'The Suffering' (XB/PS2/NGC) - Announced

by Thomas on April 15, 2003 @ 6:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games Inc. announced today that The Suffering, an all-new, action-packed survival horror game, is scheduled to ship fall 2003 for the PlayStation 2, the Xbox and Nintendo GameCube... Read more for gamestory and features!

'Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire' - Debut On Game Boy Advance

by Thomas on April 15, 2003 @ 6:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pokémon makes its debut on Game Boy Advance with Pokémon Ruby & Pokémon Sapphire. Brace yourselves, Pokémon is on its way back to Europe! Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire launch across Europe on 25th July 2003, and this time those feisty Pokémon are in full vivid colour, and accompanied by a clear crisp soundtrack, all enabled by the very best in hand held gaming technology, the Game Boy Advance.

3D Prophet 9800 Pro

by Thomas on April 15, 2003 @ 6:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The graphics board for hardcore gamers bundled with a full version of Rainbow Six Raven Shield.. Hercules is delighted to announce the launch of 3D Prophet 9800 Pro, its new flagship graphics board based on ATI's latest and fastest chipset. 3D Prophet 9800 Pro is the most recent addition to Hercules's high-quality range of graphics boards, providing ultra-fast performance for the elite of the gaming community.

Codemasters E3 Lineup

by Thomas on April 15, 2003 @ 6:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take the Pop Idol challenge, discover what's next for Operation Flashpoint and Colin McRae Rally and experience Dragon Empires' new visual world – Codemasters is set to reveal all at this year's E3 Expo (May 14-16th, Los Angeles Convention Centre). With a blockbuster line up of console and PC games at its showcase booth (#746 in the South Hall), this is Codemasters' biggest E3 presence yet with more first showings, big reveals and major announcements than ever before... Read more for some more candy!

'Tenchu : Wrath Of Heaven' - WorthPlaying GiveAway

by Rainier on April 15, 2003 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WorthPlaying is giving away goodies sponsored by Electric Artists. Enter the sweepstakes and have a chance to win one of 30 "Tenchu : Wrath Of Heaven" T-Shirts... Four lucky Ninja bastards will get an additional Tenchu : Wrath Of Heaven PS2 (NTSC) copy of the game! Tenchu 3: Wrath of Heaven delivers the most realistic, stealth-based, ninja-action/adventure game ever... The contest ends May 12th ! Want more information ?? Check out our Tenchu 3: Wrath of Heaven REVIEW

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 15, 2003 @ 1:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'UT2003' - Demo Coming Soon For Macintosh

by Thomas on April 14, 2003 @ 10:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mark Rein, Vice President @ Epic Games posted following information on Infogrames Unreal Tournament 2003 forum:

Ryan Gordon let me know this morning that he has sent a version of the Macintosh UT2003 demo to Macsoft that is ready for large scale testing in the hands of Mac users everywhere. Macsoft will be doing some testing on this and creating an installer for it but hopefully this week the Mac demo of UT2003 will be released. Once the demo is out Macsoft will be collecting bug reports and feeding them back to us so we can promptly fix them and finish the game for retail release.

You will definitely want to update to OS 10.2.5 to take advantage of the latest Mac OpenGL code - especially if you're using an ATI graphics card as prior versions of OS 10.2 had performance issues with ATI cards when running UT2003.

'FS Traffic 2002' - Gone Gold

by Thomas on April 14, 2003 @ 10:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The much anticipated FS Traffic 2002 from Just Flight has gone gold and is due for release on the 23rd April. FS Traffic 2002 brings realism to your Flight Simulator 2002 world by replacing the default AI (Artificial intelligence) aircraft and AI flights. No longer will you see the default airlines companies taxiing around! FS Traffic 2002 replaces the default Ai aircraft with 20 brand new high quality G-Max built airliners. All have animated flight surfaces, gears and engine fans along with transparent cockpit windows and night lighting! Product info and screens here!

'World of Warcraft' - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2003 @ 7:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World of Warcraft is an online role-playing experience set in the award-winning Warcraft universe. Players assume the roles of Warcraft heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world. Being "Massively Multiplayer," World of Warcraft allows thousands of players to interact within the same world. Whether adventuring together or fighting against each other in epic battles, players will form friendships, forge alliances, and compete with enemies for power and glory. It's a slow news day so here are 4 new screens!

'Splinter Cell' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 14, 2003 @ 1:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

UbiSoft has now released the US patch for their stealth third-person action game Splinter Cell, bringing your US ONLY edition to v1.2. This release implements a variety of graphics enhancements and fixes, as well as gameplay tweaks and other bug fixes. Read more for details and download links ...

