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Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 8:11 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 :

  • Time Crisis 3 - Trailer
  • Lords Of The Realm 3 - Trailer
  • Horizons - Trailer
  • Billy Hatcher And The Giant Egg - Trailer


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

'Hunter: The Reckoning Redeemer' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 7:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hunter: The Reckoning returns to the Xbox with even more frenetic multi-player action than the original game. Based on the gothic fantasy world of White Wolf's pen and paper RPG system, players act as human monster-hunters combining melee, ranged and spell-driven attacks. Check out the new screens ...

'The Simpsons Hit & Run' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 7:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Simpsons Hit & Run is a mission-based driving game featuring out-of-the-car platform action, the interactive world of Springfield, and the signature humor of the Simpsons. We'll have new screens and clips each week featuring the characters from the game, this week check out Homer & Bart. Hit & Run comes out September 16th for the PS2, Xbox and GC. Read more to check out the goodies

'Lords of EverQuest' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 6:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lords of EverQuest brings the best elements of the real-time strategy world together with the epic storyline and depth of the legendary EverQuest fantasy roleplaying game. By capitalizing on the rich history, detailed characters and literally hundreds of monsters found in EverQuest, and building upon successful feature sets of the RTS genre, Lords of EverQuest creates a revolutionary gaming experience. Check out some news screens ...

'Homeworld 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 6:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In addition to the engrossing single player experience, Homeworld 2 allows competition with five other players via a LAN or over the Internet. Homeworld2 also will support mod groups by making the tools to create your own content available via download at www.homeworld2.com. Developed with the RTS community in mind, the game technology includes robust support for mods and high levels of customization. If you haven't grabbed the demo yet, these screens might convinnce you to do so ...

'NHL 2004' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 5:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released a playable demo, featuring a single game between Anaheim & New Jersey. NHL 2004 brings professional hockey to life like never before, with crisp passes, searing slap-shots, and a variety of new ways to check your opponent to regain control of the puck. With the addition of international leagues and a Dynasty Mode that lets you build a powerhouse, NHL 2004 is the hockey fan's dream come true. Read more for download links ...

'Middle-Earth Online' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 4:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

From the far corners of Middle-earth, new adventures come forth to face the growing evil in the East. The forces of Mordor are mobilizing as the Nazgül hunt for the One Ring. The land itself is in peril and its fate lies in the hands of those who possess it. Adventuring alone or in groups, join thousands of players online in the massive world that is Middle-earth. Support the forces of good in an epic struggle to drive back the forces of Sauron. This is Middle-Earth Online, your home in the world of Tolkien. Read more to check some screens ...

'Against Rome' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 4:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in Europe at the time of the migration of nations (about 200-450 AD), Against Rome takes the player to that part of the continent that has not yet succumbed to the Roman Empire. This vast territory, which the Romans disparagingly called barbaricum, is the home of numerous primitive nations. The player takes control over one of these barbarian tribes, who as a whole stood out for a pronounced lack of cultural achievements, combined with a ferocious belligerence... Check out some new screens below!

'Medal of Honor: Rising Sun' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 3:53 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 ...

'The Hulk' (Xbox) Demo On The Hulk DVD Movie

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 3:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games today announced that Universal Studios' Home Video's upcoming DVD release of The Hulk will include game play from Vivendi Universal Games' The Hulk for the Xbox. This added value marks a milestone for the Home Video industry by allowing fans for the first time to experience both the film and related video game from the same DVD medium. The Hulk Xbox demo will be available on the action adventure DVD from Universal Studios Home Video on October 28, 2003.

'Battlestar Galactica' (Xbox/PS2) - Website Launched

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 1:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Web site for the upcoming Battlestar Galactica video game has just gone live, check it out right here! The new site offers fans all new media and a comprehensive look at the title including: An overview of the title's characters, ships players will fly and fight against and gameplay features, downloadable content such as wallpapers, animated icons and a fansite kit, news and updates on the Battlestar Galactica, a trailer featuring in game action and vignettes from the titles awesome cut scenes. Head on over there to check the goodies ...

