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'Desert Rats vs Afrika Korps' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 11:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Desert Rats vs Afrika Korps is Real-Time Tactical game in full 3D with highly realistic graphics, real time shadows, localised damage effects, explosions, weather effects and much more. Missions range from recon operations in the desert and escort missions to large-scale sieges of desert fortresses. All missions start with a briefing, a recap of the historical background and a management phase.

'Caribbean Crisis' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 9:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

1C and G5 Software companies will develop a new 3D RTS on motives of the Caribbean crisis. Game engine will be a modified Blitzkrieg engine. But game will not carry a historical reliability, in this Caribbean crisis the USSR and the USA will exchange nuclear attacks. In game there will be 4 campaigns: for the USSR, France, Germany, China, the USA and Great Britain. Read more for a few screens ...

'C&C Generals Zero Hour' - Update Patch Coming

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 6:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has put up a community update for C&C Generals Zero Hour with word on the upcoming patch for the latest C&C expansion pack Zero Hour. The v1.01 patch is expected Monday the 15th (unless for some reason it gets delayed, but thats their target date) and will feature 10 new multiplayer maps and a slew of fixes, tweaks and improvements (thanks Bluesnews). Read more for a detailed fix list.

'Goblin Commander: Unleash The Horde' (NGC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 5:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Nintendo GameCube version of Goblin Commander: Unleash The Horde ships to stores today (Friday), Jaleco Entertainment announced. Goblin Commander: Unleash The Horde is an action-strategy video game designed specifically for next-generation consoles. Experience the rush of amassing hordes of goblins under your control, embark on thrilling adventures, and engage in spectacular battles with enemy clans.

'Fame Academy' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 5:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MonteCristo has released a demo for their superstar sim Fame Academy (picked up by Ubisoft, also coming for the PS2). In this demo "You will find the first level of the game here, with a tutorial to help you begin to play. This demo gives you the opportunity to create your own Star, to build your house and to set up your first concert. Now it’s your turn to play!" Read more for download links ...

'Deer Hunter 2004' - Update Patch & Map Editor Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 4:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari has released the first update patch for the latest installment in their hunting franchise Deer Hunter 2004. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.1 and addresses various crashes, bug fixes and gameplay tweaks as well as graphics and network issues. To coincide with this patch they have also made available an updated map editor. Read more for details and download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 4:17 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 :

  • Fight Night 2004 - Trailer
  • Desert Rats vs Afrika Korps - Trailer
  • Universal Combat - Trailer


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

'Prince Of Qin' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 4:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and Object Software have released another patch for their RPG game Prince Of Qin. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.26 and addresses a game crash, includes several optimizations and bug fixes as well as Object Battle.Net updates. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'The King Of Fighters Ex2: Howling Blood' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 3:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A., Inc. announced today that is has shipped the next game in the best-selling “King of Fighters” franchise: “The King of the Fighters EX2: Howling Blood” for the Game Boy Advance.

Glass Tower Studios Launches 'Profiteer'

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 3:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Massive Multi-player On-line Gaming (MMOG) has reached a new level with the introduction of the browser-based Profiteer. Unlike other well-known MMOGs, such as EverQuest, Dark Age of Camelot and Star Wars Galaxies, browser-based MMOG’s don't require you to purchase or download software; you are able to log-on and play.

'One Must Fall: Battlegrounds' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 3:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

One Must Fall: Battlegrounds promises to deliver the next-generation of hand-to-hand robot action-combat bringing players the most intense and visually stunning 3D fighter on the PC. Building on the growing popularity of PC fighting games, One Must Fall: Battlegrounds features unique, out-of-this-world characters; stunningly detailed graphics; lightning-paced and fluid gameplay; and a unique 3rd person fighting point of view. Check the new screens and ingame footage trailer...

'The Suffering' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 2:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Unleashing the horror throughout nine levels, The Suffering features dynamic lighting that illuminates frightening visions of horror-filled exploration and frantic combat sequences. In the dark world of The Suffering, creatures attack from the shadows and emerge from jail cells, chambers, the ground and trees, surprising the player in the most disturbing ways possible. As Torque, the main character, players encounter a cast of uniquely hardened criminals, prison guards and grotesque apparitions. Check out these new screens ...

'Port Royale 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 1:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Caribbean in the 17th Century; You will trade with over 60 towns and create your own production facilities. You will not only increase your trading empire, but you will also have a larger influence on the development of the New World. Trade is not everything though, as pirates and military fleets threaten your trade convoys. Escort ships for your convoys are needed, or you can turn the tides and hunt for pirates or capture the military ships, becoming more famous and expanding your own fleet as well as your stock of goods.

'Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 12:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As Scryer, players must conquer a programmed super soldier army and its psychic agents while using Psi powers. In addition to Psi capabilities, players have access to traditional weapons such as handguns and automatic weaponry. As players strategically navigate seven huge immersive levels within four distinct compounds, they encounter multiple ways to solve missions, which greatly adds to the replay value. Read more to check some new screens ...

'Chaser' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 11:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jowood keeps on rolling out the patches for Cauldron's sci-fi FPS Chaser. This upgrade is for all English/German versions and brings your retail game to v1.50 and mainly addresses a bunch of online multiplayer issues, adds multiplayer map rotation option, etc. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'RC Cars' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 11:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Whiptail Interactive, a global publisher of PC games, today announced that R.C. Cars has shipped to retail stores nationwide. R.C. Cars has an MSRP of $29.99 and is rated E for Everyone. “R.C. Cars is packed full of intense racing fun that both kids and adults can enjoy,” said Fred Heslop, President of Whiptail Interactive. “It’s easy to pick up and play and is the perfect gift for any racing enthusiast.”

