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'Sid Meier's Civilization III: Conquests' Pre-Order Program

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2003 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari, Inc. and Firaxis Games have announced a pre-sell program for Sid Meier's Civilization III: Conquests expansion pack. Beginning today, September 24th, Civ fans everywhere will receive a free, limited edition "Best of the Net" Bonus CD when they pre-order Sid Meier's Civilization III: Conquests at select retail outlets. Read more for details ...

'Castle Strike' Officially Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2003 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed a while ago, Data Becker today officially announced its upcoming PC game Castle Strike. Developed by Related Designs (previously known for America & the upcoming No Man's Land), Castle Strike is a fast paced RTS game with a very detailed and authentic presentation of medieval Germany, England and France. Although strategically demanding, its core is based on action. That's why all the time consuming handling of resources and civilians is reduced to a minimum with the help of a special, never before seen peasant management system and lots of automatic functions. Castle Strike is scheduled for Q4 2003. Read more for details ...

'Rainbow Six 3' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2003 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Command an elite, multinational squad of special operatives against a hidden terrorist foe. In Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3, the third installment in the wildly popular Rainbow Six series, Team RAINBOW races against time to stop terror and unravel a mystery. In locations around the world, from London to the Cayman Islands to Rio de Janeiro, lead Team Rainbow in a desperate effort to battle a madman and foil his doomsday plot. Some new screens rushed in, read more to check them out!

'C&C Generals: Zero Hour' Rolls Into Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2003 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's Zero Hour and time to square off against the world's most powerful generals as Electronic Arts announced that Command & Conquer Generals Zero Hour is available in stores under the EA GAMES brand. The first expansion pack to one of the best-selling PC games of 2003, Command & Conquer Generals, Zero Hour gives players more weapons, more power, new battlefields, three new single player campaigns, 15 new missions, and new game modes.

'MoH AA: Breakthrough' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2003 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Clear a path to victory as Electronic Arts announced that Medal of Honor Allied Assault Breakthrough is now available for the PC. Published under the EA GAMES brand, the new expansion pack for the critically acclaimed hit title Medal of Honor Allied Assault takes players from combat with Rommel in North Africa to the heart of Italy in the struggle to breakthrough the fortified lines of the Third Reich.

New Camecube Price Officially $99

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2003 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just in time for the biggest video game thrills of the fall, Nintendo of America Inc. today announced a new MSRP of $99.99 for its Nintendo GameCube, effective tomorrow, Sept. 25. This great new price opens an $80 price advantage over its two console competitors. While the price of GameCube hardware is falling, the variety and affordability of great software is soaring. Coupled with expansion of the GameCube library to more than 320 games by the end of the year, the new MSRP of $99.99 and added exclusive offers will further boost momentum for the console throughout the holidays.

'Battle Of Britain 1940' Will Feature First Auto-Pilot

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2003 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

History Channel’s Battle of Britain 1940, published by Activision Value, Inc. and developed by iEntertainment Network Inc., brings brand new functionality and features to the flight simulation game market with the new AUTO CO-PILOT feature that gives players auto takeoffs, auto landings, auto formation, and auto attack. AUTO CO-PILOT makes a real authentic flight simulation accessible to all gamers without ANY flight simulation experience! Read more for details ...

'I-Ninja' Going PS2 Exclusive In Europe - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2003 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Continuing its successful partnership with Namco, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe is delighted to announce the Quarter One release of I-Ninja exclusively for PlayStation2. Developed by Argonaut Games PLC, this exciting character-based action game follows "Ninja", an ultra cool ninja with extreme attitude, as he masters weapons and hones his skills in order to save his world. Read more for details and some new screens ...

'Starsky And Hutch 2' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2003 @ 8:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire announced today it has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Sony Pictures Consumer Products to develop a sequel to the Starsky & Hutch video game. The new game will include new city locations, enhanced graphics and classic music tracks from the 70's and a key new game play feature, which will allow villains to be chased on foot together with new spectacular car chases. It will be published for all current video game consoles and PCs.

