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Vivendi Sues Interplay

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 7:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal's video game arm has sued one-time partner Interplay Entertainment Corp., alleging Interplay breached a distribution deal between the two. The suit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, accused Interplay, which is controlled by French publisher Titus Interactive, of trying to get out of a product distribution deal by making claims of unpaid payments under the pact (thanks Gamers.nl).

'Beyond Good & Evil' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 6:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Armed with her camera, aikido staff, and resolute investigative skills, Jade sets out to expose the truth and to liberate the minds of her deceived people. Pushed to the very edge of her physical and spiritual will, she soon discovers that even these limits are not what they seem … Her quest for the truth knows no bounds. Check these spiffy new screens ...

'James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 5:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, as the world’s greatest secret agent returns in his fifth interactive adventure under the EA GAMES brand. First, you will think like Bond, using espionage, tactical skills, and gadgets from the Q-Lab to analyze your situation. Then you will act like Bond, using his stylish physical skills, clever subterfuge, and bold personality to once again save the world. Check the new Xbox screens ...

'Secret Service II Security Breach' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 4:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Secret Service II Security Breach is an upcoming title from Activision Value's. The game is being developed by 4D Rulers using the latest version of the AMP II. In Secret Service II Security Breach you play the role of a secret service agent starting out by investigating a counterfeit ring, but the game quickly changes to a game about protection. In nearly every level, you will need to escort and protect someone through a hostile environment. Eventually, your duty will be to protect the president of the United States. Read more for some screens ...

'Ghost Recon: Island Thunder' (Xbox) Xbox Live Tournament

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 4:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Havana, 2009. Castro is dead, and Cuba is under threat of a drug lord's power. The Ghosts, an elite faction of the U.S. Army Green Berets, are deployed. Take command of an elite squad of military personnel equipped as you battle against opponents in Cuba's lush jungles, tropical islands, and deadly, decaying urban streets. Grab a friend to form a two-player team and get to your local iGames center to battle against competitors from across North America in the Ubisoft-sponsored Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder tournaments on Xbox LIVE!

'Conflict: Desert Storm II' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 4:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Conflict: Desert Storm II focuses on the events of the 1991 Gulf War, and follows the activities of Bradley, Foley, Connors and Jones 300 km further behind enemy lines; taking the level of gameplay and realism to new heights, with a story-led campaign across a variety of missions, beginning with an urgent call to rescue a downed UH-60 Black Hawk's crew in a heavily fortified city, and ending with the allied endeavours to liberate Kuwait City. Read more for some screens ...

'Medal of Honor: Rising Sun' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 3:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pack your gear, head to the Pacific, and fight Japanese imperialism in Medal of Honor Rising Sun. In this installment of the top-selling Medal of Honor series, Marine Corporal Joseph Griffin must endure some of the fiercest battles fought during WWII; crucial assignments ranging from surviving the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, destroying the Bridge over the River Kwai, a midnight raid on Guadalcanal, and triumphing in the final showdown with Colonel Shima. Check these new screens ...

'World Snooker' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 3:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World Snooker is a 3D snooker simulation for the PC currently in development over at Binary Zoo. The game features a range of different opponents to play against, one and two player game modes, multiplayer online option, fully customisable tournaments, practise mode, plus TV-style camera angles and action replays to capture all of the action. World Snooker will also feature a number of locations, including snooker hall, pub, and several other 'surreal' environments!

'Grooverider: Slot Car Thunder' (NGC/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 1:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Encore today announced that Grooverider: Slot Car Thunder for the Xbox and Nintendo GameCube has begun shipping to retailers. This completely new game brings the nostalgia and excitement of slot car racing to consoles for the first time. Designed for ages eight to adult, it retails for approximately $20 and carries an "Everyone" rating.

'Jade Empire' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 12:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BioWare is currently developing Jade Empire exclusively for Xbox and wile not many details are available, today we are getting the first screens. BioWare, whose publishing relationship with Microsoft was announced one year ago at the Microsoft press event X02 in New York, has most recently been recognized for the smash hit Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. More information about Jade Empire will be revealed in Japan at the Tokyo Game Show, starting tomorrow, in the meantime check these 30 screens ...

'Space Hack' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 12:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Space Hack is a sci-fi RPG/action title with Diablo-inspired gameplay mechanics. The storyline puts you on board of a quite 'peculiar' spaceship, trapped inside a space warp. Being a tough guy, whose axe is almost as quick as his wit, it's not surprising that you promptly find yourself confronting angry monsters, one wave after another. Space Hack is scheduled to be released in first half of 2004. An official announcement will follow later this week but in the meantime, read more for the first teaser screen.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 12:08 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 :

  • Rome: Total War - (3) Trailer
  • Daredevil (PS2) - Trailer
  • Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm (PS2) - Trailer
  • R-Racing Evolution (PS2/Xbox) - Trailer
  • Crash Nitro Kart (Xbox) - Trailer
  • Pax Romana - Trailer


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

'Voodoo Vince' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 11:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft today announced that Voodoo Vince is shipping to retailers throughout North America for an estimated retail price of $39.99 (U.S.). Voodoo Vince is an innovative new Xbox title where the only way Vince can hope to prevail is by getting his butt kicked.

