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'NFL Street' (NGC/PS2Xbox) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 11:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NFL STREET, the new arcade action football game from EA under the EA SPORTS BIG brand, has gone gold on all three console platforms - PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube and the game is on track to ship nationwide to retailers on January 13th, 2004 In the meantime we got spiffy new screens for you to enjoy, so read more and check them out!

Midway Expands Sales & Marketing Team .. Again

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 10:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Games Inc. announced today new appointments to its North American marketing and sales teams. Leading these new appointments is Steve Allison, who was named chief marketing officer, a new position at the Company. Midway also announced the marketing appointments of Mona Hamilton, vice president of marketing; Greg Mucha, director of channel marketing; and Reilly Brennan, director of media relations. Additionally, further bolstering the leadership of its North American sales team, Midway named Brad Wildes director of sales and Paul Flynn as regional sales manager of its operating subsidiary.

'Final Fantasy XI' Reaches 500,000 Users

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 10:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix U.S.A., Inc. announced today milestones that were reached due to the successful holiday sales of Final Fantasy XI. The PlayOnline service has surpassed 500,000 registered users in North America and Japan combined, with the total online community population (number of active characters) of "Final Fantasy XI" at nearly one million characters.

'Sonic Battle' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 10:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. and SEGA of America today announced that "Sonic Battle" for the Game Boy Advance is now available at retail outlets across North America. Coinciding with SEGA's new "Sonic Heroes" console release, "Sonic Battle" will benefit from Sega's multi-million dollar "Sonic Heroes" marketing campaign.

'James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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. Check these 40 new screens ...

Oxygen Launches 'International Golf Pro' (PS2)

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 9:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Following on from the success of Perfect Ace last summer, International Golf Pro is Oxygen Interactive's second sports title, founded on the same firm principles of ease-of-play and accessibility. From the power of the drive to the precision of the putt, International Golf Pro puts you in control. Compete with a score of individual computer opponents, or go head-to-head with your friends across a selection of international courses that will push your skill and test your mental strength.

'FightBox' (GBA/PS2/PC) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 9:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the TV series airing on BBC Two, FightBox brings together computer gaming, Internet and TV technology to create a new entertainment format. Taking the best FightBox warriors, created by members of the public for the first televised tournament, plus the 'in-house' Sentient characters, the computer games offer players the unique opportunity to recreate the FightBox experience on home PC, PS2, or even GBA. BBC Multimedia is set to launch FightBox as a multi-format gaming title on February 6, 2004. Read more for details & screens ...

'EverQuest II' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 9:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EverQuest II returns to the culturally diverse world of Norrath in the future of the original EverQuest, with the sheer size and graphical detail greater than ever seen before. Larger in scope than its predecessor, EverQuest II will allow players from every corner of the earth to explore familiar areas and new, undiscovered territories of Norrath. Read on to check out the latest screenshots!

'Lock On: Modern Air Combat' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 9:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by The Fighter Collection, Lock On features today's most modern, technically advanced military aircraft in the most graphically rich, audio-intense game environment ever created for a combat flight simulation. Ubisoft has released the first patch for Lock On: Modern Air Combat and is designed to address many of the significant bugs identified with the initial release of the product. This patch is however not designed to fix all identified bugs. We plan to provide additional patch(es) that will address problems not fixed in this first patch. Read more for download links ...

'Spellforce: The Order of Dawn' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 3:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In their immeasurable greed and constant thirst for power, the thirteen most powerful Mages of all time doomed the land, hurling it into an endless spiral of chaos and despair. Entire countries were wiped out in the blink of an eye when the devastating power of the Elements was unleashed – Elements summoned by dark rituals. Continents shattered like glass, the pieces strewn about like leaves in the wind. Huge armies, bound by the the power of ancient runes, brought war and destruction to the lands that survived the initial onslaught. All that was left were a few islands, connected by magic portals. Read more for 4 tasty new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 3:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Arsenal Overthrow' (Xbox) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 2:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Arsenal Overthrow is Deadline Interactive's upcoming post-apocalyptic action title for Xbox, with Xbox Live! support. In Arsenal Overthrow you are an elite soldier by doing what's best for civilization, you face yourself up against the most ruthless clans in history! All hope for the sanity of man lay in your hands, for a lethal chemical is wiping out the human race, find and eliminate the ones responsible (thanks Gamegossip). Read more for details & the first screens ...