'City of Heroes' and 'Lineage II' to be Showcased at CPL

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 11:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A chance to see two of the most highly anticipated online games awaits attendees at the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) Winter Championship, December 16-20 in Dallas, Texas. NCsoft Corporation will demo the latest pre-release versions of City of Heroes and Lineage II: The Chaotic Chronicle at CompUSA’s CPL exhibit booth. Gamers will get a chance to try out the games on three new Compaq X09 Gaming PCs which will be unveiled for the first time at the CPL event.

'NHL 2004' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 11:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has released a patch for the latest installment in their hockey franchise NHL 2004 bringing your retail game to v1.02. They have also released a non-mandatory/optional NHL 2004 Online League Patch, includes functionality for online league play (requires you to install the aforementioned patch FIRST). NHL 2004 delivers the most authentic hockey experience to date, with new features that accentuate the fast-paced, physical nature of the game. New "Bruise Control" lets players charge up huge hits to level the competition, and an all-new fighting engine delivers thrilling, grappling-based fisticuffs, for when talking just won't settle things. Read more for details and download links ...

'Beyond Good & Evil' (NGC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 10:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced that the Beyond Good & Evil action/adventure game is now available in retail stores for the Nintendo GameCube(tm) video game system from Microsoft. Beyond Good & Evil is rated "T-Teen" with a suggested retail price of $49.99.

'Gladiator: Sword Of Vengeance' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 10:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Acclaim has released the first update patch for their recently released action/hack'n slash title 'Gladiator: Sword Of Vengeance'. This upgrade is labelled USK18 (for German version of the game only) and addresses some issue with the blood effects as well as fixing the inability to perform certain finishing moves. Read more for details and download links

'Vivisector: Beast Inside' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 9:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

1C Company and Pointsoft Interactive have signed a Pan-European distribution deal for Vivisector: Beast Inside. Vivisector: Beast Inside developed by Action Forms (creators of Chasm and Carnivores series) is a unique mixture of 3D Action/Horror. The game blends a thrilling interactive story with intense, high-adrenaline action and immerses players in a rich and fascinating storyline. Mysterious Dr. Morhead built a laboratory on the remote Soreo Isle and resumed his hideous experiments... Violating the very foundations of nature, his work was aimed at the creation of a new form of living being - animals that look, feel and behave more like humans. Read more for some new screens ...

'Race Driver 2: The Ultimate Racing Simulator' (Xbox/PC) - Features

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 9:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While we have seen Race Driver 2 screens the past few months, Codemasters never really disclosed details as to what we can expect in the game, until today. Slated for release in Spring 2004 for the Xbox and the PC, Race Driver 2 will provide gamers the most diverse and thrilling range of motor sports ever seen in one game. Designed as the definitive racing experience, the game will feature complete head to head Xbox Live and PC online functionality. Read more for details ...

Babe Alert in 'Virtual Skipper 3' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Whether you're an unexperienced or skillful navigator, Virtual Skipper 3 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 ! The boats – which come complete with provocative pictures of Halle Berry, Holly Valance, Britney Spears, Rachel Stevens, Carmen Electra, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Love-Hewitt, Anna Kornikova, Kylie Minogue and Jolene Blalock – have been specially created for computer game Virtual Skipper 3. Read more for some screens ...

'Cy Girls' (PS2) Coming To Europe

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 9:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prepare to meet two of the sexiest and deadliest secret agents ever seen in a video game as Konami of Europe lets the Cy Girls loose on PlayStation 2, in readiness for a Spring release.

'Fight Night 2004' (PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 9:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Heavyweight Champion of the World Roy Jones Jr. has reached an agreement with Electronic Arts to be the cover athlete and spokesman for its new boxing game, EA SPORTS Fight Night 2004. Jones' will serve as the game's spokesman, and his image will be featured on packaging and merchandising for the game, which is currently in development for the PlayStation2 and Xbox.

'Wartime Command' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 1:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wartime Command: Battle For Europe 1939-1945 is the stunning World War II tactical real time strategy game from Russian developers 1C Company in Russia. The game development project has been retitled from Battlefield Command to give it prominence in a cluttered market of similar product brands. Wartime Command will launch for PC in the spring of 2004. Read more for some new tank screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 1:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Xbox Review - 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time'

by Corey Owen on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 12:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

With Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Ubi Soft and Jordan Mechner are channeling their combined talents to breathe new life into the action/adventure genre. They’re creating rich characters, white-knuckle action and a plot with more twists than the exotic, elaborate castle featured in the game,” said Serge Hascoët, Editor in Chief, Ubi Soft Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to move forward with the legendary Prince of Persia brand and eagerly await the launch of the next masterpiece from our world-famous Montreal studio.

Xbox Review - 'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines'

by Jordan Van Nest on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 12:43 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is a first-person action game that will allow players to become the Terminator Series signature icon, Arnold Schwarzenegger as the original Terminator. This marks the first time Arnold Schwarzenegger's voice and likeness has ever appeared in a home videogame. Read more to find out whether Atari managed to live up to the high expectations ...