Third 'Space Empires IV' Gold Patch Released!

by Thomas on Jan. 28, 2003 @ 12:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games announced today that the the newest Space Empires IV Gold patch is available from their website. This patch, v1.84, adds features changes and enhancements and fixes bugs.. Among the changes and additions are two new target types added for components: "Ships/Planets/Sat" and "Ships/Planets/Sat/Drone", option to strategems to control how many drones are launched per target in combat, and changes to weapons platform damage when planets are under attack. There are also over 25 fixes in this patch. A complete list of additions, changes, and fixes can be found at Shrapnel Games website.

Arxel Tribe Teams With TDK For Distribution In France

by Thomas on Jan. 28, 2003 @ 12:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TDK Recording Media France has acquired the distribution rights for France of the games published by ARXEL TRIBE starting April 1st 2003. Both companies will work closely together to make sure games such as DEVASTATION, HANNIBAL or SLAYER will reach top sales when they are launched in the coming months.

No 'Unreal II' Demo, But Video Demo Instead

by Thomas on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 11:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The official boards for Unreal II is updated with some info regarding an upcoming video demo instead of a real demo for Unreal II. Here you have the cut and past:

As much as we'd like to create a 'true' demo, it's simply not possible. Legend have moved on to other projects and the production of a demo - even from already existing levels would require time and effort that we just don't have. It would then have to go through QA - another organization that is working on other projects and cannot dedicate time to a UII demo. It's all about the allocation of 'assets'.

However, as I mentioned above, we plan to put something out that as you say - will allow people to see what the game looks and plays like without any editing or 'tricks'. Raw gameplay.

It's going to be hard to get this video out before launch (the game will be on shelves on the 4th (USA), 7th (Europe)), but I hope that we have it online before too long. We'll try to spread it as far and wide as we did the UT2003 demo.

'Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness' (PC/PS2) - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 11:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A series of grisly murders brings Lara into conflict with a sinister Alchemist from the past, and a secret alliance of powerful individuals shrouded in mystery. Accused of the murder of her one time mentor, Lara Croft becomes a fugitive on the run. Pursued by the police, she follows the Alchemist into a dark world of blood, betrayal and vengeance where it is up to her to defeat this unholy alliance, and stop them from unleashing their incredible powers on the world. Eidos released 3 new trailers, so read more for download links...

'Devastation' - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 11:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Devastation is a next-generation Unreal Engine-powered, team-based FPS set in a near future technology dark age, where corporations rule and deadly Pacification Squad Troopers enforcing their will. Developed by Digitalo, and co-published by ARUSH Entertainment and Groove Games, Devastation features Hollywood-style special effects, an engrossing single player story, frenetic multiplayer modes and Karma physics for incredible real world interactions and rag doll deaths. Read more to check out an action packed in game trailer!

'XGRA' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 10:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

After the F1 Nurburgring disaster of 2025, the Extreme Gravity Racing Association, or XGRA, was set up as a regulatory governing body for all heavy gravity race events. The XGRA is the future sports equivalent of NASCAR or the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) – They are the rule makers, organizers and ultimately, the overlords of the racing world. Within the XGRA exists a deep and complex community of highly competitive teams, unforgettable riders and unbelievable sponsors, all clamoring for the right to stand atop the XGRA and claim the title of Champion. Along the way, lifelong trusts will be betrayed, bitter rivalries will be forged and some will meet a fate worse than death in this quest for ultimate racing supremacy.

'SX Superstar' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 10:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Step into the world of SX Superstar, an ultra-realistic trip into the essence of supercross, chock full of smokin’ arcade-racing action that will release the rock star within. In SX Superstar, you are the star. Take your rider from the poorhouse to the penthouse in the only supercross title that focuses on the lifestyle aspect of professional supercross. Pull huge air and squash the comp for a big win, then line your pockets with cold, hard cash. Rake in enough bucks and start living the good life with better bikes, bigger houses and of course, hotter chicks! It’s like your life, only better!

'Speed Kings' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 10:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It will take nerves of steel and lightning fast reflexes to make your way through these crowded streets. Introducing Speed Kings, the full-on adrenaline rush of street motorcycle racing, right in your living room. It’s a mixture of Burnout meets Road Rash that will have players weaving through traffic, pulling off insane stunts, running from police and racing to the finish line. Do you have what it takes to be a Speed King? Read more for a batch of fresh screens ...

'Urban Freestyle Soccer' (NGC/Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 9:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Urban Freestyle Soccer takes the sport back to its street roots with teams competing against their rivals for the right to be crowned Kings of the Streets. Build your own team and make them a force to be reckoned with ready to annihilate all comers. Attitude and aggression are just as valuable as skill. Check out the new batch of xbox, PS2 and GameCube screens ...

'All-Star Baseball 2004' (GBA/Xbox/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 9:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring four-time World Series Champion Derek Jeter, All-Star Baseball 2004 offers many exciting new modes of play and options that deliver unparalleled hardball realism. All-Star Baseball 2004 is currently available across all next-generation platforms and is being supported with an integrated marketing campaign, which prominently features Jeter and includes national television, print and online advertising. Check out new GBA, Xbox and Gamecube screens ...

