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'Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb' (PS2) Has Gone Gold!

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 5:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts just let us know that Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb for PS2 has Gone Gold and will be in stores June 26th! While you're anxiously awaiting your PS2 retail copies, please visit the official site to see what's new! Indy's latest adventure plays out in dramatic fashion thanks to new gameplay features such as brawling combat. This time, in addition to using his trademark whip and pistol, Indy can engage in fierce hand-to-hand combat against foes, many of whom are well-versed in martial arts. Improvised weapons such as shovels, chairs and table legs also can be used to fend off adversaries. The result is a more immersive and more Indy-like gameplay experience, set amidst spine-tingling movie-like action sequences, such as a rickshaw chase in Hong Kong and a spectacular battle atop moving gondolas in the South China Sea area.

'Far Cry' - Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 4:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

An accidental hero finds himself on a remote tropical paradise, where a madman plays God; engineering various species of enhanced creatures to replace what he believes is a genetic dead-end… mankind. The game is set around 2020 on a set of tropical islands in the pacific. And has a strong tropical-paradise feel, scenic in its beauty, but, harbors a terrible threat. It is a mix of jungle / primal / and next-gen technology. As the player you find yourself drawn into a secretive plot involving secret research facilities with scientists involved in military genetic-research, a secret "security" force of mercenaries, and, advanced net-generation weaponry and equipment. Check the new screens ...

'Knights Over Europe' - Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 4:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Knights Over Europe is a World War I combat flight simulation brought to you by a team whose collective experience includes Red Baron II, the Falcon 3 series, the Close Combat series and Fly II. Knights Over Europe brings the dawn of aerial combat up-to-date with leading edge graphics, high fidelity flight models and precision damage modeling. Dozens of highly detailed aircraft with historically accurate markings will set the stage for an experience that will attract both hard-core flightsim fans and novices alike. Read more for details and screens

'Muscle Car 3' Announced - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 4:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Global Star Software has announced plans to release Muscle Car 3 for the PC. Under development at 3 Romans in Birmingham, Alabama, Global Star plans to build upon the success of the Muscle Car series, while adding immense visual and game play improvements. Global Star currently plans to release Muscle Car 3 in the summer of 2003. Read more for details and download links ......

'Summer Heat Beach Volleyball' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 1:27 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! When it pours, it rains. After a huge batch of screens a few days ago, here are some more to check out!

'Lionheart' - Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 1:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wahey Lionheart fans! The official Lionheart website has been updated, ready for the weekend right here! Want to learn how to focus the terrible power of deepest winter into physical projectiles? Cast fire orbs that sear an enemy with fire damage upon contact? Channel wild energies of electrical storms into explosive torrents of magical power? Sure, I mean who doesn't?!? Well then head on over to the MAGIC pageto read all about the Thought Branch of Magic in which you can learn to channel arcane magical spells and abilities...oh yeah! Read more for some new screens ..

'Air Raid: This is Not a Drill !!' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 1:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Big City Games and developer Made by Kiddies Inc. are proud to announce that the latest action title, Air Raid: This is not a drill, has shipped to retail stores nationwide. “Air Raid is a fast-paced, action-filled, shoot-em-down title,” says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing for Strategy First. “It guarantees hours of intense gameplay.”

'Total Club Manager 2003' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 12:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has just released yet another new patch for Total Club Manager 2003. This upgrade brings your retail copy to v1.3 and adds a few new stadiums, some new league's and a few other things. Please note this patch is ONLY for the English version, a German update is also available for their "Fussball Manager edition, upgrading it to v1.2. Read more for links where to download this puppies!

'Kirby Air Ride' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 11:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kirby arrives on GameCube at warp speed in his first-ever racing game. Based on the same principles as games like Super Smash Brothers and past Kirby titles, Kirby Air Ride offers an entirely new approach to the racing genre. The simple controls that define all Kirby games give Kirby Air Ride instant playability no matter how skilled the players may be. Check these 50+ new screens ...

