'Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell' - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2003 @ 4:06 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. A new "making of" trailer is now available for download, featuring in game footage and comments from UbiSoft Canada producer Mathieu Ferland. Read more for links where to grab it...

'Orbz' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2003 @ 12:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Orbz is an online action/arcade game with simple game play and intense competitive strategy. Using an intuitive two-click interface; players can take aim, set shot power, and launch their Orb at star-shaped targets scattered throughout richly detailed 3D courses. Power-ups provide an added layer of strategy allowing players to gain a competitive advantage against their opponents. Orbz will appeal to a wide variety of gamers because it's easy to learn and makes online play approachable, yet provides enough depth and strategy to challenge advanced players. The Orbz demo features dedicated server support and a single-player training mode called Boot Camp. The full version of Orbz includes ten additional courses, power-ups and global player rankings. Read more for demo links ...

RtCW : Resurrection & Tides Of War (PS2/Xbox) - Weapon & Character Art

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2003 @ 7:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fusing epic World War II battles with heart-stopping covert operations and tactical combat, RtCW: Tides of War & Resurrection uncover Hitler’s horrific obsession with the occult, living dead, and genetic mutations.

'Indiana Jones & The Emperor's Tomb' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2003 @ 6:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Indy's latest adventure plays out in dramatic fashion thanks to new gameplay features such as brawling combat. This time, in addition to using his trademark whip and pistol, Indy can engage in fierce hand-to-hand combat against foes, many of whom are well-versed in martial arts. Improvised weapons such as shovels, chairs and table legs also can be used to fend off adversaries. The result is a more immersive and more Indy-like gameplay experience, set amidst spine-tingling movie-like action sequences, such as a rickshaw chase in Hong Kong and a spectacular battle atop moving gondolas in the South China Sea area. New screens showing off some of the action and locations ...

Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2003 @ 6:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Engage in this saga set in the Golden Age of the Republic - over 4,000 years before the first Star Wars film, when both Jedi and Sith number in the thousands. With the Galaxy reeling from a recent conflict with the Dark Lords, the ongoing battle between the Jedi and the Sith rages on. Your actions determine the outcome of this colossal galactic war - and your destiny as a Jedi. Check the new batch of screens

'Lost Kingdoms II' (NGC) - Facts & Features

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2003 @ 5:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The sequel to the critically acclaimed RPG for the GameCube, Lost Kingdoms II takes the immersive Real Time Action/RPG gaming experience to the next level with an expanded game world, new cards and exciting perils to face. Set 200 years after the events of the original Lost Kingdoms, the Kingdom of Argwyll is on the brink of destruction. All hope lies in the hands of a new heroine Tara. Abandoned as a child and raised by a gang of thieves, Tara must use the force of her magical Runestone and summon Guardian Creatures to battle the invading evil force, uncover its terrible origins and save the kingdom.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2003 @ 9:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tri Synergy Brings 'Knight Rider' To The US

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2003 @ 3:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Join Michael Knight and KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand) as they fight to protect the innocent in a world of criminals who operate above the law! In Knight Rider, a game based on the classic 80’s TV series, players will take on the role of KITT and assist Michael Knight in his quest for law and order through 10 action-packed missions that will take place in over 15 different environments. KITT, a sentient top-secret super car that is virtually indestructible, is programmed to protect human life and fight crime alongside its driver, the intrepid Michael Knight.

Ascaron Schedules To Release 'Port Royale' In Q1 2003

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2003 @ 1:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Port Royale, an online empire-building simulation game, thrusts players into a world of high seas adventure in an era of exploration and discovery of new lands. As either a pirate or a trader, players must use strategic thinking to fight for the interests of their own nations in order to gain riches and support from governors, hoping to ultimately become governors themselves. Gamers will take on countless missions, engaging themselves in 3D sea battles and exploring up to 60 towns on their quest for gold and glory.

