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'Armed & Dangerous' (PC/XB) Announced

by Thomas on May 2, 2003 @ 2:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following its rich tradition of intelligently crafted gameplay and wry humor, LucasArts announces Armed & Dangerous, a blast-happy action game about a smack-talking group of gun-toting rebels, a ridiculously impossible quest, and weapons that cause really, really big explosions. The game is being developed in conjunction with Planet Moon Studios and is expected to release winter 2003 for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and PC.

Wanadoo E3 Lineup

by Thomas on May 2, 2003 @ 1:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wanadoo just send over their new E3 lineup of titles for 2003/2004. They will be showcasing titles developed by well known and respected studios such as 'super-developer' Rebellion (Aliens Vs. Predator, Judge Dredd), Wide Games (Prisoner of War) and Spellbound (Robin Hood) among others; developer team members will be on-hand to demo their forthcoming games... Read more to check out their E3 lineup!

'Command & Conquer Generals' Triumphs At Retail Outlets Nationwide

by Thomas on May 2, 2003 @ 12:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Command & Conquer Generals, from Electronic Arts has taken the market by storm claiming victory at retail outlets nationwide for two consecutive months. The modern warfare-based game has been ranked the No. 1 selling PC game for February and March, according to NPD Group/NPD TechWorld.

'IndyCar Series' Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 2, 2003 @ 10:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters has confirmed that IndyCar Series, the official video game of the U.S. open-wheel Indy Racing League, has gone gold. The title will ship to retail outlets nationwide for the PlayStation2 on May 20 – prior to the Indianapolis 500 (Indy 500), the largest attended one-day sporting event in the world. Dedicated versions for the Xbox and PC-CD ROM to follow shortly.

Beyond Good & Evil (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 2, 2003 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Armed with her camera, aikido staff, and resolute investigative skills, Jade sets out to expose the truth and to liberate the minds of her deceived people. Pushed to the very edge of her physical and spiritual will, she soon discovers that even these limits are not what they seem … Her quest for the truth knows no bounds. Check these spiffy new PS2 screens ...

'Star Trek Elite Force II' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 2, 2003 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the Star Trek: The Next Generation® universe, Star Trek Elite Force II allows players to break out of the confines of ship bulkheads and spacestation corridors to explore all new locations including alien worlds and zero-g environments. New and more powerful weapons will be at the player’s disposal and branching levels offer a more varied gameplay experience. As announced the singleplayer demo has npow been released allowing you to try out two missions from Ritual's Star Trek shooter sequel. Read more for download links ...

'Rebels Prison Escape' Revealed

by Rainier on May 2, 2003 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rebels Prison Escape is a real-time tactical 3D game, ingenious melting of Infiltration, Escape and final Sabotage through 6 original and huge worlds, offering indoor and outdoor levels. You take control of a team of 5 unique characters, each of whom possesses their own individual characteristics and skills to protect. They can use voodoo magical curse, charm, illusionism, sciences but also brute force !

'Pure Pinball' - Screens

by Rainier on May 2, 2003 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pure Pinball was announced gold a few days ago, today we have a fresh batch of screens to easy the wait. With super-responsive flipper control and ball movement, Pure Pinball gives players the feeling of experiencing full size pinball machines on hand. Featuring the Excessive Speed, World War, and Runaway Train pinball tables, Pure Pinball delivers an unprecedented level of silver-ball realism, making it the state-of-the-art computer pinball simulation of all time. Read more to check out the screens...

Empire's Budget Label 'Xplosiv' Goes PS2

by Rainier on May 2, 2003 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire announces that it has finalised the launch plans for PS2 budget titles in 2003. The budget line up will launch with six titles from last year including Victorious Boxers, Kuri Kuri Mix, Driven, Wild Wild Racing and Endgame as well as Psyvariar, an arcade shoot'em-up previously unreleased in Europe. The new titles will retail at the £14.99 price point. Further titles have also been signed for roll-out in release batches scheduled throughout the remainder of 2003.

'The Boss: La Cosa Nostra' - Screens

by Rainier on May 2, 2003 @ 8:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Boss: La Cosa Nostra, Heksplex's Mafia based RTS game with a strong dose of management simulation and some RPG elements, is near completion, a demo will be shown at E3. You will organize, manage and grow a mob “family” through various legal and illegal activities with the ultimate goal of defeating rival Mafia families and becoming the boss of bosses - capo di tutti capi. Read more for details and a batch of screens ...

