'Grooverider: Slot Car Thunder' (NGC/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 1:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Encore today announced that Grooverider: Slot Car Thunder for the Xbox and Nintendo GameCube has begun shipping to retailers. This completely new game brings the nostalgia and excitement of slot car racing to consoles for the first time. Designed for ages eight to adult, it retails for approximately $20 and carries an "Everyone" rating.

'Jade Empire' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 12:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BioWare is currently developing Jade Empire exclusively for Xbox and wile not many details are available, today we are getting the first screens. BioWare, whose publishing relationship with Microsoft was announced one year ago at the Microsoft press event X02 in New York, has most recently been recognized for the smash hit Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. More information about Jade Empire will be revealed in Japan at the Tokyo Game Show, starting tomorrow, in the meantime check these 30 screens ...

'Space Hack' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 12:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Space Hack is a sci-fi RPG/action title with Diablo-inspired gameplay mechanics. The storyline puts you on board of a quite 'peculiar' spaceship, trapped inside a space warp. Being a tough guy, whose axe is almost as quick as his wit, it's not surprising that you promptly find yourself confronting angry monsters, one wave after another. Space Hack is scheduled to be released in first half of 2004. An official announcement will follow later this week but in the meantime, read more for the first teaser screen.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 12:08 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 :

  • Rome: Total War - (3) Trailer
  • Daredevil (PS2) - Trailer
  • Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm (PS2) - Trailer
  • R-Racing Evolution (PS2/Xbox) - Trailer
  • Crash Nitro Kart (Xbox) - Trailer
  • Pax Romana - Trailer

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

'Voodoo Vince' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 11:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft today announced that Voodoo Vince is shipping to retailers throughout North America for an estimated retail price of $39.99 (U.S.). Voodoo Vince is an innovative new Xbox title where the only way Vince can hope to prevail is by getting his butt kicked.

'Lock On: Modern Air Combat' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 11:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lock On: Modern Air Combat lets players fly a variety of combat aircraft in the most graphically rich, audio-intense game environment ever created for a combat flight simulation. Filled with action-packed missions, realistic flight modeling and flexible game options, Lock On provides unlimited gameplay action to both novice and veteran flight simulation fans. Read more to check out the new movie and screens!

'Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna' - Official Website

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players return to the world of Aranna and start an all-new adventure in the Dungeon Siege expansion pack, an addition to the popular Dungeon Siege PC title. Players are drawn outside the original Kingdom of Ehb into the wilds of Aranna to solve an ancient mystery. Microsoft/Gas Powered Games have launched the official 'Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna' website featuring new screens (read more to check them out locally), game info & wallpapers. Head on over to the official 'Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna' website, or read more for some new screens ...

'NHL Hitz Pro' (XB/PS2/NGC) Ships To Stores

by Thomas on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 10:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Sports announced today that NHL Hitz Pro, the re-invented version of the NHL Hitz videogame franchise, shipped today for the PS2, Xbox and GameCube. The head-to-head online play in NHL Hitz Pro features online player rankings and tournaments. NHL Hitz Pro also includes 100 percent NHL legitimate, 23-man player rosters that bring together pro players and authentic team lines with real offensive and defensive team formations in precise correlation with each NHL team.

'Spawn' Becomes 'Spawn: Armageddon' (NGC/PS2/XB)

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Hometek Inc. announced today the full name of their Todd McFarlane inspired epic, Spawn: Armageddon. Due to hit retail stores nationwide this November on the next-generation consoles, Spawn: Armageddon is a thrilling, mission-based action/adventure game that thrusts players into the role of the infamous anti-hero Spawn.

Atari Lets It Rip With 'Beyblade: Super Tournament Battle'

by Thomas on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 10:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari today announced that Beyblade: Super Tournament Battle for the Nintendo GameCube video game system has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. Based on the Japanese sensation that has become a hit TV series and a blockbuster line of Hasbro toys, Super Tournament Battle invites legions of fans to become active competitors and live the complete Beyblade experience on console.

'Castle Strike' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 10:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Related Designs (previously known for America & the upcoming No Man's Land), Castle Strike is a fast paced RTS game with a very detailed and authentic presentation of medieval Germany, England and France. Although strategically demanding, its core is based on action. That's why all the time consuming handling of resources and civilians is reduced to a minimum with the help of a special, never before seen peasant management system and lots of automatic functions. Castle Strike is scheduled for Q4 2003, in them eantime check these 100+ screens ...

