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'Gladiator Sword of Vengeance' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 4:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A Warrior Slave…Chosen by the Gods…to Re-store the Glory of an Empire In the Year 106AD the Roman Empire is in terrible decline. After the untimely death of the much-liked Emperor Trajan, the despotic Emperor Arruntius has bled the once powerful Rome to its knees. Badly fought wars, famine and plague are rife in all corners of the Empire, whilst the Emperor and his elite enjoy every excess and vice that the emptying coffers can afford. As herald to this age of degradation, Arruntius has destroyed large portions of the city of Rome to create the battleground for the bloodiest gladiator event ever staged. Check this massive load of about 140 awesome new screens!

'Freestyle Street Soccer' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 4:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Freestyle Street Soccer returns to grass roots and allows rival gangs to gain respect and supremacy in urban environments. Jumpers and oil drums replace goalposts and rules are well and truly left on the sidelines as the pitch is transformed into a battleground for the duration of the match. No offsides and limited boundaries ensure flowing gameplay and fierce, frantic competitive matches. Read more for a fresh batch of screens ...

'Rainbow Six 3 Raven Shield' - Patch Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 4:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Raven-Shield website has word that we can expect the earlier announced v1.4 update patch for Ubisoft team based tacitcal shooter somewhere tomorrow. The new patch adresses several game fixes and general improvements, read more to read the full list and check back tomorrow for the download mirrors (thanks Blues).

'Unreal Tournament 2004' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 3:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Unreal Tournament 2004 is the next evolution of the greatest competitive computer game ever created," said Jean-Philippe Agati, senior vice president and general manager of Atari's Los Angeles studio. "The addition of new modes, mods and maps as well as the controllable land-, air- and space-based vehicles, means Unreal fans are getting an entirely new experience featuring devastating vehicular combat and wide scale warfare." Check out the first screens!

'Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds' (PS2/Xbox/NGC) Goes Gold!

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 3:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get ready to dust the baddies! Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds has gone gold and will be available at your local videogame retailer on August 26, 2003! A new trailer will be available tomorrow!

'Final Fantasy XI' Coming Late October

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 1:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix U.S.A., Inc. announced today that "Final Fantasy XI" for PC will begin shipping to North American retailers in late October. "Final Fantasy XI", the first online title in the world-renowned series, is a cross-platform, cross-continent massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). "Final Fantasy XI" allows gamers to connect to the same exact world regardless of whether they are playing on the PC or PlayStation2 and whether they are playing in North America or Japan (thanks HLF).

'PT Boats: Knights of the Sea' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 1:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

1C Company has released the first screens of their upcoming naval combat game, PT Boats (developed by Akella using an enhanced PoTC Storm 2 engine). Briefly shown at E3 2003 these are the first public screens available. Patrol Torpedo Boats were used in WW2 mainly to attack large cruiser due ot their maneverability and speed. The were also used to hunt submarines. The game will allow the player to try out various types and missions will range from escorting convoys, protect critical coastal locations and join big battles. PT Boats is expected in stores Q3 2004. Read more to check out the screens ...

'Cult' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 12:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cult is isometric fantasy RPG, that combines 3D technologies and traditional ways of isometric RPGs. The game will feature 100 spells, 24 skills, tenths of additional perks, more than 50 maps and a lot of more. Read more for additional details and some new screens ...

'Curse: The Eye of Isis' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Coming This October

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 12:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

At the heart of Victorian England, Curse immerses the player in a terrifying adventure which will have them rubbing shoulders with the supernatural. Everything is against them... even the most insignificant of objects will come alive to try and eliminate them. An action game packed with terror and suspense due for release in october 2003 on XBox and PS2, PC. Read more for details ...

'Zoo Tycoon: Complete Collection' Tramples Onto Store Shelves

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 11:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios announces that Zoo Tycoon™: Complete Collection for Windows has stampeded onto store shelves in North America for an estimated retail price of $29.95 (U.S.). Featuring all the animals from the original Zoo Tycoon and the Dinosaur Digs and Marine Mania expansion packs, Zoo Tycoon: Complete Collection also comes with loads of bonus features, including the all-new Endangered Species Theme Pack.

