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'Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back To Baghdad' (PC/PS2/XB) Announced

by Thomas on May 13, 2003 @ 7:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced today that it will release Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad for the PlayStation2, Xbox and PC in North America this fall. Check out yesterday's Desert Storm II screens!

Games Based On TV Series 'Beyblade' Coming To Console

by Thomas on May 13, 2003 @ 6:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari, Inc. and Corus Entertainment's Nelvana today announced that they have finalized deal terms for Atari to have the exclusive license to develop video games based on the hit television series, Beyblade. Atari and Nelvana plan to bring Beyblade video game titles to console systems later this year.

Empire Interactive Sign Distribution Deal With SEGA In Japan

by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 2:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive plc, a leading AIM listed computer games developer and publisher, announces that it has signed a distribution deal with leading Japanese games company, SEGA for the release of Warrior Kings: Battles and Ghost Master in Japan. Under the terms of the agreement, SEGA will distribute the titles on the PC Platform.

Shadow Ops: Red Mercury (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 2:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the near future, Shadow Ops: Red Mercury is a gritty, real-world first-person shooter (FPS) in which the player fills the combat boots of an elite Delta Force operative. When a female Russian double-agent discovers information on "Red Mercury" - a secret substance that can be used as a nuclear accelerant - the player is hand-picked by the National Security Agency (NSA) to pursue the Red Mercury before it is used to build backpack nuclear devices and sold to terrorist organizations. Check out the nifty screens ...

'Trinity' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 2:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision is unleashing a one-man cybernetic wrecking crew with the announcement of TRINITY, a new first person action game for the PC and Xbox. Set in the year 2013, TRINITY transports players into a dark alternate future where a deadly plague threatens to destroy the city of New Orleans. As the mysterious "Nightstalker," a bio-technically enhanced one-man vigilante force, players will cut a swath of destruction through the Big Easy as they attempt to uncover the source of the deadly virus, and save the city from impending disaster. The PC version of the game is being created by Gray Matter Studios the development team behind Return to Castle Wolfenstein. The Xbox version is being developed by Vicarious Visions. TRINITY is expected to ship in 2004

Hip-Hop Soundtrack for True Crime: Streets of L.A.

by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2003

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.

MicroSoft Pre-E3 Event (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 1:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today we had a quick press release with some of the highlights of the pre-e3 MicroSoft/Xbox press event held yesterday, now we have the first screens coming in from our reporter in the field. Later on we will have impressions/first look articles coming as well... For now enjoy the Halo2, Grabbed by the Ghoulies, Project Gotham Racing 2, Kameo: Elements of Power, Conker: Live and Uncut, True Fantasy Live Online, Xbox Music Mixer, Amped, BC, Links 2004, Crimson Skies, CounterStrike, Fable, Voodoo Vince, MidTown Madness3, TopSpin, Sudeki, NHL Rivals 2004 and NFL Fever 2004 ... Njoy!

'Desert Thunder: 7th Cavalry Heavy Armored Division' Announced

by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Toronto-based Groove Games, a global publisher of interactive entertainment software, announced today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the signing of a game development deal with Brainbox Games. Also based in Toronto, Brainbox Games, a wholly owned subsidiary of Digital Extremes, will create two games under the agreement with the first title for the PC already in development.

Worthplaying E3 Page Update

by Rainier on May 12, 2003 @ 5:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

To avoid cluttering up the page i will just round up several acticles and add them here as they come in .. Latest Updates :

'Rise of Nations' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 12, 2003 @ 3:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rise of Nations combines the epic scope of traditional turn-based strategy games with the fast-paced action of RTS games. The game allows players to create new cities, improve their city infrastructure and expand national borders. Players have the option to win through military might using everything from slingshots to cannons to stealth bombers, corner the market on key commodities, and wheel and deal with a wide variety of Nations. In the trial version, gamers can choose between four of the 18 nations featured in the retail version of Rise of Nations. Players will be able to play through the tutorial and then try their hand on the field of battle on one of four different map types. Read more for download links ...

John Woo Creates Game Studio

by Rainier on May 12, 2003 @ 2:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tiger Hill Entertainment, a new interactive entertainment studio backed by famed film director, John Woo, today announced its operations and its mission to redefine the action/adventure video game genre with its innovative approach to interactive entertainment development and production. Founded to take advantage of the creative talents of John Woo and his producing partner, Terence Chang, the company announced world-renowned video game developer, SEGA as its premier partner to establish itself as a leader in the interactive entertainment industry (thanks VE3D). Read more for details ...

Logitech Announces New Feature-Rich Joysticks For PC/Mac

by Rainier on May 12, 2003 @ 2:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Logitech today announced the Logitech Extreme 3D Pro and Logitech Attack 3 joysticks for PC and Mac. On display at the E3 tradeshow in Los Angeles, the joysticks will be available this summer on retail shelves in the U.S. and at www.logitech.com. Pricing is not yet available. Read more for details ...

