PC Review - 'American Conquest'

by The Cookie Snatcher on March 24, 2003 @ 11:47 p.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The scope of the game is huge, encompassing such events as the landing of the first European in the New World, exploration of the vast expanses of America, development of colonies, and the formation of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South America among others. Experience the rise and fall of the Mayan and Incan empires, numerous colonial wars, and the Revolutionary War.

'Devastation' - Death Match Demo Tournament

by Thomas on March 24, 2003 @ 11:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Entertainment software publisher NovaLogic Ltd. today announced that they are teaming up with Jolt.co.uk to launch the Official UK Devastation Death Match Demo tournament. The tournament will take place on Saturday 5th April. After Qualifying rounds the top four players from each qualifier will compete in the final with the winner and runner-up decided by their total score over two maps. Prizes include a AMD XP2500+ processor, Broadband JOLT ADSL line, BMX bike and limited edition Devastation merchandise. Servers will be open from 13.00 GMT and to participate players should join one of the servers and devastate the opposition in 15 minutes of pure mayhem.

'Championship Manager 4' Goes On Sale

by Thomas on March 24, 2003 @ 11:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Arsene Wenger and Alex Ferguson have only a few days left to squabble over which of them is the best manager in the UK, as from March 28th they will have hundreds of thousands of rivals when Championship Manager 4 is released. Championship Manager 4 is the new version of the best-selling Championship Manager series, developed by Sports Interactive and published by Eidos Interactive.

'Unreal 2' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 24, 2003 @ 7:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Unreal 2: The Awakening incorporates the same absorbing story-driven gameplay, cunningly ferocious enemies and nail biting tension that made the original title the top choice for first person action fans worldwide. Developed by Infogrames' Legend Entertainment, Unreal 2: The Awakening uses next-generation Unreal technology created by the masterminds at Epic to deliver intense life-or-death action in the most breathtaking scenery ever displayed in a computer game. Legend has finally released the announced update patch bringing your retail copy to v2001. This upgrade increasing performance, fixes EAX and various other sound related issues. Read more for detailed fix list and download links!

'Blowout' (Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 24, 2003 @ 6:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As Major John “Dutch” Cane, you will be leading an elite platoon of mercenary commandos. Officially, these guys don't even exist. Mercenaries outfitted with some of the most deadly experimental weaponry the military wouldn't even dream of issuing to their troops. You will lead your team into a space station that has been overrun by mutated alien parasites or “bugs”. Your orders are to take out the enemy before they have a chance to zero in on the station's control center and threaten colonized space. You must secure the station by eliminating the alien threat, or life as you know it will cease to exist. Today we got a batch of Xbox & PC screens, as well as character art and a trailer .. Njoy!

'Zelda: The Wind Waker' (NGC) In Stores NOW!

by Rainier on March 24, 2003 @ 2:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo has shipped The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker for the GameCube, unleashing a brand new chapter in the long running and popular action role-playing series from Nintendo. The latest chapter reveals an all-new hero who just happens to be named link whose sister is one day kidnapped by a bird and taken to the dark and sinister fortress island called the Forsaken Fortress. Donning the trademark green garb, Link sets out on a high seas adventure using a variety of new talents, techniques, weapons and tools in an effort to save his sister and ultimately fulfill his destiny as the latest incarnation of the fabled "Hero of Time". One of the most striking things about this latest Zelda game is that it is completely cel-shaded and offers uplink support via the GBA that gives Link access to a special friend named "Tingle" who helps him out in a variety of ways including giving hints on hidden objects and a whole lot more. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker for GameCube should be widely available beginning today with widespread availability expected as the week unfurls.

'Mortyr II' - Screens

by Rainier on March 24, 2003 @ 1:21 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 new screens ...

'Otogi : Myth Of Demons' (Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 24, 2003 @ 1:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA today announced that "Otogi - Myth of Demons" is currently in development and will be released in the U.S. this September, exclusively for the Xbox. Read more for additional information ...

Koei Announces 'G1 Jockey 3' (PS2) - Facts & Features

by Rainier on March 24, 2003 @ 12:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI Corporation today announced plans to release G1 Jockey 3, for the PlayStation2. G1 Jockey 3 captures of all the excitement, action and splendor of one of America’s most beloved spectator sports, thoroughbred racing.

'Enigma: Rising Tide' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 24, 2003 @ 11:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enigma: Rising Tide is an alternate history World War II naval battle game. The core project is a massively multiplayer game that may be extended to other platforms. Within a year, will be available as a Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG). Tesseraction is designing, creating, testing and releasing the MMOG game title using Intrinsic Alchemy. GMX Media picked up the distribution right for the offline version which is due in March 2003. The demo lets you take control of two vessels - an I-15 British Submarine and a British Flower Class Corvette. You can either take up the role of a sub-hunter or join a wolf pack and attack a convoy. Read more for download links ...

