X²: The Threat - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 6:08 p.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 ...

'Pro Evolution Soccer 3' Announced For PC

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 5:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of Europe has announced that Pro Evolution Soccer 3, the latest in its incredibly successful football series, is to be released for PC in November 2003. With the Pro Evolution Soccer series rightly regarded as the pinnacle of console football titles, Konami's is bringing its skills to PC, to ensure that Pro Evolution Soccer 3 becomes the definitive football experience for the format. The PC game will boast all the gameplay advances seen in the accompanying PlayStation 2 release, but will enjoy a greater level of aesthetic detail.

'SimCity 4' Fans Get 'Rush Hour' Rebate

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 5:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SimCity 4 Rush Hour Expansion Pack (Requires SimCity 4 or SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition to play) will be available in North America for a suggested retail price of $19.99. Existing SimCity 4 users will be eligible for a rebate of $10.00 (mail in rebate) when they purchase SimCity 4 Rush Hour. "The dedication of our fans is a major part of SimCity’s success," said Lucy Bradshaw, Vice President of PC production for Maxis, a division of Electronic Arts. "We’re offering our loyal fans this rebate to thank them for their support, feedback, and continued energy." Customers will need to mail in the coupon, bar code, and receipt of purchase of SimCity 4 Rush Hour. Pre-orders are available here.

Open Letter on 'Call of Duty' demo

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 3:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After failed discussions with Activision, the following websites will not be carrying the Call of Duty playable demo, even after its exclusivity is over. This is due to Activision's decision to not accede to the reasonable request of making demo freely available to all game enthusiasts at the same time. Read more for details and head on over to the forum, or post in the comments section, if you wish to express your opinion ...

'Angels vs. Devils' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed over 6 months ago, Angels vs. Devils is an action game developed with the latest 3D Technologies, with great quality graphics and attention to detail. It welcomes the player to the world of interactive entertainment, where evil combats good and vice versa. Cleverly adapted by Enigma to give gamers the chance to achieve supreme domination over mankind, the gameplay offers continuous action and fun! Once started, difficult to stop…pow! wow!! pop! whew and yipee!!! And bountless more expressions…that’s how the game goes!!! Read more for some devilish screens ...

Logitech Xbox Controllers Now Available

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 1:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Logitech today announced that Xbox gamers can now step up the action with two new quality controllers. Announced earlier this year at the E3 trade show in Los Angeles, the Logitech Precision Controller and Logitech Thunderpad are now available online at www.logitech.com and retail outlets in the U.S. for U.S. $24.99 and U.S. $19.99, respectively. European prices and availability will be announced separately.

'Mucha Lucha: Mascaritas Of The Lost Code' (GBA) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Calling all mascaritas! Dig out your favorite wrestling mask and get ready to enter the virtual ring as Ubi Soft announces plans to publish “¡Mucha Lucha!: Mascaritas of the Lost Code” for the GBA. Based on the hugely popular Warner Bros. Animation series which airs on Kids’ WB!, “¡Mucha Lucha!” will place gamers into the wild, colorful world of The Foremost World-Renowned International School of Lucha. “!Mucha Lucha!: Mascaritas of the Lost Code” is slated to release in the U.S. Nov18, 2003.

'Etherlords II' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 10:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and Nival Interactive are pleased to announce that their highly anticipated game, Etherlords II has Gone Gold! Etherlords II is an exciting mix of role-playing elements and tactical turn-based combat in the best traditions of fantasy trading card games. You can also download the just released single player demo, or check our Etherlords preview from a while back.

'Perimeter' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 10:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Perimeter is a real-time strategy game built on the concept of territory seizure using detailed terraforming and on the subsequent encircling of these zones with a special protective perimeter. The game combines proven principles of controlling resources and unit groups with titles featuring a clear-cut seizure of living space. The gamer has three powers at his or her disposal: The first is terraforming. The second is being able to surround areas of land with an impenetrable force barrier generated by special perimeter units. The third power is being able to carry out military operations with the help of ground and air forces.

