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New Official 'Horizons' Website Launched

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 8:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Artifact Entertainment, Inc. developer and publisher of the anticipated massively multiplayer online game Horizons launched their new Horizons and company web sites. The next-generation fantasy game, scheduled to reach store shelves in the summer of 2003, is currently conducting invitation-only testing and is preparing the sign-up process for their approaching public beta test

'Shadowbane' Pre-Order Disc Ships

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 8:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft and ubi.com, the publishers of Shadowbane, today announced the first-ever limited edition Shadowbane pre-order box has shipped to Electronics Boutique, Gamestop and CompUSA stores everywhere. Shadowbane is the highly-anticipated, fantasy-based massively multiplayer online (MMO) game scheduled for release this November. The pre-sell box contains a code to unlock three restricted races in the final version of Shadowbane and retails for $10.00 suggested retail price, which will be credited back to customers when they purchase the final version of Shadowbane.

Haven: Call Of The King (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 8:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The world of Haven: Call Of The King is virtually limitless. Incorporating an extremely advanced gameplay engine that allows a variety of gameplay genres to be smoothly integrated into one game, Haven: Call Of The King features many gameplay styles -- platforming, turret-based shooting, boat and land vehicular racing, arena combat and space exploration. With groundbreaking technology, players can seamlessly travel from the earth, through the atmosphere, into outer space, and back again.

Colin McRae Rally 3 (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 7:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Colin McRae Rally 3 will launch on September 27th for PlayStation 2 and Xbox and is set to be an unbelievably personal experience. Capturing the emotions and consequences of being a professional rally champion it takes the gaming experience to the limit as the player attempts to become the globe’s greatest rally driver. Today we have a slew of Xbox and PS2 screens .. 30+ each or so ...

Hercules Introduces '3D Prophet 9700 Pro'

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 7:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hercules is proud to announce the launch of the most powerful of its 3D Prophet boards, 3D Prophet 9700 Pro. The 3D Prophet 9700 Pro, based on ATI's highly-anticipated RADEON™ 9700 PRO VPU (Visual Processing Unit), is a technological breakthrough delivering both the fastest 3D acceleration in PC gaming and a whole new range of groundbreaking, photo-realistic effects for hardcore gamers. In addition, 3D Prophet 9700 Pro is offered with the complete version of the highly acclaimed Morrowind: The Elder Scrolls III.

Yet Another New 'Rainbow 6 : Ravenshield' - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 7:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today the official German Raven Shield website has been updated with a new 45 seconds gameplay footage video from the newest Rainbow Six game. Grab high res. 69MB here and medium 36MB here and low size 13MB here!

'Aggressive Inline' & 'ATV Quad Power Racing' Coming To GBA

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 7:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bringing hours of freewheeling action to handheld gaming, AKA Acclaim, a division of Acclaim Entertainment, Inc., today announced it has shipped Aggressive Inline and ATV Quad Power Racing for the Game Boy Advance. Aggressive Inline combines the thrill of high-flying inline skating with the ease and mass-market appeal of arcade-style action, while ATV Quad Power Racing delivers the four-wheel action of off-road racing throughout many challenging terrains.

America's Army: Operations Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 6:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The U.S. Army today announced that its America's Army: Operations computer game has gone gold. The game will be available on a free CD at the beginning of October at local Army Recruiting stations, ROTC Detachment and Army events to be listed at America's Army. The game CD will feature many missions that can be downloaded from a number of mirrored sites listed at Go Army and Aamerica's Army, as well as several exclusive levels including swamp raid and mountain ambush missions.

Xbox Review - Gun Metal

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 6:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

With the last of your outer defences breached and the enemy moving ever onward, destroying all that lies in its path, only one hope remains. Standing ten metres tall and equipped with an arsenal of devastating weaponry, a battle machine that can transform into a highly manoeuvrable jet fighter is your only hope of turning the tide of war. Welcome to Gunmetal.

'US Open 2002' Ships To Stores - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 5:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First is pleased to announce that their Tennis Simulation game for the PC, US Open 2002 has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Right in time for the official US Open...

'AquaNox: Revelation' Becomes 'AquaNox 2: Revelation'

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 5:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Good news for all AquaNox fans: AquaNox: Revelation, originally devised as a stand-alone add-on for JoWooD's AquaNox, has now been introduced as its official follow-up. Seems like renaming games is becoming a trend ...

'Burnout 2: Point of Impact' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 5:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Burnout 2: Point of Impact builds upon the global success of its predecessor and delivers an entirely new gameplay experience that will raise the standard in the genre. Check out some tiddly new shots below!

'Operation Flashpoint' Compendium Pack

by Thomas on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 4:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Operation Flashpoint: Game of the Year Edition – the ultimate military compendium to deliver Cold War Crisis, Red Hammer and Resistance plus all upgrades.. Codemasters will launch the ultimate Operation Flashpoint compendium pack this autumn for PC gamers. It brings together the million-plus selling original game enhanced with all the official upgrades, expansions and additional campaigns. The compendium will be launched as Operation Flashpoint: Game of the Year Edition and is ideally suited to new Flashpoint recruits. It brings together the complete series including the original game, which has won multiple gaming awards the world over.

