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'Darkfall Dungeon' Design Competition

by Thomas on May 16, 2003 @ 2:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Darkfall Team would like to announce the Darkfall Dungeon Design competition and invite our readers to participate.

"Design a dungeon located in the human kingdom of Mercia, and - assuming you win - we'll build it, fill it with monsters, and create the in-game quests, rumors and lore associated with it. You will receive full credit for your work, and we'll even publish your original description as an in-game book. Some of you might receive more assignments and/or offers from us based on the quality of your submission".

LucasArts Various E3 Screens

by Thomas on May 16, 2003 @ 2:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

  • Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (PC Xb)
  • Armed & Dangerous (PC Xb)
  • Wrath Unleashed (PS2 Xb)
  • Full Throttle: Hell on Wheels (PC PS2 Xb)
  • Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike (GC)
  • Secret Weapons Over Normandy (PC PS2 Xb)
  • Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided (PC)
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (PC Xb)

    Enjoy the gallery HERE!

'Sorceror's Maze' (PS) - Screens

by Thomas on May 16, 2003 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Do you dare enter the magical maze of the Sorcerer? A bewitching game set over 10 expansive worlds with 10 levels of sorcery in each on a panel bashing mission for enchanted jewels. Choose a variety of environments from the vast ocean, highest mountain to the deepest river defeating the evil bosses at the end of each. Assuming the role of our hero Prism you stand under your charmed shield and deflect the attacking to break the glowing shapes above. Your only way through to the next world is to complete each of the 10 levels to face the powerful boss at the end. It's a harsh world of witchcraft, so you're going to need to summon all your powers. By picking up Magic Points in the game you can purchase Magical Orbs giving you awesome power-ups for your shield and your ball.

'Kreed' - Movie Available Now

by Thomas on May 16, 2003 @ 1:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Russobit-M has released E3 trailer from their upcoming sci-fi FPS, Kreed. The movie clocks 43MB, runs a bit over 2.5 minutes, illustrating gameplay, special effects, and some cut-scenes. Here is a download link (43MB)..

True Crime: Streets of L.A. (PS2/XB) - Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2003 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2003 May 16th

Inspired by Hong Kong action films, the game lets players assume the role of tough-as-nails detective Nick Kang, bent on settling a personal vendetta with the L.A. underworld. As Kang, players will be able to dispense their own personal brand of justice through automotive combat, a variety of rib cracking martial arts moves and the business end of dual 45s.

Thief III (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2003 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2003 May 16th

Garrett finds himself without allies, standing alone between the city and the forces that would crush it. Will his skills be enough to save the dying city? Can he survive betrayal, assassins, and war in the labyrinthine city streets? Will he destroy or be destroyed by the evil he awoke? And finally, what must he do to get what he wants most of all: to be left alone plying his trade as the city's greatest ... thief?

Atari & Turbine Entertainment To Develope 'Dungeons & Dragons Online'

by Thomas on May 15, 2003 @ 10:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Atari and Turbine today jointly announced plans to bring Wizards of the Coast's incredibly popular gaming universe, "Dungeons & Dragons" ("D&D"), to the world of massively multiplayer games with "Dungeons & Dragons Online." This innovative online role-playing game will be the first project developed, funded and run by Turbine Entertainment, creators of the critically acclaimed "Asheron's Call" and "Asheron's Call 2." "Dungeons & Dragons Online" will provide players with the definitive online "Dungeons & Dragons" experience, complete with dramatic dungeon crawling, terrifying monster combat and challenging puzzles, character advancement and guild-based power struggles.

'Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield' (Xbox) - Features & Screens

by Thomas on May 15, 2003 @ 5:39 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.

Activision E3 Facts & Screens

by Thomas on May 15, 2003 @ 3:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

  • Day of Defeat (PC)
  • Trinity (Xb/PC)
  • Soldier of Fortune II Double Helix (Xb)
  • Shrek 2: The Game (ALL)
  • Wakeboarding Unleashed Featuring Shaun Murray (PS2/XB)
  • Pitfall Harry (PS2/XB/NGC/GBA)
  • Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines (PC)
  • Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure (NGC/PS2)
  • MTX: Mototrax featuring Travis Pastrana (PS2/XB/NGC)
  • Star Trek: Elite Force II (PC)
  • Call of Duty (PC)
  • Spider-Man 2 (PS2/XB/NGC)
  • Rome: Total War (PC)

    Check them out here..

E3 Trailers

by Thomas on May 15, 2003 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games Announces Title Lineup

by Thomas on May 15, 2003 @ 2:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another year, another E3. Shrapnel Games unfortunately will not be able to attend E3 this year. Fear not though! For in this news release they unveil several of their upcoming titles that shall be released in 2003 and 2004. By no means a complete list, expect plenty of surprises to be announced over the coming months. And so, without further ado, their upcoming games below...

'Lethal Skies II' (PS2) Announced & 'The Seven Samurai' (PS2) Unveiled

by Thomas on May 15, 2003 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sammy Studios Announces Lethal Skies II (PS2): “Lethal Skies II is a thrilling title that will bring gamers a fast-paced, graphically rich jet combat game,” said John Rowe, president of Sammy Studios. “Players will be able to immerse themselves into this game’s single-player mode as an elite pilot commanding a powerful air fleet, or compete with friends for Ace status in 2-player mode.”

Sammy Studios Unveils The Seven Samurai (PS2): “Seven Samurai 20XX is an exciting video game title on many levels,” said John Rowe, president of Sammy Studios. “It takes a film that has transcended generations and recreates it as an intense action game set in the future, and pays proper homage to the masterpiece that inspired it as a collaborative and artistically-driven effort.”

