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'Red Faction II' (NGC/PC/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 10:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Originally developed for the PS2 by THQ's Volition studio, these new versions of Red Faction II will feature a number of enhancements and improvements. The Gamecube version, being developed by THQ's Cranky Pants Games studio, will feature custom animations, improved texture resolution and color as well as enhanced lighting specific to the Gamecube hardware. The Xbox and PC versions, being developed by THQ's Outrage Games studio, will include increased texture resolution, and exclusive multiplayer maps and character models. Today we got some excellent screens for PC, NGC and XBOX as well as trailers from the NGC and Xbox version, showing off exactly why this game is rated M for Mature!

'Pro Race Driver' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 10:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Retaining the series’ core values of close-contact racing with real cars, real teams, real track, real drivers and an astounding damage engine, Pro Race Driver (aka Toca Race Driver) introduces a character-based narrative and episodic storyline. The game blends real world global championships with a fictional cast; the player takes the central role of aspiring driver Ryan McKane. The heart of the game sees the player advancing Ryan’s career from a test driver to a potential world champion. Ryan’s races form part of the evolving narrative which involve his racing colleagues and his fiercely competitive family who have a rich heritage in motor racing. We are currently taking our preview build for a spin so here are some new screens racing your way ...

'Shaun Murray’s Pro Wakeboarder' (Xbox) - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 10:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hang on for your life in Shaun Murray’s Pro Wakeboarder as you get ripped across a lake by a high-powered speedboat and trick through dangerous terrain. Feel the rush as you crash into houseboats and catch huge air in nine exotic levels with seven world-class wakeboarders. Tired already? Then drive the boat and help your friend pull off challenging technical tricks on the most realistic looking water ever. Today we got a new trailer showing off some in game wakeboarding action. Read more for download links

'Xenus' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 8:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The game begins when Kevin Myers receives a call from magazine his sister works for. He is told that she didn't contact them more than 10 days and they are afraid she missed in Colombia during her journalist investigation. So, Kevin departures to this country in order to rescue her. Having arrived he finds himself in the world of violence where 70 out of 100 hundreds people are killed each year. There are many forces fight for the power in Colombia. They are officials, guerrilla, narco mafia, Indians, bandits, CIA. The player has to maneuver between them to reach the main goal to find lost sister. The scenery that looks banal in the beginning step-by-step gets mixed up and finally becomes semi-mystic.

'Dungeon Lords' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 6:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dungeon Lords is a real-time 3D full freedom 3rd person perspective fantasy role-playing and action game. It comprises a unique offering of Personal Character (PC) development in a world filled with NPC interactive characters and game quests, as the player journeys through an enchanted land of ancient castles and dungeon lairs to engage in real-time tactical combat action against a variety of deadly foes, from monstrous creatures to powerful wizards, from undead lords to greater demons. Dungeon Lords can be played either single-player stand alone, or in multi-player group sessions.

'Nascar Racing 2003' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 6:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

We just received notice from Vivendi Universal Games that Nascar Racing 2003 Season has gone gold and is scheduled to ship to stores nationwide on February 4th with a SRP of $49.99 USD. Developed by Papyrus Racing Games, NASCAR Racing 2003 Season "showcases new dynamic 3D graphics including a populated pit row, team war wagons, pit signs, aerial objects such as planes, helicopters, blimps, and more". A new demo is expected in a matter of days (to replace the leaked press build earlier this week).

'War & Peace' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 6:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

War and Peace is a revolutionary game in the RTS genre. For the first time, players will really be in charge of the entire strategy of their nations: politics, economy, diplomacy, army, tactics, etc. On a unique, full 3D map of the entire world, you'll be able to take full command of your nation in a true historical context. You will discover and enjoy the experience of being a major statesman at the dawn of the fascinating 19th century! Microids has just released a new patch for their 3D real-time strategy game War and Peace bring your retail copy to v1.0.2. Read more for details and download links ...

'Star Trek : Elite Force II' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 4:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

After the triumphant return of Captain Janeway and crew to the alpha quadrant, the Hazard Team, Voyager's elite security detail, is assigned its deadliest mission yet – duty onboard the Federation's renowned flagship, the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-E. As the leader of Starfleet's latest rapid response force, players will encounter a relentless onslaught of enemies including Star Trek staples such as the Borg and Romulans as well as several never before seen alien species. Check the new batch of screens ...

