'Ape Escape 2' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 11, 2003 @ 4:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

They're cute. They're crazy. And they are out to dominate the world. They are the zany monkeys of Ape Escape 2 bursting with flavor exclusively on the PS2 this summer. Once again you have your hands full, trying to find and capture a horde of rampaging, playful primates across a wide range of fantastically varied levels. They have a whole new range of tricks up their sleeves - and you have some new gadgets to help you, and a new hero to control: instead of Spike, the hero from the first game you'll control Hikaru. Or at least, you will to start with...

'Summer Heat Beach Volleyball' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 11, 2003 @ 4:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Summer Heat Beach Volleyball is the only beach volleyball game available on the PlayStation 2. Gamers will take a trip to the world’s wildest summer locations for addictive 2 on 2 Beach Volleyball action and party with the hottest people on Earth! Check the new batch of screens!

Cat Daddy Games Goes 'Tycoon' Crazy

by Rainier on June 11, 2003 @ 3:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last week Cat Daddy Games releaved their latest cruise fleet strategy/sim game, Cruise Ship Tycoon, and today they reveal another 3 Tycoon titles currently in development. School Tycoon is an all-new life simulation strategy game that presents kids with the ultimate fantasy—the opportunity to rule their own school. Skateboard Park Tycoon III - will be the U.S. leg of the Skateboard Park Tycoon Tour. Snowboard Park II is another one of their upcoming titles, but no additional info available yet. Read more for details on the other titles ...

'RtCW: Tides Of War' (Xbox) - Not Really Downloadable Content

by Rainier on June 11, 2003 @ 3:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Boomtown has a rather interesting user submitted article regarding the "new downloadable content" that was announced last week. The user states that the new "Barn" downloadable map is not really a download but more an unlock code. The new map is already included in the retail game, just not accessible. He further states that after closer inspection there are 2 additional maps still hidden within the retail game, "Chateau" and "Safe". Due to the fact that the user in question has a modded Xbox, he is able to ftp into his Xbox DVD drive & HD, and discovered the aforementioned material. Not much else at this point but if you want, check the complete user submission.

'Chariots of War' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 11, 2003 @ 2:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and developers Paradox Entertainment and Slitherine Strategies announced today that Chariots of War, their new strategy title, has shipped to retail stores nation wide.

'BattleCraft 1942' - Battlefield 1942 Map Editor & Samples

by Rainier on June 11, 2003 @ 12:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hot on the heels of the freshly released Battlefield v1.4 patch/servers comes a beta version of the level editor for Battlefield 1942 appropriatly name Battlecraft 1942. The map editor comeswith a file including examples. Read more for details and download links ...

'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 11, 2003 @ 12:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time takes place within an exotic, mysterious world representing Persian architecture, animals and attire. After his father invades the palace of the Maharajah, the Prince, tricked by a treacherous vizier, uses a magic dagger to release the dangerous Sands of Time from an ornate hourglass. With the aid of a beautiful, mysterious, and potentially untrustworthy ally, players embody the Prince to recapture the Sands of Time and restore peace to the land. Check out the new screens ...

'Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne' - Screens

by Thomas on June 11, 2003 @ 11:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following in the tradition of previous Blizzard expansion sets, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne provides gamers with a vast new chapter in the epic Warcraft saga. In the single-player campaign, players revisit the war-torn world of Azeroth. Several months have passed since Archimonde and the Burning Legion were defeated at the battle of Mount Hyjal, yet a new threat has arisen throughout the land.

'BattleField 1942' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 11, 2003 @ 11:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After we had a leaked version, EA has now finally released the official v1.4 update patch for BattleField 1942. This upgrade includes two new rifles replacing earlier versions, some gameplay tweaks, graphical enhancements, networking improvements, bug fixes etc. The update comes in two flavors, one from the last v1.31 update or the full (and much larger) version. Read more for details and download links ...