'Summoner 2' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Thomas on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 4:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced that development on its highly anticipated action, role-playing title, "Summoner 2" for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system is complete. "Summoner 2," the sequel to one of the top-selling PlayStation 2 launch titles, "Summoner," is scheduled to ship on September 13. Developed by THQ's studio, Volition, creators of "Red Faction," "Summoner 2" features an enhanced game engine, stunning graphics, an intense real-time combat system and a compelling storyline.

Looks Like Colin's Got A New Rally Game Rival

by Thomas on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 3:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCi Entertainment Group Plc is pleased to announce today that it has entered into an exclusive long-term agreement with the World Rally Champion, Richard Burns.

TriLunar Shuts Down Operations

by Thomas on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 3:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As i was surfing around the web today i found out that developers Trilunar had to cease development of the game Dragonkind for XBox as well as close down TriLunar. Here is a clip:

Today we have a disappointing announcement. Due to lack of resources, we have had to cease development of the game Dragonkind as well as close down TriLunar. The company was funded 100% internally, and without access to an external source of capital, we are unable to continue operating. This decision disappoints us as much as it probably disappoints all of our fans and supporters. Full scoop here!

'Return To Castle Wolfenstein' (XB) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 3:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The awesome, updated follow-up to one of the most revered PC games of all time … Return to Castle Wolfenstein is the latest incarnation of the franchise that started the 3D gaming revolution. The game is a first-person shooter, built upon the powerful QUAKE III Arena engine, with focus on fast-past action, and journeys into the darkest realms of the Nazi war machine. The style of the game emphasizes the over-the-top comic book vibe of the original Wolfenstein 3D.

Kirby (GBA) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 2:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today we received 12 more shots from Nintendo and their little pink pal, Kirby. Release date: TBA. Read more for the screens!

'Virtual City 2002' & 'RC Helicopter Indoor'

by Thomas on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 1:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brightstar Entertainment today announced its latest acquisitions, Virtual City 2002, and RC Helicopter Indoor Flight Simulation. Both budget games, both out in September. Seems games based on remote control vehicles are picked up.

Online Robo BEAT-'EM-UP 'RoboForge'

by Thomas on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 1:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Singularity Software, a division of Brightstar Entertainment Ltd, today announced a new genre in PC gaming; Due for release across Europe (excluding UK) in November 2002, RoboForge allows players to build robot gladiators on their PC and then enter them into online combat tournaments where they have the opportunity to win big prize money.

'Drift - The Second Stone Age' Announced

by Thomas on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 1:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brightstar Entertainment today announced its latest epic space combat simulation, Drift - The Second Stone Age. Developed by Redward Studios, Drift will be available for the PC in October 2002.

PS2 Price Cut

by Thomas on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today announced that it was reducing the Recommended Retail Price (RRP) of its PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system to £169.99 in the UK and to between €249 - €259 in Eurocurrency countries. The price cut, which is effective from midnight on Thursday 29 August, is expected to give a huge boost to sales of the market leading entertainment system in the run up to Christmas.

Xbox Price Cut

by Thomas on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 1:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

European gamers have even more to be celebrating heading into this Christmas shopping season as Microsoft today announced that the European price of its Xbox video game system will be reduced to an estimated street price of €249.99/£159.99, effective from Friday, 30th August.

1503 A.D. Trailer

by Thomas on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 1:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Here and now you have the chance to download the 1503 A.D. Trailer with new scenes. So, you will know what's up even before the masses at the Games Convention have an idea. Read more for the links!

Playable Demo Of NHL 2003

by Thomas on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 12:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tiscali Games got a Playable demo of NHL 2003 that features one single player game using Carolina and Detroit. Most of in-game options (icing, offside etc.) are not accessible, only auto/manual shooting and three difficulty levels. DirectX 8.1 is required to run this 49MB demo.

Madden Challenge Announced

by Thomas on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 8:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Answering the call from thousands of its die-hard Madden NFL Football video game enthusiasts Electronic Arts today announced the creation of the EA SPORTS Madden Challenge, a nationwide, 10-city Tournament to decide the best player of the world's top-selling football video game. Winners from each of the ten Regional Tournaments will be flown to the new Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club in Ocho Rios, Jamaica for the Madden Challenge Finals. The ultimate winner will be invited to attend the famed EA SPORTS Madden Bowl, held every year during Super Bowl week, in San Diego, California.

LucasArts Announces 'Sam & Max Hit the Road'

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2002 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sam & Max, interactive entertainment's most beloved canine and rabbit combo, hit the road again first quarter 2004 in a long awaited adventure comedy sequel for Windows PC from LucasArts. The follow up to the critically acclaimed 1993 adventure classic Sam & Max Hit the Road® will dispatch the Freelance Police into a wild world of screwy and vaguely quixotic missions. Each one will be jam packed with nerve-jangling action, brain-busting puzzles, and the kind of easygoing banter one might expect from a talking dog and a naked, hyperkinetic bunny.