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'The Stalin Subway' - Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 9:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Stalin Subway (under development at G5 Software, previously known for Fair Strike, Red Shark) is a realistic first-person shooter which is set in Stalin's Moscow of fall 1952. Read more new screens...

'Kombat' - Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 7:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Kombat is the 3D RTS game with tactical wargame and RPG elements. The game uses the real army structure of years 39 - 45 with all main and specialized branches including reconnaissance, counterespionage and medical squads etc. Read more to check out some screens ...

'CounterStrike: Condition Zero' - Steam Pre-Order Starts Today

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 2:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Counter-Strike: Condition Zero Steam pre-orders start today and include a special offer for Counter-Strike players. If you already have Steam and wish to pre-order your copy, just double-click on Counter-Strike: Condition Zero in the "Coming Soon" section of your 'My Games' list. If you don't have Steam, install it today. Those who pre-order their copy on Steam can start playing the minute the game is released. For more information, please visit the SteamPowered website.

'Kill.Switch' - Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 2:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

'Kill.Switch' is an innovative military shooter game that emphasizes realistic cover tactics and awesome firepower for the ultimate experience in combat gaming. Featuring the unique Offensive Cover System and utilizing the Blindfire combat mechanic, kill.switch demands the use of modern warfare tactics, forcing players to utilize surrounding environments and quickly adjust on-the-fly through each intense and challenging mission. Read more for some new screens ...

'One Must Fall: Battlegrounds' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 1:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

One Must Fall: Battlegrounds promises to deliver the next-generation of hand-to-hand robot action-combat bringing players the most intense and visually stunning 3D fighter on the PC. This multiplayer and single player demo will let you have a taste of giant robot combat with three fighters, three arenas (including the sports-themed “Laserball”), and two of the single player tournaments. Read more for download links ...

'Kreed: Battle for Savitar' - Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 1:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eventhough Burut's FPS Kreed is not available in most English speaking countries yet, they are already hard at work on a add-on titled Kreed: Battle for Savitar. Not much info is available, so these new screens will have to do for now ...

'Van Helsing' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 1:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Van Helsing, the third-person action game, transports players back to the macabre world of 19th century Transylvania - home to the legendary Dracula, Wolf Man and the Frankenstein Monster. As the renowned monster hunter Van Helsing, players must hunt down and destroy the evil that inhabits these ancient lands before darkness engulfs the world. Van Helsing is being developed by Saffire Studios and will be available in the Spring of 2004 in conjunction with the film's release.

'The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay' Officially Announced

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 12:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games in association with Tigon Studios is bringing gamers an intense sci-fi experience from the point-of-view of the most wanted man in the Universe with the new videogame, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay, which will be available on the Xbox. Set before the events of both Universal Pictures' upcoming summer release The Chronicles of Riddick, starring Vin Diesel, and the 2000 cult classic Pitch Black, which first introduced Diesel as enigmatic anti-hero Riddick, the game tells the story of Riddick's dramatic escape from the previously inescapable triple max security slam Butcher Bay, home to the most violent prisoners in the galaxy.

'Gangland' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 11:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Whiptail has released the multiplayer demo for Mediamobsters RTS game Gangland. This all-new demo gives gamers the opportunity to experience the excitement of Gangland’s multiplayer action first-hand with one 2-player conquest and one 6-player shootout. The full game will feature a total of 16 Conquest and 12 Challenge Missions as well as 24 multiplayer maps for up to 8 players. Read more for downlaod links ...

'Crimson Sea 2' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 11:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI today announced that 'Crimson Sea 2' has gone gold. The action-adventure game will ship to North American retail outlets on March 30, 2004. Gamers can pre-order the game now at ebgames.com, gamestop.com, and amazon.com.

