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'Cyclone Circus' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2003 @ 1:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cyclone Circus is a global arcade racer that introduces the functionality of sail-trim as an acceleration interface. It is the year 2078, and the climate has changed dramatically because of global warming. Antarctica and the North Pole have seen their mass reduced by 80%, resulting in a huge rise of ocean levels. This rapid environmental change has caused extremes in weather patterns, such as the abundant increase in wind velocities. Boasting high speeds in high-tech wind-propulsed vehicles, the mastering of the sail trim, unique vehicle physics and over the top trick system are key elements in becoming World Champion.

'Wars & Warriors: Joan of Arc' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2003 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Joan of Arc showcases a brand new state-of-the-art graphics engine. With rich, detailed terrain, the game allows real-time control and command of legions of military units, realistically depicting the mayhem and severity of medieval warfare. Joan of Arc will contain a series of individual battles as well as massive strategic campaigns between French and English troops. Read more for some new screens ...

'Battle Mages' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2003 @ 1:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battle Mages represents a gorgeous mix of RTS and RPG genres in one single game. A player controls the main hero, a graduate of the Imperial Battle Mage School, and his troops to restore peace in a beautiful fantasy world, inhabited with various creatures. Dynamic quest system, dozens of spells and well-thought skills system, flexible gameplay and fascinating storyline are bound to attract many players to Battle Mages. Read more for some screens ...

'Priest' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2003 @ 12:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Priest is a multiplayer, head-to-head combat game that introduces controversial themes in a Wild West setting. It is an action-horror RPG that creates a grim and gruesome ambiance while providing a healthy dose of gory, violent action. Combining elements of both classic simulation and action games, Priest introduces a unique player vs. player/NPC structure and item/pet fusion system to create an FPS-like role-playing game in an entirely new genre. Check the new screens...

'Chrome' - Bonus Level Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2003 @ 12:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First has released a never-before-seen exclusive single-player level, LicenceH24 for their recent sci-fi FPS title, Chrome. After installation to play this mission choose in main menu: Custom Missions, LicenceH24 and click Start (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Rig 'n' Roll' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2003 @ 12:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Players will step into the shoes of a young man in the year 2024 as he arrives in the Independent State of California to pursue his dreams of road domination and capture the Californian cargo transportation market. There are miles of highways to conquer and cities and towns to reach as he becomes the greatest trucker on the highways. But for now, he's starting small. With only a small amount of cash and his huge desire to rule the road. Read more for some truckin' good screens...

'The Bloody Magic' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2003 @ 12:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Bloody Magic is single and multiplayer, 3rd person RPG for PC where the weapon of choice is magic. The game is set in a richly detailed medieval-style world, allowing the player a wide variety of choices both in individual quests and character development. The Bloody Magic is different from most other popular RPG titles in that the player characters are all of one type: magician. There are over a dozen different fields of magic, allowing players many choices for specialization. Check a few new screens...

'Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2003 @ 12:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ has released a new patch for Kuju Entertainment sci-fi shooter Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior. This upgrade brings your retail game to v.F00 (the North American version ships as v.F00). Unfortunatly there are no available details as to what exactly is addresses, but probably to bring non-US versions in synch, as well as adding join/host option to the start menu (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ....

'Conan: The Dark Axe' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2003 @ 2:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Black-haired and sullen-eyed, a thief, a reaver, a slayer. The legends that surround his name, speak of the world before history, where shadows of magic and dark alien gods shrouded the known world and the fate of whole empires were dependent on the strength and skills of a single sword. And this is one of those legends. Conan is a 3rd person action game, with few elements of RPG and adventure. The game is divided into chapters, each chapter with different environments and creatures. Each chapter contains several levels. Read more for some new screens ...

'Brisk' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2003 @ 2:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

High-speed race set in futuristic moody environments. A player will collect different items during race and he will be able to use the collected weapons to stop opponents. Cars used in the game are a tuned version of characteristic cars from motorization history. (Special shields and utilities are added.) Many tracks guided through futuristic industrialized towns and tunnels providing full-strain amusement for many hours. High speed, sharp turnings and crazy pursuits. You have this all the time. High speed and quick feedback are more important then gun-wielding.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2003 @ 2:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Xyanide' (Xbox) Also Coming For GBA & PSP - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2003 @ 4:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sensational graphics, awesome game play and absorbing scenarios will keep you riveted to this enthralling shooter, 3D extravaganza. Determination, skill and reflexes will all be required in huge amounts… Playlogic today announced that Engine Software is also coverting the shoot-'em-up Xyanide to the Game Boy Advance platform (GBA), a title that will be released in February/March. Xyanide was originally developed for Xbox Live, a version that will be available at the same time. Nine people are working on Xyanide for PSP right now. Read more for some new Xbox & GBA screens ...

Playlogic Announces New Titles At 'GameExpo'

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2003 @ 3:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Game publisher and developer Playlogic today announced more new releases. The company will invest between 12 and 15 million euro in the development of games next year. The titles are a strong addition to the scheduled releases. In February/March the first four Playlogic titles will be available worldwide: Cyclone Circus (PS2), Xyanide (Xbox Live/GBA/mobile), Alpha Black Zero (PC) and Airborne Troops (PS2/PC). The new titles will be released by the and of 2004 and in 2005.

Ubisoft Cancels 'Harpoon IV'

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2003 @ 12:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that it has officially ceased production on Harpoon IV and has chosen not to release the title. "Ubisoft is committed to making the best military simulation games possible, and unfortunately, the Harpoon IV project wasn't meeting this goal. In our judgment, the product quality could never reach a level that meets or exceeds consumer expectations," said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing, Ubisoft. "We will never intentionally ship a product that is sure to disappoint our discerning customer base." While the game will not be finished or published by Ubisoft, discussions are underway to license the source code to a third-party group within the community in order to finish the game. Information regarding this development will be available soon at the game's community website.

Kuju Restructuring

by Thomas on Nov. 26, 2003 @ 8:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Kuju Entertainment today announced that it is making its core business units more autonomous and defined by creating four separate divisions within the overall corporate structure. The four divisions are Action, Wireless, Racing and New Projects.

Jonathan Newth, Managing Director of Kuju plc, stated, "As Kuju continues to grow and develop, we feel it is crucial for each area of the business to stay focussed on its core technical and creative area as well as on its bottom line."

'Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne' (Xbox) Ships

by Thomas on Nov. 26, 2003 @ 8:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rockstar Games announced today that Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft has shipped to retail stores throughout North America. The game will be available for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system on December 3, 2003 and is expected to be in stores in Europe on the Xbox and PlayStation 2 on December 5, 2003.

'James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing' (GBA) Ships

by Thomas on Nov. 26, 2003 @ 8:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance is now available in stores. From cutting-edge gadgets to exotic locations, James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing will add a new level of drama and excitement to the James Bond experience.

'The Sims 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2003 @ 1:38 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. The Sims 2 wishes everybody a happy ThxGiving!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2003 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Sonic Battle' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2003 @ 1:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"Sonic Battle" brings furious combat action to the Game Boy Advance, as Sonic and his friends set out to determine which one of them is really the best fighter! Choose from eight characters such as Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Choose the arena, set the rules, customize your special attacks, and then engage in non-stop battles. Read more for no less than 170 new screens ...