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PC Review - 'PlanetSide'

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 11:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Massively Multiplayer Gaming takes on a new face in PlanetSide, where thousands of players wage war in a battle of planetary proportions. A newly designed 3D engine drives PlanetSide's first-person player-to-player combat and vehicular warfare across ten continents. The stage has been set, the battle lines have been drawn, and orbital drop pods are ready to deploy you PlanetSide. Ready for combat we joined the hundreds of others troops for online war, read more to find out if our mission was successful or not ...

GBA Review - 'Sonic Advance 2'

by The Cookie Snatcher on July 8, 2003 @ 11:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In 'Sonic Advance 2,' Dr. Eggman is up to his old tricks again, and the world's fastest hedgehog must put a stop to it. Sonic, Tails and Knuckles are back with new character Cream the Rabbit, racing through new environments and battling new foes. Sonic is always good for some fun times, but is it as good on the GBA? Read more and find out!

'Fire Department' - Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 10:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got what it takes to become a hero? In Fire Department, experience what life is really like for fire-fighters. Choose your team, vehicles and equipment! Keep your cool when faced with high-pressure situations… Your reactions, your strategy as well as your capacity to manage a team of firemen are the keys to success. Check out this new batch of sizzling hot screens ...

'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 10:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the Academy Award-winning movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon gives players the option to play as Li Mu Bai, Yu Shu Lien, Jen Yu, and "Dark Cloud" Lo. Each character possesses specific moves, talents, and deadly weapons - players must conquer various challenges in order to improve their fighting skills as they compete against intelligent foes and seek revenge against the sinister Jade Fox. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon offers a compelling gaming experience that effectively captures the martial arts magic that made the movie a worldwide success. Read more for some new screens ...

'Drakengard' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 10:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Conflict has exploded between the Empire and the Alliance. The Empire, once part of the Alliance itself, has forsaken peace and seized greater power. Kyme, an Alliance warrior and once the prince of a small kingdom that fell to the Empire, has received word that his army's castle is under attack. Kyme's sister, Friae is still within its walls. In an effort to save her, Kyme manages to infiltrate the castle gates but is severely wounded. Desperate, he turns to his only choice: a dragon pact. Check the new screens ...

'XIII' (PS2/NGC/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 10:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

XIII features a conspiracy of epic proportions, and players will unravel clues behind the story’s compelling and mysterious events. XIII includes themes of amnesia, in which players must uncover sinister plots against themselves, the U.S. government, and even the president himself. The only clues players have are the roman numerals XIII tattooed on their shoulder and a key to a safe deposit box in a New York bank. Read more for some new screens ...

'FS Falcon' - Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 10:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Falcon has long been a favourite of flight sim pilots and Lago's unerring attention to detail strikes deep into the heart of simulation territory with this awesome recreation, designed using the very latest flight sim technology. Included in this package are 29 different variants from around the world, including A, C and D models and some pretty vivid 'Tiger Squadron' paint schemes – so named after various NATO 'Tiger' training sorties. External GMAX modelling is as slick as you'd expect, with animated exhaust pipes, pilots that move their heads and remove their visors and of course that distinctive bubble canopy glinting in the sunlight.

GMX Media Secures Rights To 'Squad Assault' - Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 8:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GMX Media has today announced that it has secured the European publishing rights for the upcoming 3-D tactical wargame title - Eric Young’s Squad Assault: West Front. “GMX Media have made a name for themselves as a top quality publisher and distributor throughout the world. Their expertise and professionalism make them the perfect partner for the European launch of Squad Assault,” said David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games. Read more for details and a batch of screens ...

'Outlaw Volleyball' (Xbox) - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 8:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Outlaw Volleyball combines the fun gameplay of Virtua Tennis 2K2 with the outrageous humor of Outlaw Golf and South Park. The game is sand volleyball in 16 different environments featuring 16 characters, each of whom are available as teammates or opponents. Feel the action as you Spike or Die with fabulous babes and guys with attitude. Up to four people can compete as they dive, spike, jump and lob the ball for total victory. Play well and your team will gain momentum, play badly and so will your team. It's Hot Babes! Hot Spikes! Hot Sand! on your Xbox! Read more for screens and trailers ...

