Tron 2.0 - Singleplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2003 @ 6:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monolith has now released a singleplayer demo for their recent cyberspace 3D action game TRON 2.0 . This demo features a tutorial, the 'Abandoned Test Grid' mission where you battle against Resource Hogs and the Seeker, and the new 'Low Level Crunch' map in the Light Cycles portion of the game (thanks FilePlanet). Read more for download links ...

'Final Fantasy XI' (PS2) Goes Online March 2004

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2003 @ 5:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that Final Fantasy XI, the latest installment of the critically acclaimed FINAL FANTASY series, will be available pre-installed on the upcoming internal 40GB Hard Disk Drive exclusively for the PlayStation2. Final Fantasy XI, an online only title, will be among the great content only available with the internal Hard Disk Drive release in March for a suggested retail price of $99.

'007: Everything or Nothing' (ALL) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2003 @ 5:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts Inc. announced todya that it is postponing the next game in its key "James Bond" franchise from this holiday season to early 2004 in order to put more development work into it. Read more for details

'SWAT: Global Strike Team' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2003 @ 4:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SWAT: Global Strike Team was founded in 2018 as an international offshoot of the U.S. SWAT organization. Primarily established to supplement the income of the U.S. SWAT establishment, the Global Strike Team contract their personnel and expertise to companies and countries around the world to help “resolve” situations for those who have the funds but not the means to do so. Check the new screens ...

Monster 4 x 4: Masters of Metal (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2003 @ 3:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get ready to pilot the world's most powerful trucks and go head-to-head in pulse-pounding off-road competitions. Whether you're grinding through mud pits in Louisiana, crunching up cliffs in California, or smashing up trees to make the ride a little bumpier for they guy behind you, keep your eyes on the prize: cash you earn on the circuit goes to buy new trucks and build up your ultimate Monster machine. Read more for some new screens!

'PlanetSide: Core Combat' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2003 @ 3:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

PlanetSide: Core Combat brings the action of PlanetSide, the world's first massively multiplayer online first-person action game, underground. With more gameplay options for players in PlanetSide's vast game world where thousands of players can battle all hours of the day, PlanetSide: Core Combat takes squad-based combat to the next level. Players choose their allegiance and enlist with one of three unique empires in the fight for total domination on a global scale. Characters gain experience with every conflict, and can become one of the best in more than 30 combat specialties, including infantry, sniper, stealth commando, engineer, hacker, medic, pilot, driver and more.

MicrosoftÂ’s XSN Sports To Include 'RalliSport Challenge 2'

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2003 @ 2:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that “RalliSport Challenge 2,” the highly anticipated second installment in the internationally acclaimed “RalliSport Challenge” franchise, will be the first Xbox racing title in the new XSN Sports brand. The game is scheduled to be available in the spring of 2004. “RalliSport Challenge 2” joins other announced XSN Sports games shipping this fall, including “Amped 2,” “Links 2004,” “NBA Inside Drive 2004,” “NFL Fever 2004,” “NHL Rivals 2004” and “Top Spin™.” “RalliSport Challenge 2” is being developed by Digital Illusions CE.

Microsoft's X03 Event (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2003 @ 2:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Needless to say that at their own X03 event Microsoft is unveiling tons of upcoming Xbox titles, in house and from 3rd party developers such as Acclaim, Atari, LucasArts, Activision and more. We will have screens for most of those and we start with :

  • Halo 2
  • Rallisport Challenge 2
  • Armed & Dangerous
  • Pitfall Harry
  • Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo
  • Kameo: Elements of Power
  • True Fantasy Live Online
  • Grabbed by the Ghoulies
  • Mission: Impossible: Operation Surma
  • True Crime: Streets of L.A.
  • Deus Ex
  • Race Driver 2
  • Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic
  • BC
  • Alias
  • NBA Jam
  • Tony Hawk Underground
  • Urban Freestyle Soccer

'Boktai: The Sun Is In Your Hand' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2003 @ 2:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's time for some fun in the sun! Leading videogame publisher Konami of America, Inc. today announced that Boktai: The Sun Is In Your Hand has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. The highly anticipated new action/role-playing game for Nintendo Game Boy Advance is the world's first videogame that incorporates natural sunlight into gameplay. Only in Boktai will the player's experience be affected by where, when and how much time they play the game in the sun.

