'Syberia II' - Officially Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 7:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Everybody knew it. But today, Microïds wanted to make it official. Syberia II, the sequel of the 2002 Adventure Game of The year, is currently in development at the developer/publisher Montreal-based studios. Microïds is also excited to release today the first images, screenshots and artworks, of Syberia II. The game will be released in the Fall of 2003.

'Dynasty Warriors 4' (PS2) Includes New J-POP Single

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 7:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI announced today that the Yuki Koyanagi single, “Cross Colors”, would appear in Dynasty Warriors 4. Koyanagi re-recorded the song in English for the game’s closing credits. Current hot commodity on the “J-Pop”, or Japanese pop music scene, Yuki Koyanagi, established herself alongside reigning J-Pop divas Utada Hikaru and Ayumi Hamazaki with a string of top ten hits. The soulful songstress with the powerful and dynamic voice continued her run at the top, in 2002 when she recorded, “intimacy” an album with Nathan Morris and Shawn Stockman of BOYZ II MEN. A sample of the song, “Cross Colors”, can be found in Windows Media and Real Player formats at: http://www.warnermusic.co.jp/artists/domestic/koyanagi/

'Blitzkrieg' - English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 6:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

From the publishers of Sudden Strike, Blitzkrieg is the fine art of strategy, but with more finesse! Dissect your enemy with surgical precision, halt the enemy's advance and maintain your offensive momentum. Prove your tactical skills in the various historical campaigns during WWII commanding German, Soviet or Allied troops."Attack is the best form of defence". Last week we had the german demo and as expected we now have the English version available. Read more for download links ...

'Indiana Jones &he Emperor's Tomb' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 6:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts is pleased to announce that Indiana Jones® and the Emperor's Tomb for Xbox has been approved for manufacturing and will be in stores February 25th! Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb features The Collective's proprietary 3D engine that supports completely immersive, highly interactive environments. The game will offer 10 levels, all set in unique locales such as a 15th century castle that looms over Prague, an underwater palace in Istanbul, and a mountaintop fortress in China. A sophisticated camera tracking system makes sure that the player always has an optimal view of the third-person action. Stay tuned for reviews soon ...

'Burnout 2: Point of Impact' (Xbox/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 12:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The sequel to Burnout, which was originally launched in November 2001 to universal acclaim from media and consumers alike, Burnout 2: Point of Impact delivers an incredibly fast and high-action driving experience, with vastly improved gameplay, new game options and bigger, better and more insane crash carnage. Burnout 2: Point of Impact boasts larger tracks, fully tuned-up custom motors and all-new thrilling crashes. Reckless driving is rewarded with an improved Burnout meter: take to the air, slide through corners or swerve to avoid a near head-on collision to fill the meter before unleashing an adrenalin fuelled speed boost. A new points system allows you to unlock challenges and modes throughout the game. Developed by Criterion Games, Burnout 2: Point of Impact includes modes such as ‘Pursuit’, which allows drivers to race a police car in hot pursuit of opponents whilst attempting to ram them off the road. The brand new “Crash” mode allows drivers to perform the most insane crashes and incredible pile-ups ever seen in a video game. serving up, 30 screens for each platform .. Njoy!

'Tropico 2: Pirate Cove' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 12:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Shiver me timbers! "Tropico 2: Pirate Cove" is the sequel to the publisher's top-selling Caribbean simulation, "Tropico." Set on a hidden pirate island and starring some of history's scurviest sea dogs, the game is scheduled to ship this fall. Strap on your boots, and get ready for the "Tropico 2: Pirate Cove" beta demo. This demo allows you to play through two full scenarios (the previous beta demo only had 1 limited scenario) allowing you will cruise, raid, kidnap, and explore. Read more for details and download links ...

Video Game Pioneer 'Atari' Sinks & Drowns

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 11:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The last studio linked to the iconic video game company is winding down its operations this month. More than a hundred employees are losing their jobs. Some of these staffers date back to Atari's heyday in the 1970s. One employee worked on Atari's second game, Tank. Parent company Midway Games, which bought Atari's arcade division in 1996, said the downsizing is necessary to cut costs.

'Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 11:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A few days after Battlefront.com released the v1.02 patch for the US version of Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin, now CDV has released the Euro patch (but its quite a big bigger). This patch includes 17 new and improved vehicle and gun models, refinements to several commands and further tweaks to the fatigue and moral systems. Added Features include a new "pure armor" Quick Battle force type which will only allow "armor" units to be purchased plus dozens of unit and weapon/armor data updates and bug fixes. Read more for download links and detailed fix list ...

'Ultimate Baseball Online' Scores Big with Alpha Testers

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 11:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Netamin Corporation reported today that over 1,200 gamers registered and requested to take part in the initial alpha testing for Ultimate Baseball Online. The first pitch of the opening game was thrown February 7, 2003 and the testing will continue through March 1, 2003.

'Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne' - Beta Test Signups Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 10:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Beginning Friday morning, February 14th, individuals will have the opportunity to log on to the beta signup page right here, and register for their chance to be one of 10,000 players chosen to play-test Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. These players will be the first to experience the new Expansion to Warcraft® III: Reign of Chaos. Read more for details!

'Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six : Raven Shield' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 10:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment announced today that the third installment of it's best-selling Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Series, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield has reached gold master status. The Rainbow Six series is one of the most popular action series on the PC, having sold almost 7 million copies worldwide to date.

'Interstellar Trader 2' Goes Gold - Demo Released!

by Thomas on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 10:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games announced today that Stormcloud Creations' Interstellar Trader 2 has gone Gold. The game should be ready to ship in Early March.. More about it below!

'Black 9' (PC/XB) Announced - Screens

by Thomas on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 9:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Intense character development meets tactical action game play, as Majesco today announced Black 9 for the personal computer and Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Scheduled for release in fall 2003, Black9 is being developed by Taldren, the studio behind the award-winning Starfleet Command series.

'Backyard Wrestling' (XB) - Screens

by Thomas on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Earlier today we posted up the announcement and the first 5 screens from the PS2 version of Backyard Wrestling for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Now we bring you 5 Xbox screens, Njoy!

'Prince of Qin Online' Beta Test

by Thomas on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 8:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prince of Qin Online is set in a time where chaos reigned and injustice prevailed in the almighty Qin Empire. An era where the good suffered while the evil enjoyed tremendous power, where the rightful crown prince was denied of his throne and forced to be on the run. You are empowered to seek justice and right the wrong, to fight the evil, rise above the occasion and emerge as a hero! Sign up for free beta test here!

Infinite Frontiers Brings Old Software To A New Audience

by Thomas on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 8:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The non-profit making science fiction and gaming organisation, Infinite Frontiers, is now pleased to announce a major expansion to their software downloads section covering a range of platforms including the PC and Amiga... Dozens of 8- and 16-bit games available for download, with the original authors' blessing. (And, for what it's worth, ours too.)

'Centre Court: Hard Hitter 2' (ALL) - Screens

by Thomas on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 8:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hard Hitter 2 builds on the success of the original with improved ball physics, more stylish animated graphics and a host of new one and two player options. Guide your chosen player through a whole series of world-wide competitions. Earn ranking points and prize money throughout the tournament year, or simply create your own unique character, for a more personal challenge. Add to this a series of crazy mini-games and lots of multi-player options and you can see why this game a must for all tennis fans... 11 smashing screenshots below!

'The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker' (NGC) 250,000 US Pre-Orders

by Thomas on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 8:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

On Feb. 16th, Nintendo of America Inc. kicks off the official pre-sell program for the eagerly awaited Nintendo GameCube game, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.. Already, more than 250,000 gamers have reserved their copy of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker before the official pre-sell program has even started.

'Mr. Golf' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Thomas on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 8:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mr. Golf brings all the intricacies and challenges of golf to the Playstation 2 format and through a revolutionary swing control method can rightly claim to be as realistic an experience as you can get. Read more for features and screens!

'Project Entropia' Version Update Golden

by Thomas on Feb. 13, 2003 @ 6:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The virtual universe of Project Entropia has gone gold with the release of its latest version update 4.2. The implementation has brought exciting new features into the ever-evolving universe of PE as well as several technical updates. Read more for the highlights.