'Toca Race Driver' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 1:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters has just released a new beta demo of Pro Race Driver (a.k.a Toca Race Driver) offering a renewed opportunity to try out this upcoming touring car racing simulation by Codemasters. The demo (courtesy of PC Format magazine and Blackhole Motorsports) lets you test run in a Proton Satria GTi on the Monza track, and a two lap race in a Lexus LS200 around the short (Indy) circuit at Brands Hatch (thanks 3DGamers).

'Anarchy Online' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 1:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Funcom has released a new patch for their MMORPG Anarchy Online bringing your retail copy to v14.7.10. The patch improves the "invisible NPC" situation, gives Path-finding functionality a thorough quality upgrade, fixes a text rendering problem with nVIDIA 40.72 drivers and more. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Wallace & Gromit' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 12:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In 'Wallace & Gromit' players will rescue young animals from the clutches of mischievous monkeys and thwart Feathers McGraw's twisted and diabolical plan for total zoo domination. Set in an immersive 3D world, the player is cast as Gromit and is challenged to solve puzzles and locate keys in order to rescue the young animals. Machine parts, located throughout the game's many testing levels, must also be gathered so that the ever-inventive Wallace can create a marvellous contraption with which to deal the final knockout blow to the dastardly Feathers and his vile plans. Check out the new Xbox and PS2 screens ...

'Ice Nine' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 12:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bam Entertainment's "Ice Nine" is one of their upcoming PS2 (also coming for the GBA) titles, inspired by the upcoming Al Pacino and Colin Farrell movie "The Recruit". Ice Nine suggest a stealth action game, aimed at the effort to stop the Ice Nine computer virus. Today we have some more screens for you to enjoy!

'A Sound Of Thunder' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 12:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bam Ent. is hard at work on their cross platform title "A Sound Of Thunder" based on Ray Bradbury's classic story (and also upcoming movie). Its all about hunting dinosaur's Jurrasic Park style. Don’t change anything in the past, don’t leave anything behind and don’t bring anything back. Unfortunately someone screwed up… Today we have some new PS2/Xbox screens for you to njoy!

Infogrames Ships 'Master of Orion 3'

by Thomas on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 11:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames, Inc. announced today that the highly-anticipated and long-awaited sequel in the space epic Master of Orion 3 has been experiencing pre-orders significantly above expectations, and the game will ship out to retail stores globally, to more than 20 major countries around the world.

'Heroes Of M&M IV4 : Winds of War' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 10:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While some other places seem to have put up a 'HOMM4 Winds of War' game announcement, the game was already announced last year and went gold last month. Instead 3DO let us know that they have shipped the Heroes of Might and Magic IV: Winds of War expansion pack to stores and should appear on shelves any time now. In the second expansion to the best-sellingfantasy turn-based strategy game, players battle fantastic creatures and face fierce armies across 45 action-packed maps.

'Motor City Online' Runs Out Of Fuel

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 10:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Starting August 29, 2003, Motor City will no longer be in service. After a fun run of over a year of online racing, Electronic Arts has made the decision to close Motor City Online in order to focus resources on future games. "Please check your email associated with your Motor City Online game account for updates and more information on what this closure means to you. We hope you've enjoyed the game as much as we have and that we'll see you again in another great EA game! " EA is offering subscribers a free copy of either The Sims Online or Ultima Online, provided they accept the offer prior to the end of MCO billing and are over 13 years of age. You can read the MCO team's farewell right here.

'Indiana Jones & The Emperor's Tomb' (Xbox) In Stores NOW!

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 10:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Indiana Jones is back -- better than ever and on store shelves today. LucasArts today announced the retail availability of the epic action-adventure game Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb on the Xbox (which brings everyone's favorite archeologist to life as never before). LucasArts' highly anticipated latest installment in the Indiana Jones series is already topping many editors' lists as the hot game of the season.

'Prelude to Darkness' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pyrrhic Tales: Prelude to Darkness is a dark, sophisticated fantasy CRPG featuring complex, turn-based tactical combat, 3D graphics, a skill-based character advancement system, and an intricate, involved plot. Prelude thrives on the tradition of true role-playing games, allowing players to craft a diverse team and become part of a large and intricate world with a rich history, hundreds of non-player characters, and nearly endless paths and subplots. Hot on the heels of the previous release, a new patch for Prelude to Darkness is available to take the top-down 3D role-playing game by Zero Sum Software to version v1.46. This release addresses a save game problem that had apparently crept into v1.45 (thanks 3DGamers).

