'Cycling Manager 3' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 7:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After several beta patches, Focus Interactive and Cyanide Studio has finally released the new patch for their recent cycling simulation game, Cycling Manager 3. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.1 and fixes various bugs, improves AI, adjusts some ratings, fixes a few editor problems, etc.

The Sims Bustin' Out (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 6:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today EA announced that The Sims Bustin' Out is in development for the GBA, and now we have the first few screens to prove it! The Sims Bustin' Out GBA version will support connectivity with the GameCube and is scheduled for simultaneous release with The Sims Bustin' Out on all current-generation console platforms in December 2003. Read more to check the screens ...

'SimCity 4: Rush Hour' - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 5:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the new SimCity 4 Rush Hour Expansion Pack your city is on the move. Get your Sims on the road to happiness as you take total control of your city’s transportation. Take charge of vehicles en route to destinations or disasters, and take to the streets to control your city at a new level. Read more for some new screens ...

'Medal of Honor: Infiltrator' (GBA) Announced

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 5:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The award-winning Medal of Honor franchise is returning to the Game Boy Advance with Medal of Honor Infiltrator from Electronic Arts. EA LA, creators of the award-winning Medal of Honor game series, and HotGen Studios have partnered to develop this all new experience designed specifically for the Game Boy Advance, which is scheduled to hit store shelves in fall 2003 under the EA GAMES brand.

'War of the Ring' - Ahead Of Schedule

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 4:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi has sent out their "Tolkien Update Letter" and most notable is the fact that their upcoming RTS game "War of the Ring" is "the game is looking so good that the ship date has been moved from the first quarter of 2004 to this holiday! The team at Liquid Entertainment is doing a phenomenal job of bringing the epic scope of the battles of Middle-earth to life in this real-time strategy game." The letter also reveals a top-secret third gameplay type to accompany the frenetic action with Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli and the aggressive stealth mode with Gollum. Gamers will, for the first time ever, be able to take on the role of the giant Ent Treebeard in The Lord of the Rings: The Treason of Isengard. The thrill of towering over puny Orcs and sending dozens of them to their doom with a single swipe of your tree-trunk-sized hand is too good to miss. Sounds good to me!

'War Times' - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 4:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

War Times is a Real-Time Strategy game that lets players follow the tumultuous era of the Second World War through the actions of Germany, Great Britain, the USA or the USSR; each nation is totally different and uses unique strategies in their attack and defense and all the campaigns are based on real historical events, bringing an unparalleled realism to the fight. Check the new screens...

'R: Racing Evolution' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 4:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco's new R: Racing Evolution is being created by the same team that developed the critically-acclaimed Ridge Racer and MotoGP franchises. The game will be available on all three console platforms and will ship in Q4 2003. Featuring licensed cars, 11 real-world and fantasy tracks, and eight different race types. Some new screens raced in so read more to check them out!

'MotoGP 2' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 3:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ has issued a demo for MotoGP2, the recently released motorcycle racing game by Climax. This demo features one complete knee-grazing quick race around the Seprang circuit. Play as one of four riders, at either rookie or pro skill levels. Multiplayer mode also included, playable over lan and direct ip connection. MP includes new game types, including tag and daredevil stunt mode (Mucho Gracias Andy). Read more for download links ...

'Endless Ages' Takes Online Gaming to the Next Level

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 2:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Summitsoft Corporation announced today the release of Avaria’s Endless Ages to retail stores in North America. This unique mixture of genres is the first massively multiplayer online game to boast no invisible load walls and virtually zero lag, common among other massively multiplayer games. Endless Ages is also the first game of this type to add player vs. player arenas, popular among first-person shooter fanatics.

