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Midway E3 Screens (PS2/XB)

by Thomas on May 14, 2003 @ 1:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

  • Freestyle MetalX (PS2/XB)
  • Freaky Flyers (PS2)
  • RoadKill (PS2)
  • NHL Hitz Pro (PS2)
  • SpyHunter 2 (PS2)
  • The Suffering (PS2)
  • NARC (PS2)

    Check them out!

Logical Vice Announces Multi-Genre Game for PC And XBox

by Thomas on May 14, 2003 @ 12:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Unsigned Independent Developer LogicalVice, an Orlando based Interactive Entertainment and Games Studio announced today its plans to release a multi-genre video game for the PC/X-BOX. The game, "BoomTown" is based on a loose interpretation of the American Wild West frontier, its players, and the mystique of witchcraft, and is scheduled for the 3rd quarter of 04. Boomtown will host single player campaigns and multiplayer online scenarios in a third person default, or first person perspective. Running on Epic Games' Unreal Warfare and the Karma Physics Math Engine it infuses a fresh look and an untapped genre with action packed scenarios and gaming modes like Last Man Standing, Dueling, Siege, or 25 Card Draw. It is six-shooters and sorcery. It is bullets and blood sacrifice. It is a game that will reshape the vivid landscape of pulse-pounding, white-knuckle action.

Players will saddle up as one of 25 frontier personalities. Choose from Bryce Blackburn, a steely gunslinger that makes "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" look more like "The Meek, The Lame, and The Puny" to Elspeth, the spiritual leader of a displaced witches' colony capable of hurling an arsenal of deadly spells. Bryce, Elspeth, and an assortment of other colorful characters will traverse stunningly detailed terrain, eerie settlements, and amazingly textured towns either on foot or more quickly by horseback, stagecoach, or train. In addition, over 30 different weapons will be at the player's disposal. Classic western favorites like the Colt 45 Peacemaker and Parker Shotgun will announce their presence with authority. Finding mystical alternatives like the Angelic Bone Sword and Mace of Devouring will unlock a whole new way of disposing of your enemy.

Konami Announcements (PS2/Xbox/NGC)

by Thomas on May 14, 2003 @ 11:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

  • Air Force Delta Strike (PS2)
  • Apocalyptica (PC)
  • Bloody Roar 4 (PS2)
  • Cy Girls (PS2)
  • Dance Dance Revolution UltraMix (XB)
  • DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution (PS2)
  • Firefighter FD18 (PS2)
  • McFarlane's Evil Prophecy (PS2) Details
  • Gradius V (PS2)
  • Silent Hill 3 (PS2) Out In August
  • Ninja Turtles (ALL)
  • Metal Gear Solid The Twin Snakes (NGC)
  • Silent Scope Complete (XB)

    All announcements are available here!

EA Unveils New Bond Girl Shannon Elizabeth (PS2/XB/NGC/GBA)

by Thomas on May 14, 2003 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that film actress Shannon Elizabeth has joined the ranks of Hollywood talent enlisted by EA and will lend her talents to the videogame James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing. Ms. Elizabeth will provide her likeness and voice for the first original interactive Bond girl to be cast, "Serena St. Germaine". Her character will be an integral part of the original storyline in this new installment. James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing is scheduled for release under the EA GAMES brand this fall for PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube, and Nintendo Game Boy Advance.

New Single-Player Campaign For 'Warcraft III: the Frozen Throne'

by Thomas on May 14, 2003 @ 10:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard Entertainment gave show attendees an exclusive look at one of "Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne's" highly anticipated single-player campaigns. With the multiplayer beta test nearing completion, the campaigns are among the last of many new features that are being finalized in preparation for the expansion set's launch this summer. In "The Frozen Throne," players revisit the war-torn world of Azeroth. Several months have passed since Archimonde and the Burning Legion were defeated at the battle of Mount Hyjal, but a new threat has arisen throughout the land. More facts below!

Colin McRae 4 : Europe at War : Dragon Empires - Screens

by Thomas on May 14, 2003 @ 9:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Colin McRae Rally 04 (PS2/Xbox): Now, as McRae competes in the new season driving for Citroen, Codemasters is set to take it to the limit in Colin McRae Rally 04. Due this winter for PlayStation 2 and Xbox, Colin McRae Rally 04 will have players driving on the very edge of control as the series' sublime car handling combines with new championships, custom rallies, new single and multiplayer gaming modes, and unique car part testing challenges to win advanced technology for your car... We serve up E3 screenshots showcasing the detailed environments and stages through the fresh international rally courses. See them here!

