'Pop Idol' (PC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 24, 2003 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stick on some music, stock up on fizzy drinks, dig out the make-up and all things glittery and get everyone around for a party this autumn with Pop Idol - The Official Video Game as Codemasters reveals two new modes to the game, especially dedicated to party play. Pop Idol - The Official Video Game, for PlayStation 2 and PC, will arrive with a load of rhythm-action game modes and now will include a Dance Mat game modes and a special Party Competition. Read more for details and some new screens ...

New 'Crime Scene Investigation' Title Revealed

by Rainier on July 24, 2003 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noted crime writer Max Allan Collins ('Road to Perdition') has revealed to CSIFiles.com that UBI Soft is producing a second 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' computer game: "I'm working on the second UBI Soft game now," he said. "I have a more active role, consulting on the stories themselves; last time, they brought me in to write the dialogue, though I did repair some plot holes, too." You can read more about it over at CSIFiles' Q&A with Max Allen Collins.

'Riftrunner' - Screens

by Rainier on July 24, 2003 @ 8:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Larian Studios upcoming RPG Riftrunner is based on the award winning fantasy universe first introduced in Divine Divinity. Riftrunner is set to capture the imagination of RPG players yet again, and provides a strong stepping stone for the planned extension of the Divinity World. Larian Studios also let us know that the Riftrunner website is now available in both French and German. Due to the many requests of the Divinity fans, the site will now be maintained in all three languages. Read more for some screens ...

'Age of Wonders Shadow Magic' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on July 24, 2003 @ 8:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gathering and critically acclaimed software developer Triumph Studios, today announced that Age of Wonders Shadow Magic for PC has shipped and is now available in stores nationwide

'Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring' - Screens

by Rainier on July 24, 2003 @ 8:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Play the Greatest Story Ever Written . . . The quest to destroy the One Ring continues in the first real-time strategy game based on The Lord of the Rings saga. Massive battles erupt as the peoples of Middle-earth fight for control of Tolkien’s World. Gamers can play as the forces of good and valiantly fight for the One Ring’s destruction or assume command of the forces of evil to claim control over Middle-earth forever. Read more for some new screens ...

'Championship Manager 4' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 24, 2003 @ 1:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Championship Manager 4 is the next generation of football management games offering more players, leagues and competitions than any other title. For the first time ever in the series, Championship Manager 4 features a 2D match engine enabling you to make tactical decisions as the action unfolds. This update contains all the fixes from the previous four previous enhancement packs, plus a lot of new features, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes. This patch comes in 2 versions, one with and one without database update. Read more for details and download links ....

'Judge Dredd: Dredd Vs. Death' - Screens

by Rainier on July 24, 2003 @ 1:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

To coincide with the release of Rebellion's stunning new first-person shooter game for PC, PS2, Xbox and GameCube featuring Mega-City One's hardest lawman and his twisted arch-nemesis, in Judge Dredd: Dredd Vs. Death, 2000 AD will be publishing a terrifying 112-page Dredd Vs. Death special on 10 September. This special will be the first of 2000 AD's Extreme Editions, an ongoing quarterly series of newsstand specials, each issue of which will be dedicated to a particular theme or 2000 AD character, and will feature a host of never reprinted and hard-to-find classics from 2000 AD's history, plus editorial features, character histories and tons of other material.

'Hunter The Reckoning: Redeemer' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 24, 2003 @ 1:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hunter: The Reckoning returns to the Xbox with even more frenetic multi-player action than the original game. Based on the gothic fantasy world of White Wolf's pen and paper RPG system, players act as human monster-hunters combining melee, ranged and spell-driven attacks. In Hunter: The Reckoning - Redeemer, the hunt continues as a new Hunter joins the original team of 4 in their fight to save the citizens of Ashcroft from a twisted plot to take over the innocent town. Players battle against hordes of supernatural enemies in single-or multi-player mode - they do whatever it takes to get the job done. Check out the new screens ...

'Armed & Dangerous' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 24, 2003 @ 1:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take a band of gun-toting rebels -a robot, a madman, a mole and a criminal mastermind. Put them in a vividly stunning fantasy realm. Then give them an impossible mission - pulling off the biggest heist of all time in the middle of a war. All you have to do is battle your way through dastardly enemies, giant war machines and an army of psychopathic robots. But don't worry; you have plenty of ammo and absolutely no common sense. Victory is yours in 12,000 bullets or less! Check out the new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 24, 2003 @ 12:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Beyblade: Super Tournament Battle' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 11:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beybladers can build their own powerful spinning tops, add the spirit of the almighty Bit Beasts and enter their creations into fierce battles. Fans can play as their favorite characters and recreate historic Beyblade showdowns. It’s the ultimate Beyblade fantasy — the Super Tournament Battle!

