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September 2018


'Speed Challenge: Jacques Villeneuve' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 11:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Involved in the project for the past two years, Jacques Villeneuve worked closely with the Ubi Soft development team to provide players with a new racing challenge featuring an emphasis on driver performance. "We wanted a game with innovative and futuristic features that would create a vision of the automobile race of tomorrow as imagined by champion Jacques Villeneuve," commented S├ębastien Delen, the game's producer. "Players will be delighted by functions they've never before seen in a video game, such as autopilot and autoreforming of cars."

'Choplifter: Search & Rescue' (PS2) Pushed Back

by Thomas on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 4:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xicat has moved back the release date for ChopLifter: Search and Rescue to Q1 of 2003. The reason for the delay is to make even more cutting edge improvements on the already revolutionary game, the original release date was scheduled for Nov. 2002. With competition in the genre being so stiff, Xicat’s goal is to make ChopLifter the gold standard for action games.

'Windows 2000' Running On The Microsoft Xbox

by Thomas on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 1:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today the Xbox Linux Project announced that Microsoft Windows 2000 has been successfully started and run on a Microsoft Xbox gaming console. This has been accomplished by using the Linux operating system, which already works reliably on the Xbox, as host environment. Windows has been run inside Linux with common PC virtualization software...

Get that 'perfect job' playing The Sims

by Thomas on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 12:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Start working your way up the ladder to that perfect job - from within "The Sims", that is. This expansion pack lets you instantly drop one of several dozen new carrers into the game. But most players will use Career Creator Pro to make brand new jobs for any of their sim characters.. "Career Creator Pro is an add-on for "The Sim" and will be available October 9th"

'SW: Bounty Hunter' Cut Scene (PS2/NGC)

by Thomas on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 11:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Now, get a first look at the story of Star Wars Bounty Hunter, through this animated introductory cut-scene that sets the tale in motion. Darth Sidious contacts his new apprentice with a two-fold assignment: eliminate the threat of the Bando Gora cult, and find a candidate for the clone army project.

'Asheron's Call 2' - Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 11:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Asheron's Call 2" is the next generation fantasy MMORPG in which the world dynamically evolves around you. Enter a land devastated by a magical disaster, where the players must rebuild the world. "Asheron's Call 2" features an all-new graphics engine, combat system and dynamic content system to deliver a rich, engaging fantasy world where world-shaking changes sweep you along an epic story-line. Today factornews serve up 27 new screens.

'ATV Quad Power Racing' (GBA) - Trailers

by Thomas on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 11:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ATV Quad Power Racing is an earth shattering, dirt flying, ground breaking racer for Nintendo's Game Boy Advance. Climb aboard some of the meanest machines off road, and race through nine different environments, each realistically rendered and custom built for maximum air and maximum fun. Today we got three .AVI movies, features exclusively in-game footage.. Read more for the links!

Gungrave (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 10:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Gungrave, players assume the identity of an un-dead assassin sent from beyond the grave to destroy a shady criminal organization. Bearing simply the name “Grave,” the player is armed with two fast-action handguns and a coffin on his back containing concealed heavy weapons. Players will unlock even more devastating moves as they progress through six intense stages fighting waves of gun-toting thugs.

'Unreal Tournament 2003' In Stores!

by Thomas on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 9:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mark Rein 'Vice President' at Epic Games Inc. posted up following information about Unreal Tournament 2003 on the official forum:

Infogrames told us that some stores should have copies as early as today. The chains I recall are: BestBuy, EB, Target, Wal*Mart and Gamestop - there might be others but I'm not at my own computer right now so I can't verify the list. From what I understand they can sell it the minute they get it. There is no "street date" for this game - at least not in the USA. I have no idea why they would hold it back in the UK or Europe - that would certainly NOT be our preference.

'Aquanox2 : Revelation' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 3:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today the Massive Development team, a part of the JoWooD group, will publish their first trailer for their action game AquaNox2: Revelation, scheduled for release in November. The trailer, which is just under three minutes long, shows impressions from all aspects of the game. And to top it off we have 20 fresh screens as well .. joy joy!

Defender Of The Crown (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 1:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It is a period of great unrest. The evil Prince John has seized power after his older brother, the rightful King of England, Richard the Lionheart was kidnapped and taken hostage by the King of Austria. Under Prince John’s tyranny the good people of England have already suffered dearly. One man, the embodiment of honor and agent of retribution has vowed to save his people and restore peace to England. This man is known as Robin Hood.

American Conquest Present 'The Iroquois' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Neither David Beckham nor the Punk-Movement in the early 80`s did actually invent the Mohawk hairdo – and who reads the rainbow press anyway. The hairstyle which enjoys great popularity nowadays derives from the beauty concept of a native American tribe, the Iroquois. The Iroquois were excellent hunters and produced their clothes from the skin of the animals they hunted. To increase their powers, a confederacy of six tribes had been formed in 1722, named called the Iroquois League. A few new screens to go with the gibberish...

'Pillars of Garendall' - New Plug-In

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 12:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Pillars of Garendall fan community united with Coldstone developers since the release to create all sorts of add-ons for this role-playing game by Ambrosia Software and Beenox. One of those add-ons, Trinity, added numerous classes to choose from, new locations to explore, and new quests to the already amazing world of Garendall. Now you can download Spells Expander for free and enjoy a whole new gaming experience! Read more for details and links...

'Sudden Strike II' - Mod News

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 12:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

There is fresh news on the Sudden Strike II-frontline. The new SSN-Mod for Sudden Strike II has just been finished. The units do now have camouflage colours and you are also able to utilize a ME323 Gigant. As we speak of Mods: the RWM-Mod just reached Version 6.0. Both Mods enhance Sudden Strike II with new features, offering a new and fresh gameplay, even for the veterans among you. The current version of the RWM-Mod can be found here, whereas the brand new SSN-Mod can be downloaded from here.

Cossacks: Back to War - ACS & VIZOR Features

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 12:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cossacks: Back to War does not only feature two new nations (Hungary/Switzerland), but it also includes the new ACS functionality. ACS stand for 'Automatic Championship System' and offers the possibility for the best Cossacks players of the world to compete against each other in an online championship. In addition to the ACS feature, Cossacks: Back to War also offers the so called 'VIZOR-System'. The VIZOR-System extends the Cossacks shell and provides the player with live combat. It`s like watching football on TV, except for one difference: you are able to either watch a Cossacks battle during the gameplay, or after it ended. There will also be an archive where you will be able to review the most spectacular battles.

IL2 Sturmovik Addon 'Operation Barbarossa'

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2002 @ 12:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At 04.15am on 22nd June 1941 German bombers attacked Soviet airfields with devastating effect and the invasion of Russia, codenamed Operation Barbarossa, had begun. After four years of bitter fighting that included infamous battles like Kursk and Stalingrad, the Russians arrived at Berlin. Now you can join the Luftwaffe in this gruelling campaign for IL2 and take part in hundreds of historically accurate missions that take you from the heady victories in the Kuban Peninsula, through the bitter winters and finally to fight for your very existence at the gates of your capital.