'Unreal 2' And 'Terminator 3' - Multiplayer Beta Test Sign Ups

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 6:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

You can now sign up on Atari's official beta test web site to test the upcoming free Unreal 2 multiplayer expansion pack. The unreal 2 multiplayer mode is a class-based team game where players fight for control of artifacts and energy using a deadly arsenal of weaponry, vehicles, and defenses. While you are there you can also sign up to beta test the upcoming multiplayer oriented Terminator 3: War of the Machines (thanks HomeLAN).

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

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 5:27 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 some screens, as well as a trailer featuring Leela ...

'Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 5:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward, developed by High Voltage Software, continues the story of the successful action adventure franchise Hunter: The Reckoning. High-speed action combined with top-notch graphics translate the dark fantasy world of the White Wolf role-playing game and bring the essence of the game to life, fully submerging the player into the realm of The World of Darkness. Wayward comes to the PS2 this summer with an all new story, game-play features, weapons and terrifying monsters. A few new screens for you to njoy!

'The Simpsons Hit & Run' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 5:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Simpsons Hit & Run is a mission-based driving game featuring out-of-the-car platform action, the interactive world of Springfield, and the signature humor of the Simpsons. We'll have new screens and clips each week featuring the characters from the game, this week check out Marge and Lisa. Hit & Run comes out September 16th for the PS2, Xbox and GC. Read more to check out the goodies ...

'Chrome' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 2:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chrome is a tactical shooter taking place on newly colonized planets of a distant star system. The player takes the role of an Interstellar bounty-hunter, who performs various missions challenging both reflex and tactical skills. There will be an opportunity to execute missions in 10 different environmental locations, such as: tropical jungles, futuristic military bases, underground mines, orbital bases, severe moons, etc. Very often a success of a mission will depend on tactics, reflex and use of enemy premises and vehicles. Read more for new screens ...

'Bloody Roar 4' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 1:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Let us hear you roar! Taking the hit franchise to bloody new heights, Bloody Roar 4 brings more brutal power and gut-wrenching moves than ever before with over 13 fighters and 9 modes of gameplay. Including a "Development Mode" where gamers can customize the fighters, Bloody Roar 4 is slashing its way on to PlayStation 2 in November 2003. It's time to unleash the "hyper-beasts!" Read more to check out them bloody screens!

Encore Signs More JoWood Titles

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 1:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Encore today announced that it has expanded its co-publishing agreement with JoWooD Productions Software AG, an Austrian game publisher and developer. Under this new agreement, Encore will manage the sales, distribution and marketing exclusively in North America for over a dozen new PC games, a back catalog of an additional two dozen PC titles, and a handful of console games. JoWooD is delivering the content for these games, which are anticipated to begin shipping by the end of the year. Read more for details ...

'Chicago 1930' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 1:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chicago, 1930-Prohibition The Mafia rules the city. A special police task force is formed to take down his gang. This squad is managed by two cops. An open war breaks out throughout the city of Chicago. Now it’s your turn to choose your side! Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Amped 2' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 12:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Amped 2 is the ultimate freestyle snowboarding experience offering gamers an expanded library of tricks and a smooth new "tricking" style. Gamers can explore vast areas of wide-open, spectacularly rendered mountains packed with terrain parks designed by world-famous snow park architect Chris Gunnarson. Check the latest screens ...

'Dark Age of Camelot' Hosts Real Estate Boom

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 11:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of the award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game "Dark Age of Camelot," is proud to announce that since the release of their recent expansion, "Dark Age of Camelot: Foundations," players have erected more than 20,000 homes.

'WWII The Battle of Britain' Coming October 2003 - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 9:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

iEntertainment Network announced today that it has signed a deal with Activision Value Publishing, Inc. (AVP) to develop AVP's The History Channel WWII: The Battle of Britain, a new single player game to North American retail outlets in October. The highly anticipated game, WWII: The Battle of Britain, includes a brand new combat terrain with over 270 miles of actual English Channel topography taken from real satellite data, over 40 historically accurate airplanes, and real flight models designed to perfectly match the flying characteristics of World War II aircraft.

