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Schanz Closes Publishing Deal For 'Gorky Zero'

by Thomas on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 10:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Schanz International Consultants (SIC) closes Gorky Zero publishing deal for Metropolis with Jowood. Jowood will publish the title in North America and most of the European countries while SIC maintains rights to finalise territory-wise deals in Asia.

Gorky Zero takes place a few years before the times of Gorky 17, as we participate in one of Sullivan's first missions that is a secret operation in the Ukraine. The game belongs to the popular sneak-em-up genre including a real time playmode. Cole Sullivan prefers to stay in the shadow but in the face of a real threat, he can pull out a gun and get rid of all his enemies.

'Project Gotham Racing 2 (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 3:35 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 ...

'Need for Speed Underground' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 3:29 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 & shiny screens!

'Killzone' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 3:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the near future, in a period of planetary colonisation, it revolves around a savage conflict between forces that are still loyal to Earth (the ISA) and a separatist, militaristic faction who call themselves the Helghast. The game follows your squad of four soldiers on a suicidal mission behind enemy lines, as they fight to undermine and defeat the Helghast forces following their devastating Blitzkrieg attack on the human colony. Read more to check out some new screens ...

Whiptail Interactive Announces Q4 2003 Lineup

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 2:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Whiptail Interactive, a global publisher of PC games, today announced its Q4 2003 lineup. The slate will include arcade-style racing with R.C. Cars, action-adventure with Blade & Sword and the much anticipated POSTAL 2 Gold Edition, which will include the long-awaited multiplayer feature. These three exciting titles will ship to retail stores nationwide in October and November 2003.

'Dynasty Warriors 4: Xtreme Legends' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 1:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Both A Standalone Game and an Expansion Disc! As a standalone game: Dynasty Warriors 4 Xtreme Legends includes all of the characters from the original Dynasty Warriors 4, along with new stages and game play never before seen in any previous Dynasty Warriors title! As an expansion disc: DW4XL powers up the original Dynasty Warriors 4 with 4XL's new features. Take characters from DW4 and use them in DW4XL. Read more for some extra info and new screens ...

'Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 12:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars is an epic turn-based fantasy strategy game unlike any other fantasy strategy title that you've ever played. On the surface it may seem familiar; after all you're raising armies, conquering enemy lands, and wielding powerful spells. Scratch deeper though and you'll soon find that Dominions 2 introduces a depth that will satisfy even the most hardcore strategy gamer. Read more for details and screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 12:07 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 :

  • Prince Of Persia - Trailer
  • Bulletproof Monk - Trailer
  • Painkiller - Trailer
  • Full Spectrum Warrior - Trailer


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

Nyko's PC Air Flo Controller Ships To Retail Outlets

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 11:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nyko Technologies has shipped its Air Flo controller for the personal computer to retail outlets and consumer electronic stores. First introduced for Sony PlayStationâ2, Nintendo GameCube and Microsoft Xbox, Nyko's patented Air Flo technology will now also provide PC gamers with a consistent flow of fresh air through the handgrips, ensuring a more comfortable game play experience. The PC Air Flo controller will retail for $24.99.

'ESPN NBA Basketball' (PS2/Xbox) Reveals New 'Isomotion' Feature

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 11:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ESPN Videogames today announced details surrounding a revolutionary new feature for ESPN NBA Basketball called IsoMotion - allowing players to control both sides of the court by locking down opponents in a one-on-one encounter. This feature will be available exclusively in the upcoming release of ESPN NBA Basketball. ESPN NBA Basketball and other ESPN Videogames titles are produced by Visual Concepts - Sega's sports developer. Read more for details ...

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 11:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' is being developed as a multiplatform title and is slated for release in the first quarter of 2004. The game will bring back more of the single-player intrigue that made the original game a bestseller. With exciting new action scenes and a strong cinematic feel, the player will experience new and even more realistic surroundings. Building on Ubi Soft's strong commitment to online gaming, Pandora Tomorrow will the be the first stealth game ever to feature multiplayer online missions allowing several players to simultaneously share Sam Fisher's shadowy world of espionage. Read more for some screens taken from the trailer ...

'Drift Racer: Kaido Battle' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 11:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Releasing exclusively for Sony PlayStation®2 in March 2004, Drift Racer: Kaido Battle is the authentic simulation of Japan’s latest street racing craze, bringing the sport of “drift racing” to video games. Set on the notoriously treacherous mountain roads of Japan known as the Kaido, the game gives players the chance to experience the life of an underground drift racer on the very proving grounds where the racing form was born. Read more for some new screens ...

'Rainbow Six 3' (XB) Game Of The Show @ X03

by Thomas on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 10:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that its exclusive title this year for the Xbox, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3, won the Game of the Show award at the X03 event held this week in southern France.

EA Ships 'Disney's Party' For NGC & GBA

by Thomas on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 9:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts and Disney Interactive, a publishing label of Buena Vista Games Inc., announced that Disney's Party is available in stores today for the Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance. Uncle Scrooge has invited gamers and a whole cast of Disney characters to visit his new Party Park, which he designed himself with all of his favorite youngsters in mind.

'NBA Jam' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 9:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A few days after the PS2 went golden, owners of the Xbox will soon be chanting "BOOMSHAKALAKA!", as Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that its eagerly anticipated arcade basketball franchise, NBA JAM, has "gone gold" and into manufacturing for the console system. NBA JAM will be available for both Xbox and PlayStation2 on September 23rd.

