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'Batman : Dark Tomorrow' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 12:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In "Dark Tomorrow" Batman must use all of his skills, both mental and physical, as well as a variety of gadgets, to defeat some of his most infamous adversaries, including Poison Ivy, Killer Croc and many others. In addition, he must infiltrate Arkham Asylum and rescue Police Commissioner James Gordon. During this time, Batman has to piece together clues to discover the mastermind behind these seemingly unrelated events and stop an evil plan that threatens the fate of the entire world! Today we serve up some new screenshots from the Xbox version. Njoy!

'Drift: When Worlds Collide' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 12:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Just saw on Gamershell that Redward Studios has released a demo for their space simulation game "Drift: When Worlds Collide". The demo supports most 3D accelerators, and features "real-time lightning, real-time 3D explosion, real-time calculated collision detection, and more." Read more for download links ...

'NBA Street Vol. 2' (Xbox/NGC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 11:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NBA STREET Vol. 2 lets players bring their act to the street show and face off against the greatest basketball players of all-time on blacktop courts throughout North America. First team to "21" wins, but in NBA STREET Vol. 2, style and attitude are as important as putting the ball in the basket. Currently under development, NBA STREET Vol. 2 will be available this spring for the PlayStation2, the GameCube and Xbox. Today we scored a buttload of screens for each platform, read more and check them out!

'Rayman 3 : Hoodlum Havok' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 11:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

You know Rayman, you know Globox and Murfy, and you've met the Hoodlums -- now get ready for the Knaaren, possibly Rayman's most imposing enemy to date. Not the kind of guys you want to encounter in a dark alley (or anywhere else for that matter), the Knaaren growl violent mantras as they systematically crush anything in their path. To succeed in his world-saving mission, Rayman will have to win their allegiance using both brains and brawn -- no easy feat. Oh, the Knaaren also have a bit of a gong fetish. Yeah, gongs. Go figure.

Apex (Xbox) - Web Site Goes Live

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 10:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategic thinking and intense racing come together in APEX­ the most graphically stunning and sophisticated racing title for the Xbox. APEX immerses players in the glamorous, yet fierce, world of advanced car design and racing. After inheriting a small production garage, players immediately begin designing, building and racing their very own custom roadsters, sportscars, supercars and dreamcars.

'Freedom Force' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 10:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Irrational Games has just released a new patch for their tactical RPG 'Freedom Force'. Freedom Force version 1.2 contains fixes for minor bugs and game tuning issues, as well as Surround Gaming support for the Matrox Parhelia. Read more for details and download links ..

'Firestarter' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 10:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The game is developed on original high-tech engine The Firestarter Engine, which uses the possibilities of the latest accelerator generation GeForce 3, 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. The official website has been updated (thanks Unrealik)with 3 new screens, read more to check them out

'Virtua Cop 3' - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 10:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sega has released a first trailer from AM2's gun-shooter Virtua Cop. The latest installment in the series is running on a Chihiro board which is based on the Xbox chipset and will feature Bullet Time-style slowdowns which can be activated with a pedal (thanks Evilavatar). Read more for download links ...

'Anno 1503' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 10:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Noticed on Bluesnews that the German Anno 1503 Homepage has word that "Die Demo ist da," or that the German demo version of SUNFLOWERS' city-building trading strategy prequel is now available. This playable demo version for Anno 1503 contains four different game modes and scenarios. In two introduction games the player learns the first steps of establishing a settlement, discovering of civilizations, the trade with natives and the setting-up of commercial routes. When the two introduction games are successfully completed, 2 new scenarios ("settling" and "fight") will unlock. Read more for links where to download it ...

'Galactic Civilizations' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Galactic Civilizations is a strategy game set in space at the dawn of the 23rd century, where you become the leader of the human civilization. The galaxy has 6 major civilizations and the race is on to colonize, conquer, and dominate the galaxy using whatever means necessary. Today we got some new Galactic Civilizations screens, which just hit Beta 5! Njoy!

'Casino. Inc' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 9:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Casino. Inc features a fully interactive 3D environment, three cities, a selection of 6 different themed casino, and a huge cast of over 120 villains, gamblers and would-be entrepreneurs. Mixing humour with infinitely adaptable gameplay, Casino. Inc is proof of Konami's versatility as a publisher and marks Konami's first move into the simulation genre on PC.

'AquaNox 2: Revelation' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 9:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the year 2666, events in AquaNox 2: Revelation run simultaneously to the action in the original AquaNox game. After years of destruction, the land on planet Earth is no longer fit for human habitation. To continue their existence, humans descend into the oceans. The oceans now provide the stunning backdrop for the fierce power struggles and exciting battles which are now commonplace for life underwater. Chekc out the new screens ...

'Apocalyptica' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 9:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the future where Earth is little more than a burnt cinder, players must battle their way through a series of arenas in fights to the death with CPU or human opponents. Viewed in the third person, players have access to a wealth of armaments and must use cunning, stealth and high velocity weapons to defeat the increasingly tough opponents. Projectile, handheld weaponry and spell-casting are used to progress, resulting in incredible melees as Apocalyptica draws the player further in.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2003 @ 1:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Lotus Challenge' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 11:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Lotus Challenge is truly the most complete racing game to date. By mixing different gaming styles, camera angles, story lines and even a hint of role playing, players can choose multiple paths through the game. Five huge modes offer players a complete tour of the world of Lotus. Stunt mode takes you to the set of a Hollywood blockbuster run by a hotshot director who gives you the play-by-play of the scene he wants you to execute. A multi-player option is available for those who want to challenge others through a championship or single race.

GarageGames Launches 'Marble Blast' Mac OS X Release

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 4:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GarageGames announced today the release of the Mac OS X version of their highly acclaimed title, Marble Blast. The Mac demo features five playable levels and access to several of the game's power up items. The full version of Marble Blast, available at www.garagegames.com for $14.95, includes 72 levels, a variety of power up bonuses and additional hazards.

'Jagged Alliance 2 Gold' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 4:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and SirTech have just released a new patch for the Gold edition of Jagged Alliance 2. This upgrade brings your JA2 Gold retail copy to v1.12 and brings several tweaks and game fixes. Read more for a detailed list and links where to grab it...

Total Immersion Racing - US Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 2:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Total Immersion Racing is a driving game with an emphasis on the highest quality driving technology linked to compelling and immersive gameplay. The player can choose a career path that leads from being the lowest ranked driver of a GT sports car all the way to becoming a world champion driving a massively powerful 8-litre prototype. On the way team engineers and managers will give advice and input to guide the player. Empire and Razorworks have just released a new patch for the Total Immersion Racing US edition fixing a few DirectX related issues. Read more for details and download links...

'Rome: Total War' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 1:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rome: Total War is the next generation in epic strategy gaming from the critically acclaimed and award winning Total War brand. The aim of the game is to conquer, rule and manipulate the Roman Empire with the ultimate goal of being declared as the “Imperator” of Rome. Read more to check out the new screens ...

Strategy First Brings The Tracks Of Germany To North America

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 1:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First, leading worldwide publisher and developer of PC games, is happy to announce they have signed a publishing agreement with German developer German Railroads to bring two new add-ons for Microsoft Train Simulator to the North American market.