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Austin Game Conference Has Surpassed 850 From Around The World

by Thomas on Sept. 27, 2003 @ 5:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Austin Game Initiative announced yesterday that official attendance at the first annual Austin Game Conference has surpassed 850 from around the world. "The game industry has a new place to meet and do business," said Christopher Sherman, Executive Director of the Austin Game Conference. "We were always confident the strength of the Conference Program, focused on massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) and Mobile game development, would establish a sound educational foundation, but it is clear that senior executives have come here to do business as well." Presentations from speakers at the conference can be found at GameConference.com. The 2004 Austin Game Conference will take place in Austin September 21-22, 2004.

'Jak II: Renegade' - The Complete Official Guide

by Thomas on Sept. 27, 2003 @ 5:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Piggyback has again joined forces with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. This time piggyback will develop and publish the Jak II: Renegade official strategy guide for PlayStation 2 across Pal territories for simultaneous release with the game. The guide will be published in four separate language SKUs: English, German, French and Spanish.

Stunt Car Racer Meets Lego In Digital Jesters 'TrackMania'

by Thomas on Sept. 27, 2003 @ 5:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

These days, racing sims tend to come in three flavours: boring, boring and more boring. Some developers are happiest encouraging users to fiddle with gear ratios and big ends. But not French coder Nadeo - its forthcoming, blisteringly fast PC racer TrackMania, due to be published in the UK by Digital Jesters on November 28th 2003, takes the computerised Highway Code, rips it up and chucks it out the rear window.

'Virtual Skipper 3' Ships November 28th

by Thomas on Sept. 27, 2003 @ 5:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Jesters crack champagne against PC and launch Virtual Skipper 3.. Owning a yacht is something only most of us can dream about. They're expensive from the off - and that's without running costs nor mooring costs; not to mention the hassle of actually learning to sail the things in the first place. But soon PC owners will be able to experience the thrill of competitive sailing in the most advanced simulator of its kind: Virtual Skipper 3, released on November 28th 2003 by Digital Jesters.

'StarCraft: Ghost' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 7:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

StarCraft: Ghost is Blizzard Entertainment’s upcoming tactical-action console game that refines the epic experience of StarCraft to the level of the individual soldier. Engage the StarCraft universe face-to-face as a deadly Ghost operative in the employ of the Dominion. With the help of determined allies, follow story-driven missions that take you from massive planetary battles through dangerous solo operations to an unexpected turn of events that leaves the fate of the universe in your hands. Njoy 10 new screens!

'Battlefield Command: Europe at War 1939 - 1945' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 7:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take command of a wide range of military units in some of WWII's most significant battles in this groundbreaking Tactical RTS. The game's epic visual style redefines the standard for real-time strategy titles; whilst the outcome of the player's commands are experienced through depth of detail and stunning cutting edge graphics. An incredibly detailed game, Battlefield Command, will cover WWII's major European battles from the invasion of Poland and France in 1939-40, through the war on the Eastern front, and the fall of Germany in 1945. You got to check these sweet screens!

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 3:12 p.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 :

  • Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes- Trailer
  • Resident Evil 4 - Trailer
  • Trainz Railroad Simulation 2004 - Trailer
  • Commandos 3 - 'Spy' Trailer
  • Unreal Tournament 2004 - Trailer


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

Konami Announces 'Suikoden IV' (PS2)

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 2:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

At the Tokyo Game Show in Japan today, Konami of America Inc., announced that Suikoden IV, the newest installment in the popular role-playing game (RPG) series, will be released in the U.S. for PS2 in Fall 2004. Hailed as one of the greatest RPGs ever made, the series is renowned for its depth of gameplay, immersive storytelling and expansive fantasy world. The Suikoden series first appeared seven years ago on the PlayStation, followed by Suikoden II in 1999. Last year, Konami released the critically acclaimed Suikoden III for PS2.

'Fair Strike' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 2:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buka has now released the official demo (after the previously leaked E3 demo) for their upcoming helicopter game Fair Strike. This demo contains three missions (Invasion, Seasonable Aid, and River Convoy) from the first two campaigns, and lets you fly the Ka-50 Hokum and AH-64a Apache. It also sports a 4 player (LAN only) deathmatch multiplayer map 'DM Carribean fourth'. Read more for download links ...

