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'Broken Sword The Sleeping Dragon' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2003 @ 4:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Revolution Software has announced that the European version of their action/adventure game 'Broken Sword The Sleeping Dragon' (distributed by THQ) has reached gold status and they are on track for a November 14 street date (except for the Italian Xbox version which will be out November 21). The North American version, distributed by the Adventure Company, is very close.

'The King Of Fighters Ex2: Howling Blood' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2003 @ 4:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Are you prepared for the fight of your life? Do you think you're ready to enter the latest KING of FIGHTERS tournament!? If the answer is yes, then "The King of Fighters EX2: Howling Blood" will definitely satisfy your inner warrior! This new portable version features a refined fighting system, 6 modes of play and 3 exclusive characters not in any other King of Fighters game. Read more to check some screens ...

'Need for Speed Underground' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2003 @ 3:38 p.m. PST | 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 them shiny screens!

'Crashday' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2003 @ 3:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Crashday puts the player in a world of stunts, dents and adrenalin. His task is to scrap his vehicle with breathtaking stunts or to wreck cars in aggressive street races, showing his opponents that they made a fatal mistake in choosing him as their enemy. The battle setting place in maps partly created by the player is sponsored by a crazy video shop owner who sells new vehicles, weapons and other upgrades from time to time. Read more for screens ...

'Shining Soul II' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2003 @ 3:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

If you thought the original 'Shining Soul' was a blast, you ain't seen nothin' yet! 'Shining Soul II' uses the same formula as its predecessor, but improves on it in every way! Better graphics, a deeper story, more characters, more stages, and more secrets to unlock! Alone or with friends, this game is one adventure you won't want to miss!! Atlus U.S.A., Inc. will publish the sequel to the multiplayer action role-playing game "Shining Soul" for the Game Boy Advance in the spring of 2004. Read more for some screens ...

'LotR: The Battle for Middle-earth' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 9:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Battle for Middle-earth utilizes the Generals game engine, and in the game players can select from the different "good" or "evil" campaigns, where they will be given the freedom to command a variety of major armies from the films, each with their own distinct strengths and weaknesses. Prepare for war by creating offensive and defensive strategies set in the memorable battle locations taken straight from the big screen. The Battle for Middle-earth RTS game will utilize the digital assets created for the films and will feature exclusive voiceover from the real actors as well as actual movie footage from the three films.

'Medal of Honor Allied Assault: Breakthrough' Tournaments

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 9:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

November 1st, test your five-player team’s mettle as you strategically battle your way through the Gamers Open North American Medal of Honor Allied Assault: Breakthrough Online Divisional! Prizes for the series of tournaments are worth over $5,000, so prepare your troops for heavy fighting in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy, all from the ease of an iGames game center. The Gamers Open Medal of Honor Allied Assault: Breakthrough Championship season is sponsored by EA, Antec, Biostar, Sapphire, and game servers provided by Game Daemons.

'Goblin Commander: Unleash The Horde' (PS2/Xbox/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 9:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Goblin Commander: Unleash The Horde, players battle their way through the war-torn land of Ogriss, a world ruled by goblins. Spawned by the mighty wizard Fraziel, the goblins have fallen under a corrupt influence that now threatens the balance of power. Advancing through dark subterranean caves, lush woodland cities and towering storm-swept castles; the player wages war with an army of specialized goblin warriors and fearsome monsters to prevent the ultimate destruction of Ogriss. Read more to check out no less than 100 screens ...

Age of Mythology & AoM: The Titans - Update Patch AVailable NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 8:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ensemble Studios has released a new patch for their 3D RTS AoM (v1.08), as well as The Titans expansion pack (v1.01). No specific details are available for The Titans patch but the AoM version adresses some multiplayer issues and recording feature (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'OMF: Battlegrounds' Goes On Tour

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 8:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Diversions Publishing, publisher of One Must Fall: Battlegrounds (Q4 2003), an upcoming Multiplayer fighter for the PC, is proud to announce that One Must Fall will be featured in tournaments at the Xcelerator Gaming LAN and Tournament in Washington DC, November 7-9 2003, and in a tournament at the ATI Cyber X Games at CES, January 8-11, 2004. Read more for details ...

'Rogue Ops' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 8:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Rogue Ops, Kemco exposes the underground world of anti-terrorist operatives. Rocked from normality by an explosion that claimed her daughter and husband, ex-Green Beret Nikki Connors exploits her new role as leading lady to further her personal quest for vengeance. Read more for a big batch of screens ...

