Madden Challenge Announced

by Thomas on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 8:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Answering the call from thousands of its die-hard Madden NFL Football video game enthusiasts Electronic Arts today announced the creation of the EA SPORTS Madden Challenge, a nationwide, 10-city Tournament to decide the best player of the world's top-selling football video game. Winners from each of the ten Regional Tournaments will be flown to the new Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club in Ocho Rios, Jamaica for the Madden Challenge Finals. The ultimate winner will be invited to attend the famed EA SPORTS Madden Bowl, held every year during Super Bowl week, in San Diego, California.

LucasArts Announces 'Sam & Max Hit the Road'

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sam & Max, interactive entertainment's most beloved canine and rabbit combo, hit the road again first quarter 2004 in a long awaited adventure comedy sequel for Windows PC from LucasArts. The follow up to the critically acclaimed 1993 adventure classic Sam & Max Hit the Road® will dispatch the Freelance Police into a wild world of screwy and vaguely quixotic missions. Each one will be jam packed with nerve-jangling action, brain-busting puzzles, and the kind of easygoing banter one might expect from a talking dog and a naked, hyperkinetic bunny.

'Cold War' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 11:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Mindware Studios' is preparing to show off their first title, an action/adventure game 'Cold War' at the ECTS later this week and released a few new screens. Cold War will put the player in the role of Chaser Jones, an American reporter caught in a web of intrigue and conspiracy in the Soviet Union during the 80's. The game will emphasize stealth (much like IGI2 and other recent tactical shooters), and will take you to Eastern European historical settings such as the Red Square, Chernobyl and Baikonur.

Ubi Soft Launches Chessmaster 9000 & Chessmaster For The GBA

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 11:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced the launch of Chessmaster 9000 for the PC and Chessmaster for the Game Boy Advance. Both Chessmaster titles offer novices and experts alike a curriculum to elevate their game, while introducing the fun and strategy of the game of chess. With 2 CDs of content, Chessmaster 9000 offers more features than ever before including more than 150 opponents, a free online matchmaking service via and all of the tools you'll need to discover the Chessmaster inside you! Chessmaster for the Game Boy Advance is an entréeé into the wonderful world of chess for people of all ages and features tutorials and challenging gameplay on the go.

Trade Wars: Dark Millennium - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 9:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trade Wars features a fast-paced action RPG combat experience set in an enormous virtual world where players are able to explore the vastness of space as well as mysterious uncharted planets, a first for the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) genre. Check these 8 new screens ...

GameHouse Sells 100,000th Copy of 'Super Collapse'

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 7:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GameHouse announced today that it has made its 100,000th sale of its downloadable game, Super Collapse, less than 10 months after it was released. “Collapse has been wildly popular —this is our first downloadable game to achieve this mile marker so quickly,” says Garr Godfrey, cofounder of GameHouse, which features a variety of free and downloadable games on its web site. “The demand for Collapse has been so unbelievable that we are considering introductions of similar games,” concludes Godfrey, hinting there soon may be a new offering in the works. Super Collapse, released last November, was named 2001 Game of the Year by RealNetworks. The objective is to collapse blocks before they rise to the top of the screen, with game play accelerating as players progress to new levels. Available for both PC and Mac OS X, the game features bonus levels that are not available on previous versions, in addition to a host of other features.

Sammy Seeks A Partner At ECTS

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 7:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Premier videogame publisher and developer Sammy Studios unveiled today at the European Computer Trade Show (ECTS) in London the expansion of its development operation to two California locations, Carlsbad and Los Angeles (formerly Sammy Entertainment). This action reinforces Sammy Studios’ strategy of creating new partnerships that foster the development of entertaining products for its worldwide distribution network, including Sammy Europe Limited, headquartered in the U.K.

'Icewind Dale II' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 7:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interplay Entertainment Corp. announced today that the highly anticipated Icewind Dale II has shipped to retail. Icewind Dale II is the sequel to the award-winning computer role-playing game Icewind Dale and features the BioWare Infinity Engine that was used to develop the award-winning games Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II (developed by BioWare Corp.), and Planescape: Torment (developed by Black Isle Studios).

'Turok: Evolution' (Xbox/PS2/GBA/NGC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 6:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The weapons are locked and loaded, the dinosaurs are bigger and badder and the battle has officially begun, as Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it has started shipping its highly anticipated action title, Turok: Evolution. Set for full nationwide retail availability on Turok Bloody Sunday - 9-1-02, Turok: Evolution is the first Turok game that will be simultaneously released on the PS2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance.

Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force (PS2) Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 5:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Critically acclaimed as the best Star Trek game produced, the title follows an original plot written with the approval of the TV show's creators. Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force sees the Federation ship and crew on a dramatic all-action mission that takes in time travel, alien attacks and an eerie space junkyard. Check out our new screen collection below!

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'Soldiers of Anarchy' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 5:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster has just released the new demo for Soldiers of Anarchy, Silver Style Entertainment's upcoming post-apocalyptic strategy game. The download weighs in at a healthy 107 MB, and requires Windows and DirectX (and probably a computer and some other stuff). Click here to check our developer interview and read more for links where to grab this puppy. Here's a page with our local copy and a list of mirrors.

NVIDIA To Showcase Unreal Graphics Power At ECTS 2002

by Thomas on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 5:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NVIDIA Corporation the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, announced today that its Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) are powering the hottest games of the year at the Electronic and Computer Trade Show (ECTS), being held at Earls Court in London from August 29-31. NVIDIA's stand will serve as the only place to experience some of this year's most eagerly-awaited PC games in action, including: Unreal Tournament 2003, Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness, Delta Force: Blackhawk Down, Breed, Battlefield 1942 and Tron 2.0, all of which take advantage of the NVIDIA GeForce4 family of GPUs to deliver stunning 3D worlds and [BDR1]the most life-like images ever before seen in PC gaming.

Games For The Troops

by Thomas on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 4:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Every one of the 72 submarines in the American fleet now has a new state-of-the-art video game console, plus about 20 of the current top-selling video games, thanks to an unprecedented drive by the U.S. computer and video game industry to show support and thanks to American troops waging the war on terrorism, the Interactive Digital Software Association (IDSA) announced today.

'Turok: Evolution' - Baby Naming Contest

by Thomas on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 4:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

First Child Born On 9-1-02 and Named 'Turok' For One Year Will Win Savings Bonds Towards College Tuition.. Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced its 'Turok: Evolution' Labor Day contest that will award $10,000 to the first infant born on 9-1-02 and named 'Turok' for one year by their parents.

LaunchPad2 Countdown Begins

by Thomas on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 4:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Surrey - Digimask Ltd. today announced the forthcoming release of new Client Software for its head-creation technology. Previously an on-line process, Digimask LaunchPad2 now allows the user to complete the entire head-creation process locally, on their own PC.

'Neuro' - Screens & Interview

by Thomas on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 3:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Russian publisher Russobit-M are presenting a absolutely new project at Leipzig Game Convention 2002 - The 3D first-person shooter Neuro, which is set in the 3Map Games (former Revolt Games). A few days before Leipzig's Expo, GGmania managed to speak with Russobit-M's international PR-manager Irina Semenova to find out more about their plans for this upcoming action title. Here is a brief interview as well as five exclusive screenshots from the game.

X-Men: Next Dimension (XB GC PS2) Renders

by Thomas on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 2:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Men: Next Dimension plunges players into a powerful enemy's plot to rid the world of mutants. Leaving traditional arena-based fighting games in its wake, 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 out 10 renders of assorted heroes and villains.

Chaser: Productinfo Online!

by Thomas on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 2:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD today tossed up some productinfo online from their upcoming futuristic ego-shooter, Chaser. Included with the information / features there is also new screens. Check it out!

'Grand Theft Auto: Vice City' Site Opens

by Thomas on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 12:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

From the decade of big hair, excess and pastel suits comes a story of one man's rise to the top of the criminal pile as Grand Theft Auto returns to the PlayStation 2 Computer Entertainment System this October. Vice City is a huge urban sprawl ranging from the beach to the swamps and the glitz to the ghetto, and is the most varied, complete and alive digital city ever created. Combining non-linear gameplay with a character driven narrative, you arrive in a town brimming with delights and degradation and are given the opportunity to take it over as you choose. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games "to be released for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system on October 22, 2002". Today Rockstargames opend up the official 'Grand Theft Auto: Vice City' site. This new site includes screens, movies, news and general information..

Star Wars: The Clone Wars & Bounty Hunter (PS2/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2002 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts will bring Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a ground and air-based combat action game inspired by and expanding upon one of the Star Wars galaxy's most dramatic and intensely fought conflicts, to GameCube and PS2. The hunt begins! Jango Fett, the most ruthless and feared mercenary in the Star Wars galaxy, will make his spectacular interactive debut later this year in the action-packed Star Wars Bounty Hunter from LucasArts. Through Jango -- father of Boba Fett, one of the most intriguing and enduring characters in the Star Wars universe -- players will plunge into the dark, deadly world of a bounty hunter, a role Star Wars game fans have long awaited to play. A few screens from both Star Wars games ...