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November 2001

Friday, November 30, 2001

New screens of SSX Tricky & Knockout Kings 2002
Eric @ 3:23 AM EST
Even more new screens, this time from SSX Tricky and Knockout Kings 2002. Check them out from the links below and enjoy!

SSX Tricky Screens
Knockout Kings 2002 Screens

New screens of NBA Live 2002 now online
Eric @ 3:16 AM EST
We just posted some new screens of NBA Live 2002, expect our full review in the next day or two.

NBA Live 2002 Screens

Nascar Thunder 2002 review online with movies
Eric @ 3:10 AM EST
Just posted are Nascar Thunder 2002 review complete with screens and 2 movies, enjoy!

Thursday, November 29, 2001

3 new Xbox games ship to stores today !
Eric @ 8:10 PM EST
Dave Mirra 2, Star Wars Starfighter SE and Azurik: Rise of Perathia have all shipped to stores and should be available in some places today and most everywhere else by Friday. We will have reviews of all three by early next week.

Wednesday, November 28, 2001

Full Max Payne trailer now online for download
Eric @ 1:31 AM EST
We got the full Max Payne trailer that Microsoft released today on there site for download. You can now save it to your PC instead of only streaming it. Right click the link below and "save target as" to download to your PC, enjoy !

Max Payne Trailer

Play Xbox games online now for free !!
Eric @ 1:22 AM EST
The people over at GameSpy Arcade put some free software together that lets you play any Xbox LAN game online. Even better, their software makes it easy for you to find people to play with. You need a hub or 2 nic cards, a PC with the software installed and a broadband internet connection. The current games supported are Halo, Tony Hawk 2x, and NASCAR Heat 2002. For more info on how to set everything up and the software click the link below. This looks like a great fix till Microsoft gets there online network up.

GameSpy Arcade

Exclusive promo video of 17 Xbox games !
Eric @ 1:05 AM EST
Check out this exclusive store promo video of 17 Xbox games that we put together for you. The movie is 26 MB and runs for 5 minutes and shows off many great games. Grab the video from the link below and enjoy!

Xbox Store Promo

Monday, November 26, 2001

XBox Selling Well
Steve @ 6:59 PM EST
Microsoft has shipped between 300,000-400,000 Xbox units, all of which are sold out.

Peter Roithmayr of Electronics Boutique said, "It's incredible, We had the single largest sales day in...history. We have seen a very strong software and accessory attach beyond the first day of sales...consumers are obviously pleased."

During this holiday season, Microsoft says it will ship at least 100,000 Xbox's a week. There is a good chance that you will be able to get one if you haven't already. By the end of this holiday season, Microsoft should have well over 1 million Xbox's shipped. Sources say Microsoft will have closer to 1.5 million Xbox's shipped.

XBox Forces PS3 to Come out Earlier then Planned?
Steve @ 6:43 PM EST
Sony's President Kunitake Ando said that PS2 would last 5 years, but there's been a change in plans now that XBox is in the picture.

"The biggest threat to PlayStation 2 is that the Xbox changes the industry's lifecycle. It is unclear how long we can keep this business model."

He also said, "If it reduces it to three years we are okay."

Clearly, Sony understands that Microsoft is a company with power, hence a threat. So could that mean by the end of next year Sony is going to be talking about PS3? Is there enough room for another system in 2 years?

Eric: With 20 million + PS2 sold world wide Sony would be dumb to release PS3 anytime soon and if they did it would really piss a lot of people off.

Saturday, November 24, 2001

First ever movie of RalliSport Challenge on Xbox
Eric @ 3:59 PM EST
If you thought this game looks good from the screens we posted, wait till you see it moving. The movie clocks in at 15 mb but is well worth it, as it is one of the most incredible looking games in development. Download it from the link below, and remember what site brought it to you first.

RalliSport Challenge

Dark Summit, Mad Dash and Test Drive Offroad reviews up
Eric @ 2:00 PM EST
We just posted full reviews of Dark Summit, Mad Dash and Test Drive Offroad. Go to the links below to check them out, Enjoy!

Dark Summit Mad Dash Test Drive Offroad

They can also be found on our Review page.

Brand New Screens of Rallisport Challenge
Steve @ 1:43 AM EST
Rallisport Challenge is sceduled for release sometime in Spring of 2002. We just got a hold of some very detailed screenshots of Microsoft's racer that really shows off the power of the XBox.


Thursday, November 22, 2001

3 Exclusive Wreckless Movies, you must see these!
Eric @ 1:43 AM EST
Here are 3 amazing new movies of this incredible looking game. Going by the name Double Steal in Japan, Activision has picked up this game for a state side release which is set for February 2002. We hope to get a preview copy soon, so check back for some hands on impressions as well as new screens and movies. Here are the links, enjoy!

Movie 1 Movie 2 Movie 3

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

New Soul Calibur 2 movie now online
Eric @ 9:03 PM EST
Namco has released a new video of Soul Calibur 2 today. The movie runs for 1 min 44 seconds and clocks in at 24 mb, but is well worth the download time. This was taken from the arcade version of the game, expect the Xbox version to look even better.

Eidos and IO Interactive have announced Hitman 2 for Xbox
Eric @ 2:57 AM EST
Rumored for months now, Hitman 2 has finally been announced for Xbox. Going by the name Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Hitman 2 looks to improve upon the first one in many ways. Here's a list of some of the new features in the sequel.

All new exotic locations: Travel across the globe to Sicily, St. Petersburg, Japan, Malaysia, and India.

Enhanced inventory system: Acquire and carry weapons and equipment from mission to mission – no pre-game shopping.

New ranking system: Measure your performance based on number of saves, retries/continues, shots fired, casualties, hidden bonuses found and time/money spent.

Multiple styles of play: All missions can be accomplished with the primary target as the only casualty or “shoot-your-way-through” and variations in between.

Massive weapons arsenal: Knives, handguns, assault rifles, armor-piercing sniper rifles, various explosives & grenades, non-lethal weapons (chloroform, poison darts, stun guns), laser aiming devices, night vision goggles, lock picks, and remote cameras.

Advanced level design & engine dynamics: Independent and open levels, bullets penetrate doors & windows.

We will have more information on Hitman 2 very soon.

Tuesday, November 20, 2001

Activision has officially announced Blade 2 for Xbox
Eric @ 5:26 PM EST
"Blade 2 takes Marvel's vampire hunter and puts him in an entirely new adventure," said Larry Goldberg, executive vice president of Activision Worldwide Studios. "The advanced technology of the Xbox and PlayStation 2 enables us to expand the Blade experience and provide fans with a brand-new storyline, advanced combat maneuvers, and all-new special effects."

The first Blade game came out on PSX and by all accounts was really bad, lets keep our fingers crossed that Blade 2 will take advantage of Xbox's incredible power and turn out better then the first.

EA ships NBA Live 2002
Eric @ 1:33 PM EST
EA has announced it has shipped NBA Live 2002 for the Microsoft Xbox today. Live is Xbox's first basketball title and is packed with tons of features and gameplay modes as well as enhanced graphics for the Xbox version. Expect a full review complete with screens and movies within the next few days on this very promising game.

Welcome to
Steve @ 3:20 AM EST has now "officially" launched! No, your not seeing things or dreaming, this is the real thing! We cannot believe it. Are you just as excited as we are? If any of you remember Dreamcast Heaven, that was my site, and a few of the same staff members will be here, but many new ones.

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