'Massive Assault' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 12:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Wargaming.net has released a new update patch for their recent 3D strategy game Massive Assault. This update brings your retail gamer to v1.0.191 and adds Scoring System in singleplayer which shows player’s rank increasing as he passes through world war missions, scenarios and campaigns. In addition, significant enchancements have been done to both graphic engine and gameplay. Read more for download links ...

'Sacred' - English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 11:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After Take 2 has released a German demo, it is now time for the English demo version of Ascaron's upcoming RPG Sacred. The demo lets try out 13 quests in the World Of Ancaria, playable with either Seraphim character or the Gladiator (thanks Tiscali). Read more for download links ...

'Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2' (PS2) Coming To Europe

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 11:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Namco are pleased to announce another stunning collaboration in Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2, scheduled for release in Summer 2004 exclusively on PlayStation2. Another instalment in the hugely successful Smash Court series, Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2 is THE game of the 2004 Grand Slam, featuring official tournaments including the big one - Wimbledon.

'Singstar' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 11:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today announced SingStar, an innovative new title that invites players to step into the spotlight and exercise their vocal chords. Developed by Sony London, the studio responsible for EyeToy, SingStar offers an engaging, social experience that encourages even the most reticent singer to unleash their inner rock star. SingStar's groundbreaking technology analyses the player's vocal skills, based on their pitch, tone and timing as they sing into the USB microphone, and provides feedback based on how well or badly they have sung.

Take 2 Signs 'Conflict: Vietnam'

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 11:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCi today announces that it has granted exclusive North American publishing rights for Conflict: Vietnam, the next game in the highly successful Conflict series, to Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (“Take-Two”).

'Burnout 3' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 4:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Burnout 3 takes the series even further, now featuring a unique 'crash and burn' racing concept and a one-of-a-kind special effects engine that delivers spectacular visuals. The intensity heats up as players race, and often crash, their way through oncoming traffic in an attempt to claim the top spot. Boasting multiple single-player, multiplayer and online crash and race modes, Burnout 3 offers players the opportunity to race through busy city streets and be rewarded for taking risks that result in heart-pounding action and electrifying crashes. Read more for 20 new screens ...

'The Mysterious Island' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 4:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In "the Mysterious Island" you take control on the team, which consists of different characters and each of them can develop abilities in various fields. At the same time skirmishes with encounter enemies are presented in the same way as in RTS games. Thanks to AI system development element of life-stimulation is much more meaningful and convincing. Algorithms describing characters' behavior are much more complicated and subtle as well. This makes the game outstanding, fascinating and the player can easily get into the swing.

'Beyond Divinity' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 4:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Beyond Divinity, Larian Studios takes what made Divine Divinity so deeply appealing, and pushes it one step further. Using an enhanced version of the original engine, the final product delivers infinite character development, unparalleled levels of interactivity, a wide variety of enemies; tons of quests and a brand new combat system. Read more for a few new screens ...

'Toca Race Driver 2' - New Teams Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 2:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari proudly announces that 'Toca Race Driver 2' (V8 Supercars 2 in Australia), the second release of the official AVESCO licensed V8 Supercar game will include the addition of four new race tracks and five new teams including extremely popular Holden Racing Team (thanks xis). Read more for details and screens ...

'Harry Potter & The Prisoner Of Azkaban' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2004 @ 3:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

For the first time gamers will play as friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger as well as Harry Potter, switching between characters and utilizing their key attributes and skills to resolve challenges and overcome enemies. The three friends will need to combine their strengths and master a variety of new spells as they face Harry's most terrifying opponents yet: the escaped convict Sirius Black and the Dementors, the sinister guards of Azkaban prison. Read more for some new screens...

'Strike Force Bowling' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2004 @ 3:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring everything from Fantasy Bowling on a Pirate Ship to authentically detailed tournaments, Crave Entertainment announced today Strike Force Bowling for the PlayStation2. Blurring the line between fiction and reality, this multi-player arcade game offers something for everyone. Read more for some new screens ...

