'New World Order' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 11:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Termite Games and Project3 Int. have just released the first patch for their just released team-based first-person shooter, New World Order. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.1 and addresses a bunch of bug fixes and adds some gameplay tweaks and multiplayer improvements. Read more for detailed fix list and links where to grab the goods ...

'Jazz Jackrabbit' (GBA) - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 11:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Newly formed Jaleco Entertainment has revealed it has secured the publishing rights to the GBA game Jazz Jackrabbit. This action platformer is the next evolution of the Jazz Jackrabbit license. The Austin based development team “Game Titan” has incorporated 4-player features to it’s “Tournament Mode” that will support single cartridge as well as multi-cartridge play. The game is expected to ship fourth quarter. Today we serve up a bunch of screens as well as 5 trailers, showing off some in-game action. Read more for the goods!

Battle Engine Aquila (Xbox/PS2) - Website Goes Live!

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 9:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Battle Engine Aquila, developed by Lost Toys and published by Atari, is a fierce and frenetic shooter that puts players at the helm of the most advanced war machine ever created ­ the Battle Engine Aquila. The Battle Engine features an impressive and visually stunning arsenal of pulse cannons, micro missiles, spread bombs and much more, each critical to prevailing in the game’s continuously evolving warzone. The Battle Engine Aquila website has tons of screenshots, trailer and other goodies ...

'IGI2 : Covert Strike' - Beta Test Progress & Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 7:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today we receive an update on the IGI2 beta test progress (I-Series LAN parties), some screens, the first music track, and just to make you jealous, a Timberland map walkthrough, just so you know what you are missing out on. Beta phase-two code will soon be available and we will bring you more updates. Read more for all the juicy details!

'Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc' - Movie

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 7:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc will feature many brand new game elements. Its action adventure format will be familiar to many fans but advanced combat will form the heart of this latest installment. Rayman will have new movements and powers including, The Power Fist, Grapple and Super Helicopter, and he will certainly need them as he comes up against over 20 powerful enemies, including the savage Hoodlum tribe. The new Tactical Arcade Combat System will ensure players use their brains, as each enemy has specific strengths and combat strategies, and will only be defeated by the correct fighting techniques. Today we have a little Rayman trailer named 'Wanna kick Rayman Lesson 007', read more and find see what its all about...

'XIII' (ALL) - Delayed Until Q3 2003

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 6:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

UbiSoft has just informed us that their eagerly expected cel-shaded first person shooter, XIII, has been delayed until Q3 2003. This delay is for ALL platforms and is to ensure that the title gets the appropriate attention and ensure that it has the highest quality UbiSoft strives for. In the meantime they will add new features for each specific platform and introduce new game play elements.

Capcom GameCube Movie Mania

by Thomas on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 6:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom today released five new movies from their recently announced GameCube games. The movies are from following titles: Resident Evil 4, Viewtiful Joe, P.N.03 (unknown title), Killer 7 and Dead Phoenix.. All the movies are available on their official site!

'Grom' Goes GOLD & German Demo

by Thomas on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 5:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rebelmind's upcoming 3D action role-playing game has today gone GOLD. There is also a German demo of Grom available on 3DGamers thats offering the opportunity to try out this game by Polish developers Rebelmind. The massive demo contains all tutorials and the initial section of the game up to the archaeologist camp. The demo is 210MB to download and you find it here! (thanks Blues)

Various Console Games Ship

by Thomas on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 5:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision today announced the UK release of X-Men: Next Dimension for the PS2 and Xbox and the release of Rally Fusion: Race of Champions for PS2 and Xbox. Midway Games Inc. announced today that Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance has shipped for the PlayStation 2, the Xbox, the GameCube and Game Boy Advance.

'Arx Fatalis' - Patch v1.15

by Thomas on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 5:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWood today released a new patch "3.2MB" for their role playing game Arx Fatails. Here is a small list of some issues it fix:

  • On Screen minimap option. This is being implemented with this update. Other updates included are the optimisation of the savegame/level loading times.
  • Update v1.15 will also fix the "Tavern Bug" (which has been triggered by the patch 1.14) in addition to some other quest stuff."