'Dynasty Warriors' (PS2/Xbox) Series Surpasses The 5 Million Mark

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 6:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI Corporation announced today that sales for the company’s Dynasty Warriors franchise has reached 5 million units worldwide. The original Dynasty Warriors game was released for PlayStation in 1997, and the series continues on the PS2 and the Xbox.

'Charlie's Angels' (NGC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 6:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft announced today that under a license from Sony Pictures Consumer Products, the first ever Charlie's Angels video game is now available for the GameCube at the suggested retail price of $29.99. The action-fighting game based on the highly successful movie Charlie's Angels and Charlie's Angel: Full Throttle, will feature the likenesses and voices of Dylan, Natalie and Alex, played by Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu respectively.

'Evil Genius' - Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 6:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Evil Genius is a tongue-in-cheek take on the spy thrillers of the '60s, offering you the unique opportunity to play the villain as you control a secret island fortress complete with powerful henchmen, loyal minions, ice-cold beauty queens, and a host of hilarious gizmos. Read more for a batch of new evil screens ....

'BF1942: Battle Of Britain' Map - Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 12:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this new Battlefield 1942 map, German forces must disable four RAF radar towers as well as the heavily-protected Harwich Weapons Factory on the coast of England. If the British can defend these targets until the German tickets run out, they can wrest victory from the jaws of defeat. With one new vehicle and one new weapon entering the fray, the Battle of Britain is set to be Battlefield 1942's fiercest campaign yet. As announced, the first screens are now available, read more to check them out ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 11:04 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 :

  • Nexagon Deathmatch - Trailer 2
  • Sacred - E3 Trailer
  • Hunter The Reckoning Wayward - Trailer
  • XIII - Alternate Fire Trailer


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

'Korea: Forgotten Conflict' - Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 10:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Korea: Forgotten Conflict is a 3D Real Time Strategy game based on the war that no-one, save for those involved, wants to remember. In game film sequences will reinforce the atmosphere and realism within this fully interactive environment. Although there were 450,000 Allies lost in conflict (and, to date, there are still more than 8,000 servicemen unaccounted for), Communist casualties amounted to nearly 2 million. Maybe you can lessen these numbers.

'Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield' - New MP Map Available NOW

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 9:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UbiSoft released yet another multiplayer map for their squad-based tactical shooter Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield. "BB-combatzone1" was inspired by the de_Clan1_mills map for Counter-Strike, and supports the Bomb and Team Survival gameplay modes. (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance' Sells Two Million And Counting

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games Inc. announced today that Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance has sold-through more than two million units worldwide in combined sales, across all platforms, between its November 22, 2002 launch and July 8, 2003. The game is currently available for the PlayStation2, Xbox, GameCube and Game Boy Advance.

'Premier Manager 03/04' (PS2/GBA) Revived - Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After years in the wilderness, mismanagement and, in the words of Johnny Hate's Jazz, shattered dreams, Premier Manager once the nations favourite management franchise, is back in the hands of its original owner and promising a return to form that captures its former days of glory. True, Premier Manager has spent the past few years lying dormant in the French second division and, as anyone who remembers the glory days of the Amiga will tell you, that's a crying shame. ZOO Digital Publishing has breathed life into the sleeping giant, reclaiming the license from Infogrames and bringing back several members of Gremlin's original Premier Manager team for a November comeback on PS2, GBA and PC.

'F-ZERO GX' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo and SEGA—both accomplished masters of high-speed fun—have collaborated to create the fastest, most visually stunning racing game ever! 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. Read more to check the screens ...

'Pillage' (NGC/PS2/Xbox ) - Screens

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

Zed Two has announced it is working on a stunning story-based and dual-player role-playing epic, entitled Pillage. The game will be released across all leading console formats, with the developer currently negotiating with a number of leading publishers. Pillage has been created by the respected Zed-Two team - now part of the Warthog set-up - and is set in an unspecified future, where man has reverted to a feudal state and has formed a number of combative castes determined to wipe each other out. Read more for details & screens...