Sega E3 Screens Gallery

by Rainier on May 12, 2003 @ 2:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today we present another massive screens gallery filled with all of Sega's upcoming titles they will display at the E3 convention in LA, which kicks off Wednesday. We got screens from :

  • NCAA College Basketball 2K4 (PS2/Xbox)
  • NBA 2K4 (PS2/Xbox)
  • NFL 2K4 (PS2/Xbox)
  • NHL 2K4 (PS2/Xbox)
  • Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution
  • Virtual-On Marz (PS2)
  • Vectorman (PS2)
  • Sonic Adventure DX (NGC)
  • Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg (NGC)
  • Phantasy Star Online III Card Revolution (NGC)
  • Otogi: Myth of Demons (XB)

'EverQuest II' - Enter The New World Of Norrath This Winter

by Thomas on May 12, 2003 @ 1:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment announced today that it is adding incentives to EverQuest II, the parallel online universe to the hugely successful gaming phenomenon EverQuest, to reward current EverQuest players for the time they have invested enjoying the original title. The incentives will include exclusive crossover quest zones in each game that will be accessible only by subscribers of both games, allowing characters in EverQuest and EverQuest II to gain access to hidden treasures, an EverQuest II in-game reward for loyal fans, and additional features to be disclosed over the coming months for ongoing EverQuest and EverQuest II players. EverQuest II is expected to ship to U.S. and Canadian retail stores this winter.

'Sonic The Hedgehog' Speeds Onto Next Generation Game Platforms

by Thomas on May 12, 2003 @ 12:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA today announced that it will deliver its top-selling franchise of all time -- Sonic The Hedgehog -- to the largest audience of gamers worldwide, launching four new Sonic The Hedgehog games on all next-generation console and handheld platforms this fiscal year. The highly-anticipated "Sonic Heroes," an all-new title in the Sonic The Hedgehog series, will debut on the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo GameCube and the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Additionally, building off the success of the Sonic franchise on Nintendo GameCube, SEGA will release "Sonic Adventure DX Director's Cut" exclusively for Nintendo GameCube. Finally, Sonic will return to the Game Boy Advance with the release of "Sonic Pinball Party" and "Sonic Battle."

SEGA Sports And ESPN Enhance Alliance

by Thomas on May 12, 2003 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Visual Concepts Entertainment, a SEGA development studio, today announced that it has expanded its relationship with ESPN, The Worldwide Leader in Sports, for its "2K4" lineup of video games. Only one year after joining forces to deliver the most authentic and realistic sports simulation video games, including ESPN's trademarked presentation features, the two sports powerhouses are taking integration to the next level. The expanded relationship will incorporate even more ESPN elements into the critically acclaimed "2K" franchises, including ESPN commentators, as well as an increased marketing alliance between the two brands.

Gotham Games Signs 'Starsky & Hutch' (PS2/Xbox/PC)

by Rainier on May 12, 2003 @ 11:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gotham Games announced today that it will release the thrilling driving shooter Starsky & Hutch, under license with Sony Pictures Consumer Products, for the PlayStation, Xbox, and PC in North America this fall.

'Alias' Will Feature Original TV Cast Voice-overs

by Rainier on May 12, 2003 @ 11:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alias is a third-person action adventure containing a unique blend of action and stealth that puts you under fire and under pressure. Utilize your incredible spyware and array of disguises to complete the most dangerous covert missions across the globe. Experience all the heart-stopping action and tension of the award winning TV series.

Acclaim Sports Announces 'NBA Jam' For Xbox/PS2/NGC

by Rainier on May 12, 2003 @ 11:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cries of “He’s on Fire” and “Boomshakalaka” will once again fill the hardwood arenas of the NBA, as Acclaim Sports today unveiled its latest installment of NBA JAM for the next-generation consoles. Developed by Acclaim Studios Austin, NBA JAM, the grand-daddy of all arcade-style basketball games, has sold more than 6 million units worldwide. This fall, NBA JAM returns with its trademark over-the-top, arcade-style 3-on-3 gameplay, “On Fire”, “Big Head” mode and hot spots, as well as all-new rim-rocking moves specifically designed for the next-generation gaming systems.

'The Y-Project' Canned, Long Live 'Das Reich 2005' - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2003 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The developer JOYLABS, consisting of the development team of the former game developer WESTKA Interactive (Cologne, Germany) and conducted by industry veteran Thomas Schaefer, has decided to stop the further development on the “The Y-Project” in favour of the complete new PC game title “DAS REICH 2005” (draft title). Read more for some info and a first weapons screen...