Xbox Live Starter Kits Virtually Sell Out in First Week of Sales

by Thomas on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 5:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Corp. today announced that the Xbox Live service, the first comprehensive, online game arena fully dedicated to fast-action broadband gaming experiences, has sold 150,000 Xbox Live Starter Kits. Because each Xbox Live account allows guest players, more than 200,000 players have already found their friends, talked trash, and started building their legends in the last week. Xbox Live is the first high-speed online console gaming service to reach these important milestones in the first week of service, including the first subscription-based broadband service to surpass 100,000 subscribers.

'AquaNox 2: Revelation' - New Details & Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 4:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions is proud to announce official details of the game engine behind the eagerly awaited AquaNox 2: Revelation, the incredible underwater action game. The developers have built the impressive krass-engine to power the game, creating a number of stunning features that are set to make AquaNox 2: Revelation one of the most amazing PC games of 2003.

'The Sims' (PS2) - New Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 11:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Brace yourselves! With The Sims you can now enjoy the ultimate voyeuristic fantasy – creating and controlling people! Choose from a selection of pre-generated Sims or create your own (dys) functional family by distributing character points to each individual member. For the first time ever, two players can now play the Sims together! Play the game with or against your friends as you challenge them for popularity points and bragging rights. You can now save your houses and Sims on a memory card and play them on a friend's system. Read more to check out Sim-ply 29 more screenshots.

'Star Wars Bounty Hunter' Commercial

by Thomas on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 11:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Wars Bounty Hunter is a new console game for PlayStation 2 and GameCube from LucasArts Entertainment Company that offers players the opportunity to be the fearless and mysterious Jango Fett. Today LucasArts offering a 30 second television commercial for the game Star Wars Bounty Hunter. Watch as Jango Fett takes the breath out of one of his enemies!

'Knight Rider' Turbo Boosts Into Stores...

by Thomas on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 11:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Davilex Games is excited to announce Knight Rider: The Game has turbo boosted into retail today. Finally, PlayStation 2 and PCCD gamers will be able to join KITT on a high-speed adventure, as he and Michael Knight once again fight for the innocent and the helpless.

'Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force' Single Player Game Source

by Thomas on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 10:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

James Monroe, Ld. programmer at Ravensoft today updated his .plan file with information about that they just released: Star Trek Voyager : Elite Force Single Player Game Source (expansion version). Here is a clip:

Much like the game SDK for Multiplayer, this SDK will allow you to modify the menus and game behavior of Elite Force Single Player.

  • Since this SDK is only the game source, you will not be able to change any features of the executable, like rendering or map loading.
  • The DLLs you build with this source should work with the Expansion Pack EF Exe.
  • The single player executable was not designed to read DLLs from base folders for mods.
  • You will have to put your modified DLLs in their own folders, along with the stvoy.exe and add the command line +set fs_basepath [original install folder]
  • This has not been tested in any way, but I wanted to get the source out there as quickly as possible.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 10:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Lethal Dreams' - Screens & Features

by Thomas on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

New Role Playing Strategy game "Lethal Dreams" involves player into events taking place in a fantasy world on the side of one of the six magicians. Each of them is a specialist in one of the six paths of magic: Evocation, Incarnation, Necromancy, Portals, Enchantment and Transmutation. Besides the above, a seventh path exists in the game. It's a magic of Images. This path is open for all magicians. Each path has unique combination of spells that makes the opposite sides absolutely different from each other.. Find out more and check out some new screens below!

GBA Preview - 'Wings'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 9:10 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Wings, for Game Boy Advance, marks the return of the classic franchise Cinemaware made popular in 1990. Enhanced to take advantage of the technical capabilities of the Game Boy Advance combined with the presentation and unique action sequences that made Cinemaware famous, Wings promises to deliver stunning graphics and engrossing game play to the handheld gaming audience. We had a change to check out a preview ROM courtesy of Metro3D and take it for a test-flight ...

