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'Sniper Elite' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 9:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Spring 1945: World War 2 is drawing to a close and the Russians and Germans are caught in a furious battle for a devastated Berlin. The cold war starts... As a sniper, recruited by the OSS (former CIA), it is the beginning of a lonely stealth mission in the Russian territory. Here are some of the first screens ..

'Mortyr II' - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 8:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The story begins in Sweden. Sven - our hero - is designated to go to a distant village and meet with two local resistance soldiers. He eventually travels through Eastern Europe to reach Greece - where the game's final chapter will take place. Sven will visit other countries along the way - including Poland and Slovakia. The main plot is about the Wunderwaffe - a superweapon the Nazis hope to use against the free world. Sven discovers the plans - but it's too late to ask for help. Our hero must save the day all by himself. A demo is expected soon and they have released a list of new "features" that we can expect to see in their new Mortyr II WIP version. Read more for details ...

Raging Blades (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 8:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Are you ready to do battle with the seven tribes of the shadows and their evil god? With the help of the gods, the continent of Atranart had developed into a prosperous civilisation. From the dawn of time, magic and technology had both been studied there and had brought great wealth. Then, suddenly, the gods disappeared and the world was plunged into war and chaos. Monsters appeared near the various ruins scattered over the continent and began destroying everything in their path. Read more for details and a batch of new screens.

'Far Cry/Cry Tek' Engine - Tech Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 6:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Far Cry, the player finds himself abducted and taken to a group of beautiful islands in Polynesia where he finds sun, sea, sand and... sub-machineguns! Our unlikely hero soon finds himself fighting for survival against highly trained and heavily armed opponents, whilst becoming ever more embroiled in a deeper conspiracy. Driven by CrtyTek's impressive engine this title will be absolutly one to look out for in the coming year. We now have a trailer/self runnnig demo from the CryTek engine showing what its capable of. Read more for download links ...

'MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 3:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries" allows players to play for fortune, not honor, as they become leaders of a fledgling mercenary company in the latest standalone installment of the critically acclaimed MechWarrior action-simulator franchise. Players control 100 ton 'Mechs while leading up to eight hired guns into the heat of battle in the quest for the all-mighty C-Bill. MicroSoft has just released a new patch (Point Release 1) for MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries which mainly adress some cheat explots, crashes and other fixes. Read more for details fix list and download links ...

'Soul Calibur 2' (Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 3:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SC2 features seven distinctive modes of game-play including: Arcade, Vs, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice, and the console exclusive, Weapon Master. Weapon Master is a "complete the mission" mode combined with an RPG twist. In this mode, the player can collect and equip their character with up to 200 different weapons, thus adding a deeper level of strategy to every new battle. Check out these 40 PS2 as well as 40 Xbox screens ..

'World of Pirates' - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 3:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

World of Pirates is a "massive multi player" online game playing in the Caribbean in 17. century. It contains trade, construction and strategy. A few new screens have been released. From the looks of the screens it reminds me of Pirates on the C64 (idea wise, not graphically ;) Read more to check them out ...

Blizzard Expands 'Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne' Beta

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 2:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard is proud to announce that we will be selecting 10,000 additional participants to facilitate the ongoing testing process of Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. We are extremely pleased with the results and feedback that the beta test is generating and would like to offer the opportunity for even more players to experience all the new features that the Frozen Throne has to offer. Those who signed up for the Beta Test will now have another chance to participate in and play-test the Beta as we proceed into the next phase of our testing process. These additional participants can expect to receive an e-mail from us confirming their participation in the next few days. We would like to once again thank everyone who applied, and we ask that you please continue to visit the Warcraft 3 website for more information on the game. We look forward to seeing all the new faces on Battle.net.

'Gotham Games' Launch Official Website

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 2:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gotham Games has officially opened its doors on the Web. The new site was launched today. Gotham’s Web site offers surfers a one-stop source for news, previews, screen shots, exclusive content, Q&As and all information on Gotham Games’ exciting lineup of products. In addition, the site includes a Flash animation game based on the current Gotham title Conflict: Desert Storm, and will soon feature additional Flash games based on the Gotham’s releases.

'Sonic Advance 2' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 11:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. and SEGA Corporation today announced that "Sonic Advance 2" has shipped and is available at retail outlets nationwide. "We are delighted to publish this sequel to the 2002 smash hit, `Sonic Advance'," said Alison Locke, executive vice president, North American Publishing, THQ. "`Sonic Advance 2' exemplifies SEGA's talent and devotion to the Sonic brand and THQ is thrilled to be bringing this triple-A Game Boy Advance title to North America." Read more for details ...

'Galleon' (NGC) - Screens

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

Galleon can be summed up in a single phrase: THE VOYAGES OF SINBAD. The game is set across six unique islands that will take the player from the bustling port of Ackbah to islands populated with giant monsters, evil slave lords and of course damsels in distress in a story of intrigue, magic, love, obsession and revenge. Read more to check out some new Gamecube screens ...