'City of Heroes' Wins Prestigious E3 Game Critics Award

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

NCsoft Corp, is pleased to announce that its massively multiplayer game, "City of Heroes" from Cryptic Studios, has been awarded Best Online Multiplayer game for E3 2003, by the highly regarded Game Critics Awards group

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on June 11, 2003 @ 11:02 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 :

  • The Sims 2 - E3 Trailer
  • Need For Speed: UnderGround - E3 Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers became available. Read more for download links ...

'Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 11, 2003 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Command an elite, multinational squad of special operatives against a hidden terrorist foe. In Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3, the third installment in the wildly popular Rainbow Six series, Team RAINBOW races against time to stop terror and unravel a mystery. In locations around the world, from London to the Cayman Islands to Rio de Janeiro, lead Team Rainbow in a desperate effort to battle a madman and foil his doomsday plot. Some new Xbox screens just rushed in. Check them out!

'Joan of Arc' Announced & Website Launched

by Rainier on June 11, 2003 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed by GameSpot yesterday but the official announcement came today. Enlight announced today that its next title will be based on the major conquests of Joan of Arc. Under development for more than a year, Joan of Arc allows players to relive and command forces in the Hundred Years War between France and England. The official Joan Of Arc website is now also live but apart from some concept art and the storyline, there is not much there yet ...

'Vegas: Make It Big' - Screens

by Rainier on June 11, 2003 @ 9:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vegas: Make It Big comes from the team that brought you the successful Monopoly Tycoon (600,000 sales to date). The game tasks the player to start his own hotel casino at the lower end of the famous Vegas Strip and gradually work his way to the top end and the millions waiting there. Check out some new screens ...

'Armored Task Force' - New Demo & Patch Available NOW

by Thomas on June 11, 2003 @ 8:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last November Shrapnel Games and ProSimCo released Captain Patrick Proctor's company-level ultra-realistic wargame, ATF: Armored Task Force. The game was met with a bevy of accolades but the good Captain wasn't content to rest on his laurels. He and his crew have been steadily working to make the best even better, and to that end fans (both old and yet to be made) of ATF should hunker down for the barrage of gaming greatness that's about to head their way... Read more for all details & download links..

'Lords of EverQuest' - Beta Test

by Thomas on June 11, 2003 @ 8:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Apply now for the upcoming beta testing of the Lords of EverQuest. This revolutionary RTS inspired by the popular EverQuest online game will establish the next level of online real time strategy entertainment. Sign up here! (thanks Blues)

'Star Trek Elite Force II' Has Gone Gold

by Thomas on June 11, 2003 @ 8:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prepare to blast into the heart of galactic evil as Activision, Inc.’s Star Trek Elite Force II has gone gold and is headed to retail. Set in the Star Trek: The Next Generation universe, players take command as head of the elite Hazard Team in this heart-pounding first person action game. Gamers will arm themselves with an impressive array of advanced weaponry as they hack, battle and vaporize a relentless onslaught of enemies including hordes of nightmarish creatures, new never-before-seen alien species and familiar franchise staples such as the Borg and Romulans. Developed by Ritual Entertainment, Star Trek Elite Force II and carries a 16+ PEGI rating and a suggested retail price of £39.99. The title is scheduled for release later this month.

'Will Rock' Ships To Stores

by Thomas on June 11, 2003 @ 7:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced that they shipped copies of Will Rock for the PC to stores in North America. The first-person shooter, which has been developed by Saber Interactive, sees players assuming the titular role of an unlikely hero named Willford Rockwell whose body is inhabited by the spirit of an angry Titan. "Will Rock's high-adrenaline, frenetic gameplay lets shooter fans rediscover their love for the pure shooter," said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing for Ubi Soft Entertainment. "The inclusion of the Black Box Interactive Game Guide is an added bonus for any gamer." Read our recent preview here!

