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'Astro Boy' (PS2/GBA) Coming To North America

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 1:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced a partnership with Sony Pictures Consumer Products to bring Tezuka Productions' legendary Japanese comic Astro Boy to life on the PlayStation2 and Game Boy Advance. Astro Boy, created by Osamu Tezuka in 1951, is one of the most recognized characters in Japanese animation and is poised to captivate television audiences as the star of a brand-new animated series on the Kids' WB!.

'I Of The Dragon' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 1:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Play as one of three possible dragons, each with their own unique abilities. Use spells and brute force to hunt down and destroy the evil creatures that threaten the peaceful Nimoans. Build new towns or destroy them, create mountains or bring them crumbling to the ground. Summon creatures to fight for you or rely on your own powers. Use all means available to help in your quest to unmask the source of evil that plagues the land. Read more for some new screens ...

'Sonic Heroes' (PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 12:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced the availability of "Sonic Heroes" on the Xbox and PlayStation2 . The first original Sonic The Hedgehog console game in three years is also the legendary speed demon's first appearance on Xbox and PlayStation 2 consoles. "Sonic Heroes" on GameCube was released on January 6.

'Samurai Jack: The Shadow of Aku' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 11:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. has announced that Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have awarded it the license to publish a console game based on the popular Cartoon Network series Samurai Jack. The videogame developed by Amaze Entertainment, named "Samurai Jack: The Shadow of Aku," will be available on Microsoft Xbox, PlayStation2, and GameCube in March 2004.

Rainbow Six 3: Ravenshield - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 10:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft has yet again released a patch for Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.53 (US & UK versions) and this patch should finally resolve the wall-peeking issue as well as address the problems users of the OEM discs have been having. Read more for download links ...

'Rainbow Six 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 10:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Ubisoft's Shanghai studio, the game offers the most thrilling and realistic single- and multi-player counter-terrorist experience available anywhere. The PS2 version features exclusive content (single- and multi-player missions) and a very cool split screen feature for 2-player, offline cooperative gameplay. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 will be released for the PlayStation2 in March 2004, in the meantime, check the new screens ...

'Airborne Troops' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Airborne Troops is an absorbing infiltration action-adventure game that takes place in occupied France during the Second World War. On a mission to drop two secret agents into occupied territory the Sergeant’s aircraft is shot down leaving one of his agents seriously wounded. It is now the Sergeant’s duty to replace the ailing agent and complete the stealth missions himself. The gamer takes part in commando missions based on real events in the places where they actually happened, accurately recreated from archives and historical documents. Read more for a batch of new screens ...

'The Fall: Last Days of Gaia' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'The Fall: Last Days of Gaia' is an innovative Post-Apocalyptic Role Playing Game with tactical combat and a highly original, disturbing storyline. The game is scheduled for Q3, 2004. The Fall will be the first 3D-RPG set in an endtime scenario on the market. Read more for details and some new screens ...

'TRD 2: Ultimate Racing Simulator' (Xbox/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While it has bbeen known for month, Codemasters today officially announced 'TOCA Race Driver 2: The Ultimate Racing Simulator'. One of the most successful brands in motor sport gaming is set to continue as Codemasters confirms that TOCA, the headline licence of its 5-million+ selling series, will be retained and the current Race Driver 2 game in development will be published as TOCA Race Driver 2: The Ultimate Racing Simulator. TOCA Race Driver 2 will launch spring 2004 for Xbox and PC, complete with Xbox Live and PC online functionality, and is designed to be the definitive racing game experience.

'Brute Force' Joins the Ranks of Xbox Platinum Hits

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that the squad-based tactical shooter Brute Force has joined the list of Xbox Platinum Hits. The Xbox Platinum Hits lineup provides gamers with a choice of the most proven and critically acclaimed titles for Xbox, each available for an estimated retail price of $19.99 (U.S.) at most retailers. Platinum Hits games are sold in silver packaging with original product artwork. More information about Platinum Hits can be found at http://www.xbox.com/platinumhits.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 9:22 a.m. PST | 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 :

  • Battlefield: Vietnam - Trailer
  • Kreed: Battle for Savitar - Trailer


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

'Xyanide' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 2:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sensational graphics, awesome game play and absorbing scenarios will keep you riveted to this enthralling shooter, 3D extravaganza. Determination, skill and reflexes will all be required in huge amounts… 'Xyanide' features Xbox Live and will be released in February/March. Read more for some new Xbox screens ...

'MiniOne Racing' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 2:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MiniOne Racing is of course a racing game, where players drive colorful, humorous miniature cars over various landscapes, taking them to beaches, schoolyards... and even other planets !!! French developer Frogames has released some new screens & trailers ...

'The Bard's Tale' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 1:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Bard's Tale combines the development team's collective knowledge of compelling RPG gameplay with brilliant graphics and major motion picture quality story and dialogue. The Bard's Tale eschews genre cliches in favor of intelligent humor for an original and truly entertaining experience.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 1:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Savage: Battle For Newerth' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2004 @ 11:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

S2Games has released an updated version of their recently released Savage: Battle for Newerth patch. This upgrade brings your retail game to v2.0c and addresses a few minor bugs that were uncovered in the v2.0 patch, adds a few new client features as well as some extra optimization. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Romance Of The Three Kingdoms IX' (PS2) - Game Details

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2004 @ 10:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Step into war-torn China of the 2nd and 3rd centuries, assume the rank of ruler, and deal with fast-paced military and political affairs. Along the way, you'll earn points and items to upgrade officers. Today we reveal game objectives and basics, new Challenge scenarios, the new Personality Dependent System, a new system for military formations, and more!

'World Of Warcraft' - Beta Signups

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2004 @ 7:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has announced the beta signups start for their massive multiplayer online role-playing game World of WarCraft. The Blizzard Web site has word that you can start signing up as of 6pm PST on Wednesday, January 28th (will only accept applications from Canada, Korea, and the US). "The test for Europe and other countries around the world will happen later this year. Testers are not going to be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis, so you will be able to submit an application and receive equal consideration anytime during the signup period."

'Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2004 @ 6:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set to launch during the 60th anniversary of "D-Day", Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers' development team is comprised of former members of the celebrated Fallout 2, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon teams. In addition, the game will utilize the proven Snowblind Studios game engine and challenge players to rise through the ranks in more than 40 levels that recreate some of the most important battles of World War II. Read more for a fresh batch of screens and artwork ...

'Eschaton: Chain of Command' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2004 @ 5:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eschaton: Chain of Command takes you directly into the heat of an epic space battle as you pilot a space-mech through an asteroid field, lead a bomber squadron during a capital ship raid, blast fighters in an interceptor, command a battleship against a space station, or play as a commander, providing strategical direction to hundreds of units, many of which are controlled by actual players.