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'Splinter Cell' (Xbox) Downloadable Mission - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2003 @ 8:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A few weeks ago Ubi Soft Entertainment announced plans to release Kola Cell, a new level for the highly successful videogame Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell available for download via Xbox Live. Sam Fisher fans won't have to wait much longer! The new mission for Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell will be available to Xbox Live subscribers beginning March 14, 2003. In the meantime UbiSoft was so kind to once again send us a few new screens to keep you happy ...

'C&C Generals' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 12, 2003 @ 5:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has just released the earlier announced update patch for their recently released RTS, C&C Generals. This upgrade brings your retail version to v1.4 and adds several fixes and game balance adjustments (thanks BluesNews). Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Rise Of Nations' - Delayed

by Rainier on March 12, 2003 @ 5:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Just noticed on GameSpyDaily that BigHugeGames has delayed the release of their highly anticipated RTS, Rise Of Nations. According to Gamespy beta tester feedback compels Big Huge Games to hold off until May 20th. In Rise of Nations, you'll create new cities, improve city infrastructures and expand national borders. Conquer foes through military might using everything from sling-shots to cannons to stealth bombers to nuclear weapons; corner the market on key commodities and consolidate power under your rule; wheel and deal across time with history's eminent cultures.

'Hitman 2: Silent Assassin' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2003 @ 3:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Hitman 2: Silent Assassin you must enter the mind of a genetically engineered assassin Codename 47, whose deadly efficiency is now needed more than ever. Lured back into a global ring of deception, you must kill not only to make a living, but to continue living. This time it's not just business. It's personal. A new batch of GameCube screens ...

'The Hobbit' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2003 @ 3:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"The Hobbit" is a third-person action/adventure game set in the world of Middle-earth. In the game, you take the persona of Bilbo Baggins, an unassuming Hobbit who has been unwittingly thrust into an epic adventure. Explore the mystical world of Middle-earth where you'll need to jump gaping chasms, climb treacherous mountains, solve mind bending puzzles and battle hordes of enemies just to survive. Meet enchanting Elves, battle-ready Dwarves, a powerful Wizard, massive Trolls, bloodthirsty goblins, and more as you traverse from the peaceful lands of the Shire to the harrowing forests of Mirkwood. And that's just the beginning.

'No Man's Land' Ships This Summer In North America - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2003 @ 3:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV Software Entertainment today announced "No Man's Land," the historical real-time strategy game for the PC, will be in North American retail stores this summer. Covering expansion of North America from 1600 to 1900, "No Man's Land" features lush environments, accurately detailed units, and heart-pounding battle sequences. Read more for details and a few new screens ...

'Bandits' - Single & MultiPlayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 12, 2003 @ 2:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in a Mad-Max style post-apocalyptic wasteland, Bandits is a vehicular-based combat game that offers unprecedented action packed gameplay in single-player campaign mode or up to 8 players, over LAN or Internet, in multiplayer mode. Bandits is the game where your cannon mounted combat car takes you on an adventure across green fields, desert canyons and deep snow, bombing and blasting all sorts of enemies and cargo trucks, defending your gang and your glory! In charge of the action are the notorious leaders of the Wolfpack gang, Fennec and Rewdalf. You take control of the action while Fennec & Rewdalf do the talking – they do a lot of that. Expected in the US any day now, TriSynergy now released a singleplayer as well as multiplayer demo.

'Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel' (PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2003 @ 1:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games and Interplay Entertainment Corp. today announced the development of Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox. Read more for details & the first screens ...

'LionHeart' - Screens

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

It is 1588 A.D., a critical year of an alternate history hauntingly familiar yet fantastically alien to our own. Because of one fateful event during the Third Crusade, the history of this world diverged. This event, the Disjunction, ripped open a long-sealed breach to other worlds. Magic energy and powerful spirits flowed into the world, changing the lands and the people forever. Cast into this world, you are a character of your own devices, strengths, and abilities. Set upon by human factions and powerful spirits, you must decide how to best develop your skills in order to triumph over obstacles that lie between you and your true fate. A fresh batch of Lionheart screens has arrived!

'Restaurant Empire' - Screens

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

From the creator of award-winning Capitalism series and Seven Kingdoms series, Trevor Chan, here comes a break through in business simulation genre. The game that takes the art of cooking and running a restaurant to new heights, Restaurant Tycoon is a gastronome's dreams come true. Starting with nothing except some cash, a passion for food and a great idea, you start by building a restaurant from the bottom up - hiring waiters, decorating, even cooking the meals. Buy, build, outsell and undermine your competition in the world's culinary capitals, all faithfully recreated in stunning 3D environments.

'No One Lives Forever 2' - Map Pack 2 & Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 12, 2003 @ 10:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sierra has just released the v1.3 patch for No One Lives Forever 2 as well as map pack #2. This new patch will include two NEW multiplayer mods - Team Deathmatch and Doomsday. Read more for a complete list of details/features! Read more for details and download links ...

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost' - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2003 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost will provide players with extremely dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where players are to oppose dangerous and wise enemies, a large set of multifarious weaponry, possibility to control various machinery, incredible detailing and game world interactivity, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, a well-balanced multiplayer with numerous modes: DeathMatch, CTF, Cooperative, various team games and much more.

'No Mans Land' - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2003 @ 10:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Westward Ho! In No Mans Land, the player leads the colonization of the American continent between 1600 und 1900. In three campaigns, divided into 30 diversified missions, the player sees the historical development of this era from the viewpoint of six different ethnic groups: Englishmen, settlers, American patriots, Spaniards and forest- and prairie Indians.

