'Lufia' (GBA) Delayed - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 11:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Lufia: The Ruins of Lore", the next title in the wildly popular Lufia role-playing series has been delayed from its original shipping date in March to late April. Developed for the Game Boy Advance, the title will be released in North America in the Spring of 2003. This exciting new chapter follows the adventures of Eldin and his childhood friends, Torma and Rami, as they strive to solve the mystery of the ancient ruins and halt the resurrection of an evil beast whose power could eradicate humanity.

'Darkened Skye' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 5:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

You are Skye of Lynlora, a shepherd with a restless spirit, a taste for adventure, and a smart mouth. Your humdrum existence of Dwentil herding is changed forever the day you find a strange orange object - a Skittle. No sooner do you seize it than you are gifted with mysterious power - of the fireball hurling variety. Unfortunately, a nasty rift also opens up in reality, belching forth a horde of nightmare creatures who seem to regard you as Public Enemy Number One. They want your little discovery. There was never a demo released by US publisher SSI, but now UK publisher Oxygen released an official demo featuring one playable level from the retail product (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 5:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News has just released the v1.02 patch for Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin (PC Gamers Turn Based Strategy Game of the Year). This patch includes 17 new and improved vehicle and gun models, refinements to several commands and further tweaks to the fatigue and moral systems. Added Features include a new "pure armor" Quick Battle force type which will only allow "armor" units to be purchased plus dozens of unit and weapon/armor data updates and bug fixes. CDV will be releasing the v1.02 for the European Windows version of CMBB in the next few days, if not sooner. Read more for download links and detailed fix list ...

'Empire Of Magic' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 5:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Somewhere far away lays the land of powerful demons and breath taking beauty. The land of brave knights, doom and salvation. Land of many faces where marvelous adventures await your arrival. Sharpen your swords and gather up enough magic power because in the end of this summer a strategic delicacy arrives - Empire of Magic. Check out the new batch of screens as well as a DiVX trailer ...

'Will Rock' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 3:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Players will experience fast-paced shooter action through 10 huge varied levels and additional expertly designed multiplayer maps. The Ancient Greek/Roman setting allows for unique weapons that support the game's theme, including a Medusa Gun, Flaming Crossbow and Acid Rifle. The game's "real-time shattering" technology allows for a wealth of breakable objects, providing gamers with the experience of a truly interactive environment. With Will Rock's advanced gameplay technology and level design, players must rely on both quick thinking and reactions to solve environmental puzzles and survive the hardcore action!

'James Bond 007: NightFire' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 2:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts has just released the long-anticipated patch for James Bond 007: NightFire, bringing the superspy first-person shooter by Gearbox Software to version 1.1. This release adds two new multiplayer maps (Combat Training map Istanbul and CTF map Space Station), a dedicated server executable, gameplay tweaks, AI and crash fixes, and more (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details and download links ...

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon (NGC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 12:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment announced today that the popular squad-based combat game Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon for the Nintendo GameCube has shipped and will arrive on store shelves shortly.

Hasbro Puts A New Twist on America's Favorite Games

by Thomas on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 11:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

For 2003, Hasbro, Inc. delivers a host of new Milton Bradley, Parker Brothers and Tiger Electronics games that are fresh and contemporary for today's kids (both young and old), yet provide a familiar game play pattern that is comforting for all members of the family.

Activision Cancels 'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory'

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 11:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

id Software and Activision announced today they are canceling the retail release of Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. Despite a strong effort from talented developers, the single player portion of the game did not progress as anticipated. Canceling the release was a difficult decision made in the best interest of the Wolfenstein franchise and fans. However, we remain excited about the progress and direction of Enemy Territory multiplayer. Over the next several months the focus of our development will be to complete the multiplayer portion of Enemy Territory and provide it as a free downloadable expansion to Return to Castle Wolfenstein.

Origin Systems Ships 'Ultima Online: Age of Shadows'

by Thomas on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 11:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Origin Systems, an Electronic Arts development studio, today announced that it has begun shipping Ultima Online: Age of Shadows, an exciting new expansion in the award-winning Ultima Online (UO) series. Ultima Online: Age of Shadows delivers just what fans requested including a new house building tool, more professions, a new land to explore and settle and a new magic items system.

