Buka And Encore Sign Three Title Distribution Agreements

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2003 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buka Entertainment and Encore are pleased to announce an agreement covering the North American and South African markets. Under the agreement, Encore will publish a half dozen of Buka's titles including Fair Strike, Echelon: Wind Warriors, and Entente: WWI Battlefields. "This agreement was highly anticipated at Buka," commented Igor Ustinov President of Buka Entertainment. "We are really happy to bring our games to the large North American market. We believe that this deal is just the beginning of the long-term and fruitful relationship between Buka and Encore."

'Midnight Nowhere' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2003 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buka has released a demo for their suspenseful, story-driven adventure game Midnight Nowhere, where you will solve numerous puzzles and battle creatures of the dark to reveal the ultimate mystery. Besides, the main character seems to have a nearly limitless supply of witty comments, which luckily makes the game a tad less serious. This demo features Episode 24 'The Morgue', speech is in Ruski, but subtitles are included. Read more for download links ...

'ESPN NBA Basketball' (PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2003 @ 10:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ESPN Videogames today announced that the highly acclaimed ESPN NBA Basketball has shipped to major retailers across North America. Having set the standard in basketball realism and entertainment, ESPN NBA Basketball continues its dynasty delivering unparalleled visual quality, unrivaled gameplay entertainment, and true innovation that is the foundation of the ESPN Videogames brand. Furthering the commitment to creating a telecast-quality experience, ESPN NBA Basketball includes the talent of Kevin Frazier - ESPN SportsCenter anchor - and Tom Tolbert - NBA analyst for ESPN - as in-game announcers. ESPN NBA Basketball and other ESPN Videogames are produced by Visual Concepts.

'Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2003 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars appeals to both RTS and RPG players searching for a new experience in already known genres. The multiplayer provides new strategic gameplay tuned towards the traditional RTS players. Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars continues the traditions of the award winning Celtic Kings: Rage of War and will be exploring the three Punic wars between Rome and Carthage in the period 264BC – 146BC which includes the famous campaigns of Hannibal and Scipio Africanus.

'Virtual Skipper 3' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2003 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Whether you're an unexperienced or skillful navigator, this new version takes you off to the new horizons of Sydney and the Isle of Wight. Other destination : the tropical islands, where you'll be able to create your own water stretches ! Sail again with the racing boats which made Virtual Skipper 2's success, more detailled navigation sites, exceptional nautical conditions, more accurate racing rules, all you need for exciting regattas ! Whatever your navigation skills may be, let's meet online where you'll challenge woldwide players in public, private or team regattas. Experienced players may be umpires while others may simply watch and chat. Read more for some screens ...

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 2: Time Twister' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2003 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari takes PC gamers on a wild ride this holiday season with something for everyone from RollerCoaster Tycoon® 2. Hitting the shelves on October 21 will be the new expansion pack for RollerCoaster Tycoon 2-Time Twister. Also available will be the RollerCoaster Tycoon 2-Combo Park Pack. The new expansion pack and combo pack make the perfect combination of exciting interactive entertainment and value for the holidays.

'Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2003 @ 9:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon is a skillfully-woven global adventure and a landmark in interactive story-telling. George and Nico return in this epic adventure as they fight through the steaming jungles of Congo, eerie castles in Prague, the chic back-streets of Paris and the historic village of Glastonbury – amongst many other locations - to unravel the secrets of the Sleeping Dragon and save mankind from the threat of a global catastrophe. Read more for some new screens ...

'The Bloody Magic' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2003 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Bloody Magic is single and multiplayer, 3rd person RPG for PC where the weapon of choice is magic. The game is set in a richly detailed medieval-style world, allowing the player a wide variety of choices both in individual quests and character development. The Bloody Magic is different from most other popular RPG titles in that the player characters are all of one type: magician. There are over a dozen different fields of magic, allowing players many choices for specialization. Check a few new screens ...

