'Cold Winter' (PS2) - Website Launched

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 10:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Cold Winter brings an intensive FPS experience to the PlayStation2 based in the clandestine world of spies and counter-spies, unique in its emphasis on gritty realism and attention to story detail including detailed weaponry and true-to-life spy gadgetry and realistic human combat interaction with visual representation of body damage in detail. Earlier today Vivendi let us know that the official website has been launched.

'MVP Baseball 2004' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 8:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Step up to the plate and master the true art of hitting with MVP Baseball 2004. An all-new hitting model allows for complete user control over all swing types as well as signature cuts from the game's best sluggers. Featuring rich new presentation, realistic player models, enhanced animations, and an immersive audio experience, MVP Baseball 2004 takes you out to the ballgame like never before. Read more for details & screens ...

'World of Warcraft' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 8:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

World of Warcraft is an online role-playing experience set in the award-winning Warcraft universe. Players assume the roles of Warcraft heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world. Being "Massively Multiplayer," World of Warcraft allows thousands of players to interact within the same world. Whether adventuring together or fighting against each other in epic battles, players will form friendships, forge alliances, and compete with enemies for power and glory. Check these new screens ...

'DRIV3R' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 8:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

DRIV3R is an action-packed driving adventure game that stays true to its roots, incorporating the cinematic gameplay and gritty street crime of its predecessors with ground-breaking graphics and three mammoth, wide-open city environments: Miami, Florida; Nice, France; and Istanbul, Turkey. Read more for some new screens ...

'Aquanox 3' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 8:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The undersea world has undergone a transformation from tranquil environment to a place of unspeakable violence, graphic murder and horrific danger. It is now the 27th century and mercenaries such as 'Emerald' Dead Eye Flint ply their deadly trade among the warring forces of man and nature. Gamers take the role of Flint, taking command of a loosely aligned force of fellow mercenaries who hire themselves out to the powerful leaders of this inhospitable world. Players fight vicious battles against crazed mercenaries, mighty military forces and hideous sea monsters. The frantic pace never lets up in Aquanox: True adrenaline-rush action for today's gamers.

'MLB 2005' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 3:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set for a Spring 2004 release, MLB 2005 promises to be the most authentic baseball simulation for the PlayStation 2. MLB 2005 is the game baseball enthusiasts have always wanted. Eleven extensive gameplay options including Historical All-Time Greats, an all-new Franchise Mode that allows you to control every aspect of running a baseball franchise, an all-new Career Mode that takes you from Class A ball to the Fall Classic, all-new Simulation Mode where you can watch games unfold as you call the shots or jump in and close out a tight one, and Online playability through 989SportsOnline.com with 32-man tournaments make this the deepest baseball videogame ever produced.

'Deus Ex: Invisible War' (PC/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 12:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos today announced it has shipped to stores across North America the highly-anticipated Deus Ex: Invisible War for the Xbox and PC. Deus Ex: Invisible War is the follow-up release to the revolutionary adventure game Deus Ex. Developed by Ion Storm, Deus Ex: Invisible War leaves actions, decisions and consequences in the hands of the gamer - a rookie anti-terrorist agent named Alex D.

'Beyond Good & Evil' (Xbox/PC) In Stores NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 12:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that the Beyond Good & Evil action/adventure game is now available in retail stores for the PC and the Xbox. Beyond Good & Evil is rated “T-Teen” with a suggested retail price of $39.99.

'Battle Mages' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 12:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Battle Mages you control the main hero, a graduate of the Imperial Battle Mage School, and his troops to restore peace in a beautiful fantasy world, inhabited with various creatures. Buka has released a demo giving you the chance to check out a tutorial, singleplayer mission as well as 1 multiplayer map. Read more for download links ...

'Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark' Now In Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 11:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While there is no official Atari announcement yet, the Bioware website has mention that the second expansion for Neverwinter Nights has arrived and is now in stores! Hordes of the Underdark features Epic levels, new prestige classes, new creatures, spells, feats, weapons and new tilesets to explore. Purchase it online or at your local games store. You are a hero... but are you a legend?

'Sigil Games' Expands Development Team

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 11:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sigil Games Online, Inc. today announced the addition of four well-known and award-winning artists to the team already working on the first truly third generation massively multiplayer game. Den Beauvais will join Sigil as Senior Artist, while Brom and Don Maitz create concept art for the game, with industry veteran Tom King handling the User Interface.

'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 11:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft's highly-anticipated Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time has officially shipped for all platforms, with the PC version heading for retail today. With fluid animations, ingenious and challenging level design, a gripping story and an inimitable hero with the ability to manipulate time, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time delivers an extraordinary, singular gaming experience - one that's been repeatedly mentioned as a strong candidate for Game of the Year by several industry heavyweights.

