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Vexx (Xbox) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on May 21, 2002 @ 6:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

On the forsaken remains that were once the proud planet called Astara, the villagers of Rockhaven lead difficult but peaceful lives, until the day the Shadowraith, "Dark Yabu," and his minions sweep down from the sky. With terrible ferocity and ruthless efficiency they descend upon the townsfolk, enslaving them to work deep in the caves that surround their village. Read more for features and screens ...

Activision's Xbox E3 Lineup - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on May 21, 2002 @ 6:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

today seems to be a total XBOX frenzy ... massive amount of titles presented and shown ... but hey .. who are we to complain ;) Activision is showing off Street Hoops, Rally Fusion: Race of Champions, Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4.. Facts/features and screens are included .. for free even

Sega's 'Soccer Slam' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on May 21, 2002 @ 5:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Soccer Slam:" It's a kick-off revolution…and the pitch will never be the same! A host of outrageous teams from across the globe unite on the pitch for intense, three-on-three matches of the world's most popular sport.

Gnostic Labs Unveils Team Action Strategy Game 'Eschaton'

by Rainier on May 21, 2002 @ 1:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gnostic Labs, a startup producing an online game platform, announced their formation today. In conjunction with an announcement of their first title, Gnostic Labs will present a technology demo in the news conference room, at E3 on May 22, at 11 am.

Acclaim Rolls Out 3 Titles for Xbox/Gamecube & PS2 - Features

by Rainier on May 21, 2002 @ 1:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Acclaim is giving us more features on three of their upcoming releases for Gamecube, Xbox, PS2. "Legends of Wrestling II" will bring you back into the ring with the greatest collection of wrestling icons to ever be assembled in one video game. In "Turok: Evolution" the dinosaur hunter has returned and is armed and ready to reclaim his crown as the king of action video games expected on "Turok Bloody Sunday - 9-01-02". With "Dave Mirra BMX XXX" Acclaim builds upon the proven worldwide success of its three million unit-selling blockbuster, expected later this year.

'Steel Battalion' & 'Marvel vs. Capcom 2' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on May 21, 2002 @ 12:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom today announced Steel Battalion, an exciting battle-mech simulator for the Xbox. Using the most elaborate controller interface ever created, players take a seat inside the cockpit of a mechanized VT (Vertical Tank) and enter into futuristic military warfare. Capcom also announced plans to bring its number one arcade hit, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 to the PS2 and the this fall. Delivering absolute arcade perfection in classic Capcom style, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 pits Capcom’s legendary characters and Marvel’s world famous super heroes against each other for dream matches of epic proportions.

Eidos Shows 'Deus Ex2' / 'Lara Croft' & 'Virtual Resort' At E3 (PC/XB) - Screens

by Rainier on May 21, 2002 @ 12:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive, a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment, today announced that DX2: Invisible War is currently in development for the Xbox. This follow-up release to Deus Ex is being developed by Ion Storm, creators of the original game, and is slated to arrive in stores in 2003. We also scored some Lara Croft screens (and some game info for the PC/PS2 versions) and Virtual Resort: Spring Break for the PC. Enjoy the screens!

Vivendi's Xbox E3 Presentation 'Features & Screens'

by Rainier on May 21, 2002 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal is rolling out some heavy franchises at this year's E3. We managed to grab some info, features and more important SCREENS from the following Vivendi XBOX titles : The Fellowship of the Ring, Jurassic Park, The Thing and Bruce Lee: Quest Of The Dragon. Njoy!

'Dead To Rights' (Xbox) Premieres At E3 - Screens

by Rainier on May 21, 2002 @ 11:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Hometek Inc.'s highly anticipated Dead to Rights is scheduled to launch for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft in the U.S. in late July. Inspired by Hong Kong action movies, classic film noir style and hardboiled detective novels, Dead To Rights stars action noir hero, Jack Slate, a good cop in a bad city, forced to be a fugitive as he fights for his life and searches for his father's killers.

'The Sims' Are Coming To The Playstation 2

by Rainier on May 21, 2002 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that The Sims is in development for the PS2, at the company's Walnut Creek-based Maxis studio in conjunction with Austin-based, Edge of Reality, Ltd. Players will now be able to create and control their Sims like never before with all new level-based game play, two-player mode, and dynamic 3D graphics. The #1 PC game of all time will make its console debut this fall and will be unveiled to industry insiders on May 22nd at the Electronic Entertainment Exposition in Los Angeles.