TriSynergy Confirms That 'Purge' Will Ship In Q1 2003

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2003 @ 1:06 a.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. In related news, GameHelper got word that the public beta version of Purge, Freeform Interactive's upcoming online-only FPS/RPG game, is delayed until tomorrow

'Soldier Of Fortune II' - Gold Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2003 @ 12:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

About a week ago we announced the upcoming patch for SoF2 and today Activision comes through with a pair of Gold patches for Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix, updating the mercenary first-person shooter by Raven Software to version 1.03. This release adds three new multiplayer maps (Kamchatka mp_kam5, Jordan mp_jor1 and Shop mp_shop2), a fixed mp_col2 map, new shell art, and some bug fixes (thanks 3DGgamers).

'MLB 2004' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2003 @ 11:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MLB 2004 is the latest installment of the most popular baseball franchise and is poised to be this year's selection for MVP as it features all-new graphics, stadiums, rosters, stats and unmatched gameplay. Coupling professionally consulted Artificial Intelligence (AI) from dozens of professional players and coaches with Player, Manager and General Manager (GM) modes of gameplay, MLB 2004 is the only choice for hard core baseball fans and casual gamers alike as they look to put their names in the record books by winning official MLB trophies including the Gold Glove, Cy Young, MVP and ultimate prize of the World Series championship.

Total War Coming To Rome! - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2003 @ 11:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Activision and developer Creative Assembly have been quiet about their new installment for the Total War RTS series. Rumor had it that the 3rd edition was going to be set in the Roman Empire period but no comments were given by either parties, either way the cat is out of the bag as the new trailer clearly shows the rumor is true. Read more for download links to check some cinematic action of this upcoming beauty.

'World Tour Soccer 2003' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2003 @ 11:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The world’s most popular sport makes a run at the PS2, with more than 700 teams from throughout the world including national teams like USA, England, Brazil, France and Japan and international clubs like Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool plus legendary powerhouse clubs from the past. Over 13,500 players are recreated in intricate detail, with players able to perform a seemingly endless number of authentic moves including high-flying headers, bicycle kicks, and goal saving slide tackles. Battle for victory in stadiums filled with passionate fans as they support their team with electrifying chants while waving their club and country flags. Check the new batch of screens ...

'UBO Homerun Tournament' - Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2003 @ 10:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Netamin Communication Corporation, a global pioneer in Massively Multiplayer Online Sports Games (MMOSG), has launched its latest Ultimate Baseball Online (UBO) mini-game, UBO Homerun Tournament. Players can swing for the fences by downloading the game, available now, read more for more detailed info and download links ...

CodeRed - Standalone Version Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2003 @ 10:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The debut release of CodeRed, a modified version of the Quake II source code. CodeRed offers a science fiction theme covering 20 levels featuring new weapons, new enemies, and more, along with a reworked engine that supports 32-bit color, new particle effects, stainmaps, and more. Read more for links where to download this standalone Quake2 mod.

'Devil May Cry 2' (PS2) - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2003 @ 6:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Twice the game as the original -- Devil May Cry 2's level design far exceeds the original. Much of the game's environment is outdoors and will include a Gotham-like cityscape and an old European town. More environments will be announced as the release date approaches! Today we scored a trailer with in game Lucia action and some cgi action. Read more for links!

'The Powerpuff Girls' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 2, 2003 @ 6:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mojo Jojo is fed up with The Powerpuff Girls. He's invented a scheme to put all of Townsville under his mind control...Radio Jojo! But Mojo doesn't know his sour signals are strong enough to summon aliens to invade Townsville! As The Powerpuff Girls you must defeat Mojo and annihilate the aliens before the Townsville citizens become aliens forever! Battle your way through level upon level of interesting missions and outrageous clashes in a 3-D Townsville world. The survival of everyone's favorite superheroes, The Powerpuff Girls, depends on you!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2003 @ 10:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midnight Club II (PS2) - Screens & Art

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2003 @ 1:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midnight Club II moves racing games from tracks to the city streets. The world's most notorious drivers meet each night in three of the world’s greatest cities - LA, Paris, and Tokyo, driving the latest performance enhanced cars and bikes and competing head-to-head to make a name for themselves. Now it's your turn. There are no rules. Drive anywhere in the city. Find the fastest route, and win the car. Check out the new batch of screens and art...