'Worms 3D' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 11:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Worms 3 will utilise the full power afforded by next-generation platforms, featuring ground-breaking fully deformable landscape technology, and will continue the wild humor and intensive, addictive fun that gamers expect from the Worms franchise. Worms 3 will showcase a raft of new gameplay features, while retaining all the familiar chaos of the original titles, complete with bizarre power-ups, loopy weaponry, and crazy cartoon graphics -- in both single and multi-player modes. Check out these 8 new wormelicious screens ..

'Eve of Destruction' - Mod Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 11:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eve of Destruction is a mod Battlefield 1942, and they have released a 11% "demo" of the final product. Eve Of Destruction will contain not only new skins, vehicles and new objects, it features 8 complete new custom maps. Each map is different in their own way (from realistic to fun maps) and partially adapted to the Indochina Vietnam Conflict. Infantry Combat in EoD is more realistic and more action than in Battlefield and similar to more infantry-based games like Raven Shield or Counterstrike. The second full alpha release of Eve of Destruction is here with BF1942 v1.4 as well as Gamespy Arcade support! Head back to the jungles in this modification replicating the deadly and vicious Vietnam War. Read more for download links ...

'Halo 2' (Xbox) - E3 Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Halo 2" is the sequel to the highly successful and critically acclaimed game "Halo: Combat Evolved." In "Halo 2," the saga continues as Master Chief, a genetically enhanced supersoldier, is the only thing standing between the relentless Covenant and the destruction of all humankind. Pushing the Xbox hardware to its very limits and utilizing Xbox Live in a way that Bungie believes will redefine online play, "Halo 2" will expand on everything that made the original game great. At its heart a compelling and captivating story, "Halo 2" makes revolutionary advances in design and technology. As expected Bungie has made the e3 trailer available, read more for download links. Be Warned, it's hires and 160mb big!

'Tron 2.0' - Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 10:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game takes place in present day, approximately 20 years after the events of the film. Playing as Jet Bradley, son of ENCOM programmer Alan Bradley from the movie, gamers are digitized into cyberspace and will race on light cycles, battle corruption both inside and outside of the computer world, and explore locations including the Internet Hub, Firewall, Corrupted Server and Light Cycle Game Grid. Read more to check out a new batch of screens ...

Capcom Release Schedule Update

by Christian on June 13, 2003 @ 10:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

News seems to be pretty slow today, but it's Friday.. Anyway Capcom has updated its game released date schedule today, and here it is (thanks GameSpyDaily)!

  • 06-17-03 Resident Evil Dead Aim (PS2)
  • 06-17-03 Mega Man Network Transmission (GCN)
  • 06-24-03 Mega Man Battle Network 3 (White) (GBA)
  • 06-24-03 Mega Man Battle Network 3 (Blue) (GBA)
  • 08-05-03 Chaos Legion (PS2)
  • 08-05-03 Dino Crisis 3 (Xbox)
  • 08-05-03 Pro Cast Sports Fishing (Xbox)
  • 08-26-03 Group S Challenge (Xbox)
  • 09-09-03 P.N.03 (GCN)
  • 09-30-03 Viewtiful Joe (GCN)
  • 10-07-03 Mega Man X7 (PS2)
  • 10-07-03 Maximo vs Army of Zin (PS2)
  • 10-07-03 Mega Man Zero 2 (GBA)

'Ballerium' - Beta Plan Changes

by Thomas on June 13, 2003 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Despite earlier announcement, Majorem Ltd., developers of Ballerium - the Massive multiplayer strategy game, announce today the extension of the Zero-stage beta of the game. If all internal tests go well, it is expected that within about a week Majorem will launce a fourth round of the Pre-Beta (Or: Beta-0), while using an upgraded server and client.

'Starters Orders' - Demo & Features

by Thomas on June 13, 2003 @ 8:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

New in-depth Horse racing Management Simulation STARTERS-ORDERS released by UK developer Strategic Designs to be distributed digitally in partnership with Softwrap. Starters Orders is a highly detailed and accurate Horse racing management game for the PC.

