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'Tron 2.0' - Updated Level Editor Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 5:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buena Vista has released an updated level editor for Monolith's sci-fi FPS Tron2.0, allowing you to create your own single/multiplayer maps. This version of the level editor has been updated "with new installation instructions and pre-fabs for the sample maps" (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links.

'Blade And Sword' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 5:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combining Diablo-like action elements and Street Fighter combats together, Blade and Sword blends computer Role-Playing and Action-RPG with amazing action and breath-holding martial arts from ancient China. This multiplayer game allows players to design up to five different combo attacks and features more than 30 levels. Developed by Pixel Studio, Blade and Sword is anticipated to be released for PC in Q4 2003. Read more for screens ...

Winners of IGC '03 Players Choice Awards - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 5:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GarageGames announced today the winners of Indie Games Con ’03 (IGC) Players Choice Awards sponsored by nVIDIA. 21-6 Productions returned to take 1st Place Overall for the second year in a row with their new game GravRally. 21-6's first racing title also edged out Dark Horizons: Lore from Max Gaming Technologies to win Best in Category for Multiplayer. A tie-breaker with Lore decided the Best in Category for Game Art which was awarded to Fuzee Teevee by Gastronaut Studios.

'Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 5:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mafia is a 3D action game, seen through the eyes of third person. Player assumes the role of a gangster in an American town of the thirties, and gets a chance to live through gangsters rise and fall. In a spell-bounding story of human hunger for power, he will be able to live through everything that was taking place in underworld during this stormy period: mad car chases, bootlegging, assassinations, and bank robberies. Read more for some new screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 4:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Railroad Tycoon 3 - Trailer
  • Fugitive Hunter - Trailer
  • Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon - Trailer
  • Otogi 2 - Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Ghost Master' - Special Halloween Edition

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 2:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive today announces that a Collector's Edition of the hit PC title Ghost Master is now shipping. This Collector's Edition includes the original game, plus a host of extras (a DVD copy of Scary movie, amongst other things) that will send a shiver down your spine and grin to your face in time for Halloween. Read more for details ...

'World Rally Championship 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 1:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Evolution Studios have broken technological boundaries with the special effects in WRC3. Shrapnel particle emitters allow for bodywork and glass to come flying off the cars and a more detailed collision and damage model further intensifies the action. Additionally, working in-car instrumentation, enhanced car handling models and a new artificial intelligence system for driving computer controlled cars adds to the authenticity of the experience. Read more to check out 80+ screens ...

'Battlefield 1942' - Mod Development Tool Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 12:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts has released a beta version for the Battlefield 1942 Mod Development Tool. The MDT introduces tools and guides for both the beginning and advanced Battlefield 1942 modder. The MDT is designed to help you make a mod that works with Battlefield 1942. If you are interested in contributing to the development of the MDT please download v.9a and post your comments and suggestions on the open beta forum. Read more for download links ...

'Street Racing Syndicate' Gets New Animator

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 11:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eutechnyx is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Claessens to its production staff. Paul was previously Senior 3D Animator at games developer and publisher Davilex, based in Houten, The Netherlands. Paul takes up his role at Eutechnyx as Lead Animator, where he will work on SRS, Street Racing Syndicate, Eutechnyx' underground street racing game currently in development for Namco. Paul brings wide experience both of the games and TV industries, having previously worked on animation projects for BBC and Discovery Channel, plus the DVD releases of the movies Judge Dredd and The Prophecy. While at Davilex he was involved in the development of Knight Rider, Paris-Marseilles Racer, London Racer II and US Racer.

Says Paul, "I am very pleased to join the Eutechnyx team and particular excited at the prospect of working on Street Racing Syndicate, where I can use both my 3D Animation and my cinematic skills. Newcastle is also very different to Amsterdam!"

'Judge Dredd: Dredd vs. Death' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 10:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rebellion has released the first patch for their 3D action game Judge Dredd: Dredd vs. Death. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.01 and adresses a slew of general changes, gametype-specific improvements, bug fixes, new server commands and plenty more (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details and download links ...

