Running With Scissors Shares The Pain... With Itself!

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 8:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Running With Scissors today seized control of their own destiny by announcing they will self-publish the first-ever multiplayer version of POSTAL. The outrageous game developer that no industry expert, media hack or political pundit predicted could ever survive simply by giving fans what they wanted, will ship POSTAL 2: Share The Pain, the MULTIPLAYER Edition, this December.

'Hunting Unlimited 2' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 8:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ARUSH Entertainment has released a new patch for SCS Software's Hunting Unlimited 2. This upgrade/enhancement pack brings your retail game to v1.1 and adds 8 new missions, enhances various models, tweaks gameplay, and adresses a few bugs. Read more for download links ...

'James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing' (GBA) In Stores NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 8:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing is now available for the Game Boy Advance. You’ll get to be the world’s greatest secret agent as he fights to save the world from a diabolical madman; Nikolai Diavolo. Armed with metal-eating nanotech, his private army will steamroll the forces of the free world—unless Bond and CIA agent Mya Starling can come through, combating Diavolo’s forces in Egypt, Peru, and New Orleans, culminating in a deadly battle beneath Red Square! James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance is rated “T” (Teen) by the ESRB and has an MSRP of $29.95. James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing will also be coming to the PS2, Xbox, and the GameCube in early 2004.

'Lords of EverQuest Dawn Brotherhood' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 7:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sone Online has released the 3rd and last demo for their real-time strategy title Lords Of Everquest in which you control the Dawn Brotherhood faction. The Brotherhood is one of three factions in the game, which is based on SOE's popular MMORPG, EverQuest. The game's other two factions, the Elddar Alliance and Shadowrealm both have their previously released demo's. Read more for download links ...

'Metal Arms: Glitch in the System' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 6:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that Metal Arms: Glitch in the System for the PlayStation2, the Xbox, and GameCube has shipped to retail stores nationwide.

Magic: The Gathering - Battlegrounds (Xbox/PC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 6:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced that it has shipped Magic: The Gathering ­ Battlegrounds, for the Xbox and PC, to retail stores nationwide. Developed for Atari by Secret Level, Magic: The Gathering ­ Battlegrounds is based on the incredibly popular trading card game created by Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. The game is filled with faithful card game translations of classic creatures, spells and enchantments and presented in a visually stunning 3D game environment rife with real-time strategic fighting, devastating wizard arsenals and intense creature combat.

'Jetfighter V: Homeland Protector' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 5:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Global Star Software has released a demo for InterActive Vision's combat flight sim Jetfighter V: Homeland Protector. This demo contains five tutorials, three single missions titled 'Hot Zone,' 'The Curtain Lifted' and 'The Shepherd,' as well as a campaign mission, all flyable in the F-16 Fighting Falcon (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Tokyo Xtreme Racer 3' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 2:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment in association with developer Genki Co. has shipped their latest title Tokyo Xtreme Racer 3, for the PS2. For players who enjoyed navigating the open roads of Tokyo in Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero, the game offers realistic drives along the highways of Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. Just in time for the holidays, Tokyo Xtreme Racer 3 will retail for just under $20.00.

'Ninja Gaiden' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 2:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ninja Gaiden is on the cutting-edge of action as the player takes on the role of powerful ninja, Ryu Hayabusa, who seeks revenge after his clan is massacred by the Vigor Empire. Taking full advantage of three-dimensional space, you follow the story with only your wits, your ninja skills, and your deadly sword, cutting down opponents in the Vigor Empire as you attempt to beat the Holy Emperor and reclaim the magic sword "Ryuken". Realistic battle actions and acrobatic ninja actions add another dimension to the game, restoring Ninja Gaiden to its rightful place in the gaming pantheon.

'Deus Ex: Invisible War' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 1:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Deus Ex 2 allows players to participate in the telling of a powerful story, rich in mystery, lies and intrigue. In addition to a host of new conspiratorial friends and foes, players can expect encounters with a variety of characters from the original Deus Ex game. And, once again, players visit a variety of real world locations made more exotic by the passage of time. Approximately 20 years after the events depicted in Deus Ex, the world is only beginning to recover from a catastrophic worldwide depression brought on by technology run amok and a secret conspiratorial war. Read more for some new screens ...

