Game Industry Veterans Launch 'Skylab Entertainment'

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 9:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today a team of game industry veterans announced the launch of Skylab Entertainment, a new game development studio in Austin, Texas. Skylab's founders include original team members from game developer Ritual Entertainment and publisher Gathering of Developers. Skylab Entertainment is dedicated to developing the next generation of interactive entertainment for tomorrow's gaming systems, and is hard at work on their first, unannounced title.

'Will Rock' - Website & Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 9:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the top 10 video game publishers in the world, today launched a new website for the upcoming first-person shooter, Will Rock at In addition to tons of information about the game, the site also features a trailer, brand new screens, videos of in-game action, and extras such as downloadable desktops. Read more for the screens ...

'Grom' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV has issued a new patch for their top-down 3D action role-playing game upgrading your retail Grom to v1.3. This release fixes graphics issues in the game's later missions, as well as a few other glitches occuring on older hardware (thanks GamesWeb).

'Eve Online: The Second Genesis' - Game Delay & Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 8:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crowd Control Productions, developer of the highly anticipated massive multiplayer online game (MMOG) "Eve Online: The Second Genesis" announced today this PC game will ship May 6, 2003 in North America and Europe. EVE ONLINE will allow more than 100,000 gamers to play in a single universe that will not be broken into "shards." No other MMOG has attained this many simultaneous users. EVE ONLINE is being published simultaneously in North America by Viacom unit Simon & Schuster Interactive, and in Europe by Crucial Entertainment. Read more for details and a new batch of spacelicious screens ...

'Ape Escape 2' - Downloadable Desktop Ape

by Thomas on March 5, 2003 @ 7:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

To celebrate the release of Ape Escape 2, the official website is offering a cool downloadable Desktop Ape for PC users. Just go to from March 10th and download your free ape who will deliver news, hints, tips and fun facts to users over the coming month... More about this Oo-oo game below!

More GBA SP Accessories

by Thomas on March 5, 2003 @ 7:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Radica - the company behind Gamester, the UK's leading video games accessories brand - have unveiled the first products in a brand new high quality range of accessories exclusively for Nintendo's Game Boy Advance SP. The range includes a Kit Bag, the N-Case SP console case, the Game Case, a three-strong accessory Starter Kit and an Ultimate Essentials pack. All of these products will be released this month to coincide with the UK launch of the Game Boy Advance SP on March 28th.

More Rock And Hip-Hop To Amplitude For PS2

by Thomas on March 5, 2003 @ 7:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that five additional major recording artists have agreed to provide music and video content for the upcoming rhythm-action game, Amplitude, exclusively for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. Adding to the mass-appealing music roster of Amplitude, newly signed acts include Herbie Hancock, Papa Roach, Baldwin Brothers, Production Club, and Manchild. These artists will join other major recording artists on the Amplitude roster that include blink 182, David Bowie, Dieselboy, Freezepop, Garbage, Logan 7, Mekon, Quarashi, and Weezer. Developed by Harmonix Music Systems, Amplitude allows players to become a rhythmical DJ and jam with more than 25 diverse songs in virtual, vibrant, interactive musical environments while mixing and remixing hit songs during offline and online gameplay.

Game Boy Advance SP Is Everyone's Spring Fling

by Thomas on March 5, 2003 @ 7:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As the country gears up for Spring Break, Nintendo heightens the anticipation for Nintendo's Game Boy Advance SP (GBA SP) through a marketing initiative targeting teens and college students, as well as an advertising program highlighting the "Brilliance" of GBA SP. In advance of its March 23 launch, GBA SP will begin to make appearances via extensive print and broadcast advertising, plus consumer sampling cameos at some of the nation's coolest "hot spots."

Activision Value's 'Apache Air Assault' Lands At Retail Shelves

by Thomas on March 5, 2003 @ 7:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision Value Publishing, a division of Activision, Inc. is launching a first strike against the competition with "Apache Air Assault", a first-person combat-action flight game for the PC. At the controls of the legendary AH-64 Apache, players will be able to pound hard targets and tanks into submission and engage in air combat with hostile aircraft. "Apache Air Assault" is currently available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $19.99 and carries a rating of "T" for teen by the ESRB, with a descriptor for violence.

'Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22' - Ships March 25

by Thomas on March 5, 2003 @ 7:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

What do you get when you cross a vintage Dragon Ball Z fighting experience with a highly collectible import from Japan? A game that has been a global hit and is now coming to America, compliments of Infogrames, Inc. Infogrames announced today the upcoming release of the much-anticipated Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22 for the PlayStation game console. With an MSRP of $19.95, Ultimate Battle 22 is set to ship in America on March 25.

'Face of Mankind' - Site Update

by Thomas on March 5, 2003 @ 6:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The official site for Face of Mankind is updated with four new screenshots and the short story section has been expanded. Community member Veladon Fireheart just completed his fan-fic consisting of three parts. A real intriguing view inside the G.I.S. and their enemies. Additionally another story, exclusively for the German fans, has been added by community member Oni-sama. Visit the short story section.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 5, 2003 @ 1:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 11:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for the PC game rights were exclusively licensed from CBS Consumer Products. Based on the hit television series from CBS, the CSI game will challenge players to solve a series of crimes, acting as members of the Las Vegas CSI team. A classic, first-person adventure, the CSI game will test players' nerves and intellect as they question witnesses, examine crime scenes, and analyze evidence utilizing the latest in forensic equipment. Check the huge new batch of screens ...

Electric Artists Music CD Winners Announced

by Thomas on March 4, 2003 @ 10:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

WorthPlaying today announced the winners of Lord Of The Rings : The Two Towers music cd's (Enhanced cd's with exclusive 2 sided, printed collector's cards, screen savers, "The Two Towers" trailer, score, music video, and more) and 5 NTSC (region 1) Undercover Brother DVD's, starring Denise Richards..

'Earth & Beyond' To Engage Players In Developing Epic Story

by Thomas on March 4, 2003 @ 10:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

After colonizing more than 60 sectors of the Milky Way, humanity thought it had the galaxy to itself. Humanity was very, very wrong... Electronic Arts today announced that Earth & Beyond, the first online role-playing galaxy, has launched an epic story that will allow players to be the heroes in a struggle that will determine the fate of humanity.

Pokemon Ruby And Sapphire Are Almost Here!

by Thomas on March 4, 2003 @ 10:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The next generation of Pokémon games are bigger, better, and more addictive than ever before! Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire feature an all-new storyline, awesome new Pokémon and the same great RPG gameplay that has made the series so successful. Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire are both scheduled to be released on March 17, 2003.

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

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 6:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Medal of Honor Rising Sun delivers an epic adventure set in the Pacific Theater of Operations. The designers created an overlapping story spanning two games that follows the WWII experience of two brothers, Donny and Joe Griffin. With all the news frenzy earlier today, i totally forgot to put up this one, a few screens and a ton of artwork ...

'Rise to Honor' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 4:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Inspired by the excitement and cinematic styling of the Hong Kong action movie genre, Rise to Honor is a fast-paced action game developed exclusively for the PlayStation?2 computer entertainment system. Created by Sony Computer Entertainment America’s Foster City Studio in collaboration with worldwide action star Jet Li (Cradle 2 The Grave, The One, Kiss of the Dragon, Lethal Weapon 4), Rise to Honor will immerse players into an action packed story line centered around family, deceit and honor in a chain of dangerous events extending from Hong Kong to San Francisco. Expected Sept 2003 but in the meantime check out these new screens ...

'Unreal II' - Upcoming Patch Changes

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 4:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Legend's Craig Lafferty made another post to the official boards, this time posting the huge list of Unreal II patch changes (thanks GameSpy). Read more to check it out, TONS of goodies ...

OffWorld Resource Base (O.R.B.) - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 4, 2003 @ 3:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First just let us know that they have just released a new patch for their recently released 3D space-based RTS, OffWorld Resource Base (O.R.B.). This patch brings several improvements to the multiplayer and game editor, new MP/skirmish features and many bug fixes. Read more for detailed fix list and links where to get it ...