Archives by Day

Advertising





Russobit-M - E3 Screen Gallery

by Rainier on May 16, 2003 @ 11:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

We met up with Russian publisher Russobit-M to check out their upcoming titles and our comrades were so nice to pack our bags with loads of goodies... We got screens for :

E3 Is Over - Long Live E3

by Rainier on May 16, 2003 @ 11:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The E3 is finally over and the WP team has slaved themselves tirelessly, worked their asses off, and met with tons of publishers and developers. Thanks to all the good people at the show who put up with our annoying questions. In the coming days, and probably weeks, we will be rolling out various interviews, previews, trailers and all the other goodies we secured during our trip. We might even sell our soleless shoes just so we can afford new one's :)

'Unreal Tournament 2004' - Screens & Trailer

by Thomas on May 16, 2003 @ 1:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

I saw on VE3D that Andy tossed up info about a E3 footage of Unreal Tournament 2004 on E3 Insider (there's a glimpse of the title screen in there too). To check out this movie click here, then 'Watch Floored' ..

Andy also let us know that Beyond Unreal also has following comment from Mark Rein:

Sorry I have not been able to visit the forum sooner but we've been extremely busy showing off UT2004 during the day and then meeting with licensees and potential licensees at night.

The reception to UT2004 has been great which is especially gratifying considering how early everything is. There are so many cool things going into UT2004 that aren't in showable shape yet. But regardless of that people are really liking the parts they're seeing and we know they're going to be even more delighted in a few months when everything comes together.

I see many of you are discussing the topic of UT2004 pricing. Atari has not yet set the retail price of UT2004 however they have told us that all along they've been planning to have some sort of deal for existing UT2003 owners who buy UT2004. The game is still many months away so there's plenty of time to figure this out and let people know.

I have guests here in my suite and I need to get back to them now. I'll try (no promises) to post more tonight and possibly get on IRC again sometime in the next few hours to answer peoples' questions.

Take 2 - Rockstar Games Various E3 Screens

by Thomas on May 16, 2003 @ 12:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

  • Celebrity Deathmatch (PS2 XB PC NGC)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PC)
  • Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic (PC)
  • Hidden and Dangerous 2 (PC)
  • Railroad Tycoon 3 (PC)
  • Midnight Club II (PC XB)
  • Space Colony (PC)

    Have a look at the screens here!

Atari (Infogrames) Various E3 Screens

by Thomas on May 16, 2003 @ 11:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'True Crime: Streets of L.A' (PS2/XB) - Screens

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

In True Crime: Streets of L.A., players assume the role of rogue Elite Operations Division (E.O.D.) operative Nick Kang, a no-holds-barred badass, whose brutal reputation and lethal skills have landed him the nasty task of taking down the Chinese Triad and Russian Mafia cartel that has turned the City of Angels into a war zone. Take part in explosive gun battles with double fisted firepower, devastating martial arts brawls, and high-speed shootouts across 250 square miles of accurately recreated L.A. In car or on-foot, the unique branching missions include locating hostile witnesses, searching for case-cracking clues, taking out evasive informants and busting the heavily armed and deadly bad guys.. Read more to check out a bunch of new PS2 and Xbox screens!

'Day of Defeat' (PC) and 'RTCW: Tides of War' (XB) - Ships

by Thomas on May 16, 2003 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. has announced that id Software's Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft is now available at retail outlets nationwide. id's new hit for Xbox features the definitive multiplayer experience, including squad-based warfare over Xbox Live or System Link, along with an action-packed storyline for single player and two-player split-screen cooperative action. The title has already received critical acclaim including a 9.2 rating and "Editor's Choice" award from Official Xbox Magazine. Developed by Nerve Software, Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War carries a suggested retail price of £39.99 and is rated 15+ by the BBFC.

Activision, Inc. and Valve are taking World War II fans online to the battlefield with the retail release of Day of Defeat. The title, a multiplayer WWII first-person action game powered by Valve's Half-Life technology, provides intense team-based gameplay that pits gamers in Axis vs. Allies squad-based combat in Western Europe at the height of the war in 1944. Day of Defeat is available at retail outlets nationwide for a suggested retail price of £19.99 and carries a 12+ PEGI rating.

