Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2003 @ 2:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Billy Hatcher And The Giant Egg' (NGC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2003 @ 12:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sonic The Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka and SONICTEAM return with their first all-new platform game since the SEGA Saturn era! Darkness has fallen upon a once-magical land. An evil King who seeks to rule with an everlasting night has captured the creatures that inhabit this realm. Now, a young boy must use the powers of a legendary suit to control special eggs in order to restore light to the land. Read more for some new screens and an ingame footage trailer ...

'Whiptail Interactive' ECTS LineUp - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2003 @ 12:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today we had the announcement of the 'Whiptail Interactive' ECTS LineUp with the titles that they will be displaying, and now we have the goodies to show you what its all about. Read more to check out screens for :

  • Blade and Sword
  • RC Cars
  • POSTAL 2 Multiplayer
  • Gangland

'Soul Calibur II' (PS2) Features Exclusive Character & Bonus Demo Disc

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 5:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This year’s most anticipated fighting game, 'Soul Calibur II', will pack an extra punch for PS2 owners when it ships to retailers on August 26. The game’s publisher, Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that the initial shipment of 'Soul Calibur II' for PlayStation 2 will include a special in-pack demo disc featuring playable demos, game trailers and downloadable content for some of Namco’s hottest video game titles.

'Freedom Fighters' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 4:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Freedom Fighters combines the depth of a squad based game with the intensity of an action-packed war game that unfolds in the streets, subways, and buildings of the city. Earlier today we had the demo available for download, now we have a fresh batch of screens for EA's upcoming action game Freedom Fighters. Read more to check them out.

'Freestyle Street Soccer' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 3:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Freestyle Street Soccer returns to grass roots and allows rival gangs to gain respect and supremacy in urban environments. Jumpers and oil drums replace goalposts and rules are well and truly left on the sidelines as the pitch is transformed into a battleground for the duration of the match. No offsides and limited boundaries ensure flowing gameplay and fierce, frantic competitive matches. Read more for a fresh batch of screens ...

'X²: The Threat' - Rolling Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 3:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A day earlier than expected, Koch Media & Egosoft have already released the announced rolling demo for their upcoming space trading / combat sim, X²: THE THREAT. Using actual game code, this non-playable rolling 'movie' shows many of the game's key features. The demo is configurable for different levels of hardware. Read more for download links ...

'Silent Storm' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 3:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After last weeks russian demo, now the English version is available for Nival Interactive's 3D turn-based tactical combat game Silent Storm. No specific details available but if it is anything like the Russian version then it should have a tutorial and two missions. Read more for download links ....

Encore Signs 'Patrician III' And 'Pirate Hunter' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 2:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Encore today announced that it has signed an exclusive North American agreement with UK-based Ascaron Entertainment UK Ltd. to publish Patrician III and Pirate Hunter. These two strategy/sim games offer a unique combination of trading and fighting, one in the cities of Northern Europe, the other on the high seas of the Caribbean. Under this agreement, Encore is managing sales, distribution and marketing for these PC games, while Ascaron is delivering the content. Read more for details and screens ...

Second Wave of Xbox Platinum Hits Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 2:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Corp. today announced the second wave of Platinum Hits titles for Xbox. The Xbox Platinum Hits lineup provides gamers with a choice of the most proven and critically acclaimed titles for Xbox, all available for an estimated retail price (ERP) of $19.99 (U.S.) at most retailers. Read more for details ...

'Bionicle: The Game' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 1:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Bionicle, players enter the world of Mata Nui, a paradise island where a shadow has been cast and the six heroes of destiny, called "Toa," have been chosen for the greatest challenge of all. Players will have the opportunity to live out the Bionicle legend by playing the Toa, helping them evolve into the super Toa, or "Toa Nuva," and eventually find the seventh Toa. With the magical elemental powers that the Toa possess, players must defeat the shadow of darkness brought by a sinister villain, Makuta, and return Mata Nui to light. In all, from Toa to Toa Nuva, fans of Bionicle will be able to play all 13 Toa. Read more for some new Xbox screens ...

'No Man's Land' - Multiplayer Modes Part 2 & Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 1:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last week we had No Mans Land multiplayer part 1, and now we have part 2 giving more details on the "Eliminate Heroes" and the "King Of The Hill" multiplayer modes. Read more for some new screens ...

