'Empire Earth: The Art of Conquest' Public Beta Test

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2002 @ 11:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra and MadDoc Software today announced that starting Monday, August 5th, thousands of gamers will have the opportunity to participate in the public beta test for Empire Earth: The Art of Conquest, their upcoming expansion pack for last year's runaway hit real-time strategy game, Empire Earth. The beta test program will focus on multiplayer play balancing and load testing to ensure the best possible launch for the ambitious expansion pack.

'Gun Metal' (XBox) Blasts Into Stores - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2002 @ 11:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rage just let us know that Gun Metal, a robotic shooter for the Xbox, blasts off to your local gaming store (distributed in North America by Majesco). Featuring 25 different missions, Gun Metal challenges the gamer to fight a variety of enemy units ranging from foot soldiers to enormous citadels by ground, and then takes them to the air to battle Hover Tanks and Fighter Crafts. We have cooked up an in-house in-game action trailer for your enjoyment. Read more for link where to grab this puppy ...

America's Army: Recon 'Marksmanship Pack' Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2002 @ 9:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Marksmanship pack takes players to the U.S. Army's Sniper School in Fort Benning, Ga., for training missions. In order to progress to this advanced level, players must qualify as an "Expert" in the Rifle Range single-player mission. In the Army, relatively few Soldiers attain an "Expert" qualification badge, so meeting the requirements to proceed to this level in America's Army is not easy. Read more for details and links where to grab it...

Operation Flashpoint : Resistance - Demo Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2002 @ 9:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters send out 15 brand new screens from their newly released Operation Flashpoint: Resistance demo. Check them out and you can grab the demo here. Njoy!

'Team Factor' - Mission Pack 2 Released

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2002 @ 8:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

7FX today released the second mission pack for Team Factor 10.5MB. Prepare for a fierce desert combat at the Desert Camp and a bombing chase in the abandoned Railway station. Both are outdoor-style maps giving you again many possibilities in achieving the mission goal. Show no mercy, frag the enemy! Find out more and grab it here. (thanks Pete)

'Serious Sam' Gets Serious (Xbox)

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2002 @ 8:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Croteam has updated their website with some more details on the upcoming Xbox version of their smash title Serious Sam. Turns out that it will NOt be a mere conversion/port from the PC game but a WHOLE lot more than that. Most interesting is the fact that they will incorporate the 2 Serious Sam PC games into 1 Xbox version and the multiplayer will be something to look out for as well .. read more for details ... (thanks Voodoo)

UFC: Throwdown (Gamecube) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2002 @ 7:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Missed this one yesterday, but Crave Entertainment announced that its latest Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title, UFC: Throwdown for Nintendo GameCube computer entertainment system has shipped to retailers. Crave shipped UFC: Throwdown for the PlayStation2 earlier this month.

Ubisoft Unleashes Innovative Pre-Order Program For 'Shadowbane'

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2002 @ 7:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft and ubi.com unveiled the details of a first-ever limited edition Shadowbane pre-order box which will contain a code to unlock three restricted races in the final version of Shadowbane. Shadowbane is the highly-anticipated, fantasy-based massively multiplayer online (MMO) game scheduled for release this November.

Dungeon Siege - Class Additions

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2002 @ 7:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just noticed over at Dungeon Siege that they have added a new Siege University class that covers Teleporters and Displacers. In addition Siege University 200 now has several new definitions and Siege University 204: Moods has been updated with a "Practical Exercise" which illustrates how to make a new mood and an associated trigger. Njoy.

'Industry Giant II' Made Endless

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2002 @ 7:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As an added bonus and thank you to all IG2 players, the level designers in Ebensee have restructured the mission levels so that they are suitable as endless games. Mission Bart County is now available for all fans of endless games. The original structure was maintained as far as possible. Get the redesigned 'Mission Bart County' here.

'Legion' Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2002 @ 6:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As mentioned yesterday Strategy First has now released the first patch for their recently released Romanic strategy game 'Legion'. The Legion update patch bring Slitherine Strategies latest to v1.0.6. This cutie add a few new campaigns and other tweaks and update. Read more for details and links where to grab it ...

No One Lives Forever 2 - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2002 @ 6:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

We just received 4 new screens from Monolith/Sierra's upcoming first person shooter No One Lives Forever 2 : A Spy In H.A.R.M.'s Way. The first two are way cool shots from Ohio. Then we have two very nice shots where Cate is taking on z mimes! in . Check them out ...

Codeco Announces 'Starshift : The Zaran Legacy'

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2002 @ 6:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codeco is proud to announce the development of their new online strategy game, "StarShift: The Zaran Legacy". StarShift: The Zaran Legacy will please strategy fans with its captivating atmosphere and its ease of use, which will provide an incredibly dynamic experience to players.

