X²: The Threat - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With over two years of development time going into the project, the team at EGOSOFT have crafted a dynamic, active universe, in which to immerse the player. Tagged as the "21st Century Elite" by PC ZONE, the game has already received vast amounts of coverage; with press overwhelmed by the quality of graphics and depth of game play. Read more for details and a batch of new screens ...

'Hoyle Games 2004' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra has released a playable demo for Hoyle Games 2004 featuring several games such as Slot Machines, Hearts, Backgammon, and Star Collector. If card/puzzle games is your bag, read more for download links ...

'Dead to Rights ' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead to Rights is an intense, action thriller that is currently available for PlayStation2, Xbox, and GameCube. Dead to Rights features model Grant City officer, Jack Slate, who's been framed for murder and seeks revenge on those who have killed his father and set him up. What Slate discovers during his journey sends him on a downward spiral into a labyrinth of corruption, betrayal and crime. Best-selling, Dead to Rights has qualified for and is now selling as Platinum Hits for Xbox. Read more to check a fresh batch of PC screens ...

Strategy First Signs 'Shadow Vault' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First is pleased to announce that they will be publishing Mayhem Studios’ upcoming turn-based RPG Shadow Vault worldwide excluding Russia. “Strategy First is continuing its focus to bring only high quality games to the market,” says Don McFatridge, President of Strategy First Inc. “Shadow Vault is a well-thought out RPG with stunning graphics and we couldn’t be happier to have it in our 2004 line-up”. Read more for details & screens...

'Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon' - Official Website

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced the launch of a dedicated website for their upcoming title Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon. The site includes cool movies, the storyline, a wealth of regularly added screenshots and information you just can’t find anywhere else. So head on over there and check out the freshly launched website.

Xicat Interactive Signs Distribution Deal With KOCH Media

by Thomas on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 8:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xicat Interactive, Inc., a publisher of computer games such as Jane's Attack Squadron and Iron Aces II, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with KOCH Media for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The company will be responsible for all aspects of sales and distribution for Xicat's titles.

'WWE WrestleMania XIX' Ships For NGC

by Thomas on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 6:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ and JAKKS Pacific today announced the release of their newest World Wrestling Entertainment licensed video game, "WWE WrestleMania XIX," exclusively for Nintendo GameCube. Emphasizing simulation-style gameplay, "WWE WrestleMania XIX" features all the action, excitement and attitude of World Wrestling Entertainment. The World Wrestling Entertainment videogame franchise remains one of the biggest brands in interactive entertainment, with total sales in excess of $350 million in the U.S. alone. "WWE WrestleMania XIX" is available now at major retail outlets throughout North America.

'Ultimate Arena' Gets A Jolt

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 1:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ultimate Arena, Inc., the leading skill-based action game web site, and Jolt, the leading provider of Internet services to gamers in the United Kingdom, today announced that all matches in this fall’s Jolt Ultimate Arena Unreal Tournament 2003 League will be organized online at www.ultimatearena.com. Ultimate Arena, the leading online tournament platform, is the first service to offer players an online venue to compete in Jolt leagues for cash prizes.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 1:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Winning Eleven 7' (PS2/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 7, 2003 @ 10:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Winning Eleven 7 represents a mammoth step forward for the popular soccer series, with every aspect of the game massively reworked, now featuring 100 teams, 21 stadiums, new player models and key additions to the Master League. Winning Eleven 7 also utilizes an all-new custom designed engine that allows for greater flexibility and customization than ever before. Read more for details and screens ...

'Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 7, 2003 @ 9:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes thrusts players into the stunning 3D world of espionage and stealth action created by celebrated producer, Hideo Kojima. Playing as legendary videogame hero, Solid Snake, gamers will infiltrate an Alaskan nuclear missile disposal facility occupied by a terrorist organization called FOXHOUND. Only in this game will players truly feel like they are in the heart of the action, as if every step taken leads them closer to danger.

'Silent Scope Complete' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 7, 2003 @ 6:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In one comprehensive package, Silent Scope Complete combines all three arcade hits including Silent Scope, Silent Scope 2, Silent Scope: Dark Silhouette and the console exclusive Silent Scope 3. Taking advantage of the Xbox’s capabilities, this incredible first person shooter boasts enhanced graphics and stunning cinematics. Increasing the game’s realism, the advanced targeting system and innovative 3D sound system allows players to precisely pinpoint and eliminate enemy targets. Read more for details and screens ...

'Lifeline' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 7, 2003 @ 6:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lifeline is a heart-pounding action adventure set high above Earth in the futuristic surroundings of a space station hotel. Players will begin LifeLine by finding themselves mysteriously trapped in the hotel’s security monitor room. In the first-ever voice activated action adventure, players must work together with their virtual partner by verbally directing them through numerous obstacles and challenges including deadly duels with horrifying creatures.

Various Update Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 7, 2003 @ 3:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Doing a little Sunday Catchup here with a few files that were missed during the past week. We've got :

  • Battlefield 1942 - Updated v1.45 Patch
  • Rebels Prison Escape - Level 2 Patch
  • IL2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles - v1.1 Patch

  • Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 7, 2003 @ 3:18 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 :

  • KnightShift - Trailer
  • America's Army - v2.0 Trailer
  • Bloody Magic - ECTS Trailer

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

'Gradius V' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 7, 2003 @ 2:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Continuing Konami’s longest running shooting franchise, the latest installment in the series features the classic Gradius action gameplay with all new features, including new Option Controls, original level designs, new weapons, captivating missions and dazzling next-generation graphics. Read more for some explosive screens ...

'Firefighter F.D.18' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 7, 2003 @ 2:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Firefighter F.D.18 captures the white-knuckle action and gut-wrenching drama experienced by our nation’s heroic firefighters. Set in a large urban city, firefighter Dean McGregor and news reporter Emilie Arvin find themselves embroiled in a complex mystery that involves the random eruption of fires in a sprawling metropolis. Read more for details & screens ...

'Cy Girls' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 7, 2003 @ 2:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prepare for a wild cyber-thriller adventure with female espionage agents, Ice and Aska. With the use of explosive firepower and deadly martial arts skills, Ice and Aska take down criminals with style and flair. While battling an evil syndicate, these sexy heroines will have the ability to dive into a “cyber world” where they can download additional information, skills, and techniques. Fighting futuristic crime has never been this smart, sexy or cool.

'Yager' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 7, 2003 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Original, provoking and rich in storyline, Yager captures your imagination as you battle for your life in tomorrow’s hostile skies. But is all what it seems…? Keep your wits about you, and use what you learn, as your struggle evolves to become the fight against constitutional power, conspiracy and control. With the genre-busting mix of 3D action-adventure and air combat, coupled with the highly motivating storyline and nail-biting campaigns, Yager is next generation gaming at its finest.

Various Xbox Titles Slip Further Into Next Year

by Thomas on Sept. 7, 2003 @ 10:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new release schedule for Microsoft's Xbox reveals that many key titles for the console have slipped even further into 2004. Halo 2 has slipped back a further two months, and is now scheduled to arrive in April. Ninja Gaiden has fallen back a few more months on top of already announced slippage. Kameo: Elements of Power is scheduled for a June launch. Fable is slated for an optimistic Q2 2004 release. Sudeki is confirmed as Q1 2004 release.