Sony Online Ships 'PlanetSide'

by Rainier on May 19, 2003 @ 2:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. announced that its highly-anticipated massively multiplayer online first-person action game, PlanetSide(tm), has shipped to U.S. and Canadian retail stores. The groundbreaking game allows thousands of players to fight online in an all-hours-of-day global war that has never been seen before in the first-person action genre. The company also announced its first planned post-launch additional features including several new vehicles and game options. PlanetSide has a suggested retail price of $49.99, and includes a 30-day subscription to the game.

'NCAA Football 2004' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) - Released Date & Screens

by Rainier on May 19, 2003 @ 1:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA just send us a note that NCAA Football 2004 will be available in stores starting July 17 on three platforms: PS2, Xbox and NGC. NCAA Football 2004 relives the intense rivalries, pageantry, and spirit of college football. Celebrate the history of college football with classic teams like the 1924 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, or replay one of the 20 greatest college football games from the last two decades. NCAA Football 2004 features new pre-game tunnel presentations, EA SPORTS Talk in-game chat (PS2 broadband only), and the joy of ripping down the goalposts after an emotional victory over your biggest rival. We got some new screens to get you by until then...

'Line of Sight: Vietnam' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 19, 2003 @ 12:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari and nFusion have released a new patch for their recently released action game, Line of Sight: Vietnam, This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.03 and addresses collision issues in Jungle deathmatch maps, "grass in huts" in mission 3, explosion fx always rendering behind trees, etc. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

DreamCatcher - E3 Screens Gallery

by Rainier on May 19, 2003 @ 12:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today we have a big batch of screens from DreamCatcher's E3 Lineup. Featured titles are :

  • PainKiller (PC)
  • Arx Fatalis (Xbox)
  • BattleCruiser Generations (PC)
  • X-treme Beach Soccer (PC/Xbox)
  • Spirits & Spells (GBA/NGC)
  • US Open 2003 (Xbox/PC)
  • Cypher: Code of Ruin (PC)

    Hit this link for the screens!

'CharlieĀ’s Angels: Angel X' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 19, 2003 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Pictures Digital Networks announced today that it will offer gamers the chance to live the adventures of a Charlie’s Angel on their home PC, in a new online game titled Charlie’s Angels: Angel X. The game will launch in June to tie in to the debut of the feature film “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” which hits theaters on June 27. To develop the game, Sony Pictures Digital Networks has enlisted notable game developer 7 Studios, founded by veterans of the “Command and Conquer” series and known for its recent projects "Legion: The Legend of Excalibur" and "Defender” for Midway.

'The Nightmare Before Christmas' (PS2) Announced

by Rainier on May 19, 2003 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom and Buena Vista today announced they are collaborating to bring Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas to the PS2. Based on the 1993 award-winning animated movie of the same name, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas is a ghoulish tale with wicked humor and stunning animation. In this adventure action game, players assume the role of "Jack Skellington" the Pumpkin King and help reclaim Halloweentown from the mischievous Oogie Boogie. Capcom's production of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas will incorporate extraordinary worlds filled with magic and wonder mixed with enchanting and musical elements. Capcom plans to release the game in the fall of 2004.

'Kasparov Chessmate' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 19, 2003 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mindscape has teamed up with the world's best known chess master Garry Kasparov, to produce Kasparov Chessmate, a PC-based chess program that you can play anywhere, anytime. With Kasparov Chessmate, you can transfer matches in progress to Palm and Pocket PCs with all settings intact. Read more for details and screens ...

World War II: Frontline Command - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 19, 2003 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With over 23 historically accurate units per side and 25 single player missions, the war effort does not end there, as all 25 missions, plus 10 unique missions are available for multiplayer via LAN and the Internet using GameSpy. Koch Media has issued a new patch for World War II Frontline Command to address a couple of GameSpy issues with Bitmap Brothers' World War II RTS game. This patch is only for the French/English & Spanish versions. Read more for download links...

German 'Elite Force II' Demo Out Now

by Thomas on May 19, 2003 @ 12:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

I saw on RITUALISTIC that the German localized version of the Elite Force II pre-release demo is now available for download. This demo is around 112 Mb, containing a sample of intense gameplay from two of the single-player missions. Here is some download links:

TDK - E3 Screens Gallery Part 2

by Rainier on May 18, 2003 @ 6:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

  • UFC Tapout 2 (Xbox)
  • UFC: Sudden Impact (PS2)
  • Tonka Rescue Patrol (NGC)
  • Star Trek: Shattered Universe (PS2/Xbox)
  • Spy vs. Spy (NGC/PS2/Xbox)
  • Shrek: Reekin' Havoc (GBA)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (GBA)
  • Outlaw Volleyball (Xbox)
  • Muppets Party Cruise (PS2NGC)
  • Masters of the Universe He-Man: Defender of Grayskull (Xbox/NGC/PS2)

    Hit this link for the screens!

