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Electronic Arts' Pre-E3 Screens Gallery (GBA/PC/Xbox/PS2/NGC)

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 9:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today EA unveiled their lineup for the upcoming E3 convention in LA and now we have fresh screens for most of those titles, and they keep coming in. So far we got screens for:

  • Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (PS2/GBA)
  • Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup (PS2)
  • James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (Xbox/GBA/NGC)
  • Bionicle (PC/PS2)
  • FIFA Football 2004 (PS2)
  • Freedom: Soldiers of Liberty (PS2/PC/Xbox)
  • Looney Tunes: Back In Action (PS2)
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2004 (PC/PS2/Xbox)
  • Madden NFL 2004 (GBA/NGC/Xbox/PS2)
  • NBA LIVE 2004 (Xbox)
  • NHL 2004
  • NASCAR Thunder 2004 (Xbox/PS2)
  • NCAA Football 2004 (NGC/Xbx/PS2)
  • NCAA March Madness 2004
  • SSX 3 (NGC/Xbx/PS2)
  • SimCity4 Rush Hour
  • Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWI
  • Need For Speed Underground(PS2)

'Lords of the Realm III' - Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 8:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lords of the Realm III (Lords 3) is a real-time strategy game of historic medieval conquest that spans castle building, siege, politics, religion, and conquest. The game is set in the Middle Ages, between 850 AD and 1350 AD, and features authentic castle designs and characters. Various scenarios and campaigns encompass the British Isles, Germany, France, Normandy, Brittany, Flanders and Denmark. A new trailer has been released showing off the game's setting and cinematic footage. Read more for download links ...

'EverQuest' (Mac) Will Soon Be Here!

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 5:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The world's #1 massively multiplayer online adventure has finally arrived for the Macintosh! On June 23rd Apple Macintosh users everywhere will be able to immerse themselves in what hundreds of thousands have already experienced a land with no limits to the imagination, where excitement and myth reign supreme. EverQuest for the Macintosh includes: EverQuest Classic and its first four expansions: The Ruins of Kunark, The Scars of Velious, The Shadows of Luclin and The Planes of Power.

'Half-Life 2' - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 4:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The cat is out of the bag, the NDA liften and severla previews have surfaced as expected. We got 20+ screens for your viewing pleasure, some familiar, some character art, some editor shots and others previously only seen as magazine scans but now in hi-res. Read more and check them out! If you want to check the previews, you can find them at PC.IGN, C&VG, GameSpy or Shacknews.

Vivendi's E3 LineUp

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 2:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi today announced its product line-up for the 2003 E3, a blockbuster roster of more than 30 PC, console and online-based titles covering a broad range of interactive content. Among the highly anticipated products are games based on theatrical and television licenses, including The Hulk, Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat, The Fast and the Furious, The Simpsons and Buffy The Vampire Slayer; brand new intellectual properties such as Metal Arms and Men of Valor; and new installments to such venerable franchises as Crash Bandicoot, Hunter: The Reckoning, J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of The Rings and StarCraft. VU Games will also showcase products that will be distributed on behalf of strategic partners, including Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II from Interplay, Dark Age of Camelot: Trials of Atlantis from Mythic Entertainment and Outlaw Volleyball from SSI. Read more for a summary on each title ...

MicorSoft Reveals Xbox Live Pricing

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 1:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on VE3D that Microsoft has announced the pricing structure for Xbox Live that will come into effect during the third quarter of this year: Xbox Live one year renewal/subscription - $49.99, Xbox Live monthly rate - $5.99, Xbox Live Voice Communicator - $29.99, Xbox Live Starter Kit - $69.99 (contains demos, headset and one year subscription). In a brief interview with GameSpy, Xbox Live Group PR manager David Hufford suggested that Microsoft might include free trial subscriptions with certain titles that feature online play.

'Tropico 2: Pirate Cove' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 1:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shiver me timbers! "Tropico 2: Pirate Cove" is the sequel to the publisher's top-selling Caribbean simulation, "Tropico." Set on a hidden pirate island and starring some of history's scurviest sea dogs, the game is scheduled to ship this fall. Strap on your boots, and get ready for the "Tropico 2: Pirate Cove" beta demo. This demo allows you to play through two full scenarios (the previous beta demo only had 1 limited scenario) allowing you will cruise, raid, kidnap, and explore. Read more for download links ...

