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'Goblin Commander: Unleash The Horde' (PS2/Xbox/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 9:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Goblin Commander: Unleash The Horde, players battle their way through the war-torn land of Ogriss, a world ruled by goblins. Spawned by the mighty wizard Fraziel, the goblins have fallen under a corrupt influence that now threatens the balance of power. Advancing through dark subterranean caves, lush woodland cities and towering storm-swept castles; the player wages war with an army of specialized goblin warriors and fearsome monsters to prevent the ultimate destruction of Ogriss. Read more to check out no less than 100 screens ...

Age of Mythology & AoM: The Titans - Update Patch AVailable NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 8:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ensemble Studios has released a new patch for their 3D RTS AoM (v1.08), as well as The Titans expansion pack (v1.01). No specific details are available for The Titans patch but the AoM version adresses some multiplayer issues and recording feature (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'OMF: Battlegrounds' Goes On Tour

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 8:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Diversions Publishing, publisher of One Must Fall: Battlegrounds (Q4 2003), an upcoming Multiplayer fighter for the PC, is proud to announce that One Must Fall will be featured in tournaments at the Xcelerator Gaming LAN and Tournament in Washington DC, November 7-9 2003, and in a tournament at the ATI Cyber X Games at CES, January 8-11, 2004. Read more for details ...

'Rogue Ops' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 8:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Rogue Ops, Kemco exposes the underground world of anti-terrorist operatives. Rocked from normality by an explosion that claimed her daughter and husband, ex-Green Beret Nikki Connors exploits her new role as leading lady to further her personal quest for vengeance. Read more for a big batch of screens ...

'Ghosthunter' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 7:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Inspired by the cinematic styling of classic horror films, Ghosthunter combines high production values with solid gameplay, drawing players into a macabre, supernatural universe packed with stealth, exploration and all-out action. Read more to check a batch of new screens ...

'Contract J.A.C.K.' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 5:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Contract Jack is a standalone action experience focused on giving PC action gamers what they want: More action, less stealth, and more robust multiplayer gameplay. Developed by one of the industry's elite developers, Monolith Productions, Contract Jack showcases the award-winning storytelling of Monolith in a new singleplayer campaign, and adds new multiplayer content as well as a suite of mod-making tools. The multiplayer portion of Contract J.A.C.K. consists of four different gameplay modes, including Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Doomsday, and Demolition. This demo includes 2 levels that can be used to play three of these modes with up to 16 total players.

'Universal Combat' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 4:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Universal Combat brings the greatest components of war together in a single game. Conceived in late 2001 as Battlecruiser Generations, the fifth in the Battlecruiser series, the game has grown into much more than a massive space simulation. Universal Combat is due to be distributed by Mindscape in the UK in November 2003. Unfortunately due to time constraints and a looming Gold date, plans for the demo have been put on hold. Once the game goes Gold this Thanksgiving holidays, work will resume on the demo. Expect it around the end of November. In the meantime, check the new screens ..

Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 4:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Seamlessly combining role playing with intense first-person action combat, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines allows players to become a dangerous creature of the night as they assume the role of a recently embraced fledgling vampire in the service of the city's dark prince. Vampire: The Masquerade- Bloodlines is being developed by Troika Games, whose founding members' credits include the award-winning Fallout, and is based on White Wolf's renowned pen-and-paper Vampire: The Masquerade RPG series. Built using Valve's Source Technology - the same game technology used to power Half-Life 2.

'Homeworld 2' - Mod Tools Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 3:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games has released the modification tools for Homeworld 2, the sequel to 1999's award-winning, space-based real-time strategy game. Amateur and professional game designers alike can use these powerful modification tools to create their own ships, levels, single-player campaigns, and multiplayer game modes. These are the same tools used by the game's developer, Relic Entertainment, to create the content for Homeworld 2. Detailed documentation has been included with the tools to ensure ease of use, regardless of experience or skill level. A copy of Homeworld 2 is required to use any content created with the modification tools. Read more for details & download links ...

'Contract Jack' Goes Gold & Public Demo Coming

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 2:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Contract Jack is a standalone action experience focused on giving PC action gamers what they want: More action, less stealth, and more robust multiplayer gameplay. Developed by one of the industry's elite developers, Monolith Productions, Contract Jack showcases the award-winning storytelling of Monolith in a new singleplayer campaign, and adds new multiplayer content as well as a suite of mod-making tools. Sierra just send word that Contract Jack has gone gold and can be expected in stores Tuesday, November 11th as planned. The note also mentions the release of a public demo on November 6th, which of course we will have mirror'd on our file servers.

