Midway Games announced today that Super Duper Sumos, the highly rated cartoon series from the DIC Kid's Network and the number one kids import from the UK, shipped today for the Game Boy Advance... Rockstar Games announced today that the Grand Theft Auto Double Pack for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system has shipped to retail stores throughout North America. The PlayStation 2 Double Pack will be in stores in Europe on October 24, 2003. The Grand Theft Auto Double Pack consists of the best-selling titles Grand Theft Auto 3 and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City...
Today's Big Story
Datel Electronics has announced the release of the USB Expander for the PlayStation 2. Recognizing a need for the online gamer to access more than the two provided USB ports on the PS2, Datel has released the USB Expander, which provides an additional four USB Ports to supplement the two existing ports found on all PS2 models. The four additional ports will allow for the use of a USB Broadband Adapter, Keyboard, Mouse, Headset, and EyeToy all at the same time. Gamers will now be able to establish their console set-up without having to add or remove peripherals depending on game compatibility.
Computer game developer and publisher Auran Games today announced their latest PC title, Trainz Railroad Simulator 2004, published by Oteeva, has gone Gold. Copies can be purchased online at www.railroadsimulator.com and will be available at retail stores beginning this week.
Rockstar/Take has released a new patch for their recently released 3rd person action game Max Payne 2: the Fall of Max Payne. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.01 and mainly addresses a Win98/ME crash and improves load times (thanks Bluesnews). Read more for download links ...
Vivendi has released a one level demo (Potted Plant) for their upcoming 3D action-adventure game inspired by the upcoming Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Pictures/Imagine Entertainment presentation of Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat. Unique gameplay abilities, including the Umbrella Glide, the Hat-Shield Bounce and the Bubble Goo Gadget, help players to navigate through thirteen wild levels in a wacky Seussian world. Read more for download links ...
Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb offers 10 levels, all set in unique locales such as a 15th century castle that looms over Prague, an underwater palace in Istanbul, and a mountaintop fortress in China. A sophisticated camera tracking system makes sure that the player always has an optimal view of the third-person action. To coincide with the release of the Indiana Jones DVD pack, LucasArts has included/released an updated demo with a never-before-seen bonus level. Read more for download links ...
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 :
- SWAT: Global Strike Team - Trailer
- Crash Nitro Kart - Trailer
- Lord Of The Rings: War Of The Ring - Trailer
- Cat In The Hat - Trailer
- The Hobbit - Trailer
- Metal Arms: Glitch In The system - Trailer
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
And this massive shipping day rolls on with two new Xbox titles from Microsoft that are always on their way to retail shelves. Developed by Rare, Grabbed by the Ghoulies is a humorous beat-'em-up action-adventure game that takes place in a haunted house full of crazed ghoulies. Combining thrilling dogfights with the swashbuckling style of a Hollywood action-adventure movie, Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge raises the bar for aerial combat. Set in an alternate 1930s world of gunship diplomacy and sinister intrigue, gamers pilot powerful aircraft against nefarious air pirates and behemoth war zeppelins. Read more for details....
Ubisoft announced Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria has shipped nationwide! Warlords IV is a unique blend of role playing and turn-based strategy gaming with a tactical combat system unique to the Warlords franchise. Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria is rated "T-Teen" and is available for a suggested retail price of $39.99. We also got a new trailer showing off the unique Warlords IV world and some of the exciting battles featured in the game.
Electronic Arts today announced that SSX 3 has shipped and is now available at retail under the EA SPORTS BIG brand. The third installment in EA's flagship action sports franchise, SSX 3 is now available for the PlayStation2, Xbox, and Nintendo GameCube. SSX 3 will also be released for the Game Boy® Advance on November 4th.
Publisher Big City Games and developer Dreams Interactive are pleased to announce that their high-flying hovercraft racing game 'Space Haste 2' has shipped to stores nationwide.
The game will provide players with extremely dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where players are to oppose dangerous and wise enemies, a large set of multifarious weaponry, possibility to control various machinery, incredible detailing and game world interactivity, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, a well-balanced multiplayer with numerous modes: DeathMatch, CTF, Cooperative, various team games and much more. Read more to check out 2 new screens...
Konami Digital Entertainment - America today announced that it has shipped over 1 million units of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) on its launch day. Available at retail outlets nationwide for PS2, Xbox, GameCube and Game Boy Advance, the game is backed by a multi-million dollar national TV campaign including FoxBox and Nickelodeon.
