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IBM to Manufacture 'Xbox 2' CPU?

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 10:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TeamXbox has an interesting story from one of their anonymous sources who informed them today that Microsoft and IBM have signed a multi-million dollar agreement under which IBM Microelectronics will manufacture a next generation CPU for the Xbox 2. Work on the new processor has already started, but the deal was inked just a few days ago. To be taken with a truckload of salt, but for the people who like rumours, check out the full article here.

'Battlefield Command: Europe at War 1939 - 1945' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 9:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take command of a wide range of military units in some of WWII's most significant battles in this groundbreaking Tactical RTS. The game's epic visual style redefines the standard for real-time strategy titles; whilst the outcome of the player's commands are experienced through depth of detail and stunning cutting edge graphics. An incredibly detailed game, Battlefield Command, will cover WWII's major European battles from the invasion of Poland and France in 1939-40, through the war on the Eastern front, and the fall of Germany in 1945. You got to check these sweet screens!

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

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 6:40 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 multiplayer screens ...

'C&C Generals: Zero Hour' - Free Multiplayer Map Coming

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 5:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This Friday, October 3, 2003, Electronic Arts will deliver the first free multiplayer map for Command & Conquer Generals Zero Hour Expansion Pack. So be prepared for all out war between the two western nations. Map Descripion: Brought to you by the C&C Generals team, it’s USA vs. Canada in this "replica" of North America! Battle your friends and foes from California to Maine to Quebec to the Yukon in this two-player map (thanks VE3D). Of course we'll have it available in our download section.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 4:59 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 :

  • Metal Arms: Glitch In The System - Trailer
  • StarCraft: Ghost - Comsat Trailer
  • StarCraft: Ghost - Arclite Trailer


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

'Fame Academy ' (PS2/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 4:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lead the winner of the Fame Academy to superstar status: manage his life, make the best career choices and design the most attractive concerts in spectacular settings. Progress from wannabe to international superstar over nine spectacular levels. Choose the way your star looks, and then guide them through their career, learning new skills and making the best choices that will take them to super stardom! Read more for a few new screens ...

'Links 2003 Championship Edition' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 3:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With this year’s golf season drawing close to completion for most of the world, golf fans will be relieved that tee times are still available on some of the most beautiful courses. Microsoft Game Studios has announced today that Links 2003 Championship Edition ships today to retail locations throughout the U.S and English Canada.

'Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 3:06 p.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... Read more to check out 2 new screens ...

'ESPN NBA Basketball' (PS2/Xbox) - '24/7' Mode

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 12:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ESPN Videogames today announced details surrounding 24/7 mode, the hottest new way to play ESPN NBA Basketball, where gamers can create a player and participate in a series of one-on-one match-ups to gain access to a locker full of unlockable, virtual items. ESPN NBA Basketball will be available at retailers nationwide this October for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox. ESPN Videogames titles are produced by Visual Concepts - Sega's sports studios.

'Dark Age of Camelot' Now Available At Budget Price

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 11:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of massively multiplayer online role-playing game "Dark Age of Camelot," announced today that "Dark Age of Camelot" is available at retail stores for the low price of $9.99. This "Best Seller” re-release includes all patches for "Dark Age of Camelot" from the last two years, including "Foundations," the expansion that added player and guild housing.

'American Conquest: Fight Back' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 10:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV Software Entertainment, one of the leading German publishers and distributors of gaming software, announces that "American Conquest: Fight Back" for the PC is available in retail stores. A stand-alone add-on expansion to the popular real-time strategy title "American Conquest," this latest add-on game from the makers of "Cossacks" features new missions and nations, as well as a new "battlefield" mode of gameplay sure to engage strategy enthusiasts.

'Warrior Kings: Battles' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and Empire Interactive are pleased to announce that their exciting RTS Warrior Kings: Battles has shipped to retail stores across North America! “Warrior Kings: Battles is an Epic real-time strategy game,” says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing at Strategy First. “With superior AI and all new multiplayer modes, WKB is a must-have for all RTS fans. Warrior Kings: Battles maintains all of the excitement that made Warrior Kings a leader in the RTS genre. It’s a stand-alone title that adds a new strategic and tactical dimension to the series.

'Riftrunner' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Larian Studios upcoming RPG Riftrunner is based on the award winning fantasy universe first introduced in Divine Divinity. Riftrunner is set to capture the imagination of RPG players yet again, and provides a strong stepping stone for the planned extension of the Divinity World. Read more for some screens ...

