'Spartan' Coming Q1 2004 - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2003 @ 10:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Slitherine Strategies are pleased to confirm that they are well on course for a Q1 release of SPARTAN their new Historical TBS. It's been a long wait for strategy game fans but at last we have beyond doubt an enormous game that will allow players to conduct the Grand campaigns that they truly love. The Historical notes alone are worth the price. Slitherine's fully rendered and authentically accurate campaign map of ancient Greece around 400BC really sets the scene. It has all the campaign depth of CIV and combined with their revolutionary battle engine you really do have two games in one!

'Second Life' Residents to Own Digital Creations

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2003 @ 9:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Linden Lab today announced a significant breakthrough in digital property rights for its customers and for users of online worlds. Changes to Second Life’s Terms of Service now recognize the ownership of in-world content by the subscribers who make it. The revised TOS allows subscribers to retain full intellectual property protection for the digital content they create, including characters, clothing, scripts, textures, objects and designs.

'Blitzkrieg II' Announced - Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 14, 2003 @ 5:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nival Interactive is pleased to announce Blitzkrieg II - its new RTS game set in the backdrop of World War II. The work on the new project started in January, 2003. Blitzkrieg II builds upon the success of our best selling RTS Blitzkrieg with a new focus on fast-paced gameplay, a strategic layer and new tactical opportunities. A completely new engine takes WWII into full 3D where players can command famous aces and units, strategically plan battles in multiple theatres, choose their reinforcements and use a wide range of new unit types such as aircraft and ships. Players will also be able to compete against each other online supported by a matchmaking server with a new multiplayer mode and a rating system.

'R-Type' (PS2) Is Back For The Final Chapter - Screens

by Thomas on Nov. 14, 2003 @ 5:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

R-Type is a classic in video game history; the legacy goes back a full 16 years since the original arcade shoot-'em-up hit the streets. With the game being so popular in Japan earlier this year, a number of high profile UK specialist games magazines including Play couldn't wait to see the European version and took it upon themselves to import the Japanese version, giving it 89%. Read more for details and a batch of new screens ...

'Uru: Ages Beyond Myst' Launches

by Thomas on Nov. 14, 2003 @ 5:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stunning graphics, mind-bending puzzles, family-friendly gameplay, and endless exploration only begin to describe Uru: Ages Beyond Myst for Windows, from Ubisoft and Cyan Worlds -- available nationwide today at the manufacturer's suggested retail price of $49.99 and rated "E" for Everyone.

'Cabela's Dangerous Hunts' Ships For PS2 & Xbox

by Thomas on Nov. 14, 2003 @ 5:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision Publishing challenges players to once again test their virtual hunting skills with an all-new Cabela's Dangerous Hunts for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and Xbox video game system. The latest title in the best-selling Cabela's franchise provides players with a hunt or be hunted experience, where they stalk or get stalked by prey through detailed surroundings enveloped by such natural boundaries as canyons, mountains, dense forest and lakes. The game features changing seasons and realistic weather conditions which deliver an added adrenaline rush of excitement as players encounter more than 27 big game animals in 12 exotic locations around the world with the reality of dangerous encounters. Cabela's Dangerous Hunts is currently available at retail stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $29.99 and is rated "T" by the ESRB.

'Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance' (CONSOLE) Nominated By Bafta

by Thomas on Nov. 14, 2003 @ 5:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Games announced that Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance has been nominated in the Action category for the 2003 BAFTA Interactive Entertainment awards.

'Black Hawk Down: Team Sabre' In Stores Early 2004 - Features

by Thomas on Nov. 14, 2003 @ 5:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Entertainment software developer and publisher NovaLogic Ltd. today announced that the first expansion pack for the international best selling PC title Delta Force - Black Hawk Down will be available in stores early 2004. Delta Force - Black Hawk Down: Team Sabre is a highly anticipated addition to the franchise and builds on the exciting game play features that proved such a success in the first game.

'Terminator 3: War of the Machines' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2003 @ 2:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari will bring Terminator 3: War of the Machines, a singleplayer and online multiplayer first person shooter set in the ravaged battlefields of the Tech Com-versus-SkyNet conflict from the Terminator world, to personal computer this winter. Currently in development by Hungary-based Clever's Games, Terminator 3: War of the Machines will allow up to 32 players to face off online as either technologically-advanced SkyNet Terminators or battle-hardened Tech Com Special Forces in an epic multiplayer struggle for supremacy. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Dead to Rights' - Patch Coming

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 5:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamespot reported earlier that the PC port of Namco's Dead To Rights has a sever bug that seemed to render the game unplayable due to not being able to pass the opening level/map. Hip Games has been made aware of this and as it turns out this "bug" only occurs with ATI Radeon 9700 cards, so most people should still be able to enjoy the game. Nonetheless Hip Games informed Gamespot that a patch is in the works and should be available SOON.

