Ubi Soft Going For 3DO's 'Might and Magic'

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 7:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment UBIP.PA has been designated the lead bidder for bankrupt game publisher 3DO Co.'s "Might and Magic" assets, according to papers posted on Friday. The agreement with Ubi Soft, one of seven companies to qualify by Wednesday's deadline as bidders for 3DO's properties, was posted on 3DO's bankruptcy Web site and listed a purchase price of $1.3 million for the assets (thanks HLF). Read more for details ...

'Hoyle Majestic Chess' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 7:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hoyle Majestic Chess is a unique chess PC game featuring a variety of play styles, traditional and non-traditional learning mechanisms, robust Internet play and multiple chess-based challenges. We had a trailer a few weeks ago and today Sierra has released a playable demo featuring one scenario in the Chess Adventure mode. Read more for download links...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 6:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Tribes: Vengeance - Trailer
  • C&C Generals: Zero Hour - Trailer
  • BorderZone - Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Shadowbane' - 10-Day Free Membership

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 4:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world's top game publishers, announced today a free trial offer to experience Shadowbane for 10 days. Players who have yet to experience the intense online role-playing of Shadowbane can now spend 10 days exploring the massive landscape of this critically acclaimed massively-multiplayer online (MMO) game on either PC or Macintosh. Read more for details and where to grab the trial version ...

'Spawn' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 4:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spawn, based on Todd McFarlane’s best-selling comic book character, is a 3-D action/adventure game, where Spawn is caught between factions in the battle of Good vs. Evil. Players will encounter a variety of enemies through more than 30 interactive and destructible environments, as Spawn struggles to break free of the controlling forces of Heaven and Hell. The game will feature all of Spawn’s distinctive abilities including superhuman strength, hand-to-hand combat techniques, an arsenal of weaponry, Hell Powers, and his living symbiotic costume. Read more for some new screens ...

'I-Ninja' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 4:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

I-Ninja is an adrenaline-charged adventure game. An ultra-cool ninja with major attitude meets extreme sports game play, I-Ninja is the consummate warrior who has spent years mastering his weapons and honing his skills. In true gravity defying game play, I-Ninja can scale buildings, "shred" on extreme rails, hover great distances with a "sword copter", ride drifting roller spheres and utilize specialized manga-style ninja moves to navigate through each dynamic environment. Check these new screens ...

'Risk: Global Domination' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 4:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Leave the politics to someone else - Take over the world! From arid deserts to frozen mountain ranges, troops from different armies are being deployed in an all-out effort to take over the world. Now the premier wartime strategy game of generals makes its debut on today's next-generation game consoles. Read more to check out a fresh batch of screens ...

'Judge Dredd vs. Judge Death' (PC/PS2/NGC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 3:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. Read more to check out some screens for each platform ...

'Battlefield: Pirates' Alpha 0.2 Coming Soon

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 3:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capt. Guy Smiley has sent us a note to let the 'Battlefield: Pirates' fans known a new alpha v0.2 will be released in the coming 2-3 weeks. Originally it was being held back until EA would fix the "flying" bug but alas such has not happened yet. The new v0.2 will not include a lot of new content, but mainly bug fixes (galleon lag fix will now be gone) and tweaks although it will include at least 1 new map. Read more details right here....

'DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution' Gets Licensed Soundtrack

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 3:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of America today revealed the main song list for DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution (DDRMAX2). Featuring over 65 songs (including more than 25 hidden songs) ranging from pop, R&B, techno, house, trance and more, DDRMAX2 gets players up on the dance floor with an impressive roster of licensed songs exclusive to the U.S. version of the game including tracks by The Crystal Method, Dirty Vegas, Jocelyn Enriquez, K.C. & The Sunshine Band, Kylie Minogue, and more. Introducing a new graphical interface showcasing actual music videos from some of today's hottest artists, DDRMAX2 will have gamers groovin' to their favorite music videos while they dance the night away.

Tri Synergy Signs 'Midnight Nowhere'

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 2:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tri Synergy has signed Russian publisher Buka Entertainment's (developed by Saturn+) adventure game Midnight Nowhere. Midnight Nowhere is a 3D visually stunning horror survival adventure with a very involute plot. In this suspenseful, story-driven adventure you will solve numerous puzzles and battle creatures of the dark to reveal the ultimate mystery. Besides the main character seems to have nearly a limitless supply of witty comments, which luckily makes the game a tad less serious. The mix of humor and violence works very well though, keeping you on the edge of your seat, both laughing and in fright.

