'Nitro Family' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 3:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After a false start last week, Delphieye, Inc. has now released the "official" demo for their Serious Sam engine powered FPS Nitro Family. This demo features 2 levels, the second level (which finishes after you kill the stage boss ‘Monk’ in the church) will be loaded automatically when you reach the end of the first level. “Nitro Family” mainly focuses on images of the deepest desires of man like violence, sensuality and beauty, with a pure enjoyment of game. Read more for download links ..

'The Stalin Subway' - Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 3:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Stalin Subway (under development at G5 Software, previously known for Fair Strike, Red Shark) is a realistic first-person shooter which is set in Stalin's Moscow of fall 1952. Iosif Stalin, the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of USSR is now 72 years old. A group of military officials of high rank decides that the Generalissimo is weak and the power can be taken away from him. But the fear of the Father of the Nation is still strong, and conspirators choose unusual weapon which can produce huge destructions and mass deaths. Read more new screens...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 3:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCi Reveals Next 'Carmageddon' Installment

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 3:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The new version of Carmageddon is due in summer 2005. In addition to this, SCi has a further four products in the prototype phase with planned releases in the 2005 and 2006 financial years. "The last financial year has been our most successful to date," offered Cavanagh. "Our strategy of investing in high quality licences and products, working with the best developers and partnering with strong distributors worldwide is proving successful. The directors look forward to the future with great confidence." (thanks VE3D)

'Sly Cooper 2: Band of Thieves' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 1:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the September 2004 release of Sly 2: Band of Thieves, a comic crime caper, action-adventure game designed exclusively for the PlayStation2. Created by Seattle-based developer, Sucker Punch Productions, Sly 2: Band of Thieves incorporates many of Sucker Punch's signature talents including award winning toon-shaded animation and art direction, visual style, immersive storylines, strong characters, and highly interactive worlds. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'BloodRayne 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2004 @ 5:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Expanding upon the distinctive features that were the hallmark of its predecessor - fast-paced acrobatic combat and supernatural powers - BloodRayne 2 includes new in-game dynamics such as pole combat, rail sliding and advanced melee fighting with fatality moves. Check these 30+ screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on March 10, 2004 @ 5:06 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 :

  • Sacred - Trailer
  • Soldner: Secret Wars - Trailer
  • Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm - Trailer
  • Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword - Trailer


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

'Thrones and Patriots' - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2004 @ 4:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Thrones and Patriots adds a multitude of new features to Rise of Nations, introducing six new nations, a wide variety of new single player campaigns, more than 20 new units, new wonders and an innovative new Government feature. With the new Government feature, any nation, old or new, can choose exactly how to be governed, which has far-reaching effects on how units perform in various situations. All-new single player campaigns will allow gamers to control the course of history during historical events that changed the world. Read more for a batch of new screens ...

'The Red Star' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Official Website Launched

by Rainier on March 10, 2004 @ 1:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Acclaim has launched the official 'The Red Star' website. The Red Star takes place in a parallel fantasy universe, in which a mythic empire based on the Soviet Union sets the landscape for an epic battle of militarized sorcery and monolithic technology. Currently under development with Acclaim Studios Austin for the next-generation gaming systems. Go check it out or read more to check some new screens ...

'The Egyptian Prophecy' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 10, 2004 @ 11:52 a.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 and trailer ...

'Memorick: The Apprentice Knight' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2004 @ 11:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Memorick, The Apprentice Knight is an innovative 3D action adventure platformer based on the Arthurian legends and exclusive to the Xbox. The game is being created at the developer/publisher's Montreal-based studios. Read more for details and newt screens ...

'Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 10, 2004 @ 11:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword has shipped for the PC. The first mission pack for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield, Athena Sword adds even higher levels of entertainment and realism to the Rainbow Six experience. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword is rated "T" for Teen and will have an MSRP of $19.99.

'Max Payne 3' is Coming ...

by Rainier on March 10, 2004 @ 11:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Bear Stearns 17th Annual Media event revealed a few new titles today. Earlier, we had EA's Godfather announcement, and now Take-Two CEO Jeffrey Lapin confirmed that they will publish a third Max Payne game. Although Max Payne 2's sales were below expectations, they said they believe in the franchise but it will most likely not be ready "for another few years." An interesting tidbit is that Remedy level designer Mikael Kasurinen says they are NOT working on the game. Stay tuned for more ...

'Gotcha' (Xbox/PC) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2004 @ 10:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take 2 has revealed a new tactical/action title Gotcha, being developed for the PC & Xbox by Sixteen Tons Entertainment. Scheduled for release Summer 2004, Gotcha features no real weapons but air compressed weapons and color ammunition, also known as paintball guns. Choose from 18 players (male and female), work your way through the league based single player campaign, challenge others in a duel, or play against friends over the internet, LAN or Xbox Live. Featuring 12 locations from all over the world, 12 different weapons, Take 2 promises excitement, tactics and full on action. Read more to check out the first few screens...

'Naval Ops: Commander' (PS2) In Stores NOW

by Rainier on March 10, 2004 @ 10:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI Corporation today announced that Naval Ops: Commander has shipped to North American retail outlets, and is in stores now.

'Spawn: Armageddon' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2004 @ 10:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Spawn, based on Todd McFarlane’s best-selling comic book character, 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. Already available in the US for several months, it is scheduled for European release (through EA Europe) end of this week...

'The Godfather' Revealed

by Rainier on March 10, 2004 @ 10:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

During a presentation at Bear-Stearns 17th Annual Media, Entertainment and Information Conference EA's CFO Warren Jensen revealed that EA is on its first "M' rated title in over 3 years (ever since Clive Barker's Undying ) based on The Godfather series of mob films. No further details were given as to what type of game (FPS, RTS), who is developing it or what platforms it will appear on (thanks HomeLAN). Now that the cat is out of the bag, EA's PR folks will most likely issue an official statement shortly...

'Far Cry' - IRC developer Chat

by Rainier on March 10, 2004 @ 10:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crytek developers and Ubi Soft will participate in an IRC chat Thursday beginning at 4 p.m. EST to promote their upcoming first person shooter Far Cry. The chat can be accessed via an IRC client at server irc.beyondirc.net, channel #FarCry.

'Battlefield Vietnam' - Dedicated Server Available NOW

by Rainier on March 10, 2004 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has already released the dedicated Linux server for Digital Illusions' Battlefield Vietnam. This package, contains all the game executables, maps and doc files, will give people who want to host/run multiplayer games a chance to prepare their servers for the games launch. Read more for details and download links ...

'Harry Potter & The Prisoner Of Azkaban' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2004 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

For the first time gamers will play as friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger as well as Harry Potter, switching between characters and utilizing their key attributes and skills to resolve challenges and overcome enemies. The three friends will need to combine their strengths and master a variety of new spells as they face Harry's most terrifying opponents yet: the escaped convict Sirius Black and the Dementors, the sinister guards of Azkaban prison. Read more for 60+ new screens...