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Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 11:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • Planetside (SOE)
  • RavenShield (UbiSoft)
  • ShadowBane (Ubisoft)
  • Pro Race Driver (Codemasters)
  • Warrior Kings:Battles (Empire)
  • Splinter Cell (UbiSoft)
  • SpyHunter


  • Read more for download links ...

'Black & White 2' - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 10:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Black & White 2 includes other new elements, such as improved graphics and Miracle effects such as rivers of fire and earthquakes that yield mass destruction. The game also includes weather systems that impact gameplay; players will see the impact of a drought that scorches the arid plains of Egypt or the effect of a heavy snowfall on the Norse Mountains. Players can also tap new resources and disciples by creating ties with the Japanese or dueling the Aztecs. Players will also have the ability to construct new buildings including armories and a harbor, and explore new islands each with their own culture and climate.

Atari Ships Superman (NGC/GBA) Titles Ship To Stores

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 4:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced the release of Superman: Shadow of Apokolips for the Nintendo GameCube and Superman: Countdown to Apokolips for the Game Boy Advance. Developed by Infogrames’ Sheffield House and based on the Warner Bros. and DC Comics hit animated series, The New Superman Adventures. Superman: Shadow of Apokolips for Nintendo GameCube is a port of the successful version currently available on PlayStation2, and also features voice acting by the original cast, a sweeping orchestral score and more than 30 minutes of stunning cinematics.

'The Hulk' (Xbox/PS2/NGC/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 2:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Since his creation by Stan Lee in 1962, the Hulk has become one of Marvel’s most well known and popular characters around the world. Expanding from his comic-book origins, the Hulk has been seen in video games, books, TV and countless other mediums. Now, with the release of the blockbuster Ang Lee film in Summer 2003, Universal will bring the Hulk to life like never before. Check out 6 brand new screens ...

'Splinter Cell' (PS2/NGC/GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 2:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

You are Sam Fisher. A lone shadow-operative in a world where lost seconds can allow terrorist plans to become deadly reality. You operate in the heart of hostile territory. Spy. Steal. Destroy. Assassinate. Just don't ever be seen. Because when the stakes are this high, the choice between leaving a witness or a corpse is no choice at all. When two CIA agents mysteriously vanish in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, the NSA’s secret sub agency, Third Echelon, deploys Sam Fisher–its most capable splinter cell operative–to recover them. Fisher soon uncovers a deeper conspiracy: a plot that threatens to destabilize the world order and spark nuclear conflict. Release date changes as well as a batch of new screens

RTCW 'Battle On The Beachhead II' Tournament Announced

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 1:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision, NVIDIA Corporation, eVGA.com Corporation and id Software have teamed up with the Online Gaming League to host the Return to Castle Wolfenstein "Battle on the Beachhead II" tournament. Gamers from across North America will hit the battlefield in a struggle for frontline domination and exciting prizes including NVIDIA GeForce FX graphics cards from eVGA.com, limited edition RTCW prints signed by id Software, GameCube, Nintendo Game Boy Advance and hundreds of popular games. The tournament will run from April 7 through May 12, 2003 at the Online Gaming League website, on the Speakeasy Network, home of the largest broadband gaming community and the official ISP of the OGL.

'Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven' - Reel Ninja Film Contest Winners Announced

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 12:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Following a nationwide search of college campuses to find the most promising ninja-inspired short films, two students have been chosen as the winners of the Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven, "Reel Ninja Film Contest." Legendary film director John Woo and producer Terence Chang of Lion Rock Productions awarded Joshua Gorin from the University of Pennsylvania the $15,000 Grand Prize for his submission, "The Ninja Movie," a clever three-minute live action short set in a snowy cemetery.

New Microsoft Xbox Games Revealed

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 12:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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Summitsoft Announces 'Empire of Magic' Release Date

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 12:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Summitsoft announced today that its eagerly awaited Empire of Magic is on schedule for a May 1st release. Promising a masterfully crafted blend of strategy, role playing and story driven adventure, Empire of Magic takes a different approach to strategy games. "We have received a tremendous amount of interest on Empire of Magic by the gaming community," said Bruce Lowry, President and CEO of Summitsoft Corporation. "By throwing away traditional resource management found in most strategy games and replacing it with intense story rich scenarios and interactive role playing dynamics, Empire of Magic offers an exciting and fresh twist to the strategy genre."

'Galactic Civilizations' Makes Its Retail Debut

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 11:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and developer Stardock announced today that their highly anticipated space strategy game, Galactic Civilizations, has shipped to retail stores nationwide! "With Galactic Civilizations we've really tried to create a strategy game that provides players with a unique experience every time they play,” said Brad Wardell, Project Lead on Galactic Civilizations at Stardock. At the same time the announced Bonus Pack is now also available.

