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'Space Colony' Mini Game 'Alien Horde' - Available NOW

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 2:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following their recent chart success with the million selling Stronghold series on PC, London-based developer, Firefly Studios, have catapulted their creativity into the not-so-distant future announcing, Space Colony, due for release this Fall on PC. Space Colony is best described as a space-based People Sim meets a City Builder. The player manages and nurtures a group of dysfunctional space dwellers colonising the most unearthly corners of the galaxy. In the meantime FireFly has released a minigame "Alien Horde", a little arcade shooter in which you must "defend your planet against horde of nasty aliens". Read more for download links ...

America's Army 2x2 'Enter the Arena' Tournament

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 1:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ultimate Arena and Clan World Network are running an America's Army 2x2 "Enter the Arena" Tournament. Sign-ups start on June 4th and end on Saturday June 14th. There are no entry fees. Sign up now, right here! The first place prize will be two Microsoft XBOX systems. All America's Army teams and individuals are encouraged to register and participate in this free tournament. All tournament matches will be played at Ultimate Arena's game lobby either as free trial matches or for money using Ultimate Arena's platform that lets gamers create their own matches for cash prizes.

'Vietcong' - v1.2 Patch Coming Tomorow

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 1:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Thanks to Unrealik for sending word that the official Vietcong website has a little notice announcing the upcoming patch for Take2's recently released Vietnam based FPS. This new multi-region patch updates and improves numerous features of the retail game, and is expected tomorrow. In the meantime, read more for a detailed fix list ...

'PlanetSide' - Producer Letter & Update Info

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 1:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online send word that a lot of great things are going on with PlanetSide and that they are very close to adding the first new features to the game, additional vehicles. Read more to check out the latest producer letter expressing our ongoing dedication to PlanetSide as well as descriptions of our first two new vehicles coming in the next few weeks.

'Savage: The Battle For Newerth' - Beta Test Phase 2 Launched

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

iGames Publishing, the publisher behind the highly anticipated, genre-busting title Savage: The Battle for Newerth, has launched the next phase of beta testing for the first-ever real-time-strategy-shooter (RTSS). This next phase will open the beta test up to an additional 2000 players – an amount that will double shortly thereafter at the third beta testing stage. Gamers can apply to take part in the beta test, sign up HERE.

'SSX 3' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SSX 3 allows gamers to go anywhere gravity will take them. Players will discover a colossal mountain where they can immerse themselves in a free-roaming snow paradise. The ultimate all-mountain experience, SSX 3 features all-new events and courses, awe-inspiring tricks, and a cast of cool, customizable characters. Discover the open terrain, explore its hidden crevices, and conquer its peaks. Check out these new xbox screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 12:28 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 :

  • Men Of Valor: Vietnam - E3 Trailer Part 2
  • Men Of Valor: Vietnam - E3 Trailer Part 3
  • Carve (Xbox) - Trailer
  • Nexuiz - Trailer
  • Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines - E3 Trailer
  • StarWolves - E3 Trailer
  • Mace Griffin: Bounty Hunter - Behind The Scenes Trailer
  • BG: Dark Alliance 2 - Trailer #2


  • The Men Of Valor trailers were previously only available on Gamespot & IGN, but have now been made public, except for part 1 which had some copyrighted music and cant be made public (??). Read more for download links ...

'XGRA: Extreme G Racing Association' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 10:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After the F1 Nurburgring disaster of 2025, the Extreme Gravity Racing Association, or XGRA, was set up as a regulatory governing body for all heavy gravity race events. The XGRA is the future sports equivalent of NASCAR or the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) – They are the rule makers, organizers and ultimately, the overlords of the racing world. Check these new screens!

'The Simpsons: Road Rage' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 10:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Play with the Simpsons and become a taxi driver! Pick up characters standing on the road side and carry them to their destination. Drive to a destination within a time limit. If you reach the destination faster than the customer request, you will get a tip. The faster you are, the bigger the tips are! Train your driving techniques, find shortcuts and every possibility to drive faster and get more tips! Join Bart, Homer and the rest of the Simpsons family in this crazy action racing game! Can you become a taxi driver... in the Simpsons way? Check the batch of new screens ...

'Midnight Club II' (Xbox) Races To Stores

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games has shipped Midnight Club II for the Xbox. Midnight Club II is set to be in stores today in North America and on June 20th in Europe.

'World of Warcraft' - Screens

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 10:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World of Warcraft is an online role-playing experience set in the award-winning Warcraft universe. Players assume the roles of Warcraft heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world. Being "Massively Multiplayer," World of Warcraft allows thousands of players to interact within the same world. Whether adventuring together or fighting against each other in epic battles, players will form friendships, forge alliances, and compete with enemies for power and glory. Check the new Warlock, Hunter, and Druid screens ...

'Metallica' - New Album But Also New Game!

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games today announced that it has signed an exclusive multi-year agreement with renowned rock band Metallica. The contract grants VU Games the worldwide rights to publish and distribute a multi-platform vehicle combat action game featuring music, voice-overs and inspiration from the band. Scheduled for release in 2005, the game will be produced in collaboration with Segnana, Inc. ( www.segnana.com ), a company that partners with Metallica on interactive and online endeavors.