'Massive Assault' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Massive Assault is Wargaming.net's upcoming 3D global domination strategy game. Take the command of "Axis-of-Good" forces and defeat the secret alliance of "Shadow Clique" on one of 6 distant planets. The rebels decided to seize the power on Earth by first conquering the space colonies, which provide vital energy resources to A.O.G. The war for global domination will unroll on continents, at sea and in the air. Lead your divisions, fleets and air squadrons against those, who dared threaten our freedom and democracy! Check the new strategic screens ...

'Yager' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Original, provoking and rich in storyline, Yager captures your imagination as you battle for your life in tomorrow’s hostile skies. But is all what it seems…? Keep your wits about you, and use what you learn, as your struggle evolves to become the fight against constitutional power, conspiracy and control. With the genre-busting mix of 3D action-adventure and air combat, coupled with the highly motivating storyline and nail-biting campaigns, Yager is next generation gaming at its finest. Read more to check out some new screens...

'Codename: Panzers' & 'The Core Gang' Exclusives!

by Thomas on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 8:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Achim Heidelauf, Producer of PC games like 'EARTH 2150', 'Knights & Merchants' and 'No Man’s Land', would like to welcome you to his website, where you will find valuable info on his projects, starting with lots of 'PANZERS' exclusives like screenshots, work-in- progress and unit galleries, photos from the motion capture sessions and much, much more!

You’ll get a look behind the scenes of upcoming titles and on past releases including 'Odium/Gorky17', 'Septerra Core' and 'World War III'. Beside photos from the E3 conventions and news on other games and music releases you might find interesting..

'Commandos 3: Destination Berlin' - Normandy Details & Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 8:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Commandos 3 takes the stunningly detailed graphics and compelling gameplay of the series to a whole new level. The game features a new interior engine that enables you to rotate the detailed environments and zoom in and out. Prepare your Commandos as enemy bombing raids lay waste to environments, requiring you to change your tactics and approach... Check out 10 new screens and details of the Normandy beach assault. Don't forget your bucket and spade.

'Pax Romana' Ships - Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 8:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today held the mother of all toga parties with the announcement of Pax Romana, an epic historical strategy game for PC in November 2003. Pax Romana will be distributed in the UK by Mindscape.

Designed by the creators of Europa Universalis, Pax Romana is based in ancient Rome and features both strategic and political gameplay. The strategic aspect is very much a battle of cunning and well-planned field tactics, whereas the political side involves the manipulation of senators and generals alike, as politicians seek to gain military and financial power. Wannabe politicians can even assume the role of characters such as Caesar, Pompey or Crassus and lead their factions into 40 different political and battle scenarios.

EA Ships 'SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition'

by Thomas on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 7:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced the release of SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition in North America. Players can now make the biggest cities with the most comprehensive and exciting SimCity ever. SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition includes the best-selling SimCity 4 and the franchise's first expansion pack, SimCity 4 Rush Hour, that focuses on the #1 most requested feature among fans, transportation.

THQ Ships 'Bob the Builder: Bob's Castle Adventure'

by Thomas on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 5:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today released Bob the Builder: Bob's Castle Adventure for PC. The title is THQ's third offering based on the "Bob the Builder" animated TV show and home video series. Bob the Builder: Bob's Castle Adventure for PC is now available at retailers in the U.S. and Canada.

Nintendo Meets Players' Demand For Deeper Storylines

by Thomas on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 5:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Emphasizing substance and involving storyline, Nintendo introduces four new games for the Game Boy Advance to satisfy adventure and role-playing fans, while also meeting the current demand for all things magical and fantastic. Role-playing games are not just for hard-core gamers, but are one of the most popular gaming genres, accounting for approximately 20 percent of U.S. game sales.

The new titles -- Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, Fire Emblem, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, and Sword of Mana -- continue Nintendo's pursuit of developing deep, dynamic storylines and character-development opportunities for players. Quests in these games parallel the popularity of supernatural hits like the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter movies. Unlike films, these new role-playing games allow players to immerse themselves in entertainment as an interactive player versus a passive viewer.

Three All-Star NBA Players To Represent The NBA Shootout Franchise

by Thomas on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 5:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that it signed two of the best players in the National Basketball Association to assist in promoting NBA ShootOut 2004 for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and the PlayStation game console. Orlando Magic superstar guard Tracy McGrady and Los Angeles Lakers point guard Gary Payton each signed two-year deals, while All-Star shooting guard and NBA ShootOut 2003 cover athlete, Ray Allen, signed on for an additional two years as a company spokesperson. McGrady will be the cover athlete for NBA ShootOut 2004 for PlayStation 2 and PlayStation, both due out in stores this October, while Payton and Allen will be working with the company as contributing consultants, and spokespersons.