'Cruise Ship Tycoon' Sails Into Stores

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Do you have the business savvy to take a cruise ship and turn it into the hottest vacation destination on the map? Then it's time to hit the high seas in "Cruise Ship Tycoon," the newest PC simulation from Activision Value. Gamers use their entrepreneurial acumen to build a luxury liner from the ground-up and then hire a top-notch crew, launch creative promotions, find amazing nightclub acts and develop a host of other attractions that will turn this venture into a cruise line empire. "Cruise Ship Tycoon" is available at retail stores nationwide for $19.99 and is rated "T" (comic mischief, mild violence, suggestive themes, use of alcohol) by the ESRB.

'NCAA Football 2004' (PS2/Xbox/NGC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 8:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that "NCAA Football 2004", the fastest growing football videogame, has gone gold and will be in stores July 17. Last year, NCAA Football 2003 was the number two selling football game behind EA SPORTS Madden NFL 2003, but ahead of the pro football games from every other publisher.

'Lords Of The Realm III' - Beta Sign Ups

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on HomeLAN that FilePlanet paid subscribers are getting a chance to sign up to beta test Lords of the Realm III, the upcoming historical RTS game from Impressions Games and Sierra. Only 1,000 beta testers will be picked for the test which begins on June 25.

'Big Mutha Truckers' (PS2) Rolls Into Stores

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today announced the North American release of Big Mutha Truckers. Big Mutha Truckers places players behind the wheel of a big rig diesel deep in the heart of the South on a mission to inherit Ma Jackson's Big Mother Trucking Company. With a complete cast of colorful characters and plenty of campy redneck humor, Big Mutha Truckers is now available for the PS2 and is scheduled to ship on June 23rd for the Xbox as well as PC for the suggested retail price of $19.95.

Blizzard Ships 'Rock N' Roll Racing' (GBA)

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 8:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard today announced that it has begun shipping "Rock N' Roll Racing" for the Game Boy Advance under its Blizzard Classic Arcade label. `Rock N' Roll Racing' was one of the first games that Blizzard developed, and we've received numerous requests to make the title available again," stated Mike Morhaime, Blizzard Entertainment president and co-founder. "We have extremely fond memories of the game, and we look forward to bringing it to a new generation of players."

'Pitfall Harry' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take an adventure as Pitfall Harry, the daring, risk-taking explorer who laughs in the face of danger. Featuring over 50 levels of fast-paced action and puzzle solving adventures, the game challenges players to swing, fight, climb and crawl through eight types of treacherous South American environments including lush jungles, dark tombs, ancient Aztec ruins and glacial mountains. Check the new screens!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on June 17, 2003 @ 12:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 6:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds is a 3rd person action-adventure game based on the successful cult series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Just like the show, the adventure takes place at ground zero for all things vampire – Sunnydale, California. Developed with the show's writers as a 'lost episode' from season 5, Chaos Bleeds involves an unraveling tale in which a dimensional bleed has been enabled by Pure Evil to consume humanity once and for all. It's up to Buffy and her friends to stop it all from happening...again! Read more to check some screens ...

'Apocalyptica' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 6:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Intense 3rd person shooting action explodes in this post-apocalyptic tale of good versus evil! Konami's Apocalyptica delivers unparalleled gameplay as PC gamers control a technologically advanced religious soldier in a team-based quest to destroy Neo-Satan. Gamers are armed with an arsenal of deadly weapons and attacks including firearms, melee weapons and spell casting, as they battle in the dark and distant worlds of Apocalyptica's crushing multiplayer "Mission" and "Deathmatch" modes. Check out the new screens, straight from hell!

'Magic Pengel: The Quest for Color' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 6:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The most talked-about game of the year took a major step towards retail availability as AGETEC, Inc. today announced that Magic Pengel: The Quest for Color for the PlayStation2 has gone gold. Magic Pengel: The Quest for Color is on schedule to ship nationwide on June 24. If you are like me, and never heard of this game, read more for details ...

'Ghost Recon: Island Thunder' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 3:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This first-ever campaign disk for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft will not require players to have a retail copy of the original game to enjoy a new Ghost campaign. Both new recruits and seasoned vets who earned their stripes playing the original Xbox game will enjoy the camaraderie of the shared battlefield. Xbox Live soldiers can experience the intensity of the front lines side-by-side with their battlefield brothers while covering each others' backs and calling out commands using the Xbox Live Communicator headset.

