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'Death By Degrees' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 9:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Death By Degrees is an action adventure featuring Nina Williams from the multi-million selling Tekken series. Set prior to the first Tekken game this prequel focuses on the events that lead up to Nina's involvement in the Iron Fist Tournament.

'Jade Empire' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 9:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Jade Empire" is set in a new fantastical world based on mythical China, where sinister events have upset the peaceful harmony of an isolated martial arts school. Featuring furious action previously found only in Hong Kong cinema, the game lets players master more than 30 fighting styles and a wide range of mystical powers as they embark on a perilous journey, stretching from the Land of Howling Spirits to the lush gardens of the Imperial City.

'100 Bullets' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 9:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

An award-wining pulp noir comic, 100 Bullets was created by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, and chronicles the dark, moral-testing exploits of Agent Graves, a rogue member of a secret organization, who provides people with the opportunity of a lifetime -- an attache case containing the proof, the gun, and the carte blanche immunity to exact revenge on a person who's done them an irrevocable wrong. Read more for some screens ...

'Rainbow Six 3' (NGC) Coming In June - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 5:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that the GameCube version of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 will be released in June 2004. Developed by Ubisoft's Shanghai studios, the game offers the most thrilling and realistic single- and multi-player counter-terrorist experience available anywhere. Read more for details & screens ...

'Yu-Gi-Oh! Reshef of Destruction' (GBA) Announced

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 4:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami announced today that it will release the next installment of the internationally acclaimed Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, Yu-Gi-Oh! Reshef of Destruction for Nintendo's Game Boy Advance. Launching in June 2004, the new Yu-Gi-Oh! role playing game (RPG) recreates the experience of the popular trading card game as it offers fans of the franchise an all-new adventure, featuring 800 unique cards, including all three Egyptian god cards.

'Rainbow Six 3' (Xbox) - Downloadable Content

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 4:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's planes, trains and automobiles . . . well, without the planes. There are two new action-packed multiplayer levels for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 for Xbox now available for download on Xbox Live. There's a trainyard in Heidelberg, Germany that looks deceptively peaceful - make sure you look both ways (and watch your back) before crossing. And only cunning (and the help of your teammates) will get you out of an ominous parking garage in Los Angeles, California. Read more to check out some screens ...

'Rebellion Online' Announced

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 2:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spiral Game Studios officially announced the development of their premier title, Rebellion Online. This innovative online SCI FI role-playing game is the first project developed by Spiral Game Studios. Rebellion Online will provide players with the definitive online Science Fiction Fantasy experience with dramatic mission and dungeon crawling in addition to an arsenal of terrifying monsters, combat, and challenging puzzles.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 2:00 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 :

  • Shrek 2 - Trailer
  • Half-Life 2 - Trailer (3)
  • Knight's Apprentice: Memorick's Adventures - Trailer


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

'Hidden & Dangerous 2' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 1:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take 2 has released a new patch for Illusion Softworks' squad based shooter Hidden & Dangerous 2. This will bring your retail game to v1.05 and addresses the usual bug fixes, game tweaks, vehicle enhancements but also a new multiplayer map (Normandy2B_mp_zone). Read more for details and download links ...

'Telladar Chronicles: Reunion' Revealed

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 12:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MindLink Studio announces the development of a real-time tactical wargame in a fantasy setting, “Telladar Chronicles: Reunion”. The player will take the role of a young knight, who unexpectedly becomes the key figure of the Telladar Empire. After the death of the Emperor, Telladar is at the verge of dissolution. As the Regent and guardian of the only heir, the player must undertake the mission of reuniting the Empire and banishing its enemies, thus changing the destiny of his country and entire world of Miere.

'Painkiller' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 12:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games has released another singleplayer demo for its first-person shooter, Painkiller. This demo was previously only featured on magazine cd covers and features the City on Water Level, updated with the latest/retail code. (thanks Blues). Read more for download links ...

'Far Cry Instincts' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 12:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced that its award-winning Montreal Studio is currently producing Far Cry Instincts, console versions based on the recently released, tropical PC shooter. The console version will be an entirely new game built from the ground up using the most advanced technology Far Cry fans have come to expect. Read more for details & the first screens...

'Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow' (Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 11:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow for the Xbox will launch in August 2004. Developed by Ubisoft's Montreal studios, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow improves upon the most successful Xbox Live game of all time with new single- and multi-player missions, new online modes, split-screen for cooperative gameplay, and a host of new features that maximizes the possibilities of Xbox Live. In fact, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow will be the one of the first games to deliver the new Xbox Live 3.0 features to the gaming community.

