'Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A series of grisly murders brings Lara into conflict with a sinister Alchemist from the past, and a secret alliance of powerful individuals shrouded in mystery. Accused of the murder of her one time mentor, Lara Croft becomes a fugitive on the run. Pursued by the police, she follows the Alchemist into a dark world of blood, betrayal and vengeance where it is up to her to defeat this unholy alliance, and stop them from unleashing their incredible powers on the world. A few new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 12:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Need For Speed Underground' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2003 @ 11:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enter the world of urban street racing and high performance tuner cars with the latest title in the hit Need for Speed series: Need for Speed Underground. Take on today’s most popular tuner cars from Mitsubishi Motors, Subaru, Toyota and many more, building the ultimate street machine by earning cash to pay for custom body kits and a host of licensed car performance mods. But just creating a custom street racing machine will not get you to the top; it takes a certain amount of attitude and razor sharp driving skills to compete in the tough world of urban racing. Check out the new screens!

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' - Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2003 @ 10:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pirates is broadband only, with high-end hardware specifications for graphics -- a GeForce 3 or better is required in at least a 1GHZ machine, and the game is optimized for the latest DirectX 9.0-class cards. Pirates is being published on-line directly to gamers using Valve's new Steam technology. This is the same delivery system used by Half-Life 2 and Counterstrike 2. Check out the new seaworthy screens ...

'Alfa: AntiTerror' - Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2003 @ 10:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mistland (Paradise Cracked develoeprs) have another project lined up for the near future, "Alfa:AntiTerror" (expected 1st quarter 2004). The sad reality of life in many countries. The global problem of modern times. A war, which can neither be won nor lost. The unpromising forecasts of scientists and experts concerning further development of things. Terrorism is waiting for our answer. An answer we are about to deliver. Read more for details and 4 new screens ...

'Eve of Destruction' - 12% Fix Available NOW

by Rainier on June 15, 2003 @ 10:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eve of Destruction is a mod Battlefield 1942, and they have released a 12% "fix" of the final product. Eve Of Destruction will contain not only new skins, vehicles and new objects, it features 8 complete new custom maps. Each map is different in their own way (from realistic to fun maps) and partially adapted to the Indochina Vietnam Conflict. This little fix upgrades your Eve Of Destruction mod to '12%' and brings balance to all maps and fixes many bugs for a good gaming experience. The patch cannot make 10% to 12%, so you need 11% installed. Read more for download links ...

'Ghost Master' - English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 15, 2003 @ 10:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grim spectres, mischievous gremlins, howling banshees, things that go bump in the night... and that's just your starting team! As an afterlife civil servant sent to Gravenville by the Haunter Committee, frighten lowly mortals from their homes and places of work in a game that puts you in charge of legions of ghosts, ghouls and spirits! Your mission: manage resources to scare and manipulate people, then discover the secrets behind Gravenville... Sick Puppies and Empire Interactive have now released the English version of their playable demo for Ghost Master. The demo includes the intro and one tutorial mission with the appropriate name "Haunting 101." Read more for download links ...

'Rise Of Nations' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 15, 2003 @ 9:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MicroSoft/Big Huge Games have released a new patch for their recently released RTS game Rise Of Nations. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.02 and improves various multiplayer issues, but also a Conquer the World crash, auto-patch system support, and more. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Battlefield: 1942' - Eternal Silence Mod

by Thomas on June 14, 2003 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Alpha release of Eternal Silence mod for Battlefield: 1942, takes the game into deep space. Climb aboard huge ships and duke it out in desolate, low-atmosphere conditions. Featuring appropriately new vehicles, weapons, and custom classes, it all looks quite promising, indeed. The mod is 32MB to grab and you find it here!

'Chaser' Multiplayer Demo Next Week

by Thomas on June 14, 2003 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blues let us know that the official Chaser site is updated with some information regarding Cauldron's first-person shooter MP demo: Here is the clip:

We would like to inform you that we are looking forward for a release of the official Chaser Multiplayer (MP) Demo by the end of the upcoming week. The beta test of the MP Demo is still going on and progressing well.

The official Chaser MP Demo will include two game modes: Deathmatch and Shock Troops. The Deathmatch map is "Building Site". There will be also two Shock Troops maps available: "Final Strike" and "Building Strike". You will find more info about the Multiplayer Modes here.

We are also planning to have official servers with different settings available for the release of the MP Demo. These servers will be based in Germany and UK to guarantee proper connections. More info regarding the servers will be available in the upcoming week.