'Full Spectrum Warrior' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Full Spectrum Warrior is based on a light infantry-training simulator designed by Pandemic Studios for the U.S. Army as a tool to reinforce Army doctrine and squad tactics amongst troops. Full Spectrum Warrior is a squad-based, tactical-action game that delivers the experience of squad level command in the heat of battle. Check a few new screens ...

'MX Unleashed' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rainbow Studios, creator of ATV Off Road Fury and Motocross Madness, returns to their heritage of motocross by developing the definitive next generation MX game. MX Unleashed is a unique blend of racing and freestyle that provides a realistic experience where the rider is now affected by real-world forces. Read more to check out some new Xbox screens ...

'Halo:Combat Evolved' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 8:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Master Chief has a new mission, and this time he is battling the Covenant on Microsoft Windows-based personal computers. Microsoft Game Studios, Bungie Studios and Gearbox Software today announced that "Halo" for Windows is available at retailers across the United States for an estimated retail price of $49.99 (U.S.).

'Wars & Warriors: Joan of Arc' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 8:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Joan of Arc is a 3D epic saga that allows players to relive some of the most intense battles during the Hundred Years War. In Joan of Arc, players will slowly transform from a single warrior into a forceful military leader as they develop and master the art of chivalry and tactical warfare. Read more for some new screens ...

'Space Colony' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 8:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Colony Activated! Gathering announced today that Space Colony, the much anticipated personality sims-style strategy PC game has gone gold. In Space Colony, players are challenged to build and establish a colony, manage a motley crew of 20 operatives and defend the bases from attacking aliens, all while trying to make a profit. Developed by Firefly Studios, the masterminds behind the wildly successful Stronghold series, Space Colony is set to ship nationwide October 14, 2003.

THX Teams With Electronic Arts (PC/CONSOLE)

by Thomas on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 6:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THX Ltd., the leading provider of product certification and venue design for the entertainment and consumer electronics industries, today announced the creation of a new sound and visual certification standard for videogame development environments. Electronic Arts is the first company to develop and publish THX Certified Games using these standards. EA has incorporated the THX performance standards into its mixing rooms and studios worldwide, ensuring the quality and integrity of creative content is maintained at every stage of video game development. The first THX Certified Games will be "SSX 3," "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," which is based on New Line Cinema's upcoming film, and "Medal of Honor Rising Sun."

'The Bard's Tale' (ALL) - Screens & inXile Info

by Thomas on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 6:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Bard's Tale combines the development team's collective knowledge of compelling RPG gameplay with brilliant graphics and major motion picture quality story and dialogue. The Bard's Tale eschews genre cliches in favor of intelligent humor for an original and truly entertaining experience.

Nintendo 2003 Awards

by Thomas on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 6:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's been an action-packed few months for Nintendo, with some truly astounding games being released in Europe. Take a look below at some of the awards that Nintendo and these classic titles have received..

The Hunt Is On! 'Hunting Unlimited 2' Now Shipping

by Thomas on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ARUSH Entertainment today announced that the PC title Hunting Unlimited 2 (HU2) is now for sale at retailers across North America. HU2 is like no other hunting game on the market; its unique features include fast-paced missions that drop the player into exciting hunting scenarios such as being charged by an angry bear, or taking down the largest trophy bull in a stampeding herd of bison or elk.

'Halo: Combat Evolved' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 2:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft has issued a small patch for their just released Halo: Combat Evolved. No specific details are available as to what exactly it adresses. Read more for download links ...

'Fire Warrior' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fire Warrior follows one day in the tumultuous life of a young Tau warrior who must battle alone against a force that shows no mercy: The Imperium. The Tau will soon learn there is a darker foe at hand and become entangled in a frightening story that leads them through an ongoing war. Read more to check out a big batch of new screens ...

PC Preview - 'Horizons'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 1:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Horizons is the next generation online epic adventure. It is based in the massively multiplayer fantasy world, Istaria. A world of legend and lore filled with humans, fiends, dragons and many other traditional fantasy roles, Horizons allows thousands of players to adventure together in the civilized and untamed regions of the world. Read more to check out the preview based on having had the chance to play a recent build.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 1:05 a.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 :

  • Max Payne 2 - (6) Trailer
  • Crimson Skies - Trailer
  • Return Of The King - Movie Trailer
  • Far Cry - Trailer


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

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PC Review - 'Homeworld 2'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 12:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Homeworld 2 is the massive sequel to 1999's Game of the Year and the best 3D space game in the universe. Years after the Higarans reclaimed their Homeworld, there is still no peace. Now a new war, a prophecy, and a deadly new enemy threaten to make the recent journey home all for nothing. In Homeworld, you helped them reclaim their home. Now, help them reclaim their destiny. Read more for the full review ...