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'Half-Life 2' - Delayed Until April 2004?

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

VU Games president of international operations Christophe Ramboz has been quoted on saying that "A third of the source code was stolen. It's serious because it forces us to delay the launch of the game by at least four months, that is to April 2004. Just the time to rewrite parts of the game." While previously Vivendi US had said it was delayed until the holiday season, with the recent source code leaked (and earlier this morning there are rumours of an actual BETA game leak) things probably got delayed further. To be continued!

EA SPORTS 'FIFA Soccer 2004' Announced For N-Gage

by Thomas on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nokia, together with Electronic Arts (EA) today announced that the true authority in soccer gaming, FIFA Soccer 2004 will be released for the Nokia N-Gage game deck. The soccer season of FIFA Soccer 2004 on the Nokia N-Gage game deck will get players into amazing 3D stadium graphics, and head-to-head multiplayer gameplay via Bluetooth wireless technology.

'Empires: Dawn of the Modern World' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prepare to command legendary civilizations and create mighty empires as Activision, Inc.'s Empires: Dawn of the Modern World has gone gold. Developed by acclaimed game designer Rick Goodman and Stainless Steel Studios, Empires: Dawn of the Modern World represents the only truly global RTS where players control unique civilizations across a timeline that spans from the Middle Ages to World War II. The PC game, which is scheduled for release on October 21, is rated "T" ("Teen" -- blood and violence) by the ESRB and carries a suggested retail price of $49.99. Check our download section for single/multiplayer demo's

'Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 8:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars appeals to both RTS and RPG players searching for a new experience in already known genres. The multiplayer provides new strategic gameplay tuned towards the traditional RTS players. Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars continues the traditions of the award winning Celtic Kings: Rage of War and will be exploring the three Punic wars between Rome and Carthage in the period 264BC – 146BC which includes the famous campaigns of Hannibal and Scipio Africanus.

'Eric Young's Squad Assault: West Front' Goes Gold - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 5:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Tri Synergy are pleased to announce that Eric Young's Squad Assault: West Front by Freedom Games has gone gold and will be released into retail outlets by October 20th. InSquad Assault: West Front, you command troops in both the Allied and German Armies of the Western Front of World War II in an fully immersive 3-D continuous time environment. Squad Assault: West Front features detailed models for all the major armies that fought in France in 1944, including American, German, British, Canadian, and Free French. Read more for details & screens...

'FX Racing' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 4:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Leading Italian developer Milestone, part of the Leader Group of companies, today announced FX Racing for Xbox, PS2, PC and GameCube as part of its line-up for 2004. The arcade racing game is being developed by respected race game developer Milestone, who is based in Milan, Italy. Milestone previously created Super Bikes for EA and Racing Evoluzione (aka Apex in the USA) for Atari.

'Club Manager' 17 Club-Specific Footy Management Games

by Thomas on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 4:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following up last season's successful football management games, Just Football are set to release 17 club specific games for this season in October. Fans of Arsenal, Chelsea, Leeds Utd, Southampton, Manchester City, Everton, Portsmouth, Sheffield Utd, Sunderland, Hibs, WBA, Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Wolves, Charlton, Ipswich and Norwich City are all set to have their own specific management games, where they take charge and manage their own club season by season.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 1:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'R.C. Cars' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 1:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Project3/1C have released a single/multiplayer demo for their upcoming arcade racing game R.C. Cars, featuring radio controlled cars with high physical models. All action takes place on polysurfaces designed in such a manner that a car could bounce on big rocks, pits and bumps do acrobatic feats in the air while small surface irregularities could be plausibly and visually damped by a suspender. Both demo's features 1 level (Surf) en 1 RC Car (4x4 Off Road Rage). Read more for details and download links ...

'One Must Fall: Battlegrounds' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 12:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

One Must Fall: Battlegrounds promises to deliver the next-generation of hand-to-hand robot action-combat bringing players the most intense and visually stunning 3D fighter on the PC. Building on the growing popularity of PC fighting games, One Must Fall: Battlegrounds features unique, out-of-this-world characters; stunningly detailed graphics; lightning-paced and fluid gameplay; and a unique 3rd person fighting point of view. Check the new screens ...

