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The Scutters Of The 'BREED'

by Thomas on Oct. 22, 2003 @ 11:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV send over some information today about the SCUTTERS (defence droids) that is included in Breed..

The "SCUTTERS" are small mobile plasma defence droids, when deployed in large numbers they can swifty overwhelm even the most trained U.S.C. units. They are tiny robots that have dark blue and green casings and a single blue eye that can fire a short range blast of concentrated plasma. They may appear comical in nature, but do not be fooled.

U.S.C. Veteran Arnold 'TinCan' Jones about the SCUTTERS:

"They came running down the corridor - there had to be hundreds of them. Some of the guys just laughed and laughed when they saw these things. It was when the dying started that the laughter turned to fear. Scutters they called them. Stupid name - deadly in large numbers."

'X² - The Threat' European Release Delayed

by Thomas on Oct. 22, 2003 @ 11:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Egosoft posted up some information on their forums that let us know X² - The Threat for Europe got a new releasedate set to Feb 6th, 2004. Here is the full clip:

The localisation process requires more additional time for testing and Q&A than was expected. Due to the importance of a simultaneous pan-European launch in all the major territories (UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and Italy). Egosoft and Koch have agreed to set a new street date of Feb 6th, 2004. This new street date will also allow the developers to enhance even further, key aspects of the game-play and graphics and make the European version of X2 worth waiting for.

To those that have pre-ordered via Egosoft’s website we can only apologise for this unforeseen delay. We therefore suggest that you either wait for the European release and your copy will be shipped, together with your complimentary pack of “X² - The Card Game”, as soon as we take delivery or of course, accept our deepest apology and cancel your order with us. All pre-orders will receive an email in the next few days detailing this.

It is not possible for us to ship other localised copies (for example, United States of America or Australian) via our European operation due to our contractual obligations.

'The Sims Makin' Magic' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2003 @ 5:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beware! Your Sims have Magic! In The Sims Makin’ Magic Expansion Pack, your Sims are granted magical powers to cast playful or mischievous spells. Venture to an all-new magical, carnival-themed destination, experience exciting new gameplay, gain over 175 new items, and encounter a whole new cast of quirky characters in this powerful pack of magical high jinx. See what happens when the fate of the Sims is challenged and magic spells are cast with good or bad intentions. In The Sims Makin’ Magic, expect the unexpected. Check the new magical screens ...

'Metalheart: Replicants Rampage' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2003 @ 4:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Metalheart: Replicants Rampage" is a cyberpunk role-playing game in which you lead your team to success using smart tactics; explore a huge isometric world, experience unique cybernetic body implants and tactical, turn-based combat. Under development at Akella (Pirates Of The Carribean) it is scheduled for 1Q 2004, no publisher has been signed yet. Read more for details and screens ...

'The Chronicles of Ny' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2003 @ 3:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ClownKeep today announced the development of The Chronicles of Ny. This unique, multi-part, role-playing game will be released for the PC. An evil returns from the past, bound by a hatred that the grave could not kill. A dark shadow is falling on the frontier province of Racorr. Enter a land forged in the crossroad of many cultures and uncover the threat that binds them all. Can you uncover and defeat a sinister conspiracy that preys on weakness and despair? Welcome to Racorr, the easternmost frontier province of the Great Kingdom of Ny. Read more for details and some screens ...

