'Earth & Beyond' - PvP Update Coming

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2002 @ 11:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA and Westwood Studios announced today that Team Player Vs. Player (PvP) will be implemented in this month's content update for Earth and Beyond. The Team PvP gameplay will be introduced as part of a storyline involving the Progen, and will be deliver to E&B players via special areas designed exclusively for this type of gameplay. Earth & Beyond's team-based PvP will be offered in "gladiator-like games" that allow players to compete using a combination of skill, combat and tactics (thanks Gamespydaily).

'NFL 2K3' (NGC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2002 @ 7:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Building upon championship-caliber gameplay and presentation NFL 2K3 raises the bar with new lifelike player animations, convincing play-calling intelligence, an on-the-fly audible system and a brand new ESPN broadcast system with the famous overlays, scores and highlights beloved by all sports fans. NFL 2K3's new easy-to-use Franchise mode gives you total team control as player, coach and general manager - track the best players, make the smartest trades and build the most dominant team in the league. Complete with all of the updated rosters, new NFL re-alignment changes and authentic stadiums redesigned in full 3D for the 2002 season, NFL 2K3 will deliver the most exhilarating football action experience. The European release of Sega Sports NFL 2K3 is coming to PS2, Xbox and Nintendo 4th April 2002

'Shining Soul' (GBA) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2002 @ 6:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The "Shining" series, has been popular amongst fans of the RPG genre, and has appeared on the Mega Drive, Game Gear and Sega Saturn (Shining and the Darkness, Shining Force etc). This, the latest installment of the series, comes in the form of an exciting action RPG, taking place a thousand years before that of Shining Force, the Mega Drive game released in 1992. The character designer, Tamaki, has worked on "Shining and the Darkness" and "Shining Force", titles that have garnered critical acclaim over the years.

'Tennis Masters Series 2003' (PS2/NGC) - Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 16, 2002 @ 5:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week we posted up the announcement about Microids has commissioned Scandinavian game developer UDS to develop an action sports game called “Tennis Masters Series 2003” (TMS 2003) for PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube. Today we received 15 exclusive screens from UDS that you can drool over below.. Njoy!

'SEGA Sports NBA 2K3' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2002 @ 4:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA Sports NBA 2K3 powers forward with the kind of improvement that only results from an off-season dedicated to perfection. Imagine jump shots so real players actually adjust their movement in mid-air based on distance from the hoop and defensive pressure, a passing touch that gives you the control to skirt a defender or start a fast break, and dribble moves that let you jab left, rock right, crossover, spin and much more. It's all here in NBA 2K3.

'Horizons' Beta Test!

by Thomas on Dec. 16, 2002 @ 4:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Artifact Entertainment Inc. is now accepting applications for the upcoming beta test of Horizons. Horizons is a massively multiplayer fantasy world that is currently in development. The beta test will operate in a number of phases, with the first phase commencing in early 2003. If you are selected for a phase of beta testing, you will receive an email and a CD will be ground mailed to your home address. Click here to sign up!!

'Panzer Dragoon Orta' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2002 @ 4:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Years ago, a legacy was born that ruled the skies. As time passed and memory grew dim, distant times progressed from History into Legend. Now, the era of human prosperity has come to a grinding halt, with all but a few pockets of civilisation destroyed by years of devastating battles. The population clings precariously to the brink of extinction, scattered across the desolate land, living in the darkest age in history.

'Strike Force' On The Unreal Tournament 2003 Engine

by Thomas on Dec. 16, 2002 @ 1:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Strike Force team has partnered with Jolt Online Gaming to produce Strike Force on the Unreal Tournament 2003 engine. Work will begin this week and continue until they have a playable version to release sometime early in 2003. This new version of Strike Force will bring the award winning mod to the best engine on the planet; Unreal Tournament 2003. The team has spared nothing and hired the best of the best in their field to produce this hardcore mod for the community.. Find out more below!

'FISH FILLETS' Full Version Xmas Present

by Thomas on Dec. 16, 2002 @ 12:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

JD from tiscali games let us know that ALTAR granted them permission to post full-version (289MB) of the puzzle game FISH FILLETS as Xmas present for their readers. More info about Fish Fillets can be found here.. They also posted up 5 exclusive screenshots from UFO: Aftermath showing mission in Eastern Europe.

'The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker' Created With Maya

by Thomas on Dec. 16, 2002 @ 11:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Alias|Wavefront, an SGI company, today announced that its Maya software was the exclusive 3D software package used in the development of the highly anticipated Nintendo game, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker for Nintendo GameCube, which begins shipping today in Japan. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is the first Nintendo game in which the 3D graphics were created entirely with Maya.

'Master of Orion 3' Next Year

by Thomas on Dec. 16, 2002 @ 11:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Constantine "Chantz", producer @ Infogrames has updated the MOO3 forum with some news regarding that Master of Orion 3 has not gone gold yet (thanks VE3D). Here is the full clip:

I'm going to keep this brief. The game has *not* gone gold yet, as i've said before, when it does, we'll let you know.

PLEASE stop the speculation. The game is SIMPLY NOT READY ACCORDING TO IG STANDARDS. We're very pleased that *some*, NOT ALL, of our beta testers feel it can go; that says a lot about the state of the game. However, there ARE crash bugs and we want them fixed. This is a collective decision made DOWN THE LINE by QA, PD, Marketing, Sales and QSI. Period, end of story.

'Highland Warriors' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 16, 2002 @ 9:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The topic of the game is the Scottish battle of freedom against the English agressor which took place at William Wallece's time. The mass of atmosphere and the wuite detailed graphic as well as a extensive system of battle and economy stamp the game. New features like changing seasons during a mission, the buildings of castles onto mountains and the consequent use of 3D - Engine for tactical possibilities make the RTS - Genre get new impulses. Today we got a new batch of 30+ screens, njoy!

PC Review - 'Robin Hood'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Dec. 16, 2002 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Robin Hood offers dynamic gameplay which combines stealth and action. It will immerse players in a spectacular and realistic medieval environment, from the depths of Sherwood Forest to the ramparts of Nottingham castle. The story includes all the most famous characters from the Robin Hood legend: Maid Marian, Little John, Friar Tuck, Guy of Gisborne, etc. Did the game hit the bull's eye or did we shoot ourselves in the foot? Read more and find out!