Fiends Takeover 'Horizons' Website

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 10:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Artifact Entertainment has debuted the first website theme based on creatures from its highly anticipated PC title, Horizons. Gamers can now log on to Istaria and select the "Fiends," one of the many playable races from the forthcoming MMORPG. The new theme will change the experience and design when navigating through the game's site to reflect the world of the beautiful, horned, blue skinned offshoot of the human race. When selecting a theme, gamers will be presented with a new look and feel to the Horizons website. The standard presentation of the site can always be selected and as new designs are introduced, with the official launch of additional races, fans will be able to switch between their favorites. The themes give gamers yet another sample of the flexibility and customization Artifact Entertainment has built into the Horizons community.

Sony's Plans For Early PlayStation3 Release?

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 10:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Corp., the world's second- largest consumer-electronics maker, will introduce the PlayStation 3 video-game console this year, two years ahead of schedule, to widen its lead over rivals, the Commercial Times said, citing unidentified people at Taiwanese parts suppliers. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. of Taiwan, which assembles the PlayStation 2 for Sony, and other parts suppliers on the island will start trial production next month, the report said.

'MotoGP 2' - Screens

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

MotoGP 2 for Xbox and Xbox Live! offers eight different racing modes including: Stunt, GP, time trial, Training challenges, tag, Live, multi-player & single race, customizable bikes and all of the riders from the real 2002 MotoGP class. Players can create custom riders and race them online at 60 frames per second with up to 16 riders on one track during a single race. Players can also utilize Microsoft's online voice communication to talk trash with the nearest competitor at speeds that will make their voices crack and their knees buckle. Read more to check out 40 new screens ...

'X2: The Threat' - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 10:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

German developer EgoSoft's upcoming X sequel, X2 : The Threat, is coming along quite nice. Today we serve up a fresh batch of 20 screens for you to enjoy!

'Top Spin' (Xbox) Announced

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

Microsoft Game Studios announced today that two-time grand slam winner Lleyton Hewitt, along with two tennis superstars yet to be disclosed, will be featured on the cover of “Top Spin,” the new Xbox tennis title set to launch in the fall of 2003. Created exclusively for Xbox by PAM, “Top Spin,” which will be Xbox Live-enabled, provides tennis fans with the ultimate on court and online tennis experience.

'Neighbours From Hell' - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 8:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While already known for severeal weeks, JoWooD Productions finally "officially" announced their new virtual gameshow title Neighbours From Hell. This innovative title is currently in development for PC CD-ROM and will be released later this year. Read more for details and screens ..

'Warrior Kings : Battles' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 8:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warrior Kings - Battles maintains the excitement that made Warrior Kings a leading RTS, but now introduces the player to a proficiency of computer AI not yet seen in an RTS product. AI Generals not only build a functioning economy, offensive / defensive armies, correctly control formations, but intelligently probe your defenses, looking for your weak points. AI Diplomacy, a major new feature, makes you think you are playing a human opponent(s), giving a new depth to single and multiplayer internet gaming. The demo contains a tutorial of four missions along with a skirmish mode, read more for download links ...

Empire To Publish 'Bulletproof Monk' For PC/CONSOLE

by Thomas on March 10, 2003 @ 5:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Empire Interactive today announced that it has signed the interactive videogame rights to the eagerly awaited Hollywood martial arts film, Bulletproof Monk. The game, which is being developed by UK-based Mucky Foot Productions and will be published by Empire, is slated to roll out this holiday season nationwide on all leading console and PC platforms.

'Onimusha 3' - Site Launch

by Thomas on March 10, 2003 @ 3:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom Japan announced details of Onimusha 3 today in Tokyo, and an official site has been launched in case you weren't invited. This new site includes features, gamestory, movies and more. Click here to visit the site!

Just Flight Play With Matrix

by Thomas on March 10, 2003 @ 2:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Just Play, a division of Just Flight announce that it had signed a contract with leading wargaming and strategy games specialist Matrix Games, to exclusively distribute Matrix Games' range of products throughout Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

'Gunner II' - Try Before You Buy

by Thomas on March 10, 2003 @ 2:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gunner II may be a household name for you or a complete enigma. It all depends on whether you are a hardcore fan of indie-produced 3D shooters. Good old motto "Kill 'em all" is probably the best way to precisely describe the game's purpose. The game is divided into tree different episodes - World War II style Episode I one, with old fashioned crafts and weapons, Episode II with modern crafts and weapons, and futuristic Episode III with UFOs and plasma weapons.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 12:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Navy Seals 2' - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 12:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

From the developer of Navy Seals and the recent MarineShooter, comes now Navy Seals2. A new war is being waged under cover of night, and there’s only one team with the cunning, speed, and lethal skills to eliminate the enemy threat. The SEALs have been called to action. Prepare for war. And remember: The only easy day... was yesterday. Jarhead Games released some info on the upcoming game, read more to check it out ...