'Specnaz Project Wolf' - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2002 @ 5:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Byte Software from Slovakia today tossed up the first screens from their upcoming FPS game, Specnaz Project Wolf. "Specnaz is a first person shooter, built on the outdoor 3D engine (Amoeba), in which main character passes through real environments and uses real weapons"

3DO Announces Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (All)

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2002 @ 5:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The 3DO Company today announced that it is collaborating with world-famous fantasy and comic book artist, Simon Bisley, to develop Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse for PC, PlayStation 2, GameCube, and the Xbox. A dark adventure based on the Biblical tale of Armageddon, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse combines the expertise of celebrated artists Simon Bisley and Dave DeVries with the distinctive voice talents of Tim Curry (The Hunt for Red October, Charlie's Angels, The Three Musketeers), Lance Henriksen (The Right Stuff, Aliens, Millennium) and cult film star Traci Lords (Melrose Place, Profiler, First Wave). The action games are planned for release in Fall 2003.

Total Club Manager 2003 - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2002 @ 5:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts send over four screenshots from their upcoming Total Club Manager 2003 game. No release date is set for this manager game yet! Read more for 4 new screens!

The Dam Busters - Story & Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2002 @ 5:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience the first home computer simulation of 617 Squadron's epic raids of World War II.. On 16th May 1943, 19 aircraft led by Squadron Leader Guy Gibson flew on Operation 'Chastise', now commonly known as the 'The Dam Busters' raid. Lancaster ED932, AJ-D was flown by Gibson and carried the ingenious bouncing bomb designed by Barnes Wallis which was used to attack three dams in Germany's Ruhr valley.

SWAT: Global Strike Team (Xbox) - Shots

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2002 @ 5:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SWAT: GST is a first-person tactical arcade game combining the strategic elements of SWAT 3 with the instantly accessible arcade action of the Virtua Cop series. Like the real-life SWAT organization itself, the SWAT Global Strike Team is a life-saving organization tasked with defending and saving the lives of the innocent. As a member of the SWAT Global Strike Team gamers will be called to duty at a moment’s notice, confronted with missions unlike any see before.. We have 12 new screenshots - not of the finest quality, but you don't argue with men this heavily tooled up.

AquaNox Portal Goes Live

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2002 @ 5:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions Ltd and in house developers Massive Development today at 1700 GMT announce the official opening of the AquaNox Portal. The developers behind the widely known AquaNox series, Massive Development have developed an official site that will serve as a communication centre for the fan community and will provide regular updates about the forthcoming title to the series AquaNox: Revelation due for release in Q4 2002.

IGI 2: Covert Strike’s Weaponry Goes Ballistic

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2002 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

IGI 2: Covert Strike brings the world of Project IGI back to PC screens this Autumn as the acclaimed stealth-based first-person shooter returns, compete with an arsenal of authentic weapons featuring realistic gun ballistics. With over 30 real world firearms, the ballistics system is based on real-world data and, using a comprehensive physics engine, simulates a range of weapon effects.. Read more to see what it includes.

Update: 38 Weapon screens added.. Check them out!

Shadow of Memories - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2002 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yesterday we had the first 5 screens of Konami's PC (and also coming to Xbox) conversions of the popular PlayStation 2 adventure Shadow of Memories, today we got 5 more . As a showcase of KOE R&D's talent, however, the PC and Xbox conversions will also offer a graphically enhanced version of Konami's stunning tale of time travel andthe repercussions of changing fate.

Become an Xbox Live Beta Tester

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2002 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A few lucky gamers will get into the Beta-testing program that launches this summer. If your info meets the criteria, you might be selected. Sign up here. (Note: You need to register on Xbox.com to sign up)

Vivendi - Simon & Schuster Teams Up

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2002 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Publishing today announced that it has signed an exclusive North American distribution agreement with Viacom's digital entertainment unit Simon & Schuster Interactive (S&SI). Through VU Publishing's Games division (VU Games), the company will distribute interactive products published by S&SI over the next two years. "North American Distribution Rights for Several New Games, Includes Outlaw Golf and Eve Online"

'Highland Warriors' Widescreen Shots

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2002 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Highland Warriors is a promising real-time strategy game that combining stunning technology and intense strategic gameplay to tell the story of the most important era in Scottish history. Further to its extensive single player missions Highland Warriors also features a sophisticated and challenging multiplayer mode as well as a user friendly map editor. Check out the immese detail of Highland Warriors in these widescreen shots.

A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way & Mafia Movies

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2002 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A movie trailer for No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way is now available, showing the swinging sixties FPS sequel by Monolith Productions in motion. The movie comes in regular and low resolutions and runs for a bit under two minutes.. There is also a new teaser movie of Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven, the third-person action game that is nearing completion at Illusion Softworks. The short movie introduces the game's setting and gameplay in half a minute.

Rainbow Six: Raven Shield Candy

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2002 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

We have added some new screens to our archive from the third game in the Rainbow Six line, Rainbow Six: Raven Shield.. Read on!