'World Cyber Games' Semi Finals This Weekend

by Rainier on July 14, 2003 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The World Cyber Games semi-final action continues this weekend at CompUSA locations across the nation with Half Life: Counter Strike on Saturday, July 19th and Unreal Tournament 2003 on Sunday, July 20th. The tournament begins promptly at 11:00am and all participants should arrive by 10:30am. For more details and a list of CompUSA locations please visit the official World Cyber Games website

GMX Media Secures European Rights To 'Strategic Command'

by Rainier on July 14, 2003 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GMX Media today announced that it has secured the rights to publish the PC Strategy title – Strategic Command in Europe (with the exception of Germany, France and Spain). "We are so trilled to be working with Battlfront, this is just the beginning of what we are sure will be a long lasting relationship” Commented Barry Leonard COO of GMX Media. Read more for details & screens...

'Goblin Commander' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) - Official Website Launches

by Rainier on July 14, 2003 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jaleco just informed us that they have launched the official website for their upcoming RTS 'Goblin Commander'. To kick-off the official 'Goblin Commander' website features a gallery of concept art and the recently released screenshots showing the two-month design enhancement from the 24-member art team. Check out the inaugural “Developer Diary” posting by Producer Chris Millar. Millar, a PC strategy game veteran hand-picked to lead the console-inspired development team, discusses the Fog Of War methods used in the game to balance strategy elements with design goals.

'Killer 7' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2003 @ 9:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Killer 7, players take on the role of Harman Smith an unlikely assassin who lives life at his own pace. Switching between seven different personalities, he employs each character’s abilities to terminate targets he deems “deserving to die.” Read more to check out some screens ...

'XIII' Gets Famous Voices

by Rainier on July 14, 2003 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft rounded out its AAA cast of voice talent for its highly anticipated action-shooter, XIII, by signing David Duchovny as its title character as well as Adam West (TV's Batman) as General Carrington. Previously Ubisoft already signed actress/musician Eve. XIII is an epic, conspiracy-driven thriller set in a highly stylized graphic-novel world and is scheduled to release on all game consoles as well as the PC in Fall 2003.

Phantom Game Console to be Unveiled at Ultimate Gamers Expo

by Rainier on July 14, 2003 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infinium Labs announced today that the highly anticipated new gaming console, Phantom, will be unveiled to the public at the first annual Ultimate Gamers Expo in August. “We’re very excited to be unveiling the Phantom for the first time at the Ultimate Gamers Expo,” said Tim Roberts, CEO of Infinium Labs. “This show is the perfect venue and gives us the unique opportunity to show the system firsthand to over 100,000 gamers and industry insiders.”

'Vietcong Fist Alpha' Announced

by Rainier on July 14, 2003 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For most G.I.s one tour of duty in Vietnam was more than enough, but not for the boys of Fist Alpha. A team of US Special Forces who are the best of the "Green Machine" determined to stop Charlie in his tracks. Taking you back to the 'Nam, Vietcong Fist Alpha is the official Mission Disc for the very successful Vietcong. Released in April 2003, Vietcong continues to achieve chart success across Europe and Australia.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on July 14, 2003 @ 8:54 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 :

  • MoH: Rising Sun - Trailer
  • Drake - Trailer
  • SSX 3 - Trailer
  • SSX 3 - Trailer 2
  • NBA Live 2004 - Trailer
  • Powerdrome - Trailer
  • XIII - Trailer
  • Etherlords 2 - Trailer

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

City Interactive Changed Release Date Of 'P2'

by Rainier on July 14, 2003 @ 8:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

City Interactive announces that the release date of the game named P2 [working title] has been moved to Q1 2004. P2 [working title] is 3D strategy in space, the sequel to “Project Earth” that contains advanced strategic section and the fleet management option. P2 takes best elements from RTS and RPG to build never seen gameplay experience. To be continued ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 14, 2003 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Everquest: Lost Dungeons of Norrath' - Screens

by Rainier on July 13, 2003 @ 2:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lost Dungeons of Norrath is a new expansion for the incredibly popular PC Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), EverQuest. This full-sized expansion will focus on the exploration of more than forty dynamic dungeons, with the main emphasis being placed on single group content. New technology and design ideas have been implemented that will allow players to work their way through dungeons individually tailored to the strength of their group. Lost Dungeons of Norrath will be available fall 2003 in limited quantities at retail and as a secure digital download from SOE.

'Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria' - Screens

by Rainier on July 13, 2003 @ 1:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest installment in the award-winning series, Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria is a unique blend of role playing and turn-based strategy gaming. Set in the troubled land of Etheria, old foes such as Dwarves, Elves, and Orcs have resumed their ancient hostilities and the Undead legions of Lord Bane have returned. The game centers on the actions of your Warlord, who plays a pivotal role in the success or failure of your military efforts. Read more to check some new screens ...

'The Third Reich' - Updated Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on July 13, 2003 @ 1:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The people behind The Third Reich UT mod have released an updated version. This v1.2 mod adds new scopes, fixes several bugs & crashes, adds 4 new maps, adresses HUD issues and general improvements... The v1.2 comes in a full package as well as upgrade patch from v1.1, and there is also a full standalone (windows) server package. Read more for some v1.2 screens and download links ...

'PlanetSide' & 'Midnight Club II' - Multiplayer Demo On FilePlanet

by Rainier on July 12, 2003 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FilePlanet has posted up another one of their exclusive downloads for their FP & Founders subscribers, offering a free seven day trial of SOE's massively multiplayer first person shooter PlanetSide. The download is 1.5gig large, so it might actually take you 7 days to get it as well. Also for their FilePlanet & Founders subscribers is a another exclusive download of Rockstar's urban racing game Midnight Club II. The multiplayer demo includes the LA level with three cars and four modes of play for up to eight players.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 12, 2003 @ 1:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Escape Velocity Nova' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 12, 2003 @ 12:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Escape Velocity Nova' is the third game in the Escape Velocity series, and is by far the most ambitious installment to date. With a completely redesigned gaming engine, EV Nova thrusts you into a sprawling universe dominated by a myriad of warring factions, each sharing a common bond, but so philosophically different as to make conflict inevitable. You can now try Ambrosia Software's space simulation game for 30 free days then you have to register (if you want to play on that is). Read more for download links ...

'Jungle Warfare' - Beta 1 Now Available

by Rainier on July 11, 2003 @ 11:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jungle Warfare is a new mod for Unreal Tournament 2003 and the first public beta is now available for download. Jungle Warfare is a blend of realism and unrealism. It features a huge range of modern weaponry and provides team and class based gameplay that is frantic, fun, but at the same time, realistic to a certain degree. There is already a small patch available which fixes some bugs & various issues. This mod is an entry in Epic's "Make Something Unreal" contest. Read more for download links ...

'Counterstrike 1.6' Available Now Via Steam

by Rainier on July 11, 2003 @ 5:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vavle just send over word that the Steam Beta is entering its final phase, and is now open to the public. To enter this beta, simply download and run the 500K installer. Steam, a broadband platform for the deliver and management of digital content, currently features a variety of Valve games including Counter-Strike 1.6, which introduces the new riot shield, the official CS bot and more. Visit the Steam Powered website or read more for details & download links ...

'NFL Street' (PS2/Xbox/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 11, 2003 @ 1:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

From the developers of Madden NFL Football comes a new brand of football where style is BIG: NFL STREET. NFL STREET blends fast paced arcade action with street culture to create a unique new gameplay experience where NFL stars become larger than life personalities. Players battle to earn the enhanced gear and attributes necessary to dominate the urban environments. Read more for some new screens...

'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory' - Map Editor Available NOW

by Rainier on July 11, 2003 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As expected & announced, the Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory Map Editor is now available for download. This will allow anyone to create maps and content for Enemy Territory. Please note, these tools are not supported by Activision, id Software, or Splash Damage. Help is available via a community forum located right here where you'll find open discussions on working with the editor.