'World Of Warcraft' Support Team In Europe

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 9:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

During a press conference held today, Blizzard Entertainment announced plans to build a local World of Warcraft team in Europe. The team will be responsible for community relations, customer service, and technical support for the game. Additionally, they will manage the distribution and hosting of World of Warcraft on local European servers. With a regional team in place, Blizzard intends to affirm its commitment to the European game community by delivering a massively-multiplayer experience of unparalleled quality.

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' Gets A Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 9:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Already revealed in yesterday's financial results, Ubisoft is excited to announce that the Xbox, PC and GBA versions of Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow, the new adventure from the world of Tom Clancy, is on track to ship for the end of March. Due to development issues, and the groups' commitment to making these versions the same high quality as the Xbox version, the PS2 and GameCube will launch at a later date. This date is still to be confirmed. There's a single player mode and an "incredibly addictive" online version.

'Mafia' (PS2) In Stores NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 9:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gathering announced today that Mafia for the PlayStation 2 is in retail stores in North America and the English language PAL version of the title is available in Europe.

Digital Illusions Signs Agreement With Trauma Studios

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 9:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Trauma Studios developed the popular mod* to Battlefield 1942, DesertCombat. The new collaboration is for one of Digital Illusions' previously announced projects. The Company estimates the costs for the collaboration to approximately 550 000 USD during a period of 12 months. "We understood the impact DesertCombat had quite early. This mod kept Battlefield's popularity in place during the last year, as well as helped us sell a considerable amount of games", says Patrick Söderlund, CEO, Digital Illusions.

'Fear Effect' Gets Movie Deal

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 2:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos announces it has optioned the film and television rights to its sexy and action-packed video game franchise Fear Effect to producer and director Uwe Boll and his production company, BollKG. Continuing Eidos' success in transitioning game content to film, the Fear Effect deal follows in the footsteps of bringing the hugely popular Tomb Raider video game to the big screen via Paramount Pictures. Additionally, Eidos optioned the multi-award-winning game Deus Ex to Columbia Pictures and producer Laura Zisken in 2002.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 2:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Fight Night 2004' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 1:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Built from the ground up to deliver the bone-crushing action of championship boxing, EA SPORTS Fight Night 2004 is an all-new boxing game that features revolutionary new gameplay mechanics and a dramatic new-school attitude to immerse players like never before. Innovative new analog Total Punch Control allows gamers to throw punches, block, bob, and weave with unprecedented fluidity and precision. The game also includes a deep create-a-player option, career mode, and online play* for the PlayStation 2 console via EA SPORTS Nation.

EA Europe Signs Namco's 'Breakdown' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2004 @ 1:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced plans to publish BREAKDOWN from Namco Limited for the Xbox. Breakdown is the hotly anticipated first-person action adventure title that combines Namco's legendary fighting game experience with the best elements of traditional shooters. A thrilling science fiction storyline is revealed through its high-end, real-time rendered graphics, bringing an unprecedented level of realism to the gameplay experience. The game features intense hand-to-hand and weapons-based combat, challenging puzzles, surreal dream sequences, advanced A.I and massive, detailed environments for exploration.

'Anito: Defend A Land Enraged' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2004 @ 9:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Anito is a Single-Player Isometric Adventure RPG game set in 16th century Asia, in the land of Maroka. Filipino developer Anino has released the first patch for the English version of 'Anito: Defend A Land Enraged'. This patch brings your retail game to v1.02 and adresses a few crashes, bugs and tweaks. Read more for details and download links ...

'Earth 2150: Moon Project & Lost Souls' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2004 @ 9:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Zuxxez has released a new patch for their 2000/2002 strategy games 'Earth 2150: Moon Project' & 'Earth 2150: Lost Souls' (at the time developed under the name TopWare). This v2.0 update (available for the German & English editions) was developed in cooperation with Playerliga.de and is completely rebalanced. This update adds tons of game tweaks/fixes and makes Moon Project & Lost Souls multiplayer compatible which will allow you to play both games on the Earthnet Server irrespective of which title you have. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'ESPN Major League Baseball' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2004 @ 7:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ESPN Major League Baseball raises the bar with Power Pitching, Online Gameplay and a stellar ESPN presentation featuring Jon Miller and Karl Ravech. A new name, a new season, a new way to play! ESPN Major League Baseball will include voice-chat support for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox, as well as the only complete online league experience for PlayStation2 owners. Read more for some new screens ...

