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January 2019


Age of Mythology Alpha Signup

by Thomas on June 21, 2002 @ 4:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today is the day to start the signup for Age of Mythology Alpha. Signup form up a early. Since it's up early, the media release will not be out until later. So "unofficially" the form is open!

EIDOS Enlists New 'Commandos 3' - First Screens

by Thomas on June 21, 2002 @ 1:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

We already knew this was coming but today Eidos Interactive announces the latest instalment in the multi-million selling Commandos franchise, "Commandos 3". Currently being developed by Pyro Studios, the game will be released in Summer 2003 on PC.

'Crouching Tiger: Hidden Dragon' (MMOG) Announced

by Thomas on June 21, 2002 @ 12:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Phantagram Interactive announced today that it will develop and publish a Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) based on "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." Set to release in Q4 of 2004, the game will shift the paradigm in MMOG as the game play will focus on fast-paced, Kung-Fu-style fighting with a deep storyline to immerse players in the world of the "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." "We are very excited to bring this unique property to life in the form of a MMOG that will redefine the genre," said Sangyoun Lee, Chairman and CEO of Phantagram Interactive. The company plans to launch a Web site with more details of the game in the coming months.

Falcone: Into the Maelstrom (XB) - Screens

by Thomas on June 21, 2002 @ 12:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Comic book action comes to life in one of the most stunning shooters to appear on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox this November in Falcone: Into the Maelstrom. Boasting the sublime talents of internal development team, 'Point Blank' and of course the infamous 2000AD writer Robbie Morrison and artist Jim Murray; Falcone melds the involving storyline and visuals associated with graphic novels and the frenetic gameplay of a futuristic console shooter. 11 New screens to check out!

America's Army Game Update

by Thomas on June 21, 2002 @ 12:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The United States Army announced their employment of the HomeLAN group to exclusively provide hundreds of official servers, 24/7 admin support, beta testing, development, and a host of other features and services for the America's Army game. The "America’s Army” game blends two vivid simulations: “Soldiers,” a role-playing portion in which players navigate life’s challenges to achieve goals, and a first-person action game, called “Operations.”

Red Faction 2 (PS2) Work in Progress / Page Art

by Thomas on June 21, 2002 @ 12:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by THQ’s studio, Volition, Red Faction 2 is the sequel to one of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed original game franchises of 2001. Featuring an enhanced Geo-Mod engine that allows players to strategically alter and destroy the game environment in real-time, Red Faction 2 expands and builds upon the experience and technology of the original game. Defend your country as Alias, a demolitions expert, with the help of five elite squad members, each specialized in their own means of destruction. Fight through diverse levels using vehicles, an arsenal of specialized weapons and explosives in a rampage to overthrow the government.. We tossed up a bunch small Work in Progress / Page Art, check them out!

'Illuminator Pro' For Gameboy Advance!

by Thomas on June 21, 2002 @ 12:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

JOYTECH, Europe’s biggest 3rd party peripheral manufacturer, performs a gaming miracle, and bestows light to the masses! Some said it was just a dream, others that it was impossible, but once again, JOYTECH have proven them wrong, with the release of the extraordinary ‘Illuminator Pro’ for Gameboy Advance!

Rainbow Six: Raven Shield - Screens

by Thomas on June 21, 2002 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today we tossed up a bunch of screens from this squad-based tactical shooter sequel, Rainbow Six: Raven Shield , that is in the works at Ubi Soft Montreal and Red Storm.

'LotR: The Fellowship of the Ring' (XB) - Screens

by Thomas on June 21, 2002 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Undertake a fantastic journey following the same path as the Fellowship in the book. Play as either Frodo, Aragorn, or Gandalf the Grey. As you take the fabled One Ring closer to its fate, you will explore the most dangerous wilds of Middle-earth from the Shire to the very edge of Mordor.

Ape Escape 2 (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on June 21, 2002 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Those mischievous monkeys are back. And this time they appear to be in fancy dress. Check out eight new monkey-ish screenshots below!

Update On The Status Of UT2003

by Thomas on June 21, 2002 @ 7:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mark Rein from Epic Games Inc. tossed up following update status on their official UT2003 forum.

