'Need For Speed Underground' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 10:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enter the world of urban street racing and high performance tuner cars with the latest title in the hit Need for Speed series: Need for Speed Underground. Take on today’s most popular tuner cars from Mitsubishi Motors, Subaru, Toyota and many more, building the ultimate street machine by earning cash to pay for custom body kits and a host of licensed car performance mods. But just creating a custom street racing machine will not get you to the top; it takes a certain amount of attitude and razor sharp driving skills to compete in the tough world of urban racing. Check out the new screens!

'Gorky Zero' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 10:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metropolis team, developers of ArchAngel, revealed more details on their new game project with the code name, Gorky Zero. The game is a prequel to the highly acclaimed PC title, Gorky 17, and it's a tactical sneak-em-up action game set in military environment. Gorky Zero story has been written by a highly acclaimed writer and publicist Rafal A. Ziemkiewicz, three times laureate of Janusz A. Zajdel Award. Read more for some new screens ...

'Massive Assault' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 10:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Massive Assault is Wargaming.net's upcoming 3D global domination strategy game. Take the command of "Axis-of-Good" forces and defeat the secret alliance of "Shadow Clique" on one of 6 distant planets. The rebels decided to seize the power on Earth by first conquering the space colonies, which provide vital energy resources to A.O.G. The war for global domination will unroll on continents, at sea and in the air. Lead your divisions, fleets and air squadrons against those, who dared threaten our freedom and democracy! Wargaming was so nice to send us some new screens showing off the new graphics and effects.

Ubi Soft Going For 3DO's 'Might and Magic'

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 7:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment UBIP.PA has been designated the lead bidder for bankrupt game publisher 3DO Co.'s "Might and Magic" assets, according to papers posted on Friday. The agreement with Ubi Soft, one of seven companies to qualify by Wednesday's deadline as bidders for 3DO's properties, was posted on 3DO's bankruptcy Web site and listed a purchase price of $1.3 million for the assets (thanks HLF). Read more for details ...

'Hoyle Majestic Chess' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 7:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hoyle Majestic Chess is a unique chess PC game featuring a variety of play styles, traditional and non-traditional learning mechanisms, robust Internet play and multiple chess-based challenges. We had a trailer a few weeks ago and today Sierra has released a playable demo featuring one scenario in the Chess Adventure mode. Read more for download links...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 6:06 p.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 :

  • Tribes: Vengeance - Trailer
  • C&C Generals: Zero Hour - Trailer
  • BorderZone - Trailer


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

'Shadowbane' - 10-Day Free Membership

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 4:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world's top game publishers, announced today a free trial offer to experience Shadowbane for 10 days. Players who have yet to experience the intense online role-playing of Shadowbane can now spend 10 days exploring the massive landscape of this critically acclaimed massively-multiplayer online (MMO) game on either PC or Macintosh. Read more for details and where to grab the trial version ...

'Spawn' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 4:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spawn, based on Todd McFarlane’s best-selling comic book character, is a 3-D action/adventure game, where Spawn is caught between factions in the battle of Good vs. Evil. Players will encounter a variety of enemies through more than 30 interactive and destructible environments, as Spawn struggles to break free of the controlling forces of Heaven and Hell. The game will feature all of Spawn’s distinctive abilities including superhuman strength, hand-to-hand combat techniques, an arsenal of weaponry, Hell Powers, and his living symbiotic costume. Read more for some new screens ...

'I-Ninja' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 4:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

I-Ninja is an adrenaline-charged adventure game. An ultra-cool ninja with major attitude meets extreme sports game play, I-Ninja is the consummate warrior who has spent years mastering his weapons and honing his skills. In true gravity defying game play, I-Ninja can scale buildings, "shred" on extreme rails, hover great distances with a "sword copter", ride drifting roller spheres and utilize specialized manga-style ninja moves to navigate through each dynamic environment. Check these new screens ...

'Risk: Global Domination' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 4:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Leave the politics to someone else - Take over the world! From arid deserts to frozen mountain ranges, troops from different armies are being deployed in an all-out effort to take over the world. Now the premier wartime strategy game of generals makes its debut on today's next-generation game consoles. Read more to check out a fresh batch of screens ...

