More QuakeCon 'DOOM III'

by Thomas on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 11:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

More news from QuakeCon and the shooter 'DOOM III'..

ATI - Xbox Deal

by Thomas on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 11:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ATI Technologies Inc. today announced it has entered into a technology development agreement with Microsoft Corp. Under the agreement, ATI is developing custom, leading-edge graphics technologies for use in future Xbox products and services.

'Silent Storm' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 6:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In case you cannot wait a few more weeks until the English demo is available, you can now now try out the Russian playable demo for Nival Interactive 3D turn-based tactical combat game Silent Storm. This russki demoski containski a tutorial and two missions, but you will need to speak russki for maximum enjoyment, if not then either skip this puppy or start guessing (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ....

'James Bond: Everything Or Nothing' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 4:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

What would James Bond do? That’s the question players will answer in every dramatic moment of James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, as the world’s greatest secret agent returns in his fifth interactive adventure under the EA GAMES brand. First, you will think like Bond, using espionage, tactical skills, and gadgets from the Q-Lab to analyze your situation. Then you will act like Bond, using his stylish physical skills, clever subterfuge, and bold personality to once again save the world.

'The Sims Makin' Magic' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 4:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brace Yourselves! Your Sims have Magic! In this supernatural edition, Sims are granted magical powers with the ability to cast spells that are playful or deviant. Players can venture to an all-new magical, carnival-themed destination, experience exciting new gameplay, gain over 150 new items, and encounter a whole new cast of quirky characters in this powerful pack of magical high jinx. Check the new magical screens ...

'NFL Fever 2004' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 2:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that "NFL Fever 2004" has gone gold and has been released to manufacturing. "NFL Fever 2004" is scheduled to hit store shelves on August 28 in North America for an estimated retail price of $49.99 (U.S.), exclusively for Xbox. Coinciding with this release is the launch of XSNsports.com, which will switch on at 12:01 a.m. that same day. Through XSNsports.com and Xbox Live, "NFL Fever 2004" players can immediately create leagues, organize tournaments, track stats, communicate with other players and more.

'Vietcong: Fist Alpha' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 2:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For most GI's one tour of duty in Vietnam would be more than enough, but not for the boys of 'Fist Alpha', a crack team of US Special Forces from the military's elite 'Green Machine'. Determined to stop Charlie in his tracks, this courageous troop returns to the heart of the conflict taking gamers with them. Hurling players into the thick of the battle in Vietnam's highlands, Vietcong Fist Alpha offers up seven unique single-player missions, in addition to eight new multi-player maps, all including co-op mode, expanding upon the action-packed jungle experience enjoyed in Vietcong (thanks Unrealik).

'Battlefield 1942: Battle Of Britain' - Updated Map Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 12:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In preparation for the upcoming BF1942 1.45 patch, EA released an updated version of the Battle Of Britain map for their multiplayer shooter Battlefield 1942. "This new iteration of the Battle of Britain map is to pre-empt an issue that would have arisen with the release of the 1.45 patch. Please download and install overwriting your current Battle of Britain install." Read more for download links ...

'Railroad Tycoon 3' - Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 11:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Computer and video game publisher Gathering and developer PopTop Software, Inc. today announced the launch of the Railroad Tycoon 3 website. All the latest screenshots, downloads, and features are now available at the official Railroad Tycoon 3 website. The game, on track to ship this October for the PC, is the third game in this Award-Winning Railroad Tycoon series. Read more for details and to check out the screens locally ...

'Harry Potter and the Philosophers's Stone' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 11:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Continuing the successful game design style first used in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the graphics and gameplay for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone -- previously available for the PlayStation game console, PC, Game Boy Advance, and Game Boy Color -- are updated for next-generation consoles for an even richer experience in Hogwarts year one. Making the most of new technology, the locations in and around Hogwarts and Diagon Alley are displayed in spectacular 3D graphics.

'Kill.Switch' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 11:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An innovative military shooter, kill.switch emphasizes realistic cover tactics and high intensity firepower, allowing for an intense combat experience during game play. With a unique Offensive Cover System and Blindfire mechanics, kill.switch separates itself from the pack by demanding the use of conventional warfare tactics, forcing players to utilize surrounding environments and quickly adjust on the fly through each high intensity mission. Read more to check out some screen goodness ...