'Worms 3D' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2003 @ 9:33 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 for new screens ...

'Ford Racing 2' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2003 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive has released a demo for Razorworks' upcoming racing sim Ford Racing 2. The demo features several of the Ford Challenge tracks: a Route 50 track (Mustang GT Concept car), an off-road Volcano track (F-150 4x4). Read more for download links ...

'Postal 2: Share The Pain' Coming This Christmas

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2003 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Notorious game publisher Whiptail Interactive is set to give thousands of twisted POSTAL 2 fans a stab at murdering their mates with the latest incarnation of the "Goriest Game of All Time", a multiplayer version of POSTAL 2. Built by world-renowned game developer Running With Scissors, 'POSTAL 2: Share The Pain' will go on sale in mid-November in all serious gaming outlets across the UK, Europe and North America. The multiplayer upgrade will also be available for existing owners of POSTAL 2 to download for free from the website at the same time as the launch.

Ultimate Arena Announces $10,000 Online Counterstrike Tournament

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2003 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ultimate Arena, Inc., the leading skill-based action game web site, today announced an online 3 vs. 3 Counter-Strike tournament sponsored by ZipZoomFly. The tournament will feature prizes worth $10,000, including $5,000 in cash and $5,000 in top-of-the-line AMD Athlon™ 64 processors and motherboards. Sign-up begins today at The tournament winners will also be automatically seeded in the upcoming UA League.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2003 @ 1:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'World In Flames' Announced

by Thomas on Oct. 21, 2003 @ 1:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Australian Design Group are pleased to announce that the international award-winning wargame World In Flames will be faithfully adapted for computer play. Unlike many other World War II wargames, World In Flames covers every unit in every theater of operations, making it possible to play out all of World War II in a single unified game system.

'Medal of Honor: Rising Sun' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2003 @ 12:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pack your gear, head to the Pacific, and fight Japanese imperialism in Medal of Honor Rising Sun. In this installment of the top-selling Medal of Honor series, Marine Corporal Joseph Griffin must endure some of the fiercest battles fought during WWII; crucial assignments ranging from surviving the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, destroying the Bridge over the River Kwai, a midnight raid on Guadalcanal, and triumphing in the final showdown with Colonel Shima. Check these new screens ...

'Wish' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2003 @ 12:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Unlike other Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG) that confine the player to a server with only several hundred other players, Wish raises the bar by defining Ultra Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (UMMORPG). Wish employs a server cluster architecture that scales to tens of thousands of players in a shared and seamless 3D fantasy world. Read more to check out 30 new screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2003 @ 11:57 p.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 :

  • Chrome - Trailer
  • Railroad Tycoon 3 - Trailer
  • Smackdown: Here Comes The Pain- Trailer
  • MoH: Pacific Assault - Trailer

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

'TrackMania' Beta Trial Available Now

by Thomas on Oct. 20, 2003 @ 11:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Jesters is gearing up for the release of TrackMania, its mental racing-cum-puzzle game, with the news that a special beta trial launches today in which users the world over can download a trial version of the game for free.

'007: Everything or Nothing' (PS2/GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2003 @ 10:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, as the world’s greatest secret agent returns in his fifth interactive adventure under the EA GAMES brand. First, you will think like Bond, using espionage, tactical skills, and gadgets from the Q-Lab to analyze your situation. Then you will act like Bond, using his stylish physical skills, clever subterfuge, and bold personality to once again save the world. Check some new PS2 & GBA screens ...

Empire Interactive Signs Flat-Out (PS2/Xbox/PC)

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2003 @ 10:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bugbear Entertainment announced today that it has signed an agreement with Empire Interactive to publish its smash 'em up racing game, Flat-Out. In Flat-Out players start out with junkyard cars, race the competition, earn cash, buy upgrade to fix and tune up your car and so forth. In development for the PC, Xbox and PlayStation 2 and expected 3rd quarter of 2004. To be continued....