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PS2 Review - 'Colin McRae Rally 3'

by Hank on May 29, 2003 @ 11:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Visually Colin McRae Rally will be a feast of cars, stages and countryside with the Ford Focus RS World Rally Car returning as the lead car. The in-game Focus is being designed to feature fully moving working parts, such as suspension, and the enhanced damage engine will result in a totally destructible car - panels can be ripped off and punctured as well as dented. Our resident strapped on his helmet and took his ps2 for a spin, read more for the final verdict!

'Voodoo Vince' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 29, 2003 @ 4:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Go ahead and dive under the falling safe, jump into the high-speed blender and flail into the blazing fire - the man of burlap can handle it! "Voodoo Vince" allows players to explore and fight as a tattered but unrelenting voodoo doll as he explores the depths of the Louisiana Bayou full of outrageous levels and over-the-top characters. "Voodoo Vince" is the only game where kicking your own butt leads to victory! check out the batch of new screens!

'Duke Nukem: For-Never' - Latest News?

by Rainier on May 29, 2003 @ 1:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shacknews has got some new dirt on the ever elusive Duke Nukem: For-Never, titled Duke4 Not A 2003 Game", quoting a Take 2 conference call where the publisher mentions that there's no "possibility under the sun" that Duke Nukem Forever will be released by this year's holiday season. Also saying that since they have already accounted for the fee paid to Infogrames for the project, "right now we're just hopeful that the team in Dallas will finish it." The story also mentions their hopes of releasing Max Payne 2 in January 2004.

Sony Unveils Plans For New Integrated Console

by Thomas on May 29, 2003 @ 1:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The PlayStation 2 hardware is to be integrated into a new home media device from Sony's consumer electronics department, codenamed the PSX, as the Japanese giant struggles to extend the success of its games division to other operations. The new device will feature a TV tuner, hard disc drive and a DVD recorder alongside the games console functionality, making it into an "all in one" device for gaming, media recording and playback. Details of the device are a bit thin on the ground at the moment, but it's expected that it will offer hard disc video recorder functions, similar to the TiVo and Sky Plus systems, and will feature a high speed internet port to allow downloads of music and possibly movies through Sony's media distribution systems, in Japan at least.

CDV Ships 'Combat Mission: Special Edition'

by Rainier on May 29, 2003 @ 1:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV announces that "Combat Mission Beyond Overlord: Special Edition" for the PC is available in retail stores. Lauded by GameSpot as "one of the best war games ever made for the computer," "Combat Mission" combines turn-based and real-time tactical action. Previously only offered for sale online, the special retail version of this World War II game includes more than 100 additional scenarios, improved in-game environments, and new vehicles, uniforms and enhanced sound.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on May 29, 2003 @ 12:45 p.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 :

  • Battlefield Command - E3 Trailer
  • Painkiller - E3 Trailer
  • Exarch - Trailer
  • The Saga Of Ryzom - Trailer


  • Read more for download links ...

'No Man's Land' - Huge Panorama Screenshot!

by Thomas on May 29, 2003 @ 12:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

There is a new No Man's Land panorama screenshot with a resolution of 4096x1536 pixels! (2,8 MB).. The scene is extremely detailed and contains a fort under attack by Native Americans. You'll get a sense of the loving detail that went into this scene if you pay attention to the city or the vegetation. Read more to check it out!

'CharlieĀ’s Angels: Angel X' - Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on May 29, 2003 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Pictures Digital Networks has released an exciting new movie trailer previewing the action-packed life of an “Angel” in Charlie’s Angels: Angel X, a network-driven game, which will be available soon at a PC screen near you. Inspired by the motion picture “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” which is set for release in theaters nationwide on June 27, 2003, gamers are charged with the mission of catching the Thin Man before his army of assassins destroys his secret lair. Utilizing martial arts skills that only an Angel could master, players must pack some serious power as they encounter murderous thugs, junkyard dogs, shot-gun toting security guards and a plethora of other foes as they progress through various levels. Players who accomplish their mission will become full-fledged “Angels” and prove to Charlie, yet again, that there is no mission too difficult for his beloved trio. The trailer can be viewed right here!

'Wing Commander Prophecy' (GBA) - Screens & Developer Interview

by Thomas on May 29, 2003 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

A space combat simulation, with an epic story. Wing Commander Prophecy features a memorable, diverse cast of characters who will live or die, depending on how well you fight alongside them in the game's classic deep-space dogfights.. Read more for an interview with a couple of chaps from Raylight, the game's Italian developer, also some new screens is available.

'Haven: Call Of The King' Coming To XBox & NGC By Xicat

by Thomas on May 29, 2003 @ 10:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xicat Interactive (publisher of Zanzarah: The Hidden Portal and ChopLifter: Crisis Shield) have announced its plans to bring the groundbreaking action/adventure epic, Haven: Call Of The King to the Xbox, and the GameCube. Developed by Traveller's Tales, Haven: Call Of The King received praise for its release on the PlayStation2 from both media and consumers alike.