'Ford Racing Evolution' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ford is without a doubt one of the biggest and most famous brands in the world. With the Ford brand comes one of the biggest and most famous product ranges ever. Ford Racing Evolution takes this amazing range of vehicles, from the 1968 Mustang to the latest Mustang GT Concept car. If you know about the cars, the racing or the famous Blue Oval - then you deserve to take control and have the drive of your life! Read more for details and some early screens ...

'Doom 3' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

id Software's terrifying battle with the forces of Hell. A massive demonic invasion has overwhelmed the UAC's Mars Research Facility leaving only chaos and horror in its wake. As one of only a few survivors, players must struggle with shock, fear, and an all-out assault on their senses as they fight their way to Hell and back, in an epic clash against pure evil. Currently being shown at QuakeCon, Activision has released 2 new multiplayer screens... Check them out!

'Vultures' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Forget about Columbus! Each attempt to conquer the New World failed. Then a plague wiped out the European population. Those who were able to flee to America saved themselves, yet were enslaved by the native Americans. Now, centuries later - no traceof progress whatsoever. For entertainment for the broad masses, the outlawed "Vultures" fight in huge arenas. And you are one of them. You only think of one thing: To become the number one gladiator in order to win your freedom! This can only be achieved by ability, skill, and cold-bloodedness as the only valid Vultures rule is: You either leave the arena as the winner or in pieces!

'Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne' Sells BIG

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard Entertainment announced today that Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne has surpassed 1 million units sold worldwide, according to EDI sell-through, internal company estimates, and reports from key retail accounts around the world. Following in the tradition of previous Blizzard games, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne is now the eighth Blizzard product to sell 1 million copies and also to reach #1 in U.S. sales. The game, which began shipping on July 1, is topping PC sales charts in North America, Europe, and Asia.

'Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV has released some new screens from their upcoming RTS game Cossacks II. All other screenshots to date don't show the brilliant new interface and Cossacks buffs will immediately recognize the changes. Everything has been cleaned up, and there are drastically fewer icons than before. The guys at GSC Game World were able to minimize the icons and simplify the controls. Another new feature is an on-screen video that depicts the selected unit via real-life footage. If you have ever wondered how those units look in reality, Cossacks II will show you! Read more and check them out ...

'Kuma: War' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Reality entertainment broke new ground today with the unveiling of ‘Reality Games’ by new start up venture, Kuma Reality Games. Delivered through high-speed Internet connections to consumers’ PCs, Kuma will offer weekly episodic content that allows gamers to “play the news as it is reported.” Earlier today we had announcement up for Kuma Reality Games' new title Kuma: Wars, and now we have the first screens to show you what its all about.

'LotR: The Return of the King' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA’s second “The Lord of the Rings” action adventure game, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, will allow players to journey through multiple gameplay paths, taking control of the motion picture trilogy’s heroes. Defend the walls of Minas Tirith as Gandalf, raise the Army of the Dead as Aragorn, Legolas, or Gimli, and with Frodo and Sam, deliver the ring to the fiery depths of Mount Doom. Read more to check some awesome new screens ...

'Call Of Duty' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players assume the role of different characters from multiple sides of the Allied forces and experience the bonding and brutality of war as they fight alongside their squad mates through a variety of missions, including battlefield assaults, search and rescue, stealth, sabotage, vehicle chases and tank battles. Heeding the call of duty, gamers step into the boots of a U.S. paratrooper, a British commando and a Russian infantryman as they take on the Nazi War machine through pivotal World War II battles and authentic military campaigns. Read more for some new screens.

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

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 8:50 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!

'Kya: Dark Lineage' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 8:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Plunged into a mysterious world, Kya must seek her way through multiple dangers to find her brother and a way back home. She discovers the Nativs, a peaceful tribe, oppressed by the Wolfens - the menacing army of the evil Brazul. Kya must lead the rebellion of the Nativs for their freedom. Mastering magical powers, Kya can liberate the Wolfens from their mystical imprisonment and restore their true Nativ identity. A few new screens just sailed in ...

'Worms 3D' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 8:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Worms 3 will utilise the full power afforded by next-generation platforms, featuring ground-breaking fully deformable landscape technology, and will continue the wild humor and intensive, addictive fun that gamers expect from the Worms franchise. Worms 3 will showcase a raft of new gameplay features, while retaining all the familiar chaos of the original titles, complete with bizarre power-ups, loopy weaponry, and crazy cartoon graphics -- in both single and multi-player modes. Check out these 3 new wormelicious screens ..