'Rainbow Six 3: RavenShield' - New Update Patch Coming Soon

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 7:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Ravenshield website has been updated with word on an upcoming patch for their tactical, squad based FPS Ravenshield. " We've added the finishing touches to 1.31 and it is confirmed that the patch will be made available Tuesday, July 29th. Initially, the release date was set for this week but due to an addition to the patch (Windows SA Server support), it was delayed until next week" (thanks Bluesnews). Of course we'll have mirror'd when it becomes available.

New 'DirectX' Version Released

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 7:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft has released a new DirectX 9.0b End-User Runtime version for all Windows editions. You will need to use the Windows Auto Update function since it is not yet available on the official DirectX page. DirectX 9.0b includes security and performance updates. Download now to get the latest DirectX updates. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Once you have installed this item, it cannot be removed.

Rainbow Six 3: RavenShield (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 5:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Command an elite, multinational squad of special operatives against a hidden terrorist foe. In Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3, the third installment in the wildly popular Rainbow Six series, Team RAINBOW races against time to stop terror and unravel a mystery. In locations around the world, from London to the Cayman Islands to Rio de Janeiro, lead Team Rainbow in a desperate effort to battle a madman and foil his doomsday plot. Some new Xbox screens just rushed in. Check them out!

'Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 5:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon is a skillfully-woven global adventure and a landmark in interactive story-telling. George and Nico return in this epic adventure as they fight through the steaming jungles of Congo, eerie castles in Prague, the chic back-streets of Paris and the historic village of Glastonbury – amongst many other locations - to unravel the secrets of the Sleeping Dragon and save mankind from the threat of a global catastrophe. A ton of new screens ...

'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 2:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time takes place within an exotic, mysterious world representing Persian architecture, animals and attire. After his father invades the palace of the Maharajah, the Prince, tricked by a treacherous vizier, uses a magic dagger to release the dangerous Sands of Time from an ornate hourglass. With the aid of a beautiful, mysterious, and potentially untrustworthy ally, players embody the Prince to recapture the Sands of Time and restore peace to the land. Check out the new screens ...

'Dark Fall' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 2:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced that it has shipped the chilling adventure thriller, Dark Fall - The Journal, on PC-CD.The game’s story is a simple one….Returning from work you listen to a frightened, cryptic voice message from your brother, a talented architect who is redeveloping an old railway station. You immediately make tracks for the picturesque village. On arrival, you are flung into a spooky world where an ever-present supernatural force leaves clues that will help you solve an ancient mystery….a mystery that could change the very course of history.

'Battlefield: Pirates' - New Multiplayer Map

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 11:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

If you get excited about the idea of sailing uncharted waters, searching the fog for rival ships, and maneuvering into the perfect position to lay iron unto your enemy before he can do the same to you, then you've come to the right place. Battlefield: Pirates is a mod for EA's Battlefield 1942 (and requires the latest v1.4 update patch). A new multiplayer map is now available, BlackBears Booty is a land-based "king-of-the-hill" style map for Battlefield: Pirates. Can you hold the center long enough to win?

'Hegemonia: The SOLON Heritage' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 10:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Italian based website TGMOnline was first to reveal the upcoming expansion pack for Digital Reality's space strategy game Hegemonia. Hegemonia: The Solon Heritage does not only feature new levels, ship types, and cyborg mercenaries to hire - 50 new inventions, rebalanced unit charts and an emphasis on multiplayer should enhance the Haegemonia experience. The game is slated for this fall, the exact date is to be announced later. (thanks Bluesnews). Read more to check out the first 5 screens ...

'Far Cry' - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 10:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Far Cry is set around 2020 on a set of tropical islands in the pacific. And has a strong tropical-paradise feel, scenic in its beauty, but, harbors a terrible threat. It is a mix of jungle / primal / and next-gen technology. As the player you find yourself drawn into a secretive plot involving secret research facilities with scientists involved in military genetic-research, a secret "security" force of mercenaries, and, advanced net-generation weaponry and equipment. Check these 10 screens ...