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Former 'Black Isle' Developer Teams With 'Silver Style'

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2004 @ 1:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Noticed on The Fall official website that Silver Style's message boards seem to have an interesting announcement about one of the Black Isle developers teaming up with Silver Style to work on The Fall: Last Days of Gaia . "We're glad to welcome Game Designer Damien Foletto in our team! Formerly he worked at Black Isle on Hits like Baldur's Gate 2 or Fallout 3. He will support Lead Designer Carsten Strehse on the development of The Fall: Last Days of Gaia." No further details are available (as to whether he would move from the US to Germany and such), but we will keep you posted!

'StarCraft: Ghost' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2004 @ 9:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

StarCraft: Ghost is Blizzard Entertainment’s upcoming tactical-action console game that refines the epic experience of StarCraft to the level of the individual soldier. Engage the StarCraft universe face-to-face as a deadly Ghost operative in the employ of the Dominion. With the help of determined allies, follow story-driven missions that take you from massive planetary battles through dangerous solo operations to an unexpected turn of events that leaves the fate of the universe in your hands. Njoy the new screens!

'FIFA 2004' - Creation Centre Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2004 @ 9:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA SPORTS has released the FIFA 2004 Creation Centre giving you the chance to create new players, edit all attributes, change formations and export it all for later use (thanks FIFA 2004 Online). Read more details & for download links.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2004 @ 8:20 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 :

  • Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow - Trailer
  • The Suffering - Trailer
  • Psychotoxic - Trailer
  • Realms Of Torment - Trailer
  • Bloodrayne 2 - Trailer


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

'Naval Ops: Commander' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2004 @ 4:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI Corporation today announced the development of 'Naval Ops: Commander' exclusively for the PlayStation2. The action shooting game will ship to North American Retailers in March 2004. The original Naval Ops: Warship Gunner was honored with PSM's Must Buy Bronze Award in August 2003. Read more for details & screens ...

'Painkiller' - Leak & Demo

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2004 @ 12:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games is today requesting that Painkiller fans steer clear of the latest multi-player builds that have appeared on various fan and download sites, as the releases are NOT official demo releases and are intended for press evaluation purposes only. The company is encouraging fans of the game to wait until early February for the official single-player demo release. This leaked build contains just a glimpse of the multi-player maps planned and lacks the depth, weapons, levels and A.I. sophistication that will be present in the official demo.

'Castle Strike' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2004 @ 11:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Related Designs (previously known for America & the upcoming No Man's Land), Castle Strike is a fast paced RTS game with a very detailed and authentic presentation of medieval Germany, England and France. Although strategically demanding, its core is based on action. That's why all the time consuming handling of resources and civilians is reduced to a minimum with the help of a special, never before seen peasant management system and lots of automatic functions. Castle Strike is scheduled for Q4 2003, in the meantime check these new screens ...

'Fenimore Fillmore: The Westerner' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2004 @ 11:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fenimore Fillmore: The Westerner is one of the most ambitious projects of the present videogame scene in Spain. This entertaining graphic adventure, produced by Planeta DeAgostini Interactive, relies on the long experience of the game developer Revistronic. This programming group from Madrid has released several titles which have had repercussion on the international market. Its members' professional experience dates from the 8-bit-computer times.

'The Sims 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2004 @ 10:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

For the first time, players control The Sims over an entire lifetime for the very first time. Every choice that is made has a relevant and dramatic effect on the life of a Sim. More life-like Sims, all new gameplay, and the ground-breaking addition of genetics, with the DNA of Sims passed down through generations, gives players a more vivid, realistic, and in-depth Sims experience. All of this takes place in a new amazingly life-like 3-D world...

GMX Media Signs 'Battle Mages' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2004 @ 10:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GMX Media today announced that it has secured UK rights to publish The PC title – Battle Mages. ”Battle Mages promises to be a fantastic title, we look forward to releasing it in the UK.” Commented Barry Leonard COO of GMX Media. "Buka Entertainment is proud of one of The Entente and believes that GMX Media will present it to the UK audience in the best way", said Maxim Mikhalev, Buka's Vice-President International. Read more for details & screens ...

