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Koei’s 'G1 JOCKEY 3' In Stores May 28th

by Rainier on May 27, 2003 @ 12:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The trumpets signaling the “call to post”will be heard throughout the nation this week, when KOEI Corporation ships G1 Jockey 3 to retailers. Known as the top thoroughbred racing action game in Japan and nominated for IGN PS2’s Best of E3 Awards, G1 Jockey 3, begins its inaugural run in North America this Wednesday, May 28th.

'Priest' - Screens

by Rainier on May 27, 2003 @ 12:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Priest is a multiplayer, head-to-head combat game that introduces controversial themes in a Wild West setting. It is an action-horror RPG that creates a grim and gruesome ambiance while providing a healthy dose of gory, violent action. Combining elements of both classic simulation and action games, Priest introduces a unique player vs. player/NPC structure and item/pet fusion system to create an FPS-like role-playing game in an entirely new genre. Check the new screens...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on May 27, 2003 @ 11:40 a.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 :

  • Chrome - E3 Trailer
  • Starsky And Hutch - E3 Trailer
  • BulletProof Monk - E3 Trailer
  • Vega$: Make It Big - E3 Trailer
  • Guild Wars - E3 Trailer
  • IndyCar Series - E3 Trailer


  • Read more for download links ...

'Blitzkrieg' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 27, 2003 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV has released a new patch for WWII real-time strategy gaming Blitzkrieg, bringing your retail game to v1.2 This upgrade adresses multiplayer issues (as well as adding 2 new maps), some graphics card issues, and several other game tweaks. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

Tri Synergy Bringing 'Paradise Cracked' To North America

by Rainier on May 27, 2003 @ 10:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tri Synergy today announced that it has signed a Joint Publishing Agreement with Buka Entertainment a leading Russian developer and publisher for Paradise Cracked. Through this agreement, Tri Synergy will have exclusive rights to publish Paradise Cracked in the North American market. The addition of such a creative and quality title is the perfect compliment to the Tri Synergy line-up. If you dont know what Paradise Cracked is all about, check our Paradise Cracked preview!

'Sonic Heroes' (PS2/XB/NGC) - Info Nugget

by Thomas on May 27, 2003 @ 10:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Criterion Software announces that its de facto game development technology, RenderWare, will be used by SEGA's SONICTEAM, Ltd. development studio in the creation of "Sonic Heroes" for the PlayStation2, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube.

'Sitting Ducks' (PC/PS2/Xb) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on May 27, 2003 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

L.S.P announced today that they have signed a licensing agreement with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group to develop interactive games inspired by Sitting Ducks, the whimsical CGI children's animated series based on the world-famous characters created by renowned pop artist Michael Bedard. Sitting Ducks, the game, will be released for PS2, Xbox, PC and Game Boy Advance in the fourth quarter of 2003. A few screens for the youngsters amongst us ...

'EVE Online: The Second Genesis' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 27, 2003 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crowd Control Productions has issued another patch for EVE Online: The Second Genesis, bringing their just-released MMO space game to v1031. This patch (comes in 2 versions, from retail to v1031, or upgrade from the latest v1022 patch) can be used if the auto-updater doesn't work, and as usual there are no details on the changes in this patch. Read more for download links ...

'Arx Fatalis' (Xb) - Screens

by Thomas on May 27, 2003 @ 4:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Arx Fatalis is a first-person RPG, which plunges players into an amazingly complex fantasy-world of trolls, goblins and 'Snake-women'. Creating weapons, solving puzzles and completing amazing quests, gamers become heroes as they battle in an evil world. Players will also need to master a unique real-time magic system to cast more than 50 different spells based on 20 different runes.

'Unreal Championship' Auto-Update Available For Download

by Thomas on May 27, 2003 @ 2:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Utilising the technical prowess of the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Xbox Live!, Digital Extremes, the developers of Unreal Championship in conjunction with Epic Games and Atari have completed the auto-update for the game and is available for download through Xbox Live! today. While new to the console arena, auto-updating has been a mainstay of PC games for many years, and is a requirement to maintain fair and fun online gaming. Online games are extraordinarily more complex than single player titles. Exploits will invariably be found by the hundreds of thousands of gamers playing and sharing ways to gain an advantage in the game. Auto-updates defeat these exploits and balance the playing field against those who would cheat to win.

PS2 Price Cut In UK

by Thomas on May 27, 2003 @ 12:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Play.com is offering PS2 consoles at the lowest official price of only £129.99 in UK. This price matches upcoming Sony PS2 console reductions across continental Europe, which excludes the UK.