'Beyond Normandy - Assignment: Berlin' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2004 @ 2:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ValuSoft has released a demo for Sproing Interactive's WWII FPS of Beyond Normandy - Assignment: Berlin. This demo features 30 minutes of gameplay and this download features the full game, so you can unlock additional material by purchasing a license key (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Panzers' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2004 @ 1:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Stormregion, who have previously developed highly acclaimed S.W.I.N.E., made massive tanks a crucial element in this tactical combat action title set in World War II. Russian, German and Allied troops fight in three campaigns and more than 30 breath taking single player missions. Over a hundred authentic 3D vehicles are at disposal as well as a wide range of ground troops. Panzers developer Achim Heidelauf has updated his website, read more to check the new screens...

'Fight Night 2004' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2004 @ 8:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fight Night 2004 is an all-new boxing game that features revolutionary new gameplay mechanics and a dramatic new-school attitude to immerse players like never before. Innovative new analog Total Punch Control allows gamers to throw punches, block, bob, and weave with unprecedented fluidity and precision. The game also includes a deep create-a-player option, career mode, and online play for the PS2 via EA SPORTS Nation. Read more for some screens & trailer...

'Onimusha 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2004 @ 8:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The year is 1582 and Takeshi Kaneshiro as Samanosuke is the man who has just returned. The stage is set at the burning Honnoji Temple, as the famous Onimusha warrior Samanosuke Akechi fights. As he faces the demons in front of him, Samanosuke is compelled to move forward by hatred for his true enemy, the undying Nobunaga Oda, ever pursuing his crazed ambition. Samanosuke prepares for the long-awaited final battle against Nobunaga. Read more for a few new screens ...

'Chain of Command' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2004 @ 6:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

'Chain of Command' is a 3D real time strategy game that takes place in Europe during World War II. As a player you take control of American forces during a campaign that stretches from North Africa over Normandy to the Ardennes. The game has an intuitive learning curve which starts the player in control of only a small squad of soldiers, and progressively introduces more troops until the player is in command of a full attack force in the last concluding mission. Read more for details & screens ...

Konami Launches 'LifeLine' (PS2) Website

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2004 @ 3:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The official LifeLine website brings you into the world of Lifeline - literally. Lifeline is the world's first voice-controlled action-adventure game. Even though the game doesn't ship for the PS2 until March 2, gamers with a PC microphone can now get cozy with the game's heroine, Rio, by playing the downloadable PC demo of game available on the web site! Additionally, site visitors can access the space station hotel's brochure, security manual, artwork and much more for in-depth information on the game. Add in some weekly game tips and they'll be set to unravel the mysteries of Lifeline!

'The Sims 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2004 @ 3:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Sims changed the face of gaming in the new millennium and quickly became the #1 PC game of all time. In the next generation of The Sims, The Sims 2, players control their Sims over an entire lifetime for the first time. Every choice that is made has a relevant and dramatic effect on the life of a Sim. More life-like Sims, all-new gameplay, and the ground-breaking addition of genetics, with the DNA of Sims passed down through generations gives players a more vivid, realistic, and in-depth Sims experience. All of this takes place in a new, amazingly life-like 3-D world. Experience the crazy, unpredictable ride of a Sim's lifetime in The Sims 2.

'Heroes of Might & Magic 5' Developer Revealed ?

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2004 @ 3:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

With the demise of 3DO a while ago the future of the Geroes Of Might & Magic was uncertain until Ubisoft outbid other publishers a few months later. With the additional closing of long time developer New World Computing, it has been very quiet on the who and when we can expect the next installment (which would mean the fith episode). Heroes fan site Heroic Corner claims to have received confirmation from 2 independent sources that Silent Storm & Etherlords developer Nival Interactive might be the chosen one. Since most of Nival Interactive's titles have been strategy based it might very well be possible that they have been tagged by Ubisoft to work on 'Heroes of Might & Magic 5' (thanks Gamers.nl).

'UFO: Alien Invasion' - Tech Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2004 @ 3:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A demo UFO: Alien Invasion has been released, allowing you to try out this community project inspired by the X-Com series, using a heavily modified Quake 2 engine. UFO: Alien Invasion is a strategy game featuring tactical combat against hostile alien forces which are about to infiltrate earth at this very moment. Read more for details & download links ...