Ken Livingstone Praises The Games Industry

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 7:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, has sent a goodwill message to London Games Week and has praised the creativity of the games industry in general. His message comes in a week when nearly every major company has confirmed their participation in the event, set to take place in Earls Court in four weeks time.

The Mayor says in his message: "Trade shows and conferences like London Games Week have a major role to play in developing industry, creating an environment where deals can be done and new ideas are generated.

Gathering Exposes The Truth Behind Space Colony's Characters

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 7:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Computer and video game publisher Gathering, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc today unveiled information about the characters in Space Colony, a people sim-city builder PC game. Space Colony invites PC pioneers to establish and build cosmic settlements and manage a dysfunctional crew of 20 characters while fighting off alien attacks and attempting to make a profit. Space Colony is slated for release in September.

Take A Ride In Lara Croft's Customized Jeep

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 7:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Think you have what it takes to maneuver through the Mayan Ruins in Lara Croft's custom Jeep Wrangler Rubicon? Visitors to Jeep.com and Yahoo! Games can find out when they download "Jeep 4x4: Trail of Life." The PC-based computer game is also being promoted through Yahoo! Games, the leading online games destination (Nielsen//Net Ratings May 2003). "Jeep 4x4: The Trail of Life" offers users the ability to virtually drive the same Jeep Wrangler Rubicon driven by Lara Croft in the recently released movie, "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life."

Crave Entertainment Ships Various Games For PS2

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 6:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment, a publisher of videogame entertainment, announced today that three new titles: Mojo!, eJay Clubworld and Butt Ugly Martians: Zoom or Doom! for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system have shipped to retailers.

Gathering Signs 'Chrome' For PC

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 6:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Computer and video game publisher Gathering, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. today announced that the first-person shooter Chrome has been signed to the label and is set for release in the UK, Ireland, France, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxemburg in September.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 5:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo Warns Importers Over Advance Wars 2

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 5:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo of Europe continues to warn retailers of potential legal action over the importing of Game Boy Advance titles, with the firm now targeting those selling US versions of Advance Wars 2. Earlier this year, the company issued legal threats to a number of retailers who were selling import versions of Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire ahead of the UK launch last Friday.

'Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 5:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain is the next installment of the Syphon Filter storyline. Elsa Weissenger has come to Gabe Logan with evidence that a multinational corporation has been behind the Syphon Filter conspiracy from the beginning. Mara Aramov is connected to this consortium in some way that Gabe does not understand. But here is what Gabe does know: Mara has escaped custody, outbreaks of a deadly new mutation of the virus are appearing all over the globe, and Chechnyan rebels are selling the virus to other terrorists. A few new screens just infiltrated our offices ...

'Killzone' Officially Unveiled

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 2:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Killzone is a squad-based shooter set in the near future, throwing players into the midst of a hostile and dramatic ongoing battle between the ISA and Helghast army.

'Sitting Ducks' (GBA) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game of Universal's CGI animated series, with you as Bill the duck and Aldo the alligator riding shotgun... Waterfowl day. But these 19 GBA screenshots should cheer you up.

Update: Nine new PS2 screens here!

Eidos Unveils Its New 'market-smart' Corporate Identity.

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 2:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos has unveiled a new identity and a fresh corporate image. The corporate re-branding will be used across the group worldwide from 1st August 2003.. Eidos, after a period of transition, believes it is vital that its brand keeps pace with the ever-changing requirements of the market place and technology. The new image conveys a forward looking, customer focused, market-smart publisher of entertainment software.

Buka Entertainment Signs Up LifeStudio:HEAD Technology

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 2:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

One of Russia's leading game publishers and distributors Buka Entertainment has signed a major software deal with middleware developer LifeMode Interactive, to use its unique and innovative real-time facial animation technology solution 'LifeStudio:HEAD', for two forthcoming game projects that will be released next year.

'The Sims MakinÂ’ Magic' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 2:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brace Yourselves! Your Sims have Magic! In The Sims Makin’ Magic Expansion Pack, Sims are granted magical powers with the ability to cast spells that are playful or deviant. Players can venture to an all-new magical, carnival-themed destination, experience exciting new gameplay, gain over 150 new items, and encounter a whole new cast of quirky characters in this powerful pack of magical high jinx. See what happens when you challenge the fate of your Sims as you concoct and cast magic spells with good or bad intentions. In The Sims Makin’ Magic, expect the unexpected.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 1:18 a.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 :

  • Lords Of Everquest - Trailer
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles - Trailer
  • Lock On - Trailer


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

Austin Game Conference

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Austin Game Initiative today announced the Austin Game Conference, to be held September 11-12, 2003, at the Austin Convention Center. The two-day event is designed to inform and educate game industry professionals on next-generation technologies and business strategies for emerging products and platforms, such as online multi-player and mobile games. Austin Game Conference will bring together developers, technologists and business professionals for sessions, workshops, and a technology pavilion, all pushing the boundaries of game development.

LOTR: The Treason Of Isengard (PS2/XB) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 1:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Treason of Isengard is a third-person action/adventure based on the epic fantasy world of J.R.R Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy.. The quest to destroy the One Ring continues in the second installment in The Lord of the Rings saga. What was once a quest for a Fellowship of nine is now an epic struggle between the races of Men, Elves, Dwarves, and Orcs. Players influence the tides of war as they control multiple characters in their epic confrontation with evil... Check out six screenshots featuring Treebeard. Take 'em or leaf 'em.

Cenega Publishing Get New 'Roots'

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 1:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cenega UK is pleased to announce it has acquired the worldwide rights to publish The Roots for PC-CD from Poland based games developer Tannhauser Gate. The Roots is a third-person perspective fantasy-role-playing, action-adventure experience. The game leans heavily on classic role playing within a mystical world where arena style turn-based, real time combat action is coupled with exploration to create an intriguing and fantasical adventure.

'Otogi Myth of Demons' (XB) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in ancient Japan and steeped in real-life folklore and mysticism, "Otogi - Myth of Demons" is the story of Raiko, an undead warrior who must stop a ferocious demonic army that has been unleashed upon the Earth. As a long-forgotten doomsday myth materialises, Raiko must quickly master more than 30 weapons and 12 varieties of magic to dispatch endless hoards of demon warriors, massive boss characters and everything else that gets in his way... Read more for some new screens and the very latest in fact sheets, and no mythtake.

'Natural Selection 2.0' - Windows Client Files Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 12:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Natural Selection 2.0 Windows Client Files have been released Please keep in mind that these files are only if you wish to PLAY the game, and cannot be used to host the game. Read more for download links ...

'Shattered Galaxy' To Unleash Unlimited Free Play Time

by Rainier on July 31, 2003 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shattered Galaxy has brought critically acclaimed intense action and amazing strategy to gamers' PCs for almost two years. Now, Shattered Galaxy will break in a new revolution in online gaming. Starting August 11th, unlimited free play time in Shattered Galaxy will be offered to all gamers everywhere! Read more for more details ....