Atari Releases 'Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide'

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 2:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari, BioWare Corp. and FloodGate Entertainment have released the first official expansion to the smash hit "Neverwinter Nights", the award-winning fantasy role-playing game based in the "Dungeons & Dragons" "Forgotten Realms" world created by Wizards of the Coast. "Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide" is now available in stores nationwide and was developed under license from Hasbro Consumer Products Worldwide.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 2:46 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 :

  • Eon of Tears: The Bible Code - E3 Trailer
  • Lord of the Rings: Treason of Isengard - Trailer
  • Lord of the Rings: The War of the Ring - Trailer
  • Way Of The Samurai 2 - Trailer
  • Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance II - Trailer
  • Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando - Trailer


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

DreamCatcher Games To Publish 'Enigma: Rising Tide'

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 12:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced that it will publish Enigma: Rising Tide, developed by Tesseraction Games, in North America. Controlling the battle at sea ultimately leads to a victory in any war, and Enigma: Rising Tide allows gamers to do just that. Battling as one of three factions (US, German or the League of Free Nations) players must control a naval fleet of destroyers, submarines, battleships or cruisers. Each commander must deploy suitable weapons to tackle an ever-evolving enemy, from deploying deck guns and torpedoes to launching hedgehogs, and depth charges.

Yahoo! Games Unleashes Unlimited Subscription Package For 'Games On Demand'

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 12:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yahoo! Games, the leading online games destination, today announced the first unlimited subscription packages for their popular Games on Demand program. Now games fans will be able to enjoy as many subscription games as they want, for as long as they want, at any time. Along with the original Three Games Package for $9.95 per month, players can now choose the Unlimited Package, which gives gamers access to all subscription games with no time limit.

Metro3D Releases 'Gem Smashers' (GBA)

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 11:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Introducing summertime fun and entertainment for the entire family, Metro3D, Inc. today announced the nationwide release of Gem Smashers for the Game Boy Advance. Gem Smashers is a wholesome yet addictive puzzle game developed by Frame Studios Interactive and features an “E” (Everyone) ESRB Rating.

'Starsky And Hutch' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 11:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive has released a new patch for their recently released arcade racing game, Starsky and Hutch. This upgrade brings your retail copy to v1.32 but no specific details as to what this actually fixes/upgrades are available at this point, although the FAQ mentions you need to download the patch to get the Microsoft Forcefeed Back Steering Wheel to work in the game. Read more for download links ...

'Chaser' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 11:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jowood has released a new patch for Cauldron's recently released FPS Chaser. This upgrade is for the UK edition only (not available in North America yet) and brings your retail game to v1.46 while fixing a cutscene crash bug, keyboard/input handling, and some multiplayer issues etc. (thanks 3DGamers) Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward' (PS2) - Music Lineup

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today the in-game music lineup for the upcoming action horror game, Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward for the PlayStation2. Hollywood Records recording artist Forty Foot Echo has contributed two songs from its upcoming, self-titled album due out in stores this August. Gearing up for their second release this fall, No One appears in-game courtesy of Immortal Records, lending five songs from its self-titled album. Read more for details ...

'Ape Escape 2' (PS2) Coming To Stores - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super-smart, delinquent monkeys out to dominate the world?! Witness the pandemonium in Ape Escape2, just released by Ubi Soft Entertainment. Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and available exclusively for the PS2, Ape Escape 2 is the sequel to the successful 'Ape Escape' which released for the PlayStation game console in 1999, rapidly becoming a Greatest Hits favorite. Building on its predecessor, Ape Escape 2 includes advanced game features, engaging 3D graphics, and plenty more monkey chaos. Read more for details and some new screens ...

'Breed' - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Breed is a cutting-edge science-fiction shoot-em up, which skillfully blends addictive, accessible, free-roaming gameplay with cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technology to expand not only the gameplay potential, but also the player's perceived freedom within the game world. Utilising both first- and third-person viewpoints, players can freely take control of a variety of units and vehicles – from standard ground troops to APCs and Dropships – to do battle with The Breed, both in orbit and on the Earth's surface. The objective is simple: Halt the invasion of The Breed and stop the destruction of mankind. Check the screens ...

New Publisher '4AM Entertainment' Formed

by Rainier on July 1, 2003 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new European player is about to enter the games publishing market, as 4AM Entertainment (4AM) prepares to unveil its debut range of PC game titles in August and September of this year. 4AM is based in the UK (games division) and Germany (music division), with development partners in Taiwan and Korea. Read more for details, or check the previousy posted material on one of their upcoming games, "The Fate."