'Metal Arms: Glitch in the System' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 5:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

You are Glitch, the gun-slinging, half-ton menacing bot of Droid City who blasts his way to victory. Found as scrap metal, but transformed into destructive machinery, Glitch is determined to free his people from the evil clutches of General Corrosive and his maniacal army of Mil bots. Unleash a world of pain as you annihilate the General's sinister plan to dominate the world, and salvage the robot race. Read more for another batch of screens ....

'Dead or Alive: Online' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 5:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tecmo's Team Ninja has always released the Dead or Alive games on the most advanced hardware platforms available at the time the game is made. As a result of this, Dead or Alive 1,2, and 3 have all been released on different platforms. This fall, gamers will have the chance to experience the entire history of the DOA series for the first time on a single console. Tecmo's esteemed internal development group, "Team Ninja" and Microsoft's Xbox will be teaming up to bring the beloved classics Dead or Alive 1 and Dead or Alive 2 to the Xbox in Dead or Alive Online. The new anthology will bring 3D fighting to the masses with full Xbox Live capabilities.

'Armed & Dangerous' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 2:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Armed & Dangerous, the outlandish new LucasArts action-action game that is stealing all the laughs this holiday season, has officially GONE GOLD for Xbox! It is scheduled to explode into stores for Xbox and PC on Tuesday, December 2, 2003. Meet the Lionhearts. With more than 17 outrageous weapons and absolutely no common sense, they're out to blow up everything in sight across 21 action-packed missions. All the player has to do is battle through dastardly enemies, giant war machines and an army of psychopathic robots. But don't worry; you'll have plenty of ammo. Victory is yours in 12,000 bullets or less! For more information on Armed & Dangerous, please visit the official product website at: http://armed.lucasarts.com.

'Yu Yu Hakusho: Spirit Detective' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 2:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Embark on an incredible journey into the Spirit World, as Atari and FUNimation Productions deliver the worldwide Anime blockbuster, Yu Yu Hakusho. The publishers that brought you the million unit-selling Dragon Ball Z video game franchise, now launch Yu Yu Hakusho to the palm of your hands with Yu Yu Hakusho: Spirit Detective for the Game Boy Advance.

'Uru: Ages Beyond Myst' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 2:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Uru is the next saga in the Myst universe. The retail product allows players to experience an all-new single-player adventure that will be more stunning and visually captivating than ever. In addition, Uru includes options for expansion, allowing players to further immerse themselves and join a never-ending Myst universe. Choose to subscribe, and suddenly Uru is populated with other explorers to share the journey. The world continues to expand and grow, offering the most dynamic and unique adventure game experience ever created.

'You Don't Know Jack 6: The Lost Gold' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 2:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

For "You Don't Know Jack" lovers who can't get enough of the fast-paced, sarcastically-hosted trivia game show experience, 'You Don't Know Jack 6: The Lost Gold' is for you. Jellyvision, Inc.'s 'You Don't Know Jack 6: The Lost Gold' adds some new twists to the winning formula that has made the "You Don't Know Jack" franchise a worldwide hit, selling more than five million copies in five countries and winning more than 50 industry awards. Read more for details and download links ...

'Double Dragon Advance' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 11:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A., Inc. announced today that is has shipped "Double Dragon" for the Game Boy Advance to retailers nationwide. This enhanced version of the game will feature stages, modes, techniques and enemies not seen in the original arcade game.

'Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 11:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

iGames Publishing and developer Idol FX have released a patch for Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi that will address known sound and video issues with ATI videocards. Read more for download links ...

'Conan: The Dark Axe' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 11:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Black-haired and sullen-eyed, a thief, a reaver, a slayer. The legends that surround his name, speak of the world before history, where shadows of magic and dark alien gods shrouded the known world and the fate of whole empires were dependent on the strength and skills of a single sword. And this is one of those legends. 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. Read more for some new screens ...

'Climax' To Develop 2 New Titles For 'Fluent Entertainment'

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 11:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Climax today reaffirmed its position as one of the most ambitious video game developers in the industry after striking a development agreement with leading international developer and publisher Fluent Entertainment. Under the agreement Climax will develop two new games for Fluent Entertainment, one at its London office and the other at its Solent studio.