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Vivendi's GDC LineUp (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 7:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As most people will know this week's news is mainly dominated by various announcements and revelations at the GDC (Game Developers Conference) in San Jose, CA. Vivendi is showing off various in house productions and we have screens & trailers from the following titles :
  • Men Of Valor (Xbox/PC) - Screens
  • Leisure Suit Larry (PS2/Xbox) - Screens
  • Red Ninja: End Of Honor (PS2) - Screens
  • Cold Winter (Xbox) - Screens

'Kreed: Battle for Savitar' - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 7:49 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 ...

'Prince of Persia: Sands of Time' Wins Two GDC Awards

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 6:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft accepted two prestigious awards for its critically acclaimed hit Prince of Persia The Sands of Time, at the 4th annual Game Developers Choice Awards in San Jose last night. The Prince of Persia team took home the Excellence in Programming and Excellence in Game Design awards.

'Call of Duty' Wins Two GDC Awards

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 6:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. announced today that Call of Duty and developer Infinity Ward have received the Rookie Studio of the Year and Excellence in Audio honors at the 4th annual Game Developers Choice (GDC) Awards, Wednesday night at the Civic Auditorium in San Jose, Calif. Presented by the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) and held during the annual Game Developers Conference, the GDC Awards are the premier accolades for peer-recognition in game development.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 3:10 p.m. PST | 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 :

  • Manhunt - Trailer (6)


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

Capcom Start National Resident Evil: Outbreak (PS2) Marketing Campaign

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 2:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom today announced a national marketing campaign to support the upcoming release of Resident Evil Outbreak for the PS2. For the first time ever, Capcom will be running an in-theater campaign where spots will run during the month of April to an estimated audience of more than 5 million movie goers. There will also be an extensive television marketing campaign, which begins on March 29th and runs throughout April, generating more than 57 million consumer impressions. These ads will support the overall marketing initiative, which includes print and online advertising, an online street team, promotional and retail partnerships, as well as several consumer launch events.

'The Elemental' - Updated Alpha Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 1:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Elemental is a total conversion of Gas Powered Games Dungeon Siege. Elemental is set in an alternate mythical version of ancient Judea that is gritty, mean, and profane. This new release contains completely new game systems, different from Alpha 1, has an entirely new, more stable code base, as well as more of in game content to enhance gameplay. Read more for details and download links ...

UPDATE :A new version (build 773) has been released and the files have been replaced accordingly...

'ApeXtreme' - Technical Features Revealed

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 12:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Digital Interactive Systems Corp. (DISC) today announced that its partner Apex Digital, Inc. has chosen the AMD Athlon XP 2000+ Processor and NVIDIA GeForce4 MX Graphics for Apex’s award-winning DISCover Game Console – the ApeXtreme (pronounced Apex Extreme).

'City of Heroes' - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 12:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

City of Heroes is the first superhero themed online RPG and will offer a host of exciting and compelling gameplay features. Players create their own heroes, choosing from hundreds of different powers, skills, abilities, and items and design their own unique costumes. Then they can band together with other players to fight evil, build their own secret headquarters and strive to become the premiere hero group in the city. Check out some new screens ...

'Beyond Divinity' Goes Gold In Germany

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 12:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Larian Studios are very glad to announce that after months of hard work, the German version of Beyond Divinity has gone gold and will be in shops as early as April 2nd, 2004.

'Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 10:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As announced Ubisoft has now released the Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow Multiplayer Demo giving you the chance to try out the Neutralization game mode in the Mount Hospital level. Shadownet spies must find hazardous units and neutralize them. Mercenaries must protect these units even if it means eradicate the intruders. Read more for download links ...

'Crash Bandicoot: TwinSanity' (PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 10:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The irrepressible Crash Bandicoot has returned in his funniest adventure yet! VUGames today announced Crash Bandicoot: TwinSanity (formerly known as Crash Bandicoot V, and known in the Europe as Crash Bandicoot: Unlimited), the next installment in the best-selling video game franchise, set to ship in Q3 2004 for the PS2 and Xbox. Read more for details & screens ...

'Dukes of Hazzard: Return of the General Lee' (PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 10:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that The Dukes of Hazzard: Return of the General Lee will be available for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox in October 2004. Licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, The Dukes of Hazzard: Return of the General Lee is a humorous action racing game that combines a mission-based adventure and arena-style driving.

'Ace Combat 5' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 10:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco announced today the upcoming release of 'Ace Combat 5', shipping exclusively for the PlayStation2 in Fall 2004. The newest installment is the most explosive title yet in the unparalleled 'Ace Combat' series. Developed by Namco Limited in Japan, 'Ace Combat 5' is set to soar as Namco’s fifth installment of the Air Combat/Ace Combat series. Read more for details & screens ...

TKO Software Signs NDL’s Gamebryo For Sahara (PS2)

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 8:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NDL announced today, from the 2004 Game Developers Conference (GDC), that TKO Software, Inc. has licensed Gamebryo for use in the development of the PlayStation2 version of a 3D action adventure game based on the upcoming movie Sahara.

