'God Of War' (PS2) Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 12:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

God of War is a new action/adventure game developed by SCEA's Southern California studio previously known for developing Twisted Metal. You play as a yet unnamed hero, surrounded by Greek mythology. Hacking your way through hordes of enemies by means of swords and Spawn-like chains you are on a quest to kill the Greek "God Of War", Ares. Read more for some screens...

No More 'Cleric' .. For Now ...

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 12:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to a post on the Plutonium Games' website, it seems that their RPG/FPS Cleric has been cancelled or in the very least indefinitely postponed. The message reads : After a long trip, it looks as if Cleric may not be made for a long time to come, if ever. I want to thank everyone that has supported us over the years. This site will remain up as will the forums. I have recently (3 months ago) taken a job with another studio (Destineer Studios - www.destineerstudios.com) as a 3D Artist on their tactical shooter project "Close Combat - Marines: First to Fight". Head on over to the Plutonium Games' website to read more on the matter ...

'Thief: Deadly Shadows' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 11:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ion Storm has implemented a new 3rd person cinematic action view as well as the classic 1st person perspective from the previous Thief chapters. Breaking and entering, stealing, sabotage, combat, assassination, and setting up ambushes - tasks master thief Garrett is well equipped to perform. Players will enter into Garret's dark world of thievery on both Xbox/PC this Spring 2004 in "Thief: Deadly Shadows". Read more to check out some new screens ...

'WWE Day of Reckoning' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 11:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WWE Day of Reckoning features all the action, excitement and attitude of World Wrestling Entertainment and is designed exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube. THQ and JAKKS' World Wrestling Entertainment licensed videogames have sold more than $527 million worldwide since 1999. WWE Day of Reckoning is scheduled for release in Fall 2004. Read more for 20+ new screens ...

'Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots' Goes Gold!

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 11:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots has gone gold and is scheduled to ship to stores on 21st May for an estimated retail price of £19.99 (UK). Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots, the expansion pack to the critically acclaimed, best-selling real-time strategy (RTS) game Rise of Nations, adds a barrage of new features to the original game.

Silent Storm: Sentinels - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silent Storm: Sentinels is an expansion to the highly acclaimed turn-based tactical game Silent Storm, fully-rendered in breath-taking 3D with totally destructible environments, non-linear campaigns and RPG elements. The expansion takes you further into the story of the covert struggle against Thor's Hammer - a renegade organization set on global dominance. Check the freshly launched website, or read more for some new screens ...

'America's Army' (PS2/Xbox) Coming To The Console!

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft and the U.S. Army, the world's premier land force, announced today that they have entered into a long-term agreement to develop and publish games based on the U.S. Army's industry leading America's Army game. This historic agreement marks the first time that the U.S. Army has ever exclusively licensed its brand to a game maker and will dramatically expand the reach of America's Army to the vast console game market.

'Eastside Hockey Manager: Franchise Edition' - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eastside Hockey Manager: Franchise Edition will be Sports Interactive's first non-football game, and is due to be released in late Q1 2004. The game will feature a detailed and realistic game engine with in-depth ice hockey content including numerous leagues, players with detailed statistics and personalities and full management features for trading, drafts and transactions. Read more for some screens ...

'Battle Mages: Sign of Darkness' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battle Mages: Sign of Darkness is an enthralling journey to the world of original game. It offers four new campaigns, covering dramatic events that took place in Daenmor long before the Shadow of Warlock spread over the land. The player will discover the mysteries of the Order of the Keepers, confront treacherous plans of the elves, lead vengeful Orcs to the battle, oppose the creatures of Chaos, and of course the darkness will raise its flag over the green hills of Daenmor under his command.

'Chaos League' - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chaos League is a new kind of game, combining Real-Time Strategy, RPG and Sports. In a fantasy heroic universe Chaos League offers new game-play possibilities. Don’t look for notions of fair-play or the command “Help opponent back on his feet” because they don’t exist ! However, if you’ve been longing to find in a sport’s game such commands as “Stamp”, “High Facial Kick”, “Holding on the Ground”, “Force Passage” or “Ball of Fire” …. Then at last you’ve found the game of your dreams. Read more for new screens ...

