GMX Media Signs 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 7:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GMX Media today announced that it has secured the rights to publish the PC adventure title – Journey to the Centre of the Earth in the UK, Scandinavia and Portugal. “Inspired by the classic Jules Verne novel with the same name, the game promises to be as exciting as the book.” Commented Barry Leonard COO of GMX Media. Read more for details & screens ...

'Medal of Honor: Rising Sun' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 6:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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 a few new screens and a few trailers ...

'Tokyo Xtreme Racer 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 6:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment in association with top video game developer Genki Co., Ltd., is offering gamers the opportunity to rev up their engines as they tear up 200 miles of scenic highway in its new racing game, Tokyo Xtreme Racer 3, for the PlayStation2. 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. Check these 35 screens ...

'The Sims Bustin' Out' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 6:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Sims Bustin' Out features an all-new neighborhood with over a dozen new unlockable locations and a cast of over 40 new zany characters to socialize with. Players will purchase a car or scooter in order to get out of the house and head to the Gym to work out with exercise fanatic Goldie Toane or to Club Rubb to rave with club owner Bing Bling. Players will be able to crash parties, create havoc, or just drive their neighbors crazy! Read more for some new screens ...

'Roadkill' (NGC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 4:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Games Inc. announced that RoadKill, a mission-based, post-apocalyptic combat driving game, has shipped for the Nintendo GameCube. Set in a post-apocalyptic world destroyed by a plague and ruled by gangs, RoadKill allows players to unleash havoc in 40 vehicles with weapons such as machine guns, guided missiles and homing rockets. Assuming the role of the mercenary, players must build a gang following as they battle rival gangs, city guards and anyone else that gets in the way.

'America's Army: Operations' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 3:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The US Army has released the promised patch for America's Army: Operations. This upgrade brings their team-based multiplayer game to v 2.0 and adds a new Special Forces character class, new Indigenous Forces, new SF weapons (the SOPMOD M4 carbine, Special Purpose Rifle and Thermite Grenade), new OpFor weapons (Vss Vintorez and AKS-74U), 3D Ironsights, in-game IRC Chat Client, half a dozen new maps, and numerous other improvements and fixes (thanks Blues). Read more for details and download links ...

'Contract Jack' - Singleplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 2:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Contract Jack (developed by Monolith Productions) is a standalone action experience focused on giving PC action gamers what they want: More action, less stealth, and more robust multiplayer gameplay. Contract Jack has gone gold and can be expected in stores Tuesday, November 11th as planned. Sierra has now released the promised singleplayer demo, featuring two missions (Chapter 2: Trial by Gunfire and Chapter 4: Danger Danger!). Read more for download links ...

'Chrome' - Updated Singleplayer Demo

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 2:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Techland has released an updated singleplayer demo for their sci-fi shooter Chrome. The demo is now up to date with the latest v1.1.1.0 code and still features the same tutorial and one full level (thanks Blues). Read more for download links ...

'Trinity' Gets Cancelled

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 2:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision has released its second quarter results which generally reflects some slowdown in sales/business compared to last year. It does however also reveal Gray Matter Studios' Quake 3 engine based Xbox/PC shooter "Trinity" has been cancelled (as well as Street Hoops sequel and Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarder 2).

'Spawn: Armageddon' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 12:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that its highly anticipated, 3rd person action adventure title, Spawn: Armageddon, has gone gold. Coming to the PlayStation2, GameCube and Xbox, Namco’s newest bad boy on the block video game is scheduled to “Spawn” on November 21, 2003.

'Call Of Duty' - Upcoming Developers Chat

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 12:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Call Of Duty fans will have the opportunity to chat with the Infinity Ward development team tomorrow, Nov. 7th, as well as possibly play the team at their own game. One chat is good for European fans, and one is better for North American fans. Both chats will take place in IRC channels. Read more for details where to participate...

Strategy First Signs 'Supremacy: Four Paths to Power'

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 11:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First is pleased to announce it has signed the worldwide rights to Black Hammer Game’s upcoming turn based strategy title Supremacy: Four Paths to Power. “Supremacy: Four Paths to Power is a deep strategy game that brings something new to the strategy game genre,” says Don McFatridge, President of Strategy First. “We couldn’t be happier about our partnership with Black Hammer Game that will bring this game into the hands of strategy game lovers everywhere.”

