'Sea Dogs II' (PC/Xbox) Development Suspended

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 1:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Noticed on HomeLan that the development of Akella's "Sea Dogs II" has been suspended and that title will not be released this year. We want everyone who had been looking forward to Sea Dogs II to be aware that Pirates of the Caribbean offers outstanding role-playing gameplay in a similar setting. Since Bethesda just announced their new 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and judging that Akella is also the developer on that product, it would be safe to say that the game just got "renamed" (thanks Bluesnews).

'Marvel vs. Capcom 2' (Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 1:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 pits more than 50 of Capcom’s legendary characters and Marvel’s world famous super heroes against each other for dream matches of epic proportions. The game also delivers new innovations with real three-on-three tag team matches and numerous modes of play.

'Panzers' - Screens

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 12:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Panzers takes you into the heady battles of World War II. Whether you play in towns with bullet-riddled buildings, bleak mountain landscapes or treacherous swamps - Panzers gives you real-time combat rampages in awesome 3D graphics. Create your combat force from over 100 finely detailed units, from a flame-throwing squad over a Soviet Stalin Organ rocket launcher through to a German Koenigstiger battle tank. You are the commander - demolish your enemy by using your skills in war strategy. Experience the nerve-jangling thrill of strategic gaming - in Panzers!

'Legion Gold' Goes Gold!

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 12:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and developers Paradox Entertainment and Slitherine Strategies announced today that Legion Gold, the newest edition of the high-level strategy game, has gone gold. Legion Gold is a revolutionary, high-level strategy game that incorporates both strategic and tactical elements in a unique Roman Empire adventure. At the strategic level, players control vast armies and attempt to carve an Empire, and at the tactical level, they position their armies and make use of the best formations to achieve victory. Read more for details ...

'Nexagon: Deathmatch' - Website Goes Live

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 12:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First just let us know that the website for their highly anticipated upcoming Real-Time Tactical game, Nexagon: Deathmatch has gone live. The Nexagon: Deathmatch website will feature tons of info on the game and other goodies. Game Overview, History of the Nexagon, Game Rules ,Sanctum description (this is your fortress), Forum links, Screenshots, Unit Description (describes the units that make up the Thralls, including attacks, abilities and stats). The website will also feature three mp3 music tracks and 10 wallpapers available for download. Also, check out our Nexagon preview!

Bethesda To Publish 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 12:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks and Disney Interactive today announced that Bethesda Softworks will publish a Pirates of the Caribbean video game for the Xbox, PlayStation2, and PC. Inspired by one of this summer's most anticipated blockbusters, the game will bring swashbuckling adventures and rich worlds to Xbox and PC this June, and to PS2 at a later date. Read more for details and screens

'Atlantis Underwater Tycoon' Dives Into Stores

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 9:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision Value is inviting gamers to immerse themselves in the world of underwater exploration, offshore mining and colonization with the release of "Atlantis Underwater Tycoon" for the PC. In the game, strategy gamers and would-be futurists can test their skills at building an underwater empire. Whether choosing to be a ruthless oil tycoon, an adventurous treasure hunter, or an environmental marine biologist, gamers may shape their destiny while building the undersea paradise of their wildest dreams. "Atlantis Underwater Tycoon" is currently available at retail stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $19.99.

GarageGames Launches 'Marble Blast' For Lindows 3.0

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 9:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GarageGames celebrated the successful launch of Marble Blast as the premiere download from's Click-N-Buy Warehouse. Marble Blast was first available on Linux in February, and now is the first site to distribute directly a GarageGames game.

'Mistmare' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 8:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Arxel Tribe & Sinister Systems have released a demo for their imminent LithTech engine 3D fantasy RPG Mistmare. The demo lets you play the episode 'a Fistful of coins', in which you must "find a place to stay in Antwerpen, after fighting monsters from the Fog". Most noticeably controls changed from previous demo version (thanks Bluesnews). Read more for download links ...

'Blitzkrieg' - Online Championship Begins End Of April

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 8:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV Software and the e-sports company Turtle Entertainment are organising an online championship after the international release of the real time strategy game Blitzkrieg. The contest will begin at the end of April in the Electronic Sports League, Europe's largest online league, with a direct link available on the official Blitzkrieg website, so that enthusiastic strategy game players can participate directly in the championship. Further tournaments will follow in the UK, France and the USA to coordinate with the various countries' release dates for Blitzkrieg.