'Cold War: Conflicts' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 11:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"Cold War: Conflicts" is historically based real time strategy and owes its large fan municipality its realism, its innovation strength and its accurate representation of battles. "Cold War: Conflicts" is not a traditional RTS, because there is no need for any constructions, no resurrecting of building in mere minutes, no unrealistically large armies to crush your enemies, no collecting of resources but only pure realism. Each mission must be completed with a fixed number of men and material. Each man and each vehicle are precious and irreplaceable and thus singularly. Do not wait for the supply, because you could be bitterly disappointed! Read more for details and screens ...

Futuremark Service Deployed For Windows XP Game Advisor

by Thomas on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 10:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Futuremark Corporation announced today that its Windows XP Game Advisor has been launched by Microsoft on the Windows XP website. The tool helps Windows XP users determine which games will run on their PC, and then select the perfect game for themselves, family or friends.

'Law & Order II: Double or Nothing' - Online Flash Demo

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 10:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Legacy Interactive announced today it has partnered with leading interactive entertainment provider, Shockwave.com, to launch the playable online demo for Law & Order II: Double or Nothing. Legacy Interactive released the popular PC game based on the hit television series in late September.

'Pac-Man vs.' (NGC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 10:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that Pac-Man vs. has begun shipping to retail outlets nationwide. Packaged with Pac-Man World2, the newest entry into the Player’s Choice library, Pac-Man vs. is now available exclusively for the GameCube and uses the special connectivity feature to link the Game Boy Advance to the Nintendo GameCube. With an MSRP of $19.95 and rated E for Everyone, Pac-Man vs. brings an old favorite back to the limelight just in time for the Holiday season.

'Civilizations III: Conquests' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 9:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari has released a new update patch for the latest installment in Sid Meiers strategy franchise Civilizations III: Conquests. This upgrade (suitable for the English, German, Italian, Spanish, and French versions of the game) brings your retail game to v1.02 and addresses a few minor bugs (thanks Blues). Read more for details and download links ...

'Commandos 3: Destination Berlin' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 9:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos has released a new patch for Pyro Studios' squad-based tactical strategy game Commandos 3: Destination Berlin. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.42 and addresses a slew of bugs, tweaks, gameplay & multiplayer issues and several mission problems (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details and download links ...

'City of Heroes' Closed Beta About To Begin!

by Thomas on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 8:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

City of Heroes is ready to end its “internal testing” phase and slowly open testing participation to committed external gamers... Read more for pressrelease - links and details!

Codemasters & 1C Company Team Up For 'Perimeter' - Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 8:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters has strengthened its relationship with 1C Company, the leading Russian game publishing company already working on Wartime Command, by securing the global* publishing rights to Perimeter – the much anticipated science fiction PC title, which is set to break new ground in RTS gaming. Read more for details & screens ....

NVIDIA GeForce FX Named The Preferred GPU For 'Painkiller'

by Thomas on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 8:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher Games today announced that it is working closely with NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, on the forthcoming release of Painkiller, a first-person shooter of the horror variety.

In addition, Painkiller has been inducted into NVIDIA's 'The Way It's Meant to Be Played' programme, a consumer awareness and marketing campaign designed to promote NVIDIA-based PC hardware as the best way to play and experience PC games.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game: Pharaoh’s Servant

by Thomas on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 8:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

December 12th will see the launch of the fourth booster pack for Konami of Europe's phenomenally successful Yu-Gi-Oh!TM TRADING CARD GAME. The Pharaoh's Servant booster pack adds over 100 new characters, spells and traps to the series and is certain enjoy the same incredible acclaim as its predecessors.

The all-new creatures, spells and traps in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME: Pharaoh's Servant open up all manner of new gameplay possibilities for fans of the series. The Pharaoh's Servant booster expands upon the enthralling gameplay of the existing packs, and the new cards are fully compatible with all available packs and Starter Decks, and offer users additional adversaries and weapons to use in battles against rival players.

'System 3' Returns

by Thomas on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 8:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Industry veteran Mark Cale announced today the return of Britsoft originator System 3 to the market. System 3 was a leading developer and publisher in the eighties and enjoyed phenomenal success and worldwide recognition with blockbuster titles including International Karate and The Last Ninja trilogy (my all time favorite c-64 series ed.).

'The Sims Bustin' Out' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Thomas on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 8:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that The Sims Bustin' Out for the Game Boy Advance has shipped under the EA Games brand in North America. For the first time, Game Boy Advance players will be able to experience the zany and unpredictable world of The Sims. Players can take direct control of their Sim to explore 20 all-new Game Boy Advance exclusive locations as they work their way from rags to riches. The Sims Bustin' Out Game Boy Advance version will support connectivity with the GameCube version scheduled to release in mid-December.

