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'Space Empires: Starfury' Available For Preorder - Screens

by Thomas on June 12, 2003 @ 10:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Space Empires: Starfury is Malfador Machination's bold new game which take players, first-person, into the Space Empires Universe... For those folks who have been looking forward to preordering, today is the day. Shrapnel Games will begin to take preorders on Space Empires: Starfury. As is usually the case, those who take advantage of preordering will receive $5.00 off the purchase price. This preorder special will be effect until July 15th... Find out more about this game below, includes new screens aswell!

'Gothic II' Finally Ships In Europe!

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 8:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Finally!!! Shipping of the international version of Jowood's Gothic II have started. Jowood's distribution partner Atari uk (formerly Infogrames) have announced that either UK and Scandinavia are being supplied with English versions of Gothic II as of today! The German version has been available for almost a year, and finally the rest of the world will get the chance to check it out. If you want to play safe, you can pre-order the game at Amazon UK ...

'Everquest' Expansion Pack 'Lost Dungeons Of Norrath' Revealed

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 7:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GameSpot has been snooping around on EBGames' upcoming games list and found out that Sony Online Entertainment is working on yet another expansion pack for their hit-title Everquest, called "Lost Dungeons of Norrath". The new expansion pack will focus on single group adventures in dungeons and catacombs and can be expected later this year. Now that tjhe cat is out of the bag, we can expect an official announcement to follow shortly, and we'll be there to bring you more detailed information.

'Airborne Troops' - Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 7:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already announced before E3 Airborne Troops, developed by Widescreen Games, is an absorbing infiltration action-adventure game that takes place in occupied France during the Second World War. On a mission to drop two secret agents into occupied territory the Sergeant’s aircraft is shot down leaving one of his agents seriously wounded. It is now the Sergeant’s duty to replace the ailing agent and complete the stealth missions himself. The gamer takes part in commando missions based on real events in the places where they actually happened, accurately recreated from archives and historical documents. Dutch publisher Playlogic International is expected to release this for PS2 and PC "end of the year." Read more for a batch of screens ...

'Transport Giant' - Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 6:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This is the year 1850. It's an age of radical change and new departures. The era of mass production and mass transportation has just begun. The resourceful entrepreneur has plenty of opportunities. It's a time to build empires with just a little capital and a clever business idea. New manufacturing plants are springing up everywhere. The world craves goods of every kind. Towns are growing at a breathtaking rate. But how to get the goods to the customers? How can workers get to the plants? Who will haul the vast amounts of raw materials?

'Freaky Flyers' (NGC/Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 6:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Freaky Flyers drops players into the cockpit with the most unique and engaging cast of characters to ever explore, adventure, stunt fly and dogfight in the videogame skies. Intertwining stories and engaging aerial combat add to the excitement throughout completely open and interactive 3-D world environments. Adding to the intensity is multiplayer action that allows gamers to do battle head-to-head in aerial racing combat. A few new screens flew in, check them out!

'Roadkill' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 6:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

RoadKill drops players into instantaneous battle with 30 core missions and numerous side missions. The missions place the player into the three cities of Hell County -- Lava Falls, Blister Canyon and Paradise City. RoadKill's dynamic reputation system determines how the world reacts to the way players perform missions, kill and maim citizens, destroy enemy vehicles and build alliances with the gangs of Hell County. Check the new PS2 screens ...

'NHL Hitz Pro' (PS2/Xbox/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 6:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NHL Hitz Pro includes an improved AI that is so authentic gamers will think they are playing with the NHL pros. Goalie animations, logic and behavior are realistically captured and feature everything from stick saves to stoning a knee-buckling 5-hole shot to slapping the ice with five seconds left in a power play. Gamers also have the ability to score from anywhere on the ice and will feel the tension and strain of NHL action with a new Player Fatigue System that causes them to tire out after experiencing tough checks. Check the new load of screens for each platform ...

'Final Fantasy XI' - Official Website Launched

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 5:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix has launched the official website for its upcoming massively multi-player online role-playing game, Final Fantasy XI. The new website sports some gameplay and game world information, screenshots etc. Expect the game on PS2 and PC this coming fall. Go Check it Out!

