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'Hollow' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 9:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hollow is an intense rollercoaster through four distinct worlds with a compelling story, excellent graphics, breakthrough immersion system with psychometrics, and numerous innovative gameplay features. Hollow is a first person action totally nonlinear game with playtime of about 25 hours in 23 unique episodes. Read more for details, screens & trailer ...

'Pitfall: The Lost Expedition' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

It's time to swing into action as legendary explorer Pitfall Harry in Activision, Inc.'s Pitfall: The Lost Expedition, the latest installment in the company's flagship Pitfall franchise. Gamers will use Harry's wit, athleticism and a knapsack of adventure gear to conquer evil foes in more than 50 obstacle-filled levels set in the lush jungles, dark caverns, and ancient Incan ruins of the South American jungle. Pitfall: The Lost Expedition has been rated "E" (Everyone) by the ESRB and is available in North American retail stores for the PlayStation2, Xbox, and GameCube for a suggested retail price of $39.99 and on the Game Boy Advance for $29.99.

'Dreamfall' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Funcom was recently awarded a grant from the Norwegian Film Fund to partially finance the development of Dreamfall, the long-awaited follow-up to The Longest Journey. The Norwegian government has, for the first time, actively endorsed game development, marking a welcome shift in the cultural acceptance of computer games as a medium comparable to film and television.

'Conan: The Dark Axe' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Conan is a 3rd person action game, with few elements of RPG and adventure. The game is divided into chapters, each chapter with different environments and creatures. Each chapter contains several levels. TDK has released a final demo for Cauldron's 3rd person action/adventure title Conan featuring the same 2 levels set to Kordava city at night and to one of the towers with updated/optimized code. Read more for download links ...

'SpellForce: the Order of Dawn' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 9:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jowood have now released a new patch for Phenomic Game Development's 3D RTS/RPG game SpellForce: the Order of Dawn. This update patch brings your retail game to v1.10 and addressing some multiplayer bugs ,adds a new difficulty level, more bindstone etc.. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Poacher' Hunting For A Publisher - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 3:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The game is very dependant on the player's stealth ability. The animals are far from defenseless, and therein lay's the challenge! The hunter is often the hunted and lack of caution will lead you to a quick end. Before you know it a tiger has you in its claws, or an elephant is using you as a doormat. The animals in Poacher are very dangerous, and the player is in constant peril. Small note folks, Tigers like to attack from behind, and you'll never see it coming....

'Spooks' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 2:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BBC Multimedia, BBC Worldwide's software publishing business, is set to take the BAFTA-award winning drama Spooks to PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC. It's the first time a BBC drama has been developed into a computer game. The multi-format title, developed by BBC Multimedia's in-house studio, Gamezlab, will be launched in Autumn 2004, and feature all the main characters from the TV series.

'Thief: Deadly Shadows' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 1:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The game that introduced stealth gameplay is back. Ion Storm has implemented a new 3rd person cinematic action view as well as the classic 1st person perspective from the previous Thief chapters. Breaking and entering, stealing, sabotage, combat, assassination, and setting up ambushes - tasks master thief Garrett is well equipped to perform. Players will enter into Garret's dark world of thievery on both Xbox and PC this Spring 2004 in "Thief: Deadly Shadows". Read more to check out some new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Xfire To Be Bundled With 'Savage: Battle For Newerth' Demo

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 1:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ultimate Arena, Inc., today announced thhat S2Games will be bundling Xfire with the Savage: The Battle for Newerth Demo version 2.0 due out in a few days. Xfire (http://www.xfire.com ) is an IM designed for gamers that shows players when, what games, and where their friends are playing online. With one click, users can instantly join their friends' games.

'Shadow Tower: Abyss' (PS2) Cancelled

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 11:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Agetec's Mark 'Duhrin' Johnson revealed on the official Agetec forum that From Software's upcoming horror/FPS "Shadow Tower: Abyss" has been rejected by SCEA's (Sony Computer Entertainment America) Quality Control department and therefor is now cancelled. According to Johnson, reason for the thumbs down was the poor graphics and the fact that there was no market for this type of game in North America. Metro3D might still release 'Shadow Tower: Abyss' in Europe. If you want to read more about it then head on over to Agetec's forum.

'Desert Combat Extended' - Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 8:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

'Desert Combat eXtended' is a mod for a mod, believe it or not. The DCX team has released their latest v7.1 to be compatible with the latest Desert and BF1942 v1.6. This DCX 7 adds the new exocet anti-ship Missle, Deployable Sniper Bush(camo), Dismounted Deployable weapons TOW,MG and plenty other things. Read more for download links ...

'MVP Baseball 2004' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 6:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Step up to the plate and master the true art of hitting with MVP Baseball 2004. An all-new hitting model allows for complete user control over all swing types as well as signature cuts from the game's best sluggers. Featuring rich new presentation, realistic player models, enhanced animations, and an immersive audio experience, MVP Baseball 2004 takes you out to the ballgame like never before. Check out 26 new screens and some trailers...

Xbox Announces 'If You Ruled the Gaming World' Contest

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 5:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

What does the future of gaming look like? What are your hopes, dreams and fears? Do you wish you could influence game developers’ decisions, but feel powerless to do so? Microsoft’s “If You Ruled the Gaming World” contest gives you the power to change gaming forever. Tell us what games would be like if you ruled the world and be heard by the biggest developers and publishers in the business. Read more for details ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 4:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps - Trailer
  • Onimusha 3 - Intro Movie
  • All-Star Baseball 2005 - Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Perimeter' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 12:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Perimeter is a real-time strategy game built on the concept of territory seizure using detailed terraforming and on the subsequent encircling of these zones with a special protective perimeter. The game combines proven principles of controlling resources and unit groups with titles featuring a clear-cut seizure of living space. Read more for some new screens ...

Turbine Entertainment Opens New Office

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 11:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Turbine Entertainment Software Corp. today announced it has opened a new studio in Santa Monica, Calif. The new facility will better position Turbine to work with important west coast publishers and Asia/Pacific business development.

'La Pucelle: Tactics' (PS2) Coming In May - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 11:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Interactive entertainment publisher, Mastiff LLC announced today that they will be publishing another of Nippon Ichi Software Inc’s great tactical RPGs, La Pucelle: Tactics, exclusively for the PlayStation2 in early May 2004. La Pucelle uses a similar battle system to the 2003 award-winning game, Disgaea, also a Nippon Ichi Software title. Read more for details and screens ...

Mythic Entertainment Announces "Dark Age of Camelot: New Frontiers"

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment announced “Dark Age of Camelot: New Frontiers,” a free downloadable expansion that reinvents the game’s unique Realm vs. Realm combat system, where player characters from the game’s three different Realms engage in life and death struggles across numerous battlegrounds, keeps and through the expansive frontier areas. Mythic plans to make “New Frontiers” available in Q2 2004.

'All-Star Baseball 2005' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

All-Star Baseball 2005 is the most realistic baseball simulation that’s easier and more fun to play. All-Star Baseball 2005 is packed with exclusive feature innovations and online head-to-head play plus the deepest franchise mode of any baseball video game. Last week we took a look at how the introduction of FielderCam is going to give a whole new feel to the way gamers will play defense in ASB ’05. This week we’re going to take a look at how the offense has been beefed up in this year’s version of All-Star Baseball.