Battlefield Command: Europe at War 1939 - 1945 (PC): Bringing innovation and a new graphical standard in the tactical strategy genre, Battlefield Command comes from Russian game development company 1C, creators of the acclaimed flight simulator series IL-2 Sturmovik, and will be published by Codemasters exclusively for PC in the spring of 2004... A selection of screenshots showcasing the different settings from the European theatre - including authentic uniforms and weaponry, vehicles, planes and military hardware. You find E3 screens here!

Dragon Empires (PC): Codemasters' Dragon Empires is the next generation of massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG) for PC and set to deliver an alternate reality that is immersive, compelling, hugely exciting in its scope and breathtaking in its visuals. Not just for the MMORPG hardcore, its genre-leading landscape engine creates a world that is begging to be explored. Due to launch in the spring of 2004, Dragon Empires' world is Fortitude, a magical fantasy world where thousands of players will socialise, trade and fight with each other through Player Vs Player and Clan Vs Clan combat. Screens showcasing the stunning visuals of Fortitude throughout the seasons. Staggering scenery and intriguing landscapes spread over five very different mystical empires. Have a look at new E3 shots here!

'Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars' - Screens

by Thomas on May 14, 2003 @ 8:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You thought it was all over after 'Cossacks : European Wars'? You were wrong! With 'Cossacks : Napoleonic Wars' one of the most successful strategy games of the past years returns to the real-time battlefield - with reinforcements. Meet Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France and probably the most ingenious strategist in European history! This worthy successor combines the qualities of Cossacks : European Wars and Cossacks :The Art of War with the advantages of the third dimension! Enter the battle on the side of one of 10 great European nations and rewrite European history in 6 exciting campaigns. Experience your Waterloo - or leave the field victorious! Some E3 screens below!

'The Matrix Online' - Screens

by Thomas on May 14, 2003 @ 8:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in a virtual, persistent online universe in which millions of players around the globe can participate, The Matrix Online will feature cutting-edge graphics, real-time martial arts combat and a rich storyline that picks up where The Matrix Revolutions, the third chapter in The Matrix film trilogy, leaves off. The game is currently being developed for the PC by Monolith Productions, an award-winning independent game developer, and EON Entertainment, the company owned by the Wachowski Brothers, creators of The Matrix trilogy... Earlier today we tossed up the announcement for The Matrix Online, now we got some screens for you to enjoy!

Various E3 Announcements

by Thomas on May 14, 2003 @ 6:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

  • U.S. Army Introduces New Roles and Missions to America's Army (PC)
  • Capcom Debuts Resident Evil Outbreak at E3 2003 (PS2)
  • Game Boy Advance Video Pak at E3 2003
  • Fight Crime as Capcom'S Newest Super Hero 'Viewtiful Joe' (NGC)
  • Steel Battalion: Line Of Contact (Xbox Live) Announced
  • Maximo vs. Army of Zin (PS2) Announced
  • UFC: Sudden Impact (PS2) Announced
  • The Matrix Online For PC 2004
  • Metal Gear Solid 3 Exclusively For PS2
  • Boktai: The Sun Is In Your Hand (GBA) Announced
  • Atari Announces Shadow Ops: Red Mercury (PC)

    Read the announcement's on our E3 section!

'Playboy: The Mansion' To Be Developed By Cyberlore - Features

by Thomas on May 14, 2003 @ 5:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kicking off the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), co-publishers ARUSH Entertainment and Groove Games today announced that Massachusetts developer Cyberlore has begun development on Playboy: The Mansion. Gamers worldwide will get the chance to build Hugh Hefner's Playboy Empire on their PCs and console gaming systems in late 2004.

Rockstar Games Announces 'Manhunt' For PS2

by Thomas on May 14, 2003 @ 5:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing division of Take-Two Interactive Software is proud to announce Manhunt, the next project from Rockstar North, the developers behind the global blockbuster Grand Theft Auto franchise. Manhunt will be available for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and is expected to hit retail shelves in North America in Fall 2003. Manhunt will continue in the tradition of world-class gameplay, incredible production values, and sardonic sense of humor that has become synonymous with Rockstar North. Details surrounding the game remain shrouded in secrecy. To date, Rockstar has only admitted this: Manhunt explores the depths of human depravity in a vicious, sadistic tale of urban horror.

