Nintendo Promotes Four Top Executives

by Thomas on July 23, 2003 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo of America Inc. has recognized four esteemed employees with promotions. Rick Flamm has been named senior vice president, legal and general counsel; Flip Morse, senior vice president, administration; Bruce Meyer, vice president, real estate and facilities; and Howard Cheng, vice president, research and development of Nintendo Technology Development Inc. (NTD).

Each executive is making a tremendous impact on Nintendo's success by contributing distinctive skills and exceptional work ethics, says Tatsumi Kimishima, president, Nintendo of America Inc. We're fortunate to have these leaders shaping our business and congratulate each of them on well-deserved promotions.

Nintendo Product Update

by Thomas on July 23, 2003 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PGA tour rookie Ben Curtis may have clinched the British Open from Tiger Woods, but does he have the chops to take Mario, Bowser or Princess Peach in the freshly groomed Toadstool Tour? On July 28, professional golfers and every would-be golfer dreaming of greener pastures will get their chance to tee-up against a collection of Nintendo characters in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, only for Nintendo GameCube. Looking at the scorecard, Nintendo is in position for another record year. Read more for the 'Highlights'..

'Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds' (Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds is a 3rd person action-adventure game based on the successful cult series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Just like the show, the adventure takes place at ground zero for all things vampire – Sunnydale, California. Developed with the show's writers as a 'lost episode' from season 5, Chaos Bleeds involves an unraveling tale in which a dimensional bleed has been enabled by Pure Evil to consume humanity once and for all. Read more to check some screens & a trailer showing off Xander in action...

'US Open 2003' - Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2003 @ 1:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

If you’ve ever dreamt of picking up your tennis racket and smashing a few serves past some of tennis’ biggest names, now’s your chance! With US Open 2003, gamers burn up the court like never before with authentic stadiums, true-to-life players and an array of great shots that only the pros can make. Read more to check out 60+ new screens ...

'Enigma:Rising Tide' - Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2003 @ 1:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Controlling the battle at sea ultimately leads to a victory in any war, and Enigma: Rising Tide allows gamers to do just that. Battling as one of three factions (US, German or the League of Free Nations) players must control a naval fleet of destroyers, submarines, battleships or cruisers. Each commander must deploy suitable weapons to tackle an ever-evolving enemy, from deploying deck guns and torpedoes to launching hedgehogs, and depth charges. Read more for 50 new screens ...

'Emergency Fire Response' - Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2003 @ 1:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Every kid grew up wanting to be a firefighter, and every one of us would still love a taste of what it’s like to be a real hero. Forget panty-hose wearing superheroes and men in uniform…Firefighters are the true modern-day heroes, and only Emergency Fire Response (aka as Fire Chief or Fire Department in Europe) gets to the core of their existence. Read more for some blazing screens ...

'Conspiracy' Accuses Eminem Of Fraud

by Rainier on July 22, 2003 @ 1:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Conspiracy Entertainment Corp today sued Eminem’s Management Company, Cousins Entertainment, Inc. and Eminem’s Licensing Agent, Bravado International Group, Inc. for fraud and breach of contract arising out of a video game Conspiracy was set to release featuring Eminem music videos.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on July 22, 2003 @ 12:38 p.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 :

  • Hoyle Majestic Chess - Trailer
  • Tales Of Symphonia - Trailer
  • Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic - Trailer
  • RC Cars - Trailer
  • Fallout: Brotherhood Of Steel - Trailer
  • Conan: The Dark Axe - Trailer
  • Perfect Ace! Pro Tennis Tournament - Trailer


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

'Europa Universalis: Crown of the North' Ships

by Rainier on July 22, 2003 @ 11:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and award-winning developer Paradox Entertainment have announced today that their real-time strategy title, Europa Universalis: Crown of the North has shipped to retail stores nationwide. “Crown of the North is an intense real-time strategy game and perfect companion to the Europa Series,” explains Pro Sotos product manager for Strategy First. “It is a definite must-have for anyone who is a fan or who might want to become one!”

'Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword' - Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2003 @ 11:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Command the world's most elite, multinational squad of counter-terrorist operatives in their latest mission. In Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Mission Pack 1, Team RAINBOW tracks the desperate remnants of a dangerous terrorist organization into exotic regions of the Mediterranean to prevent their agenda of international anarchy and devastation. Check these 10 new screens ...

'Wish' - Beta Sign Up

by Rainier on July 22, 2003 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You can now sign up for a spot in the beta test of Mutable Realms' forthcoming Ultra Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game "Wish." The limited beta test for Wish will commence in December and expand to 10,000 testers by early 2004 (release date is set Q4 2004). So go sign up at the Themis Group's Website if you're interested!