'La Pucelle: Tactics' (PS2) Coming To North America

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2003 @ 3:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The award winning tactical role-playing game La Pucelle: Tactics comes to North America on the PS2, courtesy of Mastiff LLC. La Pucelle: Tactics is the tactical RPG from Nippon Ichi, creators of Disgaea. La Pucelle: Tactics is a tale of betrayal and double cross, monsters in human form and humans in monster form, set in an alternate medieval Europe. The unlikely hero is a smart mouthed and undisciplined sixteen year old who just passed her exorcism exams and her comrades in La Pucelle, a demon hunting squad. Read more for details ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2003 @ 3:23 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 :

  • Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm - Trailer
  • Hidden & Dangerous 2 - Intro Movie
  • Rolling - Trailer
  • Beyond Good & Evil - Trailer
  • Pacific Assault - Trailer
  • Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword - Trailer


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

'Neverend' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2003 @ 3:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the world of brave knights and powerfull monsters there roams a lonely creature Agavaen – an ancient fairy with broken wings. Humans are afraid of her and despise her so she found her place among the thieves. It is not a fairy-like life but however… at least she belongs to someplace. Until a day when it all changes. Most of the thieves are gone as well as all the money and the drunk captain decides to turn his anger on her. It has to be mentioned that just before he died, he realised his mistake, but Agavaen stays alone again to step on her uncertain journey for happinnes in the magic world of Neverend.

JoWood's 'Against Rome' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2003 @ 2:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD and Independent Arts announced today that Against Rome is finished and ready for production. Set in Europe at the time of the migration of nations (about 200-450 AD), Against Rome takes the player to that part of the continent that has not yet succumbed to the Roman Empire. This vast territory, which the Romans disparagingly called barbaricum, is the home of numerous primitive nations. The player takes control over one of these barbarian tribes, who as a whole stood out for a pronounced lack of cultural achievements, combined with a ferocious belligerence. Skirmishes, raids and plunderings were the order of the day for these barbarians and are, therefore, the great theme of this game.

'Adam Blaster: Atomic Enforcer' Returns As 'Atomic Enforcer'

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2003 @ 1:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment today announced a new name, new price, and new release date for "Adam Blaster: Atomic Enforcer". Now known simply as "Atomic Enforcer", the third person, real-time 3D action-adventure for the PC will be released in Q1 2004 as a budget title ($19.99 USD).

'Bomberman Jetters' (NGC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2003 @ 11:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

One of the most explosive franchises for the GameCube returns as Majesco is gearing up to release Bomberman Jetters, the Japanese smash-hit and newest installment to the 'Bomberman' series. The sequel to the widely-popular Bomberman Generations, Bomberman Jetters is scheduled to ship in time for the holidays, at a suggested retail price of $19.99. Read more for some screens & download the trailer...

'AoM: The Titans' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2003 @ 11:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft has issued a demo for Ensemble Studios' recently released RTS Age of Mythology: The Titans. In the trial version, you assume the role of the mighty Atlantean god Kronos as you advance through the third age on the random map The Marsh or play the tutorial and first scenario of the brand-new single player campaign. You don’t need to own the original Age of Mythology to play this trial version (thanks Bluesnews). Read more for download links ...

'Second Life' Expands World Of Opportunity and Adventure

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2003 @ 10:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Linden Lab today introduced Second Life v1.1, an updated version of the acclaimed online world created by and for its residents. Second Life v1.1 includes more detailed and realistic 3D landscapes, an improved mapping and navigation system, an economic system that allows groups of residents to jointly own and govern land, and the ability to create and drive a variety of vehicles. The Second Life v1.1 upgrade is available today to current residents. New residents can experience Second Life through a free 7-day trial by registering at the official Second Life website.

'Ford Racing 2' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2003 @ 9:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ford Racing 2 is being developed by Empire's award-winning Razorworks Studios and will utilise technology successfully employed in previous Empire titles, allowing gamers to "drive" a variety of Ford vehicles, ranging from futuristic concept cars to classic cars, as well as off-road vehicles and pure-bred track racers. Read more to check out some new screens ...

Ex-Blizzard Industry Veterans Launch Flagship Studios

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2003 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The creators of the massively popular computer game franchise "Diablo" announced today the formation of their new entertainment software development company, Flagship Studios. Flagship Studios has been founded by David Brevik, Max Schaefer, Erich Schaefer, Bill Roper and Kenneth Williams, all former executives at Blizzard North. David Brevik served as President while Max Schaefer, Erich Schaefer and Bill Roper held Vice President positions within the company. Ken Williams was Blizzard North's Director of Business and Operations. Together, the management and executive team for Flagship Studios represents over 45 years of game development experience.