'Ghosthunter' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 7:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Inspired by the cinematic styling of classic horror films, Ghosthunter combines high production values with solid gameplay, drawing players into a macabre, supernatural universe packed with stealth, exploration and all-out action. Read more to check a batch of new screens ...

'Contract J.A.C.K.' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 5:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Contract Jack is a standalone action experience focused on giving PC action gamers what they want: More action, less stealth, and more robust multiplayer gameplay. Developed by one of the industry's elite developers, Monolith Productions, Contract Jack showcases the award-winning storytelling of Monolith in a new singleplayer campaign, and adds new multiplayer content as well as a suite of mod-making tools. The multiplayer portion of Contract J.A.C.K. consists of four different gameplay modes, including Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Doomsday, and Demolition. This demo includes 2 levels that can be used to play three of these modes with up to 16 total players.

'Universal Combat' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 4:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Universal Combat brings the greatest components of war together in a single game. Conceived in late 2001 as Battlecruiser Generations, the fifth in the Battlecruiser series, the game has grown into much more than a massive space simulation. Universal Combat is due to be distributed by Mindscape in the UK in November 2003. Unfortunately due to time constraints and a looming Gold date, plans for the demo have been put on hold. Once the game goes Gold this Thanksgiving holidays, work will resume on the demo. Expect it around the end of November. In the meantime, check the new screens ..

Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 4:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Seamlessly combining role playing with intense first-person action combat, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines allows players to become a dangerous creature of the night as they assume the role of a recently embraced fledgling vampire in the service of the city's dark prince. Vampire: The Masquerade- Bloodlines is being developed by Troika Games, whose founding members' credits include the award-winning Fallout, and is based on White Wolf's renowned pen-and-paper Vampire: The Masquerade RPG series. Built using Valve's Source Technology - the same game technology used to power Half-Life 2.

'Homeworld 2' - Mod Tools Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 3:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games has released the modification tools for Homeworld 2, the sequel to 1999's award-winning, space-based real-time strategy game. Amateur and professional game designers alike can use these powerful modification tools to create their own ships, levels, single-player campaigns, and multiplayer game modes. These are the same tools used by the game's developer, Relic Entertainment, to create the content for Homeworld 2. Detailed documentation has been included with the tools to ensure ease of use, regardless of experience or skill level. A copy of Homeworld 2 is required to use any content created with the modification tools. Read more for details & download links ...

'Contract Jack' Goes Gold & Public Demo Coming

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 2:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Contract Jack is a standalone action experience focused on giving PC action gamers what they want: More action, less stealth, and more robust multiplayer gameplay. Developed by one of the industry's elite developers, Monolith Productions, Contract Jack showcases the award-winning storytelling of Monolith in a new singleplayer campaign, and adds new multiplayer content as well as a suite of mod-making tools. Sierra just send word that Contract Jack has gone gold and can be expected in stores Tuesday, November 11th as planned. The note also mentions the release of a public demo on November 6th, which of course we will have mirror'd on our file servers.

'Chrome' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 1:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Chrome is a TPP/FPP tactical shooter taking place on newly colonized planets of a distant star system. The player takes the role of an Interstellar bounty-hunter, who performs various missions challenging both reflex and tactical skills. Strategy First has released a multiplayer demo for Techland's sci-fi shooter Chrome (thanks Gamespot). This demo features 2 maps (Battledust2 and Solient) and 2 multiplayer modes (Assault and Capture the Flag). Read more for download links ...

True Crime: Streets Of L.A. (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Soundtrack

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 12:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Over 80 tracks including 50 all original west coast hip hop performances and an eclectic collection of tunes ranging from, funk, rap, metal, rock, alt metal and Spanish rock fuel Activision, Inc.'s highly anticipated True Crime: Streets of L.A. The upcoming mission-based driving and action game, which is scheduled to ship to retail outlets worldwide on November 4, 2003, will be available on the PlayStation2, the Xbox and GameCube. The game has been rated "M" ("Mature" - Blood and Gore, Mature Sexual Themes, Strong Language and Violence) by the ESRB.

'Dungeon Siege' Goes Hollywood

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 10:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vierte Boll Kino Beteiligungs-GmbH & Co. KG (Boll KG) and Gas Powered Games have joined forces to bring the popular action/fantasy video game “Dungeon Siege” to the silver screen. Boll KG, the production company responsible for several film adaptations of video games including “BloodRayne,” “Alone in the Dark” and “House of the Dead,” recently purchased the theatrical and merchandise rights for “Dungeon Siege.” Read more for details ...