'Galaxy Andromeda' Gets Canned

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 2:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV released their outlook on the figures for the second quarter of the current year and announced rigorous restructuring measures. In the statement they reveal that "Galaxy Andromeda" (their 3D space strategy game previously known as Imperium Galactica III) has been canned and will no longer be released. The Management Board no longer expects a positive result for the whole of the financial year, which can also be read as "we're in trouble". Read the entire financial statement.

'America's Army: Operations' - Update Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

America's Army: Operations is a squad-based multiplayer first-person shooter that utilizes the Unreal Warfare engine. The update brings your AA game to v1.9 and adds the new combat medic class (and training), a new damage model, new multiplayer missions, new interface, new character models, new anti-cheating measures, and tons more. Read more for details and download links for either the full install or an update patch.

'Dragon Ball: Taiketsu' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari delivers intense Dragon Ball Z fighting to Game Boy Advance this fall with Dragon Ball: Taiketsu. Taiketsu allows players to unleash devastating combos or super moves alone or against friends in huge multiplayer battles. Choose from one of 15 DBZ characters including villains Frieza, Cell and Buu, and for the first time ever take on the role of the Legendary Super Saiyan, Broly! Battle opponents on the ground or in the air, and power-up characters to their strongest forms. Can you fight your way to the top? Read more for 60+ new screens ...

GarageGames Launches 'Mutant Storm'

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 12:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GarageGames announced today it has launched the award-winning Mutant Storm for Windows. "The initial response to Mutant Storm confirms it is a hit title ready to be discovered by a larger fan base," comments Michael Michael, PomPom Co-Founder. "As an independent developer, getting the word out, even with the critical acclaim Mutant Storm has achieved, is a real challenge. Teaming with GarageGames is the next step for gaining that larger exposure."

Half-Life 2 Delayed? Yes? No? Maybe So?

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 12:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ok, somebody needs to make up their mind and stop toying with all the HL2 fans out there. After a rumoured delay about a week ago, and then rather dismissed as a "miscommunication", our Nordic colleague's over at Gamereactor now have "confirmed" word from Vivendi Norway that HL2 is indeed being delayed. Now whether this is actually true, or maybe only for the European/Nordic version is not certain, but more details will most likely be available during the upcoming ECTS. Read the full article over at Gamereactor.

'Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault' - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 12:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Medal of Honor Pacific Assault gives players a sense of the courage it took to fight the Imperial Japanese Army from the shock of Pearl Harbor to triumph on the shores of the Tarawa Atoll. Set in the Pacific Theatre of Operations from 1941-1944, players will assume the role of Marine recruit Tom Conlin as he survives the attack on Pearl Harbor, leads the assault on Guadalcanal, and finally charges up the beaches for the climatic battle at Tarawa. Armed with their wits and a variety of authentic weapons, it's up to players to stop the Japanese war machine in its tracks. 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... Read more for screens!

Got Game to Publish 'Conspiracies'

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 11:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment and Anima Ppd/Interactive today announced a North American publishing agreement for "Conspiracies" a PC DVD Full Motion Video detective adventure game.

'Republic: The Revolution' - Goes Gold

by Thomas on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 11:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GameSpot reports that Eidos today announced that Republic: The Revolution has gone gold and confirmed the UK release date for the game as September 5. The game, which was developed by Elixir Studios, will challenge players to rise to power in the fictional former Soviet republic of Novistrana, which is being controlled by a ruthless dictator. (thanks Blues).. Check our recently posted screens here!

'Frogger's Adventures: The Rescue' (NGC/PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 10:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frogger's Adventures The Rescue goes beyond Firefly Swamp and brings a multiplayer mode to Frogger fans for the first time on next generation platforms. The series' famous "hop-n-dodge" gameplay return as Frogger travels across seven diverse worlds, searches for clues to solve challenging puzzles and avoids menacing enemies... This title is set to recreate the classic Frogger formula complete with a new 4-player mode. Check out eight new screenshots successfully cross the road below!