Akella Signs 'Planet Prison'

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 8:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Akella and Numlock Software signed an agreement that Akella is the worldwide exclusive owner of the IP rights for the Numlock’s upcoming tactical game “Planet Prison”. Planet Prison is a tactical game with real-time/stepwise modes. Help Lanthan and Sheris, survivors of an emergency landing, escape a planet filled with vicious criminals. The player navigates a protagonist through a 2.5D isometric world to find and destroy the leader of the evil empire that enslaved the prisoners.

Atari Announces ECTS Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 8:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari has released their list of games on display at the ECTS in London, which kicks off end of the week. If you plan on attending, Atari will be located at ECTS stand (#1640). Read more for details ...

Dany Heatley Joins The EA's Team With 'NHL 2004' Cover

by Thomas on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 5:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlanta Thrashers all-star right winger Dany Heatley has reached an agreement with Electronic Arts to be the cover athlete and spokesman for its EA SPORTS NHL 2004 game. Heatley's image will be featured on NHL 2004 packaging and merchandising.

'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2' (PS2) To Ship This Holiday Season - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 4:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A thrilling new addition to the Dragon Ball Z series is coming to the PlayStation 2, Atari, Inc announced today. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 will feature never seen before character fusions, a new single player mode, opponents new to the video game world and "Toriyama shading," a new and unique style of shading coined after the original author of the Dragon Ball series, Akira Toriyama. A sequel to the best-selling Dragon Ball Z: Budokai game, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 is currently in production by developer Dimps, and is scheduled to ship in December 2003. Read more for details and some new screens ...

New PlayStation 2 Pricing Structure Announced

by Thomas on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 3:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Preparing the market for the upcoming holiday selling season, industry leader Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. today announced exciting new consumer pricing options for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system.

'Terminator 3: War of the Machines' - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 3:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari will bring Terminator 3: War of the Machines, a singleplayer and online multiplayer first person shooter set in the ravaged battlefields of the Tech Com-versus-SkyNet conflict from the Terminator world, to personal computer this winter. Currently in development by Hungary-based Clever's Games, Terminator 3: War of the Machines will allow up to 32 players to face off online as either technologically-advanced SkyNet Terminators or battle-hardened Tech Com Special Forces in an epic multiplayer struggle for supremacy... Read more to check out four new screenshots of the machines.

Sony Online Entertainment Announces SOEGames.net

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 10:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE) announced today that it is finalizing plans to create SOEGames.net , an online game matching service that will allow gamers to find each other and battle it out across the Internet. The first games to take advantage of SOEGames.net will be Lords of EverQuest and Champions of Norrath, two upcoming Sony Online Entertainment titles. SOEGames.net will also be the first game matching system designed to host both console and PC games.

Sony Online Partners With Developers Solwerks and Lodestone Games

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 5:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. today announced development agreements with Lodestone Games LLC and SolWorks to create original gaming content to be published by SOE. Lodestone and SolWorks will be creating two independent, as-yet unannounced games; further product information will be revealed at a later date.

'Everquest Online Adventures: Frontiers' (PS2) Enters Open Beta

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 5:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. announced that it has reached Beta status for EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers, with more than 20,000 excited testers being allowed a sneak peek into the changes to the online world. Developed exclusively for the PlayStation2, EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers is scheduled to ship to retail stores this November. Read more for details and we will be giving away 10 beta accounts later this week so stay tuned!

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 4:54 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 :

  • Freedom Fighters (PS2) - Trailer
  • Metal Arms: Glitch In The System - Variety Trailer
  • Metal Arms: Glitch In The System - Hijack Trailer


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

'XIII' (PS/NGC/Xbox/PC) - Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 1:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today launched the XIII community Web site - the only destination for XIII information and assets. XIII is the stylish first-person shooter thriller featuring a government conspiracy and a unique combination of action and stealth gameplay. XIII will be available on all game consoles and the PC in October 2003. Go check out the official website.

'Star Trek Elite Force II' - Game Development Kit Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 1:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ritual send out notice that they have just finished the game development kit for Star Trek Elite Force II. The GDK contains UberRadiant (Ritual's customized level editor), plug-ins for 3D Studio MAX, example map and model files, extensive documentation andseveral other tools to assist in the creation of modifications and assets for the game. Read more for download links ...

'Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2' (Xbox/PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 1:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Allessia is a cleric of Helm, the Watcher, the Vigilant One, deity of guardians and protectors. She adventures for the cause of good, in support of the church of Helm, and in defense of the Innocent, who she feels is her divine duty to protect. She heard of the troubles in Baldur's Gate when a letter from Huros, her old mentor, arrived at her home in Secomber. Allessia is powerful in melee combat and can learn many defensive and bolstering spells. She can wear any armor, but cannot wield great weapons or bows. Read more for some new screens and a brand new trailer ...

Encore Signs 'Redline: Xtreme Air Racing 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 1:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Encore today announced that it has signed an exclusive, worldwide agreement with Victory Simulations to publish Redline: Xtreme Air Racing 2, a unique combination of flight sim and combat air racing for PCs. Under this agreement, Encore is managing sales, distribution and marketing for the game, while Victory Simulations, a leading developer in flight simulation software for over a decade, is delivering the content.

Alienware Unveils New Mobile System

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 1:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alienware announced today the launch of the Area-51m Sentia. Designed specifically for college students, the new Intel Centrino based system features a unique Alienware thin and light chassis design and extended battery life. The Area-51m Sentia is the ideal mobile system for any student, offering superior on-campus mobility as well as advanced capabilities in the classroom.

'The Entente' - Demo Available NOW!

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 12:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on Blues that Russian publisher Buka has released the official English demo for their military RTS title, The Entente: WWI BattleFields. Read more for details and download links ...

GSC Game World To Attend ECTS And Games Convention

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Not really a surprise but GSC Game World send out notice that they will be attention the upcoming Games Convention (Leipzig) and ECTS (London) shows. GSC Game World will demonstrate survival FPS/RPG S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost (booth of THQ) and historical strategy Cossacks 2: Napoleonic Wars (booth of CDV). Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Micro Mayhem' (PS2/NGC/Xbox/PC) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jaleco just send out word that their indoor driving title Micro Mayhem has been pushed back until Q1 2004. The decision was based largely on Jaleco's desire to continue developing the online component of the game which is going to take more time. It is still planned to appear on next-gen consoles and PC in a simultaneous release with North America and Europe, but a specific release date is yet to be set. To be Continued...

'FIFA Football 2004' (ALL) Signs Major Players

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that it has signed three of the world’s leading football players (Henry, Del Piero AND Ronaldino) to showcase their Off The Ball skills into its forthcoming FIFA Football 2004 game. Read more for details ...

'Devastation' Performance Fix Available Now!

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 8:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Entertainment software publishers NovaLogic Ltd. and HD Interactive today announced that the release of a performance fix for Devastation, a team based first person shooter built on the heavily modified, next-generation Unreal Engine technology. The fix increases the performance of the game and is 300k to download.. Grab it here!