Tax Refund-A-Rama In 'The Sims Online' On April 15th

by Rainier on April 14, 2003 @ 11:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

If the IRS has left you feeling destitute and down in the dumps, join your friends in the wild, wacky and charitable online world of The Sims! It's refund day in The Sims Online on April 15th and they are opening the coffers to all of their devoted fans. For one day only, they will be awarding a total of over 100 million Simoleans to anyone who logs on to The Sims Online.* It's just that simple! Turn on that computer, log on to The Sims Online and don't forget to tell all of your friends. They won't want to miss out on the excitement! There is a ton of fun and a big piece of the Simolean pie awaiting you in The Sims Online on April 15th. All players that log in on April 15th between the hours of 12:00 am PST and 11:59 pm PST will be eligible for the Tax Day Refund. Refund amounts will be randomly awarded. All refunds will be awarded on April 16th.

'Age of Mythology: The Titans' - Announced

by Thomas on April 14, 2003 @ 10:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios - Ensemble Studios today announced the Age of Mythology: The Titans expansion pack. Gamers will soon be able to carry the weight of the world on their shoulders, controlling the power of Titan gods such as Atlas and Cronus in the new expansion. Age of Mythology: The Titans adds a fourth culture, the Atlanteans, to the existing Greek, Egyptian and Norse mythologies. A new single-player campaign will add yet another chapter to the franchise's expansive folklore with the addition of 12 new scenarios. Atlantean players will be able to call upon the might of the Titan gods multiple times throughout the game, and may also upgrade human units to heroes. The expansion pack will introduce 12 new god powers, 18 new human units and 10 formidable myth units to the game. Age of Mythology: The Titans may also be played with others online using the in-game matchmaking service, ES Online.

'Kreed' - Delayed Until Q3 2003

by Rainier on April 14, 2003 @ 9:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Burut CT and Russobit-M report that the developing process of hi-tech shooter KREED is close to its final stage. Levels and characters, weapon and equipment are totally ready. Now the main object of developers is to complete the project on a level with the highest world standards. That.s why Burut CT and Russobit-M decided to postpone the release date of KREED in order to pay a great attention to perfecting of the gameplay and to testing of the single and multiplayer modes. The new release date of this project is Q3 2003. The current version will be shown at the E3 2003. Welcome to the booth # 6427 in Kentia Hall.

'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' Available For Mac

by Thomas on April 14, 2003 @ 8:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aspyr Media Inc. announced today that it has shipped a Macintosh version of the popular video game based on "Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets," J.K. Rowling's second book in the worldwide best-selling series and blockbuster movie sequel from Warner Bros. Pictures. The game will be available at retailers nationwide beginning April 16, 2003. Aspyr licensed "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" from Electronic Arts, and Macintosh conversion was done by Westlake Interactive.

'F1 Challenge 99-02' - Screens

by Thomas on April 14, 2003 @ 8:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

F1 Challenge ‘99-‘02 is officially licenced by Formula One Administration and is the only F1 game to feature four complete seasons of racing action. That's 14 teams, 44 different vehicles, 34 drivers and 17 of the worlds most famous racing circuits configured as they were for each FORMULA ONE season from 1999-2002.

Hercules Prophetview 720

by Thomas on April 14, 2003 @ 6:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hercules, continuing its commitment to visual excellence, is delighted to announce a full game bundle of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell with the Prophetview 720 ultra-slim TFT screen. With its slender ultra flat design, futuristic boomerang base, and new fashionable black colour, the Prophetview 720 is a stylish work of art, creating the new standard in ultra-slim screens, perfect for the office or home. It is the perfect companion to complete the matching, sleek but functional desktop scene of screen, keyboard and mouse. The bundle will enable users to completely experience the graphic impact and capabilities of both the screen and the game.

'Ghost Master' - Screens

by Thomas on April 14, 2003 @ 5:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Ghost Master, you play an afterlife civil servant sent to Gravenville by the Haunter Committee. Your mission: manage resources to scare and manipulate people, then to discover the secrets behind Gravenville. Your control over ghostly beings will allow other ghosts to be laid to rest – therefore making the transition from the material to the ethereal plane. But helping out these wretched souls takes a bit of effort and plasm - that's where the fun-packed scaring comes in! 19 spooky screenshots below.

Activision Launches New Website

by Thomas on April 14, 2003 @ 5:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. announced today that it has launched a completely new and updated website at www.activision.com. The site has been redesigned to most effectively integrate the communications needs of Activision's customers, business partners and associates. The site offers easy navigation so that visitors can check out the latest information on Activision's upcoming games, as well as learn more about the company. The website will also enable Activision's regional offices in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Asia/Pacific to localize and customize the website's home page, game branded web pages and game promotions, searches and results.

SEGA Announces 'Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg'

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

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced "Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg" a new platform game exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube. "Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg" is currently in development under the direction of SEGA's renowned Yuji Naka, the creator of SEGA's world-famous Sonic The Hedgehog series.

Sony Announces New PS2

by Thomas on April 14, 2003 @ 4:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony have revealed that a new PS2 version is currently in production and will be released in Japan May 15th. This new version will support playback of recordable DVD formats, and will boast improved DVD playback. A new DVD remote is also planned, which allows you to power the unit and open the disc tray! European and US release date not available yet!