WarCraft III Expansion 'The Frozen Throne'

by Thomas on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 5:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

WarCraftIII.net let us know that the February Issue of Computer Gaming World will reveal the Expansion for Warcraft III, The Frozen Throne.. Here is the clip:

WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne
The war in Azeroth is not over! Blizzard is hard at work on the expansion pack to its blockbuster strategy game, and Computer Gaming World has the world-exclusive scoop. Don't miss it!

'ATV: Quad Power Racing 2' (PS2) Ships

by Thomas on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 5:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Racing into retail outlets nationwide with an action-packed sequel to its 700,000 unit-selling franchise, AKA Acclaim, a division of Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it has shipped ATV: Quad Power Racing 2 for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. Developed by Climax Studios, ATV Quad Power Racing 2 features an entirely new game engine that delivers rich graphics and incredible four-wheel arcade racing action.

'War of the Monsters' Brings Classic Monster Movies To Life On PS2

by Thomas on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 5:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the release of War of the Monsters, a historic brawler of monstrous proportions developed exclusively for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. Incog Inc. Entertainment, developers of the critically acclaimed Twisted Metal:Black, has teamed up with the company's Santa Monica Studio, to bring epic monster movies to life. Inspired by 1950s and 1960s classics, War of the Monsters allows users to experience all out destruction as 100-foot tall monsters let loose in a raging battle on planet Earth. With 10 distinct monsters, 13 fully destructible environments and numerous weapons at their disposal, War of the Monsters allows gamers to take part in and relive their favorite gargantuan monster movies.

SEGA's 'Panzer Dragoon ORTA' Soars Onto Xbox

by Thomas on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 3:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced the release of the highly-anticipated "Panzer Dragoon ORTA" exclusively for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Set in a surreal apocalyptic future, "Panzer Dragoon ORTA" delivers a deep sci-fi storyline and intense, cinematic aerial combat, challenging gamers to take control of a giant dragon and fight to save humanity from the brink of extinction.

Acclaim Q1 Financial Results & 2003 Release List

by Thomas on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 1:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced its results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2003 ended December 1, 2002.. (Yawn) But! It lists Acclaim's releases for the rest of this year..

'Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball' (XB) - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 1:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Talk about a southern island fantasy! Imagine being in Paradise for two whole weeks, with no-one but the lovely ladies of Dead or Alive to keep you company! Except instead of fighting - it's all about another exciting and reaction testing activity - beach volleyball. In "Dead or Alive Extreme Beach Volleyball", you play as a character you select out of all seven of the Dead or Alive ladies, along with one new character and enjoy holidays at various spots on the island playing beach volleyball games. Don't all rush at once for these 13 new pics. No, seriously - don't... Please... Aargh. Man the pumps!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2003 @ 12:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Steel Beasts 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2003 @ 10:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Esimgames' tank combat simulator Steel Beasts 2 is expected to be released Summer 2003, but today we have a few new screens showing off some tank bliss. Read more to check them out ...

'Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2003 @ 10:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward, developed by High Voltage Software, continues the story of the successful action adventure franchise Hunter: The Reckoning. High-speed action combined with top-notch graphics translate the dark fantasy world of the White Wolf role-playing game and bring the essence of the game to life, fully submerging the player into the realm of The World of Darkness. Wayward comes to the PS2 this summer with an all new story, game-play features, weapons and terrifying monsters. Check out the first batch of screens ...

'Counter-Strike 1.6' - Coming Jan 16th

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2003 @ 5:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve has let us know that their plan is to begin the 2.0 beta test of their Steam broadband content delivery system this Thursday, January 16. Included in the beta will be the release of Counter-Strike version 1.6, "which introduces new weapons (riot shield, FAMAS, and more) a new map (de_airstrip), as well as various fixes and tweaks." Also included in the new Steam beta will be a new version of TeamFortress Classic "featuring the introduction of the teleportation pad, a new map (ravelin), and more." (thanks Blues).

'A Tale In The Desert' To Begin First Telling

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2003 @ 5:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

eGenesis is proud to announce that A Tale In The Desert will begin commercial service on February 15. The game will be distributed as a free, downloadable client with a monthly cost of $13.95. The free trial will include 24 hours of game-time, or one month of service, whichever comes first.

