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'Breed' - Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 12:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Breed is a cutting-edge science-fiction shoot'em-up, which skilfully blends addictive, accessible, free-roaming gameplay with cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technology to expand not only the gameplay potential, but also the player's perceived freedom within the game world. The Scout is a single seater, twin-engine, light atmospheric vehicle that can infiltrate hostile territory undetected. Its two miniguns are not very effective in comparison to those found in other vehicles, but they suffice in taking care of small BREED squads. The Scout is your vehicle of choice if you want to place your sniper behind enemy lines. Check the screens ...

'Rome: Total War' And 'Tony Hawk's Underground' Get 'Best Of E3 Awards'

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision announced today that Rome: Total War, the revolutionary new real-time strategy game from The Creative Assembly and Tony Hawk's Underground, the first game in a new breed of Tony Hawk skateboarding games, were awarded Best of E3 2003 honors for Best Strategy Game and Best Sports Game. Hosted at www.e3awards.com, the "Best of E3" awards recognize excellence at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, as judged by the Game Critics Awards committee, which is comprised of 35 leading industry journalists. "It is an honor for Rome: Total War and Tony Hawk's Underground to be recognized by the industry's top journalists as the best games in their genres," said Larry Goldberg, executive vice president of Activision's worldwide studios. "This recognition is a testament to the talented development teams at The Creative Assembly and Neversoft."

'Cycling Manager 3' Goes Gold - Screens & Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 11:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CM3 will Cover up to 10 World Cup races including the Tour de France, Giro, Vuelta, three 7-day stage races & five semi classics. Manage your teams (finance, strategy, fitness.….. ) and race tactics. All new improved graphics will represent different locations of the individual races of Spain, Germany, Belgium, Italy etc, mountain backdrops in the Alps / Pyrenees or the Arc de Triomphe in fine detail. Focus Interactive and Cyanide Studio today announced that the latest installment of their popular cycling simulation, Cycling Manager 3, has gone gold and will be released around june 20th in France, Belgium, germany, Italy, Switzerland and Scandinavia. They have also released a playable demo, where you will be taking over the CSC Team as manager, and will ride one of the mountain stages of Tour de France. It will be 191 kms hard and long ride. Can you beat Armstrong, Beloki, Savilla and the other favorites? Read more for details, screens and download links ...

UbiSoft Europe Signs 'Pirates of the Caribbean' - Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 11:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks, Disney Interactive, and Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced that Ubi Soft Entertainment will publish Pirates of the Caribbean for the Xbox and PC throughout Europe. Inspired by one of this summer’s most anticipated blockbusters, the game will bring swashbuckling adventures and rich worlds to Xbox and PC this June. Pirates of the Caribbean is being developed by Akella and Bethesda Softworks. Check the new screens!

'IndyCar Series' - Demo Available NOW

by Thomas on June 12, 2003 @ 7:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters’ unbeatable motorsport gaming heritage evolves with the June 20th launch of IndyCar Series for PS2 and Xbox with a PC edition to follow in July. IndyCar Series is the official game of the intense US championship, which includes the world-famous Indianapolis 500 race. Delivering incredible high speeds, close-pack racing, skilful on-track manoeuvres and challenging drivers, the sport of IndyCar Series racing makes for an excitingly different open-wheel racing game and is set to be a hit in Europe following its successful launch in North America. Read more for download links ...

Soundtrack To Be Released For 'Outlaw Volleyball'

by Thomas on June 12, 2003 @ 6:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Viacom's digital entertainment unit, Simon & Schuster Interactive and Sumthing Else Musicworks announced today that the soundtrack for the highly anticipated Xbox game "Outlaw Volleyball" will be shipping in early July 2003. Executive Produced by music veteran Nile Rodgers (Madonna "Like A Virgin," Duran Duran "The Reflex," and many others), the soundtrack will feature fresh, new artists such as Diffuser, Off By One, and Warrior (Shipping: July 8).

Cabela's Exclusive Video Game Licensing Agreement

by Thomas on June 12, 2003 @ 6:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision Value Publishing, a division of Activision announced today that the company has extended its successful partnership with world-renowned outdoors hunting outfitter, Cabela's, Inc. through an exclusive multi-year video game licensing agreement that expires in 2014.