Russobit-M Announces 'Phase: Exodus'

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 1:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Phase: Exodus' (developed by Horns & Hoofs) is an RPG title with a strong strategy element. The action there will take place at the territory of Western Syberia, near Baikal lake - at the near future. The post-apocalyptic setting has to take us in the middle of the conflict between groups of people, which were separated when the great catastrophe took place. Read more for details ...

'Lethal Skies II' (PS2) Flies Into Retail Stores - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 12:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sammy Studios, Inc. today announced that it has shipped Lethal Skies II to retail outlets in North America. Exclusive to Sony PS2, the sequel in the arcade-style jet combat series is a fast-paced, explosive action game that combines realistic graphics and settings with a science fiction premise. The title brings players seven brand-new jet fighters, giving them 19 playable modern-day and experimental “black ops” planes, and puts them in the midst of an epic war to fight through 20 missions to destroy a vicious new enemy. Lethal Skies II is rated T for Teen and will debut at $39.99. Read more for some new screens ...

'Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 12:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars appeals to both RTS and RPG players searching for a new experience in already known genres. The multiplayer provides new strategic gameplay tuned towards the traditional RTS players. It is easy to start playing the game but there are a lot of new options to explore. Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars continues the traditions of the award winning Celtic Kings: Rage of War and will be exploring the three Punic wars between Rome and Carthage in the period 264BC – 146BC which includes the famous campaigns of Hannibal and Scipio Africanus. Read more for the first screens ...

'Area 51' (PS2/Xbox) Gets Music By 'Chris Vrenna'

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 12:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games Inc. announced today that noted producer and composer Chris Vrenna will score the music for Area 51, the ultimate “sci-fi meets government cover-up” first-person shooter. Area 51 is scheduled to ship in 2004 for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox. Read more for details ...

'Savage: The Battle For Newerth' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

S2 Games and iGames Publishing today announced that Savage: The Battle for Newerth has shipped to retail stores nationwide. The much anticipated real-time strategy shooter has had the gaming industry buzzing since its unveiling at this year’s E3. Savage is considered by many to be the first title to seamlessly meld two separate game genres, real-time strategy and first-person shooter, into one game. Savage has an MSRP of $49.99 and has been rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB.

SNK Announces 'King of Fighters 2000/2001' (PS2)

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

One of the greatest fighting game franchises of all time will finally come to next generation gaming platforms in the US, as SNK NeoGeo USA Consumer Corp., the recently launched US publishing arm of the SNK Neogeo Corp., announced today that they will publish The King Of Fighters 2000 and The King Of Fighters 2001 in a special combination pack exclusively for the PS2. The King Of Fighters combo pack will be available at the end of November for a special suggested retail price of $39.99.

Various Games Ship!

by Thomas on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 11:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment announced today that EverQuest: Lost Dungeons of Norrath, a new expansion for the incredibly popular PC MMORPG, EverQuest, is available on retail shelves today. THQ and Buena Vista a publishing label of Buena Vista Games today announced that Power Rangers Ninja Storm for Game Boy Advance and PC has shipped to retail.

'Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 10:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As expected & announced Ubisoft has now released the new patch for their FPS/Stealth action game Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.41. We have the US/UK and German versions of the patch available as well as a v1.4 dedicated win32 server (update & full), as well as client and serverside punkbuster updates. Read more for details and download links ...

Nascar Champion 'Tony Stewart' Cover Athlete For Nascar Thunder 2004

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that reigning NASCAR Winston Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart will be the official cover athlete for NASCAR Thunder 2004 from EA SPORTS. Tony's likeness will appear on all NASCAR Thunder 2004 packaging and merchandising. Read more for details ...

'Rogue Ops' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 9:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kemco has unleashed the official web site for Rogue Ops today. The game’s new Web site is not only loaded with extensive detail on missions, gear and in-depth background information on femme fatal Nikki Connors, but promises to unmask special gameplay features every two weeks leading up to the game’s release. The stealth-based, action-adventure phenomenon will be available this November on the PlayStation2, GameCube and the Xbox.

