'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.

PS2 Review - 'Run Like Hell'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Nov. 4, 2002 @ 9:14 p.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Run Like Hell puts you into the most suspenseful sci-fi adventure you can imagine. Try to stay alive and combat the danger that lurks around every dark corner. Some things are worse than death... You can run, but you can't hide from Interplay's PlayStation2 action/adventure tour de force, Run Like Hell. Digital Mayhem has built a system of creepy camera perspectives, suspenseful animation and music and a deep storyline to make Run Like Hell the first really scary game on the PS2. Check out what we thought of it ...

'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.

'Robin Hood : Legend Of Sherwood' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2002 @ 8:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and Developers Spellbound are pleased to show off more from their upcoming real-time tactical strategy game Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood. Strategy First just send us 7 never before seen screenshots for your viewing pleasure! And dont forget to check out our earlier posted preview!

America's Army: Operations Tournament 2002

by Thomas on Nov. 4, 2002 @ 8:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Saw on Shacknews that The U.S. Army has teamed with iGames, a national organization of Game Centers, to hold an America’s Army: Operations Tournament at Game Centers nationwide! Shoot, reload and fire your way to victory on November 10th or November 30th , with the championship round commencing on December 14th. Players will compete in teams of four. The highest scoring teams from the two separate competitions will be invited to compete in the invitational on December 14th. The championship team will receive a Grand Prize trip for four to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) trade show in Los Angeles May 14-16, 2003, plus limo service for the day, courtesy of eVGA.com, a leading provider of graphics accelerators. First, second and third-place winners will receive a host of other great prizes! More about it here..

New Online World 'Second Life' Announced

by Thomas on Nov. 4, 2002 @ 8:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Linden Lab announced today the name of its interactive service, Second Life. A new form of shared 3D entertainment, Second Life presents a remarkably immersive and self-expressive world to its online residents. Users who want the opportunity to enter Second Life can register and begin their new life with the beta program at www.lindenlab.com.

Playstation2 Screenshot Mix!

by Thomas on Nov. 4, 2002 @ 7:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

We just recived even more console screens from Activision, and here we serve them up in one article.. The screens is from following titles!

  • Star Wars Clone Wars (PS2)
  • Wreckless The Yakuza Missions (PS2)
  • Gungrave (PS2)

'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4' (PS2/XB/NGC) - Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 4, 2002 @ 6:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 lets players take on the role of legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk and 13 other athletes as they skate through enormous free roaming levels, choose from 190 progressively harder goals and build their skills to perform 14 of the greatest skateboarding stunts of all time.

'X-Men: Next Dimension' (NGC/PS2/XB) - Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 4, 2002 @ 6:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"X-Men: Next Dimension" is the only console fighter game that carries epic super hero showdowns across expansive 3-D levels. Players fight as 24 different X-Men characters through interactive environments replete with combat-induced damage. Check the screens!

'X-Men: Wolverines Revenge' (PS2/NGC) - Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 4, 2002 @ 5:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

X-Men: Wolverine’s Revenge allows players to assume the role of Wolverine, everyone’s favorite cigar smoking badass member of the X-Men. Today we serve up a bunch of new screens. (PS2 23 shots/NGC 10 shots)

Men In Tights 'WWE Raw 2' (XB) - First Shots

by Thomas on Nov. 4, 2002 @ 3:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Experience the most brutal wrestling action ever seen backed by the power of the Xbox. World Wrestling Raw 2 explodes into the ring with more than 45 of the toughest World Wrestling Superstars including, The Rock, Hollywood Hulk Hogan, and The Undertaker. Exclusive to the Xbox and developed by Anchor, Raw 2 captures the look and feel of World Wrestling with highly detailed graphics and authentic TV-style presentation complete with Superstar ring entrances and theme music.

'Bandits: Phoenix Rising' Signs With Tri Synergy

by Thomas on Nov. 4, 2002 @ 3:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

PAN-Visions signs with Tri Synergy Inc. to publish Bandits: Phoenix Rising in North America. The game will hit stores just in time for Christmas. "In Bandits the player is thrown into a Mad Max-like environment where the survival of the fittest is decided by vehicle combat. A story driven action game where the handling of gears and guns decides your fate." Full pressrelease below!

'BMX XXX' Will Launch On November 15

by Thomas on Nov. 4, 2002 @ 2:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that its eagerly anticipated release, BMX XXX, will launch on November 15 for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. Only this version of the game has been edited to eliminate the topless nudity. The first action sports video game designed specifically for audiences over the age of 17, BMX XXX is one of the most talked about titles for this holiday season. Combining outrageous Hollywood humor and characters, beautiful women from New York's famous Scores club, incredible arcade action and a dynamic soundtrack from today's top recording artists, BMX XXX will deliver an unparalleled interactive entertainment experience.

'Star Wars: Bounty Hunter' Competition

by Thomas on Nov. 4, 2002 @ 2:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts and Activision are challenging the nation to take on the role of Jango Fett, the star of Star Wars: Bounty Hunter on PlayStation 2 and GameCube to search for bounty, including a first prize of £10,000 in cash. 'The Hunt Begins' on December 9, 2002. To register to play call 0906 3027 232 or log on to the official website. The competition closes on the December 31, 2002. For a chance to win you must track down five clues, collect the correct answers and stake your claim on the bounty. The winners will be announced on January 12, 2003 on the official website.

18 Xbox-Only Games This Christmas

by Thomas on Nov. 4, 2002 @ 11:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With 18 of the world's most wanted games heading only to Xbox by the end of the year and almost 200 in all, it's going to be a green Christmas in Europe. Titles like Splinter Cell, Blinx, Sega GT 2002, and the Live-enabled Unreal Championship, and Mech Assault have tantalised gamers for months, and they're almost here – but only for Xbox gamers.

'Fighter Ace 3.5' - Info and Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 4, 2002 @ 10:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The much-anticipated upgrade to the massively multi-player online air combat game Fighter Ace soars into stores as a boxed version for the first time ever, just in time for Thanksgiving missions on the PC.

About The 'DOOM III' Leak

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

I noticed that Blues digged up some news about the early build of DOOM III that was leaked last week.. id Software's John Carmack posted some comments on the Slashdot forum. Here is the clip:

No, this was not leaked on purpose.

Yes, we are upset about it, and it will have some impact on how we deal with some companies in the future, but nothing drastic is going to change in terms of what support is going to be available.

Making any judgements from a snapshot intended for a non-interactive demo is ill advised.

John Carmack

Xbox Review - 'Deathrow'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Nov. 4, 2002 @ 5:17 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The object of Deathrow is for you to win matches by whatever means necessary, either by scoring as many points as possible before time runs out, or by severely injuring your opponents and removing them from the field of combat. As the game begins, two teams of four players square off in a combat arena to compete in an intense, unmediated slugfest to determine the champion. As you engage in fierce hand-to-hand combat with highly intelligent AI opponents seeking retribution for not only themselves, but also for their fallen teammates, you'll soon understand the sacrifices necessary to become the supreme team of the league. Check out our brutal review!

'Space Raiders' - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2002 @ 3:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Taito has released a trailer for their action game Space Raiders. The movie doesn't feature in-game scenes, but gives you an idea on what the game is about: alien hunt. The title will be released on PS2 later this year and on GameCube in January in Japan (thanks EvilAvatar). Read more links where to grab it ...