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Atari & Turbine Entertainment To Develope 'Dungeons & Dragons Online'

by Thomas on May 15, 2003 @ 10:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Atari and Turbine today jointly announced plans to bring Wizards of the Coast's incredibly popular gaming universe, "Dungeons & Dragons" ("D&D"), to the world of massively multiplayer games with "Dungeons & Dragons Online." This innovative online role-playing game will be the first project developed, funded and run by Turbine Entertainment, creators of the critically acclaimed "Asheron's Call" and "Asheron's Call 2." "Dungeons & Dragons Online" will provide players with the definitive online "Dungeons & Dragons" experience, complete with dramatic dungeon crawling, terrifying monster combat and challenging puzzles, character advancement and guild-based power struggles.

'Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield' (Xbox) - Features & Screens

by Thomas on May 15, 2003 @ 5:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Command an elite, multinational squad of special operatives against a hidden terrorist foe. In Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3, the third installment in the wildly popular Rainbow Six series, Team RAINBOW races against time to stop terror and unravel a mystery. In locations around the world, from London to the Cayman Islands to Rio de Janeiro, lead Team Rainbow in a desperate effort to battle a madman and foil his doomsday plot.

Activision E3 Facts & Screens

by Thomas on May 15, 2003 @ 3:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

  • Day of Defeat (PC)
  • Trinity (Xb/PC)
  • Soldier of Fortune II Double Helix (Xb)
  • Shrek 2: The Game (ALL)
  • Wakeboarding Unleashed Featuring Shaun Murray (PS2/XB)
  • Pitfall Harry (PS2/XB/NGC/GBA)
  • Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines (PC)
  • Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure (NGC/PS2)
  • MTX: Mototrax featuring Travis Pastrana (PS2/XB/NGC)
  • Star Trek: Elite Force II (PC)
  • Call of Duty (PC)
  • Spider-Man 2 (PS2/XB/NGC)
  • Rome: Total War (PC)

    Check them out here..

E3 Trailers

by Thomas on May 15, 2003 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games Announces Title Lineup

by Thomas on May 15, 2003 @ 2:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another year, another E3. Shrapnel Games unfortunately will not be able to attend E3 this year. Fear not though! For in this news release they unveil several of their upcoming titles that shall be released in 2003 and 2004. By no means a complete list, expect plenty of surprises to be announced over the coming months. And so, without further ado, their upcoming games below...

'Lethal Skies II' (PS2) Announced & 'The Seven Samurai' (PS2) Unveiled

by Thomas on May 15, 2003 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sammy Studios Announces Lethal Skies II (PS2): “Lethal Skies II is a thrilling title that will bring gamers a fast-paced, graphically rich jet combat game,” said John Rowe, president of Sammy Studios. “Players will be able to immerse themselves into this game’s single-player mode as an elite pilot commanding a powerful air fleet, or compete with friends for Ace status in 2-player mode.”

Sammy Studios Unveils The Seven Samurai (PS2): “Seven Samurai 20XX is an exciting video game title on many levels,” said John Rowe, president of Sammy Studios. “It takes a film that has transcended generations and recreates it as an intense action game set in the future, and pays proper homage to the masterpiece that inspired it as a collaborative and artistically-driven effort.”

'Nexagon: Deathmatch' Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 15, 2003 @ 1:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher and developer Strategy First Inc. announced today that their new real time tactical game Nexagon: Deathmatch has gone gold. "We're wrapping up the last few details now and the team is really happy with what we've managed to cook up,” says Guy English, Lead Programmer on Nexagon: Deathmatch. “Nexagon has been a really fun project to work on and we're sure people are going to have a blast playing it."

UbiSoft Launches 'XIII' & 'FarCry' Teaser Websites

by Rainier on May 15, 2003 @ 1:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft today announced XIII, the most stylish FPS ever, now has its own dedicated teaser web page. XIII is a stunning, conspiracy-driven thriller set in a highly stylized graphic-novel world. Fans can log on now and get a sneak preview of one of the most anticipated games of the year. The website features new screens, character images, an interactive storyline and an exclusive high-quality trailer. XIII is scheduled to ship in Fall 2003 to all consoles and PC and the full XIII website will launch in June 2003. Ubi Soft today also announced that Far Cry, the most unpredictable and technologically innovative FPS, now has its own dedicated teaser web page.With features such as its stunning graphics, unique tropical setting, unprecedented long-range view distance, freely explorable indoor and outdoor environments, authentic physics-on-demand, perfect variety of gameplay, frighteningly realistic AI and an universally acclaimed pick-up-and-play level editor.The website features new screens showcasing the amazing graphics and effects, while an exclusive downloadable movie trailer offers a first look at the game's tropical setting infested with deadly enemies.

WorthPlaying E3 Page Update - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on May 15, 2003 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

  • Twisted Metal: Black Online (PS2)
  • Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu (NGC PS2 Xb)
  • Risk (PS2)
  • SOCOM: US Navy SEALs (PS2)
  • Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (PC)

    Check them out here! (more to come)

'Batman : Rise Of Sin Tzu' - Interview

by Thomas on May 15, 2003 @ 1:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

This morning we serve up a 'Batman : Rise Of Sin Tzu' Q/A with Benoit Galarneau "Producer", who's confident he's making "the most fun Batman game ever".

A new era in Batman history begins in Batman: The Rise of Sin Tzu - the first videogame to introduce a new character into the Batman universe.

'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines' (Console) - Fact Sheet

by Thomas on May 15, 2003 @ 12:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A first-person action game currently in development for all major console gaming platforms, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines will - for the first time on next-generation console systems - allow players to become the Terminator Series signature icon, Arnold Schwarzenegger as the original Terminator. This marks the first time Arnold Schwarzenegger's voice and likeness has ever appeared in a home videogame.

'Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike' (NGC) - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on May 15, 2003 @ 12:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

One of interactive entertainment's most critically and commercially successful action arcade series returns this fall in Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike from LucasArts. Available for Nintendo GameCube, this thrilling third chapter once again features the intense flight battles of Luke Skywalker and his elite unit of X-wing starfighter pilots and adds highly desired multiplayer capability and character-based and ground combat to the series for the first time.

US Xbox Price Cut

by Thomas on May 15, 2003 @ 12:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Add one more reason to buy an Xbox video game system today: a new, lower price. Effective immediately, Xbox video game system will retail for $179.99 in the United States and $249.99 in Canada. Right out of the box, Xbox enables the most advanced online and offline gaming experiences with its built-in hard drive and built-in Ethernet port. With an attractive new price, a tremendous lineup of games, and the rapidly growing Xbox Live online gaming community, Xbox represents the best choice for a wide range of consumers. In addition to this new price, Xbox is featuring an impressive line-up of new games for the coming year this week at E3, as well as enhancements to its online gaming service and innovative new entertainment products to expand the definition of video game entertainment.