'Pirates' - Announced

by Thomas on May 16, 2003 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sid Meier's Pirates! is among the most popular and loved titles in gaming history. Originally released in 1987, Pirates! received unprecedented critical acclaim for crossing multiple game genres to offer unique, unrivaled gameplay options. Pirates! set the industry standard for innovative game design with its unique blend of open-ended role-playing, real-time adventures and thrilling action sequences.

Sid Meier's 'Civilization III: Conquests' - Announced

by Thomas on May 16, 2003 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take over the world... one conquest at a time... Sid Meier's Civilization III: Conquests takes players on a provocative journey through the ages as they pursue victory in the most famous conquests in history. What does Civ Conquests give to fans of the award-winning series? Simply put — more Civ: More to Build, More to Fight, More to Rule!

'The Italian Job' (PS2/XB/NGC) - Screens

by Thomas on May 16, 2003 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get in, get out, get even! Eidos Interactive invites you to take the wheel of the high-octane movie experience The Italian Job. The video game The Italian Job is based on the forthcoming Paramount Pictures feature film. The game is being developed by driving-game specialists Climax (Brighton) and will be released on PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube in summer 2003... Read more for 12 PS2 screenshots. perhaps more than you need just to blow doors off, your first ten GameCube screenshots and buon journo, ten Xbox screens!!

LogicaVice Announces Multi-Game Agreement

by Thomas on May 16, 2003 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LogicalVice announced today a multi-game agreement to develop 2 titles for multiple platforms with prominent Art House Shadows in Darkness (SID). LogicalVice is currently developing a 1st/3rd person action, adventure shooter for the PC/X-BOX scheduled for release in the 3rd Quarter of 2004, and has several more titles planned. "Boomtown", a multi-genre title that plays more like a RPG than a shooter, is a refreshing break from the norm, and boast stunning levels. Early Screenshots have been released and a demo is available. For more information log onto www.logicalvice.com

" The games replay value is endless," said Mark Sullivan, Project Manager at LogicalVice. "With 25 different player possibilities, specialized character attack animations, weapons, skill sets, numerous single and multiplayer gaming modes, "Boomtown" is sure to please gamers again and again."

'Thief III' (PC/XB) - Screens

by Thomas on May 16, 2003 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this chapter of Thief, you once again take on the role of Garrett, a master thief who is rarely seen, never caught and capable of breaking into the most ingeniously secured places. Garrett steals from the wealthy and gives to himself, making his living in the dark and foreboding City. Although Garrett would prefer to be left alone to ply his trade, the prophecies of an impending Dark Age dictate a different plan for the thief. In his efforts to prevent the Dark Age, Garrett has inadvertently roused an ancient, hidden evil. He finds himself without allies, standing alone between the City and the forces that would crush it.

Valve Uses Softimage/XSI Exclusively For 'Half-Life 2'

by Thomas on May 16, 2003 @ 6:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Softimage Co., a subsidiary of Avid Technology, Inc. announced today that the SOFTIMAGE/XSI software, the industry-leading nonlinear 3-D production environment, was used exclusively by Valve to create all the characters, models and props for the new game Half-Life 2. This widely anticipated sequel to one of the best selling PC games of all time introduces life-like in-game characters that herald the next generation of characters for interactive entertainment. To exceed the expectations of a more sophisticated audience and deliver the new title on schedule, Valve converted its production pipeline to the award-winning SOFTIMAGE/XSI environment.

Various Ubi Soft E3 Screens

by Thomas on May 16, 2003 @ 4:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

  • Uru: Ages Beyond Myst (PC)
  • Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria
  • Will Rock (PC)
  • Charlie's Angels (PS2)
  • Beyond Good & Evil (Xb)
  • XIII (PS2)

Nintendo To Include A Free GBA Cart Adapter With GameCube

by Thomas on May 16, 2003 @ 4:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo today announces a new worldwide retail offer combining its Nintendo GameCube home console with the new Game Boy Player. The combination allows players to enjoy more than 1,200 Game Boy games on the home TV screen, along with the full library of more than 300 Nintendo GameCube titles.

