'Age of Mythology' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 23, 2003 @ 11:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As announced and expected the new 1.05 patch for Ensemble Studios' 3D real-time strategy game Age Of Mythology is now available for manual download. The patch fixes an armory tech research exploit, some localization bugs, a crash related to alt-tabbing and a fix when it comes to god power triggers. Read more for details and download links ...

Carson Palmer Features In 'NCAA Football 2004' - Screens

by Rainier on April 23, 2003 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that former All-American USC quarterback and 2002 Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer is the spokesman for the EA SPORTS' NCAA Football 2004. Palmer, who is expected to be a first round pick in the NFL Draft this weekend, will appear on the cover of the newest iteration of the best-selling and most popular college football videogame, NCAA Football 2004 (Xbox/PS2/NGC). His image will appear on all of the game's packaging and merchandising. Read more for details ...

'Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee' (Xbox) - Website Re-Launched

by Rainier on April 23, 2003 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari launched an updated Web site for Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee for Xbox today. The site includes a cool, all new flash presentation as well as additional Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee content, including new movies and screenshots, and recordings of all monster sounds. Check out the updated website!

'Knights Over Europe' Announced - Features & Screens

by Thomas on April 23, 2003 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aspect Simulations announces the development of their World War I combat flight simulation, KNIGHTS OVER EUROPE. Brought to you by a team whose collective experience includes Red Baron II, the Falcon 3 series, the Close Combat series and Fly II, KNIGHTS OVER EUROPE brings the dawn of aerial combat up-to-date with leading edge graphics, high fidelity flight models and precision damage modeling. Dozens of highly detailed aircraft with historically accurate markings will set the stage for an experience that will attract both hard-core flightsim fans and novices alike. Read more for details and screens

DreamCatcher Games E3 Line Up

by Thomas on April 23, 2003 @ 7:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced its full line-up for the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The company will be showcasing 5 new products, including the much anticipated Painkiller on PC and Arx Fatalis on Xbox.

ELSPA Announce New Age Rating System 'PEGI'

by Thomas on April 23, 2003 @ 7:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ELSPA, the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association, today announced its wholesale endorsement of the new Pan European Game Information system ('PEGI') for new interactive entertainment titles released from April 2003. The system, which recognises the need for a uniformed age ratings across Europe, has been designed to rate the age suitability and content of computer and video games so that consumers - particularly parents - can make informed buying decisions at point of purchase.

Infogrames To Market JoWooD's Spooky RPG 'Gothic II'

by Thomas on April 23, 2003 @ 7:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Austrian software developer and publisher JoWooD Productions Software AG today announced the conclusion of an exclusive agreement with Infogrames for the international marketing of their role-play game sensation "Gothic II". With the exception of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the agreement covers the worldwide publishing, marketing and distribution of the title.

'EVE Online: The Second Genesis' Goes Gold! - Screens

by Thomas on April 23, 2003 @ 7:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crowd Control Productions (CCP), developer of the highly anticipated massive multiplayer online game (MMOG) "EVE Online: The Second Genesis" announced today the client portion of the game has been certified 'gold' and has been released to manufacturing. Work continues on the server side of EVE which will be ongoing through to launch on May 6, 2003.

'Mario Kart' & 'Pikmin 2' (NGC) - Screens

by Thomas on April 23, 2003 @ 6:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today we received a bunch of screens from Nintendo. A bit of a pre-E3 treat: Your first five Mario Kart GC shots to pore over and six new screenshots to pik from. Njoy!

'Deer Hunter' Franchise Shoots Onto PlayStation2

by Thomas on April 23, 2003 @ 6:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari today revealed plans to bring Deer Hunter, the hunting series that has continually raised the bar for outdoor adventure and excitement, onto the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system this fall. The game marks the first time the famed hunting franchise will be launching on console, delivering an entirely new interactive hunting experience.

