'Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 5:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain is the next installment of the Syphon Filter storyline. Elsa Weissenger has come to Gabe Logan with evidence that a multinational corporation has been behind the Syphon Filter conspiracy from the beginning. Mara Aramov is connected to this consortium in some way that Gabe does not understand. But here is what Gabe does know: Mara has escaped custody, outbreaks of a deadly new mutation of the virus are appearing all over the globe, and Chechnyan rebels are selling the virus to other terrorists. A few new screens just infiltrated our offices ...

'Killzone' Officially Unveiled

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 2:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Killzone is a squad-based shooter set in the near future, throwing players into the midst of a hostile and dramatic ongoing battle between the ISA and Helghast army.

'Sitting Ducks' (GBA) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game of Universal's CGI animated series, with you as Bill the duck and Aldo the alligator riding shotgun... Waterfowl day. But these 19 GBA screenshots should cheer you up.

Update: Nine new PS2 screens here!

Eidos Unveils Its New 'market-smart' Corporate Identity.

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 2:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos has unveiled a new identity and a fresh corporate image. The corporate re-branding will be used across the group worldwide from 1st August 2003.. Eidos, after a period of transition, believes it is vital that its brand keeps pace with the ever-changing requirements of the market place and technology. The new image conveys a forward looking, customer focused, market-smart publisher of entertainment software.

Buka Entertainment Signs Up LifeStudio:HEAD Technology

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 2:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

One of Russia's leading game publishers and distributors Buka Entertainment has signed a major software deal with middleware developer LifeMode Interactive, to use its unique and innovative real-time facial animation technology solution 'LifeStudio:HEAD', for two forthcoming game projects that will be released next year.

'The Sims Makin’ Magic' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 2:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brace Yourselves! Your Sims have Magic! In The Sims Makin’ Magic Expansion Pack, Sims are granted magical powers with the ability to cast spells that are playful or deviant. Players can venture to an all-new magical, carnival-themed destination, experience exciting new gameplay, gain over 150 new items, and encounter a whole new cast of quirky characters in this powerful pack of magical high jinx. See what happens when you challenge the fate of your Sims as you concoct and cast magic spells with good or bad intentions. In The Sims Makin’ Magic, expect the unexpected.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 1:18 a.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 :

  • Lords Of Everquest - Trailer
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles - Trailer
  • Lock On - Trailer


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

Austin Game Conference

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Austin Game Initiative today announced the Austin Game Conference, to be held September 11-12, 2003, at the Austin Convention Center. The two-day event is designed to inform and educate game industry professionals on next-generation technologies and business strategies for emerging products and platforms, such as online multi-player and mobile games. Austin Game Conference will bring together developers, technologists and business professionals for sessions, workshops, and a technology pavilion, all pushing the boundaries of game development.

LOTR: The Treason Of Isengard (PS2/XB) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 1:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Treason of Isengard is a third-person action/adventure based on the epic fantasy world of J.R.R Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy.. The quest to destroy the One Ring continues in the second installment in The Lord of the Rings saga. What was once a quest for a Fellowship of nine is now an epic struggle between the races of Men, Elves, Dwarves, and Orcs. Players influence the tides of war as they control multiple characters in their epic confrontation with evil... Check out six screenshots featuring Treebeard. Take 'em or leaf 'em.

Cenega Publishing Get New 'Roots'

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 1:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cenega UK is pleased to announce it has acquired the worldwide rights to publish The Roots for PC-CD from Poland based games developer Tannhauser Gate. The Roots is a third-person perspective fantasy-role-playing, action-adventure experience. The game leans heavily on classic role playing within a mystical world where arena style turn-based, real time combat action is coupled with exploration to create an intriguing and fantasical adventure.

'Otogi Myth of Demons' (XB) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in ancient Japan and steeped in real-life folklore and mysticism, "Otogi - Myth of Demons" is the story of Raiko, an undead warrior who must stop a ferocious demonic army that has been unleashed upon the Earth. As a long-forgotten doomsday myth materialises, Raiko must quickly master more than 30 weapons and 12 varieties of magic to dispatch endless hoards of demon warriors, massive boss characters and everything else that gets in his way... Read more for some new screens and the very latest in fact sheets, and no mythtake.

