'Orbz 2.0' Developer Challenge

by Peter on April 25, 2003 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A message on our forum (thanks jmette) let us know that there will be a special launch promotion for Orbz 2.0 “Developer’s Challenge” this Friday night at 8PM Eastern (5PM Pacific). Download the demo and compete online against the developers of the game for a chance to win a free copy of the full retail version. "Orbz is an action/arcade game set in colorful 3D environments. The object of the game is to shoot your orb at targets located throughout 14 distinct courses in a race to score the most points. Game play includes both strategic single-player challenges and intense multi-player action".

Head over to our forum for all information!

Darkmonth Studios Announces 'Damn Dirty Apes'

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 12:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Darkmonth Studios are pleased to confirm the development of their first original title, Damn Dirty Apes, and are now actively seeking a publisher for the game. Developed for the PC, but designed with a view to portability to next-generation consoles, Damn Dirty Apes is a cartoon real-time action war game.

'Deer Hunter' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 12:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deer Hunter for the PlayStation 2, being developed by Coresoft Inc., features an online component for intense competition with up to eight players in tournament mode. There are also seventeen weapons to choose from including shotguns, rifles and bows, off-road vehicles, a two-player split screen co-op mode and instant replay with slow-motion bullet effect. The new Deer Hunter game on console will give gamers the adventure and excitement they crave, along with the skill and strategy required for a successful hunt. Check 8 new screens ...

'Iridion 2' (GBA) - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on April 25, 2003 @ 12:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Iridion II is a upcoming 3D-shoot’em up from Majesco.. In Iridion II the game begins 500 years after the vicious Iridion forces first attacked Earth and were destroyed by one brave Fighter Pilot. At this time, humans began to colonize the planet systems of the Iridion home galaxy. The Iridion menace was vanquished, until now. Read more for facts and screens!

Sega Snags 'Worms 3D' - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 12:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Europe Ltd, today announced an agreement with Team17 Software Ltd, granting SEGA Europe rights to publish 'Worms 3D' on GameCube from Nintendo, PlayStation2 from Sony, Xbox, the as well as the PC. Worms 3D is the first 3D incarnation of the highly acclaimed and best-selling Worms franchise, and this latest version marks the first time a core Worms game will appear on the latest generation consoles. Read more for details and new screens ...

'Final Fantasy' Becomes Reality On NGC & GBA

by Rainier on April 24, 2003 @ 2:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo of America Inc. and Square Enix today announced three new titles in the incomparable 'Final Fantasy' and 'Mana' game series will be published and distributed by Nintendo of America Inc. for exclusive play on Nintendo platforms. Developed by Square Enix, the three titles, 'Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles', 'Final Fantasy Tactics Advance' and 'Sword of Mana' are each scheduled to launch in North America this year, followed by European launches shortly thereafter.

'Enter The Matrix' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2003 @ 1:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enter the Matrix is the story-within-the-story. It features awesome gunplay and spectacular martial arts that bend the rules of the Matrix, as well as insane driving and stunts, and the chance to pilot the fastest hovercraft in the fleet. This game isn’t just set in the Matrix universe – it’s an integral part of the entire Matrix experience, weaving in and out of the highly anticipated 2nd installment in the film trilogy, The Matrix Reloaded . A fresh batch of screens .. Njoy!

'Tribes: Vengeance' Announced

by Rainier on April 24, 2003 @ 1:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games today announced development of Tribes: Vengeance, the next installment in the world-renowned and award-winning Tribes videogame series. Due in late 2004 only for PCs, the game is being developed by Irrational Games, known for some of the game industry’s most respected and revered titles, including System Shock 2 and Freedom Force (thanks TribalWar). Read more for details ...

'Freestyle MetalX' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2003 @ 1:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Freestyle MetalX features nine of the sickest riders pulling endless eye-popping tricks in stunning open environments. Pro rider legends include: Clifford “The Flyin’ Hawaiian” Adoptonte, Jeff Tilton, Nate “Destroyer” Adams, Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg, Trevor Vines, “Mad” Mike Jones, Kris “The Rock” Rourke, Kenny Bartram and Ronnie “Kung Fu” Faisst. Freestyle MetalX is totally customizable, allowing gamers to choose from 16 riders, options of motocross gear and unique bike models to create the ultimate hardcore, bone-breaking freestyle motocross experience. Gamers can create their own motocross arenas with an advanced level editor and take on creative sub-games, like riding off a cliff and turning into a human dart aimed at a giant dartboard. We got 30+ new screens for you to enjoy!