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 10:57 a.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 :

  • LotR: Battle For Middle-Earth - Trailer
  • Sacred - Trailer
  • Celtic Kings: Punic Wars - Trailer


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

L.S.P. Bringing Namco Console Titles to PC

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As we already revealed last week ambitious French publisher L.S.P. is looking towards 2004 with great anticipation. Two titles: kill.switch and Pac-Man World 2 from games legend NAMCO, are due for release on the PC in early 2004. L.S.P. will also be announcing further titles in the near future. Both games are published by L.S.P. Across Europe and through HIP Games in North America.

'Savage Eden: The Battle for Laghaim' - Beta Test Signup

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 9:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Savage Eden: The Battle for Laghaim will be launched by iEntertainment Network for closed Beta play on 14 November 2003. The original game, Laghaim in Asia, is developed by one of the foremost game companies in Korea and has over 1,000,000 registered users. Now, this extremely popular and successful game is coming to the Americas in a new and improved version! Laghaim in Asia operates with over 50,000 current users and generated sales of over $1 million USD in its first two weeks of commercial operation. People interested in signing up for the beta test should register here.

'TrackMania' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 9:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Brand new concept, TrackMania drags the player in a funny universe of track building and driving. For the first time, the player has to build his track before racing. Will he find the right way to do the best time ? He has to collect all the blocks of the Trackmania set, a truly virtual construction game enabling the creation of increasingly larger and higher tracks with a capacity exceeding 2000 blocks ! Read more for details and screens ...

'Railroad Tycoon 3' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take-Two Interactive has released a demo for PopTop Software's 3D management strategy Railroad Tycoon 3. This demo contains a pair of tutorials, a single scenario/sand-box map, all set in Italy as well as an additional scenario/sand-box map set in Heartland, USA (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'American Idol' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 9:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters has released a demo for HotHouse's tv based music show American Idol (distributed as Pop Idol in the UK). The 'American Idol' video game is a complete recreation of the TV show that you can play at home! You create, style and rehearse your own contestant, and then compete to win the Pop Idol Crown! Read more for download links...

'FireStarter' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 9:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GSC Game World is glad to inform all the fans of tooth-grinding shooters that our arcade FPS FireStarter has gone gold. The game can be expected to hit the stores very soon. Due to technical peculiarities, the game does not run under OS Windows 95, 98 and ME, while supported only by Windows 2000 and XP.

'Pax Romana' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 9:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced that it has shipped Pax Romana on PC. Pax Romana is an historical strategy game set in ancient Rome, designed by the creator of Europa Universalis. There are two sides to this epic game – political and strategic. The strategic side is very much a battle of cunning and well-planned military tactics, whereas the political side involves the manipulation of senators and generals alike, as politicians seek to gain military and financial power.

PS2 Preview - 'Mission Impossible: Operation Surma'

by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 2:34 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

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. Read more for the full preview ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 2:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PC Review - 'Battle Engine Aquila'

by ToAstA on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 1:39 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Immersed in a series of increasingly frantic missions, you - playing the part of Hawk, the pilot of the prototype Battle Engine, codenamed Aquila - take part in a saga that sweeps across a ravaged globe. You alone must pilot the fearsome Battle Engine Aquila, a behemoth war machine and the single most destructive unit on the battlefield, capable of patrolling from the ground or attacking from the air. One-on-one you can destroy most individual enemy units, but you cant take them all out single-handed - there are simply too many of them! Read more for the full review ...

PC Review - 'Once Upon A Knight'

by Ben Zackheim on Nov. 6, 2003 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Set within a world of treachery, nobility and milk (yes milk), Once Upon A Knight delivers powerful gameplay — while never taking itself too seriously. It features extensive play with a comprehensive real-time strategy mode and exciting RPG modes. Throughout, Once Upon A Knight mixes hardcore depth and detail with a clever, tongue-in-cheek sensibility that appeals to a broad range of gamers.