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'Neighbors From Hell' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 7:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Living next door to you is a real Neighbour From Hell and it's now time to have your revenge! Creep around your neighbour ’s house performing ever more elaborate tricks upon the unsuspecting resident. As the star of a fantastic new TV show, cameras will track your every move as you set your fiendish traps. Your objectives are to create more and more disarray, increase ratings and maybe even winning prestigious awards. But beware of watchful neighbours and alert guard dogs; if they catch you then the show will be taken off air.

'Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield' - Patch Issues & Plans

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 7:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As was the case with the Raven Shield v1.3 patch, it seems that another glitch has made its way in v1.4. "An incompatibility has been found regarding the unlocking of custom missions between campaigns saved prior to version 1.4 and those saved with version 1.4. This problem prevents players from playing solo maps that they have unlocked in campaign mode with a version prior to 1.4 in the custom mission mode in version 1.4. It doesn't affect multiplayer maps or multiplayer play. There is no workaround but a fix has already been found and will be included in patch 1.41, due out next Tuesday. New campaigns played with version 1.4 will unlock maps without a problem and the maps will be available in custom missions. Campaigns saved with a version prior to 1.4 will continue working in version 1.4." (thanks Blues)

'Dino Crisis 3' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 7:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Dino Crisis 3, a team of intergalactic Marines discovers a Colony Spaceship infested with cold-blooded beasts. Fighting a constant battle for survival, the team must fight together to survive the ensuing chaos. Equipped with jet propulsion packs, the main characters can maneuver quickly through the environment. This new type of control is a break from anything ever seen and will offer players new challenges and more freedom of movement. Read more to check out the batch of 20+ new screens ...

'Grabbed By The Ghoulies' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 7:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Grabbed by the Ghoulies" is a humorous beat-'em-up adventure game that takes place in a haunted house full of crazed ghoulies. Gamers play the role of Cooper, a kid on a mission to rescue his girlfriend, who has been "grabbed by the ghoulies." Read more and check out a few new screens..

'Horizons: Empire Of Istaria' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 7:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Horizons is the next generation online epic adventure. It is based in the massively multiplayer fantasy world, Istaria. A world of legend and lore filled with humans, fiends, dragons and many other traditional fantasy roles, Horizons allows thousands of players to adventure together in the civilized and untamed regions of the world. It's been a while since we had some good Horizons screens, so njoy!

'Futurama' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 7:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Futurama the game is a 3rd person action shooter featuring the four main characters from the show, Fry, Bender, Leela and Dr Zoidberg. Each of these characters will be fully playable and have their own select moves and weapons as well as different playing styles. Read more for a big batch of screens, as well as trailers ...

'Metal Arms: Glitch in the System' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 7:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

You are Glitch, the gun-slinging, half-ton menacing bot of Droid City who blasts his way to victory. Found as scrap metal, but transformed into destructive machinery, Glitch is determined to free his people from the evil clutches of General Corrosive and his maniacal army of Mil bots. Unleash a world of pain as you annihilate the General's sinister plan to dominate the world, and salvage the robot race. Earlier we had a batch of Xbox/NGC screens, today we got some new PS2 screens ...

Games Are Getting Cancelled By The Truckloads

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 5:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today is not a good day for gamers. Earlier today news was brought that Vivendi will not publish Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter in North America, only in Europe. Also revealed was the fact that the Gamecube version got canned altogether. But that is not the only sad news today. Capcom now brings more bad news as they have canceled Dead Revolver for the PlayStation 2 and Dead Phoenix for the GameCube ...

'Shattered Galaxy' Breaks Down Barriers To Unlimited Free Play Time

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 5:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shattered Galaxy has revolutionized online gaming with its unique, acclaimed game play formula of action, strategy and tactics. Now, Shattered Galaxy is once again charging forward into new territory by offering unlimited free play time for any PC gamer! Read more for details ...

