While Poland's winter freeze hit world headlines with a low of minus 29C, things have certainly been hotting up on the country's gaming front. The cream of Poland's development community have joined forces to form a new Warsaw-based publishing and development house that promises a strong line-up of quality titles for 2003 and is on the lookout for distribution partners.
"The Hobbit" is a third-person action/adventure game set in the world of Middle-earth. In the game, you take the persona of Bilbo Baggins, an unassuming Hobbit who has been unwittingly thrust into an epic adventure. Explore the mystical world of Middle-earth where you'll need to jump gaping chasms, climb treacherous mountains, solve mind bending puzzles and battle hordes of enemies just to survive. Meet enchanting Elves, battle-ready Dwarves, a powerful Wizard, massive Trolls, bloodthirsty goblins, and more as you traverse from the peaceful lands of the Shire to the harrowing forests of Mirkwood. And that's just the beginning.
Homeworld 2 is the massive sequel to 1999's Game of the Year and the best 3D space game in the universe. Years after the Higarans reclaimed their Homeworld, there is still no peace. Now a new war, a prophecy, and a deadly new enemy threaten to make the recent journey home all for nothing. In Homeworld, you helped them reclaim their home. Now, help them reclaim their destiny. Read more for details and 9 new screens ...
Vegas - it's like nowhere else on Earth. It looks bizarre in pictures and on TV and even madder to the naked eye. Fairy tale castles, pirate ships, roman palaces and even a pyramid; top quality restaurants, high class entertainers, world champions sports events and shows with albino tigers, it's got the lot all thrown together... and in the middle of a desert. But it works. Millions of people flock there every year and millions of dollars are lost at the gambling tables, but the people are still happy and they still keep coming.
Last week there was a Splinter Cell patch for the US version and now UbiSoft has released a similar patch for the European version of their stealth action game Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell. This upgrade brings your retail version to v1.1 and enhances graphics quality and performance, fixes map and AI issues, and more. Read more for details and download links ...
Die Hard: Vendetta features an original plot set a few years after the latest film, Die Hard: With A Vengeance. Assuming the role of John McClane, players embark on an explosive new mission featuring as much intrigue, suspense, stealth and surprises as any of the Die Hard movies. Players battle through several distinct locations - including a return to the original Nakatomi Plaza, as well as a host of unique and inventive set pieces designed to bring the Die Hard world vividly to life. Todya we serve up 18 brand new screens, njoy!
Matrix Games is pleased to announce that it has signed a multi-game contract with Freedom Games. The first benefits of this new partnership will be the Squad Assault series, starting with Eric Young's "Squad Assault: West Front". Read more for details and screens ..
Judge Dredd vs. Judge Death will feature a unique new storyline, but one that fits in perfectly with the continuity of the comic with a full cast of characters from the Judge Dredd stories, including Judge Anderson and the Dark Judges, and many of the famous Mega-City One locations. The history and character of the Judge Dredd stories will be absolutely central to gameplay. For instance, because Dredd must obey the law he upholds and react according to the severity of all crimes, gamers won't be able to just blast their way through the game, shooting petty criminals at will (not unless they fancy spending the rest of their life breaking rocks on Titan). A nice batch of PC as well as PS2 screens, read more and enjoy!
NDA Productions/vivendi today released some new screens for their just announce "Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus". The game is the next episode in the award-winning and highly acclaimed Ground Control RTS game series. Read more for details, 16 new screens and some character art ...
- Men Of Valor: Vietnam Q&A with 2015's John Whitmore on GameSpot
- CTU - Marine Sharpshooter Q&A with Jarhead Games's Bryan Ekman on HomeLAN
- Scrapland Q&A with Mercury Steam's Mercè Salichs on LoadedInc
- IL-2 Stur: Forgotten Battles Q&A with Oleg Maddox of 1C: Maddox Games on C&VG
- Freelancer Q&A with Microsoft's Phil Wattenbarger on HomeLAN
F1 Career Challenge is officially licenced by Formula One Administration Limited and positions you as a rookie who must prove your worth within the games career mode by passing a range of super licence tests, where upon you can take your rightful place amongst the elite drivers competing in the world's fastest and most glamorous motor sport. EA has released a boatload of PS2 and Xbox screens, read more to check them out!