'Natural Selection 2.0' - Windows Client Files Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 12:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Natural Selection 2.0 Windows Client Files have been released Please keep in mind that these files are only if you wish to PLAY the game, and cannot be used to host the game. Read more for download links ...

'Shattered Galaxy' To Unleash Unlimited Free Play Time

by Rainier on July 31, 2003 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shattered Galaxy has brought critically acclaimed intense action and amazing strategy to gamers' PCs for almost two years. Now, Shattered Galaxy will break in a new revolution in online gaming. Starting August 11th, unlimited free play time in Shattered Galaxy will be offered to all gamers everywhere! Read more for more details ....

'Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey' (Xbox/NGC) Ship To Stores

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

TDK Mediactive, Inc. announced today that Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey has shipped for the Xbox and the Nintendo GameCube. The unique action/adventure game was developed by Vicious Cycle Software, Inc., and is available at retail outlets throughout North America.

'AquaNox 2', 'Cold Zero' and 'Chaser' Go Gold

by Rainier on July 31, 2003 @ 1:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Encore today announced that AquaNox 2: Revelation, Cold Zero and Chaser have all gone gold. The PC games, published by Encore with content delivered from Austria-based JoWooD Productions Software, are anticipated on store shelves before the end of August, and will retail for approximately $40 each.

'Knights of Honor' - Official Website Launched

by Rainier on July 31, 2003 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Sea Studios let us know that they have launched the official website for their upcoming product Knights Of Honor and offers a small but choice selection of headings. “PRODUCT INFO”, for example, offers background information on the game. Up-to-date screenshots, concept art and a wallpaper can be found under “GRAPHICS”. The “FAQ’s” hold the answers to the most important questions about game while “PRESS QUOTES” contains the specialty press’ promising initial impressions. Whoever subscribes to the “NEWSLETTER” automatically receives up-to-the-minute information on new additions to the ever-expanding website. A visit to the Knights of Honor homepage is already definitely worth your while. The first “Goodie” is already waiting: interesting news on the changing day / night cycle, which plays a large role in Knights of Honor.

'Dragon Empires' Adds Online Player vs. Player Combat

by Rainier on July 31, 2003 @ 1:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters announced today that the development of Dragon Empires, the next generation massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), has entered the first live testing phase, with a focus on the online Player vs. Player combat system. For the development team, this milestone was deemed critical as the combat mode lies at the heart of Dragon Empires, where battles for supremacy in the cities play a primary role in the game.

'SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition' Announced

by Rainier on July 31, 2003 @ 12:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced plans to release this September the SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition in North America. Players can now make the biggest cities with the most comprehensive and exciting SimCity ever. SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition includes SimCity 4, the best-selling PC game of 2003 to date* and the franchise's first expansion pack, SimCity 4 Rush Hour, that focuses on the #1 most requested feature among fans, transportation. SimCity 4 Rush Hour also is scheduled for release September 2003.

'Spartan' Announced

by Rainier on July 31, 2003 @ 10:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Over 2000 years ago there was a city called Sparta. The city had only two purposes – to train for war and to fight the wars she trained for. Over time Sparta became renowned for having the strongest, fastest, bravest and most deadly fighters in the known world. They were the Spartaites and were feared by all. With these warriors Sparta carved out an Empire for itself –‘Lakedaimon’. However, it was soon to find that its reign was not to be unopposed and other great cities were rising to the fore; Athens, Thebes, Corinth, Macedonia and not to forget the threat from the east – the massive Persian Empire. Can you unite Greece in time to defy the Great King and his mighty Persian Empire?

Gaming 'Talent Agency' Launches New Website

by Rainier on July 31, 2003 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Egomaniacs launches its new funky site today in preparation for ECTS/GDC Europe. With their unique and professional approach to talent management, coupled with several new and exciting projects, the ego agents look set to continue their meteoric rise. Their business model is simple: they act as Agents for the creative talent in the video games industry. Egomaniacs represent their clients in the same way a sports agent would represent a sports star. "We personally know all the people we represent, giving us a more in depth understanding of their ambitions, skill and personality," said Elliot Hill, co-founder. "It is only in this way that we can offer them true representation. We are always on the prowl." With reference to their continual search for exceptional talent, if you would like to chat to the ego agents then visit their site at www.egomaniacs.biz