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'Tribes: Vengeance' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Tribes: Vengeance's single-player campaign, gamers become immersed in a roiling galactic thriller. Throughout the game, the player catches glimpses of other, interrelated stories that are unfolding behind-the-scenes. In addition, gamers are given the opportunity to experience the full scope of the single-player story through multiple viewpoints and characters. Powered by an enhanced version of the Unreal Engine, the world is brought to life with characters that have facial expressions and fully-realized personalities, vehicles that kick up dust as they pass by, and weapons that display spectacular effects. Check out these 30+ new screens ...

Handmark To Deliver Games To New PCS Vision Smart Devices

by Thomas on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 7:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Handmark, publisher of software for Palm OS and Windows Mobile platforms for handheld devices, has signed a content publishing agreement with Sprint to provide games that can be downloaded wirelessly through PCS Vision to PCS Vision Smart Devices such as the new PCS Smart Device Treo 600 by Handspring. Currently eleven titles from Handmark will be available for purchase including Monopoly, Scrabble, Warfare Incorporated, Yahtzee, Battleship, MobileDB, and others. Titles will cost between $9.99 and $29.99 and once purchased will simply be added to the customer's PCS invoice.

'Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 7:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take to the air in the first game that allows players to fully experience the magical speed, power, and competition of Quidditch, the favorite sport of witches and wizards, in the Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup game. For the first time, gamers will experience the full complexity and exciting challenge of Quidditch, which involves two teams of seven players who fly on broomsticks, playing four balls simultaneously. Players will control every position on their team, including three Chasers who try to score with the Quaffle, two Beaters who control the dangerous Bludgers, the Keeper who protects the goal, and the Seeker who chases the elusive Golden Snitch that must be caught to end the match... With these nine new PS2 shots you'll be quids in.

'Celebrity Deathmatch' (PC/PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Thomas on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 6:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gotham Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, announced today that MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch for the PlayStation2, PlayStation, Xbox, and PC has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. Based on the MTV claymation hit series, MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch is available for the MSRP of $19.99. MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch will be shipping to retail in Europe on October 31, 2003.

New Pac-Man Game Links GBA & NGC For Multiplayer Fun

by Thomas on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 6:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

If you've ever spent all your quarters zipping Pac-Man through his mazes at your favorite watering hole, you'll be happy to learn those days are behind you. A collaboration between Nintendo of America Inc. and Namco Hometek Inc. has made the hot new Pac-Man vs. game available exclusively for Nintendo GameCube. This special game is also available at a very special price-free!

'Tak and the Power of Juju' (PS2/NGC/GBA) Ships To Retail

by Thomas on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 6:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ and Nickelodeon today began shipping "Tak and the Power of Juju" for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, as well as Nintendo Gamecube and Game Boy Advance to major retailers throughout North America. Developed by Avalanche Software, Tak marks the first release under THQ and Nickelodeon's previously announced relationship dedicated to creating, developing and publishing original videogame content with multi-media franchise potential through Nickelodeon's television, movie, online, magazine and consumer product network.

'Commandos 3: Destination Berlin' - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 4:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yesterday Eidos announced that Commandos 3: Destination Berlin will be in North American retail today. Read more below to check out five more screenshots for your collection.

Commandos 3 takes the stunningly detailed graphics and compelling gameplay of the series to a whole new level. The game features a new interior engine that enables you to rotate the detailed environments and zoom in and out. Prepare your Commandos as enemy bombing raids lay waste to environments, requiring you to change your tactics and approach.

Xbox Live - Broadband Providers Announced

by Thomas on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 4:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft today announced additional broadband provider partners for the Xbox Live service - the ultimate high-speed gaming arena and the first and only integrated community sharing in exhilarating, always-connected broadband gaming experiences.

'State of Emergency 2' (PC/PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Thomas on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 4:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

VIS entertainment has successfully completed the financing of a funding vehicle for the development of the sequel to its million-selling game, State of Emergency. Numerous shareholders in VIS have backed a new special-function company which will provide project finance for State of Emergency 2, enabling VIS to complete development and negotiate terms with a publisher. It is envisaged that the sequel will be launched in late 2004.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Mega Man X7' (PS2) & 'Mega Man Zero 2' (GBA) Available Now!

by Thomas on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 1:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom today debuts its Mega Man franchise on the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system with the release of Mega Man X7. The Mega Man series of products has sold more than 17 million units worldwide and this year celebrates its 15th anniversary with a whole host of activities and promotions. They also announced that the sequel to its award winning smash-hit Mega Man Zero 2 is now available for the Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Advance SP. Mega Man Zero 2 is a fast paced action game that introduces a two player mode allowing players to battle each other in various ways.