Detonator FX 45.23 Drivers

by Thomas on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NVIDIA Corporation today announced the availability of the NVIDIA Detonator FX Release 45.23 unified drivers for the Company's award-winning suite of desktop, mobile and workstation graphics processing units (GPUs). NVIDIA Detonator FX Release 45.23 is the Futuremark recommended driver in order to get an accurate 3DMark03 score... Download links below!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PS2 Preview - 'Gladius'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 2:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Gladius, players may choose to take on the role of Ursula or Valens. Ursula, from the northern land of Nordagh, is the daughter of a great barbarian king. Valens is the son of one of Imperia's greatest gladiators. A bloody conflict between their two homelands gave rise to a vengeful dark god, which nearly destroyed all of mankind. Only with the help of the revered Valkyrie was the dark god defeated, but it came at a great cost of many lives. This gave rise to an uneasy peace that has existed for decades between the two lands. Now the two young heroes must fulfill their destinies to keep the world from heading into another disastrous war.

Gamecube Review - 'Charlie's Angels'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 1:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The world's greatest secret weapon is being unleashed for the first time on videogame consoles as Natalie, Dylan, Alex and Bosley unite once again for an all-new, action-packed adventure. Incorporating a completely new and unique storyline, the Angels will go undercover to unravel a worldwide mystery and foil the devious plans of a criminal mastermind threatening to steal the world's most famous monuments.

'Kuma: War' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Embedded reporters brought war zone action up close and personal, but a new video game series will bring it right into the living room. Kuma Reality Games first title, "Kuma: War," integrates licensed "hot spot" video footage from the Associated Press, Reuters and ITN into the gaming action. Additionally, through a relationship with the Department of Defense, the game also will incorporate exclusive raw video shot by U.S. troops stationed in the relevant regions (thanks HLF). Read more for details ...

'Republic: The Revolution' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 1:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following the fall of the mighty Soviet Union, the Republic of Novistrana verges on collapse, and numerous factions struggle for power. Starting with nothing more than a small base of local support, challenge the state and build a nationwide faction powerful enough to oust the President and enforce a new Republic…by any means necessary. Check the 6 new screens ...

'Sega GT Online' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A blend of deep simulation detail and high-octane arcade action, “Sega GT Online” challenges gamers to qualify for licenses and earn money to soup up their rides and buy newer, more powerful cars. Bringing all the thrills of the most realistic driving game for Xbox online via Xbox Live, “Sega GT Online” allows up to six gamers to put their cars – and their skills – to the ultimate test against thousands of gamers from around the country. Check the new multiplayer screens ...

'Lineage II: The Chaotic Chronicles' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

High-tension Battle : The graphic concept of Lineage II is made up assuming that there is a tremendous siege by dozens of charaters which has the most advanced 3D details like those in fighting games. Rampart standing high in the way of surging forces, Plains overlooked by one riding on dragon high in the sky, Archers on the rampart sniping at the coming enemy from far place. These powerful scene will be produced with the latest 3D technology. Read more for some nifty screens ...

'Shadow Ops: Red Mercury' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 12:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Using the latest Unreal Technology from Epic Games, developer Zombie Games is creating an ultra-realistic game world spanning Middle Eastern cities and towns to the secret military bases in the frozen backcountry of Russia to other global hotspots in the Philippines, Bosnia and Western Europe. Ten new screens for you to enjoy!

'Rise to Honor' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 12:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Inspired by the excitement and cinematic styling of the Hong Kong action movie genre, Rise to Honor is a fast-paced action game developed exclusively for the PlayStation?2 computer entertainment system. Created by Sony Computer Entertainment America’s Foster City Studio in collaboration with worldwide action star Jet Li (Cradle 2 The Grave, The One, Kiss of the Dragon, Lethal Weapon 4), Rise to Honor will immerse players into an action packed story line centered around family, deceit and honor in a chain of dangerous events extending from Hong Kong to San Francisco. Expected Sept 2003 but in the meantime check out these new screens ...

'Alien Flux' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 12:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PUPPY GAMES today released a new improved version of their action-packed arcade game Alien Flux. New directional keyboard controls as well as automatic adjustable shield, smartbomb and acceleration features have been implemented for easier gameplay and maximum fun. Read more for download links ...