GameCube Review - 4x4 EVO 2

by The Cookie Snatcher on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 11:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Experience the wild, off-road adventures of 4x4 EVO 2 in over 32 expansive, outdoor courses set in a variety of diverse locations around the world. Trek into unpredictable, jaw-dropping environments and diverse mission-based adventures ranging from locating a downed plane in the Grand Canyon to the discovery of a lost Mayan city in a Central American jungle.

'LoTR : The Fellowship Of The Ring' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 11:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a storyline faithful to the first part of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic novel, players relive the experiences of Frodo, Aragorn and Gandalf as they journey from the peaceful lands of the Shire through the darkness of Moria to the River Anduin. On their quest to protect the One Ring from the Dark Lord Sauron, players will explore the massive environments of Middle-earth while solving puzzles and fighting enemies such as Orcs, Black Riders and an evil Balrog. Freshly released by Sierra and here is the first update patch already. No details available, read more for links where to grab it ...

Logitech 'Speed Force Force Feedback Wheel' Now Available

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 10:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Logitech announced today that the Logitech Speed Force Force Feedback Wheel for GameCube is now available on retail shelves in the U.S. and at for a suggested retail price of $49.95 USD. The Logitech Speed Force Accessory Pack, sold separately, includes foot pedals and a lap attachment, and is available for a suggested retail price of $29.95 USD. Details of European pricing and availability will be published separately.

'Crushed Baseball 2004' (NGC/PS2/GBA) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 9:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment announced today that it will publish Crushed Baseball 2004, a one-of-a-kind baseball game for next generation and handheld consoles. Currently in production at Seattle-based Amaze Studios, Crushed Baseball 2004 will offer over-the-top characters, superhuman abilities and amazing special effects. The game will be available for Sony PS2, GameCube, and Game Boy Advance. All are scheduled to release just in time for the 2003 baseball season next March. We got a few screens for you to check out ..

'Ultimate Trainz Collection' Goes Gold - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 9:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and Developer Auran are pleased to announce that the Ultimate Trainz Collection has gone gold. We also have a trailer to show off some train action .. click read more to get it ..

'Heroes of Might & Magic IV' (Mac) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 9:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this fourth chapter of the Heroes series, Emilia Nighthaven must battle the evil immortal King Gavin Magnus and his horde of Dragon Golems. Featuring six campaigns, Emilia matches wits with Magnus for control of all of Axeoth, encountering over 60 new creatures, five schools of magic, six town types, and more than 180 artifacts. Earlier today we put up the announcement, now we have a few screens to show you what its all about ..

'Civilization 3: Play the World' Is Gold

by Thomas on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 9:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames let us know that that Sid Meier’s Civilization III: Play the World has gone gold and will reach stores as early as November 1. Sid Meier's Civilization III: Play The World will include three different Internet and LAN game styles, including turn-based, simultaneous, and for the first time in a Civilization game, a turnless mode. Civilization game fans around the world can now face off in short, fast-paced games like Elimination, Regicide and Capture the Flag or play a more traditional Civilization-style game; in addition the expansion will support "Play by Email" and Hotseat games and will include multiplayer scenario support.

'ShadowFlare' Testers Wanted!

by Thomas on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 8:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Emurasoft is seeking volunteers to play the preview version of ShadowFlare: Episode Two and report all grammatical errors in dialogue, strange or inappropriate dialogue, game inconsistencies, or minor bugs in the preview version. Volunteers must be owners of ShadowFlare: Episode One, which went on sale on October 8th, to qualify as ShadowFlare: Episode Two testers. "ShadowFlare is a mission-based PC action/role-playing game that consists of 4 episodes" Full scoop here!

'James Bond 007: Nightfire' - Demo Coming Soon

by Thomas on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 8:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts let us know that a single player PC demo of their upcoming first person shooter James Bond 007: Nightfire will be released next Wednesday, October 30. The demo will contain a Japanese Estate level, which finds Bond trying to defend the turncoat Mayhew from the evil Raphael Drake's Japanese henchmen.

Daredevil For GBA To Debut In Conjunction With Feb 2003 Movie

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 7:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Encore today announced that it will publish a Game Boy Advance version of Marvel's Daredevil™ that will release in conjunction with the February 2003 premiere of the highly anticipated New Regency/Marvel Studios/20th Century Fox Daredevil movie starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. The sidescrolling action game will incorporate many elements of the feature film including its characters, costumes, and Hell's Kitchen, New York setting.

'Strike Fighters: Project 1' Has Shipped To Retail Stores In North America!

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 7:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and Developer Third Wire are pleased to announce that Strike Fighters: Project 1, the flight simulation that everyone is talking about has shipped to retail stores nationwide.

World War II Online (MAC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 7:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and Playnet Inc. have released 7 new screenshots from the upcoming Mac version of WWII Online. Read more to check them out!

'Legends of Wrestling II' - Delivers Over 65 Wrestlers

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 7:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Acclaim's Legends of Wrestling II is the exciting follow up to the holiday 2001 smash hit Legends of Wrestling, taking you through the ultimate wrestling hall of fame with the top grapplers battling for squared circle supremacy! Read more for details ...

'Ghost Recon' Patch v1.4 Available

by Thomas on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 6:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft today released a 5.7MB big patch that updates Red Storm's tactical shooter, Ghost Recon, to version 1.4. Here is some info about this patch:

  • You must have Island Thunder or GR patch 1.3 with Ghost Recon installed first.

  • Players will be REQUIRED to use the GR CD after installing the patch. Previous versions of Ghost Recon will no longer be compatible with version 1.4.

    Download and find out whats new in this patch here!

