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Tri Synergy - Cenega Deal

by Thomas on June 2, 2003 @ 12:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TRI SYNERGY, a leading North American co-publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software, and CENEGA PUBLISHING a Czech Republic based award-winning interactive entertainment publisher, today announced an exclusive, North American distribution agreement. Under the agreement, Tri Synergy will distribute several of Cenega's highly anticipated upcoming titles into the North American market.

'Painkiller' - Official Website Launched

by Rainier on June 1, 2003 @ 3:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher has launched the official Painkiller website offering more goodies for People Can Fly's upcoming first-person shooter. The website doesnt sport much "new" information yet, some previously released screens, some game info and the E3 trailer, which we also have mirror'd locally. Check it out!

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on June 1, 2003 @ 2:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • Breakdown - E3 Trailer
  • Tombraider: Angel Of Darkness - Trailer #2
  • Uru: Ages Beyond Myst - E3 Trailer
  • Psychotoxic - E3 Trailer
  • Empires: Dawn of the Modern World - E3 Trailer
  • Axle Rage - E3 Trailer


  • (thanks 3DGamers).Read more for download links ...

Jester Set To Launch USB Sampler For 'Music 3000'

by Thomas on June 1, 2003 @ 1:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jester Interactive the developers and publishers of the critically acclaimed Music 3000 for Playstation 2 are set to launch a USB sampler and microphone to accompany the game.The sampler will enable user to take advantage of extra features the game has to offer. These include the ability to sample from your own music collection, the unique V2m (voice to music), and of course being able to add your own vocals!

'The Italian Job' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2003 @ 1:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Italian Job lets gamers recapture the high-octane thrills of the blockbuster movie. Taking on the role of Charlie Croker and his gang members, you are left for dead in Venice after being double-crossed during one of the biggest gold bullion heists ever. Now you and your team of professional thieves must wreak vengeance on the man who betrayed you and reclaim the gold. In order to achieve this, you need to create the biggest traffic jam in L.A. history and attempt your getaway in super-charged new MINI Coopers.

'Dark Age of Camelot: Trials of Atlantis' - Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2003 @ 12:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dark Age of Camelot: Trials of Atlantis is an exciting new expansion pack for the award-winning MMORPG Dark Age of Camelot. The expansion will add the capability for players to explore the primarily underwater lost civilization of Atlantis. Read more to check out the first screens

'Tennis Critters' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 31, 2003 @ 12:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tennis Critters brings fast-paced tennis action with chipmunks to the PC. Up to four people can play Tennis Critters on a single machine. Players can also use the game's simple lobby interface to find opponents on the internet or over a local area network (LAN). After a false start yesterday, GarageGames informed us they have put up the "real" demo. Read more for download links ...

'Empires: Dawn of the Modern World' - Website Launched

by Rainier on May 31, 2003 @ 11:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has launched the official website for Stainless Steel Studios' upcoming RTS game "Empires: Dawn of the Modern World". The site offers some general game info, and details on the German and Korean civilizations from the game, with the promise of more to come. Go check it out!

'Malice' And 'Orchid' Canned

by Thomas on May 31, 2003 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamesindustry.biz reports that the UK developer Argonaut has been hit today by the cancellation of publishing deals for two key titles, Malice and Orchid, while poor retail performance of Kung Fu Chaos has prevented the commissioning of a sequel.

In a trading update issued to the City this morning, the development group revealed that Vivendi Universal Games has decided not to publish Malice and has returned all rights to Argonaut. The game - touted as one of the most impressive on the Xbox prior to the launch of the console - was recently delayed again by a gameplay redesign.

A second blow comes with the cancellation of Argonaut's original title Orchid, which was to be published by Namco Hometek. According to the developer, after discussions with Namco the two companies "have concluded that the potential returns on this title do not justify the additional investment required to complete the game" - resulting in an outright termination of development on the product.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on May 31, 2003 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WorthPlaying Is Looking For Volunteer Reviewers

by Rainier on May 31, 2003 @ 12:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

We are expanding our review staff and are looking for 2 additional volunteer reviewers who are interested in contributing to the continuing success and growth of Worthplaying... Get all information here!

