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'Risk Global Domination' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 7, 2003 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

RISK, the game of global domination, makes its debut on PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. Using the same hands-on military planning found in the original RISK board game, players now see battles come to life. Each battle brings the chance for victory, as well as advice from historic military leaders as they earn medals and special bonus content for strategic accomplishments. This product will deliver a truly unique way to play the RISK game and provide an ideal social experience for up to six players in Multiplayer mode and online. Built on a proven combination of strategy and luck, the RISK video game delivers unmatched replayability and a fun, competitive experience... We'll take the risk that you'd like these 17 PS2 screenshots below.

Xtreme Game Developers Xpo Announced

by Thomas on Aug. 7, 2003 @ 8:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Premier Press announces XGDX-Xtreme Game Developers Xpo taking place September 6-7, 2003 at the Westin Santa Clara. Formerly XGDC inaugurated in 1999 by Andre' LaMothe, CEO Xtreme Games LLC, Premier Press works in close cooperation with Mr. LaMothe to produce XGDX 2003. XGDX gives game developers, programmers and designers a forum to exchange ideas, share strategies, and learn about new game technologies. There will be 35 technical lecture session,roundtable discussions, and an interactive Retro Game Programming contest during the course of the 2-day event.

'Bitmap Brothers' Access To Finance

by Thomas on Aug. 7, 2003 @ 8:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Renowned UK game development veterans The Bitmap Brothers, creators of hit titles across almost every generation of hardware, today announced that they are one of the first companies to be accepted for the Government's new 'Access to Finance' initiative for expanding businesses.

'Space Colony' Website Launched

by Thomas on Aug. 7, 2003 @ 8:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Computer and video game publisher Gathering, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. and Firefly Studios today launched the official website for the upcoming personality sim builder PC title Space Colony at www.spacecolonygame.com.

Space Colony invites PC pioneers to build and establish a space colony and manage an unruly, unpredictable crew of 20 space cadets, while defending the colony from alien attacks and trying to make a profit. The official website provides information on characters, aliens, robots and buildings. A variety of screenshots and renders are available for download, as well as the E3 game trailer and Alien Horde, the first of three mini-games based on the characters of Space Colony. Space Colony is being developed by Firefly Studios, the creative force behind the million unit-selling Stronghold series, and is slated for an October release.

'Medal of Honor Pacific Assault' - Announced

by Thomas on Aug. 7, 2003 @ 6:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Step into the boots of a U.S. Marine and drive the Imperial Japanese Army from the Pacific in Medal of Honor Pacific Assault from Electronic Arts. Developed by EA Los Angeles, creators of the award-winning Medal of Honor series, Medal of Honor Pacific Assault immerses players in an authentic WWII experience, and will be available for the PC in the winter of 2004 under the EA GAMES brand.

Nintendo Plans New Product Next Spring But Mum On Details

by Thomas on Aug. 7, 2003 @ 6:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo Co.'s president Thursday announced plans for new products that would appeal to a broader range of game fans, saying the complexity of today's video games was scaring off consumers.

"All these complex, large-capacity games of today require enormous amount of energy and time of users," said Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo.

"I want to release a very different product, and by next spring we'll be ready to announce the details," he said without elaborating.

NVIDIA Heats Up QuakeCon 2003

by Thomas on Aug. 7, 2003 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NVIDIA Corporation today announced that it is the title sponsor for QuakeCon 2003, the world's definitive multiplayer tournament and PC gaming event. In addition to being the title sponsor, the Company also announced that the NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra graphics processing unit (GPU) has been named "official GPU of QuakeCon 2003" and will be used to showcase the highly-anticipated PC game, Doom 3.

'Whiplash' Website Goes Live!!! (PS2/XB)

by Thomas on Aug. 7, 2003 @ 5:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's animals gone wild with Eidos' Whiplash! Today, Eidos is pleased to announce the launch of their brand spankin' new Whiplash website. On this site you'll find tons of fun with a BRAND NEW TRAILER (it's pure animal anarchy!), a free t-shirt offer, wallpapers and more. Head out now and visit the Whiplash website at www.whiplashgame.com. This autumn get ready to help our furry fugitives Spanx and Redmond BUST IT UP in Whiplash.

'XGameStation' Build & Program Your Video Game System - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 7, 2003 @ 5:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nurve Networks LLC unveils what is undoubtedly the most unexpected kind of new video game system: one that users will build and program themselves.

Video games generate billions of dollars in revenue each year and game programming books occupy rows of bookstore shelf space. Video game development has made its way into college curriculums and entire game programming universities have emerged. But, video games run on advanced hardware, the design of which is a black art that few understand. For over 10 years, books by Computer Scientist and best-selling game development author Andre' LaMothe have taught generations of game developers to create today's cutting-edge video games. Now, his focus is changing from video game software to video game hardware with the unveiling of the XGameStation, a revolutionary new video game system that offers users what no PlayStation or XBOX can - knowledge.

