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December 2001

Friday, December 7, 2001

Battle Engine Aquilla announced for the Xbox
Eric @ 1:59 AM EST
Lost Toys has announced Battle Engine Aquilla for Xbox today on their official site. The game is a futuristic first-person shooter where you pilot mechs over changing environments. Infogrames is publishing the game and we will have screens and more details about Battle Engine Aquilla very, very soon.

Ultimate Blade of Darkness Xbox Exclusive
Eric @ 1:48 AM EST
Announced a few months ago for Xbox, today Codemasters has confirmed
that Ultimate Blade of Darkness will be an Xbox exclusive game. Ultimate Blade of Darkness, which is the sequel to Blade of Darkness, is being developed by Rebel Act Studios, and will be one of the bloodiest Xbox games to date. The release date for Ultimate Blade of Darkness has been set for Winter 2002. We will have more information as well as screens and movies when it becomes available.

Konami Announces Xbox Release Dates
Eric @ 1:36 AM EST
Konami has announced the North American release dates for many of their games, but still no word on MGS X. Heres the complete list:

Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams 12/18/2001 to 01/08/2002
ESPN NFL Prime Time 2002 Early January
ESPN Winter X Games Snowboarding 01/17/2002
ESPN Winter X Games Snocross 01/17/2002
ESPN International Winter Sports 01/29/2002
ESPN NBA 2 Night 2002 02/05/2002
ESPN MLS Extra Time 2002 03/26/2002
ESPN Winter X Games Snocross 03/26/2002

Thursday, December 6, 2001

New FPS, Iron Storm Announced
Steve @ 4:24 PM EST
Belgian-based developer, Wanadoo is making this game for XBox, PS2, and PC. Iron Storm is based on World War I as if it never ended. Some of the features are online multiplayer modes like Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and CTF. This game is due out in the Spring. As soon as we get screen shots or anything, we will bring them to you.

Amazing new WWF Raw trailer
Eric @ 2:55 AM EST
THQ has just released an impressive new WWF Raw trailer. This is a must download for anyone who likes wrestling. You can grab it from the link below. Also, be sure to check out our 72 exclusive screens of the game.

WWF RAW Trailer

72 Exclusive WWF Raw Screens

Tuesday, December 4, 2001

TDK Announces 2 more XBox Titles
Steve @ 10:49 PM EST
Today, TDK Mediactive announced that Robotech and Mercedes-Benz are coming to the XBox console.

Vincent Bitetti, chief executive officer of TDK Mediactive said, "In 2001, the release of hit titles like Shrek and critically acclaimed games like Lady Sia marked a breakout year for our growing company"

"With great brands on the horizon, we are confidently moving forward and creating high quality games for future periods."

Both games are slated for a Q4, 2002 release. As soon as we get more information on these games, we will bring it to you.

Xbox out selling Gamecube?
Eric @ 12:21 AM EST
According to CSFB, as of November 24, 2001, Nintendo had sold 469,000 GameCube consoles compared to 556,000 for Microsoft's Xbox. Xbox had most of its sales activity confined to the Thursday, Friday and Saturday before GameCube's launch on Sunday November 18. For the week beginning on Sunday Nov. 18 and ending Saturday Nov 24, the Gamecube outsold the Xbox 469,000 to 186,000. But its also worth noting that Microsoft didn't ship as many Xbox's as Nintendo did its Gamecube, so there was a lot more Gamecube's out that week to go around. In any case, both consoles are selling well and with all the things that have been going on its nice to see something doing good. We will have to wait for more sales reports in the coming weeks to see who the true winner is, but in the end both are selling nicely.

Monday, December 3, 2001

THQ Now Shipping MX 2002
Steve @ 9:52 PM EST
THQ has just announced that they will be shipping MX 2002 featuring Ricky Carmichael to stores very soon. Some of the freestylers include Carey Hart, Trevor Vines and Mike Jones. The professional riders include Ricky Carmichael, Mike LaRocco and Kevin Windham. Some modes of play are a new mini game "Horse" as well as an "in-depth" career mode, and a freestyle mode. Two new bonus levels, Tacoma and Washington DC, are featured in the game.

Michael Rubinelli of THQ said, "MX 2002 featuring Ricky Carmichael features a blown-out freestyle mode with two new bonus worlds and a system that gives players the ability to tune their bikes with upgradeable parts."

"We are very excited to be bringing the number one motocross franchise to the Xbox."

Look for this game to be in stores sometime this week.