'Railroad Pioneer' - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2003 @ 12:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the creation of the transatlantic railway, built with blood, sweat and tears into the murderous wilderness in 1869, the American dream of freedom and prosperity was finally to be fulfilled. With "Railroad Pioneer" you'll be able to experience all this at close quarters and, at the end of a dramatic journey, leave your mark as a railway magnate in the eventful history of steamers and pioneers. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Splinter Cell' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 24, 2003 @ 12:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

UbiSoft has now released an updated Euro patch for their stealth third-person action game Splinter Cell, bringing your Euro ONLY edition to v1.2b. This release implements essentially the same as the original v1.2 with the addition of a small diagnostic tool that was left out of the first one, as well as a variety of graphics enhancements and fixes, as well as gameplay tweaks and other bug fixes (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details and download links ...

'Praetorians' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 24, 2003 @ 11:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Praetorians is an epic 3D troop based strategy game set amidst the political machinations of an emerging Roman Empire. Gamers will be transported back to the dusty battlefields of Egypt, the combat theatres of Gaul and finally to the heart of the Empire itself, Italy in the crusade to become Emperor. Eidos has just released a new patch for their 3D real-time strategy game Praetorians bringing your retail copy to v1.04. This upgrade adresses a bunch of fixes for gameplay, multiplayer, interface, playback, and other fixes.

'Anno 1503' Developers Will Present New LineUp At E3

by Rainier on April 24, 2003 @ 11:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SUNFLOWERS will be presenting their new product line-up in a pleasant ambience behind closed doors at the E3 2003. The publisher's meeting rooms can be found in Kentia Hall. In addition to the Austrian development team Max Design SUNFLOWERS are currently working with the Berlin-based SEK team and Bulgaria's Black Sea Studios. This year's E3 will feature exclusive sneak previews of new projects from both SEK and Black Sea Studios. Hit title ANNO 1503 - The New World remains in the news at the fair: initial details on the planned add-on will be released. SUNFLOWERS also reserves the right to hold the odd surprise in store.

'Spawn' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2003 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Ltd. and Todd McFarlane Productions Inc. have announced today that a mutual agreement has been signed in which both parties are allowing the use of each other’s characters for different business opportunities. Namco Ltd. will be granted the use of Spawn for the creation of a brand new video game and TMP will be granted the use of various SOULCALIBUR II characters for the creation of brand new action figures. Read more for details and some fresh Spawn screens ...

'Wing Commander Prophecy' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2003 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A space combat simulation, with an epic story. Wing Commander Prophecy features a memorable, diverse cast of characters who will live or die, depending on how well you fight alongside them in the game's classic deep-space dogfights. Featuring a branching campaign that can take several completely separate courses, depending on your success or failure in your missions. Your actions determine how the story will end.

@ - Here Comes 'Half-Life 2'

by Thomas on April 24, 2003 @ 10:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CNN today tossed up a pretty interesting article about Half-Life 2 that is under developement by Valve and will be published again by Vivendi. The story includes some game information / features and also some new screens. Here is a small clip:

You are once again Gordon Freeman," described Gabe Newell, managing director and co-founder of Valve. "You are awakened in the future. Several of the characters from [the original game] are back, including Barney the security guard, the G-Man, about whom you learn more and in whose employ you now are, and several of the scientists. There are new characters as well, most prominently Alyx, whose mother was killed during the events of the original game. The story is once again conveyed entirely within the course of playing the game.

Full article here!

Russobit-M Signs 2 New Titles

by Rainier on April 24, 2003 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Russobit-M has signed the contract with CITY Interactive about publishing of two extremely interesting projects in CIS and Baltic countries. The first one is 3D space strategy Project Earth 2 (working title). Release is planned in Q4 2003. The second - Aces WW 1 (working title) seems to become the founder of action-adventure flying sim genre. Release is planned in Q3 2003. Read more for details ...

Breed Gets On NVIDIA’s The Way It’s Meant To Be Played Campaign

by Rainier on April 24, 2003 @ 10:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Breed is continuing to win awards and honors from the industry. The title, being developed by newcomer Brat Designs, is one of the latest to be signed up by the market-leading graphics processing unit (GPU) developer NVIDIA Corporation for its The Way It's Meant To Be Played program. This programme is designed to showcase the very best PC games which take advantage of the hardware features of NVIDIA's award-winning GeForce technology. Check some new vehicle screens ...

THQ To Publish Lego's GBA Games In Europe

by Thomas on April 24, 2003 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced that THQ will publish LEGO Interactive titles for the Game Boy Advance in Europe and Asia Pacific. THQ will be developing and publishing titles based on the LEGO universe, including Drome Racers and BionicleTM. Drome Racers, the first title under the multi-title exclusive publishing agreement, is scheduled to ship May 2003.

'Reel Fishing III' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2003 @ 10:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Reel Fishing III sets itself apart from other Bass Sports Fishing titles by offering a true to life fishing experience. Using the PlayStation 2 technology, Reel Fishing III will offer beautiful scenery, a real-life 3-dimensional fishing engine, true sounds of nature in Dolby Surround Pro Logic II, inspiring soundtracks and fish so real that most will want to keep them in an aquarium. Read more for details and some fishy screens ...