Codemasters Reveals 'Operation Flashpoint 2' Details

by Thomas on May 8, 2003 @ 7:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters today reveals that Operation Flashpoint 2, the sequel to the internationally acclaimed military action simulator, will feature three different theatres of combat set in environments across Southeast Asia, Central Europe and Africa. The game's mission-based campaigns will take gamers through fictional conflicts based upon authentic events during the years around 1970.

Paul Barnett Involved In 'Warhammer Online'

by Thomas on May 8, 2003 @ 7:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Online Games Company can officially confirm lead designer Paul Barnetts consultancy role within the forthcoming Massively Multiplayer online game 'Warhammer Online' Involved from the very beginning, Paul has worked closely with the Games Workshop-Climax entertainment joint venture on all elements of design, from look and feel tocombat equations. Paul has offered insights and innovations gained from his many years in theMassively Multiplayer Games industry to help ensure that Warhammer online will launch as an MMPOG quite unlike any other.

'The Sims Bustin' (PS2/XB/NGC) Announced

by Thomas on May 8, 2003 @ 5:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that The Sims Bustin' Out is in development for the PS2, the Xbox, and the GameCube. The Sims is making a big return to consoles with The Sims Bustin' Out. For the first time, Sims console players will have the ability to get their Sims out of the house and into all-new locations to play, work, and meet a cast of outrageous new characters. The Sims Bustin' Out PS2 version will be unveiled to industry insiders on May 13th at the Electronic Entertainment Exposition in Los Angeles. The game is scheduled to be released simultaneously on all current-generation console platforms in early 2004. Read more for details and the first screen ...

'Dragon Ball Z' Announced For Nintendo GameCube This Fall

by Thomas on May 8, 2003 @ 5:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The blockbuster fighting game of 2002 makes its way to the GameCube as Atari today announced that Dragon Ball Z: Budokai will be available for Nintendo players nationwide this October. Created by DIMPS, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai has shipped more than 1.3 million units in North America since its December 2002 release on the PS2.

'Meteor Blade' (Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Meteor Blade, a 16-player fully 3D online fighting game for the PC and Xbox, based on the world of an ancient Chinese assassin. The Xbox version of Meteor Blade will have full Xbox Live support. Interserv will be showcasing Meteor Blade at the upcoming E3 and we will be all over it, in the meantime, njoy the screens & download the trailer!

'Metal Shell' (PS2/XB) Unleashed - Screens & Trailer

by Thomas on May 8, 2003 @ 1:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Australian developer Tantalus Interactive today announced that it had begun work on a ground breaking new title for PS2 and XBox. Metal Shell (working title) is arcade combat in high-speed, purposebuilt tanks, with online tournaments, and environments that destruct and deform as you play. With a huge selection of single and multiplayer modes, and over twenty different custom designed tanks, Metal Shell promises to blast fresh life into the action genre. Read more for details, screens & trailer ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Judge Dredd vs. Judge Death' (PC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 12:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Judge Dredd vs. Judge Death is based on the legendary comic strip Judge Dredd, published in 2000AD every week since 1977. It will be a first-person shooter seen through the eyes of Judge Dredd as he patrols the mean streets of the stunningly realised future metropolis, Mega-City One. Dredd will find himself having to deal with the full spectrum of criminal behaviour, from littering and caffeine abuse to saving the city from the utterly evil Judge Death. The game will also have extensive multiplayer modes, enabling ferocious splitscreen or online play and will use Rebellion's versatile new Asura engine. Read more to check out some new PC, Xbox and PS2 screens ...

'Soul Calibur 2' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 12:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SC2 features seven distinctive modes of game-play including: Arcade, Vs, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice, and the console exclusive, Weapon Master. Weapon Master is a "complete the mission" mode combined with an RPG twist. In this mode, the player can collect and equip their character with up to 200 different weapons, thus adding a deeper level of strategy to every new battle. Check out these new screens ..

'The Hulk' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 12:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since his creation by Stan Lee in 1962, the Hulk has become one of Marvel’s most well known and popular characters around the world. Expanding from his comic-book origins, the Hulk has been seen in video games, books, TV and countless other mediums. Now, with the release of the blockbuster Ang Lee film in Summer 2003, Universal will bring the Hulk to life like never before. Check out these brand new screens ...