'Hunter: The Reckoning' (NGC) Goes Gold!

by Thomas on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 5:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interplay and the Games division of Vivendi Universal Publishing announced today Hunter: The Reckoning has gone gold. The GameCube title is scheduled to ship in mid-November. Developed by High Voltage Software, Hunter: The Reckoning is an action game based on the characters and fiction found in the popular role-playing game Hunter: The Reckoning and the immersive World of Darkness created by White Wolf Publishing Inc.

Strategy First & Schanz Sign Strategical Partnership

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 4:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Signing a bonanza of strategy, simulation titles from Montreal based publishing house, Strategy First , Gerhard Schanz, MD of Schanz International Consultants comments “Strategy First titles are a new strength to our Asian portfolio. I am sure this one will be a very long & mutually fortifying relationship in the industry. We are eager to work with their titles”.

'Heroes of Might and Magic IV' Announced For Mac

by Thomas on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 4:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The 3DO Company today announced Heroes of Might and Magic IV for the Macintosh. The game will be available this fall. The newest member of the critically acclaimed Might and Magic series, Heroes IV offers the best in fantasy gaming with breathtaking graphics and an all-new magical skill system.

FireStarter - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 4:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game is set in year 2010 where player's conscience is entrapped by an up-to-date virus-infected virtual reality-playing machine called FireStarter. The virus-caused failure resulted in computer changing the rules of the game - to break out of the trap, the player is to complete the game within 48 hours. Immerse in an unbelievable world, created by super-modern playing machine, where you are to make it a winner of the adrenaline-brimming action. 6 new screens for your enjoyment ...

'Eve Online: The Second Genesis' Release Announced

by Thomas on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 4:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crucial Entertainment Limited today announced that the highly anticipated Massive Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) "Eve Online: The Second Genesis" will ship simultaneously to North America and Europe in March 2003.

CDV Weekly Update!

by Thomas on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 4:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV today got some updates on their sites with screens and etc. Following news for today is:

  • New Blitzkrieg shots! These new screens show Soviet airborne troops reinforcing an attack on a German field depot led by T-34’s, and a SU-85 and other memorable moments of WWII.

  • New screens from Imperium Galactica III: Genesis! The screens show intergalactic fight scenes with some gorgeous graphics. Get prepared to be immersed into the world of Imperium Galactica III, and ultimate space combat.

'Championship Manager 4' Screenshots

by Thomas on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 3:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive, one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, announces that Championship Manager 4, the latest instalment in the record-breaking series of football management computer games, will be released in February 2003 on PC CD. The game is currently being developed by Sports Interactive. Today we bring up a bunch of screens (62) and more gameinfo.. Read more below!

Xenus - New Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 11:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xenus is a 3D action/RPG, developed by Deep Shadows. Today we bring you a couple more screenshots, one showing a tiny man about to be run over by a jeep. Enjoy!

'Breed' & 'Imperium Galactica III' Release Dates

by Thomas on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 11:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV Software Entertainment UK has today revised the release dates for two of its hotly-tipped PC CD-ROM titles in order to add some crucial features and ensure the finished titles devastate the competition. Hungarian developer Mithis Games has joined CDV and Philos Labs to work on space strategy title Imperium Galactica III. Originally planned for release at the end of 2002, the extra development time will allow the team to add a new multiplayer mode - extending the shelf life of this already colossal game.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 8:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Movie Madness

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 3:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Serving up today are a few movie trailers from various titles. Earlier today we announced Soldiers Of Anarchy was shipping, now we have a new movie trailer. Next at bat is a new trailer for MonteCristo and Strategy First upcoming tactical RTS, Platoon. Last but not least a Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003 trailer showing off some golfing action from Ty Tryon and Dominic "The Don" Donatello on Torrey Pines. Read more for links where to grab the goodies ...

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Raven Shield - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 3:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Rainbow Six franchise is known for its action-packed game play and heart-stopping realism, and Rainbow Six: Raven Shield will continue the tradition. Developed by Ubi Soft's Montreal studio, in close collaboration with Red Storm Entertainment, Rainbow Six: Raven Shield features a brand new Tom Clancy storyline in which Team RAINBOW is led all over the world in a string of dramatic operations. The game will utilize graphics technology provided by the next-generation Unreal engine to power 15 new single-player missions that include the discovery of a cache of biological weapons and stopping an armed gang from terrorizing a London bank. A few new screens for you to enjoy!

'Digimon World 2003' (PS) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 3:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digimon is a magical and exciting concept that looks to be a major craze, developed by Bandai, the makers of the original "virtual pet" Tamagotchi. Today Infogrames send us 19 screenshots to show us the goods .. read more and check them out!

'The Boss: La Cosa Nostra' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 2:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Korean-based Heksplex Entertainment unveiled their new real-time strategy game today that centers on warring mob families, The Boss: La Cosa Nostra. The Boss lets players take control of a boss who must go head-to-head against other bosses in a street war that has the potential to turn the streets a gory red. Read more for details and some screens ...

Logitech Freedom Cordless Joystick Hits Retail Shelves

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 12:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's a new day of freedom for PC gamers still tethered to their system. Today Logitech announced that the Logitech Freedom 2.4 cordless joystick for PC is now available on retail shelves in the U.S. and at for a suggested retail price of $69.95 USD. The product will be available on retail shelves around Europe in late November.

Deathrow (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 12:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced that it shipped its fast-paced, brutal team combat game, Deathrow, to U.S. retail stores. Deathrow is an exclusive title for the Xbox, combining the lightning-fast gameplay of third-person action games, adrenaline rush of fighting games and the cooperative team play and gritty roughness of rugby to offer a unique gameplay experience. Deathrow is rated "M" for mature and has an MSRP of $49.99.