'Full Spectrum Warrior' (PC/XB) Wins Two Coveted Awards @ E3

by Thomas on June 13, 2003 @ 6:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ and Pandemic Studios today announced that their authentic military tactical-action game Full Spectrum Warrior has won awards for "Best Simulation Game" and "Best Original Game" from the prestigious "Game Critics Awards - Best of E3 2003" panel. Coming to the Xbox videogame system from Microsoft and PC in early 2004, 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.

'Wakeboarding Unleashed Featuring Shaun Murray' (XB/PS2) At Retail

by Thomas on June 13, 2003 @ 5:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamers get ready to rip across a lake by a high-powered speedboat and pull off huge tricks in Activisions new action sports video game, Wakeboarding Unleashed featuring Shaun Murray. Featuring revolutionary water graphics, unique rope mechanics and innovative two-player modes, the game has been given the Elite Award by the Official Xbox Magazine (June 2003). Wakeboarding Unleashed featuring Shaun Murray is currently available for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox video game system from Microsoft at retail outlets for a suggested retail price of £39.99 and carries a 3+ PEGI rating.

THQ Ships 'Tetris Worlds Live' For Xbox

by Thomas on June 13, 2003 @ 5:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

One of the most popular video game franchises ever created goes online as THQ releases "Tetris Worlds Live" exclusively for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Compatible with Xbox Live, Microsoft's online gaming arena, "Tetris Worlds Live" brings fans across the globe the opportunity to experience the addictive, block-dropping mayhem synonymous with the Tetris brand in online competition.

'Starsky & Hutch' (GBA) - Screens

by Thomas on June 13, 2003 @ 3:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Starsky & Hutch game is a story-based police driving action game, taking place in a truly 3-D world modeled after the series location of "Bay City". The game is split into individual episodic time-based missions, where the player will be challenged and rewarded based on their performance. A television rating board will score the users game-play and depending on skill will reward the player with bonus points and/or power-up's... Check out the first seven shots from the GBA version.

'F-Zero GX' (NGC) - Screens

by Thomas on June 13, 2003 @ 3:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

F-Zero GX is the race to end all races, as fearless pilots risk everything to claim the title of the top speedster in the universe. Captain Falcon and 29 other pilots head to exotic star cities, like the neon-lit Mute City, lush Green Plant, wealthy Port Town and the storm-wracked streets of Lightning to race at supersonic speeds. In addition, players can save their racer to a Memory Card and race with it at arcades on F-Zero AX.

'Chariots of War' Ride Into Battle On The PC - Screens

by Thomas on June 13, 2003 @ 2:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOCH MEDIA invites strategy gamers to travel back in time, beyond the height of the mighty Roman Empire, back four thousand years to command the great empires of the Ancient World. Following the commercial success of LEGION, SLITHERINE SOFTWARE return to ancient times to bring gamers a new challenge as they shape the birth of great Empires in CHARIOTS OF WAR. Published by and distributed in the UK by KOCH Media, CHARIOTS OF WAR is developed by Slitherine Software and is available on Windows PC, priced at £29.99. The game releases on 4th July 2003.

'EyeToy: Play' Scoops Two Prestigious 2003 E3 Awards

by Thomas on June 13, 2003 @ 2:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe are pleased to announce that their 'EyeToy: Play' title exclusive to PlayStation2, and developed by their London Studios, has picked up two of the prestigious E3 awards for best Hardware/Peripheral and best Puzzle/parlor/trivia game.

More Beta Testers For 'Halo' Needed!

by Thomas on June 13, 2003 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Randy Pitchford @ Gearbox Software posted up following news in his latest .plan file (were you also find all information):

Are you hardcore? Are you in the Dallas area? Play Halo PC on-line before the rest of the world! Get your name in the Halo PC credits!

We need another group of local, internal testers for Halo PC.

If you contacted us before but were not selected, please feel free to try again this time.

Also, if you were a tester with us before and want to do it again, please remind us so we can put you on a preferred list (don't lie, we'll cross reference the tester lists).

The contact e-mail address this time is: kristy@gearboxsoftware.com.

Please read all of the information below before e-mailing - we'll automatically reject inquiries that don't meet the requirements and supply the necessary information.