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25th September 2002


NSPCC/EQV - Gameathon
Posted: Wednesday, 25 September 2002

EQV is one again organising its annual NSPCC event, a 24 hour computer gameathon, playing networked computer games with the objective of raising awareness and as much money as possible for the NSPCC.  From previous events we have raised £10,000 for the NSPCC.

The event will take place on Saturday 23rd November 2002.

To help promote the main event EQV are also running an online auction on the eBay web site at, so please get bidding. All money raised from these auctions will go straight to the NSPCC.

If you can help, or for further information please send an e-mail direct to Mike Bates of EQV at



Friday 13th September 2002

Speedball 2 GBA available to buy now!
Posted: Friday, 13 September 2002

The Gameboy Advance version of Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe has been released today.

    Rediscover the unbelievable violence of the original in a brand new environment: a 22nd century arena in which your team, Brutal Deluxe, is the least respected… It’s up to you to turn them into champions!

    The possibility of picking up interactive items to earn extra points or power bonuses is just one of the new additions to Speedball 2.

    One of the originalities of Speedball 2 is the possibility of managing your team by buying and selling players and/or by improving their abilities (aggressiveness, attack, speed, intelligence…)

    These can also be improved while on the pitch by using special weapons and body armour.

    For example, pick up a ‘freeze team’ token to freeze your opponents for six seconds or collect a new piece of body armour such as the elbow pad to increase throwing power.

To read the rest of the press release, please go here.  You can also view a few screenshots here.

Extract taken from a Wanadoo press release


Thursday 12th September 2002

Speedball 2 Pocket Reviews
Posted: Thursday, 12 September 2002

The Pocket version of Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe has received very good reviews. Here are some extracts from a few of them.

    Graphics - 5/5 - Very creative visual world of a new sport! The metallic settings go very well with the game play.
    Sound - 5/5 - The sound effects are very engaging, giving you the feeling of playing in a metal arena. The music tracks fit the game theme very well.
    Fun Meter - 5/5 - If you’ve played football games with rules or yellow cards or penalty boxes you can liberate yourself with this future ball game! While overgrowing your muscles to beat up opponents, exercise your brains managing a championship team.
    Addictivity - 5/5 - With 5 difficulty levels and 3 game modes to play, this game has amazing depth. It is easy to get hooked on this game because there is plenty of game play to match the eye candy. You can play this game for a few minutes or few hours.”.

Please read the rest here.

    “If you are on the lookout for a fast paced, action sports title for the Pocket PC, this should be high on your list. For those who can remember the original incarnation from years ago, be pleased to know this is a faithful conversion. Great graphics and sound, fast game play and a range of game options and stats ensure this is one title that will please the majority.

    Faithful conversion...Great graphics and sound...Fast and smooth gameplay”.

Please read the rest here.

    “Tons of options and some the best sound heard in a Pocket PC game. The presentation value is also quite high and the graphics are quite good. You get a lot of game for your dollar...4 Stars”.

Please read the rest here.

Extract from PDArcade site

    “With rough and tumble freestyle play, Speedball 2 has lots of positive momentum... 5 out of 5 Stars”.

Please read the rest here.

Extract from Pocket PC Life site


Wednesday 11th September 2002

Gods GBA: New screenshots
Posted: Wednesday, 11 September 2002

Check out Downloads section for new screenshots from the GameBoy Advance version of Gods.

New Gods GBA Screenshots

To view the rest, please go here.


Tuesday 10th September 2002

Gods GBA: Preview and Video on Nintendo-Europe
Posted: Tuesday, 10 September 2002

Nintendo-Europe have a preview of Gods on the GBA which includes a screenshots and a video.

    Originally coded by The Bitmap Brothers - media-friendly development team of yesteryear - Gods hands you control of an ancient Greek warrior, out to prove his immortality by freeing his city from pesky demons. This translates in-game to level after level of tip-top platforming set across gorgeously-designed mediterranean cities - plus a fair amount of shooting and fighting with the locals, and a generous dollop of braincell-annihilating puzzles.

To read the rest, please go here.  You can also view a few screenshots here.

Extract taken from Nintendo-Europe web site

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Other Sites

Broadsword Interactive
Crawfish Interactive
Portable Games

Bitmap Brothers pages

Gods GBA
Speedball 2 GBA
Speedball 2 Pocket




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