CDV's 'American Conquest' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2003 @ 11:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV Software Entertainment today announced that “American Conquest” for the PC is now available in stores. Developed by GSC Game World, developers of “Cossacks: European Wars,” “American Conquest” is a historical real-time strategy title devoted to the quest for the New World. Readm ore for details and some screens...

Kemco Appoints New Director Of Product Development

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2003 @ 10:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Kemco U.S.A. Inc. announced the appointment of industry veteran Colin Gordon as U.S. director of product development. Gordon will spearhead all aspects of Kemco’s product development efforts at the publisher and studio level.

Various Upcoming Demo's Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2003 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Electronic Arts will release the single-player demo for Anno 1503 tomorrow. The sequel to the acclaimed Anno 1602 from German developer Sunflowers blends real-time strategy and empire building during the time of colonial expansion. Anno 1503 will be released under the title "The New World" in North America. CDV has announced that a demo for Nival Interactive's War War II RTS, Blitzkrieg, will be released next week. The upcoming Blitzkrieg demo consists of three Singleplayer Missions: one from the Germans, Allies and Russians. The first Mission is a German counterstrike against Russian forces. First you have to get rid of two Russian IS-II tanks. The easiest way is to outflank them, and hit them from behind, where the plates are quite weak. Use a sniper to destroy the local air defense, and clear the way for the heavy bombers which are taking care of the heavy artillery afterwards. After that, you're ready to utilize the giant mortar „Karl" to destroy an important bunker in the north of the map. And these were only 3 of many mission objectives in the first mission! You will spend some thrilling hours for sure.

'Gladius' (Xbox/PS2/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2003 @ 10:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

At the heart of Gladius is a unique mix of dynamic game play that requires players to develop and manage a school of gladiators who, over time, gain experience, learn new skills, improve their abilities and finally test their might in epic battles. Players fight with deadly weapons and powerful magic, learn vital combat tactics, and enhance and customize characters... Check out six new shots!

'International Superstar Soccer 3' (PS2) Coming In March - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2003 @ 9:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami of Europe returns to the football field with Konami Computer Entertainment Osaka, Inc (KCEO)'s International Superstar Soccer 3 (ISS3) running out for PlayStation 2 in March, with a version for the Nintendo GameCube following in May. Read more for details and some new PS2 screens ...

'Ultimate Baseball Online' Now Accepting Alpha Testers

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2003 @ 9:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Netamin Corporation announced today the selection of alpha testers for their highly-anticipated, forthcoming title Ultimate Baseball Online (UBO). Due to be released in summer 2003, UBO accurately recreates the exciting world of baseball online. Read more for details and info where to apply ...

'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2003 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Yesterday LucasArts announced it's releasing a new version of Star Wars: The Clone Wars for Xbox Live this spring. Star Wars: The Clone Wars is the first LucasArts console game available for play over the Internet and will offer expanded combat action specifically designed for Xbox Live. There were some screens with yesterday's announcement, today we got some more goodies for you people to enjoy!

Empire Interactive Signs 'Bad Boys II' (ALL)

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2003 @ 9:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Empire Interactive announces that it has signed the global publishing rights to Sony Pictures’ summer blockbuster film, Bad Boys II, through a license from Sony Pictures Consumer Products.Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back on the streets of Miami in Bad Boys II, reuniting them with producer Jerry Brukheimer and director Michael Bay for a Summer 2003 release. Read more for extra information ...

'Scrapland' Unveiled - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2003 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mercury Steam Entertainment, the game developer founded in May 2002 by staff from Rebel Act Studios (Severance: Blade of Darkness) has presented his new game entitled SCRAPLAND. SCRAPLAND is a 3D sci-fi game with action, speed and air combat that takes place in Chimera, a gigantic city inhabited by robots. The player assumes the role of D-Tritus, an extraordinary robot -and very nice guy- who has made himself in a distant space junk dump and gambles on finding work in Chimera.

'Horse Racing Manager' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2003 @ 9:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bigben Interactive is to publish the forthcoming Horse Racing Manager on PC. French developers, Cyanide, have created this all-encompassing management simulation. Horse Racing Manager will be released in the UK at the end of March. Horse Racing Manager lets you enjoy the sport of kings at all levels. Choose whether to play the game as an owner, breeder, trainer, jockey or punter. Each activity will require specific know-how that you will be able to acquire with each play.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2003 @ 12:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'UT2003' Tweak Guide

by Thomas on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 11:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Epic Games posted up a tweak guide for all Unreal Tournament 2003 fans.. Here is a clip from it:

This guide provides an overview of how to get the best possible performance out of UT2003, when you have patched the game to version 2186 or higher. When tweaking performance, its best to start from the default settings which were set based on your system configuration when you first installed UT2003. To return to the default settings, delete your UT2003.ini file (in your UT2003system) directory, and start the game.

