'Uru: Ages Beyond Myst' - Free Add-on Available NOW

by Rainier on March 22, 2004 @ 10:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As was announced several weeks ago Ubisoft & Cyan Worlds have now released the first free expansion pack for Uru: Ages Beyond Myst, the next chapter of the Myst franchise and the most immersive and ambitious Myst experience ever created. The first expansion pack for Uru: Ages Beyond Myst is titled "To D'ni" and consists of content that was largely to be released in the form of Uru Live service that was shelved in February 2004. Read more for details and download links ...

'City Of Heroes' Online Beta Moves Into High Gear

by Rainier on March 22, 2004 @ 9:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NCsoft Corporation has updated beta testing plans for its highly anticipated online computer game, City of Heroes created by San Jose-based, Cryptic Studios. For the next two-and-a-half weeks, NCsoft will be inviting customers who have purchased the City of Heroes pre-order box into the beta test. All customers who have registered their pre-order box accounts will be included in the beta by April 7, 2004.

'Children of the Nile' - Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2004 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the evocative land of ancient Egypt, Children of the Nile is the first and only strategy game where citizens who behave like real people are your primary resource. As their leader, you must build a place in which they can live and work, establishing a relationship of trust and cooperation which you then leverage to build a lasting civilization, and bring it to its cultural peak. Read more for the first screens ...

'EA' Signs 'CastAway'

by Rainier on March 22, 2004 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA announced an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with start-up indie development studio, Castaway Entertainment for its new action-RPG. Comprised of members credited with titles such as Diablo, Diablo II and Diablo II: Lords of Destruction expansion pack, Castaway is beginning to staff up to produce this major title.

'Sonic Advance 3' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2004 @ 9:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A few weeks ago THQ Inc. announced that it had entered into an exclusive multi-title Nintendo Game Boy Advance co-publishing agreement with SEGA Europe Ltd. THQ will co-publish three titles based on the popular Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, including Sonic Pinball Party, Sonic Battle, and Sonic Advance 3. Read more for some new screens ...

'Sony' and 'Guerrilla' Sign Exclusive Agreement

by Rainier on March 22, 2004 @ 9:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) and Guerrilla are delighted to announce the signing of a deal that will see Guerrilla, creator of the highly-anticipated Killzone game for PS2, develop games exclusively for SCEE and Sony platforms from now on.

'Midnight Nowhere' - Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2004 @ 9:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"Midnight Nowhere" from Buka Entertainment, Tri Synergy and developed by Saturn Plus is a graphic adventure that places you in the middle of a twisted mystery where the police are nowhere close to being able to explain the slaughtered bodies that litter the streets. The epidemic of brutality has grown so large that the leaders of the city have requested the army’s help. The only thing they’ve proven good at is cordoning off the town and praying that one of theirs isn’t next.

'EA' Signs 'Gas Powered Games'

by Rainier on March 22, 2004 @ 9:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced a worldwide publishing agreement with celebrated game designer Chris Taylor of Gas Powered Games. The two companies have partnered to create a Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game for the PC. The new title is slated for release in 2006. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Perception To Develop 'Stargate SG-1'

by Rainier on March 22, 2004 @ 9:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions Software AG will handle worldwide publishing and marketing of videogames based on MGM Television's hit science-fiction series, "Stargate SG-1." As part of the agreement, Australian developer Perception PTY Ltd. will develop videogames based on the current TV series "Stargate SG-1," and any spin-off series such as the upcoming "Stargate: Atlantis." Perception PTY licensed the rights to develop "Stargate SG-1" videogames from MGM Interactive, a unit of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc.

'Resident Evil 4' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2004 @ 2:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Announced almost 3 years ago, Resident Evil 4 is giving us another glimpse at what we can expect from Capcom's gamecube exclusive title. Resident Evil 4 will further probe the carnage-filled complications caused by the zombie-spawning T Virus and its creator, the sinister Umbrella Corporation. While there is still no specific release date, it is expected to be released Q4 2004, in the meantime enjoy these new screens ...

