For all those who dreamt of being a cowboy, strap on those spurs, because in this wild, wild west, wagon rollin', trigger happy, rootin' tootin' PC simulation gamers can be all they had ever dreamt of. Start out as a rancher with a handful of cattle and a few good men to help out, the main objective is to extend the ranch and herds through cattle trade and make a few dollars along the way. Read more to check out some new screens from JoWood and Greenwood Entertainment's new and exciting 3D real-time western game.
Today's Big Story
Microsoft let us know that their racing sim Rallisport Challenge and action game MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries today went GOLD for PC. These two titles will be shipped out to stores November 7 - 8.
Electronic Arts has just released the playable demo for Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2, offering the opportunity to take this imminent action racing simulation for a spin. The demo contains the Single Challenge mode where you can try out a 2 lap single race on the Calypso Coast track using a choice of two cars. Read more for details and links where to grab it...
TDK Mediactive, Inc. announced that Casper Spirit Dimensions for the Nintendo GameCube has shipped to North American retail accounts.
Interactive Ideas have signed an agreement with Planet Observer to exclusively distribute Eingana. Planet Observer are releasing the new Eingana software that can be described as 'a virtual world combining atlas & video game entertainment.'
THQ Inc. and JAKKS Pacific, Inc. today announced the North American release of their newest World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE) licensed video game, "WWE Raw" for the PC. "WWE Raw" allows players to go one-on-one with high-flying athletes and brutal brawlers in a variety of match types based on the poplar cable program that airs every Monday night on The Nashville Network. Videogame sales of THQ/JAKKS World Wrestling Entertainment license have exceeded more than $300 million in the U.S. since 1999.
Midway Sports, the sports brand of leading software industry publisher and developer Midway Games Inc. announced today that NHL Hitz 20-03, the next iteration in the NHL Hitz franchise, has shipped for the Game Boy Advance. NHL Hitz 20-03 is also available for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube.
New weapons, units and civilian transport are provided today for Operation Flashpoint's Resistance fighters with the release of an all-new upgrade. The Operation Flashpoint: Resistance upgrade is freely available from the game's microsite in the Downloads section. Players require the original Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis and the Resistance expansion pack to use the upgrade. Read more below for download links and to check out what this 13MB patch fix/add. We also tossed up 7 new screens from this upgrade
Following quickly on last week's German demo, the English playable demo of American Conquest has now been released, again allowing you to try out this isometric RTS with 3D terrain set in American history that is being developed at GSC Game World. Go grab this 221MB demo at 3DGamers!
The 3DO Company today announced that Street Racing Syndicate is currently in development for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, and the Nintendo GameCube system. Scheduled for release in 2003, "SRS" captures the heart of street racing culture, and includes extensive car customization, police intervention, and high stakes competition. The game is being developed by racing game specialist Eutechnyx Ltd. which has developed such popular titles as F1 World Grand Prix 2000, 007 Racing and Le Mans 24 Hours.
SouthEnd Interactive's first game 'Deathrow' (exclusive for XBOX) has gone gold and will reach the stores world wide within the next few days! Official release dates are 17th of October for Europe and 22nd of October for North America.
The engine's revving as Colin McRae Rally 3 prepares for its stage start on October 25 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. With the latest screenshots released today, the world's favourite rally game series will soon be giving players the professional rally driver experience in what's tipped the season's most-wanted motorsport title. Five new shots for each format.
Microsoft Corp. today announced that the Xbox video game system will become even more irresistible to holiday shoppers beginning Oct. 15. For the low price of $199.99,* consumers at official Xbox retailers in the United States can get an Xbox system, including the new Xbox Controller S and two free exclusive games — "Sega GT 2002" and "JSRF - Jet Set Radio Future" — packed into one box. The limited-time offer represents a savings of $100** and is a great incentive for new customers to experience the gameplay, graphics, sound and power available only on Xbox. With titles that appeal to a broad audience, the offer is suitable for diverse gamers of all ages.
Earlier this weekend we tossed up 16 new screens to show off a few levels from Panzer Dragoon Orta. Today we have 43 shots from, by the looks of it, cut-scenes and 18 extra dragon morphing screenshots. Now, If you're wondering about the plot, or how the weapons work, you - yes - orta read more below!
BioWare Corp. today announced that Neverwinter Nights was honoured with an Interactive Entertainment Award (BAFTA) for Best PC Game by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. To quote the BAFTA website: "Good graphics, beautiful lighting, outstanding score and great voices round off this superb game."
NINTENDO GAMECUBE titles PIKMIN and LUIGI'S MANSION have been crowned kings of the consoles at the UK video games industry's prestigious awards. The Interactivity Award was won by NINTENDO GAMECUBE favourite PIKMIN. The game was honoured for the best use of interactive media to deliver an immersive interactive experience.
In this next-generation 3-D strategy game, you lead a small group of military veterans who emerge to a decimated world. Find and stop those responsible, but remember that you have limited resources - think tactically and strategically to keep your team alive while using the most powerful modern military weapons to restore civilization. Check out what we had to say about our beta experience!
Not that anybody cares, but I still want to express my joy! The Anaheim Angels have won the ALCS (American League Championship Series) against the Minnesota Twins and are going to the World Series for the first time in their history. Breaking 3 League records in game 5 (winning 4 in a row, against 1 loss) the score was a measly 13-5. GO ANGELS!