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'Freaky Flyers' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 11:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Freaky Flyers drops players into the cockpit with the most unique and engaging cast of characters to ever explore, adventure, stunt fly and dogfight in the videogame skies. Intertwining stories and engaging aerial combat add to the excitement throughout completely open and interactive 3-D world environments. Adding to the intensity is multiplayer action that allows gamers to do battle head-to-head in aerial racing combat. Check out the new freaky screens ...

'LotR: The Return of the King' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 11:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Return of the King will let players journey through multiple gameplay paths, taking control of the motion picture trilogy’s heroes including Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Sam, and Frodo. Set in all of the breathtaking locations from the upcoming movie, The Return of the King’s third person gameplay will include immersive action and epic adventure elements based in rich, interactive levels. An all-new multiplayer co-op mode will let players form their own Fellowship before embarking on their journey through Middle-earth.

'Restaurant Empire' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 1:42 p.m. PDT | 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. Enlight Software has just released a new patch for their restaurant sim bringing your retail copy to v1.13 (it comes in US and UK versions). The upgrade adresses some copy protection issues, some AI tweaks and various other fixes. Read more for detailed list and download links ...

'Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4' - Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Drop into the ultimate skating challenge with Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4. Players take on the role of legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk and 13 other athletes as they skate through enormous free roaming levels, choose from 190 progressively harder goals and build their skills to perform 14 of the greatest skateboarding stunts of all time. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 delivers the deepest and most challenging gameplay experience in the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series. The game's enhanced career mode allows players to earn respect and the chance to take on all new pro goals by conquering a skater-specific Pro Challenge based on each skater's personal history (thanks VE3D). Read more and check out the trailer!

'Delta Force: Black Hawk Down' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 12:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in Somalia in 1993, DF: Black Hawk Down is based upon and around the Operation Restore Hope and Task Force Ranger campaigns and follows members of the elite Delta Force and US Army Rangers as they participate in a number of daring raids against the oppressive Somali warlords in and around Mogadishu. NovaLogic has released another patch for DF: Black Hawk Down, upgrading their new special forces tactical FPS to v1.2.1. This upgrade is merely a "General Maintenance Update". Read more for download links ...

'Splinter Cell' (GBA) Ships - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 11:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The anticipation is over! Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced that Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell has shipped for the GBA. Game Boy Advance owners can now experience the thrill of the award-winning espionage thriller. Game Boy Advance fans can enjoy the original tension-filled storyline - complete with characters and locations endorsed by famous author Tom Clancy - plus something special just for Nintendo fans. By connecting the GameCube to the GBA and completing the GameCube version, players will be treated to 5 exclusive levels on the GBA.

'Northland' - Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 11:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Northland is a Stand-alone Adventure Strategy game. The exciting plot tells the story of Viking God Loki who tried to take revenge on Godfather Odin for his banishment from Asgard to Earth. For that he abuses our four human heroes with his intrigues and traps. The story begins where the plot of "Cultures 2 - The Gates of Asgard" ended. Read more for some details and download links where to grab the movie goodness ...

'LoTR: War Of The Ring' - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 11:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The quest to destroy the One Ring continues in the first Real-Time Strategy game based on The Lord of the Rings saga. Massive battles will erupt as the peoples of Middle-earth fight for control of Tolkien's World. Play as the forces of good and valiantly fight for the One Ring's destruction or play as the forces of evil to claim control over Middle-earth forever. On to the screens!

'LoTR: The Treason Of Isengard' (PS2/Xbox) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 11:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The quest to destroy the One Ring continues in the second installment to The Lord of the Rings saga. What was once a quest for a Fellowship of nine is now an epic struggle between the races of Men, Elves, Dwarves, and Orcs. Influence the tides of war as you control multiple characters in their epic confrontation with evil. Play the Greatest Story Ever Written .. but first some screens ...

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

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 11:08 a.m. PDT | 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 7 brand new screens ...

'The Hobbit' (NGC/PS2/Xb) - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 11:03 a.m. PDT | 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. Read more for another batch of screens ...

'The Fast & The Furious' (Xbox/PS2) Revealed

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 10:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today details about its upcoming The Fast And The Furious racing game scheduled for release for the PS2 in fourth quarter 2003 and the Xbox in first quarter 2004. The game will feature both cars and characters from the original The Fast And The Furious movie as well as Universal Pictures' upcoming theatrical sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious, set to debut in theatres on June 6, 2003. Read more for details ...

'Trinity' (PC/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 10:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision is unleashing a one-man cybernetic wrecking crew with the announcement of 'Trinity', a new first person action game for the PC and Xbox. Set in the year 2013, Trinity transports players into a dark alternate future where a deadly plague threatens to destroy the city of New Orleans.

'Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs' (GBA) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that the next installment in the best-selling Spyro the Dragon video game franchise, Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs is scheduled for release on the Game Boy Advance in fourth quarter 2003. In this platform action/adventure game, Spyro and his friends have inadvertently torn a hole in the fabric of space between the Rhynoc and Dragon Realms. At the command of the elusive Ripto, droves of Rhynocs are now pouring into the Dragon Realms. Spyro must help close the hole quickly before the portal and Ripto's ego grow too large and the two realms fuse together permanently. Read more for details and a dozen screens ...

'Battlestar Galactica' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that the universe of the classic science fiction TV series Battlestar Galactica will expand in the form of a multi-platform video game. Battlestar Galactica will debut on both the PlayStation2 and the Xbox in fall 2003. Battlestar Galactica delivers a compelling and immersive space action experience as players move seamlessly between stunning cinematics and epic space battles against the insidious, mechanical power of the Cylons. Fight the insidious Cylons in epic space battles utilizing advanced tactics and an arsenal of weaponry, including the greatest weapon mankind ever conceived — The Battlestar Galactica.

'The Simpsons Hit & Run' (PS2/Xbox/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

There are strange happenings in Springfield. People are missing, very mysterious crop circles are appearing, and hidden cameras are being exposed. When Homer notices a black van with a satellite dish parked outside the Simpsons house, he decides to investigate further into these odd events. What he reveals could be the biggest mystery to rock Springfield since Who Shot Mr. Burns? The Simpsons Hit & Run promises a hilarious mission based driving game with exciting out-of-the-car platform gameplay, the signature satire of The Simpsons, and the interactive world of Springfield. Read more for details and a few fuzzy looking screens ...

'Metal Arms: Glitch In The System' (Xbox/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You are Glitch, the gun-slinging, half-ton menacing bot of Droid City who blasts his way to victory. Found as scrap metal, but transformed into destructive machinery, Glitch is determined to free his people from the evil clutches of General Corrosive and his maniacal army of Mil bots. Unleash a world of pain as you annihilate the General's sinister plan to dominate the world, and salvage the robot race. Read more for details and a whopping 1 screenshot ...

'Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this frenetic, story-driven action game, for the first time ever, players will seamlessly combine dynamic space and ground-based combat. Additional gameplay elements include exploration and investigation. Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter takes place hundreds of years in the future, where both human and alien settlers are rapidly colonizing the galaxy. The player will assume the role of ex-Special Ops officer, Mace Griffin. Against a backdrop of corporate, political and religious intrigue, Mace Griffin is framed for being involved in his comrades' deaths. After spending 10 years in prison, he becomes a Bounty Hunter, a vocation that gives him access to classified information and a means to aggressively pursue his search for the people who framed him.

'Lords of the Realm III' - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lords of the Realm III (Lords 3) is a real-time strategy game of historic medieval conquest that spans castle building, siege, politics, religion, and conquest. The game is set in the Middle Ages, between 850 AD and 1350 AD, and features authentic castle designs and characters. Various scenarios and campaigns encompass the British Isles, Germany, France, Normandy, Brittany, Flanders and Denmark. Extending the medieval world beyond combat, Lords 3 takes into account the powerful clergy and merchant classes of the time which are important factions in the player's quest to become King.

'Homeworld 2' - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Homeworld 2 is the massive sequel to 1999's Game of the Year and the best 3D space game in the universe.Years after the Higarans reclaimed their Homeworld, there is still no peace. Now a new war, a prophecy, and a deadly new enemy threaten to make the recent journey home all for nothing. In Homeworld, you helped them reclaim their home. Now, help them reclaim their destiny.In addition to the engrossing single player experience, Homeworld 2 allows competition with five other players via a LAN or over the Internet. Homeworld2 also will support mod groups by making the tools to create your own content available via download at www.homeworld2.com. Developed with the RTS community in mind, the game technology includes robust support for mods and high levels of customization.

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

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this gritty and darkly humorous 3rd person action adventure, players join the courageous Brotherhood of Steel, whose mission is to maintain peace in the grim post-apocalyptic world of Fallout. Battling raiders, mutants and a host of radioactive nightmares, players attempt to save the scattered remnants of the human race. Life is hard, mutation is rampant and the closet thing to law and order is the fusion-powered pistol that you carry on your hip. Read more for some juicy screens ...

'Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds' (GC/PS2/Xb) - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds is a 3rd person action-adventure game based on the successful cult series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Just like the show, the adventure takes place at ground zero for all things vampire – Sunnydale, California. Developed with the show's writers as a 'lost episode' from season 5, Chaos Bleeds involves an unraveling tale in which a dimensional bleed has been enabled by Pure Evil to consume humanity once and for all. It's up to Buffy and her friends to stop it all from happening...again! Read more to check some screens ...

'Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat' (ALL) Announced - Features

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that it will publish Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat, a 3D action-adventure game inspired by the upcoming Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Pictures/Imagine Entertainment presentation of Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat. Developed by Magenta Software for console and Digital Eclipse Software for the handheld and PC, Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat interactive game will make its multi-platform debut in the fourth quarter 2003. Read more for details on all platforms ...

