In honor of Myst III: Exile for Xbox and PS2 shipping to retail stores nationwide today, following is screenshots and a movie of Exile's Age of Energy, Voltaic. Voltaic is a U-shaped canyon lined by forbidding sandstone cliffs. Players must get power flowing to the Small Isle connected to the island by harnessing, transforming, or channeling various forms of natural energy to activate a series of mechanisms. Read more to check the screens and download the trailer!
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Infogrames, Inc. is bringing the Company’s hit PlayStation2 game, Men in Black II: Alien Escape, based on the smash movie franchise under license from Sony Pictures Consumer Products Inc., to the Nintendo GameCube. Men in Black II: Alien Escape is a fast-paced third-person perspective action game that features the films’ trademark one-liners and bizarre, humorous situations.
Black Isle Studios and leading console game developer High Voltage Studios today announced their plan to bring the Baldur's Gate : Dark Alliance franchise to the Nintendo GameCube video game system. The PlayStation2 computer entertainment system version of Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, developed by Snowblind Studios, has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide.
CDV Software Entertainment today announced "Sudden Strike II" and "Divine Divinity" for the PC are now available in stores. Sequel to the worldwide hit "Sudden Strike," World War II real-time strategy "Sudden Strike II" adds Japan as a playable nation and includes 50 new historically detailed units. Called "massive, ambitious, and exciting" by GameSpy, wildly anticipated "Divine Divinity" offers over 200 hours of fantasy role-play.
Ubi Soft announced Myst III: Exile for the PlayStation 2 and the Xbox has shipped to retail stores nationwide. For the first time, the intrigue and adventure of the Myst franchise will be fully realized through the power of these next generation consoles. Developed by Presto Studios, Myst III: Exile is the award-winning third installment to the best-selling Myst franchise -- named "Best Adventure Game" by Computer Games Magazine and "Best Game in its Genre" by Gamespot. Exile for PS2 and Xbox is available at retail stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $19.99 (PS2) and 39.99 (Xbox), respectively.
Altar Interactive is developing a PC game for which old school strategy fans are hungering. UFO: Aftermath combines small squad tactical combat and global strategy pitting the player against an alien threat. The game looks and feels similar to X-COM and Jagged Alliance, but also has interesting new features such as simultaneously planned turn-based combat, randomly generated tactical missions, strong role-playing elements, and an alien setting complete with powerful technologies and unique abilities. Check these 8 new screens!
The game is set in year 2010 where player's conscience is entrapped by an up-to-date virus-infected virtual reality-playing machine called FireStarter. The virus-caused failure resulted in computer changing the rules of the game - to break out of the trap, the player is to complete the game within 48 hours. Immerse in an unbelievable world, created by super-modern playing machine, where you are to make it a winner of the adrenaline-brimming action.... Instead of the usual 6 per week, GSC dropped us 15 new screens .. yay!
Computer and video game publisher Gathering of Developers, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. and UK-based developer FireFly Studios Ltd today announced that "FireFly Studios' Stronghold: Crusader" for the PC has gone gold. "Stronghold: Crusader" is a dynamic "castle sim" set in a distant Arabian land that combines the finest aspects of the city builder and real-time strategy genres. The game is set to ship late September 2002.
Splinter Cell invites gamers to delve into the dark shadows of cyber-terrorism, shadow agencies, and covert operations. The player controls Sam Fisher, a solo operative directed by a top secret, “black ops” wing of the National Security Agency. Alone, yet armed with some of the best hi-tech weapons on the market, Sam walks the fine line between what is legal and what is necessary. He must infiltrate enemy territory and neutralize the opponents—all without leaving a trace. What would the week be without some new screens .. Njoy!
Ubi Soft Entertainment is delighted to announce that the title Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder has reached Gold Master Status. Ghost Recon: Island Thunder was developed at Ubi Soft's Red Storm Entertainment development studio as a Mission Pack for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, which was PC Gamer's and IGN.com's PC Game of the Year in 2001.
As the commander of the emergency services, you must control your team of rescue staff and vehicles, including police, K-9 unit, fire and ambulance services. Infiltrate traffic pile-ups, contain nuclear power plant meltdowns, rush victims to safety and even extinguish raging forest fires amongst other life threatening situations. Let police psychologists negotiate with extortionists and let sharpshooters do their job... Sounds exciting? Read more for some facts & screens .. Njoy!
