'Planet Prison' - Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 10:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In the depths of space an empire controls a planet of prisoners, enslaved for evil needs.You as a starship captain survive an emergency landing on the planet, and have to find your way home. Lots of different futuristic locations wait to be exploredin real-time street battles against rival gangs. Use a big amount of skills and resources to overcomethe evil forces of a mean and powerful empire in single or multiplayer game modes. Load your blasters and sharpen your senses to survive a thrilling tactical strategy game in an apocalyptic world, coming out Xmas '03.

'BattleField 1942' - Updated Dedicated Server Available NOW

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 10:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hot on the heels of the just released BF1942 v1.31 patch is the updated dedicated Win32 server. This update is needed to host games bringing it on par with the update patch. The upgrade optimizes network and client issues. Read more for links where to grab the goods ...

'State of Emergency' (Xbox) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 10:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

State of Emergency is a "man against the mob" arcade-like fighting game where you are a member of an underground resistance movement, dedicated to liberating your people from the oppressive Corporation. Use hand to hand combat, weapons, and anything you can find on the street. Hundreds of people are rioting as you fight for freedom - be careful! A fresh batch of screens, njoy!

'Futurama' (NGC/PS2/Xb) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 10:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCi Games is very pleased to announce its forth-coming release Futurama. Based on the smash hit and 2002 Emmy® Award Winner for Best Animated Program, Futurama the game is a 3rd person action shooter featuring the four main characters from the show, Fry, Bender, Leela and Dr Zoidberg. Each of these characters will be fully playable and have their own select moves and weapons as well as different playing styles. Read more for details and screens ...

'Warrior Kings Battles' - Collectors Edition

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 9:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battle your way to the sales counter March 21st - There's a Limited Edition Collector's Edition Pack - While Stocks last! Just to add to the wonder that is Warrior Kings: Battles, Empire Interactive have announced that a special limited edition pack will be available at launch, but at launch only. Reversing the trend for certain companies to milk the franchise after the first couple of months, forcing the die-hards to purchase the game twice - Damn their eyes! The Collector's Edition contains a set of art prints as well as other items that will not be available after the first print run - so I guess if you want it, you'd better hurry or even better still pre-order to be certain of getting one. You have been warned!

'Battlefield 1942' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 8:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has let us know that they have just released a new patch for their hit title BattleField 1942. This update patch will bring your BattleField 1942 retail game to v1.31 and mainly optmizies network and client issues. Read more for detailed fix list and links where to grab the goods ...

'Flight Simulator 2004' - Fact Sheet

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 8:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

One hundred years ago, Wilbur and Orville Wright left the ground and soared in the first successful powered aircraft, the 1903 Wright Flyer. And 20 years ago, Microsoft's first Flight Simulator software flew off store shelves and onto PCs. Beginning this July, the two aviation milestones will come together, as aviation enthusiasts can experience the past and the present with "Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight."

'Chaser' - Game Engine Details & Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 8:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions is proud to announce the first official details of the gaming engine that will power the cutting-edge first-person shoot ‘em up, Chaser, the PC CD Rom game scheduled for a UK release in Q2 2003. Read more for details as well as a few new screens ...

Fat Sam's Grand Slam.. Sammy Studios Expands!

by Thomas on March 7, 2003 @ 3:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sammy Studios Inc. today announced that it has expanded its U.S.-based video game development operations. The company unveiled a team based in Los Angeles that is currently working on its second internally developed title, a flight combat game for home consoles, along with plans to launch a state-of-the-art studio located in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley before the end of Q2 2003. Sammy Studios' founding team has been working on the company's first-ever U.S.-developed title, a console-based first person shooter, since launching its San Diego studio last year. Sammy Studios also revealed that it will begin development on two additional titles and will be looking at applicants for all projects in both studios at the Game Developers' Conference (GDC) in San Jose, California, on March 5th - 8th, 2003.

