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'Halo: Combat Evolved' - Site Update

by Thomas on Aug. 29, 2003 @ 11:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Halo for the PC is nearing its scheduled fall release and as such, Microsoft updated the web site with several new multiplayer map showcases such as: Death Island, Gephyrophobia, and Danger Canyon. Check it out!

'Call Of Duty' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2003 @ 4:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has released the eagerly anticipated demo for their upcoming World War 2 First Person Shooter Call Of Duty. The demo features one singleplayer map/level called "BurnVille". Read more for download links!

'Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2003 @ 4:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has now released a US demo for their upcoming strategy game Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria. As in the European version this demo contains a single map for solo or multiplayer, and adresses some minor issues that were present in the European version. Read more for download links ...

'TRON 2.0' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2003 @ 4:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monolith/Buena Vista has released the first update patch for their recently released sci-fi action title TRON 2.0. This brings your retail game to v1.2 and includes a dedicated server, adresses interoperability between all language versions of the game, the ability to skip light cycle races in single-player play, improved performance for ATI Radeon 7000 and 8000 video cards, and improved multiplayer performance. (thanks Shacknews). Read more for download links ...

'Resident Evil Outbreak' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2003 @ 3:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Resident Evil Outbreak retains the signature Resident Evil storytelling, visuals, and bone-chilling audio that Capcom's survival-horror fans demand. The game introduces an all-new story, an assortment of new characters, and a large number of non-player characters (NPC's). Scenarios are generated for the player by the game with storylines branching off in new directions based on decisions made. Players can enjoy each character's own storyline, as well as communicate with others.

'Project Gotham Racing 2 (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2003 @ 3:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rewarding drivers for focusing on speed and style while still taking risks around every corner, "Project Gotham Racing 2" offers circuit-based racing through highly detailed, photorealistic urban environments. Racers can choose from more than 50 of the hottest cars while learning their way around new and exciting cities, mastering corners, and accelerating through the straightaways before moving to a different venue. Players also can race against up to three friends at once through a multiplayer SystemLink or match up against players online utilizing Xbox Live. Read more for some screens ...

'Mall Tycoon II' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2003 @ 1:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Oversee every aspect of creating, managing and profiting from a dynamic, fast-paced mall environment, while allowing an unprecedented element of creativity in size, layout, themes, types of stores and even the patrons that frequent the mall. Place stores, hire cleaning and security crews, and manage every aspect of the physical layout of your new shopping paradise (thanks Bluesnews). Read more for download links ...

'The Sims Bustin' Out' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2003 @ 12:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Sims Bustin' Out features an all-new neighborhood with over a dozen new unlockable locations and a cast of over 40 new zany characters to socialize with. Players will purchase a car or scooter in order to get out of the house and head to the Gym to work out with exercise fanatic Goldie Toane or to Club Rubb to rave with club owner Bing Bling. Players will be able to crash parties, create havoc, or just drive their neighbors crazy! Read more for some new screens ...

'Battlefield 1942' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2003 @ 11:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released the promised v1.45 update patch for Battlefield 1942. This v1.45 uprade will get you ready for the upcoming Secret Weapons of WWII (it ships next week). The patch comes is 2 flavors, a full (107mb) update and one if you have v1.4 and up (50mb), as well as updated server patches. Read more for details and download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2003 @ 11:26 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 :

  • Lethal Skies II - Secret Planes Trailer
  • Driver 3 - ECTS Trailer
  • UFO: Aftermath - ECTS Trailer
  • Shade: Wrath of Angels - ECTS Trailer
  • Beyond Good & Evil - ECTS Trailer
  • Need For Speed: UnderGround - ECTS Trailer


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

'Cypher: Sequel To Traitor’s Gate' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2003 @ 10:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The world has seen all kinds of weapons of mass destruction: nuclear, chemical and biological. Now the threat is digital. A virus, simple in concept yet catastrophic in effect, has been developed. Its target is the communication systems of the world. It will shut down all digital entertainment, economic trade and cripple the military, causing breaches in all security systems and global mass chaos. There is only enough time to send one operative. His codename: Raven. His mission: to find the virus, copy it and then destroy the research lab where it is located. A new batch of screens just arrived ...

'LMA Manager 2004' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2003 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Complete with a whole new look and even more player stats, LMA Manager 2004 will also deliver more flexible and detailed management options. Management strategy is more varied and rewarding throughout the main game and setting player tactics is a key new element to the series. LMA Manager 2004 introduces the ability for managers to assign specific focus and position tactics to individual players, as well as an entire team. Read more for some new screens ...

