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Steam Beta Ends, Full Version Ships Next Week

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2003 @ 7:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Steam Beta has delivered several Valve games and popular Half-Life MODs to over 300,000 gamers, and will come to a close Tuesday evening (Pacific Daylight Time). The first full version of Steam, Valve's broadband platform for the delivery and management of digital content, will launch at 11 am PDT on Wednesday. Set up installers for the full version, which will be free of charge to existing Half-Life and Counter-Strike players, will be available from www.steampowered.com and leading game sites.

'The Temple of Elemental Evil ' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2003 @ 7:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed yesterday but Atari and Troika Games are pleased to announce that development is complete on The Temple of Elemental Evil for PC CD-ROM. Published by Wizards of the Coast, the World of Greyhawk, remains one of the most popular Dungeons & Dragons® campaign settings of all time and will make its first interactive appearance with the September 23rd release of The Temple of Elemental Evil. The Temple of Elemental Evil will feature an exciting party-based single player campaign, an engaging storyline based on the classic D&D® adventure of the same name as well as a faithful translation of the latest 3.5 edition rules. The U.S. launch of the game to retail outlets nationwide will occur on September 23, 2003.

'Futurama' (PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2003 @ 6:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced that the video game FuturamaÔ has arrived at retail stores nationwide. The 31st century comes to virtual life with the assistance of Matt Groening who served as Executive Game Designer throughout the development of the video game. Futurama is a third-person platform action game, developed by Unique Development Studios in Sweden, for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox and features four playable characters, over twenty levels, puzzle/platform gameplay, and special combat moves all combined with the humor, character development and innovation of the highly popular & award winning television show created by Matt Groening.

'Roadkill' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) Has Gone Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2003 @ 6:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games Inc. announced today that RoadKill, a mission-based, post-apocalyptic combat driving game, has gone gold and is scheduled to ship on time in October 2003 for the PlayStation2, the Xbox and Nintendo GameCube. Read more for dtails or if you havent yet, check our Roadkill preview ...

'Wars & Warriors: Joan of Arc' - Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 5, 2003 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Joan of Arc is a 3D epic saga that allows players to relive some of the most intense battles during the Hundred Years War. In Joan of Arc, players will slowly transform from a single warrior into a forceful military leader as they develop and master the art of chivalry and tactical warfare... Six new shots is available below!

'Dynasty Tactics 2' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2003 @ 9:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI Ltd today announced that the part strategy, part puzzle game Dynasty Tactics 2 will launch in Europe in November 2003 for the PlayStation 2 computer console. Dynasty Tactics 2 is a turn-based Tactical simulation game where the players' task is to annihilate enemy armies by forming chain reactions of high-intensity tactical manoeuvres. Assuming the role of a general the player seeks to unite the warring states of China's legendary Three Kingdoms. Read more for some new screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2003 @ 9:08 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 :

  • Knights of the Temple - Trailer
  • Commandos 3 - Diver Trailer
  • Silent Storm - Trailer
  • XIII - Trailer
  • 007: Everything Or Nothing - Trailer
  • Lock On - Trailer


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

'Freedom Fighters' & 'SimCity 4: Rush Hour' Go Gold!

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2003 @ 8:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's a golden day over at Electronic Arts as today they have announced that not only their 3rd person action game Freedom Fighters went gold, expected in stores September 25th for PC, PS2, NGC & Xbox, but also the Simcity 4 expansion pack "Rush Hour" hit gold status and is exptected to appear on store shelves around September 22. In Rush Hour you take complete charge of vehicles on the streets of your city. Is the fire engine stuck in traffic on its way to a four-alarm fire? Take direct control and pursue the quickest route to the blazing inferno. Freedom Fighters is set in a world where the Soviet Union won the Cold War, and a fierce conflict is unfolding in the streets of America (thanks VE3D). You can still download a Freedom Fighters demo, right here...

