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'World Tour Soccer 2003' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2003 @ 11:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The world’s most popular sport makes a run at the PS2, with more than 700 teams from throughout the world including national teams like USA, England, Brazil, France and Japan and international clubs like Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool plus legendary powerhouse clubs from the past. Over 13,500 players are recreated in intricate detail, with players able to perform a seemingly endless number of authentic moves including high-flying headers, bicycle kicks, and goal saving slide tackles. Battle for victory in stadiums filled with passionate fans as they support their team with electrifying chants while waving their club and country flags. Check the new batch of screens ...

'UBO Homerun Tournament' - Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2003 @ 10:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Netamin Communication Corporation, a global pioneer in Massively Multiplayer Online Sports Games (MMOSG), has launched its latest Ultimate Baseball Online (UBO) mini-game, UBO Homerun Tournament. Players can swing for the fences by downloading the game, available now, read more for more detailed info and download links ...

CodeRed - Standalone Version Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2003 @ 10:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The debut release of CodeRed, a modified version of the Quake II source code. CodeRed offers a science fiction theme covering 20 levels featuring new weapons, new enemies, and more, along with a reworked engine that supports 32-bit color, new particle effects, stainmaps, and more. Read more for links where to download this standalone Quake2 mod.

'Devil May Cry 2' (PS2) - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2003 @ 6:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Twice the game as the original -- Devil May Cry 2's level design far exceeds the original. Much of the game's environment is outdoors and will include a Gotham-like cityscape and an old European town. More environments will be announced as the release date approaches! Today we scored a trailer with in game Lucia action and some cgi action. Read more for links!

'The Powerpuff Girls' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 2, 2003 @ 6:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mojo Jojo is fed up with The Powerpuff Girls. He's invented a scheme to put all of Townsville under his mind control...Radio Jojo! But Mojo doesn't know his sour signals are strong enough to summon aliens to invade Townsville! As The Powerpuff Girls you must defeat Mojo and annihilate the aliens before the Townsville citizens become aliens forever! Battle your way through level upon level of interesting missions and outrageous clashes in a 3-D Townsville world. The survival of everyone's favorite superheroes, The Powerpuff Girls, depends on you!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2003 @ 10:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midnight Club II (PS2) - Screens & Art

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2003 @ 1:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midnight Club II moves racing games from tracks to the city streets. The world's most notorious drivers meet each night in three of the world’s greatest cities - LA, Paris, and Tokyo, driving the latest performance enhanced cars and bikes and competing head-to-head to make a name for themselves. Now it's your turn. There are no rules. Drive anywhere in the city. Find the fastest route, and win the car. Check out the new batch of screens and art...

'Another War 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2003 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Another War 2 is the sequel to Mirage/Cenega's Another War (released esrlier this year), an RPG game with story localised in occupied Europe during WWII. The witty and humorous plot combined with the sophisticated character development system gives the player days of the addicting fun. Check the interesting batch of screens ..

Happy New Year 2003 From The Worthplaying Staff!

by Thomas on Dec. 31, 2002 @ 11:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

We at Worthplaying wish all our readers a very Happy New Year 2003. Thank you for sticking around, spread the word, and let's make things even better! We will soon have our new faster server up running (any day now)! Meanwhile best wishes to you all and a Happy New Year! Njoy the Holidays!

'FireStarter' - Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 31, 2002 @ 1:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The gameplay in FireStarter is action-focused - a player is to carry out tasks on levels overcrowded with dangerous monsters, by using personal skills, over 20 types of weapons and unique artefacts. The victory conditions vary from a need to survive within a given time to eliminating a certain monster/device. At the game beginning player will have five characters to choose from - soldier, agent, gangster and two more, each with a unique set of characteristics and skills.. 3 new shots below!

'IGI2: Covert Strike' Beta Goes Public January 2003

by Thomas on Dec. 31, 2002 @ 7:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The official IGI2: Covert Strike site let us know that the Multiplayer Beta Test code for IGI2: Covert Strike goes public at 2pm (GMT) Friday 10th January 2003 and the standalone PC demo will be available to download from 2pm (GMT) Thursday 16th January 2003... IGI 2: Covert Strike is being developed at Innerloop Studios AS, the Oslo-based team that created the original, and is to be published by Codemasters.