'Outlaw Volleyball' (Xbox) Ships to Retail

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 8:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today that "Outlaw Volleyball," the humorous, gameplay driven sports title for Xbox has shipped to retailers and will be on store shelves this week (Rated "M" by the ESRB; $49.95 estimated street price; Xbox Live enabled). Developed by New Jersey-based Hypnotix Inc., OUTLAW VOLLEYBALL will deliver a spanking good time with exciting online multiplayer action (Xbox Live), the hottest babes in any videogame, and the trademark humor for which the 'Outlaw Sports' series is known.

Mutable Realms And Themis Group Plan For 'Wish' Beta

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 8:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mutable Realms today announced the signing of a contract with Themis Group, an international provider of outsourcing and consulting solutions and services to the interactive entertainment industry. Under the terms of the agreement, Themis Group will provide critical and quantifiable beta phase services for Mutable Realms upcoming game Wish, aimed at ensuring that Wish emerges from the closed beta phase ready to successfully scale up to open beta and commercial launch

'Gangland' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 8:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Budding Al Capone's across the world are set to play out their gangster dreams thanks to leading game publisher Whiptail Interactive's latest offering Gangland, developed by Danish gaming experts MediaMobsters, which is due to be released across the UK, Europe and North America in November 2003. In a new hybrid format that combines the best elements of real-time strategy, role-play and simulation gaming genres with a totally new style of in-game combat, Gangland delivers a menacingly fresh PC gaming experience. Read more for details and screens ...

'Psychotoxic' Coming This Fall

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV announces the autumn release of the mystic 3D first person shooter, Psychotoxic. NuClearVision has created an action-packed adventure that takes place in New York 2020. The game sees the arrival of the fourth horseman of the apocalypse with mankind on the brink of survival. By stepping into the role of the attractive ‘Angie Prophet’, the player has to track down the forth horseman and wipe him out. Half-human and half-angel, she has an extrasensory perceptionthat enables her to enter others’ minds and influence them to her advantage. The player has to struggle through futuristic environments and become immersed in psychedelic dream worlds.

'Singles' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 2:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Singles (also known as Living Up) is the upcoming simulation game from German developer Robotee, published by Koch Media. In Singles it is all about living together, relationships, love and ... well, you know. We will certainly hear more from this "erotic" sim, it is expected to appear in stores in a few months, in the meantime, read more and check out the screens ...

'Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Some men do not accept the rules. They create their own. It is 1930. Due to circumstances he couldn't possibly have predicted, Tommy's life as a cabdriver is about to be exchanged for a life in the Mafia. At first he continues his work as a driver and nothing could be better. He soon becomes good friends with his sidekicks Paulie and Sam, and although the work is sometimes risky, he earns more money than he did as a cabdriver. But as time goes on he is ordered to undertake more and more unpleasant jobs and he starts to become disillusioned with the life he has chosen. Read more to check out 40 new screens ...

PS2 Preview - 'Lethal Skies II'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on July 8, 2003 @ 1:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Lethal Skies II is the most explosive title yet in Sammy Studios’ action-driven jet combat series. The game is an arcade-style flight shooter that puts the most powerful modern-day and futuristic fighter jets at the command of players. Shown at E3 and met with a warm reception, we finally had a chance to take to the skies with the latest build. Following in the wake of its predecessor, does Lethal Skies II have what it takes? Let’s find out!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 8, 2003 @ 1:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PC Review - 'Empire Of Magic'

by Tristan on July 8, 2003 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In a time long ago the whole world was ruled by the Empire Of Magic. There lived many mages and the most powerful amogst them held the power in his hands. One day however his fate fullfilled. Mayhem and terror took control over the land as everyone was fighting for power. Read more to find out wether the game is magical .. or not ...

GBA Review - 'Iridion II'

by Chad on July 8, 2003 @ 12:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

A century has passed since the Iridion Empire was defeated. Humans have populated the old Iridion galaxy giving mankind freedom and peace. Suddenly, all communications with the human outposts are lost. The Iridions are back! Planet Earth is too far away to offer help. The only chance? A lone powerful spaceship. . . Yours!