'World of Warcraft' - Screens

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 11:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World of Warcraft is an online role-playing experience set in the award-winning Warcraft universe. Players assume the roles of Warcraft heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world. Being "Massively Multiplayer," World of Warcraft allows thousands of players to interact within the same world. Whether adventuring together or fighting against each other in epic battles, players will form friendships, forge alliances, and compete with enemies for power and glory. Check the new screens ...

'Shattered Galaxy' v1.55 Is Now On The Warpath

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 11:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shattered Galaxy has been improved to version 1.55! Now Massive Online Warfare offers new Super Organic units, adding to the incredible array of units players can choose from; a new Prestige awarding system for battles, and numerous bug fixes that enhance game play. Set in deep space in the distant future where the remnant of humanity fights for survival and glory with cybernetic armies, Shattered Galaxy is a unique massive multiplayer online real-time strategy game for the PC. Numerous accolades reflect the acclaim for Shattered Galaxy's high quality and uniqueness. Free 14-day or 50 hour trial play time is offered in Shattered Galaxy to all new players. Go Check It Out!

'Men of Valor: Vietnam' - Trailer

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 10:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Men of Valor: The Vietnam War is an historical action experience that portrays infantry combat during the Vietnam War. Combining the latest Unreal technology with the gameplay expertise of 2015, Men of Valor immerses the player in the humid jungles of Southeast Asia in the most controversial conflict of the modern era. At E3 2003, attendees were treated to live Xbox demonstrations of 2015's Men of Valor: Vietnam and now Vivendi is offering parts of the movie to the public. Yesterday GameSpy had the first part, today the second episode is available at IGN. The 3rd and final chapter will be available at Gamespot on Monday. Njoy!

Schanz Licenses 'Dungeon Lords' (PC/Xbox) Worldwide

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 8:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Schanz International Consultants announces that Dungeon Lords is now available for North American publishers – thus making Schanz International Consultants exclusive licensing agents for the title from Heuristic Park, world-wide. Dungeon Lords is a new breed of epic Fantasy RPG, a unique combination of RPG and Fighter Game action in full 3D. D.W. Bradley is one of the leading developers of Fantasy RPG in the U.S., famous for creating three of the legendary wizardry titles. With Dungeon Lords, D.W. Bradley and Heuristic Park have embarked upon creating a new type of computer game that takes a bold step forward in the Genre of Fantasy RPG.

'Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide' Goes Gold!

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 6:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Delve further into the Forgotten Realms with Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide! Begin your adventure in the small mountain town of Hilltop as a student under the tutelage of a mage named Drogan, and then traverse the deadly Anauroch Desert to reach the ancient ruins of Netheril. Uncover a fiendish plot as you battle a multitude of new enemies through over 20 hours of original new gameplay. Play as any of the classes in the original Neverwinter Nights, or try out one of the five new Prestige Classes, which you can now customize even further with over 50 new spells and more than 30 new feats! Check the official Shadows of Undrentide website

'Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness' Coming June 20th

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 6:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

British-based computer games firm Eidos announced the imminent return of its most famous creation and biggest money-spinner -- tomb-raiding Lara Croft. The next instalment in the adventures of the skimpily-dressed pistol-packing heroine, "Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness", will be released on June 20, Eidos said.

'Battlefield 1942' Community Update

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 4:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on VE3D that EA has updated the official Battlefield 1942 site with a new community update. This week the impending 1.4 patch is discussed further: Here are more features that you can look forward to in the 1.4 patch:
  • New and improved sounds in 1st person view, such as increased volume of impacts, louder grenade explosions and a new sound for the Axis Assault rifle STG44
  • Scoreboard now shows current server's name, IP address and map name. Scoreboard also shows each player's ID number, which is used for creating your buddy list/voting to kick a player
  • Rear gunner for Stuka/SBD/Ai-chi-val now has crosshair. Incremental patching will be available for clients (smaller 1.31-1.4 download)
  • Added a new blood effect for additional feedback when you are hitting another soldier

Much, much more.

GarageGames Serves Up 'Tennis Critters'

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 4:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GarageGames today announced its launch of Tennis Critters from Nerd Riot Games. Tennis Critters brings classic 2D console tennis gameplay to the pc in full 3D with complete single and multiplayer challenges, both on one machine and online. Read more for details and demo link...

'Dynasty Warriors 4' (Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on May 30, 2003 @ 3:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI Corporation announced today that Dynasty Warriors 4 is currently in development for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, and will be available at retailers throughout North America this September. Read more for additional details ...