'Project Gotham Racing 2' Roars Onto X-Box 28th November

by Thomas on Sept. 24, 2003 @ 2:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The highly anticipated sequel to Project Gotham Racing hits European retail on 28th November. The newest version of the million unit selling "Project Gotham Racing" franchise, Project Gotham Racing 2 rewards drivers for focusing on speed and style while still taking risks around every corner, offering circuit-based racing through highly detailed, photo-realistic urban environments... Racers can choose from more than 50 of the hottest cars while learning their way around new and exciting cities, mastering corners, and accelerating through the straightaways before moving to a different venue. Players also can race against up to three friends at once through a multi-player System-Link or match up against players online utilising Xbox Live.

'True Crime: Streets of L.A' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2003 @ 2:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In True Crime: Streets of L.A., players assume the role of rogue Elite Operations Division (E.O.D.) operative Nick Kang, a no-holds-barred badass, whose brutal reputation and lethal skills have landed him the nasty task of taking down the Chinese Triad and Russian Mafia cartel that has turned the City of Angels into a war zone. Read more to check out a few new Gamecube screens!

Ubisoft Signs 'Fame Academy ' (PS2/PC) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2003 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced it entered an agreement with French producer Monte Cristo to publish Fame Academy for PlayStation2 and PC in the UK, tying in with the popular television program currently running on BBC One in the country. Read more for details & screens...

'Manhunt' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2003 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

America is full of run down, broken rust-belt towns where nobody cares and anything goes. In Carcer City, nothing matters anymore and all that's left are cheap thrills. The ultimate rush is the power to grant life and take it away, for sport. This time James Earl Cash, you are the sport. They gave you your life back. Now, they are going to hunt you down. Check these new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2003 @ 1:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Need for Speed Underground' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2003 @ 12:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enter the world of urban street racing and high performance tuner cars with the latest title in the hit Need for Speed series: Need for Speed Underground. Take on today’s most popular tuner cars from Mitsubishi Motors, Subaru, Toyota and many more, building the ultimate street machine by earning cash to pay for custom body kits and a host of licensed car performance mods. But just creating a custom street racing machine will not get you to the top; it takes a certain amount of attitude and razor sharp driving skills to compete in the tough world of urban racing. Check out the new & shiny screens!

Midway & Dodge Promote 'NHL Hitz Pro'

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 11:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Sports announced it will kick-off a national sweepstakes that gives hockey fans a chance to win a 2004 Dodge Durango on December 10, 2003, among other prizes. Read more for details ...

'Port Royale 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 9:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ascaron has released the first screens for Port Royale 2, the sequel to last year's free range Pirate game. Not many details are available at this point so these 4 screens will have to do. Read more to check them out ...

'Half-Life 2' Delay Confirmed

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 9:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shacknews has gotten word from Valve's Doug Lombardi that the long rumoured delay of Half-Life 2. Doug's reply states" The previously announced September 30th release date for Half-Life 2 is being pushed back. We are currently targeting a holiday release, but do not have a specific "in-store" date to share at this time. We will release that information as soon as we have confirmed a new date." Not really a big surprise, especially with the flimsy Steam service, but still a rather big disappointment.

'UFO: Aftermath' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 8:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

UFO: Aftermath is a 3D isometric, turn-based strategy game (TBS) with a rich and compelling sci fi story. Combining global strategy with small squad tactical combat, the challenge offered is to fight against an alien invasion. Featuring run time generated tactical missions with innovative simultaneous combat action; the genre is also enhanced with strong RPG elements, offering a quite unique mix of strategic ideas. Check out these 8 new screens!

'Schizm: Mysterious Journey' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 23, 2003 @ 8:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

It is the year 2083. Ten months ago the first humans landed on Argilus. They found cities, towns, industrial installations - all deserted. Doors unlocked... meals unfinished... strange machinery still operational... but no people. Scientists were brought in, research bases set up. Four months later, your supply ship the Angel, has been sent to check these bases. But when you hail them from orbit, theres no answer. The scientists too, seem to have vanished. Another 70+ screens for your enjoyment!