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'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 11:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for the PC game rights were exclusively licensed from CBS Consumer Products. Based on the hit television series from CBS, the CSI game will challenge players to solve a series of crimes, acting as members of the Las Vegas CSI team. A classic, first-person adventure, the CSI game will test players' nerves and intellect as they question witnesses, examine crime scenes, and analyze evidence utilizing the latest in forensic equipment. Check the huge new batch of screens ...

Electric Artists Music CD Winners Announced

by Thomas on March 4, 2003 @ 10:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

WorthPlaying today announced the winners of Lord Of The Rings : The Two Towers music cd's (Enhanced cd's with exclusive 2 sided, printed collector's cards, screen savers, "The Two Towers" trailer, score, music video, and more) and 5 NTSC (region 1) Undercover Brother DVD's, starring Denise Richards..

'Earth & Beyond' To Engage Players In Developing Epic Story

by Thomas on March 4, 2003 @ 10:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

After colonizing more than 60 sectors of the Milky Way, humanity thought it had the galaxy to itself. Humanity was very, very wrong... Electronic Arts today announced that Earth & Beyond, the first online role-playing galaxy, has launched an epic story that will allow players to be the heroes in a struggle that will determine the fate of humanity.

Pokemon Ruby And Sapphire Are Almost Here!

by Thomas on March 4, 2003 @ 10:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The next generation of Pokémon games are bigger, better, and more addictive than ever before! Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire feature an all-new storyline, awesome new Pokémon and the same great RPG gameplay that has made the series so successful. Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire are both scheduled to be released on March 17, 2003.

'Medal of Honor : Rising Sun' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 6:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Medal of Honor Rising Sun delivers an epic adventure set in the Pacific Theater of Operations. The designers created an overlapping story spanning two games that follows the WWII experience of two brothers, Donny and Joe Griffin. With all the news frenzy earlier today, i totally forgot to put up this one, a few screens and a ton of artwork ...

'Rise to Honor' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 4:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Inspired by the excitement and cinematic styling of the Hong Kong action movie genre, Rise to Honor is a fast-paced action game developed exclusively for the PlayStation?2 computer entertainment system. Created by Sony Computer Entertainment America’s Foster City Studio in collaboration with worldwide action star Jet Li (Cradle 2 The Grave, The One, Kiss of the Dragon, Lethal Weapon 4), Rise to Honor will immerse players into an action packed story line centered around family, deceit and honor in a chain of dangerous events extending from Hong Kong to San Francisco. Expected Sept 2003 but in the meantime check out these new screens ...

'Unreal II' - Upcoming Patch Changes

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 4:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Legend's Craig Lafferty made another post to the official boards, this time posting the huge list of Unreal II patch changes (thanks GameSpy). Read more to check it out, TONS of goodies ...

OffWorld Resource Base (O.R.B.) - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 3:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First just let us know that they have just released a new patch for their recently released 3D space-based RTS, OffWorld Resource Base (O.R.B.). This patch brings several improvements to the multiplayer and game editor, new MP/skirmish features and many bug fixes. Read more for detailed fix list and links where to get it ...

'Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 2:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami of America, Inc. announced today that Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance for Sony PS 2 has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. Featuring the entire critically-acclaimed Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty game plus over 500 new missions, hidden playable characters, unique skateboarding levels and five all-new chapters called 'Snake Tales', Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance for PS2 is the definitive Metal Gear Solid 2 experience. Seems like today is a massive shipping day ...

'IGI2: Covert Strike' - Shipping To North American Stores

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 12:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Already available in Europe since last week, Codemasters announced today that the company’s stealth-based, first-person shooter, IGI2: Covert Strike, has shipped to North American retail outlets nationwide - with a SRP of $39.99. The sequel to developer Innerloop Studios AS’ award-winning Project IGI: Institute for Geotactical Intelligence, IGI2: Covert Strike boasts an action-packed single player campaign featuring enhanced AI; a diverse range of weaponry; and a newly implemented save system.

'Bandits: Phoenix Rising' - North American Version Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 11:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tri Synergy announced today that Bandits: Phoenix Rising has gone gold. This “Mad Max”-style action game for the PC in set in a desert wasteland of territorial clans. Players will battle cannon-mounted vehicles, while defending their gang and seeking glory, for their clan. Developed by Grin Inc., BANDITS will blast its way onto store shelves on March 25, 2003. The game is already available in Europe for several months.