'V-Rally 3' (Xbox) Races Into Stores

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 11:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari has shipped the latest installment of the hugely successful "V-Rally" racing series -- "V-Rally 3" -- to the Xbox. With more than 4 million units in the series sold to date, "V-Rally 3" -- already a hit on Sony PlayStation2 -- promises to be the most authentic rally racer on Xbox.

World Cyber Games Launch National Qualifying Tournaments

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 11:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The United Cyber Games Association (UCGA) today announced a series of over 400 qualifying events around the United States to kick off the American portion of the Samsung World Cyber Games (WCG), the world's largest e-sports competition. Teaming with sponsors Samsung, CompUSA's game fixx, and NVIDIA, the World Cyber Games USA will bring thrilling competitions closer to all of America's 140 million gamers by holding its qualifying and semifinal competitions at 20 CompUSA locations across the country from April through July 2003. The U.S. competition will culminate in a national final in August; winners there will advance to the WCG 2003 Grand Final in Seoul, Korea October 12-18.

'Bandits: Phoenix Rising' Races Into North American Stores

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 11:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tri Synergy announced today that Bandits: Phoenix Rising, shipped to retail outlets nationwide. Bandits: Phoenix Rising immerses players into a vast, desert wasteland, where they must control a cannon-mounted combat car in order to defeat heavily armed enemies and ultimately defend their gang. Bandits: Phoenix Rising is rated T (Teen) with an SRP of $29.99.

'One Must Fall: Battlegrounds' - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 11:15 a.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. Read more for details and screens...

'Port Royale' - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 11:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Port Royale transports players into the past where they embark on a journey through the Caribbean “New World.” As one of four nations – Holland, England, France, or Spain- pirates encounter 3-D sea battles with over 20 ships in an expansive environment that encompasses more than four million square miles. Seize enemy villages, battle opponents in the high seas, become enveloped in a sophisticated trading system and search for hidden treasure in this all new pirating escapade! A batch of new screens just arrived, njoy!

'Massive Assault' - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 10:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take the command of "Axis-of-Good" forces and defeat the secret alliance of "Shadow Clique" on one of 6 distant planets. The rebels decided to seize the power on Earth by first conquering the space colonies, which provide vital energy resources to A.O.G. The war for global domination will unroll on continents, at sea and in the air. Lead your divisions, fleets and air squadrons against those, who dared threaten our freedom and democracy! Check out the new screens ...

'Black & White' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 10:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

There is a new patch for Black & White, bringing the first 3D god-playing game by Lionhead Studios to v1.30. The primary purpose of this release is to add support for the P5 Glove peripheral by Essential Reality as a new way to control the game. It's not multiplayer compatible with v1.20 but incorporates the changes from all previous patches. Read more for details and download links ...

'New World Order' Makes Its Debut In North America

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Co-Publishers Strategy First & Project Three Interactive with developer Termite Games announced today that their tactical, team-based first-person shooter, New World Order, has shipped to retail outlets across North America. In New World Order, players meet Agent John Dobbs, one of the best military operatives in the world and GAT’s (Global Assault Team) newest recruit. Formed by some of the world’s most powerful nations, the GAT is a top-secret organization that has been brought together to stop The Syndicate, a group of militant separatists and terrorists who have set out to fill the world with fear, chaos and destruction…unless Agent Dobbs and his team get to them first.

'Knight Rider' Zooms Into North American Stores

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 9:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tri Synergy announced today that the company’s new PC racing, action-adventure title, Knight Rider, has shipped to North American retail outlets nationwide. Based on the classic 80’s TV series, Knight Rider features advanced play modes and boasts 10 action-packed missions that will propel players through 15 different rich environments. Knight Rider is rated E for Everyone, and has a street price of $29.99.

'SÖLDNER : Secret Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 9:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In "SÖLDNER - Secret Wars" the player takes command of one such special unit. As squad leader, the player's mission is to work with other players to control this highly mechanised elite mercenary company - consisting of soldiers, helicopters, light tanks and vertical take-off planes - and carry out a very wide gamut of missions. To make thing even more interesting, these units are stationed on a mobile carrier disguised as a freighter. Check these 3 new screens...

