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'Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars' - Screens

by Thomas on May 14, 2003 @ 8:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You thought it was all over after 'Cossacks : European Wars'? You were wrong! With 'Cossacks : Napoleonic Wars' one of the most successful strategy games of the past years returns to the real-time battlefield - with reinforcements. Meet Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France and probably the most ingenious strategist in European history! This worthy successor combines the qualities of Cossacks : European Wars and Cossacks :The Art of War with the advantages of the third dimension! Enter the battle on the side of one of 10 great European nations and rewrite European history in 6 exciting campaigns. Experience your Waterloo - or leave the field victorious! Some E3 screens below!

'The Matrix Online' - Screens

by Thomas on May 14, 2003 @ 8:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in a virtual, persistent online universe in which millions of players around the globe can participate, The Matrix Online will feature cutting-edge graphics, real-time martial arts combat and a rich storyline that picks up where The Matrix Revolutions, the third chapter in The Matrix film trilogy, leaves off. The game is currently being developed for the PC by Monolith Productions, an award-winning independent game developer, and EON Entertainment, the company owned by the Wachowski Brothers, creators of The Matrix trilogy... Earlier today we tossed up the announcement for The Matrix Online, now we got some screens for you to enjoy!

Various E3 Announcements

by Thomas on May 14, 2003 @ 6:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

  • U.S. Army Introduces New Roles and Missions to America's Army (PC)
  • Capcom Debuts Resident Evil Outbreak at E3 2003 (PS2)
  • Game Boy Advance Video Pak at E3 2003
  • Fight Crime as Capcom'S Newest Super Hero 'Viewtiful Joe' (NGC)
  • Steel Battalion: Line Of Contact (Xbox Live) Announced
  • Maximo vs. Army of Zin (PS2) Announced
  • UFC: Sudden Impact (PS2) Announced
  • The Matrix Online For PC 2004
  • Metal Gear Solid 3 Exclusively For PS2
  • Boktai: The Sun Is In Your Hand (GBA) Announced
  • Atari Announces Shadow Ops: Red Mercury (PC)

    Read the announcement's on our E3 section!

'Playboy: The Mansion' To Be Developed By Cyberlore - Features

by Thomas on May 14, 2003 @ 5:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kicking off the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), co-publishers ARUSH Entertainment and Groove Games today announced that Massachusetts developer Cyberlore has begun development on Playboy: The Mansion. Gamers worldwide will get the chance to build Hugh Hefner's Playboy Empire on their PCs and console gaming systems in late 2004.

Rockstar Games Announces 'Manhunt' For PS2

by Thomas on May 14, 2003 @ 5:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing division of Take-Two Interactive Software is proud to announce Manhunt, the next project from Rockstar North, the developers behind the global blockbuster Grand Theft Auto franchise. Manhunt will be available for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and is expected to hit retail shelves in North America in Fall 2003. Manhunt will continue in the tradition of world-class gameplay, incredible production values, and sardonic sense of humor that has become synonymous with Rockstar North. Details surrounding the game remain shrouded in secrecy. To date, Rockstar has only admitted this: Manhunt explores the depths of human depravity in a vicious, sadistic tale of urban horror.

Mindscape Announces 'Agassi: Tennis Generation' (PS2/GBA)

by Thomas on May 14, 2003 @ 4:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mindscape today delivered a double volley with the announcement of Agassi: Tennis Generation for PS2 and Game Boy Advance, due to be released in July for only £19.99, around the time of the Wimbledon 2003 Tennis Championships.

'Evil Genius' Announced

by Thomas on May 14, 2003 @ 3:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) announced today that the PC Strategy / Simulation game Evil Genius will be shown behind closed doors at the 2003 Electronic Entertainment Expo held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, May 14-16. Evil Genius is being developed by London-based Elixir Studios, and is scheduled for a Q3 2004 release.

Various Screens And News Added To Our E3 Section

by Thomas on May 14, 2003 @ 2:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

We added following screens & news this morning to our E3 2003 section..

  • Full Spectrum Warrior (XB) Screens
  • Warhammer Online (PC) E3 Screens
  • Alter Echo (PS2) Screens
  • Alter Echo (XB) Screens
  • Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior (PS2) Screens
  • Finding Nemo (PC/PS2/XB) Screens
  • Finding Nemo - Nemo's Underwater World of Fun (PC) Screens

  • GameCube release schedule
  • GBA release schedule

    Check them out here! (more to come).. Previous E3 news here!

'Dead Man's Hand' (XB) - Screens

by Thomas on May 14, 2003 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Dead Man's Hand, players will step into the boots of El Tejón, a master gunslinger riding with one of the roughest gangs in the West, known as The Nine. When the ruthless leader of The Nine betrays El Tejón, El Tejón turns to a life of vengeance, vowing to put every member of his former gang six-feet under. Five shots of Wild West shootouts from the makers of Rune (Infogrames/Atari).