'Cold Zero' - Screens

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 8:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cold Zero is an action adventure game where the player takes the role of John McAffrey, a former marksman with a SWAT team who was discharged from service after shooting a hostage by accident. His skills helped him get a job providing high level security for high profile corporations. One of his clients is BioResearch Inc, a company that created the genetic weapon known as Cold Zero. After a terrorist group attacks the laboratory and steals this virus, John sets our to find the terrorists before they have a chance to unleash a catastrophe of global proportions.

'Battlefield Command' - Website & Screens

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 8:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefield Command: Europe at War 1939 – 1945 (formerly known as WWII: RTS) has players commanding troops through some of WWII's most significant battles from its European theatre, played out in real locations constructed using topographical data and period aerial photography. The game's epic visual style is superior to any previous real-time strategy title; the outcome of the player's commands are experienced through stimulating and stunning graphical detail and effects. Players can join the forum community today from the micro site. Check these 10 sweet looking screens!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 27, 2003 @ 12:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 11:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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

  • Planetside (SOE)
  • RavenShield (UbiSoft)
  • ShadowBane (Ubisoft)
  • Pro Race Driver (Codemasters)
  • Warrior Kings:Battles (Empire)
  • Splinter Cell (UbiSoft)
  • SpyHunter

  • Read more for download links ...

'Black & White 2' - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 10:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Black & White 2 includes other new elements, such as improved graphics and Miracle effects such as rivers of fire and earthquakes that yield mass destruction. The game also includes weather systems that impact gameplay; players will see the impact of a drought that scorches the arid plains of Egypt or the effect of a heavy snowfall on the Norse Mountains. Players can also tap new resources and disciples by creating ties with the Japanese or dueling the Aztecs. Players will also have the ability to construct new buildings including armories and a harbor, and explore new islands each with their own culture and climate.

Atari Ships Superman (NGC/GBA) Titles Ship To Stores

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 4:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced the release of Superman: Shadow of Apokolips for the Nintendo GameCube and Superman: Countdown to Apokolips for the Game Boy Advance. Developed by Infogrames’ Sheffield House and based on the Warner Bros. and DC Comics hit animated series, The New Superman Adventures. Superman: Shadow of Apokolips for Nintendo GameCube is a port of the successful version currently available on PlayStation2, and also features voice acting by the original cast, a sweeping orchestral score and more than 30 minutes of stunning cinematics.

'The Hulk' (Xbox/PS2/NGC/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 2:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Since his creation by Stan Lee in 1962, the Hulk has become one of Marvel’s most well known and popular characters around the world. Expanding from his comic-book origins, the Hulk has been seen in video games, books, TV and countless other mediums. Now, with the release of the blockbuster Ang Lee film in Summer 2003, Universal will bring the Hulk to life like never before. Check out 6 brand new screens ...

'Splinter Cell' (PS2/NGC/GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 2:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

You are Sam Fisher. A lone shadow-operative in a world where lost seconds can allow terrorist plans to become deadly reality. You operate in the heart of hostile territory. Spy. Steal. Destroy. Assassinate. Just don't ever be seen. Because when the stakes are this high, the choice between leaving a witness or a corpse is no choice at all. When two CIA agents mysteriously vanish in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, the NSA’s secret sub agency, Third Echelon, deploys Sam Fisher–its most capable splinter cell operative–to recover them. Fisher soon uncovers a deeper conspiracy: a plot that threatens to destabilize the world order and spark nuclear conflict. Release date changes as well as a batch of new screens

RTCW 'Battle On The Beachhead II' Tournament Announced

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 1:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision, NVIDIA Corporation, Corporation and id Software have teamed up with the Online Gaming League to host the Return to Castle Wolfenstein "Battle on the Beachhead II" tournament. Gamers from across North America will hit the battlefield in a struggle for frontline domination and exciting prizes including NVIDIA GeForce FX graphics cards from, limited edition RTCW prints signed by id Software, GameCube, Nintendo Game Boy Advance and hundreds of popular games. The tournament will run from April 7 through May 12, 2003 at the Online Gaming League website, on the Speakeasy Network, home of the largest broadband gaming community and the official ISP of the OGL.

'Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven' - Reel Ninja Film Contest Winners Announced

by Rainier on March 26, 2003 @ 12:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Following a nationwide search of college campuses to find the most promising ninja-inspired short films, two students have been chosen as the winners of the Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven, "Reel Ninja Film Contest." Legendary film director John Woo and producer Terence Chang of Lion Rock Productions awarded Joshua Gorin from the University of Pennsylvania the $15,000 Grand Prize for his submission, "The Ninja Movie," a clever three-minute live action short set in a snowy cemetery.