'Galactic Civilizations' - Free Expansion Pack Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2003 @ 2:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developer Stardock Entertainment has released Galactic Civilizations: Expanded Universe, a free expansion pack for their award winning strategy game, Galactic Civilizations today. Set near the dawn of the 23rd century, the player takes on the role of leader of the human civilization and must compete against dozens of alien civilizations in the creation of an interstellar empire. Read more for details and links where to grab it ...

'Underworld Bloodline' - Updated Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2003 @ 1:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Pictures has a new version of their Half-Life mod Underworld: Bloodline, a team based horror themed mod with four maps (2 new one's in this version) that is serving as a free promo for the upcoming action-horror film Underworld. The new updated version (also available in patch form) offers various small improvements along with a pair of new maps and a new Black Widow Spider weapon (thanks Bluesnews). Read more for download links.

Microsoft Reveals Xbox Live Plans For Europe

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2003 @ 1:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Micorsoft announced new European details for its Xbox Live service, the only fast-action, always-on broadband gaming service where gamers can simultaneously play, talk and build their legend across games and around the world. New Xbox Live-enabled countries, flexible pricing options, a trial offer for Europe, and some amazing games mean that European Xbox gamers will have a lot to look forward to this Christmas and beyond. Read more for details ...

Microsoft & Epic Games Sign Publishing Agreement

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2003 @ 1:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tonight at X03, Microsoft announced a partnership with Epic Games, developers of the legendary Unreal series of games and the Unreal® Engine. Epic Games and its recently-formed Scion Studios will develop several new games exclusively for Xbox and Windows. The to-be-announced products will be published by Microsoft Game Studios.

'Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy' - Dedicated Servers Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2003 @ 1:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is a dynamic single and multiplayer action experience featuring an all-new epic story. Raven Software has released the Windows/Linux files for dedicated servers. Read more for details and download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2003 @ 1:13 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 :

  • RalliSport Challenge 2 - Trailer
  • Lords Of Everquest - Trailer
  • Metal Arms: Glitch In The System - Trailer
  • Fifa 2004 - Intro Movie

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

'Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2003 @ 12:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Quidditch World Cup tournament progresses through a unique ladder system where players must defeat the team ranked above them by a variable amount of points, making the choice of when to go after the Golden Snitch a tactical one—capture it before amassing enough points to advance up the ladder and you may win the match but lose a chance to advance. We got screens for each and every platform, check them out!

'Anarchy Online: Shadowlands' - Available Now!

by Thomas on Sept. 16, 2003 @ 11:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shadowlands has launched successfully! Tens of thousands of players have flocked to the intriguing new world in the award-winning universe of Anarchy Online. Shadowlands redefines the standard of Massively Multiplayer expansion packs, offering a spell-binding new setting, unique graphics and audio and lots of fresh challenges for both new and existing players. The launch of the expansion went exceptionally smooth, and the initial feedback has been very positive.

'Shining Soul' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2003 @ 11:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A., Inc. shipped its much anticipated multiplayer action role-playing game "Shining Soul" for the Game Boy Advance. Read more for details ...

'NBA LIVE 2004' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2003 @ 11:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With expanded EA Sports Freestyle Control, authentic basketball gameplay, and stunning graphics, NBA LIVE 2004 delivers the definitive basketball experience. Whether running the point with one-button Quick Plays, spinning free in the lane for a vicious dunk, or locking down on defense, LIVE puts players in total control. With a dramatically enhanced EA Sports Dynasty mode, the ability to take the court at every NBA arena—each rendered to the deepest detail—and all-new commentary from Marv Albert and Mike Fratello, NBA LIVE 2004 is all about authenticity. Blow past your defenders with all-new moves, an even better passing game, and silky smooth control in the fine-tuned EA SPORTS Freestyle Control. Check the 30+ new PS2 screens...