'Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward' (PS2) - Music Lineup

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today the in-game music lineup for the upcoming action horror game, Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward for the PlayStation2. Hollywood Records recording artist Forty Foot Echo has contributed two songs from its upcoming, self-titled album due out in stores this August. Gearing up for their second release this fall, No One appears in-game courtesy of Immortal Records, lending five songs from its self-titled album. Read more for details ...

'Ape Escape 2' (PS2) Coming To Stores - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super-smart, delinquent monkeys out to dominate the world?! Witness the pandemonium in Ape Escape2, just released by Ubi Soft Entertainment. Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and available exclusively for the PS2, Ape Escape 2 is the sequel to the successful 'Ape Escape' which released for the PlayStation game console in 1999, rapidly becoming a Greatest Hits favorite. Building on its predecessor, Ape Escape 2 includes advanced game features, engaging 3D graphics, and plenty more monkey chaos. Read more for details and some new screens ...

'Breed' - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Breed is a cutting-edge science-fiction shoot-em up, which skillfully blends addictive, accessible, free-roaming gameplay with cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technology to expand not only the gameplay potential, but also the player's perceived freedom within the game world. Utilising both first- and third-person viewpoints, players can freely take control of a variety of units and vehicles – from standard ground troops to APCs and Dropships – to do battle with The Breed, both in orbit and on the Earth's surface. The objective is simple: Halt the invasion of The Breed and stop the destruction of mankind. Check the screens ...

New Publisher '4AM Entertainment' Formed

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new European player is about to enter the games publishing market, as 4AM Entertainment (4AM) prepares to unveil its debut range of PC game titles in August and September of this year. 4AM is based in the UK (games division) and Germany (music division), with development partners in Taiwan and Korea. Read more for details, or check the previousy posted material on one of their upcoming games, "The Fate."

'The Fate' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A young warrior stands alone, unarmed and with only 1,000 gold pieces to his name... So far, so familiar to fans of role-playing games (RPGs). However, while it may begin in traditional style, it's not long before 4AM Entertainment's debut release, The Fate, takes RPG fans to places which they've never before encountered. Read more for details and the first screens ...

'Midnight Club II' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games has started shipping Midnight Club II for the PC. The highly anticipated title is set to be in stores on July 2nd in North America and on July 11th in Europe.

'World Wide War 1943' - Website Launched

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WWW43 is an action CRPG set during the Second World War. It’s a game brimming with adventures and humour but also with many battles. The hero of the game manages to board a German submarine after his boat was hit by a torpedo. It soon becomes apparent that the submarine is on a secret mission to Africa. This is where the story starts and from there on involves Wunderwaffe, ancient artefacts, trusty Leon the camel and many marrows... The 'World Wide War 1943' web site sports tons of information and screenshots, go check it out!

'Time Crisis 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Time Crisis 3 marks the return of Namco's premier light-gun shooting franchise. Compatible with the GUNCON2 light-gun, this fast-paced shooter delivers superior shooting action and supreme excitement. A new weapon select system enables players to chose from 4 weapons (machine gun, hand gun, shotgun and grenade) and optimize their game play strategy. Time Crisis 3 includes the original arcade game as well as console-exclusive game modes. Sniper combat provides intense and lethal sharp-shooting action, sure to be a winning combination for this popular franchise. Check the new screens ...

The Sims Are Bustin' Out On GBA

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that The Sims Bustin' Out is in development for the GBA at the company's Walnut Creek-based Maxis studio in conjunction with Griptonite Games, an Amaze Entertainment Studio. For the first time, Game Boy Advance players will be able to experience the zany and unpredictable world of The Sims. Players will be able to take direct control of their Sim to explore all-new Game Boy Advance exclusive locations as they work their way from rags to riches. The Sims Bustin' Out GBA version will support connectivity with the GameCube and is scheduled for simultaneous release with The Sims Bustin' Out on all current-generation console platforms in December 2003.