'The Movies' - Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Build your own movie studio and make films to capture the world’s imagination. Start filming in the break-neck 1920s and rewrite history as you pioneer the great cinematic advances. Be the first to introduce talkies, colour, animation or computer-generated special effects. Pick the scripts you want to shoot, design and construct the sets and hire the director, the crew and the stars. Read more to check out some new screens showing off of the lot, and the first examples of the unique film-aging technology....

'Seven Samurai 20XX' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Seven Samurai 20XX puts players in the role of the young Ronin Natoe. At first fighting the enemy alone as they begin laying siege to the human’s one and only city, Natoe soon finds himself the protector of the humans’ last hope, the Holy Child, and ultimately the leader of a band of warriors united to protect her against the invaders.

'Eric Chavez' To Grace The Cover Of MLB2005 (PS2)

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 10:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEA and 989 Sports announced today that it has signed one of Major League Baseball's premier third basemen to grace the cover of its MLB 2005 videogame, due to hit store shelves in March 2004, for the PlayStation2 and PlayStation1. Read more for details ...

'Alienware' And 'Funcom' form Promotional Partnership

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 9:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Funcom and Alienware Corporation have agreed to form a strategic partnership, benefiting both companies in their aim to be market leaders in their respective fields. Alienware PCs are known amongst gamers as the "Ultimate Gaming Machines" and Anarchy Online has been called "The Greatest MMORPG on the market". The synergy between the companies is obvious, and both companies foresee a longer term relationship developing. The first step of the partnership will see mutually beneficial marketing activities running through September of 2004.

'Homeplanet: Play With Fire' Is Finished

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 9:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

3Map Games development company is pleased to announce that the work on beta of Homeplanet: Play With Fire is complete. Players will take a role of young Clan Leader's nephew, who will ensure the security of the new Clan's home planet. The add-on contains not only new storyline, new heroes and space ships, but long awaited multiplayer mode. With the Play With Fire players will be able to challenge their piloting skills battling other players via LAN or Internet

Majesco's GBA Video Signs More Content

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesco Sales Inc. today announced a three-year agreement with 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. to publish a total of 12 episodes of 4Kids' high-profile cartoon programs as part of its new Game Boy Advance Video product line. The resulting new products will allow the 20 million Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Advance SP owners to view cartoons produced by 4Kids on their portable handheld system.

'Worms 3D' (NGC/PS2/PC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 8:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Destined to lure consumers with its outlandish array of weaponry and laugh-out-loud moments, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it has shipped Worms 3D for the PlayStation2, GameCube and PC. Worms 3D expands upon the successful turn-based action strategy franchise that has sold over eight million units worldwide.

'Ironstorm: World War Zero' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 5:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Rebellion, 'Ironstorm: World War Zero'is an all-action first-person title spanning 19 war-torn stages. Presenting an alternate history concept at the heart of its plot, Ironstorm is set in a shattered 1964 where the first World War never ended. The pivotal Russian October Revolution has seen history diverted as the insane Baron Ungenberg has crushed the Bolshevik charge.

'Pro Rugby Manager 2004' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 5:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Digital Jesters has released a demo for their upcoming Pro Rugby Manager 2004 product, allowing the management game fans have a taste of what is to come when Pro Rugby Manager 2004. The demo covers three weeks of play at the start of the season and gamers will get the chance to play the colourful NEC Harlequins in two fabulous 3D stadiums. Read more for download links ...

Xbox Preview - 'RalliSport Challenge 2'

by Eric on March 11, 2004 @ 4:48 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

'RalliSport Challenge 2' is the highly anticipated second installment in the critically acclaimed "RalliSport Challenge" franchise and the first racing title in the XSN Sports brand. "RalliSport Challenge 2" confronts gamers with several new features, including a new graphics engine, online play through the Xbox Live service, the ability to set up leagues and tournaments using XSNsports.com, new race modes, and more cars and tracks. After a bumpy ride, we finally got hold of our preview build...