'Gladius' (NGC/PS2/XB) - Screens

by Thomas on March 7, 2003 @ 3:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The brutal and spectacular gladiator battles of the ancient world serve as inspiration for Gladius, a turn-based action role-playing (RPG) game from LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC. Gladius follows the grand saga of two young heroes, Ursula and Valens, as they recruit and train a team of warriors to contend in the fiercely competitive gladiator games. The game supports both single and multiplayer modes and is expected to release spring 2003 on PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube... Seven new screenshots for all formats, including examples of the, er, interface we think you'd call it.

Adam Scott To Appear In 'Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2004' (ALL)

by Thomas on March 7, 2003 @ 3:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Australian Adam Scott, the third-place finisher at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship this past weekend, has signed a deal with Electronic Arts to appear in EA's interactive golf software products, including Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2004. Scott, a 22-year old phenom who won the Qatar Masters and Scottish PGA in 2002 will now get the opportunity to compete with the likes of Woods, Colin Montgomerie, Jesper Parnevik and Charles Howell III on the virtual links in the latest installment of the best selling golf title from EA SPORTS.

PlayStation 2 Network Gaming

by Thomas on March 7, 2003 @ 3:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment UK (SCE UK) today announced further details of its plans for PlayStation2 broadband network gaming. Consumer trials for the service will commence from March 31st 2003.

'Reservoir Dogs' (Xbox/PS2) - SCi Acquires The Interactive Rights

by Thomas on March 7, 2003 @ 3:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCi today announces that it has acquired the interactive rights from Artisan Entertainment, Inc. to Reservoir Dogs. Originally released in 1992, 'Reservoir Dogs' received critical acclaim when it screened at the Sundance Film Festival in January 1991. The director was Quentin Tarantino who has since developed a cult movie following around the world.

Thrustmaster Enters The Era Of 'GBA SP'

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Thrustmaster is pleased to announce the upcoming release on themarket of three accessories for Game Boy Advance SP, Nintendo’s latest handheld console:the Thrustmaster Starter Pack, Thrustmaster Carry Bag and Thrustmaster Protector Pouch.These three accessories will be available in Europe at the end of March 2003, to coincide with the GBA SP’s release.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 7, 2003 @ 12:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Beta Test 'EverQuest' For Macintosh

by Thomas on March 6, 2003 @ 10:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment let us know that registrations are now being accepted to participate in the EverQuest for the Macintosh beta test. The first phase of testing is scheduled to begin soon. Check out the beta test website and see what you'll need and to fill out the application.

'TacOps' To Be Used In U.S. Marine Corps Training!

by Thomas on March 6, 2003 @ 10:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Department of the Navy recently announced the award of a one year contract by Naval Air Systems Command, Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, FL to I.L. Holdridge (aka “MajorH” of Battlefront.com) to produce Tactical Decision Simulation (TDS) software under the title “TacOpsMC” for use in U.S. Marine Corps training.

NDL Launches Gamebryo At Game Developers Conference

by Rainier on March 6, 2003 @ 10:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NDL today released its much anticipated 3D graphics toolkit and engine, Gamebryo (www.gamebryo.com), at the Game Developers Conference. Gamebryo, the next step in the evolution of game development, is a cross-platform 3D graphics toolkit and engine that offers game developers unparalleled flexibility with crafting cutting-edge 3D technology in their games. Gamebryo, based on NDL's NetImmerse technology, also gives game developers the unique ability to leverage and extend their legacy tools in creative ways.

'Dynasty Warriors 3' Wins GDC Award

by Rainier on March 6, 2003 @ 10:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Dynasty continues for KOEI Corporation and developer Omega Force as Animation Magazine named Dynasty Warriors the winner for Best Overall Game Animation at the 2003 Game Developers Conference in San Jose. The category represents the best use of animation in all aspects of game design. As Overall Winner, Dynasty Warriors series developer Omega Force will receive one seat of 3ds max courtesy of Discreet.

'GT Advance 3: Pro Concept Racing' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on March 6, 2003 @ 4:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GT Advance 3: Pro Concept Racing features more than 90 authentic cars with upgradable parts from 10 top car manufacturers. Players choose and unlock cars with different acceleration, top speeds, and handling in order to master the 46 tracks included in this pocket racer. Race against a pack of computer cars or grab a friend and race head-to-head using the GBA link cable.