The Game Site For 'Sword of Mana' Is Live!

by Thomas on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 1:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix let us know that the official site for Sword of Mana is now live.. Sword of Mana, the prequel to the famous Mana series, puts players in control of either a hero or heroine in the quest to save the Mana Tree from destruction, but each character experiences the story from a different perspective. The direction of the story changes based on which character the player selects. Sword of Mana will be released Dec. 1, at an MSRP of $34.99.

'Nightshade' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 12:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Nightshade" is the official name for the upcoming PS2 title formerly known as "Kunoichi" (it remains "Kunoichi" in Japan). Players take on the role of the sexy and dangerous female ninja Hibana as she battles legions of demonic foes with unlimited combo attacks and powerful ninja magic. Developed by SEGA's Overworks studio, "Nightshade" is slated to be released in early Q1 04. Read more for details, screens as well as an in game footage trailer ...

'Universal Combat' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 12:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Universal Combat brings the greatest components of war together in a single game. Conceived in late 2001 as Battlecruiser Generations, the fifth in the Battlecruiser series, the game has grown into much more than a massive space simulation. Universal Combat is due to be distributed by Mindscape in the UK in November 2003. Unfortunately due to time constraints and a looming Gold date, plans for the demo have been put on hold. Read more to check the new screens ..

Various Xbox And PS2 Games Ships

by Thomas on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 12:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Hometek Inc. announced today its character-based action adventure game, I-Ninja, has begun shipping to retail outlets nationwide. The game, available for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, is rated T for Teen and carries an MSRP of $49.99. I-Ninja will also ship for the Nintendo GameCube and the Xbox videogame system from Microsoft in early December... Microsoft Game Studios announced today that 'NBA Inside Drive 2004', is now available on store shelves across North America. The third installment of the Xbox-exclusive basketball franchise makes its debut as the inaugural basketball title in Microsoft's XSN Sports brand. With all-new online playability via Xbox Live and the free agent acquisition of three-time NBA Champion Shaquille O'Neal, who will serve as the game's official cover athlete and spokesperson, 'NBA Inside Drive 2004' is poised to take hoopsters beyond the box... Konami Digital Entertainment today announced that the newest addition to its popular interactive dancing series, Dance Dance Revolution ULTRAMIX for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, has shipped to retail outlets nationwide.

'Total Club Manager 2004' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 11:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Total Club Manager 2004 puts you straight into the dugout of your favourite football team. Whether you are fighting for league survival or challenging to win the championship, TCM 2004 will put you in total control. EA has released a demo letting you checking out this upcoming football management, no speicifc details are available at this point as to what the demo features. You may have seen another but incomplete version floating around on the web, this is the full, 400mb big, deal. Read more for download links ...

'Imperium Galactica 3' Is Back As 'Nexus' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 11:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Just when it looked like the game formerly known as 'Imperium Galactica 3' would be lost in space, it is now back on track as one of the most eagerly awaited hits of 2004 thanks to a worldwide rights deal announced by Benelux's leading independent publisher HD Interactive of Amsterdam. Earliest views of the game have inspired such descriptions as 'visceral, futuristic and captivating' and 'absolutely gorgeous', and now the real-time mission-based tactical space game for PC has not only found a new publishing home with HD Interactive, but also a new focus with the title: 'Nexus' (thanks Blues). Read more to check out some new screens ...

Gamebryo Expands World-Wide (PC/CONSOLE)

by Thomas on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 10:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamebryo Expands World-Wide Support for Multi-Platform Titles.. NDL, a leading developer of 3D graphics technology for the computer and video game industry, announced today that it is expanding its global network through a partnership with Korean-based Gamebase. As master reseller for NDL, Gamebase will promote and support multi-platform Gamebryo licenses throughout the Asian and Australian market. Established and headquartered in Seoul, Korea, Gamebase personnel have more than 10 years of industry experience and have established a solid network that will support NDL's growth throughout these key markets.

"NDL's 3D graphics engine and toolkit, Gamebryo, is being used by major developers and publishers, such as Firaxis, Vivendi Universal Games, Mythic Entertainment, Bethesda Softworks, Codemasters, Irrational Games and many others"

'Counter-Strike' (Xbox) In Stores NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 10:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios and Valve today announced that Counter-Strike" for Xbox has stormed store shelves in North America for an estimated retail price of $49.99 (U.S.). Counter-Strike, the most popular action game on the planet, explodes onto Xbox and Xbox Live, bringing with it unparalleled multiplayer tactical combat and new content exclusive to Xbox. Counter-Strike for Xbox includes all new counter-terrorist and terrorist teams, an impressive array of graphical enhancements and ultra-responsive controls optimized for Xbox. The heart-pounding action spans over 18 highly diverse maps including seven new multiplayer maps and 11 completely enhanced Counter-Strike fan favorites, as well as upcoming maps downloadable via Xbox Live.

'Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Attention future Jedi! LucasArts is pleased to announce that Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy for the Xbox has shipped and is in stores now. Immerse yourself in the Star Wars universe as you take on the role of an eager Jedi apprentice ready to learn the ways of the Force from Master Luke Skywalker. Create your own character, customize your lightsaber and choose your adventure through a variety of missions in classic Star Wars locations. Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy which was developed by Raven Software and Vicarious Visions is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB and retails for $49.95.

'NHL' (PC/CONSOLE) Senior League Hockey Update

by Thomas on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 9:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Specialist online games developer CAT Games has finalised an agreement with the NHL to launch an updated version of the online Ice Hockey management game called SeniorLeagueHockey. SeniorLeagueHockey.com is now the Premier Online Management Game of the NHL and is navigable directly from www.NHL.com. SeniorLeagueHockey.com has already attracted over 100,000 active managers, and the number is growing rapidly.

Atari Announces Holiday Lineup (PC/CONSOLE)

by Thomas on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As the annual holiday shopping season kicks into gear, Atari, Inc. today announced its 2003 Holiday Lineup, which represents one of the strongest in the Company's history, and features several titles that are already exceeding the Company's expectations... Check the lineup below!

THQ's 2003 Holiday Lineup (PC/CONSOLE) Jingles Onto Store Shelves

by Thomas on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 9:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced that it has delivered its most comprehensive and impressive videogame lineup to date, well in advance of the busy holiday shopping season. From enthusiast titles like "WWE SmackDown! Here Comes The Pain," "Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy" and "Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior" to mass market games like "SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle For Bikini Bottom," "SplashDown Rides Gone Wild" and "Tak and the Power of Juju," all for multiple gaming systems, THQ is offering great gameplay sure to make the wish lists of gamers of all ages.

'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic' - In Stores Now

by Thomas on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lucasarts let us know that 'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic' PC Version - is available in stores today!

Long before the Galactic Civil War, an epic drama begins... Engage in this saga set in the Golden Age of the Republic - over 4,000 years before the first Star Wars film, when both Jedi and Sith number in the thousands. With the Galaxy reeling from a recent conflict with the Dark Lords, the ongoing battle between the Jedi and the Sith rages on. Your actions determine the outcome of this colossal galactic war - and your destiny as a Jedi.

'Combat Mission: Afrika Korps' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 9:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Experience combat in a true 3D battlefield as machinegun tracers arc overhead and exploding artillery shells shake the earth! Watch the famous Deutsches Afrika Korps storm the fortress of Tobruk, or help the US and British forces defend against powerful German counterstrikes at Anzio. Fight with the elite German Fallschirmjäger units in Crete, or follow General Patton's sweep across the island of Sicily. Battlefront.com has released a multi-language demo (German, French & English) for their upcoming turn-based/realtime 3D WWII tactical combat sim letting you try out 2 scenarios (Fruhlingswind and Line of Defense) in single/multiplayer mode. Read more for download links ...

'Star Trek Elite Force II' For Macintosh Shipping!

by Thomas on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 9:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Aspyr announced today that Star Trek Elite Force II is shipping for the Macintosh. In this sequel to the critically acclaimed first person shooter game, players resume the role of Alexander Munro, chief of the Hazard Team, Starfleet's elite security unit. Now assigned to the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-E, players will explore strange new worlds, battle against both new and familiar civilizations and go on the most dangerous assignments in the galaxy. Star Trek Elite Force II was developed by Ritual Entertainment and the Macintosh conversion was done by Westlake Interactive.

Game’s Top Players Licensed In 'World Championship Pool 2004'

by Thomas on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 7:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jaleco Entertainment has teamed up with Matchroom Sport and the International Professional Pool Players Association (IPA) to bring the world's best players and most prestigious competitions to WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POOL 2004, the pool simulation video game for PC CD-ROM, PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, and the Xbox video game system from Microsoft.

