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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 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!

This Week's Events During The 'Korean War'

by Thomas on Aug. 6, 2003 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cenega Publishing and Plastic Reality request that you take some time to reflect on some of the various forgotten events that took place this week during the Korean War.

'Ulala Is Groovin' Her Way To The PS2

by Thomas on Aug. 5, 2003 @ 11:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

AGETEC Inc. today announced that Space Channel 5 Special Edition for the PlayStation2 is groovin' its way to North America this fall. Starring Ulala, an indelible dance diva and space age newscaster, "Space Channel 5 Special Edition" takes players on a futuristic neo-60's adventure delivering two rich storylines, unique visuals, funky tunes and a unique gameplay experience like no other.

'Colin McRae Rally 04' (PS2/XB) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 5, 2003 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get behind the wheel of Colin McRae Rally 04 and experience the rally game reinvented by the people who invented the rally game.

Due late September for PlayStation 2 and Xbox, Colin McRae Rally 04 takes Codemasters' dominant 6 million-selling series to a new level. The rally gear grinding action is more intense than ever as the series' sublime car handling combines with new championships, custom rallies, new single and multiplayer gaming modes, and unique car part testing challenges to win advanced technology for your car. Everything you could possibly want to know about Colin 4 on one handy press release...

Read more below for facts, facts and even more facts... Included 36 PS2 grabs and 62 Xbox grabs!

'Fire Warrior' FPS Coming 26th September For PC/PS2

by Thomas on Aug. 5, 2003 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It is the 41st Millennium and there is only war – the next 24 hours could be your last! This is the hugely intimidating scenario facing players of Fire Warrior, the brand new action-packed first person shooter from THQ. The game is set in the dark gothic sci-fi future of the immensely popular world of Warhammer 40,000. Your name is Kais and you're a young Tau warrior set to embark on a journey to become a Fire Warrior by completing your 'Trial by Fire' - your very first combat experience.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Thomas on Aug. 5, 2003 @ 8:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News