'Rainbow Six 3' (Xbox) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 7, 2003 @ 11:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Command an elite, multinational squad of special operatives against a hidden terrorist foe. In Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3, the third installment in the wildly popular Rainbow Six series, Team RAINBOW races against time to stop terror and unravel a mystery. In locations around the world, from London to the Cayman Islands to Rio de Janeiro, lead Team Rainbow in a desperate effort to battle a madman and foil his doomsday plot.

'Republic: The Revolution' - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 7, 2003 @ 11:37 p.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... Read more for some screens!

'Will Rock' Retail Patch v1.2

by Thomas on Aug. 7, 2003 @ 11:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft has released some new patches for their first-person shooter Will Rock. Here are some details for this new v1.2 patch:

1.2 Patch additions:

  • Improved multiplayer stability
  • A beep when someone sends a multiplayer chat message
  • Up to 6 players for coop (should only be used on higher-end machines with good processors and net connections, because framerate may suffer on lower-end machines)
  • Added the ability to see ping when the game runs
  • Added the ability to select all sublevels for coop
  • In Single Player, levels are marked as passed and player can select any one of them as the starting point
  • Switched off auto targeting for projectile weapons

    1.2 patch fixes:

  • Fixed a rare "cannot continue" bug in the final part of Medusa Level.

'Full Throttle: Hell on Wheels' Cancelled

by Thomas on Aug. 7, 2003 @ 11:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A small announcement on LucasArts press site let us know that they decided to stop production on Full Throttle: Hell on Wheels. Here is the full clip: (thanks Blues)

“We do not want to disappoint the many fans of Full Throttle,” says Simon Jeffery, president of LucasArts, “and hope everyone can understand how committed we are to delivering the best quality gaming experience that we possibly can.”

Conflict: Desert Storm II - Demo Available NOW

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

SCi has released a playable demo of Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad. This demo lets you give Pivotal Games' upcoming team-based tactical shooter a try and features a Street Battle mission playable as a SAS or Delta Force team (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'XIII' - English Demo Available Now

by Thomas on Aug. 7, 2003 @ 11:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blues reports that the English-language single player demo for XIII is now available for download.. This demo contains 2 levels, the Beach and the Military base. Read more for download links ...

'Etherlords II' Early Beta Test

by Thomas on Aug. 7, 2003 @ 11:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Want to play Etherlords II before anyone else? Find out how...

Strategy First has teamed up with GameStop to offer players a guaranteed spot in the open beta test of their adventure-RPG game, Etherlords II.

Once a player pre-orders the game from GameStop, that player will be sent an email asking them to sign-up and then they can enter the world of Ether to take part in an epic online magical combat experience. The beta test will be focused on the game's new multiplayer modes and auto rating server.

'Northland' Demo Available Now!

by Thomas on Aug. 7, 2003 @ 11:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GMX Media has today announced the release of the official demo of its upcoming PC title - Northland. Northland will be released on the 15th of August in the UK and Benelux, other territories to follow soon after... Read more for download links and details!

'Risk Global Domination' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 7, 2003 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

RISK, the game of global domination, makes its debut on PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. Using the same hands-on military planning found in the original RISK board game, players now see battles come to life. Each battle brings the chance for victory, as well as advice from historic military leaders as they earn medals and special bonus content for strategic accomplishments. This product will deliver a truly unique way to play the RISK game and provide an ideal social experience for up to six players in Multiplayer mode and online. Built on a proven combination of strategy and luck, the RISK video game delivers unmatched replayability and a fun, competitive experience... We'll take the risk that you'd like these 17 PS2 screenshots below.

Xtreme Game Developers Xpo Announced

by Thomas on Aug. 7, 2003 @ 8:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Premier Press announces XGDX-Xtreme Game Developers Xpo taking place September 6-7, 2003 at the Westin Santa Clara. Formerly XGDC inaugurated in 1999 by Andre' LaMothe, CEO Xtreme Games LLC, Premier Press works in close cooperation with Mr. LaMothe to produce XGDX 2003. XGDX gives game developers, programmers and designers a forum to exchange ideas, share strategies, and learn about new game technologies. There will be 35 technical lecture session,roundtable discussions, and an interactive Retro Game Programming contest during the course of the 2-day event.