'Chrome' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 1:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Chrome is a TPP/FPP tactical shooter taking place on newly colonized planets of a distant star system. The player takes the role of an Interstellar bounty-hunter, who performs various missions challenging both reflex and tactical skills. Strategy First has released a multiplayer demo for Techland's sci-fi shooter Chrome (thanks Gamespot). This demo features 2 maps (Battledust2 and Solient) and 2 multiplayer modes (Assault and Capture the Flag). Read more for download links ...

True Crime: Streets Of L.A. (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Soundtrack

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 12:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Over 80 tracks including 50 all original west coast hip hop performances and an eclectic collection of tunes ranging from, funk, rap, metal, rock, alt metal and Spanish rock fuel Activision, Inc.'s highly anticipated True Crime: Streets of L.A. The upcoming mission-based driving and action game, which is scheduled to ship to retail outlets worldwide on November 4, 2003, will be available on the PlayStation2, the Xbox and GameCube. The game has been rated "M" ("Mature" - Blood and Gore, Mature Sexual Themes, Strong Language and Violence) by the ESRB.

'Dungeon Siege' Goes Hollywood

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 10:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vierte Boll Kino Beteiligungs-GmbH & Co. KG (Boll KG) and Gas Powered Games have joined forces to bring the popular action/fantasy video game “Dungeon Siege” to the silver screen. Boll KG, the production company responsible for several film adaptations of video games including “BloodRayne,” “Alone in the Dark” and “House of the Dead,” recently purchased the theatrical and merchandise rights for “Dungeon Siege.” Read more for details ...

'Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines' - Website Goes Live

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 10:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

This Halloween...before taking to the streets to prey on innocent candy-loving party-go'ers, denizens of the underworld should first check out the official Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines website from Activision, Inc. for some truly scary inspiration. To officially inaugurate the day, fans can delve into the dark and sacred world of the vampire at the official 'Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines' website.

'C&C Generals: Zero Hour' - 'Forgotten Forest' Bonus Map

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 10:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts is proud to present you with another FREE map for Generals/Zero Hour. Beware… enter the Forgotten Forest at your own risk…for you may never return! Graveyards, crypts and spooks inhabit this 2 player map brought straight to you from the ghouls & goblins on the C&C Generals team. Please have a hideously Happy Halloween! Read more for download links ...

'Medal of Honor: Rising Sun' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Starting on November 11, 2003, players will have the opportunity to step into the boots of a Marine Corporal--survive the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, and drive the Japanese Army from the Pacific as Medal of Honor Rising Sun from Electronic Arts has gone gold. Developed by EALA, Medal of Honor Rising Sun is the latest installment in the award-winning franchise known for its immersive and authentic WWII experience. Medal of Honor Rising Sun will ship nationwide on Tuesday, November 11, under the EA GAMES brand for the PlayStation 2, the Xbox, and GameCube.

'SWAT: Global Strike Team' (PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 10:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SWAT: Global Strike Team, a squad-based FPS game for the PlayStation2 and Xbox has shipped to retailers worldwide. The SWAT PC franchise has sold three million units worldwide and this will mark the first time the franchise will be available on the PlayStation2 and Xbox for a suggested retail price of $49.99 with an ESRB “Mature” rating.

'Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising' - Beta Test

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 9:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NovaLogic, Inc. announced today that they will shortly begin accepting applications for the closed pre-beta test for the forthcoming multiplayer modern combat game, Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising.The application process for gamers in North America & Canada is being hosted by GameSpot with sign-ups commencing on Monday Nov 3rd 2003.

'Kuma: War' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 9:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Kuma Reality Games’ Kuma: War brings today’s news of military conflict directly to the PC in a method and style never-before-seen in the world of video games. Supported by true-to-life satellite imagery and authentic military intelligence, Kuma: War provides players with the opportunity to jump from the headlines right into the frontlines of international conflict. Read more for some new screens ....

'Gladiator Sword of Vengeance' (PS2/Xbox) Coming November 4th

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 9:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Whoever said “the pen is mightier than the sword” never picked up a controller and played Acclaim Entertainment, Inc.’s, Gladiator Sword of Vengeance. Shipping to retail outlets nationwide on Tuesday, November 4 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, Gladiator Sword of Vengeance is an epic adventure set in ancient Rome, where the only justice comes in the form of cold sharp steel.