'Thief: Deadly Shadows' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 11:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ion Storm has implemented a new 3rd person cinematic action view as well as the classic 1st person perspective from the previous Thief chapters. Breaking and entering, stealing, sabotage, combat, assassination, and setting up ambushes - tasks master thief Garrett is well equipped to perform. Players will enter into Garret's dark world of thievery on both Xbox/PC this Spring 2004 in "Thief: Deadly Shadows". Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Conflict: Vietnam' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 11:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a conflict that lasted 11 years and took more than three million lives, four men are going to experience the longest 28 days ever. Cut off behind enemy lines during the 1968 Tet Offensive with no way to contact help, four young, barely trained soldiers realize that their only hope for survival is to head into the heart of darkness. With few rations and dwindling ammunition, the only thing that separates them from freedom is 100 miles of ruthless terrain crawling with unseen enemies. They don't want to win any war, they just want to make it home alive.

'Kult: Heretic Kingdoms' - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 11:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Kult: Heretic Kingdoms' is a 3D isometric RPG, that combines 3D technologies and the traditional ways of isometric RPG's. Enter the fantasy kingdom of ancient Rywennia and enjoy this action adventure at its fullest. 'Kult: Heretic Kingdoms' will take you from heroic fights against hidious monsters - using weapons and spells - to seeking wisdom and clues for your quests, while interacting with the many NPC's such as spirits and astral enemies. Read more for details and screens ...

'Dungeon Siege II' - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Dungeon Siege II" returns players to the beautiful fantasy land of Aranna, but it is a land scarred by civil war, where the lines between good and evil are blurred. Players must lead an elite battle party against Valdis, a vicious marauder determined to return the world to order, no matter the cost. "Dungeon Siege II" promises to set a new standard in role-playing games by combining an intriguing story-line with intense real-time party combat and cutting edge 3D graphics. Read more for some new screens ...

'Ace Combat 5' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco's 'Ace Combat 5', shipping exclusively for the PlayStation2 in Fall 2004, is 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 ...

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

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | 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. Read more for some new screens ...

Cenega's E3 LineUp

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 9:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CENEGA PUBLISHING will be at this years E3 show in Los Angeles. 2004 will see CENEGA PUBLISHING release a number of exciting titles that will help boost the strong reputation this young publisher has already managed to forge with retailers, distributors and consumers. Read more for details ...

'Death By Degrees' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 3:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Death By Degrees is an action adventure featuring Nina Williams from the multi-million selling Tekken series. Set prior to the first Tekken game this prequel focuses on the events that lead up to Nina's involvement in the Iron Fist Tournament.

'Psychotoxic' - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 2:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Psychotoxic is a first person shooter with an exceptionally exciting story line. The setting is New York, in the year 2020. Three of the four horsemen of the apocalypse have caused terrible damage on Earth. The fourth horseman is now preparing for his return. Violence and aggression are increasing drastically. Humanity's last hope is protagonist Angie Prophet. Check the new batch of screens ...

PC Preview - 'City of Heroes'

by Mark Crump on April 7, 2004 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 2:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

John Woo Exploring 'Metroid' Feature Film

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 1:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

John Woo has optioned Nintendo's video game franchise "Metroid" for the big screen. It's the latest move demonstrating the director's commitment to interactive entertainment properties because it comes as Woo is developing three original titles at his Tiger Hill video game studio using Hollywood talent.

PS2 Review - 'Onimusha Blade Warriors'

by Hank on April 7, 2004 @ 1:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Onimusha Blade Warriors brings together for the first time famed Japanese actors, Takeshi Kaneshiro as Samanouske Akechi from Onimusha: Warlords and the late Yusaka Matsuda, known for his role in the 1989 film Black Rain, as Jubei Yagyu from Onimusha 2: Samurai’s Destiny. Onimusha Blade Warriors challenges players to battle with up to three other human opponents or play a single player game against computer controlled opponents.

New Development Studio 'Mnemonic Studio'

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mnemonic Studio is the latest addition to the game development community in Denmark and while the studio has barely seen the light of day, its founder and current President & CEO, Hans F. Olsen has burned plenty of midnight oil.

Atari Launches 'On Demand' Service

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 12:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari, Inc. today announced the launch of the Company's first online software service that delivers its back-catalog titles over the Internet to Atari fans worldwide. The service will distribute the software to personal computers in pure digital form, bypassing the need to install from a disk. Unlimited access to Atari's growing e-catalog of games, productivity software, and kids' software is available at www.atariondemand.com for a monthly fee of $14.95.