'Nitro Family' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 7, 2004 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced the release of Nitro Family for PC. Published by ValuSoft, Nitro Family is rated "M" for Mature and will be available at retailers throughout North America for $19.99.

'Sonic Advance 3' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 7, 2004 @ 1:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. and SEGA Corporation have announced that 'Sonic Advance 3' has shipped and is currently available at retail outlets throughout North America for a suggested retail price of $29.99. 'Sonic Advance 3' is poised to build upon the top selling, critically acclaimed Sonic Advance franchise, which now boasts sales in excess of 1.5 million units according to NPD TRSTS.

'The Sims 2' - Screens

by Rainier on June 7, 2004 @ 12:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In The Sims 2 you control your Sims over an entire lifetime for the first time. With the ground-breaking addition of genetics, your Sims now pass their DNA down through generations, giving you a more vivid and in-depth Sims experience. Every life choice you make has a relevant and dramatic effect on the lifetime of your Sim. It’s up to you to take your Sims from the cradle to the grave, fulfill their dreams, and push them to extremes in The Sims 2.

'The Last Job' (PS2/Xbox) Revealed

by Rainier on June 7, 2004 @ 12:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Does crime really pay? There’s only one way to find out in Acclaim Entertainment’s The Last Job. Control a crew of four criminals and steal as much as possible in a series of frantic heists. Play every aspect of each heist by controlling four diverse criminals and interact with your own performance in this new and unique way to commit crimes. The action is high, locations are varied and the plan is simple: “Get in, Get out … Get away with it!” - What could possibly go wrong? A lot if you’re nothing more than a petty thief!

'Starsiege: Tribes' - Full Game Available NOW

by Rainier on June 7, 2004 @ 11:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Released in 1998, Starsiege: Tribes was the first major online-only first-person action game. The combination of team-based gameplay, expansive outdoor terrains, multiple play modes, customizable characters, and controllable vehicles created a game that was an instant hit among fans and press alike. As a promotion for the upcoming Tribes Vengeance, Sierra/Vivendi have released the full game (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'DRIV3R' (PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 7, 2004 @ 11:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari, Inc. and Reflections Interactive are pleased to announce that development is complete on DRIV3R, the highly anticipated driving action game for the Xbox and the PlayStation2. DRIV3R will be available in North America on June 21 and in Europe and Australia on June 22.

'KumaWar' Launches Multiplayer Mission Pack - Screens

by Rainier on June 7, 2004 @ 11:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KumaWar, the revolutionary new online game service that allows players to experience re-creations of real world military events weeks after they occur via advanced gaming technology, has launched a pack of three tactical exercises designed for multiplayer and created by Kuma military advisor Staff Sergeant Dan Snyder and a team of award winning multiplayer map designers. Read more for info & screens...

'Titus' Shares Suspended

by Rainier on June 7, 2004 @ 10:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

More Interplay related woes as now its parent company, French publisher/developer Titus, has "asked" for its stock to be suspended from the Paris Exchange. "The trading of shares of Titus Interactive was suspended monday on the Paris stock exchange, circa 11/26 AM, at a last traded value of 0,16 Euro (-5,58%), announced today Euronext. This suspension was made by request of the videogames company in preparation for the release of an official statement." This can't be good...

'PT Boats: Knights of the Sea' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 7, 2004 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PT Boats is the first simulator of the Mosquito-fleet, created with the use of technologies of a level never seen before in naval combat simulator games. The key features are: astonishingly beautiful dynamic sea, historically authentic World War II ships and weapons, possibility to control any member of the crew and a multiplayer game. Patrol Torpedo Boats were used in WW2 mainly to attack large cruiser due ot their maneuverability and speed. Check out the new screens ...

'Axis And Allies' - Screens

by Rainier on June 7, 2004 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World War II springs to life as you experience the most epic battles in the history of mankind. For the first time, the world's five superpowers battle for control on truly global scale. Direct the military and economic destiny of Japan, England, Germany, Russia or Germany. With each battle fought in real-time, comes the opportunity to create a new destiny as you change the course of history itself.