'True Crime: Streets of L.A' (NGC/PS2/XB) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 1:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In True Crime: Streets of L.A., players assume the role of rogue Elite Operations Division (E.O.D.) operative Nick Kang, a no-holds-barred badass, whose brutal reputation and lethal skills have landed him the nasty task of taking down the Chinese Triad and Russian Mafia cartel that has turned the City of Angels into a war zone. Read more to check out some new screens!

EA - Gamester (PS2/XB) Bundles

by Thomas on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 1:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Radica UK and Electronic Arts today announced a co-operative partnership agreement that will bring bespoke peripheral and game bundles to the UK market.

Beginning in October 2003, the deal will see the launch of limited edition double packs featuring a leading EA release and a unique Gamester peripheral. First to market will be SSX 3 and a unique version of the Gamester Sportsboard for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, which has been developed exclusively for the title. This will be followed by versions of Medal of Honor Rising Sun for PlayStation 2 and the Xbox video game system from Microsoft with the Gamester FPS Master, which has also been designed exclusively for the title.

'Medal of Honor: Rising Sun' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 1:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pack your gear, head to the Pacific, and fight Japanese imperialism in Medal of Honor Rising Sun. In this installment 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 Harbor, destroying the Bridge over the River Kwai, a midnight raid on Guadalcanal, and triumphing in the final showdown with Colonel Shima. Check these new screens ...

'Need for Speed Underground' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 1:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enter the world of urban street racing and high performance tuner cars with the latest title in the hit Need for Speed series: Need for Speed Underground. Take on today’s most popular tuner cars from Mitsubishi Motors, Subaru, Toyota and many more, building the ultimate street machine by earning cash to pay for custom body kits and a host of licensed car performance mods. But just creating a custom street racing machine will not get you to the top; it takes a certain amount of attitude and razor sharp driving skills to compete in the tough world of urban racing. Check out the new GBA screens!

'FIFA Football 2004' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2003 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The action is deeper than ever with advanced levels of player detail and responsiveness. When you want to take on new competitors, connect to EA SPORTS online for match up gameplay, tournaments, downloadable content, and more. With immersive atmospheres, benchmark presentation, total realism with the world's premier clubs, and industry-leading gameplay, FIFA Football 2004 returns as the true authority in soccer gaming. Try it out in this limited gameplay time (4minutes) demo between Juventus & AC Milan (at Juventus). Read more for download links ...

'Grabbed by the Ghoulies' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2003 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check under the bed and keep the lights on, because Grabbed by the Ghoulies is coming soon to a haunted retail store near you! Microsoft Game Studios and Rare today announced that Grabbed by the Ghoulies for Xbox has gone gold and will ship to stores in North America on October 21 for an estimated retail price of $39.99 (U.S.). Rated E for all audiences, Grabbed by the Ghoulies features an ensemble of outrageous characters, super-scary surprises and tons of hilarious weapons to keep the baddies at bay. Grabbed by the Ghoulies is certain to provide gamers with hours of frightfully addictive gameplay -- just in time for Halloween!

'Commandos 3: Destination Berlin' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2003 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Commandos 3 takes the stunningly detailed graphics and compelling gameplay of the series to a whole new level. The game features a new interior engine that enables you to rotate the detailed environments and zoom in and out. Prepare your Commandos as enemy bombing raids lay waste to environments, requiring you to change your tactics and approach. Check out 10 new screens ...

'Tribes: Vengeance' - Details & Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 13, 2003 @ 5:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Tribes: Vengeance's single-player campaign, gamers become immersed in a roiling galactic thriller. Throughout the game, the player catches glimpses of other, interrelated stories that are unfolding behind-the-scenes. In addition, gamers are given the opportunity to experience the full scope of the single-player story through multiple viewpoints and characters... Today we received descriptions of the Supply Buggy and Rocket Pod additions, included is also some new screens!

Konami Strengthens Its Global Content Business

by Thomas on Oct. 13, 2003 @ 5:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami Corporation has established a strong foundation in the global computer and video games industry. To further increase its global market share, Konami Corporation will strengthen its content planning and production by expanding its operations to Los Angeles, Calif., which will become the base for Konami's global Computer & Video Games Business. Under the new name of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KDE), the Los Angeles operation will be led by the Executive Corporate Officer of Konami's Computer & Video Games Business, Kazumi Kitaue, who will serve as the Chief Executive Officer. KDE will focus on the areas of global product brand growth strategies, business development and licensing activities.