Sony Announces New PS2

by Thomas on April 14, 2003 @ 4:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony have revealed that a new PS2 version is currently in production and will be released in Japan May 15th. This new version will support playback of recordable DVD formats, and will boast improved DVD playback. A new DVD remote is also planned, which allows you to power the unit and open the disc tray! European and US release date not available yet!

Character Design Diary: Devastation's Eve McAllister

by Thomas on April 14, 2003 @ 4:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Devastation's single-player adventure, players assume the identity of a character named Flynn Haskell, an atypical anti-hero who rises up to become the leader of a radical resistance team fighting for humanity. One of the most prominent and important sidekicks you will meet early in the game is a young lady named Eve McAllister. NovaLogic summarized their design outlines from their design doc and character archive and pasted together bits of those notes in a somewhat coherent fashion below. Enjoy...

'Devastation' - Graffiti Competition

by Thomas on April 14, 2003 @ 2:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NovaLogic Ltd. today announced the launch of an online graffiti competition to search for the nation's most promising online graffiti artist. With a top prize of £1000, the graffiti competition has been launched in conjunction with the release of Devastation, due for PC on 17th April, and is looking for the graffiti piece that best represents the Devastation world.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 14, 2003 @ 1:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Reign Of Fire' (PS2) - Contest Winners Announced

by Rainier on April 14, 2003 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A little while ago our 'Reign Of Fire' (PS2) contest ended, and now we have announced the winners. Want to check out if you were one of the lucky people to win a Reign OF Fire PS2 copy, or maybe you got one of the Reign of Fire watches/mousepads! The 10 winning contestants will be receiving a confirmation email in a few days time. Check out the winners page !!!

'Drake' (Xbox) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2003 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Drake is an action shooter of furious and brutal revenge, supernatural Hong Kong action John Woo style. Think adrenaline-pumping action as seen in the movie "The Matrix" visualized in a neon-gothic Animated Batman style, using unique custom software generated "rim light" texturing. Drake has been brought back from the dead to avenge his family "The Crow" style and brings nothing but death into our world, executed in extravagant "Crying Freeman" style. As Drake, you'll be able to somersault over knocked-over furniture, double guns blazing (double button action) Hong Kong style.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on April 14, 2003 @ 1:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • Outlaw Volleyball (SSI)
  • The Hobbit (Vivendi)
  • Nosferatu (Idol)

  • Read more for download links ...

'Nitro Family' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 13, 2003 @ 10:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Delphieye, Inc., Korean developer that has two in-house developing team for MMORPG ”Helikia” and PC FPS game “Nitro Family.” “Nitro Family,” a new hardcore First Person Shooter developed by Delphieye, Inc., will be introduced at 2003 E3 game show. Powered by the world-renowned Serious Sam Engine, “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 to check out a trailer and some screens ...

'Championship Manager 4' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 13, 2003 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prepare yourself for the most emotionally involving and realistic football management game in history: Championship Manager 4 has arrived. Can you cope with the challenges of the league and the expectations of the board and fans? Can you deal with the demands of players and agents? Or will you collapse under the pressure, another mid-season casualty? Accept the challenge: take the reins at the club of your choice and lead your squad onwards. Sports Interactive has just released a new patch for the retail version of their recently released Championship Manager 4. The 'Enhancement Pack 2' is an essential download for CM4 users, makes a number of enhancements and refinements. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Chaser' - Screens

by Thomas on April 13, 2003 @ 2:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chaser is a first person shooter, built on the high-end 3D engine (CloakNT), in which main character passes through real environments and uses real weapons.. John Chaser is the main character of the game. The player plays Chaser who awakes on a space station and remembers nothing from his past. Shortly after he awakes a commando team starts to hunt him down but he doesn't understand why. He, with a player's help, escapes the station and starts to collect information about his past, looking for answers to the questions of what he really is and why so many people want to kill him.

'Alpha Black Zero' - Screens

by Thomas on April 12, 2003 @ 1:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alpha Black Zero is a upcoming 3rd person shooter, developed by Khaeon.. The year is 2366, and the SolGov Federation faces turmoil. Lieutenant Kyle Hardlaw, leader of specialized commando unit Alpha Black Zero, stands accused of multiple illegal assassinations against his own government.