'Judge Dredd vs. Judge Death' (PC/PS2/NGC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 3:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Judge Dredd vs. Judge Death will feature a unique new storyline, but one that fits in perfectly with the continuity of the comic with a full cast of characters from the Judge Dredd stories, including Judge Anderson and the Dark Judges, and many of the famous Mega-City One locations. Read more to check out some screens for each platform ...

'Battlefield: Pirates' Alpha 0.2 Coming Soon

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 3:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capt. Guy Smiley has sent us a note to let the 'Battlefield: Pirates' fans known a new alpha v0.2 will be released in the coming 2-3 weeks. Originally it was being held back until EA would fix the "flying" bug but alas such has not happened yet. The new v0.2 will not include a lot of new content, but mainly bug fixes (galleon lag fix will now be gone) and tweaks although it will include at least 1 new map. Read more details right here....

'DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution' Gets Licensed Soundtrack

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 3:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of America today revealed the main song list for DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution (DDRMAX2). Featuring over 65 songs (including more than 25 hidden songs) ranging from pop, R&B, techno, house, trance and more, DDRMAX2 gets players up on the dance floor with an impressive roster of licensed songs exclusive to the U.S. version of the game including tracks by The Crystal Method, Dirty Vegas, Jocelyn Enriquez, K.C. & The Sunshine Band, Kylie Minogue, and more. Introducing a new graphical interface showcasing actual music videos from some of today's hottest artists, DDRMAX2 will have gamers groovin' to their favorite music videos while they dance the night away.

Tri Synergy Signs 'Midnight Nowhere'

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 2:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tri Synergy has signed Russian publisher Buka Entertainment's (developed by Saturn+) adventure game Midnight Nowhere. Midnight Nowhere is a 3D visually stunning horror survival adventure with a very involute plot. In this suspenseful, story-driven adventure you will solve numerous puzzles and battle creatures of the dark to reveal the ultimate mystery. Besides the main character seems to have nearly a limitless supply of witty comments, which luckily makes the game a tad less serious. The mix of humor and violence works very well though, keeping you on the edge of your seat, both laughing and in fright.

'Galaxy Andromeda' Gets Canned

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 2:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV released their outlook on the figures for the second quarter of the current year and announced rigorous restructuring measures. In the statement they reveal that "Galaxy Andromeda" (their 3D space strategy game previously known as Imperium Galactica III) has been canned and will no longer be released. The Management Board no longer expects a positive result for the whole of the financial year, which can also be read as "we're in trouble". Read the entire financial statement.

'America's Army: Operations' - Update Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

America's Army: Operations is a squad-based multiplayer first-person shooter that utilizes the Unreal Warfare engine. The update brings your AA game to v1.9 and adds the new combat medic class (and training), a new damage model, new multiplayer missions, new interface, new character models, new anti-cheating measures, and tons more. Read more for details and download links for either the full install or an update patch.

'Dragon Ball: Taiketsu' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari delivers intense Dragon Ball Z fighting to Game Boy Advance this fall with Dragon Ball: Taiketsu. Taiketsu allows players to unleash devastating combos or super moves alone or against friends in huge multiplayer battles. Choose from one of 15 DBZ characters including villains Frieza, Cell and Buu, and for the first time ever take on the role of the Legendary Super Saiyan, Broly! Battle opponents on the ground or in the air, and power-up characters to their strongest forms. Can you fight your way to the top? Read more for 60+ new screens ...

GarageGames Launches 'Mutant Storm'

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 12:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GarageGames announced today it has launched the award-winning Mutant Storm for Windows. "The initial response to Mutant Storm confirms it is a hit title ready to be discovered by a larger fan base," comments Michael Michael, PomPom Co-Founder. "As an independent developer, getting the word out, even with the critical acclaim Mutant Storm has achieved, is a real challenge. Teaming with GarageGames is the next step for gaining that larger exposure."

Half-Life 2 Delayed? Yes? No? Maybe So?

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 12:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ok, somebody needs to make up their mind and stop toying with all the HL2 fans out there. After a rumoured delay about a week ago, and then rather dismissed as a "miscommunication", our Nordic colleague's over at Gamereactor now have "confirmed" word from Vivendi Norway that HL2 is indeed being delayed. Now whether this is actually true, or maybe only for the European/Nordic version is not certain, but more details will most likely be available during the upcoming ECTS. Read the full article over at Gamereactor.

'Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault' - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 12:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Medal of Honor Pacific Assault gives players a sense of the courage it took to fight the Imperial Japanese Army from the shock of Pearl Harbor to triumph on the shores of the Tarawa Atoll. Set in the Pacific Theatre of Operations from 1941-1944, players will assume the role of Marine recruit Tom Conlin as he survives the attack on Pearl Harbor, leads the assault on Guadalcanal, and finally charges up the beaches for the climatic battle at Tarawa. Armed with their wits and a variety of authentic weapons, it's up to players to stop the Japanese war machine in its tracks. 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... Read more for screens!

Got Game to Publish 'Conspiracies'

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 11:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment and Anima Ppd/Interactive today announced a North American publishing agreement for "Conspiracies" a PC DVD Full Motion Video detective adventure game.

'Republic: The Revolution' - Goes Gold

by Thomas on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 11:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GameSpot reports that Eidos today announced that Republic: The Revolution has gone gold and confirmed the UK release date for the game as September 5. The game, which was developed by Elixir Studios, will challenge players to rise to power in the fictional former Soviet republic of Novistrana, which is being controlled by a ruthless dictator. (thanks Blues).. Check our recently posted screens here!

'Frogger's Adventures: The Rescue' (NGC/PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 10:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frogger's Adventures The Rescue goes beyond Firefly Swamp and brings a multiplayer mode to Frogger fans for the first time on next generation platforms. The series' famous "hop-n-dodge" gameplay return as Frogger travels across seven diverse worlds, searches for clues to solve challenging puzzles and avoids menacing enemies... This title is set to recreate the classic Frogger formula complete with a new 4-player mode. Check out eight new screenshots successfully cross the road below!

'BF 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII' - MP Demo Available Now

by Thomas on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get ready for a World War II experience like you’ve never imagined. Weapons and vehicles from the Allied and Axis laboratories are about to see combat for the first time in the stand alone multiplayer demo for Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII... Read more for download links and demo info!

'Battle Mages' And 'Fair Strike' Deal For Bulgaria - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 8:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Buka Entertainment, one of the leading games publishers from Russia, and Gramis, a leader of Bulgarian games publishing business, are pleased to announce a Battle Mages and Fair Strike deal. Gramis will localize and bring Battle Mages, RTS/RPG set in the fantasy world, and Fair Strike, a helicopter action/simulation highly anticipated by the fans of this genre, to Bulgarian market... Included with the pressrelease is 3 Battle Mages screens!

Midway Arcade Treasures (PS2/XB/NGC)

by Thomas on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 6:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games Inc. announced today that it will make Midway Arcade Treasures, the first next-generation console offering of more than 20 classic arcade games, available for hands-on demonstrations at the 2003 Classic Gaming Expo. Midway Arcade Treasures is scheduled to ship in fall 2003.

Midway Arcade Treasures features hundreds of hours of classic gameplay action from all-time arcade favorites including the fast-paced action of Spy Hunter, the multiplayer collaboration of Gauntlet, the space-age adventure of Defender and the dueling combat of Joust, just to name a few.

Cenega ECTS 2003 Lineup

by Thomas on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 5:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cenega UK is delighted to confirm its attendance at the annual European Computer Trade Show at Earls Court, London (Stand 1480) from 27th – 29th August 2003.

On show, Cenega UK is presenting the highly anticipated 3D action/adventure horror game Shade: Wrath of Angels; recently signed The Roots a 3D adventure role playing game for PC-CD and this years releases - UFO: Aftermath and Korea: Forgotten Conflict. Additional full price titles will be announced prior to ECTS.

'UFO: Aftermath' New Release Date

by Thomas on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 5:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The eagerly awaited global strategy and tactical warfare PC game, UFO: Aftermath is currently undergoing last minute improvements during BETA stage and is now scheduled for release on 26th September 2003.