'Rise Of Nations: Thrones and Patriots' - Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2004 @ 2:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Thrones and Patriots adds a multitude of new features to Rise of Nations, introducing six new nations, a wide variety of new single player campaigns, more than 20 new units, new wonders and an innovative new Government feature. With the new Government feature, any nation, old or new, can choose exactly how to be governed, which has far-reaching effects on how units perform in various situations. All-new single player campaigns will allow gamers to control the course of history during historical events that changed the world. Read more for a batch of new screens ...

'Ghost Recon 2' Revealed

by Rainier on March 21, 2004 @ 9:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It was already rumoured that Ghost Recon 2 would be making an appearance at this year's E3 but now it has been revealed by GhostRecon.net that Ghost Recon 2 production has been under way for some time and that the Ubi Soft marketing machine is about to swing into full force! Stay tuned for more details as they emerge ....

'Kombat' Is Now Called 'Officers'

by Rainier on March 21, 2004 @ 1:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

WW II oriented 3D RTS game Kombat changes its name. Since now according to the common decision of developer 3A Games and publisher Game Factory Interactive this project is now called "Officers". The game keeps it's first idea and the project will realize all announced features. Now, all gamers will be able to make a career in "Officers".

'Will Rock' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 21, 2004 @ 1:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Thanks to Baskins for notifying us that there is a new but unofficial patch for Saber Interactive's FPS Will Rock. This upgrade is only meant for Will Rock versions that came bundled with Gigabyte ATI video cards and brings your game to v1.2. the initial v1.2 retail patch did not work with the Gigabyte OEM game but now fixes multiplayer compatibility with the original game, as well as several other changes.

'Shanghai Street Racer' - Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2004 @ 2:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Street racing like you never experienced before: Shanghai Street Racer is -the- high energy arcade style street racer for your PC! Fast cars, dangerous tracks and reckless driving guarantee a lot of incredible crashes and highspeed action. Tired of all 3 singleplay modes? Just host a multiplay server and race with your friends! A demo for SRS is expected in the coming week ... Read more for some new screens ...

'Hitman: Contracts' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2004 @ 1:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hitman: Contracts delivers more action-packed and suspenseful missions, with a greater variety of ways to make the perfect hit and an increased arsenal of firearms and close-combat weapons. A new graphics engine showcases Hitman's 'work' in brutal detail and brings new locations to life. An improved control system and more gradual learning curve will ensure that the game is accessible to all aspiring hitmen. Hitman: Contracts is being developed by Io Interactive and will be available for PS2, Xbox, and PC in spring 2004.

'Guilty Gear XX #Reload' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2004 @ 1:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Last year Sammy Studios released Guilty Gear X2 for the PS2, adding six new characters to the most unique cast ever conceived for a total 20 playable fighters, and delivers new modes like Story, Mission, Medal of Millionaires and Gallery to build on the series story of war between humans and the bio-weapon Gears. Now 'Guilty Gear XX #Reload' is coming to the Xbox, adding a number of tweaks and one new character. Read more for screens ...

'Killzone' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2004 @ 12:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the near future, in a period of planetary colonisation, it revolves around a savage conflict between forces that are still loyal to Earth (the ISA) and a separatist, militaristic faction who call themselves the Helghast. The game follows your squad of four soldiers on a suicidal mission behind enemy lines, as they fight to undermine and defeat the Helghast forces following their devastating Blitzkrieg attack on the human colony. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Manhattan Chase' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 20, 2004 @ 12:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Manhattan Chase will let you choose between the brave side of the police, or the evil side of the criminals. In short: Chase, or be chased!During (story-based) destructive chases you can use several weapons such as rockets, homing missiles, chainguns, grenades, mines, firedragon and even... an airstrike! Everything is allowed in the chase!

'The Matrix Online' - Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2004 @ 12:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in a virtual, persistent online universe in which millions of players around the globe can participate, The Matrix Online will feature cutting-edge graphics, real-time martial arts combat and a rich storyline that picks up where The Matrix Revolutions, the third chapter in The Matrix film trilogy, leaves off. Currently being developed for the PC by Monolith Productions and EON Entertainment, the company owned by the Wachowski Brothers, creators of The Matrix trilogy...