'Cold War' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 1, 2003 @ 9:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mindware Studios has completed its first demo for Cold War and will soon be seeking a publisher for the game during the next few months. Cold War will put the player in the role of Matt Carter, an American reporter caught in a web of intrigue and conspiracy in the Soviet Union during the 80's. The game will emphasize stealth (much like IGI2 and other recent tactical shooters), and will take you to Eastern European historical settings such as the Red Square, Chernobyl and Baikonur. Read more to check the screens & trailer

'Silent Storm' - Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on April 1, 2003 @ 9:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Silent Storm is a true 3D game combining turn-based tactical combats and role-playing set against the background of the WWII. As the war rages on, you will lead a squad of elite troopers deep behind enemy lines to perform secret missions and prevent a disaster the true scale of which could be fully appreciated by neither of the involved parties. A new trailer got released, read more for download links ...

'ESPionage' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2003 @ 8:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ESPionage challenges players to use their most powerful weapon -- their mind -- as they try to master the first action/stealth game to integrate traditional weapons combat with extensive Psi (psychic) mind powers. Combatting a terrorist movement set to overthrow world order, Nick Geller, an elite American Psi-Operative, fights using telekinesis (lifting and throwing objects), pyrokinesis (controlling fire), remote viewing (going "out-of-body" to plan attacks), mind drain (draining Psi energy from enemies), aura view ("seeing" elements that aren't visible in the real world) and mind control (taking control of enemies) to fight against an army of programmed, psychic terrorist super soldiers that will stop at nothing to reach their goal.

'Red Faction II' (ALL) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 1, 2003 @ 8:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced that its critically acclaimed action game, "Red Faction II" has shipped for Nintendo Gamecube, the Xbox and PC. Featuring an enhanced Geo-Mod engine that allows players to strategically alter and destroy the game environment in real-time, "Red Faction II" expands and builds upon the experience and technology of the original game with blistering action, an engaging storyline, highly detailed graphics and a number of multi-player options.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 1, 2003 @ 12:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'PlanetSide' - Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2003 @ 12:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Massively Multiplayer Gaming takes on a new face in PlanetSide, where thousands of players wage war in a battle of planetary proportions. A newly designed 3D engine drives PlanetSide's first-person player-to-player combat and vehicular warfare across ten continents. The stage has been set, the battle lines have been drawn, and orbital drop pods are ready to deploy you PlanetSide. Some new screens taken from our beta build!

'RTX Red Rock' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2003 @ 8:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Radical Tactics Experts, who evolved out of the military's special forces, are the smartest and toughest members of the armed services, uniquely known for their strategic thinking, adaptability, and pure military muscle. Individuals from this elite unit are trained for insertion into undefined combat situations where even a small team is too large and unwieldy. In RTX Red Rock players immerse themselves into the role of Wheeler, who engages in fierce tactical combat, investigates mysterious, foreboding environments, and solves challenging puzzles to reclaim the Red Rock colony on Mars. Check this new batch of new screens!

'WWE Wrestlemania XIX' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2003 @ 8:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The World Wrestling Entertainment license is based on the popular cable series that features WWE Superstars as they compete each week in their quest for the Undisputed Heavyweight Championship. This year’s World Wrestling Entertainment videogame line features several highly anticipated titles that include sequels to established franchises as well as original brand extensions. World Wrestling Entertainment licensed videogames have sold more than $270 million in the US since 1999. 'WWE Wrestlemania XIX' is expected Fall 2003, read more to check out the screens ...

'Chessmaster 9000' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 31, 2003 @ 5:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring challenging gameplay, 2 CD's worth of unrivalled personal instruction and chess resource material to elevate your game, Chessmaster 9000 is a teacher, mentor and ultimate opponent providing countless hours of interactive competition and fun. UbiSoft released a new patch for their chess game adding several fixes and game tweaks. Read more for a detailed fix list and download links ...

'Delta Force: Black Hawk Down' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 31, 2003 @ 5:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in Somalia in 1993, Delta Force – Black Hawk Down is based upon and around the Operation Restore Hope and Task Force Ranger campaigns and follows members of the elite Delta Force and US Army Rangers as they participate in a number of daring raids against the oppressive Somali warlords in and around Mogadishu. NovaLogic has released the first patch for Delta Force: Black Hawk Down, upgrading their new special forces tactical FPS to version 1.1.0. This release provides fixes for three single-player and three multi-player bugs, including some issues with claymore mines (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Day Of Defeat' Goes Retail!

by Rainier on March 31, 2003 @ 3:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlist in an intense brand of action gameplay! Stationed in the heart of WWII's European theatre of war, join the ranks of a unique military squad. Missions are based on key historical operations, and as war rages, squads must battle as a unit to achieve victory. A listing on EBGames is showing that the popular Valve Half-life mod, Day Of Defeat, is going retail and suprisingly to be publshed by Activision (and not Sierra). It is expected to ship May 6th (thanks Gamespy). Read more for box cover and details ...

