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'X²: THE THREAT' - Rolling Demo Coming Soon

by Thomas on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 5:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As the anticipation surrounding EGOSOFT's upcoming space trading / combat sim, X²: THE THREAT reaches supernova proportions, UK software publisher KOCH MEDIA are pleased to announce the release of the X²: THE THREAT ROLLING DEMO. Using actual game code, this non-playable rolling 'movie' shows many of the game's key features. The demo will be released to an eager worldwide audience on FRIDAY AUGUST 22nd 2003.

'Arx Fatalis' (Xbox) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 2:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Arx Fatalis is a first-person RPG, which plunges players into an amazingly complex fantasy-world of trolls, goblins and 'Snake-women'. Creating weapons, solving puzzles and completing amazing quests, gamers become heroes as they battle in an evil world. Players will also need to master a unique real-time magic system to cast more than 50 different spells based on 20 different runes... Read more for a cocktail of screenshots!

'XGameStation' IRC Chat Today

by Thomas on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 2:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since the announcement of the XGameStation, the world's first build-it-yourself video game console designed to teach electrical engineering and hardware design to a new generation of game programmers, news sites and even TV stations from around the world have been hammering them for more details, demo units, and interviews. To keep up with this demand for information and help maintain a close connection with the game development community, XGameStation chief developer Andre' LaMothe will be hosting a one-hour IRC Q&A session in #XGameStation on Afternet. The chat will take place at 6 PM PST (California time) on Friday, August 15th 2003.

'Soulcalibur II' Strategy Guide (PS2/NGC/XB)

by Thomas on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 2:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Complete Official Guide to Soulcalibur II is piggyback's largest publication to date. Covering more than 3,500 moves, the 246-page tome teaches the player to master all Soulcalibur II character moves where the guide explains every offensive and defensive action and weapon available, in a clearly illustrated step-by-step format... More about it below!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 1:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'DesertCombat' - Updated Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The DesertCombat team is pleased to announce the next major public alpha of DesertCombat. Since the alpha tests have been so successful, we were able to get valuable feedback and bug reports to make this mod even better. Public Alpha 0.39 features a slew of bug fixes and additions aimed at creating one of the best war game experiences on the PC. In this stage of development each is roughly balanced with some minor advantages to each, making gameplay much more fun and exciting. Read more for download links ...

'The Suffering' (XB/NGC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Unleashing the horror throughout nine levels, The Suffering features dynamic lighting that illuminates frightening visions of horror-filled exploration and frantic combat sequences. In the dark world of The Suffering, creatures attack from the shadows and emerge from jail cells, chambers, the ground and trees, surprising the player in the most disturbing ways possible. As Torque, the main character, players encounter a cast of uniquely hardened criminals, prison guards and grotesque apparitions. Check out these new screens ...

'Club Football' (Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters' Club Football range of 17 team-dedicated games is coming to PlayStation 2 and Xbox this October. It's a whole range of games featuring an individual and official video game for 17 football clubs - from Manchester United Club Football to Real Madrid Club Football. Each club-headlined game will be published simultaneously. Everything in each individual game is officially licensed from the club. Every player from the 17 clubs' first team is unique, having had their likenesses individually modelled.

'Rainbow Six 3' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2003 @ 12:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Command an elite, multinational squad of special operatives against a hidden terrorist foe. In Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3, the third installment in the wildly popular Rainbow Six series, Team RAINBOW races against time to stop terror and unravel a mystery. In locations around the world, from London to the Cayman Islands to Rio de Janeiro, lead Team Rainbow in a desperate effort to battle a madman and foil his doomsday plot. Another 20 Xbox screens just rushed in. Check them out!

More QuakeCon 'DOOM III'

by Thomas on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 11:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

More news from QuakeCon and the shooter 'DOOM III'..

ATI - Xbox Deal

by Thomas on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 11:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ATI Technologies Inc. today announced it has entered into a technology development agreement with Microsoft Corp. Under the agreement, ATI is developing custom, leading-edge graphics technologies for use in future Xbox products and services.

'Silent Storm' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 6:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In case you cannot wait a few more weeks until the English demo is available, you can now now try out the Russian playable demo for Nival Interactive 3D turn-based tactical combat game Silent Storm. This russki demoski containski a tutorial and two missions, but you will need to speak russki for maximum enjoyment, if not then either skip this puppy or start guessing (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ....

'James Bond: Everything Or Nothing' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 4:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

What would James Bond do? That’s the question players will answer in every dramatic moment of James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, as the world’s greatest secret agent returns in his fifth interactive adventure under the EA GAMES brand. First, you will think like Bond, using espionage, tactical skills, and gadgets from the Q-Lab to analyze your situation. Then you will act like Bond, using his stylish physical skills, clever subterfuge, and bold personality to once again save the world.

'The Sims Makin' Magic' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 4:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brace Yourselves! Your Sims have Magic! In this supernatural edition, 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. Check the new magical screens ...

'NFL Fever 2004' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 2:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that "NFL Fever 2004" has gone gold and has been released to manufacturing. "NFL Fever 2004" is scheduled to hit store shelves on August 28 in North America for an estimated retail price of $49.99 (U.S.), exclusively for Xbox. Coinciding with this release is the launch of XSNsports.com, which will switch on at 12:01 a.m. that same day. Through XSNsports.com and Xbox Live, "NFL Fever 2004" players can immediately create leagues, organize tournaments, track stats, communicate with other players and more.

'Vietcong: Fist Alpha' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 2:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For most GI's one tour of duty in Vietnam would be more than enough, but not for the boys of 'Fist Alpha', a crack team of US Special Forces from the military's elite 'Green Machine'. Determined to stop Charlie in his tracks, this courageous troop returns to the heart of the conflict taking gamers with them. Hurling players into the thick of the battle in Vietnam's highlands, Vietcong Fist Alpha offers up seven unique single-player missions, in addition to eight new multi-player maps, all including co-op mode, expanding upon the action-packed jungle experience enjoyed in Vietcong (thanks Unrealik).

'Battlefield 1942: Battle Of Britain' - Updated Map Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 12:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In preparation for the upcoming BF1942 1.45 patch, EA released an updated version of the Battle Of Britain map for their multiplayer shooter Battlefield 1942. "This new iteration of the Battle of Britain map is to pre-empt an issue that would have arisen with the release of the 1.45 patch. Please download and install overwriting your current Battle of Britain install." Read more for download links ...

'Railroad Tycoon 3' - Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 11:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Computer and video game publisher Gathering and developer PopTop Software, Inc. today announced the launch of the Railroad Tycoon 3 website. All the latest screenshots, downloads, and features are now available at the official Railroad Tycoon 3 website. The game, on track to ship this October for the PC, is the third game in this Award-Winning Railroad Tycoon series. Read more for details and to check out the screens locally ...

'Harry Potter and the Philosophers's Stone' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 11:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Continuing the successful game design style first used in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the graphics and gameplay for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone -- previously available for the PlayStation game console, PC, Game Boy Advance, and Game Boy Color -- are updated for next-generation consoles for an even richer experience in Hogwarts year one. Making the most of new technology, the locations in and around Hogwarts and Diagon Alley are displayed in spectacular 3D graphics.

'Kill.Switch' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2003 @ 11:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An innovative military shooter, kill.switch emphasizes realistic cover tactics and high intensity firepower, allowing for an intense combat experience during game play. With a unique Offensive Cover System and Blindfire mechanics, kill.switch separates itself from the pack by demanding the use of conventional warfare tactics, forcing players to utilize surrounding environments and quickly adjust on the fly through each high intensity mission. Read more to check out some screen goodness ...