Be prepared for some stunning action fights once the MP Demo is released. Marc 'Plex' Olbertz Community Manager

'Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel' (PS2/XB) - Renders

by Thomas on June 14, 2003 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this gritty and darkly humorous 3rd person action adventure, players join the courageous Brotherhood of Steel, whose mission is to maintain peace in the grim post-nuclear world of Fallout. Challenged by hordes of ghouls, mutants and other radioactive nightmares, players utilize a combination of intense combat strategies including melee, ranged weapons and explosives to fulfill their daunting task of defeating the mutant army in hopes of restoring humanity in a nearly unlivable universe. Welcome to the wasteland. Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel is coming to the PS2 and Xbox in Q4 2003... Check out the new renders Interplay send us today!

'Against Rome' - Screenshot

by Thomas on June 14, 2003 @ 6:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in Europe at the time of the migration of nations (about 200-450 AD), Against Rome takes the player to that part of the continent that has not yet succumbed to the Roman Empire. This vast territory, which the Romans disparagingly called barbaricum, is the home of numerous primitive nations. The player takes control over one of these barbarian tribes, who as a whole stood out for a pronounced lack of cultural achievements, combined with a ferocious belligerence... Check out a new screenshot below!

'Operation Flashpoint' - Gaming News

by Thomas on June 14, 2003 @ 12:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters community liaison officer Michael Rowland send over some Op Flashpoint news this morning:

Xbox Flashpoint will be using an upgraded engine using some elements from the Flashpoint 2 engine. Graphical elements like vehicle and character models and vegetation have been vastly improved upon and look much smoother and realistic. Yes we now have real looking trees, not those polygonal ones but realistic round ones.. Read the rest below!

'Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb' (PS2) Has Gone Gold!

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 5:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts just let us know that Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb for PS2 has Gone Gold and will be in stores June 26th! While you're anxiously awaiting your PS2 retail copies, please visit the official site to see what's new! Indy's latest adventure plays out in dramatic fashion thanks to new gameplay features such as brawling combat. This time, in addition to using his trademark whip and pistol, Indy can engage in fierce hand-to-hand combat against foes, many of whom are well-versed in martial arts. Improvised weapons such as shovels, chairs and table legs also can be used to fend off adversaries. The result is a more immersive and more Indy-like gameplay experience, set amidst spine-tingling movie-like action sequences, such as a rickshaw chase in Hong Kong and a spectacular battle atop moving gondolas in the South China Sea area.

'Far Cry' - Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 4:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

An accidental hero finds himself on a remote tropical paradise, where a madman plays God; engineering various species of enhanced creatures to replace what he believes is a genetic dead-end… mankind. The game is set around 2020 on a set of tropical islands in the pacific. And has a strong tropical-paradise feel, scenic in its beauty, but, harbors a terrible threat. It is a mix of jungle / primal / and next-gen technology. As the player you find yourself drawn into a secretive plot involving secret research facilities with scientists involved in military genetic-research, a secret "security" force of mercenaries, and, advanced net-generation weaponry and equipment. Check the new screens ...

'Knights Over Europe' - Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 4:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Knights Over Europe is a World War I combat flight simulation brought to you by a team whose collective experience includes Red Baron II, the Falcon 3 series, the Close Combat series and Fly II. Knights Over Europe brings the dawn of aerial combat up-to-date with leading edge graphics, high fidelity flight models and precision damage modeling. Dozens of highly detailed aircraft with historically accurate markings will set the stage for an experience that will attract both hard-core flightsim fans and novices alike. Read more for details and screens

'Muscle Car 3' Announced - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 4:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Global Star Software has announced plans to release Muscle Car 3 for the PC. Under development at 3 Romans in Birmingham, Alabama, Global Star plans to build upon the success of the Muscle Car series, while adding immense visual and game play improvements. Global Star currently plans to release Muscle Car 3 in the summer of 2003. Read more for details and download links ......

'Summer Heat Beach Volleyball' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 1:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Summer Heat Beach Volleyball is the only beach volleyball game available on the PlayStation 2. Gamers will take a trip to the world’s wildest summer locations for addictive 2 on 2 Beach Volleyball action and party with the hottest people on Earth! When it pours, it rains. After a huge batch of screens a few days ago, here are some more to check out!

'Lionheart' - Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 1:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wahey Lionheart fans! The official Lionheart website has been updated, ready for the weekend right here! Want to learn how to focus the terrible power of deepest winter into physical projectiles? Cast fire orbs that sear an enemy with fire damage upon contact? Channel wild energies of electrical storms into explosive torrents of magical power? Sure, I mean who doesn't?!? Well then head on over to the MAGIC pageto read all about the Thought Branch of Magic in which you can learn to channel arcane magical spells and abilities...oh yeah! Read more for some new screens ..

'Air Raid: This is Not a Drill !!' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 1:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Big City Games and developer Made by Kiddies Inc. are proud to announce that the latest action title, Air Raid: This is not a drill, has shipped to retail stores nationwide. “Air Raid is a fast-paced, action-filled, shoot-em-down title,” says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing for Strategy First. “It guarantees hours of intense gameplay.”