'Chariots Of War' - Update Patch Available

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 8:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Slitherine has released a new patch for their recently released strategy game Chariots Of War. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.13 (it is still in a beta stage) and addresses a bug that allowed the construction of structures for which the player did not have funds. This patch also incorporates all the changes and fixes from all the previous patches. Read more for download links ...

'ESPN NFL Football' Featuring 'The Crib' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 3:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Exclusively in "ESPN NFL Football" this fall, gamers will be given a place to flaunt their rewards and bragging rights with an innovative new feature called "The Crib." Deck out an empty pad with more than 300 unlockable items and "score big" for making great plays, scoring points or just getting lucky. The more you play, the faster you can move in that air hockey table and chill in your overstuffed recliner. Read more for details and screens ...

'Freedom Fighters' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 2:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a world where the Soviet Union won the Cold War, a fierce conflict is unfolding in the streets of America. Taking on the role of Christopher Stone, players evolve from an average New Yorker into a fearless patriot who recruits and leads an army of freedom fighters in the streets of New York City. Freedom Fighters combines the depth of a squad based game with the intensity of an action-packed war game that unfolds in the streets, subways, and buildings of the city. Read more for some new screens ...

'Soul Calibur 2' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SC2 features seven distinctive modes of game-play including: Arcade, Vs, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice, and the console exclusive, Weapon Master. Weapon Master is a "complete the mission" mode combined with an RPG twist. In this mode, the player can collect and equip their character with up to 200 different weapons, thus adding a deeper level of strategy to every new battle. Check out the first 50+ screens form the US localized version ...

'WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain' Only On PS2

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. and JAKKS Pacific, Inc. today announced "WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain," the latest addition to their multi-million unit selling World Wrestling Entertainment videogame franchise. "WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain," exclusively for the PS2, marks the third installment in the highly successful SmackDown! Series. According to NPD TRST, the SmackDown! series has sold more than 4.7 million units on the PlayStation and PS2 in North America since 1999. "WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain" features all the action, excitement and attitude of World Wrestling Entertainment and is scheduled for release this fall.

Monster 4 x 4: Masters of Metal (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 12:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get ready to pilot the world's most powerful trucks and go head-to-head in pulse-pounding off-road competitions. Whether you're grinding through mud pits in Louisiana, crunching up cliffs in California, or smashing up trees to make the ride a little bumpier for they guy behind you, keep your eyes on the prize: cash you earn on the circuit goes to buy new trucks and build up your ultimate Monster machine. Read more for some new screens!

'Devastation' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

HD Interactive/Digitalo have released a new patch for their FPS Devastation. This patch brings your retail game to v390 and works for all editions except the French and Russian one's. An initiative of developer Digitalo, the patch mostly addresses many of the single player issues reported since launch in April 2003. The patch also rectifies multiplayer compatibility between the European and North American versions of the game. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon' (PS2/PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 11:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon is a skillfully-woven global adventure and a landmark in interactive story-telling. George and Nico return in this epic adventure as they fight through the steaming jungles of Congo, eerie castles in Prague, the chic back-streets of Paris and the historic village of Glastonbury – amongst many other locations - to unravel the secrets of the Sleeping Dragon and save mankind from the threat of a global catastrophe. Read more to check out the new screens.

'No Mans Land' - English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 11:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV has now released the English version of the No Man's Land demo featuring two thrilling missions. In the first mission, gamers play as a Spanish commander sent to North America to rid a colonized town of a plundering pirate. Look for the secret sub-quests and enjoy the Caribbean flavor! In the second mission, players step into the boots of a Patriot leader and must defend a fort against British attack (thanks VE3D). Read more for download links ...

'Command And Conquer: Generals' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 10:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released the promised C&C Generals update patch bringing your retail game to v1.06. There are patches for the English, French and German version of the game. Read more for detailed fix list download links ...

'Jak II: Renegade' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 10:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The legendary duo return in Jak II, where Jak has grown into a mature young hero with a cynical attitude and hardened edge. Following the finale of Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak and Daxter investigate a strange energy portal that propels them 500 years into the future where they find themselves in a foreign city. The city, under siege and ruled by the tyrannical Baron Praxis, is surrounded by a dark wasteland on the brink of destruction with menacing Metal Heads destroying the land.

'Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown' - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown is based on Cinemaware’s hit game Defender of the Crown, first released in 1986 on the Commodore Amiga and subsequently to a variety of platforms where sold over 1,000,000 units worldwide. Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown is a re-imagining of the beloved classic, with a deep storyline, a rich cast of characters, and the same commitment to stunning graphics and unique, varied gameplay that first made Cinemaware famous. Today Cinemaware released some new screens, read more to check them out!