Prepare yourself for the most emotionally involving and realistic football management game in history: Championship Manager 4 has arrived. Can you cope with the challenges of the league and the expectations of the board and fans? Can you deal with the demands of players and agents? Or will you collapse under the pressure, another mid-season casualty? Accept the challenge: take the reins at the club of your choice and lead your squad onwards. And remember, you're only as good as your last game. Sports Interactive has just released a playable demo which allows you to take control of your favourite English team for 6 months of action. Read more for details and links where to get it ...
Riding it hard, fast and anywhere, Freestyle MetalX is a totally unique offering that caters to the action sport and mass-market gamer with diverse, lawless freestyle motocross mayhem. Gamers and motocross fanatics can “be sick all over” as they experience firsthand the extreme thrills and spills of the first freestyle motocross videogame. Featuring a seemingly unlimited stunt system, expansive worlds, eight insane game modes and sub-games, Freestyle MetalX lets players cancan and rodeo their way through vast environments as they interact with and trick-off everything from swimming pools to skyscrapers. Freestyle MetalX also offers extreme side events where players can gain popularity and money in career mode by executing flawless maneuvers such as Bus Jumping, Wall of Death, Longest Wheelie, and more.
The people over at the Clan World Network send over a note to let everybody know they are opening their Battlefield 1942 tournament section. Next Friday, March 8, 2003, we will be hosting our first 8vs8 conquest teams tournament. Clans are encouraged to read the rules and sign-up on the Clan Tourney website.
Since his creation by Stan Lee in 1962, the Hulk has become one of Marvel’s most well known and popular characters around the world. Expanding from his comic-book origins, the Hulk has been seen in video games, books, TV and countless other mediums. Now, with the release of the blockbuster Ang Lee film in Summer 2003, Universal will bring the Hulk to life like never before. Read more to check out the FIRST few PC screens ...
Today several trailers for various games were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :
- Line Of Sight : Vietnam (Infogrames)
- Enter The Matrix (Infogrames)
- Will Rock Trailer 1(UbiSoft)
- Will Rock Trailer 2 (UbiSoft)
- Lock On (UbiSoft)
Read more for download links ...
Noticed on VE3D that Ubisoft will be releasing a single player demo for Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield next week. Here's what it will contain:
- 16 weapons are available (M12, Mac11/9, MP5A4, MP5K PDW, MP5SD5, P90, Uzi, AK-47, M1 shotgun, Dragunov, PSG-1, RPD, 92FS, AP ARMY and USP) and all of them can be equipped with weapon gadgets (Mini-Scope, High Capacity Magazine, Sound Suppressor or Thermal scope)
- Single Player featuring the Oil Refinery mission.
- Playable in all 4 Custom Mission modes (Practice, Terrorist Hunt, Lone Wolf and Hostage Rescue) with three levels of difficulty for each.
The game is developed on original high-tech engine The Firestarter Engine, which uses the possibilities of the latest accelerator generation GeForce3/4. Among the engine possibilities are work with outdoor and indoor areas, coloured dynamic lighting, dynamic shadows, vertex and pixel shaders, T&L, procedure textures, various classes of particle system-based effects, interactive and destructible level objects, realistic physics, high-polygonal character and monster models (up to 5000 of polygons), skeleton animation. It's been a while but the official site has once again been updated (thanks Unrealik) with 3 new screens, read more to check them out...
Xicat Interactive announces the May 2003 release of Motor Trend Presents Lotus Challenge for GameCube and PC. With the March 18 release for the Xbox, Lotus Challenge will excite race game lovers with superior graphics, challenging courses and fast-paced action. Read more for details ...
Demons, crop circles and even more duels. Oh my. The world of Etherlords II keeps getting more and more exciting, and now we are whetting gamers’ appetites with all new updates on the official Etherlords 2 website, the game’s official website. Visit the official Etherlords 2 website to read Chaot celebrity Thaena’s haunting tale of a new, never before seen demon who suddenly appeared and invaded a duel in the village, leaving all surrounding witnesses, including her, shuddering with fear. And check out the all-new images from a duel between a Chaot and Kinet last weekend, things are really heating up around here! We also have a batch of new screens, so read more to check them out ...
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