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'Middle-Earth Online' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 5:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

From the far corners of Middle-earth, new adventures come forth to face the growing evil in the East. The forces of Mordor are mobilizing as the Nazgül hunt for the One Ring. The land itself is in peril and its fate lies in the hands of those who possess it. Adventuring alone or in groups, join thousands of players online in the massive world that is Middle-earth. Support the forces of good in an epic struggle to drive back the forces of Sauron. This is Middle-Earth Online, your home in the world of Tolkien. Read more to check some screens ...

'C&C Generals' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 4:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has released the promised C&C Generals update patch (English, French and German version) bringing your retail game to v1.07. This upgrade adresses various crash & desynch problems, makes some gameplay tweaks, adds firewall options, etc. Read more for detailed fix list download links ...

'Sudeki' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 3:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A sultry wizardress… a soaring gunslinger… a powerful swordsman… a dark huntress. Four heroes, about to be hurtled over the edge into a flight into darkness. Sudeki will push the limits of what you think an RPG can be with bigger worlds, more powerful heroes and sexier heroines all wrapped around Hong Kong-style cinematic combat. And it is all only possible on Xbox.

Various Games Ship To Stores...

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 3:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Since this is Tuesday, and everybody is getting their Christmas goodies ready the day has bene filled with games shipping to stores .. Here's a few more :

  • Dynasty Warriors 4: Xtreme Legends (PS2)
  • DR. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat (PS2/Xbox/GBA)
  • Civilization III: Conquests (PC)
  • Trainz Railroad Simulator 2004 (PC)

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 3:18 p.m. PST | 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 :

  • Firestarter - Trailer
  • MTX Mototrax - Trailer
  • The Hobbit - Trailer
  • Battlestar Galactica - Trailer
  • Metal Arms: Glitch In The System - Trailer
  • Lord of the Rings: Return Of The King - Trailer
  • Deus Ex 2 - Trailer


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

'Drake Of The 99 Dragons' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 1:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamers will be transported from their couches into the middle of an interactive comic book as Majesco, one of the fastest growing publishers of interactive entertainment software, announces the shipping of Drake of the 99 Dragons for the Xbox. Available in time for video games' most anticipated holiday season to date, Drake of the 99 Dragons will carry a suggested retail price of $39.99.

'Kya: Dark Lineage' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 12:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Plunged into a mysterious world, Kya must seek her way through multiple dangers to find her brother and a way back home. She discovers the Nativs, a peaceful tribe, oppressed by the Wolfens - the menacing army of the evil Brazul. Kya must lead the rebellion of the Nativs for their freedom. Mastering magical powers, Kya can liberate the Wolfens from their mystical imprisonment and restore their true Nativ identity. 'Kya: Dark Lineage' went gold yesterday, but still time for some new screens ...

'The Lord Of The Rings: War Of The Ring' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 12:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) announced today that The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring (War of the Ring) has shipped to retail stores nationwide. War of the Ring is a PC real-time strategy game based on J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

'The Omega Stone' Announced For Macintosh

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 11:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Adventure Company and TransGaming Technologies announced today a partnership to produce an Apple Mac OS X version of The Omega Stone. The Omega Stone is a classic adventure that sends intrepid explorers on a quest to prevent a terrible disaster prophesized by the ancients. Beautiful rendered scenery from Stonehenge, Easter Island, and the Lost City of Atlantis sets the tone for this evocative mystery.

'Shade: Wrath of Angels' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 11:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A mystery older than mankind itself. A secret more frightening than one can imagine is waiting for him. Waiting for YOU. Ingenious storytelling lets you uncover the truth about the horrors slumbering within mother Earth, waiting for the moment to send its servants to unleash hell. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Magic: The Gathering Battlegrounds' Web Site Goes Live

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 11:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced that the Magic: The Gathering ­ Battlegrounds web site has gone live. Developed for Atari by Secret Level for the Xbox and PC, and set for a November 18th release date Magic: The Gathering ­ Battlegrounds is based on the incredibly popular trading card game created by Wizards of the Coast. 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. You cna also check our recent MTG: Battlegrounds preview for more details & screens...

'Neverwinter Nights Gold Edition' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 11:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Neverwinter Nights, developed by BioWare Corp. and published by Atari, under license from Hasbro, Inc., has captured the minds and hearts of PC gamers worldwide with one of the most captivating Dungeons & Dragons role-playing experiences to ever grace a computer screen. Based in the Forgotten Realms, created and published by Wizards of the Coast, the Neverwinter Nights Gold Edition game gives gamers a chance to rediscover the magic, extend the experience or even explore it anew.

Dead Man's Hand (Xbox) Site Goes Live

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 10:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari, Inc. and Human Head Studios have announced that the web site for Dead Man's Hand has gone live. The site features downloadables (movies, screenshots, wallpapers), character profiles and details about the weapons from the upcoming Xbox western. Using the latest Unreal technology (Epic Games), Dead Man's Hand lets players step into the boots of El Tejon, a Wild West gunslinger hell-bent on settling a score with a double-crossing gang of outlaws.

Davilex signs 'Autobahn Raser' Movie Deal

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 10:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Davilex Games is proud to announce the filming of Autobahn Raser by Germany´s marketleading independent filmproducer and distributor, Constantin Film in Germany. Autobahn Raser has become a massively popular game franchise in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The 5th sequel, Autobahn Raser World Challenge, has recently been released in these territories on PC CDROM and PS2 formats.

