Simon & Schuster Interactive Teams With Cable Industry

by Thomas on July 28, 2003 @ 2:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive, the digital entertainment arm of Simon & Schuster Inc. today announced the Company has developed a plan with cable industry veterans Chip James and Bill Zaccheo to drive subscriptions of high speed data cable modem service for cable television operators. The two parties will provide a unique marketing program combining the rich, immersive experience that Massively Multiplayer Online Gaming (MMOG) delivers with the high speed connection cable modems.

SPC777 Playfree Wireless Controller Available Now!

by Thomas on July 28, 2003 @ 2:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

4Gamers, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bigben Interactive UK Ltd, is pleased to announce the release of the SPC777 Playfree vibrating wireless controller for the Microsoft Xbox... Operating over a 2.4GHz radio frequency, the Playfree vibrating wireless controller allows you to break free of control pad wires. Now you can play your games from up to ten meters away and without the worry of ever losing a signal because of obstacles in the room. The Playfree controller also includes a switchable frequency selector that allows four pads to be used simultaneously.

Mario's New Mind-Blowing Links Hit Hole-In-One (NGC) - Screens

by Thomas on July 28, 2003 @ 1:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today 'July 28', Mushroom Kingdom residents are invited to celebrate the grand opening of two new celebrity-designed golf courses at Mushroom Kingdom Country Club (MKCC). Video game icon, Mario, has worked tirelessly to create the most innovative links the golfing world has ever seen. Read more for details and a few new screens ...

Half-Life 2 - 'Trap Town' Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on July 28, 2003 @ 1:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A little bit later than was announced Valve has released new Half Life 2 footage through their Steam service. They have just unleashed a self-running Bink formatted video showing off a bunch of the physics as part of gameplay aspects of Half-Life 2. Read more for download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 28, 2003 @ 1:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Freedom Fighters' - Official Website Launched

by Rainier on July 27, 2003 @ 1:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has launched the official website for their alternate-history squad-based action game Freedom Fighters. In Freedom Fighters, developed by IO Interactive, you and your teammembers engage the Red army with various types of single and two-handed weapons as well as unarmed combat martial arts maneuvers in their quest for freedom. Check out the new site for some screens, videos and other goodies (thanks Bluesnews)

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on July 27, 2003 @ 1:21 p.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 :

  • Sole Predator - Trailer
  • Freedom Fighters - Trailer
  • Natural Selection 2.0 - (DiVX & WMV) Trailer #2
  • Everquest II - Trailer

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

Adventure Game Series 'Agon' Ready For Release - Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2003 @ 2:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Adventure game developer Private Moon Studios is to release Agon, the first adventure game series ever. Agon is a pure adventure game that comes in fourteen episodes over a period of two years. Each episode is self-contained and can be fully enjoyed in itself, but also contributes to the story of Professor Samuel Hunt's adventures. Read more for some more info and a few screens ...

'Rainbow Six 3' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2003 @ 1:38 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. Another 20 or so Xbox screens just rushed in. Check them out!

'Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2003 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward, developed by High Voltage Software, continues the story of the successful action adventure franchise Hunter: The Reckoning. High-speed action combined with top-notch graphics translate the dark fantasy world of the White Wolf role-playing game and bring the essence of the game to life, fully submerging the player into the realm of The World of Darkness. Wayward comes to the PS2 this summer with an all new story, game-play features, weapons and terrifying monsters. A few new screens to get you through the weekend ...

'Mercedes-Benz World Racing' (PC/Xbox) - Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on July 27, 2003 @ 1:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mercedes-Benz World Racing offers training missions, race and championship modes and also mission based play. Advanced technologies allow each driver to develop its own character and driving history to enable them to master and accomplish different skills and missions successfully (thanks 3DGamers). Check out the new trailer ...

'Smash Cars' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 27, 2003 @ 1:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

No rules radio-controlled racing through living off-road worlds with giant objects, giant animals and giant people. Get behind the wheel of your own RC car and be the first to the finish or nail some crazy stunts. Take 13 awesome toy cars across 13 expansive living levels, move up the ranks, win upgrades and find hidden secrets and shortcuts. Watch out or you might get too close to an unruly crocodile or a punk skateboarder. The road challenge awaits - do you dare? Read more for 40 new screens and in game footage trailer ...

'World War II Online' - Upcoming Patch Info

by Rainier on July 26, 2003 @ 6:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Playnet and Cornered Rat Software have released info on their upcoming v1.9 update patch to the massively multiplayer online game, World War II Online. In v1.9 we will see new tons of fixes & tweaks as well as new gameplay additions such as : depot spawning, porting the Unity 3D graphics engine to OpenGL, adding another 40 cities/towns/ports to already the largest online world, debris additions from shell hits on aircraft, shell ejections in first and third person and more battlefield explosions and plenty plenty more (thanks Python61). Read more for a full list of details...

'Secret Weapons Over Normandy' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 26, 2003 @ 5:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Join a secret squad of pilots dedicated to thwarting the most heinous plans of the Third Reich. Fly over twenty authentic aircraft across thirty daring missions in this new WWII action-flyer. Lawrence Holland, the legendary creator of Star Wars: X-Wing, Star Wars: Tie Fighter and Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe returns with an exhilarating new game of action and intrigue. Can you be trusted with the most dangerous secrets of the war? Read more to check out 50 new screens ...

'Virtual Skipper 3' - Screens

by Rainier on July 26, 2003 @ 4:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Whether you're an unexperienced or skillful navigator, this new version takes you off to the new horizons of Sydney and the Isle of Wight. Other destination : the tropical islands, where you'll be able to create your own water stretches ! Sail again with the racing boats which made Virtual Skipper 2's success, more detailled navigation sites, exceptional nautical conditions, more accurate racing rules, all you need for exciting regattas ! Whatever your navigation skills may be, let's meet online where you'll challenge woldwide players in public, private or team regattas. Experienced players may be umpires while others may simply watch and chat. Read more for some screens ...

'Underworld' (Xbox/PC) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on July 26, 2003 @ 4:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier this week there was word of the promotional Underworld: Bloodlines Halflife mod, but as it turns out Lucky Chicken Games is working on an action game based on Sony Pictures' upcoming action flick 'Underworld'. The game is under development for Xbox as well as PC and is scheduled for release simultaniously with the movie in September. Read more for a batch of (Bloodrayne looking) screens ...

'X-Plane' - Update Patch/Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 26, 2003 @ 3:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new version of Laminar's flight simulator X-Plane has been released. This update patch/demo brings your game to v7.0 and as a massive slew of fixes, tweaks, new features and tons more. As in previous version the update also serves as a time-limited demo (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Purge Online' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 26, 2003 @ 11:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Freeform Interactive, Purge players become members of the Order and the Chosen, with each side seeking elimination of the enemy and individual party survival. Players receive rewards as they win battles and complete objectives throughout gameplay. In addition, Purge offers several map options, innovative weaponry and extensive player customization to enhance the online war experience. The Purge 1.4.7 July Update have been released. It adds many new features and tweaks requested by players at the Purge forums. Read more for download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 26, 2003 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Otogi: Myth of Demons' (Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 25, 2003 @ 7:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Otogi - Myth of Demons" for the Xbox combines the depth of an RPG with a fast-paced action game, drenched in demon pummeling, sword-swinging structure smashing, spell casting and mythology. Read more for 30+ new screens as well as an in game footage trailer ...