'Crash Nitro Kart' (ALL) Announced - Features & Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today its plan to release the next installment in the Crash Bandicoot franchise, a new character-based racing title named Crash Nitro Kart. The game is scheduled for release fourth quarter 2003 for the PlayStation2, the Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and the Game Boy Advance. Albany, NY-based studio Vicarious Visions (Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure, Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced) is developing the game.

'Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami has issued a new patch for their recently released stealth action game Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance, bringing your retail copy to v1.01. This upgrade only fixes issues associated with ATI Radeon 8500 and above. Owners of video cards other than the aforementioned cards should not apply this patch. Read more for details and download links ...

'LotR: The Return of the King' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts officially announced today the development of The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King for the PlayStation2, the Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance, and the PC. All versions of The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King game will be released worldwide in fall 2003 under the EA GAMES brand.

'MotoGP 2' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MotoGP 2 for Xbox and Xbox Live! offers eight different racing modes including: Stunt, GP, time trial, Training challenges, tag, Live, multi-player & single race, customizable bikes and all of the riders from the real 2002 MotoGP class. Players can create custom riders and race them online at 60 frames per second with up to 16 riders on one track during a single race. Players can also utilize Microsoft’s online voice communication to talk trash with the nearest competitor at speeds that will make their voices crack and their knees buckle.

'Ghost Recon: Island Thunder' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This first-ever campaign disk for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft will not require players to have a retail copy of the original game to enjoy a new Ghost campaign. Both new recruits and seasoned vets who earned their stripes playing the original Xbox game will enjoy the camaraderie of the shared battlefield. Xbox Live soldiers can experience the intensity of the front lines side-by-side with their battlefield brothers while covering each others' backs and calling out commands using the Xbox Live Communicator headset.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 1:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Scrabble 2003' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 1:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scrabble 2003 Edition comprises several new features, including the latest word lists from the Official Scrabble Words 4th Edition, Scrabble Word International. It also features Duplicate game play, Multiplayer modes for up to four players on Local Area Networks (LAN) and Internet. It was developed with the advice and aid of a Scrabble expert and is based on the popular Scrabble board game from Mattel. The update fixes a problem with Indeo XP codec, fixes a LAN crash, improves network games, and fixes a few other bugs. Read more for download links ...

'Orbz 2.0' Developer Challenge

by Peter on April 25, 2003 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A message on our forum (thanks jmette) let us know that there will be a special launch promotion for Orbz 2.0 “Developer’s Challenge” this Friday night at 8PM Eastern (5PM Pacific). Download the demo and compete online against the developers of the game for a chance to win a free copy of the full retail version. "Orbz is an action/arcade game set in colorful 3D environments. The object of the game is to shoot your orb at targets located throughout 14 distinct courses in a race to score the most points. Game play includes both strategic single-player challenges and intense multi-player action".

Head over to our forum for all information!

PS2 Review - 'Piglet's BIG Game'

by Hank on April 25, 2003 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

When Piglet is frightened by a tree shadow, he gets teased by his friends for being so timid. Piglet decides to head off and lead another life, without anyone to “save” him from imagined monsters. Piglet’s friends begin to miss him and fall asleep thinking of their runaway pal. Did our reviewer fall asleep or run away screaming? Read more and find out!

Darkmonth Studios Announces 'Damn Dirty Apes'

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 12:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Darkmonth Studios are pleased to confirm the development of their first original title, Damn Dirty Apes, and are now actively seeking a publisher for the game. Developed for the PC, but designed with a view to portability to next-generation consoles, Damn Dirty Apes is a cartoon real-time action war game.

'Deer Hunter' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 12:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deer Hunter for the PlayStation 2, being developed by Coresoft Inc., features an online component for intense competition with up to eight players in tournament mode. There are also seventeen weapons to choose from including shotguns, rifles and bows, off-road vehicles, a two-player split screen co-op mode and instant replay with slow-motion bullet effect. The new Deer Hunter game on console will give gamers the adventure and excitement they crave, along with the skill and strategy required for a successful hunt. Check 8 new screens ...

'Iridion 2' (GBA) - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on April 25, 2003 @ 12:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Iridion II is a upcoming 3D-shoot’em up from Majesco.. In Iridion II the game begins 500 years after the vicious Iridion forces first attacked Earth and were destroyed by one brave Fighter Pilot. At this time, humans began to colonize the planet systems of the Iridion home galaxy. The Iridion menace was vanquished, until now. Read more for facts and screens!

Sega Snags 'Worms 3D' - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 12:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Europe Ltd, today announced an agreement with Team17 Software Ltd, granting SEGA Europe rights to publish 'Worms 3D' on GameCube from Nintendo, PlayStation2 from Sony, Xbox, the as well as the PC. Worms 3D is the first 3D incarnation of the highly acclaimed and best-selling Worms franchise, and this latest version marks the first time a core Worms game will appear on the latest generation consoles. Read more for details and new screens ...