'Rugby 2004' (PC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 5:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA SPORTS Rugby 2004 is rugby in its purest form. Players will be able to take their team to victory in the fast paced action of World Cup Rugby or hone their skills in the Super 12 and European Domestic Leagues. With an all new control system that is intuitive and user friendly, players will be rucking, mauling, and kicking like champions in no time. New motion capture, animations, and character models will ensure that Rugby 2004 offers the most "In Your Face" rugby experience ever.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 5:03 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 :

  • Otogi: Myth of Demons - Trailer
  • Nascar Thunder 2004 - E3 Trailer
  • MVP Baseball 2004 - E3 Trailer
  • F1 Career Challenge - E3 Trailer


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

'MiG-21 Interceptor ' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 4:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The MiG-21 was the Soviet Union's first Mach 2 aircraft and it achieved deadly results in its interceptor role during the Vietnam War and bringing it infamy in the West ever since. Captain Sim, the developer of choice for many flight sim fans, have combined their acclaimed flight sim design talents and their real life Eastern-bloc jet fighting skills to bring the last and most advanced two-seat trainer version of MiG-21, the UM "Mongol", to Flight Simulator 2002 and Combat Flight Simulator 2. They've even included an amazing interactive training manual that teaches you Cold War combat skills. Read more for some screens ...

Pre-Order 'Savage' And Enter The Beta Test

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 4:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As pre-orders for Savage: The Battle for Newerth soar, S2 Games and iGames Publishing today announced additional incentives for the rapidly growing fan-base to pre-order the title. All gamers who pre-order the title will promptly receive a guaranteed spot in the current phase beta test of Savage, allowing them not only the chance to play for free in advance of the release date, but to directly contribute to the development of the game. Savage: The Battle for Newerth is the first-ever real-time-strategy-shooter (RTSS).

'Devastation' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 3:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Devastation is a high-action, teamplay-oriented, first person game powered by heavily modified Unreal Engine technology. Set in the very near future, dozens of unique characters are pit against each other in urban combat spanning several devastated locales. Devastation focuses on intense multiplayer action with an equally satisfying single-player experience. Ascaron has released a new patch for the european version of Devastation bringing your retail game to v381. This upgrade adresses sound changes for weapons, stability fixes for multiplayer, tweaks to the Territories gametype, a new server browser interface, and tons of other improvements that will make the game smoother and better. Read more for details and download links ...

'Foo' - Developer interview

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 1:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Set in ancient China, Foo will challenge you and your competitors to enter palaces and temples before dawn, loot them for as much treasure as you can carry, and escape before the sun rises. Before setting out carefully plan what traps to take with you for your unwitting competitors - but beware, the more trap components you take in the less treasure you'll be able to carry out and the slower you'll move and react to the traps set out by other players. Foo is a unique "sneak, steal and trap-em-up" game of malicious pleasure with gameplay summarized as "Thief" meets "Spy vs. Spy", with the general feel of an animated feature crossed with the comical morbidity and brutality of "Itchy and Scratchy." Game Designer and Development Team Leader at IdolFX, Stefan Ljungqvist answers a few questions to shed some light on this rather unknown title.

Tiger Woods Challenges Gamers In 'Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2004'

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 1:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tiger Woods challenges gamers to take on Bethpage Black, one of the most difficult public golf courses in existence, in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2004. Bethpage State Park's Black Course is the latest top-rated course to be included in the newest version of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2004, due out in September from EA SPORTS. Bethpage Black in Long Island, New York, hosted the first U.S. Open golf tournament that was played on a truly public site in 2002, which was won by Woods, and will host the tournament again in 2009.

'Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 1:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

You thought it was all over after Cossacks -European Wars? You were wrong! Cossacks - Napoleonic Wars returns one of the most successful strategy games of the past years to the real-time battlefield - with reinforce-ments: Meet Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France and probably the most ingenious strategist in European history! This worthy successor combines the qualities of Cossacks - European Wars and Cossacks -The Art of War with the advantages of the third dimension! Enter the battle on the side of one of 10 great European nations and rewrite European history in 6 exciting campaigns. Check the awesome screens!

'Breed' - Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 12:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Breed is a cutting-edge science-fiction shoot'em-up, which skilfully blends addictive, accessible, free-roaming gameplay with cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technology to expand not only the gameplay potential, but also the player's perceived freedom within the game world. The Scout is a single seater, twin-engine, light atmospheric vehicle that can infiltrate hostile territory undetected. Its two miniguns are not very effective in comparison to those found in other vehicles, but they suffice in taking care of small BREED squads. The Scout is your vehicle of choice if you want to place your sniper behind enemy lines. Check the screens ...

'Rome: Total War' And 'Tony Hawk's Underground' Get 'Best Of E3 Awards'

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision announced today that Rome: Total War, the revolutionary new real-time strategy game from The Creative Assembly and Tony Hawk's Underground, the first game in a new breed of Tony Hawk skateboarding games, were awarded Best of E3 2003 honors for Best Strategy Game and Best Sports Game. Hosted at www.e3awards.com, the "Best of E3" awards recognize excellence at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, as judged by the Game Critics Awards committee, which is comprised of 35 leading industry journalists. "It is an honor for Rome: Total War and Tony Hawk's Underground to be recognized by the industry's top journalists as the best games in their genres," said Larry Goldberg, executive vice president of Activision's worldwide studios. "This recognition is a testament to the talented development teams at The Creative Assembly and Neversoft."