CDV Announces 'Cossacks Anthology'

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2003 @ 9:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV Software today announced the release of a Cossacks Anthology scheduled for October 10th 2003 in Germany, October 17th in France, October 24th in the UK and October 31st in the USA. The Anthology will be a collector’s bundle, containing all parts of the million-selling Cossacks series: Cossacks: European Wars as well as the add-ons Cossacks: Back to War and Cossacks: The Art of War. The Cossacks products have proven to be the perfect introduction for newbies to the world of strategy, and a real enrichment for collectors. It has sold over one million copies worldwide.

Ubi Soft Scoops 4 'Best of ECTS Show' Awards

by Thomas on Aug. 29, 2003 @ 5:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today proudly announces a series of awards won by multiple games presented at this year's ECTS trade show in Earls Court, London.

Ubi Soft's soon-to-be-released XIII picked up two awards including Overall Best Game of the Show and Best Console Game of the Show. Other award winners are Far Cry, for Best PC Game of the Show and EverQuest II for Best Online Game of the Show.

'Chrome' - Revamped Website

by Thomas on Aug. 29, 2003 @ 5:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A few days ago the official Chrome website www.chromethegame.com got a new design. The website has a new, lighter, and more appealing layout. They also added new sections dedicated to player’s clans, Chrometeam, and game’s editor ChromeEd. While creating the website, they also took into consideration players with slower internet connection.

Tony Hawk's Underground (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2003 @ 2:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Play as yourself, not a pro skater, and make your way through a plot-twisting, true-to-life story that takes you from unknown local skate punk to fame and fortune as Skater of the Year. Read more for some PS2 & Xbox screens, as well as a trailer showing off some in game footage.

'MoH: AA Breakthrough' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2003 @ 1:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As U.S. Army Sergeant John Baker, players join the battle at Kasserine Pass in North Africa, race to capture Messina in Sicily, and finally repel the German army at the historic battle of Monte Battaglia in the heart of Italy. Armed with a new arsenal of weapons, players will fight alone and with squad mates as they rush to stop the Axis powers. Some more screens ...

'Soldner: Secret Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2003 @ 1:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In SÖLDNER - Secret Wars the player takes command of one of these special teams. As Commander he leads the small high tech army consisting of soldiers, light armoured vehicles, helicopters and VTOLs to fulfill a wide variety of mission. The Simulation of a highly complex political system creates a dynamic campaign: each decision has direct impact on the flow of the game. Read more to check out in game as well as vehicle screens, no less than 80 in total...

PS2 Preview - 'SWAT: Global Strike Team'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 29, 2003 @ 1:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'Homeplanet' Gets Multiplayer Addon

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2003 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

3Map Games studio and Russobit-M Company are glad to tell you that the spacesimulator Homeplanet will have a multiplayer finally. Developer have started to work on the multiplayer addon a few months ago (expected to be released after Christmas). The upcoming addon will include:

  • Cooperative playing the single mode
  • up 16 player in Internet and LAN
  • Chat
  • The statistics of players on our server
  • internet-site for statistics

XSN Sports Range (XB/PC)

by Thomas on Aug. 29, 2003 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a bold move designed to shake up the sports gaming industry, Microsoft Corp. officially unveiled its new brand of sports video games, XSN Sports. Each XSN Sports video game will include cutting-edge technology that will for the first time link the Xbox video game system, Xbox Live service and personal computer. XSN Sports will take sports gaming to another level by offering gamers the ability to set up leagues, build tournaments and analyze scouting reports on the centralized Web site, XSNsports.com. This new brand and the exclusive XSN Sports technology go live today, offering exciting new opportunities for sports gamers.

'Manhunt' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2003 @ 12:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

America is full of run down, broken rust-belt towns where nobody cares and anything goes. In Carcer City, nothing matters anymore and all that's left are cheap thrills. The ultimate rush is the power to grant life and take it away, for sport. This time James Earl Cash, you are the sport. They gave you your life back. Now, they are going to hunt you down. check these 10 new screens ...

Xbox Review - 'Tennis Masters Series 2003'

by Jordan Van Nest on Aug. 29, 2003 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Take on the world's best players as you participate in the ATP's most prestigious tournaments: the Tennis Masters Series. Tour the globe and play on the 9 faithfully reproduced Masters Series tournaments. Travel to the hard courts of Indian Wells, Miami, Toronto and Cincinnati. Visit the luxurious clay courts of Monte Carlo, Rome and Hamburg. Compete on the indoor courts of Madrid and Paris. Try to qualify for the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai and become the world's best player!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2003 @ 12:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News