'Hardwood Solitaire III' Poised To Unseat Microsoft As Card-Game King

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 9:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Silver Creek Entertainment is proud to announce the arrival of a new age of computer solitaire games with the launch of Hardwood Solitaire III . The game is the latest in Silver Creek’s award winning line of card games that present Solitaire as it should be – an exciting game, not just another application bundled with a computer. Hardwood Solitaire III is available now for only $24.95. A free demo is also available.

'Postal 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 9:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Why make POSTAL 2? As a responsible videogame development company, our first obligation is to our fans and all video game players. Wracked with remorse over the legendary POSTAL and the irreparable damage to the mental fabric of society it caused, we decided to atone by making a "politically corrected" game about the most boring subject we could think of: a guy going to buy milk. Check out the new batch of gory, blood dripping screens ...

I, Gladiator (PS2/Xbox/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 9:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A Warrior Slave…Chosen by the Gods…to Re-store the Glory of an Empire In the Year 106AD the Roman Empire is in terrible decline. After the untimely death of the much-liked Emperor Trajan, the despotic Emperor Arruntius has bled the once powerful Rome to its knees. Badly fought wars, famine and plague are rife in all corners of the Empire, whilst the Emperor and his elite enjoy every excess and vice that the emptying coffers can afford. As herald to this age of degradation, Arruntius has destroyed large portions of the city of Rome to create the battleground for the bloodiest gladiator event ever staged…

'Beach Volleyball' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 9:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Beach Volleyball brings the excitement of Spring Break to the PlayStation2 taking you to the world’s hottest Spring Break locations to compete in 2-on-2 beach volleyball! Straigth from the Acclaim press event, another batch of screens!

'Dakar 2: Special Stages Racing' (NGC/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 8:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The world’s most insane off-road rally race returns to the consoles bigger and badder than ever before with Dakar 2: Special Stages Racing for the GameCube and Xbox. Choose from a vast assortment of fully licensed trucks, cars and motorcycles in which you’ll compete against the elements that mother-nature has placed in your path to victory. This is a no holds barred quest for world rally supremacy! Check out these new screens as well as an in-game trailer ...

'Soul Calibur 2' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Official Website & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 4:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Soul Calibur 2 will feature 13 fighters, platform specific characters such as Link (GameCube), Heinachi (PlayStation 2) and Spawn (Xbox), 7 gameplay modes including: Arcade, Vs, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice, and Weapon Master, and 200 weapons when released. The newly launched site has official forums, screenshots, e-mail and news updates. In addition to all that, small, medium and large versions of the Soul Calibur 2 trailer are available at the site, which we have mirror'd here. Read more for download links ...

'Dead or Alive Extreme Beach Volleybal' (Xbox) - Intro Movie

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 2:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Talk about a southern island fantasy! Imagine being in Paradise for two whole weeks, with no-one but the lovely ladies of Dead or Alive to keep you company! Except instead of fighting - it's all about another exciting and reaction testing activity - beach volleyball. In "Dead or Alive Extreme Beach Volleyball", you play as a character you select out of all seven of the Dead or Alive ladies, along with one new character and enjoy holidays at various spots on the island playing beach volleyball games. This is the full introduction movie showcasing the lovely, volleyball playing ladies of Dead or Alive Extreme Beach Volleyball. Seems some people were in need to see the intro to this game, so here it is. Read more for download links ...

'Def Jam Vendetta' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 1:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Def Jam Vendetta marks the first interactive entertainment title from EA and Def Jam Records, and will fully integrate a powerhouse roster of Def Jam artists into the storyline, including new hit songs from the artists, as well as classic Def Jam tracks. Each artist has contributed one original introduction and victory sequence incorporating their own voice and motion. Artists participating in the game include DMX, Ludacris, Method Man, Redman, NORE, Scarface, Ghostface Killah, Capone, Keith Murray and WC. The game also features Def Jam songstress Christina Milian and the world famous DJ Funkmaster Flex. Today we scored whopping 70+ screens showing off PS2 action! Check them out!

'Battle Engine Aquila' (PS2/Xbox) In Stores NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 1:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari shipped the eagerly-anticipated "Battle Engine Aquila" to retail stores nationwide this week for the PS2 and the Xbox. Developed by Lost Toys and published by Atari, "Battle Engine Aquila" is a fierce and frenetic shooter that puts players at the helm of the most advanced war machine ever created -- the "Battle Engine Aquila." Tasked with protecting a world from hostile rebel forces, players will utilize an impressive and visually stunning arsenal of pulse cannons, micro missiles, spread bombs and much more, each critical to prevailing in the game's continuously evolving war zone. We are currently reviewing our Xbox copy, so stay tuned!

Infogrames Announces 'Ikaruga' (NGC)

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2003 @ 10:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari Interactive today announced they will be releasing the much-anticipated hit Japanese game Ikaruga for the Nintendo GameCube next generation console system. With an MSRP of $39.99, Ikaruga is expected to land in America in April 2003. Read more for details ...