Project 3 Signs 'R.C. Cars' - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 12:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

R.C. Cars is an arcade racing game featuring radio controlled cars with high physical models.

Lynda Carter Back for More in 'Morrowind Bloodmoon'

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 12:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks announced today that actress Lynda Carter, best known for her starring role as television's "Wonder Woman", has recently completed voice work for The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon. Slated to hit stores in June, Bloodmoon is the expansion pack that adds all new quests and content for The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, which was named the Best RPG and Best Game of 2002 by numerous print and online publications.

'The Italian Job' (XB/PS2/NGC) Announced

by Thomas on May 8, 2003 @ 11:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive today announced the development of The Italian Job video game. Based on the 2003 Paramount Pictures blockbuster film, The Italian Job is being developed by driving-game specialists Climax and will be released on PS2, Xbox and GameCube in Summer 2003.

Interplay And White Wolf Get Excited Over 'Exalted'

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interplay and White Wolf Publishing, Inc. ("White Wolf") announced today they are joining forces again to develop interactive entertainment projects based on White Wolf's second largest franchise, Exalted. The exclusive agreement with White Wolf allows Interplay to develop, publish and distribute interactive entertainment games based on the characters and fiction from the hugely popular pen and paper fantasy role-playing game and the unique art style of the Age of Sorrow universe on which it is based. Announcements regarding specific platforms and features will be released in the weeks ahead.

'The Hulk' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 10:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As mentioned earlier this week Universal Interactive has released the playable demo for Radical Entertainment's "The Hulk". This demo sports a playable levels (as Bruce Banner) and another one as The Hulk. Read more for download links ...

'Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds' (PS2/XB/NGC) Announced

by Thomas on May 8, 2003 @ 10:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today the development of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds, developed by Eurocom Entertainment Software and licensed by Fox Interactive, is a third-person fighting adventure game based on the successful long running television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Just like the show, the adventure takes place at ground zero for all things vampire -- Sunnydale, California. Developed as a "lost episode" from season five of the television show, Chaos Bleeds involves an unraveling tale in which a dimensional bleed has been enabled by Pure Evil to consume humanity once and for all. It's up to Buffy and her friends to stop it all from happening ... again.

'New World Order' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Project 3 has once again released a new patch for their team-based tactical shooter New World Order. This upgrades your European retail copy to v1.41 and is a lot faster, more stable, has drastically improved networking, new weapons behaviour and tweaks, added freeze-time and round-time, improved AI behaviour, server pass wording, admin login and the list just goes on and on and on! The patch comes in 3 different upgrades, for 1.0, 1.2 and 1.4 versions. Read more for links where to grab the goods ...

Summitsoft Ships 'Empire of Magic'

by Thomas on May 8, 2003 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Summitsoft announced today it has begun shipping Empire of Magic to retail stores in North America. This hotly-anticipated blend of strategy, role playing and adventure challenges gamers to decide the fate of an empire that is being overrun by malevolent forces. Empire of Magic is rated "T" for teen audiences by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), and retails for $39.99. More information about the game can be found here!

'Kemco U.S.A'. Heads Into E3 With Ambitious Agenda

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Taking dramatic steps to become a major player in the global games publishing industry, Kemco will disclose some of the company’s major developments at the upcoming 2003 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), May 14-16, in Los Angeles (West Hall, Booth 2808). Kemco will unveil its hot new original property, Rogue Ops and provide a sneak peek at Lobo, an edgy new title based on the DC Comics character. Other titles that will be showcased include Top Gear Rally and Woody Woodpecker in Crazy Castte 5. Kemco is also on the acquisition hunt for new game properties that will strengthen its portfolio for the future.

Take Two's Newest Label On The Look Out For New Games @ E3

by Thomas on May 8, 2003 @ 10:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest addition to Take Two's clutch of labels, Gotham Games, has announced that it's going to be on the look-out for new developers and games to sign up to its brand at E3 next week. The label will be showcasing three titles in Los Angeles, namely Celebrity Deathmatch, Conflict Desert Storm 2 and The Great Escape, and business development manager Juan Gutierrez will be on hand to meet with developers interested in working with the publisher.