'Judge Dredd: Dredd Vs. Death' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2003 @ 8:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rebellion, developer of the forthcoming Judge Dredd: Dredd Vs. Death for PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube announced today that due to a duplication error at a third party, unfinished beta builds of the game have been sent out for review as 'finished' games to a number of magazines across PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox formats. It has also been announced that the release date for Judge Dredd: Dredd Vs. Death on PC, PS2 and Xbox has now been moved back to the early part of October. A specific release date will be announced when it is confirmed. Currently the GameCube release date of 21 November is unaffected.

'Weird War' - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 5, 2003 @ 6:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Weird War – that’s the title of a new cRPG taking place during World War II, which will be released under the Techland label. A dose of original humor combined with various and extensive terrain at player’s disposal makes this title very interesting not only for fans of such games as Arcanum, Fallout or Baltur’s Gate... Today Techland send us some more gameinfo and a few new screens, read more below!

'Horizons Empire of Istaria' - European Website Launched

by Thomas on Sept. 5, 2003 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari and Digital Brothers are proud to announce the launch of the Horizons Empire of Istaria European website. This European website will be the central hub for ‘Horizons’ game info and will be localized in 5 languages: English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. This highly anticipated next generation online multiplayer experience is coming to the PC for Xmas 2003.

'SSX 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2003 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SSX 3 allows gamers to go anywhere gravity will take them. Players will discover a colossal mountain where they can immerse themselves in a free-roaming snow paradise. The ultimate all-mountain experience, SSX 3 features all-new events and courses, awe-inspiring tricks, and a cast of cool, customizable characters. Discover the open terrain, explore its hidden crevices, and conquer its peaks. Read more to check out some new screens ...

Valve Reveals 'Half-Life 2' Subscription Plans

by Thomas on Sept. 5, 2003 @ 1:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developer Valve has revealed that it plans to offer a $9.99 monthly subscription system to purchasers of Half-Life 2, as well as releasing three separate versions of the game - which has now seemingly slipped to November. (thanks Gamesindustry.biz)

In an email, later confirmed as authentic, posted to forums on Half-Life2.net, and a later follow-up on the forum thread, Valve boss Gabe Newell confirmed that the company intends to offer an optional subscription which will grant members free additional content for Half-Life 2, delivered over the Steam digital distribution system.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2003 @ 1:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Empires: Dawn of the Modern World' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2003 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A real-time strategy game of epic scope and breadth, Empires: Dawn of the Modern World lets players command legendary civilizations as they battle to forge mighty empires during the days of longbows and charging knights to the awesome land, air and sea battles of WWII involving Tiger Tanks, Storm Troopers, Spitfires, and stealthy submarines. Read more for some new screens ...

'Hegemonia: The Solon Heritage' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2003 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hegemonia: The Solon Heritage will provide a thrilling playing experience through 50 new inventions, new skills and heroes, new spaceships and strategy options as well as an improved Artificial Intelligence. Furthermore, 15 new levels will be specifically designed both for a great multiplayer and singleplayer experience. Read more for some new screens ...

'Warcraft III: Frozen Throne' - Bonus Map

by Thomas on Sept. 5, 2003 @ 12:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battle.net's Warcraft III site now offers a new 127 KB bonus map named Ice Forge.. "In the frozen tundra, dark powers and magical weapons were forged upon the cold, perilous lands of Ice Forge". Download it here! (thanks Blues)

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

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2003 @ 11:39 p.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 10 new screens ...

'Glass Rose' (PS2/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2003 @ 11:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Glass Rose is an upcoming psycho adventure game under development at Capcom in Japan for Gamecube/PS2. The story involves a young reporter Takashi Kagetani (modelled after an, apparently famous, Japanses tv/rockstar) who is investigating an old unsolved police case involving a mass murder, while at the scene of the crime he gets warped back to 1929. In the progress he receives the power to look into people's hearts, revealing their inner thoughts and secrets. Using this power, Takashi has to explore the mystery behind the murders and find a way back to his own time before something big and nasty kills him in the past. Read more for some screens ...

'Dynasty Warriors 4' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2003 @ 6:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI Corporation today announced that it has shipped Dynasty WarriorsR4 for the Xbox. Gamers throughout North America can order the game now through most online retailers including ebgames.com, gamestop.com, and toysrus.com.