'Lock On: Modern Air Combat' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 11:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lock On: Modern Air Combat lets players fly a variety of combat aircraft in the most graphically rich, audio-intense game environment ever created for a combat flight simulation. Filled with action-packed missions, realistic flight modeling and flexible game options, Lock On provides unlimited gameplay action to both novice and veteran flight simulation fans. Read more to check out the new movie and screens!

'Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna' - Official Website

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players return to the world of Aranna and start an all-new adventure in the Dungeon Siege expansion pack, an addition to the popular Dungeon Siege PC title. Players are drawn outside the original Kingdom of Ehb into the wilds of Aranna to solve an ancient mystery. Microsoft/Gas Powered Games have launched the official 'Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna' website featuring new screens (read more to check them out locally), game info & wallpapers. Head on over to the official 'Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna' website, or read more for some new screens ...

'NHL Hitz Pro' (XB/PS2/NGC) Ships To Stores

by Thomas on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 10:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Sports announced today that NHL Hitz Pro, the re-invented version of the NHL Hitz videogame franchise, shipped today for the PS2, Xbox and GameCube. The head-to-head online play in NHL Hitz Pro features online player rankings and tournaments. NHL Hitz Pro also includes 100 percent NHL legitimate, 23-man player rosters that bring together pro players and authentic team lines with real offensive and defensive team formations in precise correlation with each NHL team.

'Spawn' Becomes 'Spawn: Armageddon' (NGC/PS2/XB)

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Hometek Inc. announced today the full name of their Todd McFarlane inspired epic, Spawn: Armageddon. Due to hit retail stores nationwide this November on the next-generation consoles, Spawn: Armageddon is a thrilling, mission-based action/adventure game that thrusts players into the role of the infamous anti-hero Spawn.

Atari Lets It Rip With 'Beyblade: Super Tournament Battle'

by Thomas on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 10:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari today announced that Beyblade: Super Tournament Battle for the Nintendo GameCube video game system has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. Based on the Japanese sensation that has become a hit TV series and a blockbuster line of Hasbro toys, Super Tournament Battle invites legions of fans to become active competitors and live the complete Beyblade experience on console.

'Castle Strike' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 10:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Related Designs (previously known for America & the upcoming No Man's Land), Castle Strike is a fast paced RTS game with a very detailed and authentic presentation of medieval Germany, England and France. Although strategically demanding, its core is based on action. That's why all the time consuming handling of resources and civilians is reduced to a minimum with the help of a special, never before seen peasant management system and lots of automatic functions. Castle Strike is scheduled for Q4 2003, in them eantime check these 100+ screens ...

'Massive Assault' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 9:25 a.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! Check the new strategic screens ...

'Yager' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Original, provoking and rich in storyline, Yager captures your imagination as you battle for your life in tomorrow’s hostile skies. But is all what it seems…? Keep your wits about you, and use what you learn, as your struggle evolves to become the fight against constitutional power, conspiracy and control. With the genre-busting mix of 3D action-adventure and air combat, coupled with the highly motivating storyline and nail-biting campaigns, Yager is next generation gaming at its finest. Read more to check out some new screens...

'Codename: Panzers' & 'The Core Gang' Exclusives!

by Thomas on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 8:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Achim Heidelauf, Producer of PC games like 'EARTH 2150', 'Knights & Merchants' and 'No Man’s Land', would like to welcome you to his website, where you will find valuable info on his projects, starting with lots of 'PANZERS' exclusives like screenshots, work-in- progress and unit galleries, photos from the motion capture sessions and much, much more!

You’ll get a look behind the scenes of upcoming titles and on past releases including 'Odium/Gorky17', 'Septerra Core' and 'World War III'. Beside photos from the E3 conventions and news on other games and music releases you might find interesting..

'Commandos 3: Destination Berlin' - Normandy Details & Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 8:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Commandos 3 takes the stunningly detailed graphics and compelling gameplay of the series to a whole new level. The game features a new interior engine that enables you to rotate the detailed environments and zoom in and out. Prepare your Commandos as enemy bombing raids lay waste to environments, requiring you to change your tactics and approach... Check out 10 new screens and details of the Normandy beach assault. Don't forget your bucket and spade.

'Pax Romana' Ships - Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 8:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today held the mother of all toga parties with the announcement of Pax Romana, an epic historical strategy game for PC in November 2003. Pax Romana will be distributed in the UK by Mindscape.

Designed by the creators of Europa Universalis, Pax Romana is based in ancient Rome and features both strategic and political gameplay. The strategic aspect is very much a battle of cunning and well-planned field tactics, whereas the political side involves the manipulation of senators and generals alike, as politicians seek to gain military and financial power. Wannabe politicians can even assume the role of characters such as Caesar, Pompey or Crassus and lead their factions into 40 different political and battle scenarios.