'Republic: The Revolution' - Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Republic: The Revolution is the ground breaking new strategy title boasting jaw-dropping visuals utilising the most advanced graphic engine ever seen. Republic: The Revolution, developed by London based Elixir Studios, has you build up a nationwide faction powerful enough to oust the President and rule the Republic of Novistrana. A new trailer has been released letting you check out a bit more than one minute and a half of footage. Read more for download links ...

3D Graphics Toolkit And Engine To Power Hit Titles At E3 2003

by Thomas on May 8, 2003 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NDL, a leading developer of 3D graphics technology for the computer and video game industry, recently launch Gamebryo at this year's Game Developer Conference. With NDL's proven record of hit titles such as The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, Dark Age of Camelot and Freedom Force, NDL's Gamebryo is setting the pace and providing the next step in the evolution of game development. NDL's 3D graphics toolkit and engine is helping developers create new hit titles such as Bethesda Softworks' Bloodmoonä expansion pack for Morrowind, Codemasters' Dragon Empires and Mythic Entertainment's Imperator. Currently NDL has 40 titles in development with companies such as TimeGate, Firaxis, Miroids, BlueFang and many others. Several of these developers will be showing demos, powered by the NDL's technology, at their booths on the E3 show floor May 14-16, 2003.

Encore Announces Its E3 Lineup

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 10:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At the Electronic Entertainment Exposition taking place here next week, Encore, a leading interactive videogame and PC CD-ROM publisher, will showcase Marvel Comics' Daredevil, Grooverider: Slot Car Thunder, and games created by JoWooD including AquaNox 2: Revelation, Cold Zero and Chaser. These exciting new games will be at Encore's booth, #1624 in the South Hall.

THQ Announces Release Of 'MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology 2'

by Thomas on May 8, 2003 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced that MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology 2 will start at the front of the grid when it is released for Xbox and Xbox Live! on 16th May. The two-wheeled wonder has won high praise scoring top marks across the computer gaming media and is expected to be one of the biggest performers for the Xbox to date.

DreamCatcher Signs 'Broken Sword:The Sleeping Dragon'

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

The Adventure Company today announced that it will publish Broken Sword:The Sleeping Dragon in North America on PC. Terms of this exclusive deal with Revolution Software were not discussed. The Broken Sword series has drawn critical acclaim from hard-core and adventure gamers alike, and the third in the series is set to further broaden this appeal. Broken Sword:The Sleeping Dragon brings a unique and fresh approach to adventure games, with a revolutionary interface, strong story-line and stunning graphical presentation.

'Ghost Recon: Island Thunder' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 8:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This first-ever campaign disk for the Xbox will not require players to have a retail copy of the original game to enjoy a new Ghost campaign. Both new recruits and seasoned vets who earned their stripes playing the original Xbox game will enjoy the camaraderie of the shared battlefield. Xbox Live soldiers can experience the intensity of the front lines side-by-side with their battlefield brothers while covering each others' backs and calling out commands using the Xbox Live Communicator headset. Read more for some new screens!

'Day of Defeat' Invades Retail Shelves Nationwide

by Thomas on May 8, 2003 @ 7:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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 $29.99 and carries a "T" (Teen -- Blood, Violence -- content suitable for persons ages 13 and older) rating by the ESRB.

CDV's 'Blitzkrieg' Rolls Into Stores Next Week

by Thomas on May 8, 2003 @ 7:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV announces that "Blitzkrieg" for the PC will be available in North American retail stores on May 13. Players can assume their rightful place among great generals by commanding Allies, German or Soviets as they advance through the decisive battles of World War II. Rated "T" by the ESRB.

Electronic Arts E3 Lineup

by Thomas on May 8, 2003 @ 7:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced its lineup of 23 new games that will be showcased next week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). EA will present a powerful mix of sports, action, adventure and strategy games... Read more for a huge lineup!

Codemasters Reveals 'Operation Flashpoint 2' Details

by Thomas on May 8, 2003 @ 7:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters today reveals that Operation Flashpoint 2, the sequel to the internationally acclaimed military action simulator, will feature three different theatres of combat set in environments across Southeast Asia, Central Europe and Africa. The game's mission-based campaigns will take gamers through fictional conflicts based upon authentic events during the years around 1970.