'One Must Fall: Battlegrounds' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 10:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Diversions Entertainment, Inc, today announced that One Must Fall: Battlegrounds will ship in Q2 2003. 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...

'The Movies' - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 10:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take The Movies by storm. Dominate Tinsel town and live out your dreams. Build your own movie studio and make films to capture the world’s imagination. Start filming in the break-neck 1920s and rewrite history as you pioneer the great cinematic advances. Be the first to introduce talkies, colour, animation or computer-generated special effects. The Movies lets you get involved in the details of filmmaking. Pick the scripts you want to shoot, design and construct the sets and hire the director, the crew and the stars. Earlier today we had the Activision announcement, now we have some screens ...

Vivendi Ships 'Empire Earth: Gold Edition' To Stores!

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games today announced the shipment of Empire Earth: Gold Edition to retail stores nationwide. Published under the Company's Sierra Entertainment label, the new video game combines Gamespy.com's 2001 "PC Game of the Year" Empire Earth with the Empire Earth: The Art of Conquest expansion released in 2002. Together, both games have sold nearly two million copies worldwide and won numerous industry awards. The new combo-pack gives real-time strategy game fans everything they need to conquer the world.

'X-Men 2 : Wolverine’s Revenge' - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Releasing simultaneously with the “X2” feature film, X2 Wolverine’s Revenge is the only PlayStation 2computer entertainment system, Xbox video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance and PC action-adventure that allows players to assume the role of Wolverine. After discovering that a deadly X-Virus has been activated within Wolverine’s body, the player has 48 hours to acquire the antidote from the evil organization that not only gave them the disease, but also their mutation. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Rainbow Six: Raven Shield' - Single Player Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 9:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rainbow Six: Raven Shield features a brand new Tom Clancy storyline in which Team RAINBOW is led all over the world in a string of dramatic operations. The game will utilize graphics technology provided by the next-generation Unreal engine to power 15 new single-player missions that include the discovery of a cache of biological weapons and stopping an armed gang from terrorizing a London bank. We now have the English version of the SP demo so read more for details and download links ...

UbiSoft Signed 'Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria'

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 9:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced a deal with Infinite Interactive to publish Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria, the next installment in the extremely popular series of fantasy turn-based strategy games. Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria is expected to ship in Q4 of 2003.

Various Games Ship To Stores

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 8:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

3DO today announced that its baseball game High Heat Major League Baseball 2004 for PC is now available. "With a completely rebuilt graphics engine, 27 different pitches and new motion captured player animations, High Heat Major League Baseball 2004 is sure to impress even the most seasoned player". Microsoft announced that Freelancer is landing on US store shelves today. Developed by Digital Anvil and Microsoft Game Studios, Freelancer enables gamers to "experience the adrenaline rush of fast-action combat with the engrossing story of a dynamic living universe". Infogrames, Inc. announced today that its fishing game, Pro Bass Fishing 2003, is shipping today for Windows PCs. The game is "a challenging and highly accurate bass-fishing simulation complete with real bass-fishing locations, authentic bass behavior and changing weather and water conditions, and complete personal customization for the ultimate virtual fishing experience". Rayman, the only gaming hero with no arms, no legs, helicopter hair, and brand new powers, is headed for store shelves! Ubi Soft today announced that Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc for the GameCube and Rayman 3 for the GBA have both shipped for retail.

ATI Announces Technology Development Agreement With Nintendo

by Thomas on March 4, 2003 @ 3:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ATI Technologies, Inc. a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative 3D graphics and digital media silicon solutions, announced today that it has entered into a technology development agreement with Nintendo Co., Ltd. Under the agreement, ATI and Nintendo are developing technologies for use in Nintendo products. No other details regarding the nature of this agreement are being made available at this time.

YouPlayGames Deals With id Software To Offer 'RTCW' Online

by Thomas on March 4, 2003 @ 3:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

YouPlayGames today announced that it has signed an exclusive deal with id Software and Even Balance, Inc. to offer Return to Castle Wolfenstein as the premiere title available through the company's new skill-based online gaming service. YouPlayGames is pioneering the world of professional online gaming by bringing massively popular multi-player licensed titles into homes and providing everyone with the chance to make money while playing their favorite computer games.

Epic Adventure 'Darkened Skye' Comes To Retail - Screens

by Thomas on March 4, 2003 @ 3:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive Europe announced today the release of its latest action-adventure game for the Nintendo GameCube system. "Darkened Skye" is a third-person action game set in a timeless fantasy world combining magic, evil, fantasy and humour with combat and fast-paced gameplay. "Darkened Skye" for the Nintendo GameCube will be available at a suggested retail price of £39.99 on March 28th 2003.

