ATI Technologies Inc. leading graphics technology provider, and Valve, creators of Half-Life, Counter-Strike and other award-winning PC action games, announced the first public showing of Valve's Half-Life 2 will take place at next week's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, CA. The product will be shown on ATI's RADEON 9800 PRO 256MB, the highest performance 3D card currently available, in a state of the art theater located in ATI's booth (South Hall, 646). Half-Life 2, published by Vivendi Universal Games, will be demonstrated by Gabe Newell, Valve's co-founder and Managing Director, every half-hour. The original Half-Life was launched to tremendous reviews in 1998, won over 50 "Game of the year" awards worldwide, and launched a franchise with over 8 million units sold.
As many other companies, Midway will be present at the upcoming E3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, May 14-16, 2003. Today we have another big batch of screens representing their entire E3 lineup. We got screens from the following titles:
- The Suffering
- Freaky Flyers
- FreeStyle Metal X
- Justice League: Dark Reflections (GBA)
- Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition (GBA)
- NBA Ballers
- NFL Blitz Pro
- NHL Hitz Pro
- Spy Hunter 2
- Static Shock (GBA)
- Super Duper Sumos (GBA)
Read more and check out the goodies!
Arxeltribe let us know that they tossed up the official site for their upcoming action-investigation game HANNIBAL. Based on the eponymous movie by Ridley Scott, Hannibal: The Game is a first person Action/Investigation developed for the PC. You embody Agent Clarice Starling, an FBI agent on the deadly track of Dr. Hannibal Lecter. The game is divided into 6 different levels, all of which are reconstitutions or extrapolations based on the movie's key sceneries. The site includes screens gameinfo and much more.. Check it out here! Or read more to check out some screens ...
Shrapnel Games is proud to announce the next in the highly acclaimed Combat Command series. From master designer Dave Erickson and Boku Strategy Games comes Combat Command 2: Danger Forward Gold Edition, slated for release June 09, 2003 it will be available online for $39.95, those who pre-order before the end of May will save $5.00. The gold edition takes the classic company-level wargame and makes it even better. New graphics! New battles! New rule tweaks! These tweaks offer subtle, yet important, enhancements to Combat Command 2's already mesmerizing gameplay.
Halo 2 continues the story of the Master Chief, the genetically enhanced super-soldier who is the only human ever to successfully defy the Covenant—a coalition of alien races on a murderous march toward Earth. To the mysterious leaders of the Covenant, the human victory at the ancient ring structure known as Halo was an unacceptable failure. They will not fail again... Check out two new screens below!
I noticed over at gamesindustry.biz that hacker-engineer Andrew "Bunnie" Huang says he's already pre-sold between 400 and 500 copies of his self-published tell-all "Hacking the Xbox: an Introduction to Reverse Engineering," weeks before its scheduled May 27th publication date, despite -- or perhaps because of -- looming suspicions by some that the book skirts the edges of legality. "It' s about getting the book out there on principle, because I can't find a publisher willing to publish it," says Huang. "I think it's controversial, but not illegal." Read the complete article here!
The USC requires the ability to move a small group of ground troops at high speed, so they designed the "AJ" class of Humvee. While not a traditional, 20th-century-looking Hummer, the design boasts a more robust armored shell and a powerfuly modified V8 engine that can churn the ground into dust. The vehicle can seat up to four GRUNTs and comes with a heavy ‘chaingun’ mounted on the back for offence and defence. We have some screens of the Humvee for you to check out below!
For the first time, experience the glory, match day tension, heat of battle, and passion in the only official game for your club and your footballing heroes. Club Football is a game like no other – in fact it's seventeen games like no other! Seventeen unique games, each one exclusively endorsed, and branded by a major European club side: Manchester United, Liverpool, Juventus, Bayern München, AC Milan, Arsenal, Ajax, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Leeds, Glasgow Rangers, Celtic, Borussia Dortmund, Aston Villa, and Hamburg.
iParkBoston today announced that they are presenting a range of Korean game development companies and their products to potential publishers and software distributors in the U.S. at the Electronic Entertainment Expo next week. Read more for details ...
