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'The Perfect General Internet Edition' - Beta Test

by Thomas on June 5, 2003 @ 8:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Perfect General is an abstract game of strategy on a tactical level. Players buy units such as tanks, artillery and infantry, place them on a map, and try to capture and hold strategic areas. The game plays in a series of turns, with each turn having different planning, fire and movement phases... Now Killer Bee Software is looking for beta testers. Find out more and sign up here!

'TOCA Race Driver' Goes Platinum

by Thomas on June 5, 2003 @ 8:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With an on-the-road price of just £19.99, Codemasters' number one best-seller TOCA Race Driver will launch as a PlayStation 2 Platinum title on June 13th. Already a major international hit, TOCA Race Driver is the evolution of racing games and uniquely blends a cast of game characters with the sport's real-life drivers, locations and championship events.

PlayStation Experience 2003

by Thomas on June 5, 2003 @ 8:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After last year's sell-out PlayStation consumer show, The PlayStation Experience, Sony Computer Entertainment UK (SCE UK) is pleased to announce it will be hosting the successful event again for 2003. Running last year from Thursday 28th August to Sunday 31st August at London's Earl's Court. The PlayStation Experience offered gamers, for the very first time, a chance to sample games anything up to six months in advance of their launch, plus a comprehensive timetable of live entertainment including chart topping music, skate and BMX, dance and celebrity appearances..

Games Industry Veterans Joins Forces In Scottish Company

by Thomas on June 5, 2003 @ 5:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Three high profile veterans of the computer games industry are joining forces at Real Time Worlds, the Scottish based games development studio. David Jones, creator of Lemmings and the infamous Grand Theft Auto franchises has joined forces with Ian Hetherington, former Managing Director of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and founder of Psygnosis, and Tony Harman the former Director of Development and Acquisition at Nintendo of America. The three industry veterans have united to back Jones' latest original concepts and technologies. They are planning to utilise their unique distribution experience to maximize the revenue potential for Real Time Worlds products now in development.

'Laser Squad Nemesis' Co-Publishing Agreement - Screens

by Thomas on June 5, 2003 @ 5:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codo Technologies Ltd and Just Play, a division of Just Flight Ltd, today announced that they have entered into a co-publishing agreement to distribute a retail boxed version of Codo's acclaimed Laser Squad Nemesis, which has previously only been available online.

'Shrek Super Party' (NGC) Ships

by Thomas on June 5, 2003 @ 5:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive announced today that "Shrek Super Party" has shipped for the GameCube. Along with the two versions which were released late last year for the PS2 and the Xbox, the party genre title is now available on all three major console platforms at retail outlets throughout North America.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'E3' Booth Screens Gallery

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 1:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While most of the staff people present at the E3, we sent our mobile booth babe armed with a big smile and a camera to snap pretty pictures. This is what she came back with. Featuring various booths such as EA, UbiSoft, Blizzard, Sony, Nintendo, Acclaim and others ... Read more to check them out!

'Crashday' - Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 1:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crashday puts the player in a world of stunts, dents and adrenalin. His task is to scrap his vehicle with breathtaking stunts or to wreck cars in aggressive street races, showing his opponents that they made a fatal mistake in choosing him as their enemy. The battle setting place in maps partly created by the player is sponsored by a crazy video shop owner who sells new vehicles, weapons and other upgrades from time to time.

'Men of Valor: Vietnam' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2003 @ 1:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The storyline follows the player through the major actions in the conflict, from search and destroy missions around Danang airbase to the Tet offensive and the counterattack on Hue. A cast of AI controlled characters accompanies the player through the missions, and he learns their value and mourns their loss as the war progresses. The game will support a cooperative mode that allows the player to experience the entire tour of duty with his friends, and various multiplayer modes allow the player to experience the war from the perspective of North Vietnamese Army or Viet Cong guerillas as well as US Forces. A batch of screens, some familiar looking, but all in high res. Check them out!

'Dark Age of Camelot' Gold Edition Ships

by Thomas on June 5, 2003 @ 12:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment is now releasing a Gold Edition of its flagship product, Dark Age of Camelot, the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). Dark Age of Camelot: Gold Edition will include the original game, it's top-selling expansion Dark Age of Camelot: Shrouded Isles and the soon-to-be released housing expansion Dark Age of Camelot: Foundations. An all-new 45-page beginner guide compliments the updated manuals to introduce players to the world of MMORPG's and Dark Age of Camelot.

