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'Gradius V' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 7:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Continuing Konami’s longest running shooting franchise, the latest installment in the series features the classic Gradius action gameplay with all new features, including new Option Controls, original level designs, new weapons, captivating missions and dazzling next-generation graphics. Read more for some explosive screens ...

'WWX: Rumble Rose' (PS2) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 6:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami Digital Entertainment America today revealed the first details of the hot new women’s wrestling game, WWX: Rumble Rose for the PlayStation2. Starring the sexiest female models to grace the ring, this over-the-top grappler is set to deliver intense girl-on-girl wrestling action with jaw-dropping graphic detail. WWX is the first-ever women’s wrestling game and is being developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo in partnership with the acclaimed development studio, Yuke’s Entertainment, and renowned CG movie specialists, Polygon Magic’s VSL Team. Read more for details and some character art ...

'Warcraft III' - Bonus Map Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 6:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has released yet another new Warcraft III map, this time called "River of Souls"... Map info: "This war has raged for generations. Don't be deceived by the river's clarity. This is a medium map and the suggested no. of players is 2v2 or 3v3. It is based on the "Icecrown Glacier" tileset. Go download it here!

'Ultima X: Odyssey' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 6:39 p.m. PST | 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 ...

'Knights Of Honor' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 6:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As King, it is your duty to lead your people in their struggle to raise your kingdom from its humble beginnings to a position of power and prestige. War, diplomacy and a burgeoning economy are the means by which you increase your power and expand your influence. A unique Knight-management system will offer you brand new possibilities to enhance your personal strategy.

'Fast Lanes Bowling' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 6:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight has released a demo for LAB Rats Games' bowling title Fast Lanes Bowling giving you the change to try out one of Fast Lane Bowling's four female characters in two of the 12 settings (the bowling alley and a pirate ship). The demo is limited to the open play mode and will end after three full frames have been played. Read more for download links ...

'The FirePower' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 6:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The FirePower philosophy is to create the most realistic air combat experience possible. The veterans of the Second World War are leaving us at a rate of 1000+ a day. FirePower for Microsoft Combat Simulator 3, commemorates their skill and sacrifice by providing the player with an air combat experience like never before. This was accomplished by using authentic military test data and combat footage along with the input from over thirty real warbird pilots. Read more for some new screens as well as a 5minute ingame footage trailer...

Metal Bands Signs On For 'Fallout: Brotherhood Of Steel'

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 4:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Interplay Entertainment Corp. announced today that the company has inked deals to include numerous metal bands for the upcoming Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel videogame, including the tremendously popular Slipknot. The much anticipated, gritty and darkly humorous third person action-adventure game is due in stores on January 13 for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox. Read more for details ...

'Suikoden IV' (PS2) Coming To North America - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 3:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Suikoden series has always delivered an enriched gameplay experience through innovative battle systems, storyline plot twists and a captivating score. Suikoden IV continues the gameplay tradition with players interacting with over 100 characters in vast and rich 3D environments as they battle new adversaries, explore new territory and embark on unforgettable adventures. Read more for details and screens ...

'Silent Hill 4: The Room' (PS2/Xbox) Announced - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 3:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami Digital Entertainment - America today unveiled plans for a fourth terrifying installment of the wildly popular Silent Hill series. Continuing to blur the lines between reality and horrific alternate worlds, Silent Hill 4: The Room for the PlayStation2 and Xbox is set to once again strike terror into the hearts of gamers in Fall 2004. Read more for details and screens ...

'Neo Contra' (PS2) Announced - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 3:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami Digital Entertainment - America today revealed Neo Contra, the latest game in the highly popular action series Contra. Following the success of 2001’s side-scrolling shooter, Contra: Shattered Soldier, Neo Contra has been designed for the PlayStation2 and takes players into an action-packed and stunningly-detailed 3D environment. Read more for details and the first in game screens ...

'Nanobreaker' (PS2) Announced - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 3:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

At the company’s annual gamers’ day, Konami Digital Entertainment today revealed a brand new PlayStation2 3D action title, Nanobreaker. Developed by Koji Igarashi, the famed producer behind the legendary Castlevania series, Nanobreaker is poised to become another celebrated Konami action game franchise. Read more for details and the first ingame screens ...

EA's NFL Street Featured In 'Making The Game' on MTV and MTV2

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 2:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

This weekend, MTV is premiering a new show titled “Making the Game: NFL Street” which gives fans an early look at the latest EA SPORTS BIG branded title from Electronic Arts to set the street a-buzz. The show features exclusive behind the scenes access to the creative forces responsible for NFL Street, including the Tiburon (game development) team, street artists, musicians, athletes and more. The show airs on MTV this Friday, January 9th at 8pm with repeat airings on Sunday the 11th at 11:30pm and Friday the 16th at 1am. The show will also run on MTV2 at 9:30pm on Tuesday, January 13 with follow on shows at 8:30am on Thursday, January 15 and 7:30am Sunday, January 18. (All times are ET). NFL STREET, from EA SPORTS BIG, is available on all three console platforms - PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube and the game is on track to ship nationwide to retailers on January 13th, 2004.