Q&A With 'Phantom Crash' (Xbox) Producer

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 8:50 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Phantom Crash, developed by Genki Co Ltd., is a Robot/Mech shoot 'em up that is best described a cross between Sega's Virtua On, and Id Software's Quake 3. Background in a ruined version of Tokyo, Japan, Phantom Crash is a high action multi-arena style brawler with many great aspects that sub-title the game, "the Gran Turismo of Mech games". We sat down with Phantagram Interactive's Senior Producer Aaron Rigby asking a few questions what the Phantom Crash fuzz its all about...

Sign Up For 'Harbinger' Beta Test

by Thomas on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 8:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Brian Gladman, Product Manager at DreamCatcher Games posted up some information on their forum about how to become a beta tester for Harbinger:

Harbinger is a single-player action/RPG set in a fantastic science fiction universe. As one of three distinct character types, players explore the world of Harbinger – journey to the far reaches of space, battle unique foes never before seen in any medium, discover powerful new weapons and alien technologies, and uncover the dark secrets buried within the giant starship’s steel walls.

And now, for a limited few, the opportunity to see and test this game before release! Lastly, to sweeten the pot a little, the top 5 testers will receive free copies of the final game -- signed by the development team!

'Drome Racers' (PC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 8:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Drome Racers is a multi-terrain racing experience that will leave young speedsters breathless. Players take on the role of Max Axel who has trained intensely for the challenging Drome Championship and wants to take home the trophy. Today we serve up a boatload of screens from the PC as well as the PS2 versions. Go check em out!

Atari & Bioware Unveil The 'NeverWinter Night' Collectors Edition

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 4:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Neverwinter Nights, developed by BioWare Corp. and published by Atari, has captured the minds and hearts of PC gamers world wide with one of the most captivating Dungeons & Dragons role-playing experiences to ever grace a computer screen. Now, millions of units sold and countless awards later, gamers have a chance to rediscover the magic, extend the experience or even explore it anew with the Neverwinter Nights™ Collector’s Edition.

Stake (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 3:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stake is the ultimate third person, multi-player 3-D arena fighting game exclusively for the Xbox. It boasts a deep action combat experience, intriguing characters and superior graphics. This game represents the essential elements of a fighting game but goes beyond that with multiple power-up weapons, lots of collectable items, insane combo attacks, special tricks, secret characters, inspiring graphics, 3-D isometric camera views, exciting locations and multiple multi-player modes. Check out the new batch of screens!

'King Of Route 69' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 2:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Challenging gamers to "haul ass" across the U.S. in their own nitro-powered 18-wheeler, "The King of Route 66" is the ultimate white-knuckled road trip from Illinois to California. Players must square off against the evil Tornado Corporation and their army of goons on a quest to become the King of the Road and win the hearts of the seductive Queens of Route 66. Sega released 30 or so new screens, check them out ...

'Fighter Ace 3.5' Lifts Off Next Week

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 1:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jaleco Entertainment announced today that Fighter Ace 3.5 ships to stores on Tuesday, Nov. 26, just in time for Thanksgiving missions on the PC.

'Eve Online' - Developer Chat

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 1:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The next Eve-Online Developer Chat, hosted by EveGate, will be held on Friday the 22nd of November at 6PM GMT (1PM EST/10AM PST). The topic for this developments in the world of Eve". In attendance at the chat will be Mike 'Campion' Wallis, of S&SI, as well as Hrafnkell 'Clover' Óskarsson and Sigurður 'Coroner' Ólafsson, of CCP. Read more for details on how to access the chat.

'Neocron' Ships To Stores in North America

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2002 @ 12:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV just let us know that they shipped "Neocron", the cyberpunk massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), to stores in North America. The game is set in the post-apocalyptic city of Neocron, where each player can mingle with the city's less tasteful denizens, take in the lurid underground culture, and carve his own place amongst the bright lights. A few new screens are included ...