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'Silent Storm' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jowood has released an updated demo for the English version of Nival Interactive's 3D turn-based tactical combat game Silent Storm. As before it features 2 missions and a tutorial but adresses some text issues and adds a camera angle switch ability during enemy turns. Read more for download links ....

'True Crime: Streets Of LA' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) Gets Soundtrack

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 1:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOCH Entertainment in conjunction with Vybe Squad LLC is proud to announce the release of True Crime: Streets of L.A., a brand new 20-track compilation and companion piece to the highly anticipated game of the same name from Activision, Inc. The album features an incredible mix of new studio material from some of the biggest names in West Coast hip-hop. The CD is the first release of its kind to feature all new original material, all of which is heavily featured in the game. Read more for details ...

'Rogue Ops' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 12:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kemco U.S.A announced today that the stealth-based action adventure title, Rogue Ops has gone gold. Rogue Ops will make its debut on the Xbox, the PlayStation2 and Nintendo GameCube on October 28, 2003. Developed by Bits Studios Ltd., the intense stealth thriller featuring the vivacious vixen Nikki Connors, thrusts players into an underground world of terrorist organizations and black ops missions.

Climax Audio Department To Be Rockett-Fueled

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

As part of its ongoing expansion plans, Climax today confirmed the creation of a high-tech audio department to be headed-up by Steve Rockett. Located at its Brighton, UK office, the foundation of this new department enables Climax to enrich its many games with high-quality audio and confirms its position as one of the most ambitious and successful development studios.

With a long and illustrious career producing outstanding music, Climax sees Steve Rockett as the ideal man to lead the new department. Arriving from the hugely successful Rockett Music, Steve brings with him a wealth of experience producing audio for handheld game systems and next generation consoles

'The Black Mirror' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced that it has shipped The Black Mirror to stores in North America. The Black Mirror’s story is based on Englishman Samuel Gordon, who had left his boyhood home many years before, vowing never to return. The accidental death of his grandfather, William, forces him to make the painful journey back. After reading William’s journal, Samuel learns that the death is no accident, but linked to a string of gruesome and mysterious deaths dating back 100 years. Upon investigating, Samuel discovers that he’s much closer to the mystery than he thinks; in fact, he’s at the very center of it.

'Spellforce: The Order of Dawn' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 11:17 a.m. PDT | 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 3 tasty new screens ...

'Project Etrom' - Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 10:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

P.M. STUDIOS lets us know that they have launced the official website for Project Etrom. Etrom is an epic adventure among realms and cities, democracies and "nazi" dictatorships, a journey through space-time portals, among the Thrones of the Abyss, beyond the gates of the City of Light and many more locations, situations, rituals, secret-services plots, dark spells. Head on over there and check out the goodies!

Microsoft Releases 'Kings & Myths: The Age Collection'

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 10:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios and Ensemble Studios today announced that a limited edition Kings & Myths: The Age Collection holiday compilation package, which includes four award-winning games, is now available at select North American retailers for an estimated retail price of $59.99 (U.S.). The compilation, which includes Age of Mythology, Age of Mythology: The Titans, Age of Empires II, Age of Empires II: The Conquerors and Sybex’s Age of Mythology Strategy Guide, will be available only at Best Buy, EB Games and GameStop. The Kings & Myths package is a great way for players to experience the finest real-time strategy titles available.

Nyko Ships 'Wireless Net Extender' (PS2/Xbox)

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Internet gaming just got easier! Nyko Technologies has shipped its flagship product, the Wireless Net Extender, to major retail outlets and consumer electronic stores. The Wireless Net Extender allows gamers to connect their Sony Playstation 2 or Microsoft Xbox to their Internet connection, even when they are in different rooms, for cable-free Internet game play. Comprised of two small black boxes, Nyko's wireless technology is easy to use, completely plug-n-play, and provides a secure connection. Nyko's Wireless Net Extender carries a suggested retail price of $99.99.

'Mall Tycoon 2' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Global Star Software has released the first patch for Virtual Playground/Fusion Digital's recently released 3D management/strategy game Mall Tycoon 2. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.021 and adresses nvidai gfx card problems and various other small bug fixes. Read more for details and download links ...

'Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus takes place during the year 2741 AD, roughly 300 years after the events in the original game. The democratic and freedom caring Northern Star Alliance (NSA) is being hard pressed by the warmongering Terran Empire. The war has recently entered a new stage; a brutal and deadly ground war, as the Empire has managed to land their first troopships on the last NSA controlled planet – Morningstar Prime... Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Fugitive Hunter: War on Terror' (PS2) Revealed - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Encore today announced that it has signed an exclusive North American agreement with Black Ops Entertainment LLC to publish Fugitive Hunter: War on Terror for the PlayStation2. This game blends first-person shooter (FPS) and fighter genres in a hunt for terrorists and other criminals; in one of the key missions, players track and capture Osama bin Laden -- America's most wanted terrorist. Read more for details & the first screens ...

'Looney Tunes: Back In Action' (PS2/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Looney Tunes: Back In Action is a video game to be released on multiple platforms day and date with the upcoming live action feature film starring the Looney Tunes characters. The partnership marks the first time Warner Bros. Consumer Products has partnered to co-publish a video game title. UK-based Warthog is developing the game based on the film, which will debut in November 2003. Check out these new screens ...

'Tribes: Vengeance' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Tribes: Vengeance's single-player campaign, gamers become immersed in a roiling galactic thriller. Throughout the game, the player catches glimpses of other, interrelated stories that are unfolding behind-the-scenes. In addition, gamers are given the opportunity to experience the full scope of the single-player story through multiple viewpoints and characters. Powered by an enhanced version of the Unreal Engine, the world is brought to life with characters that have facial expressions and fully-realized personalities, vehicles that kick up dust as they pass by, and weapons that display spectacular effects. Check out these 30+ new screens ...

Handmark To Deliver Games To New PCS Vision Smart Devices

by Thomas on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 7:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Handmark, publisher of software for Palm OS and Windows Mobile platforms for handheld devices, has signed a content publishing agreement with Sprint to provide games that can be downloaded wirelessly through PCS Vision to PCS Vision Smart Devices such as the new PCS Smart Device Treo 600 by Handspring. Currently eleven titles from Handmark will be available for purchase including Monopoly, Scrabble, Warfare Incorporated, Yahtzee, Battleship, MobileDB, and others. Titles will cost between $9.99 and $29.99 and once purchased will simply be added to the customer's PCS invoice.

'Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 7:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take to the air in the first game that allows players to fully experience the magical speed, power, and competition of Quidditch, the favorite sport of witches and wizards, in the Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup game. For the first time, gamers will experience the full complexity and exciting challenge of Quidditch, which involves two teams of seven players who fly on broomsticks, playing four balls simultaneously. Players will control every position on their team, including three Chasers who try to score with the Quaffle, two Beaters who control the dangerous Bludgers, the Keeper who protects the goal, and the Seeker who chases the elusive Golden Snitch that must be caught to end the match... With these nine new PS2 shots you'll be quids in.

'Celebrity Deathmatch' (PC/PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Thomas on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 6:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gotham Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, announced today that MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch for the PlayStation2, PlayStation, Xbox, and PC has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. Based on the MTV claymation hit series, MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch is available for the MSRP of $19.99. MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch will be shipping to retail in Europe on October 31, 2003.

New Pac-Man Game Links GBA & NGC For Multiplayer Fun

by Thomas on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 6:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

If you've ever spent all your quarters zipping Pac-Man through his mazes at your favorite watering hole, you'll be happy to learn those days are behind you. A collaboration between Nintendo of America Inc. and Namco Hometek Inc. has made the hot new Pac-Man vs. game available exclusively for Nintendo GameCube. This special game is also available at a very special price-free!

'Tak and the Power of Juju' (PS2/NGC/GBA) Ships To Retail

by Thomas on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 6:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ and Nickelodeon today began shipping "Tak and the Power of Juju" for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, as well as Nintendo Gamecube and Game Boy Advance to major retailers throughout North America. Developed by Avalanche Software, Tak marks the first release under THQ and Nickelodeon's previously announced relationship dedicated to creating, developing and publishing original videogame content with multi-media franchise potential through Nickelodeon's television, movie, online, magazine and consumer product network.

'Commandos 3: Destination Berlin' - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 4:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yesterday Eidos announced that Commandos 3: Destination Berlin will be in North American retail today. Read more below to check out five more screenshots for your collection.

Commandos 3 takes the stunningly detailed graphics and compelling gameplay of the series to a whole new level. The game features a new interior engine that enables you to rotate the detailed environments and zoom in and out. Prepare your Commandos as enemy bombing raids lay waste to environments, requiring you to change your tactics and approach.