CodemastersÂ’ Adds Penske Racing Team In 'IndyCar Series' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 11:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters, a UK-based videogame publishing giant, today announced that its upcoming title, IndyCar Series, will feature Penske Racing, the most successful Indy car racing team in history. Read more for details and a batch of fresh screens ...

Infogrames & Thurstmaster Team Up For 'House of the Dead III'

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 11:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames Europe and Thrustmaster are pleased to announce that they have joined forces to take aim at the world of Xbox gaming with two exclusive new offerings for hours of adrenaline-filled excitement. Thrustmaster will launch its Beretta 92FS light gun for Xbox to coincide with Infogrames' European release of The House of the Dead III, the latest installment in Sega's blockbuster series and the first Xbox title to feature light gun support.

'YU-GI-OH! Dungeon Dice Monsters (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 10:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami of America, Inc. announced today that Yu-Gi-Oh! Dungeon Dice Monsters for the GBA has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. We'll try to get our hands on a copy asap and give it the WP treatment (not sure wether that is a good thing or not though ;)

'Sabotage 1943' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sabotage 1943 is an upcoming WWII FPS by German developers Replay Studios. Not much information is yet available as their website is mainly in German. Read more to check out the promising looking screens and stay tuned for more details shortly!

'Nam : Tour of Duty' Revealed (Xbox/NGC/PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 10:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Nam - Tour of Duty, is Atomic Planet's exciting new take on the first-person action game: an innovative blend of adventure and tactical gameplay recreating all the tension and ferocity of combat in the Vietnam War. 'Nam - Tour of Duty is currently in development for the PlayStation2 and all other major platforms. Today we got some screens and a trailer to show you what its all about ... Read more to check out the candy!

'Rainbow Six : Raven Shield' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 10:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Ubi Soft's Montreal studio in close collaboration with Red Storm Entertainment, Raven Shield features a brand new Tom Clancy storyline in which Team RAINBOW is led all over the world in a series of dramatic operations. The game will utilize graphics technology provided by the next-generation Unreal engine to power 15 new single-player missions that include the discovery of a cache of biological weapons and stopping an armed gang from terrorizing a London bank. Yesterday we had some screens and a trailer showing off the opening door maneuver, today we yet again got some brand new screens as well as a new trailer showing off some in-game footage that highlights a few basic commands from the Fluid Peek and Door Opening maneuvers in the game. Read more to check out the goodies!

Blitz Appoints Development Manager

by Thomas on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midlands developer Blitz Games has made a new appointment this month, promoting Project Manager Darren Wood to the newly created role of Development Manager. This new role will be to assist and support the Chief Technical Officer and to oversee the development of all the company's projects, working closely with each of the development teams. He will report directly to the company's four directors. This will leave CTO Andrew Oliver to focus on the strategic progression of the company's development tools and services, including its out-sourcing policy.

'Bad Boys II' Comes To Blitz! (NGC/PS2/XB)

by Thomas on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 9:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Independent developer Blitz Games has just signed a development deal with publisher Empire Interactive under a license with Sony Pictures Consumer Products to develop games based on the upcoming film Bad Boys II. Martin Lawrence and Will Smith are back - and oh, so bad - on the streets of Miami in Bad Boys II, reuniting them with producer Jerry Brukheimer and director Michael Bay for a Summer 2003 release. The multi-million dollar marketing support has already kicked off with an action packed teaser spot in this year's Super Bowl - which is one of the most important advertising events of the year.

'Hugo : Black Diamond Fever' - Screens

by Thomas on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 8:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ITE Media is proud to announce another release from the Hugo range, Hugo - Black Diamond Fever which will be available on PC from 11th February and PS One from 14th April.

'Flight Simulator: A Century of Flight' - Announced

by Thomas on Feb. 11, 2003 @ 6:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As the world prepares to celebrate the 100th anniversary of powered flight, Microsoft Corp. today announced that "Microsoft Flight Simulator: A Century of Flight" is in development and cleared for takeoff this July. With "Microsoft Flight Simulator: A Century of Flight," the next milestone in the award-winning "Flight Simulator" franchise, Microsoft celebrates 20 years of developing and perfecting computer flight simulation.