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'Etherlords II' Ships to Retail Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2003 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and Nival Interactive are pleased to announce that their highly anticipated title, Etherlords II is on its way to North American retailers. “Players wanted a more accessible game with this sequel and that’s what Nival has done,” says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing at Strategy First. “Nival has kept all of its strategic possibilities that made the first game great, but added a new layer of RPG to open it to whole new audience.”

Hercules Introduces 3D Prophet 9800 XT & 3D Prophet 9600 XT

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2003 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hercules is thrilled to introduce two new ultra-powerful graphics boards in its range of high-quality products, 3D Prophet 9800 XT and 3D Prophet 9600 XT. These innovative new boards have been designed to transform a PC into the ultimate gaming station. Hercules will benefit from the best solution based on ATI’s high-end RADEON visual processors to answer the needs of the cream of the gaming crop. Featuring best-in-class quality, design and stability, 3D Prophet 9800 XT and 3D Prophet 9600 XT deliver an extreme gaming experience unlike anything seen before.

Sega Of America Announces New President & COO

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2003 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced that Hideaki Irie has joined SEGA of America as president and chief operating officer, effective October 1, 2003. As president and COO, Irie's responsibilities will include directing SEGA's console software gaming businesses in North America, including all product and business development, marketing, sales, operations and content. Irie brings more than a decade of leadership experience to the helm, which includes a previous presidential role.

'Wanted Guns' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2003 @ 9:00 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.

'Armed & Dangerous' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2003 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take a band of gun-toting rebels -a robot, a madman, a mole and a criminal mastermind. Put them in a vividly stunning fantasy realm. Then give them an impossible mission - pulling off the biggest heist of all time in the middle of a war. All you have to do is battle your way through dastardly enemies, giant war machines and an army of psychopathic robots. But don't worry; you have plenty of ammo and absolutely no common sense. Victory is yours in 12,000 bullets or less! Check out the new screens ...

'Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2003 @ 8:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes thrusts players into the stunning 3D world of espionage and stealth action created by celebrated producer, Hideo Kojima. Playing as legendary videogame hero, Solid Snake, gamers will infiltrate an Alaskan nuclear missile disposal facility occupied by a terrorist organization called FOXHOUND. Only in this game will players truly feel like they are in the heart of the action, as if every step taken leads them closer to danger.

WorthPlaying Is Looking For Volunteer Staff Writers

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2003 @ 12:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Once again we are expanding our review staff and are looking for several additional volunteer reviewers who are interested in contributing to the continuing success and growth of Worthplaying... If you think you possess other "qualities" that could assist our cause, feel free to drop us an email... Get all information here!

'Advent Rising' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2003 @ 12:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Advent Rising, a common legend pervades the galaxy - that of a powerful, ancient race that will one day unite the universe. Millions of cultures from vastly distant worlds revere and hallow these mythological beings known as humans. One race, the Seekers, know humans actually exist and are threatened by their potential power. Under the guise of benevolent explorers, the Seekers travel throughout the galaxy in a desperate attempt to eradicate any human society they unearth. Check out some new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2003 @ 12:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

IBM to Manufacture 'Xbox 2' CPU?

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 10:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TeamXbox has an interesting story from one of their anonymous sources who informed them today that Microsoft and IBM have signed a multi-million dollar agreement under which IBM Microelectronics will manufacture a next generation CPU for the Xbox 2. Work on the new processor has already started, but the deal was inked just a few days ago. To be taken with a truckload of salt, but for the people who like rumours, check out the full article here.

'Battlefield Command: Europe at War 1939 - 1945' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 9:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take command of a wide range of military units in some of WWII's most significant battles in this groundbreaking Tactical RTS. The game's epic visual style redefines the standard for real-time strategy titles; whilst the outcome of the player's commands are experienced through depth of detail and stunning cutting edge graphics. An incredibly detailed game, Battlefield Command, will cover WWII's major European battles from the invasion of Poland and France in 1939-40, through the war on the Eastern front, and the fall of Germany in 1945. You got to check these sweet screens!

'SWAT: Global Strike Team' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 6:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SWAT: Global Strike Team was founded in 2018 as an international offshoot of the U.S. SWAT organization. Primarily established to supplement the income of the U.S. SWAT establishment, the Global Strike Team contract their personnel and expertise to companies and countries around the world to help “resolve” situations for those who have the funds but not the means to do so. Check the new multiplayer screens ...

'C&C Generals: Zero Hour' - Free Multiplayer Map Coming

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 5:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This Friday, October 3, 2003, Electronic Arts will deliver the first free multiplayer map for Command & Conquer Generals Zero Hour Expansion Pack. So be prepared for all out war between the two western nations. Map Descripion: Brought to you by the C&C Generals team, it’s USA vs. Canada in this "replica" of North America! Battle your friends and foes from California to Maine to Quebec to the Yukon in this two-player map (thanks VE3D). Of course we'll have it available in our download section.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 4:59 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 :

  • Metal Arms: Glitch In The System - Trailer
  • StarCraft: Ghost - Comsat Trailer
  • StarCraft: Ghost - Arclite Trailer


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

'Fame Academy ' (PS2/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 4:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lead the winner of the Fame Academy to superstar status: manage his life, make the best career choices and design the most attractive concerts in spectacular settings. Progress from wannabe to international superstar over nine spectacular levels. Choose the way your star looks, and then guide them through their career, learning new skills and making the best choices that will take them to super stardom! Read more for a few new screens ...

'Links 2003 Championship Edition' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 3:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With this year’s golf season drawing close to completion for most of the world, golf fans will be relieved that tee times are still available on some of the most beautiful courses. Microsoft Game Studios has announced today that Links 2003 Championship Edition ships today to retail locations throughout the U.S and English Canada.

'Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 3:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus takes place during the year 2741 AD, roughly 300 years after the events in the original game. The democratic and freedom caring Northern Star Alliance (NSA) is being hard pressed by the warmongering Terran Empire. The war has recently entered a new stage; a brutal and deadly ground war, as the Empire has managed to land their first troopships on the last NSA controlled planet – Morningstar Prime... Read more to check out 2 new screens ...

'ESPN NBA Basketball' (PS2/Xbox) - '24/7' Mode

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 12:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ESPN Videogames today announced details surrounding 24/7 mode, the hottest new way to play ESPN NBA Basketball, where gamers can create a player and participate in a series of one-on-one match-ups to gain access to a locker full of unlockable, virtual items. ESPN NBA Basketball will be available at retailers nationwide this October for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox. ESPN Videogames titles are produced by Visual Concepts - Sega's sports studios.

'Dark Age of Camelot' Now Available At Budget Price

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 11:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of massively multiplayer online role-playing game "Dark Age of Camelot," announced today that "Dark Age of Camelot" is available at retail stores for the low price of $9.99. This "Best Seller” re-release includes all patches for "Dark Age of Camelot" from the last two years, including "Foundations," the expansion that added player and guild housing.

'American Conquest: Fight Back' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2003 @ 10:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV Software Entertainment, one of the leading German publishers and distributors of gaming software, announces that "American Conquest: Fight Back" for the PC is available in retail stores. A stand-alone add-on expansion to the popular real-time strategy title "American Conquest," this latest add-on game from the makers of "Cossacks" features new missions and nations, as well as a new "battlefield" mode of gameplay sure to engage strategy enthusiasts.