'Face of Mankind' - Skinning Contest

by Thomas on June 12, 2003 @ 3:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Have you ever wanted to have YOUR own avatar in a game? Or thought that you didn't have enough options to make the avatar YOU really wanted and envisioned? NOW is your chance to make that thought a reality! Participate in the "Face of Mankind Skinning Contest" and you could have your very own avatar in the game! Then what are you waiting for? Get skinning! Visit their Contest pages.

'Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg' (GCN) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sonic The Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka and SONICTEAM return with their first all-new platform game since the SEGA Saturn era! Darkness has fallen upon a once-magical land. An evil King who seeks to rule with an everlasting night has captured the creatures that inhabit this realm. Now, a young boy must use the powers of a legendary suit to control special eggs in order to restore light to the land. Read more to check a few new eggelicious screens or a nifty trailer...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on June 12, 2003 @ 1:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Ape Escape 2' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 11, 2003 @ 4:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

They're cute. They're crazy. And they are out to dominate the world. They are the zany monkeys of Ape Escape 2 bursting with flavor exclusively on the PS2 this summer. Once again you have your hands full, trying to find and capture a horde of rampaging, playful primates across a wide range of fantastically varied levels. They have a whole new range of tricks up their sleeves - and you have some new gadgets to help you, and a new hero to control: instead of Spike, the hero from the first game you'll control Hikaru. Or at least, you will to start with...

'Summer Heat Beach Volleyball' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 11, 2003 @ 4:30 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! Check the new batch of screens!

Cat Daddy Games Goes 'Tycoon' Crazy

by Rainier on June 11, 2003 @ 3:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last week Cat Daddy Games releaved their latest cruise fleet strategy/sim game, Cruise Ship Tycoon, and today they reveal another 3 Tycoon titles currently in development. School Tycoon is an all-new life simulation strategy game that presents kids with the ultimate fantasy—the opportunity to rule their own school. Skateboard Park Tycoon III - will be the U.S. leg of the Skateboard Park Tycoon Tour. Snowboard Park II is another one of their upcoming titles, but no additional info available yet. Read more for details on the other titles ...

'RtCW: Tides Of War' (Xbox) - Not Really Downloadable Content

by Rainier on June 11, 2003 @ 3:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fusing epic World War II battles with heart-stopping covert operations and tactical combat, RtCW: Tides of War uncovers Hitler's horrific obsession with the occult, living dead, and genetic mutations.

'Chariots of War' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 11, 2003 @ 2:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and developers Paradox Entertainment and Slitherine Strategies announced today that Chariots of War, their new strategy title, has shipped to retail stores nation wide.

'BattleCraft 1942' - Battlefield 1942 Map Editor & Samples

by Rainier on June 11, 2003 @ 12:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hot on the heels of the freshly released Battlefield v1.4 patch/servers comes a beta version of the level editor for Battlefield 1942 appropriatly name Battlecraft 1942. The map editor comeswith a file including examples. Read more for details and download links ...

'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 11, 2003 @ 12:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time takes place within an exotic, mysterious world representing Persian architecture, animals and attire. After his father invades the palace of the Maharajah, the Prince, tricked by a treacherous vizier, uses a magic dagger to release the dangerous Sands of Time from an ornate hourglass. With the aid of a beautiful, mysterious, and potentially untrustworthy ally, players embody the Prince to recapture the Sands of Time and restore peace to the land. Check out the new screens ...

'Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne' - Screens

by Thomas on June 11, 2003 @ 11:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following in the tradition of previous Blizzard expansion sets, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne provides gamers with a vast new chapter in the epic Warcraft saga. In the single-player campaign, players revisit the war-torn world of Azeroth. Several months have passed since Archimonde and the Burning Legion were defeated at the battle of Mount Hyjal, yet a new threat has arisen throughout the land.

'BattleField 1942' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 11, 2003 @ 11:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After we had a leaked version, EA has now finally released the official v1.4 update patch for BattleField 1942. This upgrade includes two new rifles replacing earlier versions, some gameplay tweaks, graphical enhancements, networking improvements, bug fixes etc. The update comes in two flavors, one from the last v1.31 update or the full (and much larger) version. Read more for details and download links ...

'City of Heroes' Wins Prestigious E3 Game Critics Award

by Thomas on June 11, 2003 @ 11:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft Corp, is pleased to announce that its massively multiplayer game, "City of Heroes" from Cryptic Studios, has been awarded Best Online Multiplayer game for E3 2003, by the highly regarded Game Critics Awards group