'Dungeon : Gladiator' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 31, 2002 @ 7:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Welcome to Verlorn, an island of a rich and troubled history, recently devastated by the feuds and wars of the foul Tyrants holding dominion here. In days passed, when humankind's Empire yet held an unsteady peace with its allies the Krehl, Verlorn was once known by a different name. Looking further back, remnant archives tell of the island when two great races once dominated. Beyond this, all that remains are sparse legends of creation full of myth and speculation. Where would you begin your quest for knowledge? A new batch of screens, njoy!

'Final Fantasy X2' (PS2) - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 31, 2002 @ 3:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today we have a brand new trailer showing off some in game footage from Square's next installment of their epic console RPG series Final Fantasy X2. They claim the game will have both offline and online components (unlike FFXI, which will be the series' first online foray), but have not commented further on exactly what's in store. Yasumi Matsuno from the Final Fantasy Tactics team and Hiroyuki Itou from the FFXI team are reported to be heading up the development of FFXII. Read more for links where to grab the goods (converted to windows media format for your convenience) ...

'Runaway: A Road Adventure' - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 31, 2002 @ 12:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Runaway: A Road Adventure follows Brian, a student on the verge of graduating from college, is suddenly and mysteriously attacked by Mafia gangsters. During his desperate flight, in the company of a mysterious striptease dancer, he ends up meeting a wide range of unusual characters. But he has to figure out who's trying to help him or kill him. The player will have to be very ingenious to figure it out who's his friend or foe in this explosive mixture of murder, money, ambition, rituals and deception...a whole lot of deception. Today we have a new trailer showing off some in game action and cinematics...

Multiple 'HPS Sims' Strategy Game Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 30, 2002 @ 11:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

HPS Sims has released a slew of new patches for some of their most recent strategy games, such as : Panzer Campaigns: NORMANDY '44 v1.07 - Modern Campaigns: FULDA GAP '85 v1.02 - Modern Campaigns: MIDEAST '67 v1.03 - Naval Campaigns: JUTLAND v1.01 - Napoleonic Battles: ECKMUHL v1.04. Read more for detailed fix lists and links where to download either or all of em ...

'Black Crypt' Coming to PC - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 30, 2002 @ 11:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Well, after a few years of a break, Raven Software's Rick Johnson started to re-port Black Crypt (Raven's original game on the Amiga) over to the PC again rendering it with GL. He is hoping to have it mostly finished by the end of the Holiday Season. An initial test will probably be released soon, consisting of the first level, just to make sure the game works well. It currently requires a video card which supports 1024 texture sizes. All nvidia hardware supports this, but most 3dfx hardware does not (VooDoo3 and below). Read more for a few screens ...

'LoTR : The Two Towers' (Xbox/NGC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 30, 2002 @ 4:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts has just announced they have started shipping The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers for Xbox and GameCube. Based on the JJR Tolkien's novel and recently released movie, The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers follows Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli as they go head to head with Sauron’s army. The game spans 13 missions, boss monsters covering the first two movies, and includes movie content such as scenes from the movie and interviews with the stars of the film. The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers is rated “T” for teen, and retails for around $49.99 USD.

'Highland Warriors' Goes Gold!

by Rainier on Dec. 30, 2002 @ 3:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

British Beware! The Highland Warriors are coming! Data Becker Corp. announces that its wildly anticipated 3D RTS game, Highland Warriors, has gone gold over the holiday weekend. The game, developed by Soft Enterprises, features breakthrough graphics (200,000 polygons per screen); brutal historic tales of battle and revenge, and game play elements to interest and excite new and experienced gamers.

Age Limits In Europe For Violent Video Games

by Thomas on Dec. 30, 2002 @ 3:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Observer reports that violent computer games are to be regulated by a film-style classification system that will warn parents about graphic sex or horrific images. The move comes after complaints about the content of games such as Hooligans: Storm over Europe, State of Emergency and Carmaggedon, which show graphic images of fighting, death and reckless driving. From April all computer games sold in the EU will carry the new classifications. Those with no violent content or sex will be rated 3+, indicating the age from which they can be played. There will also be classifications of 7+, 12+, 16+ and 18+.

New Total War Game?

by Thomas on Dec. 30, 2002 @ 2:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

I saw that Blues News dug up some information about a soon to be announced game, third edition in the series of Total War RTS games set in the Roman empire. Head over to GameStar.de to check out the first screens and to Total War message board for some comments from Creative Assembly developer Gil Jaysmith..