Konami of Europe launches first in series of PC Yu-Gi-Oh! titles with special Limited Collector's Edition. Konami of Europe is to bring its phenomenally successful Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise to PC, with a specially packaged collector's edition of Yu-Gi-Oh! Power of Chaos: YUGI THE DESTINY to launch on November 28th. The new game will be the first of many Yu-Gi-Oh! Power of Chaos titles for the format, as Konami continues to grow the series.
Atari are delighted to announce the PC release of V Rally 3 which is set to burn onto shelves 14th November 2003. Developed by Eden Games, the V Rally series set the benchmark for rally titles after the massive success of V Rally on PSone in 1997. V Rally 3, the latest installment in this incredibly successful franchise is now coming to PC with amazing new and improved features.
Namco today announced Dead to Rights II: Hell to Pay, the sequel to its third person console action game (which will also be available soon on PC). The story-driven action in Dead to Rights 2 promises "intense new gameplay mechanics including a lightning-paced 360-degree brawling system, vicious melee weapon battles and an innovative new spherical slow motion diving system." Dead to Rights 2 is currently scheduled for release on PlayStation 2 and Xbox in fall 2004.
Got Game has released a patch for their first person adventure Rhem. This upgrade adds automatic installing of shortcuts in the start menu, an uninstaller, automatic monitor switching and adresses a .dll error. Read more for download links ...
Konami Digital Entertainment - America announced today that the highly anticipated game, Castlevania: Lament of Innocence has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. The legendary action/adventure series, Castlevania: Lament of Innocence for the PlayStation2 boasts a powerful storyline, stunning 3D graphics and outstanding gameplay. The game has been developed by luminary producer Koji Igarashi at Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo and is rated M for Mature by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA).
Buka Entertainment and Encore are pleased to announce an agreement covering the North American and South African markets. Under the agreement, Encore will publish a half dozen of Buka's titles including Fair Strike, Echelon: Wind Warriors, and Entente: WWI Battlefields. "This agreement was highly anticipated at Buka," commented Igor Ustinov President of Buka Entertainment. "We are really happy to bring our games to the large North American market. We believe that this deal is just the beginning of the long-term and fruitful relationship between Buka and Encore."
Buka has released a demo for their suspenseful, story-driven adventure game Midnight Nowhere, where you will solve numerous puzzles and battle creatures of the dark to reveal the ultimate mystery. Besides, the main character seems to have a nearly limitless supply of witty comments, which luckily makes the game a tad less serious. This demo features Episode 24 'The Morgue', speech is in Ruski, but subtitles are included. Read more for download links ...
ESPN Videogames today announced that the highly acclaimed ESPN NBA Basketball has shipped to major retailers across North America. Having set the standard in basketball realism and entertainment, ESPN NBA Basketball continues its dynasty delivering unparalleled visual quality, unrivaled gameplay entertainment, and true innovation that is the foundation of the ESPN Videogames brand. Furthering the commitment to creating a telecast-quality experience, ESPN NBA Basketball includes the talent of Kevin Frazier - ESPN SportsCenter anchor - and Tom Tolbert - NBA analyst for ESPN - as in-game announcers. ESPN NBA Basketball and other ESPN Videogames are produced by Visual Concepts.
Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars appeals to both RTS and RPG players searching for a new experience in already known genres. The multiplayer provides new strategic gameplay tuned towards the traditional RTS players. Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars continues the traditions of the award winning Celtic Kings: Rage of War and will be exploring the three Punic wars between Rome and Carthage in the period 264BC – 146BC which includes the famous campaigns of Hannibal and Scipio Africanus.
Whether you're an unexperienced or skillful navigator, this new version takes you off to the new horizons of Sydney and the Isle of Wight. Other destination : the tropical islands, where you'll be able to create your own water stretches ! Sail again with the racing boats which made Virtual Skipper 2's success, more detailled navigation sites, exceptional nautical conditions, more accurate racing rules, all you need for exciting regattas ! Whatever your navigation skills may be, let's meet online where you'll challenge woldwide players in public, private or team regattas. Experienced players may be umpires while others may simply watch and chat. Read more for some screens ...
Atari takes PC gamers on a wild ride this holiday season with something for everyone from RollerCoaster Tycoon® 2. Hitting the shelves on October 21 will be the new expansion pack for RollerCoaster Tycoon 2-Time Twister. Also available will be the RollerCoaster Tycoon 2-Combo Park Pack. The new expansion pack and combo pack make the perfect combination of exciting interactive entertainment and value for the holidays.
Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon is a skillfully-woven global adventure and a landmark in interactive story-telling. George and Nico return in this epic adventure as they fight through the steaming jungles of Congo, eerie castles in Prague, the chic back-streets of Paris and the historic village of Glastonbury – amongst many other locations - to unravel the secrets of the Sleeping Dragon and save mankind from the threat of a global catastrophe. Read more for some new screens ...