'Transformers' And 'Chronicles Of Riddick' Digital Strategy Guides Ship

by Rainier on June 7, 2004 @ 8:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following up on the success of its premiere digital video guide)for UbiSoft's Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 video game, GameTime Media, Inc. today announced it has shipped the dvG strategy guides for Atari's TRANSFORMERS, which is made under license from Hasbro, Inc. and Vivendi Universal's The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay video games to retail stores.

'Kult: Heretic Kingdoms' - Screens

by Rainier on June 7, 2004 @ 8:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Kult: Heretic Kingdoms' is a 3D isometric RPG, that combines 3D technologies and the traditional ways of isometric RPG's. Enter the fantasy kingdom of ancient Rywennia and enjoy this action adventure at its fullest. 'Kult: Heretic Kingdoms' will take you from heroic fights against hidious monsters - using weapons and spells - to seeking wisdom and clues for your quests, while interacting with the many NPC's such as spirits and astral enemies. Read more for details and screens ...

'Cross Racing Championship' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 7, 2004 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Invictus, announces details of their forthcoming release, Cross Racing Championship on PC. Utilizing the next generation of the Invictus engine which incorporates its new real-time physics module, Cross Racing Championship (CRC) will allow the player to experience the thrills of high-speed on and off road racing across vast open terrains.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on June 6, 2004 @ 4:00 a.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 :

'Forgotten Hope' - Omaha Beach Map

by Rainier on June 6, 2004 @ 3:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

On this date 60 years ago, the operation to break into Fortress Europe began. To pay tribute to these brave men & women, the Forgotten Hope team has released a brand new map to commemorate these fallen heroes. The newest maps, Omaha Beach, Charlie Sector, done by Beregil will let you walk in the footsteps of these soldiers, and in doing so, remember the sacrifice that was made 60 years ago on this day. Read more for download links ...

'Kult: Heretic Kingdoms' - Developer Diary Part 2

by Rainier on June 6, 2004 @ 2:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Kult: Heretic Kingdoms' is a 3D isometric RPG, that combines 3D technologies and the traditional ways of isometric RPG's. Enter the fantasy kingdom of ancient Rywennia and enjoy this action adventure at its fullest. This time we talk with Richard Boon, who works for International Hobo, which 3D People brought in to aid in a mechanical redesign and to re-work the narrative in 'Kult: Heretic Kingdoms'.

'Shadow of Rome' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 6, 2004 @ 2:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shadow of Rome, an all-new action adventure game, transports players to one of the most perilous ages of man, an era when Caesar was hailed as the leader of the Roman Empire and whose sovereignty dominated all of western civilization. Murder, false accusations and blood spilled in gladiatorial battles await those who seek an all encompassing epic when Shadow of Rome is released throughout North America in winter 2004.

Xbox 2 To Be Named 'Xbox 360'?

by Eric on June 5, 2004 @ 8:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lately there have been all sorts of rumours floating around about specs and possible names (Xbox2/Xbox Next) for Microsoft's new Xbox. A few days ago some leaked screenshots from the new Xbox Dev Kit revealed yet another name, Xenon. Today we can add another name to the list as online research company Penn, Schoen and Berland are currently doing a survey in which they reveal another possibility. Here is a quote from the survey : "The name Xbox 360 is one name being considered for the next generation Xbox system..."

'City of Heroes' Content Update - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 5, 2004 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

City of Heroes enables players to realize their comic book dreams. Heroes protect the fine citizens of Paragon City in a colorful 3-D world where the victims of crimes not only thank players for their help, but they even compliment players on their costumes! With the release of the first update to City of Heroes just weeks away, Cryptic Studios and NCsoft have released some new screens.

'Wish' - Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2004 @ 1:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wish defines a new category of online game, the "Ultra Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game" (UMMORPG). Unlike existing MMORPGs that confine players to a server with only a few thousand other players, Wish's highly-scalable server cluster infrastructure allows the game to support tens of thousands of simultaneous players in a single shared world. Wish is the first massively multi player online role playing game that truly tells a story, and lets player actions have lasting implications on the world.