'P.N.03' (NGC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 9:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom today announced the release of P.N.03, a bold approach to the action genre for the GameCube. Set within futuristic sci-fi environments, players clash with complex enemy robots and mechs in a mercenary operation to rid a colonial planet of a menace that has turned the region into a killing field. Take control of Vanessa Z. Schneider and lead her though a series of intense missions to disarm the formidable threat, causing mech carnage as she pursues the truth utilizing nothing but her laser wielding hands. P.N.03 is rated “T” for teen audiences by the ESRB.

'Soulcalibur II' - Namco's Most Successful US Launch

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Leading video games publisher, Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that 'Soulcalibur II', the sequel to one of the most revered weapons-based fighter video games of all-time, shipped over 1.6 million units on its first day, the largest day one release in the history of Namco’s U.S. division.

'Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward' (PS2) Ships to Retail

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward for the PS2 has shipped to retail. This fast-paced hack n' slash game marks the introduction of the gothic fantasy world of Hunter: The Reckoning based on White Wolf's pen and paper RPG, to the platform. With one of five playable Hunters, gamers will battle hordes of monsters with an arsenal of deadly weapons. High Voltage Software has developed several features that provide Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward a unique game-play experience from previous games from the franchise, including a Hub based portal system and two-player cooperative mode.

'Spartan' - Beta Testers Needed

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Slitherine Software are looking for Beta Testers for Spartan - our upcoming 3D multiplayer strategy game set in ancient Greece. Spartan is now at the stage where we are ready to start the beta testing. To be a beta tester you must register with the Slitherine Forum as we will be tracking and monitoring bugs through this forum. Please bear in mind that beta testing is not all glamour! A lot of hard work goes into it, so be prepared for this. Read more for details ...

'Motorsiege: Warriors of Primetime' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publishing pioneer Play It challenges you to a Deathmatch in its high-energy vehicle combat game Motorsiege: Warriors of Primetime. Presented as a non-stop action televised sports show, players are challenged to compete for fame and fortune as they go head-to head in the Motorsiege Arenas. Confront your hostiles hell-bent on your destruction with futuristic high-tech vehicles armed with a barrage of cannons, lasers, missiles, mines and other explosive goodies in this highly charged, intense battle of wills, wits and weapons. Read more for a batch of screens ...

BloodRayne Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 8:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PC gamers can now embark on an interactive journey into the terrifying world of the occult, as Majesco announces the release of BloodRayne for the personal computer. Manufactured and distributed by Vivendi Universal Games, the popular action-thriller is now available for a suggested retail price of $19.99.

Acclaim Forms A New Publishing Label

by Thomas on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Broadening the reach of its portfolio of brands throughout the world, Acclaim Entertainment today announced that it has formed a new publishing label, Acclaim Connected, that is dedicated to developing and licensing interactive entertainment content for global mobile gaming platforms. In July of 2003, the Company commenced its entry into the mobile gaming market with the announcement of an exclusive agreement with Vodafone Live!, offering video game content based on Acclaim's forthcoming console release, Freestyle Street Soccer, in Vodafone countries. Acclaim Connected has since expanded its mobile gaming offerings in the European market by partnering with German mobile provider O2 to create a unique video game based on its console release of XGRA: Extreme-G Racing Association.

MPZ Bookable Servers

by Thomas on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 8:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UK Games Service Multi Player Zone has today launched its brand new, completely free, bookable server system to the public. The bookable server system enables gamers to book their very own gaming servers for their clans use, configured they way they want.

'Metal Arms: Glitch in the System' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 8:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You are Glitch, the gun-slinging, half-ton menacing bot of Droid City who blasts his way to victory. Found as scrap metal, but transformed into destructive machinery, Glitch is determined to free his people from the evil clutches of General Corrosive and his maniacal army of Mil bots. Unleash a world of pain as you annihilate the General's sinister plan to dominate the world, and salvage the robot race. Read more for some new console screens ...

GBA SP New Colours

by Thomas on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 6:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another month, and another press release about the new colours.