NVIDIA Announces The 'GeForce 6' Series

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NVIDIA Corporation introduced today the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 models of graphics processing units (GPUs) for high-performance desktop computers. The NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series, which includes the flagship GeForce 6800 Ultra and GeForce 6800.

'The Stalin Subway' - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Stalin Subway is a realistic first-person shooter which is set in Stalin's Moscow of fall 1952. Iosif Stalin, the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of USSR is now 72 years old. A group of military officials of high rank decides that the Generalissimo is weak and the power can be taken away from him. But the fear of the Father of the Nation is still strong, and conspirators choose unusual weapon which can produce huge destructions and mass deaths...

'Ghost Recon 2' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Teaser Site

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 2:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2is the long-awaited sequel to the best-selling modern military shooter that changed the online multiplayer experience for both PC and console fans around the world. Ghost Recon 2 launches on next-generation consoles and PC this Holiday season. The game is set in the chaotic battlefields of tomorrow, and will offer gamers an insider's view of the way large scale conflicts will be fought in the near future. Ubisoft has just launched a pretty blank Ghost Recon 2 teaser page...

Ubisoft Goes Ape With 'King Kong'

by Rainier on April 14, 2004 @ 12:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

By now we all know that Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson has been tapped to do a remake of the classic King Kong movie. Starring Adrien Brody from "The Piano" and not comedian Jack Black (recently seen in The School Of Rock), Gamespot got the confirmation from Ubisoft people that they are indeed publishing (or maybe also developing?) a game based on the movie, to coincide with the theatrical release, somewhere in 2005. No specific details are available at this time, but with E3 drawing closer we hopefully won't have to wait much longer.

No 'Deathrow 2' (Xbox)

by Rainier on April 13, 2004 @ 11:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xbox.IGN is reporting that, due to lower than expected sales, European developer Southend Interactive will not be working on any sequel to the 2002 Xbox exclusive sci-fi action/sports game Deathrow. Southend Interactive is still in business though as they are working on a yet unannounced project which will be made public later this year.

'Warlords Battlecry III' - Demo Coming Friday

by Rainier on April 13, 2004 @ 5:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warlords Battlecry III builds upon the unique features that have made this series renowned throughout the RTS genre. Further expanding on the Battlecry traditions, this next title will feature a new hero development system, 3 new spheres of magic that entails over 30 new spells, a new lair system, as well as 5 new races. Enlight is releasing a demo this coming Friday gving you a chance to try out part of the campaign and some skirmish maps. Of course we will have it on our fileservers as soon as its available ...

'Battle Mages' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 13, 2004 @ 5:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Battle Mages you control the main hero, a graduate of the Imperial Battle Mage School, and his troops to restore peace in a beautiful fantasy world, inhabited with various creatures. Buka has released an updated demo for Targem's 3D RPG/Strategy game Battle Mages. This v1.1.2 demo addresses a startup menu bug, improve stability, close memory leaks, and increase loading speeds. If you have downloaded the demo before, a smaller update patch is also available. Read more for download links ...

'World Tour Soccer 2005' (PS2) In Stores NOW

by Rainier on April 13, 2004 @ 4:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that World Tour Soccer 2005 from 989 Sports is now available in stores. Now in its third year, the World Tour Soccer franchise, developed exclusively for the PlayStation2, has set the tone for unmatched play options and realism for the core soccer enthusiast.

'Operation: Matriarchy' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 13, 2004 @ 4:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Buka announced 'Operation: Matriarchy' an upcoming first-person shooter under development at MADia, due 1st quarter 2005. You are a trooper of the government army sent with the expeditionary force to attack Velian. As you accomplish missions given to you at the headquarters, you get new opportunities in selection of weapons and military equipment. Each mission will also get you closer to the secret of the origin of the Velian anomaly of the human race. Read more for details & screens ...

'Strategic Command 2 Blitzkrieg' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 13, 2004 @ 2:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Currently in development (scheduled for a Q4, 2004 release), the new grand strategy masterpiece from award winning game designer Hubert Cater! Combining the ease of play and accessibility of the original "Strategic Command", "Strategic Command 2 Blitzkrieg" adds tons of new features including many player submitted suggestions. Bigger, better and expandable, Strategic Command 2 Blitzkrieg is an evolutionary as well as revolutionary new grand strategy game.