'Space Colony' Mini Game 'Alien Horde' - Available NOW

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 2:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following their recent chart success with the million selling Stronghold series on PC, London-based developer, Firefly Studios, have catapulted their creativity into the not-so-distant future announcing, Space Colony, due for release this Fall on PC. Space Colony is best described as a space-based People Sim meets a City Builder. The player manages and nurtures a group of dysfunctional space dwellers colonising the most unearthly corners of the galaxy. In the meantime FireFly has released a minigame "Alien Horde", a little arcade shooter in which you must "defend your planet against horde of nasty aliens". Read more for download links ...

America's Army 2x2 'Enter the Arena' Tournament

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 1:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ultimate Arena and Clan World Network are running an America's Army 2x2 "Enter the Arena" Tournament. Sign-ups start on June 4th and end on Saturday June 14th. There are no entry fees. Sign up now, right here! The first place prize will be two Microsoft XBOX systems. All America's Army teams and individuals are encouraged to register and participate in this free tournament. All tournament matches will be played at Ultimate Arena's game lobby either as free trial matches or for money using Ultimate Arena's platform that lets gamers create their own matches for cash prizes.

'Vietcong' - v1.2 Patch Coming Tomorow

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 1:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Thanks to Unrealik for sending word that the official Vietcong website has a little notice announcing the upcoming patch for Take2's recently released Vietnam based FPS. This new multi-region patch updates and improves numerous features of the retail game, and is expected tomorrow. In the meantime, read more for a detailed fix list ...

'PlanetSide' - Producer Letter & Update Info

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 1:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online send word that a lot of great things are going on with PlanetSide and that they are very close to adding the first new features to the game, additional vehicles. Read more to check out the latest producer letter expressing our ongoing dedication to PlanetSide as well as descriptions of our first two new vehicles coming in the next few weeks.

'Savage: The Battle For Newerth' - Beta Test Phase 2 Launched

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

iGames Publishing, the publisher behind the highly anticipated, genre-busting title Savage: The Battle for Newerth, has launched the next phase of beta testing for the first-ever real-time-strategy-shooter (RTSS). This next phase will open the beta test up to an additional 2000 players – an amount that will double shortly thereafter at the third beta testing stage. Gamers can apply to take part in the beta test, sign up HERE.

'SSX 3' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SSX 3 allows gamers to go anywhere gravity will take them. Players will discover a colossal mountain where they can immerse themselves in a free-roaming snow paradise. The ultimate all-mountain experience, SSX 3 features all-new events and courses, awe-inspiring tricks, and a cast of cool, customizable characters. Discover the open terrain, explore its hidden crevices, and conquer its peaks. Check out these new xbox screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 12:28 p.m. PDT | 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 :

  • Men Of Valor: Vietnam - E3 Trailer Part 2
  • Men Of Valor: Vietnam - E3 Trailer Part 3
  • Carve (Xbox) - Trailer
  • Nexuiz - Trailer
  • Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines - E3 Trailer
  • StarWolves - E3 Trailer
  • Mace Griffin: Bounty Hunter - Behind The Scenes Trailer
  • BG: Dark Alliance 2 - Trailer #2


  • The Men Of Valor trailers were previously only available on Gamespot & IGN, but have now been made public, except for part 1 which had some copyrighted music and cant be made public (??). Read more for download links ...

'XGRA: Extreme G Racing Association' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 10:59 a.m. PDT | 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. Check these new screens!

'The Simpsons: Road Rage' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on June 4, 2003 @ 10:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Play with the Simpsons and become a taxi driver! Pick up characters standing on the road side and carry them to their destination. Drive to a destination within a time limit. If you reach the destination faster than the customer request, you will get a tip. The faster you are, the bigger the tips are! Train your driving techniques, find shortcuts and every possibility to drive faster and get more tips! Join Bart, Homer and the rest of the Simpsons family in this crazy action racing game! Can you become a taxi driver... in the Simpsons way? Check the batch of new screens ...