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'King Of Fighters: Maximum Impact' (PS2) Announced - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 11:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SNK NEOGEO USA announced today the company is developing the first original The King of Fighters title for the PlayStation2. KOF: Maximum Impact will ship in Fall 2004 and is the first KOF title to be designed specifically for the PlayStation2, rather than being based on any existing SNK arcade version. Read more for details & screens ...

Ubisoft Clarifies Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow (Xbox) 'OptiMatch' Issue

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week gamers who purchased Ubisoft's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow for the Xbox, experienced an Xbox Live problem, today Ubisoft issued the following statement : "Some gamers who acquired the Xbox version of Ubisoft's critically acclaimed Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow have experienced problems using the game's online multiplayer features. Specifically, after logging onto Xbox Live and selecting the "optimatch" function, players discovered that waiting for more than about 10 seconds on the optimatch results screen causes the game to freeze indefinitely." Read more for the full statement...

'DreamCatcher' Brings 'Dungeon Lords' To North America - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 10:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced that it will publish "Dungeon Lords" for the PC in North America. "Dungeon Lords" blends the depth of an epic Fantasy RPG with the flexibility of an FPS-style control system. Gamers journey through a land of ancient castles and dungeon lairs to engage in real-time tactical combat with a variety of deadly foes. It's not just about the battles though, as magic spells and hundreds of powerful weapons and artifacts play a huge role in the game.

'Knights Over Europe' - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 9:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Knights Over Europe is a World War I combat flight simulation brought to you by a team whose collective experience includes Red Baron II, the Falcon 3 series, the Close Combat series and Fly II. Knights Over Europe brings the dawn of aerial combat up-to-date with leading edge graphics, high fidelity flight models and precision damage modeling. Dozens of highly detailed aircraft with historically accurate markings will set the stage for an experience that will attract both hard-core flightsim fans and novices alike. Read more for details and screens

'New World Order' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Project 3 has today released a final upgrade for its FPS game 'New World Order'. The main new features of v.1.43 are - 4 new sets of custom character skins to choose from, overall improved rendering, improved hardware compatibility, bindable sayings, improved movement and jumping, team-only spectate setting (for meeting clanwar rules), new connection speed options, various graphical performance tweaks and much more. Read more for download links ...

'The Egyptian Prophecy' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 9:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced that it has shipped The Egyptian Prophecy on PC in North America. This first-person adventure has an easy to use point-and-click interface with high quality cinematics, and integrated 3D real-time puzzles.

'The Settlers V' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced its development plan for the latest installment in the award-winning series The Settlers. Developed by its German studio, Blue Byte, the new episode of the popular strategic simulation game will be released at the end of this year. The first four parts of the famous series have already sold more than 5 million copies worldwide. Read more for details & screens ...

Microsoft Announces New Robust North American Xbox Price Move

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The console dubbed the sexiest video game system is becoming even more attractive. Effective March 30, the Xbox will be available for a handsome $149.99 in the United States and $199.99 in Canada, representing a significant savings of $30 for consumers in both regions. In addition, Microsoft will reduce the price of the Xbox console in Mexico to $1,999 pesos, which translates to a consumer savings of $500 pesos or roughly $45 (U.S.).

'Painkiller' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 9:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games announced today that its highly anticipated FPS, Painkiller, has reached Gold Master Status for the PC. The game will be available April 12th at retailers across North America. Created by development team People Can Fly, Painkiller puts gamers in the role of Daniel Garner, the unfortunate victim of a fatal car accident who finds himself trapped in a dark and unwelcoming world somewhere between Heaven and Hell. The key to salvation is to fight through more than 50 species of Hell’s wildest incarnations in an attempt to stop an imminent Unholy War.

'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War' - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 3:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warhammer 40,000; Dawn of War is the first real-time strategy title in THQ's agreement with industry-leading PC development studio Relic Entertainment Inc. Based on the world of Warhammer 40,000 - the dark, futuristic, fantasy universe traveled by millions worldwide from Games Workshop, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War is scheduled for release in fall 2004. Read more for some new screens...