'Purge Online' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 8:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

From the creators of Future versus Fantasy (FvF), Freeform Interactive LLC comes the Purge Demo. Purge is an online-only, hybrid FPS/RPG using highly modified Lithtech Talon Engine technology. In a market of shooter clones, Purge is one of the most original and unique games released in the last few years. Purge allows players to build custom characters: choosing from 7 player attributes, 8 science-fiction and fantasy classes, 32 weapons, and 24 skills. Also, Purge has fully realized non-combat roles where players can succeed without ever directly fighting. The updated Purge Demo includes the map Riley's Gap and weights in at 77MB, or there is a small update patch to apply to the previous version.

'Eve Online' Beta Phase 7 - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 8:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crowd Control Productions (CCP), developer of the highly anticipated massive multiplayer online game (MMOG) "EVE Online: The Second Genesis" announced today phase seven of beta testing has begun. Also announced today a new server cluster has gone online on a 'backbone' of the Internet. These new servers will allow CCP to host 100,000 players in the same world as opposed to "shards." Finally, CCP also announced the Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) for EVE beta testers will be dropped within a week. Read more for details and some new screens ...

'SpellForce' - Site Update

by Thomas on March 26, 2003 @ 5:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The official site for Spellforce: Order of the Dawn is updated with new screens and wallpapers. On their screenshot section you can watch the player avatar fight a horde of trouble seeking Goblins and on their new wallpaper you can watch a Demon in action, casting a massive fire spell. Additionally they offer you a new making-of shot. On it you can see a meshed Orc fighter and the same model finally texturized. Spellforce: Order of the Dawn is a upcoming fantasy strategy game from JowooD.

CDV Announces New Web Site

by Thomas on March 26, 2003 @ 5:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV Software today announces its new website is live. The new portal is designed to integrate the newest information on CDV's games and the company site. The new website features a very user-friendly navigational structure, as everything is a three page click away from the main site. Currently the site contains five categories: games, shop, company, investors and support.

'Vietcong' - Ships

by Thomas on March 26, 2003 @ 5:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. today announced that its Gathering division has shipped Vietcong for the PC. Published by Gathering and developed by Illusion Softworks in association with development team Pterodon, Vietcong is an intense first-person shooter which is now available in North America and will be available in Europe on April 11th.

'Silent Line: Armored Core' In June For PS2

by Thomas on March 26, 2003 @ 2:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Agetec, Inc. announced the next title in the Armored Core series, Silent Line - Armored Core for the PS2 will be published in June, 2003.

'Lara Croft Tomb Raider' - Ring Tones

by Thomas on March 26, 2003 @ 2:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive is releasing official Tomb Raider ring tones and images for a range of Nokia, Motorola and Ericsson phones. Priced at £3.00 per item incl. VAT, the screensavers, backgrounds and ring tones will be available in the UK only from 26th March.

'BlackStone: Magic and Steel' On Friday

by Thomas on March 26, 2003 @ 2:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Xicat Interactive, the publisher of the award-winning video games brings RPG action to the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, with the release of BlackStone: Magic and Steel on Friday 28th March 2003, so steel yourself with this fact sheet.

'Restaurant Empire' - Screens

by Thomas on March 26, 2003 @ 2:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Starting with nothing except some cash and a passion for food, build your restaurant from the ground up. Hire waiters, decorate your restaurant and even cook the meals! Buy, build, outsell and out-price the competition. The developers behind Restaurant Empire (Enlight) are one of the world's leading developers of entertainment software.. Five pictures of restaurants that look good enough to eat. At.

War Games See Sales Spike

by Thomas on March 26, 2003 @ 12:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"Operation Iraqi Freedom" brings on surge of interest in military titles.. CNN reports that PC and video games may generally serve as nice breaks from reality, but the U.S. war on Iraq has sparked gamer interest in current events. Military-themed games, which were already experiencing a sales surge well before the war, are becoming even more popular. Titles such as "Medal of Honor: Allied Assault" (letting gamers recreate the storming of Normandy) and "Battlefield 1942" (a fictional version of World War II, letting players choose any of five nationalities) have been fixtures in the Top 10 selling games list for months now, but with last week's military action by the U.S., retailers say consumer demand has increased. Full article here!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 12:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Starscape' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 12:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With most of its crew missing and its weapons systems ruined the space research station Aegis is all but lost. As the last remaining pilot you must help rebuild the station’s defences, acquire alien technology and create your own uniquely configured set of fighters. By mining the asteroids within the grid dimension, valuable resources can be harvested to fuel the Aegis’s molecular furnace to build devastating weaponry. Within the nodes of the grid you will encounter allies to aid in the struggle to escape, uncover the terrible purpose of the evil Archnid race and learn why you and the rest of the crew were brought here. Read more for download links ...