'Halo: Combat Evolved' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As announced last night Gearbox has now released the demo for their recently released Halo:Combat Evolved. This demo features "The Silent Cartographer" mission from the single-player campaign, as well as the "Blood Gulch" map for multiplayer action. The demo supports up to 16 players in online Slayer and CTF matches. There's no save-game support, and vehicle selection is limited (thanks IGN). Read more for download links ...

'Korea: Forgotten Conflict' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 10:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Plastic Reality/Cenega have released an updated version of yesterdays demo for their squad-based Korean War game Korea: Forgotten Conflict. The demo features a tutorial level and one mission in Seoul, where you have to rescue medic and few allied soldiers and then leave by train. No specific details as to what is exactly "updated". Read more for download links ...

'Donkey Konga' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 9:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Donkey Konga icons will scroll from right to left, when they reach the circles on the left side of the screen, players will have to act. The game will mainly revolve around two main actions : hitting the drum with your hands or clapping. The game will be playable by one to four players. Donkey Konga for the GameCube will be available on Japanese shelves on December 12. Read more for some screens ...

'Ground Control II: Operation Exodus' Coming Q2 2004

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that Ground Control(tm) II: Operation Exodus, the sequel to the award-winning PC real-time strategy game, will ship to North American stores in the second quarter of 2004.

'Victoria An Empire Under The Sun' Goes GOLD

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and Paradox Entertainment have announced their latest title based on the award-winning Europa Universalis engine, Victoria An Empire Under the Sun has gone gold!

Paradox has done it again and we couldn t be happier, says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing for Strategy First Inc. Every gamer that loved the Europa series and Hearts of Iron is going to want to dive right into Victoria. In Victoria An Empire Under the Sun your ultimate goal is to become one of the eight great powers of the era. To achieve this goal you must master the art of Diplomacy, Warfare, Economy & Industrialization, Colonization, Technological Research and Politics. Achieve global supremacy, by spanning the globe to become the dominant empire of the period and recreate history as you wish. While striving to simulate the conditions and prerequisites of the time period, Victoria - An Empire Under the Sun still leaves all the decision-making to the individual player.

'Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc' - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 8:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brandish your sword and prepare for battle with Enlight's upcoming action/strategy title Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc. Developed and led by Trevor Chan's creative, Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc will take players back into the medieval fury of the Hundred Years War. Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc is set for release this holiday season and will present players with the opportunity to experience a unique blend of RTS and action elements through four player controlled characters. For a taste of the action featured in this title, read more below to view the latest screenshots from Enlight.

Akella & Ubisoft 'XIII' Deal (PC/CONSOLE)

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Akella announces that it has signed an agreement with Ubi Soft to publish a unique comic-style FPS XIII on the territory of Russia and the CIS... More about it below!

'Deer Hunter 2004' Ships To Stores

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 7:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari today shipped Deer Hunter 2004 for the personal computer to retail outlets nationwide. Deer Hunter 2004, the latest game in the successful PC hunting franchise, represents the most substantial advancement to the Deer Hunter franchise since the series was introduced in 1997... Read more for full pressrelease and download links!

'Worms 3D' (PC/CONSOLE) Site Goes Live

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 7:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Worms 3D website is now live, featuring a cool Junior Senior competition, screenshots, movies and all the game info you could fire a bazooka at. The Worms 3D site has also been kitted out with cool warmongers' tools to annoy and harass your friends, family, enemies and anyone you happen to be stalking at the moment. Go on, get amongst it, and start a war for the fun of it.

'Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy' (Xbox) - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 7:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is a dynamic single and multiplayer action experience featuring an all-new epic story. Players are immersed in the role of apprentice at Luke Skywalker's Jedi Academy where they learn the power - and danger - of the Force. Amidst a multitude of complex and richly detailed Star Wars environments, including twice as many unique locales as those in Star Wars: Jedi Outcast, players face a variety of powerful and insidious enemies. Check out some screens!

New Development Studio 'Gusto Games'

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 7:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gusto Games is a new and enthusiastic start up development studio based in Warwickshire, will be moving this weekend to new premises in Oxfordshire. Their new address will be Gusto Games, Bloxham Mill, Barford, Bloxham, Banbury, OX15 4FF.