EA Ships 'SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition'

by Thomas on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 7:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced the release of SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition in North America. Players can now make the biggest cities with the most comprehensive and exciting SimCity ever. SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition includes the best-selling SimCity 4 and the franchise's first expansion pack, SimCity 4 Rush Hour, that focuses on the #1 most requested feature among fans, transportation.

THQ Ships 'Bob the Builder: Bob's Castle Adventure'

by Thomas on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 5:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today released Bob the Builder: Bob's Castle Adventure for PC. The title is THQ's third offering based on the "Bob the Builder" animated TV show and home video series. Bob the Builder: Bob's Castle Adventure for PC is now available at retailers in the U.S. and Canada.

Nintendo Meets Players' Demand For Deeper Storylines

by Thomas on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 5:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Emphasizing substance and involving storyline, Nintendo introduces four new games for the Game Boy Advance to satisfy adventure and role-playing fans, while also meeting the current demand for all things magical and fantastic. Role-playing games are not just for hard-core gamers, but are one of the most popular gaming genres, accounting for approximately 20 percent of U.S. game sales.

The new titles -- Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, Fire Emblem, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, and Sword of Mana -- continue Nintendo's pursuit of developing deep, dynamic storylines and character-development opportunities for players. Quests in these games parallel the popularity of supernatural hits like the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter movies. Unlike films, these new role-playing games allow players to immerse themselves in entertainment as an interactive player versus a passive viewer.

Three All-Star NBA Players To Represent The NBA Shootout Franchise

by Thomas on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 5:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that it signed two of the best players in the National Basketball Association to assist in promoting NBA ShootOut 2004 for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and the PlayStation game console. Orlando Magic superstar guard Tracy McGrady and Los Angeles Lakers point guard Gary Payton each signed two-year deals, while All-Star shooting guard and NBA ShootOut 2003 cover athlete, Ray Allen, signed on for an additional two years as a company spokesperson. McGrady will be the cover athlete for NBA ShootOut 2004 for PlayStation 2 and PlayStation, both due out in stores this October, while Payton and Allen will be working with the company as contributing consultants, and spokespersons.

Microsoft Hires Ex-Square Veteran For Xbox Division

by Thomas on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 4:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Japanese unit of U.S. software giant Microsoft Corp. said Thursday it has appointed Yoshihiro Murayama as general manager of the unit's Xbox division. The hire of the game-industry veteran signifies the company's commitment to catching up with industry rival Sony Corp. and its popular PlayStation 2 game console. He begins his new role on Oct. 1.

Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup Videogame Tournament

by Thomas on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 4:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts is inviting Harry Potter fans to live out their dream of a Quidditch victory and compete in the first-ever Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup videogame tournament event. Videogame enthusiasts in the U.S. can enter the U.S. Tournament Sweepstakes at the official Quidditch World Cup website, or at any Toys R Us location. Eight lucky winners will be flown to compete in the U.S. finals, taking place at an undisclosed location in mid-November. There players will go head-to-head on the Nintendo GameCube playing the soon-to-be-released Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup videogame from Electronic Arts, which will ship under the EA GAMES brand.

'Pop Idol' (PC/PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 4:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pop Idol – The Official Video Game is coming to PlayStation 2 and PC this November. It's a music-based rhythm-action game, complete with Dance Mat mode, where you become one of the hopefuls and compete as a singer through the auditions, the heats and on to the finals. Players have to face comments on their performance from a computer-generated Simon Cowell – making him the ultimate end-of-level game boss.

'Armed & Dangerous' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 1:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take a band of gun-toting rebels -a robot, a madman, a mole and a criminal mastermind. Put them in a vividly stunning fantasy realm. Then give them an impossible mission - pulling off the biggest heist of all time in the middle of a war. All you have to do is battle your way through dastardly enemies, giant war machines and an army of psychopathic robots. But don't worry; you have plenty of ammo and absolutely no common sense. Victory is yours in 12,000 bullets or less! Check out the new screens ...

PC/Xbox Preview - 'XIII'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 1:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

XIII features a conspiracy of epic proportions, and players will unravel clues behind the story’s compelling and mysterious events. XIII includes themes of amnesia, in which players must uncover sinister plots against themselves, the U.S. government, and even the president himself. The only clues players have are the roman numerals XIII tattooed on their shoulder and a key to a safe deposit box in a New York bank. We had a chance to evaluate a recent build, read more to find out how it went ...

'Secret Weapons Over Normandy' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 1:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Secret Weapons Over Normandy presents a dynamic, deeply engaging story-driven flight action experience that puts players in control of authentic World War II aircraft and challenges them to undertake the war's most dangerous missions. Read more to check some airborne screens ...

PS2 Review - 'Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward'

by Hank on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Players can expect the same none-stop action, outstanding graphics and authentic White Wolf storyline that makes the Hunter: The Reckoning franchise so successful and addictive. With a psychotic and highly dangerous new character joining the original Hunter team, new environments and weapons, players are armed to battle creatures of the dead in order to fulfill their mission to fight evil. Let the hunt begin.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 1:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News