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Ultimate Arena Xbox GiveAway

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 9:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ultimate Arena is giving away 2 Xbox systems every week for playing UT or UT2003. Ultimate Arena is giving away one Xbox every week in a random drawing. To qualify for the random drawing, you simply need to play one free game of UT or UT2003 on the site. Ultimate Arena will also be giving away a second Xbox every week in a contest. Every time you play a for-money game of UT or UT2003, you gain five (5) points. The person with the most points at the end of each week wins an Xbox. You can read more about the giveaway.

GarageGames Signs Independent Developer Chronic Logic

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 9:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GarageGames announced today that they have signed an online licensing agreement with Chronic Logic LLC to bring Pontifex II to their line up of games in the garage. Chronic Logic has been making simple fun games since it began in 2001. Joining GarageGames in building the independent game movement, is the natural next step to gain the recognition their games deserve. By creating a partnership with Chronic Logic LLC, GarageGames continues to promote the innovative, fun games for which they have become known.

'Midnight Club II' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 5:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The world's most notorious street racers meet each night on the streets of LA, Paris, and Tokyo. Choose from the latest performance enhanced cars and bikes and compete head-to-head to make a name for yourself. There are no rules. Drive anywhere in the city. Find the fastest route to win. The cops know you are out there – don't get caught. The public demo of Midnight Club II is now available. The demo includes 3 vehicles, the popular L.A. level, and 4 game modes. Online racing is available for up to 8 players. Read more for download links ...

'Rogue Ops' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 4:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Rogue Ops, Kemco exposes the underground world of anti-terrorist operatives. Rocked from normality by an explosion that claimed her daughter and husband, ex-Green Beret Nikki Connors exploits her new role as leading lady to further her personal quest for vengeance. After receiving two years of intense training for the most covert of assignments, she is unleashed upon her nemesis, Omega 19, the most sinister terrorist organization on the globe and a cancerous threat to the free world. Kemco has given Nikki a makeover to make her look more dangerous but still feminine. Read more to check her out, as well as some new action screens ...

'Syberia' Coming To The Xbox On July 28

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 3:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

XS Games in conjunction with Jack of all games, and Microïds have reached a distribution agreement for the critically acclaimed Adventure Game of the year 2002, Syberia, for the Xbox. Within the agreement, XS Games will hold the exclusive distribution rights for Syberia Xbox across North America. The game will hit the store shelves on July 28th at a retail price of $19.99.

'EverQuest: Lost Dungeons of Norrath' Gift With Purchase - Screens

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

Sony Online Entertainment announced today that the boxed retail version of EverQuest: Lost Dungeons of Norrath will contain both a special "in-box" gift as well as an "in-game" item (while supplies last). Lost Dungeons of Norrath, the sixth expansion to the hugely popular Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), EverQuest, is expected to ship to North American retail stores this Fall. Read more for details and some new screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on July 17, 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 posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Half-Life 2 - 'Kleiner's Lab' Trailer
  • Ghost Recon: Island Thunder - Trailer
  • Magic: The Gathering Battlegrounds - Trailer
  • Prince Of Persia: Sands Of Time - Trailer
  • Dragon Empires - Trailer


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

'Lock On: Modern Air Combat' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lock On: Modern Air Combat. Lock On lets players fly a variety of combat aircraft in the most graphically rich, audio-intense game environment ever created for a combat flight simulation. Filled with action-packed missions, realistic flight modeling and flexible game options, Lock On provides unlimited gameplay action to both novice and veteran flight simulation fans. Read more to check out the new movie and screens!

Stuff Magazine Enters The Gaming Arena With 'Stuff Gamer'

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 10:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stuff, known for beautiful cover girls and cool, authoritative product reviews, is announcing a special video gaming issue called Stuff Gamer. The new publication from Dennis Publishing will put Stuff's trademark attitude and product expertise into a video game magazine. The Nokia N-Gage mobile game deck will be the exclusive sponsor of this separate video gaming magazine, hitting newsstands this October.

'Backyard Wrestling' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Backyard Wrestling places you in the role of an aspiring wrestler. You must be prepared to endure extreme amounts of pain and take incredible risks in order to move one step closer to the BYW title and ultimately be crowned 'The King of Hardcore'. But the road to glory is long and dangerous. Dozens of weapons including thumbtacks, barbed wire, light bulbs, baseball bats, tables, trash cans, and stop signs are at your disposal to help re-arrange the faces of new challengers. And did we mention the fire? Check the new batch of PS2 & Xbox screens ...