'Restricted Area' - Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2003 @ 1:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Restricted Area is an action-based roleplaying game with realtime combat, which combines a fascinating gameplay similar to Diablo 2 with innovativ technology, tactic-shooter elements and a dark future scenario. Read more for details and a batch of few screens ...

'Europa Universalis II' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 31, 2003 @ 1:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Europa Universalis II is the sequel to one of the greatest strategy games ever made - Europa Universalis. It invites you to a global struggle for supremacy from the dark times of Jeanne D'Arc to the flaming wars of Napoleon. As the leader of a country you have to guide domestic and foreign policies. Engage in religious struggles, set up expeditions to claim the New World, lead your country to prosperity and victory. This patch contains fixes for features, game balance issues, general bugs, multiplayer, stability and plenty more. NA (North America) and UK versions are available. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'ChopLifter: Crisis Shield' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2003 @ 12:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ChopLifter: Crisis Shield puts players through a series of gut-wrenching rescue missions that test both their flying skills and their ability to handle the incredible pressure of having lives on the line. And if that's not enough, the developers have made it all the more challenging by adding unpredictable weather conditions. Read more to check a fresh batch of 20 screens ...

WarBirds New PTO Theater Update!

by Thomas on March 31, 2003 @ 12:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The WarBirds team will launch the official download of the PTO theater on Wednesday, 2 April. This is the fruit of their last three months of labor, and will include a new PTO terrain, five new aircraft (and variants), two new ground vehicles, a few new or improved cockpits for existing aircraft, and a new strategic resupply system in addition to many bug fixes and other improvements.. Though the update becomes official on Wednesday, they will upload it to some mirror sites earlier in the week to give everyone a chance to grab the download prior to release. Check with their downloads page for info.

'Savage' Delayed - Coming In July

by Rainier on March 31, 2003 @ 11:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Savage, the upcoming RTSS (real-time-strategy shooter) published by iGAMES and developed by S2 Games. Originally slated to ship in May, Savage will now ship in July 2003 in order to afford the development team the time to thoroughly work through all reported bugs and to implement some of the changes suggested by the first wave of beta testers.

'Purge Online' In Stores NOW

by Rainier on March 31, 2003 @ 11:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tri Synergy announced that its role-playing, first person shooter Purge has shipped to North American retail outlets. The online-only PC game blends science fiction with fantasy as players square off in a war-like environment to defend their respective belief systems.

'Ape Escape 2' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2003 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Those crazy Ape Escape monkeys are back on the loose and plotting to take over the world as Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world's top videogame publishers, announces plans to publish Ape Escape 2 exclusively for the PS2. Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment, Ape Escape 2 promises the same fun gameplay as the original version including advanced game features, amazing 3D graphics, and plenty of monkey pandemonium! Ape Escape 2 has an ESRB rating of "E" for Everyone and will have a suggested retail price of $39.99. It is scheduled to ship July 1, 2003. Chooses Softwrap As DRM Partner

by Thomas on March 31, 2003 @ 10:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Softwrap today announced that Flipside, Inc., a leader in online games, game shows and skill-based gaming, has chosen Softwrap to provide a Digital Rights Management and distribution solution for its games. With over 14 million unique visitors per month, the Flipside Network reaches one in five people on the Internet and serves over one billion advertising impressions per month. Flipside is initially Softwrapping three new games - Dropwords, Spellbound and GoBingo - which will be distributed through Softwrap channels in Europe and the US.

Ubi Soft To Standardize On Discreet 3ds Max Software

by Thomas on March 31, 2003 @ 10:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Discreet, a division of Autodesk, Inc. announced today that Ubi Soft Entertainment has joined the growing number of leading development studios to adopt and standardize their animation, modeling and rendering tools based on Discreet's 3D technology solutions. Ubi Soft has agreed to upgrade existing licenses as part of its game development program to utilize Discreet 3ds max software throughout its European development studios, which encompasses over 200 animation software licenses. The agreement between Ubi Soft and Discreet represents the biggest European 3D software partnership to date, and follows the recent decision from Ubi Soft Canada to also purchase licenses for its Montreal-based development studio.