EA Drafts Carter and Anthony for EA SPORTS Basketball Lineup In 2004

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that four-time NBA All-Star Vince Carter and third NBA draft pick Carmelo Anthony, who led Syracuse University to the 2003 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship, will serve as spokesmen for EA SPORTS basketball products scheduled for release this fall.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 11:05 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 :

  • Ground Control 2: Operation Exodus - Trailer
  • Crashday - Trailer
  • Command & Conquer Generals: Zero Hour - Trailer
  • Codename Panzers - Trailer


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

'X-Men: Legends' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 10:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Men: Legends features favorite characters from the powerhouse Marvel franchise in an immersive action RPG. The story begins when the X-Men learn that Magneto, their greatest adversary, has devised a plan to give mutants the power to reign supreme over humans. The X-Men are then forced to battle Magneto to prevent global chaos and stop their foes from imprisoning the human race. Check the new screens ...

'Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced that the company's Paris studio is currently developing a brand new game from the popular Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon series - exclusively for the PS2. Scheduled to ship for the late 2003, Tom Clancy's Ghost ReconTM: Jungle Storm is poised to become the latest success story in a series of hit Tom Clancy games from Ubi Soft. Read more for details and the first screens ...

'Rugby League' (PC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The secrets behind this year's most eagerly awaited Australasian videogame - and the name of the new game - are at last being revealed with New Zealand's Stacey Jones being given a starring role. Available on PS2, PC and X Box, "Rugby League" has been in the making for over 12 months and has seen the NRL and program developers Sidhe Interactive inundated with requests and suggestions from fans, right down to the best name for the game. Read more for details and new screens ...

'ANNO 1503' Gets Downloadable & Free Multiplayer Mode

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Max Design and SUNFLOWERS will be providing ANNO 1503 players the multi-player mode free of charge. Fans will be able to download the multi-player update free of charge once the comprehensive test phase has been completed. This week Max Design and SUNFLOWERS will begin an external test in which already chosen participants will subject the ANNO 1503 multi-player mode to weeks of exhaustive testing. This test will then be expanded to a public test. Interested parties will soon be able to register on the official ANNO 1503 website at www.anno1503.com. SUNFLOWERS will be informing all interested players about the opening date for registration both over the website and by press release. You can find out more on the official ANNO 1503 website.

'Hidden And Dangerous 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 8:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The original Hidden & Dangerous was released in 1999 to widespread acclaim, and was the forerunner for the squad-based tactical action game. With sales in excess of one million copies, Hidden & Dangerous established itself as a leading title in the genre. Its creators, Illusion Softworks, have for the last four years been quietly developing and perfecting the sequel. Read more for a few new screens ...

'Billy Hatcher And The Giant Egg' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 8:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sonic The Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka and SONICTEAM return with their first all-new platform game since the SEGA Saturn era! Darkness has fallen upon a once-magical land. An evil King who seeks to rule with an everlasting night has captured the creatures that inhabit this realm. Now, a young boy must use the powers of a legendary suit to control special eggs in order to restore light to the land. Read more for some new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 2:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PC Review - 'Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 1:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The evil Lich King Ner'zhul has been imprisoned inside the Icecrown glacier, deep within the arctic continent of Northrend. Although the former Orc Shaman lacks physical form, his soul lives on, forever seeking a means to escape his icy prison. As the saga continues, it is revealed that both the Night Elf renegade, Illidan, and the traitorous Death Knight, Arthas, seek the Icecrown glacier and the mysterious powers found inside. To save all of Azeroth from the forces of darkness, players must traverse uncharted lands and battle treacherous new enemies while uncovering the schemes of these nefarious beings.

'SWAT: Global Strike Team' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SWAT: GST is a first-person tactical arcade game combining the strategic elements of SWAT 3 with the instantly accessible arcade action of the Virtua Cop series. Like the real-life SWAT organization itself, the SWAT Global Strike Team is a life-saving organization tasked with defending and saving the lives of the innocent. As a member of the SWAT Global Strike Team gamers will be called to duty at a moment’s notice, confronted with missions unlike any see before. Check these new Xbox & PS2 screens ..

'Time Crisis 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2003 @ 12:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Time Crisis 3 marks the return of Namco's premier light-gun shooting franchise. Compatible with the GUNCON2 light-gun, this fast-paced shooter delivers superior shooting action and supreme excitement. A new weapon select system enables players to chose from 4 weapons (machine gun, hand gun, shotgun and grenade) and optimize their game play strategy. Time Crisis 3 includes the original arcade game as well as console-exclusive game modes. Sniper combat provides intense and lethal sharp-shooting action, sure to be a winning combination for this popular franchise. Read more for a few new screens ...