'The Great Escape' - Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2003 @ 10:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

‘The Great Escape’ is based on the 1963 Oscar nominated film staring Steve McQueen and revolves around actual events during WW2. The game is set in a number of unique locations, from POW camps to a mountain-top castle. Game levels include a busy hospital, a chase through a moving train and escape from an active Luftwaffe airfield. The core of the game centres on the largest mass breakout ever, from the ‘escape proof’ Stalag Luft III prisoner of war camp. The game uses the powerful storyline and strong characters from the film to place the player in the heart of the action, as the POW’s resist the German war machine. It uses a combination of stealth, combat and frantic action involving multiple vehicles and an awesome motorbike based finale.

'Age of Mythology' - Update Patch

by Rainier on April 16, 2003 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As announced and expected the ESO site mentions that the new 1.05 patch for Age of Mythology is now available through the auto updater. The patch fixes an armory tech research exploit, some localization bugs, a crash related to alt-tabbing and a fix when it comes to god power triggers. A manual patch will be released soon and we will mirror it when such becomes available (thanks Blues).

Climax Latest Racing Game On Its Way

by Thomas on April 16, 2003 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Climax today announced some recent accolades for its high-intensity motorcycle racing game, MotoGP 2. The game received the 2003 Xbox Award for Excellence in Live Implementation from Microsoft’s Advanced Technology Group, the Official Xbox Magazine’s 2002 Award for the Best Use of Xbox Controller, and was a finalist for the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences’ 2003 Console Racing Game of the Year. Moto GP 1 and Moto GP 2, both published by THQ, are the first and second racing games released for the Xbox Live service.

'Harbinger' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 16, 2003 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Harbinger is a single-player action / RPG set in a fantastic science fiction universe. As one of three distinct character types, players explore the world of Harbinger - journey to the far reaches of space, battle unique foes never before seen in any medium, discover powerful new weapons and alien technologies, and uncover the dark secrets buried within the massive starship's steel walls. Dreamcatcher has released the first patch for Harbinger bringing your retail game to v1.1. The upgrade adresses several quest issues, improves Culibine amp usage, configuration tools, and fixes a few other bugs. Read more for download links ...

'SX Superstar' (PS2/XB/NGC) - In Game Music Soundtrack Unveiled

by Thomas on April 16, 2003 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combining high-flying, two-wheel action with heart-pumping, adrenaline infused tunes, AKA Acclaim, a division of Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today unveiled the in-game music soundtrack for its summer release, SX Superstar. Featuring today's top artists including The Deftones, Box Car Racer, N.E.R.D. and Fenix*TX, SX Superstar will be available across all next-generation systems.

'Lords of EverQuest' Announced - Features & Screens

by Thomas on April 16, 2003 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. today announced Lords of EverQuest, the next-generation of Real-Time Strategy (RTS) gaming, marking the company's entrance into offline PC gaming. Inspired by the world of online gaming phenomenon EverQuest, Lords of EverQuest features an enthralling storyline drawing gamers to the land of Antonica as they control one of 15 Lords and manage massive armies in their quest for domination. Lords of EverQuest will set new standards for the traditional RTS genre with thousands of items, hundreds of spells, the ability for all units in the game to gain experience and abilities, and free online multiplayer options* for up to 12 players per game. Lords of EverQuest is being developed by Rapid Eye Entertainment and published by Sony Online Entertainment, and is expected to ship to U.S. and Canadian retail stores this fall.

WineX 3.0 Blasts Linux Gaming Into The Next Dimension

by Thomas on April 16, 2003 @ 6:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TransGaming Technologies, a leading developer of software portability solutions for the video games industry, announced today the much-anticipated release of WineX 3.0, TransGaming's flagship Linux portability product that allows PC games and applications to seamlessly and transparently run on the Linux operating system, directly out-of-the-box.

'Operation Flashpoint 2' Confirmed For PC

by Thomas on April 16, 2003 @ 6:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters today confirms that Operation Flashpoint 2, a true sequel to the million-selling military simulator, has been commissioned. The setting and theme for the game will be revealed at E3, the global games expo (Los Angeles Convention Centre, May 14-16). Operation Flashpoint 2 is in design and development at Bohemia Interactive Studio, the Prague-based creators of the original title, and will launch late in 2004 for PC.

Free Network Adapter Puts PS2 On An Equal Footing With Xbox

by Thomas on April 16, 2003 @ 6:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Details have emerged of Sony's plans to sell a variety of hardware bundles at existing prices through its online store in Japan - including a bundle which would feature a network adapter for free with a new console purchase. This deal would put the PlayStation 2 on an equal footing with the Xbox in terms of network functionality, as one of the key selling points of Microsoft's console has been that it requires no additional hardware for online gaming.