Nintendo of America Inc. today reported its industry-leading family of Game Boy Advance portable game systems surpassed U.S. sales of 15 million units and, to celebrate, announced two new casing colors: Flame (red) and Onyx (black) for the new Game Boy Advance SP model.

More Than 60 Million PS2 Units Sold

by Thomas on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 6:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) announced today that cumulative worldwide shipment of its PlayStation2 computer entertainment system reached 60 million units on September 6, 2003 (Figures that Microsoft and Nintendo can only dream of). Since its launch in Japan on March 4, 2000, sales of PlayStation 2 have grown rapidly around the world and it continues to gain worldwide popularity while reaffirming its position as the standard entertainment platform in homes. With year-end/New Year holiday season approaching, SCEI will further increase hardware production to meet active demands.

'Legends of Terris' Launch Of New Look Website

by Thomas on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 6:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Online Games company announced the launch of their new look website for leading OGC game 'Legends Of Terris'.

"Its a big change stylistically " says OGC founder, Paul Barnett "But its representative of the game. We're coming up to ten years as an MMOG, and our gameworld has changed massively. The move away from traditional fantasy imagery is a natural progression"

'Mercedes Benz World Racing' - Demo Coming Friday

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 3:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Our friends over at Gamestar got word that TDK is planning on releasing a playable demo for their upcoming racing game 'Mercedes Benz World Racing'. The demo will feature 4 cars (G500, SLK 230 Compressor, 300 SL and A 190 Twin) and the Alpine scenario. It will also feature 2 tracks and 2 missions, weighing in at a mere 62mb. Of course we will have this puppy on our fileservers as soon as its available!

'World of Warcraft' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 2:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World of Warcraft is an online role-playing experience set in the award-winning Warcraft universe. Players assume the roles of Warcraft heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world. Being "Massively Multiplayer," World of Warcraft allows thousands of players to interact within the same world. Whether adventuring together or fighting against each other in epic battles, players will form friendships, forge alliances, and compete with enemies for power and glory. Check these new screens ...

PC Preview - 'American Conquest: Fight Back'

by GreyOoze on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Scheduled for release in early October, this stand-alone expansion to last year's American Conquest adds the standard new nations, units, and campaigns to the mix, along with a brand new mode of play. We take a look at an advanced beta build of the game to see how things are coming along...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 2:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xbox Review - 'Otogi: Myth of Demons'

by Justin on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 2:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Blending frenetic fast-paced 3D action with deep RPG elements that allow gamers to upgrade weapons, magic and character attributes, in addition to managing an inventory of special items, “Otogi – Myth of Demons” delivers more than 25 massive, highly-destructible environments to explore and decimate. Trees, walls, furniture and even entire buildings can be destroyed as gamers master dozens of special moves and techniques that make for the most intense, stylish combat available on Xbox.

UbiSoft Changes Its Name And Logo - Q/A

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Earlier today we attended a UbiSoft press event for Beyond Good & Evil and apart from getting some hands on time with the upcoming action/adventure title the people at Ubisoft also announced that they would be officially changing names from UbiSoft Entertainment to UbiSoft, as well as changing their logo. Read more for a little Q&A on the matter...

'Purge Jihad Expansion Pack' Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 1:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Purge returns to its roots. Based on FvF Jihad, Freeform Interactive announces the Purge Jihad Expansion Pack. One of the most player requested features since the beginning, Purge Jihad reintroduces to gameplay the concepts of an alignment Deity, Altar, and Mass Blesses. Purge Jihad also makes large improvements over its predecessor by adding another original new concept: a Prayer System. With the release of Purge Jihad, Purge support will be discontinued. Purge Jihad is a free upgrade for current retail Purge owners. The full Purge Jihad game will also be available.

'Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds' (PS2/NGC/XB) To Retail

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2003 @ 12:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get out the garlic and open the curtains, because the demons are demanding revenge! Vivendi Universal Games announced that Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds for the PlayStation2, the Xbox and the GameCube has shipped to retail stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $49.99. Everyone’s favorite blonde vampire slayer has returned to clean up Sunnydale’s streets of baddies once again, but this time she’s bringing her friends.