Microsoft Drops 'OddWorld'

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 3:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

At last week's GDC, Developer Oddworld Inhabitants revealed that it's latest OddWorld product, Steef's Oddysee, will no longer be published by Microsoft. Due to this development the name has been changed to "Stranger", which is also the name of the main character. Oddworld Inhabitants says that eventhough Microsoft no longer publishes the product, it will most likely remain an Xbox exclusive, and although so far no other publishers is known, Stranger, is scheduled for end of the year.

'Mashed' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 2:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mashed is a top down racing game that pits up to four players against each other in a gladiatorial racing battle extravaganza. Compete over 13 challenging and diverse environments using whatever means necessary to batter and bruise your opponents into submission, and claim victory for yourself. Using a plethora of weapons or just your driving skills unleash your fury, cause absolute carnage and send your friends to a humiliating defeat!

'Beyond Divinity' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 2:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The street date for the English version of Beyond Divinity’s has been postponed to late April 2004. The main reason for the delay is Larian’s commitment to give the fans the RPG they want. With the release of the Beyond Divinity demo last month, the studio obtained a lot of a valuable feedback from the RPG community.

Marathon Video Gaming - Asteroids For 27 Hours

by Rainier on March 28, 2004 @ 1:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It’s been nearly 20 years since a video gamer has played an arcade game for more than a day on a single quarter. In fact, not since Twin Galaxies conducted the 1st Annual Iron Man Contest for the Guinness Book back in July,1985, has a video gamer stepped to the plate intent on breaking a long-standing video game marathon world record.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on March 27, 2004 @ 9:03 p.m. PST | 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 :

  • KillZone - Trailer
  • La Pucelle: Tactics - Trailer
  • Serious Sam 2 - Trailer


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

'Nexus: The Jupiter Incident' - Screens

by Rainier on March 27, 2004 @ 8:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Immerse yourself in "Nexus - The Jupiter Incident", a real-time mission-based tactical space game featuring spectacular real time battles and breathtaking motion picture quality. Focus on tactics and action as you control up to a dozen battleships encountering aliens, unknown solar systems and astrophysical phenomena in your struggle to save Earth. Mithis has updated the official 'Nexus: The Jupiter Incident', read more to check out some new screens ...

'Europa Universalis II' - v1.08 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 27, 2004 @ 1:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Europa Universalis II is the sequel to one of the greatest strategy games ever made - Europa Universalis. It invites you to a global struggle for supremacy from the dark times of Jeanne D'Arc to the flaming wars of Napoleon. This patch brings your retail game to v1.08 (works for ALL English versions) and contains fixes for features, game balance issues, general bugs, multiplayer, stability and plenty more (thanks Blues). Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Race Driver 2: The Ultimate Racing Simulator' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 27, 2004 @ 12:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Slated for release in Spring 2004 for the Xbox and the PC, Race Driver 2 will provide gamers the most diverse and thrilling range of motor sports ever seen in one game. Designed as the definitive racing experience, the game will feature complete head to head Xbox Live and PC online functionality. Read more for new screens ....

'Black & White 2' - Screens

by Rainier on March 27, 2004 @ 3:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Black & White 2 includes other new elements, such as improved graphics and Miracle effects such as rivers of fire and earthquakes that yield mass destruction. The game also includes weather systems that impact gameplay; players will see the impact of a drought that scorches the arid plains of Egypt or the effect of a heavy snowfall on the Norse Mountains. Players can also tap new resources and disciples by creating ties with the Japanese or dueling the Aztecs. Players will also have the ability to construct new buildings including armories and a harbor, and explore new islands each with their own culture and climate.

'The Egyptian Prophecy' - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2004 @ 6:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ramses is doomed by what appears to be an evil curse surrounding this pact. His fate lies in the hands of one… Maia, a beautiful young sorceress favoured by the gods. If she fails to uncover the mystery, Ramses will die, and with him Egypt shall fall. This first person adventure has an easy to use point-and-click interface with high quality cinematics, and integrated 3D real-time puzzles. Read more for new screens ...