'Rainbow Six 3' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2004 @ 9:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 will be released for the PlayStation2 in March 2004. Developed by Ubisoft's Shanghai studio, the game offers the most thrilling and realistic single- and multi-player counter-terrorist experience available anywhere. Read more for details & 20+ screens ...

'Empire Deluxe Enhanced Edition' Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2004 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Empire Deluxe Enhanced Edition (a.k.a. EDEE) will be version 4.0 in the continued evolution of the classic abstract turn-based strategy games of the Empire Series which has been popular for almost three decades. In Empire Series the basic objective of Empire Deluxe is global domination on a strategic scale. Read more for details ...

'One Must Fall: Battlegrounds' - Update Patch Available NOW

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

Diversions Entertainment has issued the first patch for their 3D fighting/action game One Must Fall: Battlegrounds. This upgrade brings your retail game to v2097, no details as to what it fixes are available. Read more for download links ...

'Codename: Panzers' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2004 @ 2:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Stormregion, who have previously developed highly acclaimed S.W.I.N.E., made massive tanks a crucial element in this tactical combat action title set in World War II. Russian, German and Allied troops fight in three campaigns and more than 30 breath taking single player missions. Over a hundred authentic 3D vehicles are at disposal as well as a wide range of ground troops (thanks GenGamers). Check these new screens...

'Guild Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2004 @ 12:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Guild Wars takes place in a fantasy world, where guilds of characters of a wide range of professions can make a mark on history. The reason we chose the fantasy realm is that we wanted a place that was instantly familiar to gamers, and also one that offers us near-limitless opportunities for new and exciting types of friends and foes. Like the evolving worlds of Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo that we helped to build over the years, we’re creating a new place that we believe you’ll want to visit over and over. Check some new screens ...

'Desperados 2: Coopers Revenge' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2004 @ 12:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

German developer Spellbound (known for Robin Hood & the Airline Tycoon series, as well as the original Desperados) has released the first screens for their 2002 Real-Time Team-Based Adventure Strategy sequel 'Desperados 2: Coopers Revenge'. Not many details, at all, are available on 'Desperados 2: Coopers Revenge' (working title) apart from the fact that it is in the works, will be more complex, in a 3D environment and is scheduled for release in November 2004. Read more to check them out ...

GameBeavers.org Launched

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2004 @ 1:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GarageGames announced today the launch of its partner site Gamebeavers.org and the demo version of the content now available for independent game developers who want to contribute to gain membership in the nonprofit organization.

'Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2004 @ 5:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Interplay Entertainment Corp. and Vivendi Universal Games announced today that the highly anticipated "Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II has gone gold and will ship to retail on January 20, 2004. The game will be distributed by VU Games in North America and Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan).

'Castle Strike' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2004 @ 3:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Data Becker has released a German demo for Related Designs' fast paced medieval RTS game Castle Strike featuring a turorial and a single mission. Although strategically demanding, its core is based on action. That's why all the time consuming handling of resources and civilians is reduced to a minimum with the help of a special, never before seen peasant management system and lots of automatic functions. Castle Strike is scheduled for Q4 2003 (thanks Giga/(Gengamers)). Read more for download links ...

'Firefighter 259' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2004 @ 2:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

This mission-based 3D adventure will allow the player to be placed in the role of a brave firefighter, who will have to hone their abilities and battle through dozens of intense, highly detailed and involving missions which will put their skills to the ultimate test. Game play in Firefighter 259 will take place in a highly-detailed 3D environment using Criterion’s Renderware technology, and although still under development, initial game concepts include over 10 massive mission environments such as a factory and an office complex, as well as the inclusion of various firefighting instruments such as hoses, wet and dry extinguishers, gas masks, ladders, and more (thanks 3DGamers).