'YOHOHO! Puzzle Pirates' Beta Begins Today

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 11:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Three Rings today announced the open public Beta test of "Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates," a unique massively multi-player game in which deeds of swashbuckling are accomplished with fun puzzle games. Read more for details ...

'Disciples II: Servants of the Dark' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 11:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher/Developer Strategy First announced today that the Disciples world has expanded even further with Disciples II: Servants of the Dark, which shipped to retail stores today. “First we brought you Guardians of the Light, and now Servants of the Dark, which is going to introduce gamers to a whole new side of the Disciples world,” says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing for Strategy First. “The good side was fun, but we all know that everyone is waiting for their chance to visit the dark side…”

'Halo: Combat Evolved' (Xbox) Selling BIG

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 7:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios and Bungie Studios today announced that the critically acclaimed "Halo: Combat Evolved" for Xbox has sold over three million copies worldwide. "Great to see that Halo continues to be a success on Xbox," said Bungie studio manager Pete Parsons, "and later this summer we will unleash Halo for the PC with online multiplayer capabilities featuring new maps, weapons and vehicles, plus the ability for fans to create mods." Bungie is currently hard at work on the highly anticipated sequel, Halo 2, which will come to Xbox in 2004.

'Outlaw VolleyBall' (Xbox) Hits The Road With Lollapalooza

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 7:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today that "Outlaw Volleyball," the humorous, gameplay driven sports title for Xbox has hit the road with Lollapalooza (Rated: "M" by the ESRB; Now Available; Xbox Live enabled). Before checking out Jane's Addiction, Audioslave and other cool acts, gamers are invited to play a round of OUTLAW VOLLEYBALL at GameRiot.

'Billy Hatcher And The Giant Egg' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 7:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sonic The Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka and SONICTEAM return with their first all-new platform game since the SEGA Saturn era! Darkness has fallen upon a once-magical land. An evil King who seeks to rule with an everlasting night has captured the creatures that inhabit this realm. Now, a young boy must use the powers of a legendary suit to control special eggs in order to restore light to the land. Read more for some new screens ...

'Civilization III: Conquests' - Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 7:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sid Meier's Civilization III: Conquests takes players on a provocative journey through the ages as they pursue victory in the most famous conquests in history. What does Civ Conquests give to fans of the award-winning series? Simply put - more Civ: More to Build, More to Fight, More to Rule! Read more for details and a batch of new screens ...

'Silent Hill 2' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami has released a small patch for their 3rd person survival horror action adventure Silent Hill 2. This upgraade does not have a specific version numbers but addresses missing text and/or missing videos on NVIDIA GeForce FX cards. Read more for details and download links ...

'Spider-Man: The Movie' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 1:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision/Grey Matter have released a new patch for US edition of their action adventure game Spider-Man: the Movie. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.3 and fixes an issue that resulted in the Training missions not working properly with certain Pentium 4 processor, as well as an issue that prevented digital controllers with less than 8 buttons from working properly (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 15, 2003 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Half Life 2' - G-Man Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on July 14, 2003 @ 5:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As was announced & expected Valve is releasing new Half Life 2 footage through their Steam service. They have just unleashed a self-running Bink formatted video showing off the incredible re-created G-Man in Half-Life 2. Watch the transformation from old to new and simply marvel at the difference. Read more for download links ...

'World Cyber Games' Semi Finals This Weekend

by Rainier on July 14, 2003 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The World Cyber Games semi-final action continues this weekend at CompUSA locations across the nation with Half Life: Counter Strike on Saturday, July 19th and Unreal Tournament 2003 on Sunday, July 20th. The tournament begins promptly at 11:00am and all participants should arrive by 10:30am. For more details and a list of CompUSA locations please visit the official World Cyber Games website

GMX Media Secures European Rights To 'Strategic Command'

by Rainier on July 14, 2003 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GMX Media today announced that it has secured the rights to publish the PC Strategy title – Strategic Command in Europe (with the exception of Germany, France and Spain). "We are so trilled to be working with Battlfront, this is just the beginning of what we are sure will be a long lasting relationship” Commented Barry Leonard COO of GMX Media. Read more for details & screens...

'Goblin Commander' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) - Official Website Launches

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

Jaleco just informed us that they have launched the official website for their upcoming RTS 'Goblin Commander'. To kick-off the official 'Goblin Commander' website features a gallery of concept art and the recently released screenshots showing the two-month design enhancement from the 24-member art team. Check out the inaugural “Developer Diary” posting by Producer Chris Millar. Millar, a PC strategy game veteran hand-picked to lead the console-inspired development team, discusses the Fog Of War methods used in the game to balance strategy elements with design goals.

'Killer 7' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2003 @ 9:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Killer 7, players take on the role of Harman Smith an unlikely assassin who lives life at his own pace. Switching between seven different personalities, he employs each character’s abilities to terminate targets he deems “deserving to die.” Read more to check out some screens ...

'XIII' Gets Famous Voices

by Rainier on July 14, 2003 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft rounded out its AAA cast of voice talent for its highly anticipated action-shooter, XIII, by signing David Duchovny as its title character as well as Adam West (TV's Batman) as General Carrington. Previously Ubisoft already signed actress/musician Eve. XIII is an epic, conspiracy-driven thriller set in a highly stylized graphic-novel world and is scheduled to release on all game consoles as well as the PC in Fall 2003.

Phantom Game Console to be Unveiled at Ultimate Gamers Expo

by Rainier on July 14, 2003 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infinium Labs announced today that the highly anticipated new gaming console, Phantom, will be unveiled to the public at the first annual Ultimate Gamers Expo in August. “We’re very excited to be unveiling the Phantom for the first time at the Ultimate Gamers Expo,” said Tim Roberts, CEO of Infinium Labs. “This show is the perfect venue and gives us the unique opportunity to show the system firsthand to over 100,000 gamers and industry insiders.”

'Vietcong Fist Alpha' Announced

by Rainier on July 14, 2003 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For most G.I.s one tour of duty in Vietnam was more than enough, but not for the boys of Fist Alpha. A team of US Special Forces who are the best of the "Green Machine" determined to stop Charlie in his tracks. Taking you back to the 'Nam, Vietcong Fist Alpha is the official Mission Disc for the very successful Vietcong. Released in April 2003, Vietcong continues to achieve chart success across Europe and Australia.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on July 14, 2003 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

  • MoH: Rising Sun - Trailer
  • Drake - Trailer
  • SSX 3 - Trailer
  • SSX 3 - Trailer 2
  • NBA Live 2004 - Trailer
  • Powerdrome - Trailer
  • XIII - Trailer
  • Etherlords 2 - Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

City Interactive Changed Release Date Of 'P2'

by Rainier on July 14, 2003 @ 8:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

City Interactive announces that the release date of the game named P2 [working title] has been moved to Q1 2004. P2 [working title] is 3D strategy in space, the sequel to “Project Earth” that contains advanced strategic section and the fleet management option. P2 takes best elements from RTS and RPG to build never seen gameplay experience. To be continued ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 14, 2003 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News