'Yu Yu Hakusho: Spirit Detective' (GBA) Available Now

by Thomas on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 8:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Adding to its library of successful anime properties, Atari, Inc. today announced the release of Yu Yu Hakusho: Spirit Detective for the Game Boy Advance. From the licensors of Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, Yu Yu Hakusho: Spirit Detective is based on one of the top-rated TV series for males 9-14 and can be viewed on the Cartoon Network.

Nintendo GameCube Hits No. 1

by Thomas on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 8:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After rocketing up the charts the past several weeks, the Nintendo GameCube has now reached No. 1 -- it's America's top-selling home video game console, according to direct sales data from the nation's leading retailers.

Take-Two Interactive Closes Acquisition Of TDK Mediactive

by Thomas on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 8:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced today that it has completed the purchase of TDK Mediactive, Inc. ("TDK"), a California based publisher of video game franchises based on popular licensed properties, including The Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Land Before Time, Robotech, The Muppets and Corvette.

'Lords of EverQuest' Ships To Stores

by Thomas on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 8:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), today announced that its fantasy Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game, Lords of EverQuest, is available now at U.S. and Canadian retail stores. Lords of EverQuest carries a suggested retail price of $49.99.

Atari's DRIV3R To Feature Major Hollywood Talent (XB/PS2)

by Thomas on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 8:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari has signed a blockbuster Hollywood cast to lend voices to its greatly anticipated video game, DRIV3R, scheduled for release in Spring 2004. Michael Madsen, Ving Rhames, Mickey Rourke and Michelle Rodriguez will play the lead roles in the third installment of the gritty, crime-fighting Driver video game series, one of the most successful video game franchises of all time. DRIV3R is being developed by Atari's Reflections Interactive for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox video game system from Microsoft.

'Knights of the Temple' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 3:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

You are Paul de Raque, Knight of the Temple, as you set out on a holy crusade across a forbidding, mediaeval Europe to join your order in the Holy Land. Armed with your sword, axe, bow and shield, you must fight with all your strength to complete your journey, for saving the future of the world is your ultimate goal! The core of the game is medieval style fighting with the classical weapons of European knights, coupled with stunning graphics of the historical milieus of the 12th century crusades (thanks GenGamers). Check the new screens ...

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

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 3:35 a.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 ...

'Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 3:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight Software has released a demo for their upcoming 3D action/strategy title 'Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc'. The demo was included on the North American retail version of EgoSoft/Enlight's X2: The Threat. The demo lets you try out the 'The Arrival at Orleans' tutorial as well as the 'Imperial Counterattack' mission. Read more for download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 3:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PS2 Review - 'Goblin Commander: Unleash the Horde'

by Thomas Wilde on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 2:54 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Goblin Commander: Unleash the Horde calls upon your skill and courage to destroy the enemy, pillage the enclaves and scorch the earth. Wage war with a horde of specialized goblin warriors at your command. Design a custom army from over 25 different goblins or take direct control of giant titans and battle-ready vehicles to cause reckless mayhem across the lands. Read more for the full review ...

PS2 Review - 'Tak and The Power of JuJu'

by Thomas Leaf on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 1:56 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Tak and The Power of JuJu is a 3D gaming adventure that takes place in an ancient, tribal world where magic (juju) actually works. The game consists of exploration, puzzle solving, and arcade-style skill mastery. The player controls the main character, Tak, as he tries to save his village from an evil sorcerer.

Various GameCube Games Ship

by Thomas on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 1:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom today shipped Resident Evil Code Veronica: X for GameCube. This time you play as Claire Redfield from Resident Evil 2. After narrowly surviving the horrific onslaught in Raccoon City, Claire now seeks clues in search of her missing brother, Chris. To her horror, she discovers Umbrella Corporation’s insidious activities are not isolated to the remote, mid-western city... Capcom also today shipped Gotcha Force for GameCube. It’s toy versus toy in this over-the-top 3-D action shooter. You can create your own fighting force with over 100 unique characters. Use strategy to build the toughest force. Character collecting becomes addictive as the combinations are endless! Four players can battle for control in 4 player battle mode or 2 against 2. Play against your friends or work together to defeat the baddest toys on the block.

'Star Wars: Battlefront' Revealed ?

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 1:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamespot has the rumour mill going with a follow up on a report from fan site Theforce.net, as they seem to have confirmation from LucasArts that a Battlefield 1942 type multiplayer game set in the Star Wars universe is under development. Star Wars: Battlefront, a Battlefield: 1942 style is said to be in the works for PS2, Xbox as well as the PC, more details (and an official confirmation are expected early next year).

DAS Entertainment Acquires Freedom Games

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 1:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DAS Entertainment is pleased to announce that it has signed a deal to acquire the Freedom Games development studio. DAS Entertainment will continue to support and develop the Squad Assault series, which started with Eric Young's Squad Assault: West Front, released this month to retail stores. DAS Entertainment also plans to use the Freedom Games brand to bring its own titles to the retail gaming market.