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Konami Development Deal (PC/XB/PS2)

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 5:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hothouse Creations today announces that it has signed a second development deal with international publisher Konami to produce an as yet un-named game for PlayStation 2, PC and X-Box. The deal will see Hothouse further its relationship with Konami, who recently published Casino, Inc. by the Bristol-based developer. The game is scheduled for release in the Summer of 2005, and Hothouse has recruited Pete O'Brien, former Producer at Sega Corporation, to lead the project. Further details about the game will be released in due course.

Gamester Q4 Range (GBA/PS2/XB)

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 5:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Radica - the company behind Gamester have unveiled plans for the launch of a six new innovative peripherals in October and a targeted consumer marketing push for Quarter Four, with all new products being supported by consumer press advertising, pr and online campaigns.

Whiptail Interactive Showcases New Games @ ECTS

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 4:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Whiptail showing off Gangland, multiplayer Postal 2, Postal Classic & Uncut, Blade and Sword and RC Cars... For its debut appearance at ECTS, game publisher Whiptail Interactive will be calling on the heavy mob for first looks at its new game Gangland, due to launch in November this year. Developed by Danish gaming experts MediaMobsters, Gangland combines the best elements of real-time strategy, role-play and simulation games to deliver a menacingly fresh PC gaming experience. Launched in time for Christmas, Gangland is set to be a massive hit...

Video Gamer Becomes Entertainment Power

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 4:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Video games are no longer simply about getting the highest score or disgracing an opponent. They're also about immersing yourself in make-believe worlds you help fashion... No one understands that better than Electronic Arts Inc., the video game publisher that has evolved over two decades into an entertainment powerhouse as muscled as some of its game characters.

Kuju In 'Train Simulator 2' Deal With Microsoft

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 3:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kuju said Monday that it has reached a mutual and amicable agreement with Microsoft to transition its PC simulation technology and the ongoing development of Train Simulator 2 to Microsoft. As announced in the AGM statement, this is part of the restructuring and cost reduction exercise that Kuju is implementing which will have a negative impact on results for the current year however in the longer term will result in a lower cost base as Kuju focuses on its core Console and Wireless operations.

Oxygen Interactive 2003/2004 Line Up @ ECTS

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 3:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Oxygen Interactive, the UK based computer game publisher can today announce that they will be showcasing their 2003/2004 line up of titles at this years ECTS show from 27th August to 29th August 03... "March Offworld Recon, Midnight Nowhere, Paradise Cracked, Echelon Wind Warriors and Time of Defiance, with new PS2 and Xbox games to be unveiled too".

NVIDIA Shows Gamers 'The Way ItÂ’s Meant To Be Played' At ECTS 2003

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 2:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NVIDIA Corporation will be the talk of the show at this year's ECTS (Earls Court, London, August 27th to 29th) hosting some of the most highly anticipated PC games this year, including: STALKER, Breed (new multiplayer version), Worms 3D, Hidden and Dangerous II and Aquanox 2.

'Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 1:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is a dynamic single and multiplayer action experience featuring an all-new epic story. Players are immersed in the role of apprentice at Luke Skywalker's Jedi Academy where they learn the power – and danger – of the Force. Amidst a multitude of complex and richly detailed Star Wars environments, including twice as many unique locales as those in Star Wars Jedi Outcast, players face a variety of powerful and insidious enemies. Read more to check them out ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 1:38 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 :

  • Counter-strike: Condition Zero - Trailer
  • Phantom Game Console - Trailer
  • Ultima X Odyssey - Trailer


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

GBA e-Reader Bundle

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 1:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Although summer is in full sizzling swing, Nintendo is bundling up! Bundling up with one of its most popular and successful franchises that is ... Game Boy. For a limited time beginning Oct. 13, consumers who purchase an Indigo or Glacier Game Boy Advance for an MSRP of $79.99, will also receive an e-Reader with a Donkey Kong Jr.-e game and sample pack.

'Colonies' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 1:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Colonies is an online first person shooter based in a cyberpunk flavoured sci-fi world. Colonies is a multiplayer FPS game with strategy and rpg features. Unlike other FPS games Colonies goal isn't always destroying your opponent. Colonies gives the player the opportunity to defeat his opponent with scores of technology or resource mining. Colonies is more likely a teamplay game where you have to co-operate with other players succeed. Check out the newest batch of screens!

'World of Warcraft' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World of Warcraft is an online role-playing experience set in the award-winning Warcraft universe. Players assume the roles of Warcraft heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world. Being "Massively Multiplayer," 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 3 new screens ...

Make Money By Playing 'Counter-Strike'

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2003 @ 11:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ultimate Arena, Inc. today announced that the world's most popular multiplayer game, Counter-Strike, can now be played at Ultimate Arena. Ultimate Arena, the leading online tournament platform, is the first service to offer Counter-Strike players an online venue to compete against one another for cash prizes. Read more for details ...

Pre-Order Halo and Get Bonus Offers

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2003 @ 8:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios announces that a free bonus comes with each pre-order of Halo for Windows at EB Games or GameStop. Pre-orders at EB Games come with the top-selling "Halo: The Flood" novel, and at GameStop: an exclusive Master Chief three-inch action figure. Halo for Windows ships in North America in September 2003 for an estimated retail price of $49.99 (U.S.)

'Command & Conquer Generals' Demo Coming Soon

by Thomas on Aug. 17, 2003 @ 11:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The NVIDIA's download page let us know that a Command & Conquer Generals demo will be available for download 08.20.03 'august 20th' at Noon PST.. (thanks VE3D)

'Once Upon A Knight' Coming To The US

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2003 @ 3:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari, Inc. has announced that Once Upon A Knight (also known as KnightShift), a fantasy-based interactive PC game, is in development and will ship to retail stores in September. Once Upon A Knight combines the best elements of real-time-strategy (RTS) action and role-playing-game (RPG) adventure into a unique and exciting game set in a brilliantly rendered setting where players battle evil, save damsels and are generally noble and just.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2003 @ 3:25 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 :

  • The Hobbit - Trailer
  • Middle-Earth Online - Trailer


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

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2003 @ 2:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'EverQuest: Lost Dungeons of Norrath' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2003 @ 2:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just when you thought you'd covered it all -- five massive continents, the moon, and the homes of the Gods themselves -- a new series of adventures leads you into some of Norrath's greatest sources of speculation and mystery. Discover EverQuest: Lost Dungeons of Norrath, the sixth expansion for the world’s biggest Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game, EverQuest. Read on to get the scoop and view some concept art and screenshots ...

'PlanetSide: Core Combat' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2003 @ 2:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. announced PlanetSide: Core Combat, the first expansion for its popular massively multiplayer online first-person action game, PlanetSide. PlanetSide launched on May 19, 2003 and has already attracted more than 60,000 subscribers. The expansion will focus on alien technology discovered deep in underground caverns, adding more vehicles, weapons and battlegrounds under the planet Auraxis. PlanetSide: Core Combat will be available this October at retail and as a secure digital download from SOE. Read more for details and some concept art ...