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Unreal II Coming To The Xbox?

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 6:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After some investigative work Gamespot has noticed that online retailers EBGames and GameStop have both updated their sites with listings for an Xbox version of Legend Entertainment's first-person shooter Unreal II, which was originally released on the PC earlier this year. While EBGames has no additional info, the GameStop listing features some info and a boxshot. Gamespot contacted an Atari representative for comment and they said that no official announcements have been made about Unreal II for the Xbox. To be continued...

'Will Rock' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 6:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Will Rock is an FPS with mind-blowing visuals, heavy-duty weapons and opponents that you just want to blow to bits. The game takes place in over 12 levels in three settings, Ancient Greece, Ancient China and Medieval Russia. You play the role of William Rockwell, aka Will Rock, a former accountant who leaves his job, nagging wife and suburban home behind to find biblical treasures described in an old diary written by his grandfather, a world-renowned archaeologist. Ubisoft has released the first update patch bringing your retail game to v1.1, no details available yet. Read more for download links ...

'Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield' - Patch Issues & Temp Solution

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 5:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on BluesNews that a post on Raven Shield Platoon describes a problem they've found with the newly released v1.3 patch for Raven Shield, as well as the workaround that will at least allow you to get out without rebooting should it happen to you. Here's the deal: The 1.3 patch has an error that causes servers to crash on the "deploying countdown". The crash has you (and everyone else in the server) sitting in the game staring at the countdown stuck on 1. This happens at random times. The only way to exit is to open console and type in either disconnect or quit.

'Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004' Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 4:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight for Windows has gone gold and is clear for takeoff. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight is scheduled to land on store shelves on July 29 in North America for an estimated retail price of $54.95 U.S. Virtual pilots will soon have the opportunity to relive history as Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight takes them on a journey through the friendly skies.

'Postal 2' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 4:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Running With Scissors has released a new patch for their recently released FPS Postal 2. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1337 and adds two new levels, two new difficulty levels and an number of other improvements, additions and bug fixes. Read more for download links ...

'Dynasty Warriors 4' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 2:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors 4 uses the most advanced melee-fighting engine to deliver the next evolution of tactical action. Experience the thrill of taking on multiple opponents at once and fighting against impossible odds. New features not only add more depth to the legend of the Three Kingdoms but also to the individual characters and the dramatic events surrounding them. Created by KOEI’s internal development team, Omega Force, Dynasty Warriors 4 for Xbox hits retail shelves in September 2003 with a suggested retail of $49.99. Dynasty Warriors 4 for the Xbox is Dolby Digital 5.1 compatible. Read more to check out the first available screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 2:17 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 :

  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines - Trailer
  • Star Wars: Republic Commando - E3 Trailer
  • Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II - Trailer
  • Xpand Rally - Updated E3 Trailer
  • Colin McRae Rally 4 - Trailer


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

'Men of Valor: Vietnam' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 1:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The storyline follows the player through the major actions in the conflict, from search and destroy missions around Danang airbase to the Tet offensive and the counterattack on Hue. A cast of AI controlled characters accompanies the player through the missions, and he learns their value and mourns their loss as the war progresses. The game will support a cooperative mode that allows the player to experience the entire tour of duty with his friends, and various multiplayer modes allow the player to experience the war from the perspective of North Vietnamese Army or Viet Cong guerillas as well as US Forces. New screens !

'Formula One 2003' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 1:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Formula One 2003 is the latest installment in Sony Computer Entertainments long-standing series of outstanding games, based on the FIA Formula One World Championship. Since its first release in 1996 (under the Psygnosis label), every one of the 7 Formula One releases has been the highest-selling and most successful of all Formula One based-games across the world. Read more for a fresh batch of screens and an ingame action trailer (thanks ToTheGame)!

'Sonic Adventure DX Director's Cut' (NGC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 11:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Roll out the red carpet - SEGA of America today announced the return of Sonic The Hedgehog on GameCube in "Sonic Adventure DX Director's Cut." An enhanced version of the original "Sonic Adventure" - one of SEGA's top selling games of all time - "Sonic Adventure DX Director's Cut" features more than five hours of new gameplay, including an all-new Mission Mode with more than 50 missions and lots of hidden surprises.

'Gothic II' - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 11:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The story is set in the mine valley of Khorinis. The glorious days of the once productive mines in this small seaside region are long over. Instead, the mines are now akin to a natural prison that is surrounded by an impenetrable magic barrier where slaves eked out their miserable existence.Khorinis is facing an uncertain future. Due to the farmers' decreasing production, more and more of the food deliveries are not taking place, and the stocks diminish continuously. The militia's strength ends at the town gate. Outside the town wall, nobody is safe from the bandits' armed raids. There is war in Khorinis. A civil war. Although it has just been released in Europe (finally!), US gamers will still have to wait a bit longer. In them meantime, njoy the screens ...

'Abducted' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 11:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Abducted is a unique blend of the best of science fiction, horror and adventure all rolled into one harrowing, immersive game. Blending state of the art real-time lighting, dynamic shadowing, and per pixel rendering all within a hi-speed environment pushed by a proprietary cutting edge engine developed exclusively by Contraband Entertainment, you will be propelled into a realm unlike anything you know!