'Navy SEALs: Weapons of Mass Destruction' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ValuSoft today announced the release of Navy SEALs: Weapons of Mass Destruction for PC. This action-packed sequel to the original top-selling Navy SEALs combat game is rated "M" for Mature and will be available at retailers nationwide for $19.99 SRP.

'Cypher: Sequel To Traitor’s Gate' - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The world has seen all kinds of weapons of mass destruction: nuclear, chemical and biological. Now the threat is digital. A virus, simple in concept yet catastrophic in effect, has been developed. Its target is the communication systems of the world. It will shut down all digital entertainment, economic trade and cripple the military, causing breaches in all security systems and global mass chaos. There is only enough time to send one operative. His codename: Raven. His mission: to find the virus, copy it and then destroy the research lab where it is located. A new batch of screens just arrived ...

'Airport Tycoon 3' - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Airport Tycoon 3 features a challenging 3D management simulation of an airport but with many new and thrilling features. As the player controls numerous variables of a congested international airport, such as finances, contractual obligations, construction and improvements, many new challenges arise from the midst of hectic travelers, striking union representatives, and the always unexpected welcome of fierce weather. Read more for some new screens ...

'Battlefield Command: Europe at War 1939 - 1945' - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 9:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take command of a wide range of military units in some of WWII's most significant battles in this groundbreaking Tactical RTS. The game's epic visual style redefines the standard for real-time strategy titles; whilst the outcome of the player's commands are experienced through depth of detail and stunning cutting edge graphics. An incredibly detailed game, Battlefield Command, will cover WWII's major European battles from the invasion of Poland and France in 1939-40, through the war on the Eastern front, and the fall of Germany in 1945. You got to check these sweet screens!

'Shanghai Dragon' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shanghai Dragon is a first-person arcade rail-shooter by Chinese company E-Pie Entertainment (already released in China). They have released a playable demo letting you try out the first two missions from the full game. The new demo has a new optional setting in it for turning down the blood factor a bit when enemies get shot. Read more for download links ...

'Wars & Warriors: Joan of Arc' - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 8:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In 1429, Joan of Arc inspired her faltering country to take up arms against occupying English troops. Joan of Arc will allow players to experience this epic period and some of the most intense battles fought in medieval Europe. In the game, players transform from a single warrior into a forceful military leader as they develop and master the art of chivalry and tactical warfare. In addition to action elements, Joan of Arc requires that individuals play strategically to successfully advance through the game.

'Fair Strike' Heading For Germany and France - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Buka Entertainment is pleased to announce a double deal with PointSoft Interactive, a well-known publisher and distributor of leisure software in France, Germany and Spain, for Fair Strike - a helicopter action/simulation. Fair Strike will be localized and distributed in France and Germany by French and German divisions of the company. Read more for details and some new screens ...

Sphinx Renamed Again To 'Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy'

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 1:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Due to the popularity of the Mummy and his importance to the story of Sphinx, we decided to add his name to the title of the game," said Peter Dille, senior vice president, worldwide marketing, THQ. "The new title, Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy, focuses the attention on the stars of the upcoming Eurocom-developed title, and is an example of THQ understanding its audience and honing its marketing/creative efforts in order to 'hit the mark' with consumers."

'Outlaw Golf' Coming To The PC

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today the best selling Xbox game "Outlaw Golf," will be coming to PCs this fall complete with strippers, a biker chick and the most advanced golf gaming engine ever made. OUTLAW GOLF is a hardcore golf game with a humorous side that takes gamers to three different courses where you'd never find PGA members. Expect "Outlaw Golf" to arrive on PCs this September.

'Street Legal Racing: Redline' - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 1:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Put it all on the line in the high stakes world of illegal street racing. Where nothin' matters but the speed! Street Legal Racing puts you in the driver's seat to race the hottest cars on the road! Trick 'em, tune 'em and hit the streets - searching for the ultimate drag. Earn money for upgrades to your car or race for respect and rule the streets. Whatever your motive - just be sure you are up to the challenge!

'Goblin Commander: Unleash The Horde' (PS2/Xbox/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 12:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Goblin Commander: Unleash The Horde, players battle their way through the war-torn land of Ogriss, a world ruled by goblins. Spawned by the mighty wizard Fraziel, the goblins have fallen under a corrupt influence that now threatens the balance of power. Advancing through dark subterranean caves, lush woodland cities and towering storm-swept castles; the player wages war with an army of specialized goblin warriors and fearsome monsters to prevent the ultimate destruction of Ogriss. Read more to check out some screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 12:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PS2 Review - 'Magic Pengel: The Quest for Color'

by The Cookie Snatcher on July 21, 2003 @ 12:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Magic Pengel: The Quest for Color is a innovative 3D adventure game that offers a revolutionary graphics tool allowing players the ability to draw and animate their own cast of characters. These characters are interactive within the game and become integral parts of the player's success in completing the adventure. The game is as weird as it's name, but does weird neccesarly mean bad? Read more and find out!