Nintendo Takes Home An Armful Of Awards

by Thomas on April 23, 2003 @ 5:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Easter Sunday saw the broadcast of ITV1's inaugural Game Stars awards ceremony. The awards were voted for by the public, and represent one of the biggest ever polls of video gaming opinion. In a coup for Nintendo, the GAME Retail: Most Wanted Award went to The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, exclusively for NINTENDO GAMECUBE, successfully seeing off very respectable bids from Halo 2, Doom III and Enter The Matrix amongst a host of others.

'Tropico 2: Pirate Cove' Sailing The Seven Seas Into Stores

by Thomas on April 23, 2003 @ 5:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After months in development on a far and distant tropical isle Tropico 2: Pirate Cove is making its sailing the seven seas into stores. An addictive real time strategy, empire building game for the PC this swashbuckling adventure is a treasure that can be discovered in stores on 25th April 2003.

'Controller S' Becomes Standard Xbox Controller In Europe

by Thomas on April 23, 2003 @ 5:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xbox, the video game system from Microsoft, today announced that "Controller S" becomes the standard Xbox controller and will be packaged inside all Xbox video game systems in Europe. Originally sold separately as a stand-alone peripheral, Controller S is the Xbox answer to gamers who wanted more choice. Smaller than the original Xbox controller and featuring a new button layout, Xbox Controller S has proven to be a big hit with gamers since its launch at retail in September 2002.

'Titans of Steel Warring Suns' Preformed By Crownd

by Thomas on April 23, 2003 @ 5:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Titans of Steel Soundtrack to be Preformed by Alternative Rock Band Crownd.. Matrix Games is proud to announce signing Alternative rock band Crownd to play on their upcoming Titans of Steel Warring Suns game. Read more for details!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 23, 2003 @ 12:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Various Game Trailers Available NOW'

by Rainier on April 23, 2003 @ 12:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • The Suffering (Midway)
  • Viewtiful Joe (Capcom)
  • Lost Kingdoms 2 (Activision)
  • Greyhawk: The Temple of Elemental Evil (Infogrames)
  • Dino Crisis 3 (Capcom)

  • Read more for download links ...

Global Star Software's E3 LineUp

by Rainier on April 22, 2003 @ 9:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Global Star Software has released a list of the PC games they will be showcasing at next month's E3 in Los Angeles. Located in Booth Booth 6021 of Kentia Hall, Global Star will be highlighting the following upcoming titles: Airport Tycoon 3, Jetfighter 5, Mall Tycoon 2, Emergency Services Sim, Firefighter 259, Rebel Trucker.

'Divine Divinity' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 22, 2003 @ 8:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Divine Divinity is an RPG in which you take control over either a male of female character whom you guide through a highly interactive fantasy world. Your goal is to develop your character by making him/her better in a variety of skills, discover mysteries, combat enemies and save the day. Larian Studios has just issued the third patch (hotfix Nr3) for Divine Divinity, bringing your retails game to v1.33 (UK&US). This upgrade fixes problems with corrupted savegames, fixes a bug with passive skills, and several other bugs as well. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Unreal Tournament 2003' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 22, 2003 @ 8:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

At last the eagerly-anticipated release of the new patch for Unreal Tournament 2003 has been released. This upgrade brings your retail copy of the multiplayer first-person shooter by Digital Extremes and Epic Games to v2225. This patch can be applied to any previous version and has a buttload of gameplay tweaks and fixes, HUD/menus, AI, networking, mod support, D3D/OpenGL, audio as well as demo recording and playback. Read more for detailed fix list and links where to grab it ...

'Orbz 2.0' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 22, 2003 @ 1:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GarageGames and 21-6 Productions launch Orbz 2.0 with thirty-five all new single-player challenges, online community high scores, computer opponents called Botz, three new courses to compete on, 15 new orbs to choose from, and now available on Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows. The demo offers 5 solo challenges (35 in retail), 2 courses (14 in retail), 10 orbs (30 in retail), only 2 botz allowed in multi-player, no online ranking for multi-player, no community high scores for Single-Player, no unique naming. Read more for download link...