Havok Surpasses 100th Title

by Rainier on Jan. 7, 2004 @ 2:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Havok announces today it has signed license agreements with Vivendi Universal Games for "Tribes Vengeance" and with Atari's Shiny Entertainment for an undisclosed title enabling these AAA game developers to integrate Havok 2 real-time physics into their acclaimed titles. Both Shiny Entertainment and Vivendi Universal Games made the choice of the Havok 2 dynamics solution after lengthy technical review for functionality and after assessing its ease of implementation into their existing game engines. With these two titles, Havok now adds the 100th and 101st names to their list of successful games using its award winning physics.

'World of Warcraft' - Beta Signups SOON

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2004 @ 10:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The World of Warcraft forums have a new post regarding for the WoW beta end of January. "As many of you know, we are currently conducting an internal Alpha test for World of Warcraft. Our goal for this Alpha test is to provide the best possible experience for players when the Beta launches in early 2004. We would like to announce that sign-ups for the World of Warcraft Beta test will begin at the end of this month." To read more about it (as well as some statement about the alpha leak), head on over to the WorldOfwar forum.

'Disciples II: Rise of the Elves' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2004 @ 9:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First has released the first patch for The Disciples II RPG expansion pack Disciples II: Rise of the Elves. This update brings your retail game to v3.01 and addresses some AI issues, game continuity, units balancing and various other fixes (thanks Blues). Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Hostile Intent' - Half-Life Mod Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2004 @ 7:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hostile Intent is a Total Conversion for Half-life that rose from the ashes from The Sherman Project. Every original feature for The Sherman Project is still in, but the new team has thought of many new original ideas and concepts. The HI Team has released a new patch (available for Windows & Linux) addressing several issues such as telefragging, updated maps and a few other things. Read more for details & download links ...

'BiosFear' - Pricing Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2004 @ 5:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamers who always wanted to play a Massively Multiplayer Online Game but were put off by the costs should take a look at BiosFear, Tiscali Games' forthcoming realease. No need to spend your hard-earned money on the software - the client is free. Also, monthly subscription fees will be cheaper than most other MMORPGs. Combine this with BiosFear's easy accessibility and you have the ideal game for online-gaming beginners. But veterans needn’t panic – there is more than enough hard fighting action to keep your blade sharp!

Video Game Sales Over Holidays Stronger Than Expected

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2004 @ 4:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronics Boutique Holdings Corp. today announced that total sales for the nine- week holiday period ended January 3, 2004 grew 24.4 percent to $544.4 million, up from $437.6 million for the same period a year ago. Comparable store sales increased by 2.5 percent for the nine-week period, outpacing the company's forecast. Read more for details ...

'One Must Fall: Battlegrounds' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2004 @ 1:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Diversions Entertainment has issued the first patch for their 3D fighting/action game One Must Fall: Battlegrounds. This upgrade brings your retail game to v2101, no details as to what it fixes are available (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Middle-Earth Online' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2004 @ 1:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

From the far corners of Middle-earth, new adventures come forth to face the growing evil in the East. The forces of Mordor are mobilizing as the Nazgül hunt for the One Ring. The land itself is in peril and its fate lies in the hands of those who possess it. Adventuring alone or in groups, join thousands of players online in the massive world that is Middle-earth. Support the forces of good in an epic struggle to drive back the forces of Sauron. This is Middle-Earth Online, your home in the world of Tolkien. Read more to check some screens ...