QuakeNet Reaches 200,000 Concurrent Users

by Thomas on Aug. 31, 2003 @ 11:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

QuakeNet, tonight consolidated it's position as the world's largest chat network, with more than 200,000 people connected concurrently. The actual user peak eventually reached 201,401 users, 1401 users more than the 200,000 user mark.

'Battlefield: Pirates' - v0.21 Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2003 @ 12:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

If you get excited about the idea of sailing uncharted waters, searching the fog for rival ships, and maneuvering into the perfect position to lay iron unto your enemy before he can do the same to you, then you've come to the right place. Battlefield: Pirates is a mod for EA's Battlefield 1942 (updated for the coming bf1942 v1.45 patch). Can you hold the center long enough to win? A new v0.21 Alpha version has been released with lots of balancing done to direct and splash damage, reworking of Scurvy_Cove, and a new "preview" map, similar to Komodo_Island. Read more for download links ...

'Motor City Online' Says Goodbye!

by Thomas on Aug. 31, 2003 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Motor City Online site from EA features a last goodbye message.. Here is the full message:

We at Electronic Arts and MCO Staff both past and present would like to say thank you for being a part of a great online racing game experience. Motor City Online service ends today, but it will live on forever in the hearts of the racers who loved the game.

Thank you for all your enthusiasm for Motor City Online and making it such a great place to play.

Regards,
MCO Staff

'Worms 3D' (ALL) - Developer Update!

by Thomas on Aug. 31, 2003 @ 11:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Team 17 recently updated their Worms 3D site with the words.. "The work on the gameplay continues, due to requests to get the demo size down, the frontend has gone and so has the tutorial. So now it's a 2 player deathmatch with a limited weapons set. But it's just a demo, right?".. Read more below for all details!

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.

PS2 Preview - 'The Simpsons: Hit & Run'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Aug. 31, 2003 @ 3:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

There are strange happenings in Springfield. People are missing, very mysterious crop circles are appearing, and hidden cameras are being exposed. When Homer notices a black van with a satellite dish parked outside the Simpsons house, he decides to investigate further into these odd events. What he reveals could be the biggest mystery to rock Springfield since Who Shot Mr. Burns?

PS2 Review - 'Aliens vs Predator: Extinction'

by Hank on Aug. 31, 2003 @ 3:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The three fiercest species in the universe have been locked in a bloody, galaxy-spanning battle for years. With each new encounter, it seems the on-going conflict will never end. After a small unit of Colonial Marines, dispatched to planet LV-742, reveals the presence of both Predators and Aliens, it is decided that the conflict must end once and for all. After years of smaller battles, there is only one clear path to total universal supremacy, WAR! You must now defeat your enemies to ensure the survival of your species… or face Extinction.

'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004' (NGC/GBA) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 31, 2003 @ 2:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This year you have the chance to create and build the ultimate golfer to take on the TOUR and dominate the world. Whether you play the prestigious PGA TOUR courses or the original design characters, there is something for every golf fan in this game. EA SPORTS, continuing its exclusive partnership with the PGA TOUR and the world's best and most famous golfer, Tiger Woods, delivers the most realistic golf simulation for fans of console golf. Check the new batch of Gamecube and GBA screens...

'SSX 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 31, 2003 @ 1:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SSX 3 allows gamers to go anywhere gravity will take them. Players will discover a colossal mountain where they can immerse themselves in a free-roaming snow paradise. The ultimate all-mountain experience, SSX 3 features all-new events and courses, awe-inspiring tricks, and a cast of cool, customizable characters. Discover the open terrain, explore its hidden crevices, and conquer its peaks. Some new screens ...

'Pokemon' Goes Full Tilt

by Thomas on Aug. 31, 2003 @ 1:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This year Nintendo of America Inc. celebrates the fifth anniversary of the Pokemon franchise by bouncing off the bumpers in Pokemon Pinball: Ruby and Sapphire for Game Boy Advance, the sequel to the million-selling Pokemon Pinball for Game Boy Color. Pokemon Pinball: Ruby and Sapphire is the newest installment in the video game franchise that already has sold a staggering 38 million games in North America and 110 million games worldwide.

'Battle Engine Aquila' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2003 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You alone must pilot the fearsome Battle Engine Aquila, a behemoth war machine and the single most destructive unit on the battlefield, capable of patrolling from the ground or attacking from the air. One-on-one you can destroy most individual enemy units, but you cant take them all out single-handed - there are simply too many of them!

'Ghost Master' Haunts A Store Near You

by Thomas on Aug. 31, 2003 @ 12:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive on Friday announced that Ghost Master is now available on retail shelves for a fright fest gamers will enjoy. Developed by Sick Puppies and distributed by Vivendi Universal Games, Ghost Master is retailed at the suggested price of $39.99 for the PC. Ghost Master has an ESRB rating of "T" (Teen).

'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2003 @ 12:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time takes place within an exotic, mysterious world representing Persian architecture, animals and attire. After his father invades the palace of the Maharajah, the Prince, tricked by a treacherous vizier, uses a magic dagger to release the dangerous Sands of Time from an ornate hourglass. With the aid of a beautiful, mysterious, and potentially untrustworthy ally, players embody the Prince to recapture the Sands of Time and restore peace to the land. Check out the new screens ...

'Arx Fatalis' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2003 @ 12:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Arx Fatalis is a first-person RPG, which plunges players into an amazingly complex fantasy-world of trolls, goblins and 'Snake-women'. Creating weapons, solving puzzles and completing amazing quests, gamers become heroes as they battle in an evil world. Players will also need to master a unique real-time magic system to cast more than 50 different spells based on 20 different runes... Read more for a few screens!

'Devil Whiskey' Demo Delayed!

by Thomas on Aug. 31, 2003 @ 12:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official site for the upcoming RPG, Bard's Legacy: Devil Whiskey, now states that they slipping the release date of the demo by one week. It will be available, simultaneously for Windows and Linux, on Sunday, September 7th! They also posted some new screenshots and updated the FAQ.

Devil Whiskey is a party-based, turn-based, grid-mapped, 3D role playing and adventure game, based on the interactive play styles of the popular role-playing games of the late 1980s.