'Celtic Kings: Rage of War' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 8:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Haemimont has released a new patch for their RTS Celtic Kings: Rage of War. This update brings you retail game to v1.16 and improves Win98 and SBLive! compatibility, adds several performance enhancements, several crash bugs fixed, and significantly improved network code. It also includes the four bonus maps Defenders, Return to the Throne, The Fall of Avalon and Ascendency (thanks Blues). Read more for download links ...

'Mythora' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 8:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It's been quite for a few months on the Mythora front but developer Nawar has released some more game details on their upcoming RPG Mythora. To be published by Edge Games, it is scheduled for Q1 2004. Mythora features 500 locatrions spread over 4 continents, sporting over 45 spells etc. Read more for details, gamestory & screens ...

'World of Warcraft' - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 7:42 p.m. PST | 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 ...

'Splinter Cell : Pandora Tomorrow' (Xbox/PC) Has Gone Gold

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 5:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As we announced yesterday, Ubisoft held an irc community chat last night and while there was not much new being said the only REAL interesting part was the fact that Ubisoft Producer Domitille Doat revealed 'Splinter Cell : Pandora Tomorrow' has been approved by Microsoft, meaning it went gold. Not quite sure whether this counts for both the Xbox as well as the PC version, but we assume so. Now that the cat is out of the bag, an official announcement should be available soon. . 'Splinter Cell : Pandora Tomorrow' is expected in stores March 25th.

Online Gaming Replaces Watching TV

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 5:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The newest hit during prime time television hours is not showing on any of the major networks. Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. said today the audience for online gaming with the PlayStation2 grew to 2.6 million this month and the majority of gamers were online during traditional prime time television hours.

'GameRiot' Hits The Road

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 4:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Games Media Properties today announced that its GameRiot expo will embark on its second national tour entertaining 75,000 gamers in 30 cities, from March through May, with the hottest releases from Microsoft Game Studio, Electronic Arts, Activision, Ubisoft, and other leading publishers. Xbox has joined as GameRiot’s lead sponsor and the exclusive console platform of GameRiot, and NVIDIA Corporation will present the NVIDIA PC Gaming Zone.

'Xbox Next' Will Have No HardDrive

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 4:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In an interview with Israel-based Globes, M-Systems' President and CEO, Dov Moran, confirmed that the Xbox 2 won't have a hard disc drive. When asked about its technology development agreement with Microsoft Corporation, Mr Moran said: ”It’s a cooperation agreement. The potential isn’t clear, but it’s in the billions of dollars. Microsoft has taken the hard disk out of its Xbox. The only thing left will be a CD; that’s all. At some point, when users want to save their e-mail messages, copy music, or anything like that, the only storage they’ll have is what we give them. It’s worth hundreds of millions to the company, spread over a few years, and we’ll be the main supplier for it; and I hope the sole supplier (thanks TeamXbox</).

'Gun Warrior' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 2:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

'Gun Warrior' (previously known as Gunfighter) is an action shooter game placed in the realities of Wild West. The major Player's activity is eliminating hundreds enemies passing through mission-based bloody journey as well as during the duels. Gun Warrior is not only mission-based shooter. The length play of game has been increased by implementing three extra game modes: Target Range trainings, Multiplayer duels, and Gunfighter's Tournament. Read more for new screens...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 1:55 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 :

  • Flatout - Trailer
  • Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword - Trailer


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

'X²: The Threat' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 1:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight has released an updated demo for EgoSoft's sci-fi shooter 'X²: The Threat' addressing some bugs and fixes. As before this demo features 4 tutorials for trade, fight, build and think (each representing one of those themes), one additional tutorial for beginners and four sectors of the actual game, playable for 4 hours with a medium ship and 1 million credits (thanks Factornews). Read more for download links ...

'Mafioso' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 1:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mafioso is an upcoming real time action-strategy game, based on activities of actual modern crime organizations. During the Campaign you will embody either the leader of a small crew of Italian-origin mobsters, Japanese Yakuza members or Russian Redfellas. Mafioso is an original RTS Crime SIM with Indoor Action and cRPG elements. Real Power can't be given. It must be taken! Read more for details and screens ...

'UEFA EURO 2004' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 12:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In EURO 2004 mode players can play as any of the 51 European nations. Players can arrange and play friendly matches against other nations or play through the tournament going from qualifying, to playoffs and into the finals. In addition to tracking injuries and suspensions, a new dynamic morale system will track players' morale, which will fluctuate based on individual and team performances and affect player abilities on the field. Read more for some new screens ...

'Legends of Wrestling: Showdown' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 12:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Legends of Wrestling: Showdown is the exclusive supercard of the immortals! Battle through the annals of time clashing with the greatest grapplers to set foot in the squared circle. Create dream matches, unlock classic feuds and travel down the path of pain in the first-ever era-based career mode to see if you have what it takes to beat the icons of professional wrestling! Read more to check out new screens ..

'Sonic Advance 3' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 12:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A few weeks ago THQ Inc. announced that it had entered into an exclusive multi-title Nintendo Game Boy Advance co-publishing agreement with SEGA Europe Ltd. THQ will co-publish three titles based on the popular Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, including Sonic Pinball Party, Sonic Battle, and Sonic Advance 3. Read more for some new screens ...

'DRIV3R' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 12:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Reflections Interactive, DRIV3R is an action-packed driving adventure game that stays true to its roots, incorporating the cinematic gameplay and gritty street crime of its predecessors with ground-breaking graphics and three mammoth, wide-open city environments: Miami, Florida; Nice, France; and Istanbul, Turkey. Check out some new screens (Thanks Jimmy!)