'New World Order' - Update Patch Available NOW

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

Project Three Interactive just sent out a note to let us know they have released a new patch for Termite Games' team-based tactical shooter New World Order. This upgrade brings your NWO retail game to v1.42 and adds tracer rounds for all submachine guns and rifles, improved the networking and HUD ( now offers a bullet display, showing the bullets you have left in your current clip). Another HUD add-on is the death messages display, which shows the player who he killed or was killed by during a round. Read more for a detailed fix list and download links ...

'Transformers Armada: Prelude To Energon' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari today announced plans to bring Hasbro Inc.'s Transformers Armada, the enormously popular male action property to PlayStation2 with 'Transformers Armada: Prelude To Energon' . All the rage in the '80's, the Transformers brand is as popular as ever with the top-selling Transformers Armada toy line and comic book series, and Cartoon Network television series. Read more for details & screens...

'Conan: The Dark Axe' (PS2/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 8:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black-haired and sullen-eyed, a thief, a reaver, a slayer. The legends that surround his name, speak of the world before history, where shadows of magic and dark alien gods shrouded the known world and the fate of whole empires were dependent on the strength and skills of a single sword. And this is one of those legends. Conan is a 3rd person action game, with few elements of RPG and adventure. The game is divided into chapters, each chapter with different enviroment and creatures. Each chapter contains several levels. Read more for some new screens ...

TRON 2.0 Goes Gold

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 8:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buena Vista Interactive today announced that TRON 2.0, its highly anticipated first-person action PC title, has gone gold and will be in stores nationwide Aug. 26. The news celebrates 21 years since the release of TRON, the ground-breaking science-fiction film that inspired the upcoming game.

'Space Invaders: Invasion Day' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 8:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bigben Interactive is sad to announce the imminent destruction of the Earth. Well, not exactly... Twenty-five years since they first appeared, Space Invaders are back! Space Invaders: Invasion Day is an out-and-out, old-school, shoot'em-up that sees our extraterrestrial enemies back doing what they do best. This time, however, the action takes place on Earth in locations spread across a major city. Players will have fifty stages to complete and ten bosses to battle against if they are to repel the Invaders.

'Etherlords II' - Beta Test SignUp

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 8:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nival Interactive is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for an open beta test of our upcoming adventure-RPG with tactical card based combat Etherlords II. The beta test will be focused on the game's new multiplayer modes and auto rating server. Registration is open to all gamers who are interested in helping us ensure that Etherlords II offers one of the best online magic combat experiences possible. Beta Testers will be chosen based on their application information, with the ability to play online being the most important consideration. The application can be found at the official Etherlords website in the Beta Testers section. Etherlords II will be published by Strategy First in North America and Arxel Tribe in Europe.

'Greyhawk: The Temple of Elemental Evil' - Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 1:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Greyhawk: The Temple of Elemental Evil" finds adventurers in a fight for their lives as a simple rescue mission uncovers a much more sinister plot with far-reaching implications. As the story unfolds, adventurers will travel the world of Oerth, discover the besieged village of Hommlet, survive the filthy shire of Nulb and ultimately penetrate the ruins of the Temple of Elemental Evil, a beacon of darkness and despair in a world without hope.

'Worms 3D' (PC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 1:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The ‘Worms’ phenomenon has taken the gaming world by storm for many years, gripping the minds of players through its simple appearance yet cunningly designed interior. Finally, to the excitement of fans everywhere ‘Worms’ comes to PC and console in full 3D. Continuing to capture the true essence of the game as teams of worms battle across bizarre randomly generated landscapes, or across finely crafted custom-designed levels utilizing an arsenal of devastating weapons. Read more and check out some new PS2 & PC screens ...

'Headhunter: Redemption' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Maintaining law and society order is veteran Headhunter Jack Wade, older, wiser and battle hardened. At his side is the reluctant new sidekick, the rebellious street kid Leeza X. Whether ripping up the highways of the silver metropolis on a super bike or stalking the criminal masterminds of the shadowy underworld, they are led into the greatest danger of their lives and must overcome something much more sinister than a simple human threat. Each must face their darkest fears. Together they must redeem a world facing chaos… Read more to check out some screens of the game environment ...

'Colin McRae Rally 04' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 12:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Colin McRae Rally 04 is set to be the total rally video gaming experience with eight game modes, an advanced visual engine and an all-new style. The September launch is not the only surprise Codemasters has lined up. The engine that drives the series' sublime car handling has been enhanced to a new level of detail. A batch of new screens just rolled in ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

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

PC Review - 'Will Rock'

by Tristan on July 17, 2003 @ 12:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Half mortal, half Titan, Will Rock will stop at nothing short of toppling the pillar of the gods to wreak vengeance of mythic proportions and to save a terrified woman in the name of love. They don't have much time, though—on the eve of the next thunderstorm, Zeus will be able to take a new wife—and this time, his sights are set on a mortal: Emma Headstrong. Sounds like a good love story, doesnt it? Well, let's ROCK!