signed a five year deal for the worldwide rights to develop games based on the highly-anticipated motion picture for all current and next generation consoles, the PC and handheld platforms. Today we scored some new screens for the Gameboy Advance, Xbox, Playstation2 and Gamecube versions, Njoy!

'NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona' (NGC/PS2) Races To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 9:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames, Inc. and the creators of NASCAR Heat, today announced it has shipped NASCAR: Dirt to DAYTONA for PlayStation2 and Nintendo GameCube. Dirt to DAYTONA is the first game of its kind, giving fans a true NASCAR racing series experience by participating in and progressing through the ranks of the NASCAR Weekly Racing series presented by Dodge, NASCAR Featherlite Modified series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck series and the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, all in one game.

'Rocky' & 'Ghost Recon' (Xbox) Are Shipping To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 8:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft today announced Rocky for the Xbox has shipped. Developed by UK-based Rage Games, Rocky lets gamers relive each dramatic fight and memorable moment from the Rocky through Rocky V movies. Rocky is rated "T-Teen" and is available on Xbox for a suggested retail price of $49.99. UbiSoft also let us know that Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, is on its way to United States store shelves today. Enabled for online play, this tactical battlefield game is expected to be one of the biggest hits on Microsoft's Xbox Live online game service. Read more for details ..

'Darkened Skye' (NGC) Arrives At Retail - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2002 @ 7:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today "Darkened Skye" an action game for the Nintendo GameCube has arrived at retail (Rated: "T" by the ESRB; $49.95 estimated street). Set in a timeless fantasy world, this third-person action game combines laugh-out-loud irreverence with combat, magic and melee giving gamers a fast-paced experience in an epic story that isn't afraid to poke fun at itself. Read more for some screens and an ingame trailer...