BBC Multimedia Brings 'FightBox' (PC/PS2/GBA) To E3

by Rainier on May 2, 2003 @ 8:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BBC Multimedia, the software publishing division of BBC Worldwide, is demonstrating a groundbreaking new project at this year's E3, which brings together television and the Internet with the world of computer gaming.The FightBox concept, which premiers on BBC Television in the UK later this year, will be brought to the PC, PlayStation 2 and Game Boy Advance/SP, following the TV show's transmission.

'Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic' Announced - Screens

by Thomas on May 2, 2003 @ 8:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gathering and critically acclaimed software developer Triumph Studios, today announced that Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic for PC is currently in production. Due for release in September 2003, Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic is set to become the new benchmark for fantasy titles. Dutch developers Triumph Studios have a proven track record in this genre. Read more for details and first screens ...

'Lock 'N Load' - Delayed & New Demo

by Thomas on May 2, 2003 @ 7:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While there is nothing sure in this world, this is especially true in the world of gaming. Release dates are notorious for often slipping. No one, from the waiting gamer to the publisher, likes the fact that a game is delayed but sometimes nothing can be done to prevent this occurrence. This time it's Shrapnel Games' highly anticipated first boardgame, Mark H. Walker's Lock 'N Load, that has been delayed. Originally slated for release on May 5th, the game is now expected to ship later in the month.

In the meantime Shrapnel Games and Mark H. Walker has released an updated version of the Lock 'N Load demo. You may download it here.

'Stunt Car Racer Pro' Teams Up With Lost Toys

by Thomas on May 2, 2003 @ 7:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Simergy, Geoff Crammond's game company, has chosen Lost Toys, the highly regarded Guildford based developer, to be its partner on its newest project, Stunt Car Racer Pro (announced 4th March 2003).

Win A Job At EA

by Thomas on May 2, 2003 @ 5:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that it has partnered with Digit Magazine to help three lucky people turn their dreams into reality. EA UK Studios, in collaboration with Digit Magazine, are offering the readers of Digit the chance of a lifetime - a job working on the next video game blockbuster within the leading software developer and publisher in the world.

'X2 Wolverine's Revenge' (ALL) Ships

by Thomas on May 2, 2003 @ 5:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's payback time! The clock is ticking and its up to gamers to uncover Wolverine's mysterious past in Activision, Inc.'s X2 Wolverine's Revenge. Inspired by "X2: X-Men United," the next adventure in the X-Men motion picture saga, and written by comics legend Larry Hama, X2 Wolverine's Revenge pits Wolverine's razor sharp instincts and super human abilities against familiar foes from Marvel Comics' X-Men comic book series and "X2" including Lady Deathstrike and Magneto. Currently available at North American retail outlets, X2 Wolverine's Revenge carries a suggested retail price of $49.99 for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and the Nintendo GameCube, and $29.99 for the PC and Game Boy Advance versions. All platforms carry a "T" (Teen - Blood, Violence - content suitable for persons ages 13 and older) rating by the ESRB and the Nintendo Game Boy Advance carries an "E" (Everyone - Violence - content suitable for persons ages 6 and older) rating by the ESRB.

'BIONICLE' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Thomas on May 2, 2003 @ 4:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts and LEGO Interactive today announced that BIONICLE, a fast-paced action adventure platform title based on one of the LEGO Company's most successful play materials of recent years, is under development. The game is slated to ship in fall 2003 for the PlayStation2, PC-CD, Xbox and GameCube.

Update: Screens added for PC/Xbox and PS2!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on May 2, 2003 @ 12:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xbox Review - 'Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus'

by Eric on May 2, 2003 @ 12:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

"Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus" is the perfect blend of fighting realism and stunning special effects. "Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus" delivers a classic battle between good and evil as two ancient Chinese clans of superfighters, each seeking to uncover the secrets of immortality, battle for dominance. When the fight ends, players will witness the devastation of battle. Is Tao Feng worth the hype? Or is it just that, hype? Read more and find out!

PS2 Preview - 'Smash Cars'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on May 2, 2003 @ 12:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Smash Cars drivers steer remote-control cars in a high-speed race where daily life is in full swing with giant objects and people interacting with and hindering the path of your tiny car. Don’t drop the hammer too fast or people, animals, cars and a variety of other real-world obstacles may spin you into trouble. A one- or two-player game, Smash Cars provides special control features including power boosts, jumps, and the most realistic physics for enhanced driving action.

NCSoft E3 Titles - Screen Gallery

by Rainier on May 2, 2003 @ 12:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A few days ago NCSoft send out word about what titles they has lined up for the coming E3 and today we received a batch of screens for each of those titles.

  • Lineage II
  • Guild Wars
  • City of Heroes
  • Exarch
  • Shining Lore
  • Kingdom Under Fire