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Rainbow Six 3: Ravenshield - v2.0 Mappack Available NOW

by Rainier on May 20, 2003 @ 10:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The new v2.0 of the Raven Shield Community Map Pack has been released! This pack includes 22 of the best new maps for Raven Shield, including 10 new ones! Also, several of the best maps from the previous version of the map pack have been updated: bugs fixed, insertions tweaked, performance optimized, and new single player & co-op modes added! These updated maps include Westcott, Crude Oil, ViceBar, Subway, Trailer Park, Chemical Compound, and more (thanks ThePlatoon)! Read more for details and download links ...

'Mission Impossible: Operation Surma' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 20, 2003 @ 9:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Can you save the world from the ICEWorm microchip? You are special agent Ethan Hunt — back to battle international espionage as the fate of the free world hangs in the balance! A microchip nicknamed ICEWorm is disabling the security systems of the world’s largest organizations, and providing free access to the highest bidder. Your mission – should you choose to accept it – is to destroy the chip and prevent its creators from bringing the free world to its knees. Serving up today are some new screens, an in game trailer as well as a cinematics movie. Read more for download links ...

'Full Spectrum Warrior' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 20, 2003 @ 6:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Full Spectrum Warrior is based on a light infantry-training simulator designed by Pandemic Studios for the U.S. Army as a tool to reinforce Army doctrine and squad tactics amongst troops. Full Spectrum Warrior is a squad-based, tactical-action game that delivers the experience of squad level command in the heat of battle.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost' - Screens

by Rainier on May 20, 2003 @ 6:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game will provide players with extremely dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where players are to oppose dangerous and wise enemies, a large set of multifarious weaponry, possibility to control various machinery, incredible detailing and game world interactivity, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, a well-balanced multiplayer with numerous modes: DeathMatch, CTF, Cooperative, various team games and much more. A new batch of screens for your enjoyment!

'Fire Warrior' (PC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 20, 2003 @ 6:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fire Warrior follows one day in the tumultuous life of a young Tau warrior who must battle alone against a force that shows no mercy: The Imperium. The Tau will soon learn there is a darker foe at hand and become entangled in a frightening story that leads them through an ongoing war. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Humvee Assault' - Update Patch & Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 20, 2003 @ 5:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Track down and eliminate dangerous forces from behind the wheel of the world's most relied upon front-line vehicle - the HUMVEE. Whether rumbling through a sun-baked desert, steaming tropical jungle or frozen tundra, it's up to you to deliver a knockout punch to America's enemies. With simple pick-up-and-play controls and immediate arcade-style action, this is your war to win. Sylum has released a demo allowing you to check out one mission from the full game, set in Iraq. They have also released a new patch bringing your retail game to v1.1. The upgrade adresses gameplay, stability, A.I. and other issues. Read more for download links ..

'FIM Speedway Grand Prix' Races To Stores

by Rainier on May 20, 2003 @ 12:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Big City Games Inc. and developer Techland, are proud to announce that FIM Speedway Grand Prix, an officially licensed FIM motor-cycle race title, has shipped to retail stores nationwide.

'Rise of Nations' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on May 20, 2003 @ 11:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamers can emerge from their trenches and prepare for battle, as Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Rise of Nations is appearing on store shelves throughout North America. Gamers can now get their hands on one of the most innovative and detailed real-time strategy (RTS) games for an estimated retail price of $49.95 (U.S.).

'Bulletproof Monk' (Pc/Xbox/PS2/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 20, 2003 @ 11:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Licensed from MGM Interactive, the game will follow the premise of the film, which is based on the comic book first published by Flypaper Press in 1999. In Bulletproof Monk, a mysterious monk with no name has zigzagged the globe to protect an ancient scroll - the Scroll of the Ultimate - which holds the key to unlimited power. Now the monk must find a protégé, the scroll's next guardian. Some new screens kicked in, and thankfully the game is looking to be better than the movie was ...

'Pax Romana' - Developer Interview & Screens

by Rainier on May 20, 2003 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

A game that puts you in the shoes of a Roman senatorial family, from the Early Republic(275 BC) to the end of the Civil War(44 BC), allowing for warfareas Legion Commander, Senate politics, Provincial government. Pax Romana is a unique concept of all players being on the same side while at the same time struggling between themselves for complete political mastery of the Roman world. Some new screens as well as a brief Q&A from the people who brought you Europa Universalis. Read more and check out the goodies ...

Buena Vista - E3 Screens Gallery

by Rainier on May 20, 2003 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As the days roll by we are catching up on more and more material that made it to our E3 collection bag. Today we have some goodies from Buena Vista, featured titles are:

'Chicago 1930' - Developer Interview & Screens

by Rainier on May 20, 2003 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

During last week's E3, Wanadoo reveiled their newest tactical game Chicago 1930. The game is scheduled to ship to retail shelves in Q4 2003 and in the meantime we have some new screens and a pre-packaged Q&A with Spellbound's Armin Gessert. Read more to check out the goods ...

'Fear Factor: Unleashed' Announced (ALL)

by Rainier on May 20, 2003 @ 8:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ARUSH Entertainment and Playinteractive, LLP today announced a major licensing deal with NBC Enterprises and Endemol USA to create, market and distribute interactive video games based on the worldwide hit TV series Fear Factor. Tentatively titled Fear Factor: Unleashed, the games are targeted to be in stores in 2004. Joy Tashjian Marketing Group helped broker the deal.

'Megarace 3' For PS2 In July

by Thomas on May 20, 2003 @ 5:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mindscape today announced the forthcoming release of Megarace 3, the third instalment of the futuristic cult racing game series, due to be published for the PS2 in July 2003 for only £19.99. Since its launch in 1993, the Megarace series has sold a staggering 1.3 million copies worldwide and the third instalment of the series is all set to continue this sterling performance when it is published for PS2 in July.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on May 20, 2003 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • Metal Gear Sold 3: Snake Eater (full 11 min E3 movie/Konami)
  • Doom 3 (full E3 movie/Activision)
  • Fable (MicroSoft)
  • Matrix Online (UbiSoft)
  • The Great Escape (SCi)
  • Conflict Desert Storm 2 (Gotham Games)
  • Counter Strike (Valve)


  • Read more for download links ...

Disney's 'Toontown Online' - Overview & Screens

by Thomas on May 20, 2003 @ 1:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Disney's Toontown Online is the first massively multiplayer 3D online game created for kids and kids of all ages. Although not targeted to hard core gamers, Toontown is built on the principles of traditional Role Playing Games (RPGs) and Massively Multiplayer Games (MMPs). Its game play, however, has been expanded and modified to appeal to casual gamers and through several years of testing, Toontown has developed a core fan base among the gaming community.

GameCube Review - 'Ikaruga'

by The Cookie Snatcher on May 20, 2003 @ 12:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Ikaruga is a comprehensive, scrolling space shooter (with options for either a vertical or horizontal display) set in 2D, against a rich 3D backdrop. The game is an ideal combination of rich Japanese storytelling and high-powered, fighter pilot heroics. Players take the role of our hero, Shinra, the lone survivor of a freedom federation that was massacred by the evil, power-hungry conqueror Tenro Horai.