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'Etherlords II' - Beta Test SignUp

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 8:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nival Interactive is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for an open beta test of our upcoming adventure-RPG with tactical card based combat Etherlords II. The beta test will be focused on the game's new multiplayer modes and auto rating server. Registration is open to all gamers who are interested in helping us ensure that Etherlords II offers one of the best online magic combat experiences possible. Beta Testers will be chosen based on their application information, with the ability to play online being the most important consideration. The application can be found at the official Etherlords website in the Beta Testers section. Etherlords II will be published by Strategy First in North America and Arxel Tribe in Europe.

'Greyhawk: The Temple of Elemental Evil' - Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 1:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Greyhawk: The Temple of Elemental Evil" finds adventurers in a fight for their lives as a simple rescue mission uncovers a much more sinister plot with far-reaching implications. As the story unfolds, adventurers will travel the world of Oerth, discover the besieged village of Hommlet, survive the filthy shire of Nulb and ultimately penetrate the ruins of the Temple of Elemental Evil, a beacon of darkness and despair in a world without hope.

'Worms 3D' (PC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 1:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The ‘Worms’ phenomenon has taken the gaming world by storm for many years, gripping the minds of players through its simple appearance yet cunningly designed interior. Finally, to the excitement of fans everywhere ‘Worms’ comes to PC and console in full 3D. Continuing to capture the true essence of the game as teams of worms battle across bizarre randomly generated landscapes, or across finely crafted custom-designed levels utilizing an arsenal of devastating weapons. Read more and check out some new PS2 & PC screens ...

'Headhunter: Redemption' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Maintaining law and society order is veteran Headhunter Jack Wade, older, wiser and battle hardened. At his side is the reluctant new sidekick, the rebellious street kid Leeza X. Whether ripping up the highways of the silver metropolis on a super bike or stalking the criminal masterminds of the shadowy underworld, they are led into the greatest danger of their lives and must overcome something much more sinister than a simple human threat. Each must face their darkest fears. Together they must redeem a world facing chaos… Read more to check out some screens of the game environment ...

'Colin McRae Rally 04' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 12:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Colin McRae Rally 04 is set to be the total rally video gaming experience with eight game modes, an advanced visual engine and an all-new style. The September launch is not the only surprise Codemasters has lined up. The engine that drives the series' sublime car handling has been enhanced to a new level of detail. A batch of new screens just rolled in ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

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

'WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 16, 2003 @ 11:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Apparently missed this one last night but Blizzard has also released a new patch for their 3D real-time strategy game 'WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne'. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.11 and fixes some map crashes and a few localization issues. (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for a detailed fix list and download links ...

'Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure' (Console) Song Lineup

by Thomas on July 16, 2003 @ 11:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Thirteen popular tracks rock Activision, Inc.'s upcoming Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure video game. The game, which immerses kids in a skateboarding adventure through the large and imaginative worlds of "The Lion King," "Disney's Tarzan" and Walt Disney Pictures' presentation of Pixar Animation Studios' "Toy Story 2," is expected to hit store shelves this summer and will be available on the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance... Read more to check out the song lineup!

'Empire of Magic' Comes To German Territories

by Thomas on July 16, 2003 @ 11:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After the recent release of the adventure game “Zelenhgorm” in the German-speaking markets, Schanz Interactive GmbH strengthens its presence as Publisher with Empire of Magic, a turn-based strategy game by Mayhem Studios, Slovakia.

Empire of Magic is a captivating and unusual turn-based strategy presented by Mayhem Studios. It captures the adventures of the young mage Artemian, in the background of the fall of a mighty empire. The player becomes a witness of a tragedy, which develops from mysterious raids of the undead to a bloody civil war within the heart of the empire. The genre of the game approaches that of RPG’s. The atmosphere of a real adventure gives a new, yet unknown dimension to the game.

'BF 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII' - Demo Coming Soon

by Rainier on July 16, 2003 @ 6:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

PlanetBattlefield has a mention of an upcoming playable demo for EA's Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII. No additional details and tp specifically when or what it will include are available at this point (thanks VE3D).

