'Etherlords II' - Screens

by Rainier on April 10, 2003 @ 11:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Etherlords II is the sequel to the innovative turn-based strategy game originally released in November 2001. Similar to Etherlords I, which was highly praised for its tactical depth and stunning graphics, Etherlords II promises to be even more spectacular, changing the emphasis of the game from simple exploration and resource gathering to a more enriching story-driven adventure. check out these 3 brand new screens ...

Paradox Ent. Buys 3D Game Technology RSSTech

by Rainier on April 10, 2003 @ 11:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Entertainment announces that they have entered into an agreement with Swiss company Inca Gold GmbH to acquire the Rock Solid Studios Technology, known as RSSTech. Inca Gold recently acquired all the assets in the Swedish Rock Solid Studios AB bankruptcy, including the world leading graphics engine RSSTech. A consortium led by Paradox Entertainment has now entered into an agreement with Inca Gold to develop and commercialise the technology, which may be renamed.

'One Must Fall: Battlegrounds' - Screens

by Rainier on April 10, 2003 @ 11:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Diversions Entertainment, Inc's 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.

'Face of Mankind' - BetaTest Signups

by Rainier on April 10, 2003 @ 11:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Face of Mankind is a massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) within a persistent world. Thousands of players throughout the world can compete in this realistic and futuristic world of the 24th century. It combines an epic story-driven mission system over years with a complex economic system which can also affect the story deeply. Although roleplaying takes a large part, Face of Mankind is not like usual RPG´s. You have control over a very intuitive interface like known from famous realtime shooters, where you are able to explore the game world easily without learning through pages of a manual. The cutting edge graphics engine will present you a world of 5 huge cities on earth and several distant colonies in outer space. Sign up now for the first of 4 beta test stages (starting November 2003).

'The Dam Busters' Ships To North American Retail Stores

by Rainier on April 10, 2003 @ 6:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and developer Just Flight Games announced today that The Dam Busters, their add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000/2002 and/or Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2, has shipped to retail stores nationwide. “The Dam Busters brings one of Europe’s most historical raids to life on the PC,” says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing for Strategy First Inc. “Any fan of MSFS® and MSCFS® will enjoy this game.”

'Rainbow Six: Raven Shield' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 10, 2003 @ 5:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rainbow Six: Raven Shield utilizes 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. As promised, Ubisoft has now released the update patch for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield (UK & US versions). This patch was created in response to the issues some people have with the CD Key system and brings your retail game to v1.1. Read more for full details and download links ...

'Purge Online' - Retail & Updated Demo/Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 10, 2003 @ 5:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Purge is an online-only, hybrid FPS/RPG using highly modified Lithtech Talon Engine technology. Purge allows players to build custom characters: choosing from 7 player attributes, 8 science-fiction and fantasy classes, 32 weapons, and 24 skills. Purge has fully realized non-combat roles where players can succeed without ever directly fighting. New patches have been released for the Purge retail and demo versions. The patch fixes minor bugs, improves netcode, and adds UI tweaks and features to simplify Purge for new players. The lighting in the Riley's Gap map has been completely reworked to remove the dingy, muddy yellow hue. Purge 1.4.4d Demo is available in both a patch and full installation flavour. The Purge 1.4.4 Retail Patch includes all the above fixes and an additional bonus map: Pumpstation. Read more for details & download links ...

'Indiana Jack' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 10, 2003 @ 11:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Big City Games and developer Techland announced today that their new adventure game, Indiana Jack, has shipped to retail stores nationwide. "Indiana Jack is a terrific children's game," says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing for Big City Games. "The graphics are great, the plot is addictive and how can you not love Jack?" Read more for details & features ...

'Shadowbane' - Update Patch Available

by Rainier on April 10, 2003 @ 10:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shadowbane is the first MMO to incorporate the Dynamic World Model, in which players' actions and decisions permanently change the history, politics and landscape of the game. Each player impacts this dynamic world whether they choose to be a simple adventurer, shopkeeper or heroic leader. Bugs causing crashes when changing the interface or using a specific combination of keys have been fixed. Users of 56k modems or Windows 98 will experience less stalls and disconnects. Players should also take a look at the service announcement regarding stability and lag issues that was posted today (thanks GameSpyDaily).

'Netamin' Opens New Taiwan Office

by Rainier on April 10, 2003 @ 10:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

U.S. based Netamin, developer of the first Massively Multiplayer Online Sports Game – Ultimate Baseball Online (UBO), has increased its international reach with the opening of an office in Taiwan. The new facility, called Netamin Asia, allows the company to strengthen its presence in Asia and establish itself with the growing online gaming community in the region.

'NHL Rivals 2004' (Xbox) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on April 10, 2003 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Our buddies at VE3D send over the following MicroSoft announcement. Historic hockey rivals will face-off this week as the quest for the coveted Stanley Cup begins. With intense NHL Playoff battles opening throughout the league, Microsoft Game Studios announced today its first hockey title for the Xbox, "NHL Rivals 2004." The game is scheduled to “go top shelf” in stores this fall. “NHL Rivals 2004” will have all the modes of play that hockey fans want including single game, playoff mode, season mode and online play. Read more for details and the first batch of screens ...

'Club Football' (PS2/Xbox) Gets New Additions - Screens

by Rainier on April 10, 2003 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters is to increase the number of individual team-specific football action games in its Club Football series to a total of 17 titles, each officially licensed and headlined by a major European football club. Now Real Madrid Club Football and Celtic Club Football will join the already impressive roster of football clubs Codemasters is working with to produce individual PlayStation 2 and Xbox football action games for. Read more for additional details and screens ...