'The Italian Job' (Xbox) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 3:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos sends word that the Xbox version of 'The Italian Job' has gone gold and is expected in stores June 24th (as well as the PS2 version). The Italian Job lets gamers recapture the high-octane thrills of the blockbuster movie. Taking on the role of Charlie Croker and his gang members, you are left for dead in Venice after being double-crossed during one of the biggest gold bullion heists ever. Now you and your team of professional thieves must wreak vengeance on the man who betrayed you and reclaim the gold. In order to achieve this, you need to create the biggest traffic jam in L.A. history and attempt your getaway in super-charged new MINI Coopers. Read more for a few new screens ...

'RainBow Six 3: Raven Shield' - New Update Patch Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

UbiSoft let us know that the latest and greatest Raven Shield patch v1.3 is on its way out the door! The powers that be also told us that we can except to see it tomorrow morning. So what exactly does the patch do, you ask? Well for starters :
  • Much improved framerate during firefights
  • A new "Ban" multiplayer system linked to individual user CD Keys
  • Full ASE support
  • And of course, the usual batch of bug fixes, etc...


  • This is just the tip of the iceberg. We'll have the release notes available shortly so stay tuned! In a related note, it also came to our attention that Ubisoft and Even Balance have reached an agreement to integrate Punkbuster into Raven Shield. Both teams are hard at work to ensure that cheats and hacks will become a thing of the past. The patch will be available in the next few weeks, and we will keep you posted ...

'EverQuest: Lost Dungeons of Norrath' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 1:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment today announced Lost Dungeons of Norrath, a new expansion for the incredibly popular PC Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), EverQuest. This full-sized expansion will focus on the exploration of more than forty dynamic dungeons, with the main emphasis being placed on single group content. New technology and design ideas have been implemented that will allow players to work their way through dungeons individually tailored to the strength of their group. Lost Dungeons of Norrath will be available fall 2003 in limited quantities at retail and as a secure digital download from SOE.

'Charlie's Angels' (NGC/PS2) - Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The world's greatest secret weapon is being unleashed for the first time on videogame consoles as Natalie, Dylan, Alex and Bosley unite once again for an all-new, action-packed adventure. Incorporating a completely new and unique storyline, the Angels will go undercover to unravel a worldwide mystery and foil the devious plans of a criminal mastermind threatening to steal the world's most famous monuments. Earlier today we had some new screens and now we have a new trailer showing off some in game action (especially Cameron Diaz'z famous ass wigglin scene!) mixed with familiar looking movie blurb's, converted to WMV for your convenience... Read more for download links ...

RockStar & Capcom Bring 'Grand Theft Auto 3' To Japan

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 11:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games is pleased to announce a partnership agreement with Capcom Co., Ltd. to localize, publish and distribute the blockbuster title Grand Theft Auto 3 for the PlayStation2 and PC in Japan. Grand Theft Auto 3 is scheduled for release in the Japanese market in Fall 2003.

GMX Secures European Rights To 'Prince Of Qin'

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 11:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GMX Media today announced that it has secured the rights to publish the PC RPG title – Prince of Qin Gold. "The previous version of the game sold almost 200,000 copies worldwide, we intend to make this version just as successful." Commented Barry Leonard COO of GMX Media. Read more for details ...

'Tribes: Vengeance' - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 11:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Tribes: Vengeance's single-player campaign, gamers become immersed in a roiling galactic thriller. Throughout the game, the player catches glimpses of other, interrelated stories that are unfolding behind-the-scenes. In addition, gamers are given the opportunity to experience the full scope of the single-player story through multiple viewpoints and characters. Powered by an enhanced version of the Unreal Engine, the world is brought to life with characters that have facial expressions and fully-realized personalities, vehicles that kick up dust as they pass by, and weapons that display spectacular effects. Check out the new screens & art...

'Republic: The Revolution' - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 10:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following the fall of the mighty Soviet Union, the Republic of Novistrana verges on collapse, and numerous factions struggle for power. Starting with nothing more than a small base of local support, challenge the state and build a nationwide faction powerful enough to oust the President and enforce a new Republic…by any means necessary. Check the 6 new screens ...

Sony Snags Official Formula 1 License For Another 4 Years

by Rainier on June 16, 2003 @ 10:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe is pleased to announce the continuation of the multi-million selling Formula One series. The only game to be officially licensed by Formula One Administration Ltd, FORMULA ONE 2003 will be released in July this year. Benefiting from a brand new deal signed with Formula One Administration Ltd, the FORMULA ONE franchise will now be exclusive to SCEE and to PlayStation2 for the next four years, ensuring unparalleled accuracy and the closest experience to being an F1 driver you'll get on any platform.