Grand Theft Auto Double Pack (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 9:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rockstar Games announced today that the Grand Theft Auto Double Pack for the Xbox has shipped to retail stores throughout North America. The Grand Theft Auto Double Pack consists of the best-selling titles Grand Theft Auto 3 and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

Sony Launches 'SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs' (PS2)

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the launch of SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs, the sequel to last year's number one online console game and "Greatest Hit" title, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs. Developed exclusively for the PlayStation2 by Zipper Interactive, Inc., and produced by Sony Computer Entertainment America's Foster City Studio, SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs improves and expands upon its predecessor, a game already in the hands of more than two million people worldwide.

'True Crime: Streets of L.A.' (PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 9:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

It's time for gamers to gear up for the deepest combination of driving, fighting and shooting ever featured in one game now that Activision, Inc.'s True Crime: Streets of L.A. is available at retail stores nationwide. The much anticipated title, which was featured on 22 magazine covers in the U.S., U.K., Europe and Australia, has already received critical acclaim. Read more for details or check our recent True Crime preview.

'Risk: Global Domination' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 9:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari, under license from Hasbro, Inc., leads the charge as Risk: Global Domination makes its debut on PlayStation 2. Shipping to retail outlets nationwide today, Risk: Global Domination provides a truly unique way to play the RISK game with online play for up to six players.

'LotR: The Return of the King' (ALL) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 9:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced that The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King game has begun to ship nationwide on all platforms and will be in stores everywhere on November 6, 2003. The blockbuster action adventure game will be available for the PlayStation2, the Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, PC, and Game Boy Advance under the EA GAMES brand.

'Cartoon Network Speedway' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

An ensemble of hilarious characters featured on Cartoon Network's top-rated television programs go interactive, as Majesco, one of the fastest-growing publishers of interactive entertainment, introduceships Cartoon Network Speedway for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance. Developed by DC Studios, the game is slated for release this July and will be , and is now available for a suggested retail price of $194.99. .

Ubisoft Europe Signs 'Playboy: The Mansion'

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 3:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced the signing of an exclusive European publishing and distribution contract with North American video game publisher ARUSH Entertainment. The agreement covers the groundbreaking Playboy-branded video game Playboy: The Mansion, which will be playable on PC and two major console systems. The game is slated for a Autumn 2004 European release.

'Hidden & Dangerous 2' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 3:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hidden & Dangerous 2 puts you in charge of a squad of lethal SAS troopers. Set over European, African and Asian continents and reflecting the theaters of war where the SAS operated, Hidden & Dangerous 2 will be every bit as groundbreaking as the original game. Illusion Softworks released promised patch for their tactical action/strategy bringing your retail game to v1.02. This upgrade adresses a ton of single & multiplayer issues, as well as some general game improvements (thanks jd/tiscali). Read more for detailed fix list & download links ...

'Mission Impossible: Operation Surma' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 2:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Can you save the world from the ICEWorm microchip? You are special agent Ethan Hunt — back to battle international espionage as the fate of the free world hangs in the balance! A microchip nicknamed ICEWorm is disabling the security systems of the world’s largest organizations, and providing free access to the highest bidder. Your mission – should you choose to accept it – is to destroy the chip and prevent its creators from bringing the free world to its knees. Serving up today are some new PS2/Xbox screens...

'Need for Speed Underground' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 2:05 a.m. PST | 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. EA has released a demo for EA Black Box's Need For Speed: Underground letting you try out a 1 lap circuit race or single drag race, in both single or multiplayer (up to 4 racers) mode. Read more for download links ...

'Cold Winter' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 2:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cold Winter is set in a dark world of global espionage, full of international intrigue, action and suspense. This story of a disavowed secret agent unfolds through three different threads and takes place in eight distinct environments that are as gritty as they are beautiful. 13 single player missions are woven into the three story threads of the game; Cold Winter will also incorporate a variety of immersive environments, from the dank hopelessness of a Chinese prison, to the exotic beauty of cities like Cairo and Hong Kong. Read more for a fresh batch of screens ...

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

by Thomas on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 1:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Video games are taking to the runway when Nick Kang, the virtual star of Activision Inc.'s highly anticipated holiday title, True Crime : Streets of L.A. , debuts selections from PUMA's spring 2004 collection at the game's launch party. As the first video game character turned fashion model, Kang will unveil new PUMA apparel and footwear including the Antitaste and Motorsport collections.

'Nascar Thunder 2004' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 1:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NASCAR Thunder 2004 puts gamers behind the wheel in a world where grudges and alliances mean the difference between victory lane and disaster. You're no longer just racing a track, you're racing a pack of 42 real world stars who think for themselves, remember your every move, and aren't afraid to pay you back. Revenge may be around the next corner or at the next race, as you scream through 23 authentic tracks or hone your road racing skills on 11 fantasy tracks. Electronic Arts has released a demo for EA Tiburon's racing sim Nascar Thunder 2004 giving you the chancve to try out 2 tracks (Texas, Talladega) in both single or multiplayer. Read more for download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 12:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Xbox Review - 'Grabbed by the Ghoulies'

by Corey Owen on Nov. 4, 2003 @ 12:43 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Grabbed by the Ghoulies is a humorous beat-'em-up adventure game that takes place in a haunted house full of crazed ghoulies. Gamers play the role of Cooper, a kid on a mission to rescue his girlfriend, who has been "grabbed by the ghoulies." Players will venture through the haunted and ominous Ghoulhaven Hall, battling it out with a variety of monsters while trying to escape the many tricks, traps and shocks awaiting them along the way. Packed with action, "Grabbed by the Ghoulies" is filled with unexpected surprises, and all that fail to get through Ghoulhaven Hall are imprisoned within and never seen again.