'Bitmap Brothers' Access To Finance

by Thomas on Aug. 7, 2003 @ 8:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Renowned UK game development veterans The Bitmap Brothers, creators of hit titles across almost every generation of hardware, today announced that they are one of the first companies to be accepted for the Government's new 'Access to Finance' initiative for expanding businesses.

'Space Colony' Website Launched

by Thomas on Aug. 7, 2003 @ 8:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Computer and video game publisher Gathering, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. and Firefly Studios today launched the official website for the upcoming personality sim builder PC title Space Colony at www.spacecolonygame.com.

Space Colony invites PC pioneers to build and establish a space colony and manage an unruly, unpredictable crew of 20 space cadets, while defending the colony from alien attacks and trying to make a profit. The official website provides information on characters, aliens, robots and buildings. A variety of screenshots and renders are available for download, as well as the E3 game trailer and Alien Horde, the first of three mini-games based on the characters of Space Colony. Space Colony is being developed by Firefly Studios, the creative force behind the million unit-selling Stronghold series, and is slated for an October release.

'Medal of Honor Pacific Assault' - Announced

by Thomas on Aug. 7, 2003 @ 6:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Step into the boots of a U.S. Marine and drive the Imperial Japanese Army from the Pacific in Medal of Honor Pacific Assault from Electronic Arts. Developed by EA Los Angeles, creators of the award-winning Medal of Honor series, Medal of Honor Pacific Assault immerses players in an authentic WWII experience, and will be available for the PC in the winter of 2004 under the EA GAMES brand.

Nintendo Plans New Product Next Spring But Mum On Details

by Thomas on Aug. 7, 2003 @ 6:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo Co.'s president Thursday announced plans for new products that would appeal to a broader range of game fans, saying the complexity of today's video games was scaring off consumers.

"All these complex, large-capacity games of today require enormous amount of energy and time of users," said Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo.

"I want to release a very different product, and by next spring we'll be ready to announce the details," he said without elaborating.

NVIDIA Heats Up QuakeCon 2003

by Thomas on Aug. 7, 2003 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NVIDIA Corporation today announced that it is the title sponsor for QuakeCon 2003, the world's definitive multiplayer tournament and PC gaming event. In addition to being the title sponsor, the Company also announced that the NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra graphics processing unit (GPU) has been named "official GPU of QuakeCon 2003" and will be used to showcase the highly-anticipated PC game, Doom 3.

'Whiplash' Website Goes Live!!! (PS2/XB)

by Thomas on Aug. 7, 2003 @ 5:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's animals gone wild with Eidos' Whiplash! Today, Eidos is pleased to announce the launch of their brand spankin' new Whiplash website. On this site you'll find tons of fun with a BRAND NEW TRAILER (it's pure animal anarchy!), a free t-shirt offer, wallpapers and more. Head out now and visit the Whiplash website at www.whiplashgame.com. This autumn get ready to help our furry fugitives Spanx and Redmond BUST IT UP in Whiplash.

'XGameStation' Build & Program Your Video Game System - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 7, 2003 @ 5:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nurve Networks LLC unveils what is undoubtedly the most unexpected kind of new video game system: one that users will build and program themselves.

Video games generate billions of dollars in revenue each year and game programming books occupy rows of bookstore shelf space. Video game development has made its way into college curriculums and entire game programming universities have emerged. But, video games run on advanced hardware, the design of which is a black art that few understand. For over 10 years, books by Computer Scientist and best-selling game development author Andre' LaMothe have taught generations of game developers to create today's cutting-edge video games. Now, his focus is changing from video game software to video game hardware with the unveiling of the XGameStation, a revolutionary new video game system that offers users what no PlayStation or XBOX can - knowledge.

'BF 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII' - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 7, 2003 @ 3:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In 1944, the locals of a small Dutch town named Hellendoorn witnessed an odd site on an almost daily basis: a huge missile rising from the forest on a tower of fire and smoke. The Germans had aimed most of these powerful V2 rockets at Antwerp, but now they have a new target: the bridge at Remangen, Germany. If they can destroy this bridge, they can slow down the Allied advance across the Rhine River and into the heart of Germany. Can the Germans launch its missile in time to defeat the Allied campaign?..

Prepare yourself for all-out war in the Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII demo, available tomorrow August 8, 2003..