New MP Map For Raven Shield!

by Thomas on May 27, 2003 @ 12:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

On the Raven Shield Platoon site you can find the third map released by Amon, member of the Raven Shield dev team. This map is considered an official map by Ubi Soft. Amon first intended this map to be Multiplayer and now it is. The map supports only Adversial MP modes (except for Pilot). The download is 1.69 Mb and you can grab it here!

'Lagsters' - Unveiled

by Thomas on May 27, 2003 @ 12:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Boolat Games unveal their next project (thanks Blues), a weapon-supported arcade racing game named Lagster.. Here is a clip from the game description:

“Lagsters” is the fascinating weapon-supported arcade races in tubes! One to eight racers can participate in a race struggling for survival and, of course, for money.

The concept of the race inside of the pipes displaces some aspects of a “flat-road” race, in particular those of the spatialization and gravitation. Spatialization sustains pivotal change: left and right in terms of the pipe plane eventually acquire a sort of a new meaning, not evident at the first sight though, and gravitation based on “repelling” objects out of the center of the pipe will be constantly dragging the car onto the pipe surface. The tracks are annular in their shape and they will have different length and number of tours in a bout. Every track has various hurdles and various accelerating and decelerating surfaces, etc. There are also sparse bonuses on the track, which can either help or hopple the player.

You find more info on the new official site here!

'Against Rome' - Screens

by Rainier on May 26, 2003 @ 6:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based in a small village, the player and his barbarians roam the vast forests of Germania or the barren steppes of eastern Europe to raid other settlements in their search for food, weapons and gold. These resources will help the barbarian chieftain expand his settlement and, above all, increase his reputation. While his tribe grows and flourishes, the leader obtains fame and experience and grows to be a master of warfare, until the player's barbarian empire is finally ready to take on the superpower of the time - the mighty Roman Empire and its apparently invincible army.

'Lethal Dreams: Circle Of Fate' - Screens

by Rainier on May 26, 2003 @ 4:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

New Role Playing Strategy game "Lethal Dreams" involves player into events taking place in a fantasy world on the side of one of the six magicians. Each of them is a specialist in one of the six paths of magic: Evocation, Incarnation, Necromancy, Portals, Enchantment and Transmutation. Yesterday we had a multilanguage patch for the international version of the game (not out in North America yet) and today we have a fresh batch 'o screens...

Xbox To Hook Up With PC For 'Digital Entertainment Lifestyle'

by Thomas on May 26, 2003 @ 3:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Canadian Press reports that Microsoft has a vision for just how its Xbox video game console should fit in consumers' homes. It's a hub-and-spoke strategy. The personal computer is at the hub of the home, where people store their music, digital photos and other files. But when people want to share that experience, it's usually in front of the family TV.

All you need is Music Mixer, a product unveiled at the recent E3 Convention in Los Angeles. It allows you to transfer digital music and photos from the PC to the Xbox, play DVDs or CDs, strip lyrics off music - even karaoke. You can also customize your own soundtrack and visuals.

Check out the full scoop here!

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on May 26, 2003 @ 2:38 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 :

  • BattleMages Trailer
  • Iridion II (GBA)
  • Fair Strike
  • The Hulk Interview/Trailer
  • The Entente: World War I Battlefields
  • Full Spectrum Warrior (Xbox)


  • Read more for download links ...

'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 26, 2003 @ 2:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in 19th Century China, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a martial arts fighting game based on the classic teachings and techniques of the Wudan style. Combining adventure and intense, dynamic combat with the ability to explore lush, interactive environments, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon suspends the laws of space, gravity, and the human body. Players represent one of four characters: Li Mu Bai, Yu Shu Lien, Jen Yu, or Lo. A few new PS2 screens on this slow news day...

'Armed And Dangerous' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 26, 2003 @ 2:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take a band of gun-toting rebels -a robot, a madman, a mole and a criminal mastermind. Put them in a vividly stunning fantasy realm. Then give them an impossible mission - pulling off the biggest heist of all time in the middle of a war. All you have to do is battle your way through dastardly enemies, giant war machines and an army of psychopathic robots. But don't worry; you have plenty of ammo and absolutely no common sense. Victory is yours in 12,000 bullets or less!

'Iron Storm' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 26, 2003 @ 1:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wanadoo has released a new patch for Iron Storm, bringing the European edition of the first- and third-person shooter by 4X Studio to v1.041. This is a small upgrade that merely activates a pair of cheat codes (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...