'Breed' - German Demo Coming End March

by Rainier on March 11, 2003 @ 11:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Noticed on Avault that the release date for the (German) demo of Breed - publisher CDV and developer Brat Designs' sci-fi shooter - has been set as the end of March. Visitors to E3 in May will be able to get a good look at the near-complete game before it hits stores in Germany that month. We are still waiting on word when the English demo will be released, but the retail will be shortly after the German version.

'Splinter Cell' (GBA/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2003 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sam Fisher, the shadow agent starring in Console Game of the Year, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, has simultaneously penetrated Nintendo's GameCube and Game Boy Advance game systems. Developed by Ubi Soft Entertainment's Shanghai and Montreal studios respectively, both games will be released on June 5, 2003 in Europe (May 6 in the US). Read more for details and screens for both platform...

'Eve Online' - Fans Start Radio Station & Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2003 @ 9:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crowd Control Productions (CCP) announced today fans of the highly anticipated Massive Multiplayer Online Game "Eve Online: The Second Genesis" have created an online radio station now on the air 24 hours a day (EVE ONLINE is rated "T" by the ESRB; shipping May 6, 2003). The "Galactic News Network (GNN)" has taken to the airwaves of the Internet playing hot music, group discussions on the world that is Eve, and delivering the latest information on EVE ONLINE through interviews with developers, corporation CEOs and others. Read more for details and a few new screens.

'Frontline Attack: War over Europe' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 11, 2003 @ 9:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Zuxxez Entertainment sends along a new patch for Frontline Attack: War over Europe (a.k.a. World War II: Panzer Claws), bringing the 3D real-time strategy game by In Images to version 1.1.7. This patch unifies all language editions, and primarily applies a handful of multiplayer enhancements and bug fixes, along with balancing and AI improvements and a few other changes (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Disciples II' - Stand-Alone Expansion Packs Announced

by Rainier on March 11, 2003 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First announced today that it is releasing two new stand- alone expansion packs for its award-winning strategy game, Disciples II – Dark Prophecy. Read more for details ...

Let The Siege Begin With 'Castles & Catapults'

by Rainier on March 11, 2003 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Immerse yourself in medieval warfare with Castles & Catapults, the PC game in which you destroy your enemy brick by brick. Developed by Magic Lantern Playware and published by Infogrames, Inc., Castles & Catapults ships today and is available for a suggested retail price of $19.99.

'Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis' - Details & Screens

by Thomas on March 11, 2003 @ 6:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A dedicated edition of the million-selling military simulator Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis is coming to the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Codemasters will publish a customised Xbox version of the multi-award winning game this autumn. The Xbox edition is being developed by Bohemia Interactive Studio, creators of the original PC title, and will contain the entire original game along with an additional prequel campaign called Resistance.

'Devastation' Goes Gold!

by Thomas on March 11, 2003 @ 6:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ARUSH Entertainment, Groove Games and Digitalo today announce that Devastation, a next-generation Unreal engine-powered first person shooter, is now GOLD. It is currently being sent for duplication and manufacture, and will be on retail shelves throughout North America in a couple of weeks. Devastation features amazing graphics and textures, an intriguing and involved storyline, intelligent NPC and enemy AI, incredible weaponry, the ability to pick up and throw items in the environment, and a brand new style of multiplayer gaming called Territories. Check our recently posted preview here!

GameHouse And MacPlay Announce Partnership

by Thomas on March 11, 2003 @ 6:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GameHouse, the industry leader in creating fun, high quality Puzzle and Arcade style games, announced today an agreement with United Developers, parent company of MacPlay and Mumbo Jumbo. The partnership is taking GameHouse's most popular online games and distributing them in national retail outlets.

'Age of Mythology' Goes Platinum

by Thomas on March 11, 2003 @ 6:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The gods are smiling upon "Age of Mythology." Solidifying its position as one of the top PC games, with its tale of might and magic involving legendary Greek, Egyptian and Norse gods, "Age of Mythology" has reached a milestone by selling more than 1 million games worldwide since its release. The title, developed by Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft Game Studios, continues to garner critical acclaim and was nominated for the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences' (AIAS) Interactive Achievement Awards as PC Game of the Year and PC Strategy Game of the Year.

