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by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2002 @ 7:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PC Preview - 'OffWorld Resource Base' (O.R.B.)

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2002 @ 6:55 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

O.R.B. is a visually stunning 3D Real-Time strategy game that pits the forces of two races against each other in a desperate struggle to control the resources they need to expand their empires. O.R.B. stands for Off World Resource Base and what happens in the "Off World" is the stuff that dreams or nightmares are made of. Within the multiple systems are the precious resources that both planets desperately need to thrive. The stage has been set for a battle to control the solar system. While the two races play a deadly game of hide and seek in the asteroid belt, they are unaware of a predatory alien menace that threatens the entire solar system. Another spaced out preview, check it out!

'Shinobi : The Movie' Coming To a Screen Near You In 2001

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2002 @ 4:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mindfire Entertainment has added another video game to its lineup of feature film projects. The company has secured the rights to Sega's ninja video game franchise "Shinobi." The popular 15-year-old arcade game has been reinvented as a 3-D action-adventure PlayStation 2 exclusive and ships for retail Nov. 12.

'Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead' - Demo Due Friday

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2002 @ 4:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA Games will release a stand-alone demo for 'Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead', the new expansion pack for the highly acclaimed WWII action PC game, Medal of Honor Allied Assault. The demo will be available on Friday, November 8, 2002 from the official Medal of Honor Allied Assault website at http://www.mohaa.ea.com/. The downloadable demo will feature Malta, a multiplayer level exclusive to the demo and not included in the full version of the game. The demo will also include new skins for British, Russian, American and German troops as well as unveiling some of the new weapons! Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead for the PC will begin shipping on Tuesday, November 12, 2002. Read more for a few new screens ...

'Winning Eleven' (PS2) Coming to North America

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2002 @ 3:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Videogame publisher Konami of America Inc. announced today that its popular Winning Eleven series (known in Europe as Pro Evolution Soccer) will be published for the first time in North America. European and Japanese versions of Winning Eleven have sold nearly 4 million units worldwide, making it the world’s best-selling soccer game for the PlayStation 2. In response to considerable demand from North American consumers, Konami intends to continue the series’ success with the launch of it latest installment, Winning Eleven 6, on the PlayStation 2 in March 2003.

'Splinter Cell' (Xbox) - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2002 @ 3:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Splinter Cell invites gamers to delve into the dark shadows of cyber-terrorism, shadow agencies, and covert operations. The player controls Sam Fisher, a solo operative directed by a top secret, "black ops" wing of the National Security Agency. Alone, yet armed with some of the best hi-tech weapons on the market, Sam walks the fine line between what is legal and what is necessary. He must infiltrate enemy territory and neutralize the opponents—all without leaving a trace. Check this new trailer .. Njoy!

'Impossible Creatures' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2002 @ 3:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The year is 1937 and you are Rex Chance, renowned world adventurer and war correspondent. You have spent your life exploring the wilds of Africa, the ice shelves of Antarctica, and the sultry jungles of the Amazon. You’ve seen every beast on earth… or so you thought. You’ve just received word from your long lost father, scientist Dr. Eric Chanikov, who disappeared many years before. Suddenly, he now begs to see you. So you fly to the Isla Variatas in the South Pacific where he works in the employ of wealthy industrialist Upton Julius. But what begins as an innocent reunion quickly turns sour as you to come face-to-face with the Sigma Technology. Check out the new screens, 30 or so of them ...

'Unreal Tournament 2003' Tops The Sales Charts!

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2002 @ 9:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Shutter the windows and stock up on caffeine! Atari's Unreal Tournament 2003 for personal computers, one of the most anticipated video game sequels ever, invaded the charts as the #1 PC product, excluding expansion packs, for two weeks following shipment on September 28. Developed by Digital Extremes and Epic Games, the game is the follow-up to the 1999 smash-hit Unreal Tournament, which won "Game of the Year" honors and became the multiplayer game of choice for amateur and professional gamers alike.

'Driver 2 Advance' (GBA) Races Into Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2002 @ 9:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames has brought one of the most popular video game franchises of all time, Driver, to Game Boy Advance with shipment of Driver 2 Advance to retail stores this week.

'Star Trek Starfleet Command III' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2002 @ 8:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

All hands to battlestations with the announcement that Activision, Inc. and Taldren's highly anticipated tactical starship simulator, Star Trek Starfleet Command III, has gone gold and is on its way to manufacturing. The first title in the series to take place in the Star Trek: The Next Generation universe, Star Trek Starfleet Command III allows players to take total control of their own ship and crew, and engage in open conflict with the great empires of Star Trek lore. Star Trek Starfleet Command III is rated "E" for everyone by the ESRB and carries a suggested retail price of $49.99.