KOEI Ships 'Dynasty Warriors 3 Xtreme Legends' (PS2) To Stores

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2003 @ 4:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI Corporation announced today that Dynasty Warriors 3 Xtreme Legends started shipping to retailers throughout North America. Consumers can expect to find the game on retail shelves this week. Gamers can also order Dynasty Warriors 3 Xtreme Legends through online retailers including: EBGames, GameStop, Toy'R US and BestBuy.

'Purge Online' - Multiplayer Beta Update Patch

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2003 @ 2:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Purge, delivers a compelling combination of first-person shooter gameplay and RPG character development, immersing players in a strife-torn world that blends science fiction and fantasy. In Purge, players will find themselves engrossed in a war between two opposing forces, the Order (humans genetically modified to scientific perfection) and the Chosen (religious believers who reject all forms of technology). Players will be able to customize their characters, various skills and innovative weapons. Freeform Interactive has just released a patch for their public beta, no specific detail are available yet so read more for download links.

UPDATE FreeForm Interactive kindly asked us to pull the files since some bugs have creeped into the patch, another version coming SOON...

'Scrabble 2003 Edition' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2003 @ 2:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Scrabble 2003 Edition will be the most updated and accurate Scrabble game available to date. The latest word lists available have been implemented and the computer AI will now pose an even greater challenge to the most experieinced Scrabble players. Ubi Soft is also creating a range of interactive websites dedicated to new and existing Scrabble players who will welcome the new addition of full multiplayer modes allowing up to 4 players to compete Online or via LAN. Read more for download links ...

'Red Faction II' (NGC/PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2003 @ 2:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Originally developed for the PS2 by THQ's Volition studio, these new versions of Red Faction II will feature a number of enhancements and improvements. The Gamecube version, being developed by THQ's Cranky Pants Games studio, will feature custom animations, improved texture resolution and color as well as enhanced lighting specific to the Gamecube hardware. The Xbox and PC versions, being developed by THQ's Outrage Games studio, will include increased texture resolution, and exclusive multiplayer maps and character models. We got 20+ screens for you to enjoy...

'Homeplanet' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2003 @ 1:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

On the long journey to the victory the player will stumble across the traces of humanoid alien species. But, unfortunately, aliens do not want to fight against any clan, because their planets are far away from the place where the games plot takes place - no wars for the territory here. Your encounters will be limited to scientific ships of aliens. They search for new technologies for their race and you have those technologies. This is why aliens are interested in contacting you, as long as you are a member of the clan that has a great technological potential. A few new screens ...

'Kung Fu Chaos' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2003 @ 1:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Kung Fu Chaos is the newest action extravaganza from director Shao Ting, whose previous films have dazzled audiences with nonstop barrages of thrown chairs, gunshots, explosions and broken limbs. This time, Ting is pulling out all the stops—raging rivers, hungry dinosaurs, alien invasions, sinking luxury liners…it’s almost too much to contend with. But you’ll have to, as well as simultaneously fighting ninjas, your fellow actors, and dodging exploding pigs, if you want to become the ultimate star! Read more for some new screens ...

'Splinter Cell' (PS2/GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2003 @ 11:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Splinter Cell will grant players access to the highest echelons of national security, where shadowy operatives have the freedom to do whatever it takes to safeguard America. In Splinter Cell, the player controls Sam Fisher, a field operative of a secretive "black-ops" NSA sub-agency called Third Echelon. Sam Fisher is geared up to infiltrate high-security strongholds, seize critical intelligence, destroy threatening data and neutralize the enemy - all without leaving a trace. Last week UbiSoft announced Splinter Cell going multiplatform, today we serve up some new screens from the PS2/GBA version

'Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward' (PS2) Announced - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2003 @ 11:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Interplay and Vivendi Universal Games today announced the development of Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward for the PS2. Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward, developed by High Voltage Software, continues the story of the successful action adventure franchise Hunter: The Reckoning. High-speed action combined with top-notch graphics translate the dark fantasy world of the White Wolf role-playing game and bring the essence of the game to life, fully submerging the player into the realm of The World of Darkness. Wayward comes to the PS2 this summer with an all new story, game-play features, weapons and terrifying monsters.

UBI Soft Aquires 'Nightmare Creatures' Brand (NGC/XB/PS2)

by Thomas on Jan. 13, 2003 @ 10:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment announced today that it has acquired all developing and publishing rights related to the Nightmare Creatures 3, Angel of Darkness (working title) video game as well as the Nightmare Creatures trademark. As a result, the development for Nightmare Creatures 3, started by Kalisto Entertainment, is now being handled by Ubi Soft. The game is slated for release on the latest generation of consoles in 2004.