'CyberGroove' Coming In Q1 2004 - Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 6:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'WE'RE gonna party, like it's your birthday', 4am are havin' it large in da house with its latest title release; CyberGroove – the first ever PC dance mat game, which will feature downloadable tracks and dance steps, keeping it fresh for many years to come. Read more for details & screens ...

Rockstar Games Ships 'Manhunt' For PlayStation2

by Thomas on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 6:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing division of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced today that Manhunt for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system has shipped to retail stores throughout North America. Manhunt will be in stores in Europe on November 21, 2003. Manhunt is developed by Rockstar North, the developers behind the global blockbuster Grand Theft Auto franchise.

Digital Jesters Launches The 'Virtual Skipper 3' HQ

by Thomas on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 4:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With literally a whole world of water available in Digital Jester's glorious PC CD-ROM sailing simulation Virtual Skipper 3, virtual yachtsmen and women will need of a reliable map charting the oceans of resources available for the game. Welcome, then, to the Virtual Skipper Headquarters - the one-stop-dock for all things Virtual Skipper-related. Designed to appeal to both virtual and real-life yachts-fans, it introduces the Virtual Skipper world alongside news and information from the sailing community.

'Dragon Empires' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 3:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dragon Empires promises to be a groundbreaking MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game). The world will be filled with embattled clans, each striving to prove their superiority in head-to-head group combat, as they aim to take political and economic control of the game's 50 magnificent cities and, ultimately, 5 empires. A few new screens trickled in, check them out ..

'Lords of EverQuest' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 2:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lords of EverQuest brings the best elements of the real-time strategy world together with the epic storyline and depth of the legendary EverQuest fantasy roleplaying game. By capitalizing on the rich history, detailed characters and literally hundreds of monsters found in EverQuest, and building upon successful feature sets of the RTS genre, Lords of EverQuest creates a revolutionary gaming experience. Check out some new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 2:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Xbox Review - 'Project Gotham Racing 2'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 2:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Rewarding drivers for focusing on speed and style while still taking risks around every corner, "Project Gotham Racing 2" offers circuit-based racing through highly detailed, photorealistic urban environments. Racers can choose from more than 50 of the hottest cars while learning their way around new and exciting cities, mastering corners, and accelerating through the straightaways before moving to a different venue. Players also can race against up to three friends at once through a multiplayer SystemLink or match up against players online utilizing Xbox Live.

PS2 Review - 'Fugitive Hunter'

by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 2:18 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Pursue the world’s most dangerous fugitives across 5 sprawling real world locations. Dole out cruel and unusual punishment as you engage fugitives in fierce hand to hand combat and bring the worlds most wanted to justice! Read more for the full review ...

'Echelon Wind Warriors' Micro-Site Launched

by Thomas on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 2:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Oxygen Interactive, the UK based Computer Game Publisher can today announce that they have launched a micro-site for the Sci Fi Flight Sim Echelon Wind Warriors. The site features extensive information about the game as well as downloadable screenshots, wallpapers, competitions, forums and other game assets. The site is accessible via the Oxygen Interactive website www.oxygenint.com.

PC Review - 'Railroad Tycoon 3'

by Mark Crump on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 2:08 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Railroad Tycoon 3 offers a fully realised 3D gaming world, scaling from eye in the sky views of entire continents down to incredibly detailed close-ups of beautifully modelled locomotives, buildings and landscapes. Players of Railroad Tycoon 3 begin the game with a modest sum of capital at the beginning of the Golden Era of Railroading and expand their empire into major cities, while purchasing the latest locomotives, forcing competitors into bankruptcy, and exploiting the stock market to become the ultimate Railroad Tycoon. Read more for the full review ...

'Combat Mission: Afrika Korps' - New Features

by Thomas on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 1:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Combat Mission: Afrika Korps is a 1-2 player, hybrid turn-based/realtime 3D simulation of WWII tactical warfare in parts of the Mediterranean Theater including Italy, North and East Africa and Crete from 1940 to 1945. It is based on the award winning engine of Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin..

Nintendo GameCube US Sales Update

by Thomas on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The official numbers are in, and they confirm that Nintendo GameCube is upending the console video game market. The Sept. 25 price drop of Nintendo GameCube to an MSRP of $99.99 continues to have a massive ripple effect throughout the video game industry, according to October's Toy Retail Sales Tracking Service (TRSTS).. More about it below!