'Horizons: Empire Of Istaria' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 1:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Horizons is the next generation online epic adventure. It is based in the massively multiplayer fantasy world, Istaria. A world of legend and lore filled with humans, fiends, dragons and many other traditional fantasy roles, Horizons allows thousands of players to adventure together in the civilized and untamed regions of the world. It's been a while since we had some good Horizons screens, so njoy!

'James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing' (PS2/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 1:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

What would James Bond do? That’s the question players will answer in every dramatic moment of James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, as the world’s greatest secret agent returns in his fifth interactive adventure under the EA GAMES brand. First, you will think like Bond, using espionage, tactical skills, and gadgets from the Q-Lab to analyze your situation. Then you will act like Bond, using his stylish physical skills, clever subterfuge, and bold personality to once again save the world. Check the new Gamecube & PS2 screens ...

'Freedom Fighters' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 11:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a world where the Soviet Union won the Cold War, a fierce conflict is unfolding in the streets of America. Taking on the role of Christopher Stone, players evolve from an average New Yorker into a fearless patriot who recruits and leads an army of freedom fighters in the streets of New York City. Freedom Fighters combines the depth of a squad based game with the intensity of an action-packed war game that unfolds in the streets, subways, and buildings of the city. This demo features the Post office level, seven weapons, 3 AI guys to recruit. Read more for download links ...

XIII Soundtrack To Feature Original Music By 'Future Primitive Sound'

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 11:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft announced its partnership with San Francisco-based label Future Primitive Sound to record exclusive tracks inspired by XIII, Ubi Soft's highly anticipated first-person shooter. The XIII soundtrack is the first videogame soundtrack to feature original music inspired by the game, and will be available exclusively through XIII's pre-order program, launching in September. XIII will be available on all game consoles and the PC in Fall 2003. Listen to clips from the XIII soundtrack at: www.whoisxiii.com/community/soundtrack.php

'FIFA Soccer 2004' (NGC/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 9:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For true soccer fans who demand the finest gameplay and in-depth game modes, FIFA Soccer 2004 is the most complete and authentic soccer experience. A new Career mode gives players the chance to take a team from the lower divisions, battle through ranks, sign new players, and turn them into champions. The action is deeper than ever with advanced levels of player detail and responsiveness. With immersive atmospheres, benchmark presentation, total realism with the world's premier clubs, and industry-leading gameplay, FIFA returns as the true authority in soccer gaming. Read more for some new screens ...

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 9:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game will provide players with extremely dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where players are to oppose dangerous and wise enemies, a large set of multifarious weaponry, possibility to control various machinery, incredible detailing and game world interactivity, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, a well-balanced multiplayer with numerous modes: DeathMatch, CTF, Cooperative, various team games and much more. Read more to check out a new batch of screens, as well as a brand new trailer directly from the Game Convention in Leipzig!

'Gangland' & 'Postal 2 Multiplayer' At ECTS

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Whiptail Interactive will premier its Q4 product releases for 2003 at ECTS, August 27-29, 2003 at Earls Court, London in stand #1970. A highlight of the stand will be the first look at Whiptail Interactive’s new PC game - Gangland. Developed by Danish gaming experts MediaMobsters and anticipated to be released this fall, Gangland combines the best elements of real-time strategy, role-play and simulation games. Read more for details ...

'ESPN NBA Basketball' (PS2/Xbox) Coming In October

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2003 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rejoice sports fans! It's that time of year again when every pro sport you can think of and more is vying for air time. The pennant race is heating up for baseball! The first hike of the football season is just weeks away! Teams are readying to hit the ice for hockey season! Before you know it it'll be time to switch your focus to the hardwood when "ESPN NBA Basketball" hits the court for the PS2 and Xbox. "ESPN NBA Basketball," from the makers of "NBA 2K3," promises exciting enhancements including fanatical crowds, blinding lights and deafening sounds that set the stage for each competitive match-up. Throw down rim rattling slams, dish dead on passes - and do it all online for both the PS2 and the Xbox. AND, ESPN Videogames is the only brand that offers online play for both consoles!