Essential Reality, Inc. a developer and integrator of leading-edge sensory and real-time remote tracking devices, announced today that the P5 Software Development Kit (SDK) for PlayStation2 is now available for download on the Sony Computer Entertainment America developer website. The SDK, which is being offered exclusively to licensed members of the PlayStation2 game development community, is being released in an effort to support the development of P5-enabled gaming content.
The Ziff Davis Game Group announces its media sponsorship of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) on May 14-16, 2003, the second year in a row the Ziff Davis Game Group has sponsored the Expo. As part of the sponsorship, the editorial team of the Game Group will produce the E3 Show Daily, the publication that reports the ongoing developments, deals, launches and breaking news of each day of the Expo.
Midway Games Inc. announced today that Freaky Flyers, the first-and-only, fast-and-furious, 3-D airplane cart racing-adventure game is scheduled to ship in July for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube.
Ubi Soft today announced it is developing a brand new Prince of Persia game: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Jordan Mechner, creator of Prince of Persia, is working hand in hand on the latest title in the series with Ubi Soft's Montreal production studio, most recently renowned for creating Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell. Scheduled to ship for all platforms starting in Q4 2003, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is poised to become the latest success story in a series of hit games from Ubi Soft.
Zona, Inc. the MMOG network solution provider, announces that Terazona has been chosen as the MMOG network engine for Capcom's Ghouls 'N Ghosts on cross-platforms including video game consoles. Game Factory, a game developer, has licensed Ghouls 'N Ghosts and will be incorporating Terazona into the game. Ghouls 'N Ghosts, highly regarded as one of the best video games ever created, is the classic "save the princess" adventure video game.
Hizbullah has launched a computer game allowing players to simulate its fighters during military operations on Israeli soldiers prior to the liberation of the South. The game 'Special Force' consists of different stages all inspired by actual Hizbullah operations in the South.
ThinkTanks is a power-up based tank combat game with a simplified play mechanic, meant to appeal to the casual gamer. Reminiscent of the simple fun of Atari "Combat," only in a 3d environment. Easy to learn but hard to master, ThinkTanks is designed to provide an enjoyable gaming experience for players of all ages and skill levels... Full story below and a single, choice screenshot.
- Total War: Viking Invasion Q&A with Creative Assembly's Mike Simpson on HomeLAN
- Far Cry Q&A with Cry Tek's producer Christopher Natsumee on Doupe
- Netsphere Q&A with David Kim of JC Entertainment on AVault
- Dragon's Lair 3D Q&A with Composer Christopher Stone on YiYa
- Worms 3 Q&A with Team 17's Martyn Brown on AreaXbox
- Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons Q&A with Batfish Studios' Philip Harrison HomeLAN
- Sims Online Q&A with Maxis' Chris Trottier on The Armchair Empire
In India, Emperor Asoka Maurya has embarked on a non-violent campaign to bring prosperity to his people and promote Buddhist philosophy. In China, the king of Qin struggles to unite the seven kingdoms and stave off invasions by Hun tribes. To the west, a fledgling Rome battles with Carthage for Southern Europe and the Mediterranean. Meanwhile, Egypt and Seleucid Persia wrestle to control Syria and the Near East. Choose your side and lead your empire to Strength and Honour!
Rainbow Six: Raven Shield features a brand new Tom Clancy storyline in which Team RAINBOW is led all over the world in a string of dramatic operations. The game will utilize graphics technology provided by the next-generation Unreal engine to power 15 new single-player missions that include the discovery of a cache of biological weapons and stopping an armed gang from terrorizing a London bank. Today we have another big batch of brand new screens for your enjoyment!
Octagon today announced it is working with Bihrle Applied Research of Hampton, Virginia and Third Wire Productions of Austin, Texas to create a flight simulator game based on the 1903 Wright Flyer. A training simulator is being developed to teach an elite team of pilots how to successfully fly an authentic replica of the Wright aircraft during December’s Centennial of Flight Celebration in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The training software will be modified to create a commercial flight simulator that will be geared toward the flight sim and aviation enthusiast markets. The computer game is scheduled for completion in late spring 2003.
Join Isador, the inquisitor monk, on an epic journey through Europe ravaged by years of conflict. The fate of the world lands squarely on your shoulders, as you visit great European cities isolated from each other for hundreds of years, trying to find the person who escalated a personal conflict into a quickly unfolding drama that encompasses the known world. Check out some intro movie screens from Axel Tribe's upcoming epic adventure.
Firaxis has issued a new patch for Sid Meier's Civilization III: Play the World, bringing their expansion to v1.21f. The update makes several additions, changes, and fixes an impressive list of bugs (read full story for details). This patch is for the US version only and is incompatible with any European version of the game. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...
Based upon the widely popular Comedy Central television show, BattleBots is the sport of remote-controlled robotic combat. On the show, contestants design robots to compete in a fast-paced, ruthless competition to see who can destroy their opponent's robot first. In addition to designing a superior robot, contestants need to be skilled at controlling their BattleBot and use deft maneuvering techniques in order to avoid hazards and do the most damage to their opponent. The entire contest takes place in a steel encasement called the BattleBoxTM, which is designed for maximum safety on the outside and supreme torture on the inside.
The SWAT: Global Strike Team was founded in 2018 as an international offshoot of the U.S. SWAT organization. Primarily established to supplement the income of the U.S. SWAT establishment, the Global Strike Team contract their personnel and expertise to companies and countries around the world to help “resolve” situations for those who have the funds but not the means to do so. The GST is made up of specially selected SWAT officers and ex-military personnel who have shown the ability to adapt to and overcome any situation they encounter. Like the U.S. SWAT organization, SWAT: GST is a life-saving institution whose mission is to uphold the laws of its operating country, so all efforts must be made to use only necessary force.
Noticed on ToTheGame that Starbreeze today unveiled Enclave 2, the sequel to its action/adventure title already available on next-gen consoles (and to be released on PC soon). Enclave 2 will feature 10 different playable characters, 28 unique maps, approx. 100 weapons, and more. The game is currently developed on Xbox, PS2, GameCube and PC. If you haven't yet, check our Enclave preview posted earlier...
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Q&A with Greg Borrud of LucasArts on TeamXbox
- Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide Q&A with BioWare's Tom Ohle on C&VG
- Xenus Q&A with Deep Shadows' Alexander Khrutsky on GenGamers.com
- Starcraft: Ghost Q&A with Blizzard's Bill Roper on UGO
- Restricted Area Q&A with Jan Beuck of Master Creating on RPGVault
Today several trailers for various games were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :
- Heaven & Hell (CDV)
- The Hulk Trailer 1 (GBA/Vivendi)
- The Hulk Trailer 2 (GBA/Vivendi)
- Praetorians (Eidos)
Read more for download links ...
Operation Flashpoint for personal computers has won universal acclaim for its realistic simulation of military conflict situations on the PC, even to the extent where the game's technology has been adapted for the United States Marine Corps to use as a special combat training application called VBS1 (Virtual BattleField System) and it's now heading to consoles. Read more for details and some Xbox screens ...
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