Performance optimizations are really coming under control nicely. When we originally announced UT2003 we were pretty sure that hardware T&L and 32-bit rendering would be must-have features just to get the game running. It turns out we might have been a little too conservative with this specification. Resident graphics wiz, Andrew Scheidecker, has cranked up graphics performance very nicely and hardware guru Daniel Vogel has somehow managed to get 16 bit working quite well and make the game run on low-end cards like TNT2 and even 3DFX's famous Voodoo3! Read more below!

Neverwinter Nights (Manual) Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 21, 2002 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last night BioWare let us know that there was an automatic update patch available for their just release 3D role-playing game "Never winter Nights". Today they released the manual patch for Neverwinter Nights, upgrading the game to version 1.18. Read more for details and links.

'Halo 2' - Details

by Rainier on June 20, 2002 @ 9:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"WE WANT IT. You want it. Everybody wants to know what's really going on with Halo 2. We know. Other than confirming its coming, Microsoft has been very coy about the game, repeatedly dodging everyone's questions. Everyone, that is, except for Official UK Xbox Magazine."

Phantagram Interactive Announces `Shining Lore' Closed Beta Test

by Rainier on June 20, 2002 @ 9:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Phantagram Interactive announced today that it will begin limited enrollment for beta testing its upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) "Shining Lore." The company expects tens of thousands of submissions but will limit the testing to the first 20,000 qualified candidates. Interested parties are encouraged to go to the official Shining Lore websiteto enroll. Set to begin in July, the beta test will run approximately 60 days and will lead into the commercial release of the game for North America.

Ubi Soft To Publish 'Catz 5' and 'Dogz 5'

by Rainier on June 20, 2002 @ 9:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced that it will publish the next installments of its best-selling Petz family of products with Catz 5 and Dogz 5. Key among the new features in Catz 5 and Dogz 5 will be the ability for Petz owners to import all officially released Dogz and Catz from previous versions into the new title, ensuring that old friends aren't lost when their owners upgrade. Catz 5 and Dogz 5 for the PC are both expected to ship to U.S. and Canadian retail this Fall with an MSRP of $19.99 each.

IGI 2: Covert Strike - New Screens

by Rainier on June 20, 2002 @ 8:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For IGI 2, the acclaimed superb stealth-based first-person shooter action returns, and continues the modern warfare and espionage theme of the original. The covert missions continue the career of David Jones, a former SAS soldier, now working freelance for the secret organisation, codenamed 'IGI'. We already had some new screens a few days ago, and today we bring you some more.. Njoy!

Kingdom Hearts (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on June 20, 2002 @ 8:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kingdom Hearts is the first project from Squaresoft and Disney Interactive. This revolutionary relationship has created an entirely new genre of game - an 'Action RPG' that combines classic Disney characters and worlds with new elements created in the renowned Squaresoft style. Check out some Court Wizard Donald and Captain Goofy screens below!

'Rainbow Six:Raven Shield' Developer Chat Log

by Rainier on June 20, 2002 @ 7:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft updated the official Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Raven Shield website with a full transcript of their first developer chat log. The chat log was posted on the German Raven Shield website and has Mike McCoy (Lead Game Designer), Joel Trembley (Programmer) and Chadi Lebbos (Producer) discussing aspects such as online play, gameplay modes, and player interaction with in-game characters. While the chat log was conducted on the German section of the website its been translated into English. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Raven Shield follows Team Rainbow as they try to retrieve a cache of biological weapons while stopping a London bank from being terrorized. The game makes its debut this fall on Xbox & PC.

'Britney's Dance Beat' Oops She Did It Again!!

by Thomas on June 20, 2002 @ 7:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced that "Britney's Dance Beat" for PC is now available at retailers nationwide. The video game features Britney Spears' songs, music videos, behind-the-scenes video clips and challenging gameplay. The PC version differs from "Britney's Dance Beat" for PlayStation 2 and Game Boy Advance, both currently available at retail, with a Britney Quiz and a Free Play mode in which fans can create their own choreography.

'V-Rally 3' European Release Announcement

by Thomas on June 20, 2002 @ 7:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames announced the European release on June 21st, 2002 of V-Rally 3 under the Atari Brand, the latest in the prestigious V-Rally series V-Rally 3 is the latest and most accomplished version of a rally driving franchise that established the rally genre on Playstation. The game features the same innovative game design principles and attention to details. In addition, the exclusive new V-Rally mode will give player a chance to experience for themselves the carrer of a rally driver.