'Colin McRae Rally 04' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Colin McRae Rally 04 is set to be the total rally video gaming experience with eight game modes, an advanced visual engine and an all-new style. The September launch is not the only surprise Codemasters has lined up. The engine that drives the series' sublime car handling has been enhanced to a new level of detail. A batch of new screens just rolled in ...

Schanz Goes To Asia With TDK

by Thomas on Sept. 1, 2003 @ 10:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Schanz International Consultants added yet another quality partner to it's portfolio of games for the Asian market by signing exclusive rights to represent TDK in Asia. The relationship begins with the already famous World Racing title on PC, PS2 and Gamecube. World Racing is no run-o-the-mill racing title but one of the most visually impressive racing games ever seen with a terrific amount of playability.

'Painkiller' - Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 1, 2003 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Painkiller is a first-person horror shooter, designed to satisfy the gamer's hunger for intense, fast-paced action. You are Painkiller, a mercenary for hire, charged with cleaning out nests of the undead. But an unholy pact with a demon unknowingly puts you square in the middle of a fight for control of the underworld... with the future of humanity hanging in the balance. Check out 45 new screenshots to relieve that ECTS hangover.

'A Tale in the Desert' French Version Launched

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2003 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Egenesis and Alchemic Dream announce the launch of the French version of A Tale in the Desert. Egenesis and Alchemic Dream propose a free trial period and the game is downloadable on the English website atitd.com or on the French website alchemicdream.com.

'RtCW: Enemy Territory' - ATI Gaming Tournament

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2003 @ 1:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Totalfrags.com is pleased to announce that registrations for its ATI-RTCW tournament has opened. Based on the immensely successful game, Return To Castle Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, the tournament will feature 2,400 gamers from across the world. Two First Prize Winners shall receive an ATI RADEON 9800 Pro 128Mb 3D graphics card worth US $399. Four Second Prize Winners will receive ATI RADEON 9600 Pro 128Mb boards worth US $199 each. Ten Third Prize Winners will receive ATI Radeon 9200 Pro 128Mb boards worth US $129 each. Visit Total Frags' website to register and compete in this tournament.

'Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs' (GBA) - Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 1, 2003 @ 12:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this platform action/adventure game, Spyro and his friends have inadvertently torn a hole in the fabric of space between the Rhynoc and Dragon Realms. At the command of the elusive Ripto, droves of Rhynocs are now pouring into the Dragon Realms. Spyro must help close the hole quickly before the portal and Ripto's ego grow too large and the two realms fuse together permanently. Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs is scheduled for release on the Nintendo Game Boy Advance in fourth quarter 2003... Check out nine new Spyrotechnic screenshots.

'Warhammer 40,000: Firewarrior' (PS2) - Screen Gallery!

by Thomas on Sept. 1, 2003 @ 11:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game is set in the dark gothic sci-fi future of the immensely popular world of Warhammer 40,000. Your name is Kais and you're a young Tau warrior set to embark on a journey to become a Fire Warrior by completing your 'Trial by Fire' - your very first combat experience. Developed by Kuju and published by THQ, Fire Warrior is released for PC and PlayStation 2 on 26th September 2003.. Crikey. It's 102 more PS2 screenshots below.

'Scooby Doo! Mystery Mayhem' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 1, 2003 @ 6:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scooby is back! This time Mystery Inc must unravel the mystery behind why mega industrialist Travis Sherman is forcing people to sell their land to him – and the role his occult obsessed assistant Selena Jones has in these plans! Check out 5 new screens and a fact sheet whose blob-points spookily follow you around the room.

'World of Warcraft' - Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 1, 2003 @ 6:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World of Warcraft allows thousands of players to interact within the same world. Whether adventuring together or fighting against each other in epic battles, players will form friendships, forge alliances, and compete with enemies for power and glory. Check these 2 new screens ...

'Secret Weapons Over Normandy' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 1, 2003 @ 6:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Secret Weapons Over Normandy presents a dynamic, deeply engaging story-driven flight action experience that puts players in control of authentic World War II aircraft and challenges them to undertake the war's most dangerous missions...

'Finding Nemo - Nemo's Underwater World of Fun' - Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 1, 2003 @ 3:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

When a young clownfish named Nemo is captured by a diver on his first day of "school", his father, Marlin, embarks on an unbelievable quest to rescue his son. Extend the magic of the Disney/Pixar movie mega-event; and grab your chance to become Nemo as you play Finding Nemo on your favourite games system... Check out some new screens!