'Smash up Derby' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 9:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lemon Int. released some more screens fom 'Smash up Derby', a fast and dynamic arcade racing game bringing the idea of destruction derby back to the new millennium! In this game, like in no other, you will face competition with expanded, heavily tuned cars who, apart from aiming to win, will do all to crash your car and get you out of the race. The adrenaline rush derby will hit shelves in January 2003. The game is developed by CITY interactive. Read more to check out the goodies ...

'Breed' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Breed is a cutting-edge science-fiction shoot-em up, which skilfully blends addictive, accessible, free-roaming gameplay with cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technology to expand not only the gameplay potential, but also the players perceived freedom within the game world. Utilising both 1st and 3rd 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 Earths surface. The objective is simple: Halt the invasion of The Breed and stop the destruction of mankind.

'Outlaw VolleyBall' (Xbox) Gets Impressive SoundTrack Producer

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 9:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Music producer and videogame fan, Nile Rodgers who produced mega hits such as Madonna's "Like A Virgin" and David Bowie's "Let's Dance" will be lending his talents to Simon & Schuster Interactive's "Outlaw Volleyball: Spike or Die" videogame soundtrack (Xbox Live; Available: June 2003; Rated: "RP" by the ESRB). Rodgers will be the executive producer of the music in this much anticipated videogame.

Infogrames Sells 'Driver' Rights To Constantin Film/Impact Pictures

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 9:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames, Inc. announced today that it has optioned the film and television rights to its Driver video game franchise to Constantin Film, the leading independent production and distribution company in Germany. Impact Pictures, a subsidiary of Constantin, is slated to produce the motion picture.

'Vietcong' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Acting as an elite soldier, players of "Vietcong" command the A-team, part of the U.S. Special Forces, in realistically represented Vietnamese environments. Players will lead as many as six expertly trained soldiers through 20 dramatic missions, and follow a storyline that captures the danger, fear and unpredictability of the war itself. The full-featured multiplayer mode also allows gamers to play as U.S. Special Forces or Vietcong soldiers and to battle over specially designed levels. 10 new screens just choppered in...

Xbox Live - European Line Up

by Thomas on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 3:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Xbox today announced the line-up of Xbox Live-enabled games that will be available when Xbox Live officially launches on 14th March. With six great games to choose from, gamers have no shortage of opportunities to begin building their legend on Xbox Live... Read more for your handy guide to the European launch games, including details of what's "Live" about them.

'Wing Commander Prophecy' (GBA) - Features

by Thomas on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 3:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A space combat simulation, with an epic story. Wing Commander Prophecy features a memorable, diverse cast of characters who will live or die, depending on how well you fight alongside them in the game's classic deep-space dogfights. Featuring a branching campaign that can take several completely separate courses, depending on your success or failure in your missions. Your actions determine how the story will end.

'Blaster' Available From Friday

by Thomas on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 3:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mad Catz Inc. today announced the launch of the Mad Catz Blaster, the first available light gun for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft in the UK. The Blaster is the #1 selling light gun for Xbox in the US. Set for release on February 28th, the Mad Catz Blaster will retail at £29.99 and will be available for the eagerly anticipated launch of SEGA's "The House of the Dead III.

GBA SP Plans

by Thomas on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 3:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mad Catz Inc., the worlds leading third party manufacturer and marketer of video game accessories, today announced that the Company's full line of accessories for Nintendo's recently announced Game Boy Advance SP, will be available to European retailers in time for the launch of Game Boy Advance SP in March. Mad Catz will launch with an innovative range of core accessories for Game Boy Advance SP, which will include magnifiers, carry cases, game cases, charger kits, grips and link cables.

Eidos Announces Music Partnerships For 'Backyard Wrestling'

by Thomas on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 3:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive, one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, announces an exciting partnership with multi-platinum recording artists the Insane Clown Posse (ICP) and Psychopathic Records for the forthcoming video game Backyard Wrestling. The partnership allows Eidos usage of ICP songs for the in-game soundtrack and multiple marketing co-opportunities at ICP concerts and Juggalo Championship Wrestling (JCW) events in addition to events at retail. Gamers will be able to unlock exclusive ICP content on the game disc as well as play as ICP's lead-singers Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope in the game.