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'Ground Control II: Operation Exodus' Coming Q2 2004

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that Ground Control(tm) II: Operation Exodus, the sequel to the award-winning PC real-time strategy game, will ship to North American stores in the second quarter of 2004.

'Victoria An Empire Under The Sun' Goes GOLD

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and Paradox Entertainment have announced their latest title based on the award-winning Europa Universalis engine, Victoria An Empire Under the Sun has gone gold!

Paradox has done it again and we couldn t be happier, says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing for Strategy First Inc. Every gamer that loved the Europa series and Hearts of Iron is going to want to dive right into Victoria. In Victoria An Empire Under the Sun your ultimate goal is to become one of the eight great powers of the era. To achieve this goal you must master the art of Diplomacy, Warfare, Economy & Industrialization, Colonization, Technological Research and Politics. Achieve global supremacy, by spanning the globe to become the dominant empire of the period and recreate history as you wish. While striving to simulate the conditions and prerequisites of the time period, Victoria - An Empire Under the Sun still leaves all the decision-making to the individual player.

'Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc' - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 8:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brandish your sword and prepare for battle with Enlight's upcoming action/strategy title Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc. Developed and led by Trevor Chan's creative, Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc will take players back into the medieval fury of the Hundred Years War. Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc is set for release this holiday season and will present players with the opportunity to experience a unique blend of RTS and action elements through four player controlled characters. For a taste of the action featured in this title, read more below to view the latest screenshots from Enlight.

Akella & Ubisoft 'XIII' Deal (PC/CONSOLE)

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Akella announces that it has signed an agreement with Ubi Soft to publish a unique comic-style FPS XIII on the territory of Russia and the CIS... More about it below!

'Deer Hunter 2004' Ships To Stores

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 7:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari today shipped Deer Hunter 2004 for the personal computer to retail outlets nationwide. Deer Hunter 2004, the latest game in the successful PC hunting franchise, represents the most substantial advancement to the Deer Hunter franchise since the series was introduced in 1997... Read more for full pressrelease and download links!

'Worms 3D' (PC/CONSOLE) Site Goes Live

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 7:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Worms 3D website is now live, featuring a cool Junior Senior competition, screenshots, movies and all the game info you could fire a bazooka at. The Worms 3D site has also been kitted out with cool warmongers' tools to annoy and harass your friends, family, enemies and anyone you happen to be stalking at the moment. Go on, get amongst it, and start a war for the fun of it.

'Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy' (Xbox) - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 7:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is a dynamic single and multiplayer action experience featuring an all-new epic story. Players are immersed in the role of apprentice at Luke Skywalker's Jedi Academy where they learn the power - and danger - of the Force. Amidst a multitude of complex and richly detailed Star Wars environments, including twice as many unique locales as those in Star Wars: Jedi Outcast, players face a variety of powerful and insidious enemies. Check out some screens!

New Development Studio 'Gusto Games'

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 7:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gusto Games is a new and enthusiastic start up development studio based in Warwickshire, will be moving this weekend to new premises in Oxfordshire. Their new address will be Gusto Games, Bloxham Mill, Barford, Bloxham, Banbury, OX15 4FF.

'Chess Challenger' (PS2) Available Now - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 7:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the past all the best chess engines sacrificed speed of response for sophistication and variety of play. Chess Challenger has the Strongest Chess Engine currently available on a games console, incorporating extremely fast analysis and decision algorithms that provide high quality, lively, challenging and mature opposition to players. Available now with SRP £9.99

'Flipnic' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 6:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced the release of Flipnic. A new fast-paced pinball game for Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation2, developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, and will be released in Europe and Australia for the 2003 Christmas season.

'True Crime: Streets of L.A.' (XB/PS2/NGC) Ships November 4

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 6:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Now gamers can save the City of Angels and take out the bad guys Hong Kong action flick style with Activisions upcoming release of True Crime: Streets of L.A. which begins shipping to retail outlets worldwide on November 4, 2003.

'Muppets Party Cruise' (PS2/GBA) - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 2:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Muppets are starring in their first party game ever ...and no one knows how to party harder than the Muppets! They set sail for a fun-filled party cruise, but as fate would have it, our magnificent Muppets find themselves stuck on the bottom deck of the boat. But don't worry, they've set up lots of mini-games in their cabins to earn party favors! Use the party favors to battle your way up five decks to first class and on to victory. Join Kermit, Miss Piggy, Animal and many more of your favorite Muppet characters in this interactive board game complete with 30 action-packed mini-games. Perfect for the whole family to play together! Read more for facts and six... ooh, PS2 screenshots, we're guessing.

'ND: Danger on Deception Island' & 'ND: Haunted Carousel' Ships

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 2:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Her Interactive, a developer and publisher of interactive entertainment for mystery fans of all ages are releasing Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island and Nancy Drew: Haunted Carousel for the PC.. Read more for pressrelease.

'Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3' Goes GOLD

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 for Xbox has reached gold master status and is expected to hit store shelves in the coming weeks. Eagerly anticipated as the must-have Xbox and Xbox Live game for the holiday season, the game has already enjoyed a massive pre-sell campaign, as tens of thousands of orders in the first weeks of the offer signal that the game will be a huge success for 2003

'Chess Commander' Multi-Level Chess Program For Windows

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 1:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chess Commander is an innovative new Chess interface for the PC running any version of Windows. Powered by OpenGL graphics, the software displays a scalable high-resolution chessboard, and pieces with blended edges. Designed to appeal to chess players of all skill levels, the friendly interface supports multiple boards (produced from digital photographs of real chess sets), natural voices and an orchestral soundtrack.

'Astral Tournament 1.3' New Version Announced - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 1:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Astral Tournament is a magic combat simulator with the best features of "Magic: The Gathering". Long ago the Great Tournament was declared in Astral and mages from the Universe has arrived to gain the astral power. And you play for one of these mages who with the help of magical and tactical skills wants to win the Tournament. You can cast numerous spells and summon fantasy creatures to win your opponents. Besides the tournament game there is a capability of playing single duel with computer or your friend. Version 1.3 contains new features in internet gameplay. System requirements: PII-300, 64Mb RAM, 4Mb VRAM. Read more for screens and download links!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Ultima X: Odyssey' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ultima X: Odyssey is a next generation massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG) from the award-winning Origin studio team. Powered by the latest version of the Unreal Engine and based on the renowned Ultima single-player role-playing series, UXO will enable players to create personalized legacies in a massive new online world and will be one of the first of its kind to offer private areas on demand within the game. Some more screens goodness ...

'PlanetSide' Gets Platoons - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 5:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new feature, Platoons, has been added to PlanetSide, the World's first massively multiplayer online first person action game. This highly-anticipated feature allows players to coordinate huge battles with squads of up to 30 people. Platoons add a new dimension of strategy to PlanetSide, allowing for more intense large scale attacks and stronger communication across squads. Read more for details, screens & trailer to see what this is all about ...

'Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 5:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Irrational Games, the award-winning developer of "System Shock 2" is pleased to announce "Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich" for the PC. Scheduled to ship in spring 2004, the comic book-inspired tactical role-playing game features a brand new league of heroes and villains, overhauled combat system, and spectacular graphic enhancements. Read more for details andsome character art ...