'Impossible Creatures' Arrives in Stores!

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 11:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Imagine a world where great white sharks stalk on land, hippopotamuses soar overhead with bat-like wings, and rhinoceroses move with the speed and agility of leopards. Today, Microsoft announced the retail availability of just such a place in "Impossible Creatures." Read more for details or head on over to the nearest game store and pick up your copy .. NOW!

Strategy First Goes All Out And Signs 'Chrome'

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 10:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First announced today that it has signed a multiple title publishing agreement with Polish developer/publisher Techland. The deal will see Strategy First publish 9 titles including the much-anticipated Sci-Fi Shooter Chrome into the North American market.

'Motor Trend Presents : Lotus Challenge' (Xbox) - Coming Soon

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 9:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Xicat Interactive, Inc. has given the green light to the new video game Motor Trend Presents - Lotus Challenge. The game is set to pull out of the pits on January 28, for the Xbox. Read more for details and features ...

'Greyhawk: The Temple of Elemental Evil' - Officially Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 8:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced that the World of Greyhawk, one of the most popular Dungeons & Dragons campaign settings of all time, will make its first interactive appearance with the upcoming release of "Greyhawk: The Temple of Elemental Evil." Developed by Troika, creators of the critically acclaimed "Arcanum", "Greyhawk: The Temple of Elemental Evil" will feature an exciting party-based single player campaign, an engaging storyline based on the classic D&D adventure of the same name as well as a faithful translation of the latest 3rd Edition rules. Read more for details ...

'American Conquest' - US vs. THE US

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 8:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV Software is asking gamers throughout Europe to unite in a battle to defeat their American counterparts.The American Conquest War of Independence – sponsored in part by Gainward – will run on both sides of the Atlantic between February 14th and May 15th of 2003. Over 4,000 players are expected to enter worldwide, making this one of the biggest organised knockout tournaments around. Read more for details ...

'Specnaz: Project Wolf' - Website Update

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 8:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In former Cubans and Russian bases operating in Africa, there is evidence of a huge amount of the nuclear arsenal from the time of the cold war. It is concretely about the nuclear military warheads, plutonium and briefcase atomic bombs. For this purpose, it will be elaborated a program for removing of all materials form the mentioned bases. Of course, the program will be secret to keep these information away from the public especially concerning to the topic of the lost nuclear arsenal form the former military deposit of the Soviet Union. For this purpose, special garrison of a heavy freight carrier type IL76 will be chosen, which will collect this "PACKAGE" and it will export back to Russia. On the way back, after undertaking of the concrete "PACKAGE", the airplane will getting lost. SPECNAZ are coming on the stage.

UPDATE: The official SPECNAZ: Project Wolf website has been updated with new weapon screens, go check them out.

'Uru: Online Ages Beyond MYST' - Online Beta Test & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 6:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft and Cyan Worlds, Inc, developers of the legendary Myst and Riven, today announced their highly anticipated upcoming online adventure Uru: Online Ages Beyond MYST. Players will have the opportunity to explore and interact with meticulously crafted environments in, around, and beyond the newly discovered underground D'ni empire that predates human civilization. Explorers wishing to help test the game during its beta phase are invited to apply today by visiting the official website (which also has new info & screenshots available).

'Mystery Of The Mummy' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 5:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher's "Mystery Of The Mummy" is inspired by the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Become Sherlock Holmes as you embark on a remarkable adventure. Investigate a mysterious case, full of suspense, of the disappearance of a famous archaeologist and a valuable Egyptian Mummy, in turn-of-the-century England. What begins as a simple case quickly becomes a web of intrigue, robbery, priceless artifacts, and potentially, a murder. Read more for links where to grab the demo ..

'Unreal II : The Awakening' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 9:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Unreal II is an intense gaming experience that immerses players in an epic story-driven adventure featuring superb graphics. As a Terran Colonial Authority Marshall, you’re patrolling a sector of the frontier with three crew members when an interstellar war erupts about you! Rumors of powerful and ancient alien artifacts have driven rival factions to war in an attempt to find and control the objects. You must locate these artifacts, determine their purpose and restore order to the sector - before it’s too late. Check the new batch of Unreal-istic screens as well as the in-game action packed trailer !!!

'MVP Baseball 2003' (Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 4:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The all-new baseball franchise from EA SPORTS, MVP Baseball 2003 is a completely new game with a rebuilt engine and is being made by a new internal development team at EA Canada. MVP Baseball 2003 will deliver the most authentic baseball experience with the addition of a variety of revolutionary new features. A new pitcher/batter interface will give players the opportunity to be more strategic both on the mound and at the plate. Through a measure of power and release point, pitchers will need to execute their pitches while batters can choose the type of swing depending on the game situation and execute accordingly.

'Sniper: Path of Vengeance' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 3:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Polish developers Mirage have just released a new update patch for their recently released first-person shooter "Sniper: Path of Vengeance" This upgrade brings your retail game to v2.33. Although it being a whopping 42.5mb in size there is no info available on what exactly it does fix/update (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for links where to grab the goods ...

'Team Factor' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 2:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Team Factor is a stand-alone multi-player action game designed with team play in mind. The games mission, environment and objective is inspired by the "shadow" military operations - whether real or fiction style. 7FX has just released another patch for their team-based first-person shooter, Team Factor, bringing the European retail game to v1.25m. The patch (and included linux dedicated server) has the same version as the last one, because it basically only changes some of the settings, but that enables playing over our new and only master server. Read more for links where to grab the goods ...

'X-Men: Wolverine's Revenge' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 1:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring an original storyline written exclusively for Activision by comics’ industry legend Larry Hama, and featuring the voices of Mark Hamill and Patrick Stewart, X-Men: Wolverine’s Revenge allows players to assume the role of Wolverine, everyone’s favourite cigar smoking badass member of the X-Men. In the game, Wolverine faces a race against time to find an antidote to the viral time bomb that’s just been discovered in his system. With only 48 hours to live, Wolverine returns to the clandestine Department H facility deep in the Canadian wilderness, to uncover the terrible secrets behind the Weapon X laboratory and the experiments that turned the mutant hero into a savage killing machine. Check out these slice and dice screens ...