Find Pokemon With The Pokemon Tracker!

by Thomas on Oct. 6, 2003 @ 10:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire for Game Boy Advance has been available for a few months, but we bet that you're still trying to complete your Pokédex with every last Pokémon. Now you can make your job a little easier by using the Pokémon Tracker at Pokemon-Games.com to find out where to catch specific Pokémon. Different Pokémon are tracked each day, so be sure to visit the site often to find out where to catch new Pokémon. The Pokémon Tracker is found in the "Hints & Tips" portion of the site.

'Resonance' (Xbox) Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2003 @ 5:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Imagine a time where everything you believe and think you know becomes blurred and uncertain, a time where your darkest secrets, emotions and desires can be painstakingly extracted from your very soul and brought to light. Imagine a troubled age where speaking a few lighthearted words can turn into a death sentence and where religion mixes with politics to bend a changing society. These confusing times are recorded by history as ‘The Renaissance’. Read more for details & trailer ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2003 @ 5:50 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 :

  • Max Payne 2 - Trailer Pack 3
  • Empires: Dawn Of The Modern World - (2) Trailer
  • Battle Mages - Trailer


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

'Drake' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2003 @ 3:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Drake is an action shooter of furious and brutal revenge, supernatural Hong Kong action John Woo style. Think adrenaline-pumping action as seen in the movie "The Matrix" visualized in a neon-gothic Animated Batman style, using unique custom software generated "rim light" texturing. Drake has been brought back from the dead to avenge his family "The Crow" style and brings nothing but death into our world, executed in extravagant "Crying Freeman" style. As Drake, you'll be able to somersault over knocked-over furniture, double guns blazing (double button action) Hong Kong style. Read more for 80+ PC & Xbox screens ...

'Horizons Empire of Istaria' European Beta Sign-Up

by Thomas on Oct. 6, 2003 @ 1:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari and Game Network are proud to announce that the award winning Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game 'Horizons Empire of Istaria' has now entered the European Beta phase of its development. Horizons aims to redefine the genre, taking it to new levels, offering superior graphics and a new way to 'experience' interactive gaming.

The sign-up of the Beta has started, go to www.betatests.net and register now! Don't miss the opportunity of being one of the selected players to gain access to the European Beta test.

The Sims Makin' Magic Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2003 @ 12:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In The Sims Makin' Magic, your Sims are granted magical powers to cast playful or mischievous spells. Venture to an all-new magical, carnival-themed destination, experience exciting new gameplay, gain over 175 new items, and encounter a whole new cast of quirky characters in this powerful pack of magical high jinx. Now's your chance to explore the world of magic, Sims-style. The Sims Makin' Magic Expansion Pack has gone gold and is scheduled for release on October 28, 2003!

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2003 @ 11:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game will provide players with extremely dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where players are to oppose dangerous and wise enemies, a large set of multifarious weaponry, possibility to control various machinery, incredible detailing and game world interactivity, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, a well-balanced multiplayer with numerous modes: DeathMatch, CTF, Cooperative, various team games and much more. Read more to check out 4 new screens...

'Rainbow Six 3' (Xbox) Gets Limited Edition HeadSet

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2003 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 for Xbox will offer the most intense single- and multiplayer experiences available on the Xbox, thanks in large part to a voice-activated command system that lets players issue orders to their team and communicate with each other through an Xbox headset. To showcase this groundbreaking feature, and to thrust players right into the intense action of Rainbow Six 3, a limited-edition Rainbow Six 3 bundled with a specially-branded headset will be available at participating Best Buy, Electronic Boutique and GameStop locations, as well as the online Ubisoft store.

'Gladius' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2003 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts is pleased to announce Gladius for GameCube, PlayStation 2 and Xbox has Gone Gold! This epic, turn-based, gladiatorial RPG was developed and published by LucasArts and will be available in stores October 28th. While you're anxiously awaiting the game's release, please visit the official site to learn more about Gladius and to read early review scores and accolades. Check the official website or if you havent yet, read our Gladuis preview.

'Kill.Switch' (PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2003 @ 10:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Hometek Inc. announced today its highly anticipated, internally developed tactical military shooter, kill.switch, has gone gold. Coming to the PlayStation2 and the Xbox, kill.switch is scheduled to flip on the fun and reveal its mysterious plot with a late October release. If you haven't yet, check our Kill.Switch preview.