'Hidden & Dangerous 2' Mini Game

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Computer and video game publisher Gathering and critically acclaimed software developer Illusion Softworks, today announced the release of the Hidden & Dangerous 2 mini game. In this multiplayer mini game, join a team of either Axis or Allied soldiers, and compete against each other to achieve the mission objectives. It's not just a straightforward shoot-out though; players will need a combination of teamwork, strategy and firepower in order to defeat the enemy. Read more for details ...

'Judge Dredd vs. Judge Death' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 8:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Judge Dredd vs. Judge Death is a first-person shooter seen through the eyes of Judge Dredd as he patrols the mean streets of the stunningly realised future metropolis, Mega-City One. Dredd will find himself having to deal with the full spectrum of criminal behaviour, from littering and caffeine abuse to saving the city from the utterly evil Judge Death. The game will also have extensive multiplayer modes, enabling ferocious splitscreen or online play and will use Rebellion's versatile new Asura engine. Read more to check out some new screens & a small trailer ...

'007: Everything or Nothing' (XB/PS2/NGC) Music Lineup

by Thomas on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 6:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today the music lineup for the upcoming videogame James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing. Recording star Mya will perform the original theme song, Everything or Nothing, for the latest videogame in the Bond franchise. The multi-talented Grammy-winning artist, Mya, will also appear in the game as the sultry Bond girl "Mya Starling". Mya co-wrote and co-produced the song with Randy Bugnitz and A&M president Ron Fair, and three variations of the theme will appear in the game. Officially licensed by MGM Interactive, James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing is shipping under the EA GAMES brand for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube, and Nintendo Game Boy Advance.

THQ Ships 'Jimmy Neutron: Jet Fusion' For PS2 & NGC

by Thomas on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 6:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ and Nickelodeon today announced that Jimmy Neutron: Jet Fusion is now available for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and Nintendo GameCube at retail outlets throughout North America. A one-hour television special with the same storyline will air on Nickelodeon on October 13, the day THQ is scheduled to release the Game Boy Advance version of Jimmy Neutron: Jet Fusion.

'Chrome' Hits European Stores!

by Thomas on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 6:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TECHLAND let us know that on September the 19th Chrome hits the stores in UK, Ireland, France, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxemburg...

Chrome, a Tactical First Person Shooter, is a dramatic story of heroism, friendship and betrayal; a story full of sudden twists and turns mixed into tons of Sci-Fi action. Players assume the role of Logan; a veteran mercenary turned bounty hunter who is out to make it rich.

'Vultures' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 5:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Forget about Columbus! Each attempt to conquer the New World failed. Then a plague wiped out the European population. Those who were able to flee to America saved themselves, yet were enslaved by the native Americans. Now, centuries later - no traceof progress whatsoever. For entertainment for the broad masses, the outlawed "Vultures" fight in huge arenas. And you are one of them. You only think of one thing: To become the number one gladiator in order to win your freedom! This can only be achieved by ability, skill, and cold-bloodedness as the only valid Vultures rule is: You either leave the arena as the winner or in pieces!

'Empires: Dawn of the Modern World' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 5:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has released a single as well as multiplayer demo for their upcoming 3D RTS game Empires: Dawn of the Modern World. The SP demo is situated in the Middle Ages and features the "Chapter 6: Heart of the Lion" scenario from the Richard Lionheart campaign and the "Chapter 4: The Coming of the Samurai" scenario from the Admiral Yi campaign. The MP demo is set in World War II featuring the single-player scenario "Chapter 2: Hunting the Desert Fox" from the General Patton campaign as well as a random multiplayer map playable online or against a computer opponent (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'I-Ninja' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 4:25 a.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 ...

'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' - Development Team Interview

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 4:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

With Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Ubi Soft and Jordan Mechner are channeling their combined talents to breathe new life into the action/adventure genre. The release date is closing in so Ubisoft thought it was time for another Q&A with various development team members. Participating are : Patrice Desilets - Creative Director, Yannis Mallat - Producer, Pierre-Sebastien Pouliot - Lead Animator, David Giraud - Lead Character Artist, Jonathan Pilon - Audio Designer, Claude Langlais -Lead Engineer, Alex Drouin - Animation Art Director and of course Writer/Creative Consultant Jordan Mechner. Take a seat, it's a LONG read ...

'Counter-Strike' (Xbox) - Screens

by Eric on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Counter-Strike," the world's most popular online action game and first-person shooter for the PC, makes its console debut exclusively on Xbox and Xbox Live. "Counter-Strike" features single-player missions taking place over a gritty realistic counterterrorist world, and allows gamers to challenge other players in team-based multiplayer games on Xbox Live and System Link. "Counter-Strike" on Xbox will be the most graphically advanced version of the series to date, showcasing the technical prowess of Xbox, including immersive, intense multiplayer action on Xbox Live. Today we serve up 40 screens you won't find anywhere else, taken from our beta build (so you know a preview is around the corner).

'Prince of Persia: Sands of Time' - History & screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 3:01 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. Read more for a little Prince Of Persia history lesson & some new screens ...

'SSX 3' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 2:33 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. Read more to check out some new screens or download a new ingame action packed trailer ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 1:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Ultima X: Odyssey' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 12:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ultima X: Odyssey is a next generation massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG) from the award-winning Origin studio team. Powered by the latest version of the Unreal Engine and based on the renowned Ultima single-player role-playing series, UXO will enable players to create personalized legacies in a massive new online world and will be one of the first of its kind to offer private areas on demand within the game. Some more screens goodness ...