Larian Studios Announces 'Riftrunner' - Screens

by Thomas on June 11, 2003 @ 6:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Belgium developer Larian Studios today announces the first details of their upcoming RPG, Riftrunner. Based on the award winning fantasy universe first introduced in Divine Divinity, Riftrunner is set to capture the imagination of RPG players yet again, and provides a strong stepping stone for the planned extension of the Divinity World.

Acclaim Get Publishing Rights To '100 Bullets' (PS2/XB/NGC)

by Thomas on June 11, 2003 @ 5:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bringing the cold, hard steel action of one of today's most popular comic book series to the next-generation gaming systems, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with DC Comics for the interactive publishing rights to 100 Bullets. An award-wining pulp noir comic, 100 Bullets was created by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, and chronicles the dark, moral-testing exploits of Agent Graves, a rogue member of a secret organization, who provides people with the opportunity of a lifetime -- an attache case containing the proof, the gun, and the carte blanche immunity to exact revenge on a person who's done them an irrevocable wrong.

Nokia Sees Broader Market For New Gaming Console

by Thomas on June 11, 2003 @ 5:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nokia Corp. is aiming its N-Gage gaming console at a different and potentially larger market than that of the likes of Nintendo Co. Ltd.'s GameBoy, the head of the Finnish company's entertainment and media arm said Wednesday.

"GameBoy is for 10-year-olds. If you're 20 or 25 years old, it's probably not a good idea to draw a GameBoy out of your pocket on a Friday night in a public space," Ilkka Raiskinen said.

Raiskinen said this older audience, targeted by Nokia's hand-held game-and- cellphone-in-one, presents a "bigger opportunity."

'Prince Of Persia' Best Action/Adventure Game @ E3

by Thomas on June 11, 2003 @ 5:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced that Prince of Persia: the Sands of TimeTM has won Best Action/Adventure Game by the prestigious Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2003. The Game Critics Awards are the only independent Electronic Entertainment Expo awards, voted on by editors from nearly 40 leading outlets that cover games - including top magazines, online sites, newspapers, and television programs nationwide.

'Painkiller' - Release Date, Facts & Screens

by Thomas on June 11, 2003 @ 2:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Offering exceptionally strong pain relief, Painkiller is an easy to swallow, first-person shooter with a powerful combination of gaming ingredients that targets the site of pain fast, allowing computer gamers to get on with their lives. European publisher MindScape says that Painkiller, "developed by DreamCatcher Games", will be released in October for the effective relief of the symptoms of adrenaline addiction and features fast-paced, first-person horror gameplay in a world somewhere between Heaven and Hell... Read our recent preview here and read more for some new Painkiller boss level screen shots!

'Alien Flux' - Goes Live!

by Thomas on June 11, 2003 @ 1:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PUPPY GAMES today announced that Alien Flux, their ground breaking web based arcade game, went live today to coincide with the game's US preview at JavaOne taking place in San Francisco 9-13 June. One of only a handful of Java based games in the world, Alien Flux is being heralded as a flagship for Java gaming by Sun Microsystems, who will be demonstrating the game on their booth at the show.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on June 11, 2003 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PC Preview - 'Painkiller'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on June 11, 2003 @ 12:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Painkiller is a first-person horror shooter, designed to satisfy the gamer's hunger for intense, fast-paced action. You are Painkiller, a mercenary for hire, charged with cleaning out nests of the undead. But an unholy pact with a demon unknowingly puts you square in the middle of a fight for control of the underworld... with the future of humanity hanging in the balance. We got a chance to mess around with Dreamcatcher's 3 level beta and here is the result!

Gamecube Review - 'Tube Slider'

by The Cookie Snatcher on June 11, 2003 @ 12:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Sometime in the middle of the 21st century, shortly following the development of hydrogen-based power, a global treaty prohibiting the use of fossil fuels was passed which banned all motor sports. Although the world established a culture of peace and environmental preservation, people wanted a sport that would whet their appetites for speed and competition… While a lot of people await F-Zero, NEC gives us Tube Slider. Can it ease the wait?