'Half-Life 2' - Barricade Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 4:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve unleashed the seventh Half-Life 2 video via Valve's Steam distribution program. The new Barricade trailer runs a little over 2 minutes and showing off more gameplay footage from this upcoming FPS. Read more for download links ....

'Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 3:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brave souls, come forth. The stage is set, and the battle to unite China is ready to begin once again with the release of Romance of the Three KingdomsVIII for the PlayStation2. KOEI Corporation today announced Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII is shipping to retailers throughout North America today.

'Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 2:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take 2/Gathering have released the first patch for their fantasy strategy game Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic. This upgtade brings your retail game to v1.10 and addresses some multiplayer and editor issues (thanks Blues). Read more for details and download links ...

'IL-2 Sturmovik: the Forgotten Battles' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 2:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft has released the first patch for 1C Maddox's WW II flight sim IL-2 Sturmovik: the Forgotten Battles .This upgrade brings your retail game to 1.1b and has quite an impressive amount bug fixes, game improvements, graphics changes, networking & AI tweaking and tons more. Read more for a detailed fix list and download links ...

'Crime Cities' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 11:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Big City Games and developer Techland announced today that their revolutionary shooter and futuristic vehicle simulator title, Crime Cities, has shipped to retail stores nationwide. “The fact that it combines the key elements of a shooter and a vehicle simulator give it an intense energy level,” explains Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing at Strategy First. “It is a blast to play.”

'Madden NFL 2004' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 11:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Madden NFL 2004, the most anticipated football title of the year and the top North American sports videogame franchise from Electronic Arts is available in stores today on six platforms. Madden NFL distributed under the EA SPORTS brand is in its 14th season with over 30 million copies sold, and the franchise recently was unveiled for display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the first videogame to receive this honor.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 11:24 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 :

  • Gangland - Trailer
  • Hunter The Reckoning: Redeemer - Trailer
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds - Trailer
  • Joint Operations - 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 Aug. 12, 2003 @ 11:07 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.

'Desert Storm II' (NGC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gotham Games today confirmed that Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad will be released for the Nintendo GameCube this fall. The game follows up on the successful title Conflict: Desert Storm, one of Blockbuster’s top-10 rental titles of 2002. Conflict: Desert Storm II captures all of the intense, third-person squad-based action of the original and builds on it as players command US Delta Forces or British SAS over the sands of Iraq to crush what remains of Saddam’s evil regime. Read more for details and some new screens ...

THQ To Publish Several Rare GBA Titles - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 10:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced a multi-property agreement with Microsoft Game Studios that grants THQ worldwide rights to distribute titles from Microsoft’s Rare game studio, including Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty’s Revenge, Banjo Pilot, It’s Mr. Pants and Sabre Wulf. The first game scheduled for release under the agreement, Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty’s Revenge, is scheduled to release in fall 2003. Read more for details & screens ...

'Kill.Switch' (PS2/Xbox) Website Launched

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Hometek Inc. announced today the launch of a Web site for kill.switch, the innovative new military shooter shipping in October 2003 for Sony PS2 and the Xbox. Currently the official Kill.Switch website provides visitors with a taste of what’s to come with a selection of screens and trailers showcasing the realistic cover tactics and and awesome firepower packed into the game’s ultimate combat experience. Also included is some basic information on game features, including kill.switch’s sophisticated A.I. and 15 action-packed scenarios. If you haven't yet, you can also check our recent Kill.Switch preview!

'Neighbors from Hell' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Encore today announced that Neighbors from Hell has gone gold. The PC game, co-published by Encore with content delivered from Austria-based JoWooD Productions Software AG, is anticipated on store shelves in September, and will retail for approximately $30.

'Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As expected & announced Ubisoft has now released the new patch for their FPS/Stealth action game Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.4. We have all versions of the patch available as well as a v1.4 dedicated win32 server (full or update patch). Read more for details and download links ...

'Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution' (PS2) Ships This Week

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. today announces the launch of "Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution," the next iteration of its blockbuster fighting franchise, which celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year. Exclusively for the PS2, "Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution" ships to retail with two new characters, updated graphics, and new modes, prompting top gaming enthusiast publication Gamepro to recommend that "every fighting fan must have this game." In addition, "Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution" packs a punch with a low suggested retail price of $19.99.

Composer Michael Giacchino Signs On For 'Call of Duty'

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 9:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. announced today that film, television and award-winning interactive game composer Michael Giacchino has signed-on to score its new line of first-person action games -- Call of Duty for the PC and Call of Duty: Finest Hour for the next generation consoles. Giacchino’s credits include the popular television series Alias, and renowned game soundtracks for Medal of Honor Frontline, Medal of Honor Allied Assault, Medal of Honor Underground and Medal of Honor.

'Dungeons & Dragons Heroes' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dungeons & Dragons Heroes gives you a chance to taste the victory as one of four heroes. It beckons you to take a journey through the world of the classic Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game, to live as one of the great ones, and to do the legendary stuff that Heroes are meant to do! Check out the 30+ new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 2:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PC Review - 'Endless Ages'

by Chad Ballew on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 2:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Players can hook up with clans or go it alone as they hit the arenas, uncover thousands of quests, tame and ride wild beasts, run trade stores on- or offline, and pilot any number of vehicles including jetpacks, hover bikes, hydro crafts and submarines. Unique skills such as shape shifting and mind control further sets Endless Ages apart from others in this genre. Read more to find out our review verdict....

Xbox Review - 'Big Mutha Truckers'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Big Mutha Truckers sees the player take command of an 18-wheel rig, trucking from city to city, wheeling and dealing and upping the stakes as they battle to build up a personal fortune. Along the way, players will run into the local biker gangs, corrupt sheriffs, and even their own redneck siblings, who are also out to amass their own fortune – even if it’s at the player’s expense! Trucks, chicks, bikes, money ... it all sounds good, but how does it play? Read more and find out!

'Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is an eagerly anticipated first-person horror adventure based on the award winning RPG from Chaosium that in turn is based on the writings of the acclaimed American horror author H. P. Lovecraft...Some new screens showing just how dark some of those corners are.

'FIFA Football 2004' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 12:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For true soccer fans who demand the finest gameplay and in-depth game modes, FIFA Football 2004 is the most complete and authentic soccer experience. A new Career mode gives players the chance to take a team from the lower divisions, battle through ranks, sign new players, and turn them into champions. The action is deeper than ever with advanced levels of player detail and responsiveness. With immersive atmospheres, benchmark presentation, total realism with the world's premier clubs, and industry-leading gameplay, FIFA returns as the true authority in soccer gaming. Check the new screens ...

'Fable' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 12:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The longest journey always starts with one step. When your mother and sister are kidnapped, your first action is to travel across the magical land of Albion to find your father, the famed Hero. But soon you are plunged into a world of danger you couldn't possibly have imagined. A dark force is gathering. A power to bring evil to every town and village in Albion, and to destroy the fairytale lives of the inhabitants. This evil force has turned the very Heroes into power-crazed, ruthless warriors. Only your father has resisted. That's why your family has been taken. And that's why the fate of your family is now in your hands. Oh, and the fate of the entire world.

'Agassi Tennis Generation' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 12:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games announced that it has shipped Agassi Tennis Generation on the PS2 in North America. This follows the successful launch on Game Boy Advance. Andre Agassi is the world's number one tennis player, and also one of the most successful, exciting and flamboyant. Now gamers can experience what it's like to be a tennis icon and play like Andre!

'P.N.03' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2003 @ 12:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

P.N. 03, directed by Shinji Mikami, is described as an action game starring a female soldier named Vanessa Z. Schneider. She's a mercenary armed with a high-powered laser--and she's a robot killer. Robots at a colonial settlement have gone wild on a nearby planet, and it's up to Vanessa--whose parents were killed by the same system overrunning the settlement--to stop them. Not much is known about the game's action, but it is described as containing dodging capabilities and transforming mechs. The game is due to hit Japan in spring of 2003.