The Bloody Magic is single and multiplayer, 3rd person RPG for PC where the weapon of choice is magic. The game is set in a richly detailed medieval-style world, allowing the player a wide variety of choices both in individual quests and character development. The Bloody Magic is different from most other popular RPG titles in that the player characters are all of one type: magician. There are over a dozen different fields of magic, allowing players many choices for specialization. Check a few new screens ...
The ‘Worms’ phenomenon has taken the gaming world by storm for many years, gripping the minds of players through its simple appearance yet cunningly designed interior. Finally, to the excitement of fans everywhere ‘Worms’ comes to PC and console in full 3D. Continuing to capture the true essence of the game as teams of worms battle across bizarre randomly generated landscapes, or across finely crafted custom-designed levels utilizing an arsenal of devastating weapons. Read more for new screens ...
Empire Interactive has released a demo for Razorworks' upcoming racing sim Ford Racing 2. The demo features several of the Ford Challenge tracks: a Route 50 track (Mustang GT Concept car), an off-road Volcano track (F-150 4x4). Read more for download links ...
Notorious game publisher Whiptail Interactive is set to give thousands of twisted POSTAL 2 fans a stab at murdering their mates with the latest incarnation of the "Goriest Game of All Time", a multiplayer version of POSTAL 2. Built by world-renowned game developer Running With Scissors, 'POSTAL 2: Share The Pain' will go on sale in mid-November in all serious gaming outlets across the UK, Europe and North America. The multiplayer upgrade will also be available for existing owners of POSTAL 2 to download for free from the www.postal2.com website at the same time as the launch.
Ultimate Arena, Inc., the leading skill-based action game web site, today announced an online 3 vs. 3 Counter-Strike tournament sponsored by ZipZoomFly. The tournament will feature prizes worth $10,000, including $5,000 in cash and $5,000 in top-of-the-line AMD Athlon™ 64 processors and motherboards. Sign-up begins today at www.ultimatearena.com. The tournament winners will also be automatically seeded in the upcoming UA League.
- Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel Q&A with Interplay's Chris Pasetto on Team Xbox
- Breed Q&A with CDV´s Sven Schmidt on GenGamers
- Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance Q&A with Acclaim's Nick Dixon on HomeLAN
- Goblin Commander Q&A with Ron Millar of Jaleco on C&VG
- Ultima X: Odyssey Q&A with Origin's Andy Dombroski on Telefragged
- Nitro Family Q&A with Delphieye's Ki-Jong Kang on Ownt.com
- Call of Duty Q&A with members of Infinity Ward on Action Vault
- Lineage II Q&A with NCSoft's Raoul Kim on HomeLAN
- Warlords IV Q&A with Infinity Interactive's Steve Fawkner on RPGVault
- Mythica Q&A with Microsoft's Matthew Wilson on 1Up.com
by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 21, 2003 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Just as in the "Magic" card game, in "Magic: The Gathering - Battlegrounds" players will choose a duelist and up to two of "Magic's" five colors -- red, green, white, blue, and black -- to attempt to reduce their opponent's life to zero. Of course, getting an opponent to zero will not be easy; players will have to utilize lightning reflexes, strategic brilliance and, on occasion, raw power to overcome an enemy. Read more for the ful preview ...
Matrix Games and Australian Design Group are pleased to announce that the international award-winning wargame World In Flames will be faithfully adapted for computer play. Unlike many other World War II wargames, World In Flames covers every unit in every theater of operations, making it possible to play out all of World War II in a single unified game system.
by Mark Crump on Oct. 21, 2003 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
The saga continues! Etherlords II takes you back to the world of the Etherlords and into a whole new realm of fantastic possibilities. Choose your Hero from one of four distinct races and start your adventure to unlock the ultimate mystery. Read more for the full review ...
Pack your gear, head to the Pacific, and fight Japanese imperialism in Medal of Honor Rising Sun. In this installment of the top-selling Medal of Honor series, Marine Corporal Joseph Griffin must endure some of the fiercest battles fought during WWII; crucial assignments ranging from surviving the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, destroying the Bridge over the River Kwai, a midnight raid on Guadalcanal, and triumphing in the final showdown with Colonel Shima. Check these new screens ...
Unlike other Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG) that confine the player to a server with only several hundred other players, Wish raises the bar by defining Ultra Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (UMMORPG). Wish employs a server cluster architecture that scales to tens of thousands of players in a shared and seamless 3D fantasy world. Read more to check out 30 new screens ...