'Galaxy Andromeda' - Screens

by Thomas on April 12, 2003 @ 12:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Galaxy Andromeda, developed by Philos Labs, is a story-based single player strategy game. Starting in 2040, you are in control of the fleet of a multinational cooperation fighting a rivalling cooperatioc. The dBscoveryBof foreBgn techhology lwads to expeditirns intoespace. =hen youtreturn xo Earthoyou finl it occEpied byaAliens. Only one colonizing spaceship with humans escaped. The beginning of your task is to find this ship. Galaxy Andromeda will be released Q3 2003... Read more for some screens!

'Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided' - New Planet Revealed

by Thomas on April 12, 2003 @ 12:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts & Sony Online Entertainment today announced Dantooine as the tenth planetary environment for Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, the highly anticipated first installment of the upcoming massively multiplayer online game series. In addition, the fan community for the game continues to grow unabated and has now reached 475,000 registered members, nearly a 20 percent increase since December 2002.

'Final Fantasy Online' - Beta Sign-up

by Thomas on April 12, 2003 @ 8:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You can now sign up for FINAL FANTASY XI Public Beta test @ Square Enix (thanks VE3D). The goal of this Public Beta process is to test connectivity to the PlayOnline network as well as give a few lucky players a sneak peek at the FINAL FANTASY XI and the PlayOnline network. To be considered for participation in the Public Beta test program, you must completely fill out and submit the online application form on their website!

Note: "The Public Beta Test Is Open Only To Legal U.S. And CANADIAN Residents"

Nintendo Has Cut The Royalty Rates On GameCube Software

by Thomas on April 12, 2003 @ 3:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo has cut the royalty rates on GameCube software in a move aimed at encouraging third-party publishers to bring key titles to the platform, and will focus more heavily on third-party software at E3. The company, which last week announced that it had missed its 2002 shipment targets for the Cube by a massive 44 per cent, selling only 5.6 million units, admitted that major third-party titles such as Grand Theft Auto were completely overshadowing its own major franchises such as Mario and Metroid.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 12, 2003 @ 12:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PN03 (NGC) - Screens

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

P.N. 03, directed by Shinji Mikami, is described as an action game starring a female soldier named Vanessa Z. Schneider. She's a mercenary armed with a high-powered laser--and she's a robot killer. Robots at a colonial settlement have gone wild on a nearby planet, and it's up to Vanessa--whose parents were killed by the same system overrunning the settlement--to stop them. Not much is known about the game's action, but it is described as containing dodging capabilities and transforming mechs. The game is due to hit Japan in spring of 2003.

'Indiana Jones And The Emperor's Tomb' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 11, 2003 @ 6:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

You’re Indiana Jones. Legendary adventurer. Daring rogue. And the most butt-kicking archaeologist the world has ever seen. It’s 1935 and this time you must prevent a powerful Chinese artifact from falling into evil hands. This globe-spanning adventure pits you against evil Nazis and the Asian underworld with a mysterious and alluring partner, Mei Ying. It’ll take more than just a trusty whip and pistol to avoid deadly traps and navigate through all the dangerous environments. Do you have what it takes to make it back alive? This whopping demo offers three levels, Ceylon, a Hong Kong operahouse, and a gondola (thanks Gigex). Read more for download links ...

'Fallout 2' - Editor Available NOW

by Rainier on April 11, 2003 @ 5:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Here is the Fallout 2 editor, the scripts, and the script compiler. BlackIsle was were able to take some time and put together some documentation for it (and an installer), but a lot of it will require some trial and error. If you want to hammer away at it, well, here it is. Please keep in mind that this editor is not the holy grail. It was never meant to be released to the public. As a result, you may boot the editor up and realize that it doesn't match your expectations for a commercially-released RPG editor. You may suffer some retina burn. Perhaps a strange itching sensation. Constipation. So be prepared - you are about to experience a game editor, intended only for developers. Read more for download links ...

'Postal 2' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 11, 2003 @ 2:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sequel to the notorious original, this iteration of the envelope-pushing franchise puts players once again in the well-worn shoes of the hair-trigger Postal Dude. POSTAL 2 operates on Epic's Unreal Warfare Engine and benefits from a host of new features including: fully-explorable open-ended 3D environments, innovative first person shooter action and interaction with well over a hundred unique non-playable characters (NPC's) including Gary Coleman (Arnold from 80's TV show 'Different Strokes'). Running With Scissors/WhipTail have now released a 1 level demo, read more for download links.