ECTS 2003 Award Winners

by Thomas on Sept. 1, 2003 @ 3:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The winners of the most prestigious awards in the European interactive entertainment industry were announced in London today at ECTS, Europe's premier trade show for the interactive entertainment industry. The ECTS 2003 Awards, hosted by Kate Russell, are the ninth in a long line of successful ceremonies and were attended by over 1000 leading industry figures in the trade hall of ECTS itself. Kate is a journalist, presenter and self-confessed technophile and has appeared on Gamer.tv, Sky TV, LWT and the BBC as a technology reporter, as well as having contributed to a number of leading computing and technology magazines. The ECTS 2003 Awards categories are divided between 'Best of Year' and 'Best of Show'.. Read more for the awards!

QuakeNet Reaches 200,000 Concurrent Users

by Thomas on Aug. 31, 2003 @ 11:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

QuakeNet, tonight consolidated it's position as the world's largest chat network, with more than 200,000 people connected concurrently. The actual user peak eventually reached 201,401 users, 1401 users more than the 200,000 user mark.

'Battlefield: Pirates' - v0.21 Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2003 @ 12:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

If you get excited about the idea of sailing uncharted waters, searching the fog for rival ships, and maneuvering into the perfect position to lay iron unto your enemy before he can do the same to you, then you've come to the right place. Battlefield: Pirates is a mod for EA's Battlefield 1942 (updated for the coming bf1942 v1.45 patch). Can you hold the center long enough to win? A new v0.21 Alpha version has been released with lots of balancing done to direct and splash damage, reworking of Scurvy_Cove, and a new "preview" map, similar to Komodo_Island. Read more for download links ...

'Motor City Online' Says Goodbye!

by Thomas on Aug. 31, 2003 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Motor City Online site from EA features a last goodbye message.. Here is the full message:

We at Electronic Arts and MCO Staff both past and present would like to say thank you for being a part of a great online racing game experience. Motor City Online service ends today, but it will live on forever in the hearts of the racers who loved the game.

Thank you for all your enthusiasm for Motor City Online and making it such a great place to play.

Regards,
MCO Staff

'Worms 3D' (ALL) - Developer Update!

by Thomas on Aug. 31, 2003 @ 11:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Team 17 recently updated their Worms 3D site with the words.. "The work on the gameplay continues, due to requests to get the demo size down, the frontend has gone and so has the tutorial. So now it's a 2 player deathmatch with a limited weapons set. But it's just a demo, right?".. Read more below for all details!

Worms 3 will utilise the full power afforded by next-generation platforms, featuring ground-breaking fully deformable landscape technology, and will continue the wild humor and intensive, addictive fun that gamers expect from the Worms franchise. Worms 3 will showcase a raft of new gameplay features, while retaining all the familiar chaos of the original titles, complete with bizarre power-ups, loopy weaponry, and crazy cartoon graphics -- in both single and multi-player modes.

'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004' (NGC/GBA) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 31, 2003 @ 2:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This year you have the chance to create and build the ultimate golfer to take on the TOUR and dominate the world. Whether you play the prestigious PGA TOUR courses or the original design characters, there is something for every golf fan in this game. EA SPORTS, continuing its exclusive partnership with the PGA TOUR and the world's best and most famous golfer, Tiger Woods, delivers the most realistic golf simulation for fans of console golf. Check the new batch of Gamecube and GBA screens...

'SSX 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 31, 2003 @ 1:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SSX 3 allows gamers to go anywhere gravity will take them. Players will discover a colossal mountain where they can immerse themselves in a free-roaming snow paradise. The ultimate all-mountain experience, SSX 3 features all-new events and courses, awe-inspiring tricks, and a cast of cool, customizable characters. Discover the open terrain, explore its hidden crevices, and conquer its peaks. Some new screens ...

'Pokemon' Goes Full Tilt

by Thomas on Aug. 31, 2003 @ 1:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This year Nintendo of America Inc. celebrates the fifth anniversary of the Pokemon franchise by bouncing off the bumpers in Pokemon Pinball: Ruby and Sapphire for Game Boy Advance, the sequel to the million-selling Pokemon Pinball for Game Boy Color. Pokemon Pinball: Ruby and Sapphire is the newest installment in the video game franchise that already has sold a staggering 38 million games in North America and 110 million games worldwide.

'Battle Engine Aquila' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2003 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You alone must pilot the fearsome Battle Engine Aquila, a behemoth war machine and the single most destructive unit on the battlefield, capable of patrolling from the ground or attacking from the air. One-on-one you can destroy most individual enemy units, but you cant take them all out single-handed - there are simply too many of them!