'Far Cry' - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 11:20 a.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 ...

'Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 11:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the Forgotten Realms world, the most popular Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II will use the 3rd Edition Dungeons & Dragons rules set. Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II will feature more monsters, graphically stunning environments and five new and unique customizable player characters to choose from, hidden areas to explore, as well as a new item creation system that will allow players to create their own ultimate magical artifacts. Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II is scheduled to be available at retail for holiday 2003.

Wario Gets Greedy In 3D (NGC)

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wario is bringing his need for greed to Nintendo GameCube in Wario World, launching June 23. Starring in his first 3D adventure, Nintendo's most mischievous troublemaker brawls his way through a host of monsters to recover his beloved treasure trove.

'Star Wars Galaxies' Coming June 26th

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment Inc. today announced Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, the highly anticipated initial installment of the first Star Wars massively multiplayer online (MMO) game series, will be released June 26, 2003. The Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided online fan community now exceeds more than 500,000 registered members. Read more for details!

Hercules Introduces '3D Prophet 9600 Pro'

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

3D Prophet 9600 Pro, Hercules’ new mid-range graphics board based on ATI’s RADEON 9600 PRO chipset, is about to make a splash in the world of 3D gaming. 3D Prophet 9600 Pro is the latest powerful offering in Hercules’s high-quality range of 3D graphics boards, providing impressive performance and rendering quality for a truly cinematic gaming experience. Read more for more details

Rainbow Six 3: RavenShield - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As expected Ubisoft has now released the new patch for their FPS/Stealth action game Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield. This upgrade brings youer retail game to v1.3 and contains engine optimisations to prevent framerate drop during firefights. A new ban system allows hosts to ban cd-key instead of player IP. The patch comes in various flavors for UK as well as US versions ... Read more for details and download links ...

'Dragon Ball Z: Legacy of Goku II' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The next episode in the Dragon Ball Z adventure, Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance, hits retail stores nationwide today, Atari, Inc. announced. The follow-up to the best-selling role playing game for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance in 2002, according to The NPD Group, Inc., Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II delivers a DBZ adventure of epic proportions, continuing the DBZ story and extending gameplay by four times the length of the original.

'Cruise Ship Tycoon' Sails Into Stores

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Do you have the business savvy to take a cruise ship and turn it into the hottest vacation destination on the map? Then it's time to hit the high seas in "Cruise Ship Tycoon," the newest PC simulation from Activision Value. Gamers use their entrepreneurial acumen to build a luxury liner from the ground-up and then hire a top-notch crew, launch creative promotions, find amazing nightclub acts and develop a host of other attractions that will turn this venture into a cruise line empire. "Cruise Ship Tycoon" is available at retail stores nationwide for $19.99 and is rated "T" (comic mischief, mild violence, suggestive themes, use of alcohol) by the ESRB.

'NCAA Football 2004' (PS2/Xbox/NGC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 8:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that "NCAA Football 2004", the fastest growing football videogame, has gone gold and will be in stores July 17. Last year, NCAA Football 2003 was the number two selling football game behind EA SPORTS Madden NFL 2003, but ahead of the pro football games from every other publisher.

'Lords Of The Realm III' - Beta Sign Ups

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on HomeLAN that FilePlanet paid subscribers are getting a chance to sign up to beta test Lords of the Realm III, the upcoming historical RTS game from Impressions Games and Sierra. Only 1,000 beta testers will be picked for the test which begins on June 25.

'Big Mutha Truckers' (PS2) Rolls Into Stores

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today announced the North American release of Big Mutha Truckers. Big Mutha Truckers places players behind the wheel of a big rig diesel deep in the heart of the South on a mission to inherit Ma Jackson's Big Mother Trucking Company. With a complete cast of colorful characters and plenty of campy redneck humor, Big Mutha Truckers is now available for the PS2 and is scheduled to ship on June 23rd for the Xbox as well as PC for the suggested retail price of $19.95.

Blizzard Ships 'Rock N' Roll Racing' (GBA)

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 8:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard today announced that it has begun shipping "Rock N' Roll Racing" for the Game Boy Advance under its Blizzard Classic Arcade label. `Rock N' Roll Racing' was one of the first games that Blizzard developed, and we've received numerous requests to make the title available again," stated Mike Morhaime, Blizzard Entertainment president and co-founder. "We have extremely fond memories of the game, and we look forward to bringing it to a new generation of players."

'Pitfall Harry' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take an adventure as Pitfall Harry, the daring, risk-taking explorer who laughs in the face of danger. Featuring over 50 levels of fast-paced action and puzzle solving adventures, the game challenges players to swing, fight, climb and crawl through eight types of treacherous South American environments including lush jungles, dark tombs, ancient Aztec ruins and glacial mountains. Check the new screens!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 12:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GameCube Review - 'Black & Bruised'

by Thomas Wilde on June 17, 2003 @ 12:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Black & Bruised is an over-the-top arcade style boxing game that combines wacky cartoon humor with thumb twitching boxing action. The cartoon look and feel of Black & Bruised combines humor and strategy to attract both young and mature audiences. The individual boxing characters are differentiated not only by their look, but more importantly, by their AI personalities. Detailed and humoristic facial animations are used to convey the boxer’s mood and reaction to a landed punch.