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Sony Online Partners With Developers Solwerks and Lodestone Games

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 5:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. today announced development agreements with Lodestone Games LLC and SolWorks to create original gaming content to be published by SOE. Lodestone and SolWorks will be creating two independent, as-yet unannounced games; further product information will be revealed at a later date.

'Everquest Online Adventures: Frontiers' (PS2) Enters Open Beta

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 5:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. announced that it has reached Beta status for EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers, with more than 20,000 excited testers being allowed a sneak peek into the changes to the online world. Developed exclusively for the PlayStation2, EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers is scheduled to ship to retail stores this November. Read more for details and we will be giving away 10 beta accounts later this week so stay tuned!

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 4:54 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 :

  • Freedom Fighters (PS2) - Trailer
  • Metal Arms: Glitch In The System - Variety Trailer
  • Metal Arms: Glitch In The System - Hijack Trailer


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

'XIII' (PS/NGC/Xbox/PC) - Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 1:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today launched the XIII community Web site - the only destination for XIII information and assets. XIII is the stylish first-person shooter thriller featuring a government conspiracy and a unique combination of action and stealth gameplay. XIII will be available on all game consoles and the PC in October 2003. Go check out the official website.

'Star Trek Elite Force II' - Game Development Kit Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 1:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ritual send out notice that they have just finished the game development kit for Star Trek Elite Force II. The GDK contains UberRadiant (Ritual's customized level editor), plug-ins for 3D Studio MAX, example map and model files, extensive documentation andseveral other tools to assist in the creation of modifications and assets for the game. Read more for download links ...

'Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2' (Xbox/PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 1:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Allessia is a cleric of Helm, the Watcher, the Vigilant One, deity of guardians and protectors. She adventures for the cause of good, in support of the church of Helm, and in defense of the Innocent, who she feels is her divine duty to protect. She heard of the troubles in Baldur's Gate when a letter from Huros, her old mentor, arrived at her home in Secomber. Allessia is powerful in melee combat and can learn many defensive and bolstering spells. She can wear any armor, but cannot wield great weapons or bows. Read more for some new screens and a brand new trailer ...

Encore Signs 'Redline: Xtreme Air Racing 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 1:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Encore today announced that it has signed an exclusive, worldwide agreement with Victory Simulations to publish Redline: Xtreme Air Racing 2, a unique combination of flight sim and combat air racing for PCs. Under this agreement, Encore is managing sales, distribution and marketing for the game, while Victory Simulations, a leading developer in flight simulation software for over a decade, is delivering the content.

Alienware Unveils New Mobile System

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 1:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alienware announced today the launch of the Area-51m Sentia. Designed specifically for college students, the new Intel Centrino based system features a unique Alienware thin and light chassis design and extended battery life. The Area-51m Sentia is the ideal mobile system for any student, offering superior on-campus mobility as well as advanced capabilities in the classroom.

'The Entente' - Demo Available NOW!

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 12:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on Blues that Russian publisher Buka has released the official English demo for their military RTS title, The Entente: WWI BattleFields. Read more for details and download links ...

GSC Game World To Attend ECTS And Games Convention

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Not really a surprise but GSC Game World send out notice that they will be attention the upcoming Games Convention (Leipzig) and ECTS (London) shows. GSC Game World will demonstrate survival FPS/RPG S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost (booth of THQ) and historical strategy Cossacks 2: Napoleonic Wars (booth of CDV). Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Micro Mayhem' (PS2/NGC/Xbox/PC) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jaleco just send out word that their indoor driving title Micro Mayhem has been pushed back until Q1 2004. The decision was based largely on Jaleco's desire to continue developing the online component of the game which is going to take more time. It is still planned to appear on next-gen consoles and PC in a simultaneous release with North America and Europe, but a specific release date is yet to be set. To be Continued...

'FIFA Football 2004' (ALL) Signs Major Players

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that it has signed three of the world’s leading football players (Henry, Del Piero AND Ronaldino) to showcase their Off The Ball skills into its forthcoming FIFA Football 2004 game. Read more for details ...

'Devastation' Performance Fix Available Now!

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 8:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Entertainment software publishers NovaLogic Ltd. and HD Interactive today announced that the release of a performance fix for Devastation, a team based first person shooter built on the heavily modified, next-generation Unreal Engine technology. The fix increases the performance of the game and is 300k to download.. Grab it here!

Metro3D 'Powers-up' With 'R-Type Final'

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 8:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metro3D Europe proudly announce the much anticipated release of R-type Final on the Playstation 2 in January 2004.

Andy Law, General Manager, Metro3D Europe commented "We are delighted to confirm that we have secured this license with Irem and have rights to publish R-type Final throughout PAL territories. A product of this calibre is proof that we mean business as an 'up and coming' publisher to watch out for."

'Joint Operations' Play Test

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 8:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NovaLogic Ltd. today announced that it has teamed up with Krawall to host Europe's first play test of the brand new multiplayer based PC title Joint Operations at Games Convention in Leipzig, August 21st - 24th 2003.

Enlight Acquires North American Rights to 'X²: The Threat'

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 8:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enlight announced today that it has acquired the North American rights to the highly anticipated space simulation game - X²: The Threat. A sequel to the 1999 award-winning X: Beyond the Frontier..

'Ninja Gaiden' (XB) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 6:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

Gauntlet - Nobilis Deals (ALL)

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 6:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xicat Interactive, Inc., a publisher of computer games such as Jane's Attack Squadron and Iron Aces II, announced today that it has signed exclusive distribution agreements with Gauntlet Entertainment in the UK and Nobilis in France. The two companies will handle all aspects of sales and distribution of Xicat titles in their respective territories.

Mix , Match & Scratch With 'DJ MixStation 2'

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 5:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive are pleased to announce the release of DJ Mix Station 2 , featuring VirtualDJ in September 2003. From the developers of the original award-winning DJ Mix Station, this promises to be the most accessible and affordable DJ software to date!

Konami Development Deal (PC/XB/PS2)

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 5:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hothouse Creations today announces that it has signed a second development deal with international publisher Konami to produce an as yet un-named game for PlayStation 2, PC and X-Box. The deal will see Hothouse further its relationship with Konami, who recently published Casino, Inc. by the Bristol-based developer. The game is scheduled for release in the Summer of 2005, and Hothouse has recruited Pete O'Brien, former Producer at Sega Corporation, to lead the project. Further details about the game will be released in due course.