'Evil Genius' - Announced

by Rainier on May 14, 2003 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2003 May 14th

Evil Genius, a strategy/life simulation game, is a tongue-in-cheek take on the 60's spy thriller genre where you assume the role of a wicked mastermind bent on achieving global domination through the construction of the ultimate doomsday device.

Fight Crime as Capcom'S Newest Super Hero 'Viewtiful Joe' (NGC)

by Rainier on May 14, 2003 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2003 May 14th

Capcom®, a powerhouse in the multi-billion dollar video game industry, today announced Viewtiful Joe(TM) for the Nintendo GameCube(TM). An all-new concept in video games, Viewtiful Joe blends the latest cel-shaded graphic advancements with classic side-scrolling action gameplay to introduce the world's quirkiest action superhero, Joe! In Viewtiful Joe, "Joe" is sucked into a movie world. Viewtiful Joe redefines the action platform genre by mixing innovative "viewpoint" fighting and amazing cartoon-noir environments, resulting in a visual experience unlike any other. Viewtiful Joe is the brainchild of Capcom's Atsushi Inaba, acclaimed producer of Steel Battalion and Hideki Kamiya, director of Devil May

Acclaim's E3 LineUp - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2003 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today we have screens for the entire Acclaim lineup that they are showcasing at the E3 convention in LA, which kicks off later today. We have screens from :

  • Alias
  • NBA Jam
  • Gladiator:Sword Of Vengeance
  • Speedkings
  • SX Superstar
  • Summer Heat Beach Volleyball
  • XGRA
  • Urban FreeStyle Street Soccer

Atari To Showcase More Than 30 Titles @ E3

by Thomas on May 14, 2003 @ 12:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari will showcase more than 30 cutting-edge video games at this year's E3 in Los Angeles, including games based on major motion pictures; titles from Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) franchise; hard-hitting action games; the Company's first massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG); and titles aimed at the mass entertainment market. Find out more below!

'Grand Turismo 4' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 5:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Some more screen goodness with a big batch of visual bliss from Polyphony D/Sony's upcmong racing titole, Grand Turismo 4. No specific details are available at this point so without further delay, read more and check them out!

'Bruce Lee: Return of the Legend' (GBA) Ships - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 4:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that Bruce Lee: Return of the Legend for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance will ship May 15, 2003 to Wal-Mart retail stores nationwide. Bruce Lee: Return of the Legend combines stealth and platform elements with classic Bruce Lee fighting action in a dramatic movie-like story line. The game's release marks the first time Bruce Lee fans will be able to play as a character based on the world-renowned martial arts legend on a handheld video game console. We got some new screens to go along with that ...

Activision Screen Gallery

by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 3:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

And the screens keep rolling in, by the truckloads... Now it's Activision's turn to flood us with some more visual goodness. We got screens for :

  • Call Of Duty
  • Empires: Dawn of the Modern World
  • Elite Force II
  • Rome: Total War
  • The Movies
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines

'Unreal Tournament 2004' Announced

by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 3:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari is bringing Unreal Tournament 2004, the newest edition of the definitive virtual blood sport, to personal computers this Fall. Unreal Tournament 2004, like its predecessors, is being co-created by Epic Games Inc. and Digital Extremes. The game will be shown at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, May 14 - 16, in Petree Hall, room 4003.

Nintendo Pre-E3 Event - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 1:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo has just finished their pre-e3 conference showing off their upcoming titles. Our man in the field reported in saying "compared to last night's Xbox event, this one was sad. Most impressive title nonetheless is the newly unveiled Geist". Of course we have a boatload of screens from :

  • Geist
  • Kirby Air Ride
  • F-Zero GX
  • Star Fox 2
  • Pokemon Colosseum
  • Mario Kart: Double Dash
  • Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
  • Giftpia
  • Pikmin 2
  • Donkey Kong Country (GBA)
  • Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising (GBA)
  • 1080: Avalanche
  • Wario World
  • Mario Party 5

Atari Introduces 'Magic: The Gathering - Battlegrounds' For (XB/PC)

by Thomas on May 13, 2003 @ 1:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Under license from Hasbro Consumer Products, Atari has announced plans to take one of the most popular trading card games ever created to the Xbox videogame system from Microsoft with the release of "Magic: The Gathering - Battlegrounds." A PC CD-ROM version of the game was also announced. Currently in development by Secret Level, "Magic: The Gathering - Battlegrounds" is filled with faithful translations of classic creatures, spells and enchantments from the premier trading card game in a visually stunning 3D game environment rife with real-time strategic fighting, devastating wizard arsenals and intense creature combat.

'Rainbow Six: Raven Shield' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 12:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft has released a new patch for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Raven Shield, bringing Red Storm's squad-based tactical shooter to v1.2. The upgrade adresses compatibility issues between versions using different alphabets (cyrillic, latin, asian, etc.), serves as a client upgrade to support future Linux/Windows stand alone dedicated servers, and also fixes various fixes some bugs & crashes. Read more for details and download links ...