'Space Empires: Starfury' Delayed

by Rainier on July 16, 2003 @ 3:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Originally slated for a summer release, with a pre-release order phase through mid-July, Shrapnel Games regretfully announces that the eagerly awaited next chapter in the Space Empires saga, Space Empires: Starfury, will be delayed until early autumn. Gold status is currently projected as September 1st , and the five-dollar pre-release discount will now extend until July 31st.

'Silent Storm' - Official Website Launched

by Rainier on July 16, 2003 @ 12:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jowood has just launched the official Silent Storm website offering some more information on Nival Interactive's upcoming 3D turn-based tactical combat & role-playing game set against the background of the WWII. The site offers extensive store background, features and a few familiar looking screenshots. Go check it out!

Stars of 'Star Wars' Coming to Gen Con Indy

by Rainier on July 16, 2003 @ 12:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since 1977 the public has been enamoured with the Star Wars film sagas, and now fans of the five films will thrill to learn the line-up of celebrities from these films who will be attending Gen Con Indy. Gen Con, LLC and C2 Ventures are pleased to announce the official line-up for the Star Wars saga celebrities who will be on hand at to meet and greet fans and sign autographs at Gen Con Indy, July 24 – 27, 2003.

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

by Rainier on July 16, 2003 @ 11:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This first-ever campaign disk for the Xbox 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. Check these 10 new screens showing off multiplayer action ...

'Breed' - Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2003 @ 11:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Breed is a cutting-edge science-fiction shoot-em up, which skillfully blends addictive, accessible, free-roaming gameplay with cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technology to expand not only the gameplay potential, but also the player's perceived freedom within the game world. Utilising both first- and third-person viewpoints, players can freely take control of a variety of units and vehicles – from standard ground troops to APCs and Dropships – to do battle with The Breed, both in orbit and on the Earth's surface. The objective is simple: Halt the invasion of The Breed and stop the destruction of mankind. Check these 5 new screens ...

'NCAA Football 2004' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) In Stores Today

by Rainier on July 16, 2003 @ 11:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kicking off the 2004 EA SPORTS videogame season, NCAA® Football 2004, the fastest growing football videogame franchise from Electronic Arts Inc., is available in stores today. Last year, NCAA Football 2003 was the number two selling football game behind Madden NFL 2003, but ahead of the pro football games from every other publisher.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on July 16, 2003 @ 10:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Half-Life 2 - 'Docks' Trailer
  • Dungeon Siege 2 - Trailer
  • Hunter The Reckoning Redeemer - Trailer
  • Dungeon And Dragons Heroes - Trailer
  • Endless Ages 'Battle Of Chaos' - Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader' Goes Gold

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

Vivendi and Interplay announced today Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader has gone gold. This original PC role-playing game from award-winning Black Isle Studios, and developed by Reflexive Entertainment, combines an intriguing story of alternate medieval history and fast paced real-time combat. It also features the SPECIAL system for character advancement previously found in the Fallout series of PC games. Hordes of monsters, hundreds of weapons and items and over 60 spells are found in the game to challenge your combat and spell-casting abilities. Get ready to enter a hauntingly familiar yet fantastically foreign world to our own.

'Unreal II: The Awakening' Coming To Xbox For Holiday 2003

by Rainier on July 16, 2003 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari is bringing Unreal II: The Awakening to the Xbox this Holiday season. Unreal II: The Awakening is the follow-up to Epic Games’ 1998 smash PC hit, Unreal. The Xbox version of the game will include console specific enhancements and exclusive multiplayer modes playable on Xbox Live. Read more for details ...

Global Star Announces 'Mall Tycoon 2' - Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2003 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Global Star Software has announced plans to release Mall Tycoon 2 for the PC. Under development at Fusion Digital, Global Star plans to incorporate all the features of the popular original Mall Tycoon which to date has sold more than 300,000 copies, while adding scores of new features and improvements. Global Star Software currently plans to release Mall Tycoon 2 in the fall of 2003, just in time to double your shopping pleasure for Christmas. Read more for the first screens ...