Paul Barnett Involved In 'Warhammer Online'

by Thomas on May 8, 2003 @ 7:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Online Games Company can officially confirm lead designer Paul Barnetts consultancy role within the forthcoming Massively Multiplayer online game 'Warhammer Online' Involved from the very beginning, Paul has worked closely with the Games Workshop-Climax entertainment joint venture on all elements of design, from look and feel tocombat equations. Paul has offered insights and innovations gained from his many years in theMassively Multiplayer Games industry to help ensure that Warhammer online will launch as an MMPOG quite unlike any other.

'The Sims Bustin' (PS2/XB/NGC) Announced

by Thomas on May 8, 2003 @ 5:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that The Sims Bustin' Out is in development for the PS2, the Xbox, and the GameCube. The Sims is making a big return to consoles with The Sims Bustin' Out. For the first time, Sims console players will have the ability to get their Sims out of the house and into all-new locations to play, work, and meet a cast of outrageous new characters. The Sims Bustin' Out PS2 version will be unveiled to industry insiders on May 13th at the Electronic Entertainment Exposition in Los Angeles. The game is scheduled to be released simultaneously on all current-generation console platforms in early 2004. Read more for details and the first screen ...

'Dragon Ball Z' Announced For Nintendo GameCube This Fall

by Thomas on May 8, 2003 @ 5:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The blockbuster fighting game of 2002 makes its way to the GameCube as Atari today announced that Dragon Ball Z: Budokai will be available for Nintendo players nationwide this October. Created by DIMPS, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai has shipped more than 1.3 million units in North America since its December 2002 release on the PS2.

PC Review - 'Praetorians'

by Hank on May 8, 2003 @ 2:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Praetorians is an epic 3D troop based strategy game set amidst the political machinations of an emerging Roman Empire. Gamers will be transported back to the dusty battlefields of Egypt, the combat theatres of Gaul and finally to the heart of the Empire itself, Italy in the crusade to become Emperor. Your quest will be no easy task as the Empire is heavily defended by thousands of different troop types and war machines, all with special skills and individual strengths. The road to becoming Emperor depends on strategy!

'Meteor Blade' (Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Meteor Blade, a 16-player fully 3D online fighting game for the PC and Xbox, based on the world of an ancient Chinese assassin. The Xbox version of Meteor Blade will have full Xbox Live support. Interserv will be showcasing Meteor Blade at the upcoming E3 and we will be all over it, in the meantime, njoy the screens & download the trailer!

'Metal Shell' (PS2/XB) Unleashed - Screens & Trailer

by Thomas on May 8, 2003 @ 1:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Australian developer Tantalus Interactive today announced that it had begun work on a ground breaking new title for PS2 and XBox. Metal Shell (working title) is arcade combat in high-speed, purposebuilt tanks, with online tournaments, and environments that destruct and deform as you play. With a huge selection of single and multiplayer modes, and over twenty different custom designed tanks, Metal Shell promises to blast fresh life into the action genre. Read more for details, screens & trailer ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Judge Dredd vs. Judge Death' (PC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 12:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Judge Dredd vs. Judge Death is based on the legendary comic strip Judge Dredd, published in 2000AD every week since 1977. It will be a first-person shooter seen through the eyes of Judge Dredd as he patrols the mean streets of the stunningly realised future metropolis, Mega-City One. Dredd will find himself having to deal with the full spectrum of criminal behaviour, from littering and caffeine abuse to saving the city from the utterly evil Judge Death. The game will also have extensive multiplayer modes, enabling ferocious splitscreen or online play and will use Rebellion's versatile new Asura engine. Read more to check out some new PC, Xbox and PS2 screens ...

'Soul Calibur 2' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 12:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SC2 features seven distinctive modes of game-play including: Arcade, Vs, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice, and the console exclusive, Weapon Master. Weapon Master is a "complete the mission" mode combined with an RPG twist. In this mode, the player can collect and equip their character with up to 200 different weapons, thus adding a deeper level of strategy to every new battle. Check out these new screens ..

'The Hulk' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 12:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since his creation by Stan Lee in 1962, the Hulk has become one of Marvel’s most well known and popular characters around the world. Expanding from his comic-book origins, the Hulk has been seen in video games, books, TV and countless other mediums. Now, with the release of the blockbuster Ang Lee film in Summer 2003, Universal will bring the Hulk to life like never before. Check out these brand new screens ...