'Sacred' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 10:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

German publisher Ascaron will released their latest RPG/Fantasy Adventure game Sacred in Spring 2003, but no word about English release date. Sacred wil allow you to choose one of 6 (3 male/3 female) totally different characters, ranging from Magicians, Gladiators, Dark Elves and more. Your journey will take you to the wastelands of "Ancaria", far at the southern border of the human kingdom, where the evil Magician 'Shaddar' hides in his tower after he was banished for his on-going cruelties. Check out these new promising screens ..

'Halo 2' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 10:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Halo 2, a sci-fi action/first-person shooter game, is a full sequel to the best-selling original and will continue the story of the Master Chief, a genetically enhanced supersoldier who is the only man that has successfully defied the Covenant, a coalition of alien races on a murderous march toward Earth. “Halo 2” surpasses its predecessor both in graphical beauty and combat intensity. Bungie has released 4 new Halo2 screens, read more to check them out ...

SeeMePlayMe/CWN Tournaments

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 8:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Clan World Network and SeeMePlayMe have combined forces to provide the most stable and fair gaming tournaments on the planet. CWN will be providing tournament administration while SeeMePlayMe provides the gaming software and hosting for each tournament. By eliminating the ip/server guessing game SeeMePlayMe provides a stable environment for fast and fair tournaments and practice. The following games have tournaments scheduled for February : America's Army, Jedi Outcast, Quake 3, Unreal Tournament 2003. Teams may view the schedule and sign up now. The winning teams will be awarded various prizes from SeeMePlayMe. Good Luck.

'Postal 2' Is Going Gold - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 6:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Proving once again that good taste and common decency have no place amongst hardcore videogamers, Running With Scissors took its best and most twisted shot at putting "fun" back into "dysfunctional" by hosting the biggest game press machine gun shoot in history to warn the world that POSTAL 2 is going Gold this quarter! We also have a local link to the new "explicit" trailer (aren't all Postal trailers?). Read more for details and download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring 'Mods'

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 5:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today was a busy mod news day with the final release of Fusion Pack 10 (we mentioned this a few days ago) as well as the fifth chapter of the team-play Half-Life modification, The Vampire Slayer (thanks Homelan). To top it all of there is also a new v1.7b patch for the Half-Life mod Frontline Force. The changes in this v1.7b update reside on the CLIENT side, however for clients to utilize this update, servers must upgrade. Both Win32 AND Linux server files are included in this archive. Read more for further details and download links on all these mod related files ..

'Europa Universalis II' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 4:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Europa Universalis II is the sequel to one of the greatest strategy games ever made - Europa Universalis. It invites you to a global struggle for supremacy from the dark times of Jeanne D'Arc to the flaming wars of Napoleon. As the leader of a country you have to guide domestic and foreign policies. Engage in religious struggles, set up expeditions to claim the New World, lead your country to prosperity and victory. This patch contains fixes for features, game balance issues, general bugs, multiplayer, stability and plenty more. NA (North America) and UK versions are avilable. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Nexus: TK' Sounds Off With New Update

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 3:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The exciting online world of Nexus: TK has now been made even more alive and vibrant, with the game upgrade to Nexus 5.32. Coming to the new and improved Nexus is a greatly enhanced sound system; a faster mapping system for improved navigation through the game; and new items, armor, weapons and character image graphics, for more visual variety and options to choose from. In Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds, explore the mysteries of a realm inspired by captivating Asian mythology. Become part of the astounding depth and the ever-growing world of Nexus! To find out more about Nexus, and to download for free the latest version of this PC online game offering free trial play, visit the newly updated official website !

Ubi Soft Launches 'Jungle Book' Games (PS2/GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 1:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft today announced plans for two exciting games based on the classic Disney movie, The Jungle Book. First released in 1967, The Jungle Book remains one of Disney's most popular animated features captivating three generations of moviegoers. Now, for the first time in 36 years, Disney is bringing Mowgli and his friends back to the big screen in The Jungle Book 2. Two engaging games based on the original film will complement this new adventure, Disney's The Jungle Book for the Game Boy Advance and Disney's The Jungle Book: Rhythm n' Groove for the PS2. Both are scheduled to launch in Feb. 2003, to coincide with the theatrical release of the new movie.