Various Games Ship To Stores (PS2/XB)

by Thomas on March 11, 2003 @ 5:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America announced today that MLB 2004 from the 989 Sports group is now available in stores, marking the first time this critically acclaimed PlayStation baseball franchise hits the PlayStation2 ... Live by honor, kill by stealth ... Activision is calling on gamers to take the ninja oath and step into the shadows in Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven, the only stealth-based ninja game for the PlayStation2. Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven is currently available at North American retail outlets... MVP! MVP! MVP! Electronic Arts today announced the release of MVP Baseball 2003 from EA SPORTS on the PlayStation2 and Xbox. A PC version will ship on March 25, 2003.

'Interstellar Trader 2' Release Delayed!

by Thomas on March 11, 2003 @ 4:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games announced today that the release date for Interstellar Trader 2 has been moved to March 21st. Tim Brooks, President of Shrapnel Games, said, "We have had a slight delay in the release of Interstellar Trader 2. This is one of those mix- ups that could have been avoided, but unfortunately wasn't. We know there are a lot of fans waiting for this game, and I personally want to apologize for the delay." Interstellar Trader 2 is the sequel to the original strategy simulation Interstellar Trader (available in the Thunder Pack Platinum four pack available from Shrapnel Games) where you become the owner of a start-up merchant business in outer space. You do this by traveling from planet to planet in the galaxy, buying and selling items in the various marketplaces.

Video Games Market Growing Faster Than Ever Before

by Thomas on March 11, 2003 @ 4:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The world market for video games is growing at a faster rate than ever before, according to a new report by analysts Screen Digest on behalf of ELSPA, the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association. The popular games console systems, Sony PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube and Microsoft Xbox have sold 30 per cent more than the previous generation of gaming technology at the equivalent point in time.

SEGA Sports World Series Baseball 2K3 Ships For Xbox

by Thomas on March 11, 2003 @ 4:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. officially announced today the release of "SEGA Sports World Series Baseball 2K3" for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. "SEGA Sports World Series Baseball 2K3" launches with a host of gameplay and visual enhancements, including an ESPN telecast-style presentation, Hall of Fame legends, retro uniforms and ballparks, and new player moves and animations. Produced by Visual Concepts Entertainment, a SEGA development studio, and developed by Blue Shift Inc., "SEGA Sports World Series Baseball 2K3" will once again be in a league of its own.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 11, 2003 @ 12:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Sniper Elite' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 9:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Spring 1945: World War 2 is drawing to a close and the Russians and Germans are caught in a furious battle for a devastated Berlin. The cold war starts... As a sniper, recruited by the OSS (former CIA), it is the beginning of a lonely stealth mission in the Russian territory. Here are some of the first screens ..

'Mortyr II' - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 8:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The story begins in Sweden. Sven - our hero - is designated to go to a distant village and meet with two local resistance soldiers. He eventually travels through Eastern Europe to reach Greece - where the game's final chapter will take place. Sven will visit other countries along the way - including Poland and Slovakia. The main plot is about the Wunderwaffe - a superweapon the Nazis hope to use against the free world. Sven discovers the plans - but it's too late to ask for help. Our hero must save the day all by himself. A demo is expected soon and they have released a list of new "features" that we can expect to see in their new Mortyr II WIP version. Read more for details ...

Raging Blades (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 8:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Are you ready to do battle with the seven tribes of the shadows and their evil god? With the help of the gods, the continent of Atranart had developed into a prosperous civilisation. From the dawn of time, magic and technology had both been studied there and had brought great wealth. Then, suddenly, the gods disappeared and the world was plunged into war and chaos. Monsters appeared near the various ruins scattered over the continent and began destroying everything in their path. Read more for details and a batch of new screens.

'Far Cry/Cry Tek' Engine - Tech Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 6:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Far Cry, the player finds himself abducted and taken to a group of beautiful islands in Polynesia where he finds sun, sea, sand and... sub-machineguns! Our unlikely hero soon finds himself fighting for survival against highly trained and heavily armed opponents, whilst becoming ever more embroiled in a deeper conspiracy. Driven by CrtyTek's impressive engine this title will be absolutly one to look out for in the coming year. We now have a trailer/self runnnig demo from the CryTek engine showing what its capable of. Read more for download links ...

'MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 10, 2003 @ 3:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries" allows players to play for fortune, not honor, as they become leaders of a fledgling mercenary company in the latest standalone installment of the critically acclaimed MechWarrior action-simulator franchise. Players control 100 ton 'Mechs while leading up to eight hired guns into the heat of battle in the quest for the all-mighty C-Bill. MicroSoft has just released a new patch (Point Release 1) for MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries which mainly adress some cheat explots, crashes and other fixes. Read more for details fix list and download links ...