'Colin McRae Rally 04' (Xbox) Races onto Retail Shelves

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 10:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters announced today that its internationally acclaimed rally game, Colin McRae Rally 04, has shipped to North American retail outlets for the Xbox. The title is available at a suggested retail price of $19.99.

'MTX: Motocross' (PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 10:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. is taking the inside line to retail stores nationwide with the release of MTX: Mototrax, the fastest, most complete motocross game, and the first to ever take the intense racing action online. Players embark on a quest to become the ultimate MX athlete, using their skills and savvy to beat the pros and up to seven of their friends in motocross, supercross and freestyle competitions.

'Desert Rats Vs. Afrika Korps' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

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

Digital Jesters & Encore have released a multiplayer demo for their RTS Desert Rats Vs. Afrika Korps. The demo features one map, Conquer 1 (which is in the full game, for four players) with the multiplayer modes Occupy all HQs, Kill All Enemies and Occupy 5 HQs. The goal of the map is to capture all the flags, while getting reinforcements for both sides every 3 minutes. Read more for download links ...

'The Matrix Online' - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in a virtual, persistent online universe in which millions of players around the globe can participate, The Matrix Online will feature cutting-edge graphics, real-time martial arts combat and a rich storyline that picks up where The Matrix Revolutions, the third chapter in The Matrix film trilogy, leaves off. Currently being developed for the PC by Monolith Productions and EON Entertainment, the company owned by the Wachowski Brothers, creators of The Matrix trilogy...

'Solar' - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 9:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'SOLAR' is a new project from Brat Designs (Breed developers) and the first to use the Mercury II engine. Taking place across three theatres of war, The Earth, Moon and Mars, ‘SOLAR’ follows the progress of the Eastern Collective Democracy (ECD) and the United Western Alliance (UWA) as they clash in a decades old struggle for resources. Read more for some new screens ...

'Unreal Tournament 2004' Goes Gold!

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari and Epic Games are pleased to announce that development is complete on Unreal Tournament 2004, the highly anticipated follow-up to last year’s smash Unreal Tournament 2003 and the third installment in the mega-selling Unreal Tournament franchise. The game is expected to be available at retail stores worldwide on March 15.

'Perfect Ace 2 The Championships' (PS2) Announced

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 9:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Following on from the success of Perfect Ace: Pro Tournament Tennis, which sold 80,000 units across Europe last summer, Oxygen Interactive have announced they are to launch a sequel title Perfect Ace 2: The Championships in time for the Wimbledon Championships. Featuring new stadiums, new player models, full player editor, new game mechanics and new animations, Perfect Ace 2: The Championships offers the finest Tennis simulation yet.

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 2:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' will bring back more of the single-player intrigue that made the original game a bestseller. With exciting new action scenes and a strong cinematic feel, the player will experience new and even more realistic surroundings. Read more for some new screens...

'England International Football' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 2:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Three Lions, Sven-Goran Eriksson, the full squad including Beckham, Rooney, Gerrard, Owen and Campbell, the full home and away strips – Codemasters has scooped the lot by securing the exclusive and official England football team video game rights from The Football Association and will publish England International Football for PlayStation 2 and Xbox, complete with Xbox Live online play. Read more for details and screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 2:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PC Review - 'Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc'

by Jordan Van Nest on March 4, 2004 @ 1:43 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Brandish your sword and prepare for battle with Enlight's upcoming action/strategy title Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc. Developed and led by Trevor Chan's creative, Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc will take players back into the medieval fury of the Hundred Years War. Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc is set for release this holiday season and will present players with the opportunity to experience a unique blend of RTS and action elements through four player controlled characters.

'Eidos' Acquires 'Hitman' Developer 'IO Interactive'

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 1:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos announces that it has reached agreement to acquire IO Interactive, the Danish based studio responsible for the hugely successful Hitman franchise. The acquisition of IO secures the future rights of the Hitman series and significantly strengthens Eidos' European creative base and development resource. In addition, the deal will facilitate the use of IO's leading edge technology platform across the Group, which will play a key role in the development of next generation titles.

'RalliSport Challenge 2' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 1:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"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.

'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' Coming To The Big Screen

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 1:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jerry Bruckheimer Films is negotiating a seven-figure deal to acquire the feature film rights to bestselling videogame "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time." Pic is being earmarked as a feature film for Disney. Deal includes a script being penned by game creator Jordan Mechner. John August is exec producing and supervising Mechner on the script.

GBA Review - 'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines'

by Agustin on March 4, 2004 @ 1:25 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is an action game that will allow players to become the Terminator Series signature icon, Arnold Schwarzenegger as the original Terminator. Ten years after John Connor helped save mankind from annihilation, the inevitable has occurred: The mechanized Tech-Com forces have risen, and war between man and machine has begun...

'Serious Sam: Next Encounter' (GBA/NGC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 12:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced today that its Global Star publishing division will release Serious Sam: Next Encounter for the PlayStation2 and GameCube. Developed by Climax, the all new alien-blasting adventure will feature online play for up to eight players and two-player split screen action on the PlayStation 2, a four-player deathmatch option on the Nintendo GameCube, and two-player cooperative mode for both platforms. Read more for some new screens ..

American McGee Joins 'Enlight'

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 12:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight announced today a partnership with gaming visionary American McGee. Founder of the independent game design and consulting firm TMIEC, McGee has signed on to be Enlight's creative director. Praised for his unique design talents by publications ranging from PC Gamer to Rolling Stone, American McGee developed Alice, a darker gothic version of the Lewis Carroll children's tale Alice in Wonderland and American McGee's Oz, a film trilogy currently being developed by Disney Films and Jerry Bruckheimer.