Raven Software Is Hiring For 'Quake 4'

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Raven Software is looking for a hi-poly modeler who can model sci-fi and fantasy, with an emphasis on realistic science-fiction military characters, bio-mechanical creatures, human and alien weaponry, vehicles, machinery, and world models for Quake 4. The candidate must have experience modeling hi-poly models in the 200,000 to 4,000,000 poly range using Maya or Lightwave. A more realistic modeling style is required with a great understanding of anatomy. Strong artistic/concepting/painting skills would be a major plus, but not required. If you think you got what it takes then apply here!

'Strategy First' One Of Canada's Fastest Growing Companies

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 10:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First has ranked number 12 in the PROFIT 100, the 15th annual ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by Profit: Your Guide to Business Success, and took first place among the Quebec finalists. “Being ranked in the Top 20 in Canada and 1st in Quebec is an amazing achievement for us,” says Don McFatridge, President of Strategy First Inc. “The past couple of years have been tough for everyone so to end up where we are among other companies based in Quebec and across Canada makes me very proud.”

'Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wrath of the Darkhul King' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fight your way against the demons and vampires and help Buffy get hold of the Gentlemen. Join Buffy and all her friends in this new fighting game. Buffy is on patrol in the cemeteries and in the woods to check on the demons and vampires... simple routine for the vampire slayer! However this time she catches sight of two of the Gentlemen's henchmen. Not only she has to deal with Adam, but she now has to look for some clue on what the Gentlemen are organising. But nothing impossible for the slayer. Check the new screens ...

'Mafia' Coming To Xbox/PS2

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already shown/revealed at this year's E3, Gathering/Take-Two today officially announced Mafia for the PS2 and Xbox. You choose a life with the Salieri family and the cops and feds will be the least of your problems. Expect a hail of bullets from a Tommy gun or a shotgun in the face over linguine. Read more for details ...

'Tropico 2: Pirate Cove' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take 2 has released the first patch for their recently released RTS/Simulation game by Pop Top Software, Tropico 2: Pirate Cove. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.02 and adresses a few game crashes, adds a few new features and the usual lot. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Rolling' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCi today announces its entry into the exciting world of aggressive inline skating with ROLLING, a new extreme sports title for the PS2 and Xbox. For people keeping score, Rolling was one of the titles of now defunct publisher/developer Rage. Read more for details and a few new screens ...

'Colin McRae Rally 3' - Demo Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As expected Codemasters has released their announced patch for the recently released Colin McRae Rally 3 demo. This patch brings the codebase up to date with the final retail version of the game, and improves steering wheel & force feedback support, updates sound effects and volume balancing, gives a better frame rate, etc. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell' (NGC) Demo Disc

by Thomas on June 4, 2003 @ 3:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft is pleased to announce that in conjunction with Nintendo, it will produce NINTENDO GAMECUBE playable demo disks to mark the launch of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell on the console in June 2003. The demo will consist of an introductory trailer and one level from the Chinese Embassy 2 map in the game, where Sam Fisher must use his stealth abilities to the highest level. It will also include the unique Game Boy Advance connectivity features such as the radar, the wall mine and the sticky bomb.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 1:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already available through the auto-updater earlier, Blizzard has released a new patch for its 3D RTS Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.6 and adresses balance issues for several characters, weapons, items, structures, and plenty more. Replays are incompatible between v1.05 and v1.06. Read more for a detailed fixl ist and download links ...

PS2 Preview - 'RTX Red Rock'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on June 4, 2003 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Radical Tactics Experts, who evolved out of the military's special forces, are the smartest and toughest members of the armed services, uniquely known for their strategic thinking, adaptability, and pure military muscle. Individuals from this elite unit are trained for insertion into undefined combat situations where even a small team is too large and unwieldy. We let loose our own muscle on the build we received, so read more and find out what we thought of it ...

PC Review - 'X-Men 2: Wolverine's Revenge'

by Tristan on June 4, 2003 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

X2 Wolverine’s Revenge is the action-adventure that allows players to assume the role of Wolverine. After discovering that a deadly X-Virus has been activated within Wolverine’s body, the player has 48 hours to acquire the antidote from the evil organization that not only gave them the disease, but also their mutation. Wolverine is everybody's hero .. but will the video game be the same? Read more and find out!

Xbox Review - 'BruteForce'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on June 4, 2003 @ 12:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Well ladies and gents, Brute Force is finally out. After getting pushed back a few times, refined and honed by Digital Anvil, and eagerly awaited by the masses, the game has finally hit store shelves. Brute Force is a futuristic squad based, tactical shooter, played from a third person perspective. With just the tap of a button you can switch between four of the biggest bad-asses in the Universe. Command a team of elite mercenaries as they take on shadowy assignments across the known cosmos. Play simultaneously as the heavy assault trooper, Tex, the cyborg-enhanced sniper, Flint, the stealthy scout, Hawk, and the powerful feral alien, Brutus. Employ cunning, stealth and tactics to save your squad... or when all else fails just use Brute Force. Read more to find out wether the delays had a negative impact on the game’s quality or not...