Global warming threatens life on earth. Frozen regions of Siberia have melted, submerging entire countries. As part of an elite group of pilots assembled by the World Alliance, your mission is to take out the World Order Reorganisation Front, an organisation that exploits natural disasters for its own benefit. THQ today announced an exclusive distribution agreement granting THQ rights to distribute Lethal Skies Elite Pilot: Team SW published by Sammy Europe Ltd.
Singularity Software, a division of Brightstar Entertainment Ltd, today announced the release of its European summer hit, Team Factor, in the US. Going under the title U.S. Special Forces: Team Factor, it will be published through Xicat Interactive, a Ft. Lauderdale-based video game publisher. This first person shooter, available September 24, takes you to the very limits of military endurance and drops you head first into the world of covert military operations.
SCi today announced that it has acquired from MGM Interactive, a unit of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and global leader of entertainment, the exclusive worldwide interactive computer and video games rights to the classic movie The Great Escape starring James Garner, Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn, Gordon Jackson and others. Njoy the 11 new screens!
An updated press release to celebrate the release of the demo at eidosinteractive.. This will be the first game developed using Reality Pumps brand new game engine Earth-3. Front Line Attack: War Over Europe is developed by Zuxxez Entertainment AG, Reality Pump and In-Images and is due for release September 2002 on PC.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc, the Tokyo based parent of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today announced that cumulative world-wide factory shipments of the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system had reached 40 million units.
This gunslinger-style, third person action shooter introduces Capcom's latest hero, Red, as a mysterious, gritty hero who recalls the best of classic Western movie heroes. Red Dead Revolver recreates the American Wild West in the stunning 3-D graphics of frontier towns, mine shafts, a ghost town and an old military fort. Red Dead Revolver is scheduled to release this winter. Ten new shots below!
The people who play the games are the people who want to make the games. And, as we all know, plenty of people are playing games. To date, however, there has been virtually no easy to understand, yet informative and thorough guide to how the game industry works. But all that is about to change. "Get in the Game: Careers in the Game Industry" hits the shelves in just a couple of weeks. Already blessed by the game gods, Will Wright says "Marc Mencher delivers a book full of timely and relevant information for anyone interested in learning more about our dynamic industry."
BANDITS is the game where your cannon mounted combat car takes you on an adventure across green fields, desert canyons and deep snow, bombing and blasting all sorts of enemies and cargo trucks, defending your gang and your glory! In charge of the action are the notorious leaders of the Wolfpack gang, Fennec and Rewdalf. You take control of the action while Fennec & Rewdalf do the talking – they do a lot of that. Check the new load of 22 screens .. Njoy!
- Neverinter Nights (PC) on Invisible Dream
- Divine Divinity (PC) on GamesXtreme
- Battlefield: 1942 (PC) on Gamer's Hell
- Chase (XB) on GenreGames
- Armored Core 3 (PS2) on GameZone
- Animal Crossing (GCN) on NChamber
- Power Rangers Wild Force (GBA) on VGN
- The Thing (XB) on GamingWorldX
- Turok Evolution (XB) on WP
- Avp II: Primal Hunt (PC) on Gone Gold
Noticed on GoneGold that the PC version of Infogrames Zapper (developed by Blitz Games) has gone gold and should be shipping to stores soon. Zapper is a funny arcade/action game that "starts with the “avoid-em-up” game play mechanics of Blitz Games’ own Frogger 2: Swampy’s Revenge, and then takes the action to a whole new level." The game will also appear on the GBA, Xbox, GameCube and PS2. Check here if you want to see some of our previously posted screens...
Blizzard Entertainment has started the clock on their countdown to the start of the Tokyo Game Show this weekend in Japan to announce their next project. Bill Roper has already stated it won't be StarCraft II. A little bird told me it might be a new online game in the style of Everquest, but bigger and better.
by The Cookie Snatcher on Sept. 19, 2002 @ 6:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Turok: Evolution is a prequel that takes us back to the origins of the Turok lineage. In the beginning of the game, we see our hero, Tal'Set, fighting his nemesis Captain Tobias Bruckner in 1886 Texas. During the battle, a rift between their world and the Lost Lands opens and Tal'Set is sucked into it. Turok: Evolution is an epic adventure of treachery, exploration, and war in a land of lush jungles, suspended cities, mysterious temples, reptile armies, and towering dinosaurs. Read the verdict!