Various Konami E3 Screens

by Thomas on May 16, 2003 @ 4:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

  • Castlevania: Lament of Innocence (PS2)
  • McFarlane's Evil Prophecy (PS2)
  • Bloody Roar 4 (PS2)
  • Bloody Roar Extreme (Xb)
  • Silent Scope Complete (Xb)
  • Metal Gear Solid The Twin Snakes (GC)
  • K-1 World Grand Prix (PS2)
  • Gradius V (PS2)
  • Apocalyptica (PC)
  • Air Force Delta Strike (PS2)
  • Firefighter FD18 (PS2)
  • Silent Hill 3 (PS2)

    Check the screens here!

Empire Signs 'Starship Troopers'

by Thomas on May 16, 2003 @ 3:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive plc ("Empire"), announces today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, the signing of an exclusive five-year global licensing agreement with Sony Pictures Entertainment to develop and publish Starship Troopers. The game will be based on the movie of the same name and animated series franchise. Developed internally by Empire's award-winning Strangelite Studio, the game will be released on PC, and all current and next generation consoles. The length of the agreement will allow Empire to produce multiple titles.

Ian Higgins, CEO of Empire, said: "Starship Troopers is a film license that lends itself perfectly to the video game genre. We believe it will have global appeal and, combined with our award-winning development team, we will deliver a franchise that will allow gamers the chance to play their favorite scenes from the blockbuster movie."

Various Tecmo E3 Screens

by Thomas on May 16, 2003 @ 3:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

  • Fatal Frame 2 (PS2)
  • Monster Rancher 4 (PS2)
  • Ninja Gaiden (Xb)
  • Dead or Alive Online (Xb)

    Tecmo E3 Screens here

'Darkfall Dungeon' Design Competition

by Thomas on May 16, 2003 @ 2:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Darkfall Team would like to announce the Darkfall Dungeon Design competition and invite our readers to participate.

"Design a dungeon located in the human kingdom of Mercia, and - assuming you win - we'll build it, fill it with monsters, and create the in-game quests, rumors and lore associated with it. You will receive full credit for your work, and we'll even publish your original description as an in-game book. Some of you might receive more assignments and/or offers from us based on the quality of your submission".

LucasArts Various E3 Screens

by Thomas on May 16, 2003 @ 2:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

  • Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (PC Xb)
  • Armed & Dangerous (PC Xb)
  • Wrath Unleashed (PS2 Xb)
  • Full Throttle: Hell on Wheels (PC PS2 Xb)
  • Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike (GC)
  • Secret Weapons Over Normandy (PC PS2 Xb)
  • Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided (PC)
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (PC Xb)

    Enjoy the gallery HERE!

'Sorceror's Maze' (PS) - Screens

by Thomas on May 16, 2003 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Do you dare enter the magical maze of the Sorcerer? A bewitching game set over 10 expansive worlds with 10 levels of sorcery in each on a panel bashing mission for enchanted jewels. Choose a variety of environments from the vast ocean, highest mountain to the deepest river defeating the evil bosses at the end of each. Assuming the role of our hero Prism you stand under your charmed shield and deflect the attacking to break the glowing shapes above. Your only way through to the next world is to complete each of the 10 levels to face the powerful boss at the end. It's a harsh world of witchcraft, so you're going to need to summon all your powers. By picking up Magic Points in the game you can purchase Magical Orbs giving you awesome power-ups for your shield and your ball.

'Kreed' - Movie Available Now

by Thomas on May 16, 2003 @ 1:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Russobit-M has released E3 trailer from their upcoming sci-fi FPS, Kreed. The movie clocks 43MB, runs a bit over 2.5 minutes, illustrating gameplay, special effects, and some cut-scenes. Here is a download link (43MB)..

True Crime: Streets of L.A. (PS2/XB) - Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2003 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2003 May 16th

Inspired by Hong Kong action films, the game lets players assume the role of tough-as-nails detective Nick Kang, bent on settling a personal vendetta with the L.A. underworld. As Kang, players will be able to dispense their own personal brand of justice through automotive combat, a variety of rib cracking martial arts moves and the business end of dual 45s.

Thief III (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2003 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2003 May 16th

Garrett finds himself without allies, standing alone between the city and the forces that would crush it. Will his skills be enough to save the dying city? Can he survive betrayal, assassins, and war in the labyrinthine city streets? Will he destroy or be destroyed by the evil he awoke? And finally, what must he do to get what he wants most of all: to be left alone plying his trade as the city's greatest ... thief?