'Beach Head: Desert War' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 7, 2003 @ 4:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beach Head Desert War is the most recent installment in the 360° arcade shooter series by Digital Fusion, this time transporting the coastal defense action to other places with lots of sand. Digital Fusion has released a demo allowing you to try out 4 levels of the game. This download IS actually the full game but you need to purchase an unlock key if you want to continue (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

Acclaim Launches 'Alias' & 'Gladiator: Sword Of Vengeance' Websites

by Rainier on May 7, 2003 @ 3:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Acclaim has launched the official web site for Gladiator: Sword Of Vengeance featuring info/screenshots from their upcoming Roman Empire themed console action game. At the same time Acclaim has also launched the official Alias web site which features info/screenshots from the upcoming third person console action game based on the hit ABC TV series. We'll have more on both those titles during/after the E3, so stay tuned!

Big City Games Signs 'Air Raid: This is not a Drill'

by Rainier on May 7, 2003 @ 1:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Big City Games announced today that they have signed Air Raid – This is not a Drill!, developed by Made by Kiddies for the North American market.

'Everquest Online Adventures: Frontiers' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2003 @ 1:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment announced today that it is developing EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers, the second edition of the groundbreaking massively multiplayer online role-playing game, EverQuest Online Adventures. EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers expands the rich, vibrant fantasy world of Norrath with uncharted territories to explore, new items and spells to acquire, fierce creatures to battle, and a new playable race, the Ogres. Frontiers also offers innovative features such as an in-game tutorial, controller instructions and in-game customer service to make online gaming simple and easy for the new user. Developed exclusively for the PS2, EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers is scheduled to ship to retail stores this fall.

'Microsoft Train Simulator 2' Announced

by Rainier on May 7, 2003 @ 1:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Microsoft Train Simulator 2 will make its debut at the E3 expo next week. "With five new, highly detailed routes, Microsoft Train Simulator 2 provides the opportunity to command a 200-ton modern diesel locomotive or operate a steam-breathing behemoth from the past. The game also adds dynamic weather in a living-breathing world complete with people, vehicles and animals roaming the countryside". Microsoft Train Simulator 2 will be in stores this Fall. Just what we need .. more trains :)

'Alfa: AntiTerror' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2003 @ 1:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mistland (Paradise Cracked develoeprs) have another project lined up for the near future, the yet unannounced "Alfa:AntiTerror" (expected 1st quarter 2004). The sad reality of life in many countries. The global problem of modern times. A war, which can neither be won nor lost. The unpromising forecasts of scientists and experts concerning further development of things. Terrorism is waiting for our answer. An answer we are about to deliver. Read more for details and 4 new screens ...

'Nexagon: Deathmatch' - Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2003 @ 12:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nexagon: Deathmatch takes you into the action-packed and fast-paced world of the 25th century’s mortal combat arena. Here you recruit a dynamic team of combatants with varying skills and abilities in a fully 3D, completely destructible environment. Fight battles online in one on one multiplayer match ups or connect as a spectator to watch the mayhem from front-row center.

Bethesda Signs 'Call of Cthulhu' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2003 @ 12:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks today announced that it will publish Call of Cthulhu - Dark Corners of the Earth, a first-person horror game for PC and Xbox. Developed by Headfirst Productions, Call of Cthulhu is a mix of horror, investigation, puzzle solving, exploration, and combat as you are faced with the seemingly impossible task of battling evil incarnate.

'Worms 3D' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2003 @ 12:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Worms 3 will utilise the full power afforded by next-generation platforms, featuring ground-breaking fully deformable landscape technology, and will continue the wild humor and intensive, addictive fun that gamers expect from the Worms franchise. Worms 3 will showcase a raft of new gameplay features, while retaining all the familiar chaos of the original titles, complete with bizarre power-ups, loopy weaponry, and crazy cartoon graphics -- in both single and multi-player modes. Check out these 5 new wormelicious screens ..

'Victoria: 1835 - 1920' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2003 @ 11:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Entertainment and Strategy First today revealed the next eposidoe in their Europa Universalis franchise. Victoria "In Victoria, players will be challenged to lead their nation into the industrial age of the 20th century, ensuring that the country becomes a great power by making sure that it stays ahead of the competition in terms of both wealth and strength. The gameplay will focus on six key aspects of running a country: diplomacy, warfare, economy and industrialization, colonization, technological development, and political simulation." The game is scheduled to be released for the winter holiday season. Read more for details and the first screen...