Giovanni Ribisi & Jason Statham To Do Voices In 'Call of Duty'

by Thomas on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 5:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Further immersing gamers into its gritty, first-person war-torn thriller Call of Duty, Activision, Inc. has enlisted Jason Statham and Giovanni Ribisi to provide their trademark voice talent in key roles. Additionally, accomplished writer/producer Michael Schiffer ("Crimson Tide, "Colors," "Lean of Me," "The Four Feathers" and "The Peacemaker") has added his screenwriting stamp to the game's action-filled script. Call of Duty will be available this fall for the PC and is currently rated "RP" by the ESRB.

'Mastertronic' Classic Label Back From The Dead

by Thomas on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 5:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

20 years on, the most famous re-publisher of them all is set to return to the industry. Mastertronic will be re-launched by games software industry veterans Paul Patterson and Andy Payne and the company's mission will be true to the original, all be it updated to handle the demands of the modern software publishing industry.

Besides bringing many a legendary 8 bit game to a true mass market (One Man and his Droid, Hunter Patrol, Spellbound, Phantoms of the Asteroid and Master of Magic to name a few), Mastertronic also brought the Sega Master System into Europe in the late 80's. The name Mastertronic all but disappeared from the industry in 1991 when it was merged with Richard Branson's Virgin Games initially becoming Virgin Mastertronic before being renamed Virgin Interactive Entertainment.

'Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner' Soundtrack

by Thomas on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 5:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As Konami of Europe gears up for the end September release of its eagerly anticipated 3D action title, Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner, the publisher has announced it is to release a special CD soundtrack (sold separately) to accompany the game on release.

'Judge Dredd: Dredd Vs. Death' Site Launch

by Thomas on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 5:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games Intl and Rebellion, today announced that the official website for their game: Judge Dredd: Dredd Vs. Death, has gone live today.

Judge Dredd: Dredd Vs. Death is an intense first-person shooter set in the future megalopolis of Mega-City One. This 22nd century melting pot is home to 400 million citizens, every one a potential criminal, and the only thing preventing the city from descending into complete anarchy is the group of elite law enforcers known as the Judges.

Activision To Sponsor id Software's QuakeCon 2003

by Thomas on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 3:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. will once again be a featured sponsor of id Software's QuakeCon 2003, the world's most legendary multiplayer gaming event and ultimate fan-based game tournament, party and convention, taking place Aug. 14 – 17 in Dallas, TX. In addition to co-hosting with id Software the first-ever opportunity to play DOOM 3 multiplayer deathmatch, Activision will also provide financial support for the annual LAN-fest in celebration of all things QUAKE.

Valve To Present Half-Life 2 @ ECTS

by Thomas on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 3:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve, creators of Half-Life, the world's largest PC action gaming franchise, will team up with Vivendi Universal Games UK (VUG UK) at ECTS in London to present Half-Life 2 for the first time in Europe. In development for the past five years, Half-Life 2 was first unveiled in May 2003 at the E3 games convention in Los Angeles, where it received 12 Game of Show accolades and E3's Overall Game of Show award.

'Naval Ops: Warship Gunner' (PS2) For Europe In Autumn 2003

by Thomas on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI Ltd. today announced that the next title on the Radar is 'Naval Ops: Warship Gunner' which will launch in Europe in autumn 2003... Read more for all details!

'Dynasty Warriors 4' (XB) In Europe November 2003

by Thomas on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 1:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI Ltd. today announced that it will be bringing Dynasty Warriors 4, the latest instalment of the worldwide best-selling Tactical Action series, to the European Xbox market this November.

'Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus' - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 1:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus takes place during the year 2741 AD, roughly 300 years after the events in the original game. The democratic and freedom caring Northern Star Alliance (NSA) is being hard pressed by the warmongering Terran Empire. The war has recently entered a new stage; a brutal and deadly ground war, as the Empire has managed to land their first troopships on the last NSA controlled planet – Morningstar Prime...

'Command & Conquer Generals: Zero Hour' - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 1:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's Zero Hour, and time to unleash the absolute latest in modern weapons technology in a quest to become the world's most powerful General. In C&C Generals: Zero Hour, the first expansion pack to C&C Generals, players will wage a global war for control of the modern world and face the ultimate challenge by squaring off against the world's most elite commanders. Selecting from a variety of new units and an arsenal of new high-tech weaponry, players will use whatever it takes to remove enemy Generals from power. Some new screens zero'd in ...