'BF 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII' - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 7, 2003 @ 3:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In 1944, the locals of a small Dutch town named Hellendoorn witnessed an odd site on an almost daily basis: a huge missile rising from the forest on a tower of fire and smoke. The Germans had aimed most of these powerful V2 rockets at Antwerp, but now they have a new target: the bridge at Remangen, Germany. If they can destroy this bridge, they can slow down the Allied advance across the Rhine River and into the heart of Germany. Can the Germans launch its missile in time to defeat the Allied campaign?..

Prepare yourself for all-out war in the Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII demo, available tomorrow August 8, 2003..

'BREED' Up Your PC Kit!

by Thomas on Aug. 6, 2003 @ 11:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV just finished the "BREED up your PC" contest and have compiled a package from all of the winners' submissions. The package contains the best wallpapers as well as a specially-designed BREED skin for Windows. Download here 3.95 MB.

BioWare Forms New Development Relationship

by Thomas on Aug. 6, 2003 @ 11:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BioWare Corp. and Obsidian Entertainment, Inc. jointly announced a commitment to explore opportunities for collaboration in the development of PC and console games.

"BioWare is currently in the fortunate position of having more attractive looking opportunities on the table than we're capable of implementing while staying true to our fans' expectations of a quality gaming experience. We think several of these opportunities have the potential for critical and commercial success and are interested in exploring ways in which BioWare can expand its capacity to bring these projects to market," said Dr. Greg Zeschuk, Joint CEO, BioWare Corp.

'Nexagon Deathmatch' Demo Available Now

by Thomas on Aug. 6, 2003 @ 11:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A demo for Nexagon Deathmatch "Strategy First's 3D tactical arena combat game" featuring two levels and two pre-made armies is now available for download.. The demo is 201 MB to grab and you find it at 3DGamers here!

HERCULES Introduces 3D Prophet 9600

by Thomas on Aug. 6, 2003 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

3D Prophet 9600, Hercules' new 256MB mid-range graphics board based on ATI's RADEON 9600 chipset, is about to make a splash in the world of 3D gaming. 3D Prophet 9600 is the highly-anticipated newcomer in Hercules's celebrated range of 3D graphics boards, providing fast, high-quality rendering for a lifelike gaming experience with an excellent performance/price ratio.

'Gladius' (NGC/PS2/XB) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 6, 2003 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gladius follows the grand saga of two young heroes, Ursula and Valens, as they recruit and train a team of warriors to contend in the fiercely competitive gladiator games. The game supports both single and multiplayer modes and is expected to release spring 2003 on PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube... Apparently inspired by "the brutal and spectacular gladiator battles of the ancient world". And not a certain movie...Read more for more gladiatorial screenshots, this time with the power bars on and everything.

'Silent Hill 3' (PS2) Ships

by Thomas on Aug. 6, 2003 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of America has announced that Silent Hill 3 for the PlayStation 2 has been shipped to stores in North America. The game will include a bonus soundtrack CD featuring music from the game. In Silent Hill 3, players must guide Heather Morris through a series of eerie environments that are overrun with dozens of nasty creatures ranging from split-headed zombie dogs to horribly mutated humanoids.

'Ghost Recon: Island Thunder' (XB) Ships

by Thomas on Aug. 6, 2003 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft has announced that Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder has been shipped to stores in North America. Island Thunder is a stand-alone expansion that features 12 different game types as well as 12 multiplayer maps--four of which have been taken directly from the original version of Ghost Recon. Island Thunder also has full support for Xbox Live, allowing players to take squad-based shooting action online..

'Secret Weapons Over Normandy' (PC/XB/PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 6, 2003 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Secret Weapons Over Normandy brings the historic air battles of that era to PlayStation2, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, and PC this fall. Secret Weapons Over Normandy presents a dynamic, deeply engaging story-driven flight action experience that puts players in control of authentic World War II aircraft and challenges them to undertake the war's most dangerous missions... Today we have nicer copies of some of the editor's day pics, plus one or two new ones.

'Wanted Guns' Announced - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 6, 2003 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combining third person action, horse-riding and sneak'em up assassination with a cinematography inspired rail shooter FPS mode, Wanted Guns is a story driven action game for the PC set in Mexico and the Wild West during the American Civil War. You play as Reverend Devlin, an unforgiving priest whose dubious past as former leader of Los Gauchos, a Mexican gang of gold-thieving gunslingers, has finally come back to haunt him.

Ubi Soft ECTS Lineup

by Thomas on Aug. 6, 2003 @ 8:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world's largest video game publishers, today revealed its plans for the ECTS (The Electronic Computer Trade Show), one of the industry's major European events of the year.

At stand # 1750, Ubi Soft will be featuring key titles from its Christmas 2003 lineup on leading platforms.

Read more for the lineup!