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Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Scores Big At the ECTS

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 9:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With one of the most outstanding games of 2002, Ubi Soft is ready to lead the stealth action genre – one of the major categories of video games. Straight from Ubi Soft’s development studio in Montreal, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell adds a new award to its long list after being named Overall Best Game of ECTS 2002 - Europe’s premier trade show for interactive entertainment, before all console products.

'Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 8:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gigex has just put up access to downloads of a demo for Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom, BreakAway and Impressions Games' now-gold isometric strategy/building game set in China. According to Gigex, "The demo includes six tutorial missions set in the ancient Xia dynasty in medieval China, three single-player scenarios set in the Shang dynasty, and one multiplayer mission." The demo is a 130 MB download (Thanks Blues).

Got Game Got 'Adam Blaster: Atomic Enforcer' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 8:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment today announced an agreement with PAN Vision for North American publishing rights to "Adam Blaster: Atomic Enforcer," a third person, real-time 3D action/adventure for the PC. The title is expected to ship in November 2002.

XBOX Review - Crash/Totaled

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 7:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Crash is a fast-paced, furious and fun step into the world of classic cars and their subsequent destruction. Climb into a Hot Rod, Muscle Car or Performance Car and rip it apart at the expense of your opponents. No engine tweaking, tyre balancing or pit stops, just glorious mayhem in the cars of your dreams. Get out there and smash them to pieces.

GBA Review - 'Duke Nukem Advance'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 6:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Duke Nukem, videogame’s leading man, is blasting and stomping his way on to the Game Boy Advance. Alien scientists have taken control of the top-secret Area 51 military base, and are plotting to overthrow Earth! The fate of the world depends on Duke’s ability to end their deadly mission. Armed with alien-busting weapons, his kick-butt attitude, and using the alien's own transporters, Duke takes the battle to four unique locations around the world. Oh, and he rescues a few babes along the way. Hail to the king, baby!

NVIDIA Unleashes Detonator 40

by Thomas on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 5:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced the availability of the NVIDIA Detonator 40 unified drivers for the Company's award-winning suite of desktop, mobile and workstation Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). Detonator 40 delivers a robust suite of software applications designed to extend and enhance the visual computing experience and gives users more control over their environment then ever before.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Joins EA and NASCAR Thunder 2003 (All)

by Thomas on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 5:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. of DEI Racing will become the official cover athlete for the EA SPORTS franchise NASCAR Thunder 2003. Dale Jr. also contributed to the development of the game and his likeness will appear on all NASCAR Thunder 2003 packaging and merchandising.

'BREED' Demo In October

by Thomas on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 5:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Avault today reports that CDV Software Entertainment will release a demo of BREED at the beginning of October. The free download will contain one single-player mission and a tutorial. BREED is a science-fiction shooter with tactical elements. (Our latest screens HERE)

'Project Nomads' English Demo Available NOW

by Thomas on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 4:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shacknews today got their hands on the Project Nomads English Demo. The demo is 119 MB to download. Try out this high-flying 3D action role-playing strategy game from Radon Labs. The demo features a tutorial and the first two missions of the full game.

'Divine Divinity' Goes For UK Gold

by Thomas on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 3:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Divine Divinity has gone gold in the UK, and will be in a store near you on the 13th September. This EPIC RPG, has been a long time in development, but will be worth its weight in… (guess what… GOLD). Features and 4 new GOLD screens below!

Update: Divine Divinity also got a US release date set to September 27 (its GOLD worldwide)

'Shade Wrath Of Angels' - New Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 3:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Element Software brings you a new epic in horror action/adventure that will extend the rules of gaming entertainment. Utilising the smart, original 3D engine, the cinematic storytelling is spiced with a thrilling atmosphere. Today Cenega updated their site with some new screens, check them out!

Unreal Tournament 2003 Demo Update

by Thomas on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 2:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official UT2003 forum over at Infogrames is today updated with some more information about the upcoming demo. Here is a clip:

  • Level Designers are reviewing the AI in their maps to make sure that the bots know how to Shieldgun jump, Translocate, Double Jump, and Low Grav jump to EVERY available spot in their maps.
  • The single player campaign is being tested and finalized.
  • The Redeemer is in and fully functional and is very close to being bug free.
  • All levels are being finalized for ragdoll (low poly) collision.
  • Extras are being put in. Select a mesh for your player avatar and the voice is now hooked up to announce it. Kill someone with a redeemer and their body goes flying. Sound matches up with the redeemer explosion properly. Mutators are being tested in random combinations with each other. Instagib with zoom and translocator and QUAD jump is quite a kick!

Bandai Plans to Make Games for NGC Console

by Thomas on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bandai Co. plans to develop games for Nintendo Co.'s GameCube video-game console, the first titles from Japan's largest toymaker specifically designed for the Kyoto-based company's new game machine. The software will go on sale in Japan in November, Nintendo said in a news release distributed to reporters in Osaka. Nintendo will handle distribution of the game.

Myst III: Exile's Oriental Age (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today we have some screens from the next Age in the upcoming game, Myst III: Exile for Xbox and PS2 -- the "Amateria Cavern." Each Age in Myst III: Exile was designed by a different designer, so the Ages all have a very distinctive look and feel. Amateria has a very oriental feel with extensive basalt columns, Japanese architecture, and glowing crystal formations.

'Earth & Beyond' - Beta Expands

by Thomas on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Westwood Studios announced today that it has launched multiple servers for the Earth & Beyond public test, and will be accepting tens of thousands of additional testers in the coming weeks. Earth & Beyond is an online role-playing galaxy that will be published by Electronic Arts under the EA GAMES brand this fall. Previously limited to only one server, the public test for Earth & Beyond has grown to include tens of thousands of registered players over the past few months, and is opening multiple servers to accommodate the large volume of testers. Tens of thousands of additional testers will be selected in September through the official Earth & Beyond website. Also, beginning today, GameSpy will be offering the public test software as a free download.

'Battle Realms' - Battle Pack 3 Available NOW

by Peter on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 8:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The third Battle Pack is now available on Battle Realms official site. The Battle Pack includes tons of new fixes, tweaks and game balances that should help optimize your gameplay. Find out all new features and download it HERE!

'Asheron's Call 2 : Fallen Kings' Official Website

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2002 @ 1:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that hearty adventurers can learn more about the new world of Dereth at the official Asheron's Call 2 Fallen Kings site. Visitors to the newly launched site will find information about the dynamic world in this next-generation MMORPG, including epic story-driven campaigns, three diverse kingdoms, fantastic creatures and a seamless world that is just waiting for heroes to rebuild it.