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 for the retail Championship Manager 4 title adds many fixes and additions. This upgrade comes in 2 versions, one including a big database update and one without. Read more for download links ...
Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :
- Metal Gear Sold 3: Snake Eater (Konami)
- Thief 3 (Eidos)
- Backyard Wrestling (Eidos)
- Star Trek: Elite Force 2 (Activision)
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Take on the role of Logan, a veteran mercenary turned bounty hunter who is out to make it rich. Using a system of implants, the player is able to manipulate Logan’s personality and abilities in order to accomplish all of the 14 missions where Logan takes part in breathtaking chases using futuristic vehicles, becomes a silent assassin to strike at unwitting enemies, and grabs his heavy plasma gun and implants enhanced muscles to storm through enemy lines... Chrome is original, full of sudden twists and turns, heavy action and a dramatic story of heroism, friendship and betrayal. (Developed by Techland Software and will be released summer 2003) Read more for some new screens!
Disciples II: Guardians of the Light is a stand-alone expansion that lets you dive into the fantastical world of Disciples II as either the Empire or the Mountain Clans. The Empire is decaying from within as self-proclaimed rulers struggle for control of the now vacant throne while a cruel Inquisition sweeps across the human lands, causing rebellion and misery. Meanwhile the Clans, recovering from their near-destruction, begin to reunite their tribes. They have received divine instructions and now seek to uncover an ancient ritual that will let them communicate with their god, Wotan.. Read more for an exclusive look with Ethan Petty, one of the game’s designers..
The 3 in E3 should stand for 3 days of absolute chaos, with international companies trying to squeeze as much as they can out of the long days at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the extracurricular evenings in between. Strategy First will be debuting several games at this year’s show.. Read more for Strategy First E3 lineup.
- How many years E3 has been running: 9
- How many people attend each year: 60,000+
- How many products debut at E3 each year: 1,000+
- How many years Strategy First has been an E3 exhibitor: 7
- How many cocktails/dinner/parties fill the 3 nights of E3: Countless
'The Great Escape’ video game is based on the 1963 Oscar nominated film staring Steve McQueen and revolves around actual events during WW2. The game is set in a number of unique locations, from POW camps to a mountain-top castle. Game levels include a busy hospital, a chase through a moving train and escape from an active Luftwaffe airfield.
Players can hook up with clans or go it alone as they hit the arenas, uncover thousands of quests, tame and ride wild beasts, run trade stores on- or offline, and pilot any number of vehicles including jetpacks, hover bikes, hydro crafts and submarines. Unique skills such as shape shifting and mind control further sets Endless Ages apart from others in this genre. SummitSoft is releasing Endless Ages in early June, but in the meantime read more for some new screens ...
Sierra has launched the official Homeworld 2 website. The new site includes a new gameplay video, wallpapers, and more details from Relic Entertainment about the game, including an updated FAQ and Universe information. There is also a batch of screens, which we have also have mirror'd here so read to check them out ...
LucasArts unleashes the wrath of the gods in the highly anticipated original title Wrath Unleashed, a brutal action game where mythological creatures roar to life in a spectacular and deadly fantasy world. Players engage each other in mighty battles in a struggle to gain dominion over vast magical islands, awesome beasts and enchanted temples. Wrath Unleashed is being developed in collaboration with The Collective, and is expected to release in winter 2003 for the PS2 and the Xbox. Read more for details and screens ...
GarageGames announced today the launch of the Windows demo and full retail version of ThinkTanks, a single and multi-player cartoon styled tank game. ThinkTanks is a power-up based tank combat game with simplified play mechanics meant to appeal to the casual gamer. The gameplay is reminiscent of the simple fun of Atari “Combat” but redesigned in a 3D environment. GarageGames also announced today the release of the Gold version of its highly acclaimed title, Marble Blast. The full version of Marble Blast Gold includes 100 levels (the demo has 6), a variety of power up bonuses, additional hazards and the gold standard for high scores. Read more for details on both these titles as well as linkls where to grab the demo's ...
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