'Galleon' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 4:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Galleon can be summed up in a single phrase: "The Voyages Of Sinbad". The game is set across six unique islands that will take the player from the bustling port of Ackbah to islands populated with giant monsters, evil slave lords and of course damsels in distress in a story of intrigue, magic, love, obsession and revenge. Read more to check a new batch of screens.

In2Games To Unveil Revolutionary Gametrak Controller At GDC

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 4:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In2Games today announces that it will showcase the remarkable Gametrak control system and games at the forthcoming Game Developers' Conference (GDC) in San Jose, California, 24-26 March 2004. Over four years in development, Gametrak will launch in August 2004, bundled with the hotly tipped Black Wind, the world's first first person beat-em up for PS2. Dispensing with fiddly joysticks and confusing buttons, Black Wind tracks your hands as you punch, block and main your way through the action. Read more for details...

'StarCraft: Ghost' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 4:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

StarCraft: Ghost is Blizzard Entertainment’s upcoming tactical-action console game that refines the epic experience of StarCraft to the level of the individual soldier. Engage the StarCraft universe face-to-face as a deadly Ghost operative in the employ of the Dominion. With the help of determined allies, follow story-driven missions that take you from massive planetary battles through dangerous solo operations to an unexpected turn of events that leaves the fate of the universe in your hands. Njoy the new screens!

'Nitro Family' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 3:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After a false start last week, Delphieye, Inc. has now released the "official" demo for their Serious Sam engine powered FPS Nitro Family. This demo features 2 levels, the second level (which finishes after you kill the stage boss ‘Monk’ in the church) will be loaded automatically when you reach the end of the first level. “Nitro Family” mainly focuses on images of the deepest desires of man like violence, sensuality and beauty, with a pure enjoyment of game. Read more for download links ..

'The Stalin Subway' - Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 3:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Stalin Subway (under development at G5 Software, previously known for Fair Strike, Red Shark) is a realistic first-person shooter which is set in Stalin's Moscow of fall 1952. Iosif Stalin, the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of USSR is now 72 years old. A group of military officials of high rank decides that the Generalissimo is weak and the power can be taken away from him. But the fear of the Father of the Nation is still strong, and conspirators choose unusual weapon which can produce huge destructions and mass deaths. Read more new screens...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 3:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCi Reveals Next 'Carmageddon' Installment

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 3:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The new version of Carmageddon is due in summer 2005. In addition to this, SCi has a further four products in the prototype phase with planned releases in the 2005 and 2006 financial years. "The last financial year has been our most successful to date," offered Cavanagh. "Our strategy of investing in high quality licences and products, working with the best developers and partnering with strong distributors worldwide is proving successful. The directors look forward to the future with great confidence." (thanks VE3D)

Xbox Review - 'Ninja Gaiden'

by Thomas Leaf on March 11, 2004 @ 3:05 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Ninja Gaiden is on the cutting-edge of action as the player takes on the role of powerful ninja, Ryu Hayabusa, who seeks revenge after his clan is massacred by the Vigor Empire. Taking full advantage of three-dimensional space, you follow the story with only your wits, your ninja skills, and your deadly sword, cutting down opponents in the Vigor Empire as you attempt to beat the Holy Emperor and reclaim the magic sword "Ryuken". Realistic battle actions and acrobatic ninja actions add another dimension to the game, restoring Ninja Gaiden to its rightful place in the gaming pantheon.

PS2 Review - '007: Everything or Nothing'

by The Cookie Snatcher on March 11, 2004 @ 2:23 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

What would James Bond do? That’s the question players will answer in every dramatic moment of 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.

'Sly Cooper 2: Band of Thieves' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 1:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the September 2004 release of Sly 2: Band of Thieves, a comic crime caper, action-adventure game designed exclusively for the PlayStation2. Created by Seattle-based developer, Sucker Punch Productions, Sly 2: Band of Thieves incorporates many of Sucker Punch's signature talents including award winning toon-shaded animation and art direction, visual style, immersive storylines, strong characters, and highly interactive worlds. Read more to check out some new screens ...