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The 4 Kings Clan are Crowned Kings of UK Professional Gaming

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2001 @ 12:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

After 3 attempts 4 Kings, the well known counterstrike clan, won the AMD UK Qualifier for the Cyberathlete Professional League World Championships held at The Playing Fields. After a hard day and night of intense competition they overcame competitor clan Nocturne in the finals to win a free trip to Dallas to represent the UK at The Cyberathlete Professional League World Championships and the chance to win part of the $150,000 cash prize purse on offer.

Cossacks 'The Art Of War' - Episode 1 - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2001 @ 12:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Four hundred years ago, mainland Europe resounded to the sounds of bloody battles, as nations were created and fell, fortunes made and lost, and new military tactics were developed. Cossacks: The Art of War recreates these battles on an epic scale.

Microsoft Xbox - No Real Xtras

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2001 @ 11:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Chipworks Inc., a world-class leading supplier of reverse engineering services for the semiconductor and electronics market, today comments on the technical innovations, or lack of, in the Microsoft Xbox.

Gumball 3000 hits the PlayStation 2

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2001 @ 10:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Welcome to the insane world of Gumball 3000, the fastest cars, the most hazardous and hostile terrains, and the most outrageous and hedonistic parties. It really is the experience of a lifetime.

Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2001 @ 10:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Inspired by the phenomenal success of its multi-award winning Jedi Knight action game series, LucasArts announces the long awaited sequel, Star Wars Jedi Outcast: Jedi Knight II. The return to one of interactive entertainment's most successful game series will feature a partnership between LucasArts and Activision, Inc., through its developer Raven Software, which will result in the incorporation of the acclaimed QIII Arena engine in the development of Jedi Outcast. Raven Software has created many critically celebrated action titles.

Activision Braves The World Of The Undead With 'Blade 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2001 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. is entering the world of modern vampire lore with the development of Blade® 2 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Blade 2 is an all-new, non-stop action-adventure that allows players to take on the role of Marvel’s half-vampire, half-human Super Hero™ on a quest to save the human race. The game has not yet been rated by the ESRB and is scheduled for release in 2002.

Monster Game Announces XBOX Cables Now Available

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2001 @ 12:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Monster Game, a division of Monster Cable focusing specifically on products for the home videogame market, announced today that its full line of cables for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft is now available in stores. These new cables, including composite, S-Video, and component cables, are indispensable accessories for the most powerful console on the market this holiday season.

Rollercoaster Tycoon Tops The Charts For 2 Consecutive Years

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2001 @ 11:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

No roller coaster ride here! RollerCoaster Tycoon® from Infogrames, Inc. shot to the top of the PC software sales charts when it debuted in the spring of 1999 and stayed in the top 10 until the week of October 28 ­ when it moved down to the number 11 position to make room for the regular and limited editions of Infogrames’ new Sid Meier’s Civilization® III, which debuted in the number one and number two positions in their first week of sales, according to NPD INTELECT.

New 'Europa Universalis II' patch

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2001 @ 11:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox Entertainment released a patch for Europa Universalis II today. The patch is available for download through Worthplaying Get It HERE or through the official Europa Universalis Website. The patch fixes minor gameplay bugs and some text errors found in the tutorial.

Clusterball ships!

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2001 @ 11:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and Daydream Software announced that Clusterball, the highly addictive action sports game shipped nationwide (being North America, it is already available in Europe) today and will be available in most major retailers in the next few days.