'Starship Tycoon' Released & Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 2:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

At a time where the marketplace for independent games is saturated by Tetris clones and other casual puzzle games, UK developer Positech computing have just released their management/Sim game Starship Tycoon Starship Tycoon draws its inspiration from games such as Eve Online, SimCity and Rollercoaster Tycoon, to put you in the position of a futuristic businessman running his own stellar shipping company. Read more for details and download links ...

'Wrath Unleashed' (PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 2:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Wrath Unleashed, the exhilarating new LucasArts action-strategy game that will transport every player to the fantasy universe, has officially GONE GOLD for Xbox and PlayStation 2! The epic unfolds with the official release on February 10, 2004. The game introduces players to a unique and spectacular fantasy universe where players engage in both single and multiplayer battles with more than 30 fierce, mythological creatures from four realms. Each character has special attributes, powers and attacks...but all characters have the power to unleash their wrath to defeat opponents and dominate the universe!

Microsoft Signs 'Ninja Gaiden' and 'Dead or Alive Online' (Xbox)

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 8:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Xbox today announced an agreement with Tecmo Ltd for the exclusive rights to publish Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive Online (working title) in Europe. Both Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive Online are exclusive to Xbox and will be published by Microsoft in 2004.

'Gamebryo' Engine To Power Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 8:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NDL announced today that Gamebryo is being used in Irrational Games' award-winning Freedom Force sequel titled Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich. Scheduled to ship in spring 2004, the comic book-inspired tactical role-playing game features a new league of heroes and villains, streamlined combat system and spectacular graphic enhancements using NDL's Gamebryo engine and tools.

'Wars & Warriors: Joan of Arc' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 8:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Joan of Arc showcases a brand new state-of-the-art graphics engine. With rich, detailed terrain, the game allows real-time control and command of legions of military units, realistically depicting the mayhem and severity of medieval warfare. Joan of Arc will contain a series of individual battles as well as massive strategic campaigns between French and English troops. Read more for some new screens ...

'Massive Assault' - Scenario Editor Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 7:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wargaming.net releases Scenario Editor for Massive Assault. The Scenario Editor has been highly anticipated by the first wave of the players. The best scenarios created by the players will be included in the future game's updates. Read more for details & download links.

Buka Entertainment to take part in China Joy 2004

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 7:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Buka Entertainment, one of the leading games publishers in Russia, is pleased to announce today its participation in China Joy 2004 (Beijing, January 16-18), the first Chinese entertainment exhibition.

'Hidden & Dangerous 2' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 7:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hidden & Dangerous 2 puts you in charge of a squad of lethal SAS troopers. Set over European, African and Asian continents and reflecting the theaters of war where the SAS operated, Hidden & Dangerous 2 will be every bit as groundbreaking as the original game. Illusion Softworks released a new patch for their tactical action/strategy bringing your retail game to v1.03. This upgrade adresses a ton of single & multiplayer issues, as well as some general game improvements. Read more for detailed fix list & download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 1:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Headhunter Redemption' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 1:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Maintaining law and society order is veteran Headhunter Jack Wade, older, wiser and battle hardened. At his side is the reluctant new sidekick, the rebellious street kid Leeza X. Whether ripping up the highways of the silver metropolis on a super bike or stalking the criminal masterminds of the shadowy underworld, they are led into the greatest danger of their lives and must overcome something much more sinister than a simple human threat. Each must face their darkest fears. Together they must redeem a world facing chaos...

'Tribes: Vengeance' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 1:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Tribes: Vengeance's single-player campaign, gamers become immersed in a roiling galactic thriller. Throughout the game, the player catches glimpses of other, interrelated stories that are unfolding behind-the-scenes. In addition, gamers are given the opportunity to experience the full scope of the single-player story through multiple viewpoints and characters. Check out these 20+ new screens ...

'Shining Force Resurrection of the Dark Dragon' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 12:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shining Force is a strategic RPG battle game with incredible graphical detail and unique strategic battle system. Shining Force Resurrection of the Dark Dragon is the latest from the incredibly popular Shining Force franchise published on Genesis / Mega Drive in 1992. Shining Force is a strategic RPG battle game with incredible graphical detail and unique strategic battle system.

PS2 Review - 'Metal Arms: Glitch in the System'

by Thomas Leaf on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 12:49 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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 the full review ...

PS2 Review - 'Fire Warrior'

by Thomas Leaf on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 12:42 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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 for the full review ...

'Empires' - BF1942 Mod Beta 1 Coming

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2004 @ 12:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Empires Team is proud to announce the imminent release of Empires on January 10th 2004! Continuing in the budding and incredibly exciting genre of RTS/FPS, Empires lets a player on either side command from a bird's eye view while the soldiers on the ground build, and play with the tanks, jets, and other goodies his strategic brilliance make possible. Never heard of Empires? Read more for details and screens ...