'Railroad Pioneer' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 10:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the creation of the transatlantic railway, built with blood, sweat and tears into the murderous wilderness in 1869, the American dream of freedom and prosperity was finally to be fulfilled. With "Railroad Pioneer" you'll be able to experience all this at close quarters and, at the end of a dramatic journey, leave your mark as a railway magnate in the eventful history of steamers and pioneers. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Kill.Switch' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An innovative military shooter, kill.switch emphasizes realistic cover tactics and high intensity firepower, allowing for an intense combat experience during game play. With a unique Offensive Cover System and Blindfire mechanics, kill.switch separates itself from the pack by demanding the use of conventional warfare tactics, forcing players to utilize surrounding environments and quickly adjust on the fly through each high intensity mission. Read more to check out some screen goodness ...

'Etherlords 2' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and Nival Interactive are pleased to announce the release of the single-player demo for their highly anticipated title Etherlords II, coming out this September. The demo sports a tutorial and 2 missions from the full game. Read more for details and download links ...

'The Kore Gang' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This jump'n'run game from UDS & Zoink features three freaky characters, Pixie, Madboy and Rex, who have to face bizarre opponents in wild scenarios. By putting on the Core-Suit they make the most of their individual skills: Pixie can use it to climb better than anyone else, Madboy can really pack a punch, and Rex's excellent hearing and sense of smell turn him into a walking radar station. The Kore Gang is the first game ever with character-dependent viewpoints and songs that are integrated into the story. The Tim Burton-like cool graphics are stunning and immerse the player in its 24 tricky levels over six worlds. Check these new screens ...

'Lula 3D' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lula, the curvaceous producer of erotic films, is in a serious fix. Just before shooting begins on her new strip, three of her best porn stars are kidnapped. The only clue to the culprits are the tapes recorded by the security cameras of her luxurious estate in Beverly Hills: Masked characters sneak through the park. A black delivery van is parked close to the wall. Lula wastes no time, but races off at once in her sparkling Corvette. A wild chase across America begins and you can start with checking out some boobelicious new screens ...

'Spellforce: The Order of Dawn' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In their immeasurable greed and constant thirst for power, the thirteen most powerful Mages of all time doomed the land, hurling it into an endless spiral of chaos and despair. Entire countries were wiped out in the blink of an eye when the devastating power of the Elements was unleashed – Elements summoned by dark rituals. Continents shattered like glass, the pieces strewn about like leaves in the wind. Huge armies, bound by the the power of ancient runes, brought war and destruction to the lands that survived the initial onslaught. All that was left were a few islands, connected by magic portals. Read more for 6 tasty new screens ...

'The Bloody Magic' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 9:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Bloody Magic is single and multiplayer, 3rd person RPG for PC where the weapon of choice is magic. The game is set in a richly detailed medieval-style world, allowing the player a wide variety of choices both in individual quests and character development. The Bloody Magic is different from most other popular RPG titles in that the player characters are all of one type: magician. There are over a dozen different fields of magic, allowing players many choices for specialization. Check a few new screens ...

EA ECTS Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

We have had a load of EA material in the past week, so not quite sure if this is just regular material or part of their ECTS material, either way, we got screens for :

  • SSX 3 (Xbox/NGC)
  • The Sims 2 (PC)
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 (PC/Xbox/PS2)

Vivendi's ECTS Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 2:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi material is starting to roll in with some impressive titles as usual. You can now check screens for the following titles :

'Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided' - 275,000 Registered Users

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 2:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

On the heels of the most successful introduction of a massively multiplayer online (MMO) game to date, LucasArts announced today that Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided has surpassed 275,000 registered users. Releasing on June 26th 2003, An Empire Divided has quickly become the second largest MMO in the U.S, in terms of registered users, and is the fastest growing MMO role-playing game (RPG) to date.

Konami's ECTS Lineup Part 2 - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 1:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yesterday we already had a batch of Konami titles/screens, and today there are more goodies. You can now check out screens for titles such as :