'Warcraft III: the Frozen Throne' In Stores NOW

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 8:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard Entertainment announced today that "Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne," the eagerly-awaited expansion set to the fastest-selling PC game ever, is now in stores. Available in 11 different languages worldwide, the game has received initial orders totaling more than 2.5 million copies.

Activision Sues Viacom Over Star Trek Game License

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision Inc. filed a breach of contract suit alleging media giant Viacom Inc. isn't adequately exploiting the Star Trek franchise, thereby diminishing the value of the video game developer's license to produce Star Trek-themed games. In 1998, Activision entered a 10-year licensing arrangement with Viacom that gave it exclusive rights to produce Star Trek titles across all gaming platforms.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Purge Online' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 10:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Freeform Interactive, Purge players become members of the Order and the Chosen, with each side seeking elimination of the enemy and individual party survival. Players receive rewards as they win battles and complete objectives throughout gameplay. In addition, Purge offers several map options, innovative weaponry and extensive player customization to enhance the online war experience. The main feature of this patch is a new map, Cargo Depot. This update also adds new player request changes from the Purge forums, new GM powers, and tweaks to the Proteus map. Read more for download links ...

'The Great Escape' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 10:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Providing an exciting opportunity to take part in the largest breakout in history from the "escape proof" Stalag Luft III German POW camp, gamers are invited to participate in the most memorable and famous motorbike scene in ever to emerge in Hollywood. SCI has now released a demo their stealth action game "The Great Escape". The demo features 2 levels from the game, "Struggle In The Mountains" and "On The Run!" Read more for details and download links ...

Limited 'One Must Fall: BattleGrounds' Test Coming

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 9:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Diversions Entertainment will release a Limited Test for the OMF Message Board of www.omf.com in July 2003. This Limited Test will become the game demo to be released during the launch of One Must Fall: Battlegrounds in Q3, 2003. 10,000 downloads will be provided for the Limited Test including OMF keepsakes available with game presales.

'True Combat' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 6:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Team Terminator has released a patch for their Beta v1.0 for their tactical multiplayer mod for Quake 3, True Combat. Some of the features of this mod are: new player models with new animations, all weapons animated including reload animations, smoke and flashbangs effects, knife impacts on environment, new gamemodes, and much more. The new Patch fixes quite some nasty stuff we overlooked or that turned out to need improvements. Read more for details and download links ...

'Spy Fiction' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 6:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed last week in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine, new publisher Access Games has released new screens for their PS2 game Spy Fiction. The game, which took three years to plan and has been in development for two years, is an action game that allows players to experience numerous Hollywood-style spy scenes. The character designer for the game is Range Murata (Groove on Fight, Submarine No. 6). Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Championship Manager 4' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 5:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Championship Manager 4 is the next generation of football management games offering more players, leagues and competitions than any other title. For the first time ever in the series, Championship Manager 4 features a 2D match engine enabling you to make tactical decisions as the action unfolds. This update contains all the fixes from the previous three previous enhancement packs, plus a lot of new features, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes, but no database update. Read more for details and download links ....

'Northland' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 4:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Northland is a Stand-alone Adventure Strategy game. The exciting plot tells the story of Viking God Loki who tried to take revenge on Godfather Odin for his banishment from Asgard to Earth. For that he abuses our four human heroes with his intrigues and traps. The story begins where the plot of "Cultures 2 - The Gates of Asgard" ended. Yet another demo off PCGUK's demo disc, this one features 2 big maps for you to divide, splice and rule over. Your objective is not simply to dominate but you can negotiate a treaty between 2 warring Eskimo tribes. Exploration is the route to success and make sure to check out the chests littering the landscape. (Mucho Gracias Andy) Read more for download links where to grab goodies...

'Diablo' Creators Leave 'Blizzard'

by Rainier on June 30, 2003 @ 3:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The founders of the company that created popular computer game series "Diablo" have left their positions at a unit of game publisher Vivendi Universal Games, the company said in a statement on Monday. The high-profile departures come at a crucial time for Vivendi Universal Games, which is the object of a possible sale by French media conglomerate Vivendi Universal. Read more for details ...