'Voodoo Island' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2003 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fight and evade the powerful military force of the Conquistadors, as they seek to vanquish the seas of the pirate insurgence. Only a pirate captain who masters the power of the voodoo spells, who can outwit their foes and seize the treasure, will truly be ruler over the “Voodoo Islands”. Although Koch Media announced that their game went out of beta testing several months ago, no release date is given yet. Check out the news screens ....

'Need for Speed Underground' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2003 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enter the world of urban street racing and high performance tuner cars with the latest title in the hit Need for Speed series: Need for Speed Underground. Take on today’s most popular tuner cars from Mitsubishi Motors, Subaru, Toyota and many more, building the ultimate street machine by earning cash to pay for custom body kits and a host of licensed car performance mods. But just creating a custom street racing machine will not get you to the top; it takes a certain amount of attitude and razor sharp driving skills to compete in the tough world of urban racing. Check out them shiny screens!

'Empires: Dawn of the Modern World' Conquers Store Shelves

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2003 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Real-time strategy meets history's most exciting eras in Activision, Inc.'s Empires: Dawn of the Modern World, the latest creation from renowned game designer Rick Goodman and Stainless Steel Studios, Inc. The game challenges players to take full control over military, economic and strategic developments in a quest to build the ultimate empire with one of seven totally unique and historically accurate civilizations. Empires: Dawn of the Modern World is available now at retail outlets in North America for a suggested price of $49.99 and has been rated "T" ("Teen" -- Blood, Violence -- content suitable for persons ages 13 and older) by the ESRB.

'Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel' (PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2003 @ 8:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interplay Entertainment Corp. announced today that the highly anticipated "Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel" for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox has gone gold.

Xbox Review - 'NHL Hitz Pro'

by Thomas Leaf on Oct. 22, 2003 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Playing on accurately diagrammed rinks, players will get cheers and jeers from the realistic crowd that reacts to the action on the ice. Additionally, an upgraded Franchise Mode allows players to build a Dynasty and manage every aspect of the team; a re-tooled Hockey School Mode teaches and tests gamers' hockey skills; and a Multi-player Tournament Mode allows gamers to set up tournaments with up to 16 teams. Read more for the full review ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2003 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Rise to Honor' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2003 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rise to Honor is a fast-paced action game developed exclusively for the PS2. Created by Sony Computer Entertainment America’s Foster City Studio in collaboration with worldwide action star Jet Li (Cradle 2 The Grave, The One, Kiss of the Dragon, Lethal Weapon 4), Rise to Honor will immerse players into an action packed story line centered around family, deceit and honor in a chain of dangerous events extending from Hong Kong to San Francisco. Check out the new screens ...

'Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2003 @ 1:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The expansion pack to the award-winning RPG of 2002 unveils an all-new campaign that will challenge players to explore and fight their way through nine spectacular areas, including an expansive new jungle region, as they unravel the rich history and mystery of the world of Aranna. Njoy the 40+ new screens...

PC Review - 'Space Colony'

by Ben Zackheim on Oct. 22, 2003 @ 1:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Developed by Firefly Studios, creators behind the successfull Stronghold series, Space Colony promises a gaming experience that's out of this world. Through a series of unique and pioneering missions players will be given the opportunity to combine all the intricacies of running a Space Colony with the most disfunctional crew ever assembled, whilst fighting off aliens and attempting to make a profit. Read more for the full review ...

'Riot Police' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2003 @ 12:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zono, previously known for titles such as Aliens Versus Predator: Extinction and Metal Fatigue, is developing a new tactical strategy game. Riot Police is a tactical strategy game that lets players assume control of an elite Riot Squad and quell 16 out-of-control riots! Read more for details & the first screens ...