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'The House of the Dead' - Movie To Debut Saturday At SF IndieFest 2003

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2003 @ 7:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"The House of the Dead" movie will debut this Saturday, February 15 at the San Francisco Independent Film Festival. The premier will take place at the UA Galaxy 4 Theater at Sutter and Van Ness and starts at 7:00 pm sharp. Tickets are available at the box office the day of the show. Stop by if you're in the area! A supernatural horror thriller, "The House of the Dead" is the twisted tale of a band of college students that arrive on a mysterious island for a rave and must confront horrifying zombies and terrifying creatures intent on feasting on the flesh of the living. "The House of the Dead" is based on the video game franchise of the same name from SEGA. The film's director Uwe Boll ("Sanctimony," "Homeroom: The Heart of America") and stars from the movie, including Clint Howard, will all attend for some post-Valentine's Day carnage at this world premier showing of "The House of the Dead." The "House of the Dead" was produced by Shawn Williamson via his Brightlight Pictures banner and executive produced by Mindfire Entertainment, the producers of the award winning "Free Enterprise" and "The Specials" and Daniel Kletzky, a producer on "Resident Evil" and "Final Fantasy."

'The King of Route 66' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2003 @ 7:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Challenging gamers to "haul ass" across the U.S. in their own nitro-powered 18-wheeler, "The King of Route 66" is the ultimate white-knuckled road trip from Illinois to California. Players must square off against the evil Tornado Corporation and their army of goons on a quest to become the King of the Road and win the hearts of the seductive Queens of Route 66. Today we have 20 new screens, some character art and a brand new trailer ... Njoy!

'LionHeart' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2003 @ 6:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It is 1588 A.D., a critical year of an alternate history hauntingly familiar yet fantastically alien to our own. Because of one fateful event during the Third Crusade, the history of this world diverged. This event, the Disjunction, ripped open a long-sealed breach to other worlds. Magic energy and powerful spirits flowed into the world, changing the lands and the people forever. Cast into this world, you are a character of your own devices, strengths, and abilities. Set upon by human factions and powerful spirits, you must decide how to best develop your skills in order to triumph over obstacles that lie between you and your true fate. A fresh batch of Lionheart screens has arrived!

'Aero Elite' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2003 @ 5:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Designed by SEGA's legendary SEGA-AM2 studio, "Aero Elite" puts gamers in the cockpit of more than 60 of the world's most high-performance aircraft - from supersonic fighters to heavily-armed attack helicopters. "Aero Elite's" realistic training mode puts rookie pilots through their paces, fully preparing gamers for intense aerial combat. With a blend of fast-paced action, realistic fighter controls, and a slew of flight options, "Aero Elite" delivers dozens of customizable missions, scores of environments and a thrilling two-player mode that virtual pilots everywhere won't want to miss. Check out these new airborne screens...

'Splinter Cell' - Demo & Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2003 @ 4:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Splinter Cell will grant players access to the highest echelons of national security, where shadowy operatives have the freedom to do whatever it takes to safeguard America. In Splinter Cell, the player controls Sam Fisher, a field operative of a secretive "black-ops" NSA sub-agency called Third Echelon. Sam Fisher is geared up to infiltrate high-security strongholds, seize critical intelligence, destroy threatening data and neutralize the enemy - all without leaving a trace. UbiSoft released a new demo featuring Tbislisi 1, Tbilisi3 and Kalinatek missions from the full game. Also a new Splinter Cell trailer is available. Read more for download links ...

'DownTown Run' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2003 @ 2:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

After announcing Downtown run for the Gamecube and Playstation 2, Ubisoft now also revealed the first screens for the upcoming PC version of DownTown Run. Read more to check out 10 brand new screens ...

'Grand Theft Auto: Vice City' Coming To The PC

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2003 @ 2:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rockstar Games proudly announced today that the PC version of the global blockbuster, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, is set to hit retail shelves in North America on May 13th and in Europe on May 16th. The PC version will possess enhanced features including improved graphics and sound, additional PC controls, as well as several options for players to customize the game.

Activision Launches The 'Tenchu: Wrath Of Heaven' Web site

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2003 @ 2:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision is giving gamers an all access pass to go behind-the-scenes for its highly anticipated stealth-based, ninja action game at the official Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven web site. The site will kick off with an exclusive cinematic trailer showcasing the game's epic storyline and heart-pounding stealth action featuring all three playable characters - Rikimaru, Ayame and Tesshu. Additionally, the site will be updated weekly and will roll out a host of other downloads and information including custom wallpaper, character and weapon features, links to the online Ninja community and news updates. Named one of GameSpy's "Most Wanted Console Games of 2003," Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven will be available at retail early next month for a suggested retail price of $49.99.

'The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2003 @ 10:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks today announced The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon, the second expansion for its RPG-of-the-Year, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind for PC. Scheduled for release in May, Bloodmoon takes you to the frozen Island of Solstheim where the Empire is establishing a new mining colony - a venture being threatened by the prophecy of the Bloodmoon and rumors of werewolves. Read more for details ...

Konami Reveals 'Yu-Gi-Oh! Worldwide Edition: Stairway to the Destined Duel'

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2003 @ 10:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami of America, Inc. today revealed a brand new title in the mega-popular Yu-Gi-Oh! series of videogames, Yu-Gi-Oh! Worldwide Edition: Stairway to the Destined Duel for Nintendo Game Boy Advance. Slated for release on April 15, 2003, Worldwide Edition: Stairway to the Destined Duel will ship with three limited edition Trading Game Cards inside the game box; Harpie's Feather Duster, Sinister Serpent and Valkrion The Magna Warrior.