Mindscape Announces 'Agassi: Tennis Generation' (PS2/GBA)

by Thomas on May 14, 2003 @ 4:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mindscape today delivered a double volley with the announcement of Agassi: Tennis Generation for PS2 and Game Boy Advance, due to be released in July for only £19.99, around the time of the Wimbledon 2003 Tennis Championships.

'Evil Genius' Announced

by Thomas on May 14, 2003 @ 3:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) announced today that the PC Strategy / Simulation game Evil Genius will be shown behind closed doors at the 2003 Electronic Entertainment Expo held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, May 14-16. Evil Genius is being developed by London-based Elixir Studios, and is scheduled for a Q3 2004 release.

Various Screens And News Added To Our E3 Section

by Thomas on May 14, 2003 @ 2:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

We added following screens & news this morning to our E3 2003 section..

  • Full Spectrum Warrior (XB) Screens
  • Warhammer Online (PC) E3 Screens
  • Alter Echo (PS2) Screens
  • Alter Echo (XB) Screens
  • Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior (PS2) Screens
  • Finding Nemo (PC/PS2/XB) Screens
  • Finding Nemo - Nemo's Underwater World of Fun (PC) Screens

  • GameCube release schedule
  • GBA release schedule

    Check them out here! (more to come).. Previous E3 news here!

PC Preview - 'Will Rock'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on May 14, 2003 @ 2:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The power of a Titan courses through your veins. Your only comfort is the singe of a powerful weapon in your grip. Centaurs, minotaurs and the legions of ancient Greece stand against you. And if you live long enough, you'll face the anger of the gods themselves. Send them all to Hades without deiscrimination, because in the world of Will Rock, it's the god's turn to be damned. Will Rock can best be described as a Serious Sam, old school type shooter, but with a few innovations. We took our beta build for a spin, read more to find out what we thought of it ...

'Dead Man's Hand' (XB) - Screens

by Thomas on May 14, 2003 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Dead Man's Hand, players will step into the boots of El Tejón, a master gunslinger riding with one of the roughest gangs in the West, known as The Nine. When the ruthless leader of The Nine betrays El Tejón, El Tejón turns to a life of vengeance, vowing to put every member of his former gang six-feet under. Five shots of Wild West shootouts from the makers of Rune (Infogrames/Atari).

'Evil Genius' - Announced

by Rainier on May 14, 2003 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2003 May 14th

Evil Genius, a strategy/life simulation game, is a tongue-in-cheek take on the 60's spy thriller genre where you assume the role of a wicked mastermind bent on achieving global domination through the construction of the ultimate doomsday device.

Fight Crime as Capcom'S Newest Super Hero 'Viewtiful Joe' (NGC)

by Rainier on May 14, 2003 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2003 May 14th

Capcom®, a powerhouse in the multi-billion dollar video game industry, today announced Viewtiful Joe(TM) for the Nintendo GameCube(TM). An all-new concept in video games, Viewtiful Joe blends the latest cel-shaded graphic advancements with classic side-scrolling action gameplay to introduce the world's quirkiest action superhero, Joe! In Viewtiful Joe, "Joe" is sucked into a movie world. Viewtiful Joe redefines the action platform genre by mixing innovative "viewpoint" fighting and amazing cartoon-noir environments, resulting in a visual experience unlike any other. Viewtiful Joe is the brainchild of Capcom's Atsushi Inaba, acclaimed producer of Steel Battalion and Hideki Kamiya, director of Devil May

Acclaim's E3 LineUp - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2003 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today we have screens for the entire Acclaim lineup that they are showcasing at the E3 convention in LA, which kicks off later today. We have screens from :

  • Alias
  • NBA Jam
  • Gladiator:Sword Of Vengeance
  • Speedkings
  • SX Superstar
  • Summer Heat Beach Volleyball
  • XGRA
  • Urban FreeStyle Street Soccer

Atari To Showcase More Than 30 Titles @ E3

by Thomas on May 14, 2003 @ 12:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari will showcase more than 30 cutting-edge video games at this year's E3 in Los Angeles, including games based on major motion pictures; titles from Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) franchise; hard-hitting action games; the Company's first massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG); and titles aimed at the mass entertainment market. Find out more below!