'Chess Challenger' (PS2) Available Now - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 7:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the past all the best chess engines sacrificed speed of response for sophistication and variety of play. Chess Challenger has the Strongest Chess Engine currently available on a games console, incorporating extremely fast analysis and decision algorithms that provide high quality, lively, challenging and mature opposition to players. Available now with SRP £9.99

'Flipnic' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 6:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced the release of Flipnic. A new fast-paced pinball game for Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation2, developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, and will be released in Europe and Australia for the 2003 Christmas season.

'True Crime: Streets of L.A.' (XB/PS2/NGC) Ships November 4

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 6:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Now gamers can save the City of Angels and take out the bad guys Hong Kong action flick style with Activisions upcoming release of True Crime: Streets of L.A. which begins shipping to retail outlets worldwide on November 4, 2003.

PS2 Preview - 'Secret Weapons Over Normandy'

by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 2:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Join a secret squad of pilots dedicated to thwarting the most heinous plans of the Third Reich. Fly over twenty authentic aircraft across thirty daring missions in this new WWII action-flyer. Lawrence Holland, the legendary creator of Star Wars: X-Wing, Star Wars: Tie Fighter and Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe returns with an exhilarating new game of action and intrigue. Can you be trusted with the most dangerous secrets of the war? We took to the unfriendly skies with our beta build ... read more to find out how it went!

PC Review - 'Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 2:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In 2001, Max Payne arrived to set the benchmark for action gaming, earning countless awards and revolutionizing the genre with cinematic combat sequences fuelled by the groundbreaking use of slow motion and compulsive narrative-driven gameplay. Now, working together with Rockstar Games' New York-based production team, Remedy has combined Max Payne's hallmark gameplay with all new innovations and unmatched production values. Read more for the full review!

'Muppets Party Cruise' (PS2/GBA) - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 2:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Muppets are starring in their first party game ever ...and no one knows how to party harder than the Muppets! They set sail for a fun-filled party cruise, but as fate would have it, our magnificent Muppets find themselves stuck on the bottom deck of the boat. But don't worry, they've set up lots of mini-games in their cabins to earn party favors! Use the party favors to battle your way up five decks to first class and on to victory. Join Kermit, Miss Piggy, Animal and many more of your favorite Muppet characters in this interactive board game complete with 30 action-packed mini-games. Perfect for the whole family to play together! Read more for facts and six... ooh, PS2 screenshots, we're guessing.

'ND: Danger on Deception Island' & 'ND: Haunted Carousel' Ships

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 2:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Her Interactive, a developer and publisher of interactive entertainment for mystery fans of all ages are releasing Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island and Nancy Drew: Haunted Carousel for the PC.. Read more for pressrelease.

'Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3' Goes GOLD

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 for Xbox has reached gold master status and is expected to hit store shelves in the coming weeks. Eagerly anticipated as the must-have Xbox and Xbox Live game for the holiday season, the game has already enjoyed a massive pre-sell campaign, as tens of thousands of orders in the first weeks of the offer signal that the game will be a huge success for 2003

'Chess Commander' Multi-Level Chess Program For Windows

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 1:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chess Commander is an innovative new Chess interface for the PC running any version of Windows. Powered by OpenGL graphics, the software displays a scalable high-resolution chessboard, and pieces with blended edges. Designed to appeal to chess players of all skill levels, the friendly interface supports multiple boards (produced from digital photographs of real chess sets), natural voices and an orchestral soundtrack.

'Astral Tournament 1.3' New Version Announced - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 1:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Astral Tournament is a magic combat simulator with the best features of "Magic: The Gathering". Long ago the Great Tournament was declared in Astral and mages from the Universe has arrived to gain the astral power. And you play for one of these mages who with the help of magical and tactical skills wants to win the Tournament. You can cast numerous spells and summon fantasy creatures to win your opponents. Besides the tournament game there is a capability of playing single duel with computer or your friend. Version 1.3 contains new features in internet gameplay. System requirements: PII-300, 64Mb RAM, 4Mb VRAM. Read more for screens and download links!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Ultima X: Odyssey' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ultima X: Odyssey is a next generation massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG) from the award-winning Origin studio team. Powered by the latest version of the Unreal Engine and based on the renowned Ultima single-player role-playing series, UXO will enable players to create personalized legacies in a massive new online world and will be one of the first of its kind to offer private areas on demand within the game. Some more screens goodness ...