Tri Synergy To Bring 'Port Royale' To North America

by Rainier on March 24, 2003 @ 11:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Videogame co-publishing company, Tri Synergy, sets sail with an all-new RTS trading adventure, Port Royale. Set in the 16th and 17th century, Port Royale immerses gamers in the historic rivalry between pirates and buccaneers. As a pirate or trader, players embark on a journey through the Caribbean “New World” where they must establish their reputation, build plantations and construct trade routes throughout 60 villages. Port Royale is scheduled to ship in Q2 of 2003.

EA & Sunflowers Ship '1503 A.D. : The New World'

by Thomas on March 24, 2003 @ 8:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Do you have what it takes to rule the New World? Test your skills in 1503 A.D. -- The New World for the PC, which has begun to ship in North America. Set in one of the most challenging periods of human history, game developer SUNFLOWERS and publisher Electronic Arts blend the excitement of real-time strategy with the depth of empire building while sending players on a quest for wealth and power with thrilling adventures and discoveries at every turn.

Xbox Classics

by Thomas on March 24, 2003 @ 8:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Finished Splinter Cell? Need a break from Mech Assaulting on Xbox Live? Have some holes in your Xbox collection that need filling? Xbox has made it even easier to assemble the ultimate collection of Xbox must-haves with the launch of their new Xbox Classics range, making killer games like Dead or Alive III and Project Gotham Racing available at a great value price - €29.99/£19.99 (estimated retail price). The Xbox Classics Range will be launching on 11th April 2003.

'AquaMark 3' (ALL) - Official Site

by Thomas on March 24, 2003 @ 8:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions is proud to announce that their subsidiary, Massive Development, has today launched an official website and trailer to show off their upcoming PC tool AquaMark3. New details on AquaMark3 and the official trailer can now be seen at aquamark3.com.

Just Flight Deal

by Thomas on March 24, 2003 @ 8:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Just Flight Ltd. are please to announce a new partnership aimed at supporting Microsoft's best-selling Combat Flight Simulator 3 with a series of new historical add-on packages.

'Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II' (PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 24, 2003 @ 8:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi and Interplay today announced the development of Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II, the sequel to the award-winning hit Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance. This unique action/role-playing game is being developed by Interplay's Black Isle Studios, known for their high quality role-playing games, and will be released for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox. Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II will be distributed by Vivendi Universal Games. Read more for features and the first initial screens ...

'Action Replay' For Xbox

by Thomas on March 24, 2003 @ 8:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Datel, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of innovative video game enhancement products, today announced the release of Action Replay for the Microsoft Xbox games console. Action Replay is a revolutionary cheat system and game save manager designed specifically to unleash the power of Xbox.

Cenega At E3 (PC/XB)

by Thomas on March 24, 2003 @ 8:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cenega Publishing is a rapidly expanding, worldwide, publisher of leading edge games and interactive software, which will be in attendance at E3. 2003 will see the release of a number of exciting titles that will push this progressive company's name to the forefront within the gaming industry.

'Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner' Extensive Additions Announced

by Thomas on March 24, 2003 @ 3:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Running late, but plenty of extras promised when it reaches Europe in September... Konami of Europe has announced a raft of additions exclusive to the European version of Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner, with the PlayStation 2 sci-fi action title now rescheduled for a September release. Created by the dream partnership of Metal Gear Solid producer Hideo Kojima and Yoji Shinkawa, the creative talent and mechanical designer behind the original game, Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner is a stunning 3D action title spanning the entire galaxy and boasting a mammoth task. It has been written and directed by Shuyo Murata, who gained lots of experience with past Metal Gear and Zone of the Enders titles.

'Devil May Cry 2' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on March 24, 2003 @ 3:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Devil May Cry 2 sees the return of Dante, a half-human, half-demon, devil hunter and introduces Lucia, a stunning female heroine with the ability to decimate enemies using scalpel-like precision. Devil May Cry 2 is rated 'M' for gamers over the age of 17 by the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) and is available at retailers across North America.

PS2 Comes Out On Top For Games Developers

by Thomas on March 24, 2003 @ 3:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The PS2 was the leading console choice for games developers according to a new survey by independent tools developer SN Systems*. More than a fifth (23%) of industry experts put the PS2 top of the list of consoles they have most enjoyed playing, ahead of other leading platforms Nintendo Gamecube and Microsoft Xbox.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 24, 2003 @ 12:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GameCube Review - 'Summoner: A Goddess Reborn'

by The Cookie Snatcher on March 24, 2003 @ 12:17 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

One of the best-selling RPGs on PS2, Summoner introduced RPG fans to an original and immersive fantasy universe. Summoner: The Prophecy continues the unique fantasy on GameCube. As Queen Maia of Halassar, your fate is written in the Book of the Prophets as the savior of all creation. Millions adore you as the "goddess reborn," yet enemies surround you. The Queen must fulfill the prophecy and become the goddess Laharah, but the path she must follow remains a mystery that takes Maia and her companions to the far-flung corners of the world and beyond. To save her people from the enemy, the Queen must learn to summon and fulfill her destiny.