Moving Imagem Editora Deal

by Thomas on March 4, 2003 @ 3:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Buka Entertainment, one of the leading game publishers in Russia, is pleased to announce that today we signed a contract with Moving Imagem Editora Ltd, one of the biggest distributors of software products in Brazil. According to the contract Moving Editora will distribute Buka's Midnight Nowhere and Hard Truck Tycoon, localized in Portuguese.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 2:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision Goes To 'The Movies'

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 2:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. announced today that the company has signed an agreement with legendary U.K.-based game designer Peter Molyneux. Under the terms of the agreement, the company has secured the exclusive worldwide rights to Molyneux's new project tentatively titled The Movies for the PC and all video game console platforms. The agreement also grants Activision the option to publish sequels and add-on products to the title.

'Warrior Kings: Battles' - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 1:54 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 Artificial Intelligence (AI) not yet seen in an RTS product. Not only can AI Generals build a functioning economy, deploy offensive and defensive armies, and control potent formations, but they can intelligently probe your defenses to determine your weak points. AI Diplomacy, a major new feature, makes you think you are playing human opponents, giving new depth to single and multiplayer Internet gaming. After you are done reading the extensive interview, check these screens (or vice versa)...

'Warrior Kings: Battles' - Developer Interview

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on March 4, 2003 @ 1:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Set in a fantastical medieval world where small Kingdoms struggle for supremacy in a chaotic land of knights, and demons, you are the ruler of a new kingdom, born from the ashes of a once mighty realm. To resurrect this realm to its former glory you must forge order out of chaos by uniting the fragmented lands into a single, mighty empire under the rule of one warrior king - you. We sat down with Black Cactus' Lead Designer Charlie Bewsher and talked about gameplay, game AI and tons more ...

Xbox Review - Indiana Jones And The Emperor's Tomb

by The Cookie Snatcher on March 4, 2003 @ 1:07 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb features The Collective's proprietary 3D engine that supports completely immersive, highly interactive environments. The game will offer 10 levels, all set in unique locales such as a 15th century castle that looms over Prague, an underwater palace in Istanbul, and a mountaintop fortress in China. A sophisticated camera tracking system makes sure that the player always has an optimal view of the third-person action.

PC Preview - 'Rainbow Six: Raven Shield'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on March 4, 2003 @ 12:31 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Rainbow Six: Raven Shield features a brand new Tom Clancy storyline in which Team RAINBOW is led all over the world in a string of dramatic operations. The game will utilize graphics technology provided by the next-generation Unreal engine to power 15 new single-player missions that include the discovery of a cache of biological weapons and stopping an armed gang from terrorizing a London bank. We got our hands on a final build of the eagerly anticipated 3rd chapter of the Rainbow6 series, and while we await the Raven Shield Single Player demo expected later today, you can check our how much we enjoyed playing the final build ...

Funcom Unlocks Closed Accounts For Trial Of 'The Notum Wars'

by Thomas on March 4, 2003 @ 12:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Funcom has today unlocked Anarchy Online accounts for a 30 day free trial of the The Notum Wars. The motivation behind the initiative is to allow people to try out the award-winning booster pack with their old characters.

Three New WWE Wrestling Games From THQ (CONSOLE)

by Thomas on March 4, 2003 @ 12:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. is a worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for a variety of hardware platforms including PC CD-ROM, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. Nintendo and Microsoft... In their latest Line-Up we can find three new WWE wrestling games that will be coming out for XB/PS2/NGC this fall (WWE Smackdown 5 - WWE Raw 2: Ruthless - WWE Wrestlemania XIX).. Read more for details!

'Praetorians' - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 12:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Praetorians is an epic 3D troop based strategy game set amidst the political machinations of an emerging Roman Empire. Gamers will be transported back to the dusty battlefields of Egypt, the combat theatres of Gaul and finally to the heart of the Empire itself, Italy in the crusade to become Emperor. Your quest will be no easy task as the Empire is heavily defended by thousands of different troop types and war machines, all with special skills and individual strengths. The road to becoming Emperor depends on strategy! You must learn to combine your units and exploit the weakness of the enemy, but as you get closer to the Emperor things become even more difficult as you must face his personal guard, the most powerful and deadly fighting force in the Empire... The Praetorian Guard!