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2004 @ 7:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' will bring back more of the single-player intrigue that made the original game a bestseller. With exciting new action scenes and a strong cinematic feel, the player will experience new and even more realistic surroundings. Building on Ubi Soft's strong commitment to online gaming, Pandora Tomorrow will the be the first stealth game ever to feature multiplayer online missions allowing several players to simultaneously share Sam Fisher's shadowy world of espionage. Read more for some new screens...

'BloodRayne 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2004 @ 6:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Expanding upon the distinctive features that were the hallmark of its predecessor - fast-paced acrobatic combat and supernatural powers - BloodRayne 2 includes new in-game dynamics such as pole combat, rail sliding and advanced melee fighting with fatality moves. Built upon a modified version of the Infernal Engine, BloodRayne 2 introduces threatening new bosses, all new environments set within a huge modern day city, a range of new supernatural powers and new motion-captured movements complete with soft-body physics. Check these 8 screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2004 @ 5:57 p.m. PST | 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 :

  • Wrath Unleashed - Trailer
  • Firefighter FD 18 - Trailer
  • Seven Samurai 20XX - Trailer
  • Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm - Trailer


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

'Delta Force: Black Hawk Down' - Mod Tools Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2004 @ 5:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NovaLogic has released the Delta Force: Black Hawk Down editing tools, giving you everything you need to create exciting new content, yourt own custom sp/mp maps. Includes: Text Tool, Object Editor, Terrain Generator, .def files, Pack.exe, Samples and Tutorials! Read more for details and download links ...

'Ascension To The Throne' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2004 @ 4:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Russian 1C has released some new screens of their yet unannounced TBS/RPG title "Ascension To The Throne" (developer by DVS). Your father's kingdom was raided by your enemies, everything plundered and killed, except for you. You, as the Prince Of Eden, were saved by the King's magician and sent far away, on your own, in a foreign world. In Ascension To The Throne the player has to fight his way back to the throne by making friends, waging war and defeating enemies along the way. Ascension To The Throne is expected in Q4 2004, read more for some screens ...

'AirForce Delta Strike' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2004 @ 1:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami Digital Entertainment - America today announced it has shipped AirForce Delta Strike for the PlayStation2. Taking the flight combat genre to new heights, AirForce Delta Strike features more than 20 unique anime pilot-characters, an intense futuristic story line and an unprecedented selection of planes.

'Within Temptation' To Deliver 'Knights Of The Temple' Soundtrack

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2004 @ 1:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

TDK revealed today that Goth-Metal band 'Within Temptation' has signed on to deliver the soundtrack for Starbreeze's 3rd Person Fantasy Action-Adventure 'Knights Of The Temple'. Within Temptation will release a new single "Running Up The Hill", the music video, inspired by the game, was shot in a medieval church. Additionally they will also release an updated music video for their hit single "Mother Earth" featuring gameplay footage as promo material for the upcoming PC/Xbox game, which is due Q4 2003.

'Psychonauts' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2004 @ 11:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"Psychonauts" is a wildly surreal action-adventure game in which players use paranormal powers to plunge into the minds of bizarre characters. Players journey deep into crazy worlds of infinite possibility to thwart the secret plan of an evil madman and realize the ultimate dream of joining an elite force of psychic superheroes, the Psychonauts. Read more for some new screens ...

Ubisoft's Financial Statement Reveals 'Prince Of Persia' Sequel

by Rainier on Feb. 3, 2004 @ 11:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced third quarter sales for the fiscal year 2003/04 in which they reveal that their sales increased about 30% over last year, mainly due to a 50% growth in Europe. Sales for titles such as XIII and Beyond Good & Evil were lower than expected, and their financial statement also revealed a sequel for the hit title Prince Of Persia is already in the works. Read more for financial details if thats your thing ...