'Cycling Manager 3' Goes Gold - Screens & Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 11:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CM3 will Cover up to 10 World Cup races including the Tour de France, Giro, Vuelta, three 7-day stage races & five semi classics. Manage your teams (finance, strategy, fitness.….. ) and race tactics. All new improved graphics will represent different locations of the individual races of Spain, Germany, Belgium, Italy etc, mountain backdrops in the Alps / Pyrenees or the Arc de Triomphe in fine detail. Focus Interactive and Cyanide Studio today announced that the latest installment of their popular cycling simulation, Cycling Manager 3, has gone gold and will be released around june 20th in France, Belgium, germany, Italy, Switzerland and Scandinavia. They have also released a playable demo, where you will be taking over the CSC Team as manager, and will ride one of the mountain stages of Tour de France. It will be 191 kms hard and long ride. Can you beat Armstrong, Beloki, Savilla and the other favorites? Read more for details, screens and download links ...

UbiSoft Europe Signs 'Pirates of the Caribbean' - Screens

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

Bethesda Softworks, Disney Interactive, and Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced that Ubi Soft Entertainment will publish Pirates of the Caribbean for the Xbox and PC throughout Europe. Inspired by one of this summer’s most anticipated blockbusters, the game will bring swashbuckling adventures and rich worlds to Xbox and PC this June. Pirates of the Caribbean is being developed by Akella and Bethesda Softworks. Check the new screens!

'IndyCar Series' - Demo Available NOW

by Thomas on June 12, 2003 @ 7:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters’ unbeatable motorsport gaming heritage evolves with the June 20th launch of IndyCar Series for PS2 and Xbox with a PC edition to follow in July. IndyCar Series is the official game of the intense US championship, which includes the world-famous Indianapolis 500 race. Delivering incredible high speeds, close-pack racing, skilful on-track manoeuvres and challenging drivers, the sport of IndyCar Series racing makes for an excitingly different open-wheel racing game and is set to be a hit in Europe following its successful launch in North America. Read more for download links ...

Soundtrack To Be Released For 'Outlaw Volleyball'

by Thomas on June 12, 2003 @ 6:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Viacom's digital entertainment unit, Simon & Schuster Interactive and Sumthing Else Musicworks announced today that the soundtrack for the highly anticipated Xbox game "Outlaw Volleyball" will be shipping in early July 2003. Executive Produced by music veteran Nile Rodgers (Madonna "Like A Virgin," Duran Duran "The Reflex," and many others), the soundtrack will feature fresh, new artists such as Diffuser, Off By One, and Warrior (Shipping: July 8).

Cabela's Exclusive Video Game Licensing Agreement

by Thomas on June 12, 2003 @ 6:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision Value Publishing, a division of Activision announced today that the company has extended its successful partnership with world-renowned outdoors hunting outfitter, Cabela's, Inc. through an exclusive multi-year video game licensing agreement that expires in 2014.

'Face of Mankind' - Skinning Contest

by Thomas on June 12, 2003 @ 3:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Have you ever wanted to have YOUR own avatar in a game? Or thought that you didn't have enough options to make the avatar YOU really wanted and envisioned? NOW is your chance to make that thought a reality! Participate in the "Face of Mankind Skinning Contest" and you could have your very own avatar in the game! Then what are you waiting for? Get skinning! Visit their Contest pages.

'Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg' (GCN) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sonic The Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka and SONICTEAM return with their first all-new platform game since the SEGA Saturn era! Darkness has fallen upon a once-magical land. An evil King who seeks to rule with an everlasting night has captured the creatures that inhabit this realm. Now, a young boy must use the powers of a legendary suit to control special eggs in order to restore light to the land. Read more to check a few new eggelicious screens or a nifty trailer...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 1:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PC Review - '1503 AD: The New World'

by GreyOoze on June 12, 2003 @ 12:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Throughout the game, real-time decisions are made and it is up to each player to apply the appropriate strategy in order to advance their nation and claim victory. Combat within 1503 A.D: The New World takes place on dry land as well as at sea, where a players fleet of merchant ships must defend against pirates determined to board and take over your goods. Sunflowers second installment of this beloved European title brings more buildings, items, and overall improved game play to the table to create a decent alternative to the standard city building genre. The question is, will this new version retain its European appeal, and attract American fans at the same time?