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Xbox Bringing Out The Big Promotion Guns

by Rainier on May 2, 2002 @ 2:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced a strategic promotional movement with leading brands in sports, music and consumer products categories to promote the Xbox. Microsoft has entered into a multipartner program for spring and summer, teaming Xbox with synergistic and prominent brands intended to propel the Xbox brand and system into the lifestyles of video game players everywhere. Key alliances include the multicity Pop Disaster Tour, featuring blink-182 and Green Day; the Number One Parts Inc. (NOPI) drag racing series; Pepsi's new SoBe soft drink, Mr. Green; the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP); Vans extreme sports; and Zumiez, a chain of youth-oriented apparel stores.

WolverineÂ’s Revenge (GCB/Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 2, 2002 @ 2:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. is giving gamers something to sink their claws into with the announcement of X-MenTM: Wolverine’s Revenge for the PS2, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube. In this third-person action-adventure game, players take control of the ultimate fighting mutant and shred man and machine alike in an action-packed journey through the Marvel Universe. X-Men: Wolverine’s Revenge is expected to ship in the spring of 2003 and has not yet been rated by ELSPA.

Jedi Knight II : Jedi Outcast - Support Page & FAQ Update

by Rainier on May 1, 2002 @ 11:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Raven Software just informed us that the Jedi Knight II : Jedi Outcast Support Page has been update as well as the FAQ. Includes the recently released bot tutorial, updated awards page, and several FAQ updates regarding the SDK/Tools, Bots and possible Source Code release. Check out our Jedi Knight II : Jedi Outcast review.

'Black Isle Studios' To Unveil New Role-Playing Game At E3

by Rainier on May 1, 2002 @ 11:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interplay Entertainment Corp., announced today its exciting lineup of highly anticipated game titles to be shown at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) taking place May 22 - 24 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Interplay will be showing demonstrations of Hunter: The Reckoning, Run Like Hell, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance and Galleon. Black Isle Studios, the renown, role-playing game (RPG) division of Interplay, will be showing (by appointment only) Icewind Dale II, and an exciting, new RPG title to be announced in the coming weeks. Interplay's booth will be located in Concourse Hall, booth #5010.

TriLunar Announces New Vice President Of Technology

by Rainier on May 1, 2002 @ 12:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TriLunar, LLC, a leading developer of interactive entertainment products, today announced the addition of David O’Connor as their Vice President, Technology. As a member of the TriLunar executive team, O’Connor will be responsible for technology leadership for the firm, including strategic planning of core technologies, planning and execution of product-related technical development, and human resource management of the technical team.

Rockstar Announces 'Smuggler's Run: Warzones' (Gamecube) - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2002 @ 10:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.'s high-end videogame publishing division, is pleased to announce that "Smuggler's Run: Warzones" is crossing the border and heading for a release on GameCube this summer. The first Smuggler's Run title to grace the GameCube console, this off-road driving adventure offers the most dynamic smuggling challenge yet with five huge maps, over 30 missions and 2-4 person multiplayer action. "Smuggler's Run: Warzones" is set for release July 2002.

Sammy Delivers 2-Fisted Anime Action (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2002 @ 9:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sammy Entertainment today announced release dates for two new 2D anime-style fighting games based on the powerhouse Guilty Gear and The King of Fighter franchises for Nintendo Game Boy Advance. Guilty Gear X Advance Edition, releasing June 7, and The King of Fighters EX: Neo Blood, releasing Summer 2002, bring two 2D fighting series that amassed a huge following in arcades and on previous consoles to the GBA. Both games have an MSRP of $29.99 and are Rated T for Teen.

Sudden Strike II - (German) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 30, 2002 @ 7:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the people who cant wait until the English version of the Sudden Strike II is released you can now grab the German demo from gamesweb. The demo is about 57mb and contains a complete single-player campaign in Japan and also a multi-player map in which Japan, USA and Russia fight against eachother.

Universal Studios Monsterville - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2002 @ 7:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Universal Studios Monsters all have one overriding ambition, to win the election! Recently they have taken up politics with a single aim: to become Mayor of the city. But when your opponents are Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, Quasimodo and Metaluna Mutant there are no limits!

Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader No1 Pre-Order Game On Gamecube

by Rainier on April 30, 2002 @ 7:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

It’s official! UK gamers are crazy about Star Wars. On May 3, 2002 LucasArts releases the highly anticipated Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader as a day one GameCube launch title. Already a number one selling third party smash hit in the US, retailers have confirmed that Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader is the No.1 pre-order on the GameCube in the UK.