'1503 A.D.' - Screenshot Contest!

by Thomas on April 16, 2003 @ 6:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

If you have pictures of your grandiose palaces, proud cities, mighty battles or impressive buildings then just send them to the 1503 A.D. team to take part in next month’s Screenshot Contest! Submit your screenshots before the middle of the month to take part in the current qualifier. They will then choose the twelve best submissions and post them in the brand-new Screenshot Contest area on their website.

VIVENDI Signs Rocker Henry Rollins As Voice Of 'MACE GRIFFIN'

by Thomas on April 16, 2003 @ 6:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that hard rock front man (Black Flag, Rollins Band), actor (“The Chase,” “Johnny Mnemonic”) and spoken word artist Henry Rollins has signed on to voice the role of Mace Griffin in the upcoming video game “Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter.” The sci-fi action game will be available second quarter 2003 for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and Nintendo GameCube.

'Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits' (PS2) Announced

by Thomas on April 16, 2003 @ 5:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. today announced that Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits, the continuation of the popular Arc the Lad series, will launch in June 2003 exclusively for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits, a true, traditional role-playing game (RPG), takes place thousands of years after the last installment in the series with an all-new captivating storyline, an innovative battle system and a variety of playable characters with unique abilities. Set in a visually stunning world of life-like graphics and using motion-captured cut scenes to enhance an intriguing storyline, Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits delivers an epic role-playing adventure perfect for fans of strategy, adventure and RPG games.

'F-Zero' (NGC) - Screens

by Thomas on April 16, 2003 @ 2:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

F-Zero will be a souped-up installment of the supersonic racing franchise, developed by SEGA for Nintendo GameCube. The Japanese arcade version of the game, tentatively titled F-Zero AC, was recently revealed in Tokyo at the AOU (All Nippon Amusement Machine Operators' Union) arcade show. Four new screens to check out below!

'Age of Mythology: The Titans' - Screens

by Thomas on April 16, 2003 @ 2:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Mythology: The Titans is an expansion pack for Age of Mythology. Using familiar elements of classical mythology, Age of Mythology casts players as one of nine unique civilizations from ancient Greek, Norse and Egyptian mythologies. Players can reinforce their armies with mythological creatures like Cyclopes and Medusas or call upon the mighty powers of gods such as Zeus to rain down lightning bolts on unsuspecting enemies. Age of Mythology also incorporates Ensemble Studios' trademark features from previous Age of Empires games, including a compelling economic model, a massive army and battle system, unequaled artificial intelligence, random maps, intuitive gameplay and extreme attention to detail. The expansion will be available in stores this fall.

'Pro Beach Soccer' (ALL) - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on April 16, 2003 @ 1:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The first Beach Soccer video game designed especially for fans of football and arcade games. Due out in May 2003 on Xbox/PS2/GBA/PC. Discover all the excitement of this new sport which is taking football's greatest stars by storm. This arcade game is set in the unique and exotic atmosphere of stadiums from Rio to Dubai. Pro Beach Soccer is a fun game with cool looking players, spectacular moves and DJs playing hot tunes in the different settings! check out these 20+ new PC screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on April 16, 2003 @ 12:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

  • Sacred (Ascaron)
  • Brute Force (Microsoft)

  • Read more for download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 16, 2003 @ 12:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts Has Opened Up Its E3 Site

by Thomas on April 16, 2003 @ 12:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamespot reports that LucasArts has opened up its E3 site, giving the public a glimpse of the games the company will be showing at the event this May. The strategy RPG Gladius is expected to be at the show, as are Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy and Star Wars Galaxies.

Sony Drops 'Shock and Awe' For PlayStation Games

by Thomas on April 15, 2003 @ 11:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Responding to criticism that it was trying to take advantage of the Iraq war for commercial gain, Sony Corp said on Wednesday it will not use the phrase "shock and awe" for PlayStation videogames made by a subsidiary. A U.S. unit of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc has withdrawn an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to register the phrase for commercial use, a Sony spokeswoman said.

'Call of Duty' (Xbox/NGC/PS2) Announced

by Rainier on April 15, 2003 @ 6:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision announced today that it has signed an exclusive, long-term agreement with California-based Spark Unlimited to create a Call of Duty console game for GameCube, Xbox and PS2. The title, which has been in development since late last year, will debut for all three platforms next year. The Spark-created console title will be totally different from the Infinity Ward-developed PC game, which is slated for release later this year.