'Total Club Manager 2004' (PS2) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2003 @ 10:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Total Club Manager 2004 will have an impressive 50 leagues including the English Premiership and Nationwide leagues, French Ligue 1&2, Bundesliga 1 & 2, Primera Division 1 & 2 and many more. There are now over 30,000 FIFPro players and more than 25,000 up-and-coming youth and generated players. Read more for more details and some screens ...

'Spawn' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2003 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spawn is a 3-D action/adventure game, where Spawn is caught between factions in the battle of Good vs. Evil. Players will encounter a variety of enemies through more than 30 interactive and destructible environments, as Spawn struggles to break free of the controlling forces of Heaven and Hell. The game will feature all of Spawn’s distinctive abilities including superhuman strength, hand-to-hand combat techniques, an arsenal of weaponry, Hell Powers, and his living symbiotic costume Read more for details and some fresh Spawn screens ...

'Middle-Earth Online' - Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2003 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

From the far corners of Middle-earth, new adventures come forth to face the growing evil in the East. The forces of Mordor are mobilizing as the Nazg├╝l hunt for the One Ring. The land itself is in peril and its fate lies in the hands of those who possess it. Adventuring alone or in groups, join thousands of players online in the massive world that is Middle-earth. Support the forces of good in an epic struggle to drive back the forces of Sauron. This is Middle-Earth Online, your home in the world of Tolkien. Read more to check some screens ...

'The Treason of Isengard' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2003 @ 10:17 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. Beginning with the death of Boromir, the player will guide Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli from the shores of the River Anduin, to the Plains of Rohan, and into the battles at Helm’s Deep. The story then follows the Ents as the player controls Treebeard and unleashes his wrath against Isengard. The game finishes with Frodo, Sam, and Gollum, as they make their way from the River Anduin to the Black Gate of Mordor. Read more for a 40 some of screens and some new concept art ...

UbiSoft Launches 'Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu' Contest

by Rainier on July 22, 2003 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft, in partnership with DC Comics, Warner Home Video, and GamePro Magazine have announced a joint promotion in support of Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu, the first video game to introduce a new character into the Batman universe. The promotion will include, the "Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu - Art Attack! Contest" sponsored by Ubi Soft, which will run from now through October 31. Entrants submitting their best drawings of Batman will be judged by legendary comic book artist and Sin Tzu's co-creator, Jim Lee.

'Hannibal' Is Coming In November

by Rainier on July 22, 2003 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hannibal Lecter is on the move again. Special Agent Clarice Starling is the only one who can track him down. Especially since Doctor Lecter seems to want to meet up. But the road leading to the infamous cannibal is paved with hidden dangers as the real enemy might not be most obvious one. Take on the role of Clarice and set to capture the most wanted serial killer on earth. From the US to Italy, sharpen up both your investigative skills and marksmanship to escape the many foes who want to bring you down and get to grips with the real nature of the trap in you’ve just stepped into. Arxel Tribe has announced that Hannibal will be released in North America on Nov 20th. It has reached the internal beta stage and an official demo is expected end of August.

'Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring' - Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2003 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Play the Greatest Story Ever Written . . . The quest to destroy the One Ring continues in the first real-time strategy game based on The Lord of the Rings saga. Massive battles erupt as the peoples of Middle-earth fight for control of Tolkien’s World. Gamers can play as the forces of good and valiantly fight for the One Ring’s destruction or assume command of the forces of evil to claim control over Middle-earth forever. Read more for some new screens ...

'World Cyber Games' SemiI-Finals Come To A Close This Weekend

by Rainier on July 22, 2003 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The final semi-final rounds of the World Cyber Games will take place this weekend at CompUSA locations across the country. This weekend’s tournament will feature StarCraft: Brood War on Saturday, July 26th, and Age of Mythology and FIFA Soccer 2003 on Sunday, July 27th. Check in for semi-final rounds is at 10:30am and the games begin promptly at 11:00am. This weekend’s last group of semi-finalists will join previous winners at the World Cyber Games U.S. Finals in Los Angeles in August. From there, the country’s best players will move onto the Grand Final in Korea in October, where they will compete for $350,000 in cash and prizes. For more details and a list of participating CompUSA locations please visit www.wcgusa.org.

'Prince of Persia' & 'Beyond Good & Evil' In Europe Only On PS2

by Rainier on July 22, 2003 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced that the highly anticipated titles Prince of Persia The Sands of Time and Beyond Good & Evil will be console exclusive to PlayStation 2 throughout 2003 in all PAL (European)territories. Read more for details & a few new screens ...