Encore Ships 'AquaNox 2' - 'Cold Zero' - 'Chaser' To Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Encore today announced that AquaNox 2: Revelation, Cold Zero and Chaser have begun shipping. The PC games, published by Encore with content delivered from Austria-based JoWooD Productions Software, will begin reaching store shelves by the end of this week, retailing for approximately $40 each.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 9:22 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 :

  • Deus Ex2: Invisible War - Intro Movie
  • Thief 3 - Trailer
  • Wings Of Honour - Trailer
  • Massive Assault - Intro Movie


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

'Chariots of War' - English Beta Map Pack

by Thomas on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This is a Beta pack and as such is still under testing.. The map pack "6 MB" includes 7 new maps which allow you to fight over all the areas covered in Legion. The maps have been converted to the Chariots of War format but still use the nations and units available in Chariots of War, not the units available in Legion! This map pack offers many more hours of fun in some very interesting hypothetical scenarios.. More about it and download here! (thanks Blues)

'Halo: Combat Evolved' - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Halo, the award-winning and critically acclaimed science fiction epic adventure, is coming to the PC, courtesy of Bungie and Gearbox Software. Packed with action, Halo contains all the thrilling gameplay and rich story that made it a smash hit with gamers all over the world... Read more for a new screenshot!

'Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The expansion pack to the award-winning RPG of 2002 unveils an all-new campaign that will challenge players to explore and fight their way through nine spectacular areas, including an expansive new jungle region, as they unravel the rich history and mystery of the world of Aranna. Njoy the new screens...

'Korea: Forgotten Conflict' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 9:00 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.

Akella Signs 'Planet Prison'

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 8:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Akella and Numlock Software signed an agreement that Akella is the worldwide exclusive owner of the IP rights for the Numlock’s upcoming tactical game “Planet Prison”. Planet Prison is a tactical game with real-time/stepwise modes. Help Lanthan and Sheris, survivors of an emergency landing, escape a planet filled with vicious criminals. The player navigates a protagonist through a 2.5D isometric world to find and destroy the leader of the evil empire that enslaved the prisoners.

Atari Announces ECTS Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 8:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari has released their list of games on display at the ECTS in London, which kicks off end of the week. If you plan on attending, Atari will be located at ECTS stand (#1640). Read more for details ...

Dany Heatley Joins The EA's Team With 'NHL 2004' Cover

by Thomas on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 5:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlanta Thrashers all-star right winger Dany Heatley has reached an agreement with Electronic Arts to be the cover athlete and spokesman for its EA SPORTS NHL 2004 game. Heatley's image will be featured on NHL 2004 packaging and merchandising.

'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2' (PS2) To Ship This Holiday Season - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 4:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A thrilling new addition to the Dragon Ball Z series is coming to the PlayStation 2, Atari, Inc announced today. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 will feature never seen before character fusions, a new single player mode, opponents new to the video game world and "Toriyama shading," a new and unique style of shading coined after the original author of the Dragon Ball series, Akira Toriyama. A sequel to the best-selling Dragon Ball Z: Budokai game, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 is currently in production by developer Dimps, and is scheduled to ship in December 2003. Read more for details and some new screens ...

New PlayStation 2 Pricing Structure Announced

by Thomas on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 3:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Preparing the market for the upcoming holiday selling season, industry leader Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. today announced exciting new consumer pricing options for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system.

'Terminator 3: War of the Machines' - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 3:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari will bring Terminator 3: War of the Machines, a singleplayer and online multiplayer first person shooter set in the ravaged battlefields of the Tech Com-versus-SkyNet conflict from the Terminator world, to personal computer this winter. Currently in development by Hungary-based Clever's Games, Terminator 3: War of the Machines will allow up to 32 players to face off online as either technologically-advanced SkyNet Terminators or battle-hardened Tech Com Special Forces in an epic multiplayer struggle for supremacy... Read more to check out four new screenshots of the machines.

Xbox Review - 'The Great Escape'

by Jordan Van Nest on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 12:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

‘The Great Escape’ video game is based on the 1963 Oscar nominated film staring Steve McQueen and revolves around actual events during WW2. The game is set in a number of unique locations, from POW camps to a mountain-top castle. Game levels include a busy hospital, a chase through a moving train and escape from an active Luftwaffe airfield. The core of the game centres on the largest mass breakout ever, from the ‘escape proof’ Stalag Luft III prisoner of war camp.