'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory' - Screens

by Rainier on May 29, 2003 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory offers gamers a unique, squad-based single player game, enlisting players as the leader of an elite Allied force throughout a series of mission-based scenarios that range from Western Europe to the deserts of Egypt. Featuring multiplayer support for as many as 64 players and 2-player co-operative play, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory challenges gamers to the ultimate test of teamwork and strategy. In case you totally missed it, Activision released the full & totally free addon late last night, get it here, or read more to check out a few screens

'Colin McRae Rally 3' - Screens

by Rainier on May 29, 2003 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today Codemasters released the 'Colin McRae Rally 3' demo and now we have some new screens that just rolled in. Colin McRae Rally 3 gives PC gamers the total rally driver experience and captures the emotions and consequences of being a professional rally champion. It's an unbelievably personal gaming experience, as you become the globe's greatest rally driver – Colin McRae himself. Check them out ...

'Eve Online: The Second Genesis' - Developer Chat

by Rainier on May 29, 2003 @ 8:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EVE Online is an MMO game set in a world of galactic proportions, governed by a hyper-capitalistic economy where space flight is the path to all commerce, communication, and conflict.

Majesco's 'Iridion II' Blasts Into Stores!

by Rainier on May 29, 2003 @ 8:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Iridion saga continues as Majesco announces the shipping of Iridion II for Game Boy Advance to retail stores everywhere. The sequel to the original Game Boy Advance launch title, Iridion 3D, Iridion II is armed with astounding graphics, a deep storyline and loads of new game play features.

'Colin McRae Rally 3' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 29, 2003 @ 8:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters has now released a playable demo for their upcoming racing game Colin McRae Rally 3. The demo lets you race the Ford Focus RS WRC driving as McRae over three challenging stages across the UK, Japan and Sweden. Read more for download links ...

'Vietnam War: Ho Chi Minh Trail' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 29, 2003 @ 7:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You, part of a Special Forces commando team with the 101st Airborne, follow orders to go behind enemy lines on a damage assessment reconnaissance mission. In the confusion of an enemy ambush, you are separated from the group. E-Pie Entertainment has released a demo for their upcoming First Person Shooter, Ho Chi Minh Trail. Read more for download links...

'Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne' Goes Gold

by Thomas on May 29, 2003 @ 5:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard Entertainment announced today that Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the eagerly awaited expansion set to the fastest-selling PC game ever(a), has gone gold. With initial orders of over 2.5 million copies, the game will be available at retail outlets worldwide in multiple languages beginning on July 1, 2003.

'Painkiller' - Fact Sheet

by Thomas on May 29, 2003 @ 5:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Painkiller is a first-person horror shooter, designed to satisfy a gamer's hunger for intense, fast-paced action. It's an adrenaline addict's nightmare, where hellish monsters swarm in seemingly endless mobs. Played out over more than 20 completely unique and different levels, the proprietary 3D engine puts out 100X the polygons of the latest shooters, while adding increased texture quality and the latest lighting and shadowing techniques.

'Empire of Magic' - Features & Screens

by Thomas on May 29, 2003 @ 5:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UK based Sales and Marketing company 'Nobilis' has teamed up with Slovakian developer 'Mayhem Studios' to proudly announce the much anticipated release of Empire of Magic for the PC in August 2003. Empire of Magic is an absorbing turn-based strategy game with a complex storyline and an RPG style of gameplay... Read more to check out a bunch of new screens and the gamestory / features!

'Sonic Pinball Party' For GBA Available Now

by Thomas on May 29, 2003 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's time to get the party started right! SEGA today announced Sonic's return to the Game Boy Advance with the launch of "Sonic Pinball Party." In the ultimate handheld pinball experience, "Sonic Pinball Party" delivers fresh pinball boards filled with SONICTEAM characters and a huge assortment of multiplayer party games playable via the Game Boy Advance Game Link cable.

'Full Spectrum Warrior' Got Most Nominations @ E3

by Thomas on May 29, 2003 @ 2:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ and Pandemic Studios today announced that their authentic military tactical-action game Full Spectrum Warrior for the Xbox videogame system from Microsoft is the most nominated game from the prestigious "Game Critics Awards – Best of E3 2003." Full Spectrum Warrior was nominated in four different categories including "Best Original Game," "Best Simulation Game," "Best Console Game" and "Best of Show" garnering more nominations than any other game at E3.

'Shadowbane' Service Emergency Update

by Thomas on May 29, 2003 @ 2:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A post on Ubi's Shadowbane forum (thanks Fragzone) let us know that their gaming servers has been hacked..

The Shadowbane service came under serious attack tonight. Wolfpack Studios and ubi.com have been called in and we will be investigating these incidents all through the night tonight. Ubi Soft and Wolfpack Studios are now working with law enforcement and we promise all of you that these individuals will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

More info can be found @ Shadowbane Catacombs forum!

'Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy' (PC/XB) - Screens

by Thomas on May 29, 2003 @ 2:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is a dynamic single and multiplayer action experience featuring an all-new epic story. Players are immersed in the role of apprentice at Luke Skywalker's Jedi Academy where they learn the power - and danger - of the Force. Amidst a multitude of complex and richly detailed Star Wars environments, including twice as many unique locales as those in Star Wars: Jedi Outcast, players face a variety of powerful and insidious enemies... Today we serve up eight young Jedi screens!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on May 29, 2003 @ 12:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on May 29, 2003 @ 12:12 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 :

  • Horizons - E3 Trailer
  • Curse: The Eye Of Isis - E3 Trailer
  • The Great Escape - Trailer
  • Sphinx And The Shadow Of Set - Trailer


  • Read more for download links ...