'Rise of Nations' - Beta Contest Start Today!!

by Thomas on Feb. 14, 2003 @ 9:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rise of Nations fans will have the opportunity to enter the Rise of Nations Sneak Preview Beta Contest for a chance to win one of 1000 copies of the Rise of Nations beta. The contest will stay open from February 14 to 11 AM PST, Monday, February 17. Winners will be selected from a random drawing from all eligible entries received. Fans from around the world are invited to participate.

GBA SP Launched Today In Japan

by Thomas on Feb. 14, 2003 @ 9:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The GBA SP launched today in Japan. Hundreds of gamers were seen lining the streets eager to buy their very own GBA SP - the latest addition to the Game Boy range. The new Game Boy Advance SP is available in silver, black and blue and following its high profile arrival in Japan is set to be a hit with style conscious European gamers. The console is due to launch in Europe on March 28th.

David Gosen, Managing Director, Nintendo of Europe stated:

"As we anticipated, the reception the new GBA SP has received in Japan is fantastic. The stylish pocket-sized design, the front lit screen and rechargeable battery ensure the ultimate playing experience for gamers on the go."

'Ghost Master' - Screens

by Thomas on Feb. 14, 2003 @ 9:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Ghost Master, you play an afterlife civil servant sent to Gravenville by the Haunter Committee. Your mission: manage resources to scare and manipulate people, then to discover the secrets behind Gravenville. Your control over ghostly beings will allow other ghosts to be laid to rest – therefore making the transition from the material to the ethereal plane. But helping out these wretched souls takes a bit of effort and plasm - that's where the fun-packed scaring comes in! Four ectoplasmic new PC shots.

'Gothic II' - Character Classes & Screens

by Thomas on Feb. 14, 2003 @ 7:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions is proud to announce the first official details on the three character classes featured in Gothic II, the breathtaking role-playing action adventure game scheduled for a UK release in Q1 2003 on PC CD-ROM... Details and screens below!

'Time of Defiance' - Skirmish Servers

by Thomas on Feb. 14, 2003 @ 4:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nicely Crafted Entertainment Ltd. (“NiCE”) today announced the launch of Time of Defiance Skirmish Servers. The new servers will be available exclusively to subscribers to Nicely Crafted Entertainment’s Massively Multiplayer Persistent-Universe Online Real Time Strategy game Time of Defiance. Unlike the normal restriction of only being able to participate in one game at a time, subscribers will be able to make use of the new skirmish servers whilst also participating in their regular game. Running at four times normal game speed, Skirmish Server games will typically last for around seven days, and can be used by subscribers to practice new tactics, settle outstanding disputes quickly and easily, or just for the enjoyment of playing the game.

'Casino Inc' - Website Goes Live!

by Thomas on Feb. 14, 2003 @ 3:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hit the jackpot with Casino Inc., the complete sim that drops you right in the glitzy, and sometimes gritty, world of casino management... Konami and Hothouse Creations announce today that the website for their latest game, Casino Inc. has now gone live. The website contains screenshots, 3D objects and downloads with the addition of 6, 360 degree Quicktime movies and a mobile phone theme and screensaver.

Empire Has Licensed 'Bulletproof Monk' (PC/CONSOLE)

by Thomas on Feb. 14, 2003 @ 3:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Empire Interactive plc, today announced that it has licensed the interactive videogame rights to the eagerly awaited Hollywood action-adventure film, Bulletproof Monk. Licensed from MGM Interactive, the game will follow the premise of the film, which is based on the comic book first published by Flypaper Press in 1999. The film is being produced by John Woo and Terrance Chang's production company Lion Rock Productions, responsible for the critically acclaimed film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

'Ultima Online: Age of Shadows' - Screens

by Thomas on Feb. 14, 2003 @ 3:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Age of Shadows, fans will be introduced to two new professions and an exciting new realm to explore and settle. In addition to the expanded availability of housing, a 'House Design Tool' is also included in this latest version... For all Ultima Online fans, we now serve up another 33 lovley shadow-ageing shots.

'Unreal II' - Demo & Patch

by Thomas on Feb. 14, 2003 @ 2:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Glen Dahlgren, Designer/Producer @ Legend Entertainment posted up a quick update on Infogrames Unreal II forum about what's going on (thanks Blues). Here is the full clip:

I wanted to give you all a quick update about what's happening on the home front. While we Legend guys haven't been posting here as much as we'd like (things are still pretty crazy here), I assure you we have been reading your comments and concerns, and we take them all very seriously.

As you may have read in the forum already, we're planning on releasing a patch sometime soon. It should address a number of the issues that people have raised in these forums. As well, we're going to be releasing a demo, especially targeted at those of you who want to 'try before you buy'. It should be a great benchmark to see how the game runs on your particular system.

In a later post, I'll try to get you some specifics about both of these, but it shouldn't be too long until you've actually got them in your hands.

Thanks to everyone for your support.

The 'Panzers' Are Still Rolling!

by Thomas on Feb. 14, 2003 @ 12:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The official homepage of Panzers holds some new screenshots for you! You're going to witness fierce street fights and gorgeous graphics. German Tiger vs. the English Sherman is one of the duels..

PC Preview - 'Harbinger'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Feb. 14, 2003 @ 12:19 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

The skies darken as Harbinger enters a solar system, dwarfing planets and leaving devastation in its wake. Entire civilizations are cleansed, planets eliminated. The majority of the survivors fill the ship’s work camps. Those less fortunate are released to the laboratories where vicious experiments eventually rid them of their sanity. But a few have escaped and formed an underground society deep within the forgotten levels of the behemoth. Equipped only with what they can scavenge, the denizens of the wastelands must resist the relentless patrols sent for them. A ship this size has many places to hide and much technology to exploit.