The Entente: World War I Battlefields - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 18, 2003 @ 3:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In The Entente: World War I Battlefields you become not a witnesses, but just the powerful and cunning army commander. You may lead forces of one of the following European countries: Russia, France, Germany, Austro-Hungary and Britain. 5 countries of the Entente agreement and 5 types of campaigns, which vary due to the real historical role of each one. Play through four missions of the full title with this demo. Read more for download links ...

'Timothy' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 18, 2003 @ 3:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Timothy is a game, named after its main hero, which targets a very young audience. Basically it represents a genre commonly known as 'edutainment' (a term being a mix of two words: education and entertainment, used to describe products that teach while playing). With this product Cenega aims to give kids primarily a lot of fun, but all of its parts are designed to be intellectually engaging, so it is a perfect mix for developing childrens' minds. Read more for download links ...

'Half-Life 2' - E3 Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on May 18, 2003 @ 3:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Half-Life 2 was unquestionably THE game to see at this year's E3. For the people who did not manage to get to see it (which probably means most of you), we now have it freely available on our file servers. This 25 minute trailer shows engine & in-game footage and comes in hi-res, so be prepared for a lenghty download (thanks GameSpy). Read more for download links ...

'Enter The Matrix' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 18, 2003 @ 2:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari/Shiny have released yet another new patch for Enter the Matrix bringing their just released 3D action game to v1.52. This upgrade adresses graphics improvements, a new options screen, EAX support, and the ability to Alt-Tab out of the game. Read more for download links ...

'Grand Theft Auto: Vice City' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 18, 2003 @ 2:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games has released a new patch for their recently released 3D action game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. This patch upgrades your retail game to v1.1. This unsupported release comes in English and German editions, and it addresses a polygon corruption on certain video card and PC combinations, so it's not needed if you don't experience the problem. Read more for download links ...

1C Company - E3 Gallery

by Rainier on May 18, 2003 @ 2:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Durin last week's E3 we met up with 1C Company who showcased us several of their upcoming and quite interesting titles, we will have several previews/first impressions coming up shortly. In the meantime we have screenshots for the following titles :

  • Perimeter
  • Konung 2
  • Vivisector
  • Private Wars
  • BorderZone
  • Axle Rage
  • Bloody Magic
  • MechMinds
  • OutFront
  • Rig'n Roll
  • Sphere
  • Space Rangers
  • Star Wolves


  • Hit this link for the screens!

TDK - E3 Screens

by Thomas on May 17, 2003 @ 12:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

  • Corvette: Zero to Gone (PC PS2 Xb)
  • Conan: The Dark Axe (GC PC PS2 Xb)
  • Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey (GC Xb)
  • The Haunted Mansion (GC PS2 Xb)
  • Knights of the Temple (GC PC PS2 Xb)

    Hit this link for the screens!

'Medal Of Honor: Rising Sun' (PS2/XB/NGC) - Screens

by Thomas on May 17, 2003 @ 7:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pack up your gear, head to the Pacific, and fight Japanese imperialism in Medal of Honor Rising Sun. In this instalment of the top-selling Medal of Honor series, Marine Corporal Joseph Griffin must endure some of the fiercest battles fought during WWII; crucial assignments ranging from surviving the devastating attack on Pearl Harbour, destroying the Bridge over the River Kwai, midnight raiding on Guadalcanal, and triumphing in the final showdown with Colonel Shima. Choose single player or the new two-player co-op mode to experience life as a Marine in the Pacific during the most difficult years of the war. Players can also choose four-player split screen death match and team modes for head-to-head action. Medal of Honor Rising Sun is scheduled for release in late 2003 on the PlayStation 2 console, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube.

'Black & White 2' - Screens

by Thomas on May 17, 2003 @ 7:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black & White 2 includes other new elements, such as improved graphics and Miracle effects such as rivers of fire and earthquakes that yield mass destruction. The game also includes weather systems that impact gameplay; players will see the impact of a drought that scorches the arid plains of Egypt or the effect of a heavy snowfall on the Norse Mountains. Players can also tap new resources and disciples by creating ties with the Japanese or dueling the Aztecs. Players will also have the ability to construct new buildings including armories and a harbor, and explore new islands each with their own culture and climate.

Trent Reznor Is No Longer Involved With 'DOOM III'

by Thomas on May 17, 2003 @ 2:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The NIN (Nine Inch Nails) Hotline let us know that Trent Reznor is no longer involved with ID software's Doom 3 project. The length of time needed to complete the gaming project has taken longer than expected. "Trent's music/sound will not be available for release in the retail game or in any further game demos".