'Nexagon: Deathmatch' Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 15, 2003 @ 1:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher and developer Strategy First Inc. announced today that their new real time tactical game Nexagon: Deathmatch has gone gold. "We're wrapping up the last few details now and the team is really happy with what we've managed to cook up,” says Guy English, Lead Programmer on Nexagon: Deathmatch. “Nexagon has been a really fun project to work on and we're sure people are going to have a blast playing it."

UbiSoft Launches 'XIII' & 'FarCry' Teaser Websites

by Rainier on May 15, 2003 @ 1:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft today announced XIII, the most stylish FPS ever, now has its own dedicated teaser web page. XIII is a stunning, conspiracy-driven thriller set in a highly stylized graphic-novel world. Fans can log on now and get a sneak preview of one of the most anticipated games of the year. The website features new screens, character images, an interactive storyline and an exclusive high-quality trailer. XIII is scheduled to ship in Fall 2003 to all consoles and PC and the full XIII website will launch in June 2003. Ubi Soft today also announced that Far Cry, the most unpredictable and technologically innovative FPS, now has its own dedicated teaser web page.With features such as its stunning graphics, unique tropical setting, unprecedented long-range view distance, freely explorable indoor and outdoor environments, authentic physics-on-demand, perfect variety of gameplay, frighteningly realistic AI and an universally acclaimed pick-up-and-play level editor.The website features new screens showcasing the amazing graphics and effects, while an exclusive downloadable movie trailer offers a first look at the game's tropical setting infested with deadly enemies.

WorthPlaying E3 Page Update - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on May 15, 2003 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

  • Twisted Metal: Black Online (PS2)
  • Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu (NGC PS2 Xb)
  • Risk (PS2)
  • SOCOM: US Navy SEALs (PS2)
  • Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (PC)

    Check them out here! (more to come)

'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines' (Console) - Fact Sheet

by Thomas on May 15, 2003 @ 12:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A first-person action game currently in development for all major console gaming platforms, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines will - for the first time on next-generation console systems - allow players to become the Terminator Series signature icon, Arnold Schwarzenegger as the original Terminator. This marks the first time Arnold Schwarzenegger's voice and likeness has ever appeared in a home videogame.

'Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike' (NGC) - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on May 15, 2003 @ 12:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

One of interactive entertainment's most critically and commercially successful action arcade series returns this fall in Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike from LucasArts. Available for Nintendo GameCube, this thrilling third chapter once again features the intense flight battles of Luke Skywalker and his elite unit of X-wing starfighter pilots and adds highly desired multiplayer capability and character-based and ground combat to the series for the first time.

US Xbox Price Cut

by Thomas on May 15, 2003 @ 12:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Add one more reason to buy an Xbox video game system today: a new, lower price. Effective immediately, Xbox video game system will retail for $179.99 in the United States and $249.99 in Canada. Right out of the box, Xbox enables the most advanced online and offline gaming experiences with its built-in hard drive and built-in Ethernet port. With an attractive new price, a tremendous lineup of games, and the rapidly growing Xbox Live online gaming community, Xbox represents the best choice for a wide range of consumers. In addition to this new price, Xbox is featuring an impressive line-up of new games for the coming year this week at E3, as well as enhancements to its online gaming service and innovative new entertainment products to expand the definition of video game entertainment.

Midway E3 Screens (PS2/XB)

by Thomas on May 14, 2003 @ 1:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

  • Freestyle MetalX (PS2/XB)
  • Freaky Flyers (PS2)
  • RoadKill (PS2)
  • NHL Hitz Pro (PS2)
  • SpyHunter 2 (PS2)
  • The Suffering (PS2)
  • NARC (PS2)

    Check them out!

Logical Vice Announces Multi-Genre Game for PC And XBox

by Thomas on May 14, 2003 @ 12:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Unsigned Independent Developer LogicalVice, an Orlando based Interactive Entertainment and Games Studio announced today its plans to release a multi-genre video game for the PC/X-BOX. The game, "BoomTown" is based on a loose interpretation of the American Wild West frontier, its players, and the mystique of witchcraft, and is scheduled for the 3rd quarter of 04. Boomtown will host single player campaigns and multiplayer online scenarios in a third person default, or first person perspective. Running on Epic Games' Unreal Warfare and the Karma Physics Math Engine it infuses a fresh look and an untapped genre with action packed scenarios and gaming modes like Last Man Standing, Dueling, Siege, or 25 Card Draw. It is six-shooters and sorcery. It is bullets and blood sacrifice. It is a game that will reshape the vivid landscape of pulse-pounding, white-knuckle action.

Players will saddle up as one of 25 frontier personalities. Choose from Bryce Blackburn, a steely gunslinger that makes "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" look more like "The Meek, The Lame, and The Puny" to Elspeth, the spiritual leader of a displaced witches' colony capable of hurling an arsenal of deadly spells. Bryce, Elspeth, and an assortment of other colorful characters will traverse stunningly detailed terrain, eerie settlements, and amazingly textured towns either on foot or more quickly by horseback, stagecoach, or train. In addition, over 30 different weapons will be at the player's disposal. Classic western favorites like the Colt 45 Peacemaker and Parker Shotgun will announce their presence with authority. Finding mystical alternatives like the Angelic Bone Sword and Mace of Devouring will unlock a whole new way of disposing of your enemy.