'Interplay' Terminates 'Vivendi Universal Games'

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 2:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After yesterdays news about Interplay sueing Vivendi, this is not really a surprise. Interplay Entertainment Corp. announced today it has terminated its distribution agreement with Vivendi Universal Games.

'Battlefield 1942' - Update Patch Info

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 12:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has posted new information on the upcoming Battlefield 1942 v1.5 patch. This patch is primarily a content upgrade which modifies the Japanese and US forces in the Pacific Theater. It also introduces a new map for the Pacific. This patch also includes a fix for the CD-Swapping issue introduced with 1.45. No release date is mentioned though. Read more for a detailed list ...

'City of Heroes' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 12:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

City of Heroes is the first superhero themed online RPG and will offer a host of exciting and compelling gameplay features. Players create their own heroes, choosing from hundreds of different powers, skills, abilities, and items and design their own unique costumes. Then they can band together with other players to fight evil, build their own secret headquarters and strive to become the premiere hero group in the city.

'Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 12:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon is a skillfully-woven global adventure and a landmark in interactive story-telling. George and Nico return in this epic adventure as they fight through the steaming jungles of Congo, eerie castles in Prague, the chic back-streets of Paris and the historic village of Glastonbury – amongst many other locations - to unravel the secrets of the Sleeping Dragon and save mankind from the threat of a global catastrophe. Read more for some new screens ...

'Dark Age of Camelot: Trials of Atlantis' Begins Beta Testing!

by Thomas on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 11:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of the award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game 'Dark Age of Camelot,' announced today that the game's latest expansion pack, 'Trials of Atlantis,' has entered 'Beta 3,' the first large-scale beta test. This expansion pack to the winner of Online Game of the Year from Computer Games Magazine and Computer Gaming World introduces a slew of graphical upgrades to behold, a newly revealed half-submerged continent to explore and a series of epic trials to complete.

'Battlefield: Vietnam' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 11:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefield Vietnam will drop players into some of the Vietnam War's fiercest battles. Fighting in theatres from jungles surrounding the Ho Chi Minh Trail to the city streets of Hue, players will choose from two well-equipped forces, the United States or the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) and Vietcong. Read more for screens and the first in game action packed trailer....

'Riftrunner' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 11:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Larian Studios upcoming RPG Riftrunner is based on the award winning fantasy universe first introduced in Divine Divinity. Riftrunner is set to capture the imagination of RPG players yet again, and provides a strong stepping stone for the planned extension of the Divinity World. Read more for some screens ...

'Lowrider' (PS2) Gets Funky Music

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 11:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The gamers will be bumping and grinding in the upcoming rhythm-action video game Lowrider as the hip-hop hit "Get Low" is featured on the game's soundtrack, video game publisher Jaleco Entertainment announced.

'Law & Order II: Double or Nothing' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 10:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legacy Interactive has released a playable demo for its highly anticipated title, Law & Order II: Double or Nothing. The demo gives players a first taste of the new game, including exploration of the investigation and trial proceedings. Additionally, the demo contains several areas where players can directly link to the game’s website where they can order the game. Read more for download links ...

'TrackMania' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 10:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brand new concept, TrackMania drags the player in a funny universe of track building and driving. For the first time, the player has to build his track before racing. Will he find the right way to do the best time ? He has to collect all the blocks of the Trackmania set, a truly virtual construction game enabling the creation of increasingly larger and higher tracks with a capacity exceeding 2000 blocks ! Read more for details and screens ...

SEGA Announces 'Nightshade' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced that "Nightshade" is the official name for the upcoming PS2 title formerly known as "Kunoichi" (it remains "Kunoichi" in Japan) as well as the release of new screenshots. Players take on the role of the sexy and dangerous female ninja Hibana as she battles legions of demonic foes with unlimited combo attacks and powerful ninja magic. Developed by SEGA's Overworks studio, "Nightshade" is slated to be released in early Q1 04. Read more for details and screens ...