'Kult' Is Now Called 'Kult: Heretic Kingdoms' - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 8:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dutch publisher Project Three Interactive and Slovakian developer 3D People are proud to re-announce their upcoming isometric fantasy RPG game for PC 'Kult: Heretic Kingdoms'. The game is set for release across Europe at the end of June 2004. Read more for details & brand new screens ...

'War Times' - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 8:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and developer Legend Studios are set to declare war on the competition! March 30th will bring times of fear. It will bring times of chaos. It will bring War Times to store shelves. War Times takes real time strategy to a new level as you follow the tumultuous era of the 2nd World War through Germany, Great Britain, the USA and the USSR. You can play up each nation’s unique strategies in their attack and defense as you trudge through Europe’s war zones. All campaigns are based on historical events – bringing an unparalleled realism to the fight!

'Xpand Rally' - Beta Test Begins

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 8:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Xpand Rally producer Techland informs that it has closed the registration process for beta testers and began the beta test. Over 10.000 people registered during the one week registration period! As announced before, Techland chose 2.000 from the registered users to become the Xpand Rally Official Beta Testers. Among all the registered the majority are residents of France, United States and Germany. However, there were also registrations from such countries as the United Arab Emirates, Korea and Malaysia.

'Warhammer Online' - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 8:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warhammer Online is a new massively multiplayer online computer game that allows players to take on the role of outlaws and mercenary adventurers within a grim and gritty realisation of Games Workshop's dark, gothic fantasy world. Spawned on the margins of society, our players can rise to become mighty heroes or infamous villains, living on their wits or the cut of a blade! Famous or feared throughout the Empire for their daring and bloody deeds!

'Shanghai Street Racer' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 8:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dutch developer Team6 has released a demo for their racing game Shanghai Street Racer giving you a chance to try out part of the game. Street racing like you never experienced before: Shanghai Street Racer is -the- high energy arcade style street racer for your PC! Fast cars, dangerous tracks and reckless driving guarantee a lot of incredible crashes and highspeed action (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3' - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 8:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Get your barf bag ready! A thrilling new sequel to the stomach-turning excitement of the RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise will make its way to store shelves later this year. RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 will take the series to new heights with brand new features including 3-D graphics, giving players complete control of views around the park, and a front seat to the action with a new Coaster Cam feature that allows players to ride the roller coasters.

Perimeter - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 8:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Perimeter is a real-time strategy game built on the concept of territory seizure using detailed terraforming and on the subsequent encircling of these zones with a special protective perimeter. The game combines proven principles of controlling resources and unit groups with titles featuring a clear-cut seizure of living space. Read more for some new screens & In-game trailer ...

'The Sims 2' Body Shop - Details & screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 3:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts and Maxis today announced that it's time for a new Spring wardrobe! The arrival of The Sims 2 Body Shop is just around the corner, and The Sims 2 team has been working hard to get this tool ready for you to create Sims as wild as your imagination.

'Gooka: The Mystery of Janatris' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 3:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cenega Publishing have just announced a new title to be launched this year on the PC. Gooka: The Mystery of Janatris is a point-and-click action adventure game, where the gamer takes on the role of the main character, Gooka, a respected Judge whose success and convictions have earned him high respect from the law abiding citizens. Along with his son, Yorimar, Gooka possesses telepathic abilities, allowing him to see into the minds of others and even affect their actions ? a skill that the powerful criminal Houses of Janatris would risk everything to control. Read more for details & screens ...

'Samurai Warriors' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 2:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Samurai Warriors' stars the brave Sanada Yukimura, who leads an elite band of samurai and ninja. Sanada's journey will take him to the hallowed Japanese battlefields of Okehazama and Kawanakajima and inside the embattled walls of Osaka Castle where he will come face-to-face with gun-toting troops, echelons of ninja, and deadly kunoichi (female ninja). Read more for details and screens ...

'Besieger' - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 2:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Besieger introduces a world filled with feudal rivalry in which players can wage war as either Viking or Cimmerian warriors. Contenders can build flying vehicles for combat or siege towns on horseback in an effort to conquer factions such as Ogres, Werewolves, Centaurs, and other non-human races. The armored walls of a barricade can be shattered using a battering ram and competitors can pocket enemy buildings and equipment. Players can also retreat and accumulate forces behind their own armored citadel for a counterattack.

'Campaigns On The Danube 1805 & 1809' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 2:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Adanac Command Studies are pleased to announce the imminent release of a new Army-Level Napoleonic Wargame, Campaigns on the Danube 1805 & 1809. Read more for details ...

PS2 Review - 'Firefighter F.D.18'

by Geson Hatchett on March 25, 2004 @ 1:59 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Firefighter F.D.18 includes realistic simulations of fire, backdrafts, flashovers and chemical explosions. Stepping into the shoes of everyday hero McGregor, players must use their skills to face the raging flames and rescue those in danger.

PC Review - 'Battlefield Vietnam'

by Mark Crump on March 25, 2004 @ 1:36 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Lock and load your M-16 and grab your flak jacket, it's time to hit the jungle in Battlefield Vietnam. The Battlefield franchise is moving to a new era equipped with more firepower and beautiful yet ferocious new combat settings. Staying true to the over-the-top, action-packed multiplayer style that gave Battlefield 1942 its critical and commercial success, Battlefield Vietnam will drop players into some of the Vietnam War's fiercest battles.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 12:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News