'World Airliners' Lands In Stores

by Rainier on March 12, 2003 @ 10:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First Inc. and developer Just Flight are happy to announce that their Microsoft Flight Simulator Add-on, World Airliners, has shipped to retail stores nationwide.

'Delta Force: Black Hawk Down' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 12, 2003 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Novalogic just sent out the announcement that their latest Delta Force game, Black Hawk Down, has gone gold. In late 1993, the United States launched dual military operations in Mogadishu Somalia. Delta Force Operatives and Army Rangers were sent in to capture Somali warlords and restore order. Experience the intense combat of Operation Restore Hope in this ground breaking first person shooter. As a Delta Force operative participate in a number of daring and intense raids against the oppressive Somali warlords in and around Mogadishu. The game will ship to stores March 25.

'Midnight Club II' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2003 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midnight Club II moves racing games from tracks to the city streets. The world's most notorious drivers meet each night in three of the world’s greatest cities - LA, Paris, and Tokyo, driving the latest performance enhanced cars and bikes and competing head-to-head to make a name for themselves. Now it's your turn. There are no rules. Drive anywhere in the city. Find the fastest route, and win the car. Check out the new batch of screens ...

'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2003 @ 9:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Wars: The Clone Wars is the first LucasArts console game available for play over the Internet (up to 8 players) and will offer expanded combat action specifically designed for Xbox Live. Communicate with other players through voice chat. Become a ranked player; earn medals. Play Conquest Mode with new exclusive weapons and commands. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Pure Pinball' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 12, 2003 @ 9:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The true spirit of pinball has been captured. Pure Pinball is the definitive next-generation flipper fest extravaganza, featuring real-time 3D table designs powered by hundreds of thousands of polygons! With super-responsive flipper control and ball movement, Pure Pinball gives players the feeling of experiencing full size pinball machines on hand. Featuring the Excessive Speed, World War, and Runaway Train pinball tables, Pure Pinball delivers an unprecedented level of silver-ball realism, making it the state-of-the-art computer pinball simulation of all time. Readm ore for details, new screens as well as an in-game trailer...

Star Wars: Knights of the old Republic (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2003 @ 8:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Engage in this saga set in the Golden Age of the Republic - over 4,000 years before the first Star Wars film, when both Jedi and Sith number in the thousands. With the Galaxy reeling from a recent conflict with the Dark Lords, the ongoing battle between the Jedi and the Sith rages on. Your actions determine the outcome of this colossal galactic war - and your destiny as a Jedi. Check this new batch of 30+ screens ...

'RTX Red Rock' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2003 @ 8:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Radical Tactics Experts, who evolved out of the military's special forces, are the smartest and toughest members of the armed services, uniquely known for their strategic thinking, adaptability, and pure military muscle. Individuals from this elite unit are trained for insertion into undefined combat situations where even a small team is too large and unwieldy. In RTX Red Rock players immerse themselves into the role of Wheeler, who engages in fierce tactical combat, investigates mysterious, foreboding environments, and solves challenging puzzles to reclaim the Red Rock colony on Mars. Check this new batch of sweet screens!

'NOLF2' Patch Coming TODAY - Screens

by Thomas on March 12, 2003 @ 5:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The next upcoming patch v1.3 for No One Lives Forever 2 will be be available Wednesday, March 12th, at 9:00am PST/12:00pm EST for download. This new patch will include two NEW multiplayer mods - Team Deathmatch and Doomsday. Read more for a complete list of details/features! Also check out some new screens showing off the "Doomsday device" ...

Cross-Platform Technology For Game Developers (ALL)

by Thomas on March 12, 2003 @ 5:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Touchdown Entertainment and Radical Technology today announced a game technology development and distribution alliance that will deliver Copperhead Technology to developers of games for PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube and PC. Copperhead is a complete game development kit that combines integrated technologies including multi-platform rendering, physics, audio and animation with an intuitive suite of custom Maya content tools. Copperhead also features a modular architecture that allows developers to easily modify the technology to accommodate a wide variety of design concepts.

ScanSoft Speech Recognition For PS2

by Thomas on March 12, 2003 @ 5:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ScanSoft today announced that ScanSoft's speech recognition technology is incorporated in the latest PlayStation2 game title Operator's Side developed and published by Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ). The title incorporates ScanSoft's speaker independent speech recognition engine which allows users to interact with game characters using voice commands.

'My Street' For PS2 Ships

by Thomas on March 12, 2003 @ 5:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the release of My Street developed exclusively for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. Set in a vibrant, virtual neighborhood, My Street, developed by Idol Minds, creators of the critically acclaimed Cool Boarders franchise and produced by Sony Computer Entertainment America, is an exciting party game for single and multi-player competition. Featuring a collection of arcade-style mini-games, My Street is the ultimate source of challenging online and offline competition, offering endless hours of action for children, teens and adults.

Gamers Take Detour From Vice City And Head To Hyrule

by Thomas on March 12, 2003 @ 5:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Since it was first announced, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker pre-sell program for Nintendo GameCube has captured the hearts and attention of gamers across the country. Still two weeks from launch, more than 560,000 Zelda fans have reserved their copy of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and received the nearly sold-out limited-edition disk featuring two playable, full-length games originally for the Nintendo® 64: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest, for a suggested retail price of $49.95. This makes The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Nintendo's most successful pre-sell program in history.