'Men of Valor: Vietnam' (PC/Xbox) Announced - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 3:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Last year, 2015 released one of the more exceptional World War II first person shooters - Medal of Honor Allied Assault - on January 22, 2002. On the anniversary of that release, Vivendi Universal Games announced today the development of Men of Valor: Vietnam for the PC and the Xbox. Men of Valor: Vietnam, developed by 2015, Inc. and published by Sierra Entertainment, is a historical first-person shooter that portrays infantry combat during the Vietnam War. Combining the latest Unreal technology with the gameplay expertise of 2015, Men of Valor transports the player to the humid jungles of Southeast Asia in the most controversial conflict of the modern era. Read more for details and the first few stunning looking screens!

'Praetorians' - Official Web Site

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 1:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The new Praetorians website is now live features already seen before trailer showcasing some of the action players will experience when they fight alongside the armies of Julius Caesar in developer Pyro Studios and publisher Eidos Interactive's new real time strategy game. Take a moment to check out the historical background on the game's three races as well as the terrain descriptions. Goodies including wallpapers and screensavers as well as a batch of, mostly familiar looking, screenshots.

Konami's 2003 LineUp (GBA) - Screenshot Mix

by Thomas on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 12:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Earlier today we had the Konami PS2 lineup covered, now we received a bunch of screens from the following Konami Game Boy Advance titles...

  • Ninja Five-O
  • Shining Soul II
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Dungeon Dice Monsters

    Read more to check them out!

'Command & Conquer Generals' - Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 11:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Although already revealed in Gamespot's C&C Generals preview yesterday, EA just now released the official "going gold" announcement. A fictional world war in the Middle East, Asia and Afghanistan is headed for your computer! Electronic Arts announced today that the highly-anticipated real-time strategy game, Command & Conquer Generals has gone gold and will ship to stores in North America February 11. Command & Conquer Generals will be published by EA under the EA GAMES brand.

'Rainbow Six : Raven Shield' - Demo Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 11:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The promised patch for the 'RainBow Six : Raven Shield' demo has arrived. As expected it addresses some multiplayer cheats like preventing players from using the thermal scope and high capacity magazines. Read more for download links ...

'NeoCron : Beyond Dome of York' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 11:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Neocron: Dome of York is a new (and FREE) add-on for Reakktor ‘s real-time FPS-MMORPG game. You don’t like it clean and tidy? You want a dirty, dark and true apocalyptic cyberpunk look? Then you should not miss the free official Neocron Addon "Beyond Dome of York", which adds a completely new city, with among others, a full set of brand new player and clan apartments. Read more to check out the first few screens ...

'Anarchy Online: Notum Wars' - Free Trial

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 10:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Anarchy Online Website has details on a free seven day trial they are offering for the Notum Wars add-on, as well as Anarchy Online, the MMORPG it expands. "Through the free trial offer, gamers can play both Anarchy Online and The Notum Wars with no charge for 7 days. At the end of the trial period, the player can then keep the game and the account with a purchase price of $19.95 for the game. The remainder of the first 30-day period will be available for play before the first subscription fee is charged. Players can access the features of both Anarchy Online and The Notum Wars for a recurring subscription fee of $12.95 every 30 days." (thanks Blues)

'Battlefield 1942 : Road To Rome' Goes Gold!

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 10:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA is pleased to announce that the Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome expansion pack has GONE GOLD and will begin to ship on Tuesday, February 4 in North America. The multi-player focused expansion pack will give players more of what they have grown accustomed to with the original Battlefield 1942, including more maps, more vehicles, and more fighting forces.

'Restricted Area' Revealed - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 10:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Master Creating, an independent Studio located in Hamburg, Germany, announces the development of Restricted Area. Restricted Area is an action-based roleplaying game with realtime combat, which combines a fascinating gameplay similar to Diablo 2 with innovativ technology, tactic-shooter elements and a dark future scenario. Read more for details and the first few screens ...

'Looney Tunes: Back In Action' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 9:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Yesterday Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced an exclusive co-publishing agreement with Electronic Arts to produce, market and distribute Looney Tunes: Back In Action, a video game to be released on multiple platforms day and date with the upcoming live action feature film starring the Looney Tunes characters. The partnership marks the first time Warner Bros. Consumer Products has partnered to co-publish a video game title. UK-based Warthog is developing the game based on the film, which will debut in November 2003. Check out these 3 new screens ...

'Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne' - Web Site & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 9:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Following in the tradition of previous Blizzard expansion sets, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne provides gamers with a vast new chapter in the epic Warcraft saga. In the single-player campaign, players revisit the war-torn world of Azeroth. Several months have passed since Archimonde and the Burning Legion were defeated at the battle of Mount Hyjal, yet a new threat has arisen throughout the land. Yesterday we revealed the new upcoming WarCraft III expansion pack, today we serve up some new screens. UPDATE : The official website has now been opened!

'Battlefield 1942' - Patch Information

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 9:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BF 1942 supports up to 64 players and give them the ability to fully experience World War II combat. Playing as several infantry classes, gamers will also be able to control many weapons available to the Axis and Allies as well as command numerous land vehicles, ships and aircraft. Everyone on the Battlefield team at DICE and EA has been working late nights on another surprise for the community. We’d like to take this time to announce the Battlefield 1942 1.3 patch – it’s coming soon, maybe even sooner than you think! Read more for a sneak peek of the upcoming additions.

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' Announced - Features & Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 6:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Flying Lab Software just announced Pirates of the Burning Sea, a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game set in the Caribbean islands of the 18th Century. You play a bold sea captain, master of your own ship and crew, as you seek glory and adventure across the trackless deep.. Flying Lab let us know that the game will let thousands of players take on the role of a pirate and sail the seas. Read more for features and a few new screens ...

'ATV: Quad Power Racing 2' Ships For XB/NGC

by Thomas on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 6:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Driving into retail outlets nationwide with an action-packed sequel to its 700,000 unit-selling off-road racing franchise, AKA Acclaim, a division of Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it has shipped ATV: Quad Power Racing 2 for the Microsoft Xbox and Nintendo GameCube. Developed by Climax Studios, ATV: Quad Power Racing 2 contains new features and an entirely new game engine that delivers rich graphics and incredible four-wheel arcade racing action for the first and only ATV experience available for the Microsoft Xbox and Nintendo GameCube.

'Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven' - Fact Sheet

by Thomas on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 6:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The newest installation in the acclaimed stealth ninja series, Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven delivers the most realistic, stealth-based, ninja-action/adventure game ever. Coming to the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven features impressive new stealth attacks, an enhanced fighting engine, new weapons and tools, larger levels, improved character animations and new multiplayer options... Chu on this updated fact sheet.

US Air Force Deal

by Thomas on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 6:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Thrustmaster, well known for designing and developing the ultimate in flight simulation accessories, is thrilled to announce a three-year renewal of its close collaboration agreement with the U.S. Air Force. Under the agreement, the U.S. Air Force provides Thrustmaster with support in the development of high-end flight controllers. Thrustmaster will thus keep offering the most realistic flight simulation devices, life like in design, life like in performance as the actual controllers found in the American USAF or US Navy. USAF and Thrustmaster join forces to transport gamers to the further reaches of FlightSim technology.

'Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 2:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Aria of Sorrow is the most exciting Castlevania adventure yet! The year is 2035 and the game's high school student hero, Soma Cruz, is about to witness the fist solar eclipse of the 21st century when he suddenly passes out... only to awaken inside of a mysterious castle. Navigating through the castle's complex maze of labyrinths, players must battle ferocious monsters at every turn in order to find an escape before evil consumes them. Check out the 30+ new screens ...

Konami 2003 Lineup (PS2) - Screens Gallery

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 2:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week we had a run down on Konami's upcoming titles for 2003, today we have a boatload of screens showing off what they have in store for us. We have screens from the following PS2 titles : Silent Hill 3, Graduis V, K-1 World Grand Prix Cy Girls and Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner. Njoy!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 12:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown' (PS2) - Screens

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 12:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown is based on Cinemaware’s hit game Defender of the Crown, first released in 1986 on the Commodore Amiga and subsequently to a variety of platforms where sold over 1,000,000 units worldwide. Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown is a re-imagining of the beloved classic, with a deep storyline, a rich cast of characters, and the same commitment to stunning graphics and unique, varied gameplay that first made Cinemaware famous. We are currently taking our beta build for a spin so expect a preview soon, in the meantime, check the new batch of screens ...

'Chain Reaction' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2003 @ 12:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GarageGames announced the demo version of Chain Reaction today, developed by Monster Studios. The demo features eight playable puzzles and access to 13 of the fully interactive parts. The full version of Chain Reaction, available at www.garagegames.com for $14.95, includes over 50 levels, fifty-nine parts and a full Level Builder with tools for users to create their own puzzles, which they can email to their friends. Read more for download links ...