Big City Games Kicks Off With 'Pet Soccer' - In Stores NOW

by Rainier on April 10, 2003 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Big City Games and developer Techland are very happy to announce that the first game on the Big City Games label, Pet Soccer, has shipped to retail stores nationwide. "We are very excited about the Big City Games launch," says Don McFatridge, President of Big City Games. "Our lineup is packed with great games and Pet Soccer is a great way to kick things off." "Pet Soccer is quite simply, an amazing game," says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing for Big City Games. "It's fun, it's addictive and the graphics are great. We are very proud to be bringing the first Pet title to the market with Big City Games, and we know that consumers are going to love this franchise."

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on April 10, 2003 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | 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 :

  • Tube Slider (NEC)
  • The Hulk (Vivendi)
  • Splinter Cell (GBA/NGC, UbiSoft)
  • Korea: Forgotten Conflict (Cenega)
  • Paradise Cracked (Buka)
  • Heaven & Hell (CDV)
  • Chaser (JoWooD)
  • Sphinx Shadow Of Set (THQ)


  • Read more for download links ...

'Tropico 2: Pirate Cove' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 10, 2003 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. today announced that Tropico 2: Pirate Cove for the PC has shipped. Published by Take-Two's Gathering label and developed by San Francisco based Frog City Software, Inc. in association with Take-Two's Pop Top Software studio, Tropico 2: Pirate Cove is now available in stores nationwide and will be available in Europe on April 25th.

'DC9-30 Professional' - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on April 10, 2003 @ 4:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Go back in time to the days when pilots, not computers, did the flying. Take up the challenge of DC9-30 Professional and tame a true airborne legend! This fantastic airliner for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 is beautifully reproduced by the world-famous Atlanta-based Flight One software team. Go on, take to the friendly Flight Simulator skies in this classic jet airliner! Read more for facts and ten shots of hairy-chested, autopilot-free flying.

'Ghost Vibration' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on April 10, 2003 @ 4:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ghost Vibration is a upcoming Playstation 2 action game from Infogrames. Today we received six tiny screenshots that you can check out below. EU Release 09-May-2003, US Release TBA..

'The Hulk' (PC/CONSOLE) - Release Date Confirmed

by Thomas on April 10, 2003 @ 4:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games' The Hulk video game, based upon Universal Pictures' highly anticipated film version of one of Marvel Comics' most memorable and popular Super Hero series, will street June 13, 2003 in the UK. The action-packed game is being developed by Vancouver, Canada-based Radical Entertainment for the PlayStation2, the Xbox, GameCube and the PC. The Valhalla Motion Pictures/Good Machine Production will hit UK theatres July 18, 2003.

NVIDIA & Electronic Arts Form Exclusive Strategic Alliance

by Thomas on April 10, 2003 @ 3:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NVIDIA Corporation today announced that it has formed a strategic relationship with Electronic Arts. The two companies will work together to produce and market next-generation 3D content under the EA GAMES and EA SPORTS brands, which include such top-selling games and franchises as Madden Football, Command & Conquer, James Bond 007, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Golf and Battlefield 1942. By supporting NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs) for desktop and notebook PCs, including the new NVIDIA GeForce FX family of GPUs, EA is able to deliver innovative and rock-solid gaming experiences to PC consumers worldwide.

'Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix' (XB) - Screens

by Thomas on April 10, 2003 @ 3:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix players assume the role of John Mullins, a military consultant working for the top-secret anti-terrorist group known as The Shop. In the game, players must tackle a wide-range of missions from hostage rescue and intelligence gathering, to search-and-destroy. Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix will support multiplayer modes through Microsoft's Xbox Live online gaming service, including deathmatch, team deathmatch, elimination and infiltration... Read more for a bunch of new screens!

'Downhill Domination' (PS2) Announced

by Thomas on April 10, 2003 @ 2:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony announced today the summer 2003 release of Downhill Domination, available exclusively for the PlayStation2. Developed and created by Sony's Santa Monica studio and Incog Inc. Entertainment. Downhill Domination is the first downhill mountain bike racing game ever published for a next-generation console and features professional riders, licensed manufacturers, a broad-appealing music roster and courses from around the globe.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 10, 2003 @ 1:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Devastation' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 10, 2003 @ 12:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ARUSH Entertainment, Groove Games and Digitalo have released the prevously announced patch for their recently released FPS Devastation, bringing your retail game to v380. The major fixes include sound changes for weapons, stability fixes for multiplayer, tweaks to the Territories gametype, a new server browser interface, and tons of other improvements that will make the game smoother and better. Read more for download links ...

PC Review - 'High Heat Major League Baseball 2004'

by Tristan on April 10, 2003 @ 12:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Whether you’re a casual fan or a hard-core baseball junkie, you’ll love High Heat Major League Baseball 2004. You will notice the smooth new graphics and character animations. You’ll also notice the abundance of game modes and options. The new Franchise Mode enables you to take your team through an unlimited number of seasons. If you chose to, you can manage team budgets, player contracts, and make other financial decisions. Or dive right into the action with the Two On Two Showdown or Home Run Derby Modes.

'StokedRider' Featuring Tommy Brunner - Screens

by Thomas on April 10, 2003 @ 12:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today the very first screenshots of the snowboardgame featuring freeride legend TOMMY BRUNNER have been revealed. This actual ingame screenshots show the graphically rich visual style of the game utilizing an unique cell-shading technique. In particular this screenshots feature the main character TOMMY BRUNNER riding a sun-set scene in ALASKA.