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It Sure Ain’t “The Wizard”

Wired News has a new article up about Video Game characters making their way to the silver screen. Lara Croft, Duke Nukem, and many other games are being converted to movies to cash in on their popularity.

While interactive shorts inside games were popular, the gaming animations are being looked at as legitimate forms of […]

New Red Faction Trailer Up

Volition, Inc. has a new Red Faction trailer up on THQ.com. Red Faction is a FPS that is in developement for the PS2. It’s most unique feature is that it allows the players to destroy portions of a level. Someone on the other side of a wall? No longer must you walk around the wall. […]

Game Boy Games On Your PS2

I can think of a lot better things, but as popular as the Game Boy is, I”m assuming someone will want this. Daily Radar is reporting that Datel has a Game Boy Color Eumlator for your PS2. There are 8 games included that can be downloaded onto a reusable art for playing them on your […]

You Ain’t Got Squat

If you think your pretty well off, you might want to check your contribution to another. Go check out the Bill Gates Personal Wealth Clock.

Be Ben-Hur

GameSpot has some info on the new Kodiak Interactive game revealed at the 2001 Game Developers Conference. Circus Maximus is planned for the Xbox and PS2. The game is a chariot racing game set in anciet Rome and has been referred to as “Ben-Hur with combative elements.”

The competitors in these tournaments are from such […]

Halo footage

Microsoft has posted streaming versions of the Halo demo that was given to the press at the recent Gamestock event. This footage is all in-game.

These are direct links to the Hi-Res and the Low-Res. Media Player is required.

For more Halo info, head over to the official Xbox.com site or over to Bungie’s site. […]

Half a dozen by Activision for GBA

According to FGN, the GBA is getting a half dozen Activision titles. The group includes Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, Mat Hoffman’s Pro BMX, Shaun Palmer’s Pro Snowboarder, Doom, Spider-Man and X-Men.

Doom is reportedly a remake of the classic and will feature “advanced” 3D graphics.

New Term : Nerd Bird

Here’s a new term for you: Nerd Bird. According to an article on Wired News, it is the “unofficial term” for flights to and from high technology locations such as Silicon Valley.

The article refers to the Silicon Valley Slang Page which defines a Nerd Bird as “Any weekday direct airline flight between Austin, Texas […]

TWINE isn’t enough

Another PS2 flagship title bites the dust. The All Powerful EA has reportedly pulled the plug on the PS2 FPS The World Is Not Enough, at least according to Video Business Online.

This game was heavy on the eye candy and was a cover story on NEXT-Gen pushing the power of the PS2. It was […]

Capcom classics on GBA

Capcom has announced plans to release Final Fight and Street Fighter II on the Game Boy Advance in Japan. Hopefully a US release is planned as well.

Super Street Fighter II will include new pics ofthe fighters and link cable support, as well as a possible mission mode similar to Street Fighter Alpha 3.

Final […]

Gamecube Delay – Only in Japan

Nintendo might be delaying the GC in Japan for a month to allow for better launch titles. That would push the launch back to August in Japan, but the American release would still be in October. Nintendo knows they need a pre-Christmas launch in order to compete with PS2 and Xbox.

Unreal Engine update

Epic Games is going crazy with the Unreal2 Engine. Facial expressions are their current big thing. Apparently the modeling uses sliders and numerical values to move the bones inside the model. For example, to close the left eye all that you would need to do is is move the slider labeled “Eye Open Left” to […]

When horse races go bad

Here’s an interesting one for you. Tecmo, maker of Dead or Alive and the Tecmo Bowl series, was ordered to pay close to 2.5 million yen to Japanese horse-owners for improper use of actual horse names in it’s horse racing action game, Gallop Racer.

I guess “Uncle Louie’s Happy Day” is now trademarked…

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Drew Carey to use The Sims

Daily Radar hears that Drew Carey is a big Sims fan. So much so that the April Fools Day episode will feature a 2 minute segment where the cast will be transformed into Sim-like versions of themselves.

Drew is also featured as a nonplayable character in The Sims House Party expansion pack set for a […]

Amped to be filled with tunes

Looks like the SSX wanna be from Microsoft will be the first to use one of the most interesting new ideas on the XBox. Not only will Amped include 150 songs from indie labes, it will also allow gamers to record music to the hard drive to customize and create their own soundtrack. The title […]

Vigilante 8 rides again

Luxoflux is busy working on a new title in the Vigilante 8 line. According to PS2.IGN, the new game will not bear the letter 3 and will be more story line based in the single player mode. With Twisted Metal : Black on the horizon, there should be a little bit of competition in the […]

XBox is in da Hizouse!!!

If you have any doubt in your mind that the XBox isn’t going to offer a little competition, then you might want to check the rest of this post out…

These are fresh off of the new improved XBox site. These are all in-game shots. If you even think gaming isn’t going to rock […]

MGS2 not in 2002

Konami has pinned the Fall of 2001 as the release date of Metal Gear Solid 2. If you haven’t yet seen media on this bad boy, I’d do some looking around for some. This game lets you know the amount of power under the PS2 hood.

Source : GameSpot

What are they doing?

Sony, Toshiba, and IBM are spending $400 million dollars over the next 5 years on developing a microchip with the power of a super computer. GameSpot theorizes that one application of the chip could be to power the PS2. If you don’t think IBM would work on a gaming console, don’t forget that they designed […]

Sega’s Wild Riders

Take the chaos of Crazy Taxi